Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lavender & Lemon EO got rid of my aches

As far as I can remember I do not fall sick easily, my tolerance for pains and aches are relatively high and I do not usually succumbs to them.  I guess I was over tired last Saturday plus walking around with a heavy backpack from morning till afternoon was simply too much for me.  By late afternoon I was having a sore lower back, later that day the pain got worse and I can feel pain on my spinal cord, neck, shoulder and I was having throbbing headache.  

This went on for a few days, my usual heat & pain relieve cream only relieves the pain for a short while, I thought I will be able to sleep it off but it did not.  So I went about my usual business feeling crappy and frustrated, affecting my mood and caused some tension between me and DinoBoy one morning.


I mentioned my agony to a few of my friends and Nana reminded me about the essential oils I have then she suggested that I massage Lemon and Lavender essential oil on my back and neck.  That night, I applied before bed time and I can feel relieve on my back and neck.  The headache is still there but it is not as painful as before.  I went to bed keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow when I wake up I will feel energized.  I was not disappointed!  I was smiling to myself when I woke up and did not feel the headache.


Nana and the essential oil saved me from another day of agony!  Nana shared with me that backaches are most likely caused by stress and tension.  Lavender essential oil has the ability to relieve tension and has anti-inflammatory effects while Lemon essential oil is high dlimonene; a powerful antioxidant, helps improves circulation, has anti-inflammatory effects too and can be used to revitalise and uplift mood.  Therefore a drop of each will relieve me of the pain almost instantly.  The Lavender essential oil relaxes me thus I was able to fall asleep faster and in a calmer way.  I must read more into the many uses of these 2 essential oils and perhaps venture further into including them in our daily life.

Are you also into essential oil?  I would love to hear from you how these wonderful oil has helped you improve your health and lifestyle.

11 comments:

  1. I'm over from the UBC - I'm interested but at this time there is no extra money to buy them :( but I know they'd be better for my family. I get aches and pains from working out and walking as well as migraines, although those have been better with losing weight.

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    1. So sorry to hear that, I hope you will be feeling better soon.

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  2. wah so power ah. Anything for shoulder aches? Making jewelries causes them.

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    1. have! Lemon and lavender for aches lol

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  3. Since joining the UBC I've been reading about EO's...something I've never known much about before. Another blogger suggested mint oil for aches. We have used clove oil for toothaches. I love how God has provided naturally what we need, that we don't have to depend on chemicals.

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    1. Clove for toothache? Ok i really have to go and read up soon =)

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  4. I LOVE essential oils. It is amazing the vibration that they emit and then help us to align to that energy. I use many different ones, especially blends. I use Young Living Oils, too.

    I especially love Thieves, Serenity, Abundance, Peace & Calming and my all time favorite (but I think only the highest, happiest and most connected to God/Source should ever use this one unless you want chaos in your life) Exodus III. :-)

    Here is another remedy that we keep on hand at home at all times for the body...

    Epsom Salts and 32 oz bottles of hydrogen peroxide.

    What you do is fill a bath of pretty warm but not too hot water, 3 cups of Epsom Salts and 1 32 oz bottle of hydrogen peroxide and then soak in it for at least 20 minutes, (I usually do 30 mins.) Warm up the water as needed.

    This gets rid of all types of pain. If you do it at the first sign of any sore throat or cold or flu, it generally gets rid of it. If you do it after any sore throat, cold or flu gets going, you can do up to 3 of these per day and it will get you through it much quicker.

    :-)

    Thanks for the post.

    Kathy
    kathyhadleylifecoach.com

    Visiting from UBC

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    1. I'm falling in love with YL oils =)

      I love epsom salt! We don't have bath tub here :( I use it as a body scrub now and then.

      Thanks for the great tips and info Kathy!

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  5. I LOVE essential oils. It is amazing the vibration that they emit and then help us to align to that energy. I use many different ones, especially blends. I use Young Living Oils, too.

    I especially love Thieves, Serenity, Abundance, Peace & Calming and my all time favorite (but I think only the highest, happiest and most connected to God/Source should ever use this one unless you want chaos in your life) Exodus III. :-)

    Here is another remedy that we keep on hand at home at all times for the body...

    Epsom Salts and 32 oz bottles of hydrogen peroxide.

    What you do is fill a bath of pretty warm but not too hot water, 3 cups of Epsom Salts and 1 32 oz bottle of hydrogen peroxide and then soak in it for at least 20 minutes, (I usually do 30 mins.) Warm up the water as needed.

    This gets rid of all types of pain. If you do it at the first sign of any sore throat or cold or flu, it generally gets rid of it. If you do it after any sore throat, cold or flu gets going, you can do up to 3 of these per day and it will get you through it much quicker.

    :-)

    Thanks for the post.

    Kathy
    kathyhadleylifecoach.com

    Visiting from UBC

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  6. I have just started on YL oils as well. Thieves have been effective on my boy to protect against the common cough and flu. Purification was good during the haze.....and now I am on slique for weight loss. :)

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    1. Yupe, we used purification and RC during the haze back in June'13, it really helped a lot! Both DinoBoy and DinoPapa has sensitive airway , both did not develop cough or running nose.

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