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Essential Oils and learning about carrier oils.

As we continue our journey learning about oils, remember history shows us oil were used many years ago. May not have always been used in the best manner, but journals were kept to help the next generation move in an safer and more educated manner.

When I first was introduced to essential oils I really was not too thrilled. Did not even understand diluting with carrier oils. Thought to myself, are we talking about good old cooking oils? Little did I know.

Carrier oils are needed to dilute your essential oils, when dilution is called for in a recipe. Here are some of the carrier oils, I am trying when dilution is called for:

Avacado Oil- It is a high quality cold pressed oil. Can also be used as a moisturizer.

Fractionated Coconut Oil- a high quality cold pressed oil, good for healthy skin.

Grapeseed Oil – another of the highest quality cold pressed oils. Good for eye make up remover and as a conditioner for hair. Important to always read all instructions before using these oils to promote their suggested beneficial uses.

What does cold pressing mean? This is taken from An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy- Sonoma Press. A carrier oil is usually obtained through a cold-pressing or expeller-pressing process that retains the oils natural color, scent, and constituents, some oils are obtained through maceration.

Maceration – is a process of extracting a plant’s essence by soaking plant matter in hot oil and rupturing the cell membranes. The hot oil is then strained to remove the plant matter, then bottled without further processing.

Take a tiny step forward and begin your oil journey trying an oil that appeals to you. Remember to review some of my previous blogs about safety precautions and oils.

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Essential Oils, learning more.

There are four ways (that I am aware of) to use essential oils. It is up to each one of us to learn how to use them safely and properly. It becomes a responsibility to be sure you are passing on information in an intelligent and informative manner.

The four ways are to inhale, diffuse, use topically and internal use.

Inhale means just that. Sometimes I just take a whiff of my lavender, lemon or peppermint to enjoy the moment. Even have been known to smell a holiday oil just because they are awesome scents.

Diffuser’s can make your home smell wonderful. Make up a blend of your own to soothe you or use one of your favorite found recipes. If you are not enjoying what you are currently diffusing, clean your diffuser out and come up with another recipe pleasing to you.

Topically is sometimes the most effective use of an oil. However be sure you do a patch test before using an oil. Better safe than sorry and end up with a bad rash or skin irritation.

Internally – never use an oil internally in a capsule or otherwise without good education on your part. Reread the recipe you are thinking of using and be sure internal is safe.

Most recipes, blends, single oils I have found have small symbols with them telling you how to use essential oils in the right manner. Things such as sun-light sign if you need to stay out of the sun, small tear drop meaning you can apply directly to the skin, round circle with a crooked line down the middle-means dilute. Wavy lines ok to inhale or diffuse and a capsule meaning to read label for safe use#education#essentialoils#diffusers

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Health and stress.

Update 5/26/19

How do you handle stress in your life? Do you bite your nails? Do you overeat? Do you become depressed? Do you not sleep? Are you angry? Me when I am stressed I overeat. Not the healthy things, good for you type foods, but things like chips, candy and desserts, or I just plain overeat. Food like noodles and potatoes. Good old comfort food.

OK you recognize yourself, a bit in what I am saying and know some type of plan is needed to change. A terrific, fabulous, entertaining, well I am going a bit overboard on this plan of action here. Begin by setting setting some reasonable goals for example, instead of losing 10 lbs this next month, try for 5 lbs and your goal is to really focus on keeping it off.

Menu planning – a boring job! It is for me, so it really becomes a challenge. Get the junk good out of the house. Keep your menu’s simple. Don’t try the diet of the month or the most expensive diet. Try salads and more vegetables, but do things in moderation. You can find menu’s listed in almost every book, magazine, on every cooking show. Find and do menu’s that you like and re-do them as you work toward your one small goal.

Exercise, can’t leave that out of the plan here. No matter how tired, how much you don’t want too, get up and move. Short baby steps at first and increase as your body tells you it is will to tolerate this goal. What goal you say! Moving more, not sitting and watching television or just sitting. Good weather, try good walks. Try a short walk and then a longer walk#health#stress#overeating#expensive

Stay motivated, keep it simple, be thankful for small improvements. Remove stress slowly, lose weight if that is what you want or just begin to feel better overall. One day at a time! Journal!

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Needed a week off, so I got sick!

Every wonder exactly where or how you can get a cold and it progress until you just know physician time. Started off trying to save time, get on an antibiotic and get well fast. Well that did not not happen!

After almost a week, when my poor husband has had to prepare meals and take care of me, he is ready for me to be up and taking back over. Still have a lousy cough, but it is so, so, so much better and I am starting to feel like a human being again.

Solution to problem:

Don’t wait too long to see your physician. Which I honestly did not. They were wonderful, staff and physician. Remember to say thank you to those trying to help yo.

Keep hydrated! Again not always possible, but try your best. Never have been a good water drinker, but am trying to drink more. Sip on something frequently, water being the best .. Soda’s not cool, but if that is all you can do try 7 Up, Sprite etc.

Read and understand how to take your medications properly, so you can get the best benefits. When to you start to feel better don’t stop your medication until it is finished.

Rest. What is essential to living do, the rest will wait until you are feeling better. By next week I hope to be 100%#sick#physician#medication#hydrate

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Exploring the Numerous Possibilities

Ideas running around in your brain? Looking on the Internet, reading magazine articles, finding old recipes (cooking and otherwise) that have been passed down from generations ago. What can I do to share all this information.

What is your favorite thing or do you have many favorite things. The possibilities are never ending especially when dealing with essential oils. The education process involves reading and then reading some more. Are you up to that?

What about homemade or handmade? Created by you, or maybe you and your family. Think about things like home made bath soaps, body washes, perfumes, aromatic room sprays, aftershave lotion for men, lotions for dry skin or lotions for the skin that is aging . These are just a few possibilities.

Decide if you want to try something like this. Draft a good plan. Do your homework, by finding out what others are doing. What is succeeding and what is not. Consider the time required, the cost involved and any legal issues.

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5/13/19

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Diabetic, needing encouragement?

Our daughter has just started a board called -Best Life Practice for a Type II Diabetic. She graciously included me. Hope you will take a moment to check it out and see how you could benefit from it.

I am so encouraged to see this very positive reflection on what is a difficult life style for the person who is living with Type II Diabetes. You are constantly challenged to eat right, exercise and strive to keep healthy as you grow older. Wait a minute, isn’t that what we all need to do? Don’t our physician’s, our health plans, our families encourage us to all live healthy life styles. It is even more imperative when you have diabetes.

Look for some diet, recipes, articles on health and fitness, tips for improving and choosing the “Best Life Practices for a type II Diabetic.# If you are considered pre-diabetic or just looking to improve your health, stop by.

4/10/19

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Awesome Spring

Raining off and on for the past few weeks. Everything growing really fast and the colors are bright and pretty for the advent of this season.

Right outside our front door we have zinnia’s and hosta. Right behind the zinnias I noticed a nest with one large egg in it. Everyone told me do not touch the egg, if you do, the mother will notl come back to the nest. Well I have not touched and I don’t believe anyone else has. It been fun watching to see what happens.

We had four small bird houses on our tiny front stoop for decoration and just moved them to the back yard. It is time for a change of decoration. You are thinking so what do I care about all of this. It is my way of inspiring you to get organized for spring cleaning in your yard, flower beds and all the fun places that need sprucing up. Think about things like: is my all my yard equipment working and in good shape, do I need to fertilize, is my garden bed starting to shape up, how many flowers am I going to plant this year, how is my deck looking?

Yes, organize now, so you can go outside and enjoy the summer. Think of relaxing and being really pleased with how your yard looks. You can also think of all the exercise you are getting. Good for you. I am helping you get fit!! Maybe I can get some brownie points for encouragement.

4/10/19

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Thieves – helping to clean closet.

Saturday May 4, 2019 was a rainy day here, with no chance of doing yard work. Darn!

Daughter, Mary here from out of town to visit, so I said how would you like to help us spring clean our master bedroom closet. Of course what could she say. She went out to get coffee and told us while she was gone, to get all our clothes out of the closet, so we could start as soon as she returned. Husband and I both hurried around to do exactly that. We helped her get everything out of the closet. Daughter Cindy, showed up to help thank God. Son Bill and grandson Will bought us a couple of huge cinnamon rolls, which we shared.

Closet was wiped down with a mixture of Young Livings’s Essential Oil Infused Household Cleaner -Thieves. Nice scent and safe to use around pets and children. Good safety rule, do not leave in the reach of children. ” Keep out of eye, mucous membrane, and skin”. Stated right on Thieves package. We used 1 part Thieves to 30 parts of distilled water, in a spray bottle and it did such a nice job. Walls and ceiling do not look streaky, just clean. Our son also fixed the door knob that was crying for help. The closet was very very dusty, did not realize how dusty it was. On the surface it did not look too bad. Carpet swept and we were ready to start sorting clothes, shoes, picture frames, pillows, etc.

Approx. three hours later we took 2 black bags full of clothes and a box of odds and ends to a thrift store and we were done. Out to dinner, too tired to cook. Keep looking at the closet and thinking, job well done.



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Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils and any other essential oils, is meant for education and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease. Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

May 5, 2019