Last week, I had the privilege of attending an essential oils summit. It was such an enlightening experience. I use essential oils all of the time, but I learned so many new uses and benefits to using even the oils I use regularly.
I took notes on most of the talks that I was able to listen to. Here, I have compiled the info that I learned so that maybe it could benefit you also.
There are several oils that can be used for cleaning. Lemon, lime, orange, peppermint, melaleuca (tea tree oil), lavender, eucalyptus, thyme, rosemary, and cinnamon. All of these have antibacterial or antiseptic properties. Use whichever of them you have on hand, or a combination. Make sure that you choose one that you like the smell of.
Take a quart-sized bottle and add about 20-40 drops of essential oils. Fill the rest with water, or with half vinegar/half water. Be sure to only combine 3 to 4 oils for the best outcome. For more specific recipes, and recipes for cleaning certain areas, visit Jill at The Prairie Homestead. She uses oils exclusively for cleaning and she has a lot of useful tips. She also has a list of 30 essential oil hacks to use around your home. One of these is a bug repellent that uses oils like melaleuca (tea tree oil), thyme, peppermint, rosemary, and/or basil.
A good blend that promotes immunity is lemon, orange, rosemary, eucalyptus, clove, and cinnamon. Mix in diffuser and diffuse as you spend time at home. This is also good to diffuse in your office or classroom to promote health.
Joette Calabrese shared her home remedy for ear infections. She boils a pot of bones on the stove to create a broth for drinking. Then she mixes a tsp. of coconut oil, 2 drops of thyme, and 2 drops of lavender. Apply this mixture to the outside of the ear, behind the ear, and to the lymph nodes.
Joette agrees with me about fever. I believe in letting a fever do its job. God created this in the body on purpose. It is a defense mechanism for fighting off bacteria. We need to allow that to happen, unless the fever gets dangerously high. Her advice for handling a fever is to add 1 – 2 drops of lemon essential oil to some raw honey and eat it. Once again, make sure this is therapeutic grade essential oil. She advises that kids with fever don’t feel like eating, so don’t expect that. Just continue giving them broth and water with lemon oil.
Joette has so much other advice in the area of homeopathy. Her website it full of information and she sells books on homeopathy and also offers courses through her site.
Mood Management & Stress
Using myrrh will help you connect to others.
When you need grounding, use low tones – tree oils or root oils.
Citrus oils help bind toxins in your body and pull them out and raise mood.
For emotional head tension, put a drop of frankincense on your heart and under your tongue. Make sure you are using therapeutic grade oils any time you are ingesting an oil. Other applications for emotional issues are on the spine and adrenal glands.
I found this information so helpful. It is good to have the knowledge, even though I hope I won’t need most of it. I hope you find it helpful also. What do you use oils for? Which oils are your favorite?