Protective Blend in a Bottle

We are always looking for essential oil uses.  Here are 52 uses for the Protective Blend…..thanks sarahtitus.com

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PROTECTIVE BLEND – 

52 Top uses for the Protective Blend of essential oils.

1. Mix with a tblsp of water, gargle for 1 minute then swallow at the on-set of a dry, scratchy throat.

2. Put 5 drops oregano and 5 drops protective blend in a capsule and take 3 times daily at the onset of feeling crumby.

3. Put several drops on the soles children’s feet at night, especially during the winter, for immune system support.

4. Put several drops on a bowl of hot – hot water and breathe in the vapors to support respiratory function.

5. Put 50 drops in a spray bottle with 30 oz of distilled water. Shake often and use to clean kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

6. Add to your dishwasher for micro clean dishes.

7. Add to your laundry cycle for micro clean clothes.

8. Add to your mop water for cleaner floors.

9. Apply to soothe bug bites.

10. Gargle and brush daily for healthy teeth and gum’s.

11. Apply to gum’s and teeth, or swish with 5 drops of protective blend & 1tbsp of water to sooth tooth discomfort.

12. Diffuse in homes or business to freshen air and support immune systems.

13. Put a few drops on air filters when changing them to clean air in the duct work.

14. Add to Emergen-C or orange juice for a quick immune boost.

15. Put a drop in your mouth and push or squeeze it around to relive cravings. (enhance with an extra drop or two of clove.)

16. For skin blemishes, apply topically, rotating between oregano & frankincense.

17. Apply a drop on a pet to soothe skin irritation.

18. Have the diffuser going in your home when the kids come home to ward off threats.

19. Make a blend using the Protective Blend (12 drops) Oregano (6 drops) Frankincense (2 drops) in a 00 gel cap.

20. Add 15 drops to every cup of corn starch, mix and sprinkle on carpet.  Rake, leave for 1 hour then Vacuum for micro clean carpet.

21. Mix 2-3 drops of protective blend and 2 drops of lemon EO with honey or agave in a teaspoon for a throat soother for kids.

22. Gargle with 1 tbps of water and 1 drop each of lemon and protective blend hourly for throat discomfort.

23. Put several drops on the HVAC vents of a hotel room or office to clean and freshen air.

24. Mix with baking soda to clean bathtubs.

25. Apply neat to the toes and nails to support nail health.

26. Combine 2 tbps of water with 5 drops of protective blend in a small glass and store your toothbrush overnight to clean.

27. Use a 50/50 mix of protective blend and purified water and spray onto oven interior. Leave for 15 minutes, then wipe away greasy spots.

28. Apply to hands to remove stubborn, sticky substances like tree sap.

29. Add to the water in your vacuum cleaner/steamer to deep clean the carpet.

30. Put a few drops in your vacuum bag.

31. Put 15 drops in a 6oz spray bottle, shake and spray rooms, desks, or bed sheets to protect against environmental threats.

32. Clean the upholstery and dashboard of your car.

33. Gargle with protective blend and 1 tbsp of water prior speaking engagements or singing performances.

34. Rub on stains as a pre-wash stain remover.

35. Add 3 drops to your tooth brush and brush every day for a healthy mouth.

36. Apply to teeth that have been damaged or broken to help soothe.

Make an protective blend spray with 15 drops for every 6 oz of water : use the spray for…

37. Wipe doorknobs and other things touched by the public.

38. Wipe dirty piano keys clean.

39. Use to clean children’s hands when traveling.

40. Use on the steering wheel and gearshift of your vehicle.

41. Use on public telephones to clean.

42. Use on public computer keyboards and mice.

43. Use as an underarm deodorant.

44. Spray on hands before and after shaking hands with a lot of people.

45. Spray in public restrooms on airplanes to clean.

46. Carry while traveling for immune support (especially in high risk countries).

47. Use as an air freshener for cooking odors or other unwanted smells.

48. Take to the gym and spray all the equipment you use.

49. Take to the supermarket and use to clean shopping cart handles.

50. Use in the classroom for desks, tables and other items handled by children.

51. Spray in your mouth and throat to strengthen immune systems.

52. Spray on shower stalls and bathroom walls to clean surfaces.

 

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Diet Soda Study

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This was a fascinating feature on NBC Nightly News tonight that I wanted to share.

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/diet-drinks-linked-heart-disease-death-n66476

Over time, we are learning more and more about the health implications of consuming soda pop.  This study specifically addresses the consumption of diet soda pop and its effect on middle aged women.

I love a good Diet Coke from time to time and there are days when I partake.  However, more and more, as I’m reading and researching these important studies, I am quickly losing my appetite for these synthetic substances.

As an alternative to soda pop, I have a growning appreciation for water with Certified Pure (CP) citrus essential oils like lemon, lime or grapefruit.  One drop of essential oil in 8 oz of cold, filtered water is a healthy alternative to diet sodas and I notice that it curbs the craving for pop.  Now I just need to get my kids on board with it.

Healing Emotions with Essential Oils

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There’s a great new book on the shelf titled ‘Emotions & Essential Oils’.  This important book outlines the different and the specific uses for supporting wellness using essential oils.  The book reminds us that we we experience physical healing and health, we are invited to enter the emotional realm through five stages of healing, including:

  1. Assist in healing our physical body
  2. Assist in healing the heart – Essential oils raise the vibration of the physical body; as a result, lower energies become unbearable and the body wants to release – stagnant anger, sadness, grief and judgment.
  3. Assist in releasing limiting beliefs – must release in order to make space to receive.
  4. increase spiritual awareness and connection – higher energies attract more, higher energies on a spiritual plane.
  5. inspire the fulfillment of our life’s purpose – restores healing, self-awareness and self confidence.

A list of oils that support emotional healing include:

Basil, Bergamot, Birch, Black Pepper, Cassia, Cedarwood, Cilantro, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Marjoram, Melaleuca, Melissa, Myrrh, Oregano, Patchouli, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Thyme, Vetiver, White Fir, Wild orange, Wintergreen, Ylang Ylang.

My “go to” oils for emotional wellness include Lemon, Grapefruit and Juniper Berry.

For a full description of the oils’ emotional properties and the emotions addressed using each oil, you can reference the book Emotions & Essential Oils – Second Edition.  

10 Natural Foods to Eat – Post Workout

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What you eat right after a good workout will determine the final outcome for your efforts at the gym.  The way we eat, with an accelerated metabolism, will help us in the way our body builds muscle and sheds unwanted fat; however, if you don’t eat the proper foods right after the workout, your exercise effort could be all for naught.  Here are a few natural suggestions:

1. Eggs – with only 70 calories each, eggs pack a 6.3 grams of protein and are one of the few foods that contain vitamin D.

2. Quinoa – few grains can compete with the vitamins and nutrients found in quinoa.  It also contains far more fiber and protein than brown rice.

3. Orange Juice – Much better for you than gatorade, this healthy, natural drink gives you much more vitamin C and potassium (an important electrolyte) than sugary sports drinks.

4. Kefir – One cup of kefir has contains 11 – 14 grams of complete proteins which don’t occur naturally in the body.  These proteins are essential for maintaining lean muscle mass and accelerating weight loss.

5. Bananas – Very high in the good kind of carbs needed after a hard workout.  These fast acting carbs assist in restoring glycogen levels, which helps to rebuild damaged muscles.

6. Salmon – Filled with protein as well as anti-inflammatory omega-3s, this important food is excellent for rebuilding muscle mass and increasing performance.

7. Blueberries – Offer a huge antioxidant boost and triple your rate of recovery after intense workouts.

8. Whole grain pita and hummus – A meat free option that’s filled with protein and very easy to prepare.  The slow release carbs found in whole grain pita will help maintain energy levels after a tough workout.

9. Dried Fruit and Nuts – A handful delivers both carbs and essential proteins.  Soy nuts are especially helpful in building muscle.

10. Pineapple – Filled with bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory agent, this wonder fruit has proven to heal bruises, sprains and swelling.  Also high in Vitamin C, a key component in repairing tissue.

Often, we get caught up in the idea that working out without eating will help accelerate weight loss.  However, studies have shown that working out without eating is actually detrimental to our bodies. Instead of shedding fat, we end up shedding important muscle mass.  When you’re done at the gym, it’s so important to just eat.  Studies show that eating within 15 minutes after finishing the gym is always best to help maximize your metabolism and accelerate muscle healing.

Remember, the use of the essential oil supplement  is filled with essential vitamins, minerals and essential oils is also useful in the process of  rebuilding muscle mass and helping the body to heal.

Source:  http://www.buzzfeed.com/moerder/the-14-best-things-to-eat-after-a-workout