OILY SPOTLIGHT #1 - VETIVER

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These monthly spotlights are to share with you the amazing power of these beautiful essential oils. However, instead of merely looking up what benefits they have and writing about it, I will be sharing how each oil has personally affected me and my family. I invite you to come on this journey of discovery with me. Let’s dive in!

 

I originally purchased Vetiver for my kids because I had heard all about the amazing stories from others on how it improved sleep. My eldest is 4.5 years old and he has only recently moved into his own bedroom. From about the time he was 6 months he was quite a good sleeper. He would fall asleep quickly and wouldn’t stir much during the night. However, my husband changed jobs this year, which required him to be away from home for several months. What used to be an easy night-time routine, turned into a nightmare for me. It would take ages for him to fall asleep, he would use everything to distract himself and he would drive me absolutely insane.

I can honestly say that since diffusing my own sleepy time blend, which has Vetiver as its primary oil, my son now falls asleep within 5 minutes. My 1 year old is also much more relaxed at night as well. This in itself demonstrates how awesome Vetiver is.

 

Now, let me just say right here, that if this improvement in my son’s sleep is the only wonderful thing that came from Vetiver I would say it was money well spent. What I was not expecting was the life changing effect it had on me.

My monthly ordered arrived on a Thursday at lunchtime. As usual I could not wait to open up this treasure box of oily goodness and get experimenting. I opened up and smelt each oil as I pulled it out of the box. Sweet Vetiver was sitting for me at the bottom of the box, patiently waiting its turn.

I unscrewed the lid, brought the little bottle up to my nose, inhaled deeply and WAM! It was seriously the most wonderful, enlightening and delightful smell I had ever set my nose on. It was as if in those first few moments any negative thoughts were completely blocked from my mind.

Just a brief backstory, recently I have been feeling very angry, tired and stressed. I knew I wanted to release it all, but this angry cloud just didn’t want to budge its stubborn arse.

Well let me tell you, Vetiver changed that within milliseconds. I felt all that anger, frustration and tiredness swiftly leave my body (it has been a couple of week since then and that awful cloud has not returned).

I also felt the tension that I hold in my jaw and neck, (which has been there for years) leave my body. I honestly cannot remember what it felt like to have a jaw and neck so loose and relaxed. It felt liberating.

I am trying my best to paint a picture with words, as to the truly astounding results I experienced from Vetiver. But some things just cannot be explained in the written or spoken word. This is one of those things that need to be experienced on a personal level. These words are merely a small tasting of what I felt and experienced in those moments with Vetiver.

 

Since that moment I diffuse Vetiver in all bedrooms before we go to sleep at night. It has truly changed my life, in such an immediate and profound way I have never experienced anything like it before.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Vetiver assists in feeling centred, grounded and connected, while helping you overcome feeling stressed, scattered and is excellent in a crisis.
  • It has a calming and sedative quality for restful sleep
  • It has improving supporting properties
  • It has a sweet, woody and caramel smell

 

Have you tried Vetiver? If yes, share with me in the comments below your experiences. If no, and you would love to get your hands on this little bottle of liquid miracles send me a message.

 

If you would like to get your hands on this little bottle of liquid gold (really, the oil is thick and golden) please contact me and I can share some more details with you.

 

Love & Gratitude,

Steph xx

 

Disclaimer:

I am not a medical practitioner and do not diagnose, treat or prescribe in any shape, manner or form. Always discuss with your health provider before using essential oils. All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site are for reference purposes and my personal stories and are not intended to substitute advice given by your personal health professional.