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Harmony blend for your pooch

Harmony Dog Diffuser/Roller Bottle Blend 

My dear friend Jeffrey Evans dog lover, and founder of  Angels with Misplaced Wings shared this blend  for calming and settling your anxious, aggressive or stressed-out pooch. It’s so effective I wanted to share with all of you!

Mix doTERRA’s whisper, lavender, serenity, and balance.

Diffuser blend mix 3 drops of each oil and diffuse in an open environment.

For a stronger effect mix 10 drops of each oil in a roller bottle then top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to bottoms of paws every 15 min till  your pooch has settled.

Pluto & Pepper tested Loved & Approved!

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Sleep and essential oils

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”

Thomas Dekker (1572- 1632)

I am so excited about doTERRA’s new Sleep blend and complex!

It WORKS!!!

 

Sleep is CRITICAL for our health and longevity. While we sleep we process information, develop memories, remove waste products, process emotions, grow and repair damage, replace energy reserves, and rebuild metabolism.

Short term sleep disruption can cause loss of attention, high level of micro-sleeps, failure to process information, impulsivity, and loss of empathy, memory impairment and reduced cognition and creativity.

Long term sleep disruption can cause immune suppression, increased infection/cancer risk, increased cardiovascular disease, risk of diabetes II , metabolic syndrome.

Lack of sleep can also cause mood instability, anxiety, increased stimulant/sedative use and increased risk of mental health.

In USA 100,000 crashes every year are due to sleepiness.

Lack of sleep drives one towards caffeine and other stimulants to function during the day.

So what do we do? Implement and practice good sleep habits.

~Remove distractions from the sleeping space.

~Keep your sleep space dark, remove electronics and keep the room cool and quiet.

~Invest in a good mattress set the lights low lights prior to bedtime and diffuse doTERRA essential oils. I recommend Serenity, Peace, or Balance.

~Be consistent with your bed and wake time

~Do not lay in bed frustrated. Get up and read a book or take a bath until you feel sleepy then go back to bed.

~Create a relaxing bedtime routine – use your essential oils, read, get off technology at least one hour before bedtime if not sooner,  play soft and relaxing music, do a short meditation or breathing exercises.

Preparing for sleep

~Minimize light exposure 30 min before bedtime.

~Keep meals regular – not too close to bedtime.

~Avoid alcohol or sedatives to induce sleep.

~Exercise, but not within 3-4 hours of bed.

~Avoid stressful situation before sleep.

~Keep naps to 20 minutes avoid long naps

~Use doTERRA Serenity essential oil and restful complex.

~Take two soft gels 30 minutes before bedtime.

How do I use doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend? 

~Diffuse while preparing for bed and while sleeping

~Rub on the bottoms of feet

~Place a drop inside pillowcase

~ Place a drop in a warm bath or shower

~Place a drop in palms and inhale

~Good for the whole family

Happy Sleeping

doTERRA’s Serenity blend: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Vanilla, Hawaiian Sandalwood,Cedarwood, Ho Wood and Vetiver

Serenity Restful Complex: Lavender essential oil, L-Theanine, Passionflower, Lemon Balm, and German Chamomile.

When used together provides a natural solution for a restful night’s sleep.

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Say I’m Beautiful

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I am loving the new book from Desiree Mangandog L.Ac., M.S.T.O.M

Blends for Emotional Well-Being ~ I AM FABULOUS!

 

Here is a favorite blend ~

Say I’m Beautiful

In a 5ml roller bottle blend the below essential oils then top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil.

8 drops Lavender

8 drops Bergamot

3 drops Clary Sage

2 drops Wintergreen

3 drops Ylang Ylang

2 drops Spearmint

1 drop Juniper Berry

1 drop Helichrysum

2 drops Frankincense

Roll it on and repeat “I am Beautiful”

This blend makes you feel BEAUTIFUL, CONFIDENT and ready to take on the world.

Grab your copy

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Essential Oils for your Dogs

Life is better with dogs….

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These are my two love bugs Pluto and Pepper. Pluto is a male Whippet and Pepper is female Whippet Mix from Kauai. I love these two to the moon and back and only give them the very best of everything including doTERRA essential oils. Below are a few of our favorite cleansing essential oil recipes.

Dog Cleansing Shampoo

10 oz.water

2 oz. Aloe Vera

1 TBps. of Castile soap

2 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil

2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops of Melaleuca Essential Oil

2 drops of Purify Essential Oil

Combine in a jar. Shake well. Lather and rinse well.

Dog Gentle Cleanser

5 oz spray bottle

4 oz Castile soap or unscented natural foaming soap

1 oz water

2 drops Frankincense

2 drops Lavender

Natural Hand Cleanser

5 Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel

4 Tbsp. water

1/4 tsp. Vitamin E oil

8-10 drops doTERRA’s On Guard Blend

Wisk together all of the ingredients and place in spray or squeeze bottle.

Recipes are sourced from ~ Spoil your Pet by Mia K. Frezzo, DVM and Jan C. Jeremias, MSc

 

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Make Your Own Sunscreen

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This recipe is  around SPF 20* with the help of Helichrysum essential oil and zinc oxide. Zinc oxide can absorb ultraviolet radiation of sun and protect the skin from sunburn and other damaging effects of UV radiation. Because it absorbs the broadest spectrum of ultraviolet radiation, the FDA has approved its use in sunscreen, lotions, creams, makeup, deodorant, soaps, and more.

What you need:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil

1/4 cup beeswax

2 tablespoons zinc oxide

1 teaspoon vitamin E

2 tablespoons shea butter

12 drops Helichrysum essential oil

Note: You can purchase beeswax and shea butter at most health food stores.

Directions:

Add everything except zinc oxide and Helichrysum essential oil in a medium sized glass mixing bowl.

Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat. Place the glass bowl on top of the saucepan so that the saucepan is cradling the bowl.

As the ingredients start to melt, stir occasionally to mix.

TIP: Use a popsicle stick to help stir for an easier cleanup.

Once all ingredients are melted, remove from heat and let the mixture cool for 3 minutes.

Add the zinc oxide and Helichrysum essential oil and stir well to mix.

Note: Adding additional zinc oxide will increase the SPF factor.

Pour into a pint-sized tin or mason jar and store in a cool place (like a refrigerator). Use within six months.

*Note: this recipe is not suitable for SPF protection during water-related activities.