Often people have asked me about my son sleeping 11 – 12 hours a night. Yes, touch wood, he does that pretty much every night unless sick. So, here is my little secret and of course it has to do with essential oils, right!!!
I diffuse any of the oils that effect relaxation – Valor, Lavender, or Cedarwood. Many people love and swear by Peace & Calm, but it has had the opposite effect on my little guy. It makes him more alert. If needed, I might apply a couple of drops of one of these on his big toes on his foot.
I have also made a lotion that I often use on my husband and I and sometimes on my little guy. Here is the recipe..
3/4 cup of coconut oil (optional – whipped up for a creamy consistency)
8 Drops of Lavender
8 Drops of Cedarwood
8 Drops of Valor or Peace & Calm or both.
I wanted to share this new exciting promotion that Young Living is currently offering for their new Premium Starter Kits. You get $10 off for new members. Additionally, I have a $20 voucher which makes the price of the starter kit $130 instead instead of $160. So, if you are considering getting these wonderful essential oils, please do take advantage of this limited offer which expires on Aug 12th.
Please contact me if you are interested in the $20 voucher.
So, what is oil pulling? Oil pulling is an ancient ayurvedic method of detoxifying your body. Basically, it is done by taking a tablespoon of coconut oil or sesame oil and swishing it around your mouth for up to 15-20 minutes every morning before you brush your teeth or eat or drink anything. You then spit it out as ingesting it = ingesting the toxins. Then after brushing your teeth with a natural toothpaste, your mouth will feel unbelievably clean.
Oil pulling cleanses out bacteria, viruses, fungi and various toxins that often reside in the mouth. Since the mouth is the home to many microbial organisms, oil pulling effectively gets rid of them before they enters your bloodstream. And not only does it cleanse your mouth, it also cleanses and pulls out toxins from your body.
It has many benefits that include but not limited to a clean mouth, reducing cavities and tooth decay, clear skin, more energy, detoxing the body, and aids in over all well being. Always use organic cold pressed oils if possible. AND most important, always spit out the oil at the end of the session into your trash as it WILL clog up your sink . If you want to read more, just google “oil pulling”.
So, where is the twist. I started adding a dropThieves essential oil to my coconut oil for oil pulling. Thieves is an oil blend consisting of Clove, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Lemon. It is a great support of oral health. Not only does it leave your mouth clean and fresh, it also supports your immune system.
I sometimes also add Lemon essential oil to my coconut oil for oil pulling. Lemon can help with detoxing and cleansing. It does leave your mouth feeling clean.
Similarly, you can add Peppermint or Frankincense or Oregano or clove to your oil pulling. They each have different benefits. For example, Frankincense can help with tooth sensitivities, Oregano can help boost your immune system – I often add this when I am starting to come down with something. Try it and see the difference.
Young Living has released a new premium starter kit which not only has a new look but also some lovely extra additions to the everyday collection. It is great that they have included oils like R.C, Copaiba and DiGize.
I was just thinking that it is funny that they have included it in the everyday collection now as I use Copaiba and DiGize everyday on our family. R.C is also frequently used as it helps with the respiratory system and breaks mucous. Anyone with a toddler will know how often the mucous has to be broken down : )
I was quite impressed when I opened up the new kit. Not only is the packaging attractive, the bottles now have transparent labels so you can see how much oil is left. This was always an issue as I could never tell how much was there and then panic would set in when I was nearly at the end and needed more right away.
Also, they have included some real good information on usage of the oils and also given some empty bottles to share. I have a drawer full of empty bottles that I have saved diligently. I often give a few drops to friends and family in need and these empty bottles have come handy. So, I thought it was well thought through by YL by including 10 extra bottles.
All in all, it is a great value for your $$.
My friend Rebecca sent this quote to me..
The unknowable path
…might also be the right one.
The fact that your path is unknowable may be precisely why it’s the right path.
The alternative, which is following the well-lit path, offers little in the way of magic.
If you choose to make art, you are no longer following. You are making.
HT to JSB.
Isn’t that lovely. And that is how I often feel when I think about my life pursuing Aromatherapy. It feels quite unknown and yet there is magic in this amazing journey. I just finished an Aromatherapy Intensive Class where I learned more about these powerful plant extracts – from how to use them for emotional releases to a technique developed by Young LIving called “Raindrop technique”. I will soon write more about the Raindrop in another blog.
I also learned about the chemistry about essential oils, which was fascinating. This is coming from someone who could not wait to drop chemistry when I finished high school. I was captivated by how much knowledge of chemistry is needed to learn how to properly distill and when to exactly stop the distillation process. Learning about what exactly essential oils do when they enter our blood stream and how they work with our body’s natural intelligence to heal was absolutely mind blowing. I promise to write another blog on the chemistry of essential oils soon as well.
Finally, it made me grateful for Young Living products as they put so much effort into making sure each batch is the best. A small variation can alter the final product so much that it can go from being helpful to harmful and even fatal. This is why I stress the importance of researching essential oils and making sure they are not adulterated and absolutely safe to use (apply to skin, breathe and safe to ingest).
If you want to learn more about the class or Aromatherapy, visit CARE. They are an independent organization that teaches Aromatherapy. Thanks for joining me in this Unknown Path….