Our family started using essential oils at the beginning of the year. I gave myself a challenge to learn more concerning essential oils and how to treat my family with them. While I still have much to learn, I’m getting accustomed to reaching for my oils first when a problem comes up. Even my children run to me requesting an oil when they are hurt.
It truly is amazing how well the oils have worked. Oh they are not a miracle cure, though Thieves can come close! Thieves is the one oil I would never be without in our family. I have seen how it has helped through various illness with amazing results.
Thieves is designed to fight infections of all kinds. It has anti-viral, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties in it. I have used this oil to fight colds, coughs, sore throats, and cold sores on lips. Just this past week I had a terrible sore throat, so I mixed up some honey and lemon with a drop of this oil and swallowed it. Within a few minutes my sore throat was much, much better and it was totally gone in a few hours, never to return. Amazing.
During the winter my girls had terrible coughs, probably the worst they have ever had. I started putting this on their chest, back, and feet, and by the end of the week they only had a tiny cough left. They had never recovered from coughs that fast.
So how exactly do you use essential oils? For most oils it is best to mix equal parts of essential oil with either olive oil or coconut oil. I personally prefer using coconut oil as it has so many healing properties by itself. When fighting an illness, I always rub some on my feet before bed, on my neck, chest, and back. Because Young Living oils are so pure, you are able to take many of them internally also.
You can purchase oils directly from Young Living here, or you can sign up to purchase them at a wholesale price of 24% off every purchase. When I joined I chose the Everyday Oils kit, as it comes with nine oils to get you started. We instantly started using almost all our oils as soon as we received them!
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