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Essential Oils... Do they Work? (1 Viewer)

TJ-Raider

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I have been having trouble sleeping lately, so a friend of mine gave me this oil that is supposed to help you sleep. Supposed to rub some behind your ears and on the bottom of your feet.

Anyone have experience with these?

And, No... I know that many of these oils are sold through those "Multi-Level Marketing" schemes. This friend isn't trying to get me as a rep, but if they work. I'll buy.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
*Please note that the ^above poster^ is completely p-whipped by a nutty, gluten free, hemp-wearing, herbal medicine evangelizing, Monsanto-hating wife. YMMV.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
*Please note that the ^above poster^ is completely p-whipped by a nutty, gluten free, hemp-wearing, herbal medicine evangelizing, Monsanto-hating wife. YMMV.
Well that isn't very nice. Nor true.
I'm a lawyer, guy. Liability disclaimers are what I do. I'm doing you a favor.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place?

My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it.

Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place?

My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it.

Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.
My link

 
Save yourself the money. Mix some olive oil, vegetable oil, sea salt and cinnamon. That will have the same effect.

 
For some peeps it does and for some it doesn't. EOs have never helped me with anything but I know peeps who swear by them. Only way to know is to try a sample. EOs do go bad after awhile so I would get the smallest bottle possible.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place?

My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it.

Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.
Apple cider vinegar with the pulp (eg, Bragg's) works wonders internally and externally, like for peeps who have eczema or some kind of dermatitis. It's a natural anti fungal and anti bacterial product.

 
Keep reading this as essential Otis. Then again, he may be an expert on the subject. Making all those calls to overpriced service providers and contractors can be rough on the skin.

 
A better approach would be to train your brain waves. Similar to the 'Mozart Effect', use very soothing music or meditation music/sounds/noises/etc. The goal being to get your brain into beta mode, then into theta waves.

 
You ever tried reading a book? Do you exercise regularly? I'd try many things before rubbing oils behind my ear.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place?

My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it.

Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.
Could be. On the bright side my wife only tries to use them for things like sleep, or headache, or little stuff like that. She's not crazy, just kind of a hippy at heart. She rarely tries to get any one else to try them, which sucks because it wouldn't exactly kill her to make a little bit of money.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place?

My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it.

Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.
Apple cider vinegar with the pulp (eg, Bragg's) works wonders internally and externally, like for peeps who have eczema or some kind of dermatitis. It's a natural anti fungal and anti bacterial product.
lol

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place?

My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it.

Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.
My link
I like the Apple cider vinegar. Goes good in my BBQ Sauce.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place?

My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it.

Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.
My link
I like the Apple cider vinegar. Goes good in my BBQ Sauce.
It's great stuff, multi use. I use it on my skin and it keeps it looking good. Lots of folks swear by this for many skin conditions, which is much cheaper than trying this and that in stores and not finding something as good.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place?

My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it.

Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.
Apple cider vinegar with the pulp (eg, Bragg's) works wonders internally and externally, like for peeps who have eczema or some kind of dermatitis. It's a natural anti fungal and anti bacterial product.
lol
What's so funny? Many stuff you find in your kitchen is better for some conditions than buy product riddled with chemicals and preservatives. :shrug:

 
No shtick, apple cider vinegar is actually great stuff, particularly as a multivitamin. Epitomizes the proverbial "apple a day". That's not, however, "essential oils" or aromatherapy.

 
No shtick, apple cider vinegar is actually great stuff, particularly as a multivitamin. Epitomizes the proverbial "apple a day". That's not, however, "essential oils" or aromatherapy.
Ok, I was responding to what someone said about his crazy sister thinking acv cures everything. While it doesn't cure everything, it does the body inside and out good.

My initial response about EOs is it's individual as to whether something works or not.

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place?

My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it.

Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.
Apple cider vinegar with the pulp (eg, Bragg's) works wonders internally and externally, like for peeps who have eczema or some kind of dermatitis. It's a natural anti fungal and anti bacterial product.
If you take some now will it get you to stop using the word "peeps"?

 
My wife has really gotten into these. I will say that I was a complete skeptic, but some of them do seem to work so far.
You don't think there is a placebo effect in place? My nutty sister falls for this kind of crap all the time and has never met a dollar she wouldn't spend on goat piss if it was marketed correctly. About 5 years ago, she was CONVINCED that Apple Cider Vinegar would cure EVERYTHING from allergies to aids to obesity to gambling addictions. Pushed that crap on everybody who came within a mile radius of her. Wouldn't shut up about it. Today she will barely acknowledge its existence and changes the subject hurriedly. Women are dumb.
Apple cider vinegar with the pulp (eg, Bragg's) works wonders internally and externally, like for peeps who have eczema or some kind of dermatitis. It's a natural anti fungal and anti bacterial product.
If you take some now will it get you to stop using the word "peeps"?
Language sensitive lately, ghostdog?
 
UPDATE:

I have had bouts with insominia my whole life. And have tried just about everything.

I do exercise regularly, I read, tried white noise, music, pills, meditation, you name it. Different things work at different times. The medication (Ambien, Xanax, etc.) work everytime, but I want to stay away from those.

I tried the oil last night. Now keep in mind, even when I am not in one of my insomnia "fits", I normally go to bed around midnight and up at 6 am. I function very well with 6 hours of sleep. Put the oil behind my ears, and on my wrist (the feet thing kinda creeped me out). That was around 8pm or so. It actually smelled pretty good. I was out by 10 pm.

I don't care if it was placebo effect, the fact that I haven't slept well in 3 days, or if the oil actually works. All I know is that I slept GREAT!

See if it happens again tonight.

 
UPDATE:

I have had bouts with insominia my whole life. And have tried just about everything.

I do exercise regularly, I read, tried white noise, music, pills, meditation, you name it. Different things work at different times. The medication (Ambien, Xanax, etc.) work everytime, but I want to stay away from those.

I tried the oil last night. Now keep in mind, even when I am not in one of my insomnia "fits", I normally go to bed around midnight and up at 6 am. I function very well with 6 hours of sleep. Put the oil behind my ears, and on my wrist (the feet thing kinda creeped me out). That was around 8pm or so. It actually smelled pretty good. I was out by 10 pm.

I don't care if it was placebo effect, the fact that I haven't slept well in 3 days, or if the oil actually works. All I know is that I slept GREAT!

See if it happens again tonight.
So rubbing oil on your feet creeps you out, but slathering it on behind your ears and wrists is a-ok?

BTW, for the record, I'm not against essential oils at all. I'm just waiting to find one that raises my Thetan level.

 
We were invited to a 'workshop' on these things at my bosses' wife's house (how the hell do you punctuate that cluster#### of a posessive clause?). We politely declined, saying (truthfully) we had something else going on that Friday night.

Here is her response (somewhat redacted)...

So I'm sorry you are unable to make the workshop night. But I want to have another time to introduce you to the oils. Remember, I'm not starting another business :) I have plenty of them now :) But, I believe so much in these oils and how to use them as natural medicine and therapy given by God (including the XXXXXX anti-oxidant drink). So that's why I share! Some people may want to make a business out of it (and it is a good one). But for us, for now - we are big time users.So in May we will figure out a date that works for your three families o.k.. I have several others coming the day of the workshop I set so I was not going to change that. So no worries. Have a great day!
:wall:

 
We were invited to a 'workshop' on these things at my bosses' wife's house (how the hell do you punctuate that cluster#### of a posessive clause?). We politely declined, saying (truthfully) we had something else going on that Friday night. Here is her response (somewhat redacted)...

So I'm sorry you are unable to make the workshop night. But I want to have another time to introduce you to the oils. Remember, I'm not starting another business :) I have plenty of them now :) But, I believe so much in these oils and how to use them as natural medicine and therapy given by God (including the XXXXXX anti-oxidant drink). So that's why I share! Some people may want to make a business out of it (and it is a good one). But for us, for now - we are big time users.So in May we will figure out a date that works for your three families o.k.. I have several others coming the day of the workshop I set so I was not going to change that. So no worries. Have a great day!
:wall:
Come armed with a boatload of peer reviewed literature that tears apart every claim made by these folks. Then just start asking questions. What peer reviewed studies have been done?How do they actually work? What chemical properties interact with the body and how? What are the possible side effects? (She'll probably say none. Which is when you bring up the side effects described by multiple agencies).What are the results like versus a placebo in a controlled testing environment?Why are they so expensive compare the food quality essential oils that are virtually the same?What possible drug interactions exist? Why haven't any of their statements been evaluated by the FDA?Why does "supporting" digestive/heart/etc. functions actually mean? Why don't they use the word benefit or strengthen? Do they not actually benefit them?What are the long term health consequences of using them?That will insure you're never invited to one of these things again. Just make sure to be polite about it and pretend you're actually interested in having those questions answered and believe she actually can answer them.
 
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GroveDiesel said:
mr roboto said:
We were invited to a 'workshop' on these things at my bosses' wife's house (how the hell do you punctuate that cluster#### of a posessive clause?). We politely declined, saying (truthfully) we had something else going on that Friday night. Here is her response (somewhat redacted)...

So I'm sorry you are unable to make the workshop night. But I want to have another time to introduce you to the oils. Remember, I'm not starting another business :) I have plenty of them now :) But, I believe so much in these oils and how to use them as natural medicine and therapy given by God (including the XXXXXX anti-oxidant drink). So that's why I share! Some people may want to make a business out of it (and it is a good one). But for us, for now - we are big time users.So in May we will figure out a date that works for your three families o.k.. I have several others coming the day of the workshop I set so I was not going to change that. So no worries. Have a great day!
:wall:
Come armed with a boatload of peer reviewed literature that tears apart every claim made by these folks. Then just start asking questions.What peer reviewed studies have been done?How do they actually work? What chemical properties interact with the body and how?What are the possible side effects? (She'll probably say none. Which is when you bring up the side effects described by multiple agencies).What are the results like versus a placebo in a controlled testing environment?Why are they so expensive compare the food quality essential oils that are virtually the same?What possible drug interactions exist?Why haven't any of their statements been evaluated by the FDA?Why does "supporting" digestive/heart/etc. functions actually mean? Why don't they use the word benefit or strengthen? Do they not actually benefit them?That will insure you're never invited to one of these things again. Just make sure to be polite about it and pretend you're actually interested in having those questions answered and believe she actually can answer them.
Did you miss the part about this being the bosses wife?

 
mr roboto said:
We were invited to a 'workshop' on these things at my bosses' wife's house (how the hell do you punctuate that cluster#### of a posessive clause?). We politely declined, saying (truthfully) we had something else going on that Friday night.

Here is her response (somewhat redacted)...

So I'm sorry you are unable to make the workshop night. But I want to have another time to introduce you to the oils. Remember, I'm not starting another business :) I have plenty of them now :) But, I believe so much in these oils and how to use them as natural medicine and therapy given by God (including the XXXXXX anti-oxidant drink). So that's why I share! Some people may want to make a business out of it (and it is a good one). But for us, for now - we are big time users.So in May we will figure out a date that works for your three families o.k.. I have several others coming the day of the workshop I set so I was not going to change that. So no worries. Have a great day!
:wall:
I said this when Frosty's wife got into them, I'm saying it again: these people sound like a cult. A full-on happy kool-aid cult.

 
My wife is into this stuff big time. Puts them on the kids for all sorts of ailments/reasons. They definately work... They work by making the manufacturers rich.

 
So many illnesses and ailments start in the mind so by virtue of that if they work for you then they work....doesn't matter the science.

I would be loathe to believe any manufacturers claims on any of these products but Its no different than any other industry (think nutella as a health food commercial).

 
TJ-Raider said:
UPDATE:

I have had bouts with insominia my whole life. And have tried just about everything.

I do exercise regularly, I read, tried white noise, music, pills, meditation, you name it. Different things work at different times. The medication (Ambien, Xanax, etc.) work everytime, but I want to stay away from those.

I tried the oil last night. Now keep in mind, even when I am not in one of my insomnia "fits", I normally go to bed around midnight and up at 6 am. I function very well with 6 hours of sleep. Put the oil behind my ears, and on my wrist (the feet thing kinda creeped me out). That was around 8pm or so. It actually smelled pretty good. I was out by 10 pm.

I don't care if it was placebo effect, the fact that I haven't slept well in 3 days, or if the oil actually works. All I know is that I slept GREAT!

See if it happens again tonight.
So that stuff put you to sleep 2 HOURS LATER????

Color me convinced.

Not to mention that not having slept well for 3 days might have some effect on why you fell asleep early and slept well.
 
TJ-Raider said:
UPDATE:

I have had bouts with insominia my whole life. And have tried just about everything.

I do exercise regularly, I read, tried white noise, music, pills, meditation, you name it. Different things work at different times. The medication (Ambien, Xanax, etc.) work everytime, but I want to stay away from those.

I tried the oil last night. Now keep in mind, even when I am not in one of my insomnia "fits", I normally go to bed around midnight and up at 6 am. I function very well with 6 hours of sleep. Put the oil behind my ears, and on my wrist (the feet thing kinda creeped me out). That was around 8pm or so. It actually smelled pretty good. I was out by 10 pm.

I don't care if it was placebo effect, the fact that I haven't slept well in 3 days, or if the oil actually works. All I know is that I slept GREAT!

See if it happens again tonight.
So that stuff put you to sleep 2 HOURS LATER????

Color me convinced.

Not to mention that not having slept well for 3 days might have some effect on why you fell asleep early and slept well.
:goodposting:

 

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