So I haven’t done an oils primer in a bit and I wanted to get back on track with the series. Purification is an oil that we use here regularly for different things, but nearly always for cleaning out wounds and preventing infection.
Purification is a blend of oils, including: Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida), and myrtle (Myrtus communis). It’s got a fresh scent that is lemon-y and clean (the latter part is likely from the Melaleuca).
I’ve used this oil when I’ve hit my fingernail and separated it from the nail bed (ouch!) – no amount of any sort of anti-microbial agent is easy to get under the nail, but oils drip nicely in to that tender area. Mark has used it on a cotton swab in his ear when it’s bothering him – it lessens his pain and works to insure that any material which might be the root of the pain is cleaned out. A friend of mine used it to remove the sting and pain from a bee sting for her son – combining Lavender and Purification rapidly took care of all symptoms from the bee sting.
Purification also works as an insect repellent – if you dilute several drops of oil in a small bottle of spray water, you can use it like a traditional bug repellant, without the worry of chemicals or propellants in a can.
If you add a few drops of Purification to your shoes, you’ll neutralize shoe odors (especially useful if you have tween and teen aged boys!). If you include Purification in your wash water, your laundry will be fresher and any odors in your machine will be reduced.
You can also diffuse Purification to cleanse the air of odors, including things like “wet dog smell,” and remove impurities from the air you’re breathing.
Purification is a useful tool in our essential oils arsenal, and when paired with Thieves oil, we’re protected from most microbial concerns that would otherwise require medical or chemical intervention. If you’re interested in purchasing Purification, you can drop me a note if you’re local and I can tack it on my monthly order; if you’re not local and want to order it, I can easily set you up as a customer of Young Living yourself. The retail price is $23.36 for a 15ml bottle; if you’re tacking on to my order, you’ll save 20% on the retail price. There is no shipping, but there is tax added on to the price of the oil(s).