Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Soar Your Senses and Enrich Your Health

Do you love flower/plant power? Well if so you may be in for a treat. doTerra, maker of the wondrous Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils I've been using for about a year now, is having a Spring Promotion. You can sign up to buy these oils at the wholesale price by clicking here. You pay $50 and get a gift certificate for the same amount. Through May 15th.

I've been taking the Lifelong Wellness Trio (p. 28) of supplements since last August and have managed to balance out my hormones, improve my level of immunity and energy (in great part), and 'cure' a bum knee that has been giving me trouble for years. I applied the frankincense to a mole that started to grow and change color and within 10 days it was gone. No trace of it. I use geranium oil on my face daily with coconut oil or avocado oil and my skin does not look like it lives in the high desert.

Ylang Ylang, geranium and clary sage are all part of a group of plants containing phytohormones. These three oils I blend with almond oil and use for the entire front of my body. I never have fluid retention or tenderness during any time of the month. And my skin really benefits from it as well.

How long does it take for the skin to absorb these oils? About 30 seconds.

I put one drop of oregano oil, or thyme oil or wild orange, or all three, on the bottom of my feet most days; especially in the winter. This protects my whole system from viruses.

My new-found love is the grapefruit oil. Daily I take 7-12 drops of it in a gel cap to raise the glutathione levels in my body. This is not the same as drinking grapefruit juice, so it doesn't interfere with any medication. Glutathione is a potent antioxidant and is crucial for building the immune system. It is extremely supportive of the liver, our #1 detoxifying organ.

Grapefruit essential oil is anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, detoxifying, anti-depressant, immune boosting, skin-toning and mentally rejuvenating. It is used to treat acne, oily skin, cellulite, muscle stiffness, water retention, obesity, colds, flu, depression, headaches, jet-lag, stress and nervous exhaustion, just to name a few things. doTerra's is Certified Pure Therapeutic-Grade so it means it is safe to take internally. Only a miniscule portion of the essential oils in the world have this rating.

Seasonal allergies are served by taking 1-3 drops each of lavender, lemon, and peppermint oil in a gel cap. Lavender is a natural anti-histamine, among other things. The lemon is purifying and cleansing for the liver, and the peppermint is cooling and anti-inflammatory. I have had 'instant' results with runny nose and aches when taking this; relief within half an hour.

doTerra (Gift of the Earth) was formed when five people pooled their life savings together in the spring of 2008. They have not looked back since, and neither have I. The quality is parallel to none, and what these oils and wellness goodies are doing for me and others I know is outstanding. So if you're inspired, check it out. This is my Cinqo de Mayo celebration. :) To your health!

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