Thursday, February 26, 2009

Essential Oils

Can anyone recommend a place to get essential oils?

I'm not EO savy, by *any* means.  I get my vitamins via the internet from a site called Beeyoutiful.  They sell an EO package (tea tree, orange, eucalyptus, lavendar & lemon) for $33.  I've liked their products thus far and they've had great service too.

I would love to try some of the suggestions you ladies gave for my sinus issues.  I need to pick up some apple cider vinegar (why don't I already have this?  no idea).  I've also tried one of those netti pot things (or whatever they're called) - with minimal success.  Maybe I've just not given it enough of a chance, didn't do it enough times, etc.  Do you ladies use it with some type of powder that you dilute in the water, or what exactly do you use?  Just the water?  I'm confused....

Thanks everyone, for your words of support and encouragement and advice.  I feel like all I'm doing is complaining, sorry - hopefully these last few days will go smoothly!  Yes, they will!!

*Plus, it can't get too much worse than tonight, when my current lil' baby threw up Cheeseburger Pasta and Ibuprofen all over me and my bed and himself.  Gross....He's fine, but ewwwwww.....  What is it about little boys and not wanting to take ANY medicine??

Time to relax ~ my wonderful dh brought me home ice cream..........I love this man~!~


10 comments:

jesnicole said...

HI, I JUST GOT IN ON THE SINUS DISCUSSION. I THOUGHT I'D THROW IN MY TWO CENTS (TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. ;)
1 TBSP APPLE CIDER VINEGAR+
1 TBSP HONEY+
A BIT OF WATER (IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN TAKE IT WITHOUT THE WATER)
TAKEN TWICE DAILY=

NO MORE NASTY SINUS PROBLEMS, AND NO MORE HORRIBLE ALLERGY PROBLEMS!!

I WAS SKEPTICAL, BUT MY FAMILY, MY SISTER'S FAMILY, AND TWO OF MY FRIENDS AND THEIR FAMILIES ALSO SWEAR BY THIS. HOPE IT HELPS. BTW: IT IS SOMETHING TO DO EVERYDAY, NOT JUST WHEN THE SINUSES OR ALLERGIES ARE BOTHERING YOU. IT'S THE MAINTENANCE THAT DOES THE JOB. :)

*MY SISTER ALSO SPRINKLES A BIT OF THE MIX ONTO PILLOWS WHEN THERE ARE REALLY BAD SINUS/ALLERGY PROBLEMS....WHICH OF COURSE HAVE TO BE WASHED RIGHT AFTER. SHE SAYS IT HELPS HER LITTLE ONES SLEEP MUCH BETTER ON THOSE RARE OCCASIONS THAT THEY'RE HAVING BAD ALLERGIES.

HOPE I WAS ABLE TO HELP A BIT! HOPE YOU GET YOUR SINUSES ALL HEALED UP!! AND CONGRATS ON THE NEW BABY!! :)

Holly said...

I do the acv + raw honey too, when I can think of it. (Drink it, don't put it in your nose.) :) (You need the raw, unfiltered brand of ACV, too. Braggs carries one, with the natural "mother" in it.) I've always thought that was just to naturally improve your health, or your ph levels, and the honey is to improve your body's resistance to allergies...so in some sense it should help with sinus issues. You can get the ACV in your area at that natural foods/health store called Honeycomb (At least I think that is what it is called. E-mail me if you need more info.) You can also get the essential oils there.

Saved, Not Stupid said...

My husband uses the neti pot. Our doctor recommended it when he had a severe sinus infection. It really works will. We get ours at Meijer and it's around $10 and comes with packets of the stuff you dissolve in the water.

As for purchasing EO's, the best place I've found locally (I'm in Goodells, about 15 minutes out of Port Huron), is either at the Health Food Store at the Range Road outlets, or the HFS on Lapeer in Wadhams. They are helpful and have a great selection at both places. If you want a eucalyptus candle, just send me an email, and I'll drop some off to you for free. I believe you are roughly in the same area as I am. I have several customers who swear by eucalyptus candles for their sinuses.

Chele

Saved, Not Stupid said...

Oh, and the honey really works for allergies and sinuses. I use it every day for mine, and have come off my daily allergy medications. The key is to get raw local honey. The more local, the better. It will have a lot of the same pollens and so forth in it that you'll be exposed to in your area.

blueraindrop said...

usually all thats in the packets is about a teaspoon of salt... mostly just to make it not sting.

ive had more luck with the squirt bottle type that have a bit of pressure than with the regular netti that just uses gravity.... especially when things are already irritated.

blueraindrop said...

usually all thats in the packets is about a teaspoon of salt... mostly just to make it not sting.

ive had more luck with the squirt bottle type that have a bit of pressure than with the regular netti that just uses gravity.... especially when things are already irritated.

*Michigan Momma* said...

Ok, well obviously I need to try the ACV/honey combo. I had heard about using local honey in Colorado (about how it may help with allergies) and we did buy local honey in CO. I'll have to find a local place around here....any suggestions??? Usually someone knows a lady, or a family, that sells it off their front porch kind of thing (what we did in CO)....so let me know!

Honeycomb? I believe my friend Brooke mentioned this place (maybe), but I'll ask around. As to these places:
"Health Food Store at the Range Road outlets, or the HFS on Lapeer in Wadhams" - again, I'll ask Brooke, as I believe she gets some of her more holistic stuff locally.

Thanks ladies, I really needed a kick in the pants to get myself going, I guess. With these icky sinus infections, PLUS all the info you ladies have shared, I have no excuse not to get myself some of this preventative/more natural methods.

THANKS~
Lori

p.s. Eucalyptus candles? Sounds wonderful! I'll email ya, and we'll figure out a time to meet up (if you happen to come to PH, great, otherwise, we'll meet somewhere - you aren't that far away!) Thanks again~ Btw, what kind of business do you have that sells these types of candles?? ~L.

Henley said...

I buy all my essential oils on ebay from a company called wholesale essential oils. I keep cinnamon, clove and sweet orange oil on a candle warmer all the time. My house always smells so good and people who stop by always comment on it. This company has free shipping on all oils after you pay for the first one. Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Yeah...Honeycomb again is on Lapeer near Wadhams road. It is reminiscent of a Vitamin Cottage out in Boulder. Some food and lots of vitamins/household items. Pretty neat place. They also will order for you whatever you would like.

brooke

Joe said...

We use doTERRA oils. They have worked very well for us. They have a starter kit and also a new kit coming out called Dr.Mom. Plus they have all the individual oils and blends.

Check them out at our blog www.doterrahealth.com