So what a road we have been on over the past 2 years. Learning more about Violets brain condition and the fact that having little sleep was common for kiddos with ACC exhausted me. Honestly I didn’t know how we were going to function as a family on little to no sleep for any duration. The fact that we made it 2 years is unreal!
Many months ago someone suggested to me that we try essential oils (EO) on Violet. I took their suggestion and started doing some research. The fear of doing anything “non medical” is sort of scary since we don’t know much about Violet and her long term condition. So I did more research. I found 2 companies that set the bar pretty high and one set it just a little bit higher. Well around the same time I had learned about this company a friend of mine had invited me to a meeting to learn more about EO. I was willing to go and learn more from people who were actually using them. I had read stories on the internet, but let’s face it…it’s the internet! I wanted to SEE with my own 2 eyes people who had success stories. Not only did I see them & hear their stories they sent me home with samples to try.
Everything sounds good, but lets see if on my complex baby these can work! Within several days of starting the oils and doing what they suggested Violet had started to sleep better. Are you kidding me! This must be a fluke! Right?!? Well, 2 1/2 months into the journey with EOs Violet is consistently sleeping 5-6 hours a night, getting up to eat and for the most part heading back to sleep. Of course we have the occasional night where she is more rowdy but more times than not she will go right back to sleep. I can’t tell you how I feel having sleep again! I feel like a brand new person!
I have recently borrowed a diffuser from a friend and have a sleep potion going for everyone at bedtime and Violet overnight, I have it running during the day with other oils. I MUST GET A DIFFUSER!!!
Some other success stories for my family are the stomach flu (we didn’t completely escape, but Grace had such a mild case…I’d consider it a success). The stomach flu started going around daycare and I looked in my Modern Essentials book to see what I had that I could load the kids up with for immunity support and we could avoid the flu. The company I chose to get my oils from is doTerra so we put Onguard, Frankinscense, Melaluca and I’m sure a few others on. Grace is the only one who got sick and like I said, it was a mild case. She slept most of it off, only getting sick twice after bedtime and just feeling blah until after naptime the next day. Who wouldn’t agree…success!
After Violets surgery I was pretty sure she was a little nauseated. After her first feeding she got ghost white, never got sick but got white. I pushed off her next feeding a bit and even made it lighter (less calories) than the previous and less volume. She spit up a little. I got some ginger oil, put it on her feet and she was feeling better by her next feeding.
Someone brought home a little sinus thing, I started putting Onguard on everyone and everyone except Vi was getting the Onguard beadlets. This didn’t last nearly as long! We used Lemon on Grace and Violets feet for running nose and that cleared up, Breathe to help decongest everyone…we could breathe – no congestion!
Violet has been more alert, active. More talkative and giggly since starting the oils. She is actually making audible sounds, we have dah, bah, gah…these were things she never did.
It seems crazy how EO oils work but the science behind it makes sense to me also. I think back to what was done before we had so many pharmaceuticals. Women would grind up roots & plants and put them on areas that had an ailment and you could get healed. This is the same idea as that. You are just taking the most precious part of the plant and distilling to get a powerful oil. It’s safe, there are NO side effects, its a natural way to heal. I have so many more stories of people I know who are using EO and how they have helped! If you want to learn more or want to know how you can order / use essential oils to help you please feel free to contact me – text or call if you know my number or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d love to share this with you! It’s amazing how they have worked in our lives!