I have never been a big fan of medicine. It always makes me feel "funny". I used to resist it at all costs - to the point I would pass out from pain! True story! So I finally started accepting some medicines but still didn't care for the way they made me feel.
Over all I am pretty darn healthy!
My major medical issues include
Severe Seasonal Allergies
Frequent Headaches ranging from mild to migraine
Wicked That Time of the month
I have taken medication for all of these and in my opinion they ALL have bad side effects or make me feel "funny".
I have had to take other medication for things and never liked it much! Ranging from vomiting to allergic reactions, to knocking me out cold.
One medicine in particular when I came off of it which coincided with that time of the month had some incredibly ill effects that I would REALLY like to never think about again. ever.
I have know about "essential oils" since I was a kid.
My mom used to buy them to put in our humidifier to make the house smell good.
I know lavender pillow spray helps me sleep.
I know lemon is a diuretic.
I know we give the kids peppermints during testing to help with "mental focus".
I had NO idea how much I didn't know!
At the beginning of the school year I had a parent who gave me a back to school gift with some oils.
We started a conversation about them and that led to her giving me some more samples and I tried them out, they helped and smelled nice.
This led to a LOT of research on my part about essential oils. - It is long and boring and I will post a page with links if you are interested!
Enter two friends at a scrapbook crop - Love you Suz and Christie!
We hung out all weekend at the Craft House talking about all kinds of things. I had know Christie for 6 years but just met Suz.
Shortly after they started posting all kinds of "oil" posts on faceboook.
I was curious and began checking out this company they mentioned, I found I had ran across it multiple times in previous research.
So in January I decided to try one of their oils - Panaway
It is supposed to help with headaches.
I had an accident 3 years ago where I passed out and fell straight back onto a concrete floor!
The doctors told me then that I would have frequent headaches for the rest of my life due to wear I hit my head. Considering the force of the blow I was thankful that was all the damage besides the concussion and immediate pain.
I had my first migraine the summer after that blow. I had never had a full blown migraine before and I didn't know what was going on! I didn't know what to do and I couldn't take anything because I was pregnant.
I was reduced to spending two days, in a dark room throwing up, crying! For two days!
I tried the oil I was given by the parent on my headache and it worked I tried it on my migraine and it helped, not completely got rid of but helped.
So I decided to try Panaway as it is a blend, the other oil I tried was a single oil.
It worked on my regular headache!
IT WORKED ON MY LAST MIGRAINE!
That was it I was sold!
I just recently purchased a kit of oils from Young Living to see what else it can help me with!
I can't wait to share my oil experiences with you!
I also plan on some DIY scrubs and such too!
Find Joy in the Journey,