Waiting for nightly oil application! Feet up!
Woah it is May already and 10 days in. Sorry for the huge delay. My sister and her kiddos just left our house so we were a busy busy household for a week. I'd already planned for the oil of the month to be Roman Chamomile though so I feel pretty happy that I don't have a huge decision to make right now.
Roman Chamomile -
We use this oil at least 5 times a week, probably most weeks even more often. It is a wonderful oil for kiddos. It is a great calming oil, and a nice oil to use for pain. It helps bring my kids back to a much better place if they are feeling upset about something. It is great for relaxing in general. It is a common bedtime oil at our house, Simon always asks for his oils for sleeping and this is one that I throw in the mix. I like to rub it on Simon's back when he's drifting off to sleep at night. And I put it on Gus's feet usually. He's a little bit more sensitive to smells than Simon is. This oil is a great alternative to Peace and Calming but I actually combine them if my kids are feeling restless at bedtime - which usually seems to happen when they are overtired.
I know I tend to talk about my kids a lot in my posts, but please know that these oils have the same effect on adults, I like to talk about my kids so that you know they are safe enough to use on kids. This particular oil is actually very safe for babies. This is a great oil for colic (so is Dill). It is recommended that this oil be diluted for children under the age of 6, but I don't dilute it with my kiddos, I probably would with an infant though. Dilute with olive oil or Young Living's V-6. Reminder : Don't dilute oils with water, if you have any sort of discomfort with an oil don't use water, use an edible oil!
I talk a little bit more about Roman Chamomile in my First Aid Kit post. It is great for pain relief, fevers, teething pain, muscle spasms, insomnia, constipation, rashes, eczema and earaches. You'll notice there will be some overlap between the oils, they may be good for the same things, that's the coolest part about using therapeutic grade essential oils for healing you treat the actual symptom. This oil is also great for calming and soothing anytime. The smell might take a little bit of getting used to but after I knew how incredible the effects were the smell is one I've grown to love.
While my niece was here she had a rough afternoon where she was coming down with something she had a little fever and was just lethargic and tired. We put some Thieves on her feet and put Roman Chamomile on her forehead. She fell asleep within minutes and when she woke up she was a brand new girl. We'd decided if she was still feeling really bad when she got up and if she was feverish we'd put some Peppermint on her feet, but we didn't end up needing to do that.
I've seen this oil work time and time again with my kids so I definitely recommend it as part of your first aid kit.
Roman Chamomile is anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and antispasmodic. It is a good oil to combat digestive and liver ailments - it detoxifies your blood and liver. It is great for skin regeneration, restless legs, acne, insomnia, and depression.
This oil can be directly applied to the afflicted area or diffused. Some good oils to pair Roman Chamomile with are Lavender, Clary Sage (not for kiddos), Rose or Geranium. Geranium was last month's monthly oil so if you want more info on this powerful oil check it out on the blog.
Speaking of the blog - if you become a reader you'll be notified when I post something new, a notification will show up in your inbox - I do a lot of extras during the month in addition to the monthly oil emails.
Ordering: If you need something this month please let me know, my autoship already processed but I'll get it on someone's autoship and to you as quickly as possible.
We (Shane and I) are doing the cleanse - haven't started yet but hopefully by the next email I'll have a full report for you. It is the 5 day nutritive cleanse. A cleanse is a great thing to do seasonally, and this one I haven't tried yet, so I'll let you know how it all goes.
Discussion group fell through the cracks last month. Sorry! I'm thinking it might be fun to have it at my house this month. Maybe the week of the 17th-21st (next week already!). Does a certain day of the week work better for you than another? Anna and I have also been talking about a business building meeting - so we'll try and do that this month also, maybe that same week? Date suggestions anyone? I'd like to know who would be interested in that meeting as well.
I am also going to host a class at my house this month - for those that have never been able to attend a party or would like to come to another one as a refresher. It'll be about 2 hours long, please feel free to bring a friend that has been interested in hearing about the oils or just yourself, and RSVP to me. It will be on May 25th at 7PM. I'll email my address to those that RSVP.
Please contact me with any questions and as usual I have oil books at my store if you are in need of one.
Happy May - a little bit late.