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First day of Spring! How’s your suffering?

Do you know what today is??? It’s the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
Y’all, I ain’t gonna lie, I was really hoping for one more snow

With Spring comes the warmer temps, beautiful color-filled days from fresh blooms, the sounds of nature and if ya haven’t already experienced it, THE RUNNY OR STUFFY NOSE!

For 1 of every 5 people, Spring time isn’t such a pleasant change. Seasonal discomfort ranks #5 on the list of US chronic diseases! Would you like to guess the annual cost of allergies to the health care system and businesses in the U.S.? (Hope you’re sitting down for this one) It’s $7.9 billion!! Allergic conditions are the most common health issues affecting children in the U.S. 

It makes me sad that something to “simple” could be so traumatic for so many, especially our little ones!

If you or your littles suffer with seasonal symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, scratchy throat and/or cough I wanna tell you THERE’S HOPE!!!

There’s an oil for that
Actually there’s a blend of oils that I can recommend to help relieve your symptoms

Three out of four in my family were once taking OTC medications daily to help alleviate such symptoms yet not one of us has had to resort back to those since implementing essential oils! And there’s a bonus to replacing those medications with essential oils—NO SIDE EFFECTS!

Y’all that little pill I took every morning had me passing out on the couch as soon as I arrived home from work….WHO WAS WATCHING THE CHILDREN?  Then I started taking it in the evenings, yeah I slept great but whatta “hangover” I felt in the mornings. And my children were taking the same thing!  What kind of side effects were they experiencing at school that I was unaware of?  Makes me cringe to think about it now :*(

What do we use now?
Obviously you know we use Essential Oils 😀

My little takes TRIEASE:
TriEase® Softgels were developed to protect against seasonal and environmental elements and to promote a healthy respiratory system when needed most.* Each softgel contains equal parts of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils, known for their ability to maintain clear breathing and a healthy immune response when combined together
• Lemon Peel: cleansing to the body’s systems and frequently used for respiratory discomfort*
• Lavender Flower: renowned for its calming and balancing effects*
• Peppermint Plant: promotes clear breathing and healthy respiratory function*

The softgels are easier for my little one to take than the veggie caps I use for adding my own oils to for the enthusiasts and myself.  I find he and I suffer more severe symptoms (all of the above mentioned) and adding the Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint and the addition of our Protective Blend into the mix (in veggie caps) offer faster, longer lasting relief.

I also add this mix (equal parts) to a roller bottle with coconut oil carrier for ease of application/absorption.  The handy-dandy lil’ roller has been a life saver!!  We take the “pill” in the morning and use the roller as needed throughout the day.  If my sinuses hurt, I’ll even use the roller across my face for quick relief 

If you suffer with any of the aforementioned symptoms and are ready to replace your daily side effects (haha) let me know and I’ll be happy to sample you a roller of your own to try

PS: I have found that mixing these oils into a veggie cap work much better for MY issues (which typically also comes with lots of sinus pressure and tension) than the softgel but the softgels are better for convenience as I can carry them in my purse

 

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Ummm—how’s your poo?

WARNING***WARNING***WARNING***WARNING

THIS MESSAGE MAY WILL BE FULL OF TMI!!!

This is a post about POOP…or rather lack there of :/

Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that what goes IN must come OUT?

As a child I can remember my mom would fuss at me about not clearing my bowels as if it was by choice and she instilled the fear of cancer in me through my potty habits.  As a young adult I struggled with bowel movements and considered myself lucky if I went once a week.  And lemme tell ya, when it happened, it was quite an ordeal.  And you know it always hit me at the most convenient times, such as riding down the highway, standing in line at the grocery store, or just as my dinner was being served at the restaurant…cramps, cold sweats, nausea, the works!  And then there was the blowout which I will not gag you with the details but it was pleasant (NOT)!!

Wanna know the real exciting part?  Everyone who knew me knew this about me!!

This blowout scenario followed me into adulthood!

After I changed my diet and supplemented appropriately things changed DRASTICALLY (praise the Lord)!  I ain’t gonna lie, it didn’t happen overnight.  As a matter of fact I started easing into this life of good health very slowly, mainly because I didn’t know what I was doing.  I already thought that because I fixed my family’s food at home that I was feeding them healthy, never considering the fact that if it came from a box in the freezer (or cabinet) it was highly processed and potentially toxic!

I attribute following the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge program for helping me get the jumpstart I needed!  I started with a 10 day herbal cleanse followed by 14 days of one meal replacement shake/day and a series of pre-chosen supplements.  It was by far the easiest thing in the world to do!  I was given a “basic” do’s/don’ts list of what to eat and I just followed along, added in a little exercise and a lot of water (and a couple of their companion products called Catalyst and ThermoPlus)!!  My personal goal was to FEEL BETTER but I really wanted to lose about 20 lbs (I actually verbally asked my husband, “If I lose 50 lbs will you take me on a trip and shopping?” and my eldest quickly whispered, “Mom, that would be my size”.  Luckily he’s hard of hearing so I got to change it to a more realistic number) 😀 **I actually did lose 50 lbs but that’s not what we’re discussing here!

What makes us poop?
Eating food provides us with the energy and nutrients we need. Leftover fiber and undigested material, and waste products from the body, are then eliminated as poop.  Therefore poop, in simplest terms, is the body’s natural way of expelling waste and toxins that it doesn’t need once it’s absorbed all of the usable nutrients from  food.

The process of digestion- eating a food, the food traveling through your stomach and intestines and down to your colon, and then you pooping the digested waste from the food out- involves many aspects of your body including enzymes, hormones, blood flow, and more. So when just one of the involved organs or systems is off, your digestion really suffers- and that shows up in your poop of course!

What causes constipation?
Constipation is defined as having difficulty emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces. In other words it causes slower than normal movement of food waste (poop) through the digestive tract.  It is usually caused from a combination of different factors, including those related to your diet, level of movement, and also your stress levels. The most common causes include eating a low fiber diet, being dehydrated from not drinking enough water, and having unusual amounts of emotional stress.

When constipation occurs, several things often take place within the GI tract: there is slowed movement of stool passing through the colon or not enough stool is being formed, there is delayed emptying of the colon from the pelvis, or a combination of both.

What do you do about constipation?
Personally I start by checking my diet…
#1  What have I added/removed or changed?
Typically it’s more about what I’ve added (like sugar) than it is what I’ve removed (unless I find my vegetables have been lacking)

#2  I increase water consumption
Normal consumption for me is 90-120 oz in a day but if I’m on the lower end of the scale too often I obviously need/try to bump it up (y)

#3  I swap out breakfast/snacks with smoothies (full of spinach and fruits!)
Leafy green vegetables and fruits (& beans) are the best sources of soluble and insoluble fiber which will increase your ability to properly poop.  All leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage (yes, I have put broccoli in there before), berries, apples, chia seeds, flax seeds, and dates (for a sweetener if needed)

#4  I MOVE!!!
I’m not talking about spending an hour in the gym as much as just getting up, down and all around more.  Movement helps to stimulate your bowels so take a longer walk (HAVE I even walked lately)!  Break out some jumping jacks (or if you have a rebounder that’s perfect) or an old cardio DVD.

#5  Up my magnesium and probiotic supplements
I regularly take magnesium at night before I go to bed because I find that not only does it help me sleep but also helps keep my pipes clean.  I will increase that magnesium at night to help soften whatever is bound up in there (but not too drastically as too much magnesium will give you more than you bargained for in the poop department).

I’ve also taken a probiotic every morning before breakfast for the last several years.  Probiotics are not promoted to help your bowels but it only makes good sense that when the gut flora is good the poop flow is better right?! HaHa (yes even eating some plain grass-fed yogurt will help to increase your probiotic intake)

 

According to The Bristol Stool Scale, the seven types of stool are:

  • Type 1: Separate hard lumps, like nuts (hard to pass)Bristol stool chart, Poop chart
  • Type 2: Sausage-shaped, but lumpy
  • Type 3: Like a sausage but with cracks on its surface
  • Type 4: Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft
  • Type 5: Soft blobs with clear cut edges (passed easily)
  • Type 6: Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool
  • Type 7: Watery, no solid pieces, entirely liquid

Types 1–2: indicate constipation

Types 3-5: considered to be ideal (especially 4), normal poops

Type 6-7: considered abnormal and indicate diarrhea

Sorry we had to get so down and dirty with it today but I’ve had a couple days of struggle and know I cannot be the only one that deals with this occasional issue 😉
Whatever you do—-DO NOT take laxatives!  Laxatives might temporarily help relieve constipation but they way too often overused and cause many side effects that you may not even realize until way down the road :/

Laxatives work by causing the muscles of the GI tract to contract, increasing water absorption or bulking stool so it can move quickly through the colon. The problem is that this often interferes with the renin-aldosterone part of the digestive system, causes abnormal loss of fluid and ultimately weakens muscles needed for bowel movements. The body rebounds after taking laxatives by holding on to all of the available water it can get, which will cause bloating due to water retention.

Other known health problems associated with laxatives can include:
Dehydration (fluid loss), the inability to produce enough digestive enzymes, dizziness and light-headedness, damage to the colon and digestive organs, alternating diarrhea and constipation as well as something more serious like complications with your cardiovascular systems.

Just trust me on this one and stick to the natural remedies!  If you feel that your diet is offering you no relief, I’m happy to talk to you about implementing essential oils for this issue to reach faster results (oils work BEST in conjunction with a clean diet) 😉

 

**DISCLAIMER – The products and statements made about specific products on hotsparkmama have not been evaluated by the US FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.  All information provided here unto is for informational purposes only, based on known and/or personal experiences. It is not intended to substitute for advice from your healthcare provider.

The information and research stated here has been of my own accord through countless hours spent in training, nutritional classes, biblical health coaching and information gleaned from various books and other sources.  All research and information was gathered independently of Charity Baptist Church, AdvoCare and Essential Oils and is for informational purposes only.  I am NOT a Nutritionist, Dietitian or bible scholar, I am simply a MOM trying to teach my children to serve a mighty sovereign God, take care of their bodies NOW so they won’t have to worry later and that there are alternative options in doing so.  I am a certified FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist), Weight Loss Specialist, with a diploma in Personal Nutrition using essential oils while studying to become a Biblical Health Coach and receiving my diploma in Advanced Nutrition (whew, that was a mouthful) ❤ .

**I am an Independent Distributor of AdvoCare nutritional supplements and when purchasing through my website http://www.chellespark.com I will receive a commission.  I’d love to talk to you about how you can save 20-40% off retail prices 🙂   **I am an Independent Distributor of essential oils and when purchasing through my website I will receive a commission.  I’d love to be your guide through the journey of good health, let me tell you how to save 25% on all your essential oil purchases ❤

 

 

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Must haves

As much as I LOVE to make everything from scratch I sometimes just can not get it done! Between ball schedules, multiple home-based businesses and simply maintaining a happy home and healthy family just takes precedence over preparation No matter how much I wish, (i wish, i wish) I was Super Woman or Mega Mom I’m only human (sigh—there I’ve admitted it).

I feel like over the last year I have pretty much given up with the family member who needs my allergen-free expertise (lol) most. My teenage son is the one who struggles with the endless list of food allergies while my 9yo just deals with the gluten/dairy foods. As a teenager he has way too much freedom! I pack him a lunch everyday and probably 7 out of 10 times he doesn’t return his lunch box (which is an indication he didn’t eat it) or he returns with his entrée, just having eaten the snacks. I don’t know what he eats or how he pays for it because I do NOT give him lunch money (unless for some reason they’re having the one thing he loves most or I need to shop HaHa). I know he has a habit of hanging out at the local Sheetz gas station (big eye roll) and he manages to eat out with friends quite a bit on the weekends (again, no idea HOW) and then there are those away games. They take my child to McDonalds or Taco Bell before their ballgames!!! (Yes, insert ANGRY face)

I had to cave in and be sure that my cabinets always have “snacks” because neither of my children (nor husband) will go to the fridge and/or fix anything. It’s all about convenience with these people. I keep fruits on hand at all times and there are always cut up veggies readily available but for some reason they feel it’s good exercise to unwrap prepacked foods (eye roll).

A few items that I feel have literally saved my life—well, at least my sanity 😉

Nick’s Sticks
100% Grassfed beef and free-range turkey jerky. These are a great protein source and there are several flavors to choose from. I don’t know what I would’ve done without having these handy-dandy snacks on hand. It’s great for quick grab-n-go! Kids can grab on the way out or when they’re working on the farm being pre-packaged they can just stick it in their pockets to carry along. They are not cheap but sometimes run a % off sale and they offer discounts on bulk orders. (If you’re interested and live local to me let me know and we can go in on larger orders to save $$)
nicks-sticks

Kid Clif Z Bars
Organic snack bars and fruit ropes. Now let me preface by saying these little babies ARE “sugar” (and may have gluten) but you know as well as I do that sometimes we just “need” something sweet. Non-GMO, no artificial flavors and NO HFCS.

Van’s Cereals
Gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free, egg-free, no artificial flavors or colors and surprisingly delicious. My kids like the Cinnamon and the Honey flavors. This small box (11oz) of cereal will run you about $4 a pop however we save cereal for Sunday mornings only (and occasionally a snack).

Bob’s Red Mill Oats
Seriously!! This is one (healthy) food my son will COOK himself. Oats are naturally gluten-free but due to cross-contamination if you’re a Celiac you definitely want to opt for spending a little more and get the GLUTEN-FREE version.  Typically runs less than $4

Organic Coconut Oil (solid and liquid/fractionated)
WOW! This has changed so many aspects of my life…for real! It’s versatile enough to use in cooking as butter for baking, “frying”, as a hair conditioner, skin moisturizer, make-up remover and as a carrier to mix with essential oils. I try to remember to Oil-pull 1-2x a week but I ain’t gonna lie, if I don’t have a toothache or mouth sore I tend to not think about it. My kids have even come to realize they can relieve these type issues with as little as a 3 minute swish (adding essential oils that meet their particular needs).  Average cost of approximately $20
coconut-oil

Rice Milk
I prefer to use homemade almond milk but that takes time that sometimes I do not have. Usually when I see it starting to get low I’ll go ahead and soak my almonds but the whole straining (& pulp drying) process is the time consuming part. If I haven’t been watching the milk levels I realize when it’s already gone that HELLO it’s already gone therefore we have to have a back up. Most store bought almond milks have carcinogens in it and I’m NOT putting known cancer growing products into these precious bodies.
Rice milk is made by blending milled rice and water. It is a naturally sweeter tasting milk due to the higher carbohydrate content however it very low in nutrient values :/

Essential Oil Diffuser
As an essential oils guru (according to friends/family haha) I use my oils daily, topically and often! Night time is no different! I wanna sleep and don’t wanna set an alarm to wake up for applying lol so I diffuse in order to still get the benefits of my oils without the thought of where/when to apply. Using an essential oil diffuser has allowed me the best of both worlds.  I have multiple different diffusers but hands down this one is my favorite, it runs 4-8 hours, provides a light while offering the perfect scents of essential oils while I’m inhaling beneficial health properties.  Learn more about diffusers with this video 🙂 (no it’s not ME but it sooo could be lol)

Fit Bit
Over the last few years I’ve completely changed my view of exercise. I used to thing “Nah, no need” then that turned to “Hit it, hit it hard” but now I believe in trusting your body’s instincts, focusing less on intensity and more on just moving. A great way to do that is to track your steps. Aiming to get 8,000 plus steps a day is a good goal to reach for. Having a high functioning watch to track this makes it fun and attainable. I prefer a Fitbit Charge and wear it night AND day because not only does it track my steps but it also tracks my sleep patterns.  (As I’ve said before YES, you get to count sex and walking to the mailbox or through the grocery store as exercise HaHa but I also want your heart rate going up for a good 20 mins/day at least 3 days/week)

Next, I’m going to get me a natural (non-synthetic) dry brush!
The lymphatic system is one of the most critical systems of the body and yet we know little about it. However, more and more information is coming out about the importance of our lymphatic system and moving it to create better health.

Given that the lymphatic system has no central pump, we are required to move our fluid through exercise, sweating, massage and any form of movement. Every contraction in your body moves the lymphatic system. If you want to increase your lymphatic flow and get a better glow I’m told to try using a dry brush. Small circular motions on your extremities moving towards your heart is all it takes. Plus it feels like a mini massage and costs less than $10.

This concept of dry brushing recently came about when I was conversing with my Integrative facility about my 9yo having some “soreness/knot” in one of her breasts. (We’ve been using a blend of Frankincense and Protective Blend) Ok, so I realize she’s a girl and that girls start maturing/menstruating at different ages but she’s 9, she cannot be growing breasts yet…can she? It only seems smart that we should start thinking about her lymphatic system

What “healthy” items do you keep on hand and/or just can’t live without?

Have you ever shopped for your speciality and/or allergen-free items online?   It can be expensive when adding shipping costs from several different sites (and somewhat confusing)  I find most of my items at Vitacost.  By shopping through this link you and I BOTH will get $10 off our next $30 purchase!!

I have found even MORE specialty items at Thrive Market.  By shopping through this link each of you will get 15% off and I’ll earn $25 in Thrive Cash when you become a paying member.  Yep you guessed it, the downfall here is that you have to pay a yearly fee for membership (and I ain’t gonna lie, I’m not sure that it’s entirely worth it as I don’t seem to shop here as often as Vitacost)

Now, finally but certainly not least—-who doesn’t yet know the benefits of essential oils and thinks they’re ready to learn??  I would be happy to set a FaceBook event to teach you and your friends/family the basics of oils (what they are, where they come from, how they work).  Know what they are and ready to start earning your own for free?  Then it’s time to jump on board, join & save!  I’ll be sure to add you to our private community to help answer all your oil questions and walk along side you on this journey ❤

 

**DISCLAIMER – The products and statements made about specific products on hotsparkmama have not been evaluated by the US FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.  All information provided here unto is for informational purposes only based on known and/or personal experiences. It is not intended to substitute for advice from your healthcare provider.

The information and research stated here has been of my own accord through countless hours spent in training, nutritional classes, biblical health coaching and information gleaned from various books and other sources.  All research and information was gathered independently of Charity Baptist Church, AdvoCare and Essential Oils and is for informational purposes only.  I am NOT a Nutritionist, Dietitian or bible scholar, I am simply a MOM trying to teach my children to serve a mighty sovereign God, take care of their bodies NOW so they won’t have to worry later and that there are alternative options in doing so.  I am a certified FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist), Weight Loss Specialist, with a diploma in Personal Nutrition using essential oils while studying to become a Biblical Health Coach and receiving my diploma in Advanced Nutrition (whew, that was a mouthful) ❤ .

 

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doTERRA BOGO Special #5

Whew, getting GOING this morning has sure been tough!  Enthusiast’s school made it to the State Tournament this weekend.  Only downfall is we had to go 2.5 hours away AND spend the night (tournament goes through Saturday and ya don’t know until after the first game how far your team will advance).  We played the last game of the evening and didn’t get started til 8:00 pm and the kids hadn’t had any dinner!!!  It was a very INTENSE game that we lost by 4 points 😦  and THEN we had to find somewhere to eat.  Needless to say for this “early to bed” gal it was not a pleasant evening.  It was after midnight before we got settled into what I thought would be a “comfy” hotel bed, the air kept cutting on/off (I’m used to sleeping with a “loud” air purifier) so I had to adjust that a couple of times and then there’s all the little lights and noises lol~  No rest for the weary I say!  Got up early like any normal day but surely ain’t moving like one!  But HEY, there’s an oil (or 10) for that ❤

NOW…on to the good stuff, the buy one, get one free specials

Bogo #5 (is just for me!)
Buy a PETAL diffuser $66.67 (retail) $47 (wholesale) plus tax/shipping
Get BREATHE AND WILD ORANGE FREE!!

bogo-spl-5

The dōTERRA Petal Diffuser is a small, user-friendly diffuser that delivers health-promoting benefits to your family and home. It has a relaxing mist and soft white ambient light, making it ideal for nighttime diffusion, and can cover up to 330 square feet. 1, 2, and 4 hour diffuser settings

• Optional LED light
• Ultra-fine mist reaches up to 330 sq. ft.
• Simple, 3 piece diffuser is easy and convenient to use

I JUST told my little one yesterday after HER diffuser DIED that I wished we could have a special that included diffusers because I’d like one for each room, her school classroom AND for our church (of course money doesn’t grow on trees so it was just a dream but I DO get a couple for my house and my God is pretty awesome so He will provide for the rest at some point)

dōTERRA Breathe (Respiratory Blend)
As a popular essential oil blend, doTERRA Breathe can be used for a clearing, refreshing aroma.

doTERRA Breathe is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara. doTERRA Breathe maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. doTERRA Breathe can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.

Diffuse, inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest or feet when seasonal and environmental threats are high.
Use when outdoors to minimize the effects of seasonal threats.

Diffuse at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep.
Maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
Promotes a restful nights sleep
Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats

**My husband started using the respiratory blend at night and it helped with his snoring…so we NEVER run out of this essential essential oil (y)

Watch this short video

breathe

Wild Orange – with multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body, Wild Orange has become one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils.

Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange is one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits.* High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function when seasonal threats are high.* As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health.* It can be taken daily to cleanse the body* or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air. Wild Orange enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.

Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces.
Add a drop to your water every day for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.*
Diffuse to uplift mood and energy levels and to freshen the air.
For an energizing boost, dispense one to two drops in the palm of your hand along with equal parts Peppermint and Frankincense. Rub palms together and inhale deeply from palms, then rub on the back of neck

Powerful cleanser and purifying agent
Protects against seasonal and environmental threats
Provides antioxidants, which are essential to overall health*
Uplifting to the mind and body.
My little uses it as a perfume

Wanna know who’s using this oil?

wild-orange

Don’t have your own wholesale account? That’s ok, here’s where you go to get one  
What are the benefits to having a wholesale customer account?  Uhhhh… do you like paying retail?  I DON’T!  Not only do I get a 25% discount but I get the opportunity to earn a FREE POM (Product of the Month oil) every time I order.  Plus get this, EVERY TIME I order I earn points that I then turn around and spend like CASH for what? You guessed it, more free oils!

BUT HURRY!!! There are only a certain amount of BOGO specials set aside each day and these WILL SELL OUT!! (*As a matter of fact, the website has already been temporarily shut down due to overwhelming EARLY response haha)  It’s super easy!  All you got do is add the Petal Diffuser to your cart and the Breathe AND Wild Orange are automatically shipped to you.  You are gonna LOVE your new diffuser ❤

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doTERRA BOGO Special #3

Anyone using essential oils has already discovered the power in just one little drop and is probably kbows how to get their hands on more.  But those of you who don’t know what they are…LISTEN UP!

What are essential oils?
The standard answer is…  Essential Oils are pure plant botanicals extracted from every useful part of a plant, tree or flower (meaning stems, leaves, roots, bark, fruits, rinds, seeds, and even sap).  These volatile aromatic compounds are tiny organic molecules w/ protective, reproductive and regenerative purposes to help heal infection.

But what they really are is nature’s first medicine.  I’m not here to give you a bible study but when asked what’s so special about essential oils I have to start w/ the fact that God intended plants to become our medicine when we need healing.  They are God breathed therefore contain power from his actual words, created w/ his voice! Essential oils are divinely ordained as medicine for God’s children and are meant to be used w/ his guidance accompanied w/ prayer 🙂  (I get chills and sometimes even teary eyed when I teach about this to a class full of people)

I hear people say “..but they’re too expensive”.  Com’mon people look at it from the perspective of someone who spent countless hours in doctor’s office waiting rooms (and the ER on several occasions), there are 250 drops in a 15 mL bottle, that’s 250 doses!  For the most part you only need ONE DROP to cure what ails ya!

Well, here’s your chance to basically get your oils HALF OFF (so to speak).  Once every so often the brand I use and highly recommend will offer BOGO (buy one, get one free) specials and THIS IS THE WEEK!!!!  You will not get this kinda deal anywhere else 😉

The first two days were amazing (On Guard w/ Lavender and Spearmint w/ Peppermint) and I have a feeling it’s only going to keep getting better ❤

Day #3
Buy DIGESTZEN $41.33 (retail) / $31 (wholesale) plus tax/ship and get MARJORAM free ($25.33 value)

DIGESTZEN (Digestive Blend)- Many essential oils have been recognized for their digestive health benefits. DigestZen® takes advantage of these well-established healthy compounds in a proprietary blend of pure essential oils. Ginger, Peppermint, Tarragon, Fennel, Caraway, Coriander and Anise each have specific attributes which add to the overall efficacy of this potent blend.  dōTERRA’s DigestZen helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion. Works well for diarrhea and constipation. Can even help calm a cough. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.

BENEFITS/USES OF Digest Zen:
💧Aids in digestion of food (Be sure to take with you in your purse or whenever eating out.)
💧Eases feelings of queasiness
💧Great for little ones during times of stomach upset.
💧Helps reduce bloating/gas
💧Add to water or tea to help maintain healthy gastrointestinal tract.
💧Helps reduce occasional indigestion
💧Have on hand during heavy meals.
💧Take DigestZen when traveling or flying for motion sickness.

Watch this one minute video about the benefits of the Digestive Blend

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MARJORAM – Also referred to as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains”, Marjoram is one of the most common herbs found in kitchens around the world. Valued for its calming properties, Marjoram may be added to a soothing massage blend for targeting tired, stressed muscles. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.
I use it mostly in a “pain” roller and when kids have a fever.
Apply to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress*
• Apply to muscles before and after exercising
• Valued for its calming properties and positive effect on the nervous system*
• Supports a healthy immune system*
• May promote a healthy cardiovascular system*.

BENEFITS/USES OF Marjoram Oil:
💧Apply to the back of the neck to ease tension and stress.
💧Diffuse before going to bed for a good night’s sleep.
💧Use Marjoram EO in any recipe that calls for marjoram.
💧Great for stressed or tired muscles
💧Valued for its calming properties
💧Stress relief – Add to your bath to ease and soak away stress.
💧Taste Enhancer – Add to olive oil for an herbal punch of flavor. Yummy in bread dips!
💧Stomachic – Marjoram oil can help keep your stomach in proper working order.
💧Soother – Rub on the bottom of your child’s feet to soothe fussiness and restlessness.
💧Immune Booster – Put one drop into a 4 fluid oz drink to support your immune system.
💧Nerve Invigorator – Use aromatically, topically, or internally to calm and support the nervous system.
💧Muscle Relaxation – Dilute with fractionated coconut oil then rub on stressed muscles before and after you exercise.
💧Vasodilator – When taken internally, marjoram offers cardiovascular support.
💧Respiration – Drop on the wall of the shower to support respiratory function and clear airways.

Watch this one minute video about how to use Marjoram

marjoram-uses

There is now a limit of 6 that can be ordered per account so if you’d like to add one of these bogo specials to your arsenal let me know and I’ll bulk order

 

I ain’t gonna lie y’all, this is way better than Christmas (and lasts a whole lot longer) heehee

If you are not yet a member of doTERRA with your own wholesale account you can join by going here and signing up but don’t forget to add your DIGESTZEN to your cart and the MARJORAM will automatically be added!

**This offer expires TONIGHT at 11:59pm MST, so take action ASAP

 

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