Dishwasher Tabs: D.I.Y. with essential oils

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by Diana E. Natalie Johnson
PHOTO CREDITS: Michelle Anderson. RECIPE PROVIDED BY: Michelle Anderson of ‘The Glow Drops’.

So you open the dishwasher to put away the “clean” dishes and are hit with a cloud of synthetic chemical scent – enough to give some people a headache. Your forks taste like cheap perfume, and your drinking glass smells like a dryer sheet. First world problem, yes, but one we would chose to avoid. Especially as we become more diligent in kicking harsh chemicals out of our lives and inviting nature’s remedies, healers and detoxifiers in…

These D.I.Y. dish tabs WORK and are EASY to make, providing a safe, cost-effective alternative to those heavily perfumed and potentially toxic commercial dish tabs or pods

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A shout out to my dear friend Michelle, of The Glow Drops, a vibrant Young Living essential oils group, for providing us with this D.I.Y. and the lovely visuals to go with it.

D.I.Y. DISH TABS Ingredients:

For one batch you will need…

Glass or stainless steel mixing bowl, measuring cup, a half teaspoon measure, an ice cube tray to use as a mould, and a storage container.

1 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)

1/2 cup fine sea salt

1/4 cup citric acid

1/2 to 1 tsp Thieves™ Household Cleaner (a truly all-aurpose ‘Essential Oil Infused’ concentrate).

(Note: Citric acid occurs naturally in citrus fruits. As an isolated compound it is sold as a white crystalline powder, available at your local bulk foods store. Citric acid is used as a food additive/preservative, and as a powerful cleaning agent. A natural chemical, Citric acid is a weak organic tricarboxylic acid having the chemical formula C₆H₈O₇.

METHOD & USAGE:

In a glass or stainless steel mixing bowl, measure and mix all ingredients JUST UNTIL moistened.

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SUCCESS HINT: START WITH THE 1/2 teaspoon of Thieves™ Cleaning Concentrate and only add the additional half teaspoon if needed for the mixture to loosely hold its form.

Press into an ice cube tray. Let sit to dry overnight.

Carefully pop your dish tabs out of the ice cube tray and store in a container.

Use as you would commercial dishwasher tabs – add to machine for any cycle.

USAGE TIP: Your D.I.Y. Dish tabs also make great ‘toilet bombs’. Toss one in the bowl and watch it fizz and bubble! Swish with a cleaning brush and flush! Safe for septic systems and not harmful to municipal water supplies.

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To order Thieves® Household Cleaner Concentrate as well as the finest essential oils produced with utmost purity from Young Living – world leader in essential oils, CLICK HERE

For questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity shipped directly to your door, contact Diana at: essentialoils.start@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN IS SIMPLY INTENDED TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil Blend

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Young Living’s Citrus Fresh Essential Oil blend offers the benefits of several Cold-Pressed Citrus Essential Oils.

Citrus Fresh

Citrus Fresh, a favourite blend for Cool Mist Diffusing, contains pure essential oils cold pressed from the peel of Orange, Tangerine, Mandarin Grapefruit, and Lemon. These oils are strong natural antiseptics which may work well for killing airborne bacteria. Citrus oils are also known for their relaxing and calming effect, and for enhancing the feeling of well-being in children.

Pure Spearmint essential oil is added to the blend providing additional anti fungal and antiseptic properties and acting as an antidepressant by relieving mental fatigue. Both the citrus oils and the spearmint in Citrus Fresh are known in aromatherapy to lift one’s spirits and bring emotional balance. This is part of the joy of peeling and eating oranges. It’s an aromatherapy experience!

Flavouring drinking water with this blend not only helps to purify the water but may benefit the lymphatic and immune systems as well.

CHEMISTRY OF CITRUS OILS:

Citrus trees produce and store their essential oil in their fruits in “Endodermal Secretory Sacs” ~ spherical sacs located in the peel just below the surface of their skins. The secretory sacs fill up with essential oil molecules as the fruit ripens.

“The one component that citrus trees produce in abundance in their fruit peels is a molecule called Limonene”, writes Dr. Cole Woolley, PhD.  “You also know it as D-Limonene. Limonene is detected by your nose as a ‘citrus, orange, sweet, and fresh’ aroma….Orange oil is nearly exclusively composed of LIMONENE (95%), with only 5% being composed of about 100 other molecules. Lemon oil contains about 65% Limonene”.

Limonene is a potent antioxidant photochemical that prevents DNA damage linked to cancer and accelerated aging, and has been extensively studied in over 50 clinical studies for its ability to combat tumor growth.

The essential oils in Citrus Fresh™ blend may aid digestion, balance and increase metabolism, benefit the cardiovascular system. Lemon oil, for example, has been investigated for its potential to reduce LDL cholesterol levels and stimulate normal peristalsis (the rhythmic contraction of the bowel which aids proper elimination). 100.00% pure and unadulterated cold pressed Lemon essential oil creates alkalinity in the body, and improves the function of the pancreas, gallbladder and liver.

Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend: APPLICATION:

AROMATIC USE: You may wish to diffuse Citrus Fresh™ to lift mood, and/or combat depression, anxiety, insomnia, or nervousness.

TOPICAL USE: Did you know that D-Limonene in citrus oils can support lymphatic drainage and help you overcome a cold fast!?  Mix Citrus Fresh™ with coconut oil or V-6 carrier oil and rub it on your neck, or apply 2 to 4 drops on Vita Flex points on feet or hands.

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING: A few drops of Citrus Fresh EO blend may be added to your natural ‘truly green’ D.I.Y. household cleaning and laundering products for added anti-microbial and aromatic benefits! SEE THE ‘Essential D.I.Y.’s’ section of this ‘Ounces Of Prevention’ blog for ideas and ‘recipes’.

DIETARY USE: The citrus oils in this blend as well as the spearmint are generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. A drop may be diluted in a teaspoon of honey or in four ounces of a beverage such as almond milk. One or two drops may be ingested mixed with olive oil in a cellulose or gelatin capsule.

CAUTIONS: Use of citrus oils as a dietary supplement not recommended for children under 6 years of age. Use in greater dilution for children over 6 years of age.

ALL CITRUS OILS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ‘PHOTOSENSITIZING’ TO SKIN WHEN APPLIED TOPICALLY…Simply avoid direct sunlight (i.e. UV rays) for up to 12 hours following topical application use of citrus essential oils.

To order Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil Blend, produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

For questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity contact Diana at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.
References: Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC. AROMATHERAPY, Essential Oils in Colour, Caddy Classic Profiles, Rosemary Caddy BSc Hons ARCS MISPA, ©1997 Amberwood Publishing, Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele. ©2014. Robert Rose Inc., Cole Woolley, PhD – Exploring Essential Oils – Facebook, School of Nature’s Remedies – Core Vigor and Vitality, Make Wellness Your Lifestyle, © 2012 Life Science Publishing., Experience The World of Essential Oils Version 2.0, Young Living Essential Oils.

Essential Oils & Pregnancy

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Millions of women throughout history have used herbs and aromatic plants for various reasons during pregnancy and childbirth.

Which pure plant essences (a.k.a. essential oils) and herbal preparations available to us today, are helpful and safe to use during pregnancy?

Helpful Articles & Reference Guides:

We’re linking you to some excellent articles and reference guides we have found which will help you to answer these important questions…

The first is by pharmacist Dr. Lindsay Elmore: CLICK HERE.

The oils and dietary supplements mentioned in Dr. Elmore’s article, are from our trusted purveyor and world leader in 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, non-toxic oil-infused personal care products, and natural food supplements with both FDA GRAS certification and Health Canada NHP (natural health product) approval. (See link below).

A second excellent article highlighting oils use and nutritional tips for each week within each trimester of pregnancy…

…may be found here: Essential Oils by Trimester: a Pregnant Woman’s Guide. Please read this second article in its entirety as it pertains to the infographic below.

 Thirdly, here is a link to a PDF on Aromatherapy in Pregnancy

…written by Vicki Hobbs of the Phoenix Therapies Pregnancy Centre listing essential oils safe to use during pregnancy, and those recommended by midwives and aromatherapists to use during labour and birth. The article also lists essential oils to not use during pregnancy.

 And an article by doctor, midwife, and herbalist Aviva Romm…

…entitled Herbal Medicines in Pregnancy: What’s Safe & What’s Not.

Aviva writes, “Most of what is currently known about botanical use during pregnancy is based on a significant body of historical, empirical, and observational evidence, with some pharmacologic and animal studies. Overall, most herbs have a high safety profile with little evidence of harm. Pregnant mommas commonly experience minor symptoms and discomforts for which the use of natural remedies may be gentler and safer than over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals.

Few reported adverse events have occurred, and those that have typically involved the consumption of known toxic herbs, adulterations, or inappropriate use or dosage of botanical therapies.  However, lack of proof of harm is not synonymous with proof of safety. Some of the harmful effects of herbs may not be readily apparent until after use has been discontinued, or may only occur with cumulative use, so it’s important to be smart and safe and use only those herbs in pregnancy with a proven track record and a good safety profile.”

Dr. Romm has included two helpful charts – one listing herbs considered safe in pregnancy, and another with herb categories to avoid during pregnancy. Again, this comprehensive article may be found HERE.

♥ Lastly, for a detailed chart from aromatools.com specifically on the use of Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby, CLICK HERE.

The following chart has been provided by Young Living Essential Oils and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent illness. If you plan on using essential oils from any purveyor during your pregnancy, be sure to consult your health care practitioner and consult with your physician immediately if any health concerns should arise.

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If using those aromatic plant essences (i.e. essential oils) which have a high safety profile during pregnancy, use only the finest, first distillation, therapeutic grade essential oils produced with utmost purity from the world leader in essential oils, Young Living Essential Oils.

Have Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils shipped directly to you – to receive a 24% discount CLICK HERE and follow the prompts. Wholesale account is free and there is no minimum order.

For questions, inquiries, and further information contact Diana E. Natalie at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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DJ’s Natural Anti-Frizz Hair Spritz

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Tame your hair naturally. Mist a bit of this D.I.Y. Hair Spritz onto damp hair before drying. You’ll be amazed at how shiny and smooth your hair becomes almost immediately, with lasting styling power, and you’ll be enthralled with how heavenly it smells!

The base for this beautifully natural anti-frizz hair spritz is witch hazel and pure distilled water. To this we simply add a wee bit of Himalayan pink salt*, real vanilla extract (made from vanilla beans & alcohol / no propylene glycol), and pure therapeutic grade essential oils known to be excellent for the health of the hair and scalp.

Witch hazel is a distilled oil, sometimes called a topical astringent, derived from the bark and leaves of the North American Hamamelis virginiana shrub. Witch hazel’s medicinal properties reduce irritation (to hair follicles) that may inhibit new growth. It is gentle, cleansing, and moisturizing.

The same properties that make witch hazel beneficial to the skin make it good for the hair and scalp. Using witch hazel on your hair balances out its hydration level freeing it from frizz and giving lots of shine!

INGREDIENTS: For a 4 ounce (or larger) bottle with a spray pump or trigger sprayer…

METHOD: Combine all of the ingredients in a 4 ounce or larger spray bottle (pump sprayer or trigger sprayer). Shake well until the pink salt is dissolved.

USE & APPLICATON: Shake well before each use. Spray on damp hair before blow drying or styling.

*About the Pink Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt naturally contains 80+ minerals and elements. Himalayan salt crystals form naturally within the earth and are made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity).

Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can increase hydration, balance pH, and help regulate water content inside and outside of cells.

To order the finest, first distillation, therapeutic grade essential oils produced with utmost purity, shipped directly to your door from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

For questions, inquiries, and further information contact Diana E. Natalie at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

 

 

 

True Healing Oils

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“It takes a life process to produce a living substance. Only God can do that. Chemistry is not all there is to the components of an essential oil. There is also electromagnetic frequency, or life force.”

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“If frequency is measured,” writes David Stewart, Ph.D., D.N.M., you find that synthetically produced [man-made] substances are motionless and inert. Zero frequency. At the same time, a naturally grown component in an intact oil gently coaxed from the plant with all of its companion components is vibrant and full of vigor, eager to heal and administer therapy… In fact, there is intelligence in essential oils that have been properly grown and extracted without adulteration. Oils produced by living processes are living. Oils produced by mechanical man-made processes are lifeless.”(1)

Today we find synthetic essential oil ingredients in soaps, cleaning agents, skin care, food, and flavourings, as well as, sadly in the industry of health and wellness. When the oils are extended and adultered for commercial use, their therapeutic biochemical structure is destroyed, making them useful only as perfume for scenting all types of products and as flavouring compounds…

…On the other hand, the chemical structure of a pure essential oil can rapidly penetrate cell membranes, travel throughout the body, and enhance cellular function. For health professionals who have used pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils on patients, it is very clear that there is a powerful life force inherent in these substances, which gives them unmatched ability to interact with cells in the human body.(3)

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OBTAINING OILS THAT HEAL:

“There are a few growers and distilleries in North America that produce high quality oils fulfilling all the criteria for “therapeutic grade.” Young Living is the largest and best know of these…

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…Young Living brand oils meet AFNOR/ISO standards [of the European Standardization regulatory organizations] and much more! In addition to meeting AFNOR standards, therapeutic grade oils must also be organically grown, unadulterated, properly distilled, and meet other criteria which few brands other than Young Living oils actually meet…

Therapeutic grade oils are almost never sold in retail stores. Do not expect healing from non-therapeutic grade oils. Over 90% of the oils sold as “essential” in America are food or fragrance grades and unsuitable for healing applications.”(2)

D. Gary Young (Young Living founder) on YL Therapeutic Grade Lavender essential oil…

“One of Lavender’s most important constituents is linalool – responsible for all of the things Lavender can do. A relatively good quality Lavender oil has a linalool acetate level of 4.41.  Young Living’s Lavender has a linalool acetate level of 67.0 ~ the highest produced in the world.”           

From the seeds Young Living plants in the ground to the seals placed on their bottles, the focus is on naturally occurring and high-quality components providing a pristine final product without compromise. This is their “SEED to SEAL” promise of quality and purity.

Lavender“To say Lavender essential oil is just Lavender would be a mistake. Not only are there many different types of Lavender, there are also different methods of seed selection, farming, extracting, and testing methods to ensure the right constituents are contained within the final product. A baking instructor could give 12 students in their classroom the exact same recipe to bake at home and all would come back with interestingly different outcomes.
The same is true with essential oil production. Just because the same Genus and species of plant may have been used, does not mean the same oil will be in the bottle of two different companies. Essential oil production is a delicate science that requires a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding of proper full production from the beginning to the end. Not all oils are created equal”. ~ Karlie Holtby, Holistic Nutritionist, Lettuce Change

Many people believe that essential oils are God’s medicine for mankind and will provide critical medical solutions in the future. Essential oils could very well be the MISSING LINK of modern health care, brining allopathic and holistic medical practices together for optimal health in the 21st century.(4)

REFERENCES: 1.2. Healing Oils of the Bible ~ It Takes Life to Produce Life. ©2003. 12th Printing 2015. David Stewart, Ph.D., D.N.M., Care Publications. 3.4. Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing. Reference Guide for Essential oils. ©2016. Abundant Health, LLC.

To order the finest, first distillation, therapeutic grade essential oils produced with utmost purity, shipped directly to your door from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

For questions, inquiries, and further information contact Diana E. Natalie at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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D.I.Y. JOY™ Car & Room Spray

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We love to carry a little ‘JOY™’ therapeutic essential oil blend with us wherever we go especially during the month of February!

Ditch the synthetic fragrances and let your body and mind capture the pure plant essences of this beautifully supportive blend ~ aromatherapy for the adrenal glands, and the limbic or ’emotional brain’, this blend is useful during times of stress, anxiousness, grief, or feelings of depression.

The uplifting emotionally balancing oils contained in this sweet, floral-citrus blend include: Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Rosewood, Lemon, Mandarin, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose! All 100.00% genuine, 1st distillation oils from Young Living -World Leader in Essential Oils.

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RECIPE ‘HOW TO’:

  1. Fill a 1 oz. amber glass spray bottle to 1/3 full with Witch Hazel.
  2. Add 10 to 15 drops of Joy™ essential oil blend (from Young Living).
  3. Add 1 drop pure vegetable glycerine (assists blending/mixing of liquids).
  4. Fill bottle the rest of the way with distilled water (or boiled & cooled water).

USES:

  • Mist over heart, ears, neck, wrists to wear as a ‘cologne’.
  • Mist in your workspace, home, or vehicle.
  • Mist on your pillow before bedtime.
  • Mist on sofa cushions, in lingerie drawer, closet, or clothes dryer.
For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for use during pregnancy. Not intended for children under the age of 6 without the advice of a health professional.

To order the finest, first distillation essential oils, including JOY™ essential oil blend, and others mentioned in this article, produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

For questions, inquiries, and further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity shipped directly to your door, contact Diana E. Natalie at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

References: Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing. Reference Guide for Essential oils. ©2016. Abundant Health, LLC.

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

D.I.Y. Pain Relief Roll-On

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With two immediate family members in need of ongoing pain relief, one elderly with osteoporosis pain in the low back and hip area, and another with pain related to incapacitation during medical treatment, we have found essential oil therapy to be tremendously effective in delivering immediate pain relief.

When we aren’t available to assist with application of the oils, namely using the Vita Flex technique or Raindrop™ Technique, we encourage self-application using either a convenient roller-ball bottle with appropriate oils diluted in a carrier oil, or a spray bottle with essential oils diluted in a combination of distilled water and witch hazel.

[See Vita Flex Technique feet application chart below]

Recently we gifted each of these family members with a clean ‘upcycled’ 15 ml amber glass bottle, fitted with an AromaGlide stainless steel roller ball top, and filled with the following, including an amazing oil blend which has recently become available in Canada:

‘Recipe’ for a 15ML GLASS BOTTLE BLEND / fitted w stainless steel ROLLER BALL & LID:

~~~ 30 drops Deep Relief™ essential oil blend from Young Living (World Leader in Essential Oils) which contains the following therapeutic grade 100.00% genuine and properly distilled essential oils:

[Peppermint (anti-inflammatory and analgesic), Lemon (invigorating and warming / muscle soreness), Balsam Fir (traditionally used for relief of overworked tired muscles and joints), Brazilian Copal (Copaiba is extremely high in Beta-caryophyllene, a well documented anti-inflammatory traditionally used for muscle aches and pains, stiffness, and nervous exhaustion), Clove (anti-inflammatory and a topical analgesic), Wintergreen (99% methyl salicylate which gives Wintergreen its cortisone-like properties – may benefit arthritis, rheumatism, tendinitis, and other discomfort related to inflammation of  muscles, joints, and bones),  Helichrysum (a powerful anti-inflammatory), Vetiver (antispasmodic and locally warming), and Palo Santo (historically known to relieve muscle pain and promote healing).  Find out more about Deep Relief™ essential oil blend HERE.]

~~~ finish filling bottle with Ortho Ease® carrier oil (massage oil).

[Ortho Ease® is designed to also provide a relaxing, calming blend of vegetable oils and 100% pure essential oils including wintergreen (excellent topically applied for bones), peppermint (analgesic and anti-inflammatory), juniper (antispasmodic, nerve support), marjoram (traditionally used as an antispasmodic, for muscle spasms, arthritic symptoms, rheumatism, stiff joints, sprains, cramps, and headaches), eucalyptus (analgesic, anti-inflammatory), vetiver (rubefacient – locally warming, antispasmodic, and sedative to nervous system), thyme (a warming general tonic to the nervous and circulatory system), and lemongrass (anti-inflammatory, revitalizing, regenerating and strengthening to connective tissue and vascular walls].

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At first use, and each application therafter, immediate relief was noted. Those who are using this powerfully effective combo of therapeutic essential oils are giving consistently positive feedback with regard to how much it is benefiting their level of comfort and ability to cope.

For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for use during pregnancy. Not intended for children under the age of 6 without the advice of a health professional.

Vita Flex Technique ~ Feet Application Chart:

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To order the finest, first distillation essential oils, including the Deep Relief™ essential oil blend, and others mentioned in this article, produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

AromaGlide Roller Fitments which fit Young Living essential oil bottles are also available for purchase to all those with a Young Living member account…

For questions, inquiries, and further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity shipped directly to your door, contact Diana E. Natalie at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

References: AROMATHERAPY, Essential Oils in Colour, Caddy Classic Profiles, Rosemary Caddy BSc Hons ARCS MISPA, ©1997 Amberwood Publishing, Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing. Reference Guide for Essential oils. ©2016. Abundant Health, LLC.

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

D.I.Y. Deodorant

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Is it important to consider what you put on the skin of your armpits?

If you consider that your skin is your body’s largest absorptive organ, and that we often apply personal care products following a bath or shower when our pores are especially open and ready to receive whatever we give them whether it’s harmful or helpful, then the answer is YES!

Look for a safe natural alternative to the toxic mix of chemicals outlined below, or make your own with our D.I.Y. recipe which includes pure therapeutic grade essential oils / plant life force – safe, and naturally antibacterial for the win!

Conventional deodorants may contain undesirable and even toxic ingredients which are associated with untoward and cumulative damaging effects on the body…

Heavy metals like aluminum, used to prevent sweat from escaping pores, is stored and accumulated in fat cells. Offloading heavy metals from the body is extremely difficult, which is concerning as they are linked to an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as to breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Other undesirable ingredients you may find in commercial deodorants include Propylene Glycol (the main ingredient found in antifreeze, common in deodorants, implicated in dermatitis, kidney damage and liver abnormalities), Parabens (preservatives derived from toxic petrochemicals), Phthalates / synthetic Fragrance or “parfum” (Phthalates interfere with the body’s proteins, are hormone disruptors classified as xenoestrogens, found in personal care products and plastics, and are linked to disease processes), and Triclosan or tricolcarban (a chemical found in “antibacterial” products like hand sanitizers, now thought to contribute to antibiotic-resistant infection (MSRA), also linked with thyroid function disruption, and liver toxicity. Researchers have found Triclosan impairs muscle function, and is also toxic if inhaled.)

There are a variety of wonderful ‘recipes’ for making your own D.I.Y. Deodorant. A shout out to Lettuce Change for encouraging us to ‘make the change’ to a safe natural deodorant!

We suggest trying two or three different ‘recipes’ you find, including this one, and go with your favourite or what works best for you. Some include corn starch. We have chosen not to use cornstarch in our recipe simply because we were unable to find a non-GMO version. You may also wish to add your own favourite essential oils in lieu of, or in addition to the ones you see here.

D.I.Y. DEODORANT ‘RECIPE’

Melt together in a glass jar or measuring cup in a double boiler (as shown):

~ 1 teaspoon pure Beeswax

~ 1 Tablespoon organic Cocoa Butter

~ 1/3 cup Shea Butter

~ 1/3 cup organic Coconut oil (the kind that is solid at room temp)

Once completely melted pour the liquid ingredients into a glass bowl or large glass measuring cup.

Using an electric hand mixer, carefully blend the following dry ingredients into your melted mixture:

~ 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda

~ 2 1/2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder (synonymous with ‘Arrowroot Flour’ – readily available from favourite local bulk foods store)

Blend in the following 100.00% pure therapeutic grade essential oils (we choose Young Living essential oils known for quality & purity from seed grown to oil you receive):

~ 15 drops Tea Tree essential oil (antibacterial / odour preventing / and healing to skin)

~ 5 drops each: Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, and Copaiba essential oils. (NOTE: again, you may switch any of these for your own favourites – we chose these specific essential oils not only for their gentle aroma but also for their antimicrobial and skin soothing benefits.)

Recipe fills 2 – 4oz glass jars. 

Place jars in refrigerator for 1/2 hour to “set up” and Label your jars if desired.

Keep on your bathroom counter or dressing table 🌱💦💚

xo Diana E. Natalie

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RECOMMENDED REFERENCE MATERIAL: Vibrational Cleaning: Real-Green clean… Sabina M. DeVita, Ed.D., D.N.M., NNCP, IASP, CPB, DCSJ ©2013. Wellness Institute of Living and Learning.

To order the finest essential oils, including pure genuine first distillation Tea Tree, Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and other essential oils seen here, produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

 

 

 

 

Single Essential Oils: Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata ecuatoriana)

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Since I took the cap of my first bottle of Young Living pure Ylang Ylang essential oil, I’ve dreamed of one day participating in an early morning harvest of these intoxicatingly fragrant yellow blossoms at the Young Living farm in Ecuador! It is no wonder Ylang Ylang literally means “flower of flowers”.

In June 2011, Young Living cleared land on lush fertile soil at their Guayaquil, Ecuador farm for 24,000 Ylang Ylang seedlings. By June 2013, the trees had matured into large bushy trees producing flowers year around. The farm expanded to 48,000 trees in 2013. The farm now houses the largest state-of-the-art distillery in South America. Other aromatic plants grown and distilled at the farm include Dorado Azul, Ruta, Oregano, Eucalyptus Blue, Lemongrass, Vetiver,  Ocotea, and Palo Santo. Acres of rice, numerous vegetables and fruit galore is grown onsite including a banana and mango plantation. The farm houses a school, restaurant, spa, and goat dairy. Organic tropical fruit juices are made daily as well as organic goat cheese, milk, and yogurt. Staff, students, workers, and visitors all eat nutritious meals every day on site.

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Ylang Ylang essential oil is steam distilled on-site from the flowers, picked early in the morning to maximize the oil yield. The first distillation oil is of the highest quality and is known as Ylang Ylang Complete.

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Prized for its sweet, sensual fragrance, Ylang Ylang essential oil has a traditional use promoting healthy, shiny, lustrous hair. Well researched and documented, today its uses include many therapeutic applications  – depression, anxiety, cardiac problems, hypertension, hair loss, and intestinal problems.

It’s medicinal properties include antispasmodic (prevent spasms), vasodilating (dilate small blood vessels), anti-inflammatory, and ability to regulate heartbeat.

Ylang Ylang’s chemical composition is over 40 percent Sesquiterpenes ~ molecules identified for their anti-inflammatory effect, their ability to deliver oxygen to cells and actually erase miswritten codes at the DNA level. An essential oil high in Sesquiterpenes may be beneficial in multiple ways – it may be analgesic, anti-anxiety, antidepressant, sedative, antispasmodic, antifungal and antiseptic.

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Ylang Ylang’s fragrant influence (via the olfactory system connected to the amygdala, or limbic/emotional brain) is known to be balancing, peaceful, able to combat anger, low self esteem, and filter negative energy, restore confidence and increase libido.

Essential oils provide a powerful means to contact this non-verbal portion of the brain including the thalamus, hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands. These endocrine glands control things we are not always aware of such as heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, sex hormones, and stress levels.

Cautions: Use Ylang Ylang sparingly if you have low blood pressure.

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Application Techniques:

TOPICAL ~ Dilute 1 part YLTG Ylang Ylang essential oil with 1 part carrier oil such as V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or other pure vegetable oil such as coconut, or sweet almond oil. Apply to skin, on VitaFlex points, or on location of a spasm or inflammation. OR Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

INHALATION ~ Diffuse alone or combined with Patchouli, Lavender or other compatible essential oil in an ultrasonic diffuser, or inhale directly from diffuser necklace or bottle. Many people like to blend Ylang Ylang with a sharper citrus oil to balance its powerfully sweet aroma. Ylang Ylang blends well with Lemon, Bergamot, Jasmine, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Neroli, and Rose essential oils.

For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for use during pregnancy. Not intended for children under the age of 6 without the advice of a health professional.

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References: AROMATHERAPY, Essential Oils in Colour, Caddy Classic Profiles, Rosemary Caddy BSc Hons ARCS MISPA, ©1997 Amberwood Publishing, Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele. ©2014. Robert Rose Inc., D. Gary Young – The World Leader In Essential Oils. ©2015, Mary Young. Young Living Essential Oils.

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

 

 

Favourite Essential Oils Kit

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Premium Starter Kit of 100.00% genuine therapeutic grade essential oils – from Young Living / World Leader in Essential Oils, containing 5 single oils, 5 blends, plus a bonus oil which may change seasonally. Find information on their many uses and applications below, as well as in-depth information on this blog site!

This beautiful Kit comes with a wonderful ultrasonic humidifying Essential Oil Diffuser.

CANADIAN PREMIUM STARTER KIT OF OILS from Young Living ~ World Leader in essential oils

There’s no better time to join me on this wellness journey.

Click the link below and follow the prompts to enrol for a wholesale member account and get your Premium Starter Kit including 11 oils + diffuser at fantastic savings.

https://www.youngliving.com/vo/…

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The oils and blends found in this kit provide everything you need to begin using essential oils daily for health & home:

SINGLE OILS: Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) / Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) / Lemon (Citrus limon) / Peppermint (Mentha piperita) / Copaiba (Copal) (Copaifera reticulata)

BLENDS: Thieves® (clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus (E. radiata) / DiGize™ (tarragon, juniper, anise, ginger,fennel, patchouli, peppermint, lemongrass) / Purification® (lemongrass, rosemary, melaleuca (M. alternifolia), myrtle, citronella) / R.C.™ (Respiratory Care) (eucalyptus (E. globulus, E. radiata,E. citriodora), myrtle, spruce, peppermint, pine,lavender, marjoram, cypress) / and PanAway® (wintergreen, clove, helichrysum, peppermint).

Current Bonus Oil: Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil ~ from Young Living’s Northern Lights farm in British Columbia, Canada.

This Kit also contains the following accessories:

  • the fantastic Dewdrop Ultrasonic essential oil Diffuser
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier 1 oz (safe natural essential oil infused alternative to chemically-laden commercial hand sanitizers).
  • AromaGlide Roller Fitment (turns essential oil bottle into a roller ball bottle for easy application).
  • 10 Product Sample Cards (5 English/5 French)
  • 10 Sample Oil Bottles for ease of sharing your oils with family and friends.
  • 2 NingXia Red 2 oz samples (super antioxidant nutritional supplement beverage)
  • Product Guide (English & French)
  • Member Resources

As you get to know the single oils and blends found in your Premium Starter Kit* of essential oils from Young Living…You may also wish to create your own diffuser blends using the oils in your Kit.

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Here are a few ideas to inspire you as you begin to try your own combinations in your diffuser over time:

MORNING PERK
~ 3 drops Lemon
~ 3 drops Peppermint

AFTERNOON BREAK / or ALLERGY EASE
~ 2 drops Lemon
~ 2 drops Lavender
~ 2 drops Peppermint

TENSION EASE
~ 3 drops Lavender
~ 3 drops Copaiba

BURNED MY DINNER
~ 3 drops Purification®
~ 2 drops Lemon

UNWIND
~ 3 drops Lavender
~ 3 drops Stress Away®

QUIET REFLECTION
~ 3 drops Frankincense
~ 3 drops Lemon

FIGHT THAT COLD
~ 2 drops R.C™
~ 2 drops Thieves®

IMMUNE BOOST
~ 3 drops Purification®
~ 3 drops Thieves™

SLEEP WELL
~ 3 drops Lavender
~ 3 drops Copaiba

SLEEP WELL #2
~ 3 drops Lavender
~ 3 drops Stress Away®

RELEASE
~ 3 drops Lavender
~ 2 drops Stress Away®
~ 1 drop Frankincense

HAPPY SNAPPY
~ 2 drops Peppermint
~ 2 drops Frankincense

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES, LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.