Talk about an incredible journey! I began writing about my recent findings of the incredible benefits that aromatherapy had been impacting my son, and friends I received such positive feedback, and many inquiries about what I had stumbled upon.
Essential Oils have made a really positive impact on my family. Our son was diagnosed with a sensory and anxiety disorder in October of 2014 past. His ability to self-regulate his behavior without medication or formal occupational training has been remarkable. We show love, and patience in our best times... and he knows for the most part how to bring himself out of a potentially bad situation. I looked into using aromatherapy as a way to assist and enable his body to line-up with what my son was trying so desperately to accomplish... and within moments of the first application, we noticed positive changes.
Being a lover of all things natural and handmade (see all my posts since I began blogging in 2013)... it only came naturally to me to seek and find a creative way to get these amazing oils onto our family in a consistent and safe way. Roller balls and topical application were working great... but the creative person inside of me knew these was more to it!
Enter Felting! Being a potter, I would hand-build and spin pieces in the basement studio of my mom's house for hours and hours on end. They would have to drag me upstairs just to get me to eat! Well... my dear parents live in Kitchener, and since having our second child... and another on the way.... the dust, oxides, and all that comes with being a potter had to be put on the back burner. I thought I had lost that creative outlet... and I mourned for something to put my hands to.
Again.... Enter Felting! I took a course at Crafts Arts Market downtown last year. It was taught by the local and wonderfully talented artist Tammy Jane Lepp, who owns the online Esty store called: Pambatam She makes incredible textiles and taught me how to make them too. Youtube also was amazing for adding any missing pieces about felting balls that Tammy was not versed in. Needless to say, I picked it up really quickly.
Stay tuned for a up and coming collaborative projects with some friends I have met with essential oils. Make and takes are one of my favourite ways to share the oily love with others.