Right, I’m coming out.
I use essential oils (doTERRA to be exact).
And I love them.
I had always heard about oils from my hippy sister and I used in my cake business as natural flavouring.
I researched for about 12 months and to be really honest, I was equally attracted to the business model.
What got me over the line?
Well, 2 things:
- My mental health.
Panic attacks in particular. They were out of control. The years of custody stress had taken its toll.
I wasn’t alright.
Up to 10+ attacks a day … well, that left me bedridden for 3 weeks. Another time 2 months off work. I could work maximum of ½ days and end up back in bed.
Medicine and doctors was an option, sure, but I didn’t want pills.
I heard essential oils help.
And I could spend $ on GP and meds or spend $ on oils.
I had nothing to lose.
- Child’s challenging behaviour.
My relationship with Hottie Boyfriends daughter was going downhill. FAST.
It felt out of control. I was really struggling with what to do + …. Just struggling.
Until, in my research read/told essential oils take kids behaviour from 8/10 to 2/10 within minutes.
That was it. I could not throw money fast enough at essential oils.
That was 2.5 months ago.
And what has changed since then?
Well, I have had 2 x panic attacks in 2 months.
I was getting up to 10+ attacks on a bad day. About 20-30 per week. About 80 per month. About 150 in 2 months.
And I have had 2 (only) in 2.5 months!
I CAN FUNCTION NORMALLY!
I do a normal days work (6-8 hours) instead of half days.
I have energy!
I am productive!
Instead of being weary + worn down + severely lacking in energy because my body was under constant attack.
I couldn’t think, I couldn’t function, head fog, fatigue. I would work ½ days and be SO weary I go back to bed.
No depression in 2.5 months (though that one had taken a back seat with panic attacks at the fore front).
I am happy + positive + with energy + working (I love my work!) + Excited for possibility + see potential in the world!
When I feel a bit panicky-y. Like heart palpitations, shaking, shortness of breath or rising in my throat, than I reach for the oils. Lemon + Frankincense in particular. And it goes from 1/10 or 4/10 potential of panic attacks to less than 1/10 within moments. Within a few minutes completely gone.
Except for twice – 2 in 2.5 months.
And the child’s challenging behaviour?
That went from ‘’you aren’t my family’’ and ‘’you can’t tell me what to do’’ …
To telling me she loves me (never done that before) and writing me love letters and writing letters of apology.
Our relationship is built on mutual respect, kindness, truth, honesty and love.
Behaviour has gone backwards in the last 2 weeks and I noticed she has stopped using her oils in the last 2 weeks.
I will be reminding her with loving kindness that when she has feelings/emotions to reach for the oils.
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