I never really understood the use of essential oils or believed that they worked until I got my first diffuser from my aunt for my birthday. It was a tiny egg looking thing with place to put water and oils but an even cooler thing about it is that it changed COLORS! My seventeen-year-old self definitely thought that was a cool thing to have in my room. Anyways, my mom had already had some oils of her own that she used but I never was introduced to them until I started using them myself. In the beginning, I thought it was just something people used to make their house smell nice but turns out, there are so many more uses for certain oils than most people know about.
A few months after using whatever oils I had around my house, my mom decided to upgrade and sign up for Young Living, where you get a pack of starter oils and a diffuser to continue our essential oil journey. It was a huge steal and we have bought all of our oils from that website ever since. I also was added to groups that talked about the use of different oils and peoples reviews on if it worked or not. It has been awesome being a part of such an amazing community that shares their tricks and tips on how to use these.
Like I said before, I really thought people used them to make their houses smell better but after a while I started to learn the different ways to use oils and the benefits that come from specific oils. Most people are familiar with lavender being helpful when trying to fall asleep and I am someone who needs their beauty sleep. I started putting lavender oil in my diffuser every night and turns out it helped me fall asleep every single time. Now, if I do not have that oil, or any other type of oil depending on my state, I can rarely fall asleep easily. When I say depending on my state, I mean that when I am sick sometimes I will ditch the lavender and put something that will help my system when I breathe it in such as Raven or Thieves. Those are the best oils, in my opinion, to use when feeling under the weather. Also, RC is great for putting on your chest when feeling tightness or trouble breathing in. There are so many great oils that help respiratory problems and congestion. What makes it even better is that you really get your money's worth out of the oils, they really do work! I feel like my recovery and sleep schedule has improved so much ever since I started using oils.
Along with sleep and illness, essential oils can be used for cleaning supplies, water flavoring, etc. My mom has a Thieves spray that she carries around with her places because it cleans off and fights germs wherever it is sprayed. My favorite is when we use it to wipe down the trays on airplanes. It is so much better and also has a better smell to it than chemical spray that you buy at the grocery store. Plus, it saves you loads of money. That also goes for flavoring water or making tea...forget the tea bags and the overpriced flavored water, you can make it yourself. Put a couple drops of lemon or peppermint in your water or tea and you are set with a nice flavored drink! Who would have thought that you could put oil in water and it would taste good?
There are so many other benefits about oils that I could go on and on about but I am challenging you to do your own research on oils and start your journey. If you are like me and hate taking medication, try going the holistic route. It has benefited me in so many ways without the awful side effects and daily medications doctors prescribe. I am a firm believer that using oils in the right way to heal yourself works far better than anything else or even alongside other things that you may have to do during your everyday life. There is nothing wrong with weaving in a little something natural into your routine to make your life feel a little bit more balanced and wholesome.