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The Power if Intention

Each morning while I drink my coffee, I review my mind maps, my calendar and I set my intention for the day.

Some days my intention is just to present, or to flow, or to be brave, or to focus on self-love.

Today, my intention is ‘community’. I intend to cultivate friendships and people in my life.

What are you going to create today?

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Diluting Essential Oils

Dilution?!

I used to think… “no dilution for me… I want my oils full strength”. Boy was I wrong!

Did you know that when diluted even a little, your amazing oils are even MORE effective?!

It’s true!

Less evaporation … (aka flash off)

Deeper skin absorption !

Not to mention you lessen any risk of sensitivity.

And your oils last longer, saving you $$!

Check out these photos–one where this is no dilution and oil compounds stay on top of the skin (and some evaporating) … and it’s opposite showing dilution and deeper dermal penetration and absorption.


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Quality versus Quantity

I know that when I first started using EO I was super heavy handed, thinking that if this works so good then even more drops would work better. NOT TRUE.

When you use quality essential oils (uhh..you all know my preferred brand), you literally can use just a drop or two.

I have heard from people who have used store bought oils (I did too for YEARS), and even other popular brands, and didn’t have the results they were hoping for.

If you want to try doTERRA and see if you get the results you want, just shoot me a message and I can get you some samples.

Quality versus quantity, my friends.

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Say No to Synthetic

Friends don’t let Friends Use SYNTHETIC Fragrances!

I used to LOVE my scented candles, my bath products, and my room sprays…. even my “cheap” essential oils!

But I was soooo sick! I literally had no idea that my fatigue, immune challenges and overall well-being may have been triggered by the toxins in my home.

With cheap, “Essential Oils” flooding the retail market and so many companies are jumping on the essential oil bandwagon these days…I have to plead with my friends and family to please, please refrain from using these knock off essential oils. They are nothing more than chemical concoctions that will do far more harm than good for your family.

Did you know?? Fragrance Oils are Synthetic…and they have absolutely NO health benefits.

They are created in a lab to Smell good but may have drastic negative effects on respiratory system, alter mood, and cause painful headaches.

Instead, choose:

doTERRA Essential Oils that are pure plant extracts from nature that are free of all fillers and contaminants, smell soooo good and have extraordinary health benefits to our bodies.

If you don’t believe me… here’s a great article by Dr. Axe!

https://draxe.com/dangers-synthetic-scents/

I’m offering amazing Valentines Day Enrollment Specials so private message me if you are ready to start using the Best Essential Oils in the World!


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Meditation and Essential Oils

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Meditation can calm the body, mind, and spirit. It can help us to connect more deeply with the worlds around and within us. It has been shown to have physical health benefits including lower heart rate and lower levels of stress. But sometimes, life’s distractions and our busy thoughts can make a meditation session challenging.

I love that essential oils may provide assistance with meditation. I know for me, I am continuing to practice stilling my mind, observing my breath and just learning to BE.

Aroma and fragrances have been an important part of rituals and meditations for ages in many cultures around the world.  In our super fast-paced and distracting world, sometimes we can use all the help we can get.

To use essential oils while meditating, there are several options: You can apply directly to the body–the space between your eye brows known as the third eye is a great option or your heart. You can also create a mist by putting oils and water into a small spray bottle  and spray the fragrance in the air, or you can use a diffuser. I really enjoy applying oils.

Here are my top 5 essential oils for meditation.

1. Frankincense: A holy fragrance if there ever was one, it’s believed to help you increase your faith and connection with spirit.

2. Myrrh: One of the highest sesquiterpene contents in an essential oil, myrrh directly stimulates the hypothalamus, pituitary and amygdalin glands to help reduce stress and bring focus. It’s uplifting scent can assist in deep spiritual “opening” while bringing calm and tranquility.

3. Cedarwood: Focus inward a bit more clearly with the help of cedarwood. It can also help to illuminate your need for meditation and return you to your spiritual path when obstacles have made it difficult.

4. Sandalwood: This oil is very helpful in healing, particularly emotional/spiritual wounds. It opens the heart and helps to promote trust.

5. Neroli: The potent floral fragrance of neroli can help you to be more self-accepting, face your fears and accept the work you need to do for yourself. It can also inspire creativity, particularly as it pertains to a spiritual practice.

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If you are ready to start using essential oils, just go to:

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/staciewyatt and click join and save! Choose a starter kit (my favorite is the home essentials kit) and you are all set!  When you purchase a starter kit, you get exclusive team perks, an amazing welcome gift and access to free education.

 


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More On the Brain

The other day I made a post about how essential oils affect the brain and I wanted to continue on that post today. Another way that essential oils affect the brain is through our smell receptors that travel up to the olfactory bulb. These smell receptors make direct links to the limbic system, a complex system of nerves and networks in the brain.

The limbic system connects to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, hormone balance, emotion, and mood. Different chemicals in odor molecules cause different nerve impulses to be sent

Depending on the type and amount of essential oils used, different body reactions can occur. Certain essential oils trigger the brain to release specific neurochemicals such as endorphins, serotonin, and enkephalin. These substances reduce pain and inflammation, calm and relax the body, and create a feeling of well-being. This is why essential oils can be so helpful when using them aromatically!

You can use essential oils aromatically by just adding a few drops to your diffuser with water or you can breathe in the aroma out of cupped hands or from the bottle. You can add 1-3 drops to a tissue or cotton ball & inhale, and you can also wear oils as perfume or in diffuser necklaces to get the aromatic benefits!