It’s The Most Kissable Time of the Year 🎶🎵 🎶🎵

Sing along with me. “It’s the most kissable time of the year. With the lips picker-pucking and everyone telling you bring your gloss here…. It’s the most kissable time of the year!”

Yes it is the season to be kissing. Mistletoe kissing that is. So let’s get our festive lips kiss ready for both yourself and for your loved one. The weather is now turning colder my the minute and before you know it a white Christmas will not be a distant dream (except if you live this part of the world or Australia where sadly… no) Despite where you live, it’s always a good reason to keep your lips in the pink of health.

Here is our recipe for making your own sweet kissable lips with the help of essential oils and what’s best they make great little party gifts for your guests to take home flavoured with some Christmas

You will need to purchase some of the natural raw ingredients as well as empty lipgloss sticks or even small glass containers.

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Ingredients:
  • 1 Tablespoon Beeswax (admire for firmer lip balm – less for more thick body butter)
  • 1 Tablespoon Shea Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Butter
  • 2 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 20 Drops Christmas Spirit Essential Oil or
  • 20 Drops Peppermint, 20 Drops Spearmint. 3 Drops Lavender

All ingredients can be found from www.iHerb.com. Make sure you look for natural organic, cold pressed.

Method:

This website does a pretty good recipe as well as a simple label that you can print out for your containers.  Lia Griffith

  1. Double Boil all the ingredients except for the essential oils
  2. Once beeswax has melted turn on double boiler and remove and leave to cool
  3. Work a little quickly here, once it cools it’ll start to harden so at a warm temperature, include your essential oils
  4. Pour mixture into a disposable piping plastic bag or any regular small clean plastic bag where you can cut off the tip.
  5. Arrange your empty lip gloss bottle on top of baking picture for easy cleaning
  6. Cut off the bottom tip of your piping bag and start filling top your lip gloss bottle right till the top.
  7. Let it cool. Remove any spilled wax and cover

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Dr Oliver Wenker Seminar – Micro Biome (Part 3 of 3)

We have come to the final bit of information taken from Dr Oliver Wenker’s seminar. Well at least from my own personal notes. For those members who went for the seminar and feel there were some key points that I have missed please mention them in the comments section of this post.

Once again I would encourage personal research. If there is something with regards to any information you receive, if you are sceptical about it, do the research yourself. People might be wrong and there could be scientific or testimonial evidence that contradicts what people say. There is a saying that I love that goes, “Believe nothing of what you hear and half of what you see.” ~ Isn’t this quote fantastic!

What is Micro Biome?
  • They are all the bacteria that live in us
  • 90% of our cells are bacterial cells
  • We harbour 100 trillion bacteria in our bodies, and 90% of these bacterias are in our gut
    • That is why our poop is really rich in information
    • The bacteria in our poop decides if we are going to be obese or not
  • Is your DNA your destiny?
    • What you eat tomorrow will effect the health of your great grandchildren
    • What you put in your mouth and how you live your lifestyle decides the destiny of your offspring and their offsprings
    • Antibiotics in some aspects are useful and have documented in saving many lives however;
    • Antibiotics does not cure viruses i.e flu virus
Join the Biocode Academy
  • Live life above the red line (healthy self love living)
  • Take back responsibility of your life
  • Follow Dr Oliver Wenker Bioacademy Symposium (eos2017.bioacadamy.com
  • Your Gut
    • 90% of your micro biome lives in your gut
      • Aids in digesting food, consists of your immune system, produces vitamins
    • It makes up of 75% of your immune system
    • Consists of your metabolism

Side Note: GMO Foods started being introduced to the us from about 1990. GMO Changes the way our bacteria work.

  • Glyphosade (RoundUp). This is found in insecticides. Glyphosate is an antibiotic and kills your micro biome
  • It is really important that our gut is doing well
  • DiGize Essencial Oil is very good for your body and the environment in your gut
  • What determines micro biome?
    • Vaginal Birth
    • Breast Feeding
    • Nutrition
    • Exercise
    • Glyphosate Treated, GMO Plants
    • GMO used in the meat industry (antibiotics GMO)
    • Age
    • Stress
    • Medications
    • Water Treatment
    • Geographical Location
  • Gut Formula:
    • 1% bad bacteria
    • food is most important for micro biome
    • more greens in diet
    • Think about your gut micro biome as your own soil. You don’t want to pollute it is processed or chemically modified foods.
the Human Brain

Frontal Lobe: Processes Information
Occipital Lobe: For Vision
Temporal Lobe: Hearing
Parietal Lobe: Pain Processing
Cerebellum Lobe: Balance
Brain Stem: Sex
All these areas of the brain

Two types of phenomena are involved in processing the nerve impulse: Electrical and Chemical. Electrical events propagate a signal within a neutron, and chemical processes transmit the signal from one neutron to another or to a muscle cell.

  • Brain uses 20% of our energy through electrical and chemical pulses to communicate with one another
  • Our brain consists of 90 billion cells
  • Functions at 268mph (That’s supersonic fast!!)
  • Each brain cells connects 40,000 synapses and causes 100,000 chemical brain reactions

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In a nutshell, women have more grey matter where as man have more white matter in the brain.
So there is a difference between a women’s brain and a men’s brain. To understand the difference between a women’s and a men’s brain, click here.

The GUT AND BRAIN

This is where we tell you if you don’t know already ( I didn’t till now) how your gut is connected to your brain.

  • Micro biome and the Brain
    • The brain block barrier in brains blocks toxins from entering the brain
    • Remember that “Gut Feeling” That’s your second brain that located at the gut.
    • Neurogenesis is the process of creating a new brain cells. However guess what, in order to do this you must have a good micro biome.. that’s right, good gut health
    • Hippocampus: The hippocampus is a small organ located within the brain’s medial temporal lobe and forms an important part of the limbic system, the region that regulates emotions. The hippocampus is associated mainly with memory, in particular long-term memory. The organ also plays an important role in spatial navigation
      • Are we saying there is a cure for Alzheimer? I’m going to be hopeful about this and hey, it is involves me only to be having good gut health then why not?! No Brainer!
    • So how can we promote Neurogenesis?
      • Exercising 1/2 a day increases the size of hippocampus
      • Exercising also improves the micro biome by 20% (sweat exercise) – Walking on the other hand is also very beneficial
      • Essential Oils and the Micro Biome
        • Studies have found that not only does Thieves kill bad bacteria in your gut it also improves the good bacteria that remains – Don’t we love nature’s protection
        • Life 9 Probiotics,  Thieves, Di-Gize, Copaiba ( Carry these with you at all times)
      • Remember when I mentioned Males and Females brains are different…
        • Women and men use different parts of the brain to handle the same task
        • Therefore it’s important to take notice of Male and Female hormone regularity
      • Smelling essential oils effects brain waves too

Like I said earlier, it is important to always do your research, Dr Oliver is a researcher that has taken experimenting and researching into his own hands and we have been fortunate enough to have him speak about his findings. It was very rare that he associated his findings with Essential Oils although he did find that EO’s can play an important part in our Gut and Brain health, but what he mostly wanted to put across was the importance of having good gut health as an overall which includes more then just using Essential Oils, it’s about awareness, and what you eat and how often and what type of exercise you do.

I hope this information was useful! If you haven’t already, sign-up below to our oily news.

Love, Sheila

BLEND @ Tin Hill Social

This is the first ever time I had such fun participating at a vendor event. Gail and Sara from BLEND were such a delight to work with! Thank you for letting us have loads of fun connecting with people and letting us talk about what we love most and that is working with Essential Oils!

BLEND @ Tin Hill Social

We did a collective workshop of Make and Takes.  We made body scrubs, sleep easy roll-ons,  stress free roll-ons, home made plant based house hold cleaners, deet free mosquito sprays and facial serums… even threw in a special “Cool Me Down” spray as the heat was turning up later in the afternoon.

Essential Droppers and our Make & Take workshop

We laid out samples of Young Living Essential Oils for our Make & Takers to test and decide which they would like to use for their take home blends. We were there to talk through the benefits of each oil and let our guest decide which they would like to use to create their very special ‘personalised’ gift.

Oh! We also had a gift basket full of goodies for a lucky winner!

Personally I enjoyed decorating our bottle most! We had fun labels, sticker ribbons and a creative mind to personalise each of our blends. Note: People will loved the idea and started turning out more blends as gifts!

We ended the evening with choosing our lucky winner to with a fabulous gift hamper full of Essential surprises. If you took part in our ‘Drop for Prize’ name drop, find out if you won here!

Love,
Sheila x

Why Thieves and How will it benefit my family?

Why Thieves and how will this benefit your family in the Long run.

Let’s begin with the brief history of Thieves and how the thieves essential oil came about. The history and healing of Thieves essential oil is rather an interesting tale!

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While there are a few versions of the story they all center around one event, which is the Bubonic Plague. It is said that, during that time, four thieves went from house to house to rob those who had succumbed to the illness. After the thieves were captured and tried for their acts of robbery, a judge offered leniency if they would share how they were able to be around those afflicted long and often enough to rob them but not be affected by the illness. It’s interesting to note here that, during this time of the plague striking Europe, physicians were seen wearing long black robes, wide brimmed hats, and masks that appeared to have a beak. The reason for doing this is that the masks were said to have contained a combination of herbs and spices that the physicians would breathe in order to keep themselves safe from those afflicted with the illness. Their long black robes were also said to be doused in a similar fragrant concoction and current research continues to build upon this theory.

THE HEALING POWER OF the herbs & spices

How did the thieves stay healthy and what were the herbs and spices used in the masks of the physicians? During the 15th century plague the thieves used these ingredients :

Cloves, Rosemary and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing the victims. Thieves essential oil was then created from the research about the four thieves. Thieves is a proprietary blend of pure essential oils tested at Weber State University, Ogden Utah and it was found to have a 99.96 percent rate against airborne bacteria.

Young living Thieves oil:

So what we do know, through extensive use and trial with the Thieves essential oil blend from Young Living is that a powerful combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary have been found to be strong enough to reduce bacterial cultures by 99.96%! This blend was created after years of research results indicated that most viruses, fungi, and bacteria cannot live in the presence of some essential oils.

While I’ve seen the use of Thieves in room sprays (by combining distilled water with 15 drops of the oil) or by rubbing a few drops of the oil on the soles of the feet, there is an entire line of products which highlight the blend. Other way to attain the amazing benefits of Thieves is to add the blend to a diffuser, use the lozenges, or even add one drop of the Thieves Vitality Oil to a glass of water to drink.

The legend behind the oil is as unique as the ability it has to support your immune system. Though it is a small bottle of oil, the power of Thieves is worth every cent for all season. If you use an anti-bacterial soap in your kitchen or bathroom year-round, why not consider making it Thieves Foaming Hand Soap without all the harsh chemicals? Young Living also created Thieves toothpaste and even a household cleaner containing the powerful blend!  I’ve seen testimonies on the benefits of Thieves myself and have used the product to help support my immune system and stay strong while others around me experienced discomfort. 

Component of Thieves oils: –
Cloves 

Benefits of clove can be attributed to its antimicrobial, antifungal,antiseptic,antiviral,aphrodisiac and stimulating properties. Excellent support for stress as well as pain.

  • Boosts immunity
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Stimulates blood circulation               .  
  • Supports in detoxification
  • Supports upper respiratory system
  • Clove supports mouth health
  • Relaxes the smooth lining of the GI track
  • Helps provide an annoyance free outdoor experience
Lemon

This power fruit contains these following benefits:

  • high in vitamin c 128%
  • Vitamin b6 5%
  • Contains Thiamin 3%
  • Good source of nutrients ( dietary fiber 19%, carbohydrate 4%, Protein 2%)
  • Aids digestion
  • Supports kidney function
  • Improves skin quality
  • Cleans stains
  • Cuts through oil
Cinnamon

Loaded with powerful antioxidant such as polyphenols 3,4 & 5 outranking garlic and oregano.

  • Supports tissue repair
  • Supports healthy heart function
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Encourages healthy nerve function
EUCALYPtus Radiata

Common Primary uses : respiratory support, purifies the environment, provides annoyance free outdoor experience. 

Rosemary

is a fragrant native herb to the Mediterranean . It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits.

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Encourages mental acumen and memory function
  • Great source of anti-oxidants
  • Encourages calmness in times of stress
  • Supports the adrenals

Now with all the individual benefits in Thieves uncovered imagine that there is a great and abundant benefit to the entire family with the use of Thieves.

We will be hosting a Thieves Workhshop in June. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter (below) and we would love to update you with details of this event.

Chemical Cleaners – The Effects

To get straight to the point the main concern with toxic cleaning products is the toxic that lingers in the air after you have used them. The hazard symbol on that container of bleach warns consumers about the acute health hazards associated with a single or short-term exposure to chemicals in the product.

Unfortunately there is no concrete requirement for manufacturers to warn consumers about the harmful effects due to long-term exposure of the toxic ingredients used in these household cleaning products. We are all exposed to cleaning products and their low level residues.

Inhalation

I cringe when I think back to how my children used to crawl on everywhere and place their fingers in their mouths or dropping food on the kitchen floor and picking it to put it into their mouths. In my mind I didn’t mind it because I thought my floor was mopped daily and was clean. Personally I am glad that I expelled Clorox Bleach from my home for a while before my children were born. Thinking about the toxic smell that is has is enough to give me a migraine.

When we used these products to clean our home. The toxic fumes linger in the air and we breathe them in. David Suzuki Foundation mentions: ~ Researches in the U.S. identified 133 unique volatile organic compounds (VOCs) entitled from a small sample of consumer products, including six cleaning products. Each product tested emitted between one and eight chemicals classifies as toxic or hazardous under the U.S. federal laws.

Through the skin

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We all know that our skin is the largest organ of our body, including the fact that it is porous it will absorb whatever you put on it. It’s a no brainer, chemicals in cleaning products can enter the our bodies through the skin. We all know it, if you are constantly cleaning the house like me, you really have to stop and think about how much of these chemicals we are exposing ourselves to on a daily basis. The days adds up along with the amount our body is absorbing.

It is important to read labels and get educated with all the standard long term cancer causing ingredients. Eyes on this space, we will be doing a post about this soon (edited: Done).

The Environment

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When cleaning products are getting washed down to drains and our sinks, we are really causing a serious impact on our ecosystem. I’m guilty of this too for a long time, but fortunately the more informed I became the more guilty I felt every time I poured laundry liquid into my detergent compartment of my washing machine.

What if I told you that the way we have been looking at household cleaners all these years was purely a product of very good advertising. When right under our noses we had basic natural alternatives to cleaning all along that cleans just as well. Young Living have derived an easy plant based natural cleaning solution that actually eliminates the use of 7 various different cleaners all rounded up to one simple Thieves Household Cleaning formula.

Thieves

This Sunday, 7th May 2017 we will be rallying a Toxic Free Home workshop. In this workshop you will learn how easy it is to switch-up to toxic-free, affordable, plant-based home care products infused with Young Living Essential Oils. Click here to visit our EventBrite page for further details. We will be conducting other rallies to discuss toxic free living, be sure to sign-up to our Oily News Letter below for updates.