Essential Oils- More of What Works for Us

This entry is part of 7 in the series Essential Oil Essentials: A Beginner's Guide to EO's

Essential Oil Essentials

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I have some dear friends from church who have entered into the “essential oil arena” with me, and it has been so much fun to learn together.  As some of my sweet  friends read over the last post in this series, they reminded me of some additional ways that we use EO’s on a regular basis, so I decided to take notes and write this follow up post.

As I have mentioned before, the first place I go if I am wondering about which essential oil would be good to use for a specific issue is Heritage Essential Oils Health Care Topics page.  The research from this site is amazing.  Heritage Essential Oils are the only oils our family chooses to use.

Once again, you are responsible for the care of your own family.  I am just a wife and mommy who is trying her best to learn how to care for her family naturally.  I am not a doctor, and I can’t make medical decisions for your family.  Use the thoughts below with your own discretion.

Poison Ivy
When I was pregnant with our 5th child, I got into some poison ivy.  I am highly allergic to it, and I got it all over my stomach and arms.  We tried so many different things, and nothing could get rid of it.  I was limited on what I felt comfortable using due to the baby I was carrying.  The EO that worked best for me was Birch.  Under the care of my midwife, I also used zinc pills.  That combination gave me much relief, but it wasn’t until after I had my baby that I was able to make the poison ivy go completely away; that was a long nine months!!!  If I am not pregnant, the Birch will usually take care of the issue for me.

Warts, Moles
Tea Tree oil
I have a mole on the side of my face that has been there since I was a child.  I have been using a 50:50 blend of Frankincense and Lavender on my face at night and I’ve seen the mole shrink and flatten out.  My dear friend, Jen, has a son who had an awful cluster of plantar’s warts on the bottom of his foot.  She tried the Frankincense, but it didn’t really work on him.  So, she tried the Tea Tree Oil.  They put it on the cluster 2-3 times a day, and it began to peeled off in stages, each time taking more black seeds with it.  In about a month the cluster was completely gone.

fireantFire Ant Bites
Tea Tree
We live in Texas.  Texas has all kinds of really cool things, but one thing it does have that isn’t so great is fire ants!  I never knew what fire ants were until we were visiting my husband’s grandparents and our precious little girl, who was about 2 at the time, stepped into a nest of them.  Those things pack a mighty painful bite!  All our children have quite the respect for those awful nests.  Praise the Lord that someone told us that diatomaceous earth will kill them.  It works great!  My sweet friend, Rebecca, is very allergic to fire ants; I have never seen such awful swelling and bruising from ant bites before.  She has learned that Birch works very well for her.  I have used Peppermint and Tea Tree as well.

fingernailNail Infections
Ancient Healing
One of Rebecca’s family members gets infections around his nails that are really painful.  They are able to get rid of the infection in 2-3 applications of Ancient Healing instead of going on antibiotics and waiting 2 weeks.

Sleep Issues
Sleepy Spray
Sometimes my husband Jason has a hard time staying asleep.  He uses the Heritage Essential Oils Sleepy Spray.  I use the Sleepy Spray on my two-year old at times as well.  My boys occasionally like a 50:50 blend of fractionated coconut oil and Lavender to help them calm down and go to sleep.  Jen also uses Sleepy Spray on her children as well.

Skin Tags
I have several friends who have used Oregano to get rid of skin tags.  If you decide to try this, you may want to dilute the Oregano.  It is a hot oil and can be uncomfortable!

Sinus Infection
I use my Neti Pot any time I am stuffy, but I especially use it when I feel a sinus infection coming.  I mix up the saline mixture as directed, but I add 1 drop of Myrtle to the water.  This has worked really, really well for me; the last two times I had a sinus infection I was able to avoid going on antibiotics which makes me very happy!  This is just my personal experience.

Tea Tree
Frankincense/Lavender blend
I have used both Tea Tree Oil and a 50:50 blend of Frankincense and Lavender for acne.  Sometimes one will work, but if not, I try the other.  I’m not sure why the each work at different times.

Diluted peppermint
I have never seen this method anywhere; it is one I discovered by accident.  We were at church, and my baby was crying and would not be comforted.  I knew he was cutting some teeth.  I had some fractionated coconut oil and some peppermint oil in my purse. I put a drop of coconut oil and a smidgen of peppermint on my finger and rubbed it on his sore gums.  He immediately stopped crying and he was asleep in 15 seconds.  I am not kidding!  This has been my “go-to” for teething ever since.  I probably use a 75:25 carrier oil to peppermint dilution as peppermint is strong.

How do you use essential oils in your home?  Do you use different oils for the same issues that I have mentioned?  Is there anything concerning EO’s that you would like to see on the blog?  Leave a comment below for us.

P.S. No statement made by me has been evaluated by the FDA. I also have to tell you that the FDA requires me to state that any advice given here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


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  1. I enjoyed reading this post, thanks for sharing! I’m interested in how your friends use oregano for skin tags. Do they apply several times a day or just once….?

  2. RaShea, they started out with a 50/50 oregano to carrier oil blend. It is hot, so further dilution might be necessary. They used it once or twice a day.
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