Friday, July 20, 2012

My Favorite Little Bottles

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Tiny Bottle, Huge Benefits:

Are you familiar with Essential Oils? They are comprised of a liquid that is typically distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, or roots of a plant. I buy mine through Young Living. I'll share briefly why I love the ones pictured.

  • Orange & Lemon: A variety of natural cleaning supplies suggest these oils.
  • Clary Sage: Natural Hormone Balancer. Think PMS. I put it on my wrists and ankles. (Caution: It's a mild sedative. Do not use just before driving or you might back into your neighbor's car and then spill your coffee on the way to church. Don't ask how I know this.)
  • Clove: My kids often have leg cramps or growing pains. This warm oil has been a sleep-saver for our family.
  • Melrose: Bug Bites, Ear Infections, Skin Rashes
  • Wintergreen: Sore muscles, and it just plain smells good!
  • Peppermint: Headaches, shin splints, sinus pressure, flavoring for brownies.
  • Lavender: Burns, bee stings, fevers, bruising. It's an anti-inflamatory. I keep a bottle in the kitchen since I have a tendency to burn myself. Often.
  • R.C.: This is a blend that has been our hero oil for upper respiratory coughing. We apply it to their chests and diffuse it in their room. No more visits to the ER.
  • Thieves: A blend of oils that helps fight infection.
  • Eucalyptus: Another great oil for colds and congestion.

There are more, but these are my absolute favorites.

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