The other day, I wrote about how I overcame my serious doubts about essential oils (specifically, Young Living’s oils) and my experience using Young Living’s Thieves blend.
(If you missed that post, you really need to take a look at all of the ways that Thieves (surprisingly) helped me and others.
Today, I’m going to share with you some other oils that I’ve been experimenting with and what’s happened with them.
Really, read on. Some of these things are really amazing……..
Stomach Aches & Digestion Issues
I typically don’t struggle much with stomach aches, but over the past few months, I have. For those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I have adrenal fatigue. I am currently doing a protocol called Nutritional Balancing that is designed to rebalance minerals and remove heavy metals and toxins from my system.
More on all that later–but when the metals are coming out, I have had some uncomfortable symptoms at times–one of them being an upset stomach.
Aside from my occasional stomach upset, my kids occasionally have a bug or a sour stomach for some reason.
We all know that peppermint tea is supposed to be good for upset stomachs. Well, the oil is super. Just a few drops on the tongue followed by a “water chaser” and symptoms are gone.
I’ve also used the peppermint oil when my stomach “just isn’t right.” You know, when thing aren’t sitting well. Oh, if only I could only eat right all the time. I’m getting there, really I am. But I’m just not perfect yet. And sometimes I pay for it :-(.
Peppermint oil is great here too. Again, I don’t typically get headaches, but when the occasional one strikes, just a drop of peppermint rubbed on my temples has taken the pain away. Amazing. My youngest gets headaches sometimes, but his have been diminishing since starting Nutritional Balancing therapy. Regardless, he has found relief with the peppermint as well.
No acetaminophen. No potential liver damage. Nice.
My youngest had growing pains regularly until we started Nutritional Balancing. Now, he really only gets them every once in awhile. These pains were one of the first things that we tried the YL Essential Oils on. I was really skeptical – “So, how on earth is an oil going to help with something painful going on inside of him?”
Well, they did. We’ve used Peppermint, Wintergreen, and YL’s blend, Pan Away, all of which have helped him. What a blessing to have your little one, who was in pain a moment ago, say to you, “Mom, I really think it’s working! I feel better!”
He gets to sleep –and so do I (And having your son smell like a Wintergreen Lifesaver is a nice side bonus :-).)
Carpal Tunnel / Cubital Tunnel Symptoms
This one really floored me.
I’m a blogger. That means I type–a lot.
Well, about 2 months ago I started experiencing pain in my right pinky finger. It hurt to type–a lot.
I’d had carpal tunnel years prior that was cured with B6, but this pain was worse.
I didn’t really want to own up to myself that the pain was there. What if I couldn’t blog anymore? What it I needed surgery? Not pleasant thoughts.
After a few days of the pain and worry, I decided to turn to my Young Living Oils Reference Guide for some ideas. It recommended Pan Away, which I had in my nifty starter kit.
Again, the skeptic in me thought, “This surely isn’t going to work.” But I doubtfully rubbed a drop around my knuckle where the pain was–just before bed.
I awoke the next morning completely amazed.
The pain was gone!
No surgery–and I can still blog ;-).
Numerous times we’ve had aches and pains that needed some TLC. Whether from injury or overuse, we’ve tried several oils and blends–Peppermint, Wintergreen, Pan Away and Deep Relief roll on. Each one has worked well. Depending on the situation, sometimes one oil or blend has worked better than another, but it sure has felt nice to use something natural rather than OTC meds or chemical-filled creams and ointments.
The bottom line: I’ve been really impressed with Young Living’s products with their customer service.
Again, I really don’t mean to just be “putting together a commercial” for my readers. I have always been the type of person who wants to share the good things I’ve found, and warn about the bad. In fact, I’ve sometimes toyed with the idea of starting an “Adrienne’s Life”–like Angie’s List. But I’d probably be sued, right :-).
And I know – you’re probably wondering about the cost of these oils.
Let me assure you – I am super frugal. I’m sure that you’ve figured that out if you’ve been following me for awhile. If you haven’t, you can see how
stingy frugal I am by checking out my posts on:
- Easiest Almond Milk Ever
- Homemade Coconut Milk
- Homemade Coconut Butter
- MYO Powdered Sugar / Powdered Sugar Substitute
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
As you can see, I don’t spend money typically if I don’t think it’s worth it. And I save wherever I can.
Here are my basic thoughts on the cost:
- Health is priceless
- I’d rather use natural oils than OTC meds or prescriptions drugs (and they’re not cheap either)
- You really save over going to the doctor or physical therapist (or even surgery!)
- When you feel good, you have more energy to save money elsewhere
- If you become a distributor, you can save a lot with freebies and discounts (and you don’t have ridiculously large quotas to meet. They make it easy to save!)
If you’d like more information about Young Living, feel free to use my Contact Me form or email me at wholenewmom at gmail dot com. I’d be happy to talk with you more.
I’ve got a few more products to talk about in a future post and there will also be a great giveaway coming your way! To make sure you don’t miss it, you can subscribe to my RSS feed or my email newsletter so that you don’t missa post. (You also get a Free Soaked Grains Cookbook with the email subscription. Just leave a comment on that post to tell me you did!).
I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comment section.
What are your thoughts on Essential Oils?