A friend shared the following post and I in turn want to share it with you. Many times we get one or two suggestions for treating a cold.... this one has 16 remedies.... so in my book... its worth sharing
A delicious immune booster. I came across this website a while back and have found several really helpful articles on it and wanted to share this with all of you. Along with my love of Essential oils also comes even a greater love of herbs and roots. Over and over again turmeric comes to the top of my list as a go too root. Turmeric has a strong taste to me so to find a recipe that balances out that taste has made my day to say the least.
As a person who is OCD about having like items together... I thought I would share my EO Pantry with you today. I love being able to go to one place and grab what I need . So here is a quick breakdown of what I keep in this pantry of sorts.
Top shelf has a large variety of carrier oils from Jojoba, almond, Coconut, avocado etc. Also is a collection of natural herbs such as different berries & tinctures along with blended combos to be used at a moments notice such as " bug spray" "kidney support" & "flu bomb drops" as well as salves such as Turmeric and Honey to ward off staff infections etc.
2nd Shelf: holds unused Jar for making salves and body butters. Tins for home loose leave tea blends and a plastic organizer to keep my extra unopened bottles of Essential Oils along with my sample case.
3rd Shelf: Unopened Products like hand creme, DDR prime and samples of toothpaste and deep blue. The two boxes are one for office supplies, pens, tape, bags etc. the larger box contains all the little roller bottles, orifices & lids, spray bottles etc.
4th Shelf: Packaging & Labeling materials, large and small plastic droppers and the blue cloth box contains my kitchen items that I use to blend and create my salves and butters... Metal spoons, measuring cups & spoons, double boiler, waxes, Salts, scale and EO recipe book.
Bottom shelf: Holds a large container for display items, small table top screen empty bottles to be used for display leaving enough room for class in a box which I have on top of the box for easier access when needing to grab a catalog etc.
I sure hope for anyone that was looking for inspiration that this will help you as well. I have found it a big time and energy saver to know exactly where to find all of the items I may need from time to
I know what a strange topic right? Well If I can give you a heads up for any of you that may be caring for an elderly person/s, then it's not. This information may just save you several trips to the Emergency Room.
I can speak as a person with first hand experience with several elderly family members over the course of 20 years. This problem can be a vicious cycle and until you identify it as the cause of the side effects/symptoms. To learn more about the signs here is a nice short article about it.
After spending last-night at an emergency room with an elderly family member, the story is the same...From a lack of exercise/movement and fiber and enough liquids, the problem started with the use of stool softeners, enema & least and last option magnesium citrate that took care of the constipation then resulted in dehydration. Compounded by medications that naturally add to the equation too. So a couple of options using Essential oils or other treatments can be researched.
As always please do your own homework/research and just stay alert what some of the symptoms can be and if addressed early enough maybe the resolution will be less traumatic than ending up in the ER.
Many of you may know that I had my thyroid removed several years ago and ongoing radiation therapy to repel any additional residual thyroid cancer that can represent itself in the throat area or other parts of the body.
Many people think once it is removed everything goes back to normal.. and for some it does. But for the majority, we still struggle with the day to day ups and downs of Hashimoto's or other auto immune diseases.
So today I wanted to take time to share some suggestions that I found via the internet to help with those ups & downs with Essential oils.
Essential oils of lemon, citrus, peppermint or eucalyptus also promote energy, boost your mood and reduce fatigue. Add three to five drops of the chosen oil to your diffuser, one to three times a day.
Using ginger, cinnamon, orange or grapefruit oils and add three to five drops to your bath once a day. These scents help battle low mood, tiredness and stress associated with low thyroid.
If you suspect that you may be dealing with a thyroid issue... please see your Doctor and request that they do a complete thyroid panel and a throat ultrasound first as a base line before starting on any medications.
Had the Doctor waited until the results were in from both of these tests before starting me on medication, I would not have had to wait an additional 6-9 weeks to be off the medication and start a low iodine diet before perusing additional needed tests which led to the surgery.
When I decided that I wanted to elimanate even more chemicals out of my daily routine I decided to do some research on recipes for shampoos. I learned early on that making products at home does not mean it will be cheaper by any means but I will trade cost over peace of mind any day as long as I am able. These ingredients are the most common for a basic recipe.
I personally can not get enough peppermint and rosemary aromas in my life so these two oils are the ones I tend to lean towards but the sky is the limit here.
If you are wanting to treat specific conditions here are a couple of suggestions that I have found on the internet.
For dandruff: 10 drops each lemon, lavender, melaleuca(teatree) and rosemary essential oils
For fragile hair: 20 drops clary sage, 15 drops lavender & 15 drops wild orange essential oils
For hair loss: 10 drops each rosemary, peppermint, cedarwood and lavender essential oils
According to the definition, Lymph nodes are Small, bean-shaped masses of tissue scattered along the lymphatic system that act as filters and immune monitors, removing fluids, bacteria, or cancer cells that travel through the lymph system. Lymphatic congestion can also make us more prone to a suppressed immune system as such prone to many chronic diseases fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, aches and pains, bloating, poor digestion and arthritis.
So just knowing this limited amount it made me want to learn more about it's function and what I could do to support it's well-being. So I encourage you to do your own homework/reading on the topic.
What I have found out so far is that there are a few simple things I can do to support it with daily activities. While the jury may still be out on the idea that deodorants may add to the toxic load that our system has to deal with.
I for one, once I realized how many chemicals we use on our bodies every day, I nearly went into shock. Depending on how much make up, face, hair & body products we use that could add up very quickly not to mention all the chemicals in our foods that we take in.
This was a true turning point for me to limit my intake as much as possible.
As I started looking at ways to reduce chemicals, I started with using a over the counter natural deodorant. Then I decided to take it a step further and make my own.Adding Melaleuca (Tea-Tree) and Frankincense is a good place to start. I put all of the listed essential oils in mine just so I know I am getting a mixture of support my everyday health. Experiment with the oils and find a blend that feels right for you. Our chemistry is unique and so should our choices.
I want to encourage all of us to find the little things that we can do to empower ourselves to regain what we really put into our bodies.
Using a 2 oz glass roller bottle, I added a few drops (3 to 5 ) each of Melaleuca , Lemongrass, Lavender, Marjoram, Thyme, Cedarwood, Ginger, Juniper berry, Rosemary, Clary Sage, and Helichrysum & Frankincense . Just to add a "pretty smell to it all Ylang Ylang. Then I topped it off with Coconut Oil and/or olive oil, shake well before each use.. For extra added support consider using Magnesium oil too.