As most of us in the Generation Y spectrum grew up with parents who had ‘inventive’ ways of caring to their family’s needs. I remember my husband saying how when he grew up – there was a bottle of brandy above the fridge that was used for coughs and colds. I also know some individuals in the baby-boomer generation drank Wonder Oil! (bleh!). Now when this may not be the classic ‘over the counter’ methods – they worked!
Did you know that the first prescription ever recorded was for frankincense oil? The second was for peppermint oil. There is so much natural medicine at our disposal, we just have to know where to look. Some of the mostly widely used medications today were originally sourced from plants. For example some of the first aspirin medication used was an extract of White Willow Bark. Even the modern chemo medication Paclitaxel, used to treat many forms of cancer, is sourced from the bark of the Pacific yew. By using essential oils we are simply remembering the things many people and cultures have used for thousands of years. Returning to ancient solutions where healers and caretakers used the pure essential part of plants, trees and vegetation to help with stomach ailments to sleep apnea and everything in between… solutions that don’t have a long list of side effects or warning labels.
Essential oils don’t just mask symptoms. They bring therapeutic change to the body at a cellular level, dealing with the root issue and supporting your system as a whole. Because of legalities, I can’t tell you that oils will “cure, treat or prevent” issues you may be facing, but I can give you testimonies (many from me and my family) about how oils have been life-changing. I want to help mamas like me, and others, create a healthy home life for their families in a modern way using these older techniques!