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How I came to understand the handling of disease.

 

How I came to understand the handling of disease.

I wanted to give you a a synapsis of a bigger blog I’m writing , that kind of got away from me as I think I used it to vent . It may not get put out there… it’s good but it does go on a bit.

So for the sake of clarification, I offer you this bit of clarity I found in understanding disease – specifically cancer.

Imagine you and your body just going along, everything seems fine, but a couple things are causing you some minor issues. You treat them or maybe ignore them as they aren’t really in your way yet. Maybe you see a Dr , take med’s, OTC’s or whatever and get through the issue by passing it over – not really addressing the root cause. God forbid we should miss a beat in this fast pace world.

Now relate that to your horses if you have them, or other animals. We go along and in our own little world we think it’s all good. We notice a couple instances where our horse gets a bit pushy, or has an attitude. Lots of people try to carrot their way out of things , instead of correcting it and setting a standard. They don’t want to have the horse not like them because they were mean. (Don’t deprive yourself of things you want even if you know they are not good for you). It’s easier, but is it?

Just this morning while feeding my colt, he got very anxious to eat and if I let that type of behavior go, he will grow to think he can just be a feisty boy and not learn to wait till his feed is placed. I say it is ok to come forward with manners, but not barge. Big life lessons! Sure it takes a bit of time, less than a minute!

Time passes and say you don’t do as I do and let things go thinking “oh he is just a baby” … well babies grow up! They don’t have to be a baby either – this is more often seen by me in well established horses, 6-12 yrs old. You live with them, you really don’t see anything as a potential issue to build for future, and don’t have time to correct anyway. Or do you??? It takes less time to pull a baby weed sprout than a full grow dandelion.

Now back to disease..

So we are going along busy busy and with out thinking really about our body speaking, we just keep taking on new symptom or old symptom getting louder. Typically we take more Otc”s for example and go along. Instant gratification. Got forbid we should stop and think. Again does it take less time now or later?? Hmm….

Time lapse… a couple yrs down the road you finally have an issue you can’t control with OTC’s or prescription stuff. Hmm ?? Dr take another x-ray, hmm? lets get a better look, we see something but we will run a CT Scan.

Results! Take you out at the knees! You have allowed parts of your body become Left Brain dominant ( quietly maneuvering for a dominant positions, stubborn, don’t like to be made to go), and take over as they have not had any instruction, or direction otherwise towards health and the balance.

Dodging OTC’s, and drugs along the way that masked the underlying issues of a whole system /body imbalance- Dis -Ease!

Getting the picture!

Your horse one day when you have a wonderful day in spring to take some time to pay attention to them, and they say, screw you! And Bam. You’re on the ground or if your lucky just had the you know what scared out of you with a display of dominant behavior.
“You want me to behave now? Listen to you now? You ignored me with my whispers now I’m screaming! You never gave me any idea you were leading before, so you’re on my turf now.”

This was my revelation a couple weeks ago as I did stalls and tried to get my head around the health crisis my family is now enduring. Somethings take longer to catch on but bottom line is when your body or your horse is injured and brushed over for too long eventually you will be called to put your big girl/boy pants on and face the music you and only you created.

Horse behavior and disease let go are both dominant bad boys! Why? lack of clear communication and time put in to keep the lines of communication open.

Then you have an issue and all of a sudden you need to step up and assume responsibility for that you have created in you and or your horse.

That’s harder than dealing with it as it comes and finding the root cause. Boredom, poor diet, emotional stressor, etc etc.

Take some time to breathe and think and in the end issues will tap on the door, not knock it down and run you over, because you didn’t take the time to listen. With horses, I say “listen with your eyes”, with your body – feel! It’s simple, every day it speaks to you… just listen.

What we create we can dismantle, and release. Whether it be self inflicted or environmental, a issue can be released and detox can happen , with time and clear communication.

Funny, I was just down in the barn doing my stalls thinking back to this post and ralised soemthign else. This whole thought process can be attributed to raiising our kids too.  That is a whole other topic of which I have an opinion. LOL

Be well~

 

 

 

 

 

Making new connections on a big day

11/26/12 was a big day for young Troubadour. His gelding took place mid day and this is the story of what an amazing experience it turned out to be.

I will admit I was apprehensive of the event. I had never been on hand for a castration, had  ideas of what was to happen, the process etc, but was aware of  a few not good results and this added to my  angst.  I know thousands are done but I knew what I knew and that’s what stuck.

I have to give a big shout out to my vet , Keely Henderson of Lincoln VT. She has always been great and  was very supportive to everyone concerned yesterday. Even when  Tru was a bugger to get sedatives in. LOL!

Facts:

Tru  6 months 12/11/12, Not weaned yet.

This is the absolute best thing I could have done. Clearly not the norm. The look on Keely’s face when she saw him suckle on Sarah prior to  haltering. Tough! Love you Keely but this emotional tie and support made all the difference. Ill Thank Marcy Baer for  suggesting it . I was going to  wean him a bit ago as he was really drawing on Sarah. Instead I folowed my gut, and in turn Marcy’s  words of experience ,  and asked Sarah to tough it out and beefed up her feed etc etc . I will make the break  in a month or so, as it is happening anyway naturally. But when he seems  more of an individual, Ill know its  time to let Sarah have time with her own Mom and rest up. Tru will be with Popeye and Bill. Both good “Boys” to be with. He will learn his place! Horses are the best teachers!

I have seen him grow in independence and confidence over the last  couple weeks especially. Tru looks to mom now for moral support. Some times he forgets the others in the herd have  personal bubbles! Good lessons to learn. Herd dynamics 101!! He is learning to ask permission! Now that’s a novel idea eh?

Weeks Prior to the event I had researched my YL Essential Oils to aid in the process emotionally and physically.

I had Cistus on hand for emergency bleeding. Just in case.  Other than that I had YL Myrrh to apply in the area prior to. I applied  once earlier in the AM and again just prior to vet arrival. Its purpose  in this case was as an analgesic. I also applied some YL Valor  at  poll and whithers to shoulders , rump and  heels. Grounding and  inner calm. Also on hand was YL Sacred Angel which has found a good place in my barn . YL  Sacred Angel is best described like this.  Imagine a Tsunami coming in and a surf board. You need to stay above the turmoil so you get on the surf board and ride the wave.

When  the sedative was given  we walked him to a better spot to lay him down. Towels under his head and one over his eyes the process began. I stayed by his head and stroked his neck. For me, seeing him fade to the ground was pulling to say the least. He softly fell into my hands and I followed him to the ground.

While the process began I reached for the YL Sacred Angel and applied some to my hands, held it to his muzzle and he took in a purposeful breath. After things were all done, I took the Sacred Angel and  applied drops to the towel by his nose for him to breath in.

Tru laid there for an hr  after , trying to get up once but realised he was not ready and  laid back down.  Vet left after half hr as he was so calm and sensible.

I sat with him till he began to nicker to  his mom once and answered once to Granny up at barn who was looking for  mid day hay.  I could see his eyes getting more alert and next thing  he made the effort to get up all the way. After doing so  we stood together for a good 15-20 min, then he took a step or two and rested again .  After an hr of being up we had made 2 circuits of the arena. I was following him, where ever he wanted to go. He set the pace.  We had quiet talks and  I assured him  he was doing a great job. When he got wobbly I supported him with my  body. He was very willing to accept the help. All this time Mom( Sarah) stood quietly in the temp stall, she enjoyed a flake of hay.   It was so cold, Thankfully  my one hand  was patting him constantly on his neck as we strolled, and the other tuck in my coat holding the light lead line. Burr!

This time together was a real treat, at his expense :(

I would see him “Look” at me for reassurance. It was a deep look, beyond his yrs or months  as it were. I knew I was being looked at in a new way. Sure I had taught  or assisted him in learning things, but this was a “Thanks for  being here” look. Very Different.

After an hr of  learning to walk again, it was time to let mom out with him  in arena and let them hang out together.  First thing he did was nurse. No surprise! I had to convince Sarah she needed to let him at it , no issues this time. I left them for 1/2 hr  to go warm up.

Upon my return Tru was settled quietly  in an area of arena with Sarah not too far away.

I left them again for a bit longer. On my return, now 2.5 hrs post surgery, I haltered up and  slowly we made our way to barn. A long night ahead, stall rest. Tru and Sarah hunkered down together.  The bleeding was slowing, but still coming.

I  went to feed an hr or so later and poor Tru was stiff in neck from injections and tension so  he didn’t feel much like eating. Can’t blame him. Later on I came back to do night check and brought YL PanAway oil with me . I applied a few drops to my palm and rubbed it on the injection site and opposite side as well.  I noted bleeding had stopped and I was happy to go to bed.

Next AM 11/27 I was anxious to see how he was. Warned he wouldn’t want to move,  swelling etc etc. What did I see , a little nose poking out of stall bars, looking for breakfast! He ate right up, I opened stall door to paddock and  he strolled out like nothing. Sarah went right out to walk around and he was right there.  I was impressed.  I thought to  get a cookie and  dropped 5 drops of  YL Thieves oil on it and gave it to him.  Gobbled it right up. Before turn out in big field with others I picked his feet and applied more Thieves oil there to  boost the Anti factor!

Off he went to  bother Mr. Bill and  look for trouble. He was being a real pisser.

There was no need for me to instigate movement . He was  good to go on his own. using the PanAway  relived the pain and stiffness and  becasue of the oils  mindedness, they go where they are needed. Clearly  they worked  on him systemically!

He was tired at dinner today  but still fine. I applied some more PanAway and gave a Thieves cookies before dinner.

When ever I went out to check him today, he would toddle right over.  He would before too but now he comes with a different look. A different feel. We shared his big day and built new connections.

I learned a lot about Tru in this time. He impressed me so much with his very thinking manor. LBI I’m guessing! He knew enough to not panic, or go Right brain , and just chill till he could stand. He had support from his Mom right near by in temp panelled stall, me, and the oils. When he needed his mom , she was there, and was for the whole night to offer warmth and comfort. I have no doubt all these parts made this really good outcome  what it was. Perfect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huricane Sandy and animal prep with YLEO’s

Thankfully, this go ’round up in VT anyway, we were spared Sandy’s wrath. There was a lot of chatter pre-storm on FB groups up here re  preparing animals emotionally for the storm. As I was not  in state for Irene pre storm, Im guessing maybe  this happened then too, but it was new to me. I was  in DC, stranded for  a week, trying to get home after taking our eldest to 1st yr college. Like that wasn’t stressful enough!

Anyway  I will discuss what I did pre and post storm with Sandy. Keeping track of hoof health along the way.

From Prior blogs on oils you probably know my “First Responder” is : The RDT( Rain Drop Therapy). Well in this instance  it was no different. I gathered all my RDT oils and  massage oils required and headed to barn to  do a couple of horses, ended up doing all 5. (Everyone slept really really well that night! LOL). I guess I needed them too. Thats a lot of oils to filter! I felt great! :)

3:30 PM 2 days pre Sandy.

The process I followed was  protocol but with a purpose of getting the oils on, not to spend a spa time as if I was doing only one. My intension was to only do a couple and then the others the next day.  Plan changed when I was on a roll and felt really  good about going  and finishing all as the next day it was to rain and water amplifies the oils.

This time the Colt got his first RDT.  Not to the full extent as a full size horse but  he got it all in small doses. Too funny, he loved all the oils! Never turned his nose up to one.  He has benefitted pprior to as Sarah has had RDT pre and post foaling. I did not  drop oils on him I dropped in hand and patted on his back. I knew he could feel his energy shifitng and he handled it really, really well. His Mom Sarah was done simultaniously. She was  expressive with  a few yawns towards the end, and her typical dancy feet.

The shetland , Mr Bill, was in heaven, loved his, and Granny Diana, settled instantly with Valor applied , the rest is icing, per usual.

Popeye was last and were it not to rain the next day I would have let him go but I really felt energized so off we went.

OH NO! I was out of Valor! Dang!!!  called to house… none on shelves! Poop!    Think fast…..”ok , get me the new oil Sacred Angel!”  promptly one of the kids ran it down to me. Why SA? I have no idea!

Honestly, it just popped to mind. My little voice ,  never lets me down. Wow, what an instant shift. He smelled it ( first time), and didnt turn away.  Proceeded with it where ever I put  Valor( A Blend of oils). Totally settled him and he was very chill for the whole treatment. Still a bit dancy in feet towards the end  but  not as much as usual. His head was  instantly lower from the start. Might be my oils of choice for him to start with.  After he was done he went out to roll.  Not typical for him to let that much go. Powerful results!

My goodness the barn smelled wonderful the AM after.  Sandy came and went, Thankfully no damage . Wind was quite loud. The horses were all tucked in barn, safe and sound. Noone looked worse for wear the  AM after. My Purpose was to boost them for the stressors of the impending winds and what ever else might have come along as a result. * Note: I was applyiing all the oils…I got my fill of supprot too! maybe more crucial  than for them :)

Since then we have been in a bit of a “Dank” spell weather wise. I have been tending to one newly barefoot horse all around,  and another  just fronts, to help them toughen ( see  Mud Season Madness). The others are just trims.

Finally the weather and ground has dried a bit, though we have more moisture coming soon.  Hooves are for sure toughened, and with use of “Purification” a YL essential oil blend, and  switching back and forth to” Thieves” also a blend, Im driving out the end of the softness in the dank corners .  Even the colt gets his treatment daily.  Everyone’s hooves are picked and brushed out well 2x a day ,  oils applied 1x day as needed. I  will be  keep the protocol up untill we get ground freeze or snow!  No MUD! Once the  shift in weather comes the protocol will ease to picking with no oils unless I see something that looks odd or soft.

Prevention is a lot less expensive and time consuming. With use of the oils and not a toxic solution, the horses are also gaining  the extra health benefits through absorbtion, smell etc.  YLEO’s are the total package Physical, emotional, and mental health in every drop!

Any questions re  the RDT or other protocol please contact me.

Stay tuned….

 

 

 

 

 

Mud Season Madness: Build a barrier from the ground up

Yes it is that time of yr again in VT.  Fall came quickly and is technically not fiished but it really is.  Colors are gone, by us anyway, and the fall rains are  upon us. All good things. Leaf litter  decomposes and  add nutrients.  Rain water  readies the ground for a  restful winters nap so when spring comes and snow melt

( think we will get a lot this yr) is done we have an abundance of  growth.

All great things  in  the process but what about  the Muck. I hate muck- muck as I call it.  Every yr I say the same thing, “I have no idea how the ground ever recovers.”  Whether it be a bad fall mud season or spring thaw,  at times the ground just leaves from beneath your feet. YUCK!

So obviously, regardless of my feeling  nature still  does it thing . I have my muck  boots, our horses, some still in shoes,  some straight thru the witner for those hardy  riders. Then some bare foot yr round  or till  lalte fall. Still  they stompt through it every day.  To some extent I think its good for them but it does  have its  limits. In the wild they would have better access to  a variety of footings to keep things in better balance. Deepnding on the time of yr it , the mud , can be really drying to hooves or  get them really  moist: like this time of yr.  With grasses changing and sugar levels in flux lots of  stuff goes on  at ground level.

So let me tell you how I build a barrier for the ground up.

Rain Drop treatments  monthly thru fall (Sept Oct Nov- maybe Dec) . till the ground is frozen and  maybe a snow is on the ground. The RDT is  my first responder  for  most any issue , whether it be human or horse realated.

YL Oregano and Thyme oils on coronets and  at point of frog and in clef of frog and  bars, for those who have the softer hooves. Daily to start then weekly till I’m happy with  the feel and look . A couple drops each after a good cleaning of hoof and brush out of  loose dirt etc.  I let them stand in isle for a few momnet  after comlete to  asure a good soak in before I return them to stall, run in.

I have done this with my Sarah  and Tru , her colt. Her feet are looking soft this time of yr, not usnusual but  noticable. White hooves! :)  Over the past yr she has undergone huge physical changes and pressures on her system. Pregnancy, birth( ladies we know that joy! ), and nursing a blooming  colt for 4+ months now. Any support i can offer her , Im all over it!

Tru is doing fine, no issues, wondeful little hooves. So why oil him,Why not  !  Prevention and  note:  These oils all work physically and emotionally so  I offer him all he wants! I know  He loves his oil time! Honestly he hasn’t met an oils he hasnt liked! LOL!!

YL Thieves oil, if Thrush is an issue or an abscess for sure.   4-5 drops right on effected area and  hold hoof up for  a few seconds to allow a soak in then proceed as you would with typical  First Aid procedures. A great paste for drawing out  infection in hooves is Thieves  Tooth Paste  with an addditonal few drops of thieves mixed in as well as peppermnt oil.

This yr I plan to  apply Thieves after  shoes come off with  my Popeye, shod all around and My Diana shod in front only. My intention is to, while sole is clean and freshly exposed, to  apply a few drops and masage into sole and frog area, to ward off any potential bacteria. A protective barrier! Why not!

We all  try our best ot  keep after  hoof care but  no matter how dutiful we are , we all have those times when stuff happens.

I love haivng my YL Essential Oils on hand to help me manage those times. Hapilly I can say most of my use is preventative, and my horses love it!

If ever in Question  about any issue, I always refer to my vet and colaborate treatments as needed.

For information on  any of the oils or treatments listed here , please feel free to contact me .

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Young Living Essential Oils (YLEO) in regards to Depression

Tough but very prevelant subject, Depression. Im not sure there is anyone who has not been touched by it in some way or another.

On a personal note,  I will say there are genetic predispositons I self monitor and have for most of my life. One is depression. I work really hard at being a better me in as many ways as I can, and along the way know that as with most people  we need help.  No I have never  been medicated for anything, litterally anything!  and dont intend to be ! I dont do meds to alter  or mask things, my body rejects them profusely.

I do however enjoy the effect of natural mental and physical healing  like , Reiki ( self  applied or treated), Massage, accupuncture ,and the use of Essential Oils.

Whether it be aromatic or applied it is a wonder to  feel the difference after the use of the oils.

I have some I like to use to uplift but im not here to discuss me, Im here to discuss  what might interupt or soften an episode of depression using YLEO.

First of all Depression can be directly related to diet! Sorry everyone… its very true.  I have had rescent blood work done and upon discussion know that I needed to  have a few additives nutritionally to gain over all balance. Not that I wasn’t eating well but  not getting what I really  really needed to deal with my stressors. Amazing results.  I upped my Oil intake and use,  and added nutritional suppliments.  Follow up blood work shows great results but even more so I feel the difference. I look to my oils and  nutrition every day. Not just good for mental health but bone, and  immune defence.

**One trigger for depression can be calcium deficiency others, as comon as carbonated drinks, specifically cola drinks high in Phosphorus.

Sugested  oils to use:

Lemon, Frankincense, Lavender, Joy, Valor, Hope.

I have discussed all but Joy and Hope in prior  blog posts so you are welcome to read about them there. I will however discuss a bit about Joy, which I use as a purfume, yes honestly! and Hope.

**Joy:  when inhaled tends to bring back thoughts of being held,, loved,  loving times. Joy helps open the adrenal glands that can be shut down due to grief, or if we have shut down to the feelings of love.

Joy is a blend of oils consisting of: Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Rosewood,Lemon, Mandarin, Jasmine( another fav of mine), Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose!

 

**Now for Hope:   This to is a blend of oils that support the body emotionally and physically. It fosters feelings of progress,  forward motion, “Hope”, reconnecting with inner strength.

The oils  in this blend are: Melissa, Myrrh, Juniper, and Spruce

I hope this  has been of some help and offered  some alternatives for  any who suffer directly or indirectly. It is always a good practice to seek advise and consultation from a health care professional trained in this area. Discussion  is key to recovery in many things.

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** Reference Guide for Essential Oils/ 12th Edition/Higley

 DISCLAIMER: Comments on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure. The comments have not been evaluated by the FDA.

 

 

 

Young Living EO: M- Grain….. More than, “Oh my head!”

I wanted to share this with you . I origionally aquired M-Grain for  one of my girls who would combat  bad head aches/ semi migrain-ish monthly. Back then  They , my Family, were not  ” Believers”, so the application  and use was not consistant.

Forward about a yr. Still on my shelf and as I needed to read about  Sciatica, I find M-grain as a recomended oil.  I applied as directed and don’t ya  know it helped. I  kept it on hand and  when symptoms arose applied as needed.

More rescently I have been having  foot pain. A mid foot, bridge joint and its tender. I used all the regular  go to oils , with some relief, then  silly me I spotted the M -Grain on the shelf and it was calling me.

I thought why not? Im amazed! why I dont know, I know these oils have  unwritten uses, pain is pain! Almost instant relief. No, the tenderness is not gone 100% but movement and daily ache when in motion( Zumba, barn chores etc etc) , gone enough that I forget about it. Now I note it feels tired,  but not untouchable. I apply it every AM and PM.

What is in this great oil? M-Grain is a blend of oils:

Basil, marjoram,Lavander,Peppermint,Roman Chamomile,Helichrysum

Now one of my never let it run out oils!

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YL Essential Oils Every Day Oils Collection continued…. Peace and Calming

The name says it all!

P/C is a blended oil made up of : Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Blue Tansy

*This oils will help in dealing with various issues relating to the nervous system and emotional wellness.

How do I use it? Let me count the ways.

1) As a perfume!  applied to my  neck and wrists. Its lovely.

2) In my purse as a go to oil in cse i need it.

3) In the barn I use it as the horse  need it.  Durring the birthing process I applied it to my mare.

4) In bath water!

5) Defuse , Defuse , Defuse. this settles the whole house in a nice fresh calm.

6) Before bed to relax my mind, I apply it to my temples and  along my spine and feet.

*Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Higley, 12th edition

YL Essential Oils Every Day Oils Collection continued…..PanAway

What a great blend of oils. This is key to pain relief in home and barn.

PanAway is blended with: Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint.

* This oil can be used in dealing with problems relating to the nervous system and muscles and bones.

How do I use it? Let me count the ways.

1) This past march I slipped on the ice feeding horses and  badly sprained my wrist. Xrays said not break but I think it might have been a hair line. Regardless once I got my feeding done I got to the house and asked kids to get me the PanAway. First thing to come to mind.

I applied it to the site and got  cold pac and off to emerg room.  I felt a soothing relief immediatly. Dr asked  what the smell was, (ben gay type…)  I filled him in , he was impressed .  Said this was a good thing to have in a first aid cabinet!

2) After a Zumba work out! all over followed up by  ortho ease or sport massage oil. Saves me from any overly sore spots till I’m fit. After fit then its relaxing.

3) Swelling due to any strain , or ache or pain in the home and barn.

4) with a house full of women, 4 girls , it is quite helpful for menstrual periods. The  smell is up lifting too.

 

* Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Higley, 12th edition

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YL essential Oils Every Day Oils Collection continued… Valor

When I first heard of Valor on a teleconference call back in earky spring of 2011, i knew i had found a missing link. In th pas ti had used essential oils but not YL.

I listen intently and came away knowing my horse needed Valor and Me, I needed a Rain Drop treatment asap!

I learned  the differnce between oils and  brands…  this is a whole other topic. Beware!!!

Valor is a blend of oils including: Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy, and Frankinsence( see blog on Frankincense).

* Valor is known as the “Chiropractor in a bottle.” Often time is have used it on my horses and see them seek to self adjust by rolling , head shaiking  even doing cat stretches.  Horse are great eaample of the power of these oils, they tell it like it is!

How do I use it? Let me count the ways.

1) Defuse, Defuse , Defuse!  with any oil its a great way to reap the advantages!

2) apply before bed to sooth  and relax.

3) In the AM , on days I know will tax me apply it to the bottoms of my feet. It helps  keep me grounded and in touch.

3) In Roll-on form, I keep it in my purse as a  purfume or emergency go to!

4)A  College dorm  must along with a couple others of her choice,  for destressing and keeping the mind uncluttered.

5) Great to add to  bath water and just relax

6) Massage it  up the spine  alone or with V6 massage oil.

Valor is balances the brain , right and left , and is truely a wonderful addition to my life, and my work.

* Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Higley, 12th edition

 

 

YL Essential Oils Every Day Oils Collectin continued…..Lavender

Im guessing Lavender is one of the best known “Oils” around. The go to  calmer  so to speak. It in fact has so many other qualities.

* Historically durring Midieval times there was a dispute re Lavender. One grouping would say it help keep it wearer “pure” , shall we say, and the other group  well they felt it was an attractant, and  things would go the other way.

Lavender is a great healer of wounds, skin irritations of many sorts  and emotions.

How do I use it? Let me count the ways.

1)Defuse Defuse Defuse…

2)  bug bites, poison ivy, anything itchy. Lavender seems to calm things right down.

3) burns from the oven or other items. Its the go to oil in my house.

4) Sunburn,  a great calming effect on  hot skin.

5) open cuts, or sores, bruising,  in the house or the barn… Lavender is it!

6)On a wash towel or item of clothing going into the  dryer its gives a natural fresh smell to all clothes.

7)In combination with a couple other oils its a great bug repellant and or hair detangler depending on the mix and base.

So many wondeful very practical uses….

Did I fail to mention adding it to the bath water….#8

 

* Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Higley, 12th edition