I live in Utah and even though the wildfire I experienced near my home does not even compare to what Colorado is experiencing, it was still a scary weekend!
The wildfire started last Thursday and I went to bed Thursday night after watching the flames on the mountain, thinking it wasn’t so bad. I woke up at 10am (yes, I love to sleep in) on Friday morning. I looked outside and there was billowing black smoke and the flames were a lot closer and further down the mountain. Freak out! My husband left his work and the next neighborhood over was put on alert to evacuate. We started gathering our things. The most important things. I gathered our important documents (birth certificates, tax info, passports etc.), photo albums, my computer, journals and an afghan my mom crocheted for me. Walking through our house, it was filled with many things, but I realized that is it exactly – things. Replaceable things. Unimportant things. It is a little sad that it takes a natural disaster to realize this. The most important things in our lives are the irreplaceable things. Family and our
relationships. Our neighborhood was evacuated shortly thereafter. I am really grateful for the firefighters and many volunteers who helped keep this fire away from our homes. No structures were damaged, my neighbors and friends were safe and they got the fire contained. We were able to return to our homes late Saturday night.
I also grabbed my oils. Yes, they are replaceable. But what if there had been a more extreme natural disaster. Like an earthquake that devastated my whole city. Hospitals have plans to be prepared for natural disasters, but I live miles away from a hospital. What if I couldn’t get there? This is when essential oils would be a huge benefit and help. I don’t claim essential oils to be a cure-all. They won’t fix a broken bone or help if you need stitched up. But, they can be beneficial for other things. Breathe essential oil for respiratory support. OnGuard for immune support. Lavender to calm. Peppermint for cooling. You never know when a natural disaster could happen and the drug stores are cleared out of everything. It is nice to have options and that is why I love essential oils.
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