Essential Oils, do you use them?

It seems like there's a trend now of using essential oils. I know very little about them, but I am interested!

Which do you use and why? Do you REALLY think they help? Have any of you ladies tried them and were met with disappointment?

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    05/14/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Yes, I really think they help. We started using them when we were getting sick every other month, discovered mold and my husband went to a class about combating mold with essential oils. He is not one to jump on a band wagon fast, nor does he make decisions fast but because he found relief from the symptoms he was experiencing due to the mold within five minutes of being in the classroom where a blend of oils was being diffused, he came home saying we had to buy the Thieves kit and a diffuser that very night. That was nearly six years ago.

    Since that time we have rarely been sick. As a matter of fact, this winter was the first time we had a cold in two years. My husband no longer uses over the counter meds for sinus infections, he uses peppermint. Our daughters have never used pain meds for their cycles, only essential oils.

    We reduce fevers, reduce pain and treat runny noses and cuts with essential oils. We even use them on our animals. Our horse's arthritis was not flared up this winter after being given raindrops. He's 30!

    I swear by essential oils and they've become our natural medicine chest.
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    05/14/14
    8Theresa Gould
    You can start with one oil or a kit. What would you use the oils for? Your Fibromyalgia?

    The thing with essential oils is if one thing doesn't work for you, there's more oils to try to find the right one for your particular situation. I love black pepper for my stiff shoulders after being on the computer, where as my husband loves deep relief for his back pain. I'll use deep relief but find black pepper more effective. I love panaway for aches and pains but it is more expensive than deep relief and black pepper so I don't always re-buy it right away.

    You can message me or email me if you have more specific questions. I'd love to help and have a website to recommend that can help you find more oils specifically for Fibromyalgia.
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    05/14/14
    8Theresa Gould
    No, I don't think you are sounding whiny. I have heard how debilitating Fibromyalgia can be.
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      05/14/14
      8Theresa Gould
      Not as expensive as a doctor's visit and prescribed medicine. :)
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        05/16/14
        4Marla
        I used a few oils 15 years ago with my daughter. I stopped because of the cost. I have just recently gotten them again and remember how much I loved them. I use a teething blend for my little one, a digestive one for bad tummies and On Guard for prevention. They really do help.
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          Yes!!! I use Essential oils. The ones i use the most are Eucalyptus (if mixed with olive oil and rubbed on the chest its milder than vicks and wont burn the eyes and leaves the skin soft rather than greasy) it works on little babies who cant use the vicks because its to strong and helps with chest congestion and mucus drainage. I also use it in a warm bath for kids and in the shower for me if i'm stopped up! It works! Much better than vicks to me. I also use Jasmine and Lavender the most because i use it to calm tantrums and overly wound children. I use it in warm/hot bathwater and if i mix it (again) with olive oil and rub it on a child's chest and feet it helps calm them through out the day. it works for my friends 2 year old when he's especially tantrum-y or whiny. It takes about 30 mins to an hour for the calming effects to kick in but after that its a lot less rough emotionally for the tots. I also use it on myself if i'm stressed and needing moments...i'll boil water and add 2 or 4 drops of each and stand in the kitchen breathing the steam or let it permeate my house. I don't have a sensey warmer other wise i'd use that...but same concept and it makes my house smell wonderful. I do it with cloves and orange or lemon oils in the fall and flower smells in the spring to make my house smell delicious!
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          11/29/14
          Is that safe for a 4 month old?
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