By: Shari Davis, Founder of The Healing Charm
My name is Shari Davis and in July 2016 my sister Debbe Swantick was diagnosed with 3rd stage colon cancer. At the time she was uninsured and was sent to the county hospital for treatment. They started chemo and radiation immediately, and this was all they offered her. The cancer was very aggressive and progressed rapidly. She was experiencing many symptoms from the treatments and medication they were giving her, and we began to use CBD oil and essential oils to help alleviate her nausea and pain. I massaged her with frankincense, sandalwood, vetiver and Melaleuca oils to help with pain and inflammation. We also diffused the Frankincense throughout the day at home. After four months of enduring their treatments the cancer had spread to her liver and abdomen. They wanted to do more chemo to “buy her some time”. At this point she backed away from traditional medicine, as it didn’t seem to be helping her or making her symptoms more tolerable.
We turned to holistic remedies and treatments as an alternative. She felt and appreciated the benefits and relief that the essential oils gave her, and wanted them with her all the time. I began looking for a diffuser necklace, but couldn’t find one that was affordable. I decided to try my hand at making a diffuser necklace for both of us. They were pretty simplistic, but made with healing stones and a locket with a diffuser stone inside. They were durable and they worked great. People started asking about them and wanting one, and I started selling them, calling my business The Healing Charm. By word of mouth I made and sold enough to buy her essential oils, multiple ozone treatments, ozone infusions, lymph massages and many more holistic treatments to ease her pain and anxiety. I was lucky enough to be able to spend the last month of her life (day & night) with her along with her best friend.
Before she passed away on January 29th 2017, she told me that I needed to do something with The Healing Charm, as she thought this was my calling. However, I had to take a break for some time after she passed. Grief is hard to deal with and even harder to understand when you are in the midst of it all. In May 2018, the company I was working for was acquired by an international corporation and the management team was called in and handed a severance package. I was quite shocked and devastated, not knowing where to go from here. I had been a single mom for many years and was now taking care of my elderly mother. As I was going from interview to interview, I kept hearing my sister’s voice saying “pull out that jewelry and bring back The Healing Charm”.
Finally, I succumbed to my sister’s request. Now it is coming up on the 2nd anniversary of Debbe’s passing, I have made my business The Healing Charm official, and I am sharing my charms with all. I design and create unique diffuser bracelets, necklaces and earrings that allow you to diffuse your favorite essential oils all day long. I incorporate healing stones and gems in my pieces, they are all one of a kind, and made with quality materials. I also have extended my line to include some handmade fashion jewelry and unique gifts.
I hope everyone finds as much joy with their diffuser jewelry as my sister did. I miss her so much, but she has been with me every step of the way, and still is!
Note: Dallas Yoga Magazine loves this unique necklace. You can carry the ashes of your loved ones with you in these moisture proof beautiful vessels.
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