Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged. I used to write every week, and now I've only blogged twice in about four months. Yikes.
The reason is because I've had a new passion take over my life: essential oils. I became a distributor of Young Living Essential Oils in April, and started using and sharing the products seriously in July. That coincides to when my blogging fell off.
Can I just tell you that I've absolutely fallen in love with essential oils? My family will laugh when they read this. Their going to say that's a huge understatement. Ha ha
The first thing is that most of them smell SO GOOD. I've never been big on scent. I haven't worn perfumes, burned candles, or used the Glad plug-in things, etc., mostly because they give me a headache. So when a friend of mine, that I trust a lot, began using oils and becoming very excited about them, it piqued my interest and I began using them and learning about them. They smelled wonderful! And when I learned of their therapeutic value, I was enthralled. To have something smell good and be good for you at the same time - wahoo!
Another thing that helped is that a family moved into our ward while we were in the Spanish branch that has used essential oils for about 13 years, and my friend Karen has taught me and tutored me on the how, why and practical application of the oils. She is amazing and I have learned so much from her.
I have been using herbs, homeopathics, and other alternative medicine modalities since I worked at Nature's Sunshine when Josh was born. What I've found is that essential oils are the "Cadillac" of natural supplements, and they really are powerful.
There are many uses for them, especially for infections. Microbes quickly become resistant to antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs, but they don't become resistant to essential oils because the compounds in oils are so complex that microbes cannot overcome them. And if they do, the plant changes it's essential oil (because it also protects the plant itself), and once again the microbes are not resistant to it.
I'm having so much fun learning about these oils and sharing them with people. A web site I can recommend is oil-testimonials.com, if you are interested in hearing the stories people have about how well they work.
I'll post some of our own stories soon!