Our Essential Medicine Cabinet Mini Series~Nausea

I thought it’d be fun to do some quick little posts briefly outlining what essential oils I grab for different situations. They won’t be long and drawn out, they’ll be from MY personal experience for what I use for ME and MY family. Please consult your own doctor, natural practitioner or midwife before trying yourself.

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You know the times…

…suddenly your toddler is puking. It’s so sad to see it happen. What can you do besides make them comfortable?

…you feel yourself coming down with a fever and a wave of nausea that’s unbelievable.

…you have morning sickness, and you’d like to be able to function besides just nibbling a cracker and handing one to your toddler. (No family, I am not pregnant!)

Enter the Ginger, Peppermint, Lavender Cocktail.

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When those situations arise, we mix 2 drops Ginger, 1 drop Peppermint, 1 drop Lavender in 1/2 tsp coconut oil and then rub it on our feet, stomach and back of the neck. Within 15 minutes we’re feeling terrific. When I had a  bad infection, and when Mac and my Nieces were sick with a throw up bug, within 15 minutes of rubbing it on we went from just resting on the couch to falling asleep! If you were worried about not falling asleep, I wouldn’t add the lavender. Make it easier on yourself and mix up 10X this, putting it in a small, well labeled jar.

The Nausea Cocktail

20 drops Ginger Essential Oil

10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

10 Lavender Essential Oil (Omit for non drowsy)

1 tbsp+2 tsp coconut or other carrier oil such as sweet almond or apricot.

Mix well, label the jar well and use as the need arises!

I am a DoTERRA Independent Product Consultant and using the following link will earn me commissions. I use DoTERRA because I believe in their quality and I trust them 100% to use on my whole family. If you have any questions about essentials PLEASE ask me! I’m not in this just to sell them, I truly just want more people to discover how versatile, intuitive and simple to use they are. Please know the quality of your oils before using them. Find my webstore here. 

Oinkment

Well, it’s actually Frugally Sustainables First Aid Antiseptic Ointment, but Amy calls it “Oinkment”, so we’ve went with that. This baby is like a homemade essential oil polysporin!

What more could you ask for? Oh, I don’t know, maybe the fact that its dead easy to make?!

We had a little owie here this morning so we thought we’d share the recipe.

Mac used a very, cough, liberal amount of the stuff.

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So I swiped some off and put it on another healing owie he had. This is more the amount you’ll want.

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We’re noticing faster healing, and it’s saving us on band aids as well! Anytime Mac or Amy got the teenytinyest little cut it was all “I NEED A BAND AID!!” and they would proceed to each put 3-4 on. Now, they get an owie and we divert them to this, calling it oinkment or band aid cream.

Cheap to make and works like a charm. What more could you want from me!?

Antiseptic Ointment

Oinkment

Feel free to make a larger batch, 20 drops=1 ml. Making a x3 batch of this works well numbers wise.

Good for up to 5 years

1/3 c olive oil

Grated beeswax (about 2 tbsp)

8 drops vitamin E oil (preservative)

7 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops lemon essential oil

17 drops tea tree essential oil.

Warm olive oil in a double boiler or over LOW heat, add in beeswax, stir it around to let it melt. Then put a tablespoon worth in a small bowl in the freezer. When it is cooled to room temperature, check the consistency. I like it more of an ointment than a salve, and for it to be easily spreadable. If you want it thicker, add more beeswax!

When you have the right consistency, check the temperature of the oil/wax mix. It should be cool enough that you can put your finger in but not so much that it’s starting to solidify. Stir in your vitamin E and essential oils, pour into a jar and label well! (Please do a better job labeling than I did? Mmmkay?)

Raw Honey Face Wash

This seems backwards, to use honey, to wash your face! Raw honey is terrific for your skin. This is an easy to mix together formula as well. I promise I won’t lose you with any fancy techniques.

I posted on Facebook that I’d made this, and wondered if anyone wanted to know the recipe! Since both kids are napping, and I don’t have any housework to do (as in; I decided I wasn’t going to do any housework today), I thought I might as well snap some photos and post this bad boy!

Now, I’m not normally a beauty products of any kind type person (I don’t own any make up), but I saw the idea for this and the kids were sleeping and I didn’t have anything better to do (see about re: housework). I’m going to do this regularly now as my skin feels terrific.

I was taking pictures in the bathroom, trying to do a little selfie of this on my face, which did not work. Here are some SOOC (Straight out of Camera) photos just for your viewing pleasure and giggles. Without my glasses even!

Fail #1

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And Fail #3. IMG_4973

Isn’t it thoughtful of me to include these just so you can get giggles?

 

Then I decided I needed to get over by the window, and just worry about getting a picture of my skin already!

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It looks kinda funny on, and it takes a minute to get used to. And the ‘boost’ I put on the photo colour made my teeth look yellow. Stellar. I promise I have pearly whites! I left it on there for about 10 minutes while I was type type typing away. It’s also a good make up remover, as coconut oil will take your make up off but won’t clog pores! If it’s really cold in your bathroom this might become super thick, but just take a bit and rub it between fingers then onto your face.

 

Now here is thy beautiful raw honey face wash. Sittin’ in a lavender bush.IMG_5009

 

Raw Honey Face Wash

Makes enough for 2-4 Applications.

2 tsp raw (preferably local/same province or state)

1 tsp cold pressed coconut oil

2 drops therapeutic grade lavender oil

Warm honey and oil in a pan JUST until they’re warm enough to stir together. Add in the lavender oil. Stir, then smear on your face, massaging in with your fingers, avoiding your eyes! I just wanted to do a small tester batch, but next time I’ll make more and keep it in a jar in the bathroom.

Let sit for 5-10 minutes on your face. (And accidentally lick your lips and get some, it’s tasty!)

Wash off with warm water.

My skin feels so soft and amazing now!