Off the back of last week’s post “Sleep better, naturally“, I want to share a natural ‘ouch’ blend that has worked really well for me (and others I’ve shared it with).
I’m not saying that natural alternatives should replace conventional medicine – which I won’t hesitate to take when I really need to, but wherever I can I’ll go the natural route first. It can’t hurt, can it?
I decided to go with this approach when I had surgery earlier this year (a breast lumpectomy), as I hadn’t enjoyed how I felt being dosed up on drugs when I recovered from my cancer surgeries.
This is what I did:
- Made a 10ml roller bottle with 5 drops each of doTERRA’s frankincense, Ice blue athletic blend, and Copaiba, and topped with fractionated coconut oil. I applied this topically a few inches from my wound, a few times a day. (Note: this dilution ratio is for adults and teenagers. For children aged 2+, use 2-3 drops of essential oil per 10ml carrier oil).
- I had 2 drops each of Frankincense and Copaiba internally – 2 x 3 times a day. I put the drops into a veggie capsule (you can get these from health food stores, or online from doTERRA’s US warehouse), and topped it with fractionated coconut oil. (Note: you can use olive oil or any other oil, or if you don’t have veggie caps, you can have it in liquid – ideally warm with a little bit of coconut/any type of oil to help the oil emulsify and make it more bio-available for you body).
Much to my delight, I didn’t need to resort to the hardcore stuff.
In addition to this I used lavender essential oil topically (also diluted with fractionated coconut oil) in the hope that it might speed up the process of restoring the skin around my wound from a deep blue colour to it’s former glory – I was amazed when I got home in the evening of the first day I had applied it and noticed that I had missed a bit. It was blaringly obvious – where I had applied the oil had turned yellow, where I had missed it was still deep blue.
Once I was able to remove the dressing I also started to apply frankincense and fractionated coconut oil to my scar.
My surgeon was so impressed when I sent him a picture two weeks after my surgery – I hadn’t told him I’d been using oils, but he’s well aware of my oily addiction and his comment when he saw the picture of where he had operated, was: “Wow, that looks very good, keep going with the topical oils.”
Okay so I digressed from my ‘ouch’ blend. I’ve been even more delighted to hear stories of this combination of oils working for others too.
Here’s what Christina, in Arizona, has to say:
“My husband has ongoing soreness in his left foot. Chris is a “push through it” kind of guy, but I know it is uncomfortable for him during the day when he is working, in a job that requires him to stand all day. He comes home limping most days.”
“He uses special insoles in his shoes, compression socks and a foot massager but he says the essential oils have helped him the most. The soreness in general is not as bad and his recovery time after being on his feet is shorter. He takes Copaiba and frankincense internally three times a day (three drops of each) and he uses the roller bottle of Copaiba, Frankincense and Ice Blue twice a day, morning and night.”
Copaiba is derived from the resin of the Copaiba tree. It’s been used since the 16th century by Brazilian natives, it’s also known for being soothing and calming to emotions, and is also great for skin.
Frankincense can also promote feelings of relaxation (it’s my current addiction), and helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically
Ice Blue athletic blend – is a soothing and cooling blend of oils: wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus. Think of it like a non-toxic version of Deep Heat, that smells ridiculously luxurious. It is also great after exercise or a long day at a desk.
If you’d like to know more about each of these oils, I encourage you to do your own research on PubMed – the world’s leading medical database.
How to purchase these oils:
If you have a doTERRA account you can purchase these oils directly through your account.
If you don’t have an account, you have one of two options:
- go to this page for info on how to purchase. You can purchase a wholesale membership for $35 for the year and automatically get 25% off all of your oils OR you can purchase a ‘Home Essentials Kit’ or ‘Essential Collection with Smart & Sassy enrolment kit’ (both of these include Ice Blue and Frankincense) and add Copaiba to your cart and you will get your membership cost waived.
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – we can arrange a time to chat about what you’d like to use essential oils for and I can offer suggestions on the best way to get started, and process your order for you.
The information share on Oh My Goodness is based on my own personal experience and beliefs and what I do may not be right for everybody. I encourage anyone with health concerns to seek advice from medical professionals, nutritionists, explore natural therapies and do your own research too.
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Email – off the lback of last week’s post about natural sleep remedy , and stats on overdoses as a result of sleeping tablets and pain killers, I wanted to share another remedy I’ve got up my sleeve
Earlier this year I had to have a lumpectomy to remove a benign lump from my breast. I wasn’t opposed to having pain killers if I needed them, but I wanted to trial a natural remedy and see how my body responded, before taking the meds. Much to my delight, I did not need to take a single pain killer.
I have been sharing this remedy with customers who have been experiencing various body aches and pains. It has brought me so much joy to hear that it is working as well for them as it did for me.
As you can tell I’m really passionate about making more people aware that there are far better alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs, this week’s post I share my natural ouch remedy.
Intrigued to learn more come along to one of my next workshops
Frankincense and Ice Blue come in doTERRA’s Home Essentials Kit, and Essential Collection Kit with Smart & Sassy, Copaiba is X (limit of one bottle per account per month – why? New release