I recently read a great little book (only 32 pages) by Allie Phillips, Animal Protection Attorney, Advanced Crystal Master and Essential Oils Educator, called “The Oily Crystal.” I highly recommend it, and you can find it on her website HERE.
Allie talks about how there’s great popularity in using crystals in roll-on bottles to mix your favorite essential oil concoctions, and she definitely is a fan. AND she also talks about which crystals are safe to use this way and which ones are NOT!
Believe it or not, some crystals have harmful, toxic components in them that you would not want dissolving in your oily roll-on and then applying to your skin. So, if you want to use your essential oils and crystals in this way, I highly recommend you get her book. I particularly liked reading about how to choose the right oils to pair with the crystals - fascinating stuff.
I also listened to Allie teach on a Zoom call recently about this topic, and she recommended Silver & Orange Boutique as your source for quality roll-on bottles with crystals inside. As with everything in life, you really need to know your source - there are some people out there selling junk that look like crystals, and you want the "real deal!"
I listened to Allie and ordered the full set of 12 roll-on bottles from Silver & Orange Boutique with gemstones in each bottle that correlate with each month of the year. Some of these same crystal-filled bottles also correlate with the chakras. Allie's book has recipes for which oils and crystals go together for each chakra, as well as an affirmation to use with each!
As you read Allie’s book you can learn all about which oils to pair with which crystals. She includes some great recipes, too. I can’t wait to try a couple of them for Shiloh (our rescue dog) for his separation issues and his over-exuberant “Guard Dog” mentality.
The picture here is of the beautiful set of roll-on bottles and accessories for each month of the year. Now, I’m off to pair the perfect oils for each bottle based on Allie’s recommendations.
I’ll keep you posted!
I ran across an interesting article from Dr. Sircus the other day on Hyperthermia treatments to help maintain optimal wellness. This article confirms many things I have read by others over the years, which is why I use my Biomat on a daily basis.
Having lived with low thyroid for many years, which brings with it lower than average body temps (think cold hands and feet ALL the time, even in the hottest weather), I have been supporting my body with my Far Infrared Heat Biomat for many years.
In fact, I actually make a "Biomat Sandwich" where I lie on top of my massage table size mat, and place my MiniBiomat on top of me, like making myself into a sandwich. I then turn the heat up to its highest setting on both mats (with towels between me and the mats to absorb any sweat) and lie there while I meditate for an hour. I started doing this after my cancer diagnosis many years ago (post surgery) after reading many articles about how hyperthermia can kill cancer cells. I decided it couldn't hurt as a prevention for any recurrence of the dreaded C-word.
I'm happy to say that I have been cancer free since my surgery. I don't know if the Biomat has anything to do with that, but there is lots of science to suggest it may have. There, of course, are many other things that I have done since then in the name of prevention: kick the chemicals out of my house; check labels on everything for carcinogenic ingredients (they're everywhere!); as well as eat a healthy diet and get moderate exercise on a regular basis.
Nobody is going to take care of your health but you! It's time to recognize that doctors can intervene with all kinds of treatments; but where the real magic happens is in your day-to-day choices for wellness. Choose wisely..... You're Worth It!
Here's a great online class I like to share when people ask me about how to make their homes more supportive of their wellness (as opposed to breaking it down and causing illness).
One of the services I provide in my business are wellness consults, where we talk about how you can implement some basic steps that can have a huge impact on your immune system and your wellness. If you would like to schedule a free 15-minute consult to see if we are a "good fit" for helping you improve your quality of life, you can do so on my Online Scheduler.
To Your Health!
With the way things are in the world today, STRESS is running rampant and taking a huge toll on everyone's wellness and quality of life.
While I certainly feel powerless to do much about the state of affairs in our present world, I have a LOT of tools in my arsenal for managing the stress that can cause Sleeplessness, Sadness and challenges to our Wellness.
If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that I'm a big proponent of natural wellness and taking care of my body with a healthy diet, moderate exercise, "me time" and using products that are plant based and devoid of harmful ingredients and artificial fragrances, etc.
When it comes to Stress, Sleep & Sadness, the most powerful tools I have found for these are:
- Time outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine
- Moderate exercise (hard workouts increase stress hormones in the body)
- Healthy food choices, like lots of fruits & veggies
- Pure, authentic essential oils (not the typical brands you see in the marketplace)
Do yourself a favor and focus on these basic tenets to help you handle the Stress of today, get better Sleep, and kick the feelings of Sadness out of your life! If you would like to receive my email presentation with some of my best tips regarding essential oils for this, just Click Here.
Don't forget to also check out my Events page to see what we have coming up!
To Your Health!
I love introducing people to the world of Pure, Authentic, Genuine essential oils. Yes, there is a difference in that kind of quality and the junk you see everywhere that is full of extenders, adulterants and even artificial fragrances!
When I first started exploring the world of these amazing elixirs from nature I was astounded at the power they packed in those little bottles!
I used to love all sorts of things that had artificial fragrances: candles, perfumes, colognes, air fresheners, and all kinds of "scented" products. I never realized how much they contributed to my "allergies" until I started removing them from my home and saw how things changed for me.
Now I spend my days (and nights sometimes) helping others discover what I have - and it brings me so much satisfaction to see that they, too, start to experience the same improvements in their health that I did.
Sometimes the biggest challenge people face when trying something new is just actually getting started!
I can't tell you how many times someone has told me, "Yeah, I ordered some of (this or that) but I wasn't even sure what to do with it, so it's still sitting there in the bottle. Well, have I got a treat for any of you that feel that way!
I have a wonderful friend, Elisa McClure, who is a Wellness Educator, Naturopath, Organic Gardener, Backyard Farmer, and Amazing Cook, who is going to do an Online Zoom Event for you titled "Just Open the Bottle" where she will share some of her insights into many ways to get started on the road to better wellness! Elisa says: "I believe that by engaging our body, mind and spirit in Practicing Wellness Daily, we live what we learn, discovering our natural way to a joy filled life!"
Get your very own personal invitation to hear from Elisa ways she merges new world style and old world wisdom on January 20th, at 8 pm (Eastern) via an online Zoom Event by Registering Here!
In the meantime, Here's to your Wellness!
Come January I'm going to have an Oily E-Zine going out instead of my previous format of a newsletter in a Sway format. I'm excited to be offering this new E-Zine which will be packed with great tidbits for your wellness.
One of the cool features of this online E-Zine is that you can actually print up the whole thing, or just a page here and there. So, if there is a recipe or something in there that you want to save, you can print it up! How cool is that!
I did my first one in December, and you can check it out - Click Here Be sure to watch for icons and arrows on the pages in the e-zine - there will be some things you click on to get "more" goodness!
If you are already getting my Newsletter, you don't need to do anything - you will get the new format with no interruption. If you have not yet subscribed to my newsletter, be sure to subscribe before the first of January, if you want to get the January edition - it only goes out once a month, usually on the 2nd day of the month.
We also have lots of Live Online Zoom Events scheduling for the New Year with lots of great guest speakers! We all miss having our "in-person" fun events; but with times of isolation being what they are, we are going to be bringing you some fun, SHORT, informative Live Events via Zoom that will be valuable information and tools to help you support your Best State of Wellness for the New Year! Be sure to be there on time, because when I say short, I mean short - if you come 15 minutes late, it will likely be over already!
To see the Events scheduled so far for January, just Click Here, or go to my Events page on my website! We will be adding lots more, so check back often and sign up to get access to any of these Live Events before they are scheduled. You won't want to miss any of them, and each one has a separate sign-up link, because we have different speakers coming to you live!
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season - May Your New Year Bring you Many Blessings!