Our family’s health journey began many years ago as we worked through a lot of issues with our kids that have become “normal” in America. Thankfully my children were generally healthy but as we looked into each issue we learned more and more about the chemicals and hidden dangerous in typical American foods and medicines. We began to change our diets, products we used in our homes, what we cleaned with, even the paint we used and the water we drank.
One thing we eliminated completely was artificial fragrances. Anything with “fragrance” in the ingredients list has chemicals and is toxic to the body. Fabric softener, shampoo, soap, lotion, etc. these are all adding to the chemical load on our bodies. The older I got and the less we exposed ourselves to fragrances, the more they bothered me. We were happy to eliminate them for a healthier home but I missed beautiful smells, I missed smelling good, wearing perfumes, having a home that smelled pretty.
Another area that we made a lot of changes in was how we cared for our children. My mom is a nurse so I grew up with lots of doctor visits and over-the-counter choices. She is a great mom and she’s an exceptional nurse. But as I researched for my own children I wanted to approach health differently. Over the years we added more and more natural and herbal choices to our family care, like colloidal silver, elderberry syrup, cod liver oil, etc. I spent hours and and hours reading and researching many different issues, trying to make the best choices for my children.
When I was introduced to doTERRA essential oils in fall of 2011. I was skeptical. I had no idea that essential oils could be used for more than making your own cleaning products or “smelling good”. As I began to experiment with them on my family I was blown away time and time again by how well they worked. And they smell amazing!!! Now these particular oils are part of our every day wellness care. I can apply Serenity blend or Ylang Ylang to my neck or chest and not only smell a beautiful smell but know that it will have a positive chemical/physical affect on every cell of my body, calming me and helping me with the stress of every day life. When a child a child needs immune support I feel prepared and knowledgeable about how to support them with oils. We still pray, we still ask God to heal them, but as I use the oils on them I have peace knowing its part of His answer to our prayers. I’m so thankful to have a whole new set of options, its brings me so much peace.
Now Im honored to share essential oils,a gift from God, with other women and their families. It is my passion to help women feel empowered as moms. We are so blessed to live in America and have wonderful trauma care and many wonderful, caring doctors. But our food system and preventative care is in crisis. Its vital that we take proactive measures to protect and care for ourselves and our families. We can be empowered with essential oils! They are a beautiful, safe way to be a healer in your own home. We are so thankful for doTERRA!