anxiety and essential oils

Happy healthy Thursday!

I’d just like to point out this is the second week in a row where I’m sharing about health.

That’s kind of a miracle.

so buy those lottery tickets, play those lucky numbers, and go fly a kite because today must be all of our lucky days!

kidding. (just a bit)

If you didn’t have a chance to read last Thursdays post on Demystifying Essential Oils, click here and catch up on that..

Lately, I’ve been asked, “how’s zion doing?” a lot. While I’m so thankful to be able to tell them that he is really recovering well, I also find myself being gut-level honest and throwing in, “but it’s taking me a little bit longer.”


It’s been about a month and a half since Zion had emergency brain surgery. That means it’s been one month since I kissed him on the forehead on his way into the Operating Room, not sure if it would be the last time or not. Not only that, but this new shunt has no guarantees of working and a definite guarantee of failing someday down the road. So I wrestle with the tension of enjoying zion’s current recovery but being aware that at any moment that might not be the case.


This type of fear and pain is traumatic, and the anxiety that followed has been real, taking up residence not just in my mind and heart, but also in my physical body. I’m learning our bodies store trauma in ways we aren’t even aware of, so something has to detoxify and neutralize those stress hormones or they will take hold of us.


I can’t help but feel so thankful that in this time, I haven’t had to start popping anti anxiety meds to get me over this spell, I’ve simply been able to treat my body naturally with oils and see it respond.


Lately, I have been using Frankincense daily to help with anxiety and worry about Zion’s health. It can be used for many different things, but lately this has been my anti-anxiety go to. I put a couple drops on the base of my skull twice a day and since I started this, I’ve felt so relieved of the constant pressure of anxiety.


It’s not some magic potion or anything. Frankincense contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood-brain barrier and potentially helping to relieve some symptoms of depression, anxiety, and mental fatigue.


This oil is powerful and because of that, it’s costly. If you don’t have it already I recommend ordering the young living premium starter kit because you will get a bottle of frankincense that will last quite awhile, along with ten other oils and a diffuser.


The starter kit is $160 while a bottle of Frankincense by itself is $73.50. Most of those other oils can be blended to make remedies for many other ailments, as well as make your home smell lovely and your heart feel happy while diffusing them.

Click here and order your starter kit today, (if you order as a distributor, aka someone who can sell oils in the future for money if you ever want to, you will get wholesale prices, a screaming’ deal) join my team, and join the essential oils family.. I am always available to help you explore this aspect of your health more.

If you are curious or skeptical, feel free to leave a comment or contact me using the “send us a note” link above.

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ash parsons Hey Kate.
This was HUGE for me. Just huge. I can tell it’s something I’m going to be revisiting a lot and reciting to myself. I live in that space of fear of these things I can’t control in my kids lives way too much. It’s nice to read these words and know I’m not alone and that I can release that fear to the one who heals. Thank you so very much for sharing that with me!
with love,
ashApril 5, 2016 – 8:43 am

Kate Hi! Total stranger here but I’m a friend of friends and LOVE your photography. I read this yesterday and after reading your post above, I thought I’d share because I found it so comforting:

We can control the quality and that’s a pretty great thing.

Keeping you all in my thoughts. XoxoApril 1, 2016 – 6:23 am

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