Oh, My Infected Toe

The other night as I was sleeping (and if you read my last blog you’ll know why ;-) )I felt so much pain in my right pinky toe that it woke me up.  Didn’t know what was causing it at the time but it was very uncomfortable.  It just amazes me sometimes how the littlest thing can cause so much pain.

I’ve had many kidney stones when I was younger AND I delivered 3 children with no epidural so my tolerance for pain is pretty high.  But this damn pinky toe felt excruciating.  Go figure.

In any event, I was able to fall back to sleep (thanks to my sleep oils), but when morning came I still had the pain.  I looked at my toe and noticed that it was red and a bit swollen.  Upon closer examination it seemed like a hang nail or ingrown toenail…something like that.  It also looked like it was becoming a bit infected.

My first instinct told me to go with my trusty old “I have some type of infection oil.”  The two oils I use in in this case are Thieves and Oregano.

Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was created based on the historical account of four thieves in France who protected themselves from the Black Plague with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing victims of the killer disease. When captured, they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for their secret recipe. Young Living’s proprietary Thieves oil blend includes clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus Radiata and has been specially blended to offer the same kind of defense.

Oregano is one of the most powerful and versatile essential oils. It contains strong immune-enhancing and antioxidant properties.  It is my antibiotic of choice.  And the two oils together are a powerhouse!

So I simply rubbed one drop of each oil on my toe 3 times that day.  And by the next day the swelling and pain were almost gone.  Two more applications that next day, and by the third day all was back to normal.  My foot smelled like a pizza…but oh well, it worked.  Thank God too because I need a pedicure.

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