Essential Oil Education

When you make the choice to transform your home from toxic chemicals to non-toxic chemicals there is a bit of responsibility that goes with that. You have to be willing to educate yourself about what you are going to be using. You are going to find a lot of differing opinions and views. You have to be willing to take the time to weed through and understand the difference.

In our posts Three Aromatherapy Schools and Knowledge Is Power we talk about some of the differences. Basically anything you want to know you are going to find. Type into a search engine, “Are Essential Oils Safe To Take Internally?” And then type into a search engine, “Are Essential Oils Dangerous To Take Internally?” Now tell me what you found with each search. You are looking for an answer and you are going to end up finding what you are searching for. When you do safe you are going to find things that explain why it is safe. When you put in dangerous you are going to find things that support it being dangerous. You will always find what you are searching for, that is how search engines are programmed to work.

When I first started with essential oils I was trying to educate myself with online things. It didn’t work very well because of the fact that it was always geared to my question and the way I asked it. I would always find answers for the pro’s and the con’s. Plus most of the writing here in the states comes from the Britain school of training ( read Three Aromatherapy Schools to understand). So I turned to books.

I got onto Amazon and started to order the books that were recommended by others who were using the same brand of essential oil I was. I found that since so many before me were using these books they had to be good. Once the books were here in the house and I started to read and use them, I realized how important it was to have books that were written for the brand of essential oils you use and also by those who use them.

 So now that we know that education is so important, I am going to share with you the books that I either have in this house already (or a version of it) or that I have on my wish list. These are not listed in any specific order either.

  1. Essential Oils pocket reference by Life Science I do have an older version of this book. I keep this one in my car to have on hand when I need a quick reference.
  2. Essential Oils desk reference by Life Science I do not have this one in the house yet but it is high on my wish list. I can not wait to get this one in my
    home.
  3. Essential Oils desk reference Convention Edition by Life Science I do not have this one in my house yet and it is high on my wish list as well!
  4. Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern I do have this book in my house and am very thankful that I do! This is a must if you are pregnant or have children.
  5. Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley They have a lot of versions out. I have two of their older ones. I would never be without this guide to be able to reference! This is a must have if you are going to use essential oils. They list all of them as singles, blends, plus they have a section that you can look up by problems Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern. ThinkOneChange.cominstead of looking up oils instead. By far the best book I have as a guide.
  6. Quick Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley Same exact sentiments as #5!
  7. The Primary Usage Guide by Connie and Alan Higley This is a smaller pamphlet that is great to be able to keep in your car
    or diaper bag.
  8. The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple by David Stewart This bookReference Guide for Essential Oils. ThinkOneChange.com was amazing. Helped me understand things about essential oils I didn’t realize I was thinking incorrectly about. It really was an easy read, even though it is a big book. If you want to understand the how and whys of essential oils this is a must read.
  9. Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart If you believe in Christ and the Bible this is a great book to get. Opens your Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils. ThinkOneChange.comeyes to so much and it is just amazing. I highly recommend this book.
  10. Healing: God’s Forgotten Gift CD & Healing: God’s Forgotten Gift Study Companion Goes along with #9 in many ways but if you are going to get this be sure to get the CD and the Study Companion because it doesn’t make much sense without them both.
  11. Antimicrobial Essential Oil Champions by DavidThe Primary Usage Guide  ThinkOneChange.com Stewart I do not have this book yet but it is on my wish list and it will be in my home before the year is over!The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple. ThinkOneChange.com Healing OIls of the Bible.  ThinkOneChange.com

 

 

 

Healing: God's Forgotten Gift.  ThinkOneChange.comAntimicrobial Essential Oils Champions.  ThinkOneChange.com

 

 

 

I know that I put a lot of options up for where to start your education. While I didn’t list the books in any particular order I would highly recommend starting with the Connie and Alan Higley books. They are personally the ones I use the most often and the ones I enjoy learning from the most.

Do you have a favorite book you have used for your essential oil education? I would love to hear what ones you have used that you have both enjoyed and would not recommend to anyone. It is always good to have more options to pick from than the ones I already have and have on my wish list!

 

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God Has Blessed Us

Do you know that God loves to bless His children? He uses so many things to bless us with. Today has been this huge blessing for our family! I have been praying about a lot of things. I have not been praying the way I was before spring break got here, but I have still been doing some prayers.

When you look at your life, where do you see your blessings? For me, they were not always as obvious as they should have been. I was looking for big things! Things that screamed blessing to me. Things like: an unexpected check from insurance, or a friend who knew I was having an awful day stopping over with a coffee – they were physical things.

Now when I am looking for blessings I look at my life much differently. It is as though He has flipped a switch in my mind, or maybe because I am getting closer to Him it opened my mind up to what He has been trying to show me. I am not looking at only things that come to me in the physical form, but those do count as well.

Today my daughter had a birthday party to go to. We had our whole day planned out. We had time for the three of us to go pick out a present, time to eat, time to play, time to enjoy each other’s company and time to just be. 

Now lets back up to the weekend. My favorite daughter has been going through a phase where she isn’t into taking anything. Actually she isn’t into eating, unless it is yogurt or sherbet or ice cream. Since she was sick, her throat has been bothering her and so it has been a fight to even get her fruit, veggie and berry chews down her. Over the past few days she has had her seasonal head crud creep into her body. 

Drawing Bella Did At Lunch On Wednesday

She has been pretty miserable. Two days in a row every time I looked at her, I had to tell her to blow her nose because it was just running away from her. She isn’t a fan of blowing her nose either, so we were butting heads a bit. I didn’t want to listen to her sniffling, she didn’t want to blow it out, and when you get there, mom is the trump card. 

Monday during the day was a battle and by noon her eyes were purple and watering so bad she looked like she was crying all the time. We got to Monday night and I gave her some options. Sit with a tissue under your nose non stop. Blow your nose and I mean actually blow it. Or take one full dose of your chews tonight and we take a double dose of your chews (broken up 4 times to help with the chewing issue) to help your body heal.

We got to her taking her third set of chews on Tuesday and there was no more drip. We made it to this morning and her purple ring around the eyes and the watering was all gone. It was amazing to watch her body heal. The best part was, she could see it! She could tell what it was doing for her because she had been so miserable.

Today, we got to have our whole day. We were able to go shopping for the present. We were able to enjoy some meals together. We were able to go and play at the mall together. We watched a movie together. She even helped me cook today. 

Not only did we have a great day together it was the day of an awesome announcement. Last month our team played a friendly DMO game. Jack and I decided to join in. We needed a bit of a boost to get back on track after our month of February. It was the perfect time to jump in. We however were not on the winning team, but we were given kudos for being the individual with the highest monthly points. Which was awesome! Then to top it off, we got an unexpected, greatly appreciated bonus for that! Then add that our checks for the company posted today and it is the best month we have had so far. Talk about a super exciting day. 

Talk about a fabulous day. I got to see my kiddos have a fabulous day today between a birthday party, time with mom, playing at the mall, and just hanging out. Jack and I got to see that we are one step closer to accomplishing our goals with this company that we have joined that IS changing our future. I got to watch April the Giraffe (okay lets be honest, that is a daily thing, still). 

God has truly blessed this family. He has opened my eyes, my mind and my ears. I look at my children and hear them giggle and know how blessed we are. I open my front door and feel the cold air on my face and know how truly blessed we are. I sit in my chair and work while watching April the Giraffe and know how truly blessed we are. A bonus check comes in the mail because we are working a business to change this families life and know how truly blessed we are. 

God has blessed us. He blesses us many times daily! We have a story to share. You have a story to share!  

What has He blessed you with today? I would love to hear about the blessings He has been giving to your family! Share your story! The world needs to hear it!

Children’s Health Study

Juice Plus Children's Health StudyWe started just over a year ago on our capsules and chews. One of the main things I wanted to do was to help my children. They were very much like their dad. While we attempted to eat healthy, if given a choice (or with daddy) they would pick pizza rolls, pizza, mac n cheese, chicken nuggets and hot dogs.

We did not have a lot of variety in the house unless mom went shopping! Then we added things like pineapple, apples, green beans, brussel sprouts and well you get the picture.

So one day on Facebook a friend posted about the CHS (Children’s Health Study). I was atWhat Is Juice Plus my personal breaking point and I was fed up with arguing with the kids about what they would or would not eat. I reached out to her. Found out what was really involved. Walked away and prayed on it.

Was it worth paying for two adult portions to get two free kids duos for up to four years? It wasn’t really free. The company and the rep was actually paying for it so that the children could participate. So here I was, in this huge debate about if it was worth doing.

What is the Children's Health StudyI complained on a regular basis that my children were not getting the nutrition they needed. They would take vitamins if I bought them, however it was a supplement. Plus no matter what I purchased for them, it had a warning label on it. That was a huge worry for me because my children love gummies and most vitamins come in gummy form or are like a candy. They overdose on that and I am in the ER with them.

Here was something that didn’t have a warning label on it. Here was a way to get them the nutrition they need from whole foods in the form of a gummy. They could overdose on it and I wouldn’t end up in the ER because of it. On top of all of that, for up to four years their product would be free.

What was I waiting for? Daddy to agree it was a good idea. Which he did, but it was more about me being at my breaking point than about the kiddos getting the nutrition they needed.

We are taught at such a young age that we need to eat good foods. We are what we eat. We What The Childrens Health Study Have Foundhear it all to often, and yet most of us in this world don’t get what we need from the foods we eat. Even when we are making good and healthier choices, a good portion of us supplement what is lacking from vitamins. It sounds great at the time, but if you can take a product that is from food why wouldn’t you?

Our bodies were created to use food for nutrition and energy. Our bodies were not created to break down supplements to get the nutrition you need. If we were back when our grandparents or great-grandparents lived, if we were eating farm fresh foods, eating meats we had raised and processed ourselves, very little of these things would be needed.

In 1747 surgeon James Lind realized that something in citrus fruits could prevent scurvy. In 1912 biochemist Casimir Funk came up with the term “vit-amine”. He defined it as important substances in food that are vital for life – “vita” meaning life and “amine” from nitrogen compounds found in the thiamine (vitamin B-1). Finally in 1935 vitamin C became the first vitamin to be artificially synthesized by Dr. Tadeusz Reichstein.

Why Does My Family Need Juice PlusThe interesting thing about all of that is that as you read the history of supplements, all of these people realized that it was important for them to come from foods. They knew that and believed, “Ancient cultures understood the principle that a life force within the foods of nature could maintain human health and even restore it.”

Amazing that ancient cultures knew this, understood it, used it as best as they could and then all these doctors and scientists started to look for a way to get the important nutrition out of food and create a supplement with it. Why would they do that? Why wouldn’t they work on finding a way that would keep it the same, keep the nutritional value, keep it in a form that the body can fully use?

We did join the children’s health study. It has changed things in our house. It is a slow move but when your son turns down cupcakes and fruit drink at a school party and opts for cucumbers, carrots and water you know something is working! We still are not where I would like to be at but I am so much more confident in the nutrition they are getting now versus what they were getting before!

My family still makes unhealthy choices at times. I still get upset when daddy takes them to the gas station and they come home with a slushy. Still I am happy with the progress we have had with them. They are both eating more fruits and veggies. They are both making healthier choices, even when I am not standing right there. They are more willing to try new things and even sometimes they like it!

We do have a ways to go but change does not happen instantly. Change doesn’t happenDon't Give Up On The Kiddos Future overnight. We are making small, simple changes and they do take time. I am really thankful that we have the option to improve our family’s health with real foods. We have made the choice not to use supplements if we have the option to have a nutrition label.

I could go and pick up carrots, beets, broccoli, tomatoes and try to force feed my kiddos. Instead right now we are choosing to participate in the CHS. We are choosing to pull open the pouch of orchard, garden and pull out 2 chews from each and have them eat those instead. I do not have to fight with them. I do not have to argue with them. I don’t even have to watch them, it just goes in the mouth, down the throat and I know they are getting whole food based nutrition!

We are blessed and truly thankful for this opportunity! If you would like to learn more about what is involved with the children’s health study please contact us!

 

 

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