Today we’re excited to introduce you to one of our faves, Amy Van Dyke! Though, it’s possible that you need no introduction because she knows approximately everyone. Amy is a co-host of the GoMomGo Podcast and she teaches natural solutions for health all over Lane County. Amy will be writing our new Healthy Kids, Happy Homes series. Hooray!
I have a story like so many other moms in Eugene....you could probably even tell it yourself...it was the moment I got totally “crunchy.”
You’ve been there...up in the middle of the night...a cranky, stuffy, baby who won’t sleep, with parents taking turns in a steamy bathroom, desperate for relief and a moments rest. Trying everything, following every direction the pediatrician had recommended, yet nothing was working.
That was me, with my 2 year old son, who over the course of the year had battled respiratory discomfort and countless ear aches almost continuously. We were desperate for a solution. And fast.
I hadn’t yet begun to research natural solutions, and from what I knew, all essential oils meant is that it smelled like patchouli and the Saturday Market. (No shade- I’m a huge patchouli fan now!)
A friend introduced me to a blend of essential oils for respiratory support. I took some home, rubbed a drop or two on my sons feet, and it was the first night in months that he rested comfortably through the night. I was in shock- surely it couldn’t be that easy! So I tried it the next night...same results. I tried it during the day, and instead of coughing and oozing snot all afternoon, he was breathing clearly and easily and chasing our dog, Rocco, around the living room!
To say I jumped in with both feet would be an understatement! I was amazed that one drop of oil could do so many things! When I realized that my family was healthier, and recovering more quickly when we did experience illness, I knew I had to help others moms. I spent the next two years teaching weekly classes about creating a happier, healthier home using natural solutions.
I’ve been given the opportunity to share here, too! So be on the look-out for great healthy home tips, fun crafts, bonding with your kids, and even some self-care time for you!
Amy will be sharing her tips, tricks & super knowledge every other Thursday here on the blog.
Thanks, Amy, we're ready to learn!