How am I Using Essential Oils today?

How am I Using Essential Oils today?
Hello!
One way I am using essential oils is diffusing.  Not just today, but I like diffusing essential oils every day.  It is an easy way to do something nice and beneficial for my family that I can feel good about.  I favor Thieves oil blend but switch it up with another blend (like Purification) or add a single oil to the Thieves at times.  

I have a goal of having a Diffuser  in every room of the house but haven't quite made it yet!  The bedroom diffusers are great to put in a relaxing oil or blend to help with sleep at night or in the day when someone is in their room studying, working on a project or feeling under the weather.  I switch up the oils used according to the need or mood (or when I have run out of the favorites).  

Diffusing in the rest of the house is great to quickly get rid of off odors (ok, that goes for the bedrooms, too).  I believe it helps to purify the air giving the house a clean feel, and also helps lift or calm our moods.  

In addition to Thieves, I like to add Tangerine essential oil in the kitchen for a fresh pick me up.  In the bathrooms Thieves and Peppermint essential oil or Purification, another pure essential oil blend.  In the laundry room I like Thieves plus either Lavender or Clove (strong!) essential oils if it is REALLY  SMELLY!

One daughter likes Stress Away in the bedroom, as it contains Vanilla essential oil, one of her favorite scents.  Different family members have different likes when it comes to the essential oils they prefer.   We are still trying out different ones and will likely have some new faves discovered as we go!

Now, go find YOUR favorite essential oils!  It's fun!

Happy Oiling!
~Dawn


Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed herein does not constitute professional licensed legal or medical advice and is not a substitute for appropriate legal or medical advice suited to your individual situation or for your own due diligence.

Oils for Pets, Claws & Hooves

Oils for Pets, Claws & Hooves
Hello!
Today we used Thieves essential oil blend diluted with olive oil with a dropper on Hero's hoof. He is a mini with a maxi attitude!  And he had a problem hoof.  When the farrier trimmed his hooves, he purposely cut a small chunk in one in order to open it up and to let it heal from a bit of an infection.  There had been a small crack and with all the rain lately it just never really got to dry out good.  So the hope is that the infection will heal and after the hoof grows out more the next trim will get rid of the chunked out spot and leave him with smooth, healthy hooves! Hero was compliant and did not make a fuss.  This is a credit to my daughter, Christina who has spent many patient hours since we "adopted" Hero from a rescue farm.   He has come a long way baby!

Tonight we tackled a problem with our oldest dog, Zoe.  She is not very active these days and her claws grow very quickly.  She has gotten more growly in her old age (she may not be the only one but I'm not naming any names), so the kids assigned to trim her claws didn't always get them all or get them frequently enough.  Upon learning she had one curled under and digging into her pad we knew we had a problem.  

I used Clove neat (without a carrier oil) on a cotton swab on her pad all around where the nail had made it pink, tender, inflamed and hoped it would lessen her pain.  We waited a bit.  Since the regular nail clippers wouldn't work,  I marked a white cutting line with a chalk marker on the black claw for my husband to cut it with his Dremel tool.  
Mission accomplished! Turns out the damage to her pad was not bad after all, but happy we got it done before it went into the pad.

Happy Oiling!
~Dawn


Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed herein does not constitute professional licensed legal or medical advice and is not a substitute for appropriate legal or medical advice suited to your individual situation or for your own due diligence.