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CBD oil versus Copaiba Essential Oil

I would have to say it was about two years ago when I first heard the word CANNABIDIOL.  Have you heard of it?  Do you know what it is?

“Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.
CBD does not appear to have any intoxicating effects such as those caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana, but may have a down regulating impact on disordered thinking and anxiety.” (Wikipedia)

I first understood it to NOT have the psychedelic effects but then my teenage son informed me that it absolutely does.  Apparently I have a (teen) relative who was using it for “pain” but then I discovered (through reading a text message) that he liked the “high”.

Listen, I’ve not done a lot of research, I’m not hip to the lingo but I do know that it has to do with the amount of THC in the CBD.  I only know that from watching the documentary “The Sacred Plant”.  I think it’s an awesome “tool” to be used wisely for people who suffer from cancer and/or some type of chronic pain.  That is if you can find a supplier to make it for you because buying it on the “open market” is extremely pricey.

I ain’t gonna lie, I considered it for my TS son thinking it could possibly be an answer to eliminating his tics but there was no way I was going to encourage him to smoke it (big eye roll) so now what?  Well, I found that you could get it in oil form but the price tag for approximately a 5mL bottle was over $200, needless to say we never attempted that route.  I was never going to be a serious “buyer”, I just wanted to check it out, maybe give it a try.  We’ve done well with using essential oils to help him and they’ve done wonders so it was just something I “looked into”…very briefly.

But what if you could have the “effects” of the CBD without any of the psychedelic attributes AND pay ⅙ of the cost?!  Would you be willing to give it a try?

I’m here to tell ya, there’s something else (and no I’m not referring to the after world like Prince was lol)… it’s a new essential oil that doTERRA released last week called COPAIBA and there seems to be a lot of hype surrounding it.

Copaiba

First of all Copaiba essential oil is a unique blend of four different species.  It is derived from the resin of the copaiba tree which can grow upwards of more than 100 feet and can be found in tropical South America. Copaiba oil is widely used in cosmetic products including soaps, creams, lotions, and perfumes. Since the 16th century, copaiba essential oil has been utilized in traditional health practices by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil.

Copaiba can help soothe anxious feelings and it can be applied to the skin to promote a clear, smooth complexion. Copaiba essential oil comes with a wide range of other supportive qualities including: nervous system, cellular support, cardiovascular health, digestive health, emotional balancing, immune support, inflammatory response, respiratory system and reducing neuronal excitability.

The most prevalent compound in Copaiba is the cannabinoid beta-caryophyllene (BCP). In fact our Copaiba essential oil contains 60% beta-caryophyllene.  Caryophyllene may be neuro-protective and have cardiovascular and immune benefits. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that promotes immune health.

Copaiba and Cannabis share the same chemical compound however they are NOT to be confused as one in the same!!!

This is one time you don’t want to tune out as I talk about chemical compounds 🙂
CBD – interacts with CB1 receptors
THC – interacts with CB1 & CB2 receptors
BCP – interacts with CB2 receptors

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Cannabis and psychoactivity deals exclusively with CB1 receptors, which are concentrated in the brain and the central nervous system. Copaiba interacts with CB2 receptors, which are concentrated in the immune and endocrine system.  There is no THC in Copaiba therefore it is physically impossible to feel “high” like you would with Cannabis because the two simply don’t interact with the same receptors.
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CB2 receptors are found all throughout the body and have wide impacts on health. BCPs bind to these receptors and have a mountain of evidence to backup their support against temporary inflammation, easing tension and discomfort, providing protective effects on kidney and liver systems, provide protection against auto-immune disruptions, easing anxious and depressive feelings and even helping to abstain from unhealthy habits such as alcohol dependence!

CB2 activation is correlated with the concentration of BCP’s.  CBD oil is 35% BCP while Copaiba is 60%. This means that even if you are using high quality cannabis oil, it may be the BCP’s that are doing all the work in easing your health issues and you could switch to Copaiba and get even more relief.  Uh heller?  Do you need to read that again?  MORE BCP IN COPAIBA THAN CBD = POTENTIALLY MORE RELIEF!

But hey, listen if you’re already using essential oils, caryophyllene IS a cannabinoid and is in other oils, you just may not be aware (Black Pepper, Ylang Ylang, Melissa), of course nowhere near these concentrations or purity.  Another fact you may not be aware of (I wasn’t) is that BCP’s are also in plenty of foods.

Want to read more about caryophyllene? Check this out!

Using various usage models, beta-caryophyllene-rich Copaiba essential oil, through its activation of CB2 receptors, has the ability to positively influence our health in ways we are just beginning to understand!

Following is a phenomenal testimony shared on Facebook this last week:
Jim D / September 15 at 4:39pm
“Holy mother of all oils!!!
I was spending $385 a month on another oil (yes a 30 day supply for $385) that dōTERRA does not sell to get relief from the years of abuse my spine took through sports and a terrible auto accident. It’s effects would wear off after about 14 hours. But, wow! This oil here is $35 with your wholesale account and 2-3 drops 2-3 times a day is giving me the same results. I am blown away. It interacts with the endocannabinoid system similarly to other options that I mentioned above but for a fraction of the price and with zero negative side effects.
If some days you just wish you could make those nagging over stimulated nerves just stop, this is the oil for you. I wish I could say more but because I sell doterra oils I have to limit the way I share my personal experience. This is so good for so much.
Straight, undiluted 2-3 drops under my tongue three times daily and direct to the location.
And the other oil made me drowsy. Not so with this oil.”

Ready to give Copaiba Essential Oil a try?  Head over to my website and order yours today!  You can pay retail OR become a Wholesale Customer for $35 (like a Costco membership) and receive a 25% discount for one year (no purchase requirements).  Remember if you’re ready to fully jump on board this essential oil train you can purchase any enrollment kit and your enrollment fee is waived ❤

**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 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  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 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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BOGO Day 3 the BEST free oil special yet!

OH MY WORD OH MY WORD OH MY WORD!!!!!

This is the BEST bogo thus far…EVER!!  Ya’ll if there’s only ONE bogo you’re gonna wanna order fast THIS IS IT because it’s gonna SELL OUT!!

Buy one Peppermint and get one Past Tense FREE!!!  It’s just a $24.67 value but it’s a must have!

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Peppermint is one of the top used, most known essential oils and Past Tense is MY most used (my son’s and maybe even my sisters).

The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.* Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils.

  • Rub on temples after you wake up for a morning energy boost
  • Diffuse when feeling fatigued or low on energy
  • Take one to two drops in a doTERRA Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset*
  • Promotes digestive health
  • Place one drop in your mouth to help freshen breath
  • Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist
  • Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange for a mid-day pick-me-up
  • Helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion
  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing
  • Commonly found in oral health products
  • Promotes feelings of clear airways and easy breathing when diffused
  • Blends well with Lavender for a soothing massage blend
  • Add to cold water compress or foot bath to cool off when overheated
  • Inhale for a non-stimulant, invigorating pick-me-up on long drives
  • Add to shampoo or conditioner for a stimulating hair massage
  • Repels bugs naturally
  • Spritz around windows and doors
  • Add to water/vinegar as a window cleaner
  • Diffuse during study-time to stay focused
  • Apply topically to relieve feelings of tension

Some of the most common peppermint oil uses include:

  • Reduces stomach aches
  • Soothe digestive issues
  • Freshens bad breath
  • Relieves headaches
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Improves mental focus
  • Clears respiratory tract
  • Boosts energy
  • Releases tight muscles
  • Cost-effective natural solution to replace pharmaceutical drugs
  • Sinus care
  • Joint therapy
  • Muscle pain relief
  • Reduce hunger cravings
  • Natural energizer
  • Fever reducer
  • Skin health
  • Acne treatment
  • Hair growth
  • Sunburn relief

I cannot honestly think of one reason why anyone on the planet would choose not to have peppermint oil in his or her medicine cabinet at home!

And that’s not even ALL, oh the recipes I could share!

Peppermint

Past tense, past tense, oh how I love thee past tense…

PastTense Tension Blend
With a perfect mix of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, PastTense Tension Blend offers a convenient and easy way to ground and balance emotions. This proprietary blend was carefully crafted with essential oils that contain cooling, calming, and soothing properties and can be used in a variety of different ways to help reduce stressful and anxious feelings. The calming effects of PastTense oil can quickly be felt when applied.

To help ground and balance emotions, PastTense uses a fresh, cooling aroma that can ease stressful feelings and promote a sense of calm.

  • Eases feelings of tension
  • Helps reduce stress and anxious feelings
  • Help provide grounding and balanced emotions
  • Add to temples and back of neck before taking a test
  • Apply to bottom of feet before an important meeting to help ease stressful feelings
  • Apply to wrists while traveling to help calm emotions
  • Massage into shoulders, neck, and back for a cooling, soothing sensation
  • Calms emotions
  • Packaged for convenient application in a roll-on bottle

This my friends is THE BEST essential oil for headaches…there I said it…I’m not supposed to use that word but I want y’all to understand how miraculous this oil is!  True, you need to know the reason you have this pain in your head (allergies typically work best with PEPPERMINT) but this is a great overall, #1 GO TO for any kind!!

PastTense 1

Can y’all sense the excitement in my room???  I had these bad boys ordered first thing this morning because I know they won’t last.  Each account can order UP TO 5 bogo specials each day (yes, I am maxxed out).  This would be THE DAY for you to open your own customer account in order to get the discount….doesn’t matter if you’re simply a retail customer, you can still order the bogo specials you just don’t get them at a discount 😦  How sad…become a wholesale customer today by going to my website to “Join & Save” (there’s a $35 enrollment fee when not ordering an enrollment kit, this gives you one year at 25% discount)

 

**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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BOGO Day 2…2 for the price of 1

I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care WHO knows it ❤ (if you’re a movie connoisseur then you can name that movie in one try)

What am I in love it?  BOGO!!!  FREE OILS!! doTERRA!!!!

Day #2 BOGO Special is….

Buy TerraZyme and get DigestZen FREE

BOGO 2

Ok, so I realize if you’re not an avid oiler you may not know what TerraZyme is but that’s ok because by the time you finish reading you will AND you’ll realize YOU NEED IT in your life 🙂

TerraZyme is a digestive enzyme complex.  It has a blend of active whole food enzymes (and support cofactors) that help strengthen the body’s production of enzymes which is important in the process of healthy digestion of food nutrients and cellular metabolism of nutrients to energy, often deficient in today’s world because of over-cooked, processed and preservative-laden foods.  The powerful combination of digestive enzymes found in dōTERRA TerraZyme supports the body’s constant production of enzymes critical for healthy biochemical functions, including healthy digestion of food nutrients and cellular metabolism of nutrients to energy.  dōTERRA TerraZyme includes a variety of whole-food enzymes that help with the digestion of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and fiber.

Added bonus—-if you are gluten free and unknowingly consume but then sudden realize, pop a couple a couple of these bad boys real quick to help relieve or even alleviate the symptoms that normally occur.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion and metabolism of enzyme-deficient, processed foods*
  • Supports conversion of food nutrients to cellular energy*
  • Promotes gastrointestinal comfort and food tolerance*
  • Supports healthy production of metabolic enzymes*
  • Proprietary blend of 10 active whole-food enzymes
  • Contains the doTERRA tummy tamer blend of Peppermint, Ginger, and Caraway Seed
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate-free HPMC vegetable capsules
  • Safe and effective

Take one to three vegetable capsules with meals throughout the day. If your meal includes lots of fresh, raw foods, take one capsule. If your meal includes highly processed, cooked foods or food products known to cause specific GI discomfort, take two to three capsules with meal.

Cautions:

Some people may experience an initial change to digestive schedule and function when they begin using enzyme supplements. For most people, these symptoms are mild and should disappear after a few days. Pregnant or nursing women and people with known medical conditions should consult a physician before using. Does not contain wheat or milk products. Does not contain ingredients made from animal products.  *My family has a plethora of food allergies and we have all taken these without any discomforting issues to speak of.

TerraZyme

The FREE is….
DigestZen®  Digestive Blend ($41.33 value)

DigestZen is a wonderful companion to aid in the digestion of food, soothe occasional upset stomachs, and reduce uncomfortable gas and bloating.

DigestZen is known as doTERRA’s “tummy tamer” blend due to its ability to aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health.* This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.* DigestZen is great to have on hand when stomach upset occurs and is safe and effective. DigestZen is a healthy, natural, and gentle way to soothe an upset stomach or maintain a healthy digestive system.*

  • Add a few drops to water to take internally or rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma.
  • Have DigestZen on hand when enjoying heavy holiday meals to promote digestion.*
  • Take DigestZen with you when traveling or trying new foods to soothe occasional stomach upset.*
  • Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid (I simply put one drop under my tongue)
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

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Each day this week doTERRA will offer up a new bogo special that’s only good for THAT ONE day.

Guess what retail customer, wholesale customer, wellness advocate… it doesn’t matter how you choose to buy you get the deal!!

Simply check back here each day to see what the daily special, visit my website and add the “buy oil” to your cart and the “free oil” will automatically show up after processing.

**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 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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BOGO essential oils?? YES – FREE OILS

Any of you wanna be oil users who say “it’s too expensive”…THIS WEEK is for YOU 👈🏻

Every day this week doTERRA is offering BOGO specials. Now is the time to stock up, add to or start your collection.

I’m so excited I could wet myself!!

Just a couple of times a year doTERRA offers the Macdaddy deal… BOGO SPECIALS!!!  Y’all that’s buy one get one FREE!!!  I wait all year for these essential oil specials to roll around.

I’m an oil HOARDER so it’s like Christmas around here every time I add a new oil to my collection but getting TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE is like Christmas and vacation all rolled up into one 🙂

Each day for the enxt 5 days doTERRA will offer up a new bogo special that’s only good for THAT ONE day.

Guess what retail customer, wholesale customer, wellness advocate… it doesn’t matter how you choose to buy you get the deal!!

Simply check back here each day to see what the daily special, visit my website and add the “buy oil” to your cart and the “free oil” will automatically show up after processing.

I could hardly sleep last night wanting to get up 12 MST to check out today’s special (yikes)

Ok already, shut up and share the special right??

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Day #1 BUY a Melaleuca and receive FREE Purify

MELALEUCA (tea tree) is great for cleansing the skin! Purifies the air, works wonders on mold, yeast, fungus, itchy rash, ingrown toenails or just promoting healthy immune function

Some of the many traditional uses include:

  • Acne
  • Bacterial infections
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores
  • Congestion and respiratory tract infections
  • Earaches
  • Fungal infections (especially Candida, jock itch, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus)
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Head lice
  • MRSA
  • Psoriasis
  • Dry cuticles
  • Itchy insect bites, sores and sunburns
  • Boils from staph infections

    And this list doesn’t even include the many household uses that can replace store-bought products in your cabinets:

    • Anti-microbial laundry freshener
    • Insect repellant
    • Natural deodorant
    • Acne face wash
    • Removes foot order
    • Removes mold
    • Household cleaner

    PURIFY will replace unpleasant odors while protecting against environmental threats. This cleansing blend produces a smell that purifies the air in a natural, safe way.

    Some of the many traditional uses include:

    • aroma that purifies the air in a natural, safe way.
    • Refreshing aroma
    • Eradicates unpleasant odors and clears the air
    • Protects against environmental threats
    • Diffuse to purify and freshen the air
    • Freshen smaller rooms (or a car) by placing a few drops of Purify Cleansing Blend on a cotton ball and putting it into the air vent
    • Add five drops to a small spray bottle with water and use to wipe down countertops
    • Add a few drops to the rinse cycle when doing laundry to help eliminate odor
    • Apply to soothe skin irritations
    • Use to soothe away irritations from bug bites

 

 

**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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Day 15 AdvoCare 24DC, leg cramps and swagbucks

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.

Yes, yes, I know…the music is never-ending in my head 🙂

✟ Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved Psalms 55:22

Is there something in your life that just seems to heavy to carry??  A burden that daily seems to weigh you down?  Have you thought of sitting at Jesus feet and NOT moving until He blesses you like Jacob did?  Today can be the day feel lighter!  (hold up, there’s another song coming) Now let us have a little talk with Jesus,

Let us tell him all about our troubles,
He will hear our faintest cry
And He’ll answer by and by;
Now when you feel a little prayer wheel turnin’,
And you know a little fire is burnin’
You’ll find a little talk with Jesus makes it right. ❤

SO, the last two nights I have been awakened by some horrible leg cramps, I mean so bad I can  hardly move to get out of bed and stretch it out.  I’ve had a charley horse here or there over my lifetime but nothing like what I’ve been experiencing.  Therefore, my 4:20 am starts have been pushed to 5am starts which makes me feel like I’m behind all day long!    I realize I’m getting older and “these things happen” BUT, this is totally unacceptable HaHaHa

Before I started using essential oils I suffered with RLS for years (my husband used to say, “Oh, you got the jumpy leg again?”) but there was no pain linked to that, it was just an incredible urge to move.  There were times I’d have to stand behind the couch and sway my weight from leg to leg while watching a movie with him…how romantic right?

I know that sometimes certain medications will cause you to cramp up but y’all know I don’t even have tylenol in my house (nor will I ever again….did y’all watch The Truth About Vaccinations and how dangerous acetaminophen (<—well that don’t even look spelled right haha) can be to our children).  I know I’m drinking enough water so it’s not dehydration AND I take magnesium each night which should also HELP!

That made me google (actually I swagbucked it haha) what causes night time leg cramps and I came up with a whole heap of issues:

Structural disorders

  1. Peripheral artery disease
  2. Spinal stenosis

Metabolic problems

  1. Acute kidney failure
  2. Addison’s disease
  3. Anemia
  4. Chronic kidney disease
  5. Cirrhosis
  6. Hyperthyroidism
  7. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  8. Type 1 diabetes
  9. Type 2 diabetes

Medications and procedures

  1. Blood pressure drugs
  2. Diuretics (water retention relievers)
  3. Oral contraceptives
  4. Cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins)
  5. Dialysis

Other conditions

  1. Dehydration
  2. Diarrhea (causing anal irritation)
  3. Muscle fatigue
  4. Nerve damage, as from cancer treatments
  5. Osteoarthritis
  6. Parkinson’s disease
  7. Pregnancy

(insert wide eyes here) NOTHING! None of the above reason pertain to me!

Then I read this…. “Most of the time, no apparent cause for night leg cramps can be identified. In general, night leg cramps are likely to be related to muscle fatigue and nerve problems.” Well there ain’t no reason in the world for ME to be having leg cramps so tonight it stops (simple as that right?)!

Today I will be mixing up some essential oils that I will apply BEFORE I go to bed and keep by my bedside in case we make this a third night of excruciating cramps!  Basil, Lemongrass and Marjoram will be added to a 10mL roller bottle (like the old lip gloss bottles we all had in the 70s) for ease of application.  **I also may add some Cypress as it’s great for circulation 😉

After adding a few drops of each oil to the roller bottle I will fill the bottle with a carrier oil (I use Fractionated Coconut Oil) as this allows to better & faster absorption (and booyah, it stretches out the life of my oils whoop whoop)

**I mentioned SWAGBUCKS.  If you’re unfamiliar this is a search engine where you earn points for everything you do!  The more you search the more you earn.  It doesn’t matter what website I wanna go to I start on SWAGBUCKS.  When you shop online, SWAGBUCKS gives you a percentage of what you spend back in points that go towards gift cards.  Everyone has heard of ebates and it’s the same concept (yes, I even start on SWAGBUCKS when I’m going to shop through ebates…work the system yo).  I have earned multiple…MULTIPLE gift cards to Kohls, Starbucks and Amazon (they offer a large list to choose from, those are just my favorite/most used) and sometimes they even offer these cards “on sale”.  Say a $25 card costs 2500 points…but a particular time frame or certain month you can get that card for 2200 points.  They almost always have some type of special (like right now is Mother’s Day Special, “earn double cash back and more”) If you wanna give SWAGBUCKS a try use my referral link and for every 50 SB (swagbucks) you earn, I’ll earn 5!  Then when you offer your referral to others and they sign up you’ll earn 10% in your SWAGBUCKS account too….for LIFE! #ilovefreebies

(I just went to my account to see what all i’ve earned…. I have had 3 $25 SBX, 4 $25 Amazon and 1 $25 Kohls…and all that is just from SEARCHING and a little online shopping, you can also earn by taking surveys and watching videos but ain’t nobody got time for that! HaHa)

What I ate today:
Spark/Catalyst/Thermo/MNS 16 oz
E/2 Blueberry chia vanilla breakfast cookie (w/2 MNS) 16 oz
S/2 eggs (in oil) and half avocado 16 oz
(Catalyst/3, Slim&Sassy, 16 oz)
(Before MNS/2 oz)
S/7 Superfood salad mix w/ added romaine, half boiled egg, seeds and 1/Colemans uncured beef hotdog (weenie)  14 oz
(Spark, Catalyst/3, S&S, 16 oz)
S/Coconut chips (Mmmmm 😛 ) w/ cashew & chia
S/6 oz steak, steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes
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Breakfast cookies can be found here (I used oat flour as my GF flour, rice milk for coconut (didn’t realize I’m out of almond) and honey in place of maple syrup….bc y’all know how I feel about honey).  Don’t worry by my calculations the 2 Tbsp of coconut oil and chia in this recipe divided by the 12 cookies is still less than 5g fat keeping you at E fuel 😉   *DH and I enjoyed the cookies and the little ate one but only after I added Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips…truly I did mean to add some to half of the batter for her and just forgot.  Otherwise I’ll need to add a lil’ more sweetener next time (y)

This is the collagen I use —->
collagen

TODAY…I struggled. I felt hungry!  I “wanted” something…I wanted to just sit and drink my Spark ALL DAY!  It hit me around lunch time I HAVE THE TOOLS!  I’m eating plenty!  I’m eating healthy fats which satiate me.  I’m drinking lots of water but 30 minutes after eating I’m looking at the clock waiting for my next meal.  But why should I spend the next 8-10 hours counting down?  I finally took Catalyst/3 and had that ah-ha moment…I have the Metabolic blend which will help to “curb” my appetite.  Now listen, I ain’t gonna lie, y’all know I’m not one to “suppress”,

I think we should eat!  But in times like these…well, this is where we should!  These softgels are simply for convenience, I mean to be quite honest, I should’ve just added the actual essential oil into a veggie cap but I’m BUSY and remembered I did have a new bottle so voila 😉

As you may have realized from what I’m eating…I’m down to the bare minimum as I haven’t been to Costco since returning from my little 3 days getaway during Easter break.  Kids have had NO (gluten-free) bread, I used my last bit of organic beef and noodles for spaghetti, there’s no almond milk (because I’m out of raw almonds) and I’m down to use TS son’s rice milk, NO cucumbers, broccoli, asaparagus…I mean who eats a weenie with salad?  😀

WHOA—that’s a lotta S’s, I may have to throw in a THM mini fuel cycle if I keep that up!

We RARELY EVER have red meat and here I’ve had it three days in a row!!  I have GOT to go to the grocery store!

 

 

**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 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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Day #5 AdvoCare Cleanse and sunscreen options

Regardless of whether you are FOR OR AGAINST vaccinations this documentary is a must see!  The Truth About Vaccines

I, along with the rest of world was brought up to believe you couldn’t go outside unless you were slathered down with sunscreen.  “Sun causes cancer”…. does it?  NOW, at almost 50, I personally believe the chemicals IN the sunscreen are actually what’s causing the cancer (yes, my husband thinks I’m crazy too haha).  I do agree that allowing the sun to damage your skin (ex. sunburn) can be extremely dangerous.

Through my nutritional and essential oil studies over the last 4 years I’ve changed my view on a LOT of things!!  I never realized how blindly I just “followed the crowd” until I STOPPED following and started researching!

So if our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs everything it comes in contact with then it goes to prove that if we’re using synthetic sunscreen the chemicals are being absorbed into our bloodstream!!

With such gorgeous Spring days lately I’ve really started thinking about and realizing it’s time to prepare for summer…. 1st the cleanse (continuing through 24DC) to remove built up toxins and  jumpstart my clean, healthy eating plan (AGAIN) and next making sure my family is protected 🙂

We NEED sunshine, we NEED what it offers!  Did you know that 90% of the population is Vitamin D deficient?  It’s because we’ve grown up being and slathering our own kids in a complete sunblock for fear of cancer.

You need to find a good sun protection recipe with a nano-free zinc oxide as your base… I ain’t gonna lie, it’s not the easiest thing to rub on but IT WORKS!!  For myself, I like an oil base so I use organic coconut oil and add essentials oils (including helicrysum and lavender…by my calculations I have a coverage equal to about an 8) and yes these still need to be reapplied every 2-4 hours depending on if you’re getting wet or not.  IF you’re a swimmer (which i’m not, I just like to dip my feet in the pool long enough to cool off) the oil option wouldn’t work well for you…there will be an “oil” film floating across the water.

I use non-nano zinc oxide powder which I purchased off Amazon, cocoa butter, beeswax and coconut oil…. NOW, I believe that doTERRA essential oils are THE BEST and most natural on the market however I know that carrot seed oil has “SPF protection of about 28-30” so if you know a brand you TRUST that carries this oil it would be most beneficial for your homemade sunscreen!  Personally I don’t have a lot of trust in other brands and we don’t carry it so I use my helicrysum 🙂  I just found a recipe from holisticsquid that supposed to rub in easier than what I made last year….

Homemade sunscreen ingredients & supplies
(makes 1 cup homemade sunscreen)

  • 2 ounces beeswax
  • 2 ounces cocoa butter
  • 2 ounces coconut oil
  • 2 ounces liquid oil – total (combination of these jojoba, carrot seed, argan oil)
  • 2 ounces zinc
  • Kitchen scale
  • Double boiler (I use a metal bowl over a small pot of simmering water)
  • Squeeze tubes, optional – I love these refillable, silicone tubes

Homemade sunscreen method

  1. Finely grate the beeswax and weigh the grated bits to 2 ounces.
  2. In a double boiler, melt the beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil until liquid. Remove from heat.
  3. Slowing whisk in the zinc, stirring until all lumps are gone. When this mixture is slightly cooled, stir in the liquid oil until well combined.
  4. Use a butter knife to scoop the sunscreen into the squeeze bottles. Or store in a glass jar with a lid.

Feel like you don’t have time to make your own.  There are a few brands I’ve felt safe using over the last couple of years that seem to work well but they do come with hefty price tags and ya can’t just walk into your local Walgreens to grab a bottle at the beach :/  so be sure to look ‘em up before your vacation to allow for shipping time

RAW ELEMENTS (the first organic, non-GMO certified sunscreen)
THINK SPORT (good for prolonged exposure in sun)
COCO BEE NATURALS (100% Natural & Organic Skincare) ←–this one I just purchased and haven’t actually tried it yet

**Devo:
“I don’t feel saved”… How’s your RELATIONSHIP?
“I don’t feel God’s presence”… How’s your RELATIONSHIP?
✟ Psalms 13:5
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
If we live by how we FEEL…honestly would we ever get outta bed? The way we FEEL is sometimes contrary to the truth. Salvation isn’t based on how you feel, salvation is about a personal relationship with the Lord! Have you trusted in Him?
Lord I thank you for allowing your Holy Spirit to work in me! I thank you for the conviction that fell upon me (1992), that I was a sinner. I thank you for your forgiveness of my sins and paying for them with your son’s blood. I thank you for the mercy and grace you’ve shown all these years. Lord I fail you every day but through your word you comfort, guide, direct and show your love for me. I can’t thank you enough for your many, many blessings

Tomorrow is Easter (Day 6) and we serve a risen Saviour therefore my family will be attending a sunrise service (8am) followed by a full breakfast on the grounds and then our regular service 🙂  If you live in the Greensboro, NC area check out CharityBC.org for directions, I’d love to have you join me!  After services are over I’ll be travelling into the Smoky Mtns with two of my children and will be OFF THE GRID until our last day of cleansing.  I know, I know, you’ll miss me while I’m gone hahaha but know that I’ll still be trying to stay on plan while I’m away (& trust me, I’ll share with you when I return).  Pray for us (pray for ME….have you ever eaten at Paula Deens? lol)

What I ate today:
Fiber/Spark/Pro/Catalyst 12 oz
16 oz
S/2 Eggs w/ spinach in bacon grease and ½ avocado w/ 2 slices bacon 16 oz
CO/Creamy Avocado Smoothie
POPCORN 16 oz
8 oz
FP/Chicken Salad 16 oz (OmegaPlex)
Herbal Cleanse & Magnesium

I believe I had my first crossover today with my avocado smoothie :/  I wanted to use up what’s left in the fridge since I’m heading out of town tomorrow.  There’s was half avocado, almost rotten apple, few carrot sticks and pineapple.  Oh my word that was the most delicious smoothie ever!!!! 😛   crossover

I took my little to a movie so there had to be popcorn!  I thought I was strong enough to have a little and STOP…I wasn’t :/  And what is it about eating “off plan” that makes ya not wanna eat.  I mean seriously, NOT HUNGRY!

 

**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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