Guys, I love essential oils. My first experience was using Tea Tree Oil and I was hooked. I’ve been trying to learn a little bit here and there…and I thought you mind find it interesting too. My friend, Allison, from The Life of a Novice sells oils from DoTerra, so I’ve asked her to give you a little look into oils if you’re wanting to get started using them. They’re AMAZING! Thank you, Allison!!
When my son was born, everything in my world changed. It was just amazing. People tell you your life will change when you have a child, but I am pretty sure one cannot understand to what extent until they experience it for themselves!
One thing that was a huge eye opener for me was all the chemicals and harmful things we come into contact with daily. I had never been one to reach for the Aspirin as soon as I felt a headache coming on, but I became even more aware of these things after my son arrived. I didn’t want to put anything on or in this precious little bundle unless it was as natural as him! And I didn’t want to be cleaning with anything that could be harmful either. So I began seeking out natural alternatives and that is how I started my journey with Essential Oils!
Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are simply amazing. The things they can do to aide our bodies in doing what they are made to do naturally is just fascinating!
When my son has a fever, I don’t run for the children’s Motrin, I grab my Peppermint Oil! A few dabs on the bottom of his feet and his fever is naturally brought down. Essential Oils take 30 seconds to enter your blood stream when applied to the bottom of your feet. Sure beats the 20+ minutes it sometimes take for an over the counter med to start working!
When he is teething and having a hard time falling asleep as night, a dab of Lavender and viola! A sleeping angel in no time flat! To think this is all natural! It seems magical if you ask me!!
Everyone has been to the doctor before, only to hear the dreaded ‘you have a viral infection and you just need to let it run its course’. Antibiotics do nothing for viruses that are inside your cells. But guess what – Essential Oils DO! Essential Oils are able to get inside your cells and effectively fight off viruses and bacteria. So next time your doc tells you there is no prescription he can write that will help you, try taking 3 drops of Oregano Oil, ‘nature’s #1 antibiotic’, in a gel tab every few hours. You will feel like a new person in no time flat!
And Essential Oils don’t just stop at your health. They are effective in your homemade cleaning supplies and you can even COOK with them too! The possibilities are endless. Don’t spend money on fabric fresheners filled with chemicals! Add 20-30 drops of Lavender, Lemon or your favorite scent to water in a spray bottle and spray down your furniture, beds and your kiddo’s crib for a peaceful night’s sleep!
For those just starting out with Essential Oils, my top picks to arm yourselves with would be the following:
The Swiss Army Knife of Oil. Lavender is the most versatile and popular oil. It is great for burns, taking away pain and limiting blistering! It is a wonderful calming & sleep aid. It also works as a natural antihistamine providing relief from insect bites and allergies – rub it directly onto the sting or bite for relief. It also works wonders on diaper rash!
It has been double-blind studied against Tylenol and was proven to be just as effective in treating tension headaches. It is fantastic for digestive issues and works wonder on Irritable Bowel Syndrome. When inhaled, Peppermint stimulates the brain to increase alertness.
Use a drop of lemon every day in your water to keep your body acid free (alkaline). Lemon helps clean your lymphatic system. Lemon oil will clean ninety-nine percent of bacteria so be sure to add it to your homemade cleaning solutions! It works wonders as a wood furniture polish too!
Melaluca – (Tea Tree Oil)
Melaluca is antibacterial and works wonders for acne. It is also great for most skin conditions: general rashes, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, and MRSA. You can rub it on your head to control dandruff and on your chest for coughs. Any knicks, cuts or scrapes your kiddos come home with can be dabbed with some Melaluca!
OnGuard (a dōTERRA blend)
This essential oil blend helps to strengthen your immune system. The US National Library of Medicine now shows that dōTERRA’s OnGuard is effective in destroying the H1N1 virus. It has also been shown to kill 17 different strains of MRSA. OnGuard is great for disinfecting via a diffuser in your home – especially when you have company. Rub it on your feet every night for cold prevention – this is a must for the kiddo’s when it is back to school. You can also make your own hand sanitizer using OnGuard and Coconut Oil.
NOTE: Please research all oils before using them. They are very potent and should be used carefully. Some oils are not safe for pregnancy or other conditions.
My name is Allison and I am a wife, mother to a wonderful boy, and passion animal advocate! My husband and I have lived on our farm for a little over four years. When we were looking for houses, it was my goal to purchase property where I could move my horse home with me – the property we chose just so happened to have an apple orchard on it! So, we are now self taught apple farmers! We sell at local farmers markets and have a small client base that come directly to the farm for pick up. I try to be as much of a Locavore as possible, eating fresh & homemade…and I love making homemade baby food.