Lavender: The Swiss Army Knife [part 2]

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~Just to Just to review, you can use Lavender for:

-minor burns in the kitchen
-sun burns
-antihistamine responses on the skin
-bug bites and stings
-dry skin
-diaper rash
-antibacterial uses including scrapes and blisters
-anti-fungual uses 

I also promised to tell you my suspicions about how his feet got this bad! I think it’s important to treat the skin on his feet but even more important to try and prevent this from happening again. So I started looking for clues and honed in on the gym that he works out at. Why the gym?

My best guess is that this is a reaction to the chemicals that the showers at his gym are being cleaned with. Within the past month, he has increased his workouts to 5x per week. This means he gets up at the crack of dawn and sweats his butt off. Then he SHOWERS every single morning before leaving to go to work at the gym. It’s literally the only place that he is barefoot during his day. My first clue was the fact that neither the kids nor I had anything similar going on with our feet. This ruled out our home as the culprit. I also brainstormed all of the places he is shoeless and that list is quite short. We’ve decided to buy him some shower flip flops to see if we can prevent this. 

Since becoming a member of Young Living, I have learned the importance of protecting our feet. Why the feet? Because they have the largest pores in the body, which also means they are the largest receptor sites for anything that our feet come into contact with. This is why we recommend slathering the oils all over the bottoms of the feet! The oils will be absorbed, through the large pores and be delivered throughout the body within 24 minutes.

This also means that anything negative, that we don’t want inside our bodies, should be avoided in places like our showers, our kitchens, our floors and our lawns. Yes, our lawns! I’m very persnickety about how many days need to pass before I will let my kids play on our lawn after it has been sprayed. We absorb all of the household chemical cleaners through our skin as it is the largest organ in the body, and most often through our feet. This is also the reason behind the Thieves household cleaner. It’s ingredients are safe enough to drink, and more than safe enough to absorb through the pores on the feet. I use it for everything in my home minus the windows and laundry detergent and it’s highly concentrated so a little goes a long way. If you love the smell of Thieves oil, this smells the same as it has the same essential oils in it to kill viruses and bacteria from your household surfaces. 
If the flip flops don’t work as prevention, I may just donate a bottle to the gym owner. 

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