Most of the posts on this blog are based on studies or newspaper articles showing how essential oils can help us live a healthier life. All of that is really important to me but, at the end of the day, what matters to me most is my family. When I do something or find something that helps my family I feel like I have done my job well. I feel like I got the brass ring so to speak.
Just over two weeks ago my son, who is 5 years old, fell at school while he was at recess and broke his nose. Thanks to the lousy reception I get on my phone I did not get any messages for some time. There I am at the gym just getting into a run on the treadmill, thinking of going a bit longer than usual, when I finally get a text from my husband saying he is on his way to urgent care. Needless to say I’m in my car in 60 seconds driving 5 mph in the pouring rain (Seriously???? I live in the desert!!!! ).
I get there and they are in x-ray so I have to wait a few more minutes. It’s been almost 2 hours since the accident and it is such a relief for all of us, me, my husband and my son when I finally do see him. I give him a big hug and just hold him for a bit, and when we were all settled I took out my "secret sauce". On my drive up I was trying to remember what essential oils I had with me and I was hoping that I had lavender because that has worked so well with bruises and swelling in the past. When I opened my bag I realized all I had was a bottle of valor. When I was at convention Dr. Minke noted how good valor was for bruises and swelling so I had faith in it even though I had not used it before for that purpose. Immediately, and I really mean immediately, after putting a drop, maybe two, ofvalor on his face, both my husband and I could see that some of the swelling went down.
There really isn’t anything they can do for a broken nose, they don’t set it and there is no cast to help it mend. After trying to give him some Tylenol, which he has never liked, they said there was nothing else they could do. It was too late for ice, which he would not have taken anyway, so we finished the paper work and headed home. Over the next week I went on to use either valor, lavender or copaiba on him when ever I could. Basically, I used whatever I had near him when I thought about it. Of course, it took some time for all the swelling to go and of course he did get some purple bruises around his eyes. But, in less than two weeks his nose had set and the Dr. said it would take about 4. His teachers, the ENT Dr., the nurses and many others have all commented on how quickly he has healed and how surprised they were that the swelling and bruising weren’t worse. I smile and say to myself – I got the secret sauce!
Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils. You can find more posts at www.younglivinglife.com