Last night I attended a lecture from an expert in essential oils and learned quite a bit; enough to know I’m going to start using them for aromatherapy and for medicinal purposes. Each participant concocted a small cobalt blue glass spritzer bottle of a refreshing combination of tea tree oil, lavender oil, and orange oil, mixed with a few ounces of water. It’s an air freshener as well as can be used to put into a diffuser to breathe in.
I learned about the “almost universal” benificence of lavender.
I learned about 4 thieves from hundreds of years ago who combined 5 essential oils and applied them to their noses and ears to ward off Bubonic Plague while they robbed the dead bodies. They were caught and were pressured to tell the secret of how they cheated death. The ruler in charge agreed not to burn them at the stake if they told their secret. They gave up the secret ingredients in exchange for not being burned at the stake (they were hung instead goes the legend.)
That secret recipe is touted as a miracle blend these days and has been named Thieves Oil.
Clove (bud oil) 35 drops
Lemon (peel oil) 30 drops
Eucalyptus Radiata (leaf oil) 13 drops
Cinnamon (bark oil) 15 drops
Rosemary (leaf oil) 7 drops
10 oz of witch hazel or water
Dropper the oils into a small GLASS jar and fill the rest of the jar with the witch hazel or water, but leave a minimum of an inch of room at the top. Put spray top on and tighten. Shake to mix.
Drops of it can be added to olive oil, coconut, or other carrier oil and rubbed onto the skin. Never rub the full strength oil onto your skin unless you’ve researched it won’t irritate your skin.
The two most important things I learned from the lecture is how powerfully healing essential oils are and that because they are so powerful you should learn how to apply them in a way that helps and doesn’t harm. With the internet so full of sites that talk about herbs, if you want to use them, do research at several sites to make sure you’re not going to harm yourself. If you’re blessed enough to know an herbalist or essential oil specialist, consult with them.
I would encourage each person reading this to learn more about nature’s lovely healers.