So, I posted about some of our success with essential oils.
Here's a few more.....
* I was frying taquito's in REALLY HOT vegetable oil...you know what comes next...
I burned myself when the vegetable oil splashed on my finger. My immediate reaction was cold water, BUT WAIT! I'd just read that lavender was good for burns. So I went and got my doTerra Lavender oil and put just ONE DROP on the burn. Then I got out my book and looked up what to put on burns, the only other one I have on hand is doTerra's Melaleuca. So, I used ONE DROP of that. The pain was gone almost immediately!! Later when I did the dinner dishes, I could just barely feel the sting of the hot water. Just barely enough to remind me I had burnt myself. The next day, nothing was there! Not even a pink spot!!!
* We spent last Saturday building grow boxes for the garden. My son #4 is highly allergic to mosquito's. He is covered in bites. This is my developmentally challenged child. He doesn't always articulate his needs very well. He asks for "oils" when he gets itchy! He will come and get me and just keep repeating "Oils, oils, oils!" until I get out the Melaleuca and rub some on each spot :)
* Daughter got a bite of some sort on her knuckle. Noticed it right in the middle of Sacrament Meeting. I reached in my purse and got out my handy dandy travel kit, and handed her the lavender and the melaleuca. Gone by the end of the hour!
*Honey has been battling sudden leg cramps for years. These cramps will start mid thigh and go straight up to the groin. Not a pleasant experience! He had a sudden attack the other night so I immediately grabbed my book and looked up Charlie Horse/cramp. I rubbed on what oils I had for that. I used peppermint, vetiver, cypress, clary sage and lavender. Last, I rubbed on the Deep Blue cream. When I finished with the cream I asked if the pain had lessened, and his reply was "Yes. After one of the first couple oils." Yay!
My two youngest boys have different issues, one has the developmental (autistic-like) and the other hyper (ADHD-like, with a side of OCD). I've been using a blend of oils called InTune by doTerra that works pretty well. I also have been using a blend by a fellow "Oiler" called Jeddy's Blend. I've had varied results, likely determined by the stimulus that is happening around the boys and the extenuating circumstances. If the boys seem to be getting out of hand, whomever is helping me asks "Have they had their oils?" The oils truly are making a difference!
*At bedtime, we are using a couple of blends, Serenity, Balance and good 'Ole lavender! Both the blends are from doTerra. This stuff works! Some say as well as Ambien! I'm here to say...YES it does! I tried the blend for anxiety issues. I was having what my daughter and I refer to as a "Lucas" day. I was thinking of him, and having a hard time of it. Just missing him terribly. I tried this blend and within an hour or so, my head was on my laptop keyboard! I think if I didn't drink so much caffeine, it may have worked faster!!
*Migraines. Ugh. Bane of my existence for most of my life. I had one recently that just wouldn't go away, and only kept getting worse. To top that day off, I was babysitting (with my daughter) my GB's along with my own two crazies (if any of you get migraines, you know rowdy, fun loving, small children and migraines don't mix). I finally grabbed the Past Tense from doTerra and tried that. The Advil wasn't cutting it. Within about a half hour the intensity off the migraine had settled into a nagging headache. One more round of oil and Advil before bed and it was gone. I never had to break out the prescription meds. I was shocked at the way the oils knocked more than half the pain away!
*Headaches...yeah, it knocks them out! The difference between a headache and a migraine is soooo different. I call headaches the wimpy lil' cousin to the migraine! The first time I had a regular, run-of-the-mill headache after that first time trying the Past Tense oil, I was actually excited to try it again! I wanted to see how well it would work on wimpy cousin! BAM! GONE! Love it! And it smells good!
*Youngest son #5 came down with the crud. Runny nose, hacking cough. Lasted for what felt like forever. He seemed mostly over it before my Honey and I left for California (gone for 4 ½ days). But when we got back I noticed he was still coughing. He asked for medicine, but instead I got out the oils. I looked in the book and found which ones to rub on his chest for coughing. It calmed the coughs down immediately. We did the same routine morning and night for two or three days. Then it was finally gone! Presto!
*My oldest son came over for dinner on Mother's day. He had been sick for about a week at that point. Same crud as our other four kiddos. He got it from them. The next morning, my throat was sore. great. Then my ear started hurting.
I refused to be sick.
I got out the OnGuard from doTerra and rubbed a drop down the side of my throat that was hurting. Then I put a drop behind my ear. I did a repeat application about an hour later. By bedtime, it was all gone. No pain, and I never came down sick!
I'm a believer in the healing qualities in pure essential oils.
I believe that with caution and care they can help and heal.