It was a just a few days ago that my daughter said something that really made me think. It was completely innocent, but it really struck me. She casually mentioned that she hadn't taken any pain relievers in more than a month. To her it didn't mean much, but to me it meant the oils are working!
Since my daughter hit her teen years she was always taking some kind of OTC med. Whether it was for monthly concerns, headaches, or pain from sports, she was taking something nearly everyday. I knew this couldn't be good for her, but what else could I do? The rest of us weren't much better either. I always worried what these drugs were actually doing to our systems. Were we growing dependent? Could they be harmful in the long run?
My goal when I purchased the starter kit was to start swapping out OTC meds for a healthier alternative. I wasn't looking for miracle cures. Just something better. We've found it.
Little by little I began offering an oil in place of advil or tylenol. Peppermint for an upset tummy, Panaway for cramps, lavender for a burn while cooking even lemon in my water instead of something far less healthy to drink. I knew the oils were providing relief, but I hadn't realized how much they had changed our lives in such a short time.
It's easy to miss the big picture when you are so focused on the little details. Her comment let me fully see that these essential oils really are working and allowing us to live a healthier life. Giving up our dependence on OTC meds is a blessing I never saw coming, but I will thank God every day for the friend who brought them into our lives.
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