Monday, April 3, 2017

Essential Oils

Do you have a smile on your face, energy in your step, and feel great?  If you are under a lot of stress and do not feel 100% balanced, then let's talk about some things that can help you.  Healthy diet and exercise is always a must.  Whichever diet you choose, two of the most important things you can do is cut out refined sugar and eat more fruits and vegetables.  I try for 75% of my plate to be vegetables. Remember to thoroughly chew your food.  The fiber and nutrients help to make you feel full.  To help with digestion, try to be in a parasympathetic state.  Ideas are: no interruptions during dining (such as no cell phones), deep breathing before eating, pleasant conversation at dinner time, etc.  Never talk about difficulties at work, trouble with the children, or how much you have to get done.  Other calming activities are yoga, meditation, tai-chi, and visualization.  Always take an appropriate digestive enzyme as directed.  doTERRA has an excellent essential oil blend, DigestZen, that can be rolled on anyone's stomach, even children, for relief after overeating, stomach bloating, or other digestive issues.

Have you ever tried diffusing oils before dinner for calming?  Some great essential oils for calming and balancing emotions are: Bergamot, Marjoram, Balance, Wild Orange, Patchouli, Lavender, Basil, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Grapefruit, and of course, Frankincense!  Therapeutic, food grade essential oils have many healing properties.  One oil that I am excited about is Bergamot, which comes in a liquid essential oil or in capsules.  One customer told me that her son was recommended to take it for genetically high cholesterol.  Another person told me that it helps her appetite.  Another person told me that she uses it to ease symptoms of menopause (also PMS).  I have also been told it is good for worry and anxiety.  Remember, always check with your pharmacist before taking anything new to make sure it is allowed with the medications you are on.  Pregnant women must also check to make sure the essential oil they wish to use is safe during pregnancy.  Have you thought about making up some of your own blends to help with mood, weight loss, or stress?  I have some good ideas for blends and can teach you how to make your own.  Call for a FREE consult on therapeutic essential oils and blends.  Let's make it a party with your friends or organization.  Please contact me at 419.529.5505.

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