Don’t EVER leave home without your Lavender essential oil!

3575I absolutely LOVE Lavender for so many different reasons! After this week Lavender will now and forever more be my go to first aid oil!

This past weekend my family and I spent our weekend like any other summer weekend…at the lake {My mom lives on a local lake}

We arrived at the beach and unloaded our umbrella, chairs, blanket and towels. The kids were very excited to start swimming and immediately jumped in! My ears were filled with the sweet sounds of  “mommy look at me” & “mommy I’m going under water!” Then those sweet voices were broken by Simon’s {he twin} blood curdling scream of pain! “My toe! it HURTS!” was all we could make out! I grabbed him up out of the foot of water he was standing in and we stunned and horrified at his food gushing blood! He toe was cut opened…and DEEP…there was too much blood to see if it went to the bone! We quickly wrapped and applied pressure while my husband ran to get our medical kit. As he ran past a family near by the woman hurried to her car with him…turns out she was an RN!!! What were the chances! They both arrived back to Simon and me and we accessed his toe…it was bad…After cleaning his wound and adding 2 drops of {neat} lavender we wrapped it tightly to stop the bleeding, and headed home…fully expecting that we would be heading to urgent care for stitches.

toeHere are some pictures of the progression of Simons toe. {* please note that I made the decision not to post the picture of his toe right after it happened it is very gory}

When we arrived home Simon was in a really good mood, which made the redressing of his wound very easy {he was nervous he was going to see blood 😦 } my husband and I were both jaw dropped stunned at what we saw under the original gauze… Not only had the horrible profuse bleeding stopped but the wound was almost totally sealed up!!!! What in the world? How did this happen? My husband and I both looked each other and smiled at the same time said “lavender” Being married to the most accident prone man I know, we knew that this was not “normal”!! Wounds like that DON’T look like this within an hour! But, heck we were happy! I honestly think if we would’ve taken him to the urgent care they would’ve looked at us like we were the biggest freaks and not believed that the wound had been so deep and so gaping!

So why did the lavender work? Well, it’s because lavender is a natural antiseptic! In the past we would use antibacterial ointment or something of that nature. I have two little boys, an accident prone little girl and I’m married to an extremely accident prone man! I have seen my fair share of cuts, scrapes, gaping wounds and I’ve got to tell you, I have never in the past 15 years used anything that has stopped the bleeding and “healed” as quickly and painlessly as the Lavender oil did! I know this from experience in gaping wounds, when our oldest was about 11 months old when he fell and he cut his head open, it was a nasty gaping wound! It took it weeks to heal even with stitches. The wound that Simon got on his toe was WAY worse than our eldest head!

Oh, and by the way what cut his toe was a horrible giant jagged rock that somebody had thrown in the shallow swimming area. When I found it I actually thought it was a broken wine bottle that somebody had stuck down in the sand because it was so sharp!

So the moral of my story? Like I said before, don’t ever leave home without your lavender essential oil, you never know what could happen and when you’re going to need it!

And… Please check the swimming area before you send your kids into a lake! I never would’ve expected this rock to do such horrible amount of damage!

Do you  love your Lavender?

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

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For the LOVE of Frank!

Hey guys! I know I’ve been MIA! A lot has been going on and some big changes are happening! One of these changes as that my husband is going back to school!!!! Starting Monday he will be working on his bachelors and MBA!! We are so excited! For years we prayed about him going back to school to complete his degree but every single time he would start pursuing it God would close the doors…it just was not the right time. Well! God open the door and he opened it big and he opened it fast! Ok but that’s not the reason for this post…Lets talk Essential Oils!!

For weeks I have been educating myself as much as I possibly can on our journey with Young Living Essential Oils!! Honestly, I didn’t really think it was possible to be more in love with our young living essential oils but…I totally am! AND my hubby is 100% oil obsessed too! He has been sharing with a number of his friend about some of his favorite! Love it!

Let’s talk about some Oily awesomeness!

frankFew weeks into our oily journey I started hearing tons of oily ladies talking about how they LOVE Frankincense for their skin. At the time the only experience with Frank was for coughs. {Yes it’s awesome}
I found myself very intrigued by using it on my skin particularly on my face! One really cool thing that I learned about frankincense is its ability to heal scars! It also can help confirm and tighten skin okay I know I’m not that old but I’m not getting any younger… and I mean come on who doesn’t want younger looking from the skin?? 🙂 so after learning all of this I thought ‘what the heck I’m to give this a try’
Wow! Can I just say frankincense is like magic in a bottle!! I’ve been using it for oh I don’t know a little over six weeks now on my skin I have seen a few difference, even skin tone, tighter skin, softer skin and brighter skin {sometimes I feel like my skin looks really dull} Who doesn’t want that right?!? I’m not a huge face makeup wearer, I really don’t like to. Often I just wear tinted moisturizer and maybe some translucent powder. I’m now totally and completely confident going out the door just as I am!!! Let’s talk a little bit more about the fact that frankincense helps heal scars!  It was really put to the test this past week when my forehead totally broke out… really bad {I think it was directly correlated with hormones and the fact that honestly I had been going to bed really tired and not using my frankincense night cream} but there it was when is horrible nasty blemish almost right in the middle of my forehead 😦 nothing helped I use makeup to cover it up and I just felt like everything made it look like this huge flashing neon sign! I know a lot of you just laughing out exactly what I’m talking about!! Well after a few days of nothing helping enough was enough, I put one drop {neat} of frankincense directly over the blemish. I kid you not within five hours it was no longer as red no longer as dry and no longer as visible! Within 24 hours it went from being unit is kind of blemishes that is like a little red knot to a tiny slightly pink spot!!

Frankincense and coconut oil night cream:frankCoco

  • Two Drops of Frankincense
  • Pea size dollop of Coconut Oil
  • Rub between palms then apply all over face and neck!
  • After rub hands together so they get some of that frank goodness!

Psst Add a drop or two of Lavender for yummy wrinkle fighting goodness!
The last thing about frankincense but I want to share with you isn’t it amazing ability to help remove warts! Four years my husband has had a wart on the side of his ring finger. It’s not very big were words and it is flesh colored but it’s still really bothered him because he could feel it. So of course I was thrilled when I read about some success in a few of the ladies that I know who used frankincense to help remove family members warts. One night shorty after reading the success I applied one drop (neat) directly onto his ward and rubbed it. The day we did the same thing once in the morning and once at night. The next morning my husband was stunned to find that the wart was almost invisible to the eye it no longer was a bump!!! We continue to do this one more morning and night and I’m pleased to say that the wart is totally gone!! Frank wins again!!!

Ooh Guess what?! Tomorrow afternoon I will be getting my very first Young Living delivery after receiving my premium starter kit!!! Eek! I’m so excited because it’s a pretty big order with oils I’m REALLY excited to use!  * I have had a ton of subscribers ask if I will do a video about the products…I don’t know if I’m brave enough for that…BUT I will for sure have a post all about the awesome oils I got!

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

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Not quite ready? To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils HEREAlso check out the Oil Droppin Mama section here at The Life in Bloom!  Please don’t hesitate with any questions!

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