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:

LIP BALMS

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

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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.]

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.

 

 

 

‘BREAKFAST BITES’ ~ ENERGY BALLS

Breakfast Bites

We’ll just say up front ~ these aren’t super inexpensive to make but they are worth every penny spent on the high-end ingredients that go in to them! And they’re soooo delicious!

Nourishing, filling, and flavour-full!!! – these ‘Breakfast Bites’ are high protein, high fibre, full of healthy fats, and nutrient dense! A great little boost for everyone in the family as they head out the door.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup loose pitted dates

1 cup dried cranberries (organic, or ‘no-oil’)

1 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut + 1/2 cup for rolling /coating balls

1/2 cup nut butter (we used almond & cashew butter)

2 Tablespoons Organic Coconut oil (the ‘white’ kind that’s solid at room temperature).

1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup

1 to 2 drops Young Living Nutmeg Essential Oil

1/2 cup Organic Sprouted ground Chia & Flax blend OR 1/4 cup each ground chia seed & ground flax seed

2 Tablespoons 100% pure Whey Protein Isolate (available at local bulk store or health food store)

1/2 cup Raw organic Pepitas (Pumpkin seeds)

1 cup puffed Quinoa cereal

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METHOD:

Add first 9 ingredients to FOOD PROCESSOR pulsing and scraping down the sides as you go. Add the Pepitas and puffed Quinoa at the end and pulse until mixed.

Wash hands thoroughly with Thieves® foaming hand soap (a kitchen staple) and using your hands roll the mixture into 1 inch balls — roll the balls in a dish of shredded coconut.

MAKES APPROX. 2 DOZEN. Store in container in refrigerator for up to one month.

Enjoy as ‘Breakfast Bites’ or any time!

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. Nutmeg Essential Oil & Thieves® Foaming Kitchen Soap: To order the finest essential oils 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!

 

Essential Oils & ADHD

We’re pointing you to a comprehensive article by Dr. Mercola, based on current research, entitled Essential Oils Can Help ADHD
January 26, 2017…
SEE THE ARTICLE HERE: http://bit.ly/2zy8yZk

(Dr. Mercola’s Sources and Reference links are listed below for convenience of further research.)

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Even my adult learning & memory processes, alertness & task performance, are notably improved with application of a true Vetiver oil, and with the other EO’s mentioned in this comprehensive article in conjunction with the suggested nutrition + dietary adjustments. I personally use only genuine Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils.
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The article explains how Vetiver works in terms of changing “brain wave” activity…my Vetiver is improving my beta-theta ratios! 🤔
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My sleep patterns have also improved REMARKABLY with diffusing
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) along with true Lavender (Lavandula anguvstifolia) widely known for it’s calming & naturally sedative properties at bedtime over the past year and a half.
The Dr. Mercola article (linked above) explains how, in chemistry terms, that this particular Cedarwood has a super high “sesquiterpene” content (which our local Ontario cedar, for example, does not).
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The aromatic plants created and put on this earth for our BENEFIT are POWERFUL NATURAL CHEMICAL FACTORIES!
If you have some chemistry background like I do, you’ll appreciate that the chemistry of a properly distilled pure essential oil looks like varied combinations of phenolic compounds (phenols), terpenes (monoterpenes or sesquiterpenes), and aldehydes, accounting for their uniqueness & versatility, and explaining how antibiotic-resistant bacteria can outsmart a cookie-cutter antibiotic made in a lab but can never outsmart a high-phenolic essential oil with constant variables in its natural chemical constituents.
We recommend the new book by Dr. Cole Woolley, PhD, entitled Exploring Essential Oils – a great resource for understanding essential oils and how they work in the body.
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To order the finest essential oils 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!

Calming Conifer Tree Oils

Bruce the Blue Spruce Moose

by Diana E. Natalie Johnson

Introducing our new Ounces Of Prevention mascot…

 Bruce the Blue Spruce Moose.

During the autumn and winter months Bruce tends to gravitate toward conifer, or “evergreen tree” oils. With their crisp, clean aromas, he finds their aromatic molecules to be quite uplifting and balancing, full of amazing molecules known as terpenes.

The grounding properties of conifer essential oils may aid Bruce’s mental clarity and focus as he goes about his work, and also after a long day help to relieve stress, and instil a sense of balance, peace, and calm. Bruce turns to conifers to help revive, energize, and motivate him during long, dull, winter months. He finds they provide him with renewed energy, strength, and sense of purpose.

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Some of Bruce’s favourite conifer oils include the following, and of course they are each sustainably sourced oils of the highest standard distilled by Young Living Essential Oils:

IDAHO BLUE SPRUCE (Pinaceae conifer): exclusive to Young Living’s Highland Flats Tree Farm at Naples, Idaho, and distilled at Young Living’s St. Maries farm in Idaho, this remarkable Blue Spruce contains particularly high levels of alpha-pinene and limonene. It is said that at night, Bruce and his forest friends lie down beneath Spruce trees for protection, and the recharging and rejuvenation the trees bring.

IDAHO BALSAM FIR (Abies balsamea, Balsam Canada): Bruce loves the crisp refreshing woodsy aroma of Balsam Fir, found in Canada and the USA. Balsam fir is often used in essential oil blends applied to sore muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and to ease respiratory and sinus congestion. Bruce’s beauty secret to wrinkle free skin has a lot to do with Balsam Fir, but don’t tell the other bears.

CYPRESS (Cupressaceae sempervirens): Grown in France and Spain, this fresh, woody evergreen essential oil high in Alpha-pinene, may help to support Bruce’s circulatory (lymphatic and cardiovascular system) wellness, as well as his muscles and bones.

PINE (Pinaceae conifer): Emotionally balancing with its refreshing empowering aroma, Bruce finds Pine essential oil to be very calming and help with both physical and mental fatigue. Bruce likes to be around Pine when he needs support for his respiratory system.

CEDARWOOD (Pinaceae conifer) Cedrus atlantica: Super high in Sesquiterpene molecules (up to 90%), this species of cedar, with its beautiful sweet aroma, is most closely related to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon, and may support Bruce’s nervous system, and respiratory system. Bruce finds Cedarwood to be extremely calming and enjoys deep restorative sleep when he breathes in the Cedarwood molecules before crawling into his comfy bed for the night. Other traditional uses for Cedarwood which Bruce may or may not know about include hair, scalp, and skin health, and aid for skin irritation, cuts, bruises, acne, boils, and burns.

Bruce the Blue Spruce Moose at home

BLACK SPRUCE (Pinaceae conifer): Lastly, Bruce enjoys the benefits of Black Spruce, especially at the end of a long day, to his nervous and respiratory system, and finds Northern Lights Black Spruce, with its naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, camphene, and beta-pinene, to be particularly emotionally balancing. Bruce loves the grounding rich woodsy-fresh aroma of this essential oil which can be applied anywhere – to the bottoms of his feet, along his spine, down the back of his neck, or used for massaging his tired muscles when he gets home to his cozy den.

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To order these finest essential oils 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!

 

 

 

 

Greening Our Cleaning: Laundry – D.I.Y. Fabric Softener

Have you ever walked through a neighbourhood passing by houses and suddenly been struck with a strong unnatural scent, perhaps making the comment, “someone’s doing laundry!”

Most likely it was the smell of a laundry detergent laden with synthetic chemical fragrance, or a fabric softener or dryer sheet you that you smelled, wafting out from a laundry room vent.

CLOTHES DRYING / ANTI-STATIC / SOFTENING: We have a fast easy ‘recipe’ for making your own super effective fabric softener – like grandma used to do and then some!

(SEE ‘RECIPE’ BELOW)

And see our BASIC LAUNDRY SOAP ‘RECIPE’ as well.

Start by using silicone or other dryer balls such as those made from pure wool, in an electric or gas clothes dryer, to prevent static electricity. You can place a drop or two of a pure essential oil of your choosing onto or inside of one of these dryer balls for scent and to kill microbes.

“I remember ditching dryer sheets around about 1987, and didn’t use anything at all in the dryer until someone invented the little silicone “hedgehogs” as i like to call them. Now there are 100% wool dryer balls to which you can add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil or blend. The box says they reduce static, reduce drying time by 25%, eliminate wrinkles, are safe for sensitive skin, and soften clothes naturally.”

“This week I added a drop of Young Living’s ‘Purification’ essential oil blend to wool dryer balls and really loved the way the clothes DIDN’T smell when I was putting them away!”

“Some people use a rolled up ball of tinfoil to eliminate static electricity.”

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You can also easily and economically make your own liquid fabric ‘softener’ that works, and will not harm you body or the environment. It is especially nice to use when washing flannelette sheets. See recipe below.

 D.I.Y. NATURAL NON-TOXIC FABRIC SOFTENER RECIPE

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About Mainstream Laundry Products:

After looking into the list of chemicals in laundry products over two decades ago, I never purchased them again. It was scary stuff then, but what’s disturbing today is that ‘mainstream detergent makers’ are no longer required by law to list any of the carcinogenic and hormone-disrupting chemicals in their products on the labels. There is a telephone number to call “for more information”. I’ve tried calling that number, and didn’t get very far.

Today, we have the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. The EWG’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, they drive consumer choice and civic action.

EWG provides consumer guides to tens of thousands of products including food, personal care products, and cleaning products. The following guide shows how the EWG rates household and cleaning products (interesting to note that we couldn’t find one commercial fabric softener with less than a D to F rating):

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WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW:

LINEAR ALKY BENZENE SULFONATES (LAS) are petrochemicals that take a long time to biodegrade, which makes them a hazard to humans and animals (as benzene may cause cancer in humans) and to the environment.

There are countless research documents available, including this one from 1998, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / Public Health Services National Institutes of Health, ran a National Toxicology Program study with over forty-eight distinguished contributors from the scientific community, who issued a report entitled, “Toxicology And Carcinogenesis – Studies of Technical Grade Sodium Xylenesulfonate (CAS NO. 1300-72-7) In F344/N Rats and B6C3F1 Mice (Dermal Studies). You can read their publication No. 98-3380# here

DIOXANE, or 1,4-dioxane, is a synthetic petrochemical, a byproduct of the manufacturing process, and a serious known carcinogen. It is not required to be listed on the label, and was found in over sixty percent of laundry detergents tested in 2010.

PHOSPHATES, used to help your clothes stay clean longer by preventing dirt from sticking to them, are a nightmare to ecosystems, triggering abnormal growth of marine plants.

ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES containing 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, linked to various toxic effects on mammals and fish, and can cause skin and eye irritation as well as allergies.

“Most laundry detergents,” writes Sabina M. DeVita, Ed.D.D.N.M., NNCP, IASP, “contain a potentially toxic brew of chemicals that can leave residues behind on your clothing, be absorbed by your skin or be released into the air you breath.” [p.56, Your Right To Know Vibrational Cleaning Guidebook, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-59930-435-9]

ABOUT DRYER SHEETS & FARBRIC SOFTENERS…here is an article stating that dryer sheets cause hormone imbalance, neurotoxicity, respiratory problems, and even cancer.

I used to tell my clients, “Always remember that your skin is your body’s largest eliminating and absorbing organ!”

To order the Young Living essential oils mentioned above, as well as the Thieves® line of non-toxic essential oil-infused household and kitchen-safe products at 24% discount CLICK HERE

And 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

TOP TIPS for BETTER SLEEP

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If you’re in your twenties, a student , working, travelling – no matter who you are – did you know that turning off your electronics earlier in the evening and initiating a bedtime routine without “blue light”, is one of the top proven ways you can enjoy better more restorative sleep?

Age demographic: Who’s Using A Cellphone In The Bedroom?

Percent Who Don’t Sleep as Well Because of Technology*:


Percent of respondents, by age bracket, who said they agreed with the statement “I don’t sleep as well as I used to because I am connected to technology all the time” at a level of 8, 9, or 10, with 10 points meaning it describes them exactly (Time/Qualcomm)

*[The Atlantic: How Smartphones Hurt Sleep. Feb. 24, 2015]

ESSENTIAL OILS: MISSING LINKS FOR SOUND SLEEP

Using essential oils aromatically and topically at bedtime may also facilitate deep restorative sleep. Specific molecules found within certain pure therapeutic grade essential oils help to calm the mind and body, even stimulate they body’s natural production of serotonin (converted to melatonin).

A few drops of Lavender and Cedarwood essential oil, for example, in a cool mist ultrasonic diffuser, for example, can have a significant impact – improving our quality of sleep each night.

Or make a sleepy time roller ball bottle like THIS ONE and apply to feet, wrists, neck, or pillow at bedtime.

Want a few more tips to help bring balance to your daytime routine as well: Less Chaos In My Day. 

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.

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

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

To order the finest essential oils produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE.

Single Essential Oils: Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

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❣️❣️❣️ Myrrh is a true GIFT we are blessed to have access to. A little Myrrh goes a long way, making it a valuable investment for your natural health cabinet…
With it’s warm, uplifting earthy aroma, and so many practical benefits from skin to infections, Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) is one of the oldest documented aromatic plants used!

👑 For centuries it was one of the world’s most desired and expensive commodities, more valued than gold by weight. Kings and Queens would do almost anything to have their Myrrh! Like Frankincense, Myrrh EO is distilled from resinous drops which tear from cuts in the bark of the tree.

📕 The #1 oil in the Holy Anointing Oil ‘recipe’ given to Moses for anointing and cleansing everything…Myrrh is the most mentioned of any oil in ancient Scripture…notably in relation to beauty, and romance.

😊 Super high in Sesquiterpene molecules, Myrrh impacts the limbic brain / hormonal system, is uplifting, promotes spiritual awareness, and is known to strengthen the mother-child bond, invoking feelings of safety and security.

 Not surprising Myrrh was one of three gifts that wise men presented to Mary, Joseph, and infant son Jesus. Mothers’ of the day commonly applied Myrrh to prevent stretch marks, combat thrush and fungal infections, and to deal with tooth & gum infections, gingivitis and mouth ulcers.
Historically, Myrrh was a “must-have” especially in nomadic cultures…it was used as incense, for embalming, for leprosy, syphilis, herpes, digestion, wounds, and general skin care.

😮 Today Myrrh is noted to be a powerful antioxidant, analgesic or anesthetic. Myrrh may combat inflammation, bacteria, viral infection, and parasites.

APPLICATIONS:
💦 Myrrh may be applied topically, diffused, and is approved in Canada for topical application as an NHP (Natural Health Product) and by the FDA as an FA (food additive) and FL (flavouring agent) – not for children under 6 years old.

💦 Myrrh may be used orally for gingivitis, gum infection and inflammation, canker sores, and sore throat.

💦 Myrrh is one of the most beautiful and effective essential oils to use for natural skin care and “anti-aging”.

🌱 Myrrh blends well with Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood, Patchouli, and all of the spice oils.

Young Living Myrrh Essential Oil:

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This site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your health care practitioner prior to using your pure essential oils as outlined above.

References: Essential Oils – Saving Face, Sabina M. DeVita, ©2016 Wellness Institute of Living and Learning, Essential Oils Guide, Endless Loop Apps Inc. © 2017, Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition. © 2016, Life Science Publishing. A Biblical Perspective On Essential Oils, ©2016. Teri Secrest, Young Living Essential Oils http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA.
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: Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)

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Did you know that there are 500 different species of Helichrysum, but only one…Helichrysum italicum…may be used therapeutically in medical aromatherapy?

Young Living carefully farms Helichrysum italicum in Split, Croatia.

💲🌼💲Helichrysum italicum has one short growing season each year which means the supply of pure, therapeutic-grade Helichrysum can be somewhat erratic making it’s essential oil a precious commodity indeed!!!

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You may have also heard of Helichrysum by its common names; EVERLASTING or IMMORTELLE. 🌼🌼🌼

🕵️‍♀️ Helichrysum has been studied in Europe for its enormous ability to promote healthy cell regeneration and normalize inflammation…Helichrysum is a key ingredient in expensive French beauty preparations 💄💄💄 such as L’Occitane en Provence‘s”Crème Divine” and “Skin Renewal System“, due to it’s chemical composition which supports daily rejuvenation and nourishment of cellular activity.

💙 PanAway® essential oil blend in your Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, contains Helichrysum italicum, as well as wintergreen, clove, and peppermint, all essential oils with unique pain relieving properties. More on PanAway@ here: https://ouncesofprevention.me/…/essential-oil-blends-panaw…/

“For those familiar with herbal medicine, Helichrysum is to Aromatherapy as Arnica is to Herbalism. Put simply, Helichrysum is a must have for traumas and first aid, swelling and scars.” [Veriditas Botanicals]

Helichrysum may also be found in the Young Living Essential Oils blends ‘Aroma Life™’, ‘Awaken™’, ‘Brain Power™’, ‘DEEP RELIEF™’, ‘M-Grain™’, and ‘Trauma Life™’.

“Helichrysum is a powerful anesthetic and analgesic and reduces pain from inflammation and muscle spasms.” [Essential Oils Desk Reference, 6th Edition, ©2014]

🌱 Helichrysum contains Neryl Acetate (over 40%) and di-ketones. These compounds are highly regarded for their exceptional regenerative and soothing properties, increasing blood flow and circulation to the region of application.

🌼 Helichrysum contains Alpha-, beta-, and gamma-curcumenes, which normalize inflammation.

💚 “Helichrysum also contains Di-ketones, which possess superb ability to promote healthy regeneration of new cells and tissue.” [Veriditas Botanicals]

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Have you had opportunity to experience the benefits of Young Living’s pure Helichrysum essential oil, or a blend containing Helichrysum???

GETTING STARTED:

To order essential oils produced with utmost purity from Young Living – World Leader in Essential Oils and save 24% all the time CLICK HERE

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

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

This site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your health care practitioner prior to using your pure essential oils as outlined above.

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.