Friday

Essential Oils

Hi! I’m Nadine and I’m a holistic health nut, ha! Okay, not really but kind of. I, too, am a personal trainer, over at Fitness Solutions . Naturally my clients would ask me for remedies to common health issues. For years, I would research, use, and recommend various “natural remedies”. Each one, although good, came with their own list of uses, possible side effects, rules when using, and unfortunately occasional recalls. It was a lot to keep up with and sometimes not worth the possible relief it would provide. When there is an ailment people want relief and they want it to be fast and effective. 

When I was pregnant with my second child I experienced many common pregnancy ailments and was introduced to essential oils. Not only were they safe which was most important to me, but they were extremely effective and so very soothing. I used them, loved them, but still had my medicine cabinet full of a mix between Whole Foods and CVS. The oils were nice but I hadn’t completely accepted their vast abilities and uses. It wasn’t until my anxious little pregnant mind started FREAKING out about my second c-section. A good friend, yet again recommended essential oils. I was thinking a heavy duty pharmaceutical would do the trick but couldn’t get over the synthetics I would be exposing my body and my baby to. I gave the oils a try. Low and behold, they did the trick. Not only was I not freaking out, I was calm, relaxed, happy, and had a dream procedure to welcome our little love into the world. 

Since then I dove head first into the world of essential oils. Using them for my son from the time he was a newborn, curing clogged tear ducts, providing relief for Croup, for my 3 year old to boost immune function during the preschool years, tantrums, and potty problems, for my husband to cure chronic sinus infections, and for myself for digestive and food allergy relief, energy, and metabolism support to drop baby weight. I’ve helped clients find remedies for cholesterol, acne, diabetes, cancer, musculoskeletal issues, the list goes on. Here are a few facts about essential oils and why I love them so much. 



Essential oils: 

  • Address issues and root causes (instead of managing symptoms)


  • Are made of hundreds of natural compounds found in plants that enhance physical and emotional health


  • Are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs


  • Inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses On Guard has been scientifically proven to fight Staph infections and MRSA (that’s major people!!) 


  • Literally cost pennies per dose. No time or $ spent at a doctor’s visit, no co pay.  


  • Have an extended shelf life


  • Can be used aromatically, topically and internally (for most). They are safe for even newborns. 


A word of caution; although essential oils are available at many health food stores and wellness centers I strongly suggest purchasing from a company who undergoes 3rd party testing to ensure oils are genuine, potent, and authentic. I personally will only use Doterra essential oils and love the blends they offer for various issues including respiratory support, sleep and calming blends, and immune boosting blends. 


Here are my top picks:

Breathe  is a remarkable blend of CPTG® essential oils which combine to do just that, help you breathe easier. Soothes the airways, and can easily be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet.

On Guard is dōTERRA®'s unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. It is an effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of dōTERRA®'s most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.

Slim and Sassy Just add 8 drops to 16 oz. of water (regular size bottle of water) and drink between your healthy meals throughout the day to help manage hunger, calm your stomach, and lift your mood.

Serenity Stress is a major contributor to illness and disease, in fact, it is estimated that more than 90% of all visits to health care professionals are related to stress. Serenity is a blend composed of individual oils with known calming properties which create a sense of well-being and relaxation. Applied to the bottom of the feet at bedtime, dōTERRA®'s Serenity is an excellent way to promote restful sleep. Added to a warm bath Serenity creates the perfect escape with its peaceful, renewing fragrance.

Lemon this essential oil powerhouse is cold-pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser that can be used to complement many other oils.




To find out more information on essential oils and the best remedies for you contact Nadine at 661.607.7200  Free shipping on your order if you mention Peace.Love.Fitness.


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