In the beginning of learning about essential oils, I had an AMAZING experience with Frankincense! I have asthma and at the time, I had what I didn’t know was pneumonia on top of that. A friend gave me a sample and I put Frankincense on my feet. Within 5 minutes I was able to cough it up without pain in my ribs. That was the start of my amazing journey with EO’s in Feb 2014. Yep, I’m a newbie, but I have a few kids that get sick or hurt super fast, so I’ve had a LOT of practice in just a few months!
First of all, my mom found a “too-good-to-be-true” article on an “ouchie spray.” She followed the article’s recipe and made a bottle of it for our family. Now, my kids and I have Classical type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and our skin cuts open easy, takes a long time to heal, and scars bad. So, to us, it seemed more beneficial than just for the occasional “ouchie.” And it has proved itself on more than one occasion for many things! I carry it with us EVERYWHERE! I’ve also made more than one bottle in case we split up.
This “ouchie spray” includes only 3 essential oils: Lavender, Melalueka (Tea Tree), and Frankincense. It calms, disinfects, and heals. Since my kids and I heal a little slower, it brings our healing back to normal.
When my son had an ear infection, I remembered a friend talking about how her family member had healed her son’s ear infection with essential oils. She still went to the doctor to confirm that he had it and later confirmed that it was gone, but did not use antibiotics. We’ve used so many antibiotics on my little guy that his stomach lining is worn causing more infections and allergies to get worse. I decided to research it, why not… only two ingredients: Lavender and Melalueka. I put it around the outside of his ear and the pain subsided within a day. I kept putting it on a few times a day for a couple days after that to make sure it stayed gone.
Another instance, bronchitis started getting passed on like the plague. When you have more than one child, it’s within days sometimes hours of each other. Because it had to do with breathing, I thought of the Frankincense, but wasn’t sure if it was an infection, yet…. “ouchie spray” on the back and chest a few times a day. I now also use it for my son and my asthma attacks. Our breathing calms down right away. I LOVE this stuff!
Now, ANY time you have a sickness, I would also suggest using Oregano essential oil. I always put it on the bottoms of our feet (after being dilluted in a carrier oil-1drop to 1Tbsp carrier oil) before bed with clean socks on. I find that I may smell like spaghetti, but it works best while sleeping. Oregano is also a natural antibiotic and extremely strong. It’s AWESOME!
The last one is something I just recently learned about. I was afraid to try “blends” because our family has had so many allergy problems with food, medications, and even outdoor. I wanted to try the oils individually. And then… Hand Food Mouth Disease went around and we went down with it. When I already heard that it was going around, we stayed away from most people, and researched generally what the heck it was.
My son, yes… the one who was constantly sick all the time, had been outside in the pool and came in freezing. We all ate dinner together and he wanted to cuddle with me. He’s normally a cuddler, but not at dinner. I thought, maybe he had a fever, but didn’t think much about it after that. He watched a movie while he cuddled under a blanket, but wanted me… sure sign something was up. He complained of his feet hurting. I looked at the bottoms of his feet and it was covered in what I thought was “hives.” I gave him Benadryl and my husband tucked him in bed. He woke up screaming about his feet in the middle of the night. I gave him more Benadryl and went back to bed telling him there’s nothing more that I could do.
I walked downstairs half zombie-like and worried about the weird reaction that should have gone away by now. I crawled into bed and it hit me… Hand Foot Mouth Disease! I got back out of bed and researched more… adding essential oils to the search. One lady had done a variation with 3 different things… one every hour during awake hours. I decided that it would be worth it. The next morning, I got up, mixed the oils I’d need into spray bottles so I didn’t need to even touch it, and got ready for a day filled with oils. Realizing how fast it spreads, I decided to do it on ALL of our family members and not to leave the house until I was sure it was gone! Both of my girls had ONE tiny spot…. one on her mouth, and the other one on her foot. I also had a sore throat, but didn’t want to say anything. I felt like I was fighting a battle… I had set a timer and every time the timer went off, OIL TIME! I had the oils set up in a row, so I could remember which oil I was doing. But I didn’t see much of a difference. (It hadn’t spread, though) The second day, I did the same thing and the bright redness started going out of my son’s hives.
In the meantime, I talked to someone in passing who asked me how I was. I mentioned that I was doing well, but battling HFMD at home with my son. She exclaimed that she was so sorry and had battled that with her son when he was a teen. He had hurt so bad that he would crawl from the bed to the bathroom and moan for 2 weeks hardly eating. I was so grateful that I had something to help us… I can’t imagine the pain we would all go through if it got to be that strong… and with littles.
The third day, the girls’ spots were GONE, and my son’s were going away. I was getting tired, so I did it at meal times only (every couple of hours) It still was going away and by the end of the week was GONE. Nobody else got it. Whew! That was CRAZY!
What were the oils I used? 1) “ouchie spray,” (Frankinsence, Lavender, and Melaleuka) 2) at the time, I made my own mix for the second one which is the same as On Guard, and 3) Oregano.
I had heard about On Guard before, but this time decided to try it to PREVENT sicknesses. I put a drop of it in a Tbsp of carrier oil and put it on sore throats, runny noses, and around the ears after going to church or the grocery store to prevent getting sick. We have been virus free for a while now except for the littlest of our clan who can’t tell me if she has a sore throat, yet. For her, I’ve used the On Guard a few times during the day and Oregano oil at night when I know she’s sick.
I am no longer scared of leaving our house and getting a virus.
This is just my experience with essential oils. It’s important to remember that not ONE herb can heal every person. If you cannot handle the smell of a particular herb, stay AWAY from it. There were many herbs created that heal the same thing. God knew that each of our bodies are different and accommodated for that. It is also important to make sure that we watch our diet and exercise, as well. Research your ailment, medications that may interact, and potential allergies. Essential oils are potent, so use them the way they were intended. Some are only aromatic or topical, and many are able to be ingested. Some you can use without diluting them, others are not for children. Other oils that can help with these ailments include:
Asthma Attacks: Breathe, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, and Marjoram.
Healing Asthma: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Peppermint, Thyme, Breathe, Oregano, Lemon, Myrrh, Lavender, Geranium, Cypress, Clary sage, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Helichrysum, Marjoram, and Rosemary.
Wounds: Clove, Melalueca, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemongrass, Purify, Basil, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Peppermint (after wound has closed,) Myrrh, Rose, Sandalwood, Thyme, Juniper Berry, Bergamot
Infections: Cinnamon, Clary Sage, On Guard, Bergamot, Myrrh (with Oregano), Basil, Cypress, Rosemary (with Myrrh for oral infection), Thyme (for urinary infection), Lemongrass, Lime, Patchouli, Lavender, Oregano, Juniper Berry, Fennel, Peppermint