It has been awhile since I have blogged about essential oils. I do use them everyday for a myriad of purposes. This week Kimberly has inspired me to share some of my most recent essential oil success stories.
HYPER PIGMENTATION REDUCTION
About 5 years ago during a very dry and hot summer I was doing a lot of weeding outside not wearing a hat. Later that summer I noticed in the area of my third eye the skin on my forehead had become hyper pigmented. I tried various products to help remedy this situation, but alas nothing worked. While recently experimenting with facial peels and masks, I found something that seems to help remedy the situation. I feel this is something I will need to address this the rest of my life. But it is ok now that I have more tools to help with it. Also I’ve started wearing hats while working outdoors. I’ll share the facial peel and masks below.
COLD SORES BE GONE
One of my best friends suffers from cold sores. If you have ever had one you know first hand how self conscious they make you. At the first sign of a cold sore my friend would run to the pharmacist to buy some ointment. Not only was it very costly but the sore would still break the skin. Instead he decided to try essential oil. When he felt a cold sore coming on, he reached for his Melaleuca, within 3 applications the sore went away without breaking the skin, that was a first. He has since done this twice with the same results. He acknowledges that the cold sores are something he will have to deal with the rest of his life, but now he has a cost effective tool to help himself with.
DREADED ACL SURGERY
I noticed a co-worker limping around at work. I inquired if he hurt his knee. He confirmed that he injured his knee while skiing, not only that but his doctor told him he needed to get the dreaded A.C.L. surgery and his ski season was over. If he wasn’t feeling bad enough already he was informed that he would have to wait 2 1/2 months to get his knee surgery and that there was nothing that they could do for him in the mean time. Having had 3 knee surgeries myself including the dreaded A.C.L. I felt really bad for him and I wanted to help. I research ligaments in the Modern Essential book. It recommended Lemongrass. The next day I brought him a sample. He was naturally very skeptical about it, but at least he was willing to try. I did notice after sampling him, he began walking with less of a limp but I didn’t think much of it at the time. Last week he took me aside and told me “I owe you one”. As it turns out he went in for his pre-surgery checkup. During the exam the surgeon informed him that he didn’t need the procedure and that he must just have bad knees. He attributes not needing the surgery to the daily use of Lemongrass essential oil. While he admits his knee is far from 100% he will continue to use essential oils to aid in his active lifestyle.
I hope you found this as powerful as I do, and you are inspired to research and try something, anything for your own well-being. Remember it only takes 33 1/3 things at 3% to make 100%.
Facial Peel Recipe
1 tablespoon Organic Applesauce
1 teaspoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 drops Ylang ylang doTERRA Essential Oil
2 drops Grapefruit doTERRA Essential Oil
Mix all ingredients togethe. This facial peel does not keep very well so feel free to tweak the amounts to make a one time use amount. Apply to a clean face and neck. Leave peel on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with water. Follow with face mask.
Face Mask Recipe
1 Organic Egg Yolk
1/2 Organic Avocado
2 drops Myrrh doTERRA Essential Oil
2 drops Sandalwood doTERRA Essential Oil
Whisk egg yolk, add all other ingredients, mix well. Apply to face and neck. Leave mask on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with water. Refrigerate any extra mask.