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Metabolism and Essential Oils? Can it really help?!

The life long search for that secret weight loss tip. The endless days of calorie counting, awkwardly staring in the mirror wishing for something different, avoiding foods you love and doing hours of exercises you hate…. Sound familiar? What if I told you all the angst and anxiety that goes behind weight loss is actually making it worse?

Cortisol is a hormone that is released with stress and anxiety. According to this case study “Stress can be either a triggering or aggravating factor for many diseases and pathological conditions.” ” stress can affect appetite and stress adversely affects the normal function of GI tract.” If you continue to read the article it will demonstrate the downfall of stress on memory, brain function, cardiovascular function, GI function and Immune system.

To address the focus on Metabolism there has been a few studies conducted about aromatically (inhaling, sniffing or diffusing) Essential oils  wild orange, lavender, sandalwood and clary sage decreases anxiety and stress which in turn improves gut bacteria and  “A significant alteration of metabolic profile in subjects responsive to essential oil was found”

Studies have also  report that bergamot reduces the production of cortisol, which has also been linked to the inability to drop stubborn belly fat.

Slim and Sassy the metabolic blend by Doterra is made up of Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger and Cinnamon.

Grapefruit used 3x a week for 15 minutes inhaled, ingested or used topically was sown to reduce urge to eat.

Peppermint inhaled can decrease calorie intake over normal intake. “Decrease appetite, hunger cravings, decreased calories which in turn leads to weight loss and healthier life style”

Peppermint has also been shown to improve exercise performance “The results of the experiment support the effectiveness of peppermint essential oil on the exercise performance”

Ginger has been shown to help with many areas of digestive health such as anti nausea, preventative for colon cancer, and also appears to reduce cholesterol and improve lipid metabolism, thereby helping to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

 Lemon EO is a natural stress reliever. “Inhaling lemon EO causes anti-stress effects, Lemon EO showed cytotoxic effects against human prostate, lung, and breast cancer cells. Lemon EO causes activation of the sympathetic nerve activity innervating the white adipose tissue (WAT), which increases lipolysis and results in the suppression of body weight gain. Lemon EO significantly enhanced attention level, concentration, cognitive performance, mood, and memory of students during the learning process.”

 

So, Are you convinced that essential oils can help you on your anti anxiety weight loss journey with A lot of extra side benefits? I absolutely am!

 

To make it even more effective you can try the awesome High intensity interval training (HIIT) which has been shown to be one of the most effective workout styles to boost metabolism and “Perhaps equally important to maximal aerobic capacity adaptations are the dramatic acute and chronic effects HITT has on improving insulin sensitivity. The effects of HIIT on visceral fat and subcutaneous fat loss are encouraging. And, the impact of HIIT has on reducing blood pressure (when elevated) and improving HDL cholesterol is promising. The evidence is in, and it appears that HIIT is a metabolic health effects winner!”

 

So Go ahead and give it a try, the evidence is overwhelming. I am so excited to get fit, stay healthy and spend more time cherishing the precious moments with my loved ones. No more stress fat for me!

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Trunk or Treat DIY Body Scrub, Slime, Calming Balloons

We had a blast hosting our first Vendor table at our local Macaroni Kids Trunk or Treat! We had “What is that Smell” Slime, pumpkin spice body scrub, Monster repellent spray and calming stress balloons!

If you weren’t able to make it to our booth no worries! I am willing to share all our recipes! Drop a comment below (Facebook Comment, Instagram Comment, Re Tweet or Blog Comments) IF and WHEN you make one of these awesome recipes OR if you met us yesterday at our Trunk or Treat for an opportunity to WIN a Follow up GIVEAWAY!

One Winner Will Get A Free bottle of Lemon and a 5 dollar Starbucks Card! 

Monster Slime 6 dollars or DIY :

1 Cup School Glue (Clear or White)

1 Cup Water

10 Drops of oil of choice ( we used Lavender, lemon and Peppermint)

Food coloring, glitter or confetti (any decoration of choice)

Mix together well

Then Add

1 Cup Liquid Starch (STA-Flo)

Stir until one Blob and then Kneed until the texture you desire.

Fix its : Too sticky, add more liquid starch

Breaking: Add hand lotion (Doterra lotion works great!)

Too Runny? Pour out excess water and add some glue!

HAVE FUN!

Body Scrub 6 dollars or DIY: Pumpkin Spice

1 cup Sugar

1 cup FCO or Coconut oil

5 drops of Clove

5 drops Cassia

5 drops Orange

3 drops cardamom

Whisk or stir until well blended and store in air tight container!

Get skin damp and rub in a circular motion over arms, legs and body avoiding sensitive areas let sit for 30 seconds before rinsing with water!

 

Calming Stress Balloons 3 dollars or DIY:

Find empty balloons

Fill with 2/3 C rice with funnel

Add 3 drops Lavender

Tie off and squeeze!

Monster Repellent Spray 10 dollars or DIY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Monster Repellent Blog post Here!

 

Diffuser Blend and DIY Reed Diffuser:

See Reed Diffuser Recipe HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

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Wild Orange and Fall Evenings

It Is Saturday Night at the end of September. The kids and I played outside, chased leaves, baked cookies and are settling down for the evening. This diffuser blend hits the spot while helping us all calm down for the night as well as boost our immune systems, purify the air and balance our emotions.

One study found a direct connection between frankincense oil’s ability to eradicate bodily inflammation and enhanced immune system function.

This Study results indicate that inhalation of orange essential oil effectively induces relaxation in humans.

And then there is Lavender oil, The Swiss army knife of oils: Lavender is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need. If in doubt, use lavender.  See my other Lavender posts for more information!

 

Enjoy your cozy night!

 

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Fall Diffuser Blends

Fall is finally here!! My favorite season! Chilly air, falling leaves, snuggling up under a blanket with some tea and a good book!

Those citrus smells are still wonderful but they don’t always set the mood. Here is a new gallery of diffuser blends that fit in a little better! Have any questions about a specific oil you are not familiar with? Let me know!

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Elevate your mornings

Aromatic Profile: Minty 41.7%, Floral 33.3%, Citrus 25.0%
Emotion: Very Stimulating—with score of 92

Don’t forget to water your diffusers today. This is a great blend to get things going in the morning. Elevation is another emotional blend crafted by Doterra scientists to elevate mood and increase energy. It is also known as their Joyful blend.

 

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Cheer!

Who needs a little extra pick me up!? This blend is in honor of one of my good friends that absolutely LOVES Doterra’s Blend Cheer.

DoTERRA Cheer was specifically and chemically constructed to help dispel negative emotions and bring light and sunshine into dark or dreary days.

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Orange: has calming properties that help ease feelings of anxiousness. Its aroma is uplifting to the mind and body.

Clove: has an energizing aroma that helps create a feeling of protection and courage.

Star Anise: from China has a licorice-like aroma that is believed to be energizing and to promote feelings of euphoria.

Lemon Myrtle: has calming, sedative properties and has an elevating, refreshing aroma.

Nutmeg: is often used to help increase energy and to support the nervous system from feelings of fatigue.

Vanilla: is calming and balancing and may help ease tension.

Ginger: is often used for its stimulating, warming influence. The aroma may help influence physical energy and love.

Cinnamon: has warming, stimulating properties and is often used to help relieve feelings of depression.

Zdravetz: is a variety of geranium found in Bulgaria. This oil has calming and relaxing properties.