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Essential Oil of the Week: Oregano

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Featured essential oil of the week is: Oregano!

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There are over 450 studies on www.pubmed.gov that have studied the effectiveness of this essential oil!

My Testimony!

This AMAZING oil jumped back on my radar because of the relief it gave me a few nights ago from an awful sore throat. Every time I swallowed it felt as if my ears were going to burn off my head. I took out my reference guide ( if you don’t have one you MUST get one, so much better than guessing ) and one of the top suggestion for a severe sore throat was oregano. I applied it topically to my throat, behind my ears and along my jaw. I woke the next morning not sure what to expect. Well, I could barely feel it! It felt a little sore like after a day you shout too much. I continued to apply the oils during the day and the next evening. I was on the mend! And much faster than I anticipated! I was very grateful!

 

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Personal Testimonies:

1. I have a friend (who will remain unnamed for reasons that will become clear), who had a deep cystic acne welt on the inside of the leg that had been causing problems for several weeks, that was red, sore, and inflamed. But, after applying oregano two nights in a row the inflammation went down, soreness was gone, and the cyst disappeared.

2. I also have a family member who suffered for a long time from planters warts on the bottoms of the feet. Applied oregano for two months ( 7 days – 2 times a day, 3 days off — on days off applied vitamin E oil ). They dried up and went away and have not come back! Two years later, still wart free!

So many reasons to use and love this oil. It is very strong so I would advise you have a dilution oil close by in case you are sensitive. Coconut oil works or V-6 (from Young Living).

Happy Oiling!

Essential Oils for Crossfit pt.1

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Because my blog name isn’t obvious enough. I am a crossfit mom. Am I an elite athlete completing all workouts RX (as perscribed) and competing in the Crossfit Games? Not yet (I dream big). I am working towards an unassisted pull-up and to accomplish double-unders (swinging rope around twice while jumping once) strung together, two in a row would be nice. =D I am making progress. That’s what makes a crossfitter. Dedication, hard work, doing YOUR best everyday.

When I am able to complete a work-out RX I am very excited and proud of my ability! But no matter if I RX or scale the WOD (workout of the day), when I finish/get home and the soreness sets in I bring out my essential oils to help speed up recovery. Cause you know I’m going back for more tomorrow. =)

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This past week I (along with my awesome & supportive team) sponsored an event at my Crossfit gym. We hired a Certified Massage Therapist to come and administer the “Raindrop Technique” to 10 Crossfit athletes. I have had this “technique” applied myself several times and the results are wonderful.

Here’s what we did and how the oils work in the body of the athlete.

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A personal testimony of my own.

 

One evening after a an especially great WOD of box jumps and wall balls, hubby & my legs were feeling pretty wobbly as we walked down the stairs to our apartment.  I knew we could use a little oily help so I applied:

Aroma Siez: Relaxes muscle, Improves circulation, reduces inflammation, releases tension

Copaiba: Reduces inflammation, provides pain relief, magnifies the properties in other oils, amplifying their effect.

Ten minutes after this application we were moving around much easier. We still felt a bit sore. But we could climb up and down the stair without wincing at every step! =D

Stay tuned for pt. 2.

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Bedtime Stories

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Babies crave routine (most adults do too). Routines help them feel safe, secure and relaxed. Our ideal bedtime goes something like this: At 7:30ish PM, wash up, essential oil up, put on pajamas, sing (sometimes rock), bless & say goodnight.

We have nights where all goes wrong. Bedtime is late. Routine is not prioritized. Baby is overtired. Which equals many cries, protests and confusion (for everyone).

We have peaceful & timely nights. Where routine goes smoothly and we do everything that helps baby prepare for nighttime sleep. Then we listen in awe of the silence.

Though most nights are a mix. We have found that the common factor in the routine for bedtime success seems to be this little essential oil duo:

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P.S. I put a drop of lavender on baby’s feet before a doctor appointment and he was able to happily hang out in his carseat for the duration of the appointment!

P.P.S. — I like this routine for better sleep too, for myself I add Cedarwood (two drops to the back of my head) which is high in sesquiterpenes – a chemical constituent in EO that increases the amount of oxygen to the pineal (responsible for releasing melatonin)  & pituitary gland (controls most of our hormone function). Sending the signal for more endorphins to be secreted, cleanses neurotransmitters and increases antibodies!

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