How’s this for a random Friday topic, essential oils. Yes, I have passions other than my glorious kids belts, shocking, right? I’ve gotten hooked on the essential oils. After extensive research, it’s my opinion that doTerra is the best brand for quality and consistency.
The other day I got a sun burn at the local BalloonFest. Now, normally I would suffer through it or try product after product to help it, but with doTerra, I just made my own burn relief oil with 10 drops lavender, 5 drops peppermint, and filled the rest of the 10ml bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Sweet relief! And the next night when I broke out in HIVES because I decided to put Shea butter on my sunburn to give it extra moisture, I was itching like crazy. After I mixed up a little Basil, lavender, peppermint, and melaleuca, my chest now looks MUCH BETTER.
I love my oils and I love knowing that I am doing something really great for my family. I have totally made over our medicine cabinet and gotten rid of the man made chemical and all of their crazy side effects!
With all of that being said, the hubby was skeptical at first but then the most AMAZING thing happened! The other night he was having a mild asthma attack and we couldn’t find his inhaler. I did the only thing I know how; I consulted my Modern Essentials book. I found out that the best way to treat asthma was with Eucalyptus, Frankincense, and Peppermint. I put 5 drops of Eucalyptus, 5 drops Frankincense, and 2 drops of peppermint in the diffuser (this is a LOT of oil at one time people! Way more than you should use, but I was stressed out about his wheezing and I needed to help him quick.) Within a minute, his chest opened up and he could breathe easier. The next morning he was shocked to say that he had the BEST. SLEEP. EVER. And, he came into my office that afternoon, took a deep breath, and asked, “Did you hear that?” Of course I heard nothing. He said, “That’s me NOT wheezing!”
So, like I said, I’m hooked and I can’t see going back now!
Blessings and good health,