Well, I love essential oils. Truly, I do. I do not promote them a whole lot or even push them on people, but I use them in my daily life for health, wellness, cleaning the house, getting a dry erase board sparkly, etc.
The thing that got me into them in the first place was Clove Oil – because it was amazing on toothache pain. Well, dagnabit, I have a massive tooth infection right now. Of course it is a holiday weekend. No dentist readily available. So, Clove oil to the rescue. Or not. At least not right away.
Now listen up kids, don’t make the same mistake I did. I accidentally got Oregano oil, instead of Clove oil, out of my stash. Why is this bad? Well, um, Oregano oil is a very HOT oil. Oh my word – it leaked out of my mouth and actually burned my face around my mouth. It got VERY red. Thanks be to coconut oil being handy, I neutralized it. But even still, I endured at least 15 minutes of watering eyes, a salivating yucky mouth and very runny nose. That stuff is potent. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see in this photo, the red part, but it was not pretty.
Now, 12 hours or more later, my mouth still feels bizarre. Remnants of Oregano oil gone wrong. I will say Oregano oil is very useful in fighting viral infections, and it is definitely a seeker and destroyer type oil. It is one of the tough ones. However; it should be diluted. It is not meant to come in direct contact with our precious skin.
So, the moral of the story – be careful. Know what you’re doing. And pretty please do not put Oregano oil on your face. It doesn’t go there 🙂
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
I know very little about oils, but I’ll be avoiding Oregano!
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