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Learning More about Essential Oils

I’ve shared about essential oils over the past month. (I almost can’t believe I managed 31 posts in October.) And here’s the thing. It’s okay to be skeptical. It’s okay if you worry that people will think you’ve become a hippy. All you want is to do what is best for your family. I get it. We are so inundated with conflicting messages that it’s difficult to know what path to take sometimes when it concerns our health. It is also perfectly alright if you don’t believe in natural remedies.

For me personally I am so thankful that I have found natural remedies with essential oils. I am a quiet person and rarely share my opinions or thoughts on things. Now I find myself  holding my tongue so not to offend people when I hear them discussing medications. The last thing I ever want to do is offend someone or push my own convictions onto them. I no longer believe long term medication usage is the wisest choice when it can be avoided. You can’t witness chronic illnesses continually treated with medications that destroy a body without it changing your perception. But that is my personal conviction. In the end we have to seek God, make our own choices and support each other in love. I never want to make someone feel wrong or offend them because they choose something different. And I hope others will respect me enough to do the same.

Two books have been invaluable as I have learned more and more about essential oils.

The Essential Oils Pocket Reference by Life Science Publishers is a guide to not only Young Living Essential Oils, but also lists of medical issues and what oils can be used to treat them. It also includes includes chapters on Safety, Applications, Raindrop Technique, and Vita Flex.

Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart Ph.D goes into not only how essential oils were used during Biblical times, but also details the chemistry of essential oils and why they work.

If you are interested in learning more about essential oils I will be glad to discuss them with you. Just leave a comment below or click the email link in the sidebar. 

Disclaimer: If you are under the care of a physician, before using the oils, please inform them of what you are using to make sure it is okay with your plan of care.