As you may know, last week I hosted a workshop with Dr. Minke about the use of essential oils in your family. Last night it was time to put what I learned into practice.
My shoulders ached when I got in bed. I was so tired, I didn’t want to get up and put on peppermint oil. I tossed & turned until I finally fell asleep.
At midnight I awoke with great pain in my left shoulder. I knew I had to do something or I’d never fall asleep again. It hurt too much.
- My Young Living Peppermint Oil
In the past, I would have eaten a cracker, taken 2 Aleve & drank some water. It would have been awhile before I finally fell asleep. Probably another hour.
But now I had a different choice and used peppermint oil. I rubbed it all over my shoulder, applied a warm, wet compress and topped it with a plastic bag. Hey, I didn’t want to soak the sheets with my wet compress.
Within minutes the pain was gone. Literally. Minutes.
And I fell asleep almost immediately. I slept until 6:30am, which is unusual for me. I often wake up and read until I fall asleep again. I have now added to my uses for peppermint oil – helping me sleep well.
I feel refreshed and my shoulder doesn’t hurt. I’ve been using peppermint oil with wet compresses about 4 months. You’d think I wouldn’t be so surprised, but I was amazed this time at how quickly the pain disappeared.
Question: How do you handle pain in the middle of the night? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
If you need to get some peppermint oil, Young Living is the only one I recommend.