Monday, January 7, 2013

How Essential Oils Helped Me Beat the Flu

It was December 28th and for some reason my nose wouldn't stop running. I kept sneezing too. I attributed this to an allergy attack. After all, my throat wasn't really scratchy, and I had been around an awful lot of Christmas trees, especially on Christmas Eve. My allergy to pine trees has gotten worse over the years- sometimes if there are Christmas trees for sale at the store, all I have to do is walk past them and my eyes start watering.
However, by the early evening of December 29th, I was experiencing aches and pains and I was exhausted. I took a shower and tried to go to bed. But alas, my face was burning up!

Up until then, there was a designated water bottle with a few drops of OnGuard(a preventative blend of cloves, cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary) that I had been gargling from every hour or so. Doing in the past has significantly shortened the length of my colds, but I needed to do something about the fever. 
I then put some peppermint on the bottoms of my feet, back of my neck, and my temples. Peppermint is good for many things, including reducing a fever, and lo and behold, after applying this I slept like a log until 12:30 pm. 

Over the next two days, here are other oils/methods that helped me heal:

1) Breathe (a blend with lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus, laurel leaf, melaleuca, ravensara) applied to the bridge of the nose and sinuses. Opens you up well and clears congestion!
2) A drop of Peppermint and a drop of OnGuard under the tongue and swallowed. You can only do this with doTerra oils because no other company's essential oils can be ingested! This was a really effective way to heal and actually feel better quickly. I did this after my fever broke and it stayed broken :)
3) On Guard, Oregano, and Breathe mixed with about a tablespoon of coconut oil and applied to the forehead, temples, throat, and back of neck. Good immune system support.
4) Last but definitely not least, some TLC from my parents!! I'm glad they live close by! Went and spent New Years Eve with them and watched Perry Mason DVDs through midnight.

I was back to feeling better with almost no congestion in about three days!

To get your hands on these amazing oils, come talk to me in person or go to my website: www.mydoterra.com/ysmith
No one should have to settle for being sick, especially in today's fast-paced world!


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