Hello, my name is Tamar, and this is my story. I’m a wife of a pastor, mother, creative writer and essential oil enthusiast. My husband and I have been married for seven years and they’ve been the best years of my life. He is a nomad and I’m a homebody. We have moved across the country a couple of times and we are currently happily situated in Fresno, California. Together we have an almost two-year-old daughter named Emelia. I had a very difficult pregnancy and birth experience so every day is a gift and a miracle. She is the light of our lives, and a day doesn’t go by without a few extra cuddles, knowing our time together as a family might not have been. For me, motherhood is a journey of joy and healing and I blog about it at Ode to Story.
In the midst of scrubbing crayon marks off of placemats, washing sippy cups again and again, searching the house for missing sock pairs, cozying up on the couch with ice cream and my husband, and reading until I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, I daydream and I sniff oils to stay well.
I secretly view each day as its own story and relive it each night before I go to sleep. I started doing it when I was a little girl to get my mind off of constantly not feeling well. The constant need to slow down and take it easy and then not being able to sleep each night because I felt so ill was frustrating. I longed for wellness. I had heard a lot about essential oils, but I was a huge skeptic. I thought, sure, they probably smell good, but didn’t understand how beneficial they’d actually be for me. I was following along with Diana’s amazing story and one day, she posted a picture of an essential oil on her Instagram feed. At that point, I was drained emotionally and physically while I struggled with numerous health issues. I decided to take the plunge and buy the starter kit. After all, the bottles were colorful and cute and the diffuser looked pretty cool. I haven’t turned back since. My passion for the oils stems from the fact that they have completely changed my life in terms of health and support my entire family’s wellness every single day. A day doesn’t go by that I’m not genuinely thankful for these gems and the benefits they are providing for us. Now, even my initially skeptical husband keeps a bottle of Mister in his car and reminds me to use my oils if I’m crabby or achy or I can’t sleep.
I hope following our journey will be a learning experience and an inspiration to take charge of your wellness!
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Favorite essential oils: Awaken, Lavender, Cedarwood, Stress Away, Peppermint and Joy.
Contact: I love emails! Send me one at Tamar@tangerinesandthyme.com.
Personal Instagram: @odetostory
Personal Periscope: @TamarMekredijian