Small gifts

Now that coconut oil has returned to the shelves! I’m using it to make creams with essential oils.  Depending on which oil you add you can use them to sniff for uplifting your spirits.  In the Christian tradition we learned the wise men brought frankincense to honor the Baby Jesus.

The therapeutic oils can be used to make various sprays – like lemon for cleaning, or lemon eucalyptus or oregano to protect against tick bites (see entry 6/18/20).

Jojoba is an excellent carrier oil.  No one is allergic to it.  It’s excellent to use on your face.

According to Dr Andrew Weil, the founder of the Integrative medical program at the University of Arizona, giving some online continuing education credits, there is science and research to back up using essential oils.  I met someone using them on hospital corridors regularly years before this virus.  Not in this town.