Category Archives: Women’s health

essential oil’s for women: heart health, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight control

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Heart disease is the number one killer of women, according to the AHA it causes 1 out of 3 deaths every year. That’s kind of scary girls! It means that we should all be taking note of how to not only eat healthier and exercise, but take advantage of any other available resources to help our health; for example harnessing the power of essential oils.

Heart health goes hand in hand with controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and keeping a healthy weight. I am going to cover some oils that can help you strive towards a healthier you.I can say from personal experience that they honestly work, I went from having stroke worthy blood pressure levels to, perfect, healthy ones in just under 6 weeks, truly remarkable.

Lets start with Lemon, drinking a glass of water with lemon EO in it each morning will help your body rid itself of toxins, so that it can run better. Adding Peppermint and Grapefruit to that as a combo will also help your lose weight, by boosting your metabolism and suppressing your appetite.

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If losing weight is something you need to become healthier you can also add Endoflex or Slique to your regiment.

Endoflex is a combination of spearmint, sage, geranium, myrtle, nutmeg and german chamomile in a base of sesame oil. It works with the adrenal system to balance hormones and support the thyroid. It can be used topically, or ingested digested, 2-4 drops a day.

Slique is a unique mixture of grapefruit, tangerine, spearmint, lemon, ocotea and stevia. It is generally used through out the day to suppress hunger. The citrus oils work to boost metabolism and detox, the ocotea to control appetite and the stevia a calorie free sweetener to help flavor your beverage. You simply add 2-4 drops to your favorite drink when ever hunger arises. It should be used in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet.

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As a general heart health oil there is Aroma Life, is a blend of cyrpress, marjoram, helichrysum, and ylang ylang essential oils in a base of sesame oil. It works by supporting the cardiovascular, circulatory and lymphatic systems. It lowers blood pressure, promotes better circulation, treats headaches and calms stress. It has been shown that it can lower blood pressure in just 5-10 minutes. It should be applied over the heart, under feet and under your ring finger daily.

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Ylang Ylang, Ocotea and Goldenrod are some great single oils that work great for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. You can either diffuse them or apply 1-2 drops topically on your   temples and neck every 3-4 hours through out the day.

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Another of my favorites to apply through out the day is Stress Away, I am sure that this is the oil that in combination with the daily Lemon has lowered my own blood pressure. It is a combo of copaiba, lime, cedarwood, vanilla, ocotea and lavender. It smells heavenly! You can apply topically as needed through out the day for stress or relaxation, or it can be diffused to calm the whole room.

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Another great supplement to assist in lowering cholesterol levels is NingXia Red, is a powerful antioxidant drink supplement. It contains wolf berries, blueberries, aronia, cherry, pomegranate and plum juices, natural stevia, grape seed extract, vanilla, orange, yuzu, lemon and tangerine essential oils. It helps lower cholesterol by providing total body support, boosting energy levels and detoxing your whole system. Plus its very tasty! You only need 2oz a day to reap its benefits, 1oz morning and night.

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All of the above are perfect starts to a healthier you, don’t be one of the statistics, prove them wrong and live and long healthy life.

~Rachel
 

 

 

 

 

 

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essential oil’s for women: PMS, menopause and stress

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Lets face it, being a woman isn’t always as fun as it might sound! There are plenty of ailments we get to cope with everyday, only increasing with age, while some are easily soothed, others not so much. Essential oils are a perfect, healthy more holistic way to treat these issues. Over a series of posts I hope to help you discover their potential.

Lets start with good, old PMS. There are multiple of options for treating the cramping, heavy menstruation, mood swings, headaches, bloating, skin breakouts that this fun time of the month brings with it. I am going to cover the most popular options, which are also versatile in treating the symptoms of menopause, hot flashes, thinning hair, low libido, dryness, and low bone density.

First off there is Progessence Plus, a serum made with wild yam, vitamin E, Frankincense, Bergamot, Rosewood, Clove, Cedarwood, Copiaba and Peppermint. It works as a hormone supplement, using wild yam a natural source of progesterone. Most PMS symptoms are caused by fluctuating hormones, Progessence Plus helps keep them level through out the month, easing, or preventing symptoms. It works similarly for menopause, but as natural hormone replacement. According to Dr. John Lee, estrogen has been linked with hair loss, weight gain, cancer, memory loss, uterine fibroids, autoimmune conditions and fatigue. So regulating your progesterone levels is an important part of remaining healthy.

It should be applied directly to your neck, 1-2 drops, once or twice a day. It is safe to use at age 12.

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Next there is Dragon Time, this is a blend of Clary Sage, Fennel, Lavender, Marjoram, Yarrow and Jasmine essential oils. It is used to also help balance hormones, relief menstrual cramps, reduce water retention, calm and relax the muscles that cause headaches and to uplift emotions.

This blend can be applied as a hot compress to the abdomen or back, or applied directly. It can also be diffused during hormonal times

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Lastly there is EndoFlex, a combination of spearmint, sage, geranium, myrtle, German chamomile and nutmeg, combined with sesame oil as a carrier. It helps support your adrenal glands and balance hormones. It also helps dispel negative emotions, boosts energy, and is an anti-inflammatory.

This is another combo that can either be used daily, or during mensuration.

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Stress is an issue we all inevitably deal with, it can effect your entire family and disrupt all your life’s. There are some great oils to help you deal with it and I am going to share my favorites.

Stress Away is a blend of copaiba, lime, cedarwood, vanilla, ocotea and lavender. It helps with relaxation, insomnia, high blood pressure, balancing emotion and calming irritation. Its a true life saver in my home.

You can apply daily, or just in times of need, apply topically to neck, temples and wrists.

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Valor is up next, a mix of spruce, rosewood, blue tansy, frankincense in a base of coconut oil. This oil helps relieve anxiety and panic, balances emotions, builds confidence and helps with focus.

It should be applied topically to temples and neck. It is wonderful used alone, or with the next oil Joy. It can also be diffused.

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Joy is happiness in a bottle, my girls call it their happy oil. Its a mixture of bergamot, ylang ylang, geranium, lemon, coriander, tangerine, jasmine, roman chamomile, palmarosa and rose. It can be used to stabilize your emotions, relieve depression, calm anxiety and up lift your mood.

Apply on your chest, over your heart and to wrists. It can also be diffused alone, or with another oil to uplift the whole household.

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Finally Grounding a combination of white fir, spruce, ylang ylang, pine, cedarwood, angelica and juniper. Grounding helps you cope with reality in a positive manner, it relaxes you and stabilizes emotional chaos.

It can be applied topically to your neck and temples or diffused to uplift the whole room.

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Try some of these oils for yourselves and let me know if you love them as much as I do.

~Rachel