Man did we get it good at our house this week! Started off with a Sunday drive in the car and my husband. Shortly after we took off he began sneezing over AND over AND over again. You know what I mean? Came up so fast that he didn’t know what hit him. But then, of course, I got a turn too! I certainly couldn’t let him suffer alone.
We use essential oils in our house. We love essential oils! We usually never feel under the weather. We just don’t. Well, almost never….
Remember – I am not a Doctor and I can’t diagnose and/or prescribe. I can only share with you how we use different things to support the systems of our bodies and our organs. So, today I’m going to talk about supporting the Respiratory system. I know a lot about essential oils, but recently I realized I had much more to learn….
I began using Eucalyptus and Lavender with some Epsom salts in my bath. When I wanted a shower, I put several drops (maybe 10-12) of Eucalyptus on a washcloth, set it on the shower floor and let the water (as hot as I could stand it) run over it so I, in effect, had an at home spa steam shower experience. Well, if I’m to be honest, it wasn’t really like a Spa steam shower would’ve been, but it worked and I didn’t need to leave the house!
I diffused essential oils ALL the time. Mainly doTERRA’s Breathe Respiratory Blend and Lime. I diffused in our kitchen/living room area and in our bedroom at night. Some nights I couldn’t even smell it but I knew it was there and was working. dōTERRA’s Breathe and Lime are both good at supporting the lungs Respiratory system by helping to keep those airways open and clear.
I also took a mug of hot water and added two drops each of Oregano, Melaleuca, Peppermint and Lemon. No, I didn’t drink it. I set it on my dining room table and inhaled the fumes. It really helped to open those sinuses and airways. What a relief. After I was done with the mug, I did what I call a mini self-facial (notice my reference to another at home spa like experience) by rubbing two of my fingers (no oils) over the sides of my nose, down my cheeks and up and over my eyebrows. Amazing what a little pressure can do.
But what about the oils in the above picture? What did you do with them, you ask? Well, I made myself (and my hubby) a roll on that helped to support that good old Repiratory system. We LOVE it and both used it on our chest and back several times a day for about a week. It is fabulous and so simple to make. I took a 30 ml roll on bottle and added 20 drops Frankincense, 25 drops Eucalyptus, 40 drops dōTERRA Breathe, 20 drops Thyme and then filled the bottle half way with fractionated coconut oil. The recipe is for a 10 ml roll on bottle, but I love these larger roll ons and so I just filled the bottle about half way. Felt SO good and really helped us be able to sleep without coughing and hacking all night long.
Today we are feeling much better! Even though I wasn’t thrilled with this experience, I have to say I’m grateful. I hope that someone out there reading this will benefit. Remember to honor your body. Listen to it! I believe our bodies will usually tell us what we need. Get enough sleep. Drink enough water. Eat healthy foods. Watch (or eliminate) your sugar intake. Exercise. When we pay attention and listen we will benefit. Thank your body for letting you know what it needs to thrive!
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