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Wellness Class #2 – Cleanse & Restore

Wellness Class #2 - Cleanse & Restore

Cleanse and restore your body and enjoy clarity of mind, more energy, and vitality.  The 30-Day Cleanse program is easy to do and very important for everyone.  This is a natural effective way to restore your health. Here is a quick summary of what the program is about.

What you will need?

List of dōTERRA PRODUCTS you need (Click here for more kit details)

  1. A LifeLong Vitality Pack or Daily Nutrient Pack
  2. Zendocrine Softgels
  3. Zendocrine: Detoxification Complex
  4. 1-2 bottles of TerraZyme: Digestive Enzyme complex
  5. GX Assist
  6. PB Assist
  7. Lemon Oil
  8. DDR Prime Softgels
  9. Slim & Sassy Oil blend or Softgel (optional)

Important things to remember

1. You are responsible for your own health.  Do not give that power away.

2. Your body is not broken.  It is intelligent and knows how to return to its healthy balanced state when the cells are cleansed of toxins.  Healthy cells leads to healthy tissues, healthy tissues means healthy organs.  Healthy organs leads to good health.  Be aware of your body signals.  You will be the best person to know what your body needs. 

3. Please fully utilize all the resources we have available to you.  You are responsible for communicating your needs, questions and concerns.  Our whole dōTERRA team is here willing and waiting support you.

Download and print this Tracking Chart

If you don’t have a dōTERRA Wholesale account, and would like one, click here to find out how to set one up.

How do you know you need a cleanse?

  • If you’ve never cleansed before and you’ve not had the cleanest lifestyle
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Feeling bloated
  • Irritation, unmotivated and sluggish
  • Feeling drained, tired and foggy headed
  • Bad breath
  • Irregular periods
  • Acne
  • If you’ve had a terrible diet for the last gazillion years!
  • Aches and pains
  • Frequent Headaches

How often do I need to cleanse?

  • It is recommended you do it every 3-4 months.
  • When you start seeing those symptoms again
  • Add the DDR Prime to the last 10 days if you can.

Did you know we have a Cleanse and Restore program adapted for children?

  • Adapted for kids and small children
  • Tips and suggestions of how to apply
  • Includes online class recording for guidance
  • Downloadable PDF to help you track them

See the whole blog post about Cleanse & Restore for Kids here.

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Best Way to Buy Essential Oils

Best Way to Buy Essential Oils

There are two ways to buy dōTERRA essential oils:

  1. Buy Wholesale (25% off Retail)
  2. Buy Below Wholesale (55% off Retail)
  3. Buy Retail (One time-pay the highest price)

BY FAR, the BEST way to buy the BEST essential oils is to BUY THEM BELOW WHOLESALE!


Wholesale

Open a Wholesale Account and enjoy these benefits:

  • Wholesale Prices (25% below retail)
  • No obligation or minimum order requirements
  • Product Promotions
  • Member Loyalty Rewards Program – get up to 30% of your order back in product points
  • Product points redeemable for Free Products
  • Earn Shipping Rewards (get product points)
  • Only $35 membership fee for first year (fee waived when opening account with a starter kit)
  • Renewal only $25 per year (receive 15mL Peppermint Free upon renewal – $27 retail value)
  • Click here to buy or join under me

The second best way is to buy your essential oils with a wholesale account. It is so much better to set up a Wholesale Account. This doesn’t give you the ability to distribute essential oils, just to buy them at 25% off retail. The wholesale membership is similar to Costco where you pay an annual fee and get wholesale prices. And it is soooo worth it.

It costs $35 to set up a Wholesale Account for the first year, but you don’t even have to pay that if you get one of the amazing starter kits. The kits begin at about $150 and range up to $2,500. It will literally be the best investment you make for your health. The only expense beyond the kit is shipping, which starts at 3 or 6 dollars. Amazing.

You do have the option of paying the $35 membership fee and selecting any essential oil or product that you want.

The annual renewal fee is $25, and is an amazing value because your membership renewal comes with a free essential oil of the same value as the membership.

There is no obligation to ever buy anything with your membership, no contract, and you can cancel your membership at anytime. It is such an amazingly flexible arrangement. You are free to call the shots.

 Buy BELOW Wholesale

The BEST way to buy essential oils, which is what I do is to set up a Wholesale Account for yourself and take advantage of the Product Points and Promotions.

Product Points are like frequent-flyers. It is a Loyalty Rewards Program which gives you Product Points for every order you put in your monthly recurring orders. You redeem the points for free products. We literally get hundreds of dollars of free product every year. That’s called smart shopping. You begin by getting 10% of your points back, and if you make consecutive loyal monthly orders, you can earn up to 30% back in addition to the 25% off retail price. That’s about 55% savings. This is the absolute best way to purchase the best essential oils in the world.

Here’s an example of savings…

Oh yeah, did I mention you get whatever you spend on shipping back in product points too? It’s like free shipping, but rather than a discount, you have an excuse to get more product. We are always looking to justify things we really want.

The loyalty rewards thing is completely optional and you can participate if you want and stop when you want. The percentage and the points only accumulate when you continue. It is such a flexible arrangement. You are in charge.

If you skip a month without ordering LRP, you simply lose any of your points.  And if you begin LRP again after that, you begin again with 10%.  All you need is 1 point (PV) in your LRP cart to keep all your points and percentage.  To earn points and increase percentage, you simply order 50 points (PV) during that month.

If you refer anyone and order 100 PV, you will get paid a referral fee (you can build a business out of introducing people).  And there is a free essential oil EVERY MONTH if you order over 125PV AND order it before the 15th of the month.  And from time to time (about every 3 months), there is an additional promotion if you order over 200PV.  Taking advantage of all of these promotions, gets you these great products for a great price.


Retail

Of course, you always have the option to forgo the Wholesale account and buy your product Retail.  I don’t recommend it, but if you just want to try an essential oil without paying the membership fee, this may be a good way to try.

If you are buying over $140 of products, you are better off getting a Wholesale Account because 25% of $140 is $35.  And if you are getting a starter kit, you are better off setting up a Wholesale Account because the $35 is waived.

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An Introduction to Essential Oils

An Introduction to Essential Oils

Need Help?

Do you want to get into Essential Oils for your health but don’t know where to start?  Let’s chat. Contact me here.


What are essential oils?

  • Pure extracts from plants (50-70 X more powerful than herbs)
  • Carefully steam distilled or cold pressed extraction
  • Highly concentrated – e.g. 1 drop of peppermint essential oil = 28 cups of peppermint tea
  • Nature’s defense mechanism for plants and cells
  • Safe, effective, and affordable alternative to synthetic health remedies

How do essential oils help us?

  • Provide a safe and natural alternative to commonly used medicine
  • Hundreds of compounds in each essential oil have a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications
  • Used for thousands of years for health, beauty, and food
  • Few, if any, undesirable side effects when used as directed
  • Oils work with body to address issue and root causes on a cellular level

How do we use essential oils?

Essential oils can be applied in three ways:

Three ways to use essential oils:
Aromatically – Breath in or diffuse.

  • Inhaling essential oils can affect your mood, clear your airways, and cleanses the air.

Internally – Add to water, drop under tongue, or put in a capsule.

  • Certain essential oils can be used as digestive supplements to support the mouth, throat, liver, the digestive system, and your overall health.

Topically – Apply to feet, back of ears, chest, back of neck or any troubled areas. Message as desired.

  • One drop of essential oils on the bottom of your feet enters your blood stream in 30 seconds and is powerful enough to service every cell in your body.

When applying Topically, use caution on sensitive skin. Essential oils can be divided into three groups:

  • Neat – no dilution required: apply directly on skin
  • Sensitive – dilute for young or sensitive skin*
  • Dilute – dilute before using*

*Essential oils can be diluted with a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut oil or olive oil.

Are essential oils safe, effective, and affordable?

That depends. The essential oil industry is unregulated. There are many essential oils that are produced in a laboratory and many that are extracted from plants.

When shopping for essential oils, be sure you find oils that are both pure and potent.

  • Purity >>> Safe
  • Potency >>> Effective
  • Concentrated >>> Affordable (1 drop of Lemon oil costs about $0.08)
  • The industry’s grading of essential oils:

    • Synthetic – toxic chemical fragrances
    • Food – cooking extracts and flavorings
    • Therapeutic – unregulated standards opened this category to misleading claims, compromised quality, and marginal health benefits
    • Certified Pure and Certified Therapeutic – quality and purity standard – safe for all ages and uses

    Definition of essential oils?

    Essential oils are…

    ① lipid soluble compounds, which are
    ② natural-occurring (extracted or distilled from plants),
    ③ therapeutic (have a physical benefit to wellness),
    ④ volatile (easily evaporate at room temperature),
    ⑤ aromatic (having a pleasant and distinctive smell), and
    ⑥ concentrated (a single drop can have profound affect).


    Choosing an essential oil…

    Why dōTERRA meets the grade?

    We trust dōTERRA brand of essential oils because they are both pure and therapeutically potent.  dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) quality control process ensures the oils are both potent and pure.

    Purity
    Every dōTERRA essential oil is put through the highest standard of rigorous and thorough testing.  dōTERRA has perfectly melded modern advances in testing procedures to ensure the purity and efficacy of each essential oil.

    Potency
    Potency starts with the plant itself.  The same species of plant when grown in different environments will vary in chemical composition.  When grown and harvested in the right conditions, the essential oil produced has a high therapeutic value.

    dōTERRA employs a global network of farmers who know intimately the process of growing plants for essential oils.  They ensure the plant is taken care of properly and harvested at the proper stage.

    Find out the best way to buy essential oils here.

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    Top Tips to Maintaining Winter Wellness

    As our family returned to our first Australian winter after 12 years in SE Asia I was worried we would be faced with constant bouts of colds and coughs but after having found these beautiful essential oils and products we have not only been surprisingly well but I feel like we have a great little toolbox to tackle anything that comes our way.

    It is our hope that you and your family can benefit just as much as we have.  Following this wellness pyramid has been invaluable as now we do less symptom management because we can usually keep on top of things before they get on top of us!

    GOOD FOUNDATION - EAT RIGHT/GUT HEALTH

    I cannot emphasize enough the value of taking good care of our gut.

    Did you know?  Around 70% (if not more) of our immunity lies in our gut!

    Its no wonder then that if the gut isn’t happy we are less able to fight off the common coughs and colds that seem to go around in winter time.(1)

    If we know this then perhaps we can be a little more proactive with taking care of our gut the foundation of our health with the following approaches:-

    TOP TIPS  

    Eat by the rainbow – Eat fresh, whole fruit and vegetables each day.  Cut out whites, refined sugars and processed foods.  Some of the best advice I have had when looking at my families diet was “try to eat food as close to the form it came in when it was grown”.  When you pick something up at the supermarket or store ask yourself what was done to this before it got to me?, What has been added to it or taken away from it before it got to me?  If I'm seeing additives, preservatives and a whole heap of numbers on something it probably means our bodies will have a hard time knowing what to do with it as well!  Don't get fanatical - just get back to basics - real food eaten as it was meant to be eaten!

    For the Kids:  

    A to Z Chewables– Think foundation, think nutrition, think boosting immunity!

    IQ Omega – Omega oils designed for kids with Wild Orange oil.  Omegas are important for brain, eye, heart, joint and gut functions.

    PB Assist Jnr – This is an easy to take probiotic fantastic for providing overall gut support and health. Healthy microflora is released when they take it.  We like to take it in the morning.  Just one sachet each child per day or you could even pack it into their lunch at school.  It is strawberry melon flavored and my kids love it on top of their coconut yoghurt.

    For the Adults:  

    Life Long Vitality - Providing essential nutrients and vitamins to support a healthy immune system.  General wellness and vitality.  Antioxidant and DNA protection.  Energy metabolism.   Bone health.  Immune function  Stress management  Cardiovascular Health   Healthy hair, skin and nails Eye, brain, nervous system Liver function and digestive health Lung and respiratory health

    PB Assist – High quality live probiotics help with immunity, digestion and mental clarity.

    These 3 oils are great for cleansing and keeping the digestive tract and digestive organs at their optimum.  You can use the oils internally by placing 1 drop in a glass/stainless steel water container or cup or topically (best application for children) by diluting the essential oil with fractionated coconut oil and rub on the bottom of feet and stomach in a clockwise direction.

    Lemon oil – is fantastic in water as it helps break down toxins.

    Zendocrine –supporting healthy liver and kidneys.     

    Digestzen -  aids digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health.

    Cleanse This 30 day program is designed to kick start your healthy habits.  It is based around excellent supplementation, digestive enzymes to help aid digestion and also following up with a probiotic to maintain healthy numbers of good bacteria in the gut.  

    Our children also have been able to benefit from a modified Cleanse & Restore designed for their age groups.  We found that as the children cleansed their tummies they became more tolerant and had less allergies and runny noses.  Read more on the Cleanse and Restore for kids.

    EXERCISE 

    Even just 20-30 minutes a day of moving will do wonders for your immune system. (2)

    TOP TIPS 

    Peppermint and Easy Air - place a drop in the palm of your hands and rub hands together and breathe in with closed eyes. Or place a drop of peppermint on roof of mouth.  You can also rub diluted with coconut oil on your chest to help you make it through workout. Peppermint helps oxygenate the blood and brain improving performance. (3)

    Peppermint beadlets are also an excellent way to use the oil in a small convenient size.

    REST AND MANAGE STRESS 

    Good sleep is crucial in development and crucial to our ability to fight off threats.(4)

    Most times we don’t think of rest as a way to help our immune system.  Think about times when you miss out on sleep or don’t get enough quality sleep – you get run down right?  And often we catch a cold or something because we feel run down.

    We have some beautiful oils to help with restfulness and relieve anxious feelings.

    TOP TIPS

    Diffuse 5-6 drops of oils such as Balance, Lavender Peace, Cedarwood or Wild Orange in your diffuser.  Dilute essential oil with coconut oil and apply to the bottoms of feet then put socks on.

    My children love the Peace blend also known as the Reassuring blend.  Sometimes we don’t know what happens in our little peoples day, if they are really little and non verbal they can’t always express what they are feeling, if they are at school then they don’t always tell us what has been happening.  But this beautiful blend helps re-set their bodies.   We like to diffuse it and also apply it diluted along the spine.  There are many nerve endings along the spine so this is a great place to apply the oils as well as to the bottoms of their feet.   The Touch roller bottle series is great for kids – it is prediluted and can be applied in the same way.

    Read more here on getting a good nights rest here.

    REDUCE TOXIC LOAD 

    In our bathrooms – This is where we are very vulnerable, our pores are opened up when we shower or bathe and we can be exposed to all sorts of threats including chemicals in soaps and body products, shampoos and face care products.  There are some amazing products to help reduce toxic load - soaps, toothpastes, personal care products.  In our laundry is another area where nasties in detergents and washing powders can creep in.

    We are spending money on those things anyway so why not make your own or spend the money on a non-toxic alternative – your health will thank you for it.

    TOP TIPS

    We use all of the On Guard products to clean and have gone back to simple solutions like white vinegar and bicarb soda for basic general cleaning of the bathroom and toilet.

    One of our favorite oils to clean with is On Guard!  This is also known as the Protective blend – a blend of wild orange, eucalyptus, cinnamon, clove – top fighting oils!  There are a variety of different ways On Guard is used in these common household products:-

    On Guard Touch - pre-diluted roller bottle for easy application for all of the family.  Apply to the bottom of feet and down the spine daily.

    Throat Drops – For sore throats.

    Beadlets and Toothpaste - Kill oral germs!

    On Guard Cleaning Detergent, Cleaner Concentrate, Hand Wash, Sanitiser Spray - a variety of uses! 

    SIMPLE REMEDIES FOR SURVIVING THE COLD & FLU SEASON

    1.   This little Immunity Blend goes on our children's feet and down their spines every day before school, swimming lessons etc.  If they are unwell we increase the application to 3-5 times a day.   Infants x1, 5yrs+ x2, Teens & Adults x3 in 10mL roller bottle. Place these oils according to the correct ratio above in a 10ml roller bottle and top with fractionated coconut oil.

    Tea Tree is also a great pair with On Guard when you are looking at extra support.  You can also use the Touch roller bottle down the spine and bottom of feet every 2-3 hours when not well.

    2.   Want a homemade Super Salve that can soothe dry skin, cracked lips, chest rub and more?  Try this recipe for homemade super salve.  Just change up the oils to your needs and hello....you have a toxic free "vapour rub" replacement!

    This recipe makes 200g of salve.  Try changing the oils Easy Air, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, Frankincense for your own blend to help support the airways.   I use the exact recipe above to soothe irritated skin and dry lips especially when you’ve had a constant runny nose.

    Please let me know if you need help choosing your oils and raw ingredients.

    Doterra also have Easy Air roller stick – no more nasty petroleum and synthetically produced oils in chest rubs this is a great toxic free alternative.  Great for kids to rub n chest, back and bottom of feet. 

    3.  The Good Ol' Steaming Cup for Easy Breathing 

    4.  Winter Warming Teas 

    Try 2 drops of Lemon, 1 drop Ginger and 1 drop of On Guard with 1 teaspoon of raw honey to make a soothing immunity boosting tea to warm you up.

    Try 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Lemon, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Tea Tree.  Mix oils in 1/2 cup water and add another 1/2 cup water, stir and drink.   

    5. Cold Hands/Cold Feet

    Many people suffer from poor circulation in the winter time leading to cold feet and hands. Dilute in a carrier oil essential oils such as Aromatouch, Black Pepper, Cassia, Cypress and apply to affected areas.

    6.  Soothe the Raspy Cough Blend

    This one is one of our favorites.  Blend 3 drops Ylang Ylang, 2 drops Lemongrass and 2 drops Siberian Fir in a 10ml glass roller bottle and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.  Apply to chest, throat and back of the neck as needed.

    *We only use CPTG oils in all of our healthcare.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness and you should see a doctor if symptoms persist.


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    Creating a Positive Learning Environment

    Creating a Positive Learning Environment


    I am a mum and I have a passion to share a vision to have a part in creating a beautiful, powerful and safe learning environment for not just my children but for all of the children around the world.  My family and I have spent many years in South East Asia where most children do not have access to adequate education much less a safe and supportive environment to receive such.    

    The following are some of my personal notes from a recent talk given by Liz Chick an inspiring Early Childhood Educator who has taught alongside remote and urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students of the Northern Territory and currently sits on the Early Childhood Australia NT Branch committee.  I would like to encourage everyone to share in this goal:-

    “Can we create an environment in our learning spaces where children’s emotions are supported more holistically through the power of essential oils and the Pedagogy of smell? 

    Can you imagine a space where we are not just concerned about what is going on in the brain?  But where educators and teachers are more concerned about what’s going on in the hearts of our children. 

    If smell has this power for influence about how one thinks, feels and behaves is it possible to use this connection to foster a stronger sense of health and well being in children, teenagers and adults?

    How can we support children, through these essential oils to connect emotionally and increase their capacity to self regulate, build positive associations for learning and develop a strong sense of self?

    When we have a strong sense of self, our ability to take life’s knocks increases and we just get back up and keep on going.  

    How can we co-construct spaces where children can listen to the song of their hearts and the message of their melody?

    How can we encourage them to respond to their melody and be true to their song?

    Education is about connecting with our children, empowering them and learning from them.  They have so much to teach us.

    I have the privilege to work alongside educators and teachers in some of our local schools and wanted to write this blog to share some of the amazing experiences we have been having and inspire you to create change in your learning environment whether you be a home schooling mum or dad, an educator/teacher or a carer.

    The following is an outline I love to present that covers aspects of needs/goals of a learning environment and solutions as well as addressing some common concerns.  There are 2 pages to this handout.  Please hover over the bottom of the page and you can click on to the second page.  


    Testimonials

    I Homeschool my 15yr old Son who has to meet the challenges of ASD, learning difficulties, dyslexia and processing problems so when it comes to concentration and focusing on tasks it is very difficult to achieve a certain amount of required school work for several subjects. Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to finishes 2 lessons in one day with constant mind distractions and restlessness so I experimented the other day by applying Doterra's Essential Oil Balance Blend  across the forehead and In Tune Blend at the side temples along with a strip up the back of his neck. Well l was amazed he accomplished 3 lessons for History and 2 for Science that's right people 5 lessons in a 3 hour Block with a 15 minute break in between subjects. I could not believe and was so excited that he wasn't restless getting up all the time and me having to keep him on track constantly.

    It was lovely to see him happy and satisfied with his effort which boosted his self confidence and not have to witness his frustration and disappointment.

    Thank-you Doterra for these  truly life changing Oils we just love using them to benefit and empower ourselves.

    Lisa

    Mum & Homeschooler

    I have been teaching in the local area for over 15 years and am currently teaching at a campus where the main focus of our centre is to re-engage students between the ages of 15-20 with achieving their goals in education and to encourage students to participate positively within their local community. Many of our students have experienced significant trauma and other obstacles in their life, such as mental health issues.

    I have recently been trialling diffused essential oils in my own home and in my classroom and have noticed a calming and positive outcome and vibe in the learning environment. Some of my students have been diagnosed with anxiety and other learning disorders and have shown an improvement with concentration and focus levels during class time. The aroma of the oils has made the classroom a place the students want to be and engage in a positive manner by enhancing their learning too!

    Other teachers are beginning to diffuse oils in their classrooms as well as their own home and experiment with different oil combinations. A favorite oil combination with my class for an energetic start to the day is Wild Orange, Lemon and Litsea. Something we use later on in the day is a calming blend of Balance and Lavender.

    The possibilities are endless and it is also fun experimenting with different oil combinations and wonderful aromas in the benefit of creating a calming and nurturing learning environment!

    Tess Anderson

    Teacher

    In 2017 I started working in a year 4 classroom. The kids were tough; every casual teacher dreaded walking into my classroom. Kids were constantly put on reflection for the common misbehaviour in and outside the classroom. Behaviours such as arguing, screaming, violence and defiance were apparent in almost all 28 children. I was constantly looking for back up support. I would try EVERYTHING that was suggested.

    So when I heard about doTERRA, I was curious, but was also ready to just jump on board quickly because I had tried anything and everything for classroom management.

    At first, the kids were curious about the diffuser and wanted to know what it was. They could not keep their hands away from it. They absolutely loved the smell of the classroom. Which is great because after 2 weeks of using the balance I noticed a big difference. Students were slowly becoming more settled. High behaviour children were and still are becoming more focused.

    I also have a student with Autism in my classroom and since using doTERRA in the diffuser and spray bottle his concentration levels have risen and he becomes instantly relaxed when walking into the classroom. The student who could not sit still for longer than 2 minutes now participates in a 15-minute meditation daily.

    Every teacher, staff member and visitor that walks into my room comments straight away about the smell. Always-positive comments! Even the cleaners notice how different my classroom smells compared to every other room in the school.

    I let the kids take turns in filling up the diffuser and putting the oils in. They love it and ask for it daily!

    I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT DOTERRA!

    Caitlin Walsh

    Teacher



    Helpful Resources


    Click on the links below for more helpful tips, ideas and learn how many schools are benefiting from a pro-active approach to their learning environment.


    ESSENTIAL OILS IN THE CLASSROOM  

    Learn how this school's approach led to a reduced number of absences for both students and teachers due to illness as well as how the Principal feels about his own family's immunity, focus and overall health. 

    CLASSROOM MAKEOVER  

    Learn how to create a classroom environment that promotes positive behavior, improves focus and delivers academic success whether at home in a traditional classroom.  


    CAN ESSENTIAL OILS IMPROVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR 

    Read how one third grade study delivered some incredible results in areas of focus, test scores and overall class behavior.  

    ESSENTIAL OIL TIPS FOR TEACHERS 

    Some great tips for focus, immunity, getting great sleep and a little sanity!  

    A Final Note from Me: 


    I hope you have enjoyed reading my post as much as I have enjoyed putting it together and seeing already some incredible results and positive outcomes.  I hope that it has truly opened your eyes to something new and valuable that can become part of our modern day learning environment.  


    If sharing the oils in a school environment is something you would like to look further into please do not hesitate to contact me.  Please also remember and I would encourage you to work along with the guidelines of your school.


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    iTOVi Bioscanner

    iTOVi Bioscanner

    What is the iTOVi scanner?

    iTOVi is your personal product expert.

    With just a simple scan, this pocket-sized tool will help you understand how your body responds to the products you use. Using scientific technology and a patented algorithm, iTOVi takes the guesswork out of the growing world of essential oils and supplements.

    So whether you’re wanting to listen to your body or help others understand their body’s responses, the iTOVi scanner is the perfect companion.

    How to use it?

    1. Open the iTOVi app on your phone.  iTOVi scanner is connected to your phone through bluetooth.
    2. Select Client Profile (create a new one for new clients)
    3. Hold the scanner in your palms for 1-2 minutes
    4. Results will be shown on phone screen.  You can email that report to the client.

    Love the SIMPLICITY!

    The iTOVi app is compatible* with both iOS and Android phones and tablets. The app is easy to use and generates an individualized scan report that’s easy to understand. The scanner connects wirelessly to your mobile device using the latest Bluetooth® technology. No wires. No bulky laptop. You can easily carry the scanner with you in a purse or pocket

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    Wellness Class #4 – Health & Hormones

    Wellness Class #4 - Health & Hormones


    Hormone Imbalance Concern

    I find it easier to see the body as intelligent and ever ready to heal and get back to balance.  Our body truly knows what it is doing given the right circumstances.  In my research and observation, I learned that when our cells are clean and healthy it communicates well and balances our body perfectly.  When we are ‘sick’ or ‘diseased’ it is a sign that something isn’t balanced.

    There are many ways to help our body reach ‘a balanced state’. We must balance at all levels.  We nutritionally, electrically, emotionally, and chemically.  Our cells have receptors.  These receptors are constantly scanning and looking for information to balance the body.

    Toxins blocking cell receptors can disrupt communications & cause hormonal imbalances.

    Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

    Society focuses on the symptoms and short-term managing of symptoms.  These symptoms will resolve themselves permanently when we see symptoms as clues of a root problem.  Here are signs or clues of hormonal imbalance.

    Irritability

    Weight gain

    Lower libido

    Allergies

    UTI-urinary tract infections

    Skin wrinkling

    Anxiety

    Water retention

    Hot flashes

    Headaches

    Bone loss * aches

    Hair loss

    Facial Hair

    Depression

    Poor sleep patterns

    Vaginal dryness

    Vaginal infections

    Irregular & uncomfortable periods

    Over breast stimulation

    Excessive fat deposits on thighs & buttocks

    Xenoestrogens

    Xenoestrogens are synthetic compounds that mimic natural estrogens in the body causing overstimulation of normal body functions.

    Xenoestrogens is like natural estrogen on steroids.  It causes our body to send unintended signals causing our body to malfunction and become imbalanced.  Xenoestrogens are very prevalent in our foods and daily life causing BIG problems in our health.   There have been research linking xenoestrogens & other endocrine distruptors to breast cancers, prostate cancer, endometriosis, bone issues, thyroid cancer and other incarnations of these health concerns.123

    Canned food
    Farmed fish
    Tap water
    Pesticides

    Plastics
    Factory farmed animals
    Soy in food
    Beauty products

    Pollution
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    Support Hormone Balancing

    dōTERRA provides several products to help support the body to balance hormones and maintain good health.

    Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex

    • dōTERRA produces a herbal complex to help balance the effects of xenoestrogens in our environment. 
    • This is made from plant-based estrogens which are very similar to human estrogens. 
      • It contains non-GMO Soy, Flax, and Pomegranate extracts.
    • Take daily for best results.
    • There are additional benefits to taking the Phytoestrogen Complex:
      • Balances and supports normal hormone levels
      • Gently supports a women through her menstrual cycle
      • Helps to diminish the normal symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats
      • Helps to support healthy bones, heart, and breast tissue
      • Formulated to provide powerful antioxidant support

    ClaryCalm™

    • ClaryCalm is a blend of essential oils that complements the Phytoestrogen Complex.  It assists with some of the same needs.
      • During your menstrual cycle, apply to the abdomen to experience a soothing and calming massage.
      • During moments of heat, apply to the skin for a cooling, soothing effect.
      • Diffuse for a calming aroma that helps soothe heightened emotions. This is a blend of some wonderful essential oils usually popular among women
    • This is a wonderfully powerful essential oil blend for women and girls.  Some men also use ClaryCalm because it helps balance moods and emotions.
    • And importantly, it helps reduce discomforts associated with the hormone imbalance discussed earlier.  This is yet another tool to help you bring your body back to homeostasis (or balance).

    Ingredients:
    Clary Sage Flower, Lavender Flower, Bergamot Peel, Roman Chamomile Flower, Cedarwood Wood, Ylang Ylang Flower, Geranium Plant, Fennel Seed, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa Herb, and Vitex Leaf/Berry essential oils.

    Lifetime Hormone Balance

    • Balancing your hormones is a different situation at different times of your life.  For example, during the teenage years, teens can experience unpredictable changes in hormone levels.  They would benefit from ClaryCalm. 
    • Later in life, such as when women reach menopause, you can again experience unpredictable changes in hormone levels.  These natural fluctuations are manifested in symptoms such as hot-flashes and irritability.  However, these natural fluctuations are exaggerated by the introduction of foreign chemicals like xenoestrogens to our system.
    • The xenoestrogens causes hormone levels to fluctuate too much causing a lot of unnecessary discomfort.  Usually at this time, some people turn to HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) which is pure xenoestrogen!  The side effects of these additional xenoestrogens are experienced in other areas of the body and can further throw the body into imbalance.
    • With the Pytogestrogen Complex and the ClaryCalm blend, we can assist the body to restore balance again reducing the discomfort and the need for medical intervention.

    Lifetime Bone Health – Bone Nutrient Lifetime Complex

    • Progesterone is another hormone our body uses to communicate, scan, and adjust our body’s needs.
    • Progesterone and estrogen levels are always directly inverse of each other.  When one is high the other one is low. 
    • The progesterone and estrogen levels fluctuate from moment to moment.  When the fluctuation levels are not regular, we have “an imbalance situation.” 
    • This imbalance can be the cause of many ailments.  One common ailment caused by this imbalance is calcium deficiency.  Calcium deficiencies can lead to bone density issues or to osteoporosis.
    • When the estrogen levels in our body are high, our body is not in a “calcium absorbing mode”.  Inversely, when the progesertone levels are high, our body has more of an ability to absorb calcium to assist in bone density.  The normal fluctuation of these two hormones is natural and healthy.
    • However, an imbalance arises when xenoestrogens are introduced to the body.  Because xenoestrogens are chemically related to estrogens, the body thinks that estrogen levels are high.  Our body has difficulty getting rid of xenoestrogens, which is why it is important to regularly cleanse our bodies of toxins.  Otherwise our body will think that our estrogen levels are consistently high.
    • If our estrogen levels remain high on a regular basis, we will have a bone density issues as we grow older. 
    • The high xenoestrogenic environment in the USA, Australia and Canada, is partly why there is such a high percentage of people with bone density concerns in these areas.4 

    Provides optimal levels of bioavailable minerals and vitamins for bone health
    1000 mg of Calcium
    400 mg of Magnesium (100%)
    Vitamin D2 & D3

    dōTERRA produced the Bone Nutrient Complex to help the body re-absorb calcium into the bones.

    • This is a very affordable, natural, and absorbable form of calcium.
    • Bioavailability is very important.  There are many foods and supplements on the market that are full of calcium, but that form of calcium is not bioavailable.  Our body can only benefit from calcium it can absorb.
    • Along with the calcium dosage in the bone nutrient is a dose of magnesium and other trace minerals, which are very important to maintain healthy bones.  This dosage of Calcium and Magnesium is 100% of the recommended daily amount.
    • Vitamin D is also a part of your bone health.  Vitamin D is needed to assist in the absorption of Calcium.
    • Scientists agree that adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

    Women’s Health Kit

    These three products: Phytoestrogen, ClaryCalm, and the Bone Nutrient can be purchased separately.  However the best way to buy these is in the Woman’s Health Kit.

    Whisper™ Blend For Women

    Whisper is a blend of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Patchouli Leaf, Bergamot Peel, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Rose Flower, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Jasmine Flower, Cinnamon Bark, Vetiver Root, Labdanum Leaf/Stem, Cocoa Seed, and Ylang Ylang Flower.  It smells different on everyone.  When you have placed some on your wrist, let the person next to you smell it, and smell theirs in turn.  You will find that this essential oil blend has a different aroma on everyone.

    • Use daily or as needed to assist in feeling more feminine
    • As with every essential oil, there are a variety of uses.  You can read more about this oil in Modern Essentials.
    • Some men may also find Whisper helpful.

    Apply to wrists, back of neck, and pulse points for a distinct and individual fragrance.
    Diffuse or add to necklace pendant diffuser for a unique aromatic experience.

    Healthy Daily Routine – Get Great Sleep

    Getting a good night’s sleep is very important to hormone balancing.

    • Make resting and sleeping a priority—Get great sleep.
    • When you get great sleep, you allow your body to heal and repair.  Your body and brain balances and cleanses during your sleep.   
    • Get into the habit of using one of or a combination of these oils to assist your body in getting the quality sleep it needs.  You function better and life appears better in every way when you wake refreshed.

    Use topically:

    • Balance & Lavender: mix & rub across forehead, ears, back of neck
    • Vetiver: rub on bottom of big toes
    • Juniper Berry: rub on tummy before bed
    • Cedarwood: rub on bottom of big toes

    Use Aromatically:

    • Serenity (Lavender Peace), Lavender, Balance (diffuse as you begin sleeping)
    • Note: Lavender Peace is called Serenity in the USA.

    Healthy Daily Routine – Nourish the body

    The second thing you can to to help your body restore balance is to nourish it.

    • Feed your body with nutrients daily.
    • Eat quality foods.
    • Supplement your diet with supplements.  We suggest you buy your supplements on LRP to save up to 50% off retail cost. 
    • We discuss more about the supplements in the Cleanse and Restore Class, the 3rd Wellness Product Class.
    • When your cells are fed with all the essential nutrients they need, your body will heal and function as it should with vitality!

    Healthy Daily Routine – Cleanse the body daily with citrus oils

    • Third, cleanse your body of toxins that have built up over time.
    • The simplest way to do this is to drink citrus essential oils.  Citrus oils help rid the body of toxins especially petrochemicals.
    • Get into the habit of drinking a few drops of citrus oils in your water daily.  It is a gentle daily detox, cleansing your gut, boosting immunity and digestion. Use citrus essential oils in glass (as opposed to plastic containers).  This is a great habit for the whole family.
    • Citrus Oils Dissolve Petro-Chemicals
    • Citrus essential oils help break down foreign petrochemicals in the body, too.  They also helps you eliminate xenoestrogens in your cells. 
    • Essential oils also unblock your cells’ receptor sites, which then helps your receptors function optimally.   This allows the brain to continue to scan and adjust for better connections and communications.
    • Therefore daily application of essential oils can help your body restore balance.

    Although citrus essential oils dissolve petrochemicals, they are not only safe, but also beneficial to ingest.  Remember that most citrus essential oils are cold pressed from the rind, so drinking citrus juices will not have the same benefits.  Moreover essential oils are concentrated.  An example of concentration is one drop of Peppermint essential oil is equal to 28 cups of Peppermint tea.  How many cups of lemon juice do you think you would need to drink to get the effect of one drop of Lemon essential oil?

    Cleanse & Restore

    • As we discussed in Class 2, “Cleanse & Restore”, cleansing your body of toxins can greatly improve your overall health.
    • If you haven’t already, consider cleansing the body with the 30-Day Cleanse.  It is recommended that a cleanse should be done 3-4 times a year.  However, the Lifelong Vitality supplements, Zendocrine, TerraZyme, and PB Assist can and should be taken regularly to maintain your health.

    Managing Moods and Emotions

    • No matter who you are, you will experience moods and emotions, and there will be times when they manage you rather than you managing them.
    • The medical or drug paradigm offers very little to help us manage moods or emotions.  Moods and emotions are difficult to measure or detect sometimes, but we all know they are there and they can mean the difference between happiness and misery.
    • Thankfully, essential oils are very effective at helping us manage both our moods and emotions especially when taken aromatically (or breathed in).
    • Inside our noses we have odor receptors.  When the essential oil odor molecules are received, signals are sent into the brain causing certain responses.  (refer to diagram) 1,000 different genes allow for our body to recognize 10,000 different smells!
    • Aromas trigger memory, emotions, feelings, hormone production, and other chemical processes.  Aromas can also transform our mood.  In this regard, aromas can be very powerful.
    • A mood is a temporary state of mind or feeling.
    • Our moods are a complex interplay of emotional and physical components. 
    • At the root of almost all physical problems is almost always an emotional issue. 
    • On the emotional continuum, we can go from no peace to no passion. 
    • On the physical continuum, we can go from very stressed to very fatigued. 

    If we cross these continuums we can see the different variables in this matrix.

    For example, say, “When we experience no peace and we are fatigued, we may be feeling angry or impatient.  Our physical body may manifest that energy with a stomach ache or headache.”  … And repeat this through the rest of the matrix.

    To help our body balance, we have these essential oil blends to assist. Note: Lavender Peace is called Serenity in the USA.

    How to manage your emotions?

    • Aromas naturally bring up memories, feelings, and emotions.  Essential oils are concentrated aromas that can very powerfully affect emotions.
    • dōTERRA’s Emotional Aromatherapy System is a wonderful set of oil blends to add to your tool box.  These “tools” can help you manage emotions, address emotional issues, confront neglected emotions, and even heal from emotional trauma.
    • Because neglected emotions, past emotional trauma, or other emotional issues can often manifest as physical ailments, having tools to manage and address these emotional root issues can conceivably prevent or alleviate physical distresses.
    • These essential oil blends can help with emotional healing before the emotional issue leads to a major physical problem.  Sometimes when an emotional issue has manifested into a physical ailment, complete healing will not be permanent until the emotional cause of the ailment is removed.

    How do you use these Emotional Aromatherapy oils?

    • Simply smell the oil as long as you need.  It can be days or months. You can manage your emotions and create peace and happiness daily.
    • The system is genius.  Each blend is at the juncture of each of they types of plants (for example: citrus, mints, florals, spices, trees, and herbs).  All of these emotions can be covered by at least two blends.

    References:

    1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28918339
    2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28717100
    3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28285354
    4. Dairy isn’t the best source of calcium http://drhyman.com/blog/2010/06/24/dairy-6-reasons-you-should-avoid-it-at-all-costs-2/

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    Wellness Class #3 – Maintain Healthy Weight

    Wellness Class #3 - Maintain Healthy Weight


    Maintain Healthy Weight

    Mind

    A healthy weight is a natural state your body wants to be in.  As you honor your body by calming and balancing the mind and spirit, the cells in your body will release fat and toxins naturally.

    Work on self-love. When you accept yourself your cells relax and your body produces healing happy chemicals.

    Develop a belief that a healthy weight is your natural balanced state

    Reduce stress & play daily

    Cleanse & Restore (30-day Cleanse & Restore)

    The fat in our cells store toxins.  Our cells hold tightly onto the fat to protect us from those toxins.  Therefore, in order to loose excess weight one needs to detox first. Make sure you do a 30-day Cleanse & Restore.

    What happens when we sleep?

    • Processing information
    • Processing emotions
    • Developing memories
    • Brain regulates growth & repair
    • Replacing energy reserves
    • Removing waste products
    • Rebuilding metabolism

    What happens when we don’t get enough sleep?

    • Loss of attention
    • High level of Micro-sleep
    • Failure to process information
    • Impulsivity & loss of empathy
    • Memory impairment
    • Reduced cognition & creativity
    • Immune suppression
    • Increase infection/cancer risk
    • Increase cardiovascular disease
    • Risk of Diabetes II
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Mood instability
    • Anxiety
    • Increase stimulant/sedative use
    • Increase risk of a mental health crisis

    Support Sleep with Essential Oils

    Now we are going to switch gears and talk about things you can do daily to help you body regain balance.

    • The first of these is to Rest—Get great sleep.
    • When you get great sleep, you allow your body to heal and repair.  Your body balances and cleanses during your sleep.   
    • (Refer to the slide) Get into the habit of using one of or a combination of these oils to assist your body in getting the quality sleep it needs.  You function better and life appears better in every way when you wake refreshed.

    Use topically:

    • Balance & Lavender (rub across forehead, ears, back of neck),
    • Vetiver (rub on bottom of big toes)
    • Juniper berry (rub on tummy before bed)

    Use Aromatically:

    • Lavender Peace, Lavender, Balance (diffuse as you begin sleeping)
    • Note: Lavender Peace is called Serenity in the USA.

    Using the Slim & Sassy oil & Understanding Metabolism

    Add Slim & Sassy Me​​​​tabolic Blend

    Slim & sassy (Smart & Sassy) is a blend of oils to help balance metabolism.  Add 5 drops of Slim & Sassy oil up to 5x/Day

    dōTERRA’s Smart & Sassy Metabolic Blend (called Slim & Sassy in the US) includes: Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon.

    • Lemon has an ability to go into the cells of the body and liberate toxins that are being stored in fat cells and break-up those petrochemicals and then eliminates them.
    • Ginger helps with digestion. It’s stimulating and warming to the organs.
    • Peppermint helps with digestion and reduces inflammation.
    • Grapefruit is a great appetite suppressant and helps with detoxification.
    • Cinnamon helps with better utilization of insulin. 

    What a powerful blend!

    Benefits of the Smart & Sassy oil are:

    1. Improves Glucose Utilization
    2. Reduces Oxidation and Inflammation
    3. Improves Digestion
    4. Reduces Cholesterol
    5. Increases Energy

    The Slim & Sassy comes in a soft-gel option for easy usage. The Slim & Sassy gum provides a small dosage of Slim & Sassy oil and it’s benefits.


    Smart & Sassy TrimShakes

    The dōTERRA TrimShake can be a great meal replacement for one or two of those small in-between meals or snacks.  Remember not to skip meals!!  Skipping meals slows down metabolism!! The TrimShakes are great for the busy people.  These shakes tastes great with almond milk.  The TrimShake is another powerful tool in the Smart & Sassy Program. It comes in chocolate, vanilla and vegan.  As a meal replacement shake or snack it will help you to reduce the number of calories you consume without a feeling of deprivation. 

    It is a clean whey-based protein which is so difficult to find because most protein powders are loaded with artificial sugars or sweeteners in order to make them edible.  This shake contains stevia as a sweetener.  You can add berries and other things to suit your tastes.  There is also a vegan version of the TrimShake made from proteins from peas.

    TrimShake with Essentra  Trim patented Ashwagandha extract

    The TrimShakes contain Essentra Trim, which is a patented herbal extract from the Ashwagandha plant (pictured). It has been shown in studies to help moderate cortisol levels, the stress hormone.

    Ashwagnadha helps:

    • Inhibit fatigue and exhaustion
    • Reduce tension
    • Boost immune system
    • Improve mental clarity, memory, concentration, and alertness
    • Balance energy levels for physical performance and endurance
    • Support healthy cardiovascular function
    • Help support blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range

    Energy & Stamina

    Here is another tool to help balance your metabolism.

    Sometimes when we have a big day, we may need extra energy.  Introducing Mito2max. 

    It is easy to use and is all natural supplement.

    Promotes efficient production of ATP in the mitochondria of cells
    Enhances stamina and efficient use of oxygen
    Supports metabolic adaptation for diverse activities
    Improves mental energy

    This product is designed to help your body get the most energy out of the fuel you already put into your body.  It basically works on a cellular level to help your cells produce more energy.

    Activity: pass around a Mito2Max and share any experiences or stories

    ATP means Adenosine Triphosphate, which is a nucleoside triphosphate used in cells as a coenzyme often called the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer.  ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism.

    Muscle & Joint Support

    A part of your weight management efforts must include moving more and exercising.  Aches and pains sometimes prevent people from making progress and being active.  The last tools we will talk about today are the Ice Blue products (called Deep Blue in the US).  This essential oil blend is soothing to the muscles & joints. 

    • Deep Blue comes in the form of an oil, a rub, and a supplement.
    • The Deep Blue essential oil is applied topically wherever you have aches or pains associated with exercising.  The Ice Blue essential oil works great with the AromaTouch essential oil massage blend in soothing and warming sore joints and muscles.
    • The Deep Blue rub is made from all natural products.  The rub form of Ice Blue aids in application and sustains the release of the essential oil over a longer time.  To get the full effect, put the essential oil directly on the sore muscle for immediate effect and add the rub for a sustained effect over a longer period. 
    • The Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex is marketed as part of this range of products.  It contains polyphenols to help address internal aches and pains.

    These products are ideal to help your efforts to be more active and take control of your weight and your body.

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