I am still a fan of essential oils!
The more we use them, the more we love them!
I have found a regimen that works well for keeping my migraines under control.
I layer Plague Defense(HEO) and Migraine Relief (HEO) on my neck throughout the migraine, and they never get bad anymore. I am still able to function, and not ever hit the intense pain phase.
Purify(HEO) has worked wonders on all our bug bites this summer, and on my son's wasp sting. It took the swelling and pain away instantly (I do not dilute this oil).
My son was also stung by a wasp right on his lip, and I wasn't sure if Purify(HEO) was safe to ingest, so I waited to do anything to that sting. It swelled up bigger than a grape very quickly, so I decided to put some Plague Defense(HEO) on hoping it would give some relief. It also stopped the pain, and the swelling went away shortly after I applied it (this did need diluting).
If I could have only one oil, it would be Plague Defense, hands down!
I had posted previously that I was upset that Pain X hadn't worked for me, but I pulled a muscle in my neck pretty badly a couple months ago, and for muscle pain I have found that Pain X is amazing!
I also bought Adagio for my oldest son. He has tics, and for the last few years, he would unconsciously rub his eyes, until he rubbed the skin right off from under his eyes. He had no idea he was doing it, and it frustrated him that he could not stop or control the tic. It left scabs, that he would just rub right back off. We struggled for years, and no matter what we put on, we couldn't stop the behavior, so we were worried he would have permanent scars. I read the testimonies for Adagio, and didn't really think it would help, because nothing else had, but figured it was worth a shot. I made him a roller bottle and asked him to put an X over his heart when he woke up and when he went to bed. After a week I completely forgot all about it, and stopped reminding him to apply. A week later I realized that his scabs were gone, and I hadn't seen him rub in days! He had stopped, and was so glad about it that he remembered on his own to apply the oil twice a day. This behavior had gone on for YEARS, and it stopped within 2 weeks of beginning the oil, and has not returned in 2 months. We are absolutely amazed, and he is so thankful!
I had diluted my oils with my regular kitchen Coconut Oil at first, but recently invested in some Roller Bottles from HEO, and they have been amazing! I bought some Fractionated Coconut Oil to add to the oils in the roller bottles, and since they are prediluted, they are so easy to just roll on when needed.
I also have a few non Heritage brand oils that have helped me a lot.
Their Sports Relief Salve, made with essential oils(Cayenne, Cedarwood, Clove, Ginger, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme). has also helped with my migraines. I rub it on my neck as soon as I start feeling that tightening, and it relieves the tightness and lessens the pain.
Also, this has nothing to do with oils, but I cant recommend BioNatura Arnica cream enough. It helps with bruises, sprains and muscle pain. It was a life saver when I threw my back out, and for all sorts of other ailments. I end up giving away bottles faster than I can use them up, because people who try it are amazed and ask to keep it!