I haven’t dabbled much with essential oils until recently, when I learnt about some of the medical benefits of eucalyptus essential oils for prevention of common flu from Grace of Geranium. Anyway, I ended up getting one to try, given the current H1N1 virus outbreak and it was put to good use because my son fell ill with a fever last Friday, which later progressed into a mild flu. Additionally, I went out to grab a bottle of tea tree oil essential oil because I remembered Grace telling me about how tea tree essential oil can be used for fever and flu.
Chest and back rub
To cut a long story short, my son is now recovering except for his runny nose. I used tea tree essential oil as a rub on his chest and back with a carrier oil while eucalyptus was used in his bath and dabbed around his bed to help clear his nasal blockage. Although I can’t say that he’s better because of the essential oils I used as he was also on medication, but I think they helped him got better a lot faster.
Other usage of essential oils
So now my interest in essential oils is definitely piqued and I’ve been checking out how to use these. In fact, I managed to put the new tea tree oil to good use by in some DIY stuff, apart from using it as a spot treatment for pimples. Both the eucalyptus and tea tree oils are really potent but the only problem is, both are not exactly what you would call as aromatic. I guess some people like the herbal smell but they’re really very strong to most people.
Well, I’ll be sharing how else I’ve used the oils soon but if you have some success stories from using essential oils, I’ll be keen to know!