Hi! My name is Lynne and my journey in natural or alternative needs came about when, as a very young woman several doctors did not know what to do for me. I had tried everything, but always ended up using the drugs they prescribed. These drugs were necessary to keep going, at least after one down day. I suffered side effects which may be affecting me today. I finally looked at a shelf of essential oils at a store we had gone into for something else. This store was luxurious and provided food and tables to sit at and eat in a very aesthetic area of the store. Foods were offered I had never seen before! The prices were highly prohibitive. Yet, when I was able, I returned to this store and purchased a few bottles of herbal tinctures that I had read might relieve my symptoms. I had a degree of success that seemed to take the edge off of my problems. I learned how to combine a few oils to produce the desired effect. This was great! I now did not need as much of the medicine and could go without, sometimes. On days when my symptoms were lighter I was able to forgo the use of these entirely! This helped me to experience fewer discomforts from the side effects, sooner.
My family have benefited from my accumulated knowledge and suffer less because of it. Even our pets have overcome minor infections because I learned how to use an herb.
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I had heard of essential oils from a young woman who had a decorative, wooden suitcase with little bottles lined up inside. She was charging exorbitant prices! I was a college student doing a work summer away from home. I could not afford even one bottle. I longed to have many of the oils I tested, catching the sweet or pungent aromas! I secretly vowed to one day have them all! Ok, that sounded greedy, but I am one for creating ambiance around me, whenever possible!
A couple of years ago, I began to have more personal success, financially. [That was an illusion, since there is no job security!] I began to purchase one or two bottles at a time from companies I trusted more than others. I have seen more reasonable prices with some companies. Yet, they offer quality as well. I now have a nice assortment that gets me by and plan to add a few more, here and there. Most of them last a very long time!
I am seeing the need to save people time in researching what companies provide, reviews about their product quality and price comparison.
I would like as many of you as feel you can spare some time, to contribute your success stories with essential oils or even herbal preparations of other sorts, e.g. medicinal teas. Please let me know the name of the company you prefer and tell me why. I also plan to show some research on what tinctures of herbs and the oils suggested use is for certain types of ailments. Please kindly leave a quick a comment before you go! Thanks in advance!
Also, I hope that any professional who has completed some research they could share and would be willing to post on my upcoming website would please do so. If you are a Naturopath and have access to research documents and can give credits for these, please share if you will!
I would like to add here that whenever using essential oils or tinctures of herbs use great caution! Do not apply them directly and do not mix them with water. This will greatly intensify the effect to the point of dangerous results. Mix with something like Sweet Almond Oil. Also, please learn which of these may be taken by mouth.
Thanks for visiting with me,
P.S. Stay tuned for more information. Reviews will be coming soon!