Essential Support

It can be difficult to start something new or make changes in your life.  Whether it is starting a workout program, a change in dietary habits or venturing out to try something new, all can be challenging to start.  As if starting wasn’t daunting enough, add to it trying to maintain these changes for a prolonged period of time.

If you are like me, many things get thought about, started and then slowly (or fast in some cases) stop.  How many of us have started a workout program, went strong for a while and then stopped.  Oh and don’t get me started on dietary programs! I have started and stopped those more times then I can count.

The greatest thing to keep me going is, accountability and support. From my personal experience, if I don’t have accountability and support from those closest to me, many of my life changes go by the way side.  The greatest accomplishments in my life are achieved when I have accountability and support.

Accountability is one piece of the puzzle.  But bigger than that (for me) is support.  If the people closest to me are encouraging me, interested in what I am doing and cheering me on, that drives me to stay strong and move forward.  It can be extremely difficult to try something new and maintain it, as well as, have to justify yourself or move forward alone (that’s a recipe for failure).

Recently, I’ve dove into a life of essential oils (shocker, I know). Bringing essential oils into my life is something new, has involved some changes, lots of education and involves those around me (we breath the same air).  This new venture, I hope, is the beginning of something much bigger and in order to do that, I need to support of those closest to me.

So let me say that the support and encouragement I have received from my husband as I try to enhance our health and wellness through essential oils has been a driving force.   Having him along side of me, reading the books, educating himself, adding to my business ideas and wanting to use essential oils to enhance his health and wellness, has been amazing and so incredibly encouraging!

I’m no expert or professional but I am here to tell you my personal experience and that is, when you want to try something new, venture to a new challenge or make a life change, having support will make it easier.  Having a team behind you seems to make things easier, more attainable and much more enjoyable.

I highly recommend everyone to try something new, something that can be life changing and health enhancing.  Have a conversation with those closest to you, build a team, rally the troops and form a plan. You won’t regret trying something but you might regret not trying.

And… if it’s essential oils you are interested in, want to join my team or just want to learn how they can enhance your life; I’m here to be your essential support (I’m a really good supporter! Think awesome, happy cheerleader).

Additional Note:  I usually start and write my blogs over a period of a few days to weeks. I jot down things here and there and have several ideas going at once.  Then one becomes complete and I post it.  This one in particular, I started at the beginning of the week.  Little did I know, it would mean more now than when I started.  I hope in reading this it can help anyone out there needing to work on themselves or need some change in their life.  That you can find the support system you need to move you to a wonderful, heathy life.

Here is a little carry case that I filled with amazing essential oils for my husband to take while he is away (and yes, he will use them). 

 

 

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Essentially the Best Sleep Ever

Here I am again with another post to amaze you! (if I’m not, let’s just pretend!)

Let’s talk about sleep.  My favourite thing to do!  I’m pretty sure I am a professional sleeper, as I take my sleep very seriously.  I plan my life around sleeping (and napping, I don’t discriminate) and really should hold a gold metal in sleeping because I’m definitely at the Olympic level.  Alright, so now that we have established how much I love to sleep, will you believe me when I say that my sleep has gotten even better‽  No way!  Way!  (I really feel like we are having a conversation here, folks).

When I first started getting into essential oils and got my starter package, I got a diffuser. I really didn’t think I would get much use out of it other than to scent our home.  Boy, oh boy, was I wrong. Having read a lot about diffusing before and at bedtime, I thought to myself, self, why not try it?

There is an essential oil called Peace & Calming.  Seems like an appropriate name for a peaceful nights sleep, huh?  So my first trial was this oil.  I dropped 5 drops (yes just 5 drops is all that is needed) into my diffuser and turned it on.  Little did I know I was about to get the best nights sleep ever!  I woke up feeling rested and great!

Peace & Calming (by Young Living) contains tangerine, ylang ylang, bluetansy, orange and patchouli essential oils to make this unique blend that promotes deep relaxation.   Very fitting for a good nights sleep.  But it can also be used for other things like, stressful situations or meditation (soon I’ll share how I’m using it for our dog).

Since this discovery, I have been diffusing every night and have been getting the best sleeps ever.  I have tried other blends and single oils but nothing has been as wonderful as Peace & Calming.

So I had to share this find.  Because if me, the Olympic level sleeper, can enhancer her sleep, you can too!  And of course I had to share an easy way to enhance your life (I don’t want to keep all the secrets to myself).

I know you want to try it!  Who wouldn’t want a simple way to have, essentially the best sleep ever?!😝

Side Note…

Interested in this oil, other oils or a diffuser, contact me!

Essentially Gone

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.

Back story…

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).

Results…

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.