So lets start from the first and hopefully you will garner some useful information from this article. If you have bees you will get stung not once but numerous times, so lets be prepared, thus the epi pen. I am still deciphering what brings about the different reactions. As I garner more information on that I will share.
Yesterday I was out in my garden working to get some plants in the ground and areas ready to plant, as we were supposed to get some rain. The bees were out and about, not really aggressive but definitely checking out who was in the area and if they were a threat. Jerry turned and one got him on the ear. They checked us both out several times and then went on and left us alone. Jerry was fixing to go to town when I had one get tangled in my hair. I do not like for them to get in my hair! I was praying I did not get stung and managed to get it almost out of my hair. I had Jerry remove the little thing and decided it was time to go inside and take a coffee break. Since Jerry was gone I thought I would put my bonnet on to keep the bees from getting tangled in my hair and go back out. I fired up my tiller and went to work tilling the area for tomato plants. I had a couple bump the hat and thought okay. Then I had one sting me on the high cheek bone right under the eye. I flipped the switch on the tiller, dropped it, and went to the house just in case I had a reaction. Once I got the house the first thing I did was go to the bathroom, take a knife and flip the stinger out of my cheek. NOTE: Never pull the stinger out with tweezers because that squeezes all the poison into your body. Then I put Ledum essential oil on it and went to get a Benadryl. It hurt like crazy even in the jaw bone and was already about the size of a quarter. I figured I would have a swollen eye by morning.
One of the benefits of being a Young Living Distributor is that there is a world of information available to you. I remembered one of the children of the lady who helped me get started in Young Living getting stung by a wasp and she pulled out oils immediately. I called her to find out which oils she used. She told me Lavender, Purification, Patchouli, and Valor if needed. I put the Lavender on it and was surprised at how it burned. Later after I had finished in the garden I took a bath and put Patchouli on it. About an hour later I found my Purification oil and put that on it. It was looking better by the time I went to bed. Now, don't think it was the Benadryl was the solution as I always take Benadryl when I get stung and never have this good of a response.
Today I began to contemplate why these oils made a difference. I want to take a minute and give you some information on the properties of each of the oils one by one.
Ledum or Greenland Moss: terpene hydrocarbons, sesquiterpene-ketones, germacrone (these help with detoxing which helps the liver)
Lavender: Linalol and Linalyl aetate (these help relieve tension and relieves pain)
Patchouli: Sesquitrerpenes, sesquiterpene alcohols (help veins which helps blood flow)
Purification (which is a mix of several oils): "Purification® can be used directly on the skin to cleanse and soothe insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. When diffused, it helps to purify and cleanse the air from environmental impurities including cigarette smoke and other disagreeable odors. " Young Living.
We are now 24 hours into the process and unless you know I was stung you probably would not even notice. I am impressed with the process and will continue to use these oils for another 24 hours. I am thinking by that time there will be no evidence of any kind. If you are interested in any of these oils please take a minute and go to https://www.youngliving.org/dtidwell and place your order. This might be a perfect time for you to think about becoming a distributor. Let me know if I can help in any way. You can sign up on the above website to be a distributor also.
Here we are in May almost June. I have discovered a lot about the essential oils listed in the article above. If you notice there is one that is in Purple There is a very good reason. I have discovered if I up Patchouli on the immediately when I get stung I have a lot less issues. Try these essential oils out and see what works for you.