At the risk of sounding flaky, I’m going to tell y’all something:
I’m pretty sure I’ve made a tree happy somewhere.
My toddler has skin issues. She has eczema and this time of year is so hard on her. The prescription she uses doesn’t help much during a bad flare up. Last week was really tough and her Mother’s Day Out teacher actually called me, voicing her concern.
Feeling sorry for my girl (and fearing my Tuesdays might be in jeopardy), I knew I had to do something.
And so I Googled.
I read and read and kept seeing the words, “tea tree oil.” I called GNC and bought my first bottle of essential oil.
Y’all. It’s like a miracle potion. Her skin has improved by 90%.
As many of you know, we also had another little problem at the same time. More than 100 of you confessed to your own experiences or lent some handy advice or unsubscribed to me. Whatever. But all of you convinced me that I wasn’t dirty. (thankyou)
I was amazed to read so many suggest a few drops of “tea tree oil” in the shampoo bottle.
Again, it did the trick.
My kids smell like a giant melaleuca tree, but their skin and hair is healthy. And I feel sorta bad for all my essential-oil mockery over the years, especially since at one point I kissed the bottle and praised God for it.
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.