I’m still here. I am. Just busy as heck.
Not only busy but feeling like I’m lacking on topics to blog about. Until tonight at supper that is.
We were eating and my 3 year old daughter, Abby, started talking about her bath that would follow dinner that she shares with her 1 year old baby sister each night.
“Hmm… which oil drops should I have in my bath tonight? Maybe eucalyptus since we have runny noses. Or maybe lavender so we can relax. Or, Mom, what’s that one for headaches again?”
“It starts with a ‘P'” I prompted.
In the end she chose to have a few drops of essential oil of lavender in her bath water. One of my favorites too.
I think essential oils are some of the world’s best kept secrets. Nothing cures a headache for me better than some peppermint oil on my temples, nothing makes a bath feel as relaxing as adding a few drops of lavender and the girls always benefit from a bath with eucalyptus oil when they are sick. Or a drop or two somewhere in their beds to keep their noses clear at night.
I don’t know a whole lot about essential oils, besides the ones I have. I’d love to own more since I know that so many of them are theraputic, some are great to use as perfume (since I don’t wear commercially made perfumes anymore) and some are good to keep in the first aid kit, like Tea Tree oil.
If anyone is interested in learning more about the oils, finding out what each type of oil can be used for, etc. this website might be a good place to start:
You can mix and match them and make really nice combinations for perfume, to use around your home or theraputically. Bergamot is a very popular one for emotional well being and another one that I’d like to own.
Some of them can be quite pricey to buy, such as oil of oregano, but since they are so concentrated, a drop or two can really go a long way.