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post #21 of 99
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Originally Posted by Jessmcg
I have a question. My SIL is deathly scared of flying. My ILs are taking all of us (kids, spouces, ect) to Hawaii for 2 weeks over Christmas. I would like to make her something that would help on the plane, any ideas? I have a bouttle of Rescue Remedy, but any EO ideas?

Thanks!
You could make her a neck pillow (one of those curvy ones) and fill it with lavender (I would use it whole, not the EO). Or you could buy one for her, and maybe scent it with the EO, but be careful not to overdo it!

Mostly, tho, I would hold her hand. Or make sure someone does. Help distract her (if that works for her) or help her remain calm and focused if that's what works. DO NOT allow anyone to make fun of her fear (it doesn't sound like you would, but other people on the plane or the stewards might... tho they are usually gentle and kind to people who are scared.)

HTH!
post #22 of 99
I either get my eo's from Whole foods (aura cacia and wyndmere) or www.mountainroseherbs.com.

One bad experience that I forgot to mention in my previous post was the time I used jojoba oil as a hand lotion. It worked really well but the skin on my hands became addicted to it very quickly. My hands would get sooo dry until they got there fix. So I stopped and made them detox . Has anyone else experienced anything similar?
post #23 of 99
Subscribing...

So far I've only used lavender (love it) and TTO (hate it). Just learned about Bergemot and am going to try it mixed with alcohol for deodorant. Hope to learn lots here.
post #24 of 99
bump...
I found some sweet almond oil (I got it a few months back and forgot why) in a cabinet the other day...what are the uses for it?
post #25 of 99
Nice Thread!!!

I'm so completely new to Essential Oil, and this thread has some great info!!

I just ordered my first eo's from mountainrose, someone here provided the link. Awaiting eagerly for the products. I ordered Almond oil, Lavender oil, Orange Sweet oil, and some other herbs!!! And also white clay & castile soap liquid looking forward to making my own shampoo!!!!

Anyway, thanks for the thread! Very helpful!
post #26 of 99
Hi, you can purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs AND support MDC from this post here.

HTH someone!

~Katherine
post #27 of 99
Hi mzfern, I ordered before I posted here.

Thanks for the link, next time hopefully!
post #28 of 99
Hi Everyone, I just subscribed to this thread because everyone is offering such great info! I have a question about EOs and pets. I read that use of EOs in the house can be toxic to cats. I use lavender in my diffusers and I have two cats in a very small house. Is there a safer EO I could be using? Thanks!
post #29 of 99
Great thread!

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with Kobashi oils? www.kobashi.com

I bought several and am not so sure about them. I don't have a lot of experience with oils but about 6 months ago bought some from Young Living and really liked them.

Kobashi came recommended to me - my friend said Young Living was totally overpriced. But I have to say that the Young Living oils smell a lot better then Kobashi.

But this newbie doesn't really know much of anything.

Any opinions?

Okay, and I'll add one of my favorite uses:

1 cup baking soda
3 tbs cinnamon
5-10 drops orange oil

Great cleaning product for your sinks! Also I sprinkled it in all my shoes last week to make them smell better and to freshen up my closet. Loved it!
post #30 of 99
I love lavender & citrus scents. I'm so glad that I found this thread, because I just had a freak thing happen yesterday! I was using my candle diffuser with "fir needle" (it smells like pine), when my dh called me down stairs to in a very unhappy tone! The glass part where the water & oil goes broke! In a circle where the flame probably was concentrated! I'm so mad. I want to smell that lovley christmas pine scent! Now I don't have anything to burn it in! I do have a wax tart melter thing but it currently has wax in it! Can I use this once the wax is gone?
post #31 of 99
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Originally Posted by EricaLeigh
I love lavender & citrus scents. I'm so glad that I found this thread, because I just had a freak thing happen yesterday! I was using my candle diffuser with "fir needle" (it smells like pine), when my dh called me down stairs to in a very unhappy tone! The glass part where the water & oil goes broke! In a circle where the flame probably was concentrated! I'm so mad. I want to smell that lovley christmas pine scent! Now I don't have anything to burn it in! I do have a wax tart melter thing but it currently has wax in it! Can I use this once the wax is gone?
: Good question...
post #32 of 99
Bumping! Craving more EO chat!
post #33 of 99
Since this is the essential oil thread, can we make a list of EO's to avoid while pregnant or nursing? Or other warnings?

I'm not pg right now, and dd is close to weaning (I think), but this is information I wouldn't mind having readily available. I use some natural cosmetics (like Aubrey Organics) which have a number of EOs in them. And too often I find myself having to search out individual EOs from a number of different sources just to make sure that they are "safe". Very time-consuming.
I find myself sticking to tea tree oil and lavender mostly right now.

So how about if you find some info, share it here, and then we can compile a list?

I have some info from one source, and if you all don't mind, I'll go ahead and post it.
post #34 of 99
Great thread. I'm semi-new to eos but am happy to see that I use it much the same way as people here. Something not yet mentioned yet - I use a few drops of lemon oil in olive oil as the carrier as a furniture polish. It works great.

jkg, I heard the same thing. My friend who started using eos at the same time as myself found a website warning about using eos around cats. I was in the midst of figuring out whether it was true or not when sure enough, one of my cats died within a month my starting to use eos. Not only that, my friend's cat died within a month or two after that. They both had different illnesses, but I thought that was too much of a coincidence. My other cat, however, did not die. But I had vastly reduced my use of eos after the first one died. I'm also not living with her anymore (I just got divorced and the cat is really the ex's and he does not use eos at all).

I would love to see more referrals for sources for eos. I was just going to order another batch. A friend of mine wrote me an email with several websites. I'll check it and post them here. She saw a naturopath who claimed that the people making the eos marked their personality onto the eos themselves, and he had specific people he liked to buy from. That's a bit much for me, but I definitely believe there are better and worse eos. I've definitely been trying to stick with organic eos. If pesticides are bad, then it is really bad in the super-concentrated eos. But they're expensive too, and that's an issue for me.
post #35 of 99
What happened to this thread? It fizzled out! I'm going to try & revive it!!!
post #36 of 99
Quick EO question: I want to add lavender and/or tea tree EO to my vinegar/water cleaning solution. I'm using a 12-oz spray bottle, and wondering how many drops of each I should add. I can't smell, but DD and DH can, so I don't want to overpower them, and obviously, won't know myself.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
post #37 of 99
anyone have any more info on the cat/eo problem?
is it only certain eos, or all, that are toxic to cats?
post #38 of 99
I'm new to EO use, but here's how I've used 'em so far:

TTO: a few drops in my all-purpose cleaner
in DS's wipe solution
on bug bites

Ylang Ylang: one drop on my skin as a perfum (don't know if I'm "supposed" to do this or not--but one drop isn't overpowering)

I buy EO at a local natural food store. The Ylang Ylang is from Aura Cacia. I'd love to try the perfum recipe on the bottle:

2 drops ylang ylang, 3 drops geranium, 12 drops patchouli, 1 drop cassia bark in a mister.
post #39 of 99
Does anyone use a nebulizer to diffuse their oils? How does it work? Do you go through alot of oils with this method?
post #40 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Realrellim
Quick EO question: I want to add lavender and/or tea tree EO to my vinegar/water cleaning solution. I'm using a 12-oz spray bottle, and wondering how many drops of each I should add. I can't smell, but DD and DH can, so I don't want to overpower them, and obviously, won't know myself.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
For my 32oz. bottle of vinegar/water (equal parts) wonder spray, I put in probably 40 or 50 drops of TTO. The scent is fairly strong (albeit nice -- like "fresh cut grass or something," according to DH ), but DH does *not* like the smell of vinegar and this way there's nary a trace of it!

HTH...
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