Essential Oils for Mastitis

Essential Oils for Mastitis

If you’re a Facebook fan of Yankee Homestead, you may have seen my post last week:

Here’s the latest from the Homestead…I have mastitis. Fun times. The good news for all the oils enthusiasts out there is that I am successfully treating it with essential oils (no antibiotics!) and will share all the details on the blog soon. Stay tuned…

It most definitely was not a fun time.  I had the whole shebang–fever, chills, shakes, light headedness, and a hard, swollen, red, painful area on my left breast.  Man, did it hurt!  But I weathered the storm with my trusty oils and am happy to report that after six days, I’m completely out of the woods.  My mastitis is gone, and I never had to resort to antibiotics, or even Ibuprofen.

Hooray for essential oils! Continue reading

Essential Oils for Summertime

Essential Oils for Summertime

Happy summer!  

Warm weather means bugs, boo-boos and body odor {yikes}, but no longer must we rely on those old products with harmful ingredients.  I love using essential oils to replace first aid and personal care items–they’re easy to make, great-smelling and safe for the whole family.

Just in time for summer, check out this round up of my favorite ways to use essential oils as the weather heats up… Continue reading