How essential oils helped my son’s selective mutism

There are many different methods and therapies that may be beneficial to people suffering from selective mutism. At VOICE we do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach, but we do believe that a combination of techniques and lifestyle changes may bring about noticeable improvements. This was certainly the case for the son of Roberta Martinez Negrete when a combination of essential oils and positive affirmations was introduced into his life. Roberta shares Diego’s story below …

My son, Diego, is five years old. He started showing anxiety symptoms when he was two. He was never talkative, but at the age of three he stopped talking to adults. He could only speak to his grandparents, my husband and me.
About a year ago I was introduced to essential oils. A month later, I had a bad experience at work so I was feeling very stressed and angry. A friend happened to be around with her oils and she asked me to try some of her oil blends. I was surprised how quickly they worked, and how amazing I was feeling after just a couple of minutes. The anxiety and anger were gone! That’s when it hit me. Diego, my son, needed the oils!! I always refused the idea of getting Diego medicated, so it made perfect sense to me.
We started using two particular oil blends every time Diego was frustrated, upset or showed any signs of anxiety – and they worked great most of the time. Two months ago I started applying them on Diego every morning before I took him to school. I also made him repeat positive statements every morning (I am smart, I am brave, I am fearless, I am strong).
I asked him if he needed help. He said YES! I explained him that we were a team, including teachers and therapists and that he was going to be able to talk very soon. He looked relieved. 
Diego’s teachers have been telling me that he seems to be more relaxed. He is talking more and more to the kids in his class and he even started making sounds to the teachers (letter sounds, animal sounds, etc). 
Last week he had an amazing breakthrough! Diego started talking! Not just a few words, he was actually communicating with two of them! He even asked his speech therapist if she was okay after she was hit by accident by another student. The following days, he kept saying a few words to other adults. We are thrilled for his achievements!! 
I can’t say that the oils did all the work, but I strongly recommend you to try them! Diego still has a long way to go but now I am confident we are on the right path! Selective Mutism is tough! The feeling of not being able to help my son and knowing that he actually wants to speak has been the toughest part for me. 
I wish for you all that your kids overcome SM soon!!!

I strongly recommend you consider using doTERRA Essential Oils. It’s the only company with certified pure therapeutic grade oils – 100% natural, potent and pure. The blends we use to reduce the feelings of anxiety and stress are Serenity (Calming Blend) and Balance (Grounding Blend). 
We applied these oils on the spine of my son (and mine!) neck, wrists and heart area at least 2 or 3 times a day. We reapply them when we are going through a bad moment or before any situation that would cause anxiety or stress. I dilute them with fractionated coconut oil. 
We also use a diffuser at home, I totally recommend it. Aromatherapy is a great tool for emotional support. The oils have a direct effect on our brains and how we deal with emotions. 
I am now a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. I have been taking seminars, studying and even teaching for a while now. I truly believe that essential oils can make a huge difference in our families – not just emotionally, but physically as well. We replaced medications and even cleaning supplies with the oils. Reducing toxins in our homes can definitely help our kids. 
If you would like to try the oils or learn more about them, please contact me or visit my website. I’d love to help! I can teach you how to save some money while investing in your families’ health. My goal is to share what I learned with you so you can help your family too!
Since writing this story Diego has made further progress, speaking now to all his teachers and other adults he knows. If you are interested in purchasing oils, Roberta recommends that you click on the “Join and Save” link on her website, so you can sign up for wholesale pricing. Here’s the link again for the website,
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