Message from the President
Greetings friend, and welcome to the May Comfort Connection!
I never realized how great essential oils were until I got sick. I rarely get sick, like once every 3 years or so. But last month I was working too late and not eating enough; I could feel whatever I had was pretty serious. I sensed a deep infection in my chest that was more or less trapped. Breathing was difficult and coughing didn’t seem to be an option. I lay in bed, racked with pain and fatigue.
I don’t believe in taking antibiotics anymore. They don’t just kill all the bad bacteria, they kill all the friendly bacteria in my gut that I need! I have more good bacteria in my gut than cells in my body. I need those! So going to the doctor to get an antibiotic wasn’t really an option for me.
I’ve been dabbling with essential oils, and have a small collection. I researched which ones were good for cough and chest infections. According to Dr. Axe, the following are good for cough: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon, and Oregano. I had 4 out of the 6. I mixed those 4 with fractionated coconut oil that I got from Melaleuca in a little bottle with a rolly top.
This concoction became my best friend. I rolled it all over my check, my neck, my forehead, and the back of my neck. INSTANT RELIEF! Within minutes, I could calm my frenzied body. My hair was a bit of an oily mess, but, well worth it!
I used a diffuser beside my bed at night. My favourite mixture was Lavender, Lemon, and Rosemary. Once I turned on the diffuser and lay in my bed, I noticed an instant change in my breathing. Instead of being afraid to breathe in case it turned into an unproductive coughing fit, I could relax and breathe deeply. I could literally feel the healing oils seep into my lungs and HEAL ME as I slept. What an incredible feeling. In fact, I slept through every night for 2 weeks. Once I thought I was better, I took a break from turning on the diffuser. This was a mistake: that night I woke up coughing for the first time in the middle of the night! I guess I wasn’t quite better.
We are also fortunate enough to have a steam shower in our home. With a few drops of Peppermint and Rosemary on the steam head, my daily shower was transformed into instant relief and energy boost for the day!
I used to think essential oils were just something refreshing and nice that also had some healing properties. In speaking with a naturopath last week, she said essential oils are very potent and could be dangerous if used incorrectly. Essential oils are to be taken seriously. My thoughts on essential oils have been radically changed. Essential oils are radical healing aids.
If you are a caregiver or not, it's important to take care of yourself. Maybe me sharing my experience will help you to see how you can make essential oils work for you. If you are interested in learning more, Dr. Eric Zielinski
is who I got a lot of my information from.
Be in health!
President & CEO
Comforts of Home – Care