Posted by Pam Stanfield on Sep 2nd 2019
It was in the mid 90's, I was strolling down Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. I felt a sense of freedom to just be me. I noticed a gypsy sitting by a small table in front of a small boutique. She was dressed in colorful silk from head to toe and was gently moving her hands around a crystal ball with a couple staring at her in awe.
I decided to go inside the boutique and check out the gypsy lady when leave. I walked inside the boutique and felt instant serenity. There was a scent in the air unlike anything I'd ever smelled before. It was an earthy, grounding scent mixed with some uplifting citrus.
I walked over to a lady who was standing by multiple cobalt blue and amber glass bottles. She introduced me to essential oils, a day I will never forget. I'd never even heard of essential oils so I asked her what they were.
She described them as highly concentrated but delicate oils that are expressed from flowers, leaves, roots, seeds and even the rind of fruits, along with other various plant parts. That's why they smelled so pure and uplifting, because they come from nature.
Unlike fragrance oils that contain hundreds of man made chemicals that have harmful side affects to humans and the environment. I have never worn a fragrance oil since that day. I wasn't aware how harmful they were. I left the store with my first two bottles of essential oils, Patchouli and Bergamot. I totally forgot about the gypsy lady as I wondrously walked out of the boutique on my adventures that beautiful, sunny, magical day.
Every day since then, essential oils have been a part of my everyday life. I even use them in my laundry. Essential oils are not only uplifting, but they are healing as well. For example, I use peppermint and eucalyptus to open up my nasal passages if I'm having a hard time breathing. Lavender heals burns. The list goes on and on. Just make sure to purchase pure essential oils so you get all the medicinal benefits.
Essential oils are my friends. I couldn't imagine life without them.
To your health and well-being.