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.

 

Source:Web MD

I am a Team Leader and distributor for GelMoment

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

 

How Can Essential Oils Help Arthritis?

Arthritis symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis; many sufferers experience joint pain, stiffness, and a debilitating loss of range of motion.  While many people with arthritis are past middle age, there are some forms of the disease that strike younger people, including juveniles.

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DETOXIFYING ARTHRITIS BATH

Makes 14 Treatments

Toxins complicate arthritis, and detoxifying essential oils such as cypress, fennel, and juniper can bring rapid relief.  Do not use any other arthritis treatments for the two weeks that you use this bath, even those containing essential oils.  Do not use this remedy if you have broken skin or are prone to rashes.

30 drops fennel essential oil

16 drops cypress essential oil

10 drops juniper essential oil

2 handfuls epsom salts

1 handful dead sea or rock salt

  1. In a dark colored glass bottle, add the fennel, cypress, and juniper esesential oils, and shake well to blend.
  2. While the water is running, add the epsom and dead sea salts to the bathtub followed by 4 drops of the essential oil blend
  3. Soak for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Repeat this treatment once a day for 2 weeks.  Store the bottle in a cool, dark place between uses.

SOOTHING PEPPERMINT MASSAGE OIL

Makes 60 Treatments

Peppermint essential oil alleviates the pain and inflammation that accompanies arthritis.  Use this soothing massage oil as often as needed to bring fast relief, naturally.

3 1/2 ounces carrier oil

60 drops peppermint essential oil(other choices:ginger, eucalyptus, or thyme)

  1. In a dark colored glass bottle, add the carrier oil and the peppermint essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Allow the massage oil to sit unused for 4 days.
  3. Using your fingertips, apply 1 to 3 drops of the blend to each affected area.
  4. Repeat this treatment as needed.  Store the bottle in a cool, dark place between uses.

 

 

Source:Essential oils natural remedies

Do You Have Sore Muscles?

Hey guys, Lisa here from Lisa Maslyk health. So yesterday we went go-karting, which is something  very random, I do not go-kart. It was something that  we just decided to do with some friends on a whim. First time in probably 25 years I’ve done anything like that. The problem was my arms were killing me the next day from holding onto the steering wheel so tightly, because obviously I was so nervous. I was holding on to it really tight, because we were going really fast.

But the next day I woke up, and my arms were just killing me. So I researched what oil is good for sore muscles and it said to try Panaway.  I received Panaway in my Young Living Start up Kit so I had it onhand.  I mixed it with a carrier oil(olive oil)  then I massaged it in to my sore arms.  I was suprised how much it helped!   The Panaway relaxed my sore muscles and  helped the pain and inflammation go down. So, something to think about.   So if you are looking for something to try after a workout, give Panaway Essential Oil a try!

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7 Essential Oils You Can’t Live Without

1.Peppermint Essential Oil

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I like peppermint oil because its clean and crisp and cooling all at the same time!

Uses:

After a workout, for a cool tingling sensation

Use it in a diffuser, its makes your room more stimulating and energized

  • relieve muscle and joint pain.
  • provide sinus care and other respiratory benefits.
  • provide seasonal allergy relief.
  • increase energy and improve exercise performance.
  • alleviate headaches.
  • improve IBS symptoms.
  • freshen breath and support oral health.

Its wonderful in a bath.  The cooling of the oil and the heat of the bath blend well together!

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2.Lavender Oil

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Lavender oil gives a floral, fresh, clean and calm scent.

Uses:

Cleans and soothes minor skin irritations

You can use it topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes and support aging skin

In a diffuser it brings a calm mood to the room

You can also add a few drops to lotions, shampoo and skin care!

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3.Lemon Oil

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Lemon oil makes everyday brighter, it creates an uplifting atmosphere!

Uses:

It eliminates odours

You can add it to natural cleaners for a clean boost

You can also add it to hair conditioner to help your hair be smoother and shinier

Diffusing lemon oil can help create focus and motivation so you can shine!

*Not for use on granite or stone as it can etch the surface

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4.TeaTree Oil

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Tea Tree Oil is one of my personal favourites for all its healthy remedies!

Uses:

Helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes and help make healthy looking skin, hair, scalp and nails.

Diffuse it to get rid of musty dolors and freshen your living spaces.  For me that is where my dog likes to lie on the carpet.

Add to homemade soap to boost cleansing properties

Put in a spray bottle with water and spray on sheets and towels to keep them smelling fresh.

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5.Frankincense Essential Oil

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I almost want to call it a sacred oil as it was given to Jesus by the 3 kings in the bible.  Frankincense is an earthy oil, that encourages deep thoughts and contemplation

Uses:

Frankincense reduces uneven skin tone and supports good skin health

Diffuse it to promote relaxation, tranquility and focus.

It also offers a variety of health benefits, including helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, and boosting immunity.

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6.Copaiba Essential Oil

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This oil is warm, woodsy, sweet and inviting!

Uses:

This oil makes your skin look younger, glowing, and helps blemishes clear.

Use it as a massage oil after a workout, it can help to reduce pain and loosen muscles and even ease the discomfort of headaches and migraines.

Diffuse it to send a warm scent into your home.  A nice scent for when company is coming over!

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7.Thieves Essential Oil

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This warm and spicy oil is full of clove, cinnamon, bark, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary

Uses:

Cleanses your skin nicely

Diffuse it to get rid of bad odor’s, it brings about a peaceful smell

Diffuse Thieves oil throughout the house for an aroma that makes every room smell more like fall baking than harsh cleaning formulas.

Add to cleaning products to boost them and also to give them a fresh fragrance.

*Tip-Musty carpets.

put 5 drops of thieves together with 1 cup baking soda.  Let sit overnight, then sprinkle on the carpet in the morning and vacuum it up!

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