I’ve been experimenting with essential oils, because there are literally millions of ways to use these little gems, and it’s opened up a whole new world to my medicine cabinet, beauty products, cleaning products and nutrition! I can’t say that about too many other products out there.
There are so many ways to use essential oils, but below are oils that have helped me and my family physically. But, before I go into the oils, remember, God is our Healer. Ask Him your remedy and for your healing. Essential oils may help your symptoms, but He is our ultimate Healer.
ACNE -(Recipe at bottom)
I have 6 kids, so acne is tossed in there at some point with most. Acne is a tricky thing because it is different for so many. What works with one person might not work with another. We’ve tried proactive, Mary Kay, Arbonne, DIY remedies, witchazel, vitamins, washing better, hot & cold water treatments, dermatologist antibiotics, washes, cleansers, and lotions and over the counter soaps, sprays, bars, lotions, wipes, etc. I think we exhausted every avenue we could.
I have to say the dermatologist worked the best with one of my daughters to get it cleared up. However, in order to not continue to use harsh chemicals and antibiotics for long periods of time, we decided to switch up her application to essential oils, just to see if that would maintain or even work with her. It worked wonders. It’s maintaining a clear complexion and we couldn’t be happier.
ACNE Recipe in a 1/6th roller bottle we used 4 drops each of: Lemongrass, Lavender, Melaleuca, Frankincense, Lemon and 2 drops Oregano. Then filled the remaining bottle with fractionated coconut oil.
BRUISING REDUCTION (recipe below)
One of my daughters came home from school with a broken nose (she fell off her chair while her arms where tucked inside her sweater – I know…ouch!) and so we needed to get some ice on it right away. Because I had nothing else with me, but my oils, my nurse practitioner told me to use a blend that she made the other day. My daughter rolled it on the bridge of her nose as many times as she wanted, 4-6 possibly the first day. She never showed signs of bruising. I was shocked at the results truly. We then called this the owie oil. This is what we used:
BRUISING BLEND Recipe: in a 1/3 ounce roller bottle we used 4 drops each of Lemon, Eucalyptus, Lavender and 3 drops of Lemongrass and Melaleuca. The reamainder of the bottle we filled with fractionated coconut oil – as the carrier oil.
INFLAMMATION & PAIN (options below)
As you can see, acute or chronic pain can make our everyday life very difficult, uncomfortable or even debilitating. Some essential oils have analgesic properties (which means they have shown to help relieve or reduce pain) as well as anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties.
Important note– some essential oils are not suitable for pregnant women or people with certain medical conditions. Check with your health care provider before using them.
1. Chamomile – is well known for its effective anti-inflammatory properties. Helps to relieve muscle pain and spasms, low back pain, headaches and pain caused by PMS.
2. Sweet marjoram – has sedative properties. Helps to relieve muscle pain and spasms, stiffness, rheumatism, osteoarthritis and migraine.
3. Lavender – this is probably the most famous essential oil for pain relief and relaxation. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and sedative properties and it helps to relieve muscle tension and spasms, joint pain and headache. Lavender is also one of my top 5 essential oils for allergy relief.
4. Eucalyptus – has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Good for muscle pain and nerve pain. Use in small quantities.
5. Peppermint – good for muscle and joint pain, headache and nerve pain. Also read my article about the top 10 uses for peppermint essential oil.
6. Rosemary – has analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Good for relieving back pain, muscle and joint pain and headaches.
7. Thyme – antispasmodic, good for joint and muscle pain as well as backache.
8. Clary sage – has calming and soothing properties, as well as anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. Helps to ease muscle tension, spasms and PMS pain. Use in small quantities.
9. Sandalwood – relieves muscle spasms. One of sandalwood’s most important uses is to sedate the nervous system, so it helps to reduce nerve pain.
10. Juniper – has antispasmodic properties. Relieves nerve pain, joint and muscle aches and spasms.
11. Ginger – can ease back pain and improves mobility. Can be used to treat arthritic and rheumatic pain, muscle pain and sprains.
12. Frankincense – has anti-inflammatory properties and also acts as a mild sedative. It’s also used to alleviate stress and relieve pain.
13. Yarrow – a powerful restorative and analgesic pain reliever with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Good for muscle and joint aches and pains.
If you don’t have all these oils – DON’T WORRY! Just a few of them combined can help. Mix what you have, with a carrier oil, and see how your body responds. You can apply it to any specific area, such as a elbow, knee, hip, back, etc. or you can rub on the bottom of your feet – primarily your big toes (largest pores).
INSOMNIA & SLEEPLESSNESS (recipe at bottom)
Having trouble sleeping? It could one or many factors that are the contributing factors. I for one have a routine, which enables my brain to turn off and relax because it knows it’s time to hit the hay. However, there can be nights when my mind if the farthest thing away from my pillow. If you have trouble falling asleep ans staying asleep, you may want to try one of these options.
- Before bed, DON’T look at your little blue, or big, screen! Put away technology and read if you have to instead. This light can disrupt your natural melatonin.
- Read something good and uplifting. Nothing that will concern yourself and cause worry. Scripture is one of the best things you can fill your mind with before dosing off.
- Pray. Ask God to fill you with a good rested night.
- Keep cool and don’t be restrictive with clothing (my Physician says to not even wear panties with your loose pajamas).
- Put the fan on low and keep it off your face o it will drown out extra noise.
- Don’t drink a lot before bed.
- Eat some protein before bed (hard boiled egg, cottage cheese, protein drink) as it will help you not think of food.
- Keep in a pattern every night by going to bed the same time and waking up the same time – I know…hard to do…but try as much as possible.
SLEEPLESS Oil Blend Recipe: In a 1/3 ounce roller bottle, combine 4-5 drops each of Lavender, Orange, Calming Blend (see DoTerra Essential Oils for this one), and Roman Chamomile. Fill remainder with fractionated coconut oil. Roll it on bottom of feet and back of neck before bed. If you wake in the night, try rolling it on again.
MIGRAINES & HEADACHES (recipe at bottom)
I’ve never had a migraine but I have plenty of people who do. I hear they are one of the worst things ever…and I’m so sorry if you suffer from these! If you have a raging headache, there is a possible solution to get some relief. I have tried this recipe for a few people now and most have had great results. Again, not all blends work equally with all people, a slight change in the recipe could be an option.
I’ve heard people rubbing the roller bottle on their temples, jaw line, back of neck and forehead several times per day as a headache comes on and during it.
HEADACHE Blend Recipe: in a 1/3 ounce roller bottle blend 8-10 drops each of Frankincense, Peppermint, Lavender, Marjoram and 4-8 drops of Vetiver. Fill remaining bottle with the carrier oil of your choice – I use fractionated coconut oil.
NEUROPATHY (recipe at bottom)
If numbness consumes you, try an oil blend to see if you can get some relief. There are several things to try, and sometimes it can be time consuming, but hey, it’s worth it when trying to find solutions or relief from something you don’t want hanging around in your life. Rub the oil blend on the location in question. A few times per day can help.
NEUROPATHY Blend Recipe: Use a minimum of just the Lemongrass and up to all of the others in any combination. in a 1/3 ounce roller bottle, add 4-5 drops each of Lemongrass, Geranium, Cypress, Juniper, Peppermint, Spruce, and Helchrysum.
TENNIS ELBOW (recipe at bottom)
I couldn’t turn a knob without shooting pain searing through my elbow and up through my arm. Tennis elbow. It was terrible living with it. I rested it, iced it, took meds for it, and everything else my Physical Therapist and Physician told me to do. It wasn’t until my nurse told me to try an oil blend. Of course I was reluctant, but when in pain you’ll do just about anything to relieve it. I applied it to my elbow about 5-8 times each day for a few days. Within a few day I got relief. Amazing!
TENNIS ELBOW Blend Recipe: 4 drops each of Marjoram, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, and 5 drops of Lemongrass in a 1/3 ounce roller bottle and then filled it with fractionated coconut oil.
I think most kids get warts, and adults occasionally do too. Apply the oil blend on the wart directly and keep covered. It does take a while for these little hindrances to let go, so don’t give up right away.
WART Recipe: Directly apply wart 1 drop of Oregano oil every day for a few weeks. I have also found the combination of Mediplast tape to work VERY WELL. Just clip off a corner of this tape and place it over the wart with the Oregano. Mediplast tape is about $3 from your local Pharmacy.
MORE Recipes will be posted soon, but hope these have helped a little!