MY doTerra PICKS: A Peek into My Green Medicine Cabinet
I am passionate about using natural symptom relief products wherever possible. Many prescribed and over the counter symptom relief options come with unwanted and harmful side effects, either immediately or long term, often compromising liver function. After my many past health challenges and recovery, I am very protective of my liver. Besides that – essential oils are all natural and will not hurt the environment. Come back to this page often as I share my doTerra essential oil product pics and some oil experiences.
Greening your medicine cabinet is one of the natural strategies in my holistic protocol for healthy longevity and protecting the planet. Contact me to find out more about ‘greening your medicine cabinet’ for healthy longevity at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines.
#1 LAVENDER for #anxiety #stress #insomnia #sleep #pain
This is my most favourite ‘go to’ oil. It provides calm whenever needed and is safe to use on children with dilution.
I apply lavender to my toes (see my reflexology chart) for direct transport to my brain. I also apply it to my heart zone as this is often where I would feel my anxiety when it comes. Diffusing lavender regularly has helped to eliminate my anxiety. That is the amazing benefit of using essential oils for symptom relief, they not only provide relief but also healing of the underlying causes of your symptoms, a real bonus! I use the lavender on my toes when I feel stressed or anxious. Lavender applied topically also helps calm my overworked muscles and joints and irritated nerves, by alternating it with my #2 favourite doTerra emergency oil – marjoram. I never leave home without my lavender!
LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
doTerra has developed a new product using my favourite lavender called Serenity Restful Complex. It contains lavender and L-Theanine. This is another natural symptom relief product that is always in my medicine cabinet and on my travels – helping me to be ready for unexpected anxiety producing challenges.
Free samples of Serenity Restful Complex are available for mail out to Canadian residents. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a sample of Serenity Restful Complex.
Other samples are available for mail out! Let me know what you are interested in trying ‘ for a healthier you!
From the doTerra Product Information Page for this product: http://media.doterra.com/sg-otg/en/pips/serenity_softgel.pdf
dōTERRA Serenity Restful Complex also delivers the relaxing benefi ts of L-Theanine to gently promote relaxation and sleep.* L-Theanine, is a non-protein amino acid found in green tea (Camellia sinensis) and has been studied for its calming effects on the nervous system.* L-Theanine is structurally similar to the neurotransmitters glutamate and gammaaminobutyric acid (GABA), both of which are associated with improved mood, calmness, and relaxation.* L-Theanine has the unique ability to promote relaxation without causing drowsiness.* Studies show that such pre-sleep relaxation is very effective at supporting a restful night’s sleep.*
My clients and I find that taking one serenity soft gel and 6 drops of marjoram provides a very restful night’s sleep.
Lavender – a good choice for you, your children, your pets and the planet! Why wouldn’t you give it a try? To order doTerra lavender, serenity and serenity gels restful complex go go www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines.
#2 MARJORAM for #pain #musclecramps #sprains
Marjoram is my second most favourite emergency use oil, another ‘never leave home without it’ oil. When I tripped and sprained my ankle (multiple times) I slathered it full strength onto the ankle, repeating every five minutes until I got the topical anesthetic effect I needed. I followed with ice, elevation and marjoram regularly to provide comfort. Marjoram also provides relief for irritated nerves and stressed muscles from over exertion.
I have a client who broke her arm and had it set with a pin and screws. Her doctor recommended Tylenol 3 for pain relief but she was not happy about the side effects. I suggested she might find relief by trying a combination of marjoram and frankincense. Frankincense is a great add on to marjoram with it’s anti-inflammatory properties. My client was amazed and pleasantly surprised at the results. She said the relief was equivalent to the Tylenol 3 without the side effects. The image below shows the recipe she used.
When my vehicle was rear ended and I suffered from ‘whip lash’, which apparently can ripple down your spine to your sacrum. I was in a lot of neck discomfort and sacrum pain. I used the marjoram topially and marjoram and frankinsence combination internally for pain relief. The results were amazing! Whenever I feel neck and shoulder tension, especially with a lot of driving, I use the marjoram internally. As a relaxant it provides calming of the muscles as wells as a sedative effect.
My clients and I find that taking one serenity soft gel and 6 drops of marjoram provide a very restful night’s sleep.
#3 WILD ORANGE for #moodlifting #energizing #vitalizing #calming
Just peeling a wild orange brings a very uplifting sensation and thoughts of sunshine. I diffuse wild orange in the morning when I get up to start my day. Diffusing wild orange and other pure citrus oils have been shown to lower stress. Fox News reports that Vanderbilt Medical Center diffuses citrus oils in their emergency room to reduce stress and provide calm. The study results are pretty amazing. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-b8dTXk-U4 .
Mood lifting and stress reduction can be so simple. Why wouldn’t you try it. Healthy for you and healthy for the planet! Get started on a calmer you today. Your pets will love it too. Order your wild orange and diffuser at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines .
#4 FRANKINCENSE for #inflammation #pain #boostingimmunity #fightingcancer
Frankincense is considered to be the ‘king of essential oils’. Research shows that Frankincense has shown to have anti-cancer properties. I use frankincense daily, mixed with fractionated coconut oil, on my face and body as a moisturizer and for anti-cancer protection. You can read more about ‘my why’ for this ‘anti-cancer’ pick on my blog post about skin cancer. The holistic approach to skin cancer protection is all about stacking your odds; frankincense is a big part of ‘stacking my anti-cancer odds’.
Frankincense combined with marjoram provides pain relief equivalent to Tylenol 3 for many of my clients without the unwanted side effects. See my pick #2 above for more information on my clients mixed the oils.
Healthy for you and healthy for the planet! Get started on your ‘green’ medicine cabinet makeover today. Order your frankincense at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines .
#5 BALANCE for #anxiety #stress #insomnia
doTERRA’s grounding blend promotes tranquility while bringing harmony to the mind and body, and balance to the emotions. I love to diffuse this oil in the morning with my wild orange – a great start to my day!
- Begin your day by putting Balance on the bottom of your feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day.
- Balance is a great oil blend to use during an AromaTouch® Hand Massage.
- Apply to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feelings.
- Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calming, soothing environment.
- Get your doterra Balance today at http://www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines
#6 OnGuard #coldandflu #healthyimmunefunction #healthyrespiratoryfunction #environmentalthreatprotection #beatantibioticresistance #nontoxiccleaner #beatsuperbugs
Gold and flu season is here and it is time to think about protection. Regular hand washing is an important first step in protection. doterra’s onguard is a great cold and flu protection add on. I take the drops in water or beadlets (carry in my purse) before I enter areas of high risk, like visits to the nursing home and other locations with sick people. I add on guard to my counter cleaner spray and my home made foaming hand sanitizer and diffuse it when I feel I may be vulnerable to a virus. In this age of antibiotic resistance it is reassuring to learn that doterra’s on guard’s protection blend can keep you healthy.
Essential oils provide new tools to fight antibiotic resistance. doTerra on guard protective blend is my ‘go to’ for cold and flu protection.
From the Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine –
Essential Oils and Future Antibiotics: New Weapons against Emerging ‘ Superbugs ’ ? – https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/essential-oils-and-future-antibiotics-new-weapons-against-emerging-superbugs-2329-8731.1000105.php?aid=14230
Make sure to add lavender or serenity to your cold and flu protection regime as stress is a major immune system challenge. The combination of on guard and lavender and/or serenity gels provide me with great protection against cold and flu.
Healthy for you and healthy for the planet! Get started on your ‘green medicine cabinet’ makeover today. Order your On Guard today at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines .
#7 Clove #antioxidant #cardiovascularhealth #teethandgumcleaning #insectrepellant #oilofboundaries
Clove provides an amazing spice and essential oil with many amazing health promoting properties. It has amazing antioxidant values which is why I combine it with frankincense and fractionated coconut oil as a moisturizer and skin cancer protection. Check out the high antioxidant value of clove in the chart below.
For more on the ORAC scale on antioxidant capacity go to http://www.biosourcenaturals.com/pure-essential-oils/essential-oil-antioxidant-capacity-orac-values/
If that is not enough to convince you to add clove to your medicine cabinet I have more for you. Clove is ‘the oil of boundaries’. In emotional aromatherapy clove is chosen to help individuals set and maintain boundaries and let go of victim mentality, patterns of self-betrayal and codependency. It encourages breaking free of patterns of intimidation and abuse. Diffuse it with wild orange and enjoy the aroma and transformation.
#8 Easy Air/Breathe #breatheeasy #easyair #cough #cold #flu #healthyrespiratoryfunction #asthma #asthmarelief
T’is the season – for cold, flu and cough! Easy air or Breathe (same product) is my ‘go to’ in combination with On Guard to prevent cold, flu and cough. I use the breathe in my diffuser along with the on guard if I feel (or know) that I am coming down with something. I add the easy air or breathe to an inhaler and use it like a puffer, inhaling into my chest, when needed to open up my air ways and deal with coughs. I hold the inhaler in my closed fist and put my fist up to my lips and inhale as if I was using a puffer. Easy air or breathe applied to the chest helps open up my airways when congested.
Healthy for you and healthy for the planet! Get started on your ‘green’ medicine cabinet makeover today. Order your breathe/easy air oil today at www.mydoterra.com/elisabethlhines .
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