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Why Natural Solutions Don’t Work

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

When you try natural options and find they don’t work you may immediately conclude this natural living thing is all a bunch of nonsense. This certainly is an opinion that can transpire. The legitimate way to say something does not work is to have actually tried it so this post is excluding those that have formed an opinion simply on principle and not experience. I do however hope for those that have not tried it themselves they see this as an opportunity to explore and experiment to test out their opinion.

In the few situations I have encountered where people have said essential oils are not working for them it has taken a little sleuthing to get to the bottom of the issue. The majority of the time it is a minor thing like instruction, guidance or maybe a different oil that does the trick. In all the cases I’ve worked when this happens I was able to help the person start to see results though sometimes it did take a couple tries because we had to get to the root of the issue.


The number one reason essential oils will not work is because they are not used consistently. While 1 drop of essential oil is highly potent and will “do something” for you, it needs to be a continual application and use for results to be visible and realized. In most cases, the consistent use is daily or perhaps a couple times a day depending on the concern being addressed.

The best example I can give you is when I was using oils and natural options for my adult acne. I applied the oils in the morning for a week and saw nothing happen. It was disappointing and I thought this was not the solution for me but nonetheless I persisted and started applying them morning and night for 3 months. Changes started to be seen. A year later my face is acne free. I also had to experiment with a couple different oils to get what was perfect for my face and it’s needs which added to this time it took for the healing to start and visible progress to be seen.

If you are using oils for prevention of something rather than in reaction like I was with acne, consistency is also key for results. It does not mean you will never get sick or have an issue you are trying to prevent but you have taken steps to put yourself in a better place to reduce the recovery.


Along the same lines of prevention is preparing for situations like seasonal changes, known stress periods like major events and holidays well before these events occur. If we wait until flowers are blooming and there is pollen everywhere before we use allergy medicine then we’ve already lost the battle of red, itchy eyes, sneezing and other allergy symptoms. The same is true for essential oils. If you wait until you need it, all you can do is manage the condition at that point forward for these types of situations.

Proactive application and preparation for seasonal needs such as allergies and immunity protection can be done in advance of the season or daily as part of regular routine. Doing so daily ensures you are best protected year-round regardless of the weather. This can be ideal if you have recurring stressors triggering illness or symptoms.

If you prefer a more seasonal approach then I would recommend 2 months prior to the anticipated seasonal change. For instance, start boosting children’s immunity a couple months before school starts up again. This will help them fend off germs of children returning to school followed by the start of the flu season.

TriEase is a softgel capsule containing Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint essential oils. Lemon is great at breaking down the things that irritate our throats or make us congested. It is also a natural detox to help eliminate the irritant. Lavender is a natural antihistamine and works to build up those barriers against allergies and the things that make us sneeze. Peppermint is an excellent natural energy for when we feel wrung out from allergies and helps further detox and protect us from allergens.