God, in His great kindness and wisdom, created a beautiful world for us that contains everything we need. He gave us plants whose fruits are our food and whose leaves are our medicine. (Ezekiel 47:12) This blog explores my experiences learning to use herbs and essential oils for my family's health. I am a mom and an independent distributor of Young Living Essential Oils.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Peppermint Oil Rescue for Stomachache

I was woken up at 1:00 am by a child with a stomachache. I was so disoriented! I felt someone shaking my arm and looked up, but no one was there - however, the bedroom door was open.

I said to my husband, "Was _____  just in here?" and he said, "I don't know, but why is the door open?"

I got up and found my daughter on the couch. She said her stomach hurt really bad. I was so befuddled that I just stood there trying to remember what to do for a stomachache!

I went into the kitchen and picked up an empty bottle of Panaway.  I repeatedly tried to get the Panaway on her abdomen. She kept saying, "Mom, the bottle is empty."
(The full bottle was in my purse but I was too sleepy to remember that!) 

I finally remembered Peppermint  and got her a glass of water with a drop of Peppermint oil in it. Soon

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Frugal Scentsational Body Wash

I love to make my own frugal homemade versions of typical commercial household products, and these days I am making more and more things that contain Young Living essential oils. I will be sharing a few of my favorite recipes on this blog.

Have you ever found your self ogling the expensive goat's milk soap at the health food store? You smell each luscious one, but put them all back because of the price? One year I bought everyone their own bar as a stocking stuffer at Christmas, then I turned my own bar into half a gallon of shower gel!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Natural Treatment For Dandruff Using Essential Oils

I recently read an interesting article about the causes of dandruff that was a real eye-opener. Did you know that dandruff can be caused by a fungus feeding off the oils on your scalp? A diet high in sugar and refined carbs is indicated as a culprit in dandruff flair ups. This explains a lot to me as I can look back and see that it was really times when I had a poor diet that I had the most trouble with a dry flaky scalp.

I have never liked using smelly shampoos with questionable ingredients like coal tar and fungicides on my hair, so I was happy to find out that there are many natural ways to treat my scalp.

Natural treatments for eliminating fungus from your scalp include reducing the amount of sugar and carbs in your diet, and using oil of oregano, lavender oil, or tea tree oil on your scalp.