I never thought I would write a post like this, but it has to be said. I was raised to go to the doctor for any sniffle, ache, or cough. EVERY TIME. It got to a point where I would go, pay a copay, spend 2+ hours at their office, and have them tell me to drink fluids and rest. 😦 Thank you, captain obvious. I have never been a huge fan of pain meds if I don’t need them, and that is all that the doctor would suggest. Tylenol. Advil. Numb the pain.
When it was just me who was sick, I didn’t care as much. I rolled my eyes at the doctor’s suggestions and bought a Gatorade on my way home… and (usually) Nyquil which is a WHOLE other story (one that involved me developing a sleeping pill habit for awhile. Yuck!).
Now that I have a little one that I adore and another on the way, I am much more cognizant about what goes into their bodies. Nothing like being in charge of little people to turn around your ideas of health & wellness! 😉
I started looking into natural remedies. What will help when Isaac has a bad cold (which is ALL THE TIME as a toddler!)? What do I do when my 6-month-pregnant body doesn’t want to sleep at night? What do I offer my husband when his stomach is bothering him.. again?
e s s e n t i a l o i l s
This was what popped up most. I’ll admit – I rolled my eyes at the first few articles that I read (I do that a lot, can you tell??). How could an oil possibly help with health and wellness? Then, I tried them and had to enjoy a big ‘ole helping of humble pie. I was wrong about them, and I am so glad.
Now, I am a total advocate for all things essential oils. I have seen how powerful they can be, and it actual makes me giddy to talk about how life changing they have become for my little family.