“You smell!” the young shop assistant told me at the cash register screwing up her nose. Not the usual shop conversation you expect to have. But it led us to chat about what the smell was. It reminded her of stuff her sister used to put on her, she said. Like Dencorub, I asked? Yeah. I hated it, she said, with an apologetic shrug.
I had just left The Retired Husband (RTH) happily snoozing after giving him a treatment with some essential oils. It’s called Raindrops Treatment . Isn’t that a cool name! I had layered eleven different oils along his spine and massaged them in. Being 100% pure, they are very concentrated. So yes, I did smell. Probably a lot like Dencorub. Even the assistant at the other end of the counter said she could smell them! I told them what I had done. Curious, they asked me why. They were impressed. Even wished me a nice Sunday.
Why did I subject TRH to this smelly treatment? Well, he has this very nasty infection brewing on his leg. Antibiotics and regular silver dressings through the GP clinic are the conventional treatment. I’m not to change them at home. Which is kinda hard given I’ve got nursing blood in my veins. So what I’m doing is adding to it with my ‘witchy woo woo stuff’ as TRH’s brother fondly calls it. Complementing and adding extra oomph to give his body all the ammunition it needs to heal. Turmeric tablets for the inflammation. It’s so good. And he’s having this fantastic liquid supplement called Ningxia Red . It’s chockablock full of anti-oxidants. Three hefty doses a day with lemon essential oil added. And raindrops every three days. It works by pulling the toxins out of his system.
He showed me his leg. Said that there was a lot of stuff coming out. It was bubbling up under the dressing. He wasn’t happy. I smiled. Said, fantastic! Whaaaat?! Well, it’s better out than in, I replied. And that was the end of the conversation. Dressing change is due tomorrow. We’ll see what lurks underneath. I won’t subject you to a photo I took of it the other day. Just trust me – it’s not a pretty sight. He smells now too. Of oils.
© Raili Tanska
Just remember if you choose to use essential oils do yourself a favour and make sure they are 100% pure. I only use Young Living’s products as I know I can trust the quality which is ensured by their Seed to Seal process.