My sons’ autism diagnosis is what led my family to embark on our essential oil journey. Prior to experiencing and researching the many benefits of essential oils, I believed that the little bottles of oils were for hippies and their only use was to make a room smell nice. Little did I know that they were going to change our lives in so many ways.
Upon receiving Chase’s autism diagnosis, all the doctors spoke about were prescription medications as a way of helping to calm and focus him. I knew straight away that this was not the path I wanted to take and politely declined. Yes, the prescription medications would be the quickest ‘fix’ but was this really what Chases’ already out of sync body needed; More artificial chemicals!
After hours of research, reading testimonials and communicating with other autism mums on chat forums, I discovered that essential oils were highly regarded as a natural, safe way to support children with autism. One thing you should know about me is that I am a bit of a perfectionist, which can be pretty exhausting and unrealistic, however if I was going to use essential oils I was going to use the best oils available and learn as much as I could so that I could be the best god dam essential oil user there was!
We are now 3 years into our essential oil journey, and we are using the best essential oils in the world. I have educated myself and gained a wealth of knowledge on exactly what these amazing doTERRA essential oils can do. Chases’ oily knowledge is very impressive too! Chase knows exactly what oils his body needs when a situation gets the better of him and that is empowering. He relies on the oils for calming, focus, comfort, transitioning, nerves and so much more.
To help Chase we created an oil protocol and we initially introduced the oil combinations to him slowly. Calming and dealing with big emotions was our priority, so this is where we started. Each week we introduced new oil combinations into his daily routine. After a few short months we had worked out what was working the best for him; we had some amazing wins and couldn’t believe the change in him! He is now calmer, more focused, and in control of his body, all thanks to the oils. You can view Chase’s personalised protocol here.
I often get asked if Chase has been wrongly diagnosed or what prescription medications I have him on. This is because to others he seems like a very calm “neuro-typical” kid. I always respond with a smile and simply say, “Have you heard of doTERRA?”
DoTERRA essential oils have not only changed Chases’ life but they help and support my entire family. Please keep in mind no two kids are the same. What works for one child may not work for another. We have more amazing days since using essential oils, but we also have horrible days where his autism defeats us. Chases’ weekly routine consist not only of essential oils but a sensory diet, sessions with his Occupational Therapist and wholefood eating. If you would like to know more or have any questions, please reach out to me here https://makinglemonade.com.au/contact Starting an essential oil journey can be overwhelming and I would love to support you and your family along the way. I am not a medical practitioner; I am an autism mum that uses natural interventions to make your autism journey a smoother one.