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Essential Oil Stories – Lavender Oil

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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Andrea

When my oldest son was about five years old, he started having dry hands when winter would start. I really didn’t think too much about it and cream seemed to help them feel better by the next morning. That seemed to be the pattern for two or three years.

About two years ago, the dryness began to get worse. His hands weren’t just dry, they were red and painful. Sometimes they would crack and bleed. I ended up having to speak to a doctor about it and she prescribed a cream that included a steroid. This worried me. I would certainly prefer to not put steroids on my child’s skin! His hands hurt, though, so we did try it. The first time we used that cream, it worked. But then it didn’t. In fact, it worked for only a couple of days.

By this time, my son was putting cream on morning and night and carrying a bottle with him in his book bag. We tried cream with the steroid, cream without the steroid, almond oil, more olive oil in his diet. In the meantime, we were told that he had eczema, but were not told of anything that would help. With steroids being in the news so much lately, I have since learned that prolonged steroid use can cause immune suppression and increase the risk of bone fractures. I can’t take back the use of the steroid cream, but I can look for alternatives.

This past summer was the first time that his dry hands did not ease up for the warm weather. All summer we were working with the creams but it seemed that his hands looked worse. They were red from the knuckle area to just above his wrists. The skin was warm and very dry to the touch. It got to the point where they felt scaly to me and that was pretty scary. This is not what a person’s hands should feel like, much less a little boy’s hands.

Now, though, after going to a Green Smoothie Girl nutrition class in Raleigh, I had some new ideas that I could incorporate when thinking about helping these terrible, dry hands. I began rotating several different doTERRA essential oils mixed with almond oil so they would spread more easily.

By the first morning, his hands began to look better. The redness began to recede first. His hands started to show softness that had not been there before. On the third day, he came to me and commented that when he had used the creams,  they always burned for a while after he applied them. The essential oils and the almond oil, though, didn’t burn at all. It hurt me to hear that the cream had burned him each time, but I felt so good thinking that these new oils we were trying were working and feeling good on his skin.

It has now been several months on this new regime. We used many oils to get hands to a place of healing and now he uses a little lavender each night.

I know that these oils have helped his skin, boosted his immunity, hopefully counteracting any damage that came from the steroid cream, and that the lavender has an added benefit of helping him to relax at night. The sense of relief I feel in the positive “side effects” instead of the worry about the steroid cream and other creams that didn’t help him any way, is immense. I feel a lot of gratitude in finding doTERRA’s essential oils to treat my son’s eczema.

I would love to share, with you, the protocol we used to get my son’s hands looking normal!

Andrea Morgan from Winston Salem, NC
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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Juan

Lavender has been amazing for sleep. One drop on the pillow at bedtime is all I need for those nights I have trouble falling asleep. I wake up feeling rested and renewed–without the side effects of over-the counter sleep aids.

Juan Romero from Oakland, CA
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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Andrea

Lavender Oil is so versatile. I use it on my soles to sleep and to inhale when I am stressed. My dog loves it too. I have a sometimes aggressive dog (who was abused by his last owners) and lavender helps him chill. I use 1 drop on two of his paws and it calms him when he is especially stressed.

Andrea Burke from Missoula, MT
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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Jex and Jamie

doTERRA essential oils truly do prepare you to handle all of life’s mini emergencies! Our hearts broke when our young son took his first serious fall and had a large red mark on his forehead to prove it. Expecting it to swell up and bruise, we immediately applied a couple of drops of Lavender to relieve the pain and aid in the healing process. We then re-applied the Lavender a few more times throughout the day. The results were dramatic! The next morning there was no swelling or bruising, just a faint yellow line signifying the end of the healing process! We were beyond impressed with the healing powers of mother nature!

Jex and Jamie Trithart from Victoria, BC
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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Jex and Jamie

Prior to using doTERRA’s Lavender essential oil, our infant son was not a good sleeper. He rarely napped for longer than forty-five minutes, was not sleeping through the night and refused to sleep anywhere but his crib. We reached our breaking point on a trip out to Denver to see my sister. Instead of sleeping on the flight, he cried for almost two hours straight! Lucky for us, my sister had a bottle of Lavender ready when we arrived. We began applying the essential oil to the bottom of his feet prior to his naps and bedtime. The Lavender proved to be both powerful and effective! We immediately noticed an improvement in his sleeping habits. He began taking longer naps and started sleeping through the night shortly thereafter. To top it all off, he napped the entire flight home! One passenger commented on how she didn’t even realize a baby was on board. She said we were lucky to have such a good sleeper! Ha! Our well-rested baby has a new-found happy disposition, earning himself the nickname ‘Sunshine Boy’!

Jex and Jamie Trithart from Victoria, BC
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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Angela

I bleach my hair and usually for a week after my hair is fried. So I decided to make a deep conditioner. I slathered my hair with coconut oil and a few drops of Lavender and Geranium and let it sit for a half hour. After washing it out I didn’t have to use my usual conditioner or styling products to tame the frizz. Now I deep condition my hair at least once a month just so I have super soft manageable hair.

Angela Fischbach from Gladstone, OR
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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Angela

I don’t know why it took me a month to try this but I am amazed how well it worked. My 5 month old would fight, sleep and cry for at least half an hour every night before falling asleep so last night I rubbed lavender oil on the bottom of her feet just before bedtime. She fell asleep so peacefully tonight and last night. I’m kicking myself for not doing this as soon as I got my oils. They really are amazing!!

Angela Fischbach from Gladstone, OR
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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Julie

My bathroom cabinet used to consist of headache medicine, first aid cream, ear drops, allergy pills, cough syrup, cough drops, etc. Within a few weeks of attending the Medicine Cabinet Makeover session, I have ordered my oils and all of the above mentioned medicines have been replaced. I have three young children and the oil that I use the most, with them, is Lavender. It has made such a difference in our lives. Every cut, bruise, scrape or burn gets oil on it. Instead of the kids going to the medicine cabinet when they get hurt and asking for ointment or band aids, they go to the cabinet with my oils and ask me to apply it to their wound. It has provided comfort and healing to all. Just the other day, I burned myself while cooking. Typically I would run cold water on the burn and it would hurt for a while. But when I put the Lavender on it the pain was instantly gone and it the burn healed so well. I was babysitting a neighbor boy and right before the mom brought him to my house he fell down his stairs. So he showed up on my doorstep with his mom and a nice bruise under his eye. It had just started turning red and purple. I applied Lavender and Deep Blue every 20 minutes on the bruise for two hours. I literally watched the bruise improve right before my eyes. When his mom came to pick him up three hours later she was stunned at how well the wound looked. The puffiness had gone down, and the color had improved. it was amazing! I love that I can treat kids with a natural solution. That gives this mom great peace!

Julie Donatini from Ashland, OH
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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Marsha

I love animals, but have an allergy to cat dander. The other day I was visiting a woman interested in our wonderful oils. She had a beautiful calico that liked me. When I left the house, I could feel my eyes start to itch. I got my first-aid kit out of my purse and rubbed a few drops of lavender on the bones around my eyes. It took care of the problem immediately. I love these oils and the many, many healing effects they have on our bodies.

Marsha Patterson from Saratoga, CA
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Lavender Oil – A Healing Story by Angela

My son loves doTerra almost as much as I do, so I decided to let him make his own blend to spray in his room. He is four. I let him pick a few oils that he liked the best and then mixed them in a spray bottle with some water. He chose Lavender, Geranium and TerraShield. Those were perfect choices because we have been seeing sugar ants in the house so the TerraShield will help keep them away and Lavender is calming. He now likes to spray his room right before he goes to bed and I’ve noticed he doesn’t wake up like he used to. I know it’s because of the oils he chose.

Angela Fischbach from Gladstone, OR
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