Hi, My name is Melodie. I was born and raised in FL. I now live in NC with my husband and 2 youngest boys (I have 4 total and 4 grandbabies and 4 furbabies and 3 grand furbabies – yes, we count our furbabies). I have been a licensed Nail Tech since 1989. I absolutely fell in love with the beauty industry. And I am very passionate about nail care. But my passion does not end there. I’m also very passionate about natural health and body care and I just love taking care of others (I guess that’s a good thing since I have 4 kids and a husband LOL).
My experience with natural health care began when my 2 oldest kids were very young (under 3 years old, both of them). They were having reactions to immunizations and the doctors were not wanting to recognize the reactions. They also refused to report the reactions as they stated that if too many reactions were reported then people would be afraid to have their children vaccinated. This made me wonder just how many reactions there have been that have been unreported. It made me think about how we parents really were not getting the whole picture of not only the effectiveness but also the side effects of vaccines. We decided to seek out an herbal, more natural, answer to these reactions. My oldest son’s reactions were short-lived and only happened with the vaccine (within 24 hours lasting only about 48 hours). He would get violently ill – projectile vomiting, high fever. My 2nd to oldest son, well, his reaction was a bit more severe. He was having an asthmatic reaction each and every time he received a vaccine. It was so bad that the doctor actually put him on THREE different inhalers. Do you have any clue how difficult it is to get a 1-year-old to use an inhaler (it’s a bit easier today but back then it was a chore)? And my son was not cooperative at all. So, we sought out a way to “clean” their little bodies of all the junk. We found an herbal store in our area and she was able to help us out with a cleanse (it was so long ago that I do not remember exactly what that treatment was). Whatever it was, it worked. Within days my littlest one was able to breathe freely again. They did not receive even one more vaccine from that point on. And guess what, no more reactions, no more issues, never again has there been an asthmatic attack in our household. This experience showed me just how powerful what grows in nature is. And it reinforced to me that God has provided us with everything our bodies need in the plants and herbs He created. I’m not a natural medicine only kind of person though….I believe that all of God’s gifts of the earth work together, synergistically, with the talent and knowledge God has instilled in many of our doctors. There is a time and a place for everything. And modern medicine fits in as well as holistic natural methods of supporting health and wellness.
So since 1992 I have taken herbal and essential oils classes here and there as well as studied independently essential oils, herbs, and other natural means of promoting health and wellness. But it wasn’t until 2016 that I decided to make the commitment to enroll in a course to become a certified Aromatherapist…..certified Herbalism is the next step. One thing that has prompted me to do this is the fact that I have seen so many people jumping on the EO bandwagon. I’m seeing many reps behave as if they are actual physicians. They are making recommendations, diagnosing, treating and prescribing essential oils to people without having full knowledge and background not only for the EOs they are recommending, but they do not have the full knowledge and background of the person they are diagnosing and treating and prescribing. Essential Oils are potent. They deserve respect. And haphazardly recommending that they be ingested at every turn is just irresponsible and will lead to someone being harmed. So, it is my goal to be in a position to possibly help some folks in my area to understand the use of natural methods of supporting their bodies and doing so in a safe manner.
I do not believe that Essential Oils are the end all be all to good health. What I do believe is that Essential Oils work together with all the other natural modalities, and in some cases modern medicine, to promote the best health a person can have in their body, mind, and spirit. And I believe that we aren’t to treat the symptom or disease but rather look to provide additional support to the body system that needs it. That’s my story. I know this is a long note……it will only get longer as my journey continues so I will not apologize. LOL