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Thieves

2014-08-10 18.21.51

Thieves smells so good, it’s like Christmas in a bottle!  It’s warm and comforting.

Thieves got its name from 15 century perfumers who would steal from the dead during the plague.  They would oil themselves down before “thieving” so that they wouldn’t contract the disease!  To lessen their punishment they gave up their secret recipe.

Thieves contains the oils:

*Clove

*Lemon

*Cinnamon Bark

*Eucalyptus Blue

*Rosemary

 

I use Thieves when I feel a cold coming on.  When I wake up with a sore throat and an ear ache, I rub Thieves oil all over my neck and around my ear.  I will also diffuse it.

I’ve also used it to help with my sensitive teeth.  I put 1 drop of Thieves on my toothbrush.  It is a totally different teeth brushing experience, but it helps my sensitive teeth!

 

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Please contact me with any questions you may have.

Please remember that I’m not a doctor.  Please consult your doctor for health concerns.

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Peppermint

2014-08-03 20.29.14

 

Peppermint oil is one of my favorites.  It’s my go to when I have a headache and when I’m having digestive issues!  This is also an oil in the Allergy Trio and in the Weight Loss trio!

When I have a headache, I put a drop on my finger and then press that finger on the highest point in the roof of my mouth and keep pressure there for a few seconds.  I will put any excess on my temples and behind my ears.

For digestive issues, I use the constipation cream (which is really a digestive cream, it also works for us when we have the opposite problem!)  😉  If I still need some relief, I will put a couple of drops in a capsule along with lots of coconut oil.

 

The Essential Oils Pocket Reference 6th Edition says:

“..triggers a sensation of fullness after meals” (p. 103)

“may help attention, performance, and focus” (p. 103)

 

Uses suggested by the Essential Oils Pocket Reference 6th Edition (p.103):

  • arthritis
  • respiratory infections
  • obesity
  • cold sores
  • Candida
  • digestive problems
  • headaches
  • nausea
  • skin conditions

 

Precautions

  • consult physician before use
  • dilute, dilute, dilute
  • keep away from mucus membranes (especially eyes)
  • not recommended for children under 18 months old
  • use with extreme caution on all children

 

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Oils, Why I Believe

RX

Thanks for the cartoon!

Yes, I believe that everyone should at least try oils.  Why not, it’s not like they will hurt you?!

Yes, I believe in oils (which is  not something I thought I would ever say!).

I believe in their potential.

To me, they are little bottles of hope.

 

Sadness

I am filled with sadness when I know someone who could change their life with oils and they just aren’t open to it.  It saddens me to no end when I feel in the very depth of my soul that these little bottles of hope could transform their life for the better and they just aren’t ready.  It has sometimes taken every ounce of my will to keep me from showing up at their doorstep, loaded up with goodness and a smile and showing them what they are missing out on.  However, I’ve researched enough to know that if they are not ready and willing, then the oils will do them no good.

It deeply saddens me when friends and family don’t take the time and put forth the energy it takes to take better care of themselves.  Yes, I know it’s not the easy thing to do, because if it was, then everyone would do it.  However, most things that are the best things in life, often take the most time and energy (kids, cough, cough).

Yes, eating healthy takes more time and money, but it’s worth it!  Yes, using oils takes more time, money and energy, but isn’t it worth it?  Isn’t it worth just a tad more effort to look up which oil to use instead of just running to our go to, and popping a pill, and then having to deal with the aftermath of what the pill did to our bodies?  I agree that it’s absurd that we feel the need to research the heck out of natural oils that God intended us to use, but don’t even second guess swallowing a pill full of chemicals that we don’t understand!

I know this is something that hits too close to home for me.  I know I’m overly sensitive on this issue, because I’ve had to live it for so long.  I’ve seen how medicine can destroy a person.  My mom is sick, very sick.  She’s been very sick for years.  It wasn’t uncommon for me to have to drive my mom to the ER several times a year and then drag myself through school the next day.  My friends would always ask me why I was at school on those days, and it just got to the point where I couldn’t miss that much school.  You know it’s a bad situation when even Mayo clinic has to tell you “good luck.”  So yes, I know my experiences has jaded me.  But I have little faith in modern prescriptions.  My mom always has to consider if the relief of the symptoms she is seeking is worth the aftermath of the destruction that they cause.

2014-07-09 21.21.35

Monique McLean

I agree with Monique and really I feel like I can’t say it any better!

How Do Essential Oils Work? By Monique McLean
Okay, so…if we are going to use these essential oils, we must know how they work…right? When I started using these oils back in November, I had to figure this out. Now, I find it HIGHLY entertaining that when I took a Motrin, or Tylenol, or allergy med, or sleeping med…I NEVER felt the need to know HOW and WHY it worked. I mean, I would pop that pill and be just fine…but for some reason if I was going to put something natural on me, well you better believe I had to know every fact there was to know about it. I wanted to know who the maker of this was, what he believes, is there any negative stuff out there about him, is this company a scam….I mean I searched it all out buddy. We humans are so silly, aren’t we? I mean, I TOTALLY didn’t go research the founder of Motrin each time I popped a pill…but that was just my natural skeptic coming out in me with this whole “Natural” path I was thinking of going down. I mean “natural” MUST be “unnatural”…right? Oh, and “unnatural” (meds), MUST be “natural”. Man my mind was a little screwed up. I’m getting there people, have patience with me.
So, in my research, this is what I found out about essential oils. Essential oils are the vital fluids of plants, or, one may call it their “life” blood. The reason the word “essential” is used is because this is what is needed and necessary for this plant to have…wait for it…. life. Essential oils are made up of tiny tiny tiny (that means very small) molecules. These are so small that they can make their way into EVERY cell and basically administer therapy at THE MOST fundamental levels of our body. Not sure if you have been through any microbiology classes (many prayers were prayed over me to make it through that class), but if you have, then you have looked at cells through a microscope, I’m sure. It’s crazy to know that these oils go straight to that and go to work. Now, these oils are different, than say…your cooking oil. Fatty oils have molecules that are just fat, fat, fat, and they just can’t make it into the cell to work. So, as you can see, these oils are DESIGNED to get into these cells. (Oh, I hope this isn’t too scary, all this microbiology talk…I’ll admit, it makes me break out in a cold sweat and I can smell the classroom right now, and see my teacher, and that test is in front of me that I made a D on)…..sorry, I got a little worked up…let’s move right along.
What I find VERY intriguing is that essential oils were inhaled, applied topically, and ingested by people of Biblical times. I mean, this isn’t something some long haired, hippy driving a VW van made up in the late 60s. I mean…it’s in the Bible folks. Like, they brought it to baby Jesus. Yep, frankincense…it’s an essential oil. That rocks my world. You know, God doesn’t “make” mistakes. How cool when He created plants, He KNEW that their makeup would bring healing to us. Blows my mind. When God was creating the world, He said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. I firmly believe that when the Lord SPOKE those things and they were so, His very power went into those plants. Please, don’t roll your eyes at me. That’s just what I believe. Bottom line is, I think these oils are a TOTAL God thing. I believe AND have seen them bring healing to my family and SO many of my friends. I will not debate you on the whole is medicine bad and of the Lord, I’m not saying that, I’m simply saying, I believe these oils were given to us STRAIGHT from God, and I’ve seen them work.
Let’s move right along. So, now that we know how we got them, and how they can make it into the body to begin working…HOW do they work? I TOTALLY knew you were going to ask that. Man you are inquisitive. Okay, take a deep breath, there are about to be some BIG microbiology words dropped here. I need to go find my bottle of Peace and Calming, hold on one sec, I’ll be right back….OKAY, let’s dive in.
Remember me saying that the molecular structure of the essential oils were tiny, tiny, tiny? Well, because of this, they are VERY concentrated. One little drop contains like 40 million-trillion molecules (and that is not me exaggerating, it’s a fact). We have 100 trillion cells in our body and that is A LOT, but just one drop of an essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our body with 40,000 molecules. So saying all that to say, you do NOT have to use TONS of these oils to get results, some times less is better. Too much of the oil can actually make it not work as well at times because it overloads the receptor sites.
Molecules are made up of compounds. Oh, boy, here we go, put those thinking caps on. Let me tell you about three different compounds that are found in different essential oils. They are Phenols, Monoterpenes, and Sesquiterpenes.
Let’s talk about Phenols first. I’m not going to bore you with the make up of phenols, but I do want to focus on what they “do”. Phenols create conditions where unfriendly viruses and bacteria cannot live. Their most important feature, is that they clean the receptor sites on the cells. If your receptor sites aren’t clean, cells can’t communicate, and then we know what lack of communication gets you, now don’t we? Well your body ends up malfunctioning and guess what…sickness results. The following essential oils contain phenols, and you will see the percentages.
Anise (90%)
Clove (80%)
Basil (70%)
Oregano (70%)
Thyme (48%)
Calamus or Cane (30%)
Cinnamon (25%)
Cassia (8%)
Ummm, I want me some of that. Okay, let’s move on to Monoterpenes, shall we?
Monoterpenes are found in most essential oils and they offer a variety of healing properties. However, HANDS DOWN, the MOST important ability of this compound is the fact that they can REPROGRAM miswritten information in the cellular memory, or DNA. If you have improper coding in your DNA, what happens? Cells malfunction and diseases result, including ones such as cancer. Below are a few of the oils that have monoterpenes in them.
Grapefruit (92%)
Angelica (80%)
Frankincense (77%)
Cypress (77%)
Galbanum (75%)
Pine (60%)
Rose of Sharon (54%)
Juniper (54%)
Spruce (50%)
Myrtle (37%)
Hyssop (30%)
Peppermint (11%)
This is just so interesting, isn’t it? Finally, let’s end with Sesquiterpenes. These molecules deliver oxygen molecules to cells. Just like hemoglobin does in the blood (stay with me now)…These bad boys can ERASE or DEPROGRAM miswritten codes in cellular memory. WHAT? They are thought to REALLY be great for fighting cancer. The main issue with cancer cells is that it contains misinformation and sesquiterpenes can delete that. That all goes down at the same time that oxygen carried by these molecules create an environment where cancer cells can’t reproduce. So it’s like a DOUBLE WHAMMY to the cancer cells. One disables and the other stops growth. CRAZY. Here’s a list of some of the oils containing sesquiterpenes.
Cedarwood (98%)
Vetiver (96%)
Sandalwood (95%)
Patchouli (85%)
Ginger (70%)
Myrrh (60%)
Spikenard (50%)
Black Pepper (47%)
So basically all three of these compounds are made to simply restore the body back to its natural state of balance and health. That is just CRAZY INSANE, but I love it.
I will hurry up and end this post, because I have a feeling your brain is on overload. I want to leave you with a verse. Proverbs 21:20 says, “Precious treasure and oil remain in the house of the wise”. After ALL the research I did when trying to decide if essential oils were “right” for me, I deny that essential oils are TOTALLY legit and that I SO wanted to be in “the house of the wise”. I pray for wisdom and discernment ALL the time, and if being wise is having my home filled with these oils…well bring on the oils baby. Fill it up!
All factual information from this post came from Healing Oils of The Bible by David Steward Ph.D.

 

Stay tuned I will be blogging through the book mentioned above!  🙂

 


 

Disclaimer: I’m not suggesting that you try essential oils without researching, I’m just pointing out that I felt the need (and still do) to research essential oils like crazy, but didn’t research any prescriptions or other medicines.  Always, always consult your doctor before and start slow!

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