For the last week and a half, I have been battling a rather mean case of allergies/sinus issues. It has been so bad that I am absolutely sure that it was a sinus infection. My face felt all jammed up with junk. I couldn't even bend over slightly without having a pounding headache. Any kind of noises (like the millions kids make) were torturous. This is a seasonal problem that can usually be thwarted with Sudafed. Sudafed doesn't completely do the trick, but well enough to take the edge off anyway.
This time, nothing seemed to be working. My mom even suggested that I put ginger into hot water with a little lemon juice and honey. That seemed to do something for about 5 minutes, but probably not worth the horrible taste. I managed to do it several times a day, which tells you just how bad I felt.
Yesterday morning (Saturday), I was basically at my whit's end and coming to the realization that a trip to the doctor on Monday would be a necessary event. That morning, I happen to see one of my close friends. She is into essential oils. I have a few friends that are. I like the concept, but haven't really thought about investing money into them. I hadn't even thought about asking her if they had some for this. I just mentioned how horrible I have been feeling. She offered to give me a little sample of one called Breathe.
I put a little dab on the bottom of my nose/top of my lip. She also had me rub a little on my feet at the base of my toes. To my complete & utter amazement, I instantly felt a slight edge come off of my headache. Right then I was convinced that it was worth buying. I figured at the very least it would get me through the weekend. I got a bottle from her, which incidentally was much cheaper than even a co-pay to the doctor. She told me that I should usually dilute it with coconut oil. That is easy since I use lots of coconut oil anyway.
I left her house around 11 am. About an hour later, I felt well enough to do a little grocery shopping with BOTH kids (something I normally avoid especially on Saturdays). I applied the oil to my upper lip a few times throughout the day and was able to come home and clean-up my house. I struggled with that all week since bending over was KILLING me. By the time I put the kids in bed, I actually was excited that I felt fairly normal. I have continued to apply small amounts today and am still SHOCKED by how well I feel. I can even breathe!!!
I have absolutely NO plans to sale it, but I am suddenly a huge fan of the Breathe oil by doTERRA.