Stop the Faucet

kleenexSo this was me for the past 3 days. Blowing my nose nonstop. Banned to the couch to sleep elevated. Desperate for sleep. Desperate to stop the constant running faucet on my face, that was a nice shade of pink, painful to the touch, and now covered with dry peeling skin. You know what I’m talking about. Oh it’s so miserable!

I was desperate to avoid using synthetic remedies. I don’t do that any more!! I threw them all out. I hate the side effects and possible harm to my body! Some of them gave me night terrors and left me feeling “high” for days! No joke! Personally, I don’t know why anyone would pay good money to feel that way, but that’s none of my business! ūüėČ

I did everything I could think of. I do use Young Living Essential Oils, and normally they help me return to normal rather quickly. But this time was different!

So… two Kleenex boxes and a roll of toilet paper later… it hits me… NASAL SPRAY! Normally I’m not one to use it because it always burned my sinus cavities terribly. I searched for a recipe to make my own! This is what I came up with.

I found an old saline nasal spray bottle (2 oz) of my husband’s, washed out of course. (You can get a nice nasal misting bottle at your local health food store or on Amazon.) I first added a pinch of Himalayan salt. Why? ¬†Well, the salt will help oils absorb better in the water solution and not sit on top of the water. You will still need to shake before each use though. Also, he salt to this solution will moisturize¬†the mucosa and supports its natural regeneration, making it more difficult for the bacteria and viruses to nest and develop into an infection. Why Himalayan salt? Because it’s REAL salt with the minerals our body needs. I do not recommend the useless white table salt for this recipe. (You may wish to research the benefits of Himalayan salt vs the pretty white table salt.)

I then added 6 drops Lavender, 4 drops Frankincense, and 3 drops Tea Tree oil – all of which help to support a healthy nasal and respiratory system, and can help with seasonal relief as well. Think spring! Next I topped it off with distilled water. You want water free of any impurities, especially since you are spraying it into your head!

Recipe below.

Let me just say this……… WOW! Oh. My. Word. My nose was doing the happy dance! Why did I not do this sooner!!?? I must be a glutton for punishment and suffering!! With the first use I immediately felt 50% better. BONUS: It did not burn! It was comforting and soothing. I sprayed again just before bed. I actually slept… with my mouth shut… and no need to stuff my nose with tissue to stop the “running faucet”! TMI, I know.

I learned the hard way. Don’t do that! Make this up and get ahead of it! From now on I’ll just spray once a day, every morning, as part of my morning routine. Think preventative maintenance. It’s smart, says the gal that went through all that!! <kicking myself still>

Oh.. by the way, Lavender and Frankincense are in the Premium Starter Kit! I would recommend purchasing Tea Tree Essential Oil as a future purchase.

LIGHT BULB!! This¬†just popped in my head! If anyone reading this blog post purchases the Premium Starter Kit through my link from now, 3/31/16 to 4/15/16, I will send you a bottle of Tea Tree Oil FREE! That’s a $34.21 retail value! You might want to jump on that before I rethink it! J/K! Killer deal, seriously! I just really want you to try this recipe! ūüėČ

Here’s the above recipe:

STOPTHEFAUCET

 

Seasons of Life and Oils

Seasons of life, they are real. We are all in a particular season. Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. Other seasons: childhood, teen, student, adult, newly wed, married for many years, parent, empty-nester, grandparent, great grandparent, loss of a loved one, and so on. The list is endless.

What season am I in, you ask? Several I believe. I’m a parent to two young adults. One is out of the house and has three children. Yep, I’m a grandma if you don’t already know that! My second child will leave the next soon, probably next year as I do see wedding bells in the near future. No, it’s not official, but I see it coming… and that will make for a very joyous season indeed!

I do have a private burden that is often overwhelming at times. I like to view this time of burden as a season, because I know all seasons come to an end… and by viewing it as a season, I am encouraged that someday “this too shall pass”.

Some of you know my burden… most of you don’t, and that’s ok… the LORD knows all about it and I turn it over to Him daily. I daily hand it back to Him, because I’ll be honest… often I take my burden back and worry some more. I ought not to do that, I know. Lord, forgive me. I know He knows this mother’s heart, after all, He created me. He knows my instinct to nurture, love and want to fix things. This one I can’t fix and it hurts.

I was just now reminded of the words to an old hymn:

“Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there;
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out‚ÄĒ
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.”

(Yes, I get distracted easily… lol… squirrel!)

What does this have to do with oils? Well, I believe God put Young Living Essential Oils in my life for several reasons… one being my emotional well being. I believe that with all my heart.

Can essential oils help you emotionally? YES!!! Along with eating good, organic, pure foods… food the way He intended, God created a natural substance to help man in this area (essential oils!). ¬†And yet we so often choose synthetics first. That was me too, until a few years ago.

I highly encourage you to get your hands on a GOOD essential oil reference book. Contact me if you would like to know what’s in my library. I can give you the names of several!

What oil am I talking about today, you ask? The first oil that I’d like to share with you, that helps me emotionally,¬†¬†is Young Living’s¬†Idaho Balsam Fir.

Per YL’s website, they say this oil is “Traditionally used for muscular aches and pains, the warm aroma of balsam fir soothes and rejuvenates body and mind. Known for supporting respiratory function,* this herbaceous oil can be diffused for aromatherapy or diluted with a carrier oil for topical application. Also believed to create an uplifting sense of well-being, balsam fir is a 100 percent pure Young Living Therapeutic Grade‚ĄĘ essential oil distilled from the needles of the balsam fir tree.”

Breathing in it’s fragrance can have a definite aromatic effect on the mind. It is physically grounding and relaxing. Its sweet and clean scent has balsamic and woody overtones. IT SMELLS SO GOOD!!

Balsam fir oil is able to ground the body and empower the mind. It may help bring emotional balance to the mind and body by aligning the sacral and heart chakras. It is good for those who get out of balance emotionally very easily. Um, that would be me as of late.

Another of Young Living’s products that REALLY helps me with emotional well being and balance is their essential oil blend called JOY! Per YL’s website, Joy “is a delightful blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose essential oils that harmonize for a sweet, joyful aroma. When diffused, Joy creates a warm, comforting environment and inspires a romantic aromatic atmosphere. Wear Joy as a cologne or perfume to exude an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness.”

Ok, skip all the romantic talk for the moment. Sure my husband loves it, that much I’ll share with you. <wink, wink> ¬†For me, Joy essential oil blend speaks LOUDLY to my emotional side. It’s so calming! I apply it to my neck, wrists, and over the heart. Oh no, she’s going to break out in another song…. yep. “I’ve got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy down in my heart”! I get the corniness from my mother (RIP) and I often hear her speak when I do! LOL! Did I oil up today? Yep, can you tell?

Sadly many doubt the powerful effects of PURE therapeutic grade essential oils. (I ONLY use Young Living! They are the ONLY company that can guarantee purity from seed to seal, and that’s not just a catchy phrase.¬†Young Living’s Seed to Seal Commitment)

It’s puzzling to me when I talk to a someone about essential oils and they look at me like I’m crazy or call it snake oil. Well, you are welcome to your opinion, and that’s fine. I choose to put my trust in something created by God Himself, for my good vs anything man can come up with. Sure modern medicine has it’s place. I believe that to be true, I just don’t feel it should be the first thing we run to. Just sayin’… and if that doubter is you, maybe one day you’ll just give them a try. But don’t do it to make me happy. Do your own research and do it for yourself.

Back to what I was talking about initially — seasons of life. I’ve been through so many seasons in my 47 years, and I have many yet to go through. Of course, staying close to my Lord and staying in His Word is the #1 Resource to anything I face in life. I will say that I’m extremely thankful how He blesses, leads, reveals, and teaches me how to care for this body, which is His creation. To God be the Glory… as I continue to oil up with Young Living’s Idaho Balsam Fir and Joy!


A verse that blessed me today. He is with me in ALL seasons of my life! ¬†Acts 20:18 …”I have been with you at all seasons”…


If trying Young Living’s Essential Oils sounds good to you, simply go to this page to¬†GET STARTED!


My new favorite…

Ok, ok… How can anyone have just one favorite essential oil? For me, that’s impossible. I have been aware of this blend from nearly day one, (I’ve been using Young Living EO’s for 15 months now) but it has now gotten my full attention and I’m not really sure why.

rcI have been told by several people that over time, your body will tell you which oil to grab for. Crazy sounding, I know, but it’s true. Listen to your body! Lately, my body has been telling me to reach this one… ¬†R.C. !

What is in R.C. essential oil? There are nine different essential oils in Young Living’s R.C. Blend. They are listed below along with a brief description of each oil.

  • Eucalyptus Globulus – one of many eucalyptus essential oils.¬† It is primarily used to support the respiratory system; and to soothe muscle discomfort after exercise.
  • Eucalyptus Radiata – one of many eucalyptus essential oils.¬† It is primarily used to for cleansing and purifying.
  • Eucalyptus Citriodora –¬†contains 40-80% citronellal and has several chemotypes.
  • Myrtle¬†– supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair, it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances. It is also helpful for meditation and lifting the spirit.
  • Pine –¬†first investigated by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, pine is soothing for stressed muscles and joints when used in massage. Eucalyptus globulus shares some of the same properties, and the action of both oils is synergistic when they are blended.
  • Marjoram –¬†beneficial for occasional simple nervous tension.
  • Lavender –¬†can help you relax, wind down before bed and even ease stress. Its balancing properties create a relaxing and harmonizing environment.
  • Cypress –¬†beneficial for oily or troubled skin. Grounding and gets things moving!
  • Peppermint –¬†one of the most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comforts.
  • Tsuga¬†–¬†from the Canadian Hemlock Tree. The oil is distilled from the needles and twigs of conifer trees.

What a powerhouse blend … And it smell soooo good!¬†

Rub R.C. on your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire, or massage three drops on your feet before bedtime to encourage an atmosphere of comfort. R.C. can also be used in place of Aroma Siez‚ĄĘ in Young Living‚Äôs Raindrop Technique¬ģ.

I especially love to apply it on each side of my nose in the morning to really wake me up and harmonize my respiratory system! Try it! It’s one of 11 essential oils in the¬†Premium Starter Kit.

I wish you were here in person to experience R.C. for yourself. I’d gladly share it with you! I think you would agree how energizing this blend is.


R.C. is included in the Premium Starter Kit: Click to get yours!

Have You Tried Ocotea Essential Oil?

Young Living¬†distills this oil at the their farm in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from the leaves of the ocotea tree, and is a member of the cinnamon family. This essential oil has an aroma that is different from any common cinnamon. Ocotea is often referred to as “false cinnamon” and not near as spicy.

Ocotea has the highest levels of alpha-humulene in any known essential oil, which helps balance the body’s internal response to irritation.

  • May balance blood sugar¬†(How does it know to do this? To not take you too low or too high? But bring the body into balance? This is truly a GOD THING!)
  • May help reduce sugar and carb cravings
  • May support a healthy metabolism
  • May support normal digestion, and more.

How to use: 1-4 drops with V-6 or other carrier oil. Topical: test on a small, inconspicuous area of the skin to observe sensitivity; apply as needed.

Dietary Supplement:   2-4 drops under tongue 3-4 times a day,  or place in capsule and take daily or as directed by a health professional.

Try adding Ocotea to YL’s NINGXIA RED!

Ocotea is one of the main ingredients in the Slique Products.

DISCLAIMER:¬†‚ÄúThese statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (United States Food & Drug Administration). Products and techniques mentioned on this web site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.‚ÄĚ