Hi out there in the Universe... how are things in your world?
As we enter the last quarter of 2020, I’m going to be sharing more about the holistic toolkit that has been a big part of my healing from vestibular neuritis + vestibular migraines over the last almost four years. Having recovered my wellness, I can see very clearly what played a big role in my being where I am today. I rarely experience any vestibular symptoms and I'm so freaking grateful for it because of course that wasn't always the case.
My mission is to help and support other Vestibular Warriors in healing and thriving. I believe in vibrant health now and into the future, and now - this present moment wherever this post is finding you - is the time to take serious ownership of your health with the vestibular stuff and beyond. This is a huge opportunity and one I couldn't fully understand when I was in the darkness of the vestibular stuff, but retrospect displays a bright light on how damn important holistic support has been in my recovery. It's also beautiful support now and into the future. You've probably guessed that I'm talking about essential oils.
Now, when I say essential oil, I have to explain because most of the stuff out there is pure junk, packed with synthetic ingredients, and not really made of plant at all. I'm only talking about Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils [check out my free basics guide here].
Rolling an essential oil on my spine in the morning is much more than simply a means to boost my immune system. It’s a statement about taking ownership of my health and being proactive rather than reactive. Every one of my decisions in the beginning with the vestibular stuff felt reactive. Reacting to every symptom, every feeling, every doctor’s appointment, every disappointment... I was so over it.
I no longer live in a reactive mode. I’m now very protective of my wellness and operate on the mindset that I can influence my health. That I should be acting to elevate my wellness every single day, because that is how I uncover my bliss. Essential oils grounded that mindset for me.
Also, I have experienced how having a natural toolkit promotes my glowing wellness. I was sinking in the mud when those oils arrived, but I made the instinctive decision to start sharing essential oils with others and it has become a part of finding myself in the storm and uncovering my bliss.
I'm sharing a few of my favorite oils for Vestibular Warriors. Of course there are others. I've got a happy cabinet filled with blissful plant magic as my family's healthcare system at home, but these ones are are few that I think every Vestibular Warrior can benefit from. I'm going to tell you the why + how-to-use for each and I encourage you to dive in, and get excited! Of course if you're looking for more support, don't hesitate to reach out and I can create a kit of oils catered to you. [However, if you want to purchase my favorites, visit here.]
Let's break it down:
BASIL- top uses: dizziness (with migraines), mental fatigue, nausea, earache
-I talk about this oil in this post and how I used to use it to assist when attacks hit out of the blue.
PEPPERMINT- top uses: promote alertness/energy, for memory issues, migraines, stomach discomfort.
-I use this oil all throughout the day as needed.
-Paired with Basil essential oil, it's a powerhouse combating vestibular migraines. I talk about it in the below video on Vestibular Warrior YouTube.
HELICHRYSUM- healing, regenerating; top uses: shock, nerve damage, tinnitus, earache
-I apply this oil on the bone behind my ears and back of the neck for any discomfort.
BALANCE BLEND- stabilizing + centering, top uses: stress, anxiety, neurological conditions, grief, promotes tranquility; made of: Spruce Leaf, Ho Wood Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Blue Tansy Flower, Blue Chamomile Flower, and Osmanthus Flower essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
SERENITY BLEND- calming, warm; top uses: insomnia & sleep issues, stress, tension, calm fears, nervousness, muscle tension, use as part of a bedtime routine; made of: Cedarwood, Lavender, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood.
-I apply this oil on my pulse points at bedtime and feet bottoms to relax and unwind. It's also wonderful in the moment with nervousness to apply on the back of the neck and inhale from cupped hands.
CHEER BLEND- resilient; top uses: disconnected feelings, anxiety, depression, blood sugar issues; made of: cinnamon, clove, ginger and wild orange
-I would use this blend as much as needed when derealization was crashing my world. It would bring me into the moment and it's uplifting. I talk about Cheer + Peppermint it in the video below.
And another to show you how I use oils:
I hope that you found this post helpful. If you're a Vestibular Warrior interested in purchasing these oils, you can get them here. [If you are outside the US, doTERRA ships around the world. Reach out to me here and I'll help you order.] You'll then hear from me welcoming you to the essential oils life. I'll provide you some resources to jump in and of course I'm here to support you on your healing journey.
Rooting for you!