Every once in awhile, I find myself in a rut. Nothing in my life is necessarily wrong, but something feels like it's missing. I experienced such rut a few months ago. Isabelle had just started school, and our family had began a new schedule that was very much the same each and every day.
Don't get me wrong - I love schedules and routines! But there were days that I would think that there was more to me than just waking up, getting ready, dropping kids off at school, picking kids up from school, cleaning, running errands, cooking, going to work, etc. I felt as though I needed to invest more in myself by way of developing new talents or learning about new things.
I decided to spend some more time in an area that had piqued my interest for years: essential oils. I was specifically interested in them in terms of cleaning. I had always been curious about making my own cleaning products and knew essential oils were often used in homemade recipes. I reached out to a friend of mine who had a lot of experience with the oils, and she helped me find a starter kit that complimented my needs.
Not long after, I found myself using the oils every single day. I used them to clean my kitchen and bathrooms. I used them to help my family, specifically my kids, calm down in the evening and to get better sleep. I used them to keep the spiders away in my basement. I used them to wipe down all the door knobs and other frequently touched surfaces in my house to help eliminate germs. I used them to help clear up my skin when I broke out into hives. I used them as a "pick me up" when I felt a bit groggy in the morning and mid-afternoon. And I used them to help my house smell like a million bucks!
Now, only three months later, I have found myself with a new appreciation and love for these oils. Not only have they given me a plethora of options in how I care for myself and family, they helped me get out of my rut. It has been so nice to learn about something new and find new ways to spend my time!
As I've shared them with my family and friends, I've forced myself out of my comfort zone and have seen new ways in which I am capable. And, as a VERY surprising twist, they have helped me earn some extra cash. An outcome I was not planning or expecting at all. But, I'm certainly not complaining!
Do you use essential oils? If so, how? I'd love to learn new ways to use them!
Do you have an interest in essential oils? If so, let's talk! They really have changed my life.