Why I LOVE Essential Oils

Why I love Essential Oils from The Creekside CookIt’s very simply, really.

Essential oils gave me my life back.

That sounds incredibly dramatic, I know. It is the truth though. I had been struggling with physical and emotional issues since the beginning of the year, and nothing I tried was helping. I have never been a huge fan of the majority of conventional medical science. Both of my parents will struggle with health issues for the rest of their live – issues that were caused when they followed the advice, treatment and medications prescribed for them by an assortment of conventional medical practitioners.

For myself, I gave up on any sort of medications for my life-long struggles with depression, because they all made me feel like someone I am not. Fixing the depression also seemed to take away a lot of things I wanted to keep, so it was easier to just deal with occasional bouts of depression than to feel so unlike myself all the time.

But this year, as has happened a few times in the past, things just kind of snowballed for me and I became overwhelmed and unable to keep my usual positive outlook. Then, I had probably the worst cold I think I have ever had. It went on for weeks, turning into a raging sinus infection and caused me to almost completely lose my senses of taste and smell.

You can maybe imagine how that felt – losing those senses leaves you feeling kind of half-way cut off from life, and for me, it also meant I lost my work. You can’t develop recipes if you can’t taste or smell the food. Now you may have an idea of why I’ve not been around much – if there is a more depressing place for a food blogger who can’t taste or smell, than on food blogs, I can’t imagine what it would be. Even the antibiotics I tried in desperation didn’t work.

Finally, I went to a holistic practitioner, who got me on the right path to wellness, and a large part of that has turned out to be Young Living Essential Oils. At this point, I would say I am 90% of the way to being whole, emotionally, and gaining every day on getting well physically. I have at about 75% of both of my senses of taste and smell back, and steadily improving, which is amazing, because for awhile it felt like I was never going to get either of them back. I even have a couple of new recipes to share in the next week or so!

I think you can very much expect to see more information about essential oils here on the blog. For one thing, you know me – I have to find new ways to do things. I do it with combining flavors in my recipes, and now I do it with different combinations of oils for diffusing as well as helping with some health challenges we both have. Essential oils help our bodies take better care of themselves – and that is a very life changing thing to know!

If you want more information about Young Living Essential Oils, please click here to see my Essential Oils Page – think you will be as intrigued as I was – be sure to shoot me an email if you have any questions!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. Consult with the health authorities of your choice.

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11 thoughts on “Why I LOVE Essential Oils

  1. This amazing, and very interesting to me! I have wondered about essential oils for a long time, but I’ve never heard of this company until today. But looking it up, it seems wonderful. I am going to go check out your page about them, but you may already have a new signee!

  2. saw this in yr pinterest 2day and also that you have been pinning info about essential oils so i had to come and see what it’s all about. i admit it has my interest!! may be back to see about getting some of these. gotta look some more! thanx!

  3. It makes me happy to hear that you are feeling so much better! I use some oils, but now I guess I need to check on them more. I’ll be checking out the new page too. I love that you are willing to share what has been going on!

  4. First time here so not sure how outspoken you have been about certain issues but good for you, and I can relate. I have played around with essential oils a lot, had hits and misses but very interesting. In the same vein, I now use a few indispensable tinctures and have learned to make my own which cuts cost drastically.

    • I’m working on making my own blends, which helps a lot, but the less than great experiences I’ve had have been because of using oils of poor quality, before I realized how much of a difference there is. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your thoughts!

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