Sunday, September 20, 2015

Panaway! Avoid Risky Alternatives!

So "speeding right along" here in my 14 day challenge (ha!) we move on to Day 8 - Panaway.

I am blessed to say that I really don't have a lot of "Aches and Pans" (haha!) but boy, when the need arises, this is a gem!  This little beauty is a blend of Wintergreen, Clove, Helichrysum and Peppermint. It was created by Young Living's founder, D. Gary Young, as an oil blend he wanted for dealing with residual discomfort from an injury long ago.  Face it - we all have that!  A day with discomfort.  

As a society, in my opinion, we've become a bunch of pill poppers.  I see it, you see it - we all see it.  We know that sometimes, it's necessary.  However, the risks involved with that convenience are huge.  Take a look at this article regarding drug abuse .  Notice the chart on deaths caused not only from all prescription drugs, but also opioids. Do you know someone who has needed help for addiction to opioids?  I do, and you probably know too. What about non-prescriptions pain relief?  Read this as well as this article too. My attitude is "why risk it"? 

The oils in this blend are fabulous!  Wintergreen and Peppermint are cooling and refreshing. Clove is the oil you smell in every dental office you walk into as it's used in the dental field to help scaredy-cats like me handle it lol!  It's been used for centuries for tooth issues (you still need to see your dentist - don't just go buy Clove and cancel and appointment lol!). Helichrysum is an extremely valuable oil that most of of will not purchase, and is used for a ton,but in this case, it's to help give you relief.  Young Living gives us access to this more affordable by adding it to this blend.  Put all of this goodness together, and you have Panaway!

This oil has a child-proof cap, so use wisely. It's not one I diffuse as it's so wonderful applied!  In fact, that's the only recommend use - topical application If you were smart and bought a Premium Starter Kit, a cool roller fitment with it for free!  Pop that baby on the bottle and apply as needed.  I LOVE to extend this with a good fatty carrier oil, such as grape seed, coconut, or Young Living's V6.  A little of this stuff goes a long way!  

Did you read Day 5 on Copaiba?  Learn how to extend the benefit of Panaway.  Here is how I layer for days I really need help:

  1. Panaway
  2. Copaiba
  3. Peppermint - it's a driving oil, it drives all that goodness on in quickly
You can get a little jar, add Coconut oil (1/4 cup is a good start), then 10 drops of each of those oils for a nice balm for days you need it!