Elders and Oils

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  1. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    So, for you elders, I thought of a way you can have a common hobby with your wives. You know how James talked about annointing the sick with oil? You can use essential oils. She would probably feel honored that you are sharing in her hobby. Now, whether the oil works or not, that's a different story - ha. Although our son just had a fever and using the oils every half hour did tend to keep it low.
     
  2. JTB.SDG

    JTB.SDG Puritan Board Sophomore

    Essential oils....either you love em or hate em.
     
  3. Herald

    Herald Administrator Staff Member

    I prefer olive oil for salads and canola oil for cooking. That's about as essential as it gets for me.
     
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  4. sc_q_jayce

    sc_q_jayce Puritan Board Freshman

    Sesame oil and other high smoking point oils are essential to a proper stir-fry.
     
  5. JTB.SDG

    JTB.SDG Puritan Board Sophomore

    Coconut oil is a surprisingly delicious (and healthy) alternative. When you're kind of locked in to eating meals cooked with oil 2-3 times a day, you think about these things :banana: (the dancing banana is for you Edward).
     
  6. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    Can you use a diffuser??
     
  7. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    Ha!
     
  8. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    Absolutely essential! The guys love the variety of scents and we use it year round.
     
  9. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    Indeed. I have taken to diffusers over the high priced, scented, Yankee Candles™ for the hotter months. Candles are fine in the winter.
     
  10. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    Greetings and blessings, Patrick. We love citrus oils during the summer. Some candles have nasty chemical outgassing, too. I stick to bee's wax.
     
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  11. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    So good to hear that your son responded well to an oil. As an elder (over 60 club ;)), we have enjoyed essential oils for many years.

    Is blessing with oil a common practice among Reformed?
     
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  12. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    I have tried to find good smelling essential oils for my diffuser that are not out of this world expensive, but all the ones I have bought stink lol. If anyone here knows of a good online store to get some and which ones smell good, can you give me a link?
     
  13. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    Hi Sarah. I love this company. You could call the number and ask for a local retailer, or order from website. Each product has a description and price so you can see what you like and what is affordable. Enjoy!

    https://wyndmerenaturals.com/collections/pure-essential-oils-a-c
     
  14. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    Do you have a favorite? The type of smells that I enjoy are "fresh, light" smells. Nothing perfumy, something of nature. I would just love it if they could reproduce the smell of rain! Anyway, knowing my likes do you have a suggestion for me?
     
  15. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    I think anything in the citrus family, lemon, grapefruit, orange. The mints are light and refreshing. Perhaps sage or thyme for a more earthy smell. Tea tree is good all year round.
     
  16. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    I'll take you up on the citrus family or even mint, but other herbal smells I find too strong. I do like the smell of some flowers but some just don't smell like the true flower. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  17. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    You are so welcome, and I am excited to hear how you like what you pick. I never order a flower scent anymore either. Once tried Rose and it was awful. Bless you, and your Mom.
     
  18. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    I'm not too sure. None of the pastors I know in the reformed world anoint the sick with oil. I was told that it was symbolic and there's not an actual need for oil.
     
  19. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    I have enjoyed the smell of doTerra's "Balance" blend and Young Living's "Peace and Calm" and "Valor" blends. Frankincense is not cheap, but it is an amazing smell.

    https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/balance-grounding-blend-oil

    https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/peace-calming-essential-oil

    https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/valor-essential-oil

    https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/doterra-frankincense-touch-blend-oil

    Sadly, I don't think anyone has made a good heliotrope essential oil, but the smell of the flowers is wonderful.
     
  20. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    can you describe each smell? are they strong, light, smell like....?
     
  21. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    I don't like smells that are too sharp or overpowering. These I found mild enough to be delicious. The "Balance" is a bit more earthy, maybe, and probably the most complicated smell on the list. The "Valor" is stronger than the others, and you wouldn't want too much of it. I don't know how to describe frankincense -- there's nothing at all like it.
     
  22. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    We used frankincense and peppermint for the fever.
     
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