There I was, month eight into trying to have our second son. I'm sure there's a lot of you out there that can relate to the emotional struggles and upset when failed attempts to try and get pregnant keep happening over and over again. Inside, I was struggling, but not many knew how I felt because I usually bottle up emotions until I'm on the verge of an absolute melt down.
One summer weekend, my husband knew I needed to get out of town for a bit, so we decided to head to Austin, Tx to go see my grandma and other family who lived in the area. We had a nice visit and ended up at a Mexican restaurant where margaritas were calling my name. We shared the table with family, but the Mrs. behind the madness was my aunt Kristin Schell. (YES, the Turquoise Table lady!) I call her my "faith rock" because even though we don't talk as much as I'd like, we always talk when I'm in a rough spot. She has always provided me with faith based guidance, a big hug, a little wine and some solutions that sound reasonable. I'll be honest, I was almost sure when I told her our not getting pregnant story, she'd whip out her purse with some business cards to her connections of specialized doctors that might be able to help us. She did whip something out of her purse, ...but it wasn't some world renowned doctor or special friend connection for me to tap into...it was actually a bag full of essential oils and I was officially convinced she had FALLEN OFF OF HER ROCKER! (Sorry aunt K!)
The night continued with margaritas, MANY whiffs of her favorite (now my favorite too) perfume blend called Whisper, and intriguing chats on how oils might just be able to help with "infertility." I do want to say that my mechanics worked (at least once), I already had one handsome cowboy just 2 years before with the same handsome fella, and had at least one failed pregnancy during the process...so I knew it was possible...just something was off. I kept asking my aunt about the particulars, and since she was newer to essential oil using she directed me to a few good resources to learn, then TWISTED MY ARM (not really) and told me I needed to give the suckers a try. Honestly...I had every intention to just use them in candle making attempts and expected them to, more-than-likely, just sit on the counter and collect dust. NOT THE CASE...
Just a week or so later...I got my Home Essentials Kit (plus a few more)....and hope that things would change. I started researching fertility protocols and quickly realized I only had a little of what I needed for the big guns recipes. I wasn't ready to buy more oils, because I wasn't quite a believer yet, so I just started exploring with things I had. I was able to tackle things like sleep and relaxation with Lavender and Serenity, mood and feelings of depression with Wild Orange and Frankincense, energy and head tension with Peppermint, stress and anxious feelings with Balance. Clearly these weren't oils that would complete my fertility protocol, but they would help with some other underlying issues...so I was happy I made the decision to try essential oils at least for the more simple issues.
Three months had passed, and we were STILL trying to get pregnant, and I was at least feeling a little less gloomy. One day, I wish I had documented it, I took a pregnancy test and it was POSITIVE! I about crapped my pants (sorry) and started wondering what the heck I was doing different that could make this happen...what could have caused this to happen FINALLY? The only thing I can think of, even still to this date, is that I was happier and my body was working more efficiently. I was less stressed, sleeping better, taking care of my body better, managing my moods better, etc. I sometimes also think that the time it took for me to get pregnant, was almost God's protection over me and my unborn baby because He knew I was a mess inside and probably couldn't carry a baby full term. It sounds silly, but I feel essential oils improved my over all emotional health, as well as my physical health and I felt whole again. Whole enough to get pregnant, whole enough to carry a baby full term, and whole enough to give birth (6 weeks early which is a whole different story) to beautiful cowboy number two!!
Now, years later, I still believe that my accidental introduction to essential oils wasn't an accident after all. My decision to give them a shot in hopes of not disappointing my aunt K, led me to the completion of our happy little family...two little cowboys and one hot cowboy husband. (Sorry Justin!)
The moral of the story here is...you just never know how things may hinder or help, but if you don't at least give them a shot you will never know what miracles might happen.
These are my cowboys...two of them at least! I do have one more, but he happens to be THE hot cowboy husband that I'll tell on in other blog posts. My boys have grown up around essential oils, and know they have the tools themselves to help handle their emotions and soothe their biggest battle wound. They are my oil babies, and I am grateful for them.
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