It has been a while since I have written a post. Sometimes life just leads us away from the fun stuff for a bit. However, this only increases the appreciation for what is fun in your life.
As I shared in a previous post, I have several annoying medical conditions. One of them happens to be eczema. In fact, I have 3 different forms of it. Well lately 2 have been rearing its ugly head. The first is extremely bothersome and painful. It is called Dyshidrotic eczema. I get it on the bottom of my feet an in between my toes. Yup… I am being boldly honest and open with you all today. This form of eczema causes water filled blister type bumps to appear. They then dry out and the skin becomes cracked and painful. Really painful. The only thing doctors can give you for them is steroid cream. I am so not going to use that stuff. Have you seen the side effects list?
Well, last night I decided to create an oil to help relieve the pain. It was so bad, walking was nearly impossible. So want to know what I made and if it worked???
I created what I am calling my Skin-Flammation Remedy. It had the following ingredients:
- 30 drops of Copaiba
- 20 drops of Frankincense
- 10 drops of Lavender
- 2-3 ounces Grapeseed oil
Why did I use these 3…
Copaiba – is a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reducing oil. It is also a disinfectant and promotes healing. Both necessary when you have cracked and peeling skin. The anti-inflammatory component of Copaiba is beta caryophyllene. This is also found in Lavender.
Lavendar has wonderful antimicrobial properties. It is great for preventing infections. Its anti-microbial properties help speed up healing of cuts and scrapes.
Frankincense promotes healthy skin aids in healing dry or cracked skin. It also inhibits inflammation.
So with all this wonderful help in a bottle, did it work? YES!!!!!!
I rubbed on my feet and in between my toes last night before bed. I woke up this morning and the eczema blisters had reduced in size, the cracked skin was not nearly as painful. The arthritis on my right foot was also not nearly as painful.
I am using this 2x per day until the flare up and dryness have gone a way.
Oh happy me.
I had a great day creating some wonderful blends that were quite helpful. I have bursitis. And for the past few days, it has been causing me quite a bit of pain. I decided that I was going to create a blend that would reduce the inflammation and relieve the pain. And it worked!! I was so happy. This is the blend that I put together:
- Lavender (Pain reducer)
- Geranium (Anti-inflammatory)
- Copaiba (Pain reduce and anti-inflammatory)
I used 2 drops of each in a roller ball. I then added Almond Oil and Grape Seed Oil. I then just rolled the oil onto the are that was inflamed and hurting. Rubbed it in. I did this 3 times spread out during the day. Next day… no problems. Yeah!
I also created a blend for a friend who suffers from depression. I call it the Peace blend. Because it will bring peace to this person and her family.
This blend consists of:
- Frankincense 8 drops (Sedative inducing a feeling of mental peace, relaxation. Lowers anxiety, anger and stress.)
- Lemon 16 drops (Calming. Helps remove fatigue, exhaustion, anxiety and nervousness.
- Geranium 8 drops (Balances hormones, relieves stress and depression.
I put 6 drops of this blend into a roller ball with Almond Oil. They can then roll this onto their pulse point (behind ears and wrists). The scent should uplift their mood and calm them. I did not user Lavender as this person does not like the smell of it.
I also put 6 drops into a personal mister bottle for her to mist around her house, pillow, car, even on herself when she feels she needs it. Next time, I will add a dispersant to the oils before adding them to the water mister. This will help the oils mix with the water better. For a spay/mister I would probably use a type of alcohol since it evaporates quickly leaving only the essential oil behind.
I am extremely excited. Received my Premier Starter Kit from Young Living.
Part of the Premier Starter kit
This is just a small glimpse at the items that came. So many wonderful items to play with.
The first thing I used was the Stress Away in the Tear Drop diffuser. I had the best night sleep I have had in a long while. I very rarely get a deep sleep. I tend to wake every hour or two. Sometimes less if I am going through a pretty wicked flare up. Well last night, I sleep deep and only woke when my four legged furry kids woke me up. Little brats. LOL! But it felt good. I actually had enough energy to clean my house. That is a good thing right?? haha.
After cleaning, sweeping and mopping the house (I have all wood floors), I put some 4 drops of Purification and 4 drops of Lemon Vitality into my front room diffuser. Why these two you ask? Purification does just what the name implies. This blend cleanses and disinfects the air. It also neutralizes mildew, cigarette smoke smell and other disagreeable odors. Lemon Vitality gives that lemony clean smell. It also invigorating, but at the same time relaxing and lifts your mood. PS. great if you suffer from depression.
I am amazed out how well it has improved the air quality in my home. It has even masked the animal smells that are common when you have 3 cats and a dog. Thank you Young Living.