This is a fun blend. It’s definitely minty. If you’re breastfeeding, you need to stay away from this. Mint essential oils will decimate your supply. So I guess if you’re trying to wean, rock on. I first started using this blend (diluted of course, I err on the side of caution with that one) for my asthma. I’ve had asthma for over thirty years now, it’s not a new thing. My asthma is greatly irritated when I get sick or have allergies. Every few years I’ve gotten really sick, with a nasty cold making it’s way down into my lungs. It’s something I prefer to avoid, to be honest. When I start feeling sick, or a cold may be trying to make it’s way into my lungs, I’ll slather this all over my chest and neck. When I keep on it, and keep applying it, it greatly helps. Between this and my thieves blend, I’ve managed to keep colds out of my lungs for a few years so far (knock on wood!).
As an added bonus tip for those of you suffering from colds, I use bee pollen as my antihistamine rather than OTC meds. Bee pollen doesn’t dry out mucousal membranes like OTC meds do, and it typically takes effect in 15-30 minutes. That’s as close to magic as I can get, and I very much appreciate it. I’ll get into more cold/sickness tricks I have, along with my typical go-to’s for seasonal allergies (which I’ve also had for over twenty-five years) in future posts.
How I use it for pain? I’m lucky and rarely get headaches. But when I do, this is what I turn to first. I found out it’s efficacy on accident, I was too lazy to go find another essential oil blend, but had this one right by me and ready to go (asthma!). So I rolled it on. Headaches starting at the base of my neck? On my temples? I roll this blend on, and the pain calms down within 15-20 minutes typically. Lasts for a few hours, then reapply as needed. I like the short use-life of my remedies – I can easily see if something was just a one-time issue, or ongoing and needing a different approach. My 13yo has also used it for headaches with good success, too. I think also my sister? Again, I’m only going to sell products I’ve used myself, and let my family and friends use. If I don’t feel comfortable with it, I’m not going to sell it.
Anywho. You can find the Breathing/Pain blend all by itself, in the tiny, cute little roller bottles, soon to be available in 5ml and 10ml roller bottles. Possibly upon request.