I have a new vice and I am sorry…

I have something to confess. My new addiction. 

I haven’t been passionate about anything lately. Not my writing – although it has somehow sparked some new fire especially since I have been getting some pats on the back from some people who were “inspired” by this blog. I haven’t read a book in a while. That seemed impossible with a toddler who will surely fill up every waking time (not complaining though). The short stint in calligraphy lessons bored me.

Somehow, my inner “creative” self was hungry for something to be occupied with aside from the daily grind of life.

Then, the universe conspired.

Someone introduced me to something that is now keeping me awake at night and even haunting me in my dreams. Haha!

I am talking about my new vice…


It is pretty messed up, I know, but I am so in love with this new thing in my life, and I cannot stop talking, thinking and researching about it. When I talk about my new addiction to the husband and to some of my friends, I feel like I sound like a cult member. Like nothing is ever wrong with it. 

I know that sounds crazy, but tell you what, I don’t care because this gives me the high that I have not had for a long time.

So what is this new vice of mine?


Oh dear! I got into this whole essential oil craze.


Yup, I am going full gung-ho on being an #oilbularyo and starting to go natural for my growing family’s health and wellness.

You see, alternative medicine is not something new to me. I grew up in a really small town (smallest in Negros Occidental if I am not mistaken) – it was more of a barrio than a town actually.

When I was younger, our fevers were treated with plants like kasla, our burns with aloe vera, our wounds with malunggay extract or guava leaves. We didn’t go immediately to the doctor for simple fevers, we went to our ol’ reliable manghihilot and they fixed us.

Did it work?

I suppose so. I am alive, am I not? Hehe.

Don’t get me wrong. My parents were not pabaya or what-not. We were also complete with our immunizations and all that shiz but for these minor illnesses, we weren’t rushed to the hospital. That was not uso where we used to live.

So exploring alternative medicine was not really a problem for me. But how did I get started on EOs? How did my #oilbularyo journey start?

Young Living Essential Oils

Well… this is funny. I was looking for some solution for my Eggy’s snoring. I feel that his labored breathing is already affecting his sleep (he has a broken nasal bone on one side of his nose) because the snores are already very throaty and he would sometimes wake up from his own orchestra (lol).

That was the main reason. Haha. I didn’t want to buy a CPAP machine (we were already considering this) because it seemed so constricting and it was expensive. I just felt that it was not really good value for money.

But his snores weren’t getting any better.

We were already toying around with the idea of getting a CPAP machine when I kept on seeing posts from at least three friends from my Facebook newsfeed about how they are shifting to a more natural lifestyle and promoting health and wellness of their family through essential oils.

One friend claimed that it was helping her family battle allergic rhinitis while the other one just talked about having a good night sleep (and less snoring!)

I inquired from my friend, K, and I was introduced to this whole new world of essential oils. While there are no approved therapeutic claims, reading the testimonies from many people who use it was just overwhelming. 

I then started reading about how aromatherapy can promote good sleep and how you can shift your common household staples with all-natural products and getting rid of all the chemicals. This ranges from face serums to bug sprays to diaper creams. Ha! The list continues.

So after three long months, I decided I would invest in a Young Living Premium Starter Kit. It was not cheap, admittedly yes, but my cost-benefit analysis was pointing its green flags on me.

My new addiction - essential oils

Now, three weeks after, I have never regretted my decision because Eggy sleeps well and Santi sleeps better. The best thing is for me, of course, since there is no more Santi who wakes up in the middle of the night because of his dada’s snores. Lol.

To this day, I just can’t stop.

We diffuse with our favorite Lav + Frank combo every night for better sleep. Eggy rolls on his breathe protocol [RC & Thieves or RC & Valor on the bottoms of his feet] and Santi and I our sleep protocol [Lavender on the bottoms of our feet]. Everybody happy.

Breathe and Sleep Blend

I am just at Square 1 of my essential oils journey and I cannot wait to blend, blend, blend and share this amazing experience. 

Hit me up if you want to learn more about YL’s essential oils. I can add you up to our group so you can see the many great testimonies of different people who have been touched by the wonders of this ancient form of healing. If you are looking for a natural way to support your family’s health and wellness, who knows, this can work for you, too!

By the way, momma, I am just sharing this new addiction of mine. It took me three long months before I decided to purchase my starter kit because, truth be told, it comes with a not-so-cheap price tag. Please do your research as well so you can take that next best step for your family. In my case, when I was doing my own, I loved that Young Living has been there for quite some time and the community in the Philippines receives great support (that is also one of the most important things for me). This product is not intended to diagnose or cure any disease. Please do your own research and see for yourself. It took me a lot to dive into this but I am happy I did. Hit me up if you have any questions. 🙂 


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  • Why I dove into the essential oil craze :

    […] I came across several moms recommending EOs in one popular mommy group in Facebook for the overall health and wellness of their families. While there are no approved therapeutic claims, many moms swear by it. My sister-in-law in Australia (where all the health revolution seems to be coming from) is also using a local EO brand for her family’s different health concerns. In my case, I was looking for an alternative natural solution for the mister’s snoring, LOL (find out more about that here>>) […]

    12 months ago

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