Essential Oil SINGLE OILS: Majoram (Origanum majorana)

Marjoram

Known as the “herb of happiness” and “joy of the mountains” to the Romans and the Greeks, Marjoram was believed to increase longevity.

Marjoram, part of the Labiatea (mint) botanical family, was listed in the Materia Medica (AD 78), the standard reference for medicines and herbal treatments for over 1,700 years. It was also listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of German medicines by Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Today, Marjoram’s known medicinal properties include it’s muscle-soothing properties, and help in relieving joint discomforts. Marjoram may also soothe digestion, is generally relaxing to the body, calming to the nervous system, and may help with respiratory care relieving cough and cold symptoms.

With it’s herbaceous warm spicy aroma, Marjoram is a beautiful essential oil to use diluted in a carrier oil for massage, or to add to therapeutic baths ~ by adding a few drops to a handful of Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) and tossing them into your bath water.

Properly distilled therapeutic grade Marjoram (Origanum majorana) essential oil is found in blends like Aroma Life, Aroma Siez, and Dragon Time from Young Living Essential Oils, as well as Young Living’s Ortho Ease Massage Oil, and formula R.C. essential oil blend.

Marjoram is one of several essential oils used in the rejuvenating and balancing Raindrop Technique of application using only the purest therapeutic essentials oils.

Marjoram’s natural chemistry includes up to 60% Monoterpenes, and it has a high ORAC rating (antioxidant activity) of 130,900 uTE/100g.

Body systems affect by Marjoram’s chemistry include the Muscular, Skeletal, and Cardiovascular system.

Marjoram’s aromatic influence may promote peaceful sleep,

Marjoram may be applied topically, or diffused in a cool mist humidifying ultrasonic diffuser for it’s aromatic benefits.

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Marjoram’s Aromatic Influence ~ Emotional Healing:

Many essential oils have emotional impact because of the way our noses are wired to our limbic brain via the olfactory system.

Marjoram is known as ‘The Oil of Connection”, aiding trust and connection in meaningful relationships.

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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.

Re. Marjoram Essential Oil: To order the finest essential oil of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, from Young Living Essential Oils – world leader in essential oils – at 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

References: Essential Oils – Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition. © 2016, Life Science Publishing, Emotional Healing with Essential Oils, ©2012. Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC. Young Living Essential Oils http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA.

 

 

 

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Stars Of Summer LUMINARIES

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Make these ‘Stars Of Summer’ luminaries with the Young Living Essential Oils found in your Premium Starter Kit, to complement your safe DIY ‘Outdoor Spray’…
It’s easy with your Young Living essential oils at your fingertips! (see below)
Safe, effective, 100% genuine therapeutic plant power – these are the oils we choose to work with because of the Seed To Seal promise of purity & effectiveness.
TIP: If you have an outdoor fountain you can add these same pure essential oils to the water in your fountain! We also find doing this keeps algae growth at bay.

What’ You’ll Need:

  • Mason Jar
  • Your Young Living Premium Starter Kit (Click Here to Order)
  • 7 Drops Young Living Purification® blend
  • 5 Drops Young Living Lavender
  • 5 Drops Thieves® blend
  • 5 Drops Young Living Lemon
  • Lemon or Lime slices
  • Rosemary Sprigs, or sprigs of Thyme or Peppermint
  • Bees Wax tea lights
  • Water
  • Optional single EO additions or substitutions: Young Living Tea Tree, Citronella, or Rosemary essential oil.

HOW TO:

Slice lemon or  lime and gather sprigs of herbs. Place citrus slices & herbs in the glass jar. Fill to 3/4 with water, add drops of Young Living essential oils, fill with water to rim and set bees was tea light candle on top of water. Change water, oils, citrus slices & herbs every few days to keep your luminary fresh & potent. (Pure essential oils are volatile and evaporate leaping into the air where they go to work for you! …but eventually need to be replenished once they have dissipated.)

HOW TO ORDER YOUR YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS:

To order these pure genuine first distillation essential oils produced by world leader  – Young Living Essential Oils – with Seed to Seal promise of purity – at 24% discount CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for the BEST VALUE with a PREMIUM STARTER KIT of purest ‘every day essential oils’ which includes a beautiful high-end diffuser.

Questions & Inquiries? Ask DIANA – essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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.

Peppermint Cooling Mist ‘Air Conditioner In A Bottle’

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This easy & VERY EFFECTIVE Do-It-Yourself cooling mist may be made with two simple ingredients: Pure water & genuine Young Living Peppermint essential oil (which contains one ingredient only: Peppermint essential oil).

Peppermint is high in phenolic compounds including menthol (over 50% in a genuine highest quality essential oil), both cooling & invigorating to the skin and the body. Historically, for centuries Peppermint has been used to soothe, freshen, and relieve.

Young Living Peppermint essential oil is approved as a Natural Health Product (NHP) in Canada for use diffused or diluted in carrier oil and applied topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic

D.I.Y. Instructions:

– Fill a 2 ounce spray bottle half-way with distilled or purified water

– Add 10 drops genuine pure Young Living Peppermint essential oil

– Top up with distilled or purified water

NOTE:  Distilled water is water that has been boiled and cooled.

(Optional: Adding a few grains of grey sea salt or Himalayan pink salt OR a drop of pure vegetable glycerine may help the pure essential oil to disperse well in the water but are not necessary ingredients. You can give the bottle a gentle shake before each use.)

Application:

Mist onto the back of the neck, temples, arms, wrists, or feet. / Cooling to the skin, and useful with sunburn, bug bites, during ‘hot flashes’, headache, and fever (mist on the back of the neck and the spine) to assist in comfort and lowering body temperature).

 

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This D.I.Y. recipe includes only 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil from pioneer & world leader in genuine essential oils – Young Living Essential Oils:  To order the finest essential oil of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, at 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

References: Essential Oils – Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition. © 2016, Life Science Publishing, Young Living Essential Oils http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA.

 

D.I.Y. Muscle Mist with Essential Oils

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We’ve been making up this ‘muscle mist’ spray for Mum, 83 years young, for a couple of years now, to help provide her with joint, muscle, and rheumatic pain relief. Easier to apply and faster coverage than a roller bottle with carrier oil + essential oils.

In our experience this synergy works quickly and works well!  You need to know how you can make this for soothing your own sore muscles, whether for post-work-out, or to help relieve chronic discomfort.

The D.I.Y. muscle mist is infused with one of our favourite Young Living Essential Oil blends, Aroma Siez™, containing pure basil, lavender, cypress, marjoram, and peppermint essential oil. Aroma Siez™  essential oil blend also provides calming, relaxing and anti-anxiety aromatherapy benefits.

NOTE: This D.I.Y. muscle mist is for adult use only.

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D.I.Y. MUSCLE MIST ~ INGREDIENTS & HOW-TO:

Place all ingr.’s in 4 ounce glass bottle with trigger sprayer & gently shake before each application. Mist on and massage into area where applied. Avoid eyes. Suitable for adult use:

2 ounces Thayer’s certified organic Witch Hazel + Aloe Vera

2 drops vegetable glycerine

45 drops Aroma Siez essential oil blend

5 drops Wintergreen essential oil + 5 drops Helichrysum essential oil, OR 10 drops PanAway® essential oil blend (contains both Wintergreen and Helichrysum essential oil).

1 teaspoon or 2 pumps of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex (carrier oil blend), or liquid coconut M.C.T. oil. To really ‘pump it up’ use the Ortho Ease Massage Oil, which contains additional wintergreen, peppermint, marjoram, and juniper.

NOTE: PanAway® essential oil blend is included in Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit of pure therapeutic grade 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This D.I.Y. recipe includes only 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils from pioneer & world leader in genuine essential oils – Young Living Essential Oils:  To order the finest essential oil of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, at 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

References: Essential Oils – Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition. © 2016, Life Science Publishing, Young Living Essential Oils http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA.

After-Sun Spray with Essential Oils

After Sun Spray

After a long Canadian winter with little to no direct sun exposure, many of us find ourselves suddenly outdoors, gardening, doing yard work, camping, hiking, boating…and can easily be caught off guard when it comes to sun protection.

I was gardening wearing short sleeves on the long weekend in May and ended up with what’s commonly known as a “sun rash”, possibly what’s called Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE) – which is basically an allergic reaction in photosensitive skin to sunlight in early spring and summer. Evidently, PMLE on sun-exposed skin, is the second most common sun-related skin problem next to sun burn.

To protect our skin against “sun rash” we could certainly make good use of a natural mineral sunscreen lotion with a broad spectrum SPF of 10 or higher…

…If we get caught without protection and end up with the bumpy post-sun exposure “rash” like I did we can make this simple D.I.Y. essential oil-infused after-sun spray to soothe & restore compromised skin. This spray can be made simply using two of the oils from your Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit (Lavender, and Frankincense)…

I noticed marked IMPROVEMENT overnight once this soothing after-sun spray was applied to the affected areas of my skin (arms, face, neck, and knees). I continued to apply it the following day and by evening my skin looked healthy again.

SOOTHING AFTER-SUN SPRAY – in a 2 ounce spray bottle:

• 1/2 ounce organic unscented Witch Hazel

• 1 ounce organic aloe vera juice

• 15 drops genuine Young Living Lavender essential oil

• 5 drops each genuine Young Living Myrrh, Frankincense, and Tea Tree essential oil

(• optional when available: 5 drops each Australian Blue Cypress, and/or Roman Chamomile, and/or Helichrysum essential oil. Note to Canadian YL Members: the Young Living blend of skin-loving oils called ‘Highest Potential‘ contains Blue Cypress essential oil, so we used this blend instead of Australian Blue Cypress).

• 2 pumps (1 tsp) V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex and/or 1/2 teaspoon pure Vitamin E oil 

• 2 drops pure vegetable glycerine 

• (optional if you have it: 1/2 teaspoon MSM Powder – organic sulfur works as an anti inflammatory and has a skin repairing effect)

• top up with pure distilled water

Attach spray top tightly to bottle and gently rock back and forth to combine all ingredients. Mist regularly (morning, noon, evening) onto affected skin.

I noticed MARKED improvement OVERNIGHT once this soothing after-sun spray was applied to the affected areas of my skin (arms, face, neck, and knees). I continued applying it the following day and by evening my skin had returned to ‘normal’.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This recipe uses therapeutic Lavender, Frankincense, and other essential oils from world leader in genuine essential oils; Young Living Essential Oils: To order the finest essential oil of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, at 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

References: Essential Oils – Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition. © 2016, Life Science Publishing, Young Living Essential Oils http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA.

 

D.I.Y. Baby ‘Bum Dust’

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You may have heard about the record setting 2017 verdict in the Johnson & Johnson lawsuit case over the talc used in their baby powder, which has been backed by scientific study to be a possible carcinogen, specifically in terms of increasing risk of ovarian cancer…

…The International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) classifies the genital use of talc-based body powder as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. The US Center for Disease Control, however, doesn’t list it as an ovarian cancer risk, and the American Cancer Society say “they don’t know yet”.

And so, we find that some talc-based powders carry a warning label stating the possible risk of ovarian cancer after frequent application in the female genital area – yet several others, including J & J’s products, do not.

If you’d rather make your own safe, natural alternative, here’s our favourite ‘recipe’:

DoIt-Yourself ‘BABY BUM DUST’

You can make a couple of versions of this…one for basic daily use to keep your baby’s bottom dry and free of chafing or skin irritation. The other is for sore bottoms, and we’ll show you both.

The ‘Basic Bum Dust’ is super easy and makes a great alternative to the talc-based baby powders you buy in stores.

You simply combine 3 simple ingredients and store it in a shaker bottle…like the stainless steel “confectioners sugar / icing sugar” shakers with the fine mesh tops – OR you can use a larger salt shaker of some sort.

The Basic Bum Dust ‘recipe’ is super easy:

  • 1 Cup Cornstarch (you can find Organic Non-GMO Cornstarch – one brand is Edward & Son’s – costs about $3.00 CAD/box)
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) Sodium bicarbonate or ‘good ‘ol baking soda, is really alkalinizing, making it beneficial for rashes and yeast infections. It also helps naturally exfoliate dead skin cells and helps relieve any skin soreness.
  • 15 drops genuine therapeutic grade Lavender essential oil (We’re talking about true Lavandula angustifolia) or ‘French Lavender’ which we choose to buy from Young Living Essential Oils, as they’re the modern-day pioneers of this & other safe oils that we know are properly grown, harvested, distilled, and bottled to have all the properties in tact we’re looking for.

Sore Bottom Bum Dust: this one is basically the same except it switches out the cup of baking soda for a couple of Tablespoons of Bentonite clay instead, and adds Chamomile and Frankincense essential oil along with the Lavender.

Also available from Young Living – safe ready-to-go, natural ‘Seedlings™’ BABY PRODUCTS infused with genuine therapeutic essential oils. Shipped to your door.

TO ORDER genuine Young Living Essential Oils wholesale (Save 24% off all the time) visit http://www.YoungLiving.com, choose your country and click ‘Become a Member’. Enter the Enroller/Sponsor code# of your Young Living contact person, OR, CLICK HERE to activate your free wholesale member account.

 

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. Bleach Alternative

DIY Bleach

As ‘gate-keepers’ to our home we continue to know more and do better – ditching undesirable chemically-laden products and choosing safer alternatives. Through the process we are consistently amazed at how a few simple ingredients can replace a long list of questionable toxic yuck.

We also realize improvement in overall wellness as we reduce the toxic load on our body from common sneaky offenders lurking in our home & personal care.

One common sneaky offender is chlorine bleach – also known as sodium hypochlorite (the same chlorine used to sanitize swimming pools), and calcium hypochlorite (a bleaching powder used for household cleaning, and for whitening).

Learning about the health risks from exposure to chlorine bleach (see below) it is easy to see why we do well to avoid it…

In 2015, Reuters Health News covered an Occupational Environmental Medicine study of of professional cleaning service employees (1) associating lower respiratory tract infections and exacerbation of asthma from the use of specific cleaning products including chlorine bleach.

MORE REASONS TO AVOID CHLORINE BLEACH:

I worked at a job for six years where I was required to clean each day using chlorine bleach. During that time my lungs suffered noticeably with asthma-like symptoms and repeated bronchial infections.

Those who use bleach four or more times a week are more likely to suffer from wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and other respiratory issues compared to non-bleach users….There is a clear connection between bleach and other toxic cleaning supplies and the development of asthma in individuals who have had no prior signs of any breathing difficulty. For those who already struggle with asthma, chlorine bleach may irritate the lungs and further aggravate asthmatic symptoms.(1)

Think about this for a moment in the context of your own home. Whether you clean your home or have a housekeeper, if chlorine bleach or any household cleaner with bleach in it is being used on a regular basis, this is exposure to take into consideration if you experience breathing, respiratory, or lung issues.

Chlorine bleach can react with other common household cleaners like ammonia or even vinegar, and produce toxic gases. In fact, ammonia-based cleaners (glass cleaner, for example) can create high concentrations of chlorine gas when mixed with bleach, which can cause asthma after a single exposure. (1)

Bleach is also dangerous if swallowed. Bleach can burn skin and eyes causing serious injury or permanent damage.

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NATURAL BLEACH ALTERNATIVES

Hydrogen peroxide (3% solution) often used topically as a disinfectant, is a non-toxic sanitizer and whitener that does not have the harsh side effects of a chlorine bleach. Hydrogen peroxide can be used with  laundry (whites and colours), or for tubs, tile and grout. Adding about about a cup of hydrogen peroxide to your wash water and soaking fabrics for 15 – 30 minutes will revitalize dingy or yellowed whites.

Lemon juice is a natural lightener. When combined with hydrogen peroxide and essential oils, it can be a fantastic Do-It-Yourself natural bleach alternative. Combined with baking soda, it works great to whiten and sanitize tub tile & grout.

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is an all-time favorite natural whitener and softener added to D.I.Y. Fabric Softener , D.I.Y. Laundry Soap, or ‘Sink & Tub Scrub’ (soft scrub cleanser) for sinks, tubs, counter tops and more.

Genuine Young Living Essential Oils are awesome for safe natural household cleaning and sanitizing. Essential oils are economical (a little goes a long way!) and practical (hundreds of uses) when combined for use with other natural ingredients like baking soda or hydrogen peroxide.

Thieves® Household Cleaner is an all natural plant based cleaning concentrate infused with world-famous Thieves® essential oil blend from Young Living Essential Oils. This all-purpose cleaning concentrate contains only biodegradable and non-toxic ingredients. It works really well on … EVERYTHING. Sinks, counters, toilets, tubs and tile. Carpets, flooring, mirrors, glass, composite decking, and even flag stone. Children’s and baby furniture, car seats, toys, and bicycles. Cars, upholstery, boots, and shoes. It’s fantastic in the laundry too.

TO ORDER Thieves® All-Purpose Household Cleaner concentrate wholesale (Save 24% off all the time) CLICK HERE to activate your free wholesale member account and order Thieves® products. SEE the (best deal) Premium Household Cleaning Starter Kit with Thieves®  HERE.

DIY Bleach Recipe

DO-IT-YOURSELF Bleach-ALTERNATIVE ‘Recipe’:

Simple and economical, this safe alternative may be used to clean and white household surfaces as well as safely clean and whiten laundry (whites and/or coloured clothes). If your washing machine has reservoirs for bleach, laundry soap, and fabric softener, you can use this ‘D.I.Y Bleach Alternative’ in conjunction with our D.I.Y. Fabric Softener , and D.I.Y. Laundry Soap

Make a batch of this safe, natural D.I.Y. ‘bleach’ alternative with the following four ingredients (NOTE – you can order the Thieves® concentrate and YLTG* Lemon Essential oil wholesale (online) and have it delivered to your door (see below):

• 3 cups water (use distilled water, or water that has been boiled and cooled)

• 2 caps full Thieves® Household Cleaner concentrate

• 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (10% to 35% food grade if available, otherwise you can use a common 3% to 10% concentration)

• 10 drops genuine *Young Living Therapeutic Grade LEMON Essential Oil

TO ORDER Thieves® All-Purpose Household Cleaner concentrate and/or YLTG Lemon essential oil wholesale (Save 24% off all the time) CLICK HERE to activate your free wholesale member account and order Thieves® products and the world’s leading genuine essential oils for home & personal care. SEE the (best deal) Premium Household Cleaning Starter Kit with Thieves®  HERE.

Reference/Sources:

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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.

Better Body Butter

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If you’ve ever made mayonnaise from scratch, making your own whipped body butter can be a similar and satisfying experience!

As you blend the mixture, all of a sudden it magically “comes together”!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • A hand mixer (preferably with a higher speed)
  • A Double Boiler
  • A glass mason jar (TIP: dedicate a mason jar to your D.I.Y.’s that call for melted Shea or cocoa butter, or beeswax…You don’t need to wash it out each time, simply put the lid on and store it away until the next ‘melting’ session.)
  • Glass jars or P.E.T. containers – enough for dividing 12 to 14 ounces of body butter
  • 1/2 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Butter wafters or callets
  • 1/2 cup raw Coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup pure Grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup Young Living Lavender Hand & Body lotion, or an unscented natural plant based lotion such as Carina Organics, or an unscented natural Vitamin E cream.
  • 1/8 cup pure Aloe Vera juice or gel.
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil.
  • 3 or 4 drops pure vegetable glycerine (optional)
  • 20 to 30 drops of your favourite Young Living Essential Oils (Lavender, LimeStress Away™, Gentle Baby™.) Gentle Baby™ blend from Young Living is perfect to add for a “belly butter” for expectant mama’s.

DIRECTIONS:

Melt Shea butter, Cocoa butter, and Coconut oil in a large mason jar in the top of a double boiler (be sure to add an inch or two of water to the top of the double boiler as well, for the mason jar to sit in). Be careful not to get any water in the mason jar. Stir until melted then add the Grapeseed oil. Remove pot from heat.

Using oven mitts, carefully lift the mason jar out of the water, and pour the melted mixture into a glass mixing bowl.

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Refrigerate mixture for about one hour until it’s just starting to ‘set up’.

Remove from fridge and using a handheld electric mixer, at a lower speed beat in the Aloe juice or gel, the Young Living Lavender lotion (or unscented plant-based lotion), and the Vitamin E oil.

Continue beating, adding the Young Living essential oils of your choice.

Continue beating at HIGH speed until the mixture turns white and begins to form stiff peaks.

Using a stainless steel spoon and/or spatula, fill containers with the body butter (tapping to release air pockets and smoothing the top with your spoon.

Voila! You have made a beautiful whipped Better Body Butter!

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RECIPE ADAPTED FROM: ©2017. Essential Oil Make & Takes, by Jen O’Sullivan.
NOTE: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE 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.

Re. BETTER BODY BUTTER Essential Oil ingredients: To order the finest, trusted essential oils, of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, from Young Living Essential Oils – world leader in essential oils – For Starter Kits offered at 50% off and to receive 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

Canadian Young Living wholesale Member Accounts:

http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA

Sugar LIP SCRUB + Natural Lip Care Tips

 

IMG_1237Winter lips never felt this good! Let pure plant power turn that pucker into a smile with this moisturizing do-it-yourself lip treatment, made with natural ingredients…

MAKES ENOUGH FOR 3 small 1.5 to 2 oz. mini jars.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 teaspoons Brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons organic raw Coconut Oil (the kind that’s solid at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 3 drops Lemon* essential oil
  • 2 drops Ginger* essential oil
  • 1 drop Nutmeg* essential oil
  • 1 drop Cinnamon* Bark essential oil

* Use Vitality™ (US) or Plus+ (Canada). From the Young Living Premium Starter Kit of pure therapeutic grade essential oils: you may use these alternative oils — 3 drops Lemon, and 2 drops Thieves® blend.

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DIRECTIONS:

Place the brown sugar, coconut oil, and honey into a glass or ceramic bowl and mix well.

Add the essential oils one at a time and beat into your mixture.

Divide mixture between small jars and cap tightly.

Label “Sugar Lip Scrub”.

APPLICATION:  On clean face before bedtime, place a dab of the lip scrub on lips, massage lightly with finger tip or by rubbing lips together. Pat excess with fingertip, clean cloth or tissue. Follow with a super moisturizing & soothing Young Living naturally-derived Lip Balm:

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MORE ‘Winter Lips’ TIPS:  Before getting into bed each night apply a Young Living all-natural oil-infused Lip Balm, and prior to going outdoors into the cold dry climate, protect your lips further with Savvy Minerals Lip Gloss, or Savvy Minerals Lipstick. These beautiful lip products are READY-TO-GO, and NATURALLY DERIVED, providing weightless, buildable lip colour. Long lasting and perfect for every day use!

XO! Diana E. Natalie

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Lip Scrub RECIPE ADAPTED FROM: ©2017. Essential Oil Make & Takes, by Jen O’Sullivan.
NOTE: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE 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.

Re. D.I.Y. Sugar Lip Scrub INGREDIENTS: To order the finest essential oils, of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, from Young Living Essential Oils – world leader in essential oils – For Starter Kits offered at 50% off and to receive 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

Canadian Young Living wholesale Member Accounts:

http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA

Savvy Lip Gloss 2017 Colours

 

WELCOME 2018! A personal message from Diana

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As I reflect on 2017 my heart is tender and full, having experienced both great loss and great love during the past months. Great ache and great grace…great change and great appreciation. Family. Faith. Relationship. High priorities embarking on a new year. We never know what lies ahead in life, but when these core things are central, I find the circumference, including self-care, personal development and growth in business & work, seems to take care of itself.

ANTICIPATION

2018 promises new perspective, and vibrant new beginnings!!!

Many “hats” – roles of caregiving, serving in community, grand-parenting, and mentoring a thriving home-based business to name a few. Each different role in this season teaches me to give thanks in big & little things and to receive JOY.

Each role holds opportunity – to listen, to honor God in daily routine, to be creative, and continue helping others grow and thrive in their priorities.

RETROSPECT

This time of year we tend to look back, and to think big picture. This escalates for me as I turn a year older every December 24th.

I married young, age 20, in 1984. He’s a gracious, wise man. My partner in life. The kind you can weather storms with, and the kind who makes you feel loved, and safe.

Those early years together I taught music, and worked with him in his business. I went back to school after our two boys were born, and studied clinical nutrition, which led to a decade-long consulting practice at two clinics here in Peterborough, ON. I’ve also worked in music studios, and more recently in a natural foods store.

Early in 2016, I was reintroduced to something I’d stumbled across in a kinesiology course in Toronto back in 1998. (At that time a company called Young Living was distilling aromatic plants & bottling therapeutic essential oils that were proving to be a missing link to wellness, but weren’t available in Canada).

In February 2016, a friend gave me a little blue bottle called ‘PanAway’ when I tweaked my back shoveling snow. Can you guess? It stood for “pain away”, and that’s exactly what happened – almost immediately, when I applied one drop. I checked the bottle and it said “Young Living Essential Oils”. What on earth?!?…

…Here we were two decades later and that same company had continued to pioneer, grow and distill ‘nature’s medicines’, purchasing and stewarding virgin land around the world to become a universally known, household name revered and respected for the countless benefits it brings.

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FRESH START

Everyone seems to have a nagging concern. For me it’s always been my lungs. From a “croupy” kid to teenage bronchitis, to pneumonia as an adult, my lungs are where I’m vulnerable. As a clinical nutritionist, I pretty much had the dietary & nutrition, and even the exercise piece figured out for supportive self-care, but always felt there was a missing link. Something more energizing, more oxygenating, more detoxifying…a ‘DELIVERY SYSTEM’ if you will.

I decided to give these little Young Living wonders a try ~ though I said I would NEVER again order from a company that “networked” its products.

March 31st, 2016, I was fighting a chest infection. That was also the day I got my Premium Starter Kit of essential oils (a.k.a. ‘nature’s medicines’) from Young Living which included a cool mist humidifying diffuser! The first blend I reached for was “R.C.” Can you guess? It stands for ‘Respiratory Care’. So I put a couple drops in the diffuser and turned it on. It helped like nothing I’d ever tried before.

Were these tiny molecules getting in and helping in a way nothing else could? How had we lost a working knowledge of something used by millions of people over millennia of time? Was it was time to get on a fresh learning curve?

That’s exactly what I did for six months. I used the oils and learned as much as I could about them. I kept a diary of all the ways we began to use the oils ourselves and with extended family including the seniors who LOVED them!

We began to ditch & switch 100’s of undesirable (many toxic) ingredients we found in household and personal care products – for a few safe natural plant based alternatives.

Turns out the whole “networking” thing is absolutely brilliant, and a bit ahead of its time for Young Living back in the mid-1990’s when they began to share the oils this way through independent member-distributors. No way would I have learned all I have by looking on a retail store shelf.

We began to hold classes each month and teach others to do the same. Young Living is a dynamic and supportive wellness community to tap into. The products speak for themselves and once you learn a little bit about them, the personal sharing part just happens because you can’t keep them to yourself – they’re that amazing.

In August 2016 I started a brand new business called Ounces Of Prevention, working from home part time educating exclusively on the missing links Young Living has to offer. I left my day job to continue working part time from home and do personal care for the seniors in my life.

Today, 21 months later, instead of reaching for man-made chemically laden products in our home we’ve been able to ditch most of these and continue an amazing SHIFT toward greater wellness (my lungs are still thanking me!).

We now find ourselves reaching for nature’s precious miracles created for our benefit…pure plant power…properly extracted & bottled, from seed, to seal. Thank you Young Living!

HELPING OTHERS HELP THEMSELVES ~ I LOVE MY JOB!

Did I mention the seniors love the oils and Young Living too? I love being able to work part-time from anywhere helping others help themselves to greater wellness naturally!

One of the things that makes Young Living so unique is that it’s holistic (‘whole-istic’ ~ caring for the whole picture). “It’s not just about oils,” writes Sarah Harnisch. “It’s about oil-infused EVERYTHING. Soap, laundry detergent, personal care products, cleaning supplies, nutritional supplements, cooking supplies, tools for working out, love for your pets, your babies, your kids…it hits every area of your life.”

The best of the best of the best. Young Living truly has got us on track again with a wellness lifestyle…When you use these oils, you WILL see some pretty amazing things!

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MAKING CHANGES

“Hear this: you matter. Your family matters. You may not realize…how many ailments that are already going on are interconnected with the products in your cabinet or your daily diet. One thing I’ve realized is that everyone’s body has a breaking point of how much it will tolerate. For some people it [shows up] as a migraine or even daily headaches…for others pain, swelling and inflammation. For others, skin issues. For others, hormone issues. For other’s, depression. For others, fear and anxiety of things that never scared them before. For others, inability to sleep. For others, anger. Some of it is emotional. Some of it is physical. All of it is your body yelling for help. I am not saying that every health issue is linked to a lifestyle of toxic chemicals. But I am saying that if you’ve been battling something, that may not be a bad place to check…

…The National Institue of Occupational Safety and Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home and found 884 toxic ingredients. 778 were toxic to the human body. Common things under your cabinets right now.”* Even many ‘organic’ or “green” products still have undesirable ingredients.

“The average woman applies 300 chemicals to her body every day; 80 before breakfast!”*

The most dangerous chemicals in our homes are found in air fresheners, cleaning supplies, dishwasher detergents, synthetically fragranced dish soaps and laundry detergents (which also use petrochemical binders to adhere fragrance to clothes) – that means when we use these to wash our clothes we end up wearing xenoestrogens next to our skin – our SKIN!!! Our body’s largest absorptive organ! (Xenoestrogens enter the body through the skin, clogging cell receptor sites & disrupting the delicate symphony of hormonal communication throughout the body.) This is the “yuck” we ditch, and why we switch to safe alternatives like Young Living’s Thieves® line of household products made with completely plant based ‘cell-loving’ formulas.

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GROWING COMMUNITY

Our ‘Ounces Of Prevention’ Young Living Essential Oils team of like-minded members has grown from three people in April 2016, to well over 200 and counting! …

We’re here to help you and your family begin to swap the “yuck” for a chemical-free lifestyle ~ just like we did.

ARE YOU LOOKING TO BEGIN A FRESH START IN 2018?

As we consider priorities and goals for 2018 it’s good to be reminded…

WE ARE THE GATE-KEEPERS FOR OUR HOUSEHOLDs & FOR OUR PERSONAL CARE just as we are for other INFLUENCES on our daily lives and wellness in all areas.

I CAN HELP… I LOVE TEACHING INTRO CLASSES ON-LINE (via Skype or Facebook LIVE), OR IN PERSON IF YOU LIVE IN ONTARIO CANADA! WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN IN, MAYBE EVEN GATHER A FRIEND OR TWO TO LISTEN IN?!?

BOOK AN ON-LINE or IN-PERSON CLASS TIME: Email me, DIANA at:  essentialoils.start@gmail.com

If you’re reading this you’ve already checked out my blog www.OuncesOfPrevention.me which we may say goodbye to in 2018 and make room for a simple D.I.Y. resource site for our team members…WE’LL BE SURE TO KEEP YOU POSTED!

WE WISH YOU THE HAPPIEST NEW YEAR and MANY BLESSINGS in 2018!

Diana E. Natalie

CONNECTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Find me on Instagram @ouncesofprevention

Facebook: All who join our Young Living team (by enrolling for a free wholesale member account at www.YoungLiving.com/en_CA using the Enroller/Sponsor number of your YL contact, or if you don’t have a Young Living contact using the ID Enroller/Sponsor code #3794432)

… You gain access to our vibrant online Facebook community (the Ounces Of Prevention group) for loads of ongoing support, help, encouragement & ideas!

We look forward to welcoming you!

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[* © 2017. Sarah Harnisch. Fearless.]