You know how on Pinterest there is this funny comic that says “Pin all the things!” That is the way I feel about essential oils. I want to buy them all!
I bought some years ago but didn’t really know what to do with them so they sat in a drawer. Last winter, the winter that would not end which segued into the oddest, coolest summer I’ve ever lived, my mom and I delved heavily into essential oils, and I’m so glad we did. I’ve had so much going on in the last months, I haven’t devoted time like I wish I would have, but I am learning slowly as I go. Usually out of necessity.
Recently I’ve been struggling with neck, shoulder, and back pain, which is I am sure exacerbated by computer use and fusses with the use of my fingers as well. I have found lavender and peppermint to be indispensable. I think now I would panic just a tiny bit if I was out of either of them. Also, I love Blue Tansy and am using Marjoram and Helichrysum. The combination of all of these has been very comforting.
I just plain love using and learning about oils. And especially love how they smell and the benefits you receive as they enter your blood stream and even cross through the blood-brain barrier. Molly and I each diffuse oils when we write, for creativity. Grapefruit and Cinnamon Leaf, Rosemary and others. We use lavender for ease of sleeping which produces a lovely drowsy effect. Molly diffuses lavender, geranium, and sweet orange during the night.
These days it’s becoming more and more important to take charge of our own health. And there aren’t many more wonderful things than finding you have been able fix something that is wrong, on your own, with something God-given like essential oils. In fact, that’s what they’re for.