Thursday, January 03, 2013

"Thievesday" Using Thieves During Sickness

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We are not antibiotic users, so Thieves® essential oil comes in handy during times of illness such as fever, colds, flu, sore throats, etc. It's a great natural alternative in my opinion.
Many of Young Living's oil blends cannot be used internally, but Thieves® made with Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary can be taken internally for extra immune protection.
There are suggested internal use tips in the Thieves pamphlet on page 5, but I am going to only list the ways in which our family members have used it. All three of my children have used it internally. My children are now 7, 11 in just a few days, and 13, but I probably started using it on my youngest when she was 4 or 5.
Internal Use Tips
  • Add a couple of drops of oil to a large glass of water and drink. (Not my favorite way, but my oldest will do this.)
  •  Mix 1-2 drops of oil into a spoonful of raw honey and take several times a day.
  • Add a few drops to a small mixture of raw honey and freshly squeezed lemon. (I will keep the mixture on the counter and give a spoonful to my sick child several times a day until it is gone.)
  • Put a drop or two directly on the tongue.  (I actually put the oil directly on my tonsils - my hubby thinks I am totally weird.)

Oil on my tonsils explanation . . .
I didn't read about doing this anywhere. One morning when I awoke with a scratchy feeling in my throat, I decided to put Thieves® directly on my tonsils to see if it would prevent me from getting a full-blown sore throat.
I just dabbed a drop on my finger and then proceeded to rub each tonsil gently but quickly so I didn't gag. It worked! I have used it in this way many times since then, and sometimes I even do it for prevention's sake.
External Use Tips
  • Diffuse oil to help purify the air
  • Rub a couple of drops onto the bottoms of the feet for quick absorption
  • Rub a couple of drops onto swollen glands (I repeat several times a day.)

*  When using Thieves® on your skin, you may need to dilute it with a carrier oil. I like to use coconut oil, but honestly, I mostly use it neat - without diluting. I haven't had any issues with skin sensitivity yet.

** Thieves® isn't the only oil I use during illness. Some of my other favorites to use are lavender, eucalyptus, Purification, R.C., and peppermint. (Except for peppermint, I don't use the others internally.)

Other Posts in This Series

Declaring Thursday "Thievesday"

Remineralization of My Child's Tooth

More About Teeth


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*Updated 1/23/2013

Linked to: Healthy 2day Wednesday 


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