hey there friends. so here’s the deal – when I started really using Essential Oils back in late August, I wasn’t really blogging that much. or I had a lot of other things going on? I’m not sure, but I never really blogged about how I started this whole journey with essential oils. SO! I’m sharing that story here with you! Last week I posted a quick chat I had with my oil mentor, Casey, but here’s some more in depth resources, books, and info for you. If you are interested in becoming an “oiler”, visit my essential oils page here.
I’ll tell you a little about our oil journey – I’ve used a few oils here and there for about a year, as friends have given them to me and instructed me on how to use them, but honestly y’all – it felt so overwhelming. I kept saying “next time I have $150 I’m going to go ALL IN on this…” but it took a while. I’ve heard so many great things about how to use essential oils in your home and with your children, to prevent sickness and keep everyone well, and while as a mom that is SUPER important to me, it still felt overwhelming to overhaul my whole “medicine cabinet”. Enter my good friend of 10+ years, Casey Wiegand. She opened my eyes to a whole other benefit of essential oils – using them for ME, and for my health and my womanly needs – oh the dreaded hormones!
She sent me to listen to this amazing webinar called The Dragon Slayer – addressing women’s health and hormones naturally [email me for password if you want to listen! ] and after listening to that, I got on the phone with her the next day and ordered not only my starter kit but a few other oils that were mentioned in this webinar, which is based on a book I’ve read called Taming the Dragon Within. I also have being doing research on infertility, which is something we have been struggling with for over 5 years, on this website and am also reading Inner Transformations Using Essential Oils Also by recommendation am reading another book along the same lines called Woman Code. I am so early in my research process, but finding it very interesting how our hormones [estrogen and progesterone], adrenals, thyroid, liver, colon etc affect EVERYTHING for us women.
I feel like I need some sort of disclaimer here, but there are a few Young Living oils that use for hormone balance + that time of the month- dragon time, joy, valor, clary sage, ylang ylang, progessense plus, and sclar essence. I think the thing I’m learning, is you have to be consistent. These oils aren’t like medicine, where you take them when you are sick – we have to be more preventative and proactive with them! I may be confessing to be an oil addict already…
I have just been so AMAZED at the power of the oils with my kids too! With them in school, and Camp + Asher being around lots of kids, it’s easy to worry about getting the first of the season cold come on. There are some really amazing resources for how to effectively and efficiently use oils for your kids – I’ve loved dog-earing so many pages of Gentle Babies . I put thieves on their feet in the mornings to help ward off this flu season. I ordered these awesome roller’s that I’ve mixed a “allergy bomb” and a “cold bomb” mixture to have on hand for Camp + Asher to rub on their feet and chest daily.
Ultimately y’all, there are SO MANY RESOURCES! If you are reading this and you are all, what the heck? I don’t even know what an essential oil is? Well Casey + Kristen have awesome classes you should check out starting with Intro to Oils. Casey also has a Facebook group, Casey Leigh Essentials you can join, and the Baby Steps website has some great content! You can visit me on instagram @wynnesessentials. My handy-dandy pocket reference guide goes with me pretty much everywhere. You have to do your own research, and make sure you know exactly how to apply the oils. I promise, once you get into it, it’s not overwhelming anymore – but somewhat addicting. It’s a LIFESTYLE change, and one we are so happy and encouraged to be on.
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