Ok so its warming up outside and there is the smell of Summer in the air.
My backyard is covered in white clover flowers and what comes with white clover flowers everyone?!?!
I want you to please visualise this – it will be way funnier.
We have chickens in our backyard and every morning the kids go up and check they have enough food and water plus collect their eggs. Now this is normally a pretty easy ‘job’ mostly because I don’t have to do it. Id much rather pay the kids 50c than do that myself.
However lately Troy (Kye and Em’s dad) has been off work healing an injury so the kids have been staying there during the week which they don’t normally do which means I have to do it these mornings and this one morning last week – I also had to take Lu (my 16mth old who is yet to decide to walk) up with me as she was in a DO NOT put me down kind of mood.
Knowing what happened I would have chosen to wait until she was napping.
For some reason I decided it was a good idea not to put on either my big gumboots or thongs and I went up barefoot.
On my way to the feeders as I walked through the clover I was hit with the most intense pain ever under my foot and literally had to start hopping – while still holding Lu – on one foot trying not to scream or swear but holy hell – its been a long time between bee stings and I had forgotten how much they burn!
I then while hopping to the fence had to somehow open the fence with one hard whilst still hopping and holding Lu and on the inside panicking that my other foot would also be stung. Lu is all the while saying ‘Dance’ to me thinking that is what I was attempting. Says A LOT about my dancing skills doesn’t it!
It was not my finest moment BUT we made it back inside and the very first thing I did was – well first I gently pulled out the stinger thingy which also really hurt – and then I grabbed my SOOTHE roller and just went to town on the bottom of my foot.
Now I know I created this product so you might think this is just a sales pitch but it was instantaneously – well – soothed! I was able to take five, find my centre and breathe which I also partly attribute to the oils as we purposely added a calming element to this blend for that exact reason.
Then about 5 minutes later – I took a dose of APIS homeopathy which actually comes from a bee sting and is the perfect at home first aid remedy for all things that burn and sting.
And I think within 15 minutes – the whole experience was pretty much forgotten, and I was back to playing puzzles.
The poor chickens did not get their food or water checked or their eggs collected until later that day but they are very forgiving – told me they completely understood. Such good hens.
Now what is it about Soothe that makes it such a useful and kinda essential at home first aid treatment??
The cooling blend takes the sting out of our Summer at picnics, beach trips and even a quiet home BBQ. Be it an ant, (OR A BEEEEEE!), sunburn, a jelly fish, or even some spikey grass, keeping this one close helps to soothe all things that sting!
Here is a wee rundown of just some of the known benefits of the oils we have used in the blend;
The queen of essential oils when it comes to pain relief and because peppermint oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, it not only can relieve pain and inflammation but can also calm the spasms that cause muscle cramps. The cooling powers of Peppermint invigorates the mind. Body and spirit and help to remind us that life is can be joyful and fun! It basically offers a short reprieve so we can brave the rough waters with a renewed sense of purpose and energy.
This little gem is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and well pretty much anti all things you want disposed of. It’s a great skin cleanser – the perfect first response for a cut or graze (diluted of course!) and has super powers when it comes to fighting off germs and foreign invaders.
Not surprisingly – it works similarly on an emotional level too helping you become aware of and to clear negative energetic baggage. There is no time for toxic relationships with Tea Tree on your side – it prefers to encourage you to make new healthy connections where you feel honoured and respected.
Ahhhh Lavender. Such an amazing oil and I so wish I loved the smell of it buuuuut alas I do not – the reason I am mentioning this here is that if you feel the same way about any oils – this is completely ok and you can always blend it with one you do love to disguise it a little as long as its complementary (we are going to teach this sort of stuff soon so stay tuned).
I do however LOVE the benefits of Lavender that are seemingly limitless.
The very first and my favourite Lavender quality is how effectively it heals. It’s so great for burns especially but applying it to any wound can not only increase cell growth causing the wound to heal faster, but it also decreases the appearance of scars. Winning.
From an energetic space, Lavender is calming and relaxing. It is frequently used for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and natural stress relief. One recent study discovered that the scent of lavender increases the time you spend in deep (slow wave) sleep. It’s also considered an oil of communication encouraging emotional honesty and supporting you to embrace your true self.
Also know has Helichrysum – this oil is all about the removal of pain – both physically and emotionally.
The pure essential oil steam distilled from the flowers of the Helichrysum plant is really an absolutely remarkable healing agent. Not just compared to natural medicines but compared to ALL pain-relieving medicines available today.
Like all essential oils it goes to the source of the pain and addresses the cellular physiology that is causing it rather than masking it (which is what options like Panadol and Nurofen do).
From an emotional space Immortelle will help restore your faith and confidence in life itself allowing you to see the blessing sometimes hidden in adversity. It basically holds your hand while you heal like a trusted supportive friend.
Pretty damn amazing hey. I am still mindblown by the properties of essential oils and I have been using them for what feels like FOREVER!
If you are still reading this then there is not much more I really need to say is there.
It’s easy to use, has super cute packaging, is well priced and the oils speak for themselves.
Well what are you waiting for?
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