Am I the only one who needs fresh air no matter how cold it is when I’m feeling gross? I literally slept away Christmas yesterday 🙈😅😂 I’m still not 💯 well, but I started feeling icky on Christmas Eve and tried all my usual tricks; on guard under my tongue, oregano in my water (because I put it under my tongue that one time and there’s no way I can put myself through that again 🤭), garlic honey, garlic in my soup; my throat was still hurting, my head was exploding, and nothing was working. I stared at my oil stash, trying to figure out what would help without looking at my books because I was just too tired, and felt that arborvitae and Siberian fir would be a good combo. I started with 1 drop arborvitae and 2 Siberian fir, but ended up going with 2 drops of each. I wrote it down in my little potion book as my “everything hurts and nothing else works” blend 😂 Looking at my book this morning I’ve learned that they’re both good for supporting your immune and respiratory systems (stuffiness, heavy chest, sneezing—I did know arborvitae was a protecting oil), destroying all the germs, and Siberian fir helps with sore muscles which was nice because my whole body ached. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A few things to know about using essential oils when you’re feeling gross: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌼 you need to be using them every 2-4 hours. Sometimes I will even use them more often, it just depends on what I feel my body needs. Oils don’t work like a pill you take just once and call it good.
🌼 what works for one person isn’t always going to work for you. That doesn’t mean “essential oils don’t work”, it just means that particular oil doesn’t work for you. Keep trying and find something that does. (Like my example above ✨ and mints really help a lot of ppl when their head hurts..mint tends to aggravate my head because I don’t like the smell, so I use something different)
🌼 some things just need to run their course. Essential oils aren’t going to take it away, but they are going to make it easier to deal with. 🌼 don’t wait until you’re feeling unwell to get essential oils. They should be part of your home apothecary already. 🌼 don’t buy oils from the grocery store. Post about WHY in my link