*The information in this post has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
*In addition, I received a sample oil in exchange for my participation in this blog hop and for the purpose of a testimonial. All opinions are my own. By being a part of this hop, I have the chance to receive a referral bonus.
Welcome to the Essential Oil Blog Hop!
Each participating blog has a different post on a number of topics, from how to use essential oils in general to actual uses and testimonials for the oils themselves. We hope that you will have some fun and learn a bit as well! If you are new to essential oils, you may want to start with some of these introductory posts:
- What are Essential Oils?
- Why Young Living as a Company?
- What are Carrier Oils and How Can I Use Essential Oils?
- Signing Up for the Premium Starter Kit
- Becoming a Customer / Starting a Business / Essential Rewards / FAQ
And now for some information about
Information and Uses
- Sweet and spicy fragrance
- Stimulating and revitalizing
- An important ingredient in Thieves
- Immune-enhancing properties
- Can be used to numb the gums for teething or other dental pain
- Can be added to food to enhance the flavor
- Add to food to enhance the flavor
- For a dietary supplement, dilute 1 drop in 4 fl oz of vegetable oil and put in capsule. Take one capsule before mealtime or as desired.
- Diffuse using a specific essential oil diffuser
- Dilute and apply to the bottom of the feet for immune-enhancing properties
Things to Consider/Warnings
- Should be diluted for topical use
CONFESSION: I am very much a newbie when it comes to oils.
In fact, I was a little overwhelmed by this project just because I knew absolutely nothing about essential oils or how to use them. Essential oils have intrigued me because I have always chosen to “suffer” through symptoms because I didn’t want to take medication for it. Being in classrooms all of the time, Clove seemed like a natural choice for it’s immunity boosting abilities. About a week ago, I noticed that I was definitely getting sick. We all know that dreaded feeling of waking up with a sore throat and you groan with frustration because you know this is just the beginning of a long, unpleasant journey. My friend, Dory, suggested that I put a little coconut oil and about 2-4 drops of clove essential oil on a q-tip and put it towards the back of my throat where I was experiencing pain. I sucked on it for a minute or two and promptly felt like I was sucking on a q-tip dunked in my favorite holiday scented candle. Moving past that was easy though because I happen to love the smell of clove. I started to feel a slight hot sensation from the q-tip and it was successful in numbing my pain for about an hour. I was amazed! The best part was, after doing this for a few days, I started realizing how quickly my sore throat had cleared up. Being the newbie that I was I didn’t really make the connection that, duh, obviously it had cleared up because I was consistently using the clove essential oils. I did the q-tip swab once in the morning and evening and I know that played a part in my sore throat really not developing into the mammoth sickness it could’ve potentially have been. I have started to also use my clove essential oil on some stubborn chin acne along with coconut oil as a carrier. I love the slight warm feeling on my acne; it feels like the clove oil is really fighting that evil acne bacteria! I can’t give you a result yet on this yet since I just started yesterday, so this little pimple story will need to be continued at a later date. I was so impressed by my experience and it definitely cured my doubts about essential oils. I’m hooked now and can’t wait to experience with other oils!
Make sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a roll-on bottle of Stress Away!a Rafflecopter giveaway If you fall in love with essential oils and are interested in purchasing the Premium Starter Kit (more on that here), make sure to mention my blog as a referral!