Why I love essential Oils
I was introduced to essential oils because a friend gave them to me as a gift because she thought they might help with my daughters asthma. In fact, it worked so well that they quickly became my go-to choice whenever an issue arose. I work very hard to provide the best care for my family as possible, and in my opinion essential oils are the perfect solution: they’re produced by nature, harvested sustainably, and powerful enough to remedy most situations.
Instead of reaching for aspirin for a headache, I turn to peppermint oil. If I’m craving something sweet, I add a drop of lemon oil to my water for a refreshing drink. When I developed a serious case of carpal tunnel syndrome, I used essential oils to ease the pain before and after surgery. The list goes on and on. Soon enough, the rest of my family started using them too!
My kids love the oils. My daughter was the first in the family to start using them. She loves being active, but had trouble breathing when running has hard as she wanted to. A friend gave us a special blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, thyme and more, for her to use before going out to play soccer that helped open her airways . It worked so well that she made it onto the high-school varsity team! Seeing the impact it made convinced me to learn more about them.
One of the most powerful, versatile, and affordable oils comes from Lavender. In traditional cultures, Lavender was used for anxiety, bruises, headaches, hives, hysteria, migraines, and much, much more. In our experience, we have seen it speed up the healing process of scrapes, cuts, and sunburns. We’ve used it to calm down our pets (and ourselves!). Have you ever tried lemon-lavender sugar cookies?
My wife was skeptical at first, and understandably so. How could something so simple as smelling an oil make a difference? Then she discovered an oil that literally changed everything. For most of her life, she was extremely affected by motion sickness. If she wasn’t driving, she normally would sleep through the ride to avoid getting sick. The situation was the same for boats, planes, and even action movies. Then we discovered peppermint oil. A drop was all she needed to ward off the motion sickness! Now she can join us on whale watching adventures and more. This simple solution opened her eyes to the potential these oils have, and we’ve been using them daily ever since.
I’ve worked as a professional cleaner for over 25 years, so I’m used to being on my feet all day long. I specialize in deep-cleaning carpets, upholstery, floors, and windows, which means my team and I are constantly moving large cleaning machines, lifting furniture, and climbing ladders day after day. All of this physical activity definitely has an impact on my body.
There is a long list of natural remedies that work for an active lifestyle. Having powerful, all-natural remedies for sore muscles and minor scrapes has greatly improved my entire team’s productivity and morale. I mentioned earlier about how a blend can help with asthma. There are also simple solutions to heal sunburns, insect bites, fungal infections, and more. Certain oils can boost energy, improve alertness, and even reduce hunger!
Again, there is too much to talk about here, but if you’re interested in applications for athletes, check out this presentation. I also offer personalized coaching sessions to identify remedies just for you!
My goal is to help you create a happier, healthier life. The philosophy is that this can be achieved by an alignment with nature and an embrace of the powerful tools she provides. Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase energy, or simply reduce synthetic chemicals in your body, we are West Maui’s best source for essential oils !
If you would like to learn more, I offer private coaching sessions to create a unique plan to directly address your specific concerns and desires. You can also follow us on Facebook for upcoming group classes, or send us a message directly. Or, come drop by and say hi to our friendly staff.
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