Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Sunday I'm teaching my first Essential Oil class. I'm very excited about it! I've been using essential oils for about 2 years now and love them even more. I thought I might feature information monthly about an oil. This month I wanted to talk about Lavender. Lavender is an antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, vasodilating, relaxant, anti-inflammatory, reduces blood fat/cholesterol, combats sebum on skin*. It can be used for respiratory infections, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, menstrual problems/PMS, skin conditions (perineal repair, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring, stretch marks), burns, hair loss, insomnia, and nervous tension*.
It replaces Benadryl and Neosporin and is often called First Aid in a bottle. When using it on a burn do not use a fatty carrier oil as that will cook the skin, instead use colloidal silver, aloe, or unpetroluem jelly.
With any oil use 1 hour after medications. Medications force an action on the body where as oils bring the body into balance.
I use Lavender...
1.) For sinus headaches
2.) Nasal congestion
3.) With epsom salt for a relaxing bath
4.) With frankincense and salt as a nasal spray
5.) With purification, coconut oil, and baking soda as my nightly face wash
6.) As a linen spray
7.) Diffuse for relaxation
Do you use lavender? How do you use it in your home? What are your favorite oils?
*Information found in Essential Oil Desk Reference by Life Science Publishing
Disclaimer:Statements made in this post about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, do NOT stop it.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Hi ya'll! As you may have noticed I haven't blogged in forever. You may have also noticed the design change. I've decided to jump back in the blogging world. Will I be consistent? Probably not ha! I feel like I've changed a lot the past couple of years and I'm no longer the same person I use to be. I'm on a journey to find who the Lord created me to be. So what does that mean for the blog? Well basically I just wanted an outlet. A place to share thoughts and ideas and things that just make life as a mom/wife easier. There most likely won't be tons of thought provoking or inspiration post, mostly just real life. I hope you will stick with me!