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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Soothing My Sinus Issues The Natural Way

*First and foremost - I just want to mention that I am not a doctor and I recommend discussing this with your doctor to make sure this is safe for use. Also, these products have not been evaluated by the FDA, and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*

My body doesn't really like antibiotics. It literally is allergic to most of the antibiotic families now. In fact, my body is just really sensitive altogether. It doesn't like synthetic medication very much. It doesn't like prescription medications very much... although some have been very useful and helpful to it... the majority have not. With that being said, I've had to research and learn new ways to heal my body throughout my life. Since my mother's side of the family originate from Amish & Mennonite backgrounds and my father's side of the family originate from Native American lineage... I grew up drinking tinctures and using salves whenever I was sick or had "boo-boos." I know the powers of herbs for medicine, because I grew up using them with much success.

Recently, I have been dealing with HORRIBLE sinus issues. I'm pretty sure I had an infection with the symptoms I was experiencing as well with the "gunk" that was occurring. I didn't want to take antibiotics for it if I didn't have to (and I don't believe we always have to - only for emergency situations)... so I pulled out my bottle of Thieves Oil and decided to make some of my own medicine using clear vegetable capsules.

BeautyMindSpirit - My Thieves Oil Capsule Recipe for Sinus Issues

Thieves oil is a blended oil from Young Living that contains clove bud oil, lemon peel oil, cinnamon bark oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, and rosemary leaf oil. It's a potent blend of some of the most powerful immune-boosting plants and it helps me tremendously whenever I feel like I'm fighting off an infection, or dealing with uncomfortable acid reflux. There are so many uses for Thieves oil... you can use it to clean and disinfect your home, help soothe a sore throat (1-2 drops on tongue - careful it's spicy and hot!), use it to diffuse in the air to purify your home, etc. I highly suggest doing some more research if you're curious about more uses and benefits.

Making these capsules is a super easy task. I purchased the clear vegetable capsules and Thieves oil through Young Living. I found the ear droppers at Walgreens near the pharmacy (super cheap!), and use whatever olive oil you have on hand at home.

Here is my Thieves Oil Capsule Recipe:
With one designated dropper for Thieves oil, place 3-4 drops Thieves oil inside of capsule, use other designated dropper for olive oil to fill the rest up with olive oil.
I will take this capsule once a day or twice a day for minor issues... and up to 3 times a day for more severe issues. I pay attention to my body and I can usually learn and tell when it needs me to take it. Adjust accordingly to your own. If you taste too much of the Thieves afterwards... reduce drops to 1-2 drops per capsule.

BeautyMindSpirit - NutriBiotic Grapefruit Seed Extract & Healing My Sinus Issues

Because I was battling with something a bit more intense, I needed some extra help in my immune system department. My friend and soul sister, Andrea, told me to pick up some Grapefruit Seed Extract manufactured by a company called NutriBiotic. This is a vegan and vegetarian formula.Grapefruit Seed Extract has high amounts of disease-fighting, free-radical eliminating antioxidants and phytonutrients called bioflavonoids. It's also been associated with and potentially help with these ares:
  • Powerful natural antiseptic.
  • Antiviral and anti-fungal agent.
  • Possible anti-cancer properties.
  • Promotes the healing of wounds and scar tissue.
  • Possible cholesterol-lowering properties
  • Excellent remedy for toenail fungal infections.
  • Treatment for sinus, vaginal and topical skin infections.
  • Evironmentally-friendly fruit and vegetable wash for removing toxins.
  • Effective preventative for Candida and other forms of yeast infection.
To read more - check out this great site and post about it!

I started to feel better a day after taking this, as long as I maintained drinking it 1-2 times a day for a few more days. For adults, drop 10 drops into any liquid (I love using it in lemon water).

And there you go. I am starting to feel a lot better and my symptoms are subsiding.

You may also want to use an air purifier in conjunction with this and eat locally sourced honey - organic and pure. The honey may also help your body adjust to any sort of pollen or outdoor allergens. <3

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