One very cool thing I was introduced to in summer 2013 was essential oils. I had so many odd things happen over the summer from bad spider bites, nail puncture wounds, a dog bite, skin on the ears that grew over the back of an earring, hornet stings, and more. I have been nothing short of amazed at the healing power of essential oils. I used them on so many ailments over the last 6 months (those listed and many other things. including cleaning, laundry, air purification, health)
Thought I would share some of the oils that I have been using and for what. I have definitely added them to my healing and health repertoire! Love them! I put some of the oils I have been using below if you are interested in more info you can contact me here or you can look at this website http://www.doterra.myvoffice.com/naturalwellnessandhealth/
Energy in the morning - put 1 drop of peppermint onto hand, rub together, cup hands over mouth, breathe in a few times and then rub on the back of your neck. Then put 1 drop of wild orange onto your hand, rub together, cup hands over mouth, breathe in a few times and then rub on back of the neck. This will help to give you a energy boost to start your day!
Air Cleaning/purification : My husband can not stand the smell of dogs. But we now own 2 and usually have a foster or 2 in tow. When he is home, I use purify and it takes the smell out of the air. He calls it the "no stink" oil. He requests it if I dont have it in there. I am surprised at how well it works. It even takes dog poo odors out of the air too. We came home new years to one of our dogs had diarrhea all over the floor :( gah. I cleaned it up and put purify in our purifier and the house smelled better quickly!)
Headaches/migraines : My husband frequently gets headaches and/or migraines. When he is home I massage peppermint oil or pasttense oil into his temples and then rub it on the back of his neck. This always clears it up quickly.
Sleep help: my son has issues with going to sleep. Every night to help him get to sleep, I put lavendar or serenity oil on his wrists, the back of his neck and a drop on his pillow. I also put some into his air purifier as well. It works wonders instead of the
Calming (for kids and dogs): have used lavendar for calming both my kids and my scaredy dog
Allergies : When my friends daughter comes over that is allergic to dogs, we put breathe and/or purify in the purifier. We also put some breathe on her chest or the bottom of her feet. This does help a ton.
Upset stomach/nausea: When the flu was going around, we put digest zen on tummies and bottoms of feet. This and laying down over night and the symptoms were all gone.
Ear infection: put digest zen with/without carrier oil on cotton ball inside the ear and then rub along the outer edges and the back.
Hornet sting: purify, lavendar and melaleuca. I put all three of these on my sons hornet sting and within about 15 minutes there was no pain. Next day there was only a puncture wound.
Tooth pain: clove oil
Mosquito spray: get a little spray bottle. put around 20 drops of terra shield and mix with water. this is natural and keeps the mosquitoes off! LOVE it! the smell is also super lovely.
Spider bite: put lavendar, peppermint and lemon on it. This helped so much! I had a very bad bite! It was swollen and really red and hard to walk. Using the oils and it cleared up.
Bloody noses: helichrysum on the sides of the nose.
cough: used eucalyptus on the chest. peppermint on the back. on guard on bottoms of feet. put peppermint and breathe/eucalyptus in the purifier.
health boost: 1 drop on guard in a TBS of honey. This helps to boost the immune system.
lavendar: good for agitation, bruises, burns, leg cramps, insect bites, bee stings, sun burns, pms symptoms.
lemon: good for arthritis, colds, constipation, coughs, sore throats, sun burns and wounds. lifts the spirits & reduces stress and fatigue.
melaleuca: used for bug bites, colds, coughs, cuts, eczema, fungus, infections, microbes, sore throats, wounds.... I used this when my daughter got an infection in her ear. The back of her ear grew over her earring. long story. But long story short we got it out with the help of a nurse friend, but it had green pus coming out. We used melaleuca oils on it and within a couple of days her ear looked normal again. I didn't think she would be able to wear earrings again. But she is wearing earrings again and her ear looks absolutely normal.