Oil in the Bathtub
My mother in law told me about this use. Instead of dropping the oils directly into your bathwater, like Lavender for helping with sleep, she suggested mixing your oils in a teaspoon of milk, stirring and then adding to the bathwater. The milk will diffuse it through the water and make it so it does not rest on the top of the water, or stick to you when you exit the bath.
Our cat, an elderly Missy, contracted a UTI and surprised us with a wet bed three nights in a row. If anyone has had a the not so fortunate experience of having to get cat urine out of something, you know it can be frustrating and sometimes expensive to clean up the mess. I used Purify (doTerra Essential Oils) in the washer with the bedding. Surprisingly, no stains and no odors remained!
Before we knew Missy had a UTI, she was having accidents in one of the bedrooms. We cleaned and cleaned, but she kept going back. Finally, I put together in a spray bottle equal parts of orange, lemon, and peppermint oils, diluted with water, and sprayed the room after cleaning the carpets again. She remained out of the room for about a month, so remember to reapply every couple of weeks. As a side note, cats don't normally like the citrus smells, so don't use citrus scented kitty litter if you want them to keep using their litter box.
I have written several posts here about being diagnosed with Celiac Disease (allergy to wheat) and the lifestyle changes we have made. Well, the ulcers are back, after almost a year of being ulcer free. This month they returned with a vengeance. Painful and not responding to prescription drugs, I was a miserable mess. Peppermint, Lavender, a blend for digestion were not helping, and then when the bleeding started acutely, Shiloah advised Geranium and Frankincense. Five minutes after application, all pain was gone.
Past Tense is a blend by doTerra that is for headaches, but it works great for nerve and muscle pain as well. Curtis has herniated discs that while are always painful in someway, seem to have times when the pain is worse than others. This week happens to be one of those times. With pain medication and muscle relaxers he kept complaining they weren't doing anything for the pain. After a weekend of rest, medication and Past Tense application he said the oils were doing more for him than the pain medication. This surprised me because a lot of times Curtis is a naysayer, LOL!
Our poor house seems to be falling apart piece by piece. First the roof was leaking, then the air conditioner died, and then the fence blew over. My kids are ever barefoot, even in the winter, and once the fence blew down they had to try playing on it. This resulted in a number of long splinters in their little feet. Once we removed the splinters, we applied Lemon oil to their feet and this repelled infection and pain.
Autism and ADHD
I have four kids now diagnosed with various forms of autism, mixed with ADHD. I started using a few in a combination:
Vetiver on the foot for calmness
Grapefruit on the throat lymph nodes for chelation
Lavender on the back of the neck for relaxation
Balance (doTerra blend) for well...balance.
I do have some of my kids on prescription medications. My hope is that in time I will be able to remove them from the prescriptions and solely use oils. I have these applied most days and am seeing good results, although some days it seems ineffective, and maybe that is just those days that are off kilter anyway.
These are other uses I found to be helpful with the oils:
Melissa: balancing monthly female hormones and cycles.
Ginger: well being and sometimes bringing money.
Terra Shield (patent pending, insect repellent): Happy cats and dogs, no mosquito bites, and helpful in feeling protected spiritually.
Frankincense: needing inspiration and creativity
Rose: good will towards others (used this on days when I felt grouchy with my kids).
On Guard (doTerra blend): I use this almost daily because I love the smell of it. It is used to ward off illness and if you have one day you just feel under the weather or run down, this will help you stay well. You can also dilute this in water and use as a disinfectant for surface cleaning.
Melaleuca and Lavender: Yeast infections, fungal infections, itchy rashes. The Melaleuca has anti-fungal properties and the Lavender for itching. Lavender on mosquito bites is heavenly! Melaleuca may not smell particularly pleasant, but it does a great job with infections. I had a weird rash on my arm that after a few applications has disappeared and not returned.
I'm slowly learning more about these oils and am interested in other uses you have found. Share them below in the comments!
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