Before Christmas, I was asked if I would be interesting in learning about essential oils and reviewing the doTerra trio pack ( http://www.mydoterra.com/myhealthempowered/#/ ). As I have dappled in the world of "traditional" remedies I thought sure, one can always learn more!
One of the things I shared with my consultant Heather, was I was interested in another way to treat Hailey's anxiety. Of course, that was in the winter, when Hailey was calm. There was really no need to test them on her, so I did most of the testing on myself!
My trio package contained lavender, lemon and peppermint.
This is how I used them:
I live in my tub in the winter, but due to concerns about chemicals have given up bubble bath. I LOVED my lavender baths before bed! They were soooooooo relaxing and smelt so nice!
As my naturopath had recommended, and I wasn't doing, I added the lemon to hot water to drink. It aids in digestion. When I do this regularly, I have noticed a difference.
Peppermint is the one I used in the most medical way. I had a series of migraines over the winter and found that rubbing the peppermint on my forehead really did help. It took that edge off that drugs alone did not. I also found that rubbing it on my cramps was helpful. My only piece of advice is to make sure you really wash your hands after you have touched a spot with the peppermint. Peppermint in the eye burns!
My husband found using peppermint (when he didn't use too much) really helped with his sore muscles after a workout.
Since anxiety season has come again for Hailey, I tried the oils on her. First, she was not thrilled with having the drops put on her. Second, we did not notice a difference in her anxiety after the application. It could be she needs more exposure. It could be we didn't put enough. There are many reasons this may not have worked for her. However, I am happy to report that unlike when we tried medication for it, there were no undesired side effects.
I enjoyed trying my doTerra oils. I didn't have any allergic reactions or rashes or anything, something as a life long allergy sufferer I was concerned about. I found the peppermint to be helpful for pain. I found my consultant to be knowledgable and willing to put up with my millions of questions. It is definitely something I would still like to learn more about.
If you are interested in learning more go to http://www.mydoterra.com/myhealthempowered/#/.
Heather also hosts webinars. To find out about them, visit her page http://www.myhealthempowered.com/registration-page. You could win a free trial kit there too!
Disclaimer: I was provided with a sample of this product for an honest review.