Not Walking … to Skiing in the Rocky Mountains

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How did I go from NOT being able to walk to skiing in the Rocky Mountains?

I owe it all to Dr. Minke (& obviously God).  Dr. Minke is a massage therapist who told me that . . . what I do at home is just as important as my appointments.

What did he suggest I do at home?

He gave me a simple exercise on how to stand up and he told me this…

young living peppermint essential oilUse peppermint essential oils.
Apply it to my skin.
Use a warm, wet compress.

I was shocked at how wonderful it felt and how quickly it works.

In December, Steve & I flew to Boston for a New England Patriots football game. On the flight home, my neck was extremely sore. Before we boarded the plane, I grabbed a wet paper towel from the bathroom.

I put a few drops of YL peppermint oil on my neck and applied the wet paper towel.  By the time I was on the plane, my neck was feeling better.  Yep, I boarded the plane with a wet paper towel on my neck.

I love essential oils because they are so easy to carry on trips.

I did the same thing on our ski trip.  Every morning & afternoon I applied peppermint oil to my hip and neck.  After using a warm, wet compress, I was ready to go.

My son-in-law, Jesse, was also sore after the first day.  He used it and was surprised at how quickly it penetrated his muscles.  Jesse & Ashley both used my YL peppermint oil on the trip.

My Everyday Essential Oils kit arrived today and I’m like a kid in the candy store, waiting to use the oils.start living with everyday essential oils kit - free workshop from

Actually, I wish that I knew about Young Living Essential Oils when my kids were young & I was in the doctor’s office on a regular basis. I spent so much time researching remedies for us to use at home.  I would’ve saved myself hours of time researching & looking at the health food store for a cure.

When we have grandkids, I’ll be giving a Start Living with Everyday Oils kit as a baby gift.

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  1. My 11 year old daughter has a rash around her nose that we can’t seem to get rid of. It calms down with the use of a homeopathic gel but it won’t go away. Most frustrating.

    1. Janna,
      I’m headed out the door to meet my daughter (in from Houston). When I get back, I’ll see what we might have to help. Remember…I’m no doctor but am happy to share research for you to make an informed decision.

  2. Do you know if this works for nerve pain? My MIL is having some serious pain in her arm from nerve damage.

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