Every post I write is in response to a question, situation, conversation, etc. This post has 2 conversations… 1. rhubarb. 2. Essential Oils.
I need to know what to do with my rhubarb because I shared a little knowledge about essential oils. I had fun yesterday at Emily’s Produce chatting about Essential Oils. I knew I would write this post about what I do with my oils when I was preparing my handout. I have lots of friends that have asked about essential oils. Everyone wants to know more, and wants to know what to do with them. So, I hope those friends see this! 😉
One of the cool things about chatting about wellness at Emily’s is the reciprocal gratitude I receive from the Jackson family. Which brings me to the 2nd topic of my post… rhubarb.
We’ve been friends with the Jackson’s for years. Sharing the love of real food is something that we are all passionate about. They gave me a huge basket of fresh from the field goodies! I was so surprised and excited! Strawberries! Asparagus! Red and Green lettuce! Radishes! Tomatoes! And, rhubarb?? I’ve been curious about rhubarb, and it’s the year of trying new veggies around our house, so I’m excited to try it! I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out!! I found a recipe to try roasting it with honey, that’s where I’m going to start. Honey… Can’t go wrong, right? Please comment below if you have any recipes. I’m learning more about roasting veggies these days, and I’m always looking for new recipes.
So, that’s my ask… Now, here’s my share….
If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve gone all Holistic Wellness over here. I love sharing what I’m learning with others and one of the most common questions I get is what do I do with my essential oils and how do I use them. I created a handout for my chats that I thought would make the perfect informative article, so, without further ado…
What do we we use our Essential oils for?
- Lemon/Lavender/Peppermint are my go to! I use them every night in my diffuser. I also put 1-2 drops in my hands, usually just lemon and peppermint.
- Lavender helps with sleep, it’s relaxing and calming.
- Lemon and Peppermint are my go to every morning. Calming and energizing all at the same time. **My faves.
- We use Lemon/Lavender/Peppermint for sinus issues. No allergy meds for our family anymore, except on rare occasion. We all had allergies pretty bad! Avoiding inflammatory foods matters too.
- Eucalyptus opens stuffy sinuses, the drainage starts within seconds. It’s pretty cool.
- Lemon and Lavender are great for calming and reduce anxious feelings. A friend of mine is practically Xanax free thanks to this duo. That’s pretty damn cool!
- Drew uses a couple drops of her Lemon/Lavender blend on her pillow at night.
- Drew mixes Lemon and Lime and calls it ‘happy’. She blends them on a tissue and stuffs it in her backpack. I like this one too, Happy is a good name for it. 🙂
- Lavender for burns, rashes, and bug bites. A friend just added blisters to this list too. (Thanks, Cami!)
- Josh gets a drop of Wild Orange on his shirt collar on the way out the door and a couple more on his pillow at night. Wild Orange is his scent. It helps him because it’s the scent that he likes best.
- Lemon for hand sanitizer. ONLY thing I’ll use anymore, NO commercial hand sanitizer for me.
- Frankincense directly on my thyroid. It is supposed to increase function and shrink tumors. I am shrinking my thyroid nodules. I have had a 25% decrease in 3 months. Frank is amazing stuff. Learn more!
- Oregano and Frank on breakouts. Frank and oregano diluted with fractionated coconut oil for warts, molluscum, breakouts, inflamed bug bites. Fantastic antimicrobial properties.
- Frank and Melaleuca for anti-aging benefits. Wrinkles and lines beware!
- Lemongrass and Peppermint on the pup for flea control. Geranium and cedarwood work too. No citrus scents on cats. A friend just shared a mixture for tick/bug control that included geranium too. I’ll share when I know more.
- Rosemary and Cypress for cholesterol benefits because of their anti-inflammatory properties. Rubbed into the feet.
- Terrashield blend from doTERRA for bug repellant. I put a bunch of this blend on the flag by my back door.
- Lemon and hot water cleans my water bottles. – citrus, especially lemon cleans well!
- doTERRA OnGuard Essential Oil cleaner cleans my entire house, including showers and toilets. A little bit of this mixed with water in a spray bottle is the bomb!
- Peppermint for sore muscles. Deep Blue blend from doTERRA is especially good for sore muscles. I’ve been highly impressed with the results, I’m an expert in sore muscles with my Fibro.
- Lavender or Lemon or Wild Orange in white vinegar for fabric softener in the laundry.
- Lavender or Lemon or Wild Orange on the wool laundry balls for the dryer. No chemically, toxic dryer sheets for us anymore.
- Homemade Mouthwash! A shot glass with H2O and 1-2 drops each lemon and peppermint. Cinnamon would work well too. It’s fantastic, and so much better than store brands, don’t read the ingredients if you don’t want to make a change. 😉
**Please learn about Essential Oils if you plan to use them. Essential Oils are potent, for safety purposes, respect them. They can replace almost everything in your medicine cabinet. The doTERRA Science Blog is a great resource.
How We Use Our EOs?
- A couple of drops rubbed in palms, then w hands cupped about 6-8” from my nose, taking small slow inhalations, deeper as tolerated. Rub on wrists, neck, heart, behind your ears and/or bottoms of feet.
- Just smell the bottle. Not too close tho! Again, 6-8″ away, and inhale slowly at first.
- A couple drops on a cotton ball in the vent in your car.
- A couple drops on your pillowcase.
- A couple drops on a tissue on your desk or in your pocket, or stuffed in a backpack for school. 😉
- Directly on affected area, i.e. lavender for bug bites. *know which oils are Hot-they must be diluted for safety purposes!
This is the diffuser that I like most for ease of use and cleaning. I’ve tried 3 different ones so far. I have not tried any from doTERRA yet.
I got my glowing globe diffuser online from Thrive Market for $39.95!
My family uses Thrive Market often, I love the generosity of this company. If you use my link and place an order, Thrive Market will donate a membership to a needy family (you don’t have to become a member, just place an order through my link).
If you want to know more about essential oils, I recommend checking out doTERRA’s Science Blog.
If you want to try essential oils, but aren’t sure where to start, I recommend the Intro Trio from doTERRA containing a 5ml bottle of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint.
The quality of the oils you use matters. I choose and trust doTERRA, but have friends that happily choose other quality brands.
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As alwasy, I hope you Enjoy the Journey! 🙂