Grammie Di’s Owie Salve D.I.Y.

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It’s Back-To-School week and we’re thinking about all the wonderful ways genuine essential oils come to the rescue for everything from immune support to the inevitable scrapes, cuts, bumps & bruises!

Older children may carry Grammie Di’s Owie Salve to school in their back-pack as their “recess boo-boo” go-to.

This Do-It-Yourself ‘recipe’ makes about 3 oz. total – and the consistency of the “balm” or “salve” is suitable for small P.E.T. plastic or glass jars, salve tins, lip balm tubes, or “squeeze tubes”.

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tablespoon beeswax

2 Tablespoons organic unrefined raw Shea Butter

1/2 teaspoon pure vitamin E oil

1/4 teaspoon pure jojoba oil (optional)

2 drops pure vegetable glycerine (optional)

10 drops each genuine, therapeutic Young Living Tea Tree essential oil, Young Living Lavender essential oil, and Young Living Frankincense essential oil.

2 drops Young Living Patchouli essential oil (optional)

 

HOW-TO:

  • Gather & measure ingredients
  • Melt beeswax, Shea butter, and Coconut oil in a dry glass jar or mason jar sitting in the top of a double boiler in a couple inches of water – OR melt them in a dry glass measuring cup sitting in a saucepan with an inch of simmering water.
  • Stir with a stainless steel spoon or glass stir stick, until the beeswax is completely melted. Remove the glass jar or measuring cup from the heat.
  • Stir in the vitamin E oil, optional jojoba oil & vegetable glycerine, and stir in the genuine Young Living essential oils.
  • If the mixture begins to set up before you’ve finished adding all the ingredients, place it back into the hot water temporarily to gently melt it again.
  • Once the essential oils are stirred in, carefully pour the liquid into your containers of choice.
  • Allow to cool completely before labeling. Use permanent marker to write on labels.
  • To use: Teach your child to apply a tiny amount of the ointment to a scrape, bruise, bump, or irritated skin skin and put the lid back on tightly.
  • Keeps well for the entire school year!

NOTE: Real genuine Young Living Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil & Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) essential oil are INCLUDED in your PREMIUM STARTER KIT OF ESSENTIAL OILS + ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER from Young Living Essential Oils. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED with your wholesale member account & SAVE!!!

xo Diana E. Natalie

IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS SOURCED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES. 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 WELLNESS NATURALLY.

To order the finest genuine 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!

 

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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.

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)

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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.

 

 

 

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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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.

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Sleepy Sheep Roller Bottle DIY

This is it…the oh-so-simple – Do-It-Yourself recipe for

Ounces Of Prevention’s SLEEPY-SHEEP ROLL-ON.

• Fill a 10 ml dark glass roller ball bottle (with stainless steel roller ball) 3/4 full with Young Living’s V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex, or coconut MCT’s (liquid coconut oil).

• Add the following genuine Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils,

– 6 drops Lavender

– 6 drops Cedarwood

– 3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce (or Northern Lights Black Spruce, or Roman Chamomile)

• Top up with your liquid carrier oil, wipe clean and secure roller ball top & lid.

• Label accordingly.

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APPLICATION:

Apply to feet, wrists, or neck, at bedtime or any time you want to relax, destress, or unwind.

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Save 24% on Young Living essential oils and blends all the time, each with the promise of purity from Seed to Seal…

Connect with Young Living Essential Oils HERE and follow the prompts – Have your oils and safe natural oil-infused products for household and personal care, delivered to your door!

We’re here to help and support as you continue to learn about the many benefits and everyday uses of these beautiful gifts of nature for health and home.

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Questions & inquiries? Email Diana at:  essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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Essential Oil Diffusion

Healthy Habits coach, author and speaker, Tara Rayburn writes, “Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffusing is a great way to sanitize the air in your home, office or workplace. It also is a great way to support your whole family’s health – pets included. Family favourites to diffuse: Purification®Raven™R.C.™ BlendLemongrass and Lemon.

[100 Easy Healthy Habits, Uplifting Habits for the Mind, Body, and Soul. ©2013. Life Science Publishing.]

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The NHAPS (National Human Activity Pattern Study) in the U.S. between the late 1980’s and the mid-1990’s, found that we North Americans spend 87% of our time in enclosed buildings and about 6% of our time in enclosed vehicles.

Statistics Canada shows a steady increase until now to where we are spending 90 percent of our time indoors; at work, at home, and in recreational settings.  And most of us are unaware of the effects poor indoor air quality has on our health.

Most people view spending time outdoors as a special event rather than part of their regular schedule.

We’re bombarded with advertising from corporations cashing in on common misconceptions about what healthy indoor environments ought to be.

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Air Wick®, Glade®, Lysol®, Febreze®, and the list goes on. Add these “air fresheners” to the potentially toxic brew of chemicals in most laundry rooms (detergents & dryer sheets), cupboards full of household cleaners, hand soaps, dish soaps, body butters, shampoos, lotions, and perfumed personal care products … and you are likely exposed to more chemicals in a single day than your grandparents were exposed to over the course of an entire year.

This is without going near the garage or workshop risking added exposure to things like Benzene or Formaldehyde.

Companies like Johnson & Johnson, for example, claim “We’re all about your wellbeing”, while marketing products for everyday use inside our homes as “healthy solutions for you and your family” laden with manmade chemicals known to be neurotoxins, and carcinogens, not only dangerous to the environment but to our very health and wellbeing.

Thankfully there are reputable voices creating more awareness: The David Suzuki Foundation lists the toxic chemicals found in household cleaning products as well as the ‘Dirty Dozen’ cosmetic chemicals to avoid, along with their acute and chronic effects.

COOL MIST ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSING:

Since we’re specifically talking about indoor air quality, lets consider the safety and benefits of diffusing genuine 100.00% pure, unadulterated, therapeutic grade essential oils (a.k.a. pure plant essences – from nature – nothing manmade) into our indoor environment.

This is something we can do every day to enhance our health and wellbeing…

Diffusing safe, natural, genuine therapeutic grade essential oils will spread their benefits (a study in itself) quickly throughout your indoor environment, purifying the air, eliminating moulds, bacteria, viruses, and odours, and enhancing our wellbeing at the same time.

Genuine essential oils are generally diffused into the home, work, or vehicle environment using ‘ultrasonic’ cool mist (humidifying) diffusion. This method ensures that the beneficial molecular constituents within a true volatile essential oil are not harmed or eliminated by a heat source.

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Cool Mist Diffusion is also an ideal way to humidify typically dry indoor air during cold weather months (and cold & flu season) in much of Canada and the Northern United States, while at the same time dispersing anti-microbial benefits of essential oils into the air.

“Use a cold-air diffuser”, writes Dr. Sabina DeVita, in her groundbreaking book Your Right To Know – Vibrational Cleaning Guidebook*…”Use Brain Power (Young Living essential oil blend)…or Idaho Balsam Fir to especially activate the pineal gland (an important endocrine gland within in the brain), or choose Lemon, Lime or any of the citrus (essential oils)…”

Healthy Habits coach, author and speaker, Tara Rayburn writes, “Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffusing is a great way to sanitize the air in your home, office or workplace. It also is a great way to support your whole family’s health – pets included. Family favourites to diffuse: Purification®, Raven™, R.C.™ Blend, Lemongrass and Lemon.” [100 Easy Healthy Habits, Uplifting Habits for the Mind, Body, and Soul. ©2013. Life Science Publishing.]

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Diffusing essential oils is just one way to apply their benefits to everyday living and make better choices toward a healthy home environment…

You may also use essential oils for household cleaning, and topically on your body for personal care (remembering that our skin is our largest absorptive organ). This will enable and empower you toward even more toxin-free choices for an environment you are able to control.

A NOTE ON NATURAL CLEANING ~ Kicking the chemically laden “bad guys” out of your home = healthier home environment…

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“Keeping a clean house doesn’t have to mean soaking it in harsh chemicals.” Trust Young Living’s SAFE, essential oil-infused aromatic household products for a natural, effective alternative to traditional cleaning products.

*REFERENCES:
Government Of Canada – Air Quality: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/healthy-living-vie-saine/environment-environnement/air/index-eng.php
The National Human Activity Pattern Survey:(NHAPS)https://indoor.lbl.gov/sites/all/files/lbnl-47713.pdf
David Suzuki Foundation: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/the-dirt-on-toxic-chemicals-in-household-cleaning-products/ http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals/
Your Right To Know – Vibrational Cleaning Guidebook – Novel, Dynamic Uses of Genuine Therapeutic Essential Oils that can Change Your Life. Sabina M. DeVita. ©2015. Wellness Institute of Living and Learning.
100 Easy Healthy Habits, Uplifting Habits for the Mind, Body, and Soul. Tara Rayburn, The Healthy Habit Coach. ©2013. Life Science Publishing.
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.

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Essential Sugar & Sea Salt Scrub

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Sugar is better for the outside of your body than the inside! What are the benefits of using a Sugar & Sea Salt Scrub?

  1. Sugar is a natural humectant ~ it draws moisture into the skin, for deep hydration.
  2. Sugar is a natural source of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which breaks down dead skin cells, encourages cell renewal  making it an excellent topical exfoliant for healthy glowing skin.
  3. Sea Salt contains minerals that enhance skin and flush out toxins.
  4. Sea Salt exfoliates outer layers of dead skin cells, revealing soft skin underneath, and improving circulation.
  5. Sea Salt has antiseptic qualities helping to kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, reduce itchiness, even out skin tone and improve the skin’s texture.
  6. The addition of Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils known for their skin care benefits, takes a Sugar & Sea Salt Scrub to a whole new level!
  7. The addition of an organic coconut oil and aloe vera gel, mean you do not need to use a moisturizer following the use of the scrub recipes below as they provide a healing moisture barrier to the skin as well.
  8. The addition of green tea to a scrub offers unique benefits as well…Green tea has anti-aging and antioxidant benefits that can help delay signs of skin aging, such as sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The polyphenols in green tea help neutralize harmful free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the skin and accelerate the aging process.

USES: Sugar & Sea Salt Scrubs may be customized with appropriate essential oils for use on different areas of the body. Ounces Of Prevention recommends using the Jasmine Joy™ Sugar & Sea Salt Scrub below for hands, feet, arms, elbows, and especially the legs. And the Grapefruit Patchouli Sugar & Sea Salt Scrub for face and hands. (recipes below).

DIRECTIONS for USE: Wet skin, and scoop up a small amount of scrub (1/2 teaspoon) into fingers. Add more water if needed. Work into the desired area of skin for a few seconds. Rinse well and pat dry with a clean cotton towel.

RECIPE #1:  Jasmine Joy™ Sugar & Sea Salt Scrub

  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon organic Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 Tablespoon Jasmine green tea (steeped and cooled)
  • 1 teaspoon ground Chinese green tea leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid vitamin E oil
  • 3 drops pure vegetable glycerine
  • 3 drops each Young Living JOY™ essential oil blend, and Young Living Lemon essential oil.

Beat together with an electric mixer at medium to high speed until well combined and ‘whipped’ looking. Place in an airtight glass jar and store in refrigerator up to six months.

RECIPE #2: Whipped Grapefruit Patchouli Sugar & Sea Salt Scrub

  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons organic Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 Tablespoon organic grapefruit zest
  • 3 drops pure vegetable glycerine
  • 1 teaspoon organic beet juice (for colour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid vitamin E oil
  • 6 drops Young Living Grapefruit essential oil + 3 drops Young Living Patchouli essential oil.

Use electric beater to whip all ingredients together until smooth. Store in airtight glass jar, and keep in refrigerator up to six months.

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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., 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, LavenderLobby.com D.I.Y.’s, Beauty & Body Care – DIY Naturally; Aromatic Home & Spa recipes to Make and Take with an ingredient list you can actually pronounce!, ©2006. Essential Oils For Healthy Living, Inc., Revised ©2015 @ Studio 4:44, Inc.
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.

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Single Essential Oils: LEMON

“When life gives you ‘lemons’? … try a little YLTG lemon oil!” 

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Lemon essential oil, cold pressed from lemon rind, is useful for SO many things! Did you know it takes 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilogram of lemon essential oil?

The uplifting, invigorating, fresh aroma of pure lemon oil has been found to promote clarity of thought and purpose, boost immunity, induce relaxation, and reduce depression and anxiety.

Lemon essential oil is extremely high in Monoterpenes, infinitesimally tiny molecules that can enter the blood stream in minutes.

Lemon essential oil supports the regeneration of white blood cells, stimulates the production of red blood cells and purifies the blood.

The key constituent in lemon oil is Limonene, a potent antioxidant phytochemical, studied for its ability to prevent DNA damage linked to cancer and accelerated aging, and extensively studied (in over 50 clinical studies) for its ability to combat tumor growth.

Lemon oil has also been investigated for its potential to reduce LDL cholesterol levels and stimulate normal peristalsis (the rhythmic contraction of the bowel which aids proper elimination).

Lemon creates alkalinity in the body and improves the function of the pancreas, gallbladder and liver. Genuine Lemon Essential Oil is approved by Health Canada as a ‘food flavouring’ and by the FDA as a dietary essential oil. One or two drops may be carefully ingested mixed with olive or coconut oil in a cellulose or gelatin capsule, OR mixed in water or juice, for short term mild detoxification purposes, or to ease digestion, acid reflux, and to expel gas from the intestines.

Lemon oil has been found to have the following medicinal properties:

  • antiseptic
  • anti fungal, mold, and mildew
  • immune stimulating
  • anti parasitic
  • fights urinary tract infection
  • anti-anxiety
  • antidepressant – lifts feelings of sluggishness and apathy, brightens your outlook, leaving the mind alert and clear
  • beneficial to circulation
  • anti-hypertension
  • helps digestive function

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  • Did you know that Lemon EO may help detoxify the Pineal gland, improving memory and what’s known as “brain fog”?
  • Did you know that Lemon EO may help with relaxation?
  • Did you know that lemon oil can support lymphatic drainage and help you overcome a cold fast!?  Try mixing genuine Lemon EO with coconut oil or V-6 carrier oil and rub it on your neck, or on Vita Flex points on the feet.
  • Diffuse lemon oil to lift mood & fight anxiety or depression.
  • Put a drop of pure YLTG lemon oil in water to support metabolism & weight loss.
  • Reduce wrinkles, cleanse skin & combat acne with lemon oil in skin care D.I.Y.’s.
  • Carry Lemon EO with you as a natural hand sanitizer.
  • Stop external bleeding such as nosebleeds and wounds after tooth extraction.
  • Use as a surface disinfectant.
  • Use as natural ‘Goo-Gone’ to unstick residue left behind from stickers and gum.
  • Use neat on a cloth to spruce up jewelry & silverware.
  • Forgot the laundry in the machine? Add a few drops of lemon EO and re-rinse. No more nasty odour!

Inhale lemon essential oil directly, diffuse, or apply topically – Always dilute Lemon essential oil 1:1 with a carrier oil (i.e. one part lemon oil to one part carrier, such as V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex, coconut oil, or sweet almond oil.

Cautions: When applying lemon oil to skin, avoid direct sunlight or UV light for 24 hours. Some citrus oil may cause short term photo-sensitivity.

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“My berries started growing mould so I rinsed and submerged them in a bowl of water plus 3 drops YLTG lemon oil, soaking for two minutes. No more mould and they stayed so fresh!”
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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., 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.
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.

 To order the finest oils, including pure therapeutic grade Lemon essential oil at 24% discount, produced with utmost purity from Young Living, world leader in essential oils  CLICK HERE

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