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October 03, 2005

Tension Tamers

I mentioned massaging C4's legs because he had growing pains, and my sis asked me for the essential oil recipe I use for my favorite massage oil. Besides for growing pains, I use this as a tool for helping my boys relax when they are out of sorts. I'll have them lie down on my bed, and I'll rub their backs with a little oil, sometimes praying silently and sometimes singing quietly.

Tension Tamer Massage Oil

7 drops Rosemary
7 drops Lemon
7 drops Lavendar

In a small, dark bottle combine the above essential oils. Fill bottle with olive oil. Gently roll bottle to mix oils.

Tension Tamer Spritzer

7 drops Rosemary
7 drops Lemon
7 drops Lavendar

In a small spritzer bottle combine the above essential oils. Fill bottle 3/4 full with bottled water and 1/4 full with vodka. Shake and spritz in the air.

(Oh, and I bet you're not suprised that one of my favorite drinks is Tension Tamer iced tea!)


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You know, I stop massaging my babies when they hit about 2. I don't know why, it just seems like they don't need it anymore. Thanks for the thought of continuing!


Posted by: Jess at October 4, 2005 01:57 PM

My 6yod has nighttime growing pains in her legs, too, and I've found that if I give a magnesium tablet every other night or so, before bed, it eliminates them. She tends to be constipated and the Magnesium helps that, too.

Posted by: Kelly at October 4, 2005 10:37 PM

Have you ever given milk of magnesium to an infant? Whenever Evelyn has formula (which isn't too often, and now I'm finally able to maintain a frozen supply from pumping) it just destroys her stomach. He originally gave her regular formula and it made her constipated, so we figured she might be lactose intolerant, as it runs in my husband's family, and bought some soy-based formula, which has been even more rough on her, and leaves her constipated for much longer. It's really sad.

I've been meaning to try infant massage and see how it works for her.

Also, thought you might want to know about this. Our church, Trinity Presbyterian (http://www.trinvalp.com/), has an annual family retreat (they call it an Advance) each November in Destin, Florida, at a resort. This year's speakers are Dr. Roger Wagner, Dr. John Eidsmoe, and Dr. James B. Jordan. Here is the brochure for it this year -- it's a lot of fun.

Posted by: sarah mosley at October 4, 2005 10:55 PM

Mmmm... I just bought some Tension Tamer tea this morning. Will have to try making your massage oil as well!

Posted by: RT at October 5, 2005 03:30 PM

I am not selling a product, but am just curious as to what brand of essential oils you have chosen to use.

Posted by: Lavender Lou at October 6, 2005 02:34 PM

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