Thursday, September 13, 2007

Essential Oils - How they work - Lavender

For several weeks I've been writing about essential oils and how they have helped me. I'd like to tell you why they work. When I talk about essential oils to some people, they look at me like I'm nuts or talking about voodoo. In actuality, essential oils have been aiding and curing people long before the arrival of pharmaceuticals. Essential oils are the scent or essence of a plant. They each have their own chemical property. The different chemical properties can be useful effectively as anti-biotics, anti-virals, anti-mold. Additionally, they may have relaxing (anti-depressant), or stimulating properties.

Take for instance, Lavender. If you are going to choose one essential oil to start with, it should be lavender. This is one of the safest of the essential oils. Lavender is most effective at reducing stress because of it's anti-depressant and sedative properties. Lavender is also the most antiseptic because of its antifungal and antiviral properties. Lavender can be effectively used to help treat asthma and lung problems, skin infections, burns, and relieving muscle pain. Lavender actually numbs nerve endings to stop pain. Previously, I posted about a burn to my thumb and how lavender immediately took the pain away.

If you'd like to learn more about oils, please check out my website Or check back daily for more info on essential oils!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Lavender Essential Oil

This past weekend, my toddler bumped his head and got a little goose egg on there. I immediately applied Lavender essential oil. Shortly after, he went to bed. When I checked on him 2 hours later, the bump was totally gone!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Essential Oils in the air

I just received my nebulizer today. It's a great tool to allow the essential oils into the air. I'm diffusing Thieves blend. My goal is to get rid of this chest cold. I believe this cold would have been worse if it weren't for the essential oils. I have been using Raven and RC and Thieves.

I have also put the oils on my son each night and so far he's has not contracted my cold! My cousin's daughter had to go to the hospital for croop. No one here was that sick!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tea Tree Oil and Acne

It's been a while since I last posted. I've been busy searching for job opportunities. I had to write today because I wanted to discuss my zit. I woke up this morning and had an average sized zit right above the corner of my mouth. First thing I did was put tea tree oil on it. I only did it once and it's almost gone!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Burns and Lavender Oil

Well, I have another person testimonial for essential oils. I was baking bread in the bread maker. When it finished I went to get the bread out of the machine. The pot holder slipped and my thumb touched the handle which was freaking hot! My first thought was to grab an ice cube to soothe my thumb, but then I came to my senses and went and grabbed the lavender oil. After all, that's where it all started during the last century, anyway. I remembered that lavender oil was supposed to be great for burns.

Well, let me tell you, that is the absolute truth! Immediately, the pain subsided. After dinner, I applied the lavender 2 more times within an hour period. My thumb is back to normal without any scars or blisters! Awesome!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I'm hoping to connect with other parents who's children are affected by autism and who are using alternative healing methods such as essential oils or homeopathic practices. Please contact me via the comment link so we can connect. I am very interested in researching other methods of treatment.

I have read a few books, but my son doesn't seem to have the food sensitivities such as lactose or casein intolerance.

I look forward to chatting with you!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Warts and Essential Oils

I'm finally getting my parents interested in essential oils. At dinner yesterday, my father said that my mother told him that I'd have something to treat some small warts he has on the back of his hand. I did a little research and it seems that clove oil will do the trick. I will provide an update as to how the clove oil does for my dad!