Essential Oil Bruise Blend Roll-On

Bruise Blend Essential Oils

Sunday Afternoon Concocting Session

A good friend & I spent about 6.5 hours on Sunday blending essential oils, mixing up foaming soap, hair treatment, shower gel, moisturizing body butter & a number of specific essential oil roll-on blends. I had so much fun!!

One of the blends is a bruise blend I really like.  I have found that using this blend on bruises (even on some of my really painful bruises) reduced the pain significantly in about 10 minutes.  In my experience, I noticed that the black and blue of the bruise lightened up and swelling went down.

There are 4 essential oils in this blend.  A snap shot of each oil is listed below:

Helichrysum – Helichrysum italicum

Country of origin: North Africa

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Parts Used: Flowers

Botanical Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

Aroma: Deep, Herbaceous, Warm

Note: Middle-Base

Precautions:  1) Can be irritating if used in excess or not diluted properly.  2) If pregnant, check with your doctor prior to use.

Blue Tansy – Tanacetum annuum

Country of origin: Morocco

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Parts Used: Aerial parts of the flowering plants

Botanical Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

Aroma: Warm, Sweet, Soft,  Herbaceous

Note: Middle

Precautions:  Avoid with epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease

Lavender –  Lavandula angustifolia

Country of origin: France

Extraction Method:  Steam Distilled

Plant Parts Used: Flowers

Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Aroma: Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, Sweet

Note: Middle

Precautions:  1) Don’t use if you have low blood pressure.  2) Moderate and low dilution is okay for kids.  3) Use only with doctor’s OK when pregnant.

Frankincense – Boswellia carterii

Country of origin: Egypt, Somalia

Extraction Method:  Steam Distilled

Plant Parts Used: Gum Resin

Botanical Family: Burseraceae

Aroma: Balsamic, Earthy, Resinous, Warm

Note: Base

Precautions:  1) Can cause skin irritation. Skin test on a small area. Dilute with carrier oil if needed. 

I thought I’d share the bruise blend with you.

Bruise Blend Roll-On Recipe

Disclaimer:

Statements concerning essential oils contained in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article and the products discussed  are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

This article is a conversation concerning essential oils, diet options= and the author’s personal experiences.

Follow the general safety guidelines and discuss essential oil treatments with your healthcare provider prior to treating a specific disease or ailment.

 

 

Gluten Meltdowns – Not a Myth

No One Wants to Have a Meltdown

I’m sure of this.  I never wanted to. Things were just so bad that I couldn’t help but be very upset.

Other people said:

“Aren’t you being a little dramatic?”

“Do you have to be so difficult?”

“You don’t have anything to be so upset about.”

“What’s your problem anyway?”

I’ve heard all those words and much more. I couldn’t explain how awful I felt.  I tried, but I guess I wasn’t convincing. Maybe other people were much tougher than I was and they could handle bad things better.

It was neither.  It was gluten.

Gluten Hurts!

Today, I think there are those that still don’t believe that gluten can be responsible for such drastic emotional dives. Trust me, it can.  Gluten causes me to feel bad in many ways. For instance it causes:

– Abdominal pain that is excruciating.

– Extreme bloating that can happen within just a minute after consuming food containing gluten.

– Skin rashes.

– Anxiety.

– Stress over how to handle all of this when in public.

These are just a few of the obvious problems that we deal with when we are not safely gluten free. There are so many more that can and do occur. I didn’t know that all the pain I went through when eating a meal was due to gluten. I never knew it could be different.  Sushi became my favorite food because it never caused me pain or bloating.

I’m going to take a moment and list my unique characteristics. They are:

– ADHD

– Learning Disabilities

– Dyslexia

– Gluten intolerant

– Too many digestive issues to mention

– 5 years ago I developed an autoimmune disease. I am prone to uveitis, rashes that look like I was burned with a blow torch, mouth sores and blisters, chronic fatigue and a bunch of random weird things that happen frequently.

It’s been interesting to say the least. I live my life in a constant battle against inflammation in all it’s forms.

One of the less obvious challenges are the gluten induced meltdowns.

Almost no one stops to consider that a meltdown occurred due to a gluten allergy or intolerance.  The common reaction is that the person experiencing the meltdown is acting out and needs to stop it. Now!

This attitude actually makes the meltdown worse. Before I was diagnosed and went gluten free, I felt like I must be the most criticized person on earth. I felt really bad about being me. I became a self proclaimed ‘Difficult Person.’  I warned people about me. I felt really  bad about doing that, but what was I to do? What if I had a meltdown? At least they were warned.

Honestly, living like that really sucked.  I may have gotten the habit of warning people from my mom.  She was forever letting other’s know that I could be a problem. That sucked too. There’s nothing like having your mom tell your soon-to-be husband that you need a lot of attention because you are so difficult. UGH!

The excerpt below is taken from an excellent article entitled ‘Why Gluten Is Bad: The Plain English Answer‘ by Helen Sanders

Gluten is Often Linked With Brain Function and Disorders
The inflammation that gluten causes can also have negative effects on your brain. Many neurological conditions have been traced back to gluten consumption. Scientists have studied the link between mental health and the consumption of wheat for over 50 years.

This is a short excerpt and I highly recommend that you read the entire article on healthambition.com.

In a way it’s a relief to know that I’m wasn’t choosing to have meltdowns, contrary to popular opinion.  Life is hard and no one wants to be known as the problem person.

Identifying a Gluten Allergy or Intolerance

It is likely that having an undiagnosed gluten intolerance for so many years actually caused my autoimmune disease.  That is another story that I wish I didn’t know. If I could have known what was wrong early in my life, so many things would have been different…in a really good way.

There are a number of symptoms that can be used to identify a gluten issue.  The one I experience immediately is bloating and stomach pain.  I’m not talking about a little bloating and a slight stomach ache. These are extreme. Because I never knew anything different, I didn’t complain.  I endured.

If you have a child that seems to be out of control, undisciplined and a major drama queen/king, take a closer look.  Behavior may be a symptom of a gluten problem. It’s really worth the time and effort to investigate. Try a gluten free diet for 30 days. Heck that 30 day experiment could change your child’s entire life!

DIY A Roll-On Migraine Blend

Do you get migraines? I’ve got a blend for you!

I gave my migraine blend so some people who suffer from migraines to the point where they are unable to function.  They all said that about 1 minute after they rolled the blend on the back of the neck, forehead & behind the ears.  I was ecstatic!

This is an easy blend, requiring only 4 essential oils, fractionated coconut oil and a roller ball bottle.

Migraine Roll-On Blend

Add the following essential oils to a 10 ml roller ball bottle.

20 drops Basil essential oil.

22 drops Copaiba essential oil

25 drops Lavender essential oil

20 drops Peppermint essential oil

Fill the remaining space in the bottle with fractionated coconut oil.

Roll the bottle to blend the oils.

Apply to forehead, back of the neck & behind the ears as often as needed to take the edge off  of a migraine.

Shop for essential oils HERE.

Disclaimer:

Statements concerning essential oils contained in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article and the products discussed  are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

This article is a conversation concerning essential oils, diet options= and the author’s personal experiences.

Follow the general safety guidelines and discuss essential oil treatments with your healthcare provider prior to treating a specific disease or ailment.

 

Essential Oils as Spices

Easily Use Essential Oils as Spices

Here are a few recipes

Tip: 1 drop (or less)  of essential oil = 2 tsp dried herbs

Italian Seasoning Blend

Ingredients:

Basil Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential Oil

Oregano Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil

Thyme Essential Oil

2 TB Garlic Powder or 1 Garlic Clove (use amount to taste)

Marinera

 

 

Directions:

Mix all ingredients into 2 large cans of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes or whatever you use as your marinara base.

 

 


Herbs De Provence Blend

Ingredients:

Thyme Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil

Fennel Essential Oil

2 Tsp Dried Orange Zest

Directions:

Add to soups, on chicken or on roasted veggies.


Herb Oil Dip

Ingredients:

1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper

1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper

Oregano Essential Oi

Rosemary Essential Oil

1 Tsp Granulated Garlic

1 Tsp Minced Garlic

1 Tsp Kosher Salt

1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Combine all
  2. ingredients except olive, on a deep plate or bowl.
  3. Pour olive oil over mixture.

Restless Leg Blend

What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually due to leg discomfort. It typically happens in the evenings or nights while you’re sitting or lying down. Moving eases the unpleasant feeling temporarily. (source: MayoClinic.org)

What can I do about my RLS?

Essential Oils can be used to ease the frustration experienced with RLS.  Try the Restless Leg Blend displayed below:

Restless Leg Essential Oil Blend

Blend 2 – 5 drops each of the the following oils:
Basil
Lavender
German Chamomile (blue)
Cedarwood

Massage blended oils on lower legs and feet prior to going to bed.

Shop for essential oils HERE.

Disclaimer:

Statements concerning essential oils contained in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article and the products discussed  are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

This article is a conversation concerning essential oils, diet options= and the author’s personal experiences.

Follow the general safety guidelines and discuss essential oil treatments with your healthcare provider prior to treating a specific disease or ailment.

Essential Oils – New Year New You

It’s a new year. Are you working on a new you? What are your goals for 2018?

Friday, February 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm CST
New Year New You

Attend the Class in Your Yoga Pants or Your Jammies – It’s Online

In this online class, we will share ways in which you can use natural solutions, to replace some of the chemicals in your life.   We will even touch on the topic of ADHD support using essential oils.

Already Using Essential Oils?

Have you been using doTerra essential oils & would like to know how to take that next step?

Buy at Wholesale Prices

Do you want to purchase doTerra essential oils at wholesale prices?

By attending this class, you will find out about becoming a doTerra Member.  Attendance also makes you eligible to receive 100 points to put toward free product, on becoming a member.

We Will Share Information & Answer Questions

The various membership enrollment kits will be discussed, enabling you to make an educated choice when choosing your enrollment kit.

Join the Event on Facebook

Use this link to view this event on facebook & Join the event:  Click here to view the event in facebook

 

 

My Rodeo – TerraFit 12 Week Challenge Team

My team is made up of those of use who have “special needs” or “special circumstances,” such as dietary restrictions, chronic disease, or anything else that keeps us out of the mainstream norms.
Those of us that have to deal with the frustration of living with restrictions, diseases, conditions, etc… need a place to go where we ARE the norm. A place where steroids & other meds tend to ambush us in our attempts to be the best we can be.
My team is called My Rodeo. If you know what it’s like to live in the rodeo arena, and you want to participate in a fitness challenge – well – this is the right place for you! ?

Learn more about the TerraFit 12 week challenge here: https://terrafit.com/challenge

Then consider joining my team for the Oct. 2 TerraFit 12 Week Challenge!

Change things up this year. Get fit & lose weight BEFORE the end of the year. It will mean one less New Years Resolution on getting in shape!
Register here: terrafit.com/join/my-rodeo

I am a “special needs” eater.  I have an autoimmune disease that requires dietary restrictions.   I am personally going through the meal plans and adding substitution information for those of us who need dietary accommodations.

I believe that eating food as medicine enables me to keep my prescription meds to a minimum, but this takes a lot of research, persistence, willingness and patience.  There is no magic bullet for chronic illnesses, but I think that, with thoughtful food choices, we can put our bodies in the best place possible.

Spikenard Essential Oil – Pantry Staple

All about Spikenard

Uses

  • Diffuse or apply one to two drops to back of neck or to temples to promote feeling of calmness and relaxation.
  • Create a personalized fragrance by combining Spikenard with Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Myrrh, Wild Orange, Rose, and Vetiver.
  • Combine with a hydrating cream to soften and smooth skin.
  • Add one to two drops to your favorite cleanser or anti-aging product to promote healthy, glowing skin.

Diffuse 2 drops Spikenard, 2 drops Lavender, and 2 drops Ylang Ylang to help reduce stress and relax the body.

 

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I LOVE Spikenard!

Spikenard is one of the staples I keep in my Essential Oil Pantry

Spikenard, a flowering plant of the Valerian family, is native to high altitudes in the sub-alpine and alpine regions of the Himalayan mountains. Spikenard essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of the plant and has been valued for centuries, traditionally used to anoint people of high honor and in the Ayurvedic health practices of India. Historically, Spikenard was used to uplift mood and promote relaxation. Spikenard promotes clean, healthy skin. Today, the oil is commonly used in perfumes and relaxing massage oils for its woody, musty scent. By sourcing Spikenard oil from Nepal, doTERRA is able to support much needed income streams for harvesters and partner distillers, particularly in the remote areas where it is harvested, as well as support needed rural community development projects through our Co-Impact Sourcing® initiatives.

Uses

  • Diffuse or apply one to two drops to back of neck or to temples to promote feeling of calmness and relaxation.
  • Create a personalized fragrance by combining Spikenard with Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Myrrh, Wild Orange, Rose, and Vetiver.
  • Combine with a hydrating cream to soften and smooth skin.
  • Add one to two drops to your favorite cleanser or anti-aging product to promote healthy, glowing skin.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

 

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Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Use your doTerra Lemon essential oil in this recipe!

Sugar Free Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Makes 12 muffins
Ingredients:
2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
½ cup brown rice syrup
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Directions:
  1. Mix flour, xanthan gum, baking
  2. Beat egg in medium bowl; add milk, butter, brown rice syrup, and Lemon essential oil and blend together.
  3. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients.
  4. Mix in blueberries.
  5. Fill lined muffin tins 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

See original post at https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipes-sugar-and-gluten-free-blueberry-lemon-muffins