Why essential oils?
I don’t know about you but I hate taking medicine. I think about all of those side effects and wonder if it is really worth taking a pill for my headache if it’s going to cause a hemorrhage within the skull? The side effects on some of the prescription and non prescription medications are just outrageous… “may cause death” …really, death? Um how about no thank you! If I’m trying to get better why would I want something that may kill me? In my opinion modern medicine does more harm than good end of story.
Did you know
- We spend 3.8 Trillion Dollars a year in the US alone on healthcare, and 4.5 trillion globally
- 80% of all medications manufactured in the world are taken by Americans
- 99% of all pain medications is consumed by Americans
- 100,000 people a year die from properly prescribed mediation (that is equal to 1 jumbo jet crashing a day with no survivors)
Diane Sawyer, ABC News
Now I’m not saying there is never a need to see a doctor. I have nothing against doctors, I just don’t trust in the modern medicine that they are taught and paid to push on me. I’ll take my family to see a doctor if I need a diagnosis, or if someone is broken. Other than those reasons I’m the wellness advocate for my family and I use essential oils, a healthy lifestyle and other natural solutions to aid my family in healing. Notice I didn’t say that essential oils are going to cure, or heal my family rather they will aid in the healing of our bodies instead.
Essential Oils are a safer, cheaper and more effective health solution
While modern medicine covers up an illness usually causing more harm than good, it doesn’t address the root of the issue. Essential oils address the issue and the root cause. Modern medicine takes one compound from a plant and then uses it to synthesize a drug, essential oils are made from hundreds of natural compounds found in plants that enhance physical and emotional health. When you use an oil like peppermint you are using that plants natural defense system.
Let’s talk about cost
Not long after receiving my oils my two year old son got an ear infection. It was late at night when he first started showing the signs. Isn’t that the way it always works? I had a few choices, 1. take him to the ER, 2. wait until morning and try to get him into the doctors office, or 3. give these crazy oils a try. You probably have guessed it but I’ll say it anyway… duh I went with the oils!
So I took the Melaleuca and put it all around his ear and just inside the ear but not in the ear canal. Then I put Oregano on the bottom of his feet. ( I really had no idea what I was doing, I was just sort of winging it!) Guess what? Before I was even done he stopped squirming and crying! I repeated this 3 times the next day and it worked perfectly!
So, you think essential oils are too expensive? Lets go over what I could have spent if I had relied fully on modern medicine… Doctor visit would have been $40 to $60 now ad to that the antibiotics that would have been prescribed $10 to $30. So $50 to $90 for a doctor visit and prescription. How much did the oils cost… Melaleuca is $0.10 per drop retail and Oregano is $0.13 per drop. So while it is an investment to buy them they will save you money in the long run! And if you sign up for the wholesale account you get a 25% discount and free products and perks. (That information will be in another blog post, but if you are interested in investing in a healthier way to address your family’s health issues send me a message because I would be more than happy to help you get started!)
Let’s Talk Quality
If you want to know about the quality of doTERRA essential oils click here because that is a whole other page!
Below is a list of doTERRA essential oils that can be purchased separately or in a kit and I am continually working on linking each oil to a page with information about that oil. If you wish to purchase an oil you can do that here. If you are interested in finding out more information I am more than happy to help you learn!
List of Oil Blends