Get Down With the Sickness

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Yesterday was a long day.

Everyone around me had been getting sick the past few weeks and I thought I had dodged the bullet. Well, I was wrong.

I started to open my eyes when my head began to pound like my brain was expanding inside my head, crushing inside my skull. I tried to close my eyes and lay a few more minutes, but my one year old promptly sat his toosh on my pulsating head while my four year old repeated “Mommy look, mommy look!” I had to get up and clean the mess that was left for me. As I started to get up, I could feel the weakness that took over my body, every muscle screaming and pleading for me to just lay still, fighting my every move. My lower back tightening and crying for relief. As I started to open my mouth, a raspy voice traveled from my vocal cords, up my sore, patchy throat, through my dry mouth, and past my cracked lips.

I fought to lift myself up and clean the mess, bathe my children, get them dressed, and go about my day. I desperately needed food in the house so I had to go to the store.  Thanks to my Grandma, I didn’t have to drive. When we arrived I put the boys in the cart and slowly walked the isles,  each step feeling like I was walking on Jupiter, where my weight would be 254% of what it is here on Earth, fighting a pull of extra gravity that only existed under my feet. I reluctantly reached out to grab what I need and place it in my cart, head still pulsing every 10 seconds. As I was finished, I stood in line, waiting and bowed my head. I then thanked God for making me sick. Wait? I THANKED GOD? Yes. I thanked God for making me sick that day and maybe the next day or two instead of every day. I thanked Him for making me see that I take advantage of every day I have where I am healthy. I thanked Him that I do not have a terminal illness like so many people out there that have to drag through every day like I did that one day.

When I got home, I rested a bit then made a simple dinner, still weak and achy. I had some hot tea. Green tea with honey, a cinnamon stick, a piece of ginger, and a drop of Shield essential oil blend. I also rubbed some Shield onto my chest and neck. I began to slowly feel better before bed time. I could actually get up and walk without feeling the immense need to drop to the floor.

Now, the next day, I feel 98% better. My head still hurts a bit but I can’t believe when everyone else had this for a week that the next day I am almost back to normal. I thank God that I may have to do mundane tasks but I can do them because I am healthy and strong.

After this day I thought to myself, how can I help those who are sick? How can I show the people that God is with them and that they are not going through this alone, there are people thinking of them. I am opening this to you. I am going to do a fundraiser and I need YOU to comment below with a charity you know of to help the people that go through every day with a struggle as I did yesterday. I will choose from one of the charities below to give 60% of my earnings for my Simply Aroma Essential Oil sales!

Also, here is my recipe for the hot tea:

No More Sickness Tea

– Boiling Water

– Green tea or green teabag

– Cinnamon stick

– 2 Tablespoons honey

– 1 small piece ginger root

– 1 drop Shield essential oil

Put all contents into a tea cup or coffee mug, mix, let it cool enough that it doesn’t burn your tongue, and drink.

Link to fundraiser:  https://simplyaroma.com/parties/1142 

**I am not a medical professional. This is based on my own personal experience and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition, or taking medication, consult your physician before using these products.**

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Should You be Drinking That? – Ingesting Essential Oils

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So, as I put some essential oils into the drinks of myself and my family, I was asked if I’m supposed to do that. “Doesn’t that have chemicals and stuff in it?” No. Essential oils are oils straight from plants. Have you ever ate an orange? Lemonade? Peppermint or spearmint? If you have, you’ve already ingested these oils! If the oils come from an edible plant, the oils may be ingested. 

It is true that some oils derive from plants that are not edible and should not be ingested. An example of oils that should not be ingested are OxyZen blend, Relaxation blend, Eucalyptus, and any blend containing eucalyptus oil. Also, remember if you are allergic to a food, you will also have adverse reactions to its oil. 

About chemicals in oils. Buyers beware of cheap oils found in convenience stores or dollar stores because they do typically contain synthetic substances to stretch the yield so that they may be sold cheaper. Please do not ingest or put those oils on your body.

Simply Aroma only sells 100% pure essential oils.  


 

What do you take for headaches? Ibuprofen? I know when I had headaches and migraines in the past, the first thing I reached for was my 800mg ibuprofen. Sometimes I used to take 4 or more tablets at a time and they still didn’t help. This is what ibuprofen contains: 

“IBU, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is availablein 400 mg, 600 mg, and 800 mg tablets for oral administration.Inactive ingredients: carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide,croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystallinecellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate,titanium dioxide.”

Maybe, you take Tylenol? These are the synthetic substances you will find in Tylenol: 

Inactive ingredients

carnauba wax*, castor oil*, corn starch, FD&C red no. 40 aluminum lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol*, powdered cellulose, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, shellac, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide

*contains one or more of these ingredients” 

 

“[Posted 01/14/2014] ISSUE: FDA is recommending health care professionals discontinue prescribing and dispensing prescription combination drug products that contain more than 325 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule or other dosage unit. There are no available data to show that taking more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit provides additional benefit that outweighs the added risks for liver injury. Further, limiting the amount of acetaminophen per dosage unit will reduce the risk of severe liver injury from inadvertent acetaminophen overdose, which can lead to liver failure, liver transplant, and death.”  

Do you really know what you are putting into your body?

Lets not forget the damage these products have on your liver, stomach, and intestines. 


 

Essential oils and headaches: 

-Put Frankinsence oil on your thumb and hold to the roof of your mouth for several seconds. 

    Frankinsence ingredients: Frakinsence oil 

-Mix peppermint and lavender oils with a carrier oil (coconut, grapeseed, etc) and massage into temples or back of neck. 

    Peppermint ingredients: peppermint oil 

    Lavender ingredients: Lavender oil 

    Carrier oils ingredients: Depends on what carrier oil you use.  

 

What would you rather put into your body? 

 

Check out my Simply Aroma store here to purchase or browse my essential oil collection.

 

**Of course, I am not a doctor and there is no substitute for professional medical advice. You should consult your doctor before trying any new diet or remedy. **

 

Sources: 

http://www.drugs.com/pro/ibuprofen.html 

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682159.html 

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a681004.html 

http://www.drugs.com/tylenol.html 

http://www.tylenol.com/products/tylenol-extra-strength-caplets 

Below is an image released by Simply Aroma regarding their stance on ingesting their essential oils: 

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Last day for FREE Enrollment Kit – Essential Oils

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Last day for FREE Enrollment Kit - Essential Oils

Have you ever thought about using essential oils and sharing them with friends? Not sure what essential oils are? If you’ve used them or not, don’t worry, once you’ve discovered the power in these bottles, you will never look back! Sign up for the webinar to learn more. Don’t miss out on this FREE enrollment kit deal! Today is the last day! Follow this link for more info! Let me know when you’ve signed up.
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Essential Oils for Cough and Congestion in Ultrasonic Diffuser

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How to help cough and congestion with Simply Aroma Essential Oils. My son woke up in the middle of the night and this morning with cough and congestion. I put the Shield, OxyZen, and Lemongrass oils into the diffuser, he has not coughed since and sounds much better. We are also energized and in good spirits.

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Essential Oils and Scrubs (My First Experience)

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I’d been intrigued by essential oils for awhile but hadn’t been able to find them in stores. I had read online that you could find them in the dollar store so I searched with no luck. I went to craft stores and even checked in Wal-Mart. Nothing. So I had decided to make some bath salts without the essential oils. I made several different recipes including oatmeal and rosemary, chocolate milk, and Epsom spice to name a few. At Christmas, a family member had found essential oils at a store and purchased cheap bottles of both peppermint and lavender. I used a few drops to make sugar scrubs.

The scrubs are nice to make because they don’t take too many ingredients or money and can be given as gifts for any holiday. I made my scrubs as Christmas gifts to various family members.

Some of the scrubs I made:

~Body Scrubs

-Relaxing Lavender

-Lavender Vanilla

-Vanilla Brown Sugar

~Face Scrubs

-Lavender Vanilla

-Almond

~Foot Scrub

-Peppermint

The simplest scrubs need four main ingredients: sugar, oil (such as olive, grapeseed, coconut, etc.), Vitamin E oil, and essential oil.

When my scrubs were completed (and my sinuses cleared thanks to the peppermint essential oil), I carefully packed them into several empty baby food jars. I then crocheted a few sacks and sewed a few sacks to make them look nice and gave them out as gifts.

My thoughts on the oils: The peppermint was very nice and strong. My eyes watered a bit while stirring the foot scrub and the whole room permeated with a fresh minty smell which was nice. As far as the lavender, I would not recommend using lavender unless you know you have good quality. The lavender was very strong but did not smell much like lavender. It’s hard to explain other then to say it smelled man-made and not natural.

I will have many more posts on new different essential oils as I try them. I will also be doing research on different modern, biblical, and ancient uses for essential oils. I hope you can learn from my experience. Thanks for reading my new blog!

What was your first experience with essential oils? What did you make? Would you recommend them to a friend?