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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Orange and Wild

Well, I'll be ... who knew the benefits of using essential oils could be .. well .. so beneficial?

I've been using a few natural essential oils in my home made cleaning products for the past several years.  It's nice to have that spa-like smell wafting through the rooms.  Recently I purchased some food grade oils, in particular wild orange and lavender.  The orange really wakes up my cup of tea or water.  Lavender makes me drift off to sleep more easily when applied to my pillow .. and really conks me out to be honest.  One of the benefits of the orange oil is as a digestive aid (and having anti fungal/anti inflammatory properties). To be more specific .. flatulence reducer.  And boy, do we have a nearly grown boy that really needs some help in this area.  He's had part of his colon and one internal sphincter  removed due to a medical condition (Hirschsprung's Disease).  Let's just say that we are no longer able to board an airplane or offer friends rides in the car with this child.  I have a small air purifier in his bedroom .. to which I've taped a small flap of tissue.  Each night I dab a little lavender and wild orange oil on the paper and it flutters in the breeze of the fan.  It's one way to 'take' the oil .. through breathing.  His room smells wonderful too.  A small drop in his water glass each morning of the orange oil is taken internally.  It's only been a week using the orange oil and this is what I've noticed.  1) 95% flatulence free ...2) No stench from his room.  3) No 'accidents' in his pull ups (yes .. due to surgery he wears them .. although he uses the toilet).  Now this is the other wonderful thing I've noticed .. his seborrhea (adult cradle cap) that has plagued him for years is GONE .. as well as excessive ear wax.  I shall report back in a week to 'see' if this miracle of miracles is still true.  No more Mr. Stinky!             Note  Seborrhea is thought to be caused from a fungi/yeast.  It's very difficult to treat in an adult.  We have been using a special dandruff shampoo for Nathan for over a year and it has not even touched the healing properties that the wild orange oil has given.


Laurie said...

Don't you love it when natural products work so well? Simple and pleasant... what's not to like!?

Sandy said...

So, the lavender REALLY helps you sleep?? Shaun is sleeping about 3 hours a night and some nights not at all. We are all tired, to say the least. We've tried everything that is supposed to work--melatonin, herbs, even sleeping pills short term. I refuse to have him on them anymore. We are desperate here for sleep. The doctors are clueless.

Felisol said...

I'll buy orange oil tomorrow!! Never tried it. We've got lavender soap/oil/flowers all over the house for calm/ relaxing/keeping moths away from clothes. I grow lavender in my garden.
I've used Rosemary oil to wake up/freshen up in the morning.
It doesn't contain any of the orange oil's good bowl remedies. Tomorrow we'll see what good it can do.

Mrs. Mac said...

Make sure to buy food grade essential oils if you consume them. Yes .. I put a drop of lavender oil on my finger each night .. rub it across my pillowcase .. and I'm in lala land. The Mr. sleeps much better and more soundly during the day after working the night shift if I put some his pillow AND do the same as for Nathan's air filter/fan in his room.

Kathryn said...

I have a place on my upper lip (a couple of them) that i've been told are almost certainly skin cancer. (My skin is so fair that i've burned there many times.)

I used a lot of things to treat this, including orange oil (food grade, essential for all of these) thieves' oil, oregano oil, and myrrh oil (i'm allergic to lavender). I used several other items as well. It stayed irritated and angry red. I did these treatments for 2 weeks (using other salves to help it calm down inbetween).

I I also went entirely sugar-free during this time (i still use stevia), including grains. I hear cancer LOVES sugar.

'm now using only the healing salves, and it seems to be clearing up. I do have an appt with the doc i work with the end of March, but if it continues to heal at this rate, it will be entirely gone by then.

Essential oils rock!

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,

Great to know, and it helps with ear wax? I'm going to the health food store this weekend, I will pickup the orange oil one can consume. I've used lavender oil to help with sleeping by placing a little on our sheets.

Thank you for the information, please continue to post on the benefits of the orange oil and how it helped your son.

Mrs. Mac said...

I've used lots of brands of essential oils and the doTERRA is the best by far to date that I've tried. As to the ear wax, I have not put oil in the ear .. so if the wild orange EO is helping, it's doing so systemically.

Mrs. Mac said...

Kathryn .. I hope you continue to have healing. Let me know how you progress.

We used to not want to take Nathan ANYWHERE for over an hour or two ... last Sunday he was out all day and in the car without any 'gas' problems. I'm continually amazed each day that passes. His problem was going on for years.

Mrs. Mac said...

We're in our second week with Nathan taking the orange oil .. still 95% improvement!

Anonymous said...

hello there Mrs Mac
thank you for posting about orange oil, very interesting.
Re Sandy and the sleeping issues, after many many sleepless nights over years my friend (and other folk) has started taking magnesium tablets and using a magnesium spray and it works!!!. She has tried everything going but magnesium has given her full nights sleep over the past week, the first in years.
God bless
Helen UK

Anonymous said...

Good morning from England Mrs Mac!
In the post yesterday arrived my Doterra Orange oil bought on your reccomendation, we started using it yesterday, thanks for the tip!.
God bless you today
Helen UK

Mrs. Mac said...

Good to hear Helen in UK.