antibiotics, right? Â Isn’t that what’s normally used to treat strep? Â I know from experience that by not treating strep, complications can arise so it cannot go unattended. Â Recently, I was having a busy week with a busy weekend coming up. Â I woke up on Thursday with a bit of a sore throat and an achy head. Â Thinking that it was allergies, I used some lavender by filling capsules and ingesting them. Â The lavender helped a bit with the sinus issues but my throat and head were still bothering me. Â The next day it was worse and, not wanting to admit that I was sick, I tried to brush it off. Â I was determined not to let this, what ever it was, ruin my plans for the weekend. Â By late afternoon, I began to realize that I did not have a choice. Â I had a rash, I was tired, my throat hurt, my head hurt and I had a fever. Â I was sick – Ugh! Â Out the window went my weekend plans and into bed I went.
Strep is a bacterial infection. Â I did not know that I had strep but I knew that my oils would help. Â Essential oils have strong antibacterial (and antiviral) properties so I used a combination of oils which I applied on my throat and on my head. Â I also diffused various oils and ingested them. Â (If you have read any of my other posts, sorry for the repeat but….. ) I only recommend using and ingesting Young Living oils. Â I say this over and over because it is really important for people to know that essential oils are not created equally. Â It is important to know your supplier and their manufacturing practices. Â You can see my “Why choose Young Living Oils?” page for more information about the quality of Young Living oils.
Please note that I am not a medical doctor and I am not prescribing a way to cure strep. Â This is just what worked for me.
Here are my golden rules when using essential oils:
- Use what you have. Â I used what I had on hand which was thieves, frankincense, melrose, panawayÂ and a few others. Â If I had oregano I would have used that as well.
- More is more (at least that is my philosophy with oils). Â Throw everything you can at an illness as soon as you can. Â I waited a bit too long to get started. Â Next time I’m showing no mercy!
Of course, I got plenty of rest and drank lots of water. Â I also took lots and lots of vitamin c as well as vitamin D, omega blues, Ningxia Red, and Life 5 probiotics. Â The best part of having therapeutic oils on hand is that you don’t have to wait to go to a doctor in order to feel better. Â When I realized I was sick early Friday evening, it was not a great time to see a doctor but I was still able to help myself start to feel better over the weekend.
Unfortunately, we can’t just run out to the store if we are sick and pick up a bottle of pure, therapeutic grade essential oil. Â To find the best oils you have to go to the internet. Â To find the very best, from a company Â that is dedicated to quality and that has a large variety of singles and blends as well as personal care products and supplements then you have to order from Young Living. Â If you wanted a good start for home remedies, my first choice would be the Everyday Oils Kit. Â See my 3 part post starting with “A Natural Apothecary with Young Living Oils – PartÂ I”. Â The oils in that kit can be used for fevers, headaches, muscle pain, allergies, bug bites, bruises, burns, stress, sore throat, and as a sleep aid. Â And those are just someÂ of the uses for the oils.
If you want to learn more about how to get started using Young Living Essential Oils Â see myÂ âHow to Order Young Living OilsâÂ page for more details.
Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils. Â You can find more posts at www.younglivinglife.com