What Can You Do With Oils?

I am a few days into my essential oils experience with DoTerra and I have to say I think I am already obsessed. And so are my kids. They came to me asking for more oils. I think that is a good sign!

Update about my friends on my lips: I am still fighting my horrendous fever blisters but I haven't been as diligent with  the oils as I was on the first/second day. Also I have had lots of sugar/coffee, too, which doesn't help my body fight off inflammation/infections. I do have to say though that a few days ago I noticed my lymph nodes under my chin were gigantic like I had swallowed a marble. I have been obsessive with the OnGuard blend oil that helps fight off everything and today that lymph node is not swollen at all! Amazing!

I love trying new things lately that have to do with homemade. I do not know where this “Suzy Homemaker” emerged from, but I will take it. I have made six rice pillows to put the oils on at night for my kids and for one other special person in my life. These are super easy to make. And such a sweet comfort when going to sleep to have a warm pillow that smells yummy. I have put the vetiver oil on Ryker's, and on the boys, lavender.  Here is Copeland's rice pillow I just finished this morning. I made it out of an old dish towel that I loved the pattern, but it was getting shape warped.

Another thing I have tried is making a lotion bar. My favorite website for all around healthy family living is http://www.wellnessmama.com. She is turbo amazing. Don't know how she does all that she does, but I applaud her. Anyway, she has a recipe for a lotion bar that I tried and I put a grapefruit oil in it. Super easy. Super awesome. Super convenient. Super silky. Super fun gift! You can check her's out at http://wellnessmama.com/4770/how-to-make-lotion-bars/

Another thing I tried is putting the Lemon oil in food. Last night I was cookin' up some yummy tilapia and needed some lemon. And DING! I have lemon oil safe for consumption…so I put a couple drops in the baking dish. It was super yummo!

Ok that is it for today! Happy Wednesday Yall!

DoTerra, Can You Handle This?

Have you ever loved something so much you wanted to just…to just…??? I don't know. But I DO KNOW that the OnGuard oils from DoTerra is something smelly good. I have been fighting some awful fever blister the past few days. You know, the kind that makes you feel super self-conscious and make you a hermit until it's over. I hate them. HATE them. I practically have an anxiety attack when I feel one approaching. So, on the DoTerra website http://www.everythingessential.me/HealthConcerns/HerpesSimplex.html#page=page-1, I was encouraged to read about all these people who have had help in this area of fever blisters. So, I have taken my melaleuca from my melaleuca company stuff and OnGuard from DoTerra and have diligently applied it on my lips. It is actually starting to dry up. It by no means is gone but usually at the second day mark of a fever blister my lips are full of a watery blister (NASTY!!!!) So, I am encouraged with that. Also, fever blisters are a sign of the immune system being in poor condition. I think that is why my body naturally is in love with the OnGuard oil. It has cinnamon, eucalyptus, clove, wild orange in it…and it is magnificent. I have been diffusing it all day in my little diffuser in the kitchen.

On another note, I have made three rice pillows for my kids to put the special oils on their beds at night. Since vetiver oil was recommended for sleep, I thought it would be nice to have it on their little heated rice pillow. I muscle tested (I will explain this in another post someday) Sawyer and Emerson with the vetiver and it was not testing well. I have put it on their pillows anyway but they have been off the wall the last two nights at bedtime. They have played and played and have had a monster truck party in their room till 9 both nights. Not the norm for them. I muscle tested Ryker and he tested strong! And he has slept amazing! I have stopped giving him melatonin the last few nights and he has SLEPT through the night! I am impressed. And hopefully it is not a coincidence. I also thought that it was interesting that Ryker LOVES the smell of vetiver. And the lil' Twin-kies yell, “EW!” Vetiver is pretty amazing. It is a plant that is used to ground soil that is eroding. It is used for ADHD and insomnia and lots of  turbo things like anti-viral…here is a sweet picture I got off of pinterest…
I am still loving my lemon water. It is in my glass water bottle right now. I mention “glass water bottle” because if you put the DoTerra lemon oil in plastic it will melt right through. Pretty amazing. 
Another health issue of mine is my monthly rash that I have had since I was preggo with my twins. Every month for a week I have gotten a rash on my feet that is incredibly itchy. Last night was one of those insomniac obsessively itchy nights. So, I am hoping that some oil or oil blend will help with that, too. I will keep you posted. I have put melaleuca, tei fu oil, and Pain-a-trate (from Melaleuca) on it and nothing seems to relieve the itch. To be continued with DoTerra…Got to make sure these other oils will work first. 
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