I just realized I haven't written a blog since July!
Life has been transitional for me and I've been on the move, living full time in my RV since the beginning of June.
So Let's talk about TRANSITIONS first!
Making the decision to transfer my life into an RV wasn't a hard one since I've been living out of a suitcase since I left my home in Santa Fe, NM and gave in to my nomadic ways in 2012. However, it is a totally different lifestyle than what I am used to, so I've had to develop new ways of living and routines for myself. To keep balanced, I wake between 6-7am, drink something, bath room routine, meditate, practice yoga, breakfast, then work.....Although I have to admit, since I have an online business, sometimes, work comes first because of the way time zones coordinate.
Autumn is a time of obvious change....the leaves are turning colors, dying and falling off the trees, our gardens offer their final gifts for the season, the weather turns colder, forcing us to layer up and prepare for the upcoming winter...and in the Ayurvedic tradition, Autumn is Vata season because this season exaggerates Vata's qualities which are; light, subtle, mobile, dry, rough and cold. So if you are feeling out of balance this season, try doing the OPPOSITE of what you are currently doing to reduce these qualities. For example, if you have been eating lots of salads and raw foods, try the opposite and eat warm, cooked foods and drinks.
Seasonal change is a time to pay extra special attention to your self care!
Ever notice how people get sick and catch colds during the changing seasons?
1. COOK IN SEASON. Autumn is a great time to cook warm, mushy foods, make stews, curries, cassersoles, roasted veggies, and heavier dishes that contain warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg as some examples. Notice the plants that are ready for harvest at this time; squash, potatoes, peppers, cabbage, root vegetables, hardy, cold weather loving greens, beans and of course those special region specific foods. We want to eat these kinds of foods. We also want to drink warm fluids like herbal teas, "cooked water" or warm nut milk drinks, like the Ayurvedic remedy known as "Golden Milk". (To learn more about these Ayurvedic healing techniques, please sign up for my newsletter in the link at the end of this blog post. Thank you in advance for joining my newsletter!)
2. KEEP TO A ROUTINE. When we stick to our daily routine, we create a sense of stability in our lives. Depending on what our daily habits are, we are either living a life or health or one of depletion. Let's contribute to our "Healthy Bank Account". There is an Ayurvedic concept called Dinacharya, daily rituals, or daily habits (if the word ritual makes you uncomfortable) that teaches us to invite the sacred into our daily lives, for a healthier, happy life! If you are interested to learn more about Dinacharya and how you can integrate it into your life, please email me!
3. STAY WARM. Dress in layers. This way we can strip down or bundle up depending on the time of the day and how we feel. I tend to be ALWAYS cold, so I wear woolie socks + undies as a first layer, and I keep pashmina (wool) scarves in my car so I can grab them on the go! And I always have a cashmere beanie cap in my purse to keep my head warm! Dressing in wool and natural fibers will keep you warmer and dryer than synthetic fabrics.
So much has been changing for me! As I am sure it has been for you, too!
I've been doing so much personal work to up level, learn new skills for myself and for you. I've got a lot on my plate, which is a Vata dominant person's trait, and that I AM! I'm studying to become a certified ArOMaTherapist, an Mpowered Coach and a more powerful healer! I've been incredibly blessed to work with the most unique collection women, I've yet to meet, collaborating and learning from each other. We are creating in ways, which are unique to me, supporting each other's work and lifting each other up! WE are brewing up some divine goodness!
And speaking of Divine goodness, let me introduce to you the NEW THINGS doTERRA came out with! I was blessed to be able to attend my 4th doTERRA convention last month, meeting many people I work with and hearing what doTERRA has been up to over the last year! It was quite a scene! About 35,000 doTERRA lovers were there to celebrate the company's 10 year anniversary which was highlighted by special guest HUGH JACKMAN!
doTERRA's humanitarian, charitable and social work, brought me to tears yet again! It's such a rewarding and fulfilling feeling to be a part of a community that is making such positive change in our world! It's refreshing, really!
As pictured from left to right, I will go through the new products with you....
1. TURMERIC Essential Oil
As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, I am so happy that doTERRA has come out with this AMAZING EO! It's been used for centuries in Ayurvedic healing, mainly known for it's digestive + anti-inflammatory effects. It's flavor is pungent + bitter, and it's dry + light in quality.
Being useful for nearly everything, the Ayurvedic Actions of Turmeric are:
(the Sanskrit word in in italics)
Lekhanīya "Scraping" properties
Dīpana Kindles digestive fire (Jathara Agni)
Prameha Useful for diabetes
Pāndughna Useful for anaemia
Raktaśodhana Blood purifier
Ārtavajanana Promotes menses
Jvaraghna Alleviates fever
Visaghna Destroys poisons
Krmighna Worm destroying
Kusthagna Removes skin disease
Varnya Completion enhancer
Kandūghna Stops itching
Sandhānīya Heals broken bones
Śirovirecana Useful in clearing stagnation from the head
Stanyaśodhaka Purifies breasts + breast milk
*Ayurvedic Medicine ~ Sebastian Pole
It's Biomedical Actions are:
Emmenagogue (a substance that stimulates or increases menstrual flow)
Blood Tonic (tonics used to treat the blood for various issues)
Carminative (relieving flatulence)
Anti-Bacterial, -Inflammatory, -Oxidant, -Platelet, -Carcinogenic
Alterative (blood purifiers)
Cholagogue (promotes the flow of bile)
Vulnerary (useful in the healing of wounds)
Hypolipidaemic (decreases the lipid concentration in blood)
Now there's a plant that is really potent!
doTERRA sources their Pink Pepper Schinus molle from Africa and they are dramatically changing women's lives with their Co-Impact Sourcing Program. This is one of the important things that doTERRA does to ensure the quality and sourcing of the plants that go into making their essential oils, that really drew me to want to stand behind this company. doTERRA is committed to uplifting the lives of those in the farming communities where they source their plants, paying them year round, and working exclusively with them!
Supports a healthy Respiratory System
Promotes healthy Immune Function + Response
Support healthy Metabolism
The chemical components Limonene and α-Phellandrene may work to soothe and relax the nervous system
Limonene may also help support healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels already in the normal range
Stimulate your mind
Flavor your food
3. Yarrow / Pom Active Botanical Nutritive Duo
Since Pomegranates don't produce essential oils, doTERRA scientifically extracts the botanical nutrients from the seeds by cold pressing them. They blend these nutrients with healing benefits of Yarrow essential oil for a one of kind rejuvenative blend that contains punicic acid (found in pomegranates - a wide range of health benefits), and β-caryophyllene (BCP, anti-inflammatory, mind boosting and supports feelings of well being), chamazulene (this makes this oil a deep sapphire blue color, and gives it high anti-oxidative + -inflammatory properties) which supports our cells, immune + nervous systems!
I love using this Body Mist after a shower! It goes on smooth, non - greasy and is highly absorbable into the skin! Hydrate + nourish your skin with this mist that contains coconut + avocado oils, and the essential oils Lime, Frankincense, Bergamot, Osmanthus and Passion fruit! With a 360* sprayer, you can use this bottle at any angle!
Walk away from your shower smelling extra BE-YOU-ti-FULL!
Now children can carry around their very own essential oil blends in 10ml Roller bottles that have a plastic carabiner type clip so they won't lose them! (Hopefully!)
The Kid's Collection or "Kid's Kit" comes in a convenient zipper pouch with 6 perfectly diluted blends that address the whole body in 3 different aspects:
1. Mind (These Blends help focus the mind)
2. Body (These Blends soothe and protect the body)
3. Emotions (These Blends provide support in balancing emotions or encourage a positive mood)
So now we can empower our little ones to take care of themselves with natural remedies! We can teach our children how to use these oils with the flashcard ring that is color coded and has the body system symbol on each card. How cool is this?!
The 6 Different Blends are:
- Thinker Blend = Vetiver, Peppermint, Clementine, Rosemary + Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) for optimal support when distractions are high!
- Calmer Blend = Lavender, Cananga, Buddha Wood, Roman Chamomile + FCO promotes a serene atmosphere.
- Stronger Blend = Cedarwood, Litsea, Frankincense, Rose + FCO to promotes feeling of vitality and strength.
- Rescuer Blend = Copaiba, Lavender, Spearmint, Zanthoxylum + FCO to ease those growing pains. After all, it's tough being a kid!
- Steady Blend = Amyris, Balsam Fir, Coriander, Magnolia + FCO because kids need support grounding down and cultivating some peace in their frenetic little lives!
- Brave Blend = Wild Orange, Amyris, Osmanthus Cinnamon + FCO Life is BIG and can be overwhelming. Kids are small and sensitive. Let's arm them with some extra courage to face their day + Ignite their super powers!
I give this mouthwash 2 thumbs up! I love the taste which includes the essential oils Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary and Eucalyptus! AND It's alcohol FREE!!! It's been formulated to clean teeth and gums, reduce plaque, and promote a healthy mouth and fresh breath!
I'm fully addicted and have been using it daily!!
FINALLY! A Natural Deodorant that actually works! They are hard to find!
Now, after their 2nd try, doTERRA has created a natural deodorant that uses baking soda and arrowroot as a base but has the scent of doTERRA's Balance, Grounding Blend of essential oils which is a combination of Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus in a base of FCO.
I'm the perfect tester for this product! I can be a stinky girl! But I put this product to the test myself. I only have to put this on after I shower and I'm still smelling hints of Balance throughout my day!
I'm THRILLED to say that it WORKS!!!! Try it for yourself!
Oh yeah baby!
These softgels are the BOMB!
AND Carrageenan FREE!
Get the anti-inflammatory, -oxidant, analgesic properties of Copaiba essential oil in an ingestible softgel! I keep them in my purse and have been using them when I'm feeling the need for some muscular support + to create feelings of ease! I've also been sharing them with others! Who doesn't NEED these?! WE can all benefit from these!
There’s so much talk about CBD oils these days so let’s understand the Endocannabinoid System.
(Yes, you have one!)
The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant (cannabis) that led to its discovery, is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health!
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
Cannabinoids promote homeostasis at every level of biological life, from the sub-cellular, to the organism, and perhaps to the community and beyond. Here's one example: autophagy, a process in which a cell sequesters part of its contents to be self-digested and recycled, is mediated by the cannabinoid system. While this process keeps normal cells alive, allowing them to maintain a balance between the synthesis, degradation, and subsequent recycling of cellular products, it has a deadly effect on malignant tumor cells, causing them to consume themselves in a programmed cellular suicide. The death of cancer cells, of course, promotes homeostasis and survival at the level of the entire organism.
Endocannabinoids and cannabinoids are also found at the intersection of the body's various systems, allowing communication and coordination between different cell types. At the site of an injury, for example, cannabinoids can be found decreasing the release of activators and sensitizers from the injured tissue, stabilizing the nerve cell to prevent excessive firing, and calming nearby immune cells to prevent release of pro-inflammatory substances. Three different mechanisms of action on three different cell types for a single purpose: minimize the pain and damage caused by the injury.
The endocannabinoid system, with its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body's organs, is literally a bridge between body and mind. By understanding this system we begin to see a mechanism that explains how states of consciousness can promote health or disease.
Endocannabinoids and the receptors that they communicate with to induce physiological responses are found all throughout the body. Your brain, vital organs, immune cells, and even connective tissue contain endocannabinoid receptors, which are tasked with maintaining the stability of our body’s internal processes while dealing with fluctuations in the external environment.
Immune response, inflammatory response, memory, and even appetite are influenced by these receptors. They are a vital link between the brain and the rest of the body, coordinating communication by different cell types.
Copaiba essential oil, has the highest concentration than any other plants (55%) of Beta-caryophyllene. (BCP) which is a sesquiterpene compound found in 100's of different plant species, and it has recently been recognized for its unique ability to interact with CB2 but not CB1 receptors.
Read more here.....
Purify the air, brighten + energize a room, while bringing the feelings of the tropics into your home and begin to feel your nervous system settle on down! It contains limonene which is super cleansing! Protect your home and your body from environmental threats!
Green Mandarin contains a higher concentration of gamma-Terpinene. Because of this, Green Mandarin may share some beneficial properties with Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil, such as being protective against environmental threats and great for skin and hair care.
*******doTERRA's Green Mandarin is the ONLY citrus oil WITHOUT a photosensitivity warning.
That’s because it does not contain any measurable furanocoumarins, which are present in small amounts in all other citrus oils!!! SO INTERESTING!
Green Mandarin essential oil is derived from the unripe or green mandarin fruits!
Red Mandarin essential oil is also available from doTERRA, but that EO is cold pressed from the rinds!
Approximately 60-70% of the green fruit is removed from the tree during this thinning process. In the past, this unripe fruit was discarded or left on the ground to decompose, as the fruit too tart to be enjoyed. YAY doTERRA for finding use for otherwise, discarded materials! (Did you know doTERRA does something similar with their Douglas Fir oil! It's growing as an invasive tree in New Zealand, so they are sourcing it from there to help remove the species!!!! YAY FOR CO-IMPACT SOURCING TECHNIQUES!)
However, a unique essential oil is contained in these young, unripe fruits. The cold-pressed green rinds yield a fragrant, uplifting oil distinct from that of fully ripened mandarins (which is known as Red Mandarin essential oil). Green Mandarin offers a wider range of benefits than most other citrus oils and may be preferred for cosmetic use.
This essential oil is in being ethically sourced in Brazil!
Check out this Sourcing Video for GREEN MANDARIN!
doTERRA's Touch oils are all sold in 10ml roller bottles and are perfectly diluted with FCO so they can be applied daily, and used with children and people with sensitive skin!
Sourced from Southeast Asia, Magnolia EO has been used in beauty treatments for centuries because of it's ability to calm, moisturize and soothe the skin, and to keep it so healthy looking. The flowers are steam distilled and the aroma is "super tranquilo", as they say in Mexico! It supports the nerves and helps us feel as if our mood is being lightened!
I've been addicted to this one since I got it! It stays in my purse for multiple daily usage! I keep it alongside my other favorite rollers: Jasmine + Rose + Neroli!
They all blend well together too, in my opinion too!
DREAM TOUR COLLECTION
for the discounted price of $230 WHOLESALE!
AND AS A SPECIAL PROMO FOR OCTOBER
doTERRA WILL GIVE YOU THESE FREE PRODUCTS:
1. A CAR DIFFUSER
2. A 5ml Bottle of Red Mandarin (you can compare the 2!)
3. A 5ml Bottle of Clementine
4. A 5ml Bottle of Kumquat
AND IF YOU ORDER THIS ON THE LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM (LRP)
BY THE 15TH
doTERRA WILL ALSO GIVE YOU
A FREE 15ML BOTTLE OF LEMON EO!!!
HAVE QUEStiONS? ASK ME!
I'm happy to help you!
DREAM TOUR is happening now and heading to a city near you!
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