If you are seeing these posts and thinking “Here we go…another sales pitch for essential oils Blah, blah…they don’t even work and they’re just a gimmick” What if I tell you that you’re right. I’m going to give you 3 reasons why essential oils don’t work.
1) Essential oils don’t work because you use cheap essential oils that you bought at the grocery store or from Amazon. Did you know that it’s legal in Canada and the USA to label an “essential oil” 100% pure even if there is only 5% of the actual plant in the product? There are no guidelines. If you’re using a product that isn’t guaranteed to be 100% pure from the seed that goes into the soil to the seal on the bottle, your product could be filled with chemicals, solvents, and fillers. You could be exposing yourself to the very chemicals that you’re hoping to avoid by using a natural alternative. Do your research. Does the company own their own farms? Do they have an open-door policy? Do they distill at proper temperatures? Don’t be fooled by the cheap imitations.
2) Essential oils don’t work because you wait until you’re sick to use them. The use of essential oils is about wellness. They create an environment in our body to be well. We don’t wait until we have a cavity to go to brush our teeth. Hopefully, we’re maintaining our teeth and gums everyday, even twice a day! Why don’t we do the same for our bodies? But I hear of many people who come down with the flu and decide to give essential oils a try and give up after a day because “they’re not working.” They haven’t given them a proper chance to do what they’re meant to do, which is strengthen all the body’s systems so that everything is in balance and working properly.
3) Essential oils don’t work because you want the quick fix. We’ve become an immediate gratification culture. When it comes to our health, it comes down to lifestyle. Continuing to make unhealthy choices and then hoping to find a drug to numb the pain, help with the fatigue, balance our hormones is just because we don’t want to change. We want a quick fix. The truth is, change is hard. But isn’t your health worth it? Isn’t the health of your family worth it? To complain about joint pain, or anxiety, or skin issues, but continuing to eat at junk food and using chemical filled laundry detergent is shooting yourself in the foot. Complaining will get you nowhere. It requires daily decisions. And, hey, I’m far from perfect, I love to have an ice cream cone every now and then! But I’m tired of complaining. I want more for myself. Everything you put into or onto your body either harms it or heals it. Good quality essential oils that have been distilled properly and are 100% pure are designed to strengthen your immune system, balance your hormones, support better sleep, and align everything in your body so that it can heal itself when it’s under attack. They aren’t a quick fix, but a lifestyle. They are just one element to living a healthier lifestyle. They empower you to take charge of your health and wellness.
I know it all seems overwhelming, but it’s baby steps. I want to show you that it can be done! You are the gatekeeper of your home, and you can make the changes to help you family be the best that they can be.