Saturday, April 16, 2016

Some Uses for Essential Oils by Margaret Daley

Some Uses for Essential Oils by Margaret Daley

About four months ago I started researching and looking into using essential oils after listening to others talk about some natural ways to heal your body and help it perform better. I saw a webinar by Dr. Axe concerning what were the best essential oils to use and why. My startup “kit” consisted of frankincense, peppermint, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus and cedarwood. Some I have used more than others, but according to Dr. Axe, the ones I’ve started with is a good basis to cover a wide variety of ailments.



My favorites are peppermint and frankincense. I mainly use peppermint for aches and pains. The other day I had tension in my neck and shoulders. I rubbed peppermint into them and felt so much better a while later. Or if I start to get a sinus headache, I rub it into my temples and it usually nips it before it really gets started. When my knees ache, I use it on them and it helps without taking medicine. Peppermint has a lot of uses—freshens breath, boosts energy, helps breathing (especially with eucalyptus). Check here for more benefits: http://draxe.com/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/.

Frankincense is used to strengthen your immune system—to fight inflammation. I usually put it on the soles of my feet which affects my whole body. It is also used for reducing stress, fighting wrinkles and dental hygiene. Check this page for more benefits of frankincense: http://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/.


While exploring different essential oils, I’m discovering ways to treat problems naturally. I want to get away from taking a lot of medicines. I think what we need can be found in nature, especially in this world where chemicals are being added to our food. Have you ever used an essential oil? If so, what and what for?

Margaret Daley is a USA Today Bestselling author who has finally reached publishing her 100th book. To celebrate I would like to give away my April book, The Firefighter Daddy, to a commenter. 

15 comments:

  1. I agree on trying to take care of ourselves in a more natural way, Margaret. Thank you for sharing this information. So far I have only used Jasmine, putting one drop onto a cotton makeup pad and setting that on top of the bathroom cabinet. Makes my tiny bathroom smell so pretty.

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  2. peppermint is also good to keep mice away. spray it around,you can also use lavender they also smell good

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  3. No I haven't but that peppermint sounds wonderful :)

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    1. Deanna, I just put it on my back of my neck and shoulders to help with the tense muscles. Feels so much better.

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  4. My husband used peppermint oil while giving my father in-law a full body massage while he was in hospice. He told everyone how much better it made him feel. I believe the oil along with touch and prayer all helped him in his last days. Thank you for sharing :)

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  5. A few drops of peppermint oil is nice in when soaking in my garden tub.
    I would love to win a book...especially the large print one pictured!

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    1. I think I have a large print copy. If you win, I'll check.

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  6. Margaret, I was going to write my Pink Fuzzy Slipper blog this morning on the benefits of essential oils, but decided on "5 Habits of Happy People", instead. Great minds must think alike! :)

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    1. Love that. If and when you do, let me know.

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  7. I love peppermint! I use it a lot on my neck for migraines, and it works miracles!! I love having natural alternatives!

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    1. I'm looking for natural treatments first. I agree about peppermint.

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  8. I love peppermint! I use it a lot on my neck for migraines, and it works miracles!! I love having natural alternatives!

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