It’s been a crazy past few days and still got a few more hectic days coming. After 4 days out of town, I’ve never had this much work piled up. During the Coron trip, my nose was acting up (started last year when I got infected with Covid19). I kept smelling gasoline every now and then causing my asthma to also act up. But being asthmatic for as long as I can remember, I always travel prepped for asthma episodes.
I’m not a big fan of essential oils but I’ve always preferred having peppermint oils during massages. Honestly, YoungLiving is expensive and for months I’ve had it in my cart. Finally got one of their premier kits when it went on sale last August.
I can’t say it works for me and Xavy but these three are our go-to essentials. I’d put them in my roller bottles when I travel. I prefer not to mix them with any carrier oil. I might try mixing them with perfume-grade alcohol one of these days. I also use these three every time Xavy starts to cough or when he starts sneezing. I’d put 1 – 3 drops on his chest and back area, all three essential oils. When he had a fever last month, I put added 1-3 drops into the water that I used to wipe his body. I used a drop of Thieves into the soles of his feet and had him wear socks at night. I can’t say that did the trick but his fever went out in less than 48 hours and his running nose did not progress into asthma. I used to diffuse peppermint at night but then I stopped when I found out that they’re bad for dogs, 3 of our dogs sleep inside our room so I had to quit that one.
So our go-to oils are:
Thieves – The smell is an acquired one. I didn’t like it at first but then it just grew on me. When you apply thieves and then follow it up with R.C., it’s extremely hot. The potential benefits of thieves’ oil include boosting the immune system, promoting respiratory health, and fighting microbes. Although some of these benefits are anecdotal, the individual components of thieves oil have been shown to have antimicrobial properties, promote wound healing, and may provide pain relief.
Peppermint – Peppermint oil is promoted for topical use (applied to the skin) for problems like headache, muscle aches, joint pain, and itching. In aromatherapy, peppermint oil is promoted for treating coughs and colds, reducing pain, improving mental function, and reducing stress. This is always on my ER order monthly.
R.C. – R.C. is a wonderful blend to diffuse during winter or colder, rainy months. This blend is also commonly used for asthma, to reduce snoring, calm nerves, bronchitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia. I love the smell of this blend.
These three oils are a must for us when we travel. But then let me reiterate, I’m not saying they actually work for us, we use them because they smell good and it feels amazing when you apply them topically.
Until next blog. Gotta work in an hour.