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25 All Purpose Remedies for Your EO Journal!

August 29, 201314 Comments

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I love a list!  Many of us have been using essential oils for a long time now, why don't we come together and share our "stuff" so that any newbies "wandering" by can learn from our experience. Please feel free to add your own suggestions for EO Journal entries in the comments sections below!
1.  Got hiccups?  Dab some Peppermint on the back of your neck, a little on each side of the spinal cord. 2.  Runny nose?  Swipe a drop of Lemon down each side of the nose to dry it up.  Stay out of the sun afterwards to avoid sunburn.
3.  Drowsy in the afternoon?  Combine Peppermint and Wild Orange, apply to the back of the neck, next inhale the oil left on your hands!  Love this!
4.  Itchy, irritated eyes?  Dab Lavender with a bit of carrier oil on the facial bones surrounding your eyes (careful to keep oil away from eyes).  If applying to children, make sure they don't rub their eyes until oil is absorbed.
5.  Allergies?  Mix up equal parts of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint ~ nature's anti-histamine or purchase our pre-blended LLP Antihistamine Blend!  Apply to bottom's of feet morning and night.  Diffuse if possible.
6.  Ear Ache/Infection?  Combine 2 drops Basil and Lavender with a little carrier oil and rub around the rim of ear, behind ear and just inside.  Apply several times a day.  Never drop essential oils into the ear.
7.  Trouble breathing?  Due to congestion or asthma?  Apply CW Airway Respiratory Blend or Airway Salve on chest, then cup one hand against palm with residual blend on it ~ creating an "inhaler" ~ and suck the vapors from palm into chest for quick relief.
8.  Bad breath?  A drop of Peppermint on your tongue and you're kissable fresh again!
9.  To freshen laundry?  Add a few drops of CW Deep Clean onto a clean rag and toss into the dryer with wet laundry.
10.  Smelly carpet?  Add 15 drops of CW Deep Clean to a cup of baking soda or cornstarch, mix well and let sit for a day.  Sprinkle on carpet, let sit for an hour and vacuum the stink away!
11.  Athlete's foot?  CW Muscle Ease with Lavender, Peppermint and Lemongrass works wonders!  Apply neat to affected areas twice a day.
12.  Toe fungus?  Melaleuca to the rescue again!  Use neat, dab affected toe with saturated q-tip applying to the surface of toenail morning and night.
13.  Unsightly warts or skin tags?  Apply morning and night.  If using Oregano, use a Qtip to dab one drop of on affected area...this will give you good control of application.  Oregano is a hot oil so you won't want to spread it around.  Skin tags should fall off in a couple of weeks, you'll be impressed!
For kids:Frankincense works wonderfully too!  Apply morning and night and don't cover with a bandaid, it's important to let the area breathe.  Also, it's convenient to put the EO in a roll-on bottle so kids can apply themselves...they like taking charge :) 14.  Cellulite Woes?  Pour a bottle of Grapefruit into a 4 oz. bottle of CW Organic Rosehip Seed Carrier Oil and rub into problem areas after shower or bath.  You'll smell divine and your skin will be so soft! 15.  Diaper Rash? CW Herbal Baby Salve!  This gentle healer can tackle skin rashes, cradle cap and troubled tummies. 16.  Sanitizing Wipes:  Make your own, or add Lemon and Lavender (or EOs of choice) to store bought baby wipes.  Remove wipes from container, squeeze out excess moisture and let dry out a few hours. Slowly add alcohol free Witch Hazel with 6 drops each of Lavender and Lemon added and pour over wrung out or dried out store bought wipes.  Save those dried up wipes, its easy! 17.  Dogs w/ Fleas?  Drip a couple drops of Lemongrass on back of collar.  Or, tie a bandanna with a few drops around your dogs neck and watch fleas flee! 18.  Dog's w/ Ear Infection or Hot Spot?All Purpose Healing Salve on a cotton ball, wipe inside of ear several times a day. 19.  Dog w/ Sunburned Nose?  Apply a little All Purpose Healing Salve on his honker. 20.  Muscle Ache?Apply Muscle Ease Salve or Blend to area of discomfort, add a drop of Birch or Wintergreen for extra strength. 21.  Healthy home fragrance?  Add a few drops of your favorite EOs to a diffuser, one of the least expensive additions to your home's health. 22.  Mice?  Place cotton balls with Peppermint in problem areas 23.  Fever?  A few drops of Peppermint mixed with a carrier oil and applied to the torso can drop body temp 3 degrees in minutes! 24.  Burns?  A drop of Lavender or St John's Wort will immediately stop the pain and tissue damage. 25.  Heartburn?  A couple drops of Digest Ease in a small glass of milk or almond will knock out heartburn.
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May 10, 2017 at 11:31am

I don’t mean to be ignorant, but on #5 Allergies you wrote “Diffuse if possible.” What do you mean by that exactly? When applying to bottoms of feet do you have to cover them right away, or just wait until the oil has soaked in a bit? Also, when you say to apply something with a “carrier oil” what kind do you mean? What ratio of carrier to EO? I’m new to the EO world (have been reading snippets here and there for a couple of years but slowing starting to use some). Thanks for your help!


May 10, 2017 at 11:31am

Thanks for this list! Do you have more specifics about which oils to use for warts and skin tags? Is it just Oregano neat? Thank you!


May 10, 2017 at 11:31am

So happy about that, that was a great idea Jennifer…you deserve the exposure :)

On the application, simply write: Referred by: Camp Wander

Thanks Jen!


May 10, 2017 at 11:31am

I loved reading this, so much so that I shared your comment on FB. Thanks Heidi!

heidi matney

May 10, 2017 at 11:31am

You already listed one of the uses I LOVE, the lavender for burns, but I wanted to share just how good it is. I am a skeptic at heart. I love using EO’s and herbs, but even still, I will doubt the effectiveness of what I am doing from time to time. I had a SEVERE burn on a finger a while ago. I burned it on the element in my oven on broil. (I am talking such a bad burn that I did not even feel the burning when it happened and rubbed my thumb back and forth on the element for a second or two trying to figure out what the ‘smooth thing in my oven mitt" (with an unknown holw) was…) Bad bad burn. My skin was instantly blackened and charred. I should have gone to the hospital. And, I will recommend that anyone does exactly that, but I grabbed an ice pack that had a plastic coating, dropped a few drops of lavender EO in a little depression in the ice pack and stuck my thumb in it. I stayed with my thumb in that little chilled swimming pool of Lavender EO for quite some time. It did not hurt, but I knew the damage was extreme. (I am an ex RN and know it needed care) Anyway, I slept like a baby that night with absolutely no pain or even remembering that there was a burn after chilling it on the lavender ice pack thru the evening. In two to three days, my thumb looked totally normal having done nothing further to the site. I wish I had the pictures to prove it because it should not have looked like that. It totally blew my mind. So, while everyone should seek medical attention for such severe burns, I can honestly say, that if you are unable to get there for one reason or another, lavender EO is a great go to for help or at least as a fix on the way to the ER. But, Please, do not do as I do, (or did) and ignore getting it looked at if it is that severe. I wouldn’t want anyone to live with lasting damage trying it out, but I believe if it worked for that severe of a burn, the lesser burns that happen from time to time would benefit fabulously.

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