it was Thanksgiving about 3 or 4 years ago when I was first introduced to the possible benefits of essential oils. I was in college at Mississippi State University, and in the process of applying for law school. I was stressed. I was tired. Regardless of how tired my mind and body would get, nothing could help me sleep through the night. Heck, I couldn't even fall asleep some nights. If I did fall asleep before 2am, I was so lucky to sleep past 4am. Meds were given. They didn't work. Ambien was like Tylenol. Like I said, NOTHING helped me sleep. I complained about this at Thanksgiving, and my aunt asked if I had tried Essential Oils. I thought to myself "I've taken everything. I've done everything. Essential oils have nothing on this. There's no way THAT will help THIS." My aunt continued telling me about the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil and that I just HAD to try it.
Well i did. And thank heavens. I slept through the night. I fell asleep so quick. I missed class the next morning. I slept so hard. I slept so good. I woke up so happy and refreshed. I was so amazed that after all the doctor visits, all the meds, all the sleepless nights, all the dreaded mornings, all could be prevented with essential oils. It seems too simplistic to even be possible. That's what I thought when I first heard about it.
Now, I have almost every Essential Oil in the book. My friends always ask me what potion I'm making that day. I was quickly fascinated with Essential Oils due to their effectiveness and how obvious the benefits were. My fascination with how quickly and how well essential oils work has only grown since I first began toying with them. I learn more every day about oils that I THOUGHT I had down pat.
Yeah, they smell awesome. But it goes so much further. I still get 'holy cow' moments when I try a new blend and experience the benefits and uses of these oils. They're almost limitless. And to make it just golden, it's not a little placebo effect, marketing hack, or pharmaceutical lure. It's natural and organic and proven to work. Also, the list of 'possible side effects that you must call your doctor right away if experienced' are little to none.
Try it. I promise, it won't hurt you. :)