3 Essential Oils to Keep your
Catholic Family Healthy
by Rita Davidson
With summer just around the corner I thought I’d share with you my 3 favorite essential oils right now. Using essential oils is just one way we naturally take care of our family’s health. Essential oils are simply distilled concentrated versions of plants and herbs we use for illness. The fact that there are some that are highly toxic goes to show that these do work. Many of the 300 essential oils available are the active ingredients in modern medicine. Not only to they smell nice, they have long been used in the beauty industry for their cell-renewing abilities too. I have a ‘medicine’ cupboard that contains all our supplements, herbs, tinctures and essential oils.
Years ago I studied natural health for 2 full years and after getting a certificate I continued to take care of our health as simply as I could. It seemed the natural thing to do with, home births, home baking, home businesses, home grown food, you get the idea! There is just something exciting about being able to reach into your own cupboard and fix your own health needs! Sure saves all those many trips to the doctor and drugstore! As our boys were diagnosed and we worked on improving their complicated health it was imperative that we limited the amount of chemicals in our environment. After being confused with oils that didn't work, we realized the oils were diluted, or inferior quality. This is how we found Young Living Oils.
Now this isn’t to say we use don’t go to the doctor for emergencies like stitches etc. For some things doctors are indispensable! I’m talking more First Aid type needs, colds, bug bites, and other similar things. Store bought options can be filled with many unknown chemicals with more and more getting sensitive everyday. Over the years I've made ointments, salves and more from my essential oils. They are a favorite of mine!
Here is a quick look at 3 essential oils we are finding indispensable right now:
- Lavender: Yes, that famous smell of lavender. But true essential oil of Lavender is a first choice for bug bites of summer. Our son Andrew dislikes summer because of bugs. So, when he came to me with an arm full of bites, he wasn’t too happy. I rubbed essential oil of Lavender all over his arm and in barely 10 minutes they were not itchy. Well that really sold me! It can be used to keep bugs away too. You can use Lavender for burns or scalds and for tension. It has a pleasant scent and is said to have antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant and sedative properties. It is great to keep on hand.
- Peace and Calming*: this was literally a lifesaver for our boys. With their autism, some days can be extremely stressful for them. When one of my boys was suffering terribly I got him to use this and he said it helped him completely calm down and find peace. You can use it for a good sleep or for fussy babies. *This is a Young Living Blend.
- Valor*: this was sent to me as a gift; right at a stressful time for us. This soothing aroma eased our anxieties and calmed our fears. When anxiety seems to be getting ahead of you, or just an extra stressful day, this can help. Helps balance and alleviate negative emotions. *This too is a Young Living Blend.
These are just 3 of the many oils we use. As our bodies are temples of the Holy Ghost, we have a responsibility to take care of our bodies the best way we can. Essential oils are natural and work well for us to stay away from all the unknown chemicals today.
Essential oils can be rubbed on the wrists or the feet. (they smell great!) They can also be inhaled, or added to a bath, but don’t discount how effective real oils can be! They have been working for our family for years and can start your family getting healthy too!
Do you use natural ways to improve your health? Share with me!
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Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. Mark is her ever patient husband. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com