We’re all on a journey to become the best version of ourselves. My journey started while trying to conceive our daughter. Through a long and emotional battle with infertility and 3 miscarriages, I was drawn to a fellow blogger who suggested that food and a clean lifestyle were the keys to fertility. Being raised on the SAD diet (Standard American Diet) in a house cleaned with all the major cleaning products, this sounded a bit crazy to me. I was currently taking Metformin and Clomid to control my PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and feeling worse than ever. So, I decided to test the natural waters. I started by kicking the chemical cleaners to the curb and switching to vinegar, baking soda, and blue Dawn. Within a week, my mental clarity improved and within the first month my migraines were reduced by half. I was sold! The long, slow process of switching to whole foods began. 2 years later, I was feeling better than ever and maintaining a healthy weight, and my sweet Lily was conceived!
Fast forward to April of 2013. Lily was nearly 4 months old, and I got an invitation to a class on essential oils. I was intrigued; mostly because it was free. Essential oils had come up in my research of natural living, but I had been too intimidated by them to delve in deeper. The class was life altering for me! I came home, did a little research, and was so excited that I jumped right into a wholesale membership with doTERRA, fired up to share oils with everyone who would listen to me. I was trying my new oils on EVERYTHING! Teething baby: clove and lavender and she was smiling in seconds. Migraine: PastTense blend and in 10 minutes it was gone! Sore muscles: Deep Blue rub and I was back to normal in less than an hour. Stomach ache: DigestZen blend and I would feel totally fine and ready to keep chasing the baby in a matter of minutes. The list goes on and on and on. Even my skeptic husband started telling people about how well they were working for our family, and Lily will fake injuries just so she can have “smells.”
It’s been a year and a half, and I have yet to take any kind of medication outside of doTERRA essential oils. We’ve had 2 bouts with the flu that lasted less than 4 days each, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease that was gone in 5 days for Lily and 2 days for me. My migraines are all but gone. But the best health improvement so far has been in my fertility. I dealt with the PCOS for nearly my entire womanhood. My cycles would range anywhere from 17 days to 80 days apart and were so heavy and painful I would often lay on the couch for 2 days in agony. One of the first oils I ordered was a blend called Clary Calm intended to support hormonal balance. I used it daily for 5 days and started my period on day 32 of my cycle. Coincidence… I thought. I continued daily use and I never experienced a cycle outside of 28-30 days, and they were so light I nearly forgot I was on my period. After less than a year on this regiment, I became pregnant with our second daughter.
My pregnancy with Willow has been so easy compared to Lily’s. I use essential oils daily to prevent fatigue, nausea, heartburn, backaches, and swelling. I honestly cannot complain at all, I’ve felt great throughout pregnancy with only the occasional issue, and I am honestly excited to experience birth aided by my essential oils. I will NEVER be without essential oils again!
I would love to help you on your own journey to wellness. If you are interested in learning more about what an essential oil is and how it works in sync with your body to help it heal itself, please browse through the information here on my blog. If you’re ready to jump into your journey with essential oils, learn more here.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and the statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.