I had a mare with colic last Christmas, and after having the vet examine her and determine that her situation wasnâ€™t critical, I opted to try the essential oils for pain instead of using Banamine. I alternated marjoram, clary sage and lavender (4-5 drops on each flank), with warm compresses, every 2-4 hours. They took about 30 minutes to take effect each time, but they kept her comfortable for the next 12 hours until she was able to pass the impaction on her own.
One Saturday in February, my husband woke me up by yelling from the living room for me to bring my oils and any oil books I had at hand to him immediately. Our dog, Buddy, (a mutt from the pound, age approx. 7+ years) was lying on the floor and all of his muscles were completely seized up and tensed to the point where we couldnâ€™t move any part of his body. I had most of my oils in my large case. I put 4 or 5 drops of lavender oil in my husband’s hand and he put that on Buddyâ€™s paws, ears and all over his back and legs, anywhere he was tense that we could reach. We followed the lavender and Frankincense applied the same way.Â We also gave him Distress Remedy. We massaged him and continued to stroke and pet him during and after the application of oils and after about 10 minutes he was able to get up and to the door to go outside and run around. In between applying oils I looked up the info on animals as well as the info on seizures and strokes ( we werenâ€™t sure what kind of episode he was having), just to make sure my instincts were near to on target (which they were). We had plans to travel about an hour out of town to visit with family, and kept Buddy with us the whole day just to be sure he was ok. When I tell this story people they tell me about how their dog(s) had seizures and had to be put on steroids and eventually put down because of the seizures. I am very thankful forÂ the oils that allowed me to go the natural route for the care of our dog.
BUG BITES AND STINGS:
My husband was bitten by a spider on his stomach. The bite swelled with a large blister and it itched terribly. I used Lavender oil- about a drop-on the area. In about 4 hours my husband asked for another application of the “magic oil”. My husband has an allergy and reacts to any type of a bite-he usually has to go to the Dr. and get shots and prescriptions.
My friendâ€™s eight month old little boy had a ringworm the size of a quarter on his head. After putting lavender neat on it several times it started to go away and after a few more times it was gone altogether. Shortly after that he got a tick in his head and by putting peppermint right on the back of the tick that nasty thing backed right out. I guess he could not breathâ€”whatever it was, it got the tick out without us trying to pull it out and perhaps getting only part of the critter out.
Our waitress had burned her hand on hot chili. She had a large blister on her middle finger and her palm was red and she was holding it against her body avoiding use. I put a drop of Lavender on it. She rated the pain at a level 8 on a scale of 0-10 (10 being most painful). She walked away to pour coffee and came back within minutes. I asked her how it felt and she said it no longer hurt. One week later I saw her again and there was no trace of burn or blister on her hand.
A friend of mine received 2nd degree burns to face, ear, neck and shoulder when a fire flashed back at him while burning trash. His wife put on the sample of lavender oil that I had given her. She ran out of the oil and called me in panic for some more. I took a new bottle over to her that I had on hand and she applied the oils to all the burned areas of his skin. I had also read in my EODR [Essential Oils Desk Reference] book about making sure that they donâ€™t get dehydrated after getting burned, so he drank plenty of water. He ended up going to the doctor the following day. The doctor was amazed that the burns looked like they were in the process of healing. He went back in a couple of weeks, after applying the lavender oil everyday and the doctor could not believe how well and fast they had healed up. His wife had taken pictures right after the accident with the fire and now 2 months later you can hardly see where he had been burned. He was a little skeptical about putting the oil on his body, but today he is a believer.
|Aloha! I have been using Essential Oil for many years, resulting in many amazingly wonderful results. One of the best took place when a dear friend, was being consumed by cancer, she was in stage 4 for 4 years-amazing in itself. Frankincense was used the most. When she was put into the hospice, with only days left, the oils were still used and she remained in the hospice for another year and a half. Others at the hospice got sick with colds and flu, including the workers, but my friend never got any of the passing bugs…amazing to say the least but a true testimonial to the anti-viral and anti-biotic effects of the oils.|
Cuts and Wounds:
One Sunday morning I tripped and rammed my foot into a dirty pair of grass clippers, cutting my 4th toe at the base where it joins my foot. I washed it out as best I could with Silver Shield, and then applied lavender oil and a bandage, and went on to church. When I came home, I kept my foot elevated and applied more lavender oil throughout the day. My friend looked at my wound and commented that it wasnâ€™t just a gash, it was punctured. That evening I also applied clove oil, along with the lavender oil. I slept with it un-bandaged, and then bandaged it during the day while I was at work. I applied the oils morning and night. I had no infection, and by the following Sunday evening, it was almost totally healed. My friend who looked at it again was amazed, and sheâ€™s an EMT!
We were on a family vacation one week prior to a large family gathering and wedding. My son was to be a ring barer. While paying outside in the dark, my three-year-old son fell face first into a sidewalk made of various size rocks and gravel. He had rocks and dirt embedded in his nose and forehead. I immediately cleaned his wounds with Silver Shield and lavender oil. Not only did the smell of the lavender calm him, but it also assured me that I was effectively disinfecting the wounds. After the bleeding stopped and he eventually fell asleep, I applied more lavender.. Each morning and evening, Iâ€™d apply more lavender and by Thursday before the wedding, his face was wound and scab free. Everything healed beautifully. He has no scars and looks like nothing ever happened to him-just 6 days ago! Iâ€™m thankful that I had my oils with me and this event has produced new “oilers” in our family!
have had glaucoma for several years and have had my eye drop prescription changed numerous times because of rising pressure. I used a mixture of one third clove, one third lemon and one third olive oil and rubbed it on my face above and below eyes. The last time I was at the doctor, my pressure was 14. It was the lowest pressure I have had since I was diagnosed.
One Sunday after church a friend commented that I looked “exhausted.” I thought that strange because I had gotten a good nightâ€™s sleep. I walked over to a meeting for a mission trip I would be participating in, and an hour later I started getting a headache and felt something happening to my throat. About 30 minutes later I knew I was coming down with the flu as the headache and sore throat intensified and I started feeling shaky. Fortunately I had Peppermint, Oregano and Guardian in my truck, and as soon as I got in, I rubbed several drops of Oregano on my feet, rubbed Gardian on my neck and throat, and put several drops of Peppermint in my water and started drinking it. By the time I got home the headache and sore throat had lessened. That evening and for the next several days I took by capsule a combination of Lemon, and Oregano and honey three times a day. While I could tell my body was fighting an infection (as indicated by my desire to take naps), the oils completely stopped the flu in its tracks and the headache and sore throat never returned.
My husband has been bothered by migraine headaches for much of his adult life. Doctors have treated this condition with various medications-all with their own bag of side-effects. so one day I decided to have him try oil of peppermint, a drop on each temple. To his amazement the headache was gone in seconds and the cooling feel of the peppermint gave him a feeling of energy and revitalization.
My daughter, Haley, at age 18 was ill one Sunday, and later in the evening was feeling quite worse. When we checked, she had a fever of 105 degrees. I filled a gel capsule with 10 drops of Clove oil and had her take it with some water. In 1/2 an hour I checked her temperature again and it was down to 102. I gave her 5 more drops in another capsule and in another 1/2 hour, her fever was totally gone!! (I am so grateful to have these oils. It saves us so much misery, and money, too! I refuse to go to the doctor if I can take care of something with my oils!!!)
My daughter was complaining of a sore throat. I put a drop of lavendula angustifolia in a glass of water and had her gargle. She rated her sore throat at a (4) out of a scale of 0 no pain to 10 very painful. She gargled three times with the lavender water. She left to run her errands. She called me ten minutes later that her sore throat was gone.
MOLES & WARTS:
I used a combination of Lavender and Frankincense on a new mole that grew in with a very crusty surface. By the time I was able to have an appointment with my doctor it had totally disappeared.
had a granular type of mole on my back and a small skin tag on my neck. I decided to put Guardian on them about twice a day. It did cause some skin irritation, and every couple days I would stop for a couple days. After several weeks, they dried up and fell off and have not returned.
In late October of last year, Cathy brought her 15 year old daughter to see me for massage therapy. Amanda was dealing with a huge planterâ€™s wart grown deep into the ball of her foot. She was dealing with a great deal of pain with every step, and Cathy was planning to make an appointment for her to see a medical doctor. Cathy also suffered from these warts and had undergone months of treatment at her doctor’s office having them repeatedly cut and burned with liquid nitrogen. She was also told you could never get rid of them. I suggested that Amanda rub essential oil of oregano on the infected area which Amanda did diligently each day, covering it with a bandage. They were amazed that the wart had completely disappeared in 6 weeks and has had no recurrence of the virus. Amandaâ€™s only complaint was she got tired of going to school every day smelling like a pizza.
My 9 year old son, at the time of removal, had a seed wart located on his right hand, inside his index finger probably the size in diameter of an eraser tip. Being right handed, as you can image made it difficult to write, not to mention that the wart hurt. We had a scheduled appointment with his pediatrician, and during this visit I ask that she have the wart removed, the process of removal, freezing. Needless to say the removal process was both painful and would take at least two more visit s for complete removal, at $120.00 each. When we got in the car my son had been crying quietly and looked at me and said, no more please! At this point we both agreed we would find and more gentle method of removal. When we got home I started a procedure of applying Tea Tree Oil to the wart, three times a day, covering during the day and airing at night for two weeks. The evening application of tea tree oil was applied after he had bathed and the wart was both soft and porous, allowing for grater absorption. On the third week we applied Frankincense three times a day, same procedure covering during the day, and allowing it to breath during the nights rest for one week. Within a three week period the wart was removed and has not returned. Connor is now 11 yrs. of age.
** Please note prior to applying the oil treatment each time, you must file/scrape the surface of the wart with an emery/file before applying oils. The wart surface will be porous and soft after being covered all day, and after bathing in the evening.
I had suffered for 32 years with massive fibrocystic breast lumps, so painful that I could not even hug my children when they were young. I took vitamin E during those years which seemed to help. Then I heard about the research done on therapeutic grade essential oils and breast cancer. I stopped using deodorants with aluminum. I also mixed 40 drops of frankincense essential oil with 4oz pure Apricot Oil and applied this mixture under my arms during the day as oft en as I would think about it. Every night before I went to bed, I applied 4-5 drops each of frankincense and lavender to both breasts. A little over 4 weeks later, all fibroid lumps, pain and tenderness were completely gone and have not returned.
For years, I had been troubled with an actinic keratosis on the back of my hand. It had been caused by excessive sun exposure when I was younger. Farmers often get them on their foreheads. My dermatologist said there was no way to get rid of it – unless I wanted to freeze it off with liquid nitrogen. He didnâ€™t want to do that because it was over 1/2 inch in diameter and would have made a hole in my hand. The growth continued to bother me. It was red, scaly, and itchy. One day, in desperation, I put some “Guardian” blend on it. The Guardian seemed to make it feel better so I continued to apply it once a day. It is now several months later and the growth has almost disappeared. I intend to continue using Guardian on it until it is gone. It doesnâ€™t bother me anymore and the redness and itching have disappeared. Just thought you might like to know.
My niece came to me in a panic. She had been at the beach all day and acquired a nasty sunburn on her face, chest, and arms. She was planning to go to a fancy party the next day and decided that she absolutely could not go to the party unless the sunburn was gone. I immediately applied a layer of lavender oil, followed a few minutes later by a layer of peppermint oil. The next day to her amazement the sunburn had vanished and she was able to enjoy her party.