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Essential Oils and Homeopathic Remedies for Kids “Seasonal Threats”

Kid “Seasonal Threat” Combo- with Essential OIls and Homeopathic Remedies

Sneeze, cough, runny nose, crankiness, fever, trip to the doctor, one hour in the waiting room, antibiotics, diaper rash, diarrhea, upset tummy, 10 days later-finally feeling better.  A few days later- kid number 2- sneeze, cough, and the cycle continues!  Save yourself, please!  It’s time to bring on the essential oils and the homeopathic remedies.  Get off the hamster wheel!

If you are a parent you know what I’m talking about.  I’ve been there too.  But, that was before I took control of my kid’s wellness with essential oils and homeopathic remedies.  Part of me accepted it as something that came with territory of being a parent.  But, there was a part of me that just knew it didn’t have to be like this.  I was tired of spending money on copays and on rx’s that relieved the cold but caused crazy side affects!

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Hildegard’s Essentials: Essential Oil Tips from a Saint

Saintly Tips

Who better to get essential oil tips from than a Saint?  Right? Hildegard’s Essentials are herbal remedies from Saint Hildegard adapted for modern-day essential oil use. Hildegard of Bingen was a 12th century nun, composer, author, herbalist, healer, and visionary.  Her visions from God inspired her to become a herbal healer and to write extensively about the subject throughout her life.  It is for these visions and writings that she was granted Sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church.

In her works she discusses the healing properties of 17 plants that are commercially available today in essential oil form; I’ve highlighted 10 of them here which I’ve named “Hildegard’s Essentials”.  Hildegard didn’t use essential oils.  She used the whole plants (steams, leaves, bark, or resin), which is the traditional way herbal medicine is practiced.  With today’s amazing distillation technology we are blessed to be able to use essential oils in our herbal remedies.  Oils are much more potent than there whole plant counterparts; and less oil is needed to be effective; making oils a natural choice for herbal remedies.  So, I’ve substituted essential oils for her herbs.

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Orangetree’s Summer Essential Oils Top Three

Orangetree’s Summer Essential Oils Top Three!!

Essential Oil Uses (1)

It’s sum sum sum summertime here in FLA and it’s HOT, HUMID, and FUN!  I love summer!  I went through a brief phase when I hated it- but that was when I had a newborn baby and a two year old (seriously, what do you do all summer with a newborn and two year old??!!)- thankfully that phase has passed!  Summer is an awesome time to break out your essential oil collection, play around, and experiment.  There are several amazing and practical ways to use your summer essential oils.  I’ve made up a quick top three list of my favorite summer essential oils uses.  Give them a try, let me know your thoughts, and have some fun!

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10 Tips for Essential Oils Beginners

10 tips for beginnersAs you know… I LOVE my essential oils.  I love to read about their historical past and how ancient people used them.  I love how they smell and how they make me feel uplifted and energetic.  I LOVE that they WORK and they help everyone in my family (including the dog) to feel better, be healthier, and happier!

If you’re new (or not ) to oils I’ve created a list of 10 tips to you should know before starting out.

  1.  Using essential oils is also called Aromatherapy.  It literally means “treatment using scents”.  In the 1920’s French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse, while studying plant oils “re-discovered” their healing properties and coined the term “aromatherapie”.
  2. Each oil has it’s own unique chemical make up- which gives it it’s unique scent and healing properties.
  3. When applied to the skin they begin to work immediately and travel throughout the blood stream.
  4. Oils affect the entire body- they elevate mood and restore physical health at the same time.
  5. They were used in ancient Egypt, China, and Greece.  In fact the father of modern medicine Hippocrates used them in his practice.
  6. It is believed by historians that they made their way to Western Europe in the Middle Ages with Crusaders returning home from the Crusades.
  7. They should be stored in dark glass bottles and kept away from heat and light.  Heat, light, and plastic will make them less potent.
  8. They are all antiseptic.
  9. When applying to your skin always use a carrier oil (i.e. coconut oil)
  10. They are entirely NATURAL! They are distilled or pressed from the leaves, petals, roots or bark of a plant.

Questions or comments?  I’d be glad to hear from you!!  Leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

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