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Kitchen Witch | Natural Remedies

So my mother came over to the house today and we did a little cookin’ in the kitchen.  Not the old fashioned kind.  Well, maybe this is the old fashioned kind nobody remembered to pass it down!  We’d found some ‘recipes’ online for some sleepy cream, and some pain relief cream among other things.  When mother called to ask how to make them, it’s just easier to show her.  So she brought her everyday oil kit, a jug of coconut oil and, now…..she never leaves home without her water bottle either.

So we looked up the recipe for the sleepy cream first.  Mother has been overwhelmed by the power of peace and calming in her diffuer at night for bed and has been sleeping better than she has in YEARS.  So why she felt the need to add this sleep cream to her nightly routine I have no idea.  We made such a mess and rubbed it all over our bodies to clean up that I’m just glad she wasn’t dozing off on her drive home. lol

So here’s a helpful little chart with a few good recipes.  Most of which can be made using the essential oils from the Everyday Oils that can be purchased as a part of the Premium Starter Kit.

So the sleepy cream was a breeze to make.  My only substitution is adding a bit of mango butter to the mix.  You see, where I live coconut oil doesn’t stay solid except in the winter. 😉 So I always use a double boiler and add a more stiff carrier to my goodies.  Melt down the coconut oil and mango in a double boiler just to the point it’s liquid.  Then I transfer it to a room temp glass bowl and put it in the fridge just long enough for it to start to set up again.  Like when you start to see a solid edge around the bowl.  Take it out, stir just a bit to make it like jelly, then I add my necessary essential oils and take my electric hand mixer with the whisk attachment and whip it up until it’s nice and creamy.  If you’ve ever made meringue it’s sorta’ the same principle.  Then we put her creams into metal tins and put labels on the lids.

We made the pain cream on this recipe chart too, just like above adding some mango butter and preparing the same way.  Only lemongrass doesn’t come in the premium kit and that’s what my mother has been working with.  So we substituted Thieves oil.  Which I’m sure works GREAT too!!  🙂

She was so happy when she went home I wonder how long it took her to get them out at home and lather my dad up!  Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils aren’t cheap (nothing that’s good for you ever is!), so it’s nice to be a bit stingy (for lack of a better word) with them at times.  Just administering a drop or two neat on your skin is definitely awesome and gets right down to business.  But if you have something chronic or just a daily habit you’ve gotten into then making things like these creams makes your oils go a long way!  Remember a little dab’ll do ya so when you are making a 1/4 to 1/2 cup mixture you’re going to get a lot more mileage out of your precious drops of oil than you realize.

I hope you take the time to make some of the things on this sheet and let me know how they worked for you!  Even if you just use the one carrier oil of coconut rather than a combination it’s still gonna work out great for you!

Oh!  I almost forgot!  She told me she had been studying what to use for my dad’s blood sugar too and apparently she’s been applying Thieves oil to his feet at night too.  So we took an empty oil bottle and added a carrier oil (olive oil) to the bottle and put in some thieves so she already has a bottle of mixed to use like a massage oil.  He’s still getting the benefit of the thieves and it’s going to last a lot longer for her this way.

There’s seriously soooo many ways to use essential oils that this is just the tip of the iceberg. (please note that I’m watching Deadliest Catch while updating my blog so I’m literally seeing icebergs. lol Yeah, I’m a dork like that.) Please comment below if you have made any of these or if you have recipes of your own you’d like to share!

What are you waiting for?

Get OILY with me!

Renea Lynch | Young Living #1171826

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Concentration | Essential Oils

Concentration…. no, not a game.  A little dab’ll do ya!  Have you ever wondered just how concentrated Young Living oils are?  How potent they are?  I hear other people say I’ve got oils from such in such place and they didn’t cost as much as YL.  Have you ever heard the saying ‘you get what you pay for’?   Do you desire to have quality over quantity?  Because let’s face it, when it comes to our health, we want the best.  For ourselves, for our families, for our children.  Am I right?  You don’t choose your family physician by which one is the cheapest.  You choose your doctor based on their credentials, their reputation, their bedside manner, their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure you get the best possible care they can give you.  Trust me.  I know.  Our family doctor for the past 15+ years (heck I’m not even sure how long she’s been in our lives…) does just that.  When you can call her on a Friday night because your kid has just filled a stool full of blood and she talks you through it and meets you in her office the next day (yes, it was a non-emergency) in her coveralls and muck boots you know you’ve got a keeper.  😉  I don’t care how much it costs to see her (if we need her!) I’m there.

You should consider the same principles with your essential oils.  Using therapeutic grade oils means you are using medicinal quality products.  Would you trust your health to a perfume grade oil?  That makes absolutely no sense.  You want something that will work.  Plus, you want something that is not only safe for you, but for your kids as well.  You wouldn’t give a toddler an adult Claritin D allergy pill would you?  Why it even says on the package to consult your doctor for children 12 and under.  Know that I’m using allergies as an example here, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to treat your child’s allergies as effectively as your adult ones?  With the same products?  Naturally.  Take for instance an ‘Allergy Bomb’ recipe.  You use Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon essential oils in a veggie capsule and you’re good to go.  You can use those same exact oils for your kids….just less drops.  🙂

Another example?  Someone ask me about teething babies this morning.  I use clove oil when I have a toothache.  Thieves is great too!  (because it contains CLOVE! and other germ killing greatness) When I need it, simply put a drop on a q-tip and get to swabbing my mouth around my tooth and gums.  Anbesol’s got nothing on clove oil.  But would I use it this way on a baby?  NO!  I’d use the same oil, but simply dilute it with a carrier oil such as coconut!

So, stop and think about all the medicines (just stick to simple over the counter for now) that you’ve purchased over the years.  One for you, then a separate one for your kid.  Adult anbesol, baby anbesol.  Adult Claritin, children’s benadryl.  Aspirin, baby aspirin.  Ibuprofen, children’s Tylenol.  Almost every product you can think of for everyday ailments have an adult version and a children’s version.

The even better part about therapeutic grade Young Living essential oils…. they are so concentrated it takes just a drop or two for an adult!  You are actually SAVING money!  Why don’t more people take time to do the math?  Not only for your wallet, but for your health.  I’m sorry, you just can’t convince me that synthetically produced chemicals that have a wrap sheet of side effects will ever be a better option for my body than a natural plant the good Lord placed on this earth.  He knew exactly what He was doing with the utmost intricate details.

Consider these cost comparisons of Young Living’s everyday essential oils, compared to the cost of over-the-counter drugs. Not only are the essential oils significantly cheaper, but they build your immune system while solely aiding in healing ALL health ailments that each one of these drugs is designed to individually target/suppress—AND they’re side-effect free! Are you ready to switch?

First we’ll start with the overall complete Premium Kit:

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Okay, if that didn’t blow your mind…..  Let’s break it down.  Let’s cover each individual oil in the kit and a little comparison.   Remember, this isn’t ALL these oils can do!  They are so versatile it would take forever to compare all the uses they have.  But let’s start here:

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So what in the world are you waiting for?!  Let’s get oily! (aka: HEALTHY!)

Get OILY with me!

Renea Lynch | Young Living #1171826

 

 


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Restless Legs | Peace & Calming

Something oily to blog about everyday you say?  Well, when you reach a certain age, yes.  There’s gonna be something almost everyday that is oil worthy.  Trust me.

I have a terrible time with restless legs.  I’ve never ‘officially’ been diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome but my hubs has and from what he describes it’s the same thing I have on occasion.  And it can drive you seriously batty!  It’s like having ants in your pants, you just can’t keep still, and it seems like nothing will work to soothe the constant nagging and irritation it brings.  Maddening some days I tell ya.  Maddening.

When I was surfing the world wide web one day for something else I came across this picture:

1920280_763899510294501_777220744_nand my heart melted.  Seriously.  I thought oh could it be possible that this simple little ‘cure’ could give me some relief?  These were both oils that I had on hand because they come in the starter kit I had purchased.  I’m definitely a rx med avoider.  Like, I seriously tell people I have to be dying before I want to go to a doctor or a hospital.  Don’t get me wrong, there is a need for physicians and I’m not opposed to using them when necessary.  But we do not run to the doctor in our house with every little ache and pain or sniffle.  You’ll pardon my frankness when I say people that do jump and run at the drop of a hat annoy me.  😉  There, I said it.  Suck it up a little nancy! lol

I thought I’d post this today since I was reminded once again last night just how awesome this little duo is for my restless legs.  My left one was about to send me into orbit last night.  Sitting on the couch watching tv with the family and surfin on the laptop and my left leg felt like it was going to flip me clean off the couch.  UGH.  It was awful!!!  After getting seriously perturbed when I’d kicked and jabbed my foot into the end of the sofa for probably 20 minutes I remembered……you ditz!  Go Get Your OILS!

I put a few drops of lavender around my leg and behind my knee.  Massaged a little into my calf, and then put some peace and calming on the bottom of my foot, the back of my neck and inhaled from the bottle like I could suck the juice right out of the dropper.  Seriously, within minutes my leg had ‘calmed down’.  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly these oils can work on some things.  Yes, in certain situations and chronic conditions it can be a timely (but effective!) process.  But there are soooo many things that can get a quick fix, naturally.  If you are just open to trying them.

I headed off to bed shortly after and put another drop or two of peace and calming on the bottoms of both feet, dropped some in the diffuser and hit the sheets.  I slept like a baby and was up earlier than normal this morning.  Okay, I was up earlier because the hubs woke me up when he was getting ready for work, but at least I feel rested.

What are you waiting for?

Get OILY with me!

Renea Lynch | Young Living #1171826

 


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Once Upon a Time | Melaleuca

Once upon a time in a land far, far away….. just kidding.  It was only 10 years ago and happened in Missouri.  Don’t I wish I was far, far away.  On a beach.  With a good book. 😉

When our youngest son was just a baby he developed eczema.  I’d never seen a baby with such horrible red skin and as a parent you NEVER want your kids to feel bad.  Of all the childhood illnesses I never dreamed looking into my baby’s eyes and sweet cheeks that he would look like a watermelon had exploded on his face and it would bring me to tears.  Surprisingly after going to the doctor and hearing the good news that he didn’t have some debilitating third world disease taking over his body, we had a simple enough solution to make it all go away.  Just a prescription cream.  Only I didn’t want something that a doctor had to essentially write a permission slip for me to use as it was too ‘potent’ to sell over the counter.  I wanted something that didn’t have a wrap sheet of side effects a mile long!   We’d already filled the script (because 10 years ago our insurance was awesome and it didn’t cost us anything!  So much for change….but that’s another post for another blog), and then took the time to read the informative insert that came along with our little wonder tube.  We quickly decided against using it.  I tried to find every alternative method I could to help ease the itch and make it go away.  Lucky for us our boy wasn’t a scratcher and stayed relatively happy through it all.

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 Bear in mind this was a good day!  🙂  Only his face and part of his arms were broke out and not too bad at that!

  Then someone introduced us to a wellness company that had natural products for our home and health and in this one special little bottle of essential oil we found our miracle.  The company made a body lotion that had melaleuca oil that was recommended for skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.  After just one or two days it was AMAZING what we saw.  Our little melon boy was starting to look normal again!  He no longer looked like someone with third degree burns on his face and arms!  The doctors told us not to bathe him everyday either as it could dry his skin out and make his condition worse.  As a baby (especially a winter baby) that wasn’t that big of a deal.  No hot weather, no frogs to stick in your pockets at just 3 months old.  😉  Which became a normal routine for us of bathing a couple times a week.

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And voila! I checked the data on these pictures in my computer and this was about a week after the first picture.

 As he grew older his skin would get a little dry in the winter but that was it.  We always resorted to the same lotion and melaleuca oil.  We never had to deal with eczema again.  🙂  We were sold on that one simple little essential oil and used it for EVERYTHING.  Literally.  It’s like a wonder oil for so many things.  You can imagine momma’s excitement when she discovered Young Living  some 5 or 6 years later and the whole plethora of natural goodness that followed.

I can only imagine what I would have done if I’d had Young Living all those years ago.  If you suffer from eczema here’s a few tips I’d suggest, as always research and reading on your own is a must!  Then you might want to give this a try:

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Have you got oil?  If not, I think it’s time you give them a try.

Get oily with me!

Renea Lynch | Young Living #1171826