Topic | Essential Oils

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  • Misty
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    Disclaimer – Only asking your “opinion” I know you are not doctors (unless you state that) and you are only giving me your suggestions and advice.

    I had a wonderful birthday massage last night which my dh bought me and I finally got to use! Smile I know the woman who did it and talked to her about the oils.  She was very knowledgable but short on time.  So I thought I would ask you.

    1. If you buy oils where do you buy “good” ones (this was something she felt really strongly about)?

    2. I am looking for something that brings calming feelings, something to help you feel less anxious, stressed.

    Here is the situation.  My ds 14 is great.  But he has anxiety issues and I think this might be a good thing to try.  He is fine if all is fine and he knows what’s going to happen and when.  (He hence LOVES a schedule)  But if he doesn’t know the when, where, how… he falls apart.  Facial tics, noises.. I know it’s not turretts (which I am sure I spelled wrong) because we have looked into it highly.  It is all anxiety related.  Because it can come and go when “he wants”.  

    Example- right now his dirt bike parts are at the shop.  He doesn’t know when they will be done.  This is driving him nuts.  But on Wed. night as usual as soon as we were in the car all the “issues” went away cause he knew we were going to youth night and he had something bigger to focus on.  He was fine all night there and on the way home.  But as soon as he got in the door bent over to take his shoe off the “issues” arose like clock work.  Back to worrying about when will get get the dirt bike parts back.

    I did get Peace & Calming from the massage lady.  She suggested Kava Kava Tea and to look into Lavendar oil.  I am wondering for those who these oils what you think would be a good suggestion to look into.  Thanks for your help.  Misty


    RobinP
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    I just downloaded a free ebook from here yesterday. I think you have to subscribe to her site but you might check it out.


    petitemom
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    Have you tried Bach flower Rescue remedy? It works for me for anxiety.

    Bach flower rescure remedy works for me for anxiety.

    It is not essential oils but close enough!


    crazy4boys
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    I would only use therapeutic grade oils.  I personally use doTerra and have been very pleased.  I’ve heard good things about Young Living Oils but have never used them personally.  I have used (and like) products from Vicken Sorenson at Nature Works.  For calming you could use lavendar, Serenity, or Balance (specific oils/blends from doTerra).  A lot of blends like Serenity have lavendar in them.  Do you know what’s in the Peace & Calming that you purchases?  Every oil company has their own name for blends but often have the same ingredients.

    I’ll look through my books and see if I have any other non-medical recommendations for you, as I am not a doctor.


    sheraz
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    I use doTerra theraputic grade oils as well, so I pretty much ditto crazy4boys.  They are excellent. 


    sigkapoli
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    We use oils for everyting.  I think everyone should have the following 3 on hand.  I also believe that you should use therapeutic grade oils.  I personally sell doTerra, but I also like Aura Cacia.  Make sure you are getting ESSENTIAL oils, not fragrance oils.  EOs will have the Latin name on the side.  Some need to be diuted if using on the skin (peppermint) but others can be used “neat” (straight out of the bottle).  they need to be stored in a cool, dry place.  Some oils will negate homeopathic remedies, so you need to alternate between the 2.  Oils can take effect very quickly.  Within 20 minutes of putting lavender oil on your feet, you will taste it in your mouth.

    Lavender: to calm, at bedtime, for bites, stings, bruises (antibacterial) make sure you are getting lavendula angustifolia.

    Peppermint:  digestive issues, is calming for some, invigorating for others

    Tea Tree:  antibacterial/antifungal, good for cleaning


    art
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    doTerra here too. They really are good. We use Lemon for stress, orange for energy and calming tense feelings.

    I’ve had a two year old very angry with me and I put some orange oil on my hands and gently touched his face and he immediately calmed down. Of course I feel good with any delicious smell–lemon, orange, fresh bread, cookies; you know. By the way, the two year old wasn’t mine; so I really feel like it was the oil.

    Have you thought about your son having a massage? If it did you some good, you never know.

    Maybe you could pick a day to call and check on the bike parts (or do similar things for other things that come up). You know, then he could be in control of when he will do something about a problem even though he can’t control when others do things about it.

    Also, I have found that exercising helps with a multitude of emotional problems. Getting outside too. I have a 14 yr old daughter with emotional stuff and anxiety attacks etc. When she can go outside for a while, she feels very close to normal the rest of the day.

    Best of luck; you’re not alone.


    danceandbeglad
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    I struggle with anxiety quite a bit, and lavender essential oil is my “life oil”, if you will! I diffuse it into our main livingroom/school room during the day and can can literally take a deep breath from the nebulizer to get an instant calming sensation.  It seems to help me take more complete breaths, which is a big part of relieving anxiety for some (like me). I have been using aura cacia oils for the most part.  He could also practice diaphragmatic breathing.  I’ve tried kava kava root extract and did not experience the relief I was hoping for, but it did seem to promote focus for my ds during our study time so may be worth a try.  I ordered pills from kona kava farm as they are theraputic quality.  The root itself is quite bitter, and will make your mouth numb. :) Alternately, you may want to try a good quality St. John’s wort extract.  It is supposed to be very effective for anxiety in many cases.  I need to order myself some of this, come to think of it!

    Hope that helps- I’m definitely interested to hear what others may recommend!


    crazy4boys
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    A few other blends from doTerra Citrus Bliss or Elevation.  Bergamot and vetiver are single oils that could also help with relaxation.  All the citruses are great for happiness and peace – orange, lemon, lime, etc.  I like to put the oils on the feet (neat, no carrier oil) or on the back of the neck (sometimes with a carrier, sometimes not).  You can also diffuse it into the air so everyone benefits.  Chamomile tea is supposed to be good for calming, but my kids and I aren’t really tea drinkers.  You can also make a tincture of chamomile.  Oats are great for reducing stress and tone the nerves.  Eat it (like oatmeal and oatmeal cookies!), or drink a tea of oat straw (milky oat tops).  


    Misty
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    WOW you are wonderful.   Ok the oil I got from my lady was from Young Living (doing ok with this I see).  It is called Peace & Calming.  It has tangerine (citrus reticulate) orange (citrus sinensis)ylang yland (cananga odorate) patchouli (pogostemon cablin) and blue tansy(tanacetum annuum).

    So from a few of you I would say the tangerine and orange are good.  he likes the smell so that’s good.  I will look into Lavendar for sure.

    Can you explain how you are “diffusing it into the air?  That would be great help.  As days can be crazy and maybe we all could benefit from it.

    Misty


    crazy4boys
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    Young Living is a good brand and the mix sounds great.  Diffusing is putting the smell into the air, basically turns the oil into tiny atoms you can breathe thus allowing them to enter the bloodstream quickly and purely.  I’ve got this bad boy.  I love it.  (The link will take you to a site that has many styles of diffusers available).  You can also do things like put it on a cotton ball and set some around the room (I’ve even taped them to the ceiling fan), dab some on clothes (but be careful because it can stain the clothes).  Heat will break down the molecules and makes them less effective so try not to use a diffuser that heats…the best kind is an atomizer.  

    You can buy diffusers directly from essential oil companies (Young Living, doTerra) or from stores like Diffuser World or Amazon.


    2flowerboys
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    I am very interested in this too! My oldest son 10 get very anxious going to sleep. He has such a hard time relaxing and take absolutely forever to go sleep. We have tried many ways to help… Maybe using oils will help him! Are the only ways is to rub on feet or difuse in the air? Thanks

     Edit..I see Misty asked this already! :)


    sheraz
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    The good thing about diffusing the oils is that everyone in the house benefits.  I love using doTerra’s Citrus Bliss during school because it is a hppy mood enhancer and helps us to focus “happily”.  I have used/diffused doTerra oils for pneumonia, staph infections in my 5 yo dd throat, bronchitis, and to keep us from getting sick. We use them for headaches, arthritis, skin issues, cramps, burns, bug bites, to relieve tension, relax before bed, nausea, upset tummies, fevers, seasonal allergies, ear aches/infections, poison ivy, and so much more. Whenever someone is feeling “off”, the joke in our house is “I’ll bet there’s an oil for that”.  LOL  My friend has a dd who uses doTerra oils to treat her bipolar disorder.

    One of my favorite things is that I no longer have to force my kiddos to take yucky, vile medications for minor things.  Gotta love it when your littles wake you up by hollering “Mom, I need some oils!”  😉

    @2flowerboys and misty – If you rub lavendar on his feet for help with relaxing, wait a minute or two, and rub them with lemon for a better deeper sleep.  My dd 12 has her own small bottles of these oils because of her anxiety and inability to relax/sleep. She rubs her own feet and sometimes places a drop or two on her pillowcase.


    Misty
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    Sheraz do you also sell?

    Sleep isn’t a problem it’s when he’s awake.  Do you still think doing Lavendar upon waking would be a good idea?


    Misty
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    Sheraz do you also sell?

    Sleep isn’t a problem it’s when he’s awake.  Do you still think doing Lavendar upon waking would be a good idea?

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