The Benefits of Essential Oils

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On this journey to strengthen our physical bodies in order to better serve others, I want to introduce the use of essential oils.

Essential oils are what cause aromatic properties in various plants. These oils have medicinal and healing properties. Different oils have different properties. Certain oils can be astringent, while others are soothing, some extract toxins, some can stop bruising, and the list goes on.

Some of the most commonly known essential oils include tea trea (melaluca), peppermint, lavender, oregano, orange, and lemon grass. These are very oils that you can find in almost every grocery store that sells supplements. However, these oils tend to be the most commonly polluted. Many companies are not careful in the method through which they process their oils and people that are new to the world of homeopathic healing might not know this. Subsequently people can become extremely ill and those under treatments with these oils can go even toxic. That is why it is VERY important to purchase clean oils that are diffused through the air and applied to the body.

However, if you are using peppermint oil to rid your basement of rats, low grade oil is cheap and will do the job just as well as any higher grade product.

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Below is list of my TOP 5 Essential Oils  and how I use them for healing:

1. Frankincense Oil (although it is rather expensive): eczema relief, antiseptic, astringent, aids PMS relief, stomach pain relief, digestive system cleanser, stress relief, eases coughing,

Frankincense should NEVER be used during pregnancy

2. Lavender Oil: great for soothing restlessness, easing sleep, calming nerves, relieving headaches, easing pain

3. Tea Tree (Melaluca) Oil: astringent, antiseptic, cleansing acne, aids alertness, great for stimulating scalp, helps stop dandruff

4. Helichyrsum Oil: eczema relief, supports liver, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, anti-microbial, anti-septic, regulates nervous system

CAUTION should always be used as Helichrysum is an anticoagulant

5. Peppermint Oil: aids alertness, refreshing, eases stomach aches, helps calm indigestion, scent is an unappealing deterent for rats

I hope that this list gives you and idea on where to start with your use of essential oils.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments:)

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Care for Yourself First

In our world, there are many evils. There are many in need, and there are many who believe following Christ means always putting those in need before themselves. These people end up giving so much of themselves that they forget to take care of the most important thing that allows them to do their service: their own body.

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My next challenge for those who read this blog is to work on your personal life. Work on improving your health, building your strength, reading the Word, and spending personal time with the Lord. Once you are on track with your own self, everything else will start to fall into place.

I will help you along the way by starting a new series of ideas that I have personally found effective in improving my physical as well as my spiritual health. A great place to start is to follow my
Natural Pampering Board on Pinterest. I found some great recipes and ideas to help you feel better without using anti-depressants. You’d be surprised what citrus, strawberries, and sunshine does for your mood!
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Many people have heard the cliche, “If you don’t have your health, you have nothing”. And if you haven’t, heard this, you can most likely understand the intent. When one is in poor health, there is little they can do that does not take its toll on their stamina, and eventually their spirit. Think about when you have the flu. Are you physically able to bring help to those in need? Maybe you can write a sweet letter, or call someone in need of support. But if you have a high fever, or a cough, or sneezing fits, it is unlikely that you are wanting to get a family sick by bringing them a meal or working in their yard.
The Lord asks us to be servant minded. He wants us to be ever sharing our blessings and talents with others. But we can not give all of what the Lord asks of us if we are not caring for ourselves.
I have learned this the hard way. When I was in high school, I was so focused on what others were doing or what they needed that I forgot to take care of myself. I wasn’t getting enough sleep, I wasn’t necessarily eating badly but it wasn’t great, and I was trying to balance too much. I was over burdened and under prepared. Now, I was able to touch many lives, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. But the one regret I have is that I wasn’t good about maintaining my own health and I reaped what I had sewn. I had headaches and I tended towards being more susceptible to illness.
Currently, my desire to change my bad habits has truly started to make a difference. I have a while to go before I’m back to where I am as strong as I was, but they are improving. I have found that when I am feeling better, not only am I better prepared to live my life for the Lord, but I am better able to follow the Spirit and truly notice and enjoy the blessings the Lord gives me.
I hope that through this, I can help at least one person start to feel better and feel closer to the Lord.
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“And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow in their bones;”
Doctrine and Covenants 89:18