Have you ever smelt something so bad you could taste it?
Well unfortunately I have !
The memory of smell is held longer than the visual memory associated with it!
In my younger years when I worked in corporate banking. I had a superior that’s body odour was so bad it made the plants in his office wilt and die.
In meetings with company executives, the foul stench would waft around his office. Immaculately presented people could be seen be holding their breath and covering their noses. They didn’t let on because they wanted money. I was so embarrassed! I wanted to yell out IT’S NOT ME IT’S HIM!!
You might be thinking, why didn’t someone just tell him about his offensive body odour. Well someone did (not me I liked my job). A senior manager quietly confronted him one day with a can of deodorant in his had and simply said “here use this”. He actually had no idea he had a problem.
This experience haunted me for much of my early adult years. It made me very conscious of my own personal hygiene. Every time I went to the bathroom, I would be checking my armpits and sniffing my clothes. Many years later an Oncologist convinced me I didn’t have a problem. She put her nose right in my armpit and said “LOOK THERE IS NO SMELL“!
This leads me
In my younger years, back in the happening ’70s, I had no idea about the ingredient in any personal care products. At that time of my life, I didn’t care! We trusted the safety of the products sold in the supermarkets and chemists
Fast forward 30 years, I wish I had paid more attention. How many potentially dangerous ingredients were in items we use daily?
Diagnosed with Triple Positive Breast Cancer in 2010 came as a big shock. Triple positive means it was Oestrogen, progesterone & HER2 positive. I underwent several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation therapy I also take an oestrogen blocker. For this reason, I am now very conscious of anything containing oestrogen.
I am not saying any one thing causes cancer but my goal is to eliminate as many hidden dangers and toxins as I can. One of the ways I do this is by making many of my own skin care products.
Lymph nodes under our arms are a collection point for many toxins. It is so important to keep that area cleansed and healthy! Using a toxic-free aluminium free deodorant will help. But we can also support breast health with the
When it comes to breast health there should be no compromise! Find out how to make your own Toxic-Free natural deodorant with the most amazing smell. It will keep you feeling fresh all day long. It’s so good you will be smelling your own armpits just to see how good you smell.
I know it’s hard to stop using a deodorant that has done an efficient job of fighting perspiration and odour in the past… BUT is it worth the risk to your health?
When you switch from a chemical deodorant to a natural toxic-free deodorant it can sometimes take a few days of adjustment. Some people have experienced an unpleasant odour. This is the body detoxing.
Fortunately, there is a remedy to fix this!
YES! We detox our armpits.
Since having Chemotherapy and then Radiotherapy I have kept my armpits hair free. A few years back I had IPL (Intense pulsed light) to permanently remove the hair from that area. This was one of the best decisions I made. Now I have very minimal hair growth in this area.
Whatever method you use, I recommend 2 days before detoxing remove all underarm hair.
doTERRA SPA Detoxifying Mud Mask is more commonly used on the face neck & décolletage. But it has also shown to be useful in the detoxification and deodorising other areas of the body.
You will find the following ingredients in the doTERRA SPA Detoxifying Mud Mask.
The malachite extract directly contributes to the detoxifying benefits of the mud mask. Berclay is a natural earth clay and contains elements such as copper & zinc that purifies the skin.
Before showering, apply a small amount of mud mask to your underarms then rinse it off in the shower. This process will prepare you armpits for using a natural deodorant.
This essential oil is derived from the flowers of the bitter orange tree.
It has the ability to reduce acute inflammation and reduce. central and peripheral sensitivity to pain.
After inhaling Neroli essential oil, menopausal and post menopausal women recorded interesting results. Including lower levels of diastolic blood pressure, improved pulse, cortisol and oestrogen concentrations.
Because of its ability to revive the skin at the cellular level, neroli essential oil can be useful for treating wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.
Neroli has the chemical composition of both antimicrobial and antioxidant powers.
It has antimicrobial and antifungal abilities. For this reason it is often used to treat skin conditions and rashes.
Using neroli in your deodorant not only does it make it smell awesome. You also avoid unhealthy ingredients found in the majority of deodorants and antiperspirants
Pink Pepper essential oil helps support a healthy metabolism and immune system. It may also help the body maintain a healthy cellular function. I
Pink Pepper may also work with your body to soothe and relax the nervous system.
Frankincense essential oil has been used for thousands of years. It rejuvenates the skin when applied topically. It aids in cellular health and boosts your immunity. When taken internally it has the ability to promote a healthy inflammatory system .
Scientists are studying frankincense and its possibility of fighting cancer. Many believe it can not only kill cancer cells but make the cells around cancer healthy and strong. See PubMed article
Hormone imbalance is often a cause of concern for most women. Clary Sage & Jasmine essential oils are often used to balance hormones. Clary Sage, my induce an ‘oestrogen-like’ action. For that reason, I do not recommend anyone with breast cancer driven by oestrogen to use it.
This proprietary blend contains the following essential oils:-
-This amazing blend supports healthy cellular integrity.
-Protects your body and cells from oxidative stress.
-Promotes overall cellular health.
-Aids i a healthy immune response
-Supports the brain and nervous system.
With all these benefits DDR Prime is a must inclusion for a healthy supportive deodorant.
Neroli already comes in a roller bottle containing Fractionated Coconut Oil. Empty a small amount out into a sample bottle and then top with:-
Apply underarms as usual when required.
If you can find a supplier of large glass roller bottles similar to a normal deodorant size they are easier to use and you can make a larger quantity. If you are in Australia and would like to know where to get these, leave a comment below.
There are many non-cancerous problems affecting our breasts. Lumps that move. Cysts that can be painful. Blocked milk ducts. Wart-like growths around the nipples and intermammary lymph nodes. We can support our breasts to combat many of these issues by, reducing as many toxins as we can. Plus include essential oils, natures anti-oxidants.
If you wo
All the above mentioned essential oils are available at my dōTERRA website. Feel free to have a look around.
Another great DIY using essential oils is my Eye Make-up Remover. Have a look and see what you think.
Our ancient ancestors did not have the technology we have today. Therefore it is hard to compare today’s pure essential oils with those produced with crude equipment.
Volatile organic compound is the original scientific term for essential oils. The Encyclopaedia Britannica describes them as:
Essential oil, highly volatile substance isolated by a physical process from an odoriferous plant of a single botanical species. The oil bears the name of the plant from which it is derived; for example, rose oil or peppermint oil. Such oils were called essential because they were thought to represent the very essence of odour and flavour.”
These naturally occurring volatile oils are nature’s defence mechanism for plants and cells, found in the leaves, bark, stems and other parts of a plant. They protect the plant from environmental threats including infection, mould and bacteria. They are called volatile because they change quickly.
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a flower you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.
The perfume industry uses oils for their aromatic qualities. Due to the processes used in making perfumes all of the therapeutic benefits of the essential oil are lost.
Always use the purest and highest quality grade oils available. Anything less that CTPG “certified pure therapeutic grade” essential oils may not produce the desired benefits and in some cases be extremely toxic.
Essential oil molecules are so small and Lipid-Soluble that they can penetrate the skin and also cell membranes. It is because the molecules are so small that makes them amomatic. The only way something can be aromatic is for the molecule to be so small that they readily leap into the air and be detected as odour and smell. They can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and then be metabolised like other nutrients.
Some essential oils can pass through the blood-brain barriers and can impact the brain therapeutically. Even if an essential oil cannot cross the blood-brain barrier it can still affect the brain via the olfactory bulb.
There is no one size fits all approach to many pharmaceutical drugs so why should or would there be with essential oils.
We all have our unique set of circumstances, age, height, weight, sex, ethnicity. So why would there be just one way to treat any particular condition or need. This is called biochemical individuality.
There are numerous ways to achieve the desired result as long as you are open to trying different options.
Getting a good nights sleep is something that eludes many people. Lavender, essential oil is well known to be helpful for both relaxation and sleep. BUT to some people, it just doesn’t help. This is when biochemical individuality comes into play. Instead of giving up and saying essential oils don’t work, TRY ANOTHER ONE! In my experience I find citrus oils relaxing.
Herbal extracts/tinctures are fresh or dried herbs that are placed in a liquid (alcohol for tinctures and glycerin for extracts). They are left to infuse for a period of time then the herb is removed leaving the active ingredient to be used in herbal remedies. These are commonly used by a Naturopath.
Essential oils capture the natural oil present in the plant through either steam distillation or in the case of citrus by cold pressing. Steam distillation uses water and heat creating steam to separate the oil from the plant. After it has been cooled the oil can be skimmed off the top.
Cold pressing is when pressure is applied commonly the peel or rind of citrus fruit and the oil is pressed out.
Because of the extraction methods used in today’s processes only a very small amount of oil is extracted from the raw materials. In the case of lavender, it takes 30lb/14kg to produce a 15ml bottle of essential oil.
Herbal Extracts/tinctures and essential oils are not interchangeable even though they can both be used therapeutically. There can often be a significant difference between the 2. Please consult a health care practitioner or wellness advocate where approporite.
The olfactory system is the portion of the brain that controls the sense of smell. When you inhale the aroma of an essential oil the scent is processed in the olfactory nerve. The olfactory system is connected to the limbic system of the brain where emotion and memories live. When you breathe in the scent of an essential oil, the limbic system creates a response in your brain based on your memories associated with that particular aroma.
At some stage in your life, you have possibly experienced a fragrance that triggered a powerful memory perhaps dating back years. The response to this type of stimuli is lightning fast and you can often feel a powerful emotional response.
This explains how aromatherapy affects emotions and can link them to memories.
Interestingly, the memory of a fragrance is held longer than that of the visual memory it is associated with.
Emotions are our feelings and can be influenced by many factors both internal and external. Many different systems in our body have an effect on our emotions including the brain, hormone, nervous and immune system. Experts are now studying the connection between the gut and the brain.
Research is showing essential oils have the ability to affect each of the bodies systems. This shows how they can be helpful when dealing with emotions.
You can see that inhaling a small drop of oil vapour can have a profound effect on the body, brain and emotions. Sometimes too many oil molecules overload the receptor sites and they freeze up without responding at all when a smaller amount would have been just right. Keep in mind that ‘sometimes less is better”.
I was the practice manager in a busy natural health clinic for 8 years. During my time there I got to experience many different natural therapies. I appreciate there is a time and place for each modality. Essential oils are by far my favourite go-to for both physical and emotional support.
Not a day that goes by where I don’t get some benefit for either diffusing, applying or using an essential oil internally. Essential oils, aid me with things such as body discomfort, sleep, respiratory discomfort and digestive issues to only name a few. My daily skin and hair care also contain essential oils.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I was introduced to doTERRA, Essential Oils in July 2016, at that time I had a few questions such as. “Who and what is dōTERRA? “What makes their oils so special”? and “Why should I choose them over anyone else”?
In this post, I will not compare dōTERRA to any other Essential Oil company but,
I will explain why I choose to align myself with them.
In April 2008 a group of health care and business professionals came together with a mission to bring Essential Oils into every home. They formed a company and named it dōTERRA. The Latin meaning “Gift of the Earth.”
At the time of dōTERRA’s inception, there was no standard of quality for Essential Oils, so they set about establishing one. Since then all of dōTERRA’S oils have been put through numerous amounts of 3rd party testing to ensure they are safe, pure and of the highest quality. dōTERRA’s set of standards is called CTPG “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade”.
If an essential oil isn’t pure it runs the risk of putting germs, and heavy metals, or adulterants into or onto your body. The risk of provoking an irritation or an adverse effect is significantly higher. Without doTERRA’s CTPG testing there would be no way of knowing if an oil has added fillers, synthetic ingredients or other harmful chemicals added to it.
For an oil to be CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade it must be:
Through industry-leading responsible sourcing practices, dōTERRA maintains the highest quality, purity and sustainability in partnership with its growers.
Each dōTERRA Essential Oil is carefully grown and distilled from plants, grown mostly in their indigenous environments. These plants are then harvested at the most optimal time, for their greatest efficacy.
dōTERRA works with communities throughout the world to ensure their growers & distillers are paid a fair, reasonable and timely price. Many of these communities are in developing countries where in the past, had been at the mercy of ruthless cartels. dōTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing helps create coalitions for growers and distillers to ensure this standard is kept. These coalitions also work with the communities to provide the resources, tools and training necessary.
In 2018 through its global sourcing efforts, dōTERRA supported 122.095 jobs and positively impacted 541,349 lives.
For more information, please watch the attached short video on Co-Impact Sourcing.
dōTERRA’s Healing Hand’s Foundation was created in September 2010. Its aim is to bring healing and hopes to those in the world struggling with the fundamentals of life. The foundation works with impoverished communities to free them from disease and poverty. The ultimate aim is to teach them to be self-reliant.
This non-profit organisation offers resources and tools to global communities and charitable organisation. They provide healthcare, education, sanitation as well as being active in the fight against human trafficking.
This foundation is supported by dōTERRA’s independent distributors also known as “Wellness Advocates”. Donations are collected through monthly contributions from its members, one-time contributions as well as selected product sales.
Since dōTERRA founded
doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation,™ is proud to be partnered with Operation Underground Railroad (OUR Rescue). OUR Rescue exists to rescue children from sex trafficking by utilizing some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking.
The following video shows what is being done to put a stop to the child sex trafficking trade. Operation Underground
The OUR Rescue
Children rescued are then rehabilitated by OUR Rescue’s aftercare program. The perpetrators are arrested, tried, then convicted to ensure there is no chance or re-offending.
For more information about OUR Rescue, please visit their website at www.ourrescue.org.
All proceeds from doTERRA’s Hope blend goes toward the fight against child sex trafficking.
A quote from one of dōTERRA’s founders sums it up perfectly.
“To the children who we pray for daily, we say: Your long night is coming to an end. Hold on. We are on our way. And to those captors and perpetrators, even you monsters who dare offend God’s precious children, we declare to you: Be afraid. We are coming for you.” –OUR.
doTERRA Markets their oils through Direct Selling. Also known as Network Marketing or Multi-Level Marketing. Where most other businesses invest millions of dollars in advertising and marketing on TV, radio, print media and all the rest, doTERRA prefers to give the small business owners ( Wellness Advocates) that money.
Wellness Advocates help customers make conscious decisions about their purchases. They build relationships that provide support and education not often seen in a brick and mortar setting. This model also allows for individuals and families to achieve financial freedom should they wish to pursue that path.
dōTERRA has a customer retention rate of around 65% compared to other direct selling companies that have a 10% retention rate.
When consumers purchase from dōTERRA it is highly likely they will reorder and share those oils with others. dōTERRA prides itself on its customer satisfaction, product value and a powerful compensation plan for those wishing to promote and sell their products.
In addition to premium quality Essential Oils and blends, dōTERRA also offers a range of other natural products such as:-
dōTERRA provides a state of the art online ordering system, backed up with well trained and friendly customer service staff. If that isn’t enough there is always plenty of upline leaders to help provide, training, education & support.
So again! Why did I choose to become a Wellness Advocate with dōTERRA? Because the company is run by dedicated passionate people. The Oils are of the highest quality and their philanthropic work is beyond amazing.
If now is the right time for you to embark on a journey to discover the awesome benefits of Essential Oils, please CONTACT ME and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
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