Our family has been using essential oils for about three years now. The first oil I tried was Thieves Oil when my daughter had a respiratory infection she just could not kick. I was amazed at how quickly she turned a corner after I began applying Thieves with coconut oil to her back, chest, and feet!
Since then, I’ve dabbled in essential oil use, but for a long time I wasn’t sure how to really use the oils. I put lemon EO with water and vinegar in a spray bottle for cleaning. I put lavender in bath water. I sniffed peppermint for a cold. But other than that, I didn’t really know how to dig in.
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Digging deeper into the uses of EOs, I got this kit of EOs from Eden’s Garden for my birthday. I love Eden’s Garden as a company. I trust them just as much as I trust DoTerra and YoungLiving – more than Young Living, to be honest, because YL only sources their plants from their fields here in the US, where many plants for oils do not grow as well, whereas DoTerra and Eden’s Garden source their herbs from the best sources available. In addition, I have a real beef with YL after finding out about so many people leaving their company due to moral business ethics concerns. Most of all, I’m incredibly happy with the oils I’ve bought from Eden’s Garden! The prices can’t be beat.
Every night before bed, I have been applying the turmeric oil from EG on a large, painful cyst I have on the top of my wrist. I can NOT believe how much it’s shrunk in just a short time! It’s very nearly gone. It was so large and so sore, I could hardly flex my wrist. I wish I had taken “before” photos!
On the first nice day, my daughter wiped out on concrete on her new bike. Her elbow, arm, and thigh were scraped badly. Her thigh had a bruise with a big, raised welt on top. I immediately applied on 1 drop of lavender and 1 drop of clove EO mixed with coconut oil. It hurt so badly, my daughter wouldn’t let me wash it! Then she sat and played a game on the Kindle quietly, which helped calm her. My sister called and I got distracted. Probably 20 minutes later, I went to look at my daughter’s thigh and the welt was gone! The bruising was worse, of course, but it healed up really quickly. We were very impressed.
I purchased these dropper bottles from Eden’s Garden.
These Roller Bottles are really handy. These have a metal rollerball, which is a must. I’ve bought smaller roller bottles which are more convenient for carrying in my purse, but they don’t roll!
I also LOVE these mister bottles I make my own Bug Spray, Bathroom Spray and Pillow Spray to put in them. (Usually, just whatever oils I need/want + Vodka or Witch Hazel.)
And I got these labels for the dropper bottles and roller bottles by Rivertree Life. What a great little company!
My dear friend Linda said she got this nail polish rack to store her EOs in and hung it in her linen closet. Brilliant!
She also showed me this gorgeous woodwork display stand.
Update: Eden’s Garden came up with this sweet DIY rustic shelf!
After my doctor recommended grapeseed oil for my skin, I bought a bottle of grapeseed oil on sale at the grocery store. I won’t cook with it because of the high omega-6 PUFA, but I LOVE to use it on my skin. Wow. My skin hasn’t been so soft in a LONG time. I just put it in a little dish, add some oils, and then dip my fingers in and apply to my skin after I get out of the shower. Love it!
I also use fractionated coconut oil.
And I am really enjoying Apricot Kernal oil which I bought from Fresh Thyme.