Gettin' Oily

I've always been a bit of a skeptic when oils became popular. My husband was an even bigger skeptic. When I was hit with postpartum anxiety a little over a year ago, I had several people tell me I should try oils. But at the time, it was much easier to take a bunch of anti-anxiety and anti-depressants. So for about 10 months I took 3 pills every morning. I felt like it was the easiest and most effective option (and maybe it was at the time) but I wasn't in a place to try something so unknown to me.

A friend of mine brought me different samples to try over the past few months and we've loved them. When I couldn't sleep for weeks, I tried "Peace and Calming" for a couple of nights and slept like I hadn't in years. I tried lavender, thieves and several other oils and was intrigued. Although I was still super skeptical because I hadn't been able to use them regularly.

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Taking the plunge to start using oils is a bit pricey, so we found it easier to just pay that $5 pharmacy co-pay as opposed to the higher price tag for all of the oils. We have several issues for us and the girls that I'm tired of using medicine over and over for.

Eczema. All of the girls have eczema and Makenzi has it really bad. We have always just used the over the counter lotions for the big girls, but Kenz is at the point of her skin cracking and bleeding. The prescription medicine is expensive and I hate putting something on her that I have no idea what is in it.

Allergies. Brook has really bad allergies and has been doing allergy shots for almost a year, but he's still battling with them. In the last few weeks Kenzi has been hit hard with allergies too. Her poor little eyes are swollen, nose is constantly pouring.

Soreness. Um, I think I'm getting old. I should probably be hitting the gym to get back into shape, but while I'm chasing 3 kids around, running a ministry and a blog/small biz I will just be tired. I hope I can use the oils to help with my tired body and bring me a little extra energy.

Stress/Anxiety. Since going off of my meds, I've still been battling with some anxiety. Plus, I'm going through a really tough season with my middle child, which is putting me through the ringer.

We got the Young Living Oils Starter Kit, and have already started treating for allergies. I am really hoping to see some relief soon.  I'm looking forward to our new journey with oils and hoping to walk into healing and better health for my family! I'm excited to share this with you too.

What are your favorite ways to use oils?