Self Directed Wellness Support
With Essential Oils
In 2013 I found myself with cognitive impairment. I had symptoms that were listed in an explanation of prodromal dementia, and I had the one symptom that usually always results in an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.With a family history of Alzheimer disease the seriousness of this wasn’t lost on me. That led to my journey to search for a return to health which I am currently writing a book about.
I Learned ….
Everything that goes on the body, goes in the body – cosmetics, body lotion, shampoo. We inhale the solvents in the environment around us; nail polish remover, bleach, household cleaning agents that then stay in our cells. Furniture, carpets, upholstery, bedding all give off certain chemicals which we again inhale.
Our bodies can’t easily metabolise these foreign agents
Add to that poor diet from processed food, the hormone mimics that come from plastics, environmental pollution, the chemicals and metals in the tap water we drink and bathe in, pesticide use and we’re on the slow boat to the degenerative diseases of the 21st century that conventional medicine can’t help us with.
I like being able to manage my emotional wellbeing on my own without drugs. In addition to the Bach remedies, I now have these essential oils in my emotional toolkit. They can be inhaled directly, applied topically and diffused in the air with me in charge of my own wellness support. As well as the relaxing benefit that can be gained from some oils, I’ve also experienced the oils bringing up emotions I have to examine, as well as help me make decisions I may otherwise avoid. I love the aroma from candles but did you know only soya candles are safe to share an environment with. Regular candles can emit formaldehyde – which we then may inhale. Why not consider diffusing oils instead?
During recovery from cognitive impairment I discovered just how compromised my detoxification pathways were.This made the journey a little slower as the process of cleaning up my act couldn’t be rushed or I experienced a setback. When I felt it was safe to move forward I was looking for ways to maintain my level of wellness. Having never considered essential oils in the past I discovered they could be used to detoxify the liver and I was hooked. What a great tool to add to my wellbeing maintenance. PLEASE NOTE – only pure therapeutic grade oils should be used in this way, not all oils available for purchase are of this high standard.
One of my first steps on the road to recovery was realising how compromised our health could be from all the things that are absorbed by inhalation and through the skin. There was no point to detoxing if I was still putting a chemical load in and so I looked for alternatives early on. There’s not much vinegar and soda bicarbonate can’t clean and I would add some essential oils for their perfume, although not oils of a therapeutic grade standard. These oils were replaced once I knew of this company. As well as individual oils such as Lemon oil for cleaning, they also have specific blends to aid management of cleansing household bins, insect repellents and more.