Essential oils are very important to me and my family. Please note, I’m sharing my very favorite essential oils today. These are the ones I use all the time. If you have been following my blog for a few years you probably know by now, I’m into natural healing. I’m not saying essential oils cure anything, but there are some that I use every day of the year to help ME feel better. Here’s the deal, I have really bad arthritis, and the only thing that works for me is a product called Deep Blue. Today I’m sharing with you how I use these particular oils. I have tried many companies and I always come back to the company called doTerra Essential Oils.
Some essential oils require a carrier when applying topically, I use coconut oil. I use a dab of it in the palm of my hand and a drop or more of the essential oil that requires a carrier, or it may sting sensitive skin. When in doubt, use a carrier. I’m sure you have heard about aromatherapy where the scent of certain essential oils soothe our souls as well as reduce a remarkable amount of pathogens in the air. Did you grow up with a vaporizer with Vicks (R) added? I love that smell. I can still remember my mom rubbing that stuff on my chest when I had a cold, and the bottom of my feet if I had a cough. I store several containers of Vicks, just giving you the heads-up here. I’ve been known to deliver a jar or two to sick neighbors.
I’m not a doctor or a nurse, so if you have any questions about using essential oils please do your own research and ask your doctor if they would be appropriate for you and your family. I have used them for well over ten years now and will continue to do so. Always call 911 if you have an emergency or go to your primary care doctor if needed.
Essential Oils vs. OTC Drugs
Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve, Bengay, Icy Hot and Anti-inflammatories
I use Deep Blue in the cream form and the oil to soothe arthritis pain. It is the only thing that works for me. Deep Blue is made by doTerra. I use it on my lower back, hands, knees, and finger joints. I use this one straight from the bottle, no carrier needed to dilute it. You can decide if you need a carrier or not.
Throat lozenges, ear drops, Nyquil and Neosporin
I use this one as an analgesic, antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory salve on minor burns, minor cuts, minor wounds, dandruff, yeast infections, and skin disorders. I dilute this one with a carrier such as a coconut oil
Tylenol, Motrin, Children’s Tylenol and Motrin, Throat lozenges, Imodium AD, Pepto-Bismol, Mylanta and Tums
I recommend this one for people with kidney stones, asthma, constipation, stress, sore throats, and hypertension. Here again, please check with your doctor if your gut tells you your pain or illness is worse than ever before. I do not use a carrier with lemon.
Nyquil, Dayquil, Freeze Away, Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve, Pepto-Bismol, Tums, and Mylanta
This is one I can never ever run out of because of its antibiotic properties, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral, and disinfectant uses. It’s great for diarrhea, coughs, colds, and cases of flu, infections, digestive problems, and it’s a great pain killer. It’s considered a hot oil so you must use a carrier such as a coconut oil with it. This is a great one to use ASAP when you have a toothache and can’t go to the doctor. When in doubt with a toothache go to the Emergency Room. Mark and I had a friend die from an abscessed tooth. Please do not mess around with anything close to your brain.
Inhalers, Vicks VapoRub, Nyquil, Showers, Soothers, Vaporizer refills
This is one I always give a bottle to when someone who has a cold, or a cough. It works for me. I have a minimum of five bottles in my house at all times. You may need a carrier, I do not. Always test your skin before you apply several drops.
Neosporin, Tylenol, Aleve, Motrin, Tylenol PM, Sleeping Aids
Okay, this one is fabulous to use when you want to relax in the bathtub or put a few drops on your pillowcases. It’s very relaxing and soothes the soul and heart. It works great for headaches, nausea, stress, dermatitis, indigestion, insect bites, Psoriasis. Rub it on straight from the bottle. Lavender is a very mild essential oil.
Pepto-Bismol, Tums, Immodium AD, No-Doze, Tylenol Cold, Sudafed, Zyrtec, Claritin
I must admit right here, I almost burned my son-in-law’s tongue with my peppermint oil. He had a bad sore throat and it stung his tongue. Thank goodness the next morning he was alive and the sore throat was gone. I called that my first learning curve using essential oils. Yes, it needs a carrier, it’s considered a hot oil as well. Always use a carrier with this one.
Analgesic, antibacterial, disinfectant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory
Common uses, stress, colds, flu, insect repellant, migraines, fever, diarrhea, and congestion
I use this when I have a cold or sinus infection. I love the smell and it clears my nose so I can breathe easier. I put a few drops in a warm cup of water and breathe it in with a small towel over my head. I mix a drop or two of my Breathe essential oils in with it as well.
I hope this insight to some of my favorite essential oils gives you some information and the desire to try some. Let me know if you are using essential oils already. Which ones are your favorites?
I quote this from the Doterra website: *”These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease”. End of quote.
Mare: My medicine cabinet is filled with essential oils. Not a single prescription in there. Personally, I don’t use any of the pre-blends. I blend from my stock for whatever I need.
The big one I would suggest adding is Frankincense. Like Tea Tree oil, it’s basically a cure-all in a bottle. Frankincense eases pain and inflammation, combats stress, boosts the immune system, can aid in sleep, is fantastic for aging skin, ease digestion, balance hormones, kills germs and bacteria, and some studies even show promising results as a cancer-fighting agent.
My favorite cough drops: My Doctor Suggests Throat Lozenges