I have dipped my toes into a new idea, essential oils for anxiety and depression. Really I am to the point I will try anything. So please! Hit me up with any info you have on it. Your opinions and experiences. I got myself a diffuser at big lots for $20 and a few oils to get me started. I got lavender because it helps relax you I guess. I snagged a few from walmart but am worried about quality, I have a sister that sells the good stuff and I am going to pump her for info and maybe, if I have the cash, order some. I set up my little diffuser next to my bed last night and put lavender in and sat and read my book, just chillin like any normal person, it felt good. I’m not sure how much the aromatherapy did but hey, I’ll try it all. I also ordered one of those diffusing necklaces so that I can have the benefit of the oils with me wherever I go. One thing that may not work out is I scratch, especially when something is touching my chest. I don’t normally wear jewelry because of this, I develop a self inflicted rash every time I wear a necklace. My sister actually gave me some essential oils to put on said rash at some point and it did help to sooth it. Hopefully they will cancel each other out. My theory is that people have been using plants and their extracts for thousands of years, not all these chemicals and artificial man made concoctions. Lets get back to our roots. Not saying I won’t take my meds or do the ECT but I feel like this could really bump up the game so to speak.
Also, I got my dreads put in, my other sister did them for me. I am so excited to have started this journey. It pulled the trigger on essential oils for me. I want to make a dread refresher out of essential oils. I got a recipe off youtube from these really great videos by WiredandStoned. It only took us about six hours to do all but my bangs, I am going to leave those out. They are pretty thin, because I have thin hair. I tried to dye it blond first but it turned out a kind of reddish. I have about thirty of them. Beautiful long locks because we weaved in extensions. I know that is cheating but I didn’t want to lose any length and they will shrink up even more as they mature I guess. I have four at the back that are au natural and they are a lot softer than the ones with the weaves in. I dreamt last night that they all fell out and I was disappointed but kept on with the dreads. This is bucket list stuff for me people. I watched my older sister and a friend do it the neglect method and man did their hair stink. I now know that they had no idea what they were doing. We didn’t have things like youtube when we were kids and it’s not like the library had any books on it lol. There is a nearby community of people who could have helped, but we had no way to get there. I actually found a shop that did dreads there but the cost was prohibitive. I do plan on going there for a consult and some upkeep. Once I finish my crocheting of they stray hairs and get my bangs washed I’ll post a pic.