My journey with essential oils started with my depression.
I had spent months taking anti-depressants thinking they would be a quick fix for me. They didn’t fix me and I felt just as bad on them as I did without. You can read more about my story of transitioning between medications here.
Around that time, a good friend and mentor Nat kept inviting me to her essential oil classes. I repeatedly fobbed her off. Firstly, I was depressed and didn’t want to venture out anywhere I didn’t have to. Secondly, how the hell were essential oils going to help with my depression if drugs couldn’t?
After battling with anti-depressants for months, one day Nat invited me yet again, to a class. She got me on a day when I really just wanted to feel better.
I remember saying to myself, ‘Well nothing else is working right now. Maybe it’s time I tried something different and maybe these essential oils will help!’
So I went along to her place, and thank goodness she only had a few people over. People I had met before so I felt safe and stable. I remember listening to Nat talk about these little bottles of oils and getting completely lost. It was such a lot to take in on top of my foggy depression brain. But when the other ladies started sharing their experiences of the oils, especially in regard to sleeping better, I decided I need to give these oils a go.
My first purchase was a starter kit, which comes with a diffuser, and Lavender Peace. The oil the ladies were raving about in regard to sleep.
What’s funny, looking back, is I actually started using the oils on my boys first. I couldn’t buy into the fact that plant extracts could positively impact my mental health.
But Nat kept on at me and guided me on using the oils daily.
My second purchase was an emotional aromatherapy kit. It was a pack of six oil blends, in beautiful roller bottles, tailored for emotional stuff.
Passion. Motivate. Forgive. Cheer. Console. Peace.
How I used these rollers was the significant part in all of this.