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EO question...

Posted by on May. 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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Poll

Question: Which would you choose?

Options:

Basil

Bergamot

Cedarwood

Cinnamon

Citronella

Eucalyptus

Ginger

Grapefruit

Lavender

Lemon

Lemongrass

Mandarin

Myrrh Oil Blend

Orange

Pine


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Total Votes: 20

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Ok, So I'm going to be buying some EO's tonight. I need peppermint oil. It's a buy 3 get 1 free deal so I need help deciding my other 3 EOs. 


I'm thinking Peppermint, Lavendar, Lemon and Eucalyptus?? Maybe... Idk. I just use my oils for soaps, toothpaste, etc. But If I got Citronella, would that help with mosquitos? Which would be your TOP choice? I know I'm getting peppermint so I took that one off. :) 

I'm Mary married(since 10-5-08) to Dallen, mommy to Serenity(2008) & Caidence(2010). Christian, SAHM, Full- term breast feeding, Cloth diapering, Vaccinating, Anti-CIO/Sleep-training, Natural birthing, holistic loving, AP, ERF, Bedsharing/co-sleepingresearch-loving kinda mama.

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lizpoulette
by on May. 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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 I keep Tea Tree Oil, Lavendar, Clove, and Eucalyptus in the house at all times.

MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on May. 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I have Tea Tree oil. I keep that too. Just in case. I didn't even think about clove oil! 


Quoting lizpoulette:

 I keep Tea Tree Oil, Lavendar, Clove, and Eucalyptus in the house at all times.


I'm Mary married(since 10-5-08) to Dallen, mommy to Serenity(2008) & Caidence(2010). Christian, SAHM, Full- term breast feeding, Cloth diapering, Vaccinating, Anti-CIO/Sleep-training, Natural birthing, holistic loving, AP, ERF, Bedsharing/co-sleepingresearch-loving kinda mama.

jellyphish
by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM
Euc should only be used for respiratory infections, and never with young children because they have a high keytone content. Please keep that in mind.

Citronella is an incredible mosquito repellant. Lav is really food too.

Honestly, unless Mosquitos are a big problem, I'd go with tea tree. I think every home should have lav and tto.
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thundersky
by on May. 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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i owuld get Eucalyptus, Citronella, Lavender

jellyphish
by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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NM just saw you have tto already. :)
So it becomes a matter of what you specifically want to use it for.
Sweet basil makes a fantastic cleaner, and is the safest of the antibiotics (except tto, and basil is much more pleasant).
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MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on May. 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I have TTO. I keep it on hand. :) That's why it's not on the list. 

Mosquitos are a huge problem. My DD1 got staph from a mosquito bite when she was 23 months old. It was terrible. In the hospital for a week, PICC line for 6 wks after that... I don't want to go through that again, so mosquito repellants are the only chemical product I'll use around them.  Lav does that too?

I was thinking Euc for soaps for me. Like something nice to enjoy with candles and wine? Lol, Cheesy... I know. Thanks for the info. I didn't know that, about it. I knew people used it with steam, I just didn't know that it shouldn't be used with kids. 

Should I get two lavendars? I think that's allowed.  

Quoting jellyphish:

Euc should only be used for respiratory infections, and never with young children because they have a high keytone content. Please keep that in mind.

Citronella is an incredible mosquito repellant. Lav is really food too.

Honestly, unless Mosquitos are a big problem, I'd go with tea tree. I think every home should have lav and tto.


I'm Mary married(since 10-5-08) to Dallen, mommy to Serenity(2008) & Caidence(2010). Christian, SAHM, Full- term breast feeding, Cloth diapering, Vaccinating, Anti-CIO/Sleep-training, Natural birthing, holistic loving, AP, ERF, Bedsharing/co-sleepingresearch-loving kinda mama.

MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on May. 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM


Quoting jellyphish:

NM just saw you have tto already. :)
So it becomes a matter of what you specifically want to use it for.
Sweet basil makes a fantastic cleaner, and is the safest of the antibiotics (except tto, and basil is much more pleasant).

This doesn't specify sweel or not, is that a problem/something different? 


I'm Mary married(since 10-5-08) to Dallen, mommy to Serenity(2008) & Caidence(2010). Christian, SAHM, Full- term breast feeding, Cloth diapering, Vaccinating, Anti-CIO/Sleep-training, Natural birthing, holistic loving, AP, ERF, Bedsharing/co-sleepingresearch-loving kinda mama.

jellyphish
by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM
What lavenders are available? I'd just get one, it's more a quality difference than anything. Augustafolia is common and good, just stay away from lavendin.

Does it list the botanical name of the basil?
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MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on May. 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

It's the augustafolia for lavendar, so that's good. 
and it's 
Ocimum Basilicum as the botanical name

Quoting jellyphish:

What lavenders are available? I'd just get one, it's more a quality difference than anything. Augustafolia is common and good, just stay away from lavendin.

Does it list the botanical name of the basil?


I'm Mary married(since 10-5-08) to Dallen, mommy to Serenity(2008) & Caidence(2010). Christian, SAHM, Full- term breast feeding, Cloth diapering, Vaccinating, Anti-CIO/Sleep-training, Natural birthing, holistic loving, AP, ERF, Bedsharing/co-sleepingresearch-loving kinda mama.

jellyphish
by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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Yup. That's sweet basil.

Quoting MaryJarrett:

It's the augustafolia for lavendar, so that's good. 
and it's 
Ocimum Basilicum as the botanical name

Quoting jellyphish:

What lavenders are available? I'd just get one, it's more a quality difference than anything. Augustafolia is common and good, just stay away from lavendin.



Does it list the botanical name of the basil?


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