how to use essential oils

MY TOP 10 USES FOR ESSENTIAL OILS

Happy two year oil-iversary to me!

It’s crazy that it’s only been two years since essential oils were introduced to me and changed our lives. My friends know me as the crazy witch-doctor oil lady, Chris is obsessed and is constantly telling coworkers and strangers about them, and Ellie has never known life without her oils. They are truly a part of our every day life.

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Summer Must Haves: Keeping Cool

I hate to sound like a complete whiner, but it’s been soooo hot lately. And our house has little to no insulation and it just BAKES. Poor Ellie naps in a room that is 90 degrees, and we have about a million fans running at all times. You can find us at the beach or in a pool (even a plastic wading pool in the backyard) any chance we get.

Although they are no substitution for A/C or good insulation, there are a few things I’ve been turning to for some heat relief this month. Any little bit helps!

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Tummy Trouble – the first essential oil blend I made for baby

You can read more here about how and why I started exploring essential oils, and how the first oils I bought were the Digestive Blend and Lavender to help with Ellie’s reflux as a newborn. I can’t keep track of how many times I’ve blended these oils in the last year and a half. It’s the only blend I have in a BIG roller bottle, and I swipe it on E’s torso at any sign of tummy discomfort (including gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea…)

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lemon essential oil water

Lemon Water – Detoxing Your Body Daily

The benefits of drinking lemon water every morning – and why I prefer to use essential oil

I go to bed every night with a large glass of water on my nightstand. It’s like a security blanket, I would panic if I didn’t have it…but I rarely use it. I drink a few sips before going to bed (with my nightly magnesium pills) and in the morning I have almost a full glass of room temperature water to drop my lemon essential oil into. I’ve built it into my daily routine, and here are the reasons why:

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Natural Responses to Baby’s First Fever

Ellie got her first really high fever this weekend. I can’t lie – it freaked me out to see her temperature nearing 103°! I kept swiping the thermometer thinking it was somehow a mistake. I had the 100.2° number in my mind from when she was a newborn and the doctors warned us of the dangers of a high temperature. Thanks to a call to the advice nurse, we learned that an ER visit wasn’t mandatory and were told to keep her hydrated and to do whatever we could to bring her temperature down. Instead of running to grab the children’s tylenol, I decided to see if peppermint essential oil could cool her down. I swiped some coconut oil in my palm, dropped 2 drops of oil, rubbed them together and applied it to her forehead, back of her neck and the bottoms of her feet. Poor thing was so hot! I repeated the process 15 minutes later and took her temperature again. It had dropped over a degree. Relief!

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