Hi Friends! Can you finish the lyric in the title of this blog? Bonus points if you can!
Okay, so I wanted to do a quick post about Young Living essential oils & illnesses. Obviously, oils do not replace all medicine, but I do think they help a multitude of things that medicine cannot.
Any hoo, same as 2017, I woke up the day after Christmas in 2018 feeling under the weather. I attribute this to traveling for the holidays, being around friends & family that I don’t see often, & being exposed to different
germs elements. I also think that things slow down at work around this time of year, & my body just breaks down; maybe it’s exhaustion, maybe it’s catching up to me, who really knows. And, y’all, I made the biggest mistake ever…I forgot my diffuser at home when I went to Mama J’s house. Thank God for the Thieves spray that I leave in my toiletry kit.
So, Wednesday, December 26th I woke up with a tickle in my throat & a side of stuffy nose. I still had to go into the office, & since I didn’t have a fever, I grabbed my oils & headed in. Raven & Thieves were my go to daytime diffuser blend.
Let me tell you about these oils. Thieves has been around since the 15th century, & grave robbers used to douse themselves in this oil so they wouldn’t catch the diseases of the deceased that they were robbing. Obviously good for immunity, right? Thieves is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, & rosemary oils.
Raven is a blend of ravinstara, lemon, wintergreen, peppermint, & eucalyptus. Raven is a particularly great oil for coughs, chest congestion, nasal congestion, sore throat, allergies, & asthma.
I truly feel, that because I have religiously been using Thieves each night before bed & each morning before leaving the house for the last year, the tickle in my throat never progressed beyond that. If this had been 2017, I would have been deep in the throws of the worst flu I’ve ever had.
I’m not sure if you’re aware, but Texas (specifically Austin – where I was) is notorious for super-awful allergies. I didn’t realize this until a few years ago, but if allergies go untreated they can progress into colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, the flu, etc.
Luckily for me, and because of Young Living, I haven’t been truly sick since 2017! Can you imagine not being sick or getting allergies?
For good measure, at night I’ve been diffusing my favorite allergy blend: lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, & peppermint.
If you are experiencing anything like this, or are interested in learning more about oils, please reach out to me.