last week my sister told me something she did when she burned her finger while ironing some fabric. Today I was taking some muffins out of my oven and burned my finger (apparently I need new oven mitts WITHOUT holes, lol). Anyways, I did what my sister told me. I put a drop of Young Living lavender oil on the burnt spot and followed that with a drop of Young Living peppermint oil. 5 minutes later and the pain is totally gone! No heat, no pain at all! If you are wondering what to look for in an essential oil, it is what the oil DOES that makes the difference. Any oil can smell good, but only Young Living oils are loaded with action!
My son spent the night at a friend's house. He started coughing while sleeping in the basement there with the other boys and his cough grew increasingly worse through the next day. By the time we got him home I had to give him his puffers, which he normally doesn't need. His cough got still worse. I made a chest rub of all the oils I know that help with inflammation (using 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil as a base, I added 2 drops of each of peppermint, frankincense, bergamot, thyme and cypress). Listening to him cough all day and into the night was almost more than I could bare. We were about to get our shoes on to go to the ER when he actually stopped coughing. He was ok! He slept until 1 am and then I did the chest rub again and one of his puffers. He slept again until 5:30. We repeated the routine and he slept again until 8am. Not an ideal night, but it turned out a lot better than it started. So thankful for the puffers and the oils! We are wondering if there was something in the friend's house that triggered this attack on his body. I don't want to call it asthma, but something was sure messing with him. Glad I have the oils to help support our health as I am sure we would have had to go to the emergency room otherwise!
Steam burns can be really nasty. This happened to one of my friends today: I was ironing some fabric for a sewing project when all of a sudden the iron shot a burst of steam on to my left thumb. The pain was excruciating, stinging, I couldn't believe how intense a burn could be. remembering i do have Lavender upstairs i went up, found my lavender and generously spread a few drops on my thumb. The pain didn't go away and i thought "what can cool this heat"? Peppermint! so i had my husband put a drop of peppermint over the burned area of my thumb. A few minutes later i went downstairs to continue working on my project. The pain was gone. I found that hard to believe, as usually the pain from a burn lasts a long time for me. i can totally see on my thumb there may be a blister forming, but now i have only mild pain, as i tried to work in the kitchen. Thank you Young Living for Essential Oils Lavender and Peppermint. M.
Story time! This summer David and I were shooting hoops outside on our cement pad. He bent over to pick up the ball and fell forward onto the cement landing on his forehead. Oh, how he cried! He had a scrape on his forehead and we put coconut oil on it and a bit of lavender. It was pretty much gone the next day. I just found out that something similar happened to another family member recently, only there was a big scratch on a lip in this case. Someone made an Ouchie Blend and applied it several times a day. It healed very nicely. So glad to have such great products!
My family has been enjoying Young Living more and more as each month passes. I have been a member for over 6 months and am enjoying the bonus of getting free products just for buying items I would normally buy anyways. The major differences are that I get Young Living's Products delivered right to my door, and all the products are good for my family to use. What do I mean by that??? They are non-toxic and they won't make us sick by smelling them and using them. I buy the Thieves Household Cleaner and I don't need to worry about my 6 year-old getting into it or being around it because it will not stress out his developing lungs, nor my sensitive lungs. (Plus, I dilute it so it makes a lot of product for the money!) I used to cough a lot using store-bought cleaners. I thought it was normal and that it meant that the products were strong enough to do the cleaning work I needed them to do. BUT, now I know that a product does not have to hurt you to give you good results!
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My friend Jennifer, from Ontario had this to tell me about using Peace & Calming from Young Living: I am quite enjoying them. My sleep seems to be better, although the time of it isn't. The peace and calming mixture has come in handy helping my kittens adjust to each other. They were big time fighting one day so I took the lid off and made them smell it. (surprising that they actually liked the smell.) They calmed down almost immediately and the effects lasted most of the day. My kitten went in to the vet's today :( and I have had anxiety attacks all morning, so I put some on and it helped quite a bit. I seem to enjoy that one more than the lavender, but I am impressed with both.
I just noticed something the other day. The last few years, when I would scratch my skin because it was itchy, it would just get more and more itchy. I couldn't figure it out. My skin didn't seem overly dry or irritated, just extremely itchy. And it was getting progressively worse. I would get welts from scratching and since this usually happened at night, I would have a terrible time getting to sleep. I would even wake up scratching my itchy knee or leg and then not be able to go back to sleep because the itch would just get worse and worse until I would have to get up and put something on it. I was beginning to think I was allergic to my fingernails, lol. Only I wasn't laughing--it was really painful! Well, what I noticed the other day is that I haven't been itchy like that since I began my journey with Young Living. Am I saying the oils did this amazing thing? Maybe. Maybe some of it. Maybe it also had to do with cutting out sugar and some chemicals, but I know for a fact that if it were not for the oils, my family would not be on this journey at all, and the itching would be worse now than ever.
What is my point to this story? If you make one really good decision, others will follow. Same with bad decisions. One comes first, the rest follow. It is a path with many steps and it is important to go the right direction. Each step will take us somewhere. Making good choices today will ensure that I go in the right direction. Not meaning to preach at all, and maybe everyone knew this already except me, hah! Anyways, my thoughts for the morning. Wishing you all good choices today!
Personal scale victory: 5 lbs in the last 2 weeks. So much easier when hubby and son are joining in and actually agreeing to choices you make. Mind you, son is only 6 and is becoming more vocal about likes and dislikes. But if he learns to make good choices now, he will be ahead later on. Thankful for this journey we are on! Hubby had success too. His was roughly 8 lbs.
I have increased hubby's Ningxia Red intake to 2 ounces per day. We are not sure what we are dealing with as far as the pain he is having. Sometimes very sharp pain. We thought gall bladder, but ultrasound came back clear. Then the doctor ordered blood tests for his liver, but his liver is fine. Now waiting on further tests. Praying the oils and NR do their thing. Would love to have a good report so he is totally fine!
My sister was mentioning a 30 day Ningxia Red Challenge and I got to thinking about all the changes that I have noticed in my family since we started drinking it regularly. Mind you, we also cut out a lot of sugar, so some of the results are from that, but I know the Ningxia Red made cutting out sugar a lot easier, just because it has so many nutrients in it and we don't get the same cravings for sugar and carbs that we used to.
So, here we go: Scale victories. I decided to step on the scale every two weeks. I won't say I lost 3 lbs in 2 weeks because I don't feel I lost anything. I feel great and had a scale victory of 3 lbs. Same with my hubby. He had another 3 lb victory since 2 weeks ago.
Less moody. All of us. We enjoy each other more and are more patient with each other than we were just a few short months ago. I attribute that mostly to consuming a lot less sugar, but that was made possible because of the Ningxia Red. I don't think we would have had as much success getting off sugar and carbs if not for the benefits of Ningxia Red.
Puffy faces are gone. Again, likely because of cutting out most sugar, but I notice it in all of us, even our 6 year old son. He is more toned all over, even though he is obviously still growing, but I see now what the overload of carbs was doing.
Achy knees are mostly gone. For a while I thought there might be a real problem with my knees because I just kept feeling how they hurt all the time. Not so much anymore. So grateful for that!
The shakes I used to get almost every day are gone. I know this is from the Ningxia Red because of the nutrients. I have more energy and it does not bother me to not have food for a while. This helps me avoid eating carbs for breakfast. Still looking for breakfast friendly meals for myself because I don't fancy eggs all the time.
Those are the main things I have noticed. Not bad. We'll keep going with our Ningxia Red. Check it out: https://www.youngliving.com/en_CA/products/wellness
When we started on oils back in March/April, we also embarked on a journey to consume less sugar. My hubby has made the biggest changes and he is celebrating weighing 30 pounds less now than when we started! So happy to see the changes that continue to happen because of our one decision to try Young Living Oils. I am down some weight as well, but decided not to put the scale pressure on myself. I can tell you that some clothes fit me now that had been too small a few months ago! That is how I am measuring my success for now. I can still say that for the most part I remain headache-free and that is some very good news for me! Go ahead, click on my links -----> and sign up. You won't regret it!
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My name is Loni and I want to share my oily journey with any that would like to come along! I am documenting about my decision to try Young Living Essential Oils and my family's experience with using them.