Essential Oils Archives - Life Essence

August 14, 2017
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As a Holistic Nutritionist, I’m very careful about choosing and recommending supplements because most of what’s on the market is low quality and full of synthetic fillers or artificial ingredients that the body doesn’t recognise.

When it comes to selecting my essential oils I look through the same microscope I do for supplements to ensure I’m using and recommending the very best, which is why I love and share only doTERRA essential oils (they are the best on the planet!)

Earlier this year, doTERRA released their TGA approved Life Long Vitality pack here in Australia. I’m constantly asked how these supplements stack up and if I recommend them as a Nutritionist. Well, I finally got my butt on the chair to write down my thoughts for you!

  1. xEO MEGA Essential Oil Omega Complex–  This supplement provides pure essential fatty acids and fat soluble nutrients that are critical for our health (and borage oil which is great for our hormones!) but what I love most is that it uses essential oils and a bunch of antioxidants to protect the fragile oils from going rancid. This is really important because a supplement that contains rancid omega’s will do more harm than good and this is the very reason I’m EXTREMELY picky about fish oils! The oils in this supplement come from clean fish such as anchovy, sardines, and mackerel. Recommend to try: YES
  2. MICROPLEX MVz Food Nutrient Complex– A food based multivitamin providing bioavailable vitamins and minerals as well as a digestive enzyme blend to improve absorption and utilisatoin of these micronutrients. This blend is high in vitamin C and the B vitamins as well as a good amount of Vitamin D (which believe it or not, a lot of Aussies are deficient in!). This provides great support for overall wellness, energy and immunity. And I love that the folate is food based rather than synthetic folic acid (read more about that hereRecommend to try: YES
  3. ALPHA CRS+ Cellular Vitality Complex– This is a herbal based blend that supports immunity, mental clarity and brain PLUS it supports the healthy functioning of the mitochondria which have everything to do with our energy production! It contains boswelia extract (frankincense oil) to fight  inflammation, green tea extract to boost metabolism, milk thistle which is the king of detoxifying herbs as well as turmeric and curcumin, grapeseed extract, resveratrol and CoQ10 just to mention a few! Recommend to try: YES

I recently learnt that these supplements are available to be rebated through some health insurance policies!

You can read the full product descriptions here.

There is a good reason that these are doTERRA’s top selling product (yep, they sell more than any single oil!) and that’s because people see REAL RESULTS. Here’s my personal experience

I started using the supplements in April and within the first week I noticed clearer skin and more energy. I was able to easily get up early and work long hours without any issue. But it was about week 3 that I was really impressed! I had some pretty heavy personal issues going on and was the most stressed and emotionally drained I had been in years. Oh and I had about 6 hours sleep over 3 days. BUT, I somehow kept my sh*t together and dealt with it all level-headed and rationally -which isn’t that normal for me, I tend to bottle things up then implode! AND I didn’t get a cold sore! That was the real winner for me. Lack of sleep or too much stress ALWAYS lead to a cold sore but I these supplements supported my immunity and I got through blister free! (You guys that neverrrr happens). And guess what, the ONLY thing I had changed was that I was using the LLV pack. Winner winner LLV for dinner (not actually, but you can take it WITH dinner ha ha)

 

Don’t just take my word for it, here are some other testimonials:

 

 

30 day money-back guarantee

doTERRA believe in this product so much that if you take them for 30 days and do NOT love them, they’ll give you your money back. No questions asked.

 

How to order the Lifelong Vitality Pack?

These supplements are ONLY available to Wholesale Customer of doTERRA (which means you get 25% off all of your oils and products, just like I do!) and they need to be ordered through the Loyalty Rewards Program – which means you will be earning product points each month when you order your supplements!

Read more about the Loyalty Rewards Program here

 

How to get your LLV pack for FREE!

Right now, you can actually grab these for FREE when you join as a wholesale member with dōTERRA in August. Hell yeah!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Join as a wholesale member and place a 100 PV enrolment order from July 16th – August 31st.
  2. Get started on the Loyalty Rewards Program and place a 100 PV order in September
  3.  The free dōTERRA Life Long Vitality Pack will be automatically added to and shipped with your 100pv LRP in September – totally FREE!

*PV means point value and LRP is the loyalty rewards program which you can learn about here

Ready to open your own wholesale account?

Enrolling and purchasing is easy – Click here

 

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Some Basics

Lavender is one of the most trusted and utilized medicinal plants in the world. It’s sometimes referred to as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of essential oils due to its wide range of uses!

Interesting History

Some of its earliest uses include being used as an embalming agent for the ancient Egyptians, killing lice and fleas and being used as a flavoring agent to assist with calming the stomach. The Greeks, Persians, and Romans all added it to their bath water. It’s also recorded in many English herbal medicine recipes and folk remedies.

What Science Shows

There is strong scientific evidence that Lavender has beneficial properties for:

  • Anxiety
  • Menstrual pain
  • Caesarean pain
  • Agitated behavior (dementia)
  • Pain relief
  • Lice
  • Antidepressant

There is also emerging science that Lavender is beneficial in the following areas:

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Memory/brain protection
  • Intestinal function
  • Canker sores
  • Respiratory function
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Oral health
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep aid
  • Headaches
  • Antibacterial.

5 ways I personally use Lavender in my home:

  1. I combine Tea Tree, Lavender and water in a mist bottle and use as a daily facial toner. I find this combination works well for breakouts and general redness.
  2. Every night I either diffuse Lavender in our bedroom or rub it onto my chest to help me fall asleep quickly and get a deep sleep.
  3. When I burn myself in the kitchen or with our log fire (which seems to be often) I’ll run the burn under cold water and then apply lavender essential oil to the burn.
  4. When I have a talking event I’ll wear lavender with lemon and wild orange to keep my anxiety at bay. This works wonders! And smells amazing too.
  5. I’ll run a hot bath, add Epsom salts and some lavender oil then light a few candles and as soon as I step into the hot water, I can feel the stress of the day melt away. So relaxing.

 

Keen to bring the best quality Lavender essential oil into your life? Click here to order.
Click here for more information on Essential Oils.

 

** Please note that due to the very large amount of individual scientific studies applicable to this post, I cannot provide individual links within the post. If you wish to be directed to the journal published studies I gathered my info from, comment below stating exactly which application you would like the links to.

 

 

June 3, 2017
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Tea Tree – also known as Melaleuca Alternifolia.

Some Basics

There are 236 species of Melaleuca and 230 of them are native to Australia. This is why doTERRA sources their Tea Tree from Australia because this is where the purest and potent oils are found.

Interesting History

Our ancestors used to crush the leaves of tea tree plants to release their essential oils and use them as antiseptic and antifungal poultices. To relieve a headache, the leaves were chewed. For insect bites, the oils were rubbed directly onto the bite and bathing in tea tree water was common practice to improve general wellbeing. During World War II, Australian Soldiers carried it, earning it the name ‘First aid kit in a bottle’.

What Science Shows

There is strong scientific evidence that Tea Tree essential oil shows the following therapeutic properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Oral health
  • Skin conditions & infections
  • Head lice
  • Acne and blemishes

There is also good scientific evidence showing that Tea Tree is beneficial in the following areas:

  • Dandruff
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-fungal

There is emerging science linking the benefits of Tea Tree to:

  • Warts
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anti-infectious
  • Hirsutism
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anticancer
  • Antiviral
  • Ocular itching
  • Antiseptic, wound healing

5 ways I personally use Tea Tree in my home:

  1. I combine Tea Tree, Lavender and water in a mist bottle and use as a daily facial toner. I find this combination works well for breakouts and general redness.
  2. I add Tea Tree to my shampoo to help combat my dandruff.
  3. I was traveling during the whole of May in a campervan and staying in caravan parks where I was using communal showers. After every shower, I rubbed Tea Tree diluted with fractionated coconut oil all over my feet and toes nails to ensure I didn’t pick up any funky feet issues from the showers.
  4. I carry tea tree diluted in a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil and use it as an instant, toxin free hand sanitizer when I’m traveling.
  5. I use it in my homemade bathroom and toilet cleaning products.

Keen to bring the best quality Tea Tree essential oil into your life? Click here to order.
Click here for more information on Essential Oils.

 

** Please note that due to the very large amount of individual scientific studies applicable to this post, I cannot provide individual links within the post. If you wish to be directed to the journal published studies I gathered my info from, comment below stating exactly which application you would like the links to.

April 20, 2017
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Ladies, you know I’m a Nutritionist and that I believe food is medicine. If you’ve worked with me in my clinic or been following me for a while, you also know that I work holistically – I have a deep understanding that all of our body systems work together – because we are beautifully complex beings! This is why I always discuss stress management, sleep and movement with my clients – not just diet. Because it’s all related – wellness will never be one thing in isolation. You can’t eat your way out of a stressed body, no matter how healthy the food. Likewise, you certainly can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet. And sleep? Well, she is the goddess that sits at the top of the pyramid, without her, your body will not function optimally, no matter what.

There are so many wonderful tools we can add to our personal health-kit (honorable mention to meditation and sun shine!) but what I’m really immersing myself in at the moment is essential oils. Oh baby, every single women needs these in her life!

 

My story (the short version)

Ok so here’s the deal. I’ve been personally using essential oils for over 5 years now, but in the past I’ve had a negative mindset around the whole “network marketing” thing, and so I haven’t been sharing them. For those of you who aren’t familiar with doTERRA, they’re a network marketing company – if you purchase these oils through me, I make a small commission. And this is what turns some people off, including me. Thats why I wasn’t sharing.

But thankfully, after a few loving conversations with friends and mentors, I realised I needed to get over myself (yes really!) and in February this year, I joined doTERRA as a Wellness Advocate. From the moment I made that decision, its been onwards and upwards with an abundant mindset! We all need to make money right? doTERRA allows me to do that in a way that feels really good to me. I’m sharing a product I really believe in and love. I’m helping people by educating them and introducing them to something that really has the ability to change their life! Just like Tara did for me, when she introduced me to doTERRA. I trust that the right people will see there is true integrity behind my words and I’m more than ok with the judgement that might come with being a Network Marketer. Everyone has the right to their opinion. Mine changed back in Feb and I’m so bloody grateful for that!

I realised it was crazy for me NOT to share these amazing gifts that Mother Natures has given us. I mean, why would I not advocate something I personally love and know to be incredibly beneficial in so many areas – emotions, digestion, skin care, mood, home cleaning, cellular health, detoxification, home remedies, safe + natural alternatives to just about everything! The list goes on…. so yeah, here I am lovingly sharing an AMAZING product with you today. 

The 3-min run down of what an essential oil is

  • Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds (fancy jargon meaning small molecules that easily become vapours or gases) that are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Yep, they are 100% natural and straight from our beautiful Mother Nature!
  • Essential oils are what give plants their distinctive smells, they protect plants and play a role in plant pollination.
  • They have a very long history of use when it comes to healing the body – they’re a safe, effective and affordable alternative to synthetic remedies – yes please.
  • These pure plant extract as highly concentrated. 1 drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea!
  • They contain 100’s of natural compounds with many health + healing properties
  • No side effects and safe for the whole family.

Why doTERRA and how I use the oils

If you’re intrigued and want a little more info, I’ve put together all the basics for you right here. Have a read and then if it feels right, get in contact with me. I’d be more than happy to answer your questions (I know I had a lot when I was first learning about doTERRA!) Maybe you’re open to me sending you a few sample in the mail? I’d love to!

I’m going to be sharing a lot more about these oils in the future but for now, I just wanted to tell you why I became a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. So, now you know darling 🙂

A side benefit (you know, the opposite to a side effect!)

When I brought these oils into my business, I never expected to be collaborating with so many like-minded, beautiful and supportive people. The community is my favourite part of this oily journey so far. If you’re interested in collaborating with me to build your own abundant business, click here

 

Talk soon, big love, kiss kiss

Rach