Essential oils first came into my life for one reason, to help alleviate/heal an old injury that resurfaced with vengeance. After trying many alternative therapies (which I feel, have also contributed to my pain relief), it was suggested to me that I try essential oils.
Enter essential oils into my life…..
After feeling the relief that the essential oils were bringing me, I decided to read up on them. Boy was I surprised at all I would learn. The benefits of essential oils were mind blowing! From pain relief, emotional support, calming benefits, house cleaning help, air purifying to skin rejuvenation, cold and flu prevention, the benefits are ENDLESS.
Through my reading, one thing really stuck in my mind, if you are really drawn to a scent you probably need it.
The body is an amazing thing and it uses so many avenues to tell you exactly what it needs. For instance, if you are craving something to eat it is probably due to the fact that your body needs something from that nutrient. Just like with essential oils, if you are drawn to a scent, your body may need what that oil can offer.
Today’s blog is to share my little story.
There once was an essential oil called, Wintergreen and this oil was one that the girl (me) used everyday. But unlike the others, this one brought the girl an overwhelming sense of relief and joy. Everyday, the girl would put on the oils, one by one, blend them into the area of issue and feel her pain dissipate. Each and every time the girl opened this little bottle of wintergreen, she would want to pour it over her entire body. The scent was just amazing to the girl! The girl would literally wanted to eat it. The End. (Should I publish this story?)
Up until I started to learn more about essential oils, I had no idea why I would have this reaction. As I learned, Wintergreen is known for therapeutic actions of soothing, clearing, relieving and can support bones, muscles, joints and tendons. NO WAY! Reading this, learning that your body is attracted to scents it may need and relating it back to my main areas of concern, I was blown away. These oils are exactly what I needed.
Now onto my experiment.
I am a severe headache/migraine sufferer. Ever since I can remember (6 years old), I have been battling headaches. I have used every drug I can imagine to try and alleviate them. In my search for healthier options I started to think about the essential oils that I am drawn too, such as, Wintergreen, Peppermint, Spearmint. Go figure! All the ones that are touted as helping with headaches, tension, circulation, soothing (just to name a few things).
For the past 3 weeks (or so) I have been avoiding all drugs (legal, come on folks!) and have been dousing myself in oils. I am happy to report that only once has this not worked. So far using essential oils, in conjunction with ice, has been helping my headaches ease and go away. Hooray! My headaches are, essentially gone.
So… are you sold yet? If not, don’t worry, I have more stories to share, in due time.