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Stump Treatment - Life as an Amputee

You have an amputation, you're fully healed from the surgery and you're ready to rock your first prosthetic. Now this may not be as applicable or relevant to someone with an arm or hand prosthetic, but I'm not 100% sure because that's not the type of amputation we deal with in our house (BKA in case you're curious and didn't know). You may still find what ...

Cinnamon Bark

Among the many benefits of Cinnamon Bark oil is the powerful cleansing properties*. For this reason, dōTERRA recently formulated a mouthwash that includes Cinnamon Bark oil, and boy is it yummy! Speaking of keeping things clean. How about maintaining a healthy immune system*? Because that's another property of Cinnamon Bark essential oil, it is one of...

Follicular Sores Burn - Life as an Amputee

So lets chat. Last week we discussed using essential oils and related products over "the cream" to help with follicular sores, right? And we know that Steve decided to give it a try. So lets dive into those initial products he tried and why. First we'll start with doTERRA's Correct-X. This is a multi-purpose ointment that helps soothe skin and enhance t...

Lemon

Yum, dōTERRA Lemon! This top-selling essential oil is one of the most versatile. Check out this short video on a few highlights of those uses: Do you love a clean, fresh, and citrus aroma? dōTERRA Lemon essential oil is the perfect combination of all three. Lemon has many functions, especially when it comes to cleaning. Add Lemon oil to a spray bottl...

Vagisil® or Essential Oils!?! - Life as an Amputee

Ew! Gross right!?! Trust me, I know what you're thinking! What in the world does Vagisil® (moving forward I will refer to this as "the cream" because I don't want to have to keep advertising it - tee-hee!) have to do with an amputation or a MAN for that matter!?! Well, let me tell you. I came home from work one day to find a tube of &qu...

Sandlewood

One of the top benefits of Sandalwood is the ability to promote a smooth complexion and healthy looking skin. Add dōTERRA Sandalwood to your skincare routine to enjoy newly rejuvenated skin. Take advantage of the grounding benefits by diffusing Sandalwood at bedtime to promote a relaxing environment for a good night’s sleep. On of my favorite way...

Standing for the First Time - Life as an Amputee

The wound vacuum comes off, the wound heals, now what? It's time to wrap your brain around this new life. It's time to get off the couch. It's time to do physical therapy. It's time to make a trip to see the prosthetist. It's time to get fitted for a socket and first leg. It's been long awaited...and it's time! From the time Steve got fitted fo...

Vetiver

dōTERRA Vetiver has a unique, exotic aroma that’s sweet, woody, caramel, and smoky making it ideal for calming emotions. For a relaxing and stress free evening at home, use Vetiver as a massage oil for the body, diffuse with Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, or doTERRA Balance® or rub on your feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep*. You can also a...

Intro to Essential Oils - Life as an Amputee

Steve had wound care coming the our home 3 days a week for several weeks to change the dressing on the wound vac and check on the healing progress. Eventually when Sports Authority's short-term disability turned into long-term disability Steve also sought the help from the VA. He was put into the rotation at the VA Hospital and the wound care ladies there ...