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Mothers love diffuser blend

Mother’s Love Diffuser Blend

With all the corona virus situation at the moment unless we are key workers, we may be at home home schooling children, caring for others in the household, phoning and checking on loved ones and juggling businesses and housework.

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So this is my favourite diffuser blend of the moment.

Mother’s Love Diffuser Blend

Credit Advanced Oil Magic Book

This blend brings a sense of comfort and safety so it is perfect at this time when we all need emotional support.

Place the water in the diffuser (Recommended with Doterra Diffusers).

2 Drops Myrrh

4 Drops Wild Orange

1 Drop Frankinsense

2 Drops Lavender

Give it a try and let me know in the comments what you think and how your doing.

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Melissa essential oil uk

Melissa Essential Oil

With the ability to positively affect mood, Melissa essential oil is often used to reduce tense feelings, promote relaxation, and calm feelings of nervousness.

Primary Benefits

  • May help to support a healthy immune system
  • Calms tension and nerves
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation

Melissa officinalis, also known as lemon balm, received the name “Melissa” because of its sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance, which was known to attract bees (Melissa is Greek for “honey bee”). As one of our rarest and most expensive oils, Melissa has a wide range of health benefits and uses.* Melissa is used as a flavour in teas and ice cream as well as with some fish dishes. Because of its positive effect on mood, Melissa has long been used to calm feelings of tension and nervousness. Diffusing Melissa at night can help initiate a restful sleep environment and promote emotional well-being. Melissa may also help to support a healthy immune system.

Why is it sooooooo expensive?

Melissa oil is not common and it is very expensive because 7 tonnes are needed to produce 1 kg (21/4 lb) oil. It is very special, I personally treat myself to 1 bottle a year and make it last. I mix up fractionated coconut oil with 10 drops in my rose quarts roller bottle and use it as a perfume if I feel in need of comfort.

 
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Singing bowls and essential oils

Benefits of the Singing bowl

People have been using singing bowls for thousands of years. Their origin is unknown, but it is believed that they first originated in either Nepal or India. In Tibet they were largely used as a ceremonial instrument and initially as possibly food bowls. It was not until the 1970’s that singing bowls also became popular throughout the west when their many positive benefits were discovered.

Singing bowls not only look great, they also have many amazing healing and transformative properties. Here are 6 benefits of using a singing bowl.

1. Promote Deep Relaxation

Holding a singing bowl in the palm of your hand and using a wooden mallet or ‘striker’ in the other hand as if you are holding a pen, by gently and slowly going around the edge of the bowl with the mallet in a clockwise direction, the bowl will start to ‘sing.’ As you hear the wonderful tone and feel the bowl vibrate, you will become more conscious of your breathing and feel more relaxed. This calming sound coupled with your breathing can help to release tension and promote a wonderful sense of calm and relaxation.

2. Reduce Stress and Anxiety

I have found that the almost hypnotic sound from a singing bowl helps to clear my mind of any stress and anxiety that I might be feeling. The resonance of the bowl synchronizes brain waves to induce a deep meditative and peaceful state. I also like to gently strike the side of the bowl once or twice to fill my room with the beautiful sound of the bowl, this almost feels like it clears the room of any possible negative energy.

3. Chakra Balancing

In the Indian system of healing, when a physical dysfunction occurs, it is believed that one or more chakras are blocked, or unbalanced. Many people find that the rich blend of harmonic overtones which the bowls produce, have a direct positive affect on balancing the chakras. When used as part of chakra balancing, singing bowls are said to have the ability to adjust and balance the sine waves of each chakra. The frequency from a singing bowl is able to travel from chakra to chakra, self-balancing.

4. Aid The Immune System

It is said that the vibrations from a singing bowl can also help to stimulate the immune system. Every part of our body is vibrating. The sound frequencies created by a singing bowl help to restore, optimize and balance the flow of energy in the parts of the body where this is required. One should always play a singing bowl in the clockwise direction, as the energy in a human body also flows in a clockwise direction.

5. Help You ‘Get In The Zone’

Singing bowls cause the brain to switch to Theta brainwave frequencies that heighten one’s clarity, intuition, as well as deep peaceful and meditative states. Scientists have discovered the upper end of the theta brainwave range produced by a singing bowl is what is considered vital to the healing of the body, mind, and spirit. This is referred to as “being in the zone.” After using my singing bowl, I always feel a wonderful sense of clarity and focus. This is another reason why I love to use a singing bowl as a part of my morning routine.

6. Improve Circulation and Blood Flow

A study published in the American journal of Health Promotion in 2014 found a greater reduction in systolic blood pressure and heart rate after a 12 minute relaxation session of singing bowls compared to silence. The sound from a bowl can reduce brain activity and therefore slow down our respiration and heart rate.

How to use a singing bowl

To create sound with a singing bowl, firmly press the accompanying mallet in a circular motion against the bowl’s outside edge or rim. When you hear a bright, clear tone, you can slow down the motion. Use your full arm to make the motion, rather than just rotating your wrist.

Singing bowls and essential oils

Serenity and balance for meditation and relaxation

With all the above benefits they go hand in hand with essential oil benefits , yoga and also crystal healing.

3 Cool things about essential oils

3 Cool Things About Essential Oils Number 1 –  100% Natural & Safe

Potent essential oils

The first cool thing about dōTERRA essential oils is that they’re 100% natural and safe. There’s nothing added to the oil or taken away from the oil. They’re just simply pure essential oils with no side effects and no addictions. They’re safe for babies, children, adults and the elderly. Oils are extracts from plants that have amazing health benefits.. A pure oil is about 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. One drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to drinking 28 cups of peppermint tea. So they’re really potent!

One drop of peppermint was the equivalent of you drinking 28 cups of peppermint tea.That’s how powerful these oils are!

What I love about these oils is the CPTG standard. It stands for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, and it means these oils are completely pure and potent. Pure means there are no foreign contaminants or fillers. Potent means that each plant was grown in a part of the world where that plant grows best, resulting in the absolute best chemistry for that plant. When you have the ideal natural chemistry, the essential oil extracted does exactly what we want it to do for our health.

So that’s the first cool thing about essential oils, they are 100% natural and safe. 

Number 2 – More Effective Than Many Modern approaches to heath problems

Essential oils and the cell

The second cool thing about essential oils is that they are more effective than many modern approaches to health problems.

Let’s say this is a cell in your body (hold up your fist), and we know that cells have oily cell membranes. The cell membrane protects the cell, it keeps all the good things in and all the bad things out. Now two of the things that are harmful to our cells are Bacteria and viruses. Bacteria usually form on the outside of the cell and viruses duplicate the DNA on the inside of the cell. All you have to remember is bacteria on the outside viruses on the inside.

Let’s say you went to the doctor with a bacterial infection. What would he recommend for you? (Give you an antibiotic) And after taking the antibiotic for 7-10 days in most cases, it would probably clear up the infection – but it often comes with wreaking havoc on your gut, hormones, and immune system.

Now if you had a virus like the cold or flu, what would he say? (Go home, drink a lot of water, rest and let it run its course) The reason why is because most of the modern recommendations are water-based synthetic agents – and frequently come with side-effects and addictions. Water and oil don’t mix, so if the recommendation from your doctor is water-based, it will have a really hard time penetrating through that oily cell membrane and stopping the duplication of a virus.

Essential oils are different they are oil-based, which means they can permeate that cell membrane! They can work on a cellular level without side-effects or addictions, and they can combat bacteria on the outside of the cell and prevent the duplication of viruses on the inside. That is why they are often more effective than the modern approach to health problems.

Number 3 – Cheaper Than Traditional Medical Care

The third cool thing about essential oils is that they are cheaper than traditional medical care. 

If your doctor gave you a prescription for an antibiotic, how much would it cost for the prescription? Its currently £9 here in the UK. Even if you don’t pay for prescriptions you still may need transport to the doctor or time off work?

When someone in my family has an ear infection, we rub two drops of lavender and two drops of melaleuca around their ear, and put them to bed. 12 hours later the ear infection is cleared up. It costs us about 50p. Now whether it costs you £9 for the prescription, or whether it costs £0 because you live in a country with free medical care. Essential oils are still less expensive than the petrol or diesel in the car you pay to go to the doctors. That’s not including the half day of work you probably had to take off for this emergency. We also haven’t taken into account the fact that antibiotics harm your gut, and that you might have to buy extra probiotics for two weeks to fix the damage, which is even more money.

 We save hundreds of dollars a year in medical costs because of essential oils. You cannot afford NOT to use natural solutions! THAT is why essential oils are cheaper than traditional medical care.

Hinoki Essential oil

The product of the month is Hinoki Essential Oil is energizing and uplifting to the mind. Hinoki wood has a spicy, lemon scent, is light pinkish-brown in color, and is highly rot resistant.

In Japan, it is also valued as an oil of relaxation and is often placed in baths. It may release minor agitation the mind and body; and promotes peace of mind.  

This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Hinoki essential oil.  It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!


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What is the Genus Species?  Chamaecyparis obtusa

Why is this information important?  It is always important to know the genus species of a plant when using and purchasing essential oils. Using the common name is just not enough information. 

Many companies may use a substitute species or a combination of species that does not offer therapeutic benefits. Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same.  And they are used for different purposes.  

Where is the Name Derived From?  In Japan Hinoki means “white cedar“; it also means fire tree as it was and still is used to make fire through friction in the Shinto Shrines. Cypress comes from a Greek word “sempervivens” meaning “live forever”. 

Why is this Information so Important?  Its not, it’s just a fun fact! 

What Part of the Plant is Used? Heartwood

What is the ORAC Value? Not known at this time

Why Know About this Number?  What Does this Number Mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that the wood has been used for thousands of years to build shrines and spiritual buildings?

Yes, it is considered one of the Five Sacred Trees of Kiso. Key wood used in architecture for because its ability to withstand rot. 

What are the Plant Properties? Relaxing and rot resistant

What are the Documented Hinoki Cypress Benefits and Uses?  Calming and Relaxing. Use in bath or diffuse.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its woody scent is relaxing and grounding.

What is Nan’s Mental (Mindset), Emotional and Spiritual Interpretation of this Oil? 

Hinoki allows the mind and body to relax by grounding the body in mother earth. As it does this tension and stress is released.

This oil is about opening the mind to potentiality and specifically opportunities. The more worry and stress we have in our life the more we limit our opportunities. To attract more opportunities we must be relaxed and allow the universe to bring them to us. 

Using this oil with Sacred Angel or White Angelica and Vetiver is particularly useful in this manner. Open to opportunity by smelling Sacred Angel (open crown chakra) or Three Wise Men, then smelling Hinoki Essential (open heart chakra), then grounding the opportunity into mother earth with Vetiver (root chakra).

To release negativity or something you want to manifest in the world, I recommend using them in the opposite direction-first starting with Vetiver and ending with Sacred Angel. 

By the way, any of the tree oils are very grounding emotionally and physically. 

What Chakra is Affected?  The sacral, heart and crown chakras.  

What is the Corresponding Color? Pink-brown

How Do I Use It? 

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras 
  • Diffuse

Can this Oil be Used for Animals? Yes, however at this time I have only used for emotional release. Great with Vetiver!

Yes. Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.

Note About Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats particulary those that are not therapeutic grade. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Hinoki essential oil has no known contraindications. Pregnant women should use this oil with caution.

If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Motivate essential oil blend

Doterra Motivation blend

doTERRA Motivate Product Description
If you’re experiencing stagnancy in your life, or have found yourself with little inspiration, minimal confidence, or greater pessimism, take time to make a change with doTERRA Motivate and propel your life in the direction of creativity and purpose. doTERRA Motivate essential oil blend is formulated with mint and citrus essential oils that inspire the senses, allowing you to tear down the demotivating road blocks that stand between you and your potential. Whether you need motivation to clean your room, start training for a race, or pick up your paintbrush again, doTERRA Motivate blend can support you with the courage and confidence to replace a pessimistic outlook on life with an optimistic one full of possibilities. 

Where to Buy doTERRA Motivate

To buy a bottle of doTERRA Motivate, visit the doTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend product page. 

Something unique to doTERRA essential oil blends is their composition. All essential oils blends from doTERRA are made up of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils. When oils are classified as CPTG®, they have passed the CPTG protocol, which involves a series of rigorous tests that assess the purity, potency, and quality of each batch of essential oils. When you purchase a blend from doTERRA, you can be confident knowing that the essential oil products you receive are pure and potent, and ready to meet your needs.

The purity and potency of an essential oil is crucial to its effectivity. These qualities are so critical because when essential oils are filled with filler substances and impurities, as many oils on the market are, their quality and effectivity are diminished. However, when oils are pure and potent, they are able to work properly and effectively to enhance well-being. 

doTERRA Motivate Uses and Benefits

  1. Too often, feelings of worthlessness, apprehension, and weakness can cloud thoughts and limit potential. When you feel these feelings start to weigh on you, use the doTERRA Motivate blend topically or aromatically for a boost of positive emotion. doTERRA Motivate oil blend can promote feelings of confidence, courage, and belief and will help you become a more positive and more inspired you. 
     
  2. If setbacks and disappointments have you down on yourself or are starting to have a discouraging effect on your emotions, it may be time to regroup and restore you to a more positive outlook. In times like these, use doTERRA Motivate as an encouraging companion to steer you away from negative emotions. doTERRA Motivate will help counteract the damaging emotions of doubt, pessimism, and cynicism. 
     
  3. In need of a boost of confidence before a performance or speech? Here’s a little essential oil tip specifically for those moments. Simply apply doTERRA Motivate oil blend to a shirt collar or a piece of clothing that is close to the face, and the blend’s aroma will give you the self-assurance you need to perform your best. 
     
  4. When working on a long paper for school or spending hours on a project, add one or two drops of doTERRA Motivate blend to the diffuser of your choice and diffuse. This fresh and minty blend will help you stay motivated and determined so that you can complete your projects. 
     
  5. Once you’ve taken the step to get up and press forward, continue to use the doTERRA Motivate essential oil blend to encourage and motivate you in your endeavors. If you are a part of sporting events or other competitions, apply doTERRA Motivate oil to your pulse points before participating. This will give you a positive surge of confidence that will assist you in doing your best.

Chemistry of doTERRA Motivate
doTERRA Motivate is formulated with a blend of citrus and mint essential oils such as Yuzu, Clementine, and Peppermint. These oils come together to create a chemical profile that is high in monoterpenes and monoterpene alcohols, which contain uplifting and toning properties. If you would like to learn more about the chemical backgrounds of other aromatherapy oils, visit the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy page. 

Key Ingredients

  • Peppermint Plant
  • Clementine Peel
  • Coriander Seed
  • Basil Herb 
  • Yuzu Peel
  • Melissa Leaf
  • Rosemary Leaf 
  • Vanilla Bean Absolute

Cautions
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

Panic attack essential oils

Essential oils for panic attacks and anxiety

For many years I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression and one of the symptoms, particularly if I’m very busy, feeling under pressure or overwhelmed, I suffer panic attacks.

A panic attack is a sudden feeling of overwhelming anxiety, and it’ll peak within minutes. A person who’s suffering from a panic attack may experience sweating, pounding heart, palpitations, accelerated heart rate, shaking or trembling, feelings of choking, feelings of shortness of breath or smothering, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness, nausea, abdominal distress, fear of dying, fear of losing control or numbness or tingling sensations.

Luckily, there are essential oils that can help relieve panic attacks, and the best essential oils for my panic attacks include lavender, rose, vetiver, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and chamomile. Read on to learn more about how essential oils can help you if you suffer them too.

Lavender

The most common essential oil for panic attacks is lavender. It may have a calming, relaxing effect when it’s inhaled. The reason for this is because it’s considered a nervous system restorative. It helps with sleep, restlessness, irritability, nervous stomach and nervous tension. Clinical trials show that inhaling lavender essential oil reduces stress and anxiety.

Rose

Rose essential oil is similar to lavender. It’s commonly used for relieving anxiety, and it significantly reduces it. Similar to lavender essential oil, rose also has calming, relaxing effects.

Vetiver

Vetiver oil is a nervous system tonic that causes calmness and stabilization, and it decreases hypersensitivity and nervousness. It’s helpful to use the oil for panic attacks and shock. Did you know that vetiver oil helps the immune, respiratory, endocrine, circulatory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems? If you’re having trouble falling asleep because of panic attacks, vetiver oil will help you fall asleep because it’s a natural sedative.

Ylang-ylang

Ylang-ylang is a popular oil that’s commonly used for anxiety and depression. The oil has calming and morally and spiritually elevating effects. The oil has been known to help with bravery and confidence. It’ll help relieve fearfulness. Similar to vetiver oil, ylang-ylang is a naturally strong sedative.

A 2006 study showed that ylang-ylang, bergamot, and lavender oils reduced psychological stress responses, serum cortisol levels,and high blood pressure levels when all of the oils were used once a day for four weeks.

If you have low blood pressure or sensitive skin, you may want to try another oil for panic attacks as ylang-ylang can decrease blood pressure and cause skin irritation.

Bergamot

Bergamot oil has calming, relaxing effects. It’s often used to help treat depression by increasing energy, but it can also help with insomnia, agitation, and relaxation.

According to a study, the oil has been proven to reduce corticosterone response in rats. Another study conducted in 2011 showed that applying bergamot oil with other oils help relieve depression and anxiety.

Chamomile

Chamomile oil may help with irritability, anxiety, and worry. A study found that the chamomile oil capsules eased anxiety symptoms when taken by mouth. If you’re allergic to ragweed, there’s a small risk that chamomile oil may cause an allergic reaction.

Final Words

Essential oil for panic attack
Diffuser in the home

Essential oils can be used in many ways. Diffusing is very popular for anxiety and I always have a diffuser upstairs and down at home, but oral and topical application can be used also so I carry my roller ‘doterra touch’ blends with me and pop a drop under my tongue in an emergency.

Retail doterra business

3 Great Reasons to add essential oils to your Spa, Beauty Salon, Massage Practice or Clinic

  • Do you work at, own or operate a spa, beauty salon, massage practice or clinic?
  • Are you considering adding essential oils for retail, massage or aromatherapy skin care to the services you offer?
  • Would you like more information on how to offer essential oils and skin care products, treatments or essential oils easily?
  • Want to increase profits in your business.

If you answered yes, then you’re in the right place!

Adding essential oils to your business

Incorporating essential oil hair, face and skin care into your business can be a simple, pain-free experience.

It can provide many additional beauty benefits to your customers and at a cost-effective wholesale rate for your company and 25% profit.

While aromatherapy massage and aromatherapy skin care are different and require some different products, you can still use many of the same products in both treatments. So if you have a massage therapist on your team, and you’re considering adding essential oil skin care treatments to your spa, salon, clinic or practice, aromatherapy massages might be a great upsell item for your customer that will require little additional overhead, investment or inventory.

Alternatively if you want a larger inventory there’s as much choice as you want.

The only investments required to add essential oil skincare to your list of items, services or treatments your company offers is a little time and some inventory. While aromatherapy massage can be done quite well and have noticeable results for the body, face and skin with just a carrier oil and some essential oils, to properly approach aromatherapy skin care, you might need a few more items. Luckily, if you know where to look, many of these items can be found at affordable prices while still being made from 100% all-natural ingredients.

The time investment is just to learn more about the products and essential oils involved.

Yoga essential oils doterra uk

Your Yoga Business = add Doterra

ADDING DOTERRA TO YOUR YOGA STUDIO can really work hand in hand.

There are various ways to supplement your yoga studio or yoga practice income. Some take on another job or look for a business partner. However, this takes your focus off your business goals and aren’t able to be completely present when you want to be and when you need to be. If you have a passion for holistic wellness then join me and doTERRA to leverage your time to create immediate and lasting residual income. By doing so, it allows you to fully be present in your yoga business or practice and do what you do best and love most—yoga. doTERRA’s and my focus is educating others about beautiful and therapeutic benefits of CPTG essential oils and the perfect complement they make to natural wellness and lifestyle.

But I know what you are thinking. “I don’t know anything about essential oils to add them and teach about them.” That is where I come in and where our training system comes in. The beauty is you get to learn while teaching your classes and earn while you are working your business.

Grant it some of you know a lot about essential oils and you have vast experience using them. So you may be thinking, “I already know how to use essential oils in my yoga classes.” But do you know how to use them so that you are leveraging your time to create residual income? Again, that’s where I come in and doTERRA comes in.

doTERRA essential oils offer a complementary and profitable addition to your studio. Business owners have added these therapeutic healing tools to their clientele and are having great success and have created a niche. Why? Because doTERRA oils work! 

There is even a kit specifically made for yoga!

Doterra yoga collection

Instructors are staying healthier and enjoying something different about your studio as these CPTG oils bring a higher energetic vibration. Below are just some benefits to my essential yoga program training:

  • Keep clients happy and loyal to your studio and continued referrals
  • Offer a unique and healthy setting to practice yoga
  • Add value to your existing business and create a second income stream that allows you to be paid outside of your studio/teaching income
  • Minimise absenteeism of instructors
  • Expand your brand beyond yoga and into holistic healing with regular essential oil classes.
  • Ability to expand your reach in the community to attract those new to yoga

In working with me you will receive:

  • Your Business in a box
  • Proven and established essential oil-yoga program
  • doTERRA support team
  • Essential oil reference and usage guide

Want to know more? Contact me