April 13, 2011

Is There a Pill for That? Omega Blue

Omega Blue
There are good fats and bad fats. Omega-3 essential fatty acids found in fish oil are among the best good fats. Volumes of research confirm that omega-3 fats reduce systemic-inflammation and support cardiovascular, joint, eye and brain health. While eating more fish is one way to consume these essential fatty acids, it is important to note that fish is often polluted with mercury and other toxins. A great alternative to fish is to supplement daily with Omega Blue. Not only does this product provide a clinically proven dose of pure, un-concentrated fish oil, it is free from mercury and other toxins. In add addition to high-quality fish oils, Omega Blue contains our proprietary Omega Enhance essential oil blend with legendary Blue German chamomile, and Myrrh to support a healthy inflammatory response. Lemongrass provides cardiovascular protection and supports healthy cholesterol levels, while Clove and myrrh provide added antioxidant support.
The Omega enhance blend strengthens omega-3 fats and makes Omega Blue at least 10 times more stable
than other fish oils. What's more, a precision delivery coating triples omega-3 absorption by releasing
these stable, bioactive nutrients directly in the intestines.

This winter I have found much help from Omega Blue in my skin. Every winter as soon as the weather gets cold, the skin on my thumbs gets so dry and cracked it peels and bleeds. This year, I added Omega Blue to my daily supplement regimen and have sustained great results. The skin is much healthier than usual for this time of year and my hands are more comfortable.

*The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any disease. 

April 7, 2011

The Power of Grapefruit

Revive with Grapefruit     

Feeling sluggish?

*Mix 5-10 drops of Grapefruit with a pure vegetable oil and massage 
 the lymphatic areas or apply to the feet, armpits or back of the head. 

*Diffuse Grapefruit oil in the air. I love it mixed with Rosewood.
*Add a drop or two to your pure drinking water to promote lymph flow.

*Grapefruit oil has long been known as a fat-buster--. Dilute with pure vegetable oil (I like avocado) and massage on cellulite areas. Add 5-8 drops to a clear vegetable capsule and take daily.

Skin Rejuvenation

Revive a dull, oily complexion with a combination of equal parts Frankincense, Melaleuca and Orange oil.  These oils are uplifting to the spirit and emotions. 
These tips are from Everyday Uses for Essential Oils Compiled by Tamalu Watkins

*These statements are intended for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

April 1, 2011

Diffusing Simplified

Benefits of Diffusing

The easiest and simplest way of putting essential oils into the air for inhalation is to use an aromatic diffuser. A cold air diffuser uses room-temperature air to blow the oil up against a nebulizer. This breaks the oils up into a micro-fine mist that is then dispersed into the air. The oils, with their oxygenating molecules, will then remain suspended for several hours to freshen and improve the quality of the air. The anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic properties of the oils kill bacteria and help reduce fungus and mold. Essential oils, when diffused, have been found to reduce the amount of airborne chemicals and metallics as well as help to create greater spiritual, physical, and emotional harmony.

Recommended Diffusing Time
While a diffusers can run continuously until it is out of oil, the greatest therapeutic benefit is received by diffusing oils for only 10 minutes out of an hour so that the olfactory system has time to recover before receiving more oils. This also helps to conserve your oils. A simple way to do this is to use a programmable timer that can automatically turn on your diffuser each hour for 10 minutes.

Oils for Air Purification
Cinnamon bark, mountain savory, oregano, and Thieves , were all tested by Weber State University and were shown to kill 99.96% of the airborne bacteria present when diffused into the atmosphere.* I have diffused Thieves with Frankincense and Oregano at the onset of a stomach bug in my house and each time, that bug has not spread far beyond where it started, meaning that while some of us my get sick, we don't all get sick. In my house, the last one who needs to get sick is me.

Oils for the Season: Fall/Winter
Fall and winter connote an earthy, heavy scent, rich with the traditions and memories of the holidays.
Oils that work well during this time include: cinnamon bark, pine, cedar, cedarwood, fir, frankincense, juniper, myrrh, orange, sandalwood, vetiver, nutmeg, oregano, spruce, tangerine, and thyme.
Oils for the Season: Spring/Summer
Spring and summer connote a light, airy scent, full of life, energy, and possibly a hint of romance!
Oils that work well during this time include: cardamom, citronella, coriander, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, peppermint, rose, spearmint, and ylang ylang.

Some of my favorite combinations
Thieves and Frankincense
Rosewood and Grapefruit
Purification and Lemon


*The information provided is from the Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie & Alan Higley, and from KID-Radio broadcast, March 5, 1996 with Lance Richardson & Gary Young