While doing some sightseeing recently, I unknowingly stepped on a mound of fire ants and quickly found my sandals, feet, and ankles covered with them. The pain was immediate, extreme, and excruciating! They don’t call them fire ants for nothin’!
Right away, I started stomping and brushing them off. I immediately covered my feet and ankles with Peppermint oil which I always carry in my purse.
While the ants scattered to get away from the powerful peppermint aroma and the oil gave some immediate relief, I was still very, very miserable. So much so that, at one point, I thought I might vomit.
I kept applying the Peppermint oil and alternated with Lavender essential oil. I put lots of Deep Relief on and noticed that helped ease almost all the discomfort. I also covered my feet and ankles with Purification blend.
Normally, 2-3 drops is all I use when applying oils topically. Not this time! I used copious amounts applied almost continuously for the first 20-30 minutes.
Within an hour, every bit of the discomfort was gone! The relief was heavenly.
That happened several days ago and I’ve had no discomfort since – NONE! I have several small, slightly red bumps where some of the bites were but they aren’t sore and they seem to be going away.
That was probably one of the worst outdoor experiences I’ve ever had. Frankly, I can’t imagine how miserable I’d have been if I hadn’t had essential oils. This is just one more reason why I have used Young Living essential oils every day for the past 15 years. It’s also why I carry oils like Peppermint, Lavender, Deep Relief, AromaLife, Copaiba, and Thieves with me at all times.
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