Happy 2019! Here are a few ways to get the year off to a healthy start!

Happy 2019! Here are a few ways to get the year off to a healthy start!
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It's runny nose, stuffy head, and cough season! Want natural ways to help?

It's runny nose, stuffy head, and cough season! Want natural ways to help?
It's that time of year when everyone seems to have a cold or flu! Those aches, congestion and poor sleep make things so miserable. Here are a few natural home things you can try for you or your family.

1.    Throat and Chest Massage

Directly massaging the throat and chest with essential oils is an enjoyable home remedy that can deliver positive results (and feel oh so good)! Cedarwood and Frankincense are often used in combination as a remedy for coughs because they help to loosen mucous and clear the lungs. Cypress, Peppermint and Helichrysum further assist with opening the airways.

Natural cough remedy:
Try massaging a diluted combination of Cedarwood, Peppermint, Frankincense, Cypress and Helichrysum directly onto the chest area.
Sore throat remedy:
Rub a diluted mixture of Lemon, Peppermint and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) essential oil directly on the throat. Start at the base of the ears and continue with downward strokes along the sides of the neck. Rub from the underside of the chin down both sides of the trachea. Repeat up to three times daily.

peppermint2.    Sinus Massage

Sinus congestion or “stuffiness” can be one of the most unpleasant symptoms of the common cold, and it can lead to sinus headaches. Try these tips and get ready to breathe the free air again, friends!
  • If nasal congestion has got the best of you, gently massage near the nostrils with a local application of diluted Cedarwood or Tea Tree essential oil. Make sure you avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Got a bad case of sniffles and runny nose? Combine a few drops of Lavender or Peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil and rub the mixture onto the nose, massaging near the nostrils. Both of these oils can help with runny nose symptoms (and they also smell delightful).
Before bed, use Lavender and Peppermint oils to massage the sinuses. This may help to clear the sinuses so you can breathe better as you drift off to sleep. As with all essential oils, be careful to keep these oils away from the eyes, mouth and the inside of the nose.

3.    Steam Inhalation

Deep breaths in… deep breaths out! Have you ever noticed that your sinuses seem to clear up when you take a hot shower? The steam helps moisturize and soothe your nasal passages, and when combined with specific essential oils (you guessed it), steam inhalation can help to loosen mucous and bring relief to the sinuses. 

Unfortunately staying in the shower forever isn’t an option, but not to worry! Here are a few simple steam bowl alternatives:
For congestion, sore throat and sinus headaches:
  • Combine 3 – 12 drops of Lemon, Lavender, Marjoram and Lime in a bowl or pot of steaming water. Deeply inhale the steam.
  • Lemon and Lime assist with congestion by helping to break down mucous, while Marjoram and Lavender help to relieve headaches due to sinus congestion.

Remedy for cough and postnasal drip:
  • Place 3 – 12 drops of Marjoram, Lavender, Cedarwood and Peppermint oils in a bowl of steaming water. Position your face directly above the bowl and slowly breathe in the steam for approximately 5 – 10 minutes. This practice can be completed up to three times each day.

4.    Direct Essential Oil Inhalation

If steaming water is not readily available to you, we’ve got an even easier method to try.  Apply 1 – 6 drops of Lime, Lemon or Peppermint essential oil to a tissue or handkerchief and inhale occasionally up to three times daily.

Lime and Lemon help to loosen mucous, while Peppermint can help to reduce upper respiratory tract symptoms from colds including sore throat and cough. All three have the added benefit of a refreshing, pleasant aroma.

geranium5.    Calming Bath 

There’s no doubt about it: anything that comforts and soothes while you’re sick is an absolute blessing. A warm essential oil bath can be just the thing your body needs and can feel utterly blissful. Adding the following essential oils to the bathwater can help ease your symptoms of stuffiness and sore throat and enhance your relaxation. 

Combine 2 – 8 drops total of any of the following essential oils with an equal amount of liquid soap or shampoo:
Add the mixture to a warm bath and gently blend it into the water with your hands. Soak in the bath for 10 minutes and enjoy!

6.    Warm Compresses

Compresses can be just what the doctor ordered. Infuse your compress with essential oils that are approved to help alleviate symptoms of colds and coughs.

Add 2 drops of any of the following essential oils to a bottle filled with 500 ml of warm water:
Cedarwood                             – Lime
Marjoram                                – Helichrysum
Clove                                          – Cypress
Frankincense                         – Thyme
Tea Tree                                    – Geranium
Peppermint                           – Jade Lemon
Lemon                                       – Lavender

Shake the bottle thoroughly, then soak your compress (a clean, absorbent washcloth is recommended). Gently squeeze the compress to remove excess moisture. Apply the compress directly on the forehead, across the nose and cheeks, on the throat or on the chest. It can also be placed over the ears as a remedy for earaches stemming from head cold congestion. Cover the compress with a t-shirt or towel and leave in place for 2 to 4 hours. You can apply your compress up to three times each day.

7.    Warm Liquids

Take advantage of the natural soothing effects of heat while you’re sick with a cold! First, rub a local application of diluted Frankincense, Thyme, Lavender, Tea Tree or Peppermint essential oils onto your throat, chest or forehead. Then, while you’re relaxing and breathing in the aroma of the oils, drink a soothing mixture of apple cider vinegar with honey. Warm liquids can feel good on a sore throat and can become a relaxing part of your bedtime routine.

In addition to utilizing these home remedies to treat colds, don’t forget that getting adequate rest, eating healthy foods and taking care of your body are essential to recovery.

Have your own favourite home remedies for cough and cold? Tried any of these remedies and loved them? Tell us about them in the comments below!
Thanks to Young Living for this great post! 

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ADHD Testimonial - I love this!

ADHD Testimonial - I love this!
This is such a powerful testimony - traditional medicine can be such a lifesaver, but there are so many times when there are amazing natural options. Check out this mom's testimony about her son and ADHD - so beautiful! Let me know if I can help you and your family. 
Here is a testimony from a great mom and her son who was diagnosed last year with ADHD. Check it out.

"Last year, my 9 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD. After giving the prescribed medicine a 90 day trial, I quickly realized that although his grades went up, the side effects he began to experience were worse than the actual focusing struggles from his ADHD. It was just not worth it seeing my son with loss of appetite, nightmares & panic attacks.
So I eliminated his medicine & began to look for other natural remedies. I tried over the counter products from Whole Foods & spent endless amounts of $ on natural vitamins that didn't even work!
Shortly after signing getting started with the oils, my friend  did an Itovi scan on my son to see what oils his body would read up for. This little tool was magic! Lol
Motivation & Clarity were his top oils, so I purchased them. For 2 months now I've been putting clarity on my sons temples & motivation on his toes every morning! Something I had seen on Pinterest*
My sons report card arrived yesterday & guess what?! His conduct which was a huge issue with the focusing & behavior related to ADHD has shown so much improvement, & his grades are improving! God is great, I'm so glad I've discovered these oils & I just had to share this with you ladies for you to share with anyone you know that may be struggling with this also! The secret is to be consistent with the oils they really do work but you have to use them daily & not just once a day.
And by the way, his teacher did ask me if I had put him back on medicine because he had been doing so well. I told her no, it's called prayer and oils! Lol!
Xoxo Jessica"
Here is another favorite recipe for those needing ADD, ADHD and Focus support!

Mix 10 drops of each of these oils in a 15 ml roller ball with 1 teaspoon V06 or other carrier oil such as olive oil. Apply on neck, wrists or bottoms of feet 2-3 times daily.
If you would like an Itovi scan for you or a family member, click here to contact me.  Let me know if I can help you in supporting your child's health and well-being. There are so many wonderful natural options that can make a big difference!


Sleep problems helped with essential oils

 Sleep problems helped with essential oils
Guieb. She did a video recently on sleep disorders and how essential oils helped her after using Ambien for 9 years. This is her personal testimony. Let me know if I can help you sleep better with oils!

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