Jon’s Essential Oil Story
I have been very allergic to pollen my whole life. In fact, from April through July every year since I was four years old I had to choose. I either had to suffer through it or treat it with conventional methods that often left me lethargic and in a brain fog. Since I couldn’t stand suffering through it, I basically went around like a zombie for four months out of the year. But today, summer means fun in the sun and the great outdoors. You can even find me mowing the grass with sniffle-free enthusiasm! I owe it all to my sweet wife, and believe it or not, the power of plants.
A few years back, my wife Lynn was introduced to pure essential oils derived from plants. She absolutely loved them and tried to get me try them. Well, the thought of walking around smelling like lavender didn’t exactly appeal to my masculine side. Besides, if I hadn’t heard about the power of essential oils (and at 40-something, I thought I had heard it all), then it was likely not worth my attention. Plus, plants and I were not exactly on friendly terms, so I may not have had the best attitude.
Of course, what I didn’t know at the time was that essential oils are a plant’s natural immune system, the chemistry that protects the plants from disease. What does that have to do with people? People and plants have compatible chemistry and what helps them, can potentially help us. I am living proof! But back to my story…
They say that “pride goeth before a fall”. I certainly found that to be true on a trip to Utah in March of 2012 when I awoke feeling like a truck had hit me. I suddenly realized that spring came much earlier in the high deserts of Utah than in cooler northern climate of Norway where we were living. And I felt the full force of the pollen explosion the morning of a very important meeting.
I felt awful and looked even worse. I panicked as I thought – I can’t go to my meeting in this condition! Luckily, Lynn was with me. She convinced me to use her essential oils instead of taking of making a mad dash to Walgreen’s. I added two drops each of lavender, lemon, and peppermint to a shot glass of water, swished it around my mouth for 30 seconds and swallowed. Whew! It certainly had a kick and boy did I feel better fast!
This changed my world! Since that day, I have used essential oils during pollen season and it has made all the difference. No longer in a lethargic brain fog, I not only have the energy to play with my kids, I can play with them in the grass, something unthinkable a few years back.
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