Feeling overwhelm + on high rev?

While it’s totally normal to feel a little nervous from time to time, (big change ahead, uncertainty, an event, new job, stepping out of your comfort zone, and so on…) when the occasional fear or worry turns into something you feel you cannot control, essential oils just may help to ease the tension + create a feeling of calm.

Perhaps one of the most well known essential oils benefits, is their ability to help with stress + anxious feelings. Some have sedative properties, inducing a calm, peaceful, relaxed + uplifted feeling.

The best essential oils for anxious feelings + stress include lavender, bergamot, frankincense, ylang ylang, vetiver, basil + wild orange.

Lavender

Considered the most common/popular essential oil, benefits include having a calming, relaxing effect. It’s considered a nervous system restorative, helping with inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic + general nervous tension.

Bergamot

Has a cleansing effect on limiting belief systems, low self esteem, self judgement + self acceptance. Encouraging hope, optimism + confidence, relaxed + content feelings,

Frankincense 

Offers feelings of relaxation + assists with reducing stress + anxious feelings. Frankincense helps to let go of lower vibrations + negativity. A powerful cleanser of darkness. Helping to create new perspectives, based on light + truth.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang can help with anxious feelings + low mood, due to it’s calming + uplifting effects. Ylang ylang helps with cheerfulness + playfulness, courage, optimism + soothes fearfulness. Reconnecting to the pure, simple ways of the heart. It may calm agitation + nervousness and can also help to support sleep.

Vetiver

Vetiver oil has a tranquil, grounding + reassuring energy. Life can scatter one’s energy + vetiver assists with a feeling of connection with the self. Centering + emotionally aware. A nervous system tonic, it can help decreases jitteriness + hypersensitivity.

Basil

Basil is the oil of renewal. Supporting those who are under a great deal of mental strain, are overwhelmed, or have low energy. Basil has a calming effect on the nervous system. It also acts as a natural stimulant, rejuvenating vital forces after exhaustion or burnout.

Wild orange

Wild orange addresses a variety of emotional issues including; inspiring a positive mood,  fostering joy, abundance, playfulness, spontaneity + creativity. Wild orange helps one to let go of fear, nervous tension + lack mentality.

How to use essential oils for stress + anxious feelings

If you are looking to use a mixture of these oils to help with stress and anxious feelings, there are a number of ways to benefit. 

  • Make a roller bottle blend with any of the oils mentioned above, top with fractionated coconut oil + apply as necessary to the back of the neck and wrists. (15 drops of essential oils will suffice).
  • Diffuse essential oils of your choice in a diffuser — 6-10 drops for a large room, 3-5 drops in a small room.
  • Apply 2-3 drops of vetiver, diluted in a carrier oil along the spine.
  • Add 2-3 drops of wild orange + basil to the palm of your hand with a carrier oil + then apply to the small of your back.
  • Directly inhale your oil of choice from the bottle.
  • Wear oils in diffuser jewellery.
  • Make my Wild orange + choc raw slice
  • Create a body moisturiser by mixing five to eight drops of your essential oil of choice to an unscented moisturiser or carrier oil, like fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Apply liberally to the skin.
  • Take a bath by adding 15 drops of lavender or lavender peace essential oil and 1 cup of Epsom salts to the bathtub.

 


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Love Kristy x

 


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Boosting your immunity naturally

Every single day, we are continually exposed to organisms in our environment that are inhaled, swallowed or inhabit our skin. Whether or not these organisms develop into allergies, a virus, illness, infection or other health conditions, is reflective of the integrity of our body’s immune system + it’s defence mechanisms.

Our immune system protects the body from these pathogens by recognising them, neutralising and, or removing them. Constantly adapting to our body’s ever changing environment.

I want to share with you what I do to protect, support + strengthen my immunity, including eating a diet of mainly unprocessed, natural foods that are seasonal.

Raw garlic

Garlic contains compounds with potent medicinal properties. I also like to ferment garlic in a salt/water + herb brine to increase it’s nutritional properties. When we cook garlic, it can destroy some of it’s health-promoting compounds. I add the fermented garlic to things like dressings, pesto etc where it’s raw.

Ginger

Ginger is an antioxidant, is antibacterial + helps to support the immune system. I grate it into curries, smoothies, dressings etc.

Onions

I add onions to everything. Not only are they are packed with immune-boosting nutrients like selenium, sulfur compounds, zinc + vitamin C, but they make food taste so bloody good (+ smell incredible when you cook).

Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the foods with the highest antioxidants + anti-inflammatory properties. It is best mixed with black pepper to increase the body’s absorption. I love to drink Turmeric Golden Milk.

Turmeric Golden Milk

1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coconut oil
pinch black pepper
1 cup organic coconut milk
raw honey to taste

Add the ingredients to a mug except the milk. I froth my milk in a frother + pour over. Give a good stir + add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. If you want to be really organised like me, bulk make + add the dry ingredients to a jar (same ratio’s) to use when required. Obviously add the coconut oil, honey + milk when you make a fresh cup!

Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms (beneficial bacteria) that have health benefits when consumed. I include fermented foods like sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, homemade pickles + kombucha into my diet. 

Green leafy veg

Eating a rainbow of colour is a fundamental health tip. Optimal nutrients factor! As is, green leafy veg are some of the most nutritionally charged food (+ iron). In fact, the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants + photochemicals in fruits + veg have enormous healing powers. 

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”

Vitamin C

I eat plenty of foods high in vitamin C, including fresh fruits + veggies, especially citrus fruits, strawberries, broccolini, cabbage + parsley.

Zinc

I derive from fish, oysters, dairy foods (cheese come at me!), eggs, legumes, almonds, cashew, pine nuts, dark chocolate 85% + (hello you), sunflower + pumpkin seeds.

Seaweed

Seaweed is a potent anti-iflammatory + antioxidant + offers some of the highest quality of nutrition found in food. I add re-hydrated seaweed to my asian rice bowls, use it to make sushi etc.

Having a well balanced diet will supply you with all the essential nutrients your body needs for a healthy immune system, which is crucial to our all-round wellbeing.

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Essential oils

Many essential oils have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic + anti-fungal properties that can help to support your immune system. Some of the best essential oils for supporting your immunity including oregano (applied to the soles of the feet), myrrh, ginger, lemon, eucalyptus (apply to the chest), frankincense, peppermint + cinnamon.

To apply topically, add a couple of drops to the palm of you hand with a carrier oil + apply. Alternatively, you can make up a roller bottle blend for extended use. Always consult a dilution chart for safe amounts.

You can read more on essential oils below;

Essential oils supporting winter wellness

With love + in health,

Kristy x

 


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*Always check with your health care professional if you have any pre-existing issues prior to using essential oils. or if you are pregnant.

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Almond, choc + vanilla bliss balls

Mid afternoon nana nap calling you?

Naturally sweetened with dates, this is an energy booster that is good for you + delish.

A wholesome bite, on the go.

Make up a double batch + freeze so you have a healthy snack on hand whenever you need.

 


makes 20 

ingredients 

150g mix (raw almonds, raw cashews, sunflower seeds, black + white sesame)
250g pitted dates
2 tbsp organic raw cacao powder
1/2 tbsp cold pressed organic coconut oil
1 tsp organic vanilla bean paste

method

Dry toast your nuts + seeds in a pan for a couple of minutes, or until starting to turn golden.

Add all of the ingredients into a high powered blender. Pulse until the mixture comes together + everything is blended nicely.

Squeeze the mixture in your hands, as you form into balls.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

These goodies will last 1 week in the fridge.

 

With love + in radiant health,

Kristy x