Hello! My name is Daniela. Here is were I tell you a little bit about me and the reasons for starting this blog. I am a mother of two beautiful twin daughters, who are now all grown up and married. For many years I have been busy raising my children, supporting my husband with his job and being a homemaker. We had been living a busy life and when it came to cooking dinner we never paid too much attention to the food we ate. I was born and raised in Italy and I thought, I was cooking hearty healthy meals most of the times. But years of eating MSG, genetically modified foods, and hormone “enhanced” meat took its toll.
About ten years ago I started to develop digestive problems. When we are young we can pretty much eat anything and digest it with ease, but as the time goes by you realize you need to start watching what you put in your stomach. In my case, it had gotten so bad that every time I’d indulge myself in an elaborate meal, my body would make sure I’d pay the consequences either the same night or the day after. I used to get such bad stomach aches I would sometimes pass out from the pain. I always felt very weak and had forgotten about exercising because I had no energy, all the time.
I looked in the mirror only to discover that my beauty products where not delivering on their promise at all. Wrinkles kept on coming, the eye lids kept on drooping down and I kept on looking older every day. I kept on breaking out with rashes all over my body for no apparent reason. I had headaches on a regular basis, my back was killing me and when the seasonal bug was around, I got It.
I went to the doctor to find out I had an ulcer and was put on a medication. After three months of no improvement I went back and was told I would have to take this medicine, that was literally doing nothing for me, indefinitely. At this point I felt hopeless and decided to take my health into my own hands. I couldn’t accept the fact that my doctor couldn’t give me the easy fix I was hoping for. I remember thinking this couldn’t be happening to me and kept on telling myself “there must be something that can be done”… When I got home, in a moment of despair I threw away all my medicine. This quote from Hippocrates that my father always said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” kept on ringing in my ears. I went to my pantry and got rid of what I thought was unhealthy. Went to the library and on the internet to research what foods would best support my digestive system. Started taking probiotics went on a “Healthy Diet” regimen (avoided sugar, anything refined, bleached or fried) walked on a daily basis.
To my surprise I started loosing weight and kept it off. I had been one of those people who periodically went on a diet, lost the weight and later got it all back and then some. I was so excited, I felt good, my energy level was up, so I started jogging and exercising. Every week I could see some improvement. I was compelled to question everything and researched even further.
I knew about the health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, being born and raised in Italy, it was the only oil I knew to use for cooking. I certainly didn’t know it can benefit the health of your skin along with coconut oil, apricot kernel oil, rosehip seed oil, almond oil, avocado oil etc. Sure, the thought of putting an oil on my face didn’t sound appealing, but after reading further I decided to give it a try. The results where amazing. My skin was glowing and getting smother only after a few applications. I was inspired to create my own concussion and I threw away all my expensive store bought creams. I continued researching and experimenting with the vegetable oils until I stumbled upon essential oils. These highly concentrated oils that are so fragrant are extracted from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed, or root of a plant or tree. Essential Oils have very small molecules that when applied to the skin can penetrate deep into your circulatory system. In aromatherapy those tiny molecules once in the air and inhaled they will come into contact with the nerves and sent directly to the brain. Isn’t that amazing?
I have tried many different brands of essential oils. While some of them were pleasant and gave some results, my untrained nose could sense a difference between the many brands. I realized how important it is for essential oils to be of high quality and purity. Some of them had a strong smell, while others didn’t even smell like the essential oil the bottle claimed to be and none of them were specifically labeled as safe for ingestion. When I was introduced to the purest form of essential oils available today, the way I used them and what I thought about them changed completely. First of all these essential oils had a supplement fact label on the bottle (clearly indicating they were safe for ingestion). I tried them and immediately was so impressed with the results. I couldn’t stop myself from telling everyone about my experiences with them. Essential Oils have had such a great impact in my life that today, I can’t even imagine not having them as part of my daily routine.
Sharing my story I also, often get asked about my beauty regimen and the recipes that I use. I have to say, nowadays it is not easy to transition to a healthier diet, especially if you are trying to avoid wheat and refined sugar. Have you read the ingredient labels lately? Can you even pronounce some of the ingredients? If you cannot pronounce it or don’t even know what it is, it probably isn’t good for you, and it seams like that everything available out there has either added sugar or wheat. The only and safest way to know what you are eating is to make your own.
I have tweaked a lot of recipes and tried different things. If you are a busy working mom or dad and want to transition to a healthier life style and diet but just do not have the time or energy to figure it all out, you have come to the right place. In the past years I have learned so much. I never thought I would ever embark in this journey of natural solutions, and that I would be so inspired that I would want to help others. But all I have learned is so good it would be selfish of me to keep it all to myself. That is why I have compiled all this information and I want to share it with the world.
I started this blog so that people like you do not have to go through what I went through and waste a lot of time figuring it all out. I can happily say that today I feel great, all my aches and pains are gone, I have energy all the time and my skin looks and feels great! Feel free to look over this blog, try my recipes and do not hesitate to ask me questions, I will be glad to answer. Do not forget to Contact me if you would like to know more on the products I use, or just go to my Facebook page to see my recent promotions.
If you want to learn more about essential oils, how to use them safely and effectively, how to include them in your culinary recipes, aromatherapy and so much more, have questions? Need help deciding what is best for you?