Diffuser, Yoga Sunday

Arrow

The Pose of the day is the ARROW pose! To illicit Balance in all areas of life. Straight, Strong and Focused.

As you start the pose follow the mantra and Finish with “I dare to be strong”.

1. I am straight as an arrow

2. I am long and focused

3. I fly through the air

4. I dare to be strong

I have worked through some Out with/In with statements and focusing on positive energy this week. My favorite for this pose, “Out with the stress, In with the peace”.

The oils I was drawn to before this pose were Passion and Peace. I rolled them on my pulse points on my wrist and neck and rubbed them in to increase blood flow.

 

Passion is also known as the inspiring blend. It contains individual oils that blend to increase passion and confidence and decrease fear, rejection and defeat.

Cardamom: is uplifting, refreshing, and invigorating and may help with feelings of confusion.

Cinnamon: has warming, stimulating properties and is often used to help with low libido.

Ginger: is often used for its stimulating, warming influence. The aroma may help influence physical energy and love. Shown in this study to potentially increase physical activity as well as serve as an anti oxidant and anti inflammatory! Very cool.

Clove: helps create a feeling of protection and courage and is often used to help with hormonal balance.

Sandalwood: helps calm, harmonize, and balance the emotions and can help relieve nervous tension. As seen in this study.

Jasmine: has a beautiful, uplifting fragrance that symbolizes hope, happiness, and love. It is often used to help uplift and open the emotions and to help promote powerful, inspirational relationships.

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

Damiana: was used traditionally by the ancient Mayan and Aztec people to promote stronger feelings of affection. It is often used to help reduce feelings of anxiety and promote relaxation.

Peace is an emotions blend also called the Reassuring blend. It helps fight emotions of anger, depression and grief as well has illicit happiness and is uplifting.

Single Oils in This Blend:

Vetiver: has calming, balancing properties and is often used to help sedate the nerves. It may also help with anxious, stressful, worried feelings and promote restful sleep. Also good with decreasing anxiety according to this study.

Lavender: is well known for its calming, soothing properties. It helps promote consciousness, health, love, peace, and a general sense of well-being.

Ylang Ylang: has antidepressant and sedative properties. It is often used to help calm and relax. This study shows a decrease in anxiety and improvement in self esteem!

Frankincense: is often used to help promote feelings of balance, to help with focus and meditation, and to help ease impatience and restlessness.

Clary Sage: has sedative and soothing properties and is often used to help with hormonal balance.

Marjoram: is often used to help relieve physical stress and helps promote feelings of peace and restfulness.

Labdanum: or cistus, was one of the first aromatic substances used anciently. It is stimulating to the senses and is often used to help elevate the emotions and soothe the nerves.

Spearmint: is often used to help open and release emotional blocks and to bring about a feeling of balance. It is also known to help with feelings of depression by relieving mental strain and fatigue and lifting one’s spirit.

 

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Calm nerves

I made this blend into a Roller today! It smells amazing! Balance and vetiver are two of my favorites add some serenity and you have a dream blend!

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Calm doggy

Yesterday was independence day, the day of fireworks, outdoors, picnics and alcohol to celebrate Americas birthday! Unfortunately the animals do not enjoy the day as much as the humans.

There are more dogs lost on the 4th of July than any OTHER DAY of the year!

In years past we have used Rescue Remedy a natural calming solution that we put in our dogs water. Follow the link to see it on amazon. It is pretty effective but also expensive. This year we used the calm pets blend.

Diffuse or spray for calm anxiety free fur babies

I diffused it in the house but it was a little too effective and everyone at home was REAL calm and tired including myself. I turned of the diffusers while we were home and resumed them when we left.

While we were home I ended up mixing water and 2-3 drops of Cedarwood, Vetiver and Lavender mixed with water in a small spray bottle and sprayed their dog beds and their fur. They were calm and relaxed for the rest of the day.

Hopefully the fireworks are over, but go ahead and mix up this blend for your fur babies that have separation anxiety or are just a little neurotic all year long!

 

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Kid blends

Have you wanted to start using oils but are not quite sure about where to start or how to safely use them with your kiddos? This kids roller ball kit is a great place to start. You will have what you need on hand for most of your daily challenges.

COOL KIDDO- Patchouli + Peppermint
Patchouli acts as an anti inflammatory which may help with pains related to fever. Peppermint contains menthol which will help open airways and give cooling sensation to help decrease fever.
HAPPY BELLY- Cardamom, Wild Orange + Peppermint
Cardamom is related to ginger and helps improve the entire digestive system along with peppermint. This article shows that peppermint oil is an effective treatment for IBS which is really awesome! Orange oil acts as an anti-inflammatory, relaxant and circulation-enhancer. In turn this helps promote digestion and ease tummy cramps and constipation. (according to Dr Axe)
HAPPY EARS- Basil, Lavender + Melaleuca
There are mass amounts of testimonials for this blend in regards to ear pain for babies and children.
HAPPY NOSE- Lavender, Lemon + Peppermint
This article supports the use of peppermint oil to decrease sinus inflammation which is really awesome. These three power house oils make a great combo to tackle allergies. It is a great blend for the diffuser as well. Just remember that when using topically to place on the bottom of the feet as Lemon oil can make your skin more sensitive to light! No sunburns allowed!
HEALTHY KIDDO- Cinnamon, Clove, Wild Orange + Thyme

This blend is very similar to the DoTerra On guard which has been studied and shown to kill bacteria and boost kiddos immune systems!

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*
  • Protects against environmental threats*
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
  • Promotes healthy circulation*
  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

HOMEWORK HELPER- Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Lime, Peppermint + Rosemary

This blend helps our kiddos focus
SOOTHE & EASE- Lavender, Melaleuca + White Fir
This blend is great for owies and growing pains! Check out this post for more info!
SWEET DREAMS- Juniper Berry, Lavender + Vetiver
A calming blend to help those kiddos relax for a better nights sleep. Please see this awesome post for more info!
HAPPY KIDDO- Custom blend of your child’s favorite oils ( I recommend Citrus oils + Peppermint)
If you know me you know I LOVE BALANCE!!! We use this for our Toddler ALL THE TIME! This is an awesome blend too.
Want the whole set? I am selling 10ML rollers as a set for 30 dollars. If you would like one roller I can make you one for 6 dollars. Want multiple but not the whole set 4 for 12 dollars!
There is also a BONUS Bug repellent spray when you order the whole set! Check out this post for more info on bug spray!
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Calm, cool, and collected

Have you ever tried to keep a 2.5 year old male calm? For a week? I tell you, for me, it is not easy!

My sweet boy had a medical procedure that requires him to not straddle or climb or jump and there is only so much TV one can watch before you get bored.

In my research about keeping little ones calm I found that the In Tune blend was a great option but I did not have it on hand. I did however have the oils to make it.

The Focus blend may help with hyperactivity, ADD/ADHD, calmness, focus,  and stress.

The blend contains: Amyris Bark, Patchouli Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Lime Peel, Ylang Ylang Flower, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Roman Chamomile Flower essential oils

According to this article  the oil ylang ylang has shown to decrease heart rate and improve calmness.

I did not have Amyris, but I was able to mix the other oils in a roller with FCO and applied it to the bottom of little guys feet and to his heart and spine. I rubbed it in with a gentle loving massage and started up the TV. We both have been reasonably calm after each application. We have to re apply every couple hours but it has helped us a lot.

One small note is I added 1 drop of vetiver as it is also known for calming and it is one of my favorites!!

Stay calm my friends and have a great evening!!