My Nana would always say, someday you'll regret using all that perfume and toxic chemicals on your body. You'll be just like me... I would roll my eyes and chuckle a bit. She had a sensitivity to chemicals, and couldn't use anything scented or that contained toxic chemicals. I thought it was the most ridiculous thing ever. Who could be allergic to chemicals?
All up through high school I used whatever products I wanted, sprays, deodorant, tide laundry soap. I was like the average person who applies 80 toxic chemicals to my body before breakfast even hits! I was going to school for hairdressing so there was always a ton of toxic chemicals, and scents in the air. I never had allergies of any kind, I grew up with tons of pets, and I thought I was fairly healthy.
About 2 years after high school I started to develop an allergy to what seemed like everything around me. Eventually our bodies get overloaded with toxic chemicals. Some of us see it as catastrophic as cancer. But most like me see it in other ways like lethargy. Inability to focus. Sleep troubles. Chronic inflammation. Unexplained pain. Skin issues-adult acne. Hot flashes. Stress. Fear.
There were days I would have to miss work because I was sneezing so bad. I would get horrible headaches, and my throat would get severely sore. It mimicked a cold symptom, I couldn't sleep, I would lose my appetite. Sometimes people would even ask why I was at work when I was sick.
"Shouldn't you be home?" They would say.
I would have to explain that I had horrible allergies. I started seeing a allergy specialist and found out I was allergic to my dogs, cats on top of ragweed, and grass. This was only the start to my allergies.
I have 3 dogs and 2 cats who are as much a part of my family as my husband and son are. I was going in for allergy shots two times a week it was brutal. I hated shots, and couldn't believe that I willingly signed up for this. The shots weren't impacting me much and the idea of getting rid of my pets where just not an option. Although the specialist had mentioned it several times, as "it would help me significantly." How do you just give up your family, and walk away because you're allergic to them? I couldn't fathom the thought of giving up my babies, there had to be another way.
Every year, every season change it was the same routine I would feel like I was so sick. At night time I couldn't sleep, because my nose was so stuffy from not being able to breathe. I was fed up and ready to be done with feeling like this. There needed to be other options.
My best friend was really into these essential oils and had just joined Young Living. At this point I was willing to try anything, because lets face it Western Medicine wasn't giving me the results I wanted. After doing some research on the company I ordered a premium starter kit at this point I had nothing to lose! I had stopped my allergy shots cold turkey and decided I wasn't going to go back. I would try something to naturally support my health and wellness, and see how it went. When my kit came I started applying lavender, lemon, and peppermint essential oil behind my ear I added this as part of my daily routine. Slowly I switched different products in my life to plant based products made by Young Living. I have never felt better. My life has never been better.
And so my journey began. This is just one of my remarkable stories of essential oils, I have had so many others since Young Living became part of my life.
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