At the beginning of 2012 I would have rushed to the Panadol at the first sign of one of my children getting sick.   Now that I have a better understanding of the potential side effects of pharmaceuticals (including Panadol), I was very happy to discover a natural alternative which is extremely effective at supporting the body’s health and function.

In February 2012, I discovered the benefits of certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils (CPTG).   Before this, I’d occasionally used Lavender to help me sleep, or put a few drops in the bath for relaxation, and Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil) for pimples, but I had no idea that these natural plant extracts could actually support the body to be well, and save money!

So, now when my kids are hot or have a queasy tummy I reach for the Peppermint Oil.  When they graze their knees, I use Clove Oil.  When they get bitten by a mosquito, I use Tea Tree and Lavender.  When I get stressed, simply from being a mum with two children (and running a home based business), I inhale, apply (and sometimes swallow!) Lavender, Ylang Ylang or Frankincense.

Recently, I’ve noticed that I no longer yell at my kids (quite so loudly).  We haven’t been to the doctors in months.  I feel calmer, and most importantly I feel empowered that I am now taking control of my family’s health.

I arrived in Australia in 2009, with my husband and 3 year old son. I was 7 months pregnant and I had the flu.  The next 12 months was spent sleep deprived, sick (colds, flu, gastro), and no family support.  Thankfully I had a supportive neighbour who helped keep me sane!

My son was prescribed antibiotics three times in the first 6 months for mosquito bite infections.  If only I had known then what I know now…

It’s not really surprising that I decided to leave behind my career of 15 years in environmental consultancy as a hydrogeologist and head towards a business in natural health.  I was so FED UP of being sick!

So, back to essential oils…..

It seems that I am far from alone in my plight of seeking natural alternative medicines and a preservative free diet. In my journey since starting GreenLifeOrganics in 2010, I have tried many different natural products, but due to popular demand, I am now giving regular classes on essential oils, in particular the Home Essentials class

The oils that I now use and recommend are doTERRA as currently they are the only Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential oils.  And the results so far have been truly amazing.

The oils classes include information on natural alternatives for managing occasional pain, minor injuries, assisting quality sleep, dealing with stuffy noses and the bugs that are particularly prevalent in winter, as well as personal hygiene and cleaning! You can also use them when you cook!

If you’d like to learn more about how I use essential oils for our health and happiness, why not pop over to my GreenLifeOrganics Facebook Page or our online community GreenLifeOils.  Or, in the meantime, you can request some free samples to get you started or click here for step by step ordering instructions.  If you are not sure where to start then contact me on +44 (0) 7557337363 or tanya@greenlifeorganics.co.uk for a free 20 min wellness consultation.