Pain Relief

Pain?

Who has Low back pain? I DO! After carrying around my sweet boys all day, doing the laundry, yard work and other house hold tasks my back is pretty toast! I am also a Physical Therapist Assistant during the day, I do all of my exercises (and you should too!) but the pain still lingers.

Based on this randomized clinical trial the use of Ginger Essential Oil with massage was an effective treatment for low back pain and should be considered by medical professionals!

I tried it out and was very impressed with the results. It is not a long term answer but it defiantly cut the pain!

Some other awesome DoTERRA options I have been using are the following:

I also use the DEEP BLUE RUB: the oil is not as effective for me as the RUB so I suggest trying it if you have not had success with the Oil. Comment below if you want a free sample!

From DoTERRA Directly:

Ingredients
Wintergreen: With chemical components that provide renewing properties, Wintergreen oil is often used to provide a warming, soothing massage after physical activity. Along with it restorative properties, Wintergreen also has an uplifting, fresh aroma that can stimulate the senses.

Peppermint: Peppermint oil is known for its energizing properties, and gives Deep Blue Rub a minty, invigorating scent. Commonly used to promote alertness and stimulation, Peppermint essential oil lends itself to the cooling, refreshing nature of Deep Blue Rub.
Ylang Ylang: As mentioned, the Deep Blue Rub formula is designed to moisturize skin without leaving it greasy or oily. Ylang Ylang oil has long been used to improve the appearance of skin, and offers soft, gentle properties for the skin in the Deep Blue Rub blend.
Eucalyptus: Like Wintergreen, the chemical makeup of Eucalyptus oil makes it a renewing essential oil. Along with its renewing properties, Eucalyptus is also known to promote feelings of relaxation, which make it an important ingredient in Deep Blue Rub.
Helichrysum: With countless benefits for the skin, Helichrysum is a helpful oil to include in any blend to help promote moisturized, soft skin. In addition to its benefits for skin, Helichrysum oil holds renewing properties that provide a soothing sensation upon application.
Ylang Ylang: As mentioned, the Deep Blue Rub formula is designed to moisturize skin without leaving it greasy or oily. Ylang Ylang oil has long been used to improve the appearance of skin, and offers soft, gentle properties for the skin in the Deep Blue Rub blend.
Cautions
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use on wounds or damaged skin. Do not bandage tightly after application or use with a heating pad. Keep out of reach of children to avoid accidental ingestion. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

 

Copaiba under the tongue: I was skeptical about internal use but OH MY GOODNESS this works amazing! Check out this Breakdown of the science here. 

Also HERE: It is suggested that the naturally occurring sesquiterpenes present in the copaiba oils seem to be responsible for the anti inflammatory response.

Copaiba Essential Oil is most exciting as it’s an extremely versatile oil and there are many ways to incorporate it into your life…

1 – Most of the body can benefit from Copaiba—it supports the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and immune system. To take advantage of these benefits for any of these systems, add one to two drops to water, juice, or make your own tea by using warm water and honey.

2 – Copaiba blends well with Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Frankincense, or Ylang Ylang. Use any of these oils that appeal to you and create your own personal fragrance in a roller bottle. (Fill the rest of the bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil.)

3 – Keep your skin clear and clean while reducing the appearance of blemishes by adding Copaiba to your toner or by applying it directly to skin before applying moisturizer.

4 – When you’re facing a stressful day ahead or feeling worried, diffusing Copaiba’s woody scent can help calm any anxious feelings you may be experiencing.

5 – Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to take advantage of the antioxidants—the substance that stops potential damage to your cells from oxidation.

What will be the first way you use your Copaiba essential oil?

 

 

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Relaxed Clean

Today is my day off from work and I am stuck at home waiting for the longest time slot appointment ever from the septic company for our inspection. So, I am cleaning. I guess I will be productive if I a hostage at home!

I used our On Guard cleaner for the counters, I added lemon and peppermint into our steam mop (Smells good but oils are damaged when exposed to heat so no cleaning properties), and I vacuumed the floors ( I add peppermint and orange oil to cotton balls and suck them up first to make the vacuum clean and fresh).

The focus of my post however is the new blend I create today! I am so excited about it, it smells amazing, purifies the air and keeps everyone in the house nice and balance, 2-year-old included.

I think I have made it pretty obvious how much I love DoTerra’s Grounding Blend. We use it daily diluted for our 2-year-old to balance his emotions, for me to be more patient and we even diffuse it to make our little dog less anxious ( the jury is still out on this last one).

Balance can promote a whole-body sense of relaxation, may help ease anxious feelings and evoke feelings of tranquility and balance.

Purify is a blend we like to diffuse for its refreshing aroma, the fact that it can replaces unpleasant odors and clear the air and how it may protects against environmental threats.

We use purify for our toilet bombs, fabric spray and our air deodorizer (can you say stinky diapers?)

According to DoTerra Eucalyptus oil has purifying properties that can be beneficial for the skin and for cleansing surfaces and the air. Studies have shown that Eucalyptus is effective in helping lessen tension.

Lastly we have an oil that is quickly becoming a new favorite (let’s be honest I love almost all of them) Copaiba.

This is a newer oil that DoTerra released last year. The primary make up is 60% beta-Caryophyllene or BCP which binds to CB2 receptors which are found mostly in the immune system. According to this study Copaiba does not have toxic effects and may be useful in treating pain disorders.  Copaiba can be comparable to CBD but 100% drug free with zero risk of containing THC and 100% legal.

I added this to our diffuser today to help me with my back pain while cleaning and I have no pain! I will do a very detailed post on Copaiba but I wanted to give you a little sneak peek on the research I am doing and how amazing it is!

 

Have a wonderful clean and pain-free day!