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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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Stay Healthy This Fall

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Today I want to share some information about one Essential oil blend! Thieves! Thieves is a blend of: clove, lemon, rosemary, cinnamon bark, and Eucalyptus radiata.

It is a blend inspired by the legend of four 15th-century thieves who formulated a similar aromatic blend to protect themselves while robbing dead and dying victims of the plague.

It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health. I LOVE having this blend in my home all the time.

Here’s why:

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This blend is so great at disinfecting and cleaning that Young Living has a whole line of cleaning supplies from this one blend. But today I am only going to share a little more information on one of the Thieves products. That is, the Thieves waterless hand purifier. For years I have been buying hand sanitizers from, well, wherever it was convenient.  But since trying to remove toxins and chemicals from my home and daily life I’ve been giving everything a closer look. So when I went to read a label for the ingredients in my generic brand hand sanitizer and I found an explanation that read ” a powerful germ-killing formula…” I got to wonder what was in that “formula” .

From there my education on hand sanitizers began and I learned about a chemical called triclosan and what it means to use many anti-bacterial products on the market:

  • Most hand-sanitizers contain Triclosan, a toxic pesticide that has been shown to alter hormone regulation in animals and to increase allergies in children.
  • Anti-bacterial soaps and hand-sanitizers kill more than just the bad bacteria. When we think of the word “bacteria” we think of a bad thing. But, there is good bacteria (think pro-biotics) and harmful bacteria (think pathogen). Hand-sanitizers aren’t selective – they destroy all of it (99.99%, it has always sounded like a good thing, right?), but in the process they are hindering our own immune system
  • Over time, the repeated use of anti-bacterial products can lead to antibiotic resistance and the development of “superbugs”.

So let’s compare:

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I like peace of mind. I carry a small purse size Thieves HS in my purse, the diaper bag & in my gym bag!

If you like peace of mind too CLICK HERE to enroll and purchase!

If you are looking to eliminate more toxins and chemicals from your life START HERE to learn about how to get started on your own healthy journey!