I discovered Lavender is AMAZING for soothing and healing bug bites.
I’m one of those people who really suffers when bitten.
Let’s take mosquito bites…
When I am bitten, the bite usually gets infected and I itch (and scratch) for 3 months ending it all with a scar for up to 6 months.
In May of 2017 I discovered Young Living’s Lavender is super effective at healing bug bites.
It’s one of the reasons I love YL’s oils so much.
Now when I get any kind of bug bite, I put a drop of undiluted lavender on.
The itch is soothed immediately and with repeated applications, all remnants of that bite are gone within a week.
For me…that’s almost miraculous!
Non-toxic to you and your enviroment AND effectively repellent to bugs)
Thanks to Alysha (a member in our Facebook group) for this amazing recipe. She created a spray-on mosquito repellent to use on her little boy, her husband and some friends.
Alysha’s story below!
We went for a hike in one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever been to, Ricketts Glen (Pennsylvania). It’s got waterfalls galore.
But at the bottom of the trail, before you hit the falls, is just filled with pesky mosquitos!!
I had to QUICKLY make a DIY mosquito repellent, so I grabbed a spray bottle, put some water in and added:
Eucalyptus Globulus EO
Out of the 4 of us hiking, we had ONE mosquito! All while we watched the people around us swatting and complainin.
Alysha and I use Young Living Essential Oils and while I know there are many lovely brands, Young Living is the only one that so far has not given me headaches or made my body react negatively in some way. I encourage you to try Young Living oils if you have not had a chance.
Try a sample!
I’m happy to mix a sample Alysha’s repellent and pop it in the mail for you to try.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
There are biological and emotional causes for seasonal affective disorder. Reduced sunlight can affect our biological circadian rhythm and a neurotransmitter (serotonin) decreases. Serotonin is responsible for our emotional well-being.
Light therapy, anti-depressants and vitamin D are well-known treatments for SAD and are thought to affect serotonin. Aromatherapy is becoming popular as a treatment now because of its effectiveness and ease of treatment.
EOs can uplift, energize and calm our mood during the long winter months and can dramatically help ease the effects of SAD.
Even though spring is coming, February, March & April are still very cold and summer can feel far away! Symptoms of SAD can affect day-to-day living for those who struggle with it. Essential oils can make a huge difference.
Symptoms of SAD may include:
- low energy
- sleeping problems
- weight gain
- depressed immune system
- change in appetite
- having a hard time concentrating
- losing interest in activities you typically enjoy
My top 10 oils to support someone suffering with SAD
Try choosing a few from the list + blending them together.
For example: bergamot, orange, neroli, patchouli + cardamom
Put a few drops of your own blend into your diffuser daily.
Make your own rollerball
Put 10-15 drops into a 10 ml rollerball and add a carrier oil like jojoba oil.
Roll on your wrists, your heart + back of your neck thorughout the day
There are blends already created by Young Living that include some of these ingredients and while not created specifically for SAD, I believe would be very helpful to them.
- Inner Child
If you are suffering with SAD or a mood disorder, it’s possible I can help you find relief, either through aromatherapy, AFT or Intuitive Energy Massage + Intuitive Counselling.
I’d love to speak more with you. Book a session or free consult today.