7 Great Reasons to Diffuse Essential Oils for a Healthy Home

They’re just pretty smells right?  Yes, essential oils can smell amazing but that’s not why the world’s going mad for them right now.  They can have incredible health benefits for us physically, mentally and emotionally.

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There are 3 ways to use essential oils, aromatically, internally, or topically.  Aromatically through a diffuser is my absolute favourite, here are 7 reasons why:

  1. It cleanses and purifies the air (air fresheners mask odours and leave synthetic chemicals in the air).
  2. It’s the fastest way to reach our limbic system in our brain which controls our memory, emotions, blood pressure, and heart rate – breathing in a pure plant oil with no synthetics or fillers has a powerful effect on the brain.
  3. It boosts our immunity.
  4. It can change the vibe in your home from cranky to harmonious.
  5. Everyone in the room benefits from the therapeutic qualities.
  6. It helps with relaxation and sleep.
  7. Helps ease breathing.

So there you have it, 7 great reasons to consider diffusing in your home!  Once you start, you will fall in love with the simplicity and effectiveness of using essential oils in this way.  We certainly have, we diffuse every day (and often through the night) for a variety of reasons.

Toxins and chemicals are so prevalent in our society today that using and diffusing pure essential oils is one of the best things we can do for our health.  

My two favourite diffusers are Made By Zen which can be found on Amazon, and the Petal diffuser from doTERRA which you can purchase here.

Using a diffuser is one thing, but the type of essential oil you use in your diffuser is key for achieving true health benefits. 

If you’re ready to start diffusing in your home and you would like some help choosing some essential oils (and a diffuser if needed) that are best suited for your needs, then simply email me at thiswholesomelife@gmx.com with ‘help me choose’ in the subject line and I will be in touch.

Much love and happy diffusing!

Bridget xo



Sweet Potato Brownies

Ingredients:
1 medium sweet potato – 2-3 cups when grated
2 whole eggs
½ cup melted coconut oil
⅓ cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 drops Wild Orange essential oil (optional but adds incredible flavour!  You can get yours here.)
½ cup raw cacao powder, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2½ tablespoon coconut flour

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Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 185 °C (365 °F), make sure the oven is hot before you put in the brownies in.
  2. Combine grated sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey, Wild Orange and coconut oil oil in a large mixing bowl and stir together until well incorporated. Then add cacao powder, baking powder and baking soda and stir. Finally add coconut flour. Avoid adding too much coconut flour as it will absorb too much moisture which will result in drier brownies.
  3. Once combined, pour the mixture into a baking tray lined with greased baking paper. I used a 9″/23cm square tin.
  4. Cook for 25-30 minutes. Remove the tin and cool for 5-10 minutes before carefully removing the brownie cake form the tin. Cut them into squares and dust with a little cacao powder or melt some dark chocolate in a bowl over boiling water or in a microwave and drizzle it over the top. Serve with raspberries or strawberries and maybe some fresh cream or coconut yoghurt to be extra decadent. Enjoy!



2 Delicious Ways to Get Avocado Into Your Children

Do you have fussy eaters who turn their nose up at healthy foods?  Well if you’re anything like me you’ll find a way, and this is my way of getting avocado into them – avocados are full of amazing good fats so I make sure it’s part of their diet.

These two desserts are completely delicious and my two boys devour them in seconds and ask for more.  Little do they know…

Strawberry Citrus Ice Cream
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1 ripe avocado
4 cups frozen organic (if possible!) strawberries (I chop these up before they go in the freezer to make it easier on the food processor)
1/2 cup plain organic yogurt
1/4 cup raw honey
4 drops Wild Orange essential oil*
4 drops Lime essential oil*
*you can purchase these food grade oils here.

Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until all the frozen strawberries have broken down.  Serve immediately. 


Raw Chocolate Moussechoc-mousse

This recipe not only has avocado but it’s rich in magnesium from the cacao too so it’s super healthy!  Our bodies need the correct amount of magnesium in our diets for us to sleep properly, so we need a regular intake of magnesium.  Also, cancer free populations have an extremely high magnesium intake of 2.5 – 3g which is 10 times more than most western countries.  So here we go…

1 avocado
1/2 cup creamy coconut milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 raw cacao powder
2 tbsp raw honey
(add a dollop of hazelnut butter for a Ferrero Roche twist – so good!)

Using a food processor or high-speed blender, combine all ingredients until smooth.  Put in refrigerator to chill before serving.  I love to top them with some fresh raspberries!


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Mind, Mood, & Sleep

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There are 3 very important aspects to being Whole and Happy – Mind, Mood, & Sleep.

Motherhood and the shake-up of my hormones knocked me for six, mentally and emotionally, so I’m passionate about finding solutions to having a Healthier Mind, a Happier Mood, and getting Quality Sleep.

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Why are these 3 things so challenging in our modern day world?  Well there are many critical unmet needs we’re facing today on both a nutritional and bio-chemical level.  Many of these needs didn’t even exist a century ago.
 
In the last 50 years or so we’ve seen some vast changes in our food supply which has resulted in an array of dietary deficiencies, and we’re not actually replacing what we use up biochemically.   When our body’s critical needs are not being met this creates a biochemical imbalance within the body.  This will automatically create a negative mood state.

We’re also faced with a cocktail of toxicity in our environment and skincare products – so when we’re faced with both dietary deficiencies and toxicity we become imbalanced, and this is especially true for women and their hormones.
 
When it comes to different mood states, here’s some perspective for you… depression is a worry and preoccupation of the past, and anxiety is a worry and preoccupation of the future.

There are two different mood states: true & false

True mood = grief, loss, fear, heartbreak. 

False mood = easily irritated, poor sleep patterns, anxious, overly perfectionistic, very critical of the self and others, easily overwhelmed, and a lack of ability to concentrate.   False moods continuously contribute to low self-confidence.
 
Sleep
A false mood state is exacerbated by not getting adequate sleep.  Poor sleep = poor focus. 
 
I don’t know about you but if I don’t have a good night’s sleep I don’t feel on top of my game.  I feel chemically different, and I am chemically different.  
 
Very often it’s anxiety, phobias, irrational fears, worried and obsessive states that keep us awake, so we often need to focus on grounding our body and mind.  Three of my favourite oils I use to calm and ground me for a more restful sleep are Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, Wild Orange, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Lavender.  (I don’t use them all together, I tend to blend 2-3 in the diffuser according to what I’m drawn to at the time.)
 
To Supplement Or Not?
There was a time when if we ate enough fresh fruit and vegetables, then we were getting enough of our daily intake of nutrients, but that’s no longer the case.  The depletion of vitamins and minerals in our soil means our nutritional needs are no longer being met.
 
Also, our bodies don’t always have the right digestive enzymes to absorb the nutrients needed.  For example, many proteins contain tryptophan which converts to serotonin, the ‘feel good’ chemical but when we don’t have the good bacteria and right enzymes in the gut, then there’s no conversion to the brain.
 
I take the doTERRA”s Long Life Vitality supplements and these are also what helps support my mood, energy, skin, and sleep.
 
How Can Essential Oils Help?
Essential oils are made up of natural chemical plant compounds which work with the body on a restorative level assisting the body to return to its natural state.  Synthetic compounds like prescription medications alter our natural state by trying to mimic what exists naturally in the body.  

Synthetic Natural
Not capable of being selective Selective
Antibiotics kill all bacteria, both good and bad.  (Same with chemotherapy – non-selective, hence the side effects.) Naturally selective in keeping the good and getting rid of the bad.

 
When we smell a molecule from an essential oil it goes directly through the nasal passage and into the limbic part of our brain creating an almost immediate emotional response – this is akin to snorting cocaine and which is why so many people do it because it’s the fastest way to get into the brain outside of intravenous injection.
 
Diffusing & Absorption Of Essential Oils
One of my favourite ways to use essential oils is in a diffuser.  It only takes 20 minutes for a room to be filled with the aroma, plus everyone in the room benefits.  Or for a more concentrated but temporary inhalation method simply take the lid off and smell the oil from the bottle. 
 
Another beautiful way to use your oils is to apply directly onto the skin with a carrier oil like a fractionated coconut oil and massage into the skin to create a warming sensation.  When the skin is warm it increases absorption by about 80%.
 
My most favourite treatment which uses this absorption method is The AromaTouch Technique which is a beautiful treatment involving 8 different oils which are used along the spine and the feet providing immune support and restoring the homeostasis within the body.  If you live local to me then this is a real treat to experience! 
 
Oils To Use For Different Mood States
Now let’s talk about which oils you use and for what purpose.  When we’re talking about that depressed and detached state, hopeless, resigned and in despair state, then we want to provide the body with the right chemicals that have us become more buoyant, adaptable and optimistic. 
 
My most favourite oil is Elevation ‘the Joyful blend’.  I use this blend daily on the back of my neck and up towards the brain.  (It contains Melissa which is an incredibly supportive oil for times of grief and sadness brought on by a situation.)
 
Elevation is amazing for uplifting the mood, and Frankincense also.   Frankincense is one of my favourites, it’s like god in a bottle because it can support and help us heal on many levels.  It’s also my favourite oil to use for meditation.
 
Any citrus oil is great for bringing that optimism and buoyancy back into the body. 

The ‘Balance’ blend is another one of my ‘daily elixirs’ for keeping me calm, grounded, and less anxious.
 
Oxygen Energises
One quick burst of exercise can improve concentration and flood the brain with oxygen and activate those brain chemicals like dopamine.
 
Low energy is one of the top health concerns that people have and it’s especially prevalent with those people who are experiencing that low vibration or false mood state.
 
Our adrenal glands are tightly linked to our energy levels – if you experience that highly strung and wound up feeling, mental chatter, burnout, exhaustion, lack of short term memory, that sort of thing, then you want to look at how you can improve your body’s chemistry and really looking at the adrenals being a major support system for that.  (Basil and Rosemary are two very supportive oils for our adrenals.)
 
In conclusion, I want to share from my heart to yours about what I know and believe to be true…
 
A regular self-nurturing practice is fundamental to taking your wellbeing to the next level in your healing journey.  This is vital in achieving a healthy balance and experiencing peace and joy in your life.

Peace & Joy Are Your Birthright 

When you advocate for yourself and experience those authentic emotions, instead of continuing to repress those false emotions, then you are going to notice a marked shift in how you feel and how you process and walk through life. 
 
Be true to who you are.
 
Much love,

P.s. The ultimate upgrade in women’s self care is incorporating pure essential oils.  If you’re ready to get started simply email me at thiswholesomelife@gmx.com with ‘I’m ready to get started’ in the subject line and I’ll be in touch!  Or, if you already know what you want, then simply follow this link for some Simple Steps >>> http://thiswholesomelife.co.uk/start-your-essential-oil-journey-here/

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Master Your Mood With These 5 Things

Do you remember how carefree and happy you were as a child?  With the stresses of our busy modern lifestyles, these feelings don’t come as easily for us as adults, so we need to work at them a bit more.  

I used to let my mood run the show, but now I refuse to let a dull mood ruin my day.

We are in total charge of how we show up in life.  

You are the CEO of your body and mind and I want to help you take charge it. To shift how you’re feeling you need to adopt new habits and practices, but they need to be simple otherwise you most likely won’t do them.  Don’t worry, I’ll make this as simple as possible… 

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HERE’S MY 5 FAVOURITE ‘MOOD CHANGERS’:

1. Move your body
How many times have you heard this?  I used to always ignore this advice.. ‘seriously, the way I’m feeling right now, the last thing I want to do is put on my running shoes’.  But it really works, those endorphins get a serious shake up.  Go for a run or for a power walk.  It might be hard to get started but you’ll feel great for it afterwards, and for the rest of the day!

(I also highly recommend this when you’re confronted with a block – I guarantee you’ll come back unblocked or feeling a whole lot clearer.)

2. Play some tunes
Who doesn’t love music?  Put on your favourite tune – crank it up, sing and dance away on your own or with your kids in the kitchen while you cook dinner – a good mood is contagious so why not pass it on.

3. Nourish your body with good food
You’ve heard it before and I’ll tell you again.. You Are What You Eat.  Look at everything you eat as an opportunity to nourish and feed your body in the best possible way.  Nourishing your body and cells with good nutrition is one of the most loving things you can do for your body, and we always feel better when we treat ourselves more lovingly.

4. Essential oils
Now I couldn’t leave this post without adding my favourite mood changer.  When I was introduced to pure essential oils 2 years ago I never expected them to rock my world in the way that they have.  If you need to shift your mood or need help in shifting your mind-set even, make essential oils your go-to tool.  It really is so simple, add them to a diffuser or apply them to your body.

Funnily enough the ‘Mood Management Kit’ from doTERRA was the very first kit I started with and I can highly recommend this kit.  I mention it here in my guidebook in case you don’t already have it.

5. Meditation
My reaction to this used to be much the same as ‘move your body’, like ‘argh, really?’  But seriously, this is one habit you want to add to your daily routine.  It’s really very simple, just sit in a quiet and comfortable space for 10 minutes (longer if you can) each morning – get up before your kids if you have to – but commit to this daily practice and watch those subtle but powerful shifts take place.  Quietening our mind is a powerful thing.

So those are just a few of my favourites but I’d love to hear what you love to do to shift your mood?

If you still need some inspiration to shake things up then watch this video with Tony Robbins, this man is epic when it comes to any form of transformation, so hear what he has to say about shifting your mood.

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How much is your menstrual cycle dictating your emotions?

You would think that since I linked my depressive mood to my menstrual cycle back in 2015 that tracking my cycle would be high on my priority list – nope, those dark thoughts and feelings still creep up on me!

But that is about to change.

Until now I’ve neglected paying attention to it, however, I believe that tracking our cycle needs to be high on our self-care agenda.

When we monitor our cycle we know where we’re at.  For example, if you find yourself yelling at your husband or your children in a rage, you know that you’re not going mad or falling apart, but that your hormones are playing havoc with your emotions.

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So let me paint you a picture of when my hormones play havoc with my emotions.  That inner critic rears its ugly head and says things like: you’re not good enough, you can’t achieve that, you’re a rubbish mum, you can’t do anything right, everyone is better than you. 

Nice huh?

When I feel like this I want to hide away from the world.  My reactions are short & fiery and internally I’m screaming ‘get me out of this sh*t hole’.

Because it’s sh*t.

Research shows that the three key hormones that rise and fall throughout our monthly cycle are estrogen, testosterone and progesterone.  These three hormones, depending on where they’re at in our cycle, can affect our mood, energy, confidence, memory, romantic life, social life, shopping habits, food cravings and virtually every other part of our day.

So here is a snapshot of how we can feel at different times of the month based on our cycle:

WEEK 1: Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7 – this is my FAVOURITE week!
Estrogen rises
During this week, estrogen starts out at rock-bottom and begins a steady climb.  Once you get past the achy, fatiguing part of your period, this rise in estrogen will be boosting your energy, mood, optimism and brain skills.  It also makes us chattier and pushes us to connect with others both socially & romantically.  We feel more fun and playful!

WEEK 2: Day 8 to Day 14 (around ovulation time)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Estrogen continues to rise throughout your Week 2, amping up all the positive affects you experienced during your Week 1.  So, you’re likely to be more upbeat, optimistic, chattier and confident, self-assured, have a sharper memory, and perhaps even thinking more romantic thoughts!  In the latter part of this week testosterone is on the rise making you more impulsive, daring and competitive.

WEEK 3: Begins the day after ovulation and lasts for 8 days (Day 15 to Day 22 in a 28-day cycle)
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again.
The first half of your Week 3 is your “pre-PMS” phase.  By ‘pre’ I mean it’s the less intense version of PMS.  You might experience irritability, fatigue and a down mood.  Like PMS, pre-PMS, is also caused by plunging estrogen (there are two dips of estrogen in each cycle).  By the second half of Week 3, estrogen rises again, putting a stop to any annoying pre-PMS symptoms, which help level out our mood – yes!!!

Throughout Week 3 progesterone rises, which can make you sleepy, quiet, less interested in socialising and more cautious.  It’s also dampening your libido and triggering cravings.  If you’re particularly sensitive to progesterone then this hormone can make you a bit blue.  Progesterone may trigger a bit of forgetfulness and fogginess while also making it more difficult to speak eloquently.

WEEK 4: Final 6 days
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
As estrogen plunges during this premenstrual week, it can trigger moodiness, the blues, muscle aches, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, and a wide variety of other PMS-related symptoms.  Not every woman suffers from premenstrual syndrome and symptoms can be milder or more severe from month to month, often due to diet, stress, medications, exercise habits or your body’s personal sensitivity to hormones.

This is the ideal week to treat yourself to your favourite indulgences.  Why?  Because the plunge of estrogen depletes your brain of mood-boosting chemicals, leading to irritability and negativity.  But, when you relax in a bath, watch a much-loved movie, go for a walk or do anything else you enjoy, it gives you a temporary boost to our happy brain chemicals, making us calmer and more upbeat.

So I hope that you’ll now join me in tracking your cycle so that you are prepared for those tricky moments.  See paragraph 2 on this blog post for my favourite essential oil blend to help balance our hormones – I could not live without this blend.

I’d love to hear from you and what you struggle with most during the different stages of your cycle, so please comment below, I love to hear from you.

Much love,
Bridget

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Delicious & Healthy Gluten Free Wraps

One of the best things about going gluten free is how great you feel off it, but one of the hardest things is finding what to substitute it with.  I love wraps and although shop bought wraps are thin, they still contain gluten.

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This is my favourite go to recipe for making wraps at home.  It’s super easy and delicious too.  They’re made with gram flour which is made from chick peas so it’s really nourishing and full of good protein.

What you need…

  • 1 cup gram flour (some places call it garbanzo flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional but adds a nice flavour)
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)

What to do….

  1. Heat a non-stick pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add flour, nutritional yeast and salt to a bowl and stir to combine. Slowly add water – mix well to avoid lumps.
  3. Spray pan lightly with oil and add enough of the mix to make a thin layer around the pan.
  4. Cook until golden on both sides.

Then fill with your favourite filling and roll!  I like to butter on some tahini sauce then add some falafels and salad – delicious. Enjoy!

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4 Easy Steps to Making Your Own Delicious & Nutritious Smoothie

When it comes to our energy and vitality, smoothies are one of the best things you can do for your body, plus they’re the best way to pack in those nutrients that feed our cells in the best possible way.

I literally couldn’t live without them, and that is why I love sharing my favourite recipes with you.

However, this time I want to empower you to create your own delicious recipes, because that’s when it gets really fun!

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Don’t worry, it’s really easy, so here we go…

Choose your base – add 2 cups of one of the following bases to your blender:

  • Water
  • Coconut water
  • Coconut milk
  • Kefir
  • Almond milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Hemp milk

Choose your greens – choose 2 cups (tightly packed) of the following greens and add to your blender:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Swiss chard
  • Collard greens
  • Beet greens
  • Sweet potato greens
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spring mix

Choose your fruit – choose 3 cups of the following fruit to add to your blender:

  • Banana
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Avocado
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Apples

Supercharge it – choose 1 tablespoon of the following superfoods to add to your blender:

  • Coconut oil
  • Cacao
  • Chia seeds
  • Cinnamon (if you have food grade essential oils you can use 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark here as an alternative)
  • Vanilla
  • Maca
  • Spirulina
  • Chlorella

Now all you need to do is blend it up in a high-speed blender until smooth (will yield roughly 32 ounces.)

Now I’d love to see and hear about your creation – so please share a pic on Instagram with the hashtag #EmpoweredBySmoothies or come and share it on my Facebook page here.

Health + Happiness,

 

 



Chilled Chocolate Milk for Kids

This drink is a delicious and nutritious way to cool down the kiddies. It’s a regular favourite of ours on hot summer days.
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What you need:
:: 2 Brazil nuts or a small handful of cashews
:: 1 cup almond milk
:: 1/4 cup medjool dates (don’t forget to take the stones out!)
:: 2 tbsp cacao powder
:: 2 tbsp cacao nibs
:: 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
:: Blend in a high-speed blender until liquified
:: Then add a handful of ice
(Makes two small drinks for children)



10 Most Popular Oils for a Healthy Home

It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE essential oils. I use them every day in our home for all our health and wellbeing needs.

Essential oils are nature’s medicine. They are incredibly powerful without all the side effects associated with pharmaceuticals. The uses and benefits of essential oils are endless.

I want to share with you some of the oils from the very first kit I started with, the Home Essentials kit, and my favourite ways to use them.

The Home Essentials kit includes 15ml bottles of Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Breathe, DigestZen, On Guard, and a 5ml bottle of Deep Blue. Each 15ml bottle holds approximately 250 drops.

With the purity of doTERRA’s essential oils a little goes a long way. For example, 1 drop of peppermint can be used to relieve a headache (1 drop of peppermint makes 28 cups of tea, amazing!) 1 drop of Deep Blue can be used to relieve back pain and 1 drop of Lavender can be used to help with sleep.

But you know what I really love about these oils? Each oil is sourced from it’s natural habitat which not only enhances the quality of the oil but often these habitats are in developing countries so every drop of oil helps towards changing the lives of the growers and harvesters.

Lavender: for calming and stress reduction

  • This oil is sourced from the Lavender harvests in France.
  • It relieves stress, anxiety and insomnia.
  • You can use it aromatically (diffuse or inhale), or massage it onto the skin.
  • It takes the pain out of a bee sting by applying it on the location.
  • You can use it to soothe skin irritations and burns by applying it on the location.
  • It can be used with Lemon and Peppermint to relieve allergies.

Lemon: for cleansing and mood elevation

  • The Lemon is sourced from Italy.
  • It is a natural antioxidant and detoxifies.
  • You can add 1-2 drops to a glass of water for a cleansing effect and to flush out toxins (I highly recommend this instead of lemon juice in your water because it’s gentle on the teeth, unlike the acidity in juice that can chip away at the enamel).
  • It is a natural cleansing agent and stain remover.
  • It can be used to remove the smells from laundry.
  • It elevates your mood.

Peppermint: for indigestion and cooling

  • This oil is sourced from Washington, USA.
  • Helps relieve headaches – apply on temples, forehead, or back of neck.
  • Calming to an upset stomach – take in a capsule or apply to the stomach with a carrier oil like coconut oil.
  • Helps increase energy – diffuse and inhale.
  • Cooling – place a couple of drops in your hand, rub both hands together and place hands on the back of your neck, and wait for the cooling effect.
  • Helps with concentration and is helpful taken before an exam or stressful situation.

Melaleuca: for soothing, cleansing and healing skin

  • This oil is sourced from Australia.
  • It can be used as a first aid ointment – apply on location.
  • For sore throats one drop on the tip of your tongue or gargled with water.
  • Use for skin irritations – apply on location.
  • Beneficial for hair and scalp – add to shampoo or conditioner.
  • It’s a natural cleansing agent and stain remover.
  • It can be used to remove smells from laundry.

Oregano: for immune support (warning: this is a hot oil so it’s not to be applied directly to the skin)

  • Oregano is sourced from Turkey
  • Naturally supports the immune system – take several drops in a capsule for periodic immune system boosts.
  • Works as a natural defence against cold, flu, throat infection and yeast infection – apply to the bottom of feet with a carrier oil like coconut or almond oil.
  • Used for wart and skin tag removal.
  • Excellent for cooking – add 1 drop to your pizza base!

Frankincense: for inflammation, depression, and much more

  • This oil is sourced from both Oman and Somalia.
  • Frankincense enhances the benefits of all other oils.
  • Helps reduce inflammation – apply on location or take internally.
  • For anxiety or depression apply one drop on the tip of the tongue, and a drop behind the ears and at the back of the neck.
  • Diffuse or place on hands and inhale.
  • Helps relieve headaches and migraines – apply with peppermint and lavender.
  • Supports immune function – massage on feet or take internally.
  • Perfect accompaniment for meditation or spiritual practice.
  • Frankincense is also known as the oil ‘if in doubt, use franki!’

Deep Blue: for muscle and joint health

  • Helps relieve muscle and joint pain – apply on location.
  • Contains Blue Tansy and Helichrysum, which can help support long-term muscle joint and bone healing.
  • Apply to muscles and joints before and after working out.
  • Sinus pressure and congestion – rub on back of neck.
  • Also good for migraines along with Lavender and Frankincense on temples and back of the neck.

Breathe: for respiratory support

  • This oil is a blend of: Eucalyptus, Laurel Leaf, Lemon, Melaleuca, Peppermint, and Ravensara.
  • Relaxes the body and mind – diffuse at bedtime along with Lavender for a more restful sleep.
  • Use during allergy season – apply to the chest area to help clear the lungs and sinuses of congestion.
  • Ideal for those with asthma – diffuse and inhale, apply to the chest and sinuses.
  • For anxiety apply to chest area to enable deep and calmer breathing.

Digestzen: for natural digestive support

  • Digestzen is a blend of: Anise, Caraway, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, Peppermint, and Tarragon.
  • Relieves digestive discomforts such as food poisoning, acid reflux, vomiting bug, nausea, constipation or diarrhea – apply to the stomach area (or bottoms of the feet for children) or take internally.
  • Whether it’s diarrhea or constipation, this clever oil will figure it out and help the body restore its balance.

On Guard: for natural immune defence

  • On Guard is a blend of: Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Wild Orange.
  • Stops the growth of viruses and bacteria – diffuse and/or apply on location or bottoms of feet.
  • Contains oils shown to inhibit MRSA (antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria).
  • Helps kill airborne pathogens.
  • Helps knock out colds, sore throats, and fevers – swallow one drop in a glass of water or take in a capsule.
  • Diffuse in house or office to stop spread of germs.
  • Apply to bottoms of the feet every night to boost immunity.

If you’re ready to take control and empower you and your family with pure essential oils, then the Home Essentials kit is the best value kit. You not only get all the oils listed above but you also receive the pretty Petal diffuser too.

To purchase your Home Essentials kit and become a wholesale member today (which gives you 25% off all future orders) then just Click Here to get started.  Or, if you’d like me to help set it up for you, simply email me at bridget.thiswholesomelife@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help.

Don’t worry, you won’t be left with your kit wondering ‘what do I do now?’  I will provide you with all the information you need with your Welcome Pack plus your 30 minute 1-1 Wellness Consult, and you’ll also have the opportunity to join our Private Facebook Community for our members where you’ll get all the support you need moving forward.

Much love,
bridget

 



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