Up Your Holistic Game

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Take Beautiful Care of YOU and Your Planet by switching to a more holistic, green lifestyle!

I’m not holistically perfect.  I don’t do everything right for my body and for the Planet all the time.  But as one of my wisest friends says, if everyone does what they can, that is enough!

So I’m bringing more consciousness and intention to the choices I make that affect my body, my family, my community (that’s you!) and my Planet by making BUYING choices that reflect the motto of “Think Green”.

Chemicals are the cause of many, many problems in our health and in our Planet’s health issues.  You would have to be living in a cave to not see the consequences in the overuse of chemicals in this modern world.

To be honest, it causes me great concern and actually makes my stomach and heart ache.  What are WE THINKING?  How did we get convinced that these chemicals were okay in our foods and and our products?

I try not to go down that dark tunnel and instead I focus on WHAT I CAN DO!!!  Which is going greener!

So I invite you, encourage you, urge you (can I force you!??) to up your holistic game with me and make the switch to using products that support the health of your body and your Planet.

Your Choices are Where Your Power Lies.

Ready to up your game?  Let’s chat, hit me up HERE!  It will be a conversation to support you where you are and where you’d like to go with no strings attached!


essential oilsEssential oils are one of my favorite tools for this holistic, green lifestyle.

I started using oils when my son was in the womb in 2012 because I knew I wanted to expose him to the least amount of chemicals possible.

There are potentially harmful chemicals in some things you would NEVER think chemicals would be in, like baby lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, facial cleanser, soaps, shampoo…the list goes on.

You can use essential oils to replace so many of your common personal care and home products!

(I choose to use the Young Living brand because they are completely chemical free.  You can read about their quality standards HERE.)


I had this epiphany with oils one day in August 2017 that made me start promoting them.

Long story short, my hubby noticed something on our son’s body that was abnormal.  I did a bit of research and confirmed what it was.

I found that the best essential oils for what Carson had was Purification and Tea Tree oil.  I had Purification so I started applying it immediately and ordered Tea Tree oil promptly!

That day I realized that essential oils, these healing plant essences, was something I could really stand behind.

This epiphany really set a ball into motion that I hadn’t seen coming!  From that day I started investing in more oils for my family’s wellness.

And the fun really began when I started using oils in my yoga classes and coaching sessions for deeper spiritual connection and healing.

WOWSA!

Now, I share oils on the regular.  I love inhaling them, wearing them and diffusing them throughout my house and yoga space.

Hopefully you’re catching my love, passion and enthusiasm for them!  😉

My appreciation for their healing properties is what hooked me.

I love showing people how essential oils can be a big asset in their “Life Tool Kit”!

If you wanna JOIN my oily soul tribe or if you just wanna learn a bit more, hit me up!

Feel free set yourself up a Discovery Call on my calendar HERE.

abundant blessings!

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“Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”  Ezekiel 47:12 (ESV)


For the curious, here’s 10 interesting facts about Essential Oils:

—>Essential Oils are the life-force of the plant, the internal juices.  The juices are called the Oleo-Resin-Gum part of the plant (to get technical!).

—>The historical use of essential oils dates back to Egyptian hieroglyphics that were drawn over 5000 years ago.

—>There are 3 way to use oils:

  1. Topically – applying directly to skin
  2. Aromatically – diffusing or inhaling directly from bottle
  3. Internally – oral ingestion when labeled for internal use

—>They support the health of your body functions by passing through your tissues and directly into your cells.  Within 20 minutes of applying one drop of oil, it is in every cell of your body…that’s around 100 trillion cells!

Essential oils work very differently than traditional medications.  They have the ability to enter the cell membrane because their molecules are so tiny, where traditional pharmaceuticals do not have that ability.

—>Oils can be used every day and often.  They are not a one-time fix it remedy.  They should be part of a healthy wellness program.

—>But what about those of you that are sensitive to smell?  Most often what you are sensitive to are synthetic fragrances.  Most products on the market do not contain 100% pure essential oil.

—>Most essential oils for sale today are labeled “pure therapeutic grade” or “100% certified pure”, however there is no actual certification or regulatory agency in the U.S.  The FDA requires that essential bottles that contain at least 5% pure essential oil can be labeled pure.  {Did you catch that?  Only 5%!} Young Living is 100% pure essential oil.

—>Essential oils are extracted from plants through steam distillation, solvent extraction, cold press and CO2 extraction.  Young Living uses the method that is best for the end product, which is low-temperature, little to no-pressure, no-solvent method.

—>Some oils are considered “hot”, which means they feel like they are burning when applied.  To avoid this add a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, to dilute its potency.  Sun exposure is not recommended after use of “hot” oils.

—>Oils are safe for kids, although, it is recommended to dilute essential oils when applying to children  2 and under.

{If you want a little crash course in essential oils you can watch my Kick the Chemicals video class.}


 

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Facts gathered from “The Essential Oil Truth” by Jen O’Sullivan.