How to Kick the Sick
By Terri Bonin
I was hoping to escape getting sick this winter, I really was. My health is usually above the wellness line because of all of the essential oils and supplements I pump my body full of daily, but sometimes a bug sneaks in. When that happens, I have an entire regiment that I follow until it goes away and usually I’m able to cut the recovery time way down.
Here is what I do…
I take what we like to call “The Bomb”. It’s made up of 3 drops of Thieves Vitality Essential oil, 3 drops of Oregano Vitality Essential oil, and 3 drops of Frankincense Vitality Essential oil. I put the drops in a capsule and take it every few hours. I also take a Young Living supplement called Super B and another one called Inner Defense. Since those are potent, I like to take the Life 9 probiotic supplement from Young Living about 9 hours later (give or take!) to replenish the good bacteria in my body.
I boil water and squeeze half a lemon into a mug, add about a teaspoon of raw honey, and a drop of Lemon Vitality essential oil to support my white blood cell count. I usually keep a few servings of homemade bone broth soup in the freezer for the times I’m under the weather. I heat that up on the stove and let it warm my tummy and soothe my soul (a bit dramatic but you know what I mean).
If there’s any ear pain then I take a cotton ball, add two drops of Melrose Essential Oil to it and rub the cotton ball on the outside of the ear(s) front and back. Then I stick the cotton ball just inside my ear and the pain usually goes away. Scratchy throat? I put a drop of Thieves Vitality in a large glass of water and sip on it. Pro tip: if you had a tiny pinch of Himalayan sea salt to the water then the oil binds to it and it mixes much better.
Any kind of head annoyance I run Peppermint oil on my forehead, temples, and back of my neck. It’s very cooling and seems to soothe it well. Congested? I rub R.C. or Raven Essential Oil onto my chest and throat and it clears things up for me well (same for coughing!). I also wash my hands ALL the time with thieves hand soap or the Thieves hand purifier and basically have a Thieves cough drop in my mouth at all times.
There’s no need to run to the pharmacy for meds that are going to tax your liver and most of which have sugar in them. Did you know sugar decreases your immune system’s response for approximately 8 hours!?? Why they add it to medications I’ll never know. With Young Living, you can learn to kick the sick naturally and effectively.
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Meet Terri Bonin, the author of 31 Days to Fit, 14 Days to Ignite Your Marriage, and Live, Laugh, Love, and Laundry. Terri’s 23-year union with her favorite dentist (her husband), has been prosperous in their prolific production of 10 darling children. She also holds a degree in nutritional counseling which seems to be most frequently used to persuade her children to eat their greens. Terri’s secret pleasure is sneaking away from juggling the daily tasks, homeschooling, and dating her husband to escape to her office to write for her own enjoyment. As you can imagine she has a LOT to write about!
*Disclaimer: The information above is based on my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.