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Over-Powering Chemical Smell In A Hotel


Author: Barb L.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 04-12-2012
Views: 2,535
Word Count: 372
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7080-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Last weekend, I went to a dog show in Michigan. My Cairn Terrier needed 3 points to become a champion, and since I am an owner/handler, I travel using hotels or motels. More experienced dog show people, and professional handlers travel in their own RV, and therefore don't have to worry about hotel or motel rooms and bedbugs.

Also, I did some research and upon checking in, pulled back the covers and examined the mattress as explained. Clean, freshly painted and the mattress had a tag on it, was brand new. Whew!

But the room was doused with a over-powering commercial product, like someone used an entire can of Lysol or Glade or something like that. Sigh, my head was beginning to throb.

Then I remembered that my new order of the "Golden Touch" kit, from Young Living Essential Oils was in my van.

I grabbed my cotton balls, the Thieves and RC oil blends. Next I put a couple drops of Thieves on two of the cotton balls, and placed it on top of the A/C vent under the window, then cranked on the AC.

Twenty minutes later, the previously toxic smells were gone. I also added one cotton ball with 2 drops of RC on it, since I read somewhere that the Purification oil blend and RC help with MRSA and germs and Thieves works for mold. I will need to do more research.

Miraculously, the room began to smell pure and fresh. Almost like a more upscale, expensive hotel! Big relief! I was able to sleep all weekend, and did not experience the typical headaches that attack me when I am exposed to the yucky toxic commercial air fresheners.

My dog was also safe in her crate, and I felt like my job to keep her germ-free and healthy and vibrant was a huge success.

Side Note: the well-known AKC Terrier judge, Mr. Peter Green, loved my dog and we earned a 3 point major at the dog show. My dog is now a Champion of record, and I feel like a champion over my hotel/motel fears.

My travel kit will ALWAYS include Young Living oils, especially Thieves and RC. I am ordering the Purification in addition to these, for even more complete protection against germs.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: respiratory — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: respiratory — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
5.Associated topics: headache — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
6.Associated topics: headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
7.Associated topics: immune-system — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
8.Associated topics: headache — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link

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