I’ve been wanting to write a post about essential oils for awhile now and since I’ve seen a few of you mention them on your blogs, I thought now would be a good time. I am going to start with a disclaimer.
I am in no way an expert or a medical professional. I am not diagnosing in anyway but sharing the information that I have gathered over the last year (well, a year in November) working with essential oils. I also want to say that I am an Independent distributor/wholesale member with Young Living.
The ONLY essential oils I will promote or suggest you use is Young Living Essential oils and this is why. Young Living’s oils are pure therapeutic grade oils and to prove it, they not only test in house to make sure that each batch is up to snuff, they also send them out to 3rd party independent labs. There are many other companies out there that also say they are pure therapeutic grade (they only need to have 5% of the pure oil in there to be able to say it) but they add synthetics to make them smell better and to bring production costs down. I will put any of the Young Living oils in a capsule and ingest it, but I would never suggest that with any other company because the synthetics they may put in them can be toxic. Also, anything you put on your skin gets into your blood stream in like 23 seconds, so if I’m not willing to swallow them, I’m also not willing to rub them on my skin. One of Young Living’s most popular oils, Valor, has been out of stock for a long time (it’s nickname is Chiropractor in a bottle). Although we all find it frustrating, it’s because one of the oils in it (it’s a blend) has not passed the tests to be pure therapeutic grade and he’s working on a new farm to grow that particular tree that he needs so it will be up to snuff. If it doesn’t pass the rigorous tests, that oil will be out of stock until it does…Gary Young will not put out a less quality oil just to meet demands and that integrity is why they are the only company I will use or promote. They also don’t price their oils on supply and demand, but on how much of the plant/tree they need to make the oil. Example: Rose oil is one of the most expensive oils they make because it takes 5000 lbs of rose petals to distill 1 lb of essential oil. Where as lemon oil, one of the most versatile and popular oils there is only like $11 at the wholesale price for a 15 ml bottle (that’s 250-300 drops and you only need a drop or 2 at a time).
Now that I’ve shared a little bit of information about essential oils (and there is so much more to know…I haven’t even begun to learn all I can) and why I will only use Young Living, I wanted to share some protocols with you on infertility. I went to a class a month or two ago called “Surviving with Modern Medicine Fails”. This class is based on a book of that same name by Dr. Scott A. Johnson. This is from the About the Author section in the book:
Scott Johnson is the bestselling author of four books and more than 250 articles featured in online and print publications. He has a doctorate in naturopathy and is a board certified Alternative Medical Practitioner (AMP). His evidence-based approach to natural healing and experience conducting medical research makes him a leading expert on essential oils. One of his research focuses is the safely of essential oils, and he has published internationally on the subject. Scott draws on his wealth of experience and diverse educational background as he travels the globe to share the secrets of natural healing with those who seek greater wellness.
I wanted to share 3 protocols that he has in his book. Again, if you choose to try any of these protocols, I would only use Young Living’s oils.
Retention – Mix 5 drops each of geranium, frankincense, melaleuca, cypress, and rosemary in once of carrier oil (coconut, olive, or YL’s V6 oil) apply to tampon, insert vaginally, and retain overnight.
Topical – Massage the abdomen with 3 drops of each of rosemary, copaiba, lavender and cypress and cover with a hot compress. Apply Progressence Plus according to label instructions. Apply 3-5 drops of oregano (this is a hot oil so you may want to dilute first) thyme, basil, cypress, wintergreen, marjoram, and peppermint (layered in that order, one at a time) to the spine and massage into back on either side of the spine twice weekly.
Oral – Take a capsule filled with 10 drops of sandalwood and 5 drops of copaiba 1 to 3 times daily.
Topical – Apply 2 to 4 drops of clary sage to the lower abdomen and mons pubis twice daily. Apply 1 drop each of clary sage to the inside and outside of right ankle.
Oral – Take a capsule filled with 2 drops each of ylang ylang and frankincense and 1 drop each of fennel, clary sage, and geranium twice daily.
(I ordered these oils in my essential rewards going out today so I will take a pic when they arrive to share)
Topical – Apply 2 drops each of basil, sandalwood, and goldenrod to the inside of the ankles and on the wrists. Apply 2 drops of geranium, basil, and cypress to the lower abdomen above the penis twice daily.
Oral – Take a capsule filled with 2 drops each of ylang ylang, frankincense, basil and cypress twice daily.
These are the 3 I wanted to share today, but honestly, I would recommend getting the book, there are way more protocols for all sorts of issues in it (including fibroids, hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, and even hives Eventual Momma). Plus he goes over what essential oils are, a brief history of them (used since biblical times), the importance of oil purity and authenticity, usage and safety guidelines ( he tends to air on the side of caution and conservative), possible contradictions and drug interactions, skin sensitivity and reactions to topical usage and so much more. If you would like to order the book, you can find it here on Amazon.
If you would like more information on Young Living or to look at their products, you can go to http://www.youngliving.org/drunning. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get my contact info through the website above.
I hope that you find this information useful and that I didn’t bombard you with too much. Essential Oils have become one of my passions and except for during this whole tooth pain crap, I have pretty much replaced all my OTC’s with essential oils and all my cleaning products too. Next I need to work on replacing my personal care products…I’ve done a few…toothpaste, deodorant and hand soap, but need to work on shampoo, conditioner and body wash. 🙂 Again, feel free to ask any questions you may have!!!