Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Why I smell Like pizza sauce

I guess you could say I'm a jill of all trades, master of none, but as I learn more about natural foods and healing, I've come across essential oils.  I believe God gave us this wonderful earth to nourish us and help us grow and heal and progress in our journey here. One of the tools He has prepared for us are the plants that grow for our use and benefit.

There is SO much to learn. The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. There are over 200 constituents in essential oils that have been discovered to be of use to man, but hundreds more that are not completely understood.

Plants have essential oils to protect them and man can make use of them by extracting their oils for their beneficial properties. Most of these are steam distilled and since oil rises above water, the oils are skimmed off and used. This is my first grade understanding and definition of how it works.

Soooo, back to the pizza sauce. I found out that oregano oil has powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties. (woah is it powerful!) These past few days I've been sprinkling oregano on the bottoms of my feet with the hopes that it will kill whatever virus has been plaguing me.  I gotta say, it has definitely helped. I'm not completely free of the side effects of having a cold, but I've not had to go straight to bed with a box of kleenex..........

I just wish I didn't smell like tonight's dinner......

4 comments:

Amy said...

Mmmm. Pizza.

And feet.

Bet it smells fantastic.

Kerin said...

How blessed we are that our Heavenly Father put so many good things on this earth for our benefit :)
I too, love essential oils.
I've not tried oregano, guess I should get me some.
Hope it continues to help you feel better, and that you are back to 100% soon!
Have a happy day!

Mo said...

Love this post and love your new look Marilyn! :)

Patrice said...

I smell like Christmas: frankincense, cloves, and peppermint!