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Beginning a Natural Medicine Cabinet with Young Living Essential Oils

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This is Jodie Meschuk’s journey to treating her family naturally.


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Ok let’s get real, there are more remedies, tinctures, herbs and oils in just one aisle of Whole Foods than there are probably germs in the world. Well, maybe not, but I assume you are slightly interested in this subject because, like me, you want to stay ahead of those bugs and not pump your kids with stuff that teenagers are using to get high.   Almost five years ago, thru a set of very unexpected circumstances, my husband and I made a commitment to our children that we would provide them safe, natural and effective “medicine”.


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So began a “makeover” of the good ol’ medicine cabinet.

For the record, I am not a dip my toe in the water type of momma, I dive in with gusto; which is exactly what I did and have never looked back. Out went the Tylenol, Motrin, NyQuil, Robitussin, Inhalers, Allegra, Neosporin and with God’s protection we have been able to steer clear of prescriptions and antibiotics.

Our shift to the crunchy side was prompted by my husband and I feeling truly convicted by the Holy Spirit to provide our children with medicine perfectly designed by God.

Having a natural medicine cabinet provides numerous benefits:

  • Long treks to the Doctor are no fun when sick and being exposed to a whole host of new germs while you are there is just plain scary.
  • Providing your family with quick and easy solutions that support their immune systems, rather than interfere with it.
  • Spending less on co-pays, ER visits and mad dashes at midnight to pick up pedialyte, tylenol or a script from the pharmacy.
  • The knowledge that natural medicine actually improves your immune system which means you are sick less and your response to illness is stronger.

But can it be done on a budget? I say yes. Initially it may seem like you are spending more, but over time it is pennies compared to synthetic medicine, and you can begin one swap at a time.

Below is a Top 10 list of what we currently have in our natural medicine cabinet, ranked from what we use on a daily basis to what we need less often and based on more rare occurrences of a particular illness. **side note: this was a process of educating ourselves on what we really needed. I have been able to whittle down my massive collection of natural remedies to these 10 and they really are all we require minus a major injury or illness.


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Essential Oils

I honestly do not think there has been a more transformative medicine in our home and the recovery process of our boys from Autism than these oils. I could write and talk for hours on the subject, but because your time is precious I will share a few basic points.

  • They are God’s unique medicine. His design is perfect in every way and that is why oils work so effectively in our bodies
  • Essential oils have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and promote natural healing in many key areas of the brain due to their teeny tiny molecule size. This has been a game-changer for us with Autism and ADHD
  • Oils can continually mutate and morph to stay ahead of all of those “super-bugs” out there. Oils have been proven over and over to kill pretty nasty viruses and bacteria, where synthetic medicine is the same formula each and every time and does not have to ability to adjust if a virus decides to mutate.
  • There are no side effects and really no wrong way to use them

We use them every day for prevention and when an illness arises I find comfort in the fact that I know “there is an oil for that!” To read more on some specific ways Essential Oils are making their mark in our home: a pretty nasty ear infection, fevers and our Autism regimen. **I suggest the use of the highest quality essential oils. Please do thorough research before buying from any particular company.


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Should we completely turn our back on Modern Medicine?

I personally do not feel the Bible condemns people for seeking practical and scientific help with their illness if they first have their trust resting on God. God wants us to examine any health problem and make wise decisions, while looking to him to lead and guide us in those decisions. That is what God expects us to do in all aspects of this life. Notice Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Yes, in any decision of any consequence we have to make, it should be our way of life and our habit to go to God for help and wisdom — and this applies when seeking medical attention or health advice for illness as well as in any other aspect of life.

God has given us life and that it is our duty to safeguard that life by whatever reasonable and wise course is open to you that does not contravene his law. I do believe that God wants me to learn how to handle the trial of illness as wisely as any other kind of trial and part of that learning for me lies in fully understanding natural medicine.

It has been a long road, but as I look back I can see exactly where God closed doors, but then directed our paths to where we are today.


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Back to school means child illnesses.  Want to learn more on conquering cold and flu season the natural way?  OC Mom readers have been invited to attend a FREE workshop Sunday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m. in Ladera Ranch with Jodie Meschuk and Casey Anderson, plus there will also be a segment in packing healthy lunches!  Space is limited,  reserve your spot to this back-to-school event via email today (space is limited).  Email Jodie and Casey at  Many of our writers will be there, and we hope to see you there!



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  1. How can I get one of your beautiful essential oils cabinets I do believe that God provided us all with every type of medicine we need in many forms, but especially essential oils. I have been looking for a nice cabinet for my daughter and I and they’re hard to find. thanks for reading. Diane

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  2. Rarely have been never heard the truth spoken in connection with God about these oils so eloquently said! Thank you! I have tried to tell my family about them for years but to no avail. They will only trust man’s way through toxic drugs and barbaric unnatural treatments. Thank you again for this article. Love your cabinet btw and I am looking for one for my oils! Keep spreading the truth about God’s natural medicine friend!

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