I recently received a goodie bag from Debra Ehmke, who is the girl who is providing the RSpace Yoga and Wellness studio with all sorts of essential oils.
I have dabbled *a bit* in the essential oil treatments, but haven't ever found one that worked for me. I do have to admit, this is a different company than I have previously tried oils from, so that may or may not make a difference.
Yesterday, I was supposed to help one of my closest friends in her moving process (She got her first house! Yay! Super excited for her). A few hours before I was supposed to head over, I started to feel sick. I handed the kids of to their dad, and took a nap, hoping I would feel better. If you know me, you know that me handing over parental duties means I felt pretty horrible.
I had a pretty intense stomachache, and felt very nauseous. In fact, I went to bed with a bucket. When I woke up, it was the same thing. Pain, nausea, just overall ill feeling.
I remembered that little bag she had gifted me, and called her up.
"Please tell me that peppermint oil will help! What do I do? How do I use it?"
She told me a few options:
1. Rub a little on my temples, careful to not get it into my eyes.
2. Put some on my feet.
3. Put a drop on the back of my hand, lick it, and hold it in my mouth for a minute (but warned that this was for the brave).
I chose to do #1.
It smells WONDERFUL. Obviously, if you like the smell of peppermint, you'll enjoy the scent of this. It kind of reminds me of Christmas in some way.
I feel like it opened up my senses as well. In the same way that everything seems brighter when you take off your sunglasses, my sense of smell was invigorated.
But most importantly:
Within 30 minutes (and it was actually probably much less), my nausea and stomach pain were completely gone.
So overall review? This works. I didn't think it would (like I said, I've tried some oils before, and they were junk in my honest opinion). I'll definitely be keeping this in my medicine cupboard, right next to my garlic mullen ear oil that I've fallen in love with! I think I'm starting to enjoy these non-traditional medicine remedies!
I have not been compensated in any way to provide this review. As a matter of fact, she has no idea I am writing this, and will be surprised when I share this with her (I'm sure).
If you are interested in trying some, she would be happy to help you out with your needs, and I'll post her link below.
Jillian Shanahan is an online job coach, mentor, and teacher.