God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman – Essential Oils to rebound from woe and ick are right here in this in this blog! Is there something you dismay? Yeah… Poor peeps. Lately there are a ton of cold and flu viruses are swirling in the air. Oh, read on for tidings of comfort and joy!
My kids’ friends have been missing school and feeling yucky lately. I can’t help but notice how quickly mine are rebounding from the same bugs and be thankful for Young Living Oils to help them rest well and be healthy!
My younger son (14) was hanging around with a friend who wasn’t feeling well last week. Now, we’re in the week before Christmas and there are final exams at school, fun stuff is happening and we have the last high school soccer game until the new year. So he was a little annoyed with himself for hanging out with sickies when he started to feel under the weather, himself! I have 2 boys, and this son can be the most open to natural remedies sometimes, and a little hard headed at times (no idea where that comes from, ha!) But, when he’s not feeling good it’s a little easier for me to make suggestions to him. In fact, when he gets whiny… I know I’ve got him and I’ll have him under my oily spell! (did you hear that cackle?)
Sunday he told me how he was feeling and I looked in my special oily reference guide to see how I could help him. Throat was hurting, tight chest, warm to the touch, sluggish and his head was severely clogged. Most of the suggestions in there were things he wouldn’t do, so I found one I could get him to do, started with that and… spoiler alert – it worked! My favorite part of all of it, was making him lay down with me for an hour to watch ‘Alaska the Last Frontier’. Hee hee! That was pretty much all the time we invested in this. Totally worth it, and most moms would give their eye teeth to hang out with their little gentleman.
I have to say, I’m no medical professional and I’m not suggesting that you do what I did. Always check with your doctor before you do anything-ever. Mmmk? I’m simply sharing what worked for us, and per the FDA I’m not allowed to give exact drops when I describe using essential oil. The good news is, you don’t need to know exact drops, really. You just need to use common sense!
God, rest ye merry gentleman – Essential Oils to rebound from woe and ick
What I did is took 5 to 7 drops of lemon, 5 to 7 drops of eucalyptus, and 8 to 10 drops of frankincense and put them in a small, glass finger bowl. Then applied them neat to his feet directly under his toes, on the ball of the foot. I used a technique where the fingertips roll forward to the fingernail and then the fingernail lays flat against the foot, which ends up sending a little shockwave through the nerves in the feet. It makes my kids jump a whole foot in the air and scream with tickle-torture-delight, but it works. Lol. So, we did that 3 times in succession, once… This is what that technique looks like:
Then, we took what was left of the essential oil blend and added about a tablespoon of Ortho Sport oil (Ortho Sport is a Young Living massage oil, but a carrier oil like coconut would be fine with a drop of peppermint). We applied one swipe to his spine, because viruses like to live in the spine, and those essential oils make the life of a virus very difficult. Peppermint, eucalyptus, Frankincense and lemon essential oil all have oxygenating and anti viral properties, and they help our bodies the same way they help the plant!
We then applied that mixture liberally to his chest and used a warm washcloth on top, to help push it into his lungs. We did spine & chest 3x in one hour. Immediately after that my son was saying the tightness in his chest felt like it was gone. And the truth is I’m feeling really surprised inside, but I’m not acting like it on the outside. And why is that? Lol! Because of his selective hard-headedness, perhaps? Ugh. Cuz, I still have growing up to do!
I’m telling him, ‘Well, haven’t you seen what Lemon does to sticker residue? Or gum in hair? Superglue on fingers? It eats that stuff right up! So that’s what it did to the gluey goo in your lungs.’ He already knows it’s safe for biological matter, such as himself… While I’m acting all confident & badass on the outside, on the inside, I’m going, ‘OMG!! Yay, plants!!! It worked again!’ And pardon me for a moment while I give the props where they belong… God made the plants before he made the people. Not a coincidence in my opinion.
I also had him take a Life 9 probiotic, and the last thing we did was have him touch his tongue with an essential oil (a Vitality Oil, of course) once a minute for 10 minutes. Thieves Vitality is a great one to use, Frank vitality is good, and I’m not sure the type of oil even matters. I think just the rapid tiny touch of oil commits murder on bad cells, and in the mouth it gets right in the bloodstream, quick.
That’s all I could do with this guy, and I was happy with it. Later in the evening I shouted to him to apply the rest of the oil mixture to his chest and I didn’t harass him to do anything else.
The next day he was feeling much better, but not 100%. I overheard him saying he couldn’t sleep because one nostril would keep closing, depending on which way his head was laying. This was after he went to school (thankful he was well enough to go!) so I just asked him to use Breathe Again roll on for that, and Deep Relief behind the ears along with some of the techniques described in this Getting Your Sinuses To Drain Blog since he felt sinus pressure, as well as RC on his chest. He did that twice before bed, and he was able to get great rest and was completely 100% FINE the next day. I was pretty impressed! Again!!
Which was a very good thing, because this was the day the oldest son started coming down with the same thing. **eyeroll** His eyes were red, he had a tight chest, stuffy nose and I knew something was up because he was all bundled up in a puffy jacket inside the house after school.
They had a soccer game later this same evening (it was last night, actually!) so I immediately started the oldest one with the same routine. (He also screamed with tickle-torture-delight on the foot application! 😆) They’re 3 years apart, so it’s really cool they both play on the same varsity soccer team in high school. That’s a first and my husband could not be more thrilled. Lol. This older son has always been so open to the oils. He is drawn to them. In fact, a cool moment for me was when I first started exploring oils he started sniffing around me, saying, “Mom, what IS that smell?” I answered, “It’s an oil I use to help me keep warm when I run in cold weather. Why?” He said, “Oh, it smells SO familiar…” It turned out to be Cassia from The Oils of Ancient scripture kit, and I already know this kid is an old soul, so… I just kind of accepted right there, this may not be his first time around the globe! But point is my oldest uses oils, he gets results and he doesn’t forget his ‘aha’ moments. Totally different than the other guy!
I’m happy to say they won their first soccer game of the year last night, and my oldest son seems absolutely perfectly fine this morning after another round of oils. (and the after school update–he’s feeling great!) The best is that they were able to get good rest because of the help of the EO and anyone can tell you that’s a huge part of feeling better. When I was putting the lemon, eucalyptus and frankincense oils together in the finger bowl I was so in love with the smell of those 3 together, I had to put it in all the diffusers in the house too. Try it! You’ll like it! It smells fresh and uplifting as all get out, but we all were able rest so nicely while that diffused last night!
There are quite a few friends in my boys’ lives who are not feeling well right now. And while the friends are down for a whole week or even two with similar issues that became more severe, my boys are rebounding in 24-48 hours! Posting that on my personal Facebook page elicited a response from several oily friends who’ve noticed the exact same thing! So my question is, what is your well-time worth? Are you missing 3-5 days of school or work, time with your family, feeling full-brained (LOL!!) and how much does all of that cost you? How much money are you throwing at OTC stuff, or doctor’s visits, or prescriptions? And how much TIME? Ugh! I am SO grateful I said ‘yes’ for my family. How about a shift in your life? Are you ready to do different? How about you invest in your health instead of illness? You have nothing, NOTHING to lose.
What a blessing to have these natural gifts to boost our immune systems! This sort of immune system boost described is totally doable with the Young Living Premium starter kit. All the oils you need are in it and more. It’s a great natural remedy kit and you should have it in your home! (Trust me, people reach out to me at 10 pm wishing they already had their kit) The RC blend included is made with 3 kinds of Eucalyptus, and you can use that in place of the eucalyptus radiata I used. In fact, I would have used the RC exclusively, except it is so popular (cuz its inexpensive and it WORKS!!!) that it has to be restricted to 1 per Young Living account per month! And with 5 people in my home I use mine sparingly.
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Not feeling good?
Remedy the heck up! Natural remedies are gentle on your system and can be used frequently, and they layer up quite nicely! Pfft–brandy is better than Nyquil, in my humble opinion.
You’re totally gonna want to make yourself this DIY chest rub. 🙂
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