With anything you do, you always need a “why”. A reason for signing up for the gym, a reason for buying essential oils, working more than 40 hours a week, etc. Today, I want to share my “why” for why I first got into essential oils. Essential oils have completely changed my life. If you read my post last week, you will know that I was skeptical, I rolled my eyes at all of the comments. SURE essential oils can cure all. SURE essential oils can replace medicine. But I am here to tell you, they can and they will. Hear me out.
In the U.S., more than 37 million people suffer from migraines. Some migraine studies estimate that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. population have migraines, and 2-3 million migraine suffers are chronic. At least I am not alone, right?
Because of essential oils, I no longer take medicine for migraines. Before I discovered oils, I would rely heavily on my prescribed medicine because frankly, it was the only thing that kept me going and allowed me to be a functioning adult. Taking medicine everyday is not healthy and can be so damaging to your body. So, I took matter into my own hands and changed. I used to get 4-5 migraines A WEEK.. thats right, A WEEK – I know, surprising I am still alive, right? Now, after introducing essential oils, my migraines have diminished, and while I still get them, they are not as severe and I can treat organically and medicine free and get the same relief.
Young Living has formulated a blend of oils called “M Grain”. You can imagine how much of a gem this oil is. You can use this oil diffused or topically. And when it’s really bad, you can do both.
M Grain Ingredients:
Ocimum basilicum† (Basil) oil, Origanum majorana† (Marjoram) leaf oil, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Anthemis nobilis† (Roman chamomile) flower oil, Mentha piperita† (Peppermint) oil, Helichrysum italicum† flower oil
So what does all of that mean? Basically it’s a magical bottle of goodness that I cant live without.
There is also another oil that I always carry in my purse with me and I think I have a bottle in every room of my house. And that is peppermint oil. You can inhale it, diffuse it, drink it in water or apply it topically.
On the onset of a migraine, you can diffuse peppermint alone, or with M Grain. You can drop 1-2 drops on the back of your neck and shoulders. Drop 1-2 drops in ice water. I have a roller bottle of peppermint, m grain and coconut oil that I use on my temples, neck and shoulders.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)† leaf oil
If this post has helped or inspired at least one person who suffers from migraines to start using essential oils and at least give it a try, then it was worth sharing my story. I am not sales-y, I do not want my blog to become all about selling essential oils and “pushing” oils on you. BUT, please message me if you want more information and are interested in chatting. I would love to hear from you.
Love & Sparkle,