As a family that chooses to vaccinate, we went for my son Eric's pre-K shots last week.
I'm pleased to work with a physician willing to let me split the vaccines into multiple visits. I'm more pleased at her openness to support our use of doTERRA essential oils.
This visit included immunizations for Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Chicken Pox.
We used Clove to numb the area for the shot. After a moment, the nurse cleaned the location and applied the shot. Eric said he didn't feel a thing. YAY! We then used Lavender and Purify on location to minimize pain and swelling (none, and gone). Finally, we used Cilantro and Helichrysum on the bottom of his feet to help his body flush out any possible heavy metals. We have continued this protocol daily since the shot was administered.
The nurse was so impressed with Eric's response that she asked to see the bottle of Clove oil, and asked me to tell her more about it.
Now, 5 days later, I'm happy to report that there were no allergic reactions, no fevers, and no discomfort. I'm so thankful for the empowerment essential oils offer me as a mom.
I was too delighted not to share our experience! Should you or someone you know choose to try this with their own children, I hope the experience is the same.
Mom to the rescue!
From another empowered mom:
I just wanted to share this... because I know ALL of us moms do this, but I think especially us moms who use unconventional medicine. We doubt ourselves. Is this really the best decision?? Am I doing the right thing?
Last night on the drive home, my little girl, who is 6, started complaining that her ear hurt. Right away I knew an ear infection was brewing. She has had a runny -ish nose all last week, which I chalked up to seasonal allergies. By the time we got home she was almost in tears rubbing her ear. I got out a cotton ball and put lavender and melaleuca on it, taped it to her ear, put a heating pad over it and she fell right asleep.
An hour later she woke up crying, which led to screaming and pulling at her ear in a matter of minutes. That's when the self-doubt came. It was about 11 p.m., and I thought, "I can't do this ALL night!! Maybe we should just go to the E.R.... I know it's going to cost over $500, but is it worth it to sit here and have my baby be in pain?! Maybe this isn't working? Maybe I am crazy after all! “
But then I gathered my thoughts, put ONE drop of Basil essential oil, and one more drop of Lavender on the cotton ball, and stuck it back in her ear. I rolled a little Frankincense, and Grapefruit around the outside of her ear, calmed my hysterical child down by rubbing her back with Lavender, and she fell back asleep. I went to bed dreading what the night would hold! Would I now have to cave and make an E.R trip at 2 a.m.?!
I was pleasantly awoken by our cat wanting outside, at NINE! She woke up a few minutes later, and told me “Mom! My ear feels all normal again!" LOVE. MY. OILS.
dōTERRA's Dr. David Hill explains how essential oils may be used to combat ear infection
tr.v. em·pow·ered, em·pow·er·ing, em·pow·ers
1. To equip or supply with an ability; enable: "Essential oils ... empower users to become effective health care providers at home" (Natalie Mauer).
2. To make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. "dōTERRA's business model of empowering others to succeed continues to give us an uncommon life free of debt and full of choice. So grateful for true freedom!" (James & Roxanne Bybee)
Nothing prepares you to be a care giver until you're a care giver. No matter if it is your parent, your spouse, your child, or your friend. In my case, nothing prepared me to create health and wellness for my first child except my experience in the trenches. I experienced fear, frustration, exhaustion, and heartbreak early on.
My journey to learn how to offer Sydney, now 13, health and wellness, included integrating many modalities such as western medicine, naturopathy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and craniosacral therapy to name a few. I'm forever grateful to all the practitioners I work with and the love and care they offer us. As I learned more, I felt empowered to make decisions about who to visit for various health concerns.
As the years passed, I found that what I truly longed for was the ability to address things at home. dōTERRA has empowered me to be Ready for Everything. Our use of dōTERRA essential oils has virtually eliminated all but well-care visits for our family for almost 5 years now. I can't put into words how thankful I am.
This month I've been thinking a lot about empowerment. Not just as it relates to addressing health concerns and promoting wellness in our home, but how it applies to our quality of life.
It's been 9 months since I retired from my career in financial services. I'm very grateful for my former career, and all the wonderful skills I gained. And while I often found my former career rewarding, and worked with many, many amazing people, I seldom felt empowered to create a life of healthy balance, of freedom, and full of choice.
I believe that while I was still working in financial services, I hadn't quite learned the lessons, nor mastered some of the resulting skills that I have today. Skills that include establishing healthy boundaries around my personal time, having a voice when an unreasonable request was made, or the one most difficult for a first born, Type-A, overachiever like me - knowing when a C-effort rather than an A-effort was more than adequate.
Our family just returned from a 3-week vacation together. Yes, you read that right, a 3-week vacation together. Never in my adult life have I taken a 3-week vacation. In my previous career I had enough paid vacation to take 3 weeks together, but the stress I experienced preparing to be away for one week of vacation, and the additional stress of catching-up afterwards, was enough to deter me from ever considering 3 weeks.
So what did I learn from taking a 3-week vacation with my family (besides that we still like and love each other after being together 24/21 (24/7 x 3))? I learned that my dōTERRA business does empower me to create healthy balance in my life. I learned that when I slow down, my life is fuller. My life is fuller because I more deeply experience people, places. and things. I love that!
I learned that I can take a break from my dōTERRA business, and when I return, it is still there. There are so many supportive tools for the people on my team, whether users, sharers, or builders. I am so thankful that I could step back into business without stress. My dōTERRA business empowers me with freedom.
Finally, I learned that my dōTERRA business empowers me with choices. Choices that include scheduling time for my business, time for my family, and time for me. EVERY DAY. Choices that include educating people in a classroom setting, in a personal one-on-one meeting, via email, on facebook, and even spontaneously when I run into someone who is interested when I'm out and about.
I'm so glad that I made a choice 9-months ago to change my life and the lives of my husband and kids - forever.
We are all different, and have different goals. I'll leave you with this; what does empowerment look like for you?
Are you empowered to be ready for anything?
Natalie's 4-year career sharing the dōTERRA story fulfills her need to help and empower others to address their health concerns at home in a safe, natural, and effective way. Natalie travels nationally to educate others about the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils.
Natalie has pursued complimentary healthcare options since becoming a mom 13 years ago. Essential oils have empowered her as a mom, and have essentially eliminated all but well-care visits for their family for nearly 5 years now. In fact, even though he was enrolled in childcare full time for 4 years, her 5-year old son Eric has never been on a prescription medication (It's true, not even 1 antibiotic!)
Natalie believes in the power of intention. She recently left a 26+ year career in financial services after writing her story to include what she wants in her life. Her new story includes engaged time with her children and husband Steve, as well as intentional time exercising, meditating, and a focus on personal development and practicing gratitude.