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My First Experience with Essential Oils

Updated on April 2, 2019
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Melody has been using and selling essentials oils for the past 10 years even before they were popular.

My First Experience

Imagine a headache that lasts for months... never ending... never letting up. I know some of you can relate to this. Now imagine walking into a friend's house and having her apply two different oils to the back of your neck. 5 minutes later... no headache!

Aandi and Me

Aandi and Me
Aandi and Me

Background

Let's take a step back... about 4 months.

I had been suffering from extreme headaches caused by tension. They were so intense and long lasting that my doctor finally insisted on an MRI to try to determine the cause or, at the very least, to rule out some causes. All tests came back negative (which was a big relief) and so after several more weeks of investigating possible causes, he determined that my chronic headaches (not exaggerating... I had had them 24/7 for the previous 4-5 months) were simply the result of stress.

Stress??? Really??? Headaches 24/7 with no relief..... due to stress. Yep, it was true.

Knowing stress was the cause actually helped to alleviate some of the pain. They were no longer 24/7 but they were doggedly relentless. Coming and going constantly and still pretty extreme in their intensity. Nothing relieved them for long periods of time.

The Encounter

After several years a dear friend suggested that I needed to get some Peppermint Essential Oil by Young Living. She had been using essential oils for several years and wanted me to give them a try. Now, to be honest, essential oils sounded a bit hokey to me. I had used magnets in the past so I was open to alternative ways to improve my health… but still… essential oils? It didn’t seem plausible.

About 4 months after first talking to her about these oils over the phone, she slapped some oils on me when I came into the house. Within 5 minutes… headache gone!!! There hadn’t been many days when it was simply… completely… GONE!

PanAway and Peppermint

PanAway and Peppermint
PanAway and Peppermint

The Result

Over the next few weeks, I had the relief of being headache free for a majority of the time. Did the headaches leave and not come back? No. Did I suddenly become totally stress-free? No. But when the headaches came, I had Peppermint and to fall back on. I was certainly sold on their benefits and effectiveness immediately and during the next few weeks I learned that it wasn’t a fluke.

That was 10 years ago. My life is still stressful. Who’s isn’t? But I have my essential oils to help me deal with some of the consequences of a stressful life.

Peppermint Essential Oil and PanAway Essential Oil!!!!

PanAway Essential Oil by Young Living in a 5ml bottle is also an option.

Today

Today I sell essential oils on a limited basis. People are becoming more educated about essential oils and they are way more receptive to hearing about them and trying them out.

My goal is to help in that educational process by sharing my experiences and what I've learned about them.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Melody Dunithan

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    • Melody Dunithan profile imageAUTHOR

      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      That's awesome! Lavender and peppermint are 2 of my favorites. I've only used the rose oil a few times.

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      Blair villanueva 

      11 months ago

      Essential oils are a must-have in our home. We love the lavender, rose and peppermint scents.

    • Melody Dunithan profile imageAUTHOR

      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      Look for something that can help you with something specific or start with a general oil that has a lot of benefits, like lavender or peppermint.

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      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      Yes, they do. You can diffuse different oils for different uses and different smells.

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      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      Yes, they have so many applications. I don't know what I did without them.

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      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      Happy to have introduced you to something new.

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      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      I love what they can do. They are a go-to product for me.

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      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      They are wonderful products. All natural if you are getting brands that are pure therapeutic grade.

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      Tracy @ Cleland Clan 

      11 months ago

      I’ve never used essential oils, but the more I heard about them, the more willing I become to try them.

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      clio 

      11 months ago

      I need to tell this to my sister in law! She's also subject to headaches and I don't think she tried oils before.. Really incredible. Thank you for sharing this!

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      Subhashish Roy 

      11 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your experience and the benefits of essential oils. Good learning for me.

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      Elizabeth Nunes 

      11 months ago

      I was also we as skeptical of oils too..I never thought they could do such wonders. Now I sweat by my oils, they save me from ingesting other medicines and help me live a better life.

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      Lyosha 

      11 months ago

      I love essential oild! It totally gives me boost of energy and joy! Smells totally make a house!

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      Thuy 

      11 months ago

      I’ve heard tons of good things about the benefits of essential oils! I need to get some

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      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      I LOVE them for sure! They have so many benefits and are totally natural.

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      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      They did wonders for me. Drink lots of water whenever you use essential oils. The water hydrates your system and helps the oils travel through your body to do the most good.

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      Snehal 

      11 months ago

      I keep getting headaches every now and then. Would like to give these two essential oils a try!

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      Trish Veltman 

      11 months ago

      I see a lot of people who swear by essential oils to ease headaches and other ailments.

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      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      I do totally recommend them. I was skeptical when I first heard about them, but I've had amazing results! I LOVE diffusing them, too. The resins burn well, but the oils do best in a cool mist diffuser.

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      Johnny Quid 

      11 months ago

      Essential Oils are great! We burn them in my house and the entire area just feels more relaxing. The mood of our small apartment instantly changes from lived-in and slightly chaotic to tranquil and homey. I haven't used them on my body, but if they can clear headaches when used topically, I may try that as well! Great post!

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      Melody Dunithan 

      11 months ago from Indiana

      Hi Jessa... You can contact me through my profile for more information.

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      Jessa B. 

      11 months ago

      Thanks for introducing Young Living essential oil to us! How could i buy them from you hun??

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      Melody Dunithan 

      12 months ago from Indiana

      Awesome, Giselle! Peppermint is truly one of my favorites!

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      Giselle Oliveira 

      12 months ago from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      Great post! I'm just starting to explore essential oils, my neighbour gave me the peppermint to try a few weeks ago because of my complaint about migraines. This stuff really works! I'm so impressed! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

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      Melody Dunithan 

      12 months ago from Indiana

      My husband's favorite is geranium for muscle cramps.

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      Debra Roberts 

      12 months ago from Ohio

      I love peppermint and eucalyptus oils for managing headaches and muscle fatigue! I've even got my husband asking for his own bottle of peppermint oil to keep in his nightstand for his headaches! I use oils for everything and don't know how I survived so many decades without them!

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