The Problem I Have With Essential Oils

Let me first say that I LOVE essential oils.  I will use them every day until the day I die.  They have become a huge blessing to me, my family, and my farm.  What I am specifically talking about is this “health trend” we have in America.  We know we are supposed to be healthy but very few put in the work to get and STAY healthy.  Now with the uprising trend of essential oils, this seems to be our new “fix”.  We want things fast and if we don’t see immediate results, we give up.  So many people are claiming EOs are the end all to solve everyone’s problems…..and that is the very problem I have with them.

I am an advocate for healthy living.  I truly believe our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made.   The intricacies of our bodily design are mesmerizing and leave me in absolute awe every time I learn something more about them.  I also believe that our bodies are capable of healing themselves given the right environment.  However, there are no shortcuts to health.  No supplement or oil is going to make you get off the couch and get your body moving.  No oil or supplement is going to give your body the pure nutrition it needs.  They are buffers…..wonderful buffers!  You can slather your body in all the oils you want and take all the supplements you desire but if you are not concentrating on the triangle of wellness, you are missing the whole point of why we even have these amazing products.

I understand the marketing behind such claims, but I feel as stewards of the health industry we do it a disservice by glorifying the products and by not promoting the only effort that will make a lasting impact on people’s health…..the true triangle of wellness.  Nutrition from pure, organic foods, exercise (those that hate that word, think of it as fun sweating activity), and then supplements (in natural form, not synthetic…including oils).  Detoxifying the body through the bowels, urniary and lymphatic system, lungs, and skin is often not even mentioned in health consultations.  Nutritional deficiencies are largely associated with food intolerances and an unbalanced gut.  The pH of your body will determine how many nutrients your body can or cannot absorb.  Should I even begin talking about water intake?  People are going mad, slathering EOs all over their neck and head for headaches and are still drinking soda with little to no pure H2O.

I do applaude those that are trying to make a difference.  Educating people on daily chemicals that we are being exposed to, teaching people proper exercise, and helping people build healthy eating habits. HOWEVER, my inbox is FULL of people needing help because someone that watched an “oil” class or pinned a “pin” off Pinterest advised them and are now claiming themselves to be experts on Essential Oils.  Not only that, there are so many brands of EOs on the market that can do harm….especially when they are taken therapeutically.  That is very scary to me.  Suggesting that an oil or supplement can fix anything without a full health evaluation can discredit the people offering the advise and  give the product a bad name.  If people are not being consulted on their entire bodily wellness, then they are receiving a huge disservice.

So for now, I just try and continue to educate people on the “whole” body.  Essential Oils are just a small part of resources I have to help people.  Personally, the bioavailability alone that EOs bring to nutrients is intriguing. But for people claiming they are a cure-all…I would caution and advise you to save your money.  Understanding that our bodies run off energy and that there are many areas that need to be addressed is the first step in healing our bodies.

Before everyone loses their minds over this, there is nothing wrong with people diffusing oils and having their go-to bag of oils for themselves and their families. In fact, I encourage it.  I just have very strong opinions and concerns on the therapeutic nature of some oils that people are claiming to be health experts on and the advise given to them.

It is my life’s passion to help people break free from the normal we have come to accept in healthcare.  There are no shortcuts to healing our bodies nor is there a magic oil that will make all your symptoms go away.  In the natural health field, I take a look at your body as a whole and through consultations and evaluations, I begin piecing together the clues your body is trying to give.

When clients find their “aw-ha” moment, take their health back, and realize they have other avenues to explore, this is when I know I’ve done my job correctly.  If you are experiencing  a physical, emotional, or nutritional set-back please contact me!   I would love to begin a journey with you that could transform your life.

To know more about me, head on over to my Holistic Health Page to learn about my services and my current and on-going education.

Blessings!