Essential Oil Synergy

Upcoming Workshops and Info Sessions

Understand the hidden secrets of essential oils. Take part in this easy introduction workshop (more like ‘funshop’) to understand how simple it is to make items using essential oils. Each session we will be making different items and have the opportunity to talk about the properties of some of the oils we will be using. This is a great opportunity to understand how to incorporate essential oils in your daily regime. Reduce the toxic load on your body using alternatives in your home and for personal care.

ESSENTIAL OILS and HORSE MASSAGE –

Location –  Spruce Ridge Stables, Pembroke, ON
Date- Sunday May 15th 2016
Time – 10:30 am to 3 pm

Please come by for a casual get together to understand easy and proven ways to use essential oils in your home. See the products and see some simple, trouble free methods to use essential oils in your daily life.

Equine Massage and Essential Oils

Understand the hidden secrets of essential oils. Take part in this easy introduction workshop (more like ‘funshop’) to understand how simple it is to make items using essential oils. This session we will be:

  • Investigating the hidden secrets of essential oils.
  • Discussing the power of essential oils and their properties.
  • Making an item you can use with your horse.

This is a great opportunity to understand how to incorporate essential oils in your daily routine to reduce the amount of toxins you take in by you body using alternatives in your home and stable.

Please come by for a casual get together to understand easy and proven ways to use essential oils.

See the products and see some simple, trouble free methods to use essential oils in your daily life.

Some products you can make include:

  • All natural fly spray – easy spray bottle can tuck inside your purse.
  • Hoof Soaking Salts for hoof absess – .

All supplies and information are provided.

Equine Massage

Included will be a “how the horse works” component. If you are an equine enthusiast, breeder, trainer, coach understanding how the horse moves and works will improve your eye for training and horse development.

We will present a horse with major muscle groups identified on it for your understanding of how the horse works. See the major muscle groups and how they function for horse development.

For the best learning outcome participants should bring a notebook (or some form of paper), pen or pencil, and colored pencils or highlighter.

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How to use Essential Oils Safely

There has been an increase in interest in essential oils. Some stores and shops have popped up with essential oils. But beware! they may not be what you think they are!

  1. Make sure they are pure therapeutic essential oils.
    Some manufacturers are just that. Manufacturers. They make essential oils. Pure therapeutic grade oils are not manufactured but rather obtained from plant material. Pure therapeutic grade essential oils have:
    – no fillers
    – no preservatives
    – no additives
    they just have pure substances from the plant. If it doesn’t say Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils… then don’t use it.

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  2. Dilute essential oils when using topically on the skin. 
    Some essential oils are fine to use “neat” (without dilution) but most should be used diluted with a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, jojoba oil or almond oil. Some oils you can use without dilution are:
    – Lavender
    – Chamomile
    – Rose.
    To check to see if you have a reaction to any oils try a small amount of the oil on the inside of your elbow. If you are concerned you may have a reaction do not continue to use it. Dilute with carrier oil. Do not wash off with water as this will disperse the oil over the skin more as oil and water do not mix. Apply carrier oil or even olive oil to dilute and wipe off.

    Dilute essential oils when using with children. This means use 5 drops of lavender (for example) and mix it with 20 drops of carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil). Mix the oils in a essential oil container/bottle and then apply the oil to your child. If you are concerned about the oils being too potent, you can dilute further- this means 5 drops of lavender oil and 40 drops carrier oil. You will still get the benefits of the oil even if it is diluted in this fashion.
    Do not “test”oils on your hands or on the hands of your children. They may touch their face and eyes which will transport the oil to the most sensitive part of their body.
    For additional information about how to use essential oil safely please visit this awesome website:
    https://www.naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety/

  3. Use oils Aromatically.
    essential oil expert, essential oils Ottawa, Laura kelland-MayThis means put essential oils in a diffuser. Diffusers create a small mist which distributes the essential oils throughout your home. This is particularly helpful if you have someone with a cold. Putting eucalyptus or peppermint oil in a diffuser can help with sinus conjestion.
    And if you have a hard time getting to sleep then diffusing lavender may help relax then and
  4. Caution using essential oils internally.
    You can use essential oils internally. Make sure it is labelled with a “Supplement Facts Box”. This should include instructions and cautionary notes. If you are unsure, then don’t take them internally. Remember essential oils are powerful and a little goes a long way. Never take more than 1 – 2 drops at a time.

What’s your favorite way to use essential oils?

Leave a comment and let us know how you use your essential oils!

 

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Google HANGOUT! – Essential Oils

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3 Easy Steps to Sooth a Sun-burnt Muzzle

Does your horse get sunburn? or at least occasional sun burn on his/her nose.

Well take a look at this!

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Sun-Burnt Muzzle

This is K-Leigh’s muzzle. After 2 days out in the sun her pink skin was burned, sore and red. I happened to be away for four days and the young women who were looking after the stable noticed the redness in K-leigh’s muzzle.

They looked after it as best they could. They put anti-bacterial cream on it and also diaper cream. This picture is after 4 days of polysporin and zinc oxide.  Still looks pretty sore right?

When I arrived home I saw her muzzle and it was hot and sore to touch, although it didn’t slow down her eating ability. She holds up her end of the bargain of “eats like a horse”!

It was red, sore and seemingly not getting better, so I did what any horse owner would do…

got out my essential oils and made a sunburn blend to put on her nose!

the blend, which includes , beeswax, FCO and coconut oil as well as essential oils for skin worked a charm and after three days, her nose was almost back to normal!.

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After 4 days her nose was virtually burnt to a crisp the Velvet Muzzle Salve saved her skin and relieved the red and soreness.

An added bonus, the Salve I used I made myself and can be used on other cuts, sores and bites. I use it routinely on those pesky bites on the horse’s chest and underneath their jowl. As well I swipe a bit in their ears to soften any scabs they may have in their ears as well as detering flies who happen to get into their ears. All in all a great find!

Do you have a success story using essential oils with your horse? Well…. we’d like to hear about it.

 

Step 1

Do not use oils, gels or lotions. Although polysporin and antibacterial cream seemed like a good idea, the petroleum jelly just sits on the top of the skin, and even in some cases may casue more sun burn.

Step 2

Use your essential oils. For this I used:

Velvet Muzzle Salve for Sun Burn Relief

Velvet Muzzle Salve for Sun Burn Relief

  • Fractionated Coconut oil
  • beeswax
  • lavender essential oil
  • Helichrysum Essential oil
  • Frankincense Essential oil
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • Organic Vitamin E

Step 3

Use a little and often. I used the ‘Velvet Muzzle Skin Salve’ 3 or 4 times per day. Each time I just swiped it onto her nose. It is consistency of soft soap and glides on smoothly over her muzzle.

I also put it on her ears and the front of her chest to relief itchiness from those pesky flies!
Fill out this form if you would like to try some Velvet Muzzle Salve for yourself
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If you are frustrated by your lack of weight loss, maybe your doing it wrong!

Has this ever happened to you? You get on the scale and you are elated you have successfully dropped the weight you wanted to lose.

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Then, you get back on the scale a few days later, you have put them back on again? I know I have.

And you are not alone. If you are like me and are challenged my weight loss you are not alone. This is a huge industry and getting weight off an keeping it off is a multi-million dollar niche market.

Part of the industry is really helping us lose weight but, I don’t know about you, I get the feeling there are some un-mentioned rules about weight loss people are just not into sharing because they really don’t want us to get healthy and lose that weight. And by THEY I mean the people who are selling weight loss products.

Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Essential oils are not a magic bullet. Don’t take 3 drops of this and 4 drops of that and expect to wake up 10pounds lighter. Essential oils can, however, be a part of a healthy lifestyle to help curb cravings and support your body to lose weight.

Oils address a root cause of why you maybe overweight. Emotional eating, stress eating, unbalanced diet, cravings, these can be addressed with essential oils.Using essential oils for weight loss is NOT a cure-all. But it can be the part of a lifestyle change that gets your body over the plateau or hump it’s been struggling with. If you are an ’emotional’ eater I use and recommend this book Emotions & Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing I have used it to help in many areas of my life (not just with eating).

To look at weight loss as a single entity would be wrong. The smart way to look at weight loss is to think of how your daily routine is impacting your weight loss/gain.

To isolate your lack of weight loss and say, you must eat cabbage for a week to lose weight, would give you a net loss for a few weeks but to sustain this loss, you have to change your habits. This approach would only lead you to believe if you only eat cabbage you would lose weight. And it will, but it is an unbalanced, quick fix which will not be sustainable.

When coupled with a holistic approach, using essential oils for weight loss can help you address many of these things. Therapeutic grade essential oils are known to have a positive affect on the physical well-being, can address emotions and stress, and impacts our inner work that is undoubtedly tied to everything we do or struggle with.

Quality of Essential Oils

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Your Daily Routine is Impacting Your Weight Loss(Photo credit: GmanViz)

Not all essential oils are made equally. When purchasing oils check the label. The label should say THERAPEUTIC GRADE essential oils. If the label doesn’t say therapeutic grade put it back on the shelf. It is of no use to you.

I use a brand called doTERRA oils and they have exceeded the Therapeutic grade and developed their own grade – CERTIFIED PURE THERAPEUTIC GRADE essential oils. The essential oil industry is unregulated so the oil you by from your local supplier may or may not be pure. The oil found at the grocery store, health food store or drug store are purchased from whole-salers which may or may not be concerned about quality control.

Some suppliers, in an effort to make better return on investment (i.e. more money) thin the oils with additives and solvents. These chemicals are used to help bolster volume but it reduces the effectiveness of the oils.

A LOT goes into creating a therapeutic grade essential oil. The best essential oil brands follow these guidelines:

  • Proper plant varieties
  • Grown in their indigenous region around the world
  • Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc
  • Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties
  • Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules
  • Third-party testing of each and every batch
  • Stand behind the internal use of their oils

Metabolic of Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Using these oils separately is a possibility, but it’s the unique proportions of this blend and the quality of these oils that make the difference in the therapeutic support they offer.

There are many essential oils that can support your weight loss efforts, but sometimes a specialty metabolic blend can give you that boost to stop cravings. A metabolic blend can balance your appetite, increase your energy, balance your metabolism, uplift your mood and more.

Consider the following oils in your own metabolic blend.

  • Grapefruit: As one of the top essential oils for weight loss, grapefruit has been shown to help with cellulite, overeating, weight loss, and toning, as well as stress, and uplifting the mind and thoughts. On emotional and spiritual levels, grapefruit is said to address a person’s self-acceptance, self-abuse, eating disorders, and body image.
  • Lemon: This oil has a gentle detoxifying affect on the body, increases physical energy levels, and may address intestinal parasites and a multitude of digestive ailments. On an emotional and spiritual level it can affect a person’s self-judgments and self-approval.
  • Peppermint: Peppermint is great for a huge array of digestive issues, stimulates the mind, and helps with candida (which often influences weight). Emotionally and spiritually it it uplifts heavy emotions, such as depression, and increases optimism and motivation.
  • Ginger: Ginger is well-known for digestion or digestive issues. It also increases energy, warms the body, and acts as a tonic and a stimulant to the system. Emotionally and spiritually, ginger creates empowerment. Its warming and stimulating properties stimulates our inner strength, our willingness to change, and our refusal to being powerless or defeated in our life.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon is said to enhance the work of all the other essential oils for weight loss. With that it’s also been found to impact healthy insulin levels, improve digestion and circulation, gently detox the body, stimulates the immune system, and even increases libido. Emotionally and spiritually, cinnamon is said to increase our self-love, improve our body image and acceptance, and allows us to feel free to be ourselves.

These oils will help. But sustained small incremental habits over a consistent period will help you achieve your weight loss goals or any goals really. The Slim & Sassy blend has no caffeine, sugars, artificial (flavors, colors or preservatives), and it has no harmful side effects.

How to Use Slim & Sassy

You can use this oil:

  • Internally – Just pop a couple of drops into your water bottle and shake it up. The oils may float to the top so shake the bottle before drinking.
  • Aromatically – Can be diffused or inhaled directly.
  • Topically – Can be applied directly to the skin or within a carrier oil, such as franctioinated coconut oil. Diluting the oils is recommended for young or sensitive skin. If you think you may have sensitive skin, do a patch test to see if there is a reaction.
PLEASE NOTE – taking essential oils internally is not recommended for most essential oils. Check the label of your oil. The bottle should say “Generally Recognized As Safey” by the FDA (21CFR182.20) or it says Can be taken internally. If it does not have this designation… then do not take it internally.
ALSO – Citrus oils such as grapefruit, orange, lemon may cause photosensitivity (sunburn). Don’t apply in the eyes, nose, or ears, and consult your doctor if you’re pregnant or nursing and keep out of eyes, ears, or nose.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS MEANT FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES & NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROPER MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT BY A VETERINARIAN OR DOCTOR.

 

 

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using essential oils can be dangerous – Best practice’s for using essential oils so you don’t get burned

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Easy Recipe Booklet

Download your Easy Recipe Booklet here.  Easy Recipes

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How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Are you having trouble sleeping? Here are some easy tips to get a good night’s sleep.

Lavender essential oil is known to relax and calm the central nervous system.

Relaxation and getting to sleep is  no easy task for many this day and age.

Getting to sleep is no easy task for many people. Distractions, such as living on a main road, or nocturnal pets are all it takes for someone that finds getting to sleep a struggle, a near impossibility. Essential oils have been praised for generations for their sleep inducing abilities. Essential oils can be used to help induce sleep in a number of ways. This can be by preparing a bath, or even using oils as a topical treatment, ie. used directly on the skin.

The first thing you must bear in mind about essential oils is that a little goes a long way. Even a couple of drops can be used to richly fragrance a large living room. Only ever use a maximum of 4 drops each time, as too strong a scent can do the exact opposite of the purpose you are attempting to achieve.

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I mean it when i say to apply a couple of drops of lavender on the bottom of your big toe.
Your big toe is a target point for your brain and putting a couple of drops of lavender there will assist you to relax and have a deeper sleep. ~~~ don’t believe me? Try it!

Other tips

  1. Set regular sleep hours. Unless you have to work the ‘graveyard shift’, try setting regular hours for bedtime.
  2. Avoid caffeine in the afternoon. And for some people even a small amount of caffeine can be enough to disrupt sleep time
  3. Get regular exercise. I find a daily routine which includes adequate exercise is one way to help off to sleep.
  4. Meditate
  5. Use essential oils – Especially Lavender

 

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