Just before thanksgiving 2014, my mom came to stay with us for the holidays. She’d had a tough time since daddy passed the November before. I couldn’t be happier that she decided to come. I grabbed a plane ticket, flew out to get her and drove her back with her dog. Jeffrey and I purchased an older travel trailer for her to stay in while she was here. Our hope is she will decide to stay permanently, we are still praying about that one.
When we got home, she showed me an open wound she had on the top of her wrist. She said she’d been putting Neosporin on it for three weeks. It wasn’t getting better and appeared infected. This was a Monday. That night, I sliced a potato and put a thin piece on the wound with a band aid, a trick I learned as a kid. The next morning the infection and redness was significantly better. During the day I used Frankincense doTerra Essential Oil on her wound at least 3 times. That next night I used another thin slice of potato with a bandage and in the morning the infection was gone. That was Wednesday. I used the oil on her wrist 3 times a day, each day for the rest of the week. By Friday the wound was completely scabbed over.
I am new to EOs, so I was kinda surprised. But hey, if the wise men took Frankincense to Jesus then it must be great stuff!
I’m quickly learning how great EO’s are and I love using them on myself and the fam. I have used Oregano oil with a little coconut oil when someone has a sore throat. Just mix a drop or two in a 1/4 tsp of coconut oil and rub directly on the throat. This has to be applied several times a day, but Jeffrey and Micah both will vouch for how it works.
I have personally stopped a migraine with Frankincense oil by rubbing it on the area of my head that hurts. It was at the very beginning of the headache. I tried it on another one when I’d had it for a while, no go. I use Past Tense Blend for daily stress headaches. I use the roller ball on my forehead, down my temple and behind my ear. I will also run the ball down my neck and across my shoulders if I am really stressed. I love, love, love this blend of oils.
We have used Melaleuca on acne and psoriasis. For the acne, rub just a bit on the skin twice a day. It will take the redness away, or at least it did here. I have used Melaleuca for the psoriasis on my scalp when it was red and itchy. I put a drop on a q-tip and rub it on the hot spot. Within seconds, it stops itching. I am very happy with these oils. 🙂
Jeffrey suffers from IBS, or at least that is what his doctor calls it. I think it’s stress and certain foods. Maybe even toxins in his body. Anyway, one oil blend that works amazing for stomach issues is DigestZen. When I am nauseous for who knows whatever reason, I rub a drop on my tummy. It works great. Jeffrey will have unexplained stomach pain and he will either rub it on his tummy or take a drop on his tongue. It’s not long before he has relief.
Deep Blue is great for sore muscles after a tough workout or a workout after being lazy for weeks and weeks. Which never happens here. lol
On Guard is another useful oil for protecting the family during cold and flu season. I put On Guard in a plugin diffuser in the bathroom. I’ve put On Guard in the furnace filter when I replaced it at the time change. You can also use it on the bottom of your feet to protect you when you’ve been around someone who has a cold. Add a few drops to water in a small spray bottle. Shake and use as an antibacterial spray for hands, the air, or bedding.
The only other oil I use regularly at this point is Breathe. I love Breathe. When the kids complain of a stuffy nose, I grab the Breathe and put just a touch under their noses. Ya know, like mom used to do with Vicks Vapor Rub. This will open up your nasal passages super quick. Just remember, if you are using these oils on little ones, always use a carrier oil. You can use fractionated coconut oil if you have it, but I just use coconut oil from Trader Joes.
As you can see, the brand of EO’s that I use is doTerra. It’s kind of a trend in my area and I didn’t really know much about EO’s or other brands. I have read a little bit on other brands and I still choose doTerra, because they are certified therapeutic. Making sure they are pure is very important with what ever brand you choose. If you are interested in looking into doTerra, please use this link to my website.
What brand of essential oils do you use? Why did you choose that brand? Let me know what your favorite uses are. I am so very curious. 🙂