Eucalyptus Essential Oil Can Help Clear A Stuffy Nose

Bottle of eucalyptus oil from Up Nature.Put a couple of drops of this Eucalyptus Essential Oil from Up Nature in a pot of boiling water, and inhale the steam. Your stuffy nose will start to clear up pretty quick.

It may take a bit longer if it is really bad. You can put the oil in a diffuser too, and it will help a bit, but not as much as the steam.

It can help some if you put a bit on cloth and sniff it too. Or put some on a cloth under your pillow case at night, to help keep your nose clear while you sleep.

The smell is wonderful too. It can help lift your mood.

Diluted oil can be applied directly to the skin, and is often used in soaps and lotions.

It is supposed to be very helpful in repelling ticks if mixed with lemon extract. I’m gonna try that come spring. We are overrun with ticks here in NE Arkansas. If that keeps even a few of them off it will be worth it.

Eucalyptus oil also has some antiseptic properties and makes a good mouthwash.

According to WebMD more research is needed to find out just how useful it can be for things like Arthritis, Asthma, and headaches.

Just be very careful not to use it undiluted on your skin or by mouth.

It does work great for stuffy noses. I have been using it for that the past week. And it makes the house smell good.  Mixing it with peppermint oil really helps.

I like this oil.

I received a free product to review.

GERD and Apple Cider Vinegar

A while back the Chief Blonde over at Still Blonde After All These Years posted about how she managed her GERD and stopped taking Proton Pump Inhibitors. She said she was using Apple Cider Vinegar to control it and had managed to stop taking the PPI.  She posted some information about the possible side effects of PPI that were pretty scary. Besides they are more expensive than vinegar. She made the point also that it HAS to be Apple Cider Vinegar. Regular vinegar isn’t the same.

So after reading this I decided to try it. I tried her recipe at first but I can’t see how in the world she stands that. Two teaspoons at a time is just way too much for me. So I halved it. I have been using it for just over a month now and have had no huge flare ups yet. It seems to be working for me.  It should be noted that I also need to lose some weight and stop drinking so much coffee. Both of those things would help a lot according to a couple of medical information websites. Those websites are PubMedHealth and WebMD.

I have raised the head of my bed a bit but not as much as they say to. So I’m gonna have to get my husband to fix that. Maybe put another board under the head of the bed. After reading all the possible damage you can have from this I am even more glad I read the Blondes post.

If you haven’t ever visited her you should go read that post. And while you are there check out a few of her fashion posts. She posted recently on how to wear a Maxi dress  if you are over 45. Good stuff for us older women…and yes you younger ones will need to know this someday too!

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