Mother Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

~DID YOU KNOW…

…NEROLI essential oil is known for its amazing ability to relieve anxiety, depression and shock?

…BERGAMOT essential oil is known as Nature’s Prozac?

…THYME ct thymol (there are other types of Thyme essential oil) destroys staphylococcus even     after the oil has been diluted 1000 times?

…CYPRESS essential oil is helpful in ridding the legs of varicose veins and their pain

The FDA allows up to 73% dilution (of who knows what) for essential oils sold in the U.S

~FYI – By the age of 5 years old, American children, on average, have been given 5 antibiotics at least 5 times per year. SHOCKER!

The following essential oils shouldn’t be used during pregnancy.

BASIL, CEDARWOOD, CINNAMON BARK, CLARY SAGE, CORIANDER, FENNEL, OREGANO, ROSEMARY, SWEET MARJORAM, THYME ct THYMOL    

 

HELP FOR INSOMNIA

There should be NO light in the bedroom and as little noise as possible. It’s best not to watch TV in the bedroom or use a computer, especially before bedtime. It’s also best not to take a nap during the day. Go to bed at the same time each night. Don’t eat a heavy meal at night. It’s best not to eat after 7:00pm.

Bach Flowers has an insomnia remedy.

Using essential oils is very helpful for insomnia. Following are several blends to use for insomnia. Everyone is different. Something might work well for one person and not another. Also, your body might get used to one thing and it won’t work any longer, so try something else. For all the essential oil blends, gently apply the blend across the forehead, on the outside tops of the ears and at the base of the hairline in the back of the neck. Rub under the nose with any leftover on your hand. Avoid getting essential oils in your eyes.  Use only one blend at a time.  A little truly goes a lont way.

BLEND #1 – 2 drops Marjoram essential oil + 1 drop Lavender essential oil + 1 drop Jojoba essential oil.
BLEND #2 – 1-3 drops of TLC blend from TRUessence by ForeverGreen
BLEN D#3 – 1-2 drops Quiescent blend from TRUessence by ForeverGreen plus 2 drops Lavender essential oil.
BLEND #4 – 1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil + 1 drop Lavender essential oil, dropped onto 1 tsp of good quality honey and stirred into 6-8 oz warm water. Drink just before bedtime.

Make a Lavender and/or Jasmine misting spray using essential oils and distilled water. Spray your sheets, pillow and yoursel before bed.

HOW DO I KNOW IF SOMETHING IS STRAINED, SPRAINED or BROKEN? Below is a chart that will help answer your question.

Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate above heart

Symptoms of a STRAIN      
No noise when moving hurt body part
Looks normal or may have a “knot”                                                                                  
May walk normally or have cramping

Symptoms of a SPRAIN
Popping when moving body part What did you HEAR?
Usually red and swollen What did you SEE?
Limping when walking What did you FEEL?

Symptoms of a BREAK
Grinding noise when moving affected body part Might be able to take 4 steps
Will look “lumpy” in affected area