Well, I'll be ... who knew the benefits of using essential oils could be .. well .. so beneficial?
food grade oils, in particular wild orange and lavender. The orange really wakes up my cup of tea or water. Lavender makes me drift off to sleep more easily when applied to my pillow .. and really conks me out to be honest. One of the benefits of the orange oil is as a digestive aid (and having anti fungal/anti inflammatory properties). To be more specific .. flatulence reducer. And boy, do we have a nearly grown boy that really needs some help in this area. He's had part of his colon and one internal sphincter removed due to a medical condition (Hirschsprung's Disease). Let's just say that we are no longer able to board an airplane or offer friends rides in the car with this child. I have a small air purifier in his bedroom .. to which I've taped a small flap of tissue. Each night I dab a little lavender and wild orange oil on the paper and it flutters in the breeze of the fan. It's one way to 'take' the oil .. through breathing. His room smells wonderful too. A small drop in his water glass each morning of the orange oil is taken internally. It's only been a week using the orange oil and this is what I've noticed. 1) 95% flatulence free ...2) No stench from his room. 3) No 'accidents' in his pull ups (yes .. due to surgery he wears them .. although he uses the toilet). Now this is the other wonderful thing I've noticed .. his seborrhea (adult cradle cap) that has plagued him for years is GONE .. as well as excessive ear wax. I shall report back in a week to 'see' if this miracle of miracles is still true. No more Mr. Stinky! Note Seborrhea is thought to be caused from a fungi/yeast. It's very difficult to treat in an adult. We have been using a special dandruff shampoo for Nathan for over a year and it has not even touched the healing properties that the wild orange oil has given.