Sunday, January 13, 2013

How Essential Oils Changed My Life

I never imagined myself using essential oils. I am a skeptic by nature and essential oils seemed really out there, so they weren't something I considered for my family, until last May. Last May I was in a car accident, and while I was lucky enough to walk away, my life changed forever that day. I spent a week in a haze of pain killers that the ER doctors had prescribed, expecting the pain to go away. A week after I ran out of pain killers I was still hoping the pain would subside soon. A month later I was begging it to leave. 



I told my husband I felt like I was living in "the after," that I had two parts of my life – before the accident and after. Although the back and neck pain was intense, the worst part of the pain was the headaches. Chronic migraines are migraines that occur at least 15 days in any given month. I was suffering between 28-30 a month. One of the doctors told me they don't even have a name for what I was going through. When they recalled Excedrin migraine this summer, I cried for hours. I felt like I was losing my only ally. 

It was about this time I met Becky, who has been using essential oils for a long time with her family and she encouraged me to try them. I was hesitant because of the price, so she sent me deals and coupons for Plant Therapy Essential Oils, which was less than a third of the price of some other brands. I caved and bought some peppermint oil. 

When my oil came a few days later, I casually rubbed some of it onto my temples and went about my life. About 15 minutes later, I was typing on my computer and realized I didn't feel like I was in a fog. I could think, I could see without squinting. I was so excited I didn't have a migraine, I called my husband at work. 

Ever since that moment I have been a huge believer in essential oils. A few drops of peppermint oil had done something really expensive prescription migraine medicine couldn't. I still suffer from chronic migraines, but I feel I have a way to push back now, a way to control my life again. I can honestly say Essential Oils have made a huge improvement to my quality of my life. In my eyes, they are a miracle. I take peppermint oil everywhere I go now and whenever I start to rub my temples, squint or slouch in pain, my husband starts looking for the oil in my purse. 

64 comments:

tpott said...

My mother, my sister and now myself have been dealing with debilitating migraines. They have had them since they were about 10 yrs old. I've only had them 7 yrs, since I had breast cancer and was knocked into menopause at 40. We haven't found much that helps prescription or OTC. I think the peppermint oil might be something we should all try. I hate loosing a day or a few to a headache. Thank you so much for this post , if it helps 1person, you'd be a lifesaver.

Kenzie Smith said...

It is so crazy that you posted about this - I was JUST talking to my friend about naturopathy I believe its called. I love essential oils. My mom bought me a huge container of comfry oil and I used it on all of my aches and pains and they would magically go away. If I could pick just one I would choose Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil!

Meg said...

I admit that I am also a skeptic (after filming a doTerra training with my husband that seemed a little like a testimony meeting) but I trust you and wouldn't mind giving them a try. :)

quiltma said...

I also get migraines so would love to try the Peppermint oil also the Lavender and will be looking for one that helps sleep.

Tanya Murray said...

I remember when you had that accident. I had no idea you were still struggling. I wish you lived here and could visit my osteopath. He gave me my life back and a future. It is not right to be in pain all the time and you need to find the cause as well as the treatment for your symptoms. God will guide you.

I would most like to try the Endo-Aid Synergy

Lindsay said...

New to essential oils! I would love to try lavender!

Tanya Murray said...

What a shame they don't ship outside of the USA. I have had to un-share with my friends and my entry won't count. I have tried to undo what I could. Good luck everyone.

Retha Nesmith said...

Plant Therapy does ship outside of the US. Sorry for the misunderstanding. We have only offered this for about a month now and I am sorry we forgot to update the information under shipping. We will ship anywhere!

Wholesome Womanhood said...

I have been wanting to try some essential oils. I've heard some great things about the benefits of using them. I like the Cold and Flu Fighter Set.

~ Melinda ~

Armstrong said...

I'd liked to try the Blood Orange Essential Oil

Ashley said...

I'm interested in the aroma-breeze essential oil diffuser. I've been looking into purchasing a diffuser :)

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann Porter said...

I'm super excited about this give away, especially since I'm also using oils more frequently!

Laura B. said...

I would love trying the peppermint organic essential oil

Tera said...

I've just started using essential oils. I love them! Thanks for sharing. I hope I win!

Tera said...

I forgot to say what I would like best. I want to try Frankincense.

Scott & Natalie sherwood said...

Tea tree oil (melaluca) is amazing! It heals everything! Peppermint also works well to break fevers and calm morning sickness. I would love to try Plant Therapy and support a company that isn't multi level.

Chels said...

I want to try relax! With workin full time, two kids and frequent high anxiety, I think this could really help me! Awesome give away!!!

Lorene (just Lu) said...

I am new to essential oils but so far LOVE them and Plant Therapy! Next on my list is lavender oil :)

*Katie* said...

I'm a peppermint oil junkie! I'd like to try the orange, though ... I've heard good things!

Tara said...

I would love to try the Tranquil!

Amber Sargent said...

I've been really intrigued lately dealing with pregnancy migraines and not taking much other than Tylenol. So I would love these.

Ann Shinney said...

I would like to try some oils the sweet orange sounds wonderful. The prices are amazing.

Nick and Jana said...

I saw the peppermint oils help my little boy one roudy Sunday at chruch anda would love to try it on other rough and tumble days. Also to help with headaches!

Kirsten G said...

I would love to try the germ fighter. With 7 kids, it seems like someone is always sick. (helpmesave at lots2save dot com)

Crazy Collins said...

I would love to see if the allergy one will work on my husband. I would love to try the enery one or the germ one during these cold months.

Damaris said...

I would love to try these! I've been thinking about trying essential oils, but just haven't done it so this might give me a good kick start!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

I've been suffering migraines for years now, and I'm willing to try anything to get them to stop! Thanks for the chance to win!

g0dd3ss143 said...

I would love to try Germ Fighter!

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the peppermint oil. I too suffer from daily chronic migraines. With three small children if something so simple would help then i would be all for it.
Jackie Densford

Cate's Corner said...

My husband suffers from migraines and we are going to try essential oils. My little boy was really sick over christmas and a friend had some oils. We put some on, and in 10 minutes he was calm and able to sleep! I know they work!

Jessica Nicole said...

I would love to try Lavender!

Nichole said...

I love lavender myself, and I've enjoyed peppermint, too, but I'd love to branch out more with a more extensive set!

Wynter said...

I would love this!

Jordan said...

The blues buster oil looks pretty cool!

I had the same experience with peppermint oil! and a good neck massage :)

Nick and Keira said...

I never win anything, but it doesn't hurt to hope! I would love the comparable version of thieve's germ buster, since my family (especially my boy!) seems to always be sick. :( Also, I have never found it in the budget to buy my most treasured scent--Eucalyptus!
Thanks for hosting! :)

Diana said...

I'm a fan of preventing colds, so germ buster is high on my list. Though I'm always intrigued by the synergy blends as well.

Anne said...

I would love to try peppermint, blood orange, and carrot oils. The germ fighter sounds great too because our family has been sick all winter.

*/arianne said...

Oh man, I really want to get into essential oils!! I have heard so many good things about them!!

I would love to try Plant Therapy's Anti-Cellulite, Anti-Eczema and Anti-Scar synergies. Honestly, I'll bet they are all awesome!! :D

Steve and Ashley Clawson said...

Would love to try these out!

Anonymous said...

Awesome post! This makes me so happy!! I am such a believer (well, you know) I couldn't be more happy that you have found something to help you.

Love you! Oh, and I still haven't tried their Endo-Aid Synergy. I think that would be fun to try. But who am I kidding, I want one of EVERYTHING!!

Becky @ Utah Sweet Savings said...

What a great post! I love it. It makes me so happy to read that you have found something to help you and I could be a little bit a part of it.

You know I love every oil, but I've never tried Endo-Aid Synergy so put me down for that one. Who am I kidding though, I want one of EACH!!

Love ya!

Karen Jensen said...

I love essential oils! I'm so glad more people are finding them helpful- as they have helped our family! The Citrus Burst or Brain blend sound great- I could use both since having my 7 month old! :)

Tammy said...

One of my friends gave me some of her essential oils when my daughters were sick. I'm already a fan of oils. I would most like to try Naturamist Ultrasonic Nebulizer/Diffuser. Wood Grain with MP3 input

jules said...

i would love to try the Aroma-Pro Essential Oil Diffuser / Nebulizer along with the Germ-Fighter Synergy

Sally said...

Would love to try these, I have used a different brand and never did find anything to work for us.

Rebecca Baron said...

Germ Fighter

Jason & Jackie said...

I am happy to hear there is a less expensive alternative to the other oils I've been reading about.

Anonymous said...

I love anything to do with Tea Tree!

~priscilla

Sam said...

I have been exploring the uses for oils recently and would love to win this set.

sts2000 said...

I am a firm believer in Essential Oils and they work! I love the pricing and will definitely give these a try - I would like to try Balance Synergy, Germ-Fighter Synergy, and Tranquil Synergy (OK - all of the synergy blends)and I need Cypress, Frankincense (awesome price) and, and, and. Thanks for introducing me to this.

Christi said...

I just discovered this company on Amazon after my daughter suggested I try Thieves this flu season. I ordered Germ Fighter for a fraction of the cost and I love it. I also ordered their holiday blend and can't wait to try some of their other oils. Great company!

Elisabeth said...

I need to try something like this. I have horrible headaches and low energy all day!

Kelli said...

I would love to try several, but will be ordering the pain aid. My son and I both suffer from cronic pain in our joints and I am hoping this helps.

Tia Baker said...

I have wanted to try essential oils forever! They're just so expensive. Your story is miraculous!

airland said...

I have been wanting to learn more about Essential Oils for a long time -- this set would be the perfect start!

airland said...

Also...I really want to try their Germ Fighter. I have gotten a bunch of colds this season and want to put an end to them!!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I've had a headache for a couple weeks now- I'd like to give the peppermint oil a try

Mandy said...

I think peppermint and lavender are at the top if my list.

Blaine said...

I would really like trying the Blues Buster. It would be nice if that helped.

Nicki said...

I've been hearing about essential oils for a while. I make some of my own cleaning products and would love to add some essential oils to those so they smell good, but at the "health" store near us they're almost $20/bottle! Needless to say, I haven't yet tried them. After the sneezing, coughing week we've had around here, I'd love to try the immune booster or the germ-fighter oil!

Melissa said...

I've been skeptical about these also, I'd love to give them a try. I've been wanting to try the Blues Buster or anything to help with energy!

Girl Next Door said...

Love Essential oils would love to try a new inexpensive brand!

Charlene Werth said...

I would love to win!

Evie Dawson said...

Essential oils are amazing.. I typically use Fractionated Coconut Oil as a carrier, but other good ones include almond, olive, grapeseed, jojoba, avocado, and sunflower.

 
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