Sunday, July 29, 2012

Essential Oil History Lesson

Essential Oils throughout History

Essential oils have been used throughout recorded history for a wide variety of wellness applications. The Egyptians were some of the first people to use aromatic essential oils extensively in medical practice, beauty treatment, food preparation, and in religious ceremony. Frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh and cinnamon were considered very valuable cargo along caravan trade routes and were sometimes exchanged for gold.
Borrowing from the Egyptians, the Greeks used essential oils in their practices of therapeutic massage and aromatherapy. The Romans also used aromatic oils to promote health and personal hygiene. Influenced by the Greeks and Romans, as well as Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic use of aromatic herbs, the Persians began to refine distillation methods for extracting essential oils from aromatic plants. Essential oil extracts were used throughout the dark ages in Europe for their anti-bacterial and fragrant properties.
In modern times, the powerful healing properties of essential oils were rediscovered in 1937 by a French chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who healed a badly burnt hand with pure lavender oil. A French contemporary, Dr. Jean Valnet, used therapeutic-grade essential oils to successfully treat injured soldiers during World War II. Dr. Valnet went on to become a world leader in the development of aromatherapy practices. The modern use of essential oils has continued to grow rapidly as health scientists and medical practitioners continue to research and validate the numerous health and wellness benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oil.

Wouldn't you love to use pure oils from these countries, well doTERRA Essential Oils Company goes right to the source of where the plant originated to get the purest, healthiest, truly native source of plant to access their oils out of. You can get some of your own at this cool store link below.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Acid Reflux Relief want some, get some, heres how.

Have you ever tried all those lovely antacid heart burn relievers? Rolaids, Tums, Zantac, Prevcaid, Prilosec, ETC. We have had to at this house. Even the little guy Jer is supposed to use it so he won't reflux back into his lungs. Frustrating thing is it costs a
lot after awhile and sometimes they stop working. Here's a fix that I have found that is pleasant and tasty and keeps on working. Safe on kids and all natural. Here's what the Doctor says about its abilities too down below there, and go here to find some of your own to relief from the burn in a nice pleasant way. I drop it under my tongue but rub it on Jer's tummy.

Digestive Blend (one drop in 4oz. of water works great)
DigestZen is one of the doTerra Blends that is considered an effective metabolic blend (like Slim and Sassy and Zendochrine). This is major active relief in a bottle.
Dr. Hill’s experience with patients and his research has concluded that most gastrointestinal disorders are secondary to inflammation from bacteria, viruses, parasites and other microbes and a lack of good nutrition.
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-micorbial, anti-nausea, anti-parasitic, anti-spasmodic, Soothes Hangover symptoms (alcohol, sugar, carbohydrate or meat protein) Soothes and subdues acid reflux, stimulates repair of damaged tissues of the digestive system, been credited with reducing polyps in the intestinal tract.
Ginger: anti-spasm and anti-nausea, dissolves old mucus, warming and comforting, can inspire courage, excellent digestive aid; warming to tissues and organs, uplifting and motivating of spirit. Excellent for Rheumatic Fever Recovery.
Peppermint: It relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestinal tract and promotes peristalsis. Soothing and cooling for the whole body. Kills bacteria, parasites, yeasts, fungi and mold. Known to help relieve distress from food poisoning, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, halitosis, colic, nausea, and motion sickness. Enhances bile processing. And reduces heat of fever so body can deal with restoring healing with less discomfort.
Tarragon: Antiseptic and combats intestinal parasites and urinary tract infections; anti-infectious, prevents fermentation in the intestinal tract, assists absorption of B Complex vitamins in intestinal tract. anti-micorbial, reduces muscle spasms, is Great in helping to relieve genital urinary tract infections,
Coriander: Is soothing to the Pancreas and the Gall Bladder, besides assisting in processing of nutrients; anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and motivates good oxygenation. Increases action of basic digestive enzymes so nutrients can be absorbed to create healthy new cells.
Fennel: Helps to improve digestion by supporting the liver. It may also help balance hormones; Caraway: Subdues acid reflux, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anti-parasitic, Good relief of gas and pain of colic.
Anice: Calms and strengthens the digestive system, calms the sphincters, balances acid and supports creating an environment for healthy digestion.

Protocols: DigestZen on the wrists for indigestion. DigestZen around the core of the stomach and on the wrists for nausea, severe indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, food poisoning, acid reflux, esophageal burning, gas, bloating, colic (tiny baby on bottom of feet), DigestZen Ingested prior to each meal will assist in good digestion and depress Candida overgrowth in the stomach, discourage mold circulation, calm acidic food reaction, and assist in eliminating parasites, will reduce acid and inflammation of tissues it comes in contact with to allow system to return to natural state of excellent good health. DigestZen applied on the forehead will help relieve cold and sinus infection congestion, applied along the nose and on the cheeks can relieve more congestion. DigestZen applied to the reflex points on the bottoms of the feet and hands can assist people getting off of over the counter anti-acid medications. Will stimulate great digestion and assist in absorption of nutrients from food DigestZen applied around the core of the stomach can relieve seasonal allergies. DigestZen applied around the core of the stomach and on the low back for low back pain (and when the pain is relieved or lessened while in motion) can indicate that long term constipation can be relieved with consistent use and increase in water intake and walking for minimum of 20 minutes each day at a steady pace (not fast just steady and consistently). DigestZen: 1 drop added to warm water makes a great soothing cup of tea when recovering from flu or during lots of travel stops to help body get back in balance. DigestZen 3 drops, Melissa 2 drops, Lavender 2 drops, Oregano 2 drops in a capsule 2 times a day suggested upon return from a recently flooded zone (hurricane or flood where mold could have sprung up or after tornado destruction – like in Joplin, Missouri)…to eliminate molds that might have been breathed or eaten from the air. Ulcer: Dr. Hill recommends DigestZen, Oregano and Lemongrass in capsules 3-4 times a day to heal ulcer and balance H-Pylori that may have been cause. Colitis: DigestZen 3 drops, Lavender 2 drops, Melaleuca 2 drops Headaches: For headaches associated with flu, cold, cough or sinus issues apply DigestZen to bottoms of feet, especially the big toe and the bones behind the ear (may dilute with coconut oil if very sensitive skin) on the headache points of the hands and wrists. Candida: Sometimes when applying DigestZen on the core for the first couple of times in people who are new to oils a little rash may appear on the stomach, which is just Candida that was already present in the system, that the wonderful pure oils released thru the skin. Discontinue use on the tummy area and just ingest or apply to the bottoms of the feet. Menstral Cycle Cramping and constipation: DigestZen 3 drops, Whisper 3 drops, Marjoram 3 drops – rub on the stomach area of cramping as needed—before sleep in anticipation of relief DigestZen can be used in suppositories with virgin coconut oil in ratio of 20 drops of DigestZen with 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to sooth vomiting and intestinal distress. DigestZen may be used in a retention enema for ridding the colon of parasites and Digestive Candida. Rheumatic Fever: DigestZen applied to chest after diluted 4-5 times a day. Avoid dairy products and white sugar during recovery. Morning Sickness: Dilute with coconut oil and massage into tissue of the outer ear gently, and drink plenty of water. Caution: Not for use by people diagnosed with epilepsy.
Resources we use on a regular basis:
Modern Essentials, Abundant Health, LLC, 2009
Healing Oils of The Bible, David Stewart, 2005.
Aromatherapy in Medicine, Jacque du Preneau, 1908.
Aromatherapy, Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty, Roberta Wilson, 2002
Clinical Aromatherapy, Essential Oils in Practice, by Jane Buckle ,RN,PhD.,2003
Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair and Skin Care, by Erich Keller, 1992
Aromatherapy For Healing The Spirit, by Gabriel ojay, 1997
The Art of Aromatherapy, Robert Tisserand, 1995
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NOTE: The advice shared in document has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance - thus helping the body's natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to "treat" medical problems. Respectfully researched and presented for sharing on DigestZen by Dr. Susan Lawton, 2011.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wanta Wipe out that Acne face, I know a way!

 I have been testing this Essential oil out for  awhile now. My first experience with it was at a show, I had a very sore spot near my nose. I commented about how sore it was but it wasn't even red on the top surface yet. My Mom said put this Clear Skin (Dr. Hills Info on Clear Skin at this link here) on and rub it in and then don't touch the area. About 4 hours later I went into the bathroom and there on my face where the sore spot had been was a huge white head. Of coure I wasn't going to stand at this booth all daywith a big white ziter on the face for all to stare at so I got rid of it and washed the area and then went  back to find my Moms bottle of Clear Skin to place another dab on the broken surface. It healed very quickly and its been that way pretty much every time I have used it on any acne spot that I put it on so far. Here is a few clips out of Dr. Lawtons info on how these oils help skin blemishes. These oils are mixed in this powerful Essential Blend of Clear Skin.
Black Cumin Seed Oil:
Black seed contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B2 and C, plus iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium. Additionally, black cumin seeds contain several amino acids, including arginine, alanine, aspargine, tyrosine, linoleic acid, thymoquinone and tryptophan. Black Cumin Seed oil is amazing for wound recovery, skin elasticity and rapid bacterial balance

Excellent for skin repair and for centering of energy. Very soothing for skin distress and aging. Helps to clear mucus glands, has sedative properties, heals pimples, sores, acne, dermatitis, scars, wounds, wrinkles and general skin care: sensitive, dry, dull, combination skin all respond very well to this oil.

Works on: Athlete’s foot, thrush, cold sores, herpes, insect bites, dark spots, acne, and minor abrasions; open wounds, scrapes, blisters, Candida Rash, warts, abrasions, dandruff, Jock Itch relief, eczema, seborrhea.

Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiviral, decongestant and expectorant. Great for acne recovery
Happy to work with other oils in this blend to facilitate penetration of elements for repair of skin in its many layers.

anti-fungal, astringent for skin, haemostatic; Geranium is: an effective antidepressant, antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, gentle diuretic, haemostatic (it stops bleeding), is a general stimulant so adds nicely to the active repair part of so many elements of this blend; Valnet spoke highly of Geranium as an anti cancer agent for some of the early identified cancers.

Geranium is a great balancer of essential oils, due to it being an adrenal cortexstimulant, it helps regulate hormones and moods alike. It is one of the most useful essential oils to detoxify the lymphatic system and help eliminate cellulite, Geranium is often included in lymphatic drainage massage blends.

detoxes layers of skin tissue so that inflammation can be reduced excellent effectiveness with Staph infections, bladder infections, fluid retention, kidney disorders, lymphatic drainage, and strengthens vascular walls.

Pretty amazing  stuff is all I gotta say you should try some on those dang  zits that I thought were only supposed to be around as a teen. That's where you can find it back at that link website and under shop and I promise it works, its powerful stuff too.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Clean your teeth Naturally :) make it shine.

Can I tell you about this cool new fluoride-free toothpaste. This amazing product comes with the protective benefits of doTERRA’s blend of  On Guard Essential Oil. The toothpaste fights against germs and pathogens and reduces plaque. The toothpaste even provides amazing teeth whitening characteristics with cinnamon-mint flavor polishing. doTERRA’s new toothpaste leaves your breath clean and fresh with xylitol.
I am excited to share doTERRA’s Natural Whitening On Guard Toothpaste!
My Kids love On Guards seasonal protective results against germs and the winter colds.
They have used it on canker sores in their mouths and it has gotten rid of it in two days or less. They just put it right on the spot and let it sit. Whalaa it's gone.
I like how when I went for my dental cleaning there was very little plaque so that horrible scraping didn't have to happen as it has in the past.
Now the product is offered in an easy to use toothpaste so you never miss an application of On Guard which was proven to stop the h1n1 virus.
 Learn more about On Guard and what its health benefits are by clicking here.
  Click here to see 52 top ways it can be used also.

Amazing Benefits
  • Provides natural germ protection with On Guard protective blend of essential oils
  • Whitens teeth naturally with polishing agents by removing stains and discoloration
  • It supports healthy gums and strong teeth
Get some for yourself  by visiting my website you won't be sorry its amazing. I have even taken just the oil itself and dropped it in the mop water for the wrestling room before they moped because I didn't want my boys to catch all the other kids yucky flu bugs that were growing in the wrestle mats. It's well worth its weight in Gold to keep you out of the Doc office.