So last year I got in on the essential oil bandwagon. I love them. I really do. I now have things in my home like all natural laundry detergent and natural hand soap that have essential oils in it. I have roller balls of essential oil blends that I wear as perfume or for help with everyday aches and pains. I have an awesome homemade muscle rub cream that I swear melts away my neck tension every night. But I am also living modern life. I am a working mom who eats things like Orange Chicken (so delicious) from Panda Express for lunch. I let my son do things like drink water from the garden hose or eat day old cheerios off the floor. I also still have a medicine cabinet filled with things like Tylenol and Claritin because you just never know when you will need them.
When I decided to start this website last summer it was to be an outlet for me to write about my new role as a mom and explore this new world of essential oils I was excited about. It was also a creative outlet for me as I grieved the sudden loss of my mom last summer. And over the past year I have been feeling more comfortable in everything. My son is going to be two in a few weeks and I still love my essential oils. I also can think about my mom now without dissolving into a pile of grief. It has been a good year.
There are so many fanatics out there on both the essential oil AND motherhood front. Sometimes I want to shout, “REALLY? You really did power yoga, cooked an organic breakfast AND magically healed your sick child from one application of essential oils all before 9 AM?”
The reality of life is that sometimes you feel like super mom and other days you just survive till the kids go to bed. Essential oils have supported my family in an amazing way this year and I love them. But I also will still take my child to the doctor if he gets really sick.
It is called moderation people. In the end, we are all just trying to make the best decisions for our family while trying to fulfill our dreams and ambitions at the same time.
Now excuse me as I get my 3rd cup of coffee for the day. It is Friday after all and I am running on fumes at this point. Moderation in the caffeine department can start tomorrow…