one of the main reasons we started using essential oils was to boost our immune systems + replace OTC medicines with a healthier, natural option. it's been on my never ending to-do list to clean out our hallway closet that holds all of our first aid, cold + flu, etc. medicines. the hubby + i were amazed at how we no longer rely on those OTCs! we've literally replaced all of them with essential oils.
we use our oils on a daily basis around here. the kids have a cut? we reach for the oils. headache? we reach for the oils. back pain? we reach for the oils. i know that i like hearing exactly how other families use the oils in their homes (because i am crazy nosey, ha!) so i thought i would share here.....
lavender: we use this in place of neosporin for cuts. instead of aloe vera we mix coconut oil with lavender to soothe sunburns. not to mention lavender is so calming.
lemon: is incredibly great for immune boosting. i add it to my water, add a few drops to our morning smoothies (my kids don't even notice) + hands down one of my favs to diffuse. wondering what 'diffusing' means? check out my oily faq page here.
peppermint: awesome for headaches + tummy aches. i've yet to use it for a fever (thankfully) but i am prepared if we ever do need to!
frankincense: a wonderful healing oil. we use this one a lot for helping to heal cuts + scrapes. i've also used it on my face to heal breakouts.
panaway: the hubby works a very labor intensive job and panaway is always our go-to for sore muscles.
purification: great for cleaning cuts + scrapes. and i've heard it's amazing for bug bites. i love love love the way purification smells. if we have company coming over, you can bet i will be diffusing purification.
valor: it's been referred to as the 'chiropractor in a bottle'. my hubby swears by it!
peace + calming: before we started using essential oils, melatonin was the only way i could turn my brain off + fall asleep. now we diffuse p+c in our room at night, i fall asleep fast + don't wake up with that groggy feeling.
thieves: oh thieves. such an amazing oil. the ultimate germ fighter. we rub this on the kids feet every night before bed, which helps boost their immune systems + keep those flu germs away.
all of these oils are in the premium starter kit, which you can find out more about on my oily page here.
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