Here's what essential oil users that I PERSONALLY know have to say as regards their experiences with the products:
Kim - "I use essential oils for aromatheraphy and cleaning my home, as well as using them on myself. I love how they smell and like the fact that I'm not using chemcials in my home or on me. I especially like Peppermint and Eucalyptus for cleaning - so fresh and clean! I've had success using YL Peace and Calming as well as Valor to help ease anxiety over working with a difficult co worker. I simply rub a bit of the oils on my wrists and breathe in deeply! I also use YL instead of perfume - I doubt I'll ever go back to wearing perfume. I have an uncle who swears by PanAway; he's had great success using PanAway to ease tenderness in his feet. He also uses PanAway on his horse's legs to help ease stiffness - he's a big YL oil fan."
Kathy - "Five years ago I adopted a very timid Jack Russell Terrier that I named Charlie. He was so fearful that he wouldn't come into the kitchen to eat his food from his dish - I had to hold him on my lap and feed him from my hand. I also felt that he never really "enjoyed" our walks (like my other dog) - he always lagged behind and didn't seem interested in sniffing around, etc. I started using Valor oil on him because it builds courage and confidence. I was unfamiliar with essential oils but after having Charlie in our home for three years and seeing little improvement, I had nothing to lose. I put a drop on my hand and rubbed it over his heart every morning; within a week I began to notice a change in him - he actually appeared excited to go walking. After two weeks of using the Valor oil with Charlie, we were walking one day and Charlie stopped to smell something. He was so intrigued by whatever he had found that he pulled right of his collar so that he could linger awhile longer - I couldn't believe it! Charlie will continue his daily regimen of Valor as long as he lives.... "
Judith - "I was recently introduced to essential oils when I discovered a large lump on my dog, Freya's neck. The very next day it was even larger, so I took her to the vet; the vet couldn't determine what was causing the mass and referred me to a specialist who recommended immediate surgery. The diagnosis was a blocked salivary gland; these grow very quickly and can become life-threatening because they block the breathing passages. Karla mixed up one of her "special blends" for Freya - she covered all the bases because of the acute nature of this health challenge. In just 24 hours after the first application of the oils, the mass is already softer - I hope that this means it is breaking down and moving out. Freya may still have to have surgery because the mass is still growing, but I will continue her oil regimen, to prevent this from recurring. I just wish that I had been able to start using the oils earlier."
Linda & Cubby.... in process and doing great! Will post the specifics in the near future...
Janette & Chu2 - Chu has a vigorous ear infection that is causing her to itch and shake her head relentlessly. While we are unsure what specifically is causing her discomfort, we DO know that yeast is one thing (she smells like a "yeast dog"). I mixed up a bottle of "Ear Spray" for her... this concoction will kill yeast, bacteria, and mites - so no matter what she has growing in those ears, it will be gone before xmas. As an added bonus, the spray can also be used on her butt; she has been "scooting", and likely has a colony of yeast there as well.