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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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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!


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The Brain and Essential Oils

Are you curious how oils work in the brain?

The brain has a blood brain barrier that is the filtering mechanism between that and circulating blood. The barrier prevents substances from reaching the brain tissue and causing damage. The ability to cross the blood brain barrier is imperative for treatment of brain related issues.

Essential oils have chemical constituents call sesquiterpenes which are known to be able to go beyond the blood-brain barrier. Sesquiterpenes can directly interact with brain cells and impact the brain therapeutically. They are also known to interact with neurotransmitter receptors, especially dopamine–the reward center and serotonin–the mood regulator.

Some oils high in sesquiterpenes are frankincense, copiaba, patchouli, cedarwood, and sandalwood. Sesquiterpenes are antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, and they deliver oxygen rich molecules to the brain cells!


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Removing Toxins Naturally

Week Four–Reduce Toxic Load
 
Over time our bodies can take on pollutants from everyday life–medications, pollution, toxins, etc. Using natural cleaners and eating whole foods is one way to reduce them in your home but our bodies may need their own cleaning out as well.
 
Lemon essential oil is a great choice for a natural and easy internal cleaner. Simply adding a drop to water once or twice a day, can help your bodies to naturally release toxins that have built up over time.
 
Another great option is to incorporate a blend called Zendocrine. Zendocrine essential oil blend supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances. This powerful blend combines Rosemary, Cilantro, and Juniper Berry, known for their detoxifying properties and ability to support healthy liver and kidney function, while Tangerine and Geranium have purifying effects against unhealthy substances. Zendocrine helps cleanse the body of toxins and free radicals that can slow the body’s systems down, leaving a heavy, weighted feeling.
 
I use this blend topically by adding it to a roller bottle and applying it to my liver area daily. I also take it internally monthly for 10 days. This supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances, supports healthy liver function, and is purifying and detoxifying to the body’s systems.
 
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If you are ready to get started, 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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Week Two–Exercise

Week Two—Exercise
 
Last week we explored nutrition, and I do believe wholeheartedly that nutrition is the foundation of healthy weight. When I see people at the gym I teach yoga at frantically racing on the elliptical and then eating a heavy amount of carbs following, I just cry for them because I know first hand that it starts with food. Three hip surgeries in 15 months forced me to tighten up my nutrition because I was forced to move a lot less. With that, I have maintained my weight. However, exercise is not just about losing weight!
 
Exercise strengthens the muscle and supports the heart, circulatory, and lymphatic systems, among other crucial benefits. Exercise can be anything from walking to running or taking group exercise classes and yoga. Essential oils support greater focus as well as ease feelings of tension in the body to help you stay active and strong.
 
Last week we also talked about some habits I switched up in my life to break unhealthy habits and to help develop new habits. When I began my healthy lifestyle I did not have a gym membership (that came later and it had its own set of positives and negatives).
 
Instead, I chose to walk 30 minutes twice per day. This habit remains, except because of hip surgery I am only allowed one walk per day.
 
Walking outside–for me–gives me a chance to hit a reset button in my mind/body/spirit. I used to worry/obsess on distance but really I have come to know that enjoying what you are doing is the key. For me, as the obsession over distance or speed crept up into the forefront of my intention, I was leaking the simple joy of breathing and being alive with all that surrounds me—even if my walk was in my neighborhood.
 
This week we will look at some exercise and movement topics and how essential oils can play a part in this too!Week Two