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Energy

All of you who have children know how taxing the first few months can be for parents. Adding a 3 FullSizeRender (3)year old to mix is a recipe for energy depletion. It has prompted me to take extra care of myself to help with energy.

There are a few things that I use every day

Lemon Essential Oil in my water every day. This keeps my body cleansed and energized every day.print-lemon

En-R-Gee Essential Oil – I use En-R-Gee every day, especially in the afternoon

FullSizeRender (4)FullSizeRender (2)I apply it on my wrists and my temples. It is a blend of different oils that is made by Young Living. It is also awesome to diffuse. It is uplifting without the caffeine, which I cannot tolerate. You can see a NingXia Red bottle in the background  :-)

NingXia Red – What can I say about NingXia Red. You know my obsession with NingXia Red. This is a drink that we have every day. Just 1-2 oz is all that is needed to keep your immune system well, keep energy level up and maintain over all wellness. It is a drink infused with essential oils that is just amazing.

 

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NingXia Nitro – NingXia Nitro is a supplement made by Young Living that I take as my afternoon pick me up. It gives me the ability to concentrate, have energy without the back lash that caffeine often has. Here is more information and the ingredients in it.

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Love my NingXia Nitro 😛

Young Living is more than just an Essential Oils company. The amazing essential oils infused supplements, ‘clean’ household products allows people like me to have a household with no toxins and chemical free.

As always, if you are Interested in getting started with learning more about essential oils and begin your journey to health and wellness with Young Living… Contact me. I am happy to do a one on one session to walk you through them either in person or via phone or video chat. Or you can come to one of my classes if you are local in the Boston area.

If you are  ready to get started with Young Living and join my team, you can do so from here.

 

 

 

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Chemical Free Home

I recently came across this article in the NY times – it is an article about the fact that the leading brand of toothpaste Colgate still contains the FDA banned ingredient Triclosan. On the reasons that Triclosan was banned was because it causes the risk of scrambling hormones in children, normal development of the reproductive system and metabolism and also creating drug resisting bacteria.

I can’t stress the importance of having a chemical free household = toxin freThievesToothpastee life. What ever we put in our body gets absorbed into the blood stream, but chemicals in items like toothpaste when in contact with the gums gets rapidly absorbed into the blood stream.

So, please read the ingredients listed in any of the common household items that you use every day from hand soaps, dishwashing soaps, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash etc. Be informed consumers.

My obsession for a chemical free living comes from the fact that my husband at the young age of 28 was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and thankfully, with Divine grace has been in remission for almost 18 years at this time. In my early twenties, I was diagnosed with an auto immune disorder and was bed ridden for over 5 years. All of these very trying times in our lives actually proved to be a blessing in disguise.

It made us change our lifestyle, look at what we put in and on our bodies, how we keep our environment, how we treat our mind and body. Since then I am on a mission to make sure that our home is ‘clean’ and if these kinds of posts make a difference even in one person, I will keep doing it.

I would highly recommend the Thieves line of household products including Thieves Toothpaste and the Kidscent toothpaste for kids and Thieves Hand Foaming Soap.

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As always, please contact me if you want to learn more about living a Toxin Free life and having a Chemical Free Home.

Interested in getting started with learning more about essential oils and begin your journey to health and wellness with Young Living? Contact me. I am happy to do a one on one session to walk you through them either in person or via phone or video chat. Or you can come to one of my classes if you are local in the Boston area.

If you are  ready to get started with Young Living and join my team, you can do so from here.

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Oils For Meditation

Meditation is an important aspect for me to keep my sanity and to connect with the Divine. As always, there are oils that can help facilitate this process. Connecting with Spirituality / Divinity also facilitates finding your purpose on this planet, it also allows for your higher self to guide you through life. That way, it can help define your vision.

Some of my favorite oils for this are Frankincense, Palo Santo and Hong Kuai.

frankincense LaminateYou might have heard of Frankincense from the biblical times. Not only is this fabulous for meditation, it is an amazing immune booster as well as supports the skin. It is also great for visualization ( if you are into things like that)

I love applying it to the base of my brain stem. Another favorite use is to apply it to my son’s spine when he is having a hard moment. Try it if you have a toddler figuring out emotions :)

Palo Santo has very quickly become one of my palo-santofavorites. It is also known as a spiritual oil. It not only facilitates spiritual development, but also is known for its emotionally grounding properties.

I apply it on my heart center when my emotional system needs some love.

 

 

 

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The last one is Hong Kuai. I have personally not used it as yet and I am very excited to try it soon.

It has been used for centuries for temples and shrines. It has one of the most highest content of sesquiterpenes. It helps with clarity, confidence and transformation.

You can read more about it from Dr. Cole Woolley who is a scientist, researcher and write.

Interested in getting started with learning more about essential oils and begin your journey to health and wellness with Young Living? Contact me. I am happy to do a one on one session to walk you through them either in person or via phone or video chat. Or you can come to one of my classes if you are local in the Boston area.

If you are  ready to get started with Young Living and join my team, you can do so from here.

 

Oils For Birthing And Beyond

We recently had our second child. As with the first, I opted for a planned Home Birth. Home birth is not well known but it is a great option for women especially older women like me who want unmedicated births and less intervention. You can read more on HomeBirths here.

Anyways, this post is about the essential oils that I used during the birth. I had been using essential oils throughout pregnancy. You can read more about what oils are best suited for pregnancy here.

My friend Angela was there during birth and she is also an oiler so she was familiar with the oils to be used. In any case, I gave her a cheat sheet with all the information needed for that.

Anaya1I had them lined up at the end tables in my bedroom. My favorites that I asked her to use on my back were Valor ( yes, I had saved a bottle of Valor just for this 😆 ) and Ortho Sport massage oil. I also had Surrender, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender around which I had asked her to use as needed. I had NingXia Nitro ready for my caregivers as I had no idea how long labor would be.

En-R-Gee, Orange EO was to be put in my bottle of water for extra boost. I had the diffuser going on with Harmony in it. I had Helichrysum ready for its liquid stitches property. And Sacred Frankincense and Myrrh diluted with V-6 carrier oil ready to anoint the baby as she made her appearance.

So this is how it all played out. My labor was hard and long. It started on Sunday morning but nothing was consistent and by the time Tues evening rolled around, I was convinced that it was just in my head. Finally, by Tues night around 10:30 pm, the contractions became significant enough to call my midwives and my friend Angela.

Anaya5Angela started by applying valor on my back. Then as I transitioned, she started applying Ortho Sport massage oil as well. It was so soothing. Periodically, she would apply Frankincense and other emotional release oils as the labor got intense.

At some point because the labor was so intense, I started loosing strength to stand up. That is when my sweet husband had the brilliant idea of giving me NingXia Nitro. It was so amazingly helpful to give me the boost of energy that I needed. He gave it to me twice that night and it was perfect. Even though I had not intended to take it during labor, it was one of the things that helped me get through labor.

I also kept sipping water spiked with Orange EO which kept nausea at bay.

Anaya2Finally, when it was time to push, more oils on my back and abdomen. As our daughter came through, Angela applied the pre diluted mixture of carrier oil with Frankincense and Myrrh. Here is the baby minutes after she was born with a bottle of Myrrh sitting next to her.

The smell of a newborn in combination with Frankincense and Myrrh is intoxicating  😉

I did tear a little, so I have been spraying Clara Derm Spray pretty much every couple of hours since she was born which has healed the tear. It is a wonderful product which has Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lavender and Myrrh mixed with Fractionated coconut oil. I had also been using it on my stretched out tummy during pregnancy to help with itchy skin.

Anaya6Here is Angela with the baby.

A huge shout out to Peppermint EO. I had trouble with the first pregnancy in peeing after birth. This time I dropped a few drops of Peppermint to the toilet bowl and kept smelling Peppermint directly from the bottle. It helped to pee after birth. A must have for mamas.

I also started applying Geranium and Jasmine to the belly to help tone the Uterus after birth.

Other invaluable products are Progessence Plus Serum and NingXia Red. Progessence Plus Serum is fabulous to use that after birth to balance out hormones. NingXia Red helps to bring back balance to the body and also help with postpartum care.

Diffusing Thieves and Purification and Citrus oils has been very useful especially when you have a constant stream of visitors. Thieves waterless purifier is another must when you have visitors.

I also mixed some coconut oil with a drop of Gentle Babies, Frankincense and Lavender in a small jar to out on the baby’s skin as she goes through the process of shedding her inutero skin.

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If you need more information about using Essential Oils during pregnancy, childbirth and post birth, please do contact me. I am happy to do a one on one session to walk you through them either in person or via phone or video chat.

If you would like to get started with Young Living, you can do so from here