Sleep support. Drifting off to dreamland

Sleep plays a crucial role in your physical health and is as equally important as nutrition, exercise + emotional wellbeing. Quality sleep is important to a number of brain functions, including how nerve cells communicate with each other and is involved with healing + repair of the heart and blood vessels.

7-9 hours is the recommended sleep duration for adults

Essential oils may provide the safe, natural support you just need – for getting consistent, quality sleep + in managing stress.

Aroma’s/scents can have a strong influence over how we feel. When we smell something, our olfactory nerve sends signals directory to our limbic system (the part of our brain responsible for memory/mood. That is why certain scents can instantly make us feel uplifted, relaxed, nostalgic, or recall a memory.

Choosing essential oils that promote relaxation can help to prepare your body into a restful state, ready for slumber. Making essential oils part of your night time routine (before bed) can also help to train your mind to associate the specific scent with falling asleep.

Essential oils have adaptogenic properties – which means they can either stimulate or relax your nervous system, depending on what your body needs in the moment. A balancing effect per say.

Daily mindfulness + meditation are also wonderful daily wellness lifestyle habits

There are various ways to use essential oils for sleep support, including:

  • Diffusing in the bedroom in a diffuser
  • Rolling a sleep blend onto the forehead + neck
  • Massage a few drops into the feet + spine
  • Inhaling a few drops from cupped hands
  • Add to epsom salts and soak in the bath before bedtime
  • Creating an essential oil spray to spritz in the bedroom or onto your pillow 

 

oils

Essential oils to use for sleep support, but not limited to;

  • Place 1 -2 drops of lavender oil on your pillow
  • Combine 1 cup epsom salts with 10 drops Balance + 10 drops Lavender Peace *mix + pour into the bath
  • Inhale 1-2 drops of lavender or vetiver from cupped hands
  • Combine 15 drops of Vetiver + Wild orange in a 10ml roller bottle + top with fractionated coconut oil. Keep beside the bed + apply to neck/behind the ears when getting into bed. (this is my personal blend … my body instinctively responds to the scent – helping to switch off my mind + calm my system down.
  • Diffuse 3 drops bergamot, 2 drops cedarwood + 1 drop marjoram or,                                 4 drops lavender, 2 drops cedarwood, 2 drops Wild orange + 1 drop Ylang ylang *there are so many variations to try – go with oils that resonate with you
  • Combine 2 tbsp witch hazel, 10 drops lavender oil, 6 tbsp filtered water in a small spray bottle and spritz in the bedroom (or on the sheets + pillow)

It is all about creating routine… unwinding, and getting yourself in a zen garden before bed. That’s right, no Facey or Insta in bed!

Plant alchemy

Only use the highest quality and purest essential oils, that have been tested to verify purity + composition. Essential oils are extremely potent, so less is more. When applying topically, always dilute with a carrier oil.

You can purchase pure, high quality essential oils/diffusers here by clicking on “SHOP” (which will give you retail prices). Alternatively, you can click “JOIN + SAVE” to benefit from wholesale prices (25% off retail) for a $35 annual membership fee (why wouldn’t you!) If you buy a kit, this fee is waived! A wholesale account includes my on-going support, a personal Wellness Consult, access to umpteen oily resources and to our oily community/private FB group.

If you are not tech savvy + would like my help, I can help set you up over the phone/skype. It will only take 5 mins. You can book in here.

May you rest more easily + snooze more deeply.

Happy New Year!

With love,

Kristy x

 

 

 


Please note. All material on this site is provided for information only, and may not be construed as personal medical advice to diagnose or treat. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The author claims no responsibility or liability, for any loss or damage incurred by use of information provided by this site. 

Frankincense oil + why you need it in your life

Essential oils + the practice of aromatherapy, has been used for thousands of years for  healing benefits + health properties. Essential oils are sourced from the leaves, stems or roots of plants that are often 55-70 times more potent (due to their concentration) than their herb/plant equivalent.

Frankincense oil is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia tree, that’s typically grown in Somalia + regions of Pakistan.

Perhaps the most precious of the ancient oils, Frankincense is highly sought after by modern consumers for its many uses.

Frankincense is an essential oil that can offer a variety of health benefits, including; ant-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce stress + negative emotions, supporting the healing process and promoting general health + wellness.

The oil of truth

Frankincense reveals any deceptions + false truths. Dispelling lower vibrations + shielding negative influences.

Reconnecting one to the truth + allowing new perspectives from the heart, from light (their true self). A powerful cleanser of darkness.

Frankincense recalls wisdom, knowledge + awareness from soul. Connecting to one to their inner light. Enhancing spiritual enlightenment + evolution.

Frankincense reminds one, that they are loved + protected.

The king of oils

When you are not sure which oil to use, your safe bet is always Frank.

Uses

  • Diffuse 3-4 drops to promote feelings of peace, relaxation + spiritual connection.
  • Combine with water, witch hazel, clary sage + purify essential oils for an energy/aura cleanse spray.
  • Apply 1 drop to your third eye when meditating, or doing yoga to enhance spiritual awareness.
  • Food additive use: Dilute one drop in 120 mL of liquid or add 1 drop to a veggie capsule *must be food grade.
  • Add 1-2 drops to your moisturiser in your hand to nourish, smooth, rejuvenate + revitalise your skin. Frank will also help to reduce the appearance of imperfections, (think wrinkles, scars, acne, stretch marks).
  • Massage a couple of drops on the bottoms of your feet to promote feelings of relaxation + to balance your mood.
  • Add a few drops to a cloth + inhale for respiratory benefits.
  • Diffuse with lavender oil in the bedroom at night, to calm + ground your energy.
  • Add 1 drop to your crystal to amplify its energy.
  • Frankincense is an antiseptic + disinfectant agent, which can be used in place of chemical household cleaners.

Frankincense Offer

For the month of December only, when you place a single 200pv order with doTERRA, they will gift you a 15ml bottle of pure Frankincense essential oil for FREE. My loves, this is $120 Retail value!

This offer usually one happens once a year, so eliminate FOMO.

All you need to do is get set up with a doTERRA account, if you don’t already have one. You can do that + shop here.

*Frank will be automatically added, once you process your 200 pv value order. 

Frankincense TRANSPARENT

If you want to read more about what your account entitles you to, click here.


Cautions

Always ensure you are using pure, 100% essential oils. No synthetic fillers or rubbish. The highest of quality. The price will be reflective of this!

Topical use. Possible skin sensitivity. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

 

 

 


Please note. All material on this site is provided for information only, and may not be construed as personal medical advice to diagnose or treat. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The author claims no responsibility or liability, for any loss or damage incurred by use of information provided by this site. 

 

Eating well

Give you body what it needs, and it will thrive – right? Sometimes great nutrition is simply not enough. A variety of things can happen during the growing, harvesting, storage + preparing of food that can affect its nutritional content. Our soils simply are not fertile, rich in the nutrients we need for optimal health. Many plant crops are produced with the aid of fertilised soils. Most fruits and vegetables are sprayed with toxic chemicals, (namely pesticides) which contaminate and leave residues on our produce.

Daily Wellness Lifestyle Habits

Our top tips for eating right:

Eat an abundant variety of local, whole, seasonal, fresh foods. Include nuts, seeds, non-gluten whole grains, sprouted legumes, herbs, and spices (turmeric is renown for its healing properties).

Decrease sugar intake, saturated fats, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods.

Eat fruit + vegetables with their skin on, where possible. Obviously, this is not going to work with an avo – use your discernment! The skin can truly increase your nutrient intake, including fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Some vitamins dissolve in water, so you lose your vitamins to the cooking water if you prefer to boil your vegetables (a potato can cause much of the B + C vitamins to migrate into the boiling water). Try grilling, roasting, steaming + sautéing where possible. If you must boil, save the water – add other ingredients and make a veggie stock.

Use the outer leaves of vegetables like beets etc – unless they are wilted or unpalatable. Sauté with evoo, garlic, onion + pine nuts for a nutritious side of greens.

Start your day with a plant based, green smoothie to kick start your metabolism + pack in the nutrients straight up.

BANANA & MANGO GREEN SMOOTHIE

Green smoothie

1 frozen banana
handful of spinach
1 tsp spirulina or kale powder
1 + 1/2 cups organic coconut milk (or nut based milk)
1 tbsp raw almonds
1 medjool date

Add to your water

Add these essential oils (only use pure, food grade oils) to still, or sparkling water for added flavour. 

~ lemon – cleansing + detoxifying
~ wild orange – energising + uplifting
~ lime – balancing + stimulating
~ grapefruit + ginger (natural ginger beer flavour)
~ add 1-2 drops of peppermint, or ginger to hot water as tea

Produce Wash

Fill the sink with cold water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
6 drops lemon essential oil

Soak + then rinse produce with fresh water.

Fruit + veg

Supplements

doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack supplements are an ideal companion to your diet. Whole food micronutrients that are bioavailable, helping to support your nervous system, heart health, energy, sleep, skin and emotional health.

It is a must try for your overall health + wellbeing.

TGA approved. doTERRA’s number 1 selling product. A 30 day money back guarantee. Yes, you heard correctly. That is simply because they believe in their product.

includes:

Alpha CRS+ (Cellular Vitality Complex) – a propriety formula combining natural botanical + nutrients involved in the production of energy within the body.

Microplex VMz (Food Nutrient Complex) – a formula of bioavailable vitamins and minerals that maybe deficient in our modern diets.

xEO Mega (Essential Oil Omega Complex) – a unique formula of essential oils and a proprietary blend of marine + land sourced omega fatty acids. Fish oils help support the health and function of the brain, cardiovascular & nervous systems.

You can read more about the supplements here: https://www.doterra.com/AU/en_AU/pl/lifelong-vitality

A months supply (wholesale price) is $115 AUD for the pack of three. Total value, considering that the Alpha CRS+ is $111 AUD as a single product. See below on how to invest in your health.

LLV

I WANT OILS/SUPPS STAT.

Interested in starting your essential oil journey? You can get started here. Choose where you would like to ship from. Australia, US, and so on. You can invest in three ways:

1. Retail – but seriously who wants to pay retail? Hit Shop on the above link.

2. Wholesale customer – which is 25% off retail and awesome. Hit Join + Save on the above link. $35 joining fee for the year. This is waived if you buy a kit! Receive a members pack, join our private FB group + receive free ongoing support.  No lock in’s. Buy what you want, whenever you like.

3, Wholesale customer (with benefits) – the most cost effective way to purchase oils. All of the above, with 25% – 55% off retail, freebies every month + earn product points to spend on whatever you like. Hit Join + Save and set up on the Loyalty Rewards Program.

 

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