When Bruce told me that he was not feeling well, I went into “fix-it” mode.
I pulled out the vitamin C and Tylenol, and then I texted my closest friends and asked them to pray. Three of my friends suggested trying essential oils. My phone was dinging all day with suggestions of concoctions that would help Bruce ward of toxins.
I must slather frankincense with coconut oil on his chest.
I should consider rubbing eucalyptus with lavender on his feet.
I could mix a roller ball with something called Thieves blended with oregano and rosemary. This should be applied to the upper back and neck every hour on the hour.
My sweet friend was kind enough to put a special flu bomb recipe together for me and even poured oils into capsules for Bruce to swallow.
At the end of the day, Bruce ended up super congested anyway, but his chest smelled like a salad dressing for almost a week.
He did love the diffuser I bought though. I knew I had a convert when I called him from work, and he informed me that he had taken it with him into the garage.
We’ve decided that we love our diffuser. In fact, I now own four of them. (Okay, I may have gone a little overboard with the Essential oil research, but when I am stressed I apparently start buying things on Amazon as a coping strategy.)
Besides making the house smell fabulous, the point of diffusing the essential oils is to rid the house of toxins and evil elements in the air that will suck the life out of you. (At least that was my interpretation of it.)
Here’s the thing, toxins in the atmosphere can impact my well-being.
Over the last two weeks, I’ve become quite a chemist at creating essential oil formulas to help dispel the poisons.
This morning I was reading in Ephesians, and I learned that Paul had a few formulas of his own.
How to Diffuse Love in Your Home
- Be humble: Don’t demand your way. Give preference to others.
- Be gentle: Rather than bulldoze over your loved ones, let your words be seasoned with grace.
- Be tolerant: Remember that no one is perfect. We are all sinners in need of God’s forgiveness. Be patient with the weaknesses of your fellow man.
Creating a toxic free environment doesn’t require complicated formulas. Just apply love liberally.
Something to think about…
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