Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Aroma Help Quick Tip: Athlete's Foot

Rub a cotton swab saturated with Lemon essential oil between toes or apply to other affected areas to help clear athlete's foot.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Young Living Therapeutic Grade: The Preparation

To achieve the amazing healing benefits of essential oils, they must be of the highest therapeutic grade. There is a huge difference between oils that smell good and therapeutic-grade essential oils. The quality of Young Living's pure and potent oils has established credibility with eminent scientists and medical professionals who continue to research and validate the effectiveness of these timeless natural wonders. Below are the Four P's that help explain the Young Living Therapeutic Grade difference.




We covered the importance of plant selection in the last YLTG post, now let's take a look at the meticulous preparation.

Once the optimal soil, plant, cultivation, and harvesting conditions have been adhered to, the plants must be distilled properly in order to meet YLTG standards. Young Living uses a gentle, proprietary technique for steam-extracting the most potent essential oils, which remains unmatched throughout the essential oils industry. This stainless steel distillation process uses low temperatures and pressure to preserve all plant properties and therapeutic constituents.
Using a low, slow distillation process captures the pure essence of the plant and preserves the quality of the essential oils.
To meet Young Living Therapeutic Grade distillation standards, proper temperature must be maintained throughout the distillation process, and pressure, length of time, equipment, and batch size are strictly monitored.
Reported effects of essential oils such as the ones that I post about here on Oils For Wellness are based on results that occur when using pure, unadulterated products. So, do not expect cheap copies that smell similar to natural plant oils to have the same effects. If you do not experience the results you seek, it is not because the oils don't work, but is more likely due to using an adulterated oil, chemically created substitute, or an improperly distilled product. Young Living Essential Oils produces and sources only therapeutic-grade essential oils for inhalation, topical use, and dietary supplements.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Aroma Help Quick Tip: Seasonal Allergies

Rub a drop of lavender EO between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate symptoms of allergies.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Quote of the Week

"Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us
and the art of life is to get the message."
Malcolm Muggeridge

Friday, May 8, 2009

If My Child Had Autism....

Spring is finally here in the north, so I have been out basking in the sunshine and green landscape instead of blogging dutifully in my basement. No, I have not lost interest in my Blog Sweet Blog, just temporarily detoured by the glorious reawakening of the earth which beckons me outside my office walls!

I've been thinking of a way to close out the topic of autism for April (which is National Autism Awareness Month) in a way that would give parents and caregivers a "checklist" of natural healing methods to explore. From the vast amount of information I have gathered, I decided it might be helpful to simply post a hypothetical checklist that I would use if my child had autism.

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Prayer: Daily, without ceasing! (we parents should be vigilant about this for all of our children)

Diet: I would incorporate KidScents Mightyzyme Chewable Enzymes, Mineral Essence, essential fatty acids, Ningxia Red antioxidant juice, probiotics, and B vitamins with whatever diet recommendations made by our family health practitioner.

Heavy Metal Detoxification: If my child would sit or stand still long enough to have an IONcleanse foot bath session, that could be done weekly to help pull out heavy metals. I would definitely explore other biomedical options such as those highlighted at Generation Rescue. Essential oils are also great chelators of heavy metals. I would use JuvaCleanse Blend and non-fluoride (heavy metal by-product of aluminum) toothpaste such as KidScents Bubble Gum Flavor Toothpaste.

Note:Clinical studies show that an essential oil blend of Helichrysum, Ledum, and Celery Seed (JuvaCleanse) dramatically amplified the elimination from the body of heavy metals, especially mercury, one of the most toxic of all non-radioactive metals. Mercury is particularly damaging to the brain and nervous system because it can pass through blood-brain barrier and accumulate indefinitely in motor neurons. A 2003 clinical study involving a group of four patients tested the effect of three essential Oils on the urinary output of mercury.

Four healthy individuals (ages 27-69) took two capsules per day (approximately 1, 500 mg) of a blend of Helichrysum, Ledum, and Celery Seed (JuvaCleanse). The first urine collection occurred prior to essential oil therapy, with the second and third urine collections occurring two and four days after essential oil therapy had begun. The results showed that all four participants more than doubled their urinary elimination of mercury over the four days of evaluation.

Mood Balance/Attention Deficit: I would diffuse Peace and Calming Blend, Clarity Blend, and Brain Power Blend or Vetiver throughout our home daily to calm anxiety and promote concentration.

Sleep Issues: I would give him/her a nightly bath with Kidscents Bath Gel and diffuse Cedarwood or Sandalwood, both of which help promote proper melatonin production necessary for restful sleep.

Note: Children with autism generally have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. Body temperature dips before sleep, which normally causes the pineal gland to release melatonin. But a sluggish gland (such as with autism) may not respond to this subtle change. Soaking in the bathtub for 10 minutes before bedtime has proved helpful since skin temperature will take a dive when out of the tub, jolting the gland into action. According to Daniel G. Amen, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, a warm bath reduces sleep-sabotaging electrical activity in the brain's basal ganglia.

Schooling: I would contact those involved in my child's education about diffusing essential oils in the classroom or put a drop of the mood enhancing oils (listed above) on each foot before leaving the house.

Cranial Sacral Therapy: This healing touch modality is phenomenal for physical and emotional unwinding. I would learn this technique or schedule weekly appointments for my child.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

March and April Prize Winners

Congratulations go out to my March and April giveaway winners! Thanks to everyone for your comments.