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If you want renewed energy to get you through your day, spend a few minutes now to complete the following easy 7 step Chakra balance with essential oils.
Do it for seven days in a row and you will be bounding towards the end of the financial year feeling resilient and vital. Go on Soul Sister, get your hippie on!

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Beautiful busy woman, are you taking care of yourself?

To ward off the onset of any dreaded lurgies and protect your vital energy,  incorporate some immune stimulating and restorative essential oils into your self-care regime for the next few weeks.

A wonderful blend to diffuse in your living or work spaces is a 1 drop sweet thyme, 2 drops palmarosa, 2 drops bergamot and 1 drop niaouli essential oils.

This synergy of oils has antimicrobial, uplifting and restorative properties and it smells divine.

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Over the past five years I have been able to improve my family’s health and wellbeing easily, safely and naturally using essential oils in everything from our personal care and cleaning products to aromatherapy massage.

Read on to find out how you can easily do the same.

Lifestyle factors and the exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins in your food and environment can can cause congestion in your body and many forms of inflammation and ‘itis’.

We know this is not good for our health and quality of life and we all want to have more energy and vitality, great sleep, less pain, inflammation and to be happier.

Perhaps the easiest way for you to enjoy the benefits of Aromatherapy and reduce your exposure to toxins is to replace your personal care products with ones that do not contain known hazardous chemicals; shampoo, conditioner, bath/shower gel, moisturiser, and skincare come to mind.

There are many natural health companies who provide green and safe personal care products or you can make your own. Perfect Potions have essential oils, personal and skincare products which fit the bill.

Together with making some simple lifestyle changes, using essential oils in Aromatherapy massage can support your lymphatic system to effectively eliminate toxins and help many conditions associated with toxic overload, restoring your wellbeing.

To improve the function of your lymphatic system, essential oil blends containing detoxifying essential oils such as cypress, grapefruit, fennel seed, geranium and juniper berry diluted in jojoba oil can be incorporated into regular aromatherapy massage, baths and/or used in personal care products.

Essential oil Safety Tip: Consult with a qualified Aromatherapist to check which essential oils may interact with your existing medications or existing health conditions. To book an appointment with myself go here.

A fantastic way to cleanse your whole house is with a “green” cleaning spray.

A great general purpose spray for kitchen bench tops contains essential oils of tea tree, lemon and orange. In 120Ml spray bottle pour 90ml distilled water, 2tsp liquid Castile soap, dash white vinegar, 5 drops tea tree, 15 drops lemon, 15 drops orange essential oils.  Shake bottle well before each use.

To combat mould in the bathroom, replace the essential oils in the above recipe with 5 drops thyme, 10 drops tea tree, 15 drops lemon and 5 drops cloves – works beautifully.

When using essential oils in cleaning you eliminate toxic nasties, boost the immune system and also provide a wonderful aroma to your living environment. This also helps to provide a relaxing living space for the whole family.

Here is a recipe for a green insect repellent or household insect spray, it is great for mosquitoes and flies. Patch test this one on your skin in case of sensitivity. Do not use directly on skin of children under 5 years.

  • 30 ml Peppermint hydrosol (Mentha × piperita)
  • 3 drops Lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogon citratus)
  • 4 drops Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin)
  • 6 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)

Replace your insect spray every few weeks as this recipe contains no preservatives.

Essential oil safety tip. When purchasing essential oils and hydrosols make sure they are pure and from a reputable supplier. For further information see my blog on essential oil safety here.

For more information about using essential oils for health and wellbeing or to book a therapeutic aromatherapy massage contact me here.

Yours in Living Well,

Kim

restorative immune boosting essential oilsLast night I met a beautiful successful woman in business, who was suffering from a cold. She shared with me that she had been sick for a number of weeks and just couldn’t shake it. I admire her resilience for being out promoting her business even while she was unwell. She is dedicated to her clients and their success.

It is this very dedication to others which can be our own downfall when we don’t prioritise self-care as part of our daily routine.

The thing is we are all time poor, but the impact of getting sick really does take away from our ability to thrive in our lives and business. Looking after yourself has to be a non-negotiable in your day.

Here are a few simple and quick ways you can use essential oils to boost your immune system and treat cold symptoms if you do get the dreaded lurgy.

Prevention is obviously better than cure. Support the immune system with energising, refreshing and uplifting essential oil blends with antibacterial and antiviral properties.

A great immune boosting blend to diffuse in the home or office is 1 drop sweet thyme, 2 drops palmarosa, 2 drops bergamot and 1 drop niaouli.

Diffusing essential oils is much more than just experiencing a pleasant aroma. Diffusing essential oils helps to eliminate airborne microbes, lift your mood, balance your body energetically, all of which contribute to boosting the immune system.

Get some quality sleep. Have a dedicated wind down routine in the evening; have some quiet time free from technology at least one hour before bed. Spend time in quiet reflection, journal, read inspirational stories, spend quality time with your loved ones. Calming, balancing, soothing and stabilising the nervous system allows the body and mind to rest and restore building your immune response.

Add 20 drops of sweet orange, 5 drops of lavender, 5 drops of petitgrain, 5 drops of sandalwood and 5 drops of roman chamomile to 100mls of distilled water in a PET spray bottle. Shake bottle well before lightly misting bed linen, curtains and room prior to going to sleep.

If you have come down with a cold, essential oils are wonderful healing tools to relieve some of the symptoms and shorten the duration of the illness.

Headache blend – Blend 3 drops of lavender and 2 drops of peppermint in 20mls of raw organic coconut oil and gently massage into base of the skull, temples (be careful not to get near the eyes), and bottom of feet. Use broad gentle strokes and take slow deep breaths.

Chest rub – (adults) Blend 2 drops of eucalyptus, 2 drops of niaouli, 2 drops lavender in 20mls of coconut oil. Rub into chest, back and bottom of feet, put socks on feet and try to get some rest.  Safety tip do not use eucalyptus essential oil and niaouli on children under 10 with respiratory issues. Alternative recipe for children; 2 drops mandarin, 2 drops lavender and 2 drops frankincense in 20mls coconut oil.

Bath blend – there is nothing like a soothing warm aromatic bath to make you feel better when you have a cold. A restorative blend is 2 drops of lemon, 2 drops of niaouli, 2 drops of lavender in 15mls of coconut oil and 1/2cup of magnesium bath flakes. Soak for up to 20 minutes breathing gently and deeply.

For tips and hints on how to use essential oils in your everyday routine for improved health and wellbeing why not join my Facebook group Healthy Vibrant Living, here or attend my FREE event in East Brisbane to support Natural Medicine Week here.

Yours in Living Well,

Kim