Last winter, while I was pregnant with my second child, I bought my first bottle of Young Living therapeutic essential oil. I had seen a friend of mine post something about it on Facebook, saying that it was doing an amazing job of keeping her family healthy. With baby #2 on the way and an almost 3-year-old at home, I definitely perked up at the sound of that! The last thing I wanted was for anyone in my family to get sick with a brand new baby at home. And when you have a baby in December, and see everyone else posting on Facebook about having colds, flu, etc, well...you try anything! So, that one bottle of oil led to many more bottles (an entire Starter Kit, actually!), as I quickly learned how to use essential oils to help treat practically every ailment I could think of. I even used them during labor to help manage the pain! Since discovering these oils 9 months ago, I haven't used a single prescription or over the counter drug. Not one! And before that, I was taking Ibuprofen multiple times per week to help with headaches. My husband has thrown out his Claritin, and uses solely essential oils now to combat his allergies- and, with much greater success than he ever had before! We use them to treat everything from sunburns, scrapes, and insect bites to headaches and allergies, to sleeping and snoring, to digestive issues, to sciatica pain, and the list goes on and on. I have always been drawn to holistic medicine and natural remedies, but even more so once I started having kids. Yet somehow, I missed the memo on using essential oils- until now! I have been absolutely blown away by how well they work and how much they have changed our life. Not a day goes by that we don't use them for something, and I often find myself wondering how we ever got by without them!