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In The Beginning…

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In the beginning…


Do you ever wonder down the isles of the local drug store with some ailment in mind trying to find an end to your misery, only to pick up box after confusing box of some over the counter medication? What WAS that commercial that you saw that told how their pill would magically take away your symptoms? What was it that your friend told you that works for her?

Do you ever think about the long list of side effects, drug interactions, and precautions that are tucked into the box you take home, all written in microscopic print that you couldn't read if you wanted to because your eyes are swollen almost shut from seasonal allergies or your head is throbbing so bad you don't even care?

I used to be there, too. I grew up with constant ear and sinus problems and every fall and winter got to visit the Doctor. After each visit, I would leave with a flavored anti-biotic in one hand and a decongestant or cough syrup in the other. I would take it for the prescribed length of time, and within weeks would be right back where I started. Waiting in the waiting room to repeat the horrible process all ever again. We were a military family and that was the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). You did what you were told because the doctors always had what was best for you in mind, right?

Then in 1998, my dad was diagnosed with ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and the SOP went right out the window. The doctors didn't have a pill or potion to fix him. There was no "cure" out there. No rhyme or reason that a man would get such an awful disease at a mere 42 years of age. The doctor that diagnosed him even tried to take all hope away by giving us less than 24 months for him to live. I say tried because our hope was based on a higher power and HE had the final say.

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So we started researching on our own. Books, the internet, people in doctors offices, nurses at the many labs and research hospitals we went to. Finally we found some alternative doctor that didn't speak to us in riddles or educated guesses. She in turn led us to a man that searched for the base root of illnesses not just treated symptoms. She also led us to Young Living Essential Oils.

Over the 9+ years that my father lived with his disease I learned A LOT. I learned that you can turn diseases around if you give the body what it needs to heal (be that diet, nutrition, etc) and then get the interference out of the way (by cleansing the body of toxins, heavy metals, and the like, or seeing a good chiropractor to get rid of subluxations, etc) you can really turns thing around and the power that made the body..can heal the body.

As amazing as doctors are, they don't know everything. Only the Great Physician does. Doctors have a definite place in helping diagnose illnesses or treat issues, but in the end, I am my own health advocate. I have the final say as to what kind of food or medicine I put in my body. Good or bad. The doctors we saw while my father was ill had hundreds of patients….I only had ONE dad. I did what I could to save his life and now I share what I know to help my children and their children and to empower others as well.

In this long journey I have learned that when it comes to my health and the health of the people I love there is a better way. A natural way. A God inspired way.

Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. God's perfect medicine.

And it all started in a garden…not a lab.

Plant growing in hand In The Beginning...

Lets go back to the beginning.  I mean, the VERY beginning. If we turn to Genesis 1:11&12 it reads:

11And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

 12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. It was GOOD.

He spoke and it was so. And it was good.

I believe that every plant that God created had a purpose and a plan. Weather for food, beauty or health.  Over and over in scripture we can read about incense, anointing oils and how God used them. 

Essential oils, known as nature’s living energy, are the natural, aromatic volatile liquids found in shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. The distinctive components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant sources via steam distillation, and are highly concentrated and far more potent than dry herbs.

While essential oils often have a pleasant aroma, their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast—which makes them much more than something that simply smells good. Historically, essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life. With more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, essential oils are said to be used for anointing and healing the sick. Today, essential oils are used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and much more.

Sometimes called the "life force" of a plant, therapeutic grade essential oils are very complex. A single oil may contain hundreds of constituents that are molecularly aligned in exactly the right manner to trigger a number of responses in the human body. With this knowledge, we can take control of our own heath.        

Many of you are looking for something different. What you have been doing hasn't been working. You get sick every year with the flu and go through the same doctor/pharmacy/bed routine. Your kids have the runny nose from September to February only to get hit again with Spring pollen…and more runny noses. You use up all your 'sick days' caring for yourself or sick family members, you give up sleep. Your money goes to co-pays, pharmacy visits, and over the counter remedies. You are stressed. Worried. Tired. Maybe you are finally ready to throw the S.O.P. out the window!

 As a daughter, wife, and now mom of 4. I see the bumps, bruises, scrapes and injuries that can happen with kids. I have been up in the middle of the night with a fevered child. I know that my child will seem to only get that cough Friday afternoon, after doctors offices are closed.

But now I no longer run to the pharmacy in the middle of the night. I have only to open up my medicine cabinet full of essential oils. This sure isn't your mama's medicine chest. (or it certainly wasn't mine growing up). Filled with Young Living Essential Oils, I now use essential oils like peppermint for a fever, lavender for cuts and scrapes, and Thieves and R.C. for the cold or flu.  I know that I am not just treating a symptom. Those tiny God-shaped molecules are getting down to the root of the problem and helping my body heal. From the inside out. The way God created it to do.

And now I share. I share what I learned from my father's illness so that others may know. I share as a mom of 4 children so that other children don't have to suffer and so that other mom's don't have to suffer either. And I am overjoyed EVERY time I hear a testimony of someone who became well after using what we have been able to share with them.

So as one mother to another, one friend to another, join me in learning how to best help our families with natural God created plant medicines: Essential Oils.

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 Why I do what I do.


This page for educational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. However, when you give the body what it needs then the body can heal itself as God intended it to.  

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Paula September 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

wow!!!    Ear aches  are so painful.  Tell me exactly what I should be doing.


admin September 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

For my kiddos I take melrose and/or thieves and dilute it with a carrier oil like olive oil and then rub around the boney part of the ear & around the back of the ear on that bone. Then down the jaw line and down to the lymph nodes. Then I do the same thing with diluted lemon oil. You can also take a couple drops of the diluted blend and put them on a cotton ball and place the ball of cotton in the ear overnight. PanAway, Purification, and Immupower are also great for that. (remember only Young Living oils) Also be careful not to get the oils into the ear canal and seek medical attention if the pain persists.


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