I don’t know about you but I always imagined medicine to be produced in a pristine sterile environment. Maybe because those pill bottles and the little cotton ball always seemed so clean but now I wonder. Some may think of essential oils as a new-agey fad (if you can call being used during biblical times new agey) and products from big pharma like Tylenol seemed safe but as we hear more about this recall I really like knowing that my family and I have other options that are safe and natural. Here is the link to the CNN post on the latest Tylenol recall. http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/25/news/companies/tylenol_recall_adverse_consumer_complaints/index.htm
Whenever I have pain or discomfort I reach for my oils first. In the past I would have grabbed Tylenol but now I have my oils and they are as effective and many times faster than over the counter meds. Since I’ve been using Young Living Essential Oils I’ve gotten relief from headaches, sore muscles & joint pains, fever, sinus infections, dry skin, wrinkles, acne & better sleep (to name just some of the reasons why I use these oils) . Of course those are all physical ailments Young Living Oils are also wonderful for emotional support as well. When you consider all the stress we experience in our society and how we constantly hear how stress effects our physical health than nearly everyone can benefit from stress relief and many essential oils have been well documented to do just that. The beauty of YLEO is that they are multi-taskers. An oil like lavender may help ease tension and stress but it may also be used on burns, acne and other skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Young Living has blend called Peace & Calming which, for me, is like magic in a bottle. I have used this blend on my kids when they are having a hard time settling down at bed time but I know many adults who use it as a way to ease stress and anxiety. There are also essential oils like helichrysum or copaiba that are amazing at reducing inflammation. If you are in pain, then you may also be stressed, so if you can reduce the pain then you will also reduce some of your stress. One of the things that first amazed me about these oils is how fast they work and for people with chronic pain then having them at hand means having the ability to ease your pain & stress faster than popping a pill. Essential oils work because they go straight into the blood stream and get sent right to the problem. There have been times when I have felt relief from pain the moment I put the oil on what hurts – that is amazing and empowering!
Essential oils, high quality essential oils, are therapeutic, safe & effective so why not try them first? Why not reach for some peppermint if you have digestion problems or a fever? Why not try lavender for better sleep? Why not take more control over your own health & healing? For me using the oils is right up there with eating well & exercising. It’s a lifestyle choice that I want for myself and my family.
I like to have options, especially when it comes to taking care of my family. YLEO give me an alternative, the oils give me a choice and I would rather have the ability to choose what works best for my family than not know any other options. I’ll still use over the counter or prescription medications if I have to but I really like knowing that when I reach for my oils I get relief and if I should need more of a traditional medical treatment I will have my oils on hand to aid in faster healing.