Why Essential Oils?

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It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone starts fighting the coughs, runny noses, blues and fevers. Several years ago I figured out how useless cough medicine really is. Bubbles had a really bad case of Croup. It was so bad that we took an ambulance ride to the hospital. When you are doing everything the doctor says and your little one still cant breath you get pretty desperate to find something to avoid ER visits. I was willing to try anything to avoid another Steroid treatment on the then 3-4 yr old Bubbles. That’s when a friend from church told me about Young Living Essential Oils. She told me stories about how well oils had worked for her kiddos in the past. A long story short Bubbles never made another trip to the ER and I changed the way I treated the kids for colds, flus, and sore throats. The reality that a natural product worked so well blew my mind. I would like to take the time to tell you about the oils that have worked for me. I will say I haven’t noticed a difference in how well one brand works over another. I am just glad that these oils are available to purchase and can be easily purchased through Amazon or someone who sells DoTerra or Young Living Essential Oils. 

1. Thieves

Coughs/Congestion: Use olive oil as a carrier to spread the oil more easily and to make a little go a long way. Apply a little olive oil to the chest and back then apply a drop or 2 of Thieves. Make sure to spread the Thieves. I like to do this at least twice a day especially before bed. It minimizes the amount of coughs in the night. 

Ear infection: put a couple drops of Thieves oil on a cotton ball and place into ear. It may sting a little at first but it will subside and do it’s job. 

2. Lavender 

Coughs/Congetion: Lavendar can be applied the same as the Thieves to the back and chest. Another method that works is a Lavender bath. 10 drops of lavendar for every gallon of water. It’s really good to breath in the oil. The great thing is that its okay if the lavendar oil water is drunk. The Lavender oil is diluted and will not hurt anyone. I mention this because little people tend to drink (yuck) bath water. 

3. Peppermint

Migraines: apply a drop or two of Peppermint oil to your finger and rub onto your temples. Then apply one or two more drops to your finger and onto the back of your head and neck. 

4. Orange

Stress/Anxiety : apply a few drops of Orange oil to the inside of your wrists and rub in. Bring wrist to nose and smell periodically. 

If you have any questions about Essential Oils find a local person who sells Young Living Essential Oils or DoTerra. I am sure they will be willing to answer questions and maybe even send samples.  Have a Happy and Healthy Week! Stay Well! 

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