Once you start oiling, your entire world opens up to new possibilities. But why? After all, essential oils don't treat or cure. They aren't the answer to everything. So why have they become such a powerful tool in our toolbox? Because they stimulate and support our body's natural healing process and that can be a powerful thing!
As Aristotle said, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" and holistic recognizes that! Holistic addresses the whole being. Aromatherapy can have the same impact. Perhaps you got your kit because you wanted your home to smell nice then you realized you were sleeping better, which led you to feel better all around. Or maybe you applied an oil to a specific spot that was crying out in need of your attention only to realize that once it was addressed you could focus more on your work, leaving you feeling more productive and fulfilled. Or did you get your kit to support healthy immunities and begin to notice that you were feeling less nervous and stressed, which brought about a more positive outlook and overall balance in your personal life? It's because you're addressing your whole being and it feels good because our natural bodies love natural methods!
For me, it was Lavender. I got the kit because the bottles were pretty and never realized the benefits of aromatherapy, which is the case for many here in the U.S. after years of market saturation with perfume-grade oils. We forgot their holistic benefits! Lavender paved the way for me to right a lot of dominos in my life from constantly feeling tired, overwhelmed and anxious. Once I addressed one issue and felt empowered over it, I was able to peal back that layer and see and address what was underneath. What I came to realize is that I was pretty stressed and fearful under those physical issues. This was HUGE and it freed me up to focus on learning more about oils and holistic methods, which led to me to incorporate meditation into my daily life, which inspired me to study Reiki to help others.
See what I mean about body, mind and spirit? Having oils at my finger tips and taking the time to educate myself on all of their uses and how to use them safely, has allowed me to be more proactive in managing my own health, which gives me peace of mind and makes me feel in control. Oils can be a powerful catalyst to support our body's own abilities, which in turn, can provide us time, energy and inspiration to create more change for the better.