Immune Strength is one of those oils that you don’t think about much… until you really, really need it. And then, oh, you’re so glad it’s there!
When someone in the family starts showing the first sign of a cold, we reach for this oil and begin immediately treating the whole family. We have used it in a spray bottle (mixed with water) as part of an antibacterial hand spray and to clean doorknobs and light switches.
I also use it as part of my DIY Cell Phone Screen Cleaner.
Note: Because this oil blend contains several hot oils such as Cinnamon, Oregano and Clove Bud, it’s really important to blend this oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil if you plan to apply it topically, such as to the soles of the feet.
Eucalyptus has a strong, distinct scent, which makes it ideal for helping with respiratory issues (especially with loosening phlegm), in natural cleaning remedies and as an insect repellent. It is also used in some of Rocky Mountain Oils’ pain relief blends as a way to calm muscles.
When blended with Fractionated Coconut Oil, Eucalyptus can also be used topically to help relieve pain from dry, irritated skin.
It’s recommended that Eucalyptus not be used with children, however.
Instead of using Eucalyptus with kids, try using Myrtle. I’ve been experimenting with Myrtle more and more lately, and this oil has quickly become one of my new favorites!
Myrtle is fantastic for helping with respiratory infections and breathing issues. We also diffuse Myrtle (and/or Eucalyptus and Peppermint) in our children’s bedrooms at night when they have a cold to make breathing easier and promote fast healing.
It also is great for any skin blemishes and can be used in natural beauty skin regimens to combat oily skin areas. When used aromatically (in other words, in a diffuser like this one), Myrtle has been shown to help improve moods and to promote restful sleep as well.
Grapefruit has a lovely refreshing scent that adds a nice brightness and lifts the spirit. It is good for dealing with stress and mental fatigue.
That’s why, when one of my kids is dealing with the grouchies, I apply a few drops of Grapefruit with Lavender to their wrists and have them take deep breaths inhaling the scent. In fact, one of my children carries a rollerball with a Grapefruit/Lavender combo diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil in order to encourage a good attitude.
Grapefruit is also a bright and refreshing oil to add to a natural household cleaner.
Note: Grapefruit oil is phototoxic, which means that you shouldn’t apply the oils to the skin within 2 hours of being in direct sunlight.
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Purify is my saving grace (truly) when odors lurk in our home.
It’s a great blend for cleaning, especially as a way to freshen the air. There have been many many times where we’ve been traveling and Purify has saved the day by removing those gross mildewy, musty or just downright stinky smells.
Let’s just say that Purify is also helpful for dealing with that lovely “teen boy” bedroom scent (if you have one, no further explanation is needed!), or if you have cats and your kids wait a little too long to clean the litter box. Ahem.
Consisting of Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Lavender, Myrtle and Citronella, Purify was created especially to kill fungus, airborne germs and mold (and who wants that in their home! Yuck!).
I adore this healing oil as a way to rapidly repair tissue! I recently used it in combination with Peppermint (in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil) with great results in order to help heal some strained muscles in my knee.
Helichrysum is another strongly scented oil, so a little goes a long way and it’s best blended in a carrier oil if applied topically. Helichrysum is also an amazing blend to use after any skin injury (I blend Lavender, Helichrysum and Tea Tree in a rollerball with Fractionated Coconut Oil and use it for owies).
I recently used Helichrysum to effectively treat a bloody nose. My mom had told me that one drop applied over the nose instantly stopped her bloody nose, and surprisingly, I had a bloody nose the next day and found that worked for me as well! My daughter also tends to get bloody noses when there’s a weather change, and we regularly use Helichrysum to help her.
Mom’s Essential Kit: A Great Way to Get Started Using Essential Oils
Want to see how these 10 essential oils can change your family’s everyday life too? I’d highly recommend getting Rocky Mountain Oil’s Mom’s Essentials Kit which contains all 10 oils/blends.
Using essential oils doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating! Start with some of the uses I have here, and then experiment to see what works for your family.
Also, make sure you download the free Essential Oil Cheat Sheets I’ve created for these 10 oils!
With 31 different recipes for health and cleaning, it’s a quick and easy way to remember which oils work for each of the daily situations we all encounter as moms!
Note: Please follow the links for each individual oil listed here for any cautions or side effects, especially if you are applying to children or if you’re pregnant or nursing. I’m not a medical or holistic practitioner, and any usage suggested here is based on my family’s own experiences and thus is not professional medical advice.