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Partnering with Thieves for a Healthy Winter

What?  Who in their right mind would partner with Thieves?  Do they want to get locked up?!!

Nah…I am perfectly sane.  Actually, I don’t want to be locked up at home, sick with those nasty bugs some of my friends pass around.  So, here’s what I am doing to stay healthy this winter:

  • I am consciously choosing foods that will support my healthy immune system.  Like lots of healthy veggies and high antioxidant fruits.  A couple ounces of NingXia Red a day is an easy way to up my nutrient intake.  Supporting my immune system also means laying off the sugar and limiting my consumption of refined wheat products and other processed foods.  Those ingredients cause acid in the body, which leads to mucus and inflammation.  An acid body terrain also puts out the welcome mat for nasty bugs to snuggle in for the winter!
  • Since hand washing is essential to avoid passing germs, I have Thieves Foaming Hand Soap next to my bathroom and kitchen sinks.  The essential oil blend in it does a great job of cleansing…the soap is non-toxic, too!
  • My TheraPro diffuser runs a couple of times a day for 15 minutes at a time.  I use Thieves essential oil in it.  Diffusing essential oils, especially Thieves, helps purify the air.
  • My Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer is in my purse, ready to use as I fearlessly venture out among the sickies.   A little on my hands gives me protection from the grocery cart handles.  Or, sometimes I just put a dab on a tissue and wipe down any questionable surfaces.
  • Around the house:  When cleaning, I make sure to wipe down the big germ magnets.  You know what I’m talking about…the remote control, the telephone, door knobs, etc.  Of course, since I am extolling the benefits of Thieves, you just know I use Thieves Household Cleaner for all of my cleaning.
  • I usually drop a drop of Thieves essential oil under my tongue once a day.  If I start feeling like I am catching something, I’ll do it several times that day.   Only use genuine therapeutic-grade essential oils internally.  I get all of my oils from Young Living.
  • A few drops of Thieves on my feet, NEAT (undiluted), is another layer of protection I frequently utilize.
  • I always have a back up plan in case THE BUG does sneak up on me.  It’s called Inner Defense.  They are high powered gel caps with therapeutic-grade essential oils in them.  Thieves, oregano and thyme…that bug is dead meat!!!

If you want your own parcel of Thieves, here’s where you can get some!

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Show You Care With Raindrop Technique

Last summer I went to a 3 day CARE Intensive where I learned how to do the Raindrop Technique, VitaFlex, as well as a little about essential oil chemistry, the Bible oils, and emotional release with essential oils.  It was a fun, education packed three days!

My purpose in learning the Raindrop Technique was to have the know-how to help my friends and family with the oils when they need a little TLC or have a health challenge.  Do you have anyone you would like to help in that way?

3137 Raindrop CollectionWhile going to the CARE class was great, everything you really need is right in Young Living’s Raindrop Technique Essential Oil Collection. (#3137) It includes the nine oils used in the protocol, Ortho Ease massage oil, V-6 carrier oil, and the ever important instructional DVD.

So order your kit, invite your friends over to watch the DVD and practice on each other.  It is one of the best gifts you can give to someone you love!

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A Dozen Ways to Use Citrus Fresh

1.  Diffuse while studying for a test to enhance concentration and memory recall.

2.  Diffuse Citrus Fresh for 20-30 minutes twice a day to support emotional balance both in your home & workplace.

3.  Apply a couple of drops to the ears, heart or wrists and wear as a cologne or perfume.*

4.  Make drinking your daily requirement of water (1/2 your body weight in ounces) a pleasure by adding a few drops of Citrus Fresh to your GLASS of water. (Don’t use plastic…essential oils etch or even dissolve petrochemical based products like plastic and styrofoam!)

5. Some have found that drinking Citrus Fresh enhanced water helps them manage their weight.

6.  Relieve fluid retention by applying Citrus Fresh (diluted with V6) to legs, feet and hands.*  Also add several drops to drinking water.

7. Mix several drops of Citrus Fresh in V6 mixing oil for a full body massage to support the lymphatic system.*

8.  Blend 11 – 20 drops with bath gel base and add to bath water for a relaxing bath.

9. Freshen your carpet:  Combine 16 to 20 drops of essential oils with 1 cup of baking soda or borax powder. Mix well and place in a covered container overnight so that the oil can be absorbed by the powder. Sprinkle over your carpet and vacuum up the powder immediately to infuse a rejuvenating fragrance into the room.

10.  A few drops of EO on a cotton ball hidden in inconspicuous places around the bathroom will scent it as well.  This method may also be used for cupboards, drawers, and any place else you might need/want a refreshing scent.

11.  Get rid of bad odors in the laundry:  As the machine is filling up with water, add soap and a few drops of the Citrus Fresh.

12.  Remove sticky residue from stickers and bandages with a drop of Citrus Fresh.

Citrus Fresh 15 ml
Item No. 3318

*Citrus Oils are phototoxic so don’t apply them topically for 12 hours before going into the sun, before a radiation treatment, or a tanning bed.

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Keep Calm with Lavender & Bergamot

Are you like most of us who experience the everyday stresses of life on a regular basis?

3575 LavenderYou will want to read the abstract below.  The study bergamotmeasures the effectiveness of a blend of lavender and bergamot essential oils when applied topically to the abdomen.

Once again, researchers are proving the power of essential oils!

This blend would be great applied to the heart VitaFlex points on the hands and feet, over the heart, or diffused for a wonderfully relaxing environment.

Therapeutic-grade (the highest quality) lavender and bergamot are available from Young Living Essential Oils.  Order some today! 

Aroma-therapeutic effects of massage blended essential oils on humans.

Abstract

Although blended essential oils are increasingly being used for the improvement of the quality of life and for the relief of various symptoms in patients, the scientific evaluation of the aroma-therapeutic effects of blended essential oils in humans is rather scarce. In this study, we hypothesized that applying blended essential oil would provide a synergistic effect that would have a chance for success in treating depression or anxiety. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to investigate the effects of the blended essential oil on autonomic parameters and on emotional responses in humans following transdermal absorption. The blended essential oil consisted of lavender and bergamot oils. Human autonomic parameters, i.e. blood pressure, pulse rate, breathing rate, and skin temperature, were recorded as indicators of the arousal level of the autonomic nervous system. In addition, subjects had to rate their emotional condition in terms of relaxation, vigor, calmness, attentiveness, mood, and alertness in order to assess subjective behavioral arousal. Forty healthy volunteers participated in the experiments. Blended essential oil was applied topically to the skin of the abdomen of each subject. Compared with placebo, blended essential oil caused significant decreases of pulse rate, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure, which indicated a decrease of autonomic arousal. At the emotional level, subjects in the blended essential oil group rated themselves as ‘more calm’ and ‘more relaxed’ than subjects in the control group. This finding suggests a decrease of subjective behavioral arousal.

Hongratanaworakit T.
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Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Srinakharinwirot University, Rangsit-Ongkharak Road, Nakhonnayok 26120, Thailand. tapanee@swu.ac.th
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