How Essential Oil Therapy Changed My View of Modern Medicine

August 7th, 2014

I always wanted to be one of those girls who went to yoga, meditated daily and lived a “pure” life, but I never knew enough about the world of natural wellness. (And to be honest, I did not know how much I believed in it either).

Of course I knew that healthy eating and exercise were key factors in living a long, healthy life, but I was ignorant to the many other ways to naturally heal your body. Pharmaceutical drugs did not bother me; I was the first person to pop an Advil when I felt a tiny headache coming on. But since starting my internship at 21 Drops, my eyes have opened to this new, healthy world.

 

21 Drops Lineup

 

Just like many essential oil newbies, I was a little skeptical walking into the 21 Drops office. The whole idea of using aromatherapy instead of, or in conjunction with, traditional medicine seemed a little too good to be true.

But then I began to learn about the science behind essential oils and I started to truly believe. Who knew that pharmaceutical drugs are simply synthesized versions of the oils naturally found in plants?! That one piece of knowledge alone was enough to begin changing my views.

On my third day, I sat down to get started on my work and I felt this instant burst of energy surge through me. I looked around and saw my co-worker using one of the blends. It was Focus. I could not believe how affected I was by its scent.

 

21 Drops Rolling On Blend

 

At this point I was well on my way to being a full-on essential oil enthusiast, but I still wanted to test these little oils one last time. I have a confession: I use melatonin way too freely. Well, I used to. It seemed like falling asleep without it was close to impossible. So one night I swapped out my melatonin for Sleep. I rolled it on my wrists a few times and got into bed. The next thing I remember is waking up the next morning– I am not kidding.

I am in no way discrediting Western medicine. My father is a doctor and my sister is a nurse. I definitely think there are situations when pharmaceuticals are necessary. But I am a firm believer in the importance of essential oils and view them as an amazing alternative.

So I beg of you, next time something is bothering you, ask yourself if the drugs are necessary. If they are, go for it. But if not, take a chance on essential oils. I have a feeling your mind will be blown– just as mine was.

 

xo,

Alyssa

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