Weight-Loss And Essential Oils

Essential oils are the pure and natural way to lose weight.  Essential oils can be used to support healthy weight loss and promote total well-being during the physical and emotional changes that accompany it.

Over the past 20 years obesity has ready epidemic proportions in the U.S.  Not only adults, but kids and teenagers are showing increased rates of obesity.  Some of the health risks include:

-high blood pressure (hypertension)

-heart disease

-arthritis

-some cancers (breast, colon, endometrial)

-high cholesterol

-gallbladder disease

-stroke

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This includes having more energy to exercise and less desire to eat sugary foods. People who are tired are generally more likely to reach for unhealthy snacks or fast food that can provide an instant sugar rush.

Some essential oils may also help:

  • reduce anxiety
  • relieve tension
  • reduce feelings of depression
  • ease aches and pains in the body
  • improve digestion
  • curb food cravings
  • energize your workout
  • correct cellulite
  • correct stretch marks

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Lemon 10 drops

Sweet Orange 10 drops

Grapefruit10 drops

Patchouli 1 drop

Blend the essential oils into your diffuser 

Although essential oils are generally seen as safe to use, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Essential oils shouldn’t be ingested. These oils are super potent, and even a few drops can cause you to experience severe gastrointestinal discomfort. If you do ingest essential oil and have an adverse reaction, seek medical assistance.

Never use undiluted essential oil, as it may cause inflammation and irritation. You should always do a patch test to determine how your skin will react to the diluted essential oil.

If you are pregnant or nursing, be sure to consult with your doctor before use.

Mental Health And Essential Oils

 

Girl Photo Travel Blog Graphic-2Everyone has ups and downs; in fact an estimated 22 % of Americans are affected by mental health issues.  Consider using essential oils to bolster your mental well-being, whether you take prescriptions or not.

DIFFUSE ROSEWOOD

Rosewood essential oil balances mind and body alike, lifting the spirits, helping with headaches, and boosting the immune system.  Diffuse 3 to 5 drops of rosewood essential oil in the area where you spend the most time, and consider adding 1 or 2 drops in an aromatherapy pendant  to take advantage of the essential oil’s benefits through out the day. Rosewood essential oil is also an aid to effective meditation.

ROSEMARY-SAGE BALANCING TREATMENT

Rosemary and sage combine to calm the nerves, alleviate feelings of depression, and improve overall mental function.  This is an outstanding blend to diffuse when working; it sharpens focus and facilitates a positive outlook.  In a small glass bowl, blend 3 drops of rosemary essential oil with 3 drops of sage essential oil, and diffuse the blend.  You may also add 1 or 2 drops to your bath or to a washcloth placed on the floor of your shower.

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Are Gel Manicures Safe?

With sales of nail polish nearing $900 million a year in the United States alone,  there’s a sea of painted fingernails out there. But spending your cash on polish that chips or flakes in a couple of days can be a waste of time and money. Now, women have the option of gel polishes that offer 2 to 4 weeks of staying power.  However, some of the gel polishes out there can be more harm than good.  Its important to pick the right Gel Polish!

Although gel manicures can be beautiful and long-lasting, they can be tough on nails. Gel manicures can cause nail brittleness, peeling and cracking, and repeated use can increase the risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging on the hands.

The downside with gel manicures stems from the crucial UV-curing step. A recent study found that the cumulative damage from the light frequencies the nail lamps emit can cause DNA damage to the skin that can result in premature aging and possibly cancer.  UV lamps should be avoided.

More than just nail health,  opt for total body health,” Be careful and aware of  the “toxic trio” carcinogens that are present in many polishes: Formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). These ingredients were found to cause inflammation along with many other adverse side effects like disturbing liver and thyroid function for example,”

Nail damage is another downside of salon Gel Polish  One study found significant thinning of people’s nail plates after gel polish application. The cause isn’t clear, but it could be a result of the polish remover.   Another cause may be if the gels are incorrectly removed.   Which, if you’ve ever scrubbed at your regular polish with some acetone, you already know how drying it is  after just a few minutes.

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But not all hope is lost!

Thankfully there is a non-toxic, kid friendly option out there for Gel Polish!  This polish is Eco-friendly, nontoxic, solvent-free, lead-free, latex-free, cruelty-free, and 5+ FREE (No Toluene, no Dibutyl Phtalate, no Formaldehyde, no Formaldehyde Resin, and no Camphor).    This Gel Polish is also free of solvents, lead, and latex. This is why it is advertised as 5+ Free   This Gel Polish is cured with Led lights not the UV mentioned above.  If you would like to learn more about this Canadian based company click here: Gelmoment.

 

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  • A complete collection of over 90 beautiful gel polish colours!

    GelMoment’s DIY, One-Step gel polish means that you can do a professional looking gel polish manicure yourself from the comfort of your own home, without the hefty price and time loss of going to a salon. No base or top coat required, it cures in just 45 to 60 seconds, depending on which of our LED Lamps you use!

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    Our easy removal system is non-damaging to your natural nails, allowing for easy colour changes as often as you like. Our gel polish is also safe to use on children with the proper supervision!


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Cranberry Glazed Orange Muffins!

These Glazed Cranberry-Orange Muffins are perfectly moist, soft and the exact right balance of sweet and tart.

They are just perfect!

  • Perfectly moist…thanks to the yogurt in the batter.
  • Perfectly soft…thanks to the butter in the batter.
  • Perfectly flavored…thanks to the orange and the cranberry.
  • Perfectly sweet-tart balanced…thanks to the right balance of sugar and tart fresh cranberries.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 drops Orange Vitality or Tangerine Vitality essential oil
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 1 drop Orange Vitality or Tangerine Vitality essential oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray 12 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray, or line with paper or silicone baking cups.
  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream the butter and then add the sugars, eggs, yogurt and vanilla and mix together. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until thick batter forms.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, add the milk and 2 drops of Orange or Tangerine essential oil. Pour the milk-oils into the batter and mix until smooth.
  • Gently fold in the fresh cranberries. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin and bake in the preheated oven for 22 to 24 minutes, or until muffins in the middle have cooked through. (If each muffin tin is really full from the batter, you might want to place the muffin tin on a baking sheet, in case the fresh cranberry juice spills over the edge. You don’t want it to burn on the bottom of your oven and make a smoky mess!)
  • Prepare the glaze in a small bowl by mixing the powdered sugar, milk, orange juice and Orange or Tangerine essential oil together. Add a little more powdered sugar until reaches desired glaze consistency.
  • Let the muffins cool some before glazing and serving.

Notes

Serve the Perfect Cranberry-Orange Muffins for breakfast or snack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 250kcal
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Natural Carpet, Linen and Fabric Spray!

Here is a recipe that you can use to replace the harmful chemicals that you have in your home currently.  Instead you can use all natural Essential Oils to freshen your home!

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Natural Freshening Spray:

Glass Spray Bottle

1/2 cup water

4 drops lavender

4 drops bergamot

Mix together and spray bedding, carpet, clothing any area that needs some “freshening up”

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Why Is Thieves Oil So Special?

Thieves Essential Oil is THE ONE oil you need in your medicine cabinet to combat so many things for your well-being and in your home!dsc_0931.jpg

Thieves Oil has so many uses that you should never be without it and it’s the number one way to stay healthy in your home!

Thieves is an essential oil blend and one of the best-selling products available from Young Living. It’s a blend made with Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary and Lemon essential oils. It’s one of my favorite essential oils. It smells like fresh-baked cookies (it’s spicy and earthy).

The benefits of Thieves oil stands the test of time. But just what is it about this blend, and these oils in particular, that make it so beneficial for your health?

Clove Essential Oil

The essential oil from this fragrant spice can help stop tumor growth and fight cancer cells, kill powerful bacteria such as E. coli, and even help reverse signs of liver damage.

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Research has found that is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, and can even help fight cancer and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

The active ingredient in it is proven to be effective against many powerful viruses and bacteria, such as tuberculosis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It also stimulates your immune system and can help relieve respiratory conditions such as asthma.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary contains powerful compounds that can help prevent neural cell death (in the case of neurological diseases), protect against brain inflammation and also lend its strong antibacterial and anticancer properties.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon oil improves digestion, reduces kidney and liver damage, and acts as a powerful disinfectant. Many of the antioxidant compounds in lemon, including limonene, are thought to be responsible for its wide range of benefits.

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How To Use Thieves Essential Oil?

  1. Apply 1-3 drops around cuts or open wounds to prevent infection and promote healing.
  2. Mix with a tablespoon of water, gargle and swallow for a sore throat.
  3. Apply to upper chest and throat with V-6 Massage Oil for chest tightness.
  4. Put a drop on your thumb and apply to the roof of your mouth for a headache.
  5. Put 4-8 drops in a capsule with olive oil and swallow daily for longevity.
  6. For skin blemishes, take internally and apply to the skin diluted with V-6 Massage Oil.
  7. Put a couple drops directly on the soles of your feet to protect you from colds and flu.
  8. Diffuse in your home to keep the yuk countdown.
  9. Breathe in the vapors when you have lung congestion.
  10. Use to clean pet cages, creating a healthier environment for them.
  11. Add a few drops to your dishwasher for cleaner dishes.
  12. Add to your laundry cycle for cleaner clothes.
  13. Add several drops to your mop water for cleaner floors.
  14. Mix 8-12 drops with water in a 4 oz. spray bottle to repel insects on your flowers and plants.
  15. Use to dissolve the gummy adhesive on price labels.
  16. Apply to bee and wasp stings to neutralize the toxin and relieve the pain.
  17. Apply to gums to keep gums healthy.
  18. Apply orally to maintain healthy teeth.
  19. Apply a drop or two to gums and teeth for pain relief from toothaches.
  20. Diffuse 15-30 minutes daily in homes or business to solve smells and germs.
  21. Add 1 drop to orange juice and drink to reduce phlegm and congestion.
  22. Apply to broken bones or joints with V-6 for pain relief and to heal.
  23. Put a drop in your cup of tea for flavor and to maintain health.
  24. Put on the tip of your tongue to help you stop smoking.
  25. Put on cold sores with V-6 to help heal.
  26. For warts: apply topically, inhale and take 2-3 drops in a capsule to make them disappear.
  27. Rub on sore joints with V-6 Massage Oil to relieve pain.
  28. Drink a few drops in water or juice every three hours to stop a cold.
  29. Place a drop in a glass of water every day to prevent yuks.
  30. Rub 2 drops on the bottoms of children’s feet for protection before school every day.
  31. Diffuse in the house as your children come home from school every day.
  32. Mix 2-4 drops with Coconut Oil and rub on daily for relief of shingle pain.
  33. Apply a drop around a wound of a cat or dog to clear it up.
  34. Diffuse in the home or office to stimulate a cheerful mood.
  35. Diffuse in the office to increase concentration and work efficiency.
  36. Diffuse in your place of business to ward off the germs.
  37. Diffuse in the classroom to reduce student sickness and absenteeism.
  38. Put a few drops in your carpet steamer to disinfect carpet.
  39. Mix 1-2 drops with honey or Blue Agave in a teaspoon for cough relief.
  40. Breathe and apply for sinus headaches.
  41. Put a drop on a pimple to make it shrink and disappear.
  42. For the loss of voice, put a drop under your tongue with V-6.
  43. Inhale for the relief of allergy symptoms.
  44. Take a vegetable capsule full every day for relief of illness symptoms.
  45. Carry a bottle on every flight to protect you from germs on the plane.
  46. Put a few drops on a tissue, place near the heat/AC vents of a hotel to rid it of airborne germs.
  47. Apply one drop on an infected wound of a cat or dog to clear it up.
  48. Mix several drops with baking soda to clean bathtubs.
  49. Apply to the toes and feet to combat foot fungus.
  50. Apply with V-6 Massage Oil to poison ivy rashes to relieve the itch.

 

Source:  Paleohacks, All things mama, Don’t mess with mama