Well, the flu bug and all kinds of other ailments are floating all around Kentucky right now. There are so many kids missing school because of it. Is it happening in your area too?
Eli had six kids missing in his class today, and Adam had even more missing in his class last week. We haven’t had the flu hit our house, but we have definitely had some yucky stuff hanging around. Luke got a cold with a lingering cough, and Cy got some kind of virus that caused him to miss a day of work last week! On Saturday, Adam woke up with a very high fever, so I immediately started applying my essential oils on him.
I don’t know if your house is like mine, but “tis the season!,” right? :)
Well, this winter in my house looks a whole lot different than last year. Last year, I had purchased my first Young Living Premium Starter Kit in the fall, but didn’t really know how to use my oils when everyone got sick. This year, my oils are the first thing I grab when any of us get sick or start feeling a little yucky. This morning, I woke up with a wicked cough deep in my chest, I applied some Raven directly on my chest, and my coughing has almost completely stopped. I will continue to apply Raven throughout the day.
This is the oil we use when are heads are pounding. When our noses are all clogged up. And when we spike high temperatures and need to get them down.
My boys ask for Peppermint all the time, and I love it! A year ago, they would have asked for Tylenol or Motrin, but not any more!
Another popular winter oil that we cannot live without is Thieves! This is by far one of the most popular oils!
Thieves is the bomb diggidy! Like seriously. I want to marry it. (If Lowe’s and I ever split up.) :)
Thieves® was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.*
How to Use: Put a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend in a capsule and swallow with water to support your immune system. Diffuse Thieves essential oil blend for 15–30 minutes in your home or office to help eliminate airborne bacteria.
Raven™ is a combination of deeply soothing therapeuticgrade essential oils that will provide comfort when applied topically to the chest and throat or diffused.
How to Use: For aromatic use. Diffuse, apply topically on chest over lungs and throat, put on pillow at night, use in a suppository application with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex. Alternate with R.C.™.
R.C.™ contains powerful therapeutic-grade essential oils that are invigorating when applied, especially to the chest and throat area. R.C. is a wonderful blend to diffuse during winter.
How to Use: For topical or aromatic use. Diffuse in living areas and workplace. Apply on chest, neck, ears and bottoms of feet. Use with a compress on chest and back. Alternate with Raven™.
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is one of the most powerful and versatile essential oils. It contains strong immune-enhancing and antioxidant properties and supports the respiratory system.
How to Use: For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as soy or rice milk.
Have you started using essential oils in your home yet?
If not, click here to learn more and join the oily revolution! :)
If you are using the oils, what are your favorite to use during the winter months? I would love to hear more about them!
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