4/10/14

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i don't know what i would do without these. & i can't believe how long it took me to get them. i have wanted essential oils for a very, very long time. i have had eucalyptus and lavender for a while, but i wanted more. i just could never bring myself to actually buy them. oils are expensive! every single time we were at whole foods i would go through & look at all the oils, smell them & wish i had them, but i couldn't do it. i couldn't justify to myself spending $20 or $40 on a tiny bottle of oil.

then, one weekend when my mom was in town & cedar was sick, she said how one of her friends was telling her how great essential oils are & how helpful, & that maybe we should get some for cedar. after she mentioned that it would be a good idea, i immediately sparked up! & told her how badly i've wanted some, but can't bring myself to buy them. that we got eucalyptus so i can put it in cedars humidifier at night to help him breath & hopefully prevent colds, but that was all we had.

after that weekend, my mom being the incredibly giving & nice mom that she is, offered to buy us one of the doterra essential oil kits. i was so excited. everyday i would hope that the box would arrive & when it finally did i was the happiest.

since getting the oils i have literally used them daily. i use them on myself, i use them for cedar & i have gotten austin to use them. i've made candles with them, used a couple of flavoring food & drinks. i put them in my hair. i use them a lot. i love them. i never want to go without them again. they truly are so great & can be used for SO many different things. if you have never used essential oils, i highly recommend that you try them, they are worth the money. i promise.

a few of my favorite & most used oils are:
lavender- sometimes if cedar is having a rough night sleeping i rub a drop onto his feet to calm him & i put it in my hair sometimes, as well as my wrists to smell if i'm feeling restless

digestZen- austin & i both get stomach aches ALOT. i rub this on my belly & it helps so, so much.

frankincense- i have really dry skin, so i mix this with my face lotion a couple days a week. it's also really good for bug bites to help itching & makes them go away quicker.

breathe- i put it in cedars humidifier when he sleeps a couple nights a week. i also will dilute it with coconut oil & rub it on his chest to help if he has a cough &/or cold. it helps open airways for breathing, especially if he has a cold.

8 comments :

  1. I have to take offense...I love stuff like this! I've always been interested in "other cures". And I do like the word yuppie! Of course you don't understand it as it's a word from the 90's.

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  2. my fiance has been introducing me to essential oils and i'm actually loving them. where do YOU learn how to use them, and which ones to use for specific things? is there a guide somewhere that you use?

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    1. i have a pamphlet from doterra but i also just google specific ones sometimes or if i feel like i have a cold i'll google "essential oils for a cold" so far it's worked!

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  3. i need to get in on these essential oils! thanks for the rundown! xo

    the well-traveled wife ♥

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    1. you definitely need to try them, i honestly swear by them!

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  4. I've been wanting to try some of these! i keep hearing more and more good things about them!

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    1. they truly are so great, i love them. you need to try them! or at least go & smell them at whole foods!

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