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My journey in life as a stay at home mom building a career and being a caregiver to my mother and husband. Balancing life, family, and the unexpected. Contact me on the Weekly Essential face book page or feel free to email me if you would like to know more about essential oils or a business opportunity kollette@weeklyessential.com. Essential oils not only changed my life but helped me be prepared for the unexpected in life and how to deal with it.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Soothes Occasional Stomach Upset Blend

 Many Essential oils have been recognized through research as powerful agents to help restore normal occasional balance in the digestive system. 

Soothes Occasional Stomach Upset Blend takes advantage of these well-established therapeutic compounds in a proprietary blend of pure essential oils. Ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway, coriander, and anise each have specific attributes, which add to the overall efficacy of this potent blend. 

When used internally, Soothes Occasional Stomach Upset Blend brings soothing digestive relief. 

Application: May be applied  to reflex points on feet and ankles. It may also be applied topically over the stomach, as a compress on the abdomen, and at the bottom of the throat. As a dietary supplement, dilute one drop in 4oz. of water or soy/rice milk, and sip slowly. 

Here are a  few of the many uses for SOSUB... That may or may not work for you. Everyone is different. 

Supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract  Add one drop of oil to rice or almond milk and drink or a drop right on your tongue.

Uncomfortable: Flavor water with 5 drops and drink.

The Runs or Blockage: Apply topically on the abdomen or take internally by placing 1-2 drops in an empty capsule and swallowing or place on tongue. (Dilute with children). Or try the new DigestZen Softgels.

Mucus break up: Diffusing into the air with our Lotus Diffuser can help clear up mucus, a drop on the tongue and behind the neck.

Food poisoning: Add 6 drops to 8oz of water. Swish around in the mouth, and swallow. Place 1-2 drops in an empty capsule, and swallow.

For infants and small children: apply topically to the stomach area with fractionated coconut oil to protect their sensitive skin. Can help babies with constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflex issues.

Diaper Irritations: Combine 1 teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil with a drop each of a digestive blend and lavender and apply.


Use with caution during pregnancy: only use a drop massaged on the outer ear for morning sickness.
Not for use by people with epilepsy.

Companions well with peppermint. For extreme nausea, rub a few drops then cup Soothes Occasional Stomach Upset Blend and Peppermint in your hands and take a deep breath.

Emotions Addressed: Loss of appetite for food or life, inability to assimilate new information or experiences, over stimulated. 


If you don't like making your own capsules or like the taste of the this blend Essential Oil, then you can try the Softgels. Email me if you would like more information.



These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How to Improve the Quality of Sleep Naturally

So how can you improve the quality of sleep naturally without turning to prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications? 

Here are some tips to help you sleep better. First keep a Journal by your bed of when you go to sleep and wake up. Go to bed at the same time every night. Eat a Banana an hour before going to bed. If your mind is racing, then write it down, get it off your chest. Take a few deep breathes, let go of the day. It is over, get some rest for tomorrow. Get in to a routine. Do you need an alarm clock or do you wake up the same time every morning? How do you wake up, it it a loud obnoxious noise or soothing music? 

Make sure your alarm clock is not a loud noise, that is no way to wake up. If you stick to a routine, you should not need the Alarm clock. 

Here are some tips on how to use essential oils for better sleep:

•  Add a few drops of  lavender in a spray bottle, mix with water, shake well, and spritz on pillows and bed  linens.

• Gently massage the bottom of feet, back of neck or spine with a few drops of lavender  before going to bed.

• Diffuse lavender  in your room a few minutes before retiring for bed.

Add a few drops of lavender  to warm bath water and soak in the tub for a relaxing treat before bed.

•  Add 5-10 drops to 1 tbs. Fractionated coconut oil and massage on back, arms, legs and feet.

Other oils recommended, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Vetiver, Frankincense. 

Other recipes

Lavender and Wild Orange

Roman Chamomile and Lavender
Vetiver and Ylang Ylang

Please share the oils that work for you. Everyone is different and we would love to hear from you.

For more information on essential oils email me at kollette@weeklyessential.com or follow me on the Weekly Essential facebook page. Enjoy!


Essential oils are safe, all-natural, and have historically been used to occasionally improve the quality of sleep

SWEET DREAMS.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

All Natural Wood Polish with Essential Oils

I am always looking for new and different ways to do things and stay all natural so I do not bring harmful chemicals into our home. I have learned so much in the past four years about ingredients. Today I want to share with you an all natural wood polish. I got the recipe from Essential Uses book . I will share with you what I used before, how I changed the recipe to my own personal preference and you can do the same or use it if you like it. I would also love to hear how you use this recipe, so please share. We all love different idea's.


Before
Here in Utah it is extremely dry and my poor kitchen table needs some attention. Here is is before the wood polish.


To bring back the shine to your favorite tables, countertops, floors and more.  Below is what you need and the recipe. 

What you need

Olive Oil, Vinegar and Essential Oil

The Recipe
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar
10 drops Wild Orange essential oil 
(can be citrus oil of choice)
16-oz glass spray bottle

First add 10 drops essential oil into glass spray bottle, add the olive oil and vinegar, Shake well before each use. Use a microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. 
Repeat every 2-3 months or as often as needed. 

Before I found this recipe I would use just straight Olive Oil and Lemon essential oil, it was thick and had to be buffed out, but it worked great. I really like the vinegar added to the recipe, it soaks into the wood quicker and you do not have to buff it. I prefer the Lemon oil over the Wild Orange, but you can choose what ever citrus oil you are in the mood for. I did use the Wild Orange today when I did this. I also keep a container with socks that have holes in them for polishing furniture.  I used a sock instead of a microfiber cloth because I didn't have one. I just recently got some and I love them. 

This morning I could not find my glass spray bottle and I didn't want to use one of my new microfiber cloths. I still have tons of socks with holes in them so I used one of those. I mixed the above ingredients in a little bowl and used my sock to wipe down the table and chairs.

Half way polished
Here is the table half way done so you can see the difference up close.



After
Here is the table after the polish applied. Also this table is old, I learned how to eat on it, and grateful my mother took such good care of it and it is still in the family and my children learned how to eat on it.  



If only this table could talk, what a story it would tell. This is how I polish my wood tables and furniture. By blogging about this today I learned you can use this recipe on wood floors. I am going to try that next. Enjoy your day and thank you for letting me share. 


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Oil of Breath

This is an amazing blend for any respiratory issues. The Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oils are great for occasional respitory relief. I love rubbing the Peppermint and Lavender on the end of my nose and diffusing at night while we are sleeping. I still gargle and swallow the Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint in water, but I love the This Blend on the end of my nose. If you have watery eyes, if you can stand it rub Lavender under your eyes, dilute with Fractionated coconut oil. 

I have this blend with me at all times, in my hand bag, in my saddle bags and in every room in the house. 
When my children have an occasional irritated throat, we rub on the bottom of their feet, my husband loves when we diffuse it at night so I don't snore. 

My sister in-law and my sister rarely use there i hailers they apply a wonderful  Blend and rubs there hands together and cups them over one another an inhale. She still has her inhaler just in case. I am delighted to share this blend with you.

The Breathe Better Blend 

This is an amazing blend of Laurel Leaf (Bay), Peppermint, Eucalyptus radiata, Melaleuca alternifolia, Lemon and Ravensra. Many of these oils have been studied for their abilities to open and soothe the tissues of the respiratory system and also for their abilities to combat airborne bacteria and viruses that could be harmful to the system. 

Common Uses 

• Maintains clear airways and breathing • Supports overall respiratory health • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats





Emotions Addressed

Sadness, grief, despair, unloved, difficulty breathing, constriction, distrust. Breathe Blend addresses the inability to let go of grief and pain. The individual in the need of Breathe Blend struggles to breathe and literally feels suffocated by sadness. The lungs and air passages become constricted, preventing air and emotion from releasing. Respiratory Blend encourages individuals to release grief and sadness and to receive love and healing. This blend teaches individuals to embrace life through breath. 

Aromatic Guide

This blend of oils is excellent for opening the respiratory system when the blend is diffused or inhaled and is perfect for nighttime diffusion, allowing for restful sleep. 


Application

Topically – Apply topically to the chest, the back or the bottoms of the feet. 

Aromatically – Diffuse, opens airways, disinfects, kills airborne pathogens.

Bath - Add a drop in bath water when feeling ill.

Massage - Dilute 2-4 drops with carrier oil and massage over upper body.

Body Systems Affected

The oils in this blend may help it be effective for dealing with various problems related to the Respiratory System and to the Skin. 

Suggested Use

Run hot steaming water in sink; put Breath better blend and wintergreen in water; put towel over head and inhale to open sinuses that have been blocked by f.. c.... or pne.......a. 







References: Modern Essentials Book Fourth Addition, Emotions & Essential Oils,

These Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. 





Friday, September 20, 2013

Bergamot - The Oil of Self-Acceptance

Bergamot, what a funny name, I thought the first time I heard it. Oh but once I learned about this essential oil, what a wonderful oil to add to my collection. I had never heard of it before until I was introduced to Essential Oils. I love cleaning and diffusing with this oil, it helps me occasionally calm down. I love diffusing with Geranium, Wild Orange and White Fir (Gratitude and Joy Blend from the book Living Healthy and Happily Ever After, see below) My neighbor loves to drink it in his water.  Here is more on Bergamot.....

Bergamot Citrus bergamia


Originally this fruit was cultivated and harvested from the northern Italian city of Bergamo and it was only used for medicinal purposes in the local region until rather recently. The tree is of the citrus variety with a small Orange-like fruit. The peel is cold pressed to obtain the oils. The lower grade oil extractions are very commonly used in the perfume industry.

Common Uses 

• Promotes healthy, clear skin • Reduces tension and stress • Soothes and rejuvenates skin • Lessens sad and anxious feelings

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Essential Oil Safety

This weekend we had good friends over for dinner and they shared this story with us about their daughter and Cinnamon Essential Oil. Like us they are daily Essential Oil users. They have three children and their youngest is three, she is adorable and loves Essential Oils. I can't tell you how much she loves them, I have to make sure mine are out of reach when she comes over. It has always amazed me since I have been sharing the oils, how Children are drawn to them. That should tell us something. 

A couple of weeks ago this adorable three year old got a hold of the Cinnamon Essential Oil and was in the other room from her mother, slathering herself with the Cinnamon, on her face, arms, etc, because she loves Essential Oils. Now remember Cinnamon is  an oil that needs to be diluted. A few seconds later, she started SCREAMING, her mother getting to her in seconds, the little girls face was bright red. Her mother immediately put Fractionated Coconut oil all over her and within seconds she had stopped screaming and was very lucky that Cinnamon didn't burn her skin any worse. It took a few minutes to calm her down but she was just fine. So remember to dilute right away with Vegetable Oil if this ever happens to you. 

They still love and use the oils, but this is a lesson for all of us to learn from. Be careful where your oils are stored in your home. We trust and love the oils, but they are strong and for those little ones who love them, they will take them and run with them. I wanted to share this story as a reminder to all of us and tell those who don't know about Using Essential Oils and the Safety. 

Natures Medicine is strong, so be safe and always have some kind of Vegetable Oil around.
I recommend sitting and sharing Essential oil safety with your children, explain to them how to use them and the safety involved. 

Using Essential Oils Safely

There are several safety guidelines that you should follow when using essential oils and essential oil products.
  1. Be sure to use only 100% pure  essential oils and follow all label warnings and instructions.
  2. If redness or irritation occurs when using essential oils topically, apply a vegetable oil such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil to the
    affected area.
  3. Essential oils should not be used in the eyes, inside the ear canal, or in open wounds. In the event of accidental contact with the eye, dilute with vegetable oil NOT water.
  4. Do NOT consume an essential oil internally unless labeled with a Supplement Facts box with specific dietary supplement use instructions and warnings.
  5. Discontinue the use of an essential oil if you experience severe skin, stomach, or respiratory irritation or discomfort.
  6. When using on children, apply a very small amount of oil to test skin or other sensitivity. Do not use oil on a child's hand as they may transfer to their eyes or mouth.
  7. Consult your physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant or under a doctor's care or have other safety questions regarding
    essential oils.
  8. Remember all Spice Oils like Oregano, Thyme, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Clove, are considered "Hot Oils" Must be Diluted before using, use with cation. Again Always dilute with Vegtable Oil NOT water. 
  9. Follow all labels and safety instructions, refer to chart below for Essential Oils
It is important to remember that therapeutic-grade essential oils are highly-concentrated plant extracts and should be used with reasonable care. Consulting with someone who has experience with essential oils will make your first experience with essential oils more enjoyable and rewarding. As you learn how to use essential oils through personal experience, share your knowledge with others in a safe and responsible way and encourage others to do the same.


Product Support Services does not provide diagnosis or treatment for diseases. For health emergencies for which you believe a  product is a contributing factor, please discontinue the use of the product immediately. If symptoms persist, contact a medical professional. If you or a child has consumed a large quantity (more than 5 ml) of an essential oil not labeled for internal use, contact your local poison control center (see http://www.aapcc.org for a national listing). Please follow all label usage instructions and safety warnings.