It all started with Frank ...
The lightbulb moment was Frankincense (aka Frank) … at a farmer’s market. The vendor was telling me a little bit about each of the oils she had with her. And I was politely listening and thinking, “but, really?” ... when she picked up Frankincense. Everything she said after that was a wash, because all I could think was, “Well, duh! Of course God is going to give us what we need to heal ourselves!” Now, I’m not a crazy religious person, but when God talks to me, I listen!
Around the same time, my high-school-age daughter came to me, pulled her hair back and said, “Is this normal?” She had a bald spot on the side of her head about the circumference of a baseball. I instinctively felt that this was caused by something bad she’d been exposed to, some kind of chemicals in or on her body. I started the “au natural” pursuit for an answer. Out went the chemical-filled candles, plug-ins and sprays. In came Essential Oils. (Side note — if you throw out ALL your candles and it’s hurricane season in North Carolina, make sure you have working batteries in your flashlights! True story!)
I was shocked at how well Essential Oils worked right off the bat! EVERYONE around me got doused with oils. “Oh, you have a headache? Try PanAway! You’re stressed? Stress Away will calm you down!” Before long, I was being asked to order oils for others.
Up to this point, I had been a freelance writer, editor and designer. Twenty-eight years. And it was getting old.
When I put two and two together and realized I needed a change AND I was actually helping people live better lives, I fired all my clients (nicely, though!) and dug into a new business beginning with Essential Oils and expanding to teaching others to be naturally focused.
Now, I use my journalism skills to dig through the clutter of overwhelming information and advice and put together solid, easy-to-follow guidance. My quest for knowledge and constant improvement leads me to testing and trying new combinations, so I know what works and why.
You, and others like you, are the reason I do what I do. I'd love the opportunity to hear your story and help you on your natural journey.