Pain is the pits! Lately, we’ve been battling with my husband’s back pain. It’s not just nagging, it can be debilitating. We’ve tried all sorts of salves, hot/cold creams and ointments, etc. etc. Nothing seems to have lasting effects, without short term or long term side effects. Seeing my hubby so miserable from pain tugs a little too hard on my heart strings. Enough is enough. Bring in the big guns!
Enter essentials oils! In just a few minutes flat (literally), I whipped up my own soothing salve. In less then 24 hours, after using my husband’s aching back as my guinea pig, he had less soreness and better range of motion. And, (sneaky sneaky) the EO’s used in this salve have multiple other health benefits. It’s a total win-win!
doTERRA oils I use (purchase here)**:
- 10 drops of Deep Blue blend
- 8 drops of Orange oil
- 8 drops of Frankincense
- 8 drops of Peppermint
****Side note, but super important. Buying essential oils from Walmart & Amazon is dangerous. There is no way to ensure that the oils you are purchasing are pure, free of impurities, and dangerous synthetics. I experienced this personally when I bought several brands of EO’s (including dōTERRA) from Amazon, The smell and viscosity of the oil was very different from the real dōTERRA oil. I experienced dizziness with the Amazon bought oil, which I do not experience with the same oil bought from dōTERRA.
I encourage you to do your own research into buying essential oils. This is an excellent (non brand biased) site that will provide you with loads of information! Don’t put your families health at risk. Buy directly from the brand!
All of these oils have amazing soothing and discomfort relieving properties, and each play important roles in immune support.
More about these wonderful doTERRA oils:
How to make:
-1/4 cup of organic, unrefined coconut oil purchase here
-1 tablespoon of organic, unrefined shea butter purchase here
(on a side note, the shea butter has kept very well in my fridge for a year, as does the coconut oil)…
On a low heat, melt both the shea butter and coconut oil until they liquefy. I kept stirring them to speed up the process, as I don’t want them getting too warm. Pour into a glass (preferably a dark glass) container. I used an old moisterizer container that I had cleaned and saved for homemade concoctions. Let the oil cool (too much heat will ruin your essential oils), then add you EO’s! The salve will solidify, somewhat, but melts with the heat of your fingers.
Rub this into your aches and pain every 4-6 hours, and you will be well on the road to recovery!!
Interested in learning more about how essential oils can provide the most effective natural solutions for health & wellness for you & your family? Let’s chat! Comment below!
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