Showing posts with label Doterra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doterra. Show all posts

Saturday, February 7, 2015

21 Day Root Chakra Challenge

Let's talk about your Muladhara - your root - your first chakra.  Did you know you have one?  Everyone does!  I first learned of the chakras when I began my Reiki training in 1997 and spent many years working on balancing what I know to be the foundation of my physical body.   Through the many years of being a mom, working, losing a parent, etc., I feel I have lost touch with that vital part of my health.  I think that is one of the best parts of my essential oil renewal.  For many months I have been reacquainting myself with a deeper spiritual practice that I sort of let slip by as I focused on the mundane yet important aspects of life.  My Reiki practice is once again part of my daily life and I love incorporating essential oils from the cellular level up.



Nathan (darling hubby) and I have been using Do Yoga With Me for our at-home yoga practice.  When I decided to use February to focus on the first chakra, I went immediately to their website to find a great meditation and yoga video to support this important work.  I do my meditation in the afternoon as it is the part of the day when I have the lowest energy.  You can do your meditation whenever it best suits your schedule or level of energy.

I began to really research which oils would support Muladhara balance.  Could timing be any more perfect?  Cypress is doterra's February special and is the perfect oil to support grounding oneself and bringing balance to your life-force.  Frankincense has a similar effect in that it helps ground but brings an overall feeling of wellness and balance but most importantly, heals on a cellular level which is ideal when working with the first chakra.  You may be asking yourself, "why Wild Orange?"  Typically a second chakra oil, I decided to add WO to my Muladhara blend to bring clarity.  One of the issues with the first chakra is feeling untethered and confused with a general lack of control.  The wild orange will serve to help shake off the uncertainty and bring a healthy emotional state to your practice.  In addition, oranges are considered to be an Aphrodisiac!  If your libido is suffering, you most likely have first chakra issues.  By pairing the wild orange to with the oils that promote grounding, you may be able to increase your loving during this month of LOVE! 
  
Try to end your day with a detox bath of epsom salts.  The Epsom Salt Council recommended this article on a ritual bath that may explain why epsom salt baths work.  You can follow their directions and add baking soda and sea salt for an added kick to your bath.  

I recommend that you attempt to do this challenge each day.  This can be a challenge for sure!  If not, set your start date and your end date 21 days later.  Do the challenge on as many days as you can.  It may amaze you what these steps plus good intentions will do for your during that time.  

I'm going to be updating my own successes on my blog and on my FB page.  I'd love to hear from you if you are doing the challenge and what you are finding from this combination of yoga/meditationa and essential oils.

"Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become.  But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs."  ~Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert



Friday, November 14, 2014

Essential Oils 101 - Lime

I am sharing with you a portion of the most recent Doterra blog post on the essential oil - LIME. (Click on "LIME" to read the full article.)  This is one of my favorite oils, which, I am, unfortunately out of!  (Guess what's getting ordered this week?) 



Primary Benefits:
A Powerful antioxidant that supports healthy immune function
Positively affect mood with stimulating and refreshing properties
Used as an aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser
Promotes emotional balance and well-being

Uses:
Diffuse to cleanse the air and uplift your mood
Put lime on a cotton pad to help remove grease spots and sticker residue
Add a drop of lime to your drinking water for enhanced flavor and antioxidants
Add 1 drop to facial cleanser or shampoo for added cleansing properties


(Please use caution and common sense when using any essential oils, especially if taking internally.)
Primary Benefits:
  • A powerful antioxidant that supports healthy immune function
  • Positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties
  • Used as an aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser
  • Promotes emotional balance and well-being
Uses:
Diffuse to cleanse the air and uplift your mood.
Put some Lime on a cotton pad to help remove grease spots and sticker residue.
Add a drop of Lime to your drinking water for enhanced flavor and antioxidants.
Add 1 drop to your facial cleanser or shampoo for added cleansing properties.
- See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-oil-spotlight-lime/#sthash.4tE9uR18.dpuf
Primary Benefits:
  • A powerful antioxidant that supports healthy immune function
  • Positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties
  • Used as an aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser
  • Promotes emotional balance and well-being
Uses:
Diffuse to cleanse the air and uplift your mood.
Put some Lime on a cotton pad to help remove grease spots and sticker residue.
Add a drop of Lime to your drinking water for enhanced flavor and antioxidants.
Add 1 drop to your facial cleanser or shampoo for added cleansing properties.
- See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-oil-spotlight-lime/#sthash.4tE9uR18.dpuf
In the 18th century, British sailors drank lime juice daily to prevent scurvy while at sea, thus giving British seamen the nickname “Limeys.” Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleanser. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent. - See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-oil-spotlight-lime/#sthash.4tE9uR18.dpuf
In the 18th century, British sailors drank lime juice daily to prevent scurvy while at sea, thus giving British seamen the nickname “Limeys.” Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleanser. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent. - See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-oil-spotlight-lime/#sthash.4tE9uR18.dpuf
In the 18th century, British sailors drank lime juice daily to prevent scurvy while at sea, thus giving British seamen the nickname “Limeys.” Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleanser. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent. - See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-oil-spotlight-lime/#sthash.4tE9uR18.dpuf
In the 18th century, British sailors drank lime juice daily to prevent scurvy while at sea, thus giving British seamen the nickname “Limeys.” Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleanser. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent. - See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-oil-spotlight-lime/#sthash.4tE9uR18.dpuf
In the 18th century, British sailors drank lime juice daily to prevent scurvy while at sea, thus giving British seamen the nickname “Limeys.” Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleanser. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent. - See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-oil-spotlight-lime/#sthash.4tE9uR18.dpuf
In the 18th century, British sailors drank lime juice daily to prevent scurvy while at sea, thus giving British seamen the nickname “Limeys.” Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleanser. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent. - See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-oil-spotlight-lime/#sthash.4tE9uR18.dpuf
In the 18th century, British sailors drank lime juice daily to prevent scurvy while at sea, thus giving British seamen the nickname “Limeys.” Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleanser. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent. - See more at: http://doterrablog.com/essential-oil-spotlight-lime/#sthash.4tE9uR18.dpuf