Essential Oils for Wellness and Well Being
Being Ready
by Cheryl Fritsch-Middleton on September 9th, 2016

​Hurricane Hermine was an unexpected guest last week.  It has been a while since we faced a hurricane, eleven years to be exact since we got walloped by Wilma in South Florida.  After going through three hurricanes in two years, two of those in the same month we were pretty good at preparations. What I learned getting ready for this one is that I was out of practice.  I thought I had my normal checklist done and was helping with other things but kept coming up with additional things I needed to do.  I got them all done but not nearly as smoothly as in the past.  My system was broken.  
​Using essential oils is like this, they are amazing but you need to be ready, you need to have a system.   What does that mean?
 
Know where they are.   I had someone who bought oils from me a while back give me a call to ask what oils she could use to tame an itch on a rash her daughter had.  I told her lavender.  She asked if lavender from the drug store would work.  I was a little confused and asked where her doTERRA essential oils were and her answer still stings today – “I don’t know.”    Know where your essential oils are, if you cannot find them to use them the essential oils will not help.
 
Learn about oils.  I think experimenting and finding what works for you is one of the best thing about essential oils.  I cannot think of any essential oil that does not have multiple uses.  I love to do some research and decide which oil to try or maybe even find or develop a blend.  doTERRA provides good information on the oils and AromaticScience.com has links to many scientific papers. 
​Use them for non-emergencies.  I cannot stress the importance of using them for the seemingly little things so when you really need them you think of them right away.  I had an experience where I got some bad food and although if it were anyone else I would have got one of my oils immediately but as it was me laying on the floor it took more than an hour to get my doTERRA DigestZen Essential Oil Blend out and give myself some relief.  Now when I have a little something I right away go to my oils as opposed to waiting to see if it passes.  That way it is second nature and the first thought I have when something less comfortable strikes.
 
Have a reference book at your fingertips.  There are a lot of great reference books out there. Take a look at them, ask other oil users, pick one or two, then keep it handy.  I actually have collected a few different books I like but I have my favorite.  I have more than one of that favorite book.  There is one upstairs, one downstairs, one in the vehicle I drive the most, and soon to be one at the cabin that is almost done.  I always have one when I need it.
​Have the tools you need.  Sure, the essential oil is the star but every star needs a supporting cast.  What else could it need you ask.  Carrier oils, roller bottles, spray bottles, to name a few.  I always have my carrier oils handy as I prefer to dilute my oils when using topically.  Roller bottles and spray bottles make application easier.  I also have veggie caps readily available for oils I choose to take internally. 
 
Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of the Scout Movement said, “Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.” This should be true for all of us.  We need to be prepared whether for natural disasters or use these amazing essential oils.
 
If you are ready to learn more about using essential oils and being prepared for life’s little emergencies.  Click the contact box at the top of the screen and I will schedule a time with you or you can call me at 850-296-7976.


Cheryl Fritsch-Middleton is an Essential Oil Evangelist and President of Be OilRight, LLC. Her mission is to educate people on using natural solutions to improve their home and health so they can be prepared for life’s little emergencies. Cheryl can be reached via phone at 850-296-7976, by email at Cheryl@BeOilRight.com or at her website: http://www.BeOilRight.com 


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