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For years, essential oils have been used by native tribes as medicine to promote healing. These oils are still perfectly adequate for healing, as their natural healing properties have never changed. They are natural oils, right from the earth. “Essential oils” are the oils that are derived from fruit, trees, leaves, etc. Different oils are good for different things — but most of all, they have substantial healing and cleansing properties. About five months ago, I started using essential oils for those amazing qualities. Since then, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how having just a few different kinds of essential oils around the house can be extremely beneficial in everyday life.
For now, I’ll use my most recent example (and the main reason for this post):
A few days ago I was cutting an orange when the knife slipped and put a nice slice right into my finger. Since the knife was so sharp, it was a clean, thin cut…almost looked like a paper cut, but a little thicker, and a lot deeper. It was bleeding, but was holding itself together well enough for me to ignore it and deal with the extreme stinging sensation. A day later, instead of healing closed, the cut started swelling up and pushing itself apart. I literally could push the two sides together to keep it closed, but when I wasn’t holding it, it was completely open.
It was suggested to me that maybe I should put some Neosporin on it to help it heal. I thought about it, and knew that I should do something to help fight the infection that seemed to be developing (it was red, puffy, warm, and burning/stinging). Again, I chose to ignore it since I was trying to avoid putting any kind of medicine/antibiotic on it — that would just defeat the purpose of my “all natural” kick that I’ve had going for months. So instead, I decided to go with a 100% all natural version of Neosporin: Essential Oils (specifically: essential oils with antibacterial properties).
After looking through the bottles of essential oils that I own, I chose the oils that are most known for their antibacterial and antiseptic traits. First, I cleaned my cut with Tea Tree oil and warm water. Then I put 4 drops of Lavender oil on a band-aid and covered the cut overnight. When I woke up this morning, I took of the band-aid off and my cut was no longer open, swollen, or red all around. Although the cut was still obviously visible, it was closed and held together. It seemed like it magically healed overnight. The cut still has to finish healing completely, but it’s definitely looking a whole lot better than it was when I had ignored it and used nothing. Not to mention, it’s definitely, definitely not hurting (stinging and burning) like it was before I smothered it in Lavender.
This is just one example of how an essential oil worked for me (in the past I’ve also used Lavender oil to alleviate headaches). However, remember that essential oils can also be used as a non-toxic disinfectant (for house cleaning), deodorizer, and insect repellent. They also help to heal and alleviate discomfort caused by burns, chapped lips, colds/flu, toothaches, etc. I highly recommend the use of essential oils to anyone who is open to trying something all natural and completely chemical-free. — Whether it’s for health, beauty, household tasks, or relaxation…I’m sure you’ll find use for at least one type of essential oil in your life.
If you’re really interested in learning what essential oils can do for you, and putting them to good use — get your hands on this book: The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy - by Valerie Ann Worwood. It’ll be that book you refer to over and over again.