I've used oils topically on my 7 yr old, but wondered about giving them
to him internally. Is it Ok to do this? Trying to build up some
strategies for if/when the Flu hits and was wondering how else to incorporate the oils? Any thoughts appreciated! Warm regards, Laura
Hi Laura, I believe oils are fine to take internally for a child - you might want to dilute somewhat with a mixing oil, or make sure that he has some food on his tummy to avoid oil burps or other discomfort. One of the moms said she diffuses on a timer set to times that the family is home - Abundant Health has electrical timers that can be set in 15 minute (or more/less) increments to attach to the diffuser. I personally would not wait for anything to hit, and begin building the immune system now - no processed foods if possible, no 'diet' anything, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, smoothies with superfoods, NingXia Red, and probiotics to build the immune system.
Suggestions for using Thieves® Essential Oil, & other Young Living products for Flu and cold prevention:
Adequate sleep and daily doses of laughter can do more good than anything - and lots of fresh pure water. HAND WASHING with Thieves Foaming Hand Soap and Waterless Hand Cleaner, and keep hands away from the face. Lots of hugs and love will also do wonders for the immune system.
I love the smell! Rub it neat on the bottom of my feet and sometimes on the back of my neck or my ears if I'm feeling puny.
Thieves also immediately gives relief from ingrown toe nails ..... for 20 years I have suffered with this. Now I put a few drops on and the toenail literally jumps away from the skin like magic.
I dilute it (My diluted bottle is 4:1) and rub it on the bottom of the children's feet when there's a sickness going around, or they seem to be coming down with something. I think some people put it on every day.
I put 5 drops in a spritz bottle with a little water and I spray the room. Its suppose to kill like 95% or more of the bad stuff.
Diffuse to purify air in the room.
Use in mouth (water-pick, gargle in water) to prevent gum disease and stop the need for a root canal.
I have tried Thieves oil every time I had a toothache, some white blisters inside the mouth area or gums. I used my fingers and sometimes a Q-tip.
For tooth or sinus pain, I rub Thieves right on the gum. It relieves the pain quickly and heals whatever infection was there.
A drop in the mouth on the throat will help a sore throat- even works for Strep throat. But it is a hot oil. You can mix a drop or 2 with honey or honey & Lemon for throat relief.
Sanitizing Spray- I use 4-6 drops of Thieves with distilled water in a 4oz dark glass spray bottle. Make sure to shake it before each use! I use it for hands, toys, tables, diaper changing stations, etc. I've even been known to use it as a throat spray if I'm inadvertently exposed to cigarette smoke or airborne mold.
For strep throat, I had great success rubbing diluted Thieves all over my throat and up the sides of my neck behind my ears. I put a drop of Thieves in a glass of almond milk and drank it several times a day.
I swim and to get rid of the chlorine on my skin, I add 3 drops Thieves® to the Bath Gel (and sometimes lemon too) and I use it as a body wash. Sometimes I put it in the bath as soak in it. Soaking works as well as scrubbing to totally eliminate all traces of chlorine!
I have found that the Thieves® oil works great for you feet if it is a fungus. Kills 99.96% of all bacteria, virus, and fungus. After your bath or shower, before you dry your feet, and while they are still wet, I would put several drops of Thieves® oil in your hands and massage it all over your feet. Then either Animal Scents Ointment, or Tender Tush Ointment, then white cotton socks, to keep the moisture in, and white cotton gloves for your hands. Often time part of the moisture we have lost, is H2O. The difference will be amazing.
With Thieves® Essential Oil, I have put a "smidge" on my tongue and held it on the roof of my mouth to relieve "itchiness" in my sinuses.
I got food poisoning! I put 3 drops of Peppermint and 3 drops of Thieves® into the capsule, filling up the rest of the capsule with olive oil which I always have handy in a little dropper bottle along with my oils. Half an hour later I was a new woman, able to dance the night away.
For a sty in the eye- Thieves ® on her toes, on the "eye points." Once my daughter had a sty on her eyelid, and we applied Thieves to the toes. (2nd and 3rd, underneath, I believe.) The next day the sty was more than half gone, and by the next day completely gone
I have used thieves spray to remove cigarette smells from the carpet.
I sprayed it directly on the carpet, it was so successful that I use it on the carpet for other odors as well.
Recently, a customer of mine shared that by diluting Thieves® oil and using that for her five year old son, within 2 days she was able to clear up his ear infection.
Before I get into a pool (don't have access to a non-chlorinated pool), I put Thieves® on each foot. I heard this can support the body against the crappy chemicals
Diabetes-I have been taking 8 drops of Thieves® oil in a oo capsule daily, and it has been regulating my sugar. It's a good idea to muscle test yourself to see how much you actually need.
We have had terrific success with poison ivy rashes using Thieves® Essentiail Oil and Purification Esential Oil. I found that Thieves actually takes care of the itching away as well as the rash. I used it neat (non-diluted) on my skin.
Thieves® has been effective in stopping arthritis pain. Rub into area of pain.
Taken internally (6-10 drops in capsule with olive oil) can stop diarrhea. Take 3x a day for 3 days if it is severe.
My 4 yr. old was carrying a heavy piece of green wood up a small banking and fell on the log with his fingers under it. He was in a lot of pain. After a promise it wouldn't sting he let me put diluted Thieves on his fingers. Immediately the pain and swelling was gone.
Within 5 min. had to remember which hand was hurt!
For Shingles: Ravensara and Thieves® in a capsule...equal parts, about ten drops each. One time usually does it...but you might need to do it for a few days.
Had decay in 2 molars and was experiencing pain, so I took a flossing tool (disposable ones you can buy in any grocery or drug store) and I would put about one half drop of thieves®, or melrose or clove but mainly I would use thieves and rub the floss part of the tool in the thieves®oil and floss in between the bad teeth so the oil would go down into the gums. Then I would put another drop of oil on my finger and rub the oil on the gums around the bad tooth and hold it there for a minute. Well I am happy to say I no longer have any pain in either of these teeth.
I use diluted Thieves® on my little girl for a huge canker sore. I have also used it on others, but that was a biggie. It helped the pain and melted the sore. It started to work right away, but took a few days to disappear.
For hand soap, I make a mixture of Thieves® Oil, bath gel base, V-6 and water in a foam bottle works and smells great!
I just spoke with one of my customers and she said Thieves worked very well for the poison ivy/oak. She said it helped dry it up and it did not spread at all.
My 8 year old daughter gets a lot of ear infections and strep throat very easily. However, she hasn't had to take an antibiotic for over a year (that is when I found the oils). She rubs Thieves around the outside of her ear and throat when they hurt. Thieves® is a hot oil but she does use it neet. It helps with the pain and evidently gets rid of any infection.
My sister had a mouth full of cavities (about 7) and she would brush her teeth twice a day with the Thieves toothpaste, Swish her mouth with the Thieves mouthwash and then apply the Thieves® Oil directly to her teeth. She did this by putting the oil on her finger and just rubbing it on the teeth. She did this for about three months and when she went back to the dentist she only had one cavity and it was almost gone! The cavity that was still there had been really bad, her whole tooth was almost eaten up. But after three months there was just a little bit of cavity left.
I was doing this for a bad tooth I took one of the tiny dropper bottles you can get from Abundant Health put pure Thieves into it and after I brushed my teeth I just dropped a drop directly on the tooth.
I eventually had to go and have the tooth taken care of because the cavity was inside the tooth with just a tiny hole exposed to the outside but the dentist wondered how I had this tooth the way it was for so long without any pain.....Thieves®! Also he said that this kind of cavity almost always gets abscessed and infected, mine never did......Thieves® Essential Oil!
Hope this is helpful,
Thieves® Essential Oil is cheaper than prescriptions
(not to mention safety, and effectiveness).........