Two things today:
My goal is to get as many followers of this blog that I can. So my deal is that when I reach 100 followers, I'm going to start having giveaways once a month of my featured oil for the month. Is that too much or too little? I'm always looking for ideas for this to make it a informational, entertaining and popular blog. So please, feel free to give me your ideas and comments! Please spread the word so we can get lots of people following the blog. Then the fun will really begin!
Update on my daughter: So I haven't written about this yet, but my daughter has had some skin issues since she was a baby. She is now almost 5 and it is getting worse! We've tried lotions, even prescription, but it always comes back. I thought at the beginning that it was just dry skin, but over the last year, we've used enough lotions and stuff that it shouldn't be getting worse, it should be getting better. So, because of my own issues with yeast, I've done a lot of research on candida, or yeast. Turns out, yeast overgrowth can cause so many problems on the outside of your body. I also learned that just because you get rid of the yeast on the outside, it isn't getting rid of it on the inside and can only be done naturally because antibiotics don't kill yeast. So, after a lot of searching and asking questions, I've deducted that my daughter's skin problem is a candida problem. So, finally, I'm going to put her on a little cleanse to help clear it out. I would post pictures but the rash is mainly on her little bum. Though it has been spreading down her legs and around her shoulders and elbows. So I started her on a candida cleanse, but I couldn't get her to swallow a pill or drink the oils in some water. So I went and got some Agave sweetener, and we call it honey. I put some on a spoon with 3 drops Melaleuca, 2 drops of Oregano and 3 drops of lemon and she takes it twice a day. She doesn't like the way it tastes, but is great and takes it anyways. She chugs water as soon as it gets in her mouth. Oregano is a hot oil and so it burns a little bit on her tongue and her lips. So we just rub some extra virgin olive oil immediately after taking it on her tongue and around her mouth and within a minute or two, she is just fine. She's been taking it for almost a week now. I also made her an oil concoction to rub on her body in the morning and at night. It has extra virgin olive oil to provide some natural moisture, melaleuca, lavender, geranium and a few drops of balance. After almost a week of doing this twice a day, her skin is looking so much better! It isn't as dry and her rash is going away! I love it! My daughter loves using the oils because lotions would actually hurt her when she'd put them on, they'd sting. Oils don't do that.
Yay for progress!