Over the last 6 months we have watched our home medicine cabinet go through a complete make-over. The interesting thing is, our home medicine cabinet was already “unconventional”. It once mainly consisted of homeopathics and herbs and an assortment of other natural remedies. And all of those things were (and still are) great. But now our medicine cabinet has been taken over by OILS.
The more I learn about Young Living oils, the more I realize there truly is an oil for everything. They are so dang versatile.
I think what I love most about our new medicine cabinet is that essential oils are easy to use, quick working, and very effective. And every member of our family loves them.
I love that my 3 year old will run in from outside with ant bites and say: “Hurry mommy, I need my lemon oil”. And within 30 seconds of rubbing her legs down with lemon oil, her bites are no longer itching.
I like that my 5 year old “twins” will lay in bed at bedtime with their feet up in the air so that I can rub Peace & Calming on their feet. And within minutes, they are both sound asleep. I like that my 7 & 8 year olds are really starting to take interest in learning more about the oils and how they can help others. I overheard them talking to each other about how peppermint oil could have helped their friend with a belly ache at school. And I love how my big girls ask for lavender oil in their bath to “relax”. Haha! Just like their momma :)
And then there is my husband. He went from being the biggest oil skeptic to the most well researched between the two of us. I think it’s his degree in biology and his love for science that finds him in his chair reading the Essential Oil Reference Handbook. And now he is teaching me. I love learning from Rit.
Our entire family is now using the oils on a daily basis for just about everything.
Our adoptive son had an allergic reaction to shell fish. It was his first time eating it, so we had no idea he was allergic. He woke up in the middle of the night wheezing and sounding like he was choking or couldn’t breath. He was crying that his throat hurt. I immediately rubbed him down with RC & Raven on his neck and chest. I rubbed Thieves & Oregano on the bottom of his feet. And put Thieves in his diffuser. He went back to sleep and didn’t wake again. The next day though, he had a rash all over his body. That’s when I knew he was having an allergic reaction. I mixed together a blend of oils to rub on the hives. I used coconut oil as the carrier oil and mixed frankincense, lemon, and peace & calming. Eventually, his rash went away. During these few days of the rash, I could tell his immune system was being tested (he started to get a runny nose and a cough and complaining his throat hurt) so I taught him how to swallow capsules (Yay for that! He is only 5). For two days, I gave him capsules of Theives and Lemon. It only a took a few days of diligent use of the oils, but eventually he was back to normal. No signs of his allergic reaction. No more symptoms of being sick. And one more doctor mommy testimonies for the books :)
Here’s what I love about this testimony:
1. His allergic reaction started in the middle of the night. I didn’t have to panic and rush him to the ER. I simply stayed calm and used the oils I knew would help him.
2. We did not have to schedule any doctors visits, pay co-pays, and take any of the prescribed prescription meds that would have been given.
3. We built his immune system, while dealing with the symptoms. Strengthening the immune system is so important when a child is already dealing with a sickness or reaction. The body is already fighting hard enough to heal. So often, allopathic medicine weakens the immune system even further, while only suppressing symptoms, not actually healing them.
4. We helped our son get better in the comfort of our home. With 5 young children and crazy busy schedules, I am so thankful that my days of going to the doctor for a diagnosis and treatment are over.
So what are the oils we used?
Glad you asked :) I’ll briefly explain each and link to blog posts I’ve written in greater detail. I’m going to explain the first two oils: RC & RAVEN in the most detail, as those two oils are what helped our son breath properly again during his allergic reaction in the middle of the night. 1. R.C. OIL: bring oxygen levels up in minutes and can pull a person out of an asthma attack. This oil is used to heal everything from colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis, respiratory congestion, to pneumonia. There are nine different essential oils in RC Blend. Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, (Black Peppermint Oil), Eucalyptus citriodora (Lemon Eucalyptus), Myrtle, Pine, Marjoram, Lavender, Cypress, & Peppermint. Wow! Such an awesome blend!
This combination of oils have: antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. A strong antimicrobial germ killer. Reduces any throat infection. Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory and an expectorant. Combats bronchitis and sinusitis. Has analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Decongests and disinfects lungs and sinuses. Oxygenates and expels mucus from the respiratory system. Has expectorant properties. Dilates and opens up the respiratory system, particularly the bronchial tract. Reduces spasms and is relaxing to the body. . It helps relief stress, sore muscles, menstrual cramps and nervous tension in the body. Strengthens the vascular system. Increases circulation and supports detoxification of the lymphatic system. Soothing, cooling and dilating the respiratory system.
What are the Documented Uses for RC Essential Oil? Bronchitis, allergies, colds, cold sores, pneumonia, sinusitis, sore throat, mucus, respiratory inflammation and congestion, decongestant, expectorant, lung infection, sleep apnea, snoring, bone spurs (dissolves), acne, bacterial and viral infections, chronic inflammation of the mucus membranes, breathing, coughs, deodorant, emphysema, fungus, Lyme disease, mononucleosis, lymphatic congestion, nose polyps, pancreas, pimples, tuberculosis and typhoid.
2. RAVEN OIL: Raven Essential Oil is a blend of five different therapeutic grade oils that specifically addresses any condition of the respiratory system. RC and Raven together make some of the toughest oils for combating any respiratory condition.
The oils in Raven are Ravensara Essential oil, Eucalyptus radiata, Wintergreen essential oils, Peppermint essential oil, & Lemon essential. oil. This combination of oils are: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antiviral and expectorant properties. Strengthens and opens the respiratory system. Helps to reduce chronic sinus inflammation. Combats bronchitis and sinusitis. Wintergreen has a cortisone-like effect that reduces pain and inflammation from bones, muscles, and joints. It is also is good for lymphatic system detox. The peppermint oil is soothing, cooling and dilating the respiratory system. And the lemon oil is purifying and uplifting. It is antiseptic qualities make it excellent for the respiratory system.
What are the Documented Uses for Raven Essential Oil? Acne, airborne bacteria, allergies, anti-catarrhal, apnea, asthma, boils, breathing, bronchitis, colds (head), Candida Albicans, congestive coughs, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, flu, fungus, immune system, infection, infectious disease, inflammation of the mucous membranes, lungs, mononucleosis, mucus (excess), nasopharyngitis, pancreas, pimples, pneumonia, respiratory system, ringworm and skin candida, rhinitis, sinus congestion, sinusitis, sore throat, strep throat, tuberculosis and whooping cough. 3. THIEVES OIL: A blend of five different therapeutic grade essential oils that are scientifically documented to be highly anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic. Thieves oil blend includes cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. This combination of healing oils covers a wide range of antimicrobial activity and contains properties that strengthen the immune system. Due to its effectiveness against highly infectious germs, including viruses and bacteria, it is one of nature’s most powerful natural home remedies. A must have in every home medicine cabinet. Click on the link (HERE) to learn more. Thieves is a life-saver! One of my go-to-oils for every sickness! 4. OREGANO OIL: Oregano oil is classified as being one of the strongest microbial oils against broad spectrum microorganisms. Oregano inhibits the growth of these common pathogenic germs that we deal with every day. Young Living’s Oregano essential oil is 4 times more powerful than penicillin. Oregano is a powerful weapon against some serious strains of bacteria and definitely one worth having on hand at all times. It is an essential oil that has been around for thousands of years. Oregano essential oil is potent and even 1 drop can boost the immune system. You can read more (HERE) 5. FRANKINCENSE: This oil is amazing! It’s anti-tumoral, immuno-stimulate, antidepressant, & muscle relaxing. It can be used for depression, cancer, respiratory infections, inflammation, and immune stimulating. Why did I use this for our son during an allergic reaction: *Frankincense is great for your skin - Frankincense promotes the regeneration of skin and healthy cells. *Relieves Itching Skin *Relieves Pain *Reduces Inflammation *Strengthens Immune System *Overall health – Healthy Maintenance. To read more about this amazing oil, where it’s coming from the research that is being done for cancer, click (HERE) 6. LEMON OIL: Lemon oil is so versatile. Great for everything from being anti-viral and anti-bacterial, to an awesome disinfectant, to an immune builder. It has such a pleasant smell and I like to combine it with other oils when I use on the children topically, in diffuser, and in capsules. Historically lemon oil was used to fight food poisoning, malaria and typhoid epidemics and played a vital role in preventing scurvy (vitamin c deficiency). Lemons have the highest level of vitamins and minerals then any other foods and has the ability to detox or clear toxins from any part of the body. That includes the digestive system, the kidneys, the liver, and the skin. Lemon oil properties: Anti cancer, antidepressant, anti-tumoral, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, astringent, anti-inflammatory, immune stimulant, diuretic, digestive, expectorant, calming. I love to put a few drops in my water when I wake up each morning. 7, PEACE & CALMING OIL: And last, but not least. I wrote about Peace & Calming back in August (you can read (HERE) when this oil single handedly saved me from my 2 year olds refusal to no longer take naps. Peace & Calming saved me. Not only is it an amazing oil for helping to calm a child and for restful sleep, but it also acts as a natural benadryl. How cool is that?
There are 5 oils in the Peace & Calming Blend. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil, Orange Essential Oil, Blue Tansy Essential Oil. The combination of these oils increases relaxation. Restores confidence and equilibrium. Very high sesquiterpenes that stimulate the limbic center of the brain. It reestablishes mental and emotional equilibrium and energizes the mind. Contains esters and aldehydes that are sedating and calming, helping with anxiety and nervousness. Elevating to the mind and body and brings joy and peace. Is an anti-inflammatory and helps cleanse the liver and lymphatic system.
What are the Documented Uses for Peace and Calming Essential Oil? stress, anxiety, insomnia, tension, depression, hyperactivity Seriously. Every home with young children needs this oil simply for sanity.
So those are the 7 oils I used to help our son overcome a pretty serious allergic reaction. Thank-you God for your medicine!
If you are not yet using Young Living essential oils, it is very easy to get started. The premium starter kit is the way to go! Below is what you get in the premium starter kit. It is 11 oils (Frankincense, Purification, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves, Lavender, Valor, Panaway, Peace & Calming, Stress Away, & Joy, plus the home diffuser, samples, and informative literature. (JOY was recently added to the premium starter kit and not shown in picture below. I love JOY. It’s my daily perfume and I’ve written about it here).
HOW TO ORDER:
*You can order as a customer: Retail price
*You can order as a wholesale member: 24% off
Go to YoungLiving.com and choose your country!
1. Click on “Member Sign-up” I’ve linked it (HERE)
2. You will have the option to be a Young Living Retail Customer OR Young Living Wholesale member
3. You will need to enter a SPONSOR ID and an ENROLLER ID. You will enter my MEMBER ID FOR BOTH: #1403853
4. If you sign up as a customer, you will follow the sign up directions. If you sign up as a member, you will then order your 1st STARTER KIT (that is under STEP 1). I highly recommend starting with the Premium Starter Kit (shown in picture above). STEP 2 will ask you to order an ESSENTIAL REWARDS KIT, but you can click the button on bottom to order that kit later.
I recommend becoming a wholesale member because it’s FREE and you get oils at a discounted price! I’m also doing a promotion until the end of March. Anyone who becomes a member with the Premium Starter kit, I will send you a FREE Essential Oil Reference Handbook ($35 value)
Happy Health and Healing! From Our Home to Yours!