There's an oil for that!

July 10, 2014

You all know how much I LOVE my essential oils, right? Well, I love them even more now. Remember my cute little 4th of July outfit?

Well...let me tell you these two words: BUG BITES. I wish I had my doTERRA TerraSheild with me to avoid this mess in the first place, but I was all out. I will never make that mistake again! Because???? Hello, bug bites on my butt. Seriously, there are 4 of them. And I have no idea how that happened because my butt was completely covered all weekend. So those little suckers bit me through my yoga pants. Gross. 

Lavender
Thanks to my friend Lavender, I'm itch free. It's seriously a miracle. In other I-love-lavender-news, I added a few drops to my mascara and hello eye lashes! I've noticed lots of growth and that I'm loosing less lashes when I wash my make-up off. I'm officially in LOVE. 

My other favorite way to use lavender is to combine it with Hudson's body lotion or fractionated coconut oil and apply it to his feet at bedtime. It helps soothe and calm him down and he has been sleeping through the night (most nights!) and takes amazing 2-3.5 hour naps now! If I had to pick just one oil, it would be this one!

These oils are totally a game changer in my book! I got so sick and tired (literally) from constantly being sick thanks to Hudson bringing home daycare germs, so I wanted to find a natural way to defend my family and help us live a more natural, healthy life I use doTERRA oils because I believe they are the purest and best oils out there. Depending on the oil, they can be taken orally (in tea is a great option!), in a gel capsule, rubbed directly on your skin, or put in a diffuser. . I'm no expert...but here is the 411 on some of my other favorite oils....

Lemon
This is another must in our home! I use lemon on EVERYTHING in our kitchen and bathrooms because it is a great all natural sanitizer. The smell is amazing and so fresh! I use lemon on a damp cloth to wipe down our stainless steel appliances. I also use it mixed with water in a spray bottle to help sanitize our counter tops. I also add a drop to our dishwasher and our dishes come out spotless! Lemon is also great in tea for sore throat relief.

Peppermint
I love to use peppermint in my tea as a great pick me up! It smells so great and really helps me when I start to drag in the afternoon. It's also great for headaches nausea, diarrhea, swelling, mental fatigue, overheating, inflammation, sore muscles, sprains, upset stomach, motion sickness, rheumatism/arthritis, respiratory infections, viral infections (Herpes simplex, cold sores), itchy skin including poison oak and ivy, bee stings, and the dreaded sinus congestion. Just one drop of peppermint (orally or rubbed on your nose, but diluted for kids) works miracles!

Melaleuca 
My number one favorite use for melaleuca is to help with adult acne! Yep....I'm 30 years old and still get breakouts. When I feel one coming on I dab a little bit of melaleuca to the spot and it's gone by the next morning. Holy cow, this stuff is AMAZING and my skin is so thankful! Melaleuca is also great at helping your body fight off viral and bacterial infections and to help with colds and sore throats. It can be applied directly to the skin and in most cases without being diluted so it can be used on cuts, scrapes, or burns where there is potential for infection. It is one of my favorite oils!

Oregano
Oregano is one of the most powerful natural antibiotic available. Anywhere you might use an antibiotic, oregano is something you can reach for. Oregano is a very hot oil, so you would either need to apply it to the bottoms of the feet or take it internally in a gel capsule.

DoTERRA also makes some amazing oil blends all designed to help your body. Here are some of my favorites:

OnGuard
This is hands down my favorite oil blend and has been my #1 go to for warding off daycare germs. I was so tired of constantly having someone sick in my house! Diffusing it into the air aids eliminating germs and bacteria brought home by your child from school. I rub a few drops (diluted) to Hudson's feet (and on to mine and my husbands!) each night and it is an instant immunity booster!

DigestZen
This oil blend is so great for calming an upset stomach. It can be used internally but I usually just rub some directly on my stomach...or dilute it and rub it on Hudson's tummy. Works wonders!

Breathe
This is another favorite...it's great for people with asthma. If only my husband would try it....anyway, I also dab this on my nose when I'm feeling stuffy and it helps clear it right up! Breathe would also be great in a diffuser. 

Deep Blue
This is an amazing oil blend that helps relieve muscle and join pain, bruises, and headaches. And it smells divine! 

Did you know that you can use oils on your pets too???? Wrigley has itchy skin due to allergies, so on him I combine 2 drops of lavender plus 2 drops of frankincense with water in a 4 oz spray bottle and spray it directly on his skin for relief. (Be sure to dilute oils big time when you use them on your pet. And avoid using melaleuca on dogs. Consult your vet with any questions.) You can also use rosemary and purify (oil blend) as a flea repellent.

You can buy any of these oils from my website HERE, under "shop for products."

If you are looking to get your feet wet with essential oils I HIGHLY recommend the Beginner's Trio, which is a full size bottle of lemon, peppermint, and lavender. Or, if you want to try a few more oils, I recommend the Family Physician Kit. If you have any questions about doTERRA oils, I would be happy to help you. I'm not an expert, but I can provide lots of guidance. Please email me at thegirlintheredshoes @gmail.com

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One Response to “There's an oil for that!”

  1. I just started my 3.5 month old in daycare and am terrified of all the germs. I am thinking about using some oils that you mentioned to help with this. Can you explain how you dilute them? Do you just put a drop in lotion? Or do you dilute it with water?

    Molly

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