This afternoon I sat down to make new labels for all of the girls’ rollers, and I just sat and looked at them all with tears in my eyes. It wasn’t until that moment, seeing them all laying in a row on the floor, that I realized just how many they had. Each roller representing a need met and prayer answered, a natural solution with no side effects or toxins. Supporting their little bodies instead of treating.
I am so full of gratitude when I think of how much progress we’ve made in just two and a half years, from having no idea that anything we were buying at the store or getting from the doctor had any kind of negative effects, to now – full blown, sold-out, crunchy granola mama. It didn’t happen overnight. It was very gradual! But it wasn’t hard either. It’s been fun. I just decided on that day, those two and a half years ago, that as a need would arise, I would be intentional and turn to oils. I would do whatever it took to learn how to meet that need with oils.
I also didn’t have to do it alone. I had a team of ladies who had already done the learning before me. So as one of my girls had a need, I knew I could message and turn to any one of these friends anytime, and they could share a protocol they knew from experience that would work. I had amazing reference books and apps on my phone that I could turn to. I had a huge Facebook community where I could do a simple search and read post after post and comment after comment of moms who had been right where I was and shared their recipes and protocols for supporting their kiddos. I am so grateful for the wisdom shared and the knowledge I have gained. I have learned so much and still have so much more to learn. I don’t know that you ever stop learning or that I would want to.
And the cost surprisingly isn’t more. We’re spending less. Yep. When I add up all we used to spend on co-pays, prescriptions, household cleaners (this was a huge one), fragrances, and personal care products, what we are spending now is considerably less. If you had told me two years ago that this would be my life, I probably would have looked at you in disbelief. It was a dream that seemed so far off. Something I was willing to move toward, but thought it would be way on down the road.
From rollers to rubs to non-toxic bath products and lotion to natural toothpaste, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I’m offering the best for my kiddos. And I would never ever even think about going back. It’s so very different from the norm, but the best things in life have not been the most popular. Not for me anyway.
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