In our house, I have a magic potion that seems to fix nearly everything under the sun.
What it Fixes:
When someone has a tummy ache, especially due to gas, I just rub this “potion” on their tummy and within 30 or so minutes, the issue is gone.
When someone has a headache, I rub this on their temples and it is gone in an hour.
When hubby needs a massage to relax before bed, I put this on his back and it soothes him to sleep, plus the blend makes it to where it isn’t too greasy on his back but stays smooth enough to last through a massage.
When someone has an achy muscle, I rub this on them to make it feel better.
When I can’t sleep because of restless legs, I put it on the bottom of my feet and it helps calm me down.
Just one note: it is not recommended for babies under the age of 3 because peppermint (one of the ingredients) can be too strong for babies’ lungs. I personally use my mixture on my 22 month old because it is diluted so much and I try to keep it away from my son’s chest and throat. But I eased him into it by first using it on his feet and monitored him closely. But that is your own personal decision to make, but please be very cautious. I would not use this on a very little baby at all. If you want to play it safe, don’t use peppermint at all, but instead use extra lavender. I have a separate container of m my lavender+coconut oil blend and I rub it on my son’s jaw when he is teething and he stops fussing within MINUTES.
Research For Lavender and Peppermint
This stuff is wonderful MAGIC! But its benefits are backed by significant research. Lavender and Peppermint have some great properties.
This video is what really convinced me. It is a sample of a researcher’s blood before applying lavender essential oil, and then afterwards. Compare what the blood sample looked like at :25 in the video with it at 1:25.
How to Make It
What is awesome is how EASY it is to make this SuperMom potion that will help you SAVE THE DAY for your family members (or you!):
I just take an old jar (here I used an old massage lotion jar, but you could even use something like an empty Bath and Body works 3oz candle–I’m making some with those next!).
I fill it up with coconut oil. I love this stuff because it is semi solid at room temperature, but soft enough for you to dip your fingers into and smooth on a back. Its kind of like butter at room temperature, but not as greasy, a little more chunky, and you won’t smell like something that should be smeared on toast.
I microwave the coconut oil for 30 seconds.
I then add EQUAL parts of lavender essential oil and peppermint essential oil (I use a therapeutic grade oil made by Young Living). The amount will vary depending on your container and the concentration you want. I did 20 drops each here (to 1.5 cups coconut oil) because the container is so large. I start conservatively, then stick it in the fridge to let it cool faster, and then I put some on and see how I like the concentration of it. I tend to keep mine a little less potent than I would prefer, simply because I don’t want it to be too strong on my kids. If I want it more potent, I just pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then add equal parts of peppermint and lavender. I give it a little stir and then put it back in the fridge to solidify (you can just let it do it naturally at room temperature, but I’m impatient).
What kinds of home remedies do you swear by?