Tuesday, October 23, 2007

{ PanAway Essential Oil }

I've had a lot of questions about the oil I used for my wrist, so here's some information about it for those who are interested.

I've been using a therapeutic grade essential oil called "PanAway" produced by Young Living. It's a blend of wintergreen, helichrysum, clove and peppermint oils. I mix about 2-5 drops (depending on my pain scale) with about a dime sized amount of Vitamin E oil and rub it over my wrist and elbow. Normally all the pain goes away within a few minutes. If not I use a little more. I've never had to apply more than twice.

PanAway is $37.50 for a 5ml bottle. Young Living has V-6 oil to mix it with for $10.53 for 3.8oz. I don't use Young Livings V-6 oil though, I get a Vitamin E oil from Trader Joe's. I think it's $4 for 4oz.

One thing I do want to make clear is that what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for everyone. I would hate for anyone to go out and buy this product, have it not work then be upset with me. However, if you buy it and it works great, you are free to love me! LOL. I used the oil on my husband's back last week when he was having some pain and it worked great, but my mom used some on her neck for some pain she's had for years and it didn't help much. Essential oils work differently with different bodies. In my mom's case her neck pain was caused by stress, so she had to stop the stress problem to stop the pain. There are also other things that can cause essential oils to not work to their full potential, like using a lot of medications or consuming a lot of caffeine. My husband and I don't consume hardly any caffeine, we don't take any medications and we eat mostly organic and all natural foods so there isn't a lot of "junk" in our bodies. I'd be happy to talk more about this to anyone who is interested, just send me an e-mail.

More information on Young Living products can be found on their website.

You can't buy directly from Young Living since they are a wholesaler, so you have to find a distributor. I had trouble finding a distributor where I live so I signed up to be a distributor. You can find a distributor online or order through me if you wish using PayPal.

I'll be placing an order at the end of this month so if your interested or have any more questions send an e-mail to me at heartstampedart@yahoo.com.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

{ Stampin' Again! }

Good evening ladies!

Well, I'm finally stamping again... the first time in almost four months! I had some bad with drawls for a while there, but I'm doing good now.

If you don't know I had to stop stamping because of a problem with my wrist. I couldn't hold stamps, tools or other supplies with my right hand at all for a while. I also couldn't use my computer because it was too painful which is why I haven't posted much either. My doctor gave me some pain meds, but it only allowed me to use my hand for a couple hours a day which had to be used for working on the computer.

When I was in California my mom put this therapeutic grade essential oil on my wrist and all the pain went away almost immediately and stayed away for about 12 hours. I used more oil and I was completely pain free for the whole weekend. She gave me a little to take home, which I used up over the course of two weeks. I didn't have any pain for about a month after I ran out, then slowly the pain started to come back. I ordered some of the oil for myself and have been pretty much pain free since. I put the oil on every few days and have been trying to be more ergonomically correct with my computer and other things that caused pain. I haven't felt any pain at all for a few weeks now so I figure it's time to start stamping again!

This weekend I cleaned up my desk and started stamping, unfortunately for my faithful blog readers I made a gift for someone who knows about and has checked out my blog recently, so I can't post it yet. Don't worry, I'll be taking pictures and posting my project as soon as I can. Check back because it's a fun, simple project that everyone should try. In the meantime I'm sure I'll be posting some other fun new stuff... I have sooooo many stamp sets I purchased over the summer that I'm dieing to use!