The Essential Oils Guide for Mums.

How can we replace harmful chemicals with Essential Oils?

Essential Oils can be used in 3 ways.

  • Aromatically – in a diffuser, on your pillow case, sprayed in the room, on your shirt collar or just simply smelt out of the bottle.Topically – placed on pulse points, souls of your feet, or rubbed into muscles, joints or affected body parts
  • Topically – placed on pulse points, souls of your feet, or rubbed into muscles, joints or affected body partsInternally  – in your water, cooking or in
  • Internally  – in your water, cooking or in a empty veggie cap. Please note that all oils are not created equal and it is due to the incredible quality of doTERRA oils that we are able to safely do this.

How to Reduce Stress, Improve Sleep and Increase Energy with Essential Oils

Essential Oils Guide for Mums,

When you are Stressed Use…….

  • Clary Calm. I call this my ‘Crazy Mummy Oil’, it promotes calming but also supports a healthy hormonal balance. It gets rolled on my pulse points and belly during ‘that time of the month’  and at the first sign of a stressful situation. Which could be just trying to get the kids out the door to school in the morning.
  • Lavender. Lavender is the swiss army knife of Oils and is great for calming when used aromatically and topically.
  • Citrus Oils. Citrus Oils such as Lemon, Wild Orange and Bergamot are incredible to diffuse in the room to lesson heightened tension.

To Improve Sleep Use…….

  • Lavender. Diffused in the room, or massaged into the soles of feet and within minutes you will be feeling calmer and preparing your body for a restful state.
  • Lavender Peace. Lavender Peace is a gorgeous blend of grounding oils (Lavender, Cedarwood, Ho Woo, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile) that helps set a calm tone and relaxes the body.  Can be massaged into the soles of your feet before bed, diffused or I even mix some with water in a little spray bottle and spritz my families pillows before bed. Lavender Peace is also a great replacement for an everyday Pure-fume.

When you want to feel energised try……

  • Peppermint. Peppermint is not only great for headaches, temperature regulation and calming upset tummies, it is also fantastic as an energiser. Diffused with Wild Orange is a morning favourite in our home.
  • Motivate. Motivate is a DōTerra blend containing Peppermint, Coriander, Clementine, Basil, Rosemary and Vanilla. It is my get out of bed and workout blend, the do the things you don’t want to feel like doing initiator!

For Calm Kids…….

  • Peace Oil.  The combinations of the oils in this blends are incredibly powerful to promote feelings of contentment, composure and reassurance when feeling overwhelmed. A perfect tantrum tamer and help to settle a restless child.
  • Lavender Peace. Otherwise known as the Chief Calmer. This is the blend that you can put in the diffuser after your kids bath time and when I am settling into slow down mode before bed. I also put it on in my kids rooms about 30 minutes before they go to bed, to set a calm tone.

To Breathe Easy try…..

Air. A gorgeous combination of Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon and Peppermint that assists open up airways. Amazing for those who suffer from respiratory concerns but also during seasons of allergies and coughs and colds. This can be diffused in a room or bedroom overnight, as well as rubbed diluted on chest and feet. I also love to use Air before a workout or during times of stress when you feel like you need a reminder to breathe.

For Coughs and Colds……

  • Tea Tree. Often referred to as Melaleuca, is a great infection buster. As an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, decongestant and anti oxidant, it makes for a brilliant antiseptic. Diffuse for aromatic benefits, which helps stop the spread of germs between family members.
  • Oregano, Lemon, Tea Tree, OnGuard, and Frankincense.  This is the famous 5 used in what I loving refer to as a ‘Flu Bomb’. 2 drops of each in an empty veggie cap at the first sign of illness and it will have you sorted out pretty quick. No doctors prescriptions required.

Head tension…….

  • Peppermint. A drop on temples and back of neck and you will feel the tension dissipate. Also a great addition to your protein smoothie and homemade dark chocolate!
  • Past Tense. A roller blend containing Wintergreen, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Cilantro, Roman Chamomile, Marjoram, Basil and Rosemary. Apply to temples, the forehead, the back of neck and pulse points on wrists. A handy one to keep in your handbag or top drawer at work.

Focus……

InTune.  A roller bottle blend that allows you to sort through the 100 things you think you need to do and focus on ONE! Not only a winner for us as Mum’s but also for your kids, especially around Homework time.

To help reduce bloating and improved digestion…..

Zengest . Our go to for any digestive concerns. From diarrhoea to constipation, gas and bloated feelings. Also a winner after indulging in foods our bodies are perhaps not used to. Can be rolled on (diluted with a carrier oil) on our stomachs, taken in a shot glass with water or sipped on throughout the day in your glass water bottle.

To support Immune Health…….

OnGuard. This baby gets rolled onto the soles of feet at the beginning of each school term, diffused at the first sign of a sniffle or body ache and taken internally when I feel my glands start to get a little swollen and my body is giving me a gentle reminder to slow down.
Oregano. I thought it may have been great just for my Pasta sauce but little did I know that Oregano is nature’s very own Antibiotic. Considered a hot oil, it needs to be used carefully and heavily diluted when used on your skin. But can also be diffused and taken internally via a veggie cap.

Tired Muscles / Joint pain……….

Deep Blue. Deep Blue is an active person’s best friend. Deep blue is my go to for sore muscles and joints. Like most oils I use them as a preventative as much as a treatment, in other words before workouts and after. I have also found it super helpful for period cramping and my aches and pains.

Did you know that the average woman rubs or sprays approximately 750 chemicals on her body every day? 

All of these, contain chemicals and toxins that love to mess with our hormonal balance and body chemistry.

If you’re looking for a toxic free lifestyle then essential oils are the way to go.

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To all you mums out there make 2019 the year you decided to take action on your family’s health.

Julie 🙏

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Have you heard of FLOOM? Essential oil recipe.

Have you heard of FLOOM?

Here’s a little recipe of essential oils which has a dramatic effect on how I have been feeling the last couple of days, due to a virus which has decided to invade my body.

I can’t tell you how much better I’m feeling after just 24 hours of using this particular recipe.

You can make a roller bottle (great for kids and adults alike)

ROLLER BOTTLE/CHILDREN

Mix in 10ml or 15ml roll on bottle

Place essential oils into bottle then fill with a carrier oil

3 Drops Lemon

2 Drops of Frankincense, Oregano, On Guard, Tea Tree

Roll on the bottom of feet morning and night.

ROLLER BOTTLE/ADULT

Mix in 10ml or 15ml roll on bottle

Place essential oils into bottle then fill with a carrier oil

8-10 Drops Lemon

5 Drops of Frankincense, Oregano, On Guard, Tea Tree

Roll on the bottom of feet morning and night.

DIFFUSING? YES!

Fill Diffuser with water

8-10 Drops Lemon

5 Drops of Frankincense, Oregano, On Guard, Melaleuca.

*Oregano essential oil has many traditional and modern uses including being used as a cleansing agent and support healthy digestion and respiratory function. It contains phenolic acids and flavonoids—powerful antioxidants. WARNING – it’s a hot oil so do not use undiluted!

* On Guard : protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system.

*Lemon essential oil has multiple uses and benefits and is mostly known as a powerful aromatic and internal cleanser. It uplifts and balances the mood.

*Melaleuca essential oil is more commonly called Tea Tree oil and has powerful anti-bacterial properties. It is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin and it protects against environmental and seasonal threats.

* Frankincense oil (THE KING OF OILS) is considered a tonic, as it benefits all the systems operating in the body, including the digestive, respiratory, nervous and excretory systems. It also aids the absorption of nutrients and strengthens your immune system.

It’s been used for 1000s of years and is one of the gifts Jesus received from the 3 kings. Frankincense oil has been found useful for certain health conditions, such as:

• Occasional joint discomfort — Research by Cardiff University scientists found that frankincense can aid in inhibiting the production of key inflammatory molecules, helping prevent the breakdown of the cartilage tissue that causes these conditions. Supports respiratory health.

• Promotes Oral Health — The antiseptic qualities of this oil can help to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

• Occasional digestive discomfort— Frankincense oil can help speed up the secretion of gastric juices, bile and acids, and help stimulate peristaltic motion to allow food to move properly through your intestines.

• Uterine health — Frankincense oil regulates oestrogen production in women and helps promotes a healthy menstrual cycle and promotes uterine health. It also help regulate the menstrual cycle of premenopausal women.

Good quality essential oils are a healthier option to take rather than “over the counter medications”.

Why?

Because essential oils treat the root cause of the problem, whereas “over the counter medications” only masks the symptoms.

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Effects of sleep loss on the Immune system.

SLEEP LOSS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Recall the last time you had the flu. Miserable, wasn’t it? Runny nose, achy bones, sore throat, heavy cough, and a total lack of energy.

You probably just wanted to curl up in bed and sleep. As well you should.

Your body is trying to sleep itself well. An intimate and bidirectional association exists between your sleep and your immune system.

Sleep fights against infection and sickness by deploying all manner of weaponry within your immune arsenal, cladding you with protection.

When you do fall ill, the immune system actively stimulates the sleep system, demanding more bed rest to help reinforce the war effort.

Reduce sleep for even a single night, and that invisible suit of immune resilience is rudely stripped from your body.

Studies show that less than 5 hours of sleep, 5-6 hours of sleep, 6-7 hours of sleep and 7-8 hours of sleep that there is a clear, linear relationship with infection rate.

The less sleep an individual was getting in the week before facing the active common cold virus, the more likely it was they would be infected and catch a cold. In those sleeping 5 hours on average, the infection rate was almost 50%. In those sleeping 7 hours or more a night in the week prior, the infection rate was just 18%.

Considering that infectious illnesses, such as the common cold, influenza, and pneumonia, are among the leading causes of death in developed countries, doctors and governments would do well to stress the critical importance of sufficient sleep during the flu season.

For more on this subject I heartedly recommend you read a book by Matthew Walker ~ Why we Sleep.

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Here’s How Toxic Cleaning Products Affect Your Health

Here’s How Toxic Cleaning Products Affect Your Health

There is a crucial harmony that comes when everything coexists just as nature intended. Eastern cultures have long understood the importance of this balance and connectedness, but here in the west, our approach is historically a little more one-sided—generally focused on obliterating the bad to make way for the good. This is especially true when it comes to our views on cleanliness.

Sanitising our homes, workplaces, and bodies is often viewed as an all out war aimed at vanquishing every last germ that crosses our paths. This way of thinking fueled the creation of all the powerful antimicrobial cleaning products lining the shelves almost everywhere we shop.

Using these products may sound like a good plan at first glance—after all, don’t we want to get rid of germs that could make us unwell? Before you reach for that bottle of industrial strength cleaner, though, explore what science has to say about this question, and how failing to respect nature’s balance always comes at a cost.

Chemical Cleaning Products and Your Lungs

Many of us have developed a positive association with the scents everyday household cleaning products leave behind, especially if this is the way our parents cleaned. But the scary truth is that breathing in these chemicals year after year might make it a lot more difficult to breathe at all.

Scientists in Norway recently released a groundbreaking 20-year study of more than 6,000 participants that revealed a clear link between toxic cleaning product use and the risk of developing lung troubles. The more often women cleaned, researchers discovered, the more serious the effects to their lungs. Women who worked as professional cleaners suffered the most, incurring as much lung damage as would be expected in someone smoking 20 cigarettes every day. Exposure to strong cleaning products was associated with increased decline in both these major areas of lung function:

• FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in one second): This is the amount of air a person can forcibly breath out in a single second. 
• FVC (forced vital capacity): This is the measure of how much air a person can forcibly exhale given as much time as they need to do so.

Researchers believe that the cause of this decline is likely due to cleaning chemicals irritating mucus membranes in the airways, which with repeated long-term exposure resulted in lasting negative changes to the airways themselves. Interestingly, no men in the study seemed to be affected. This may be because fewer men than women work as professional cleaners, and those who do may be exposed to different levels of chemicals than women who clean for a living.

Unfortunately, toxic cleaning products aren’t just tough on your respiratory function—they can absolutely decimate your (and your home’s) microbiome.

Antimicrobials and Your Microbiome

Many of the strong chemical ingredients in today’s cleaning products were put there specifically for their antimicrobial properties. The trouble with this strategy is that these chemicals aren’t selective—they kill probiotic organisms along with the types of bacteria we don’t want around. Some of these ingredients, such as parabens, ammonia, chlorine bleach, QUATS, Triclosan, and triclocarban, are absorbed through the skin in varying degrees—and once inside your body, they may upset your delicate microbial balance.

Triclosan and triclocarban turn up in human blood, mucus, and even breast milk—and they’re so prevalent that it’s estimated the odds are about 40% that they are in your body, too. The fact that these dangerous ingredients get into breast milk is particularly disturbing: one study found that the gut microbiomes of both nursing moms and babies were affected by Triclosan exposure, driving home how important it is to protect our guts by being mindful not only of what goes into our mouths, but also what we interact with in our environment.

Toxic cleaning chemicals can also easily find their way into soil, air, and water, and animal studies highlight the damaging potential for our planet’s wildlife. Zebrafish fed a diet infused with Triclosan experienced a dramatic alteration of their microbiomes after only four days. And when female rats were exposed to Triclosan during pregnancy and while nursing, both moms and pups developed gut dysbiosis.

In addition to specific negative changes in the gut that may be triggered by exposure to certain antimicrobials, it’s also important to consider the “hygiene hypothesis” and its implications for our overall health. Originally introduced in the late 1800s and gaining increasing respect in recent years, this theory presents evidence that we all need exposure to lots of different types of microbes in our environment in order to stimulate our developing immune systems as babies and children. Cleaning too zealously with antimicrobials leaves young immune systems with nothing to practice on, which over time can create vulnerability to troublesome microbial invaders—as well as sensitivity to foods or plants when an inexperienced immune system can’t tell if it’s being exposed to a friend or foe.

Super Cleaners and Superbugs

Since the root of physical and mental wellness lies in a balanced gut it’s troubling enough that antimicrobial cleaning products can wreak havoc with microbial health. Unfortunately, the consequences of this type of microbial warfare go much further. That’s because, as effective as they are, when you use these cleaners, you aren’t actually killing every single living organism. And the microbial species that do survive your chemical attack are the tiny subpopulations that are naturally resistant to antibiotics  and antimicrobials.

In a balanced environment (internal or out in the world), friendly flora crowd out the bulk of microbial troublemakers, and the percentage of resistant undesirable microbes is too minute to do much harm. But when antimicrobials come on the scene, resistant bacteria gain a real advantage. As their neighbours die off, these “superbugs” that are especially difficult to kill have room to reproduce—and when their numbers grow large enough to impact your health, existing medications may prove completely ineffective.

Steer Clear of Toxic Chemicals

Cleaning product labels can be misleading, and many cleansers labeled “natural” or “gentle” are anything but. To protect yourself, your family, and our precious planet, here are a few of the most commonly used harmful ingredients to avoid:

• 2-Butoxyethanol: A common ingredient in kitchen, window, and multipurpose cleaners that can interfere with the health of your red blood cells. 
• Ammonia: Found in glass and bathroom cleaners, ammonia can be very irritating to the eyes, skin, throat, and lungs. 
• Chlorine Bleach: A potent antimicrobial and respiratory irritant, bleach is a major ingredient in mildew removers, toilet bowl cleaners, and scouring powders. Mixing chlorine bleach with ammonia can create highly toxic chlorine gas, so consider using hydrogen peroxide as a safer bleach alternative. 
• Sodium Hydroxide: A known mucous membrane irritant, this is used in many oven cleaners and drain openers. 
• Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): SLS is a detergent that creates the rich type of lather we’ve become accustomed to in cleansers, and is present in most shampoos and hand soaps. This ingredient can be very irritating to eyes, mouth, and skin.
• Fragrance: Although the term “fragrance” sounds innocent enough, it can refer to any one of thousands of chemicals linked to skin, kidney, respiratory, and cellular issues.
• Parabens: These antimicrobial, chemical preservatives are associated with negative effects in breasts, hormones, and reproductive areas.
• Phthalates: Commonly found in a host of cleansing products including dish soaps, detergents, and shampoo, phthalates have been shown to negatively impact respiratory health and reproductive function, as well as cause DNA damage.
• Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATS): Found in antibacterial household cleaners, fabric softeners, and dryer sheets. At least two studies identify QUATS as the cause of respiratory issues in cleaning workers.
• Triclosan: This antimicrobial agent has been used in a wide range of products including dish liquid, soap, deodorant, toothpaste and even mops. In addition to impacting microbial balance and infiltrating living tissue, Triclosan can also lead to increased sensitivity to the environment as well as harmful cellular and endocrine changes. Thankfully, the FDA recently banned the use of Triclosan (and its close relative triclocarban) in hand and body soaps, but you’ll still need to be on the lookout for these toxic ingredients in other products. 
• Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Don’t let the word “organic” fool you! Inhaling these gases, which are frequently used in products including household cleaners, disinfectants, and air fresheners, can cause eye, liver, nervous system, respiratory tract, and skin troubles—as well as GI discomfort  and challenges with equilibrium.

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The benefits of Essential Oils on your health? Wanna found out more?

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How to support your immune system with Melaleuca Essential oil a.k.a Tea Tree Oil.

Oil #4 is MELALEUCA, aka tea tree! This is another well-known oil with extensively researched properties that support your immune system.

In fact, I tried to photograph this oil at my gym locker room, because that is where I use it most often!

After a swim or shower, I massage melaleuca onto my feet with a little coconut oil to combat the nasties that lurk in damp warm locker room floors 🤢

This is an oil with a multitude of uses in every home:
🌿 Added to vinegar + water as a household cleaner (particular fab in bathrooms…)
🌿 In the diffuser to freshen and sanitise the air
🌿 Applied topically (with carrier oil) to soothe sore ears
🌿 Diluted and dabbed on blemishes
🌿 Gargled in a glass of water to soothe a scratchy throat

It’s fantastic in combination with lavender to support any skin healing: think sitz baths after childbirth or diluted and massaged on itchy skin.

How do YOU use this oil?  💫🌿🙌
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