Staying Healthy (naturally)

Did you know that there are essential oils that kill bacteria and germs? What an awesome and natural way to clean and keep your family healthy. Remember, diffusing essential oils reduces air-born germs and can boost your immune system! So easy.

Here are just a few great choices—

🌱Melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil is probably the one of the most popular essential oils that kill bacteria and germs. It is one of the safest and most effective essential oils for treating minor infections without irritation. All you need do is place a drop or two on a band aid or bandage and it will go to work. It is also excellent for reducing signs of acne as well as other skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

🌱Lavender essential oil is another essential oil that is used to kill bacteria on wounds to fight off infection. Lavender is excellent for children who have insect bites, burns, scrapes and small cuts since the aroma is soothing and calms them down.

🌱Eucalyptus essential oil, which has germicidal properties and is used to prevent infection in wounds. It is also used in treating abrasions, sores, insect bites and stings. In addition, Eucalyptus is very effective in supporting respiratory problems including bronchitis.

🌱Lemon Essential Oil is yet another antibacterial essential oil that kills bacteria and germs. You may have used it for cleaning many times, but not in essential oil form. It is an excellent when used as a natural disinfectant cleaner around the home. No need to dilute if not applied to the skin.

🌱Clove essential oil isn’t just antibacterial it’s antifungal. Clove essential oil kills bacteria, germs and fungal infections in nails and things like foot fungus. Also used for cuts, insect bites and scabies. Clove essential oil can be quite strong and should always be diluted.

🌱Oregano essential oil is another essential oil that has antibacterial and antifungal properties and like Clove oil is strong and must be diluted. It fights off infectious diseases caused by bacteria in the colon and urinary tract as well as skin infections, nasal congestion and sores.

And the awesome thing? Most of these all come in a basic starter kit! Boom! And the Home Essential Kit (top ten oils AND a diffuser) is 20% off this month!!!

Join with me and you’ll get an amazing welcome gift, education and mentoring and so much more!

1) Go to my.doterra.com/staciewyatt

2) Click Become a Member

3) Fill in your personal information (If needed, my enroller/sponsor id is 1200119)

4) Choose a Starter Kit or select the Wholesale Membership Fee option

5) Add oils and products

6) Complete payment & process

7) Message me and I will get your welcome gift in the mail

Starter kits—https://www.doterra.com/US/en/pl/enrollment-kits

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Pitta Dosha

I am a hot mess. Literally.

I finally figured out why I have so much heat (inflammation) in my body. I have a really hard time this time of year and I remembered a few days ago that historically summer to fall is sooooo hard on me because of my Ayurvedic dosha Pitta. (Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga that looks at body composition).

Knowing this, I created a lovely and pitta dosha coming blend—it’s all the lovely florals; rose, jasmine, neroli, lavender, helichrysum, geranium and sandalwood. I added turquoise to amplify it’s cooling properties.

Add this to a commitment to eat better foods, maybe go for a swim, and enjoy other pitta lowering things I should feel better in no time.

If you’d like to know more about your dosha, let’s chat. I have some great resources.

Lime Essential Oil

Are you all getting your free lime this month? I sure am—I use this one all the time!

🍈add to my water for a burst of flavor and natural internal detox

🍈in diffuser for a brighter mood

🍈apply to back of neck when I feel tired

🍈add to cilantro rice

🍈diy mojitos, margaritas and guacamole

🍈apply to painful joints to decrease inflammation and soreness

🍈diffuse in morning when I am needing to be focused

Did you all know that lime has the highest level of Sesquiterpenes, which are powerful constituents found in some essential oils.

Sesquiterpenes are:

•anti-septic

•anti-inflammatory

•soothing to inflamed tissue

•can produce profound effects on emotions and hormonal balance

•work on the liver

•are a gland stimulant

•increase oxygen around the pineal and pituitary gland

•have the ability to go beyond the Blood Brain Barrier (meaning they can cross the blood brain barrier increasing the oxygen to the brain).

Amazing little oil, eh? It’s *free* this month! Just place an LRP order before the 15th of 125 pv or higher and 💥 it’s in your wellness box!

Wednesday Wellness!

Well, the school year is in full swing and that means exposure to lots of germs. Even if you don’t have littles in your home, the onslaught of germs show up everywhere–the grocery store, doctor offices, gyms, restaurants and more.

Now more than ever, we need to be thinking about boosting up our immune system.

Our immune system is an especially important part of overall health.

It is especially important to be mindful of our immune system during transitional times of the year, for instance, the beginning of a new school year when exposure to environmental threats increases. Many lifestyle factors can also weaken our immune system, including stress, lack of sleep, exposure to toxicity, and poor nutrition. Managing each of these areas and adopting a model of consistency that actively supports the immune system is an excellent way to maintain health throughout the year.

Although the physiologic functioning of the immune system is complex, it can be broken down into two main parts–fixed and mobile immunity. Fixed immunity serves as the body’s first line of defense against potential threats by preventing harmful elements from ever entering circulation. This type of immunity is composed of the various protective barriers that exist between the delicate internal environment of the body and the outside environment, (for example, the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and skin). We also have mobile immunity that is activated if the body does become infected. Specialized immune cells quickly congregate at the site of infection to initiate the healing process. The combined work of both aspects of immunity is critical for staying healthy.

Take proactive measures to enhance the body’s ability to protect itself.

Supporting our immune system can be easily achieved. We should focus on simple approaches that are easy to implement and easy to share with others. Among the greatest benefits of essential oils is that they are simple to apply and offer consistent benefits. Here are steps that can be used to support both fixed and mobile immunity and, in turn, maximize the health of your family during colder months.

*Build Healthy Intestinal Flora: The gastrointestinal (GI) system plays a key role in fixed immunity. If health of the GI tract is compromised, so is the immune system. A probiotic supplement such as doTERRA® PB Assist+® is an excellent way to populate the GI tract with beneficial microflora, thus enhancing immunity.* It’s important to use a probiotic supplement that bypasses the strong acidic environment of the stomach and releases the bacteria into the intestines where it will have the most substantial effect. Using innovative encapsulation technology, PB Assist+ delivers a combination of live bacteria strains and a fructo-oligosaccharide prebiotic directly into the intestines, helping to populate the GI tract with helpful microflora while also optimizing colony adhesion and growth. This product is best used daily, but is especially important during periods when the immune system is vulnerable.

*Diffuse Essential Oils Regularly: Scientific study demonstrates that diffusion of essential oils can purify and cleanse the air, providing added protection when the seasonal threats are high. I recommend diffusing essential oils every day. Lemon and doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend contain powerful cleansing properties that purify the air we breathe, delivering positive effects on the immune system.

*Use Essential Oils to Clean Surfaces: Frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs, keyboards, cell phones, and grocery carts can be more harmful during certain times of the year. Cleaning these surfaces often is an important part of minimizing exposure to harmful particles. The doTERRA On Guard cleaning products are a highly effective way to clean surfaces while preventing exposure to toxins. I also suggest using Lemon, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, Purify Cleansing Blend, or the doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend.

Our immunity is limited to its own ability to function properly. It is important to both minimize exposure to elements that may harm our immune system and to take proactive, consistent measures to enhance the body’s ability to protect itself. By developing a daily routine and integrating these tips into a model of consistency, we can easily and effectively keep our families healthy throughout all seasons of the year. (Excerpt taken from Dr. Hill)

I use On Guard Products consistently in many areas of my life:

💧diffuse daily to eliminate air born germs and boost immune system

💧hand sanitizer spray in my car and bag at all times

💧spray off weights at the gym before using them

💧clean my surfaces in my home daily

💧apply topically daily to my throat to help protect

💧take internally at the first sign of threatened immunity

💧brush my teeth with On Guard toothpaste

On Guard is an essential oil blend with provides natural protection against germs. It is a combination of orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils.

Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday!

Are you all starting to feel the yearning for fall and all that comes with it? Sweaters, leaves, pumpkin everything and cooler days??

I think since we here in Colorado have had a cooler-ish August, I have been rushing the coming of fall. But one of my sweet yoga students reminded me early August that we still have lots of summer left and I why rush it??

I think for many of us, it is our human nature to want to get on to the next thing–whether that is the next bite of food, next task, or even the next fun activity. I have been trying to catch myself going ahead more and more, and I am finding that it is becoming easier and I am more present.

One of my favorite soulful things in the fall and winter is make a big pot of soup and patiently wait for it to simmer. To me, there is nothing quite like the slow cooked flavors coming together…plus then I have something to enjoy all week long.

Check out this awesome recipe using Lemongrass. This oil is sourced from Southern India and is common in cooking. The primary benefits of Lemongrass include supporting healthy digestion when taken internally, combined with a carrier can be a soothing massage, can give a refreshing feeling. Emotionally, this one is known as the oil of “cleansing”. Lemongrass is a powerful and effective cleanser of any energies that no longer aids in our expansion.

I am going to make this soup this weekend (even though I am not a big legume eater, I think the red lentils will be amazing). Enjoy the mindful simmering and tasty flavors. Let me know if you make it!

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/brochures-magazines-living-summer-2015-coconut-lemon-grass-red-lentil-soup

Chemical Swap

Have you swapped out some of your chemicals for oils? It’s pretty easy and intuitive to do once you start!

Here is my list of swaps:

🌱 shower door cleaner — eucalyptus and melaleuca

🌱 toilet and sink scrub — baking soda, on guard cleaning concentrate, , vinegar, lemon EO

🌱 floor cleaner — vinegar, peppermint and lemon EO

🌱 wood polish — olive oil, water, arborvitae and wild orange EO, or lemon EO

🌱 glass cleaner — vinegar and lemon EO

🌱 goof off — lemon EO

🌱 facial toner — witch hazel, water, melaleuca, lavender, geranium

🌱 anti-aging serum — rose wood oil, frankincense, geranium, myrrh, rose, jasmine and neroli EO

🌱 dry shampoo — arrow root powder, dried cinnamon (bc I am a redhead), rosemary and melaleuca EO

🌱 between washing hair spritzer — water, rosemary, geranium, melaleuca, lavender and clary sage EO

🌱 bath bombs — baking soda, citric acid, Epsom and EO

🌱 pepto — peppermint and ginger EO

🌱 allergies — lemon, lavender and peppermint (combined a natural antihistamine combo)

🌱 body butter/lotion — shea butter, coconut oil, EO

🌱 carpet freshener — baking soda and lemon EO

🌱 ant and insect killer — peppermint

🌱 make up remover — lavender and witch hazel

And my list goes on and on and on. A fraction of the cost, and no chemicals in, on or around my body.

Want some help? Let’s meet up and I will help you get started swapping out chemical for oils. 😊

Toxin Free Living

Wellness Wednesday!

Have you ever thought about all the toxins you come into contact throughout a given day? And I don’t just mean physically. 😉

Over the last few years I have learned how to swap out natural things for the common and usually toxin filled things both in my household but also personal care. AND, I have created habits to get rid of emotional toxins, too.

Here is a sampling of what I have done:

🌼100% cleaning with oils and natural ingredients

🌼make my own body butter with shea & coconut oil

🌼a drop of lemon in my water everyday

🌼probiotics every day

🌼consume mostly organic foods

🌼twice yearly cleanse (more to come on that soon)

🌼wash my produce with lemon EO

🌼digestive enzymes

🌼diffusers in almost every room for clean air

🌼time in nature to re-fuel and connect

🌼wish angry drivers peace while driving

🌼limit screen time (what a toxic overload!)

🌼minimal TV, and never crime or drama

🌼practice discernment and have boundaries

🌼only headlines of news to stay informed

🌼give others the benefit of the doubt

🌼love as much as I can

Do you have toxins in your life? What can you do to eliminate them?