5 Myths of Using Essential Oils On Pets


If you do a quick search online, you’ll find a plethora of information on using essential oils on pets. Some people swear by the magic oils. Others not so much.

Let’s debunk some of those “myths” concerning the use of essential oils on pets so you’ll begin to feel more comfortable using God’s purest gifts.

Myth #1: It’s toxic to diffuse oils around pets.

Animals are definitely more sensitive to aromatic compounds than humans are, so we do need to take their noses into consideration. I recommend leaving the door open to the room where a diffuser is runnin so animals can come and go as they please. Try using only 4 drops of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils diluted in a water based diffuser .

I never, ever, suggest using “pure” essential oils, as these oils are only required to have 5% of an actual essential oil in them. The rest of the bottle can be filled with chemicals or who knows what!

If you have scented candles, air fresheners (Gah! These should be ILLEGAL!), or plug-ins (Ugh), please, please, please, consider the health of your pets. These products can (and do) have a ton of synthetic chemicals. Please visit EWG.org to find out what chemicals are in these products and how these chemicals effect the body.

Myth #2: Never pet your dog or cat after touching oils.

Using CPTG essential oils on your pets is a great way for your pets to receive some awesome health benefits. Placing the oils down the spine or on the tips of the ears is a great way to apply the oils.

If you’re concerned about the essential oil getting into your pet’s eye, just make sure to wash your hands after use. If you’re a big oil user, like our family is, you’re bound to get oil in your eyes at some point. Remember to use a carrier oil, like Fractionated Coconut Oil, or Olive Oil to pull the essential oil out of the eye. Water & oil DO NOT mix, so remember this IF your pet does accidentally touch their eye to the essential oils.

Myth #3: Essential oils can cause liver or kidney damage in pets.

The truth is, using CPTG essential oils can actually SUPPORT the kidney and/or liver in pets. Just like humans, pets can receive some pretty amazing benefits from the usage of essential oils.

Purrfect example:

I left home when I turned 18 to attend college halfway across the country. When I left, I also left behind my cat. Fast forward 12 years…

My mom calls me almost in tears. My cat had stopped walking, eating, drinking, etc. She couldn’t move. Mom drove the cat to the veterinarian’s office and they gave her a few hours to live. So what did I suggest my mom do?

Of course she started diffusing essential oils right away!

My cat ended up living several more weeks because she started to walk, eat & drink again! She actually WANTED to be around the diffuser!

Myth #4: My pet will die if they are exposed to too much oil.

If you’re diffusing essential oils, it’s VERY unlikely your pet will be exposed to “too much” oil. But let’s say your dog was having digestive discomfort & found your stash of digestive oils. This is extremely rare and I’ve never heard of any animal doing this, BUT if they do get into your oils, just watch for any symptoms they may display.

Too much of a good thing, can be a bad thing.

Myth #5: _______ oils are harmful to cats.

It’s true that cats lack a liver enzyme that is important for metabolizing certain things, but there is no science to support this claim. I do recommend using caution around cats with essential oils, especially Birch, Wintergreen, Spearmint, Peppermint and hots oils, such as Cassia, Cinnamon, Oregano or Thyme.

From personal experience & research, I have found pets are drawn naturally to certain essential oils that will help support their body during times of distress. For example, farms dogs or cats may search for and eat a certain plant in the pasture to help with digestive discomfort. Animals naturally go towards digestive essential oils if they need digestive support. Let your pet sniff a few bottles of oil and see which one they are drawn too.

Nature provides so many health benefits!

Find out more about > CPTG Essential Oils < here

How To Rock Your Health This Year

If you are sick of always feeling anxious, bloated, tired or just crumby, watch this video!

What if you could change your whole life around?

I firmly believe Hippocrates was 100% correct when he stated, “All disease begins in the gut”.

Yeah, Hippocrates was SO 400 BC, but what a heck-of-a-guy! Considered the father of modern medicine, he knew that what we are exposed to dictated how our bodies would respond. If we nourished our bodies with healthy bacteria, food, and physical activity, our bodies thrived & was able ward off many illnesses.

Consider your environment for a minute (or two!).

Let’s start with the beginning of your day when you first wake up in the morning.

You gain consciences slowly & roll your head around on your pillowcase.

Let me ask you: What did you wash your bedding with? Laundry soap, fabric softener & dryer sheets?

Next you head to the kitchen for a cup of coffee & croissant (or donut!).

Let me ask you: Did you wash your hands before picking up that croissant? If so, did you use antibacterial soap? Building up some antibiotic resistance, eh?

Is your croissant organic? If not, what chemicals were sprayed on the wheat harvested? Where the cows fed genetically modified crops sprayed with herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, etc. to make the croissant oh so buttery?

How about that cup of coffee? Do you trust the makers of that coffee? Or do you rely heavily on what others drink around you? Or maybe you give into the sentimental marketing?

Next up you head over to the bathroom where you jump into the shower. You have a few options for shampoos depending on your scalp condition for the day. What do you choose?

How about a soap? Will that $2 bottle of liquid body soap do it for today? And every day?

Oh, and you need to shave. What’s in that shaving bottle anyway?

So you hop out of the shower, fully immersed in heavily marketed products having been absorbed partially into your skin. Now what?

Time to brush those pearly whites!

Oh wait! Did you read the directions of the back of the sensitive toothpaste bottle? Did you just read that right?

You have to be 12 years old+ to use this toothpaste otherwise you should consult a dentist or physician! Wait… what?!

If a baby shouldn’t be using this toothpaste, why should YOU be using it?

Do you SMELL that? You have a wall plug-in air freshener AND a candle warmer?! Hold up there!

Go over to EWG.org, start typing in all the products you use during the day to see their toxicity levels. You’ll be (maybe) surprised to see how toxic those “fresheners” really are! How are these even LEGAL to sell?

Would you be willing to protest EVERY SINGLE STORE that sells these “air fresheners”?

Hands up!

But wait! If you’re a female who has heavily invested in the makeup industry, let’s talk about your makeup. Did you know that 95%+ of makeup manufacturers really don’t care about the chemicals you’re putting ON/IN your body to disrupt your hormones?

Why would they actually care about your health? The unhealthier you are, the more cosmetic products you will need to hide your skin imperfections and dark circles under your eyes from the chemicals messing with your sleep schedule/hormones!

Speaking of hormone disrupters, we definitely cannot forget about the hair products! Gels, mousses, creams, and hairsprays. Oh the aerosols! Mmm, breathe in a healthy load of chemicals to go with that morning coffee.

What other morning routines do you have that I am forgetting? List them below in the comments!

Next we move to getting into your car to head to work, school, wherever.

Do you have antibacterial hand sanitizer right next to your seat? Do you like the smell or do you just have it because it’s suppose to kill “all” the germs you come in contact with at the grocery store or gas station? Trust me, I use something WAY more effective to kill my bad germs & it DOES NOT build up antibiotic resistance!

Next you smell that “amazing” car freshener hanging from your vent or rearview mirror. What is it? Tropical or forest scented? More chemicals! Yay!

You get to work, or the gym, or wherever you’re headed, and 20 feet away you smell a man heavily loaded with a lavender smell. His wife loves him. She also loves lavender. What she doesn’t know is how much the chemical industry has taken over her 1950’s “clean” laundry soap. It’s been a gradual process. Most people don’t even realize that their asthma, anxiety or depression is actually building up more and more from their laundry detergent and, *GASP*, the MOST TOXIC thing in your home… DRYER SHEETS!

So you’ll be next to this lavender smelling chemically dressed man for the next 30 minutes. Yay! But luckily the smell fades over time/you become used to the smell.

How many chemicals have you been exposed to now through direct and indirect contact?

We’re still going through your MORNING routine!

I’m going to stop there and have you apply moisturizing lotion to your hands. Let is sit for 30 seconds. That’s all the time it takes for the ingredients to penetrate your skin & enter your blood stream. After 20 minutes, everything has circulated through your ENTIRE body.

You get the picture. You begin understanding how large corporations have changed our microbiome in way where we have become living death cells.

Meaning your cell cycle has become irregular. A normal cell will die then your body will get rid of it. But what’s happening is your cell is dying and staying IN your body and replicating that death cell.

This can create MANY undesirable results on the body.

Ever heard of Leaky Gut? This is where bacteria and toxins “leak” into your body through holes in your gut. Almost EVERYONE is currently dealing with this condition due to our toxic living conditions.

Yep, that croissant just leaked its gluten into your bloodstream. Oh, and if you think gluten is bad (not all gluten is horrible!), we’ll cover that in another blogpost.

LUCKILY YOU CAN REVERSE YOUR HEALTH CONDITION!!!!!

Through eating fresh, organic foods, using non-toxic cleaning products, exercising, supplementing and detoxing regularly, you can find your health again!

This sounds like a lot, but if you break it all down over the course of a year or two, it’s SO MUCH easier to do!

Maybe start with replacing all your cleaning products and prescription medications. Then begin replacing cooking spices & foods with organic ingredients. If you’re not one to exercise, maybe consider adopting a dog to get you out of the house & breathing in fresh air.

If you’re in decent health, I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, recommend completing a whole body cleanse.

Beginning January 1st, 2019, I will be holding a 30-day cleanse + restore Facebook event where I will post information on what you may be experiencing each day of the cleanse.

To get started, contact me to purchase your Cleanse + Restore kit.

I would love to have your testimonial after the cleanse!

Remember that this is a WHOLE BODY cleanse. If you’ve never experienced a cleanse before, you’re body will GREATLY appreciate it!

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6 Areas You Should Detox in Your Home

Visit a grocery store on any given day and you’ll see an entire aisle (if not two or more!) full of chemicals ranging from window spray, laundry detergent, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, air fresheners, candles, drain cleaners, etc.

How is it that these harmful products can be sold in thousands of stores? Why don’t these stores ban these toxic products? Why are we as consumers still purchasing products that are making us sick?

Ladies & gentlemen, two words: Large Corporations.

If we are to change our future to make our family’s lives healthier and our world brighter, we must start with changing our buying habits. Consider your pets too! Visit my post, “Doggy-Blues or Worldwide Health Crisis?“, to learn ways to help your pets.

I would love for you walk the store aisles to analyze all the cleaning product ingredients, but who realistically has time for this? Not this mom!

Instead, you can go to EWG.org and type in the household products to find out how toxic your product actually is.

Here are 3 pretty common products I searched on EWG.org:

"Pure" Detergent
“Pure” doesn’t mean lacking in chemicals.

Air "Toxic"-Fresheners
See that line at the bottom? How is this legal to sell??????

Ajax "Respiratory" Blend
May want to consider cleaning with essential oils…

A rule of thumb in our household: If you can’t touch it without gloves, it shouldn’t be brought into our house.

Everything that touches the skin gets absorbed into your body within 30 seconds and circulates the entire body in 20 minutes. Think about your environment.

How toxic has our households become?

Did you know you are exposed to more chemicals in ONE day, than your great-grandparents were in their ENTIRE lifetime? Crazy, right?

Let’s go through areas the areas of your home where chemicals may be hidden.

  1. Bathroom

    Shampoo, conditioner, toilet bowl cleaner, antibacterial hand soap, hand sanitizer, makeup (eyeliner, mascara, blush, foundations, etc.), hairspray, hair gel, perfume, nail polish & remover, shaving cream, drain cleaner, window cleaner, shower spray, air fresheners (plug-in & sprays), lotions, sunscreens, toothpaste, deodorant, & mouth rinse.

  2. Kitchen & Dining Room

    Dishwasher pods, dish soap, antibacterial hand soap, oven & stove cleaner, all-purpose cleaner (bleach & clorox aren’t as effective as essential oils!), fruit & veggie sprays, fluoride in water, air fresheners, candles and hand sanitize.

  3. Living Room

    Candles, air fresheners, furniture polish, window sprays, and all-purpose cleaners.

  4. Bedroom

    Candles, air fresheners, essential oils (CPTG essential oils are not on this list!), window sprays, all-purpose cleaners, incense, & moisture absorbers.

  5. Laundry Room

    Laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets (so, so toxic, I’ve included a link for you to read more), wrinkle spray, & stain removers.

  6. Garage

    Weed & grass killer, bug repellant, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, spray cans, paint, and the list could go on and on… I really don’t know what some people keep in their garages!

So now what? Are you going to go through your entire house & throw out all your cleaning products? You’re health would thank you!

Now you’re wondering where can I replace almost EVERYTHING on the list above?

1 word: doTERRA.

doTERRA offers a ton of essential oils to use in place of toxic chemicals for cleaning. If there isn’t a product, doTERRA offers a recipe to make it! For example: dishwater pods.

You’re thinking, “Yeah right. Essential oils are just a pretty smell. They don’t actually clean!”

Hmmm… have you tried using essential oils for anything other than a pretty smell? I challenge you to try them. And not the “pure” essential oils from Target. Those bottles of synthetic agents belong on the list above.

Here are some products from doTERRA that you can use to replace the toxic products mentioned:

 

 

Ready to make the change? Head over to the Essential Oils page to learn a bit more & Contact me when you’re ready to start living the life you’ve only dreamed of living!

How To Use Essential Oils In Guacamole

When you find the perfect avocados at the grocery store, you discover they’re not ripe yet. What do you do?

Of course you wait a few days for them to ripen to make guacamole! Trust me, avocados that aren’t ripe, will not make good guacamole, no matter how much cilantro and lime you try to put on those hard avocados. Let’s just say I know from personal experience…

What can you do if you have all the ingredients for guacamole EXCEPT the lime? Well, I guess you better go buy some… OR, wait! Do you have lime essential oil?!

You do? Great!

Then this is the best guac recipe for you!

Lime Essential Oil Guacamole

  • 2 Ripe Avocados, peeled and pitted
  • ¼ cup Red Onion, diced
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro, minced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 drops Lime Essential Oil*
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  1. In a medium bowl, mash avocados.
  2. Add all other ingredients, and mix well.

*When using essential oils internally, I only recommend using CPTG oils that have supplement facts located on the side indicating they can be consumed. 

Beginners Guide: The Best Essential Oils

When searching for essential oils, I had no idea where to turn. I thought ALL essential oils were the same. So I registered for lavender and peppermint essential oils from Target on our baby gift registry.

One huff from each bottle had me stuffing a pillow up my nose! How could anyone find any aromatic calmness from a bottle that smelled like chemicals?

For some reason, I kept the bottles. I still have them on the shelves in my bathroom & I use them for demonstration purposes during classes I teach. When I compare the oils I use now, to the oils I used 2 years ago, everyone can agree that the potency and purity is far superior to that of the Target oils.

So which essential oil brand do I use & what makes them different from all the other oils on the market?

doTERRA.

Have you smelled & felt the doTERRA difference? If not, let’s look at how doTERRA tests their oils. All you science-smart kids out there, this is cool stuff!

CPTG Quality Testing

The purity of an essential oil is its most important characteristic. An essential oil that isn’t pure means you run the risk of putting germs, heavy metals, or adulterants onto or into your body, which can provoke irritation, adverse effects, or even sickness. Without an accepted standard for essential oil quality, doTERRA created its own testing process, calling it CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. The CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. doTERRA even goes a step further, putting all their products and the packaging through a battery of tests to ensure a long and effective shelf-life. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch.

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Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Analysis (GC/MS)

In Gas Chromatography, an essential oil is vaporized and passed through a long column to separate the oil into its individual components. Each component will travel through the column at a different speed, depending on its molecular weight and chemical properties, and is measured as it exits the column. Using this testing method, quality control analysts can determine which compounds are present in a test sample.

Mass Spectrometry is used together with Gas Chromatography to further determine the composition of an essential oil. In Mass Spectrometry, the constituents previously separated by GC are ionized and sent through a series of magnetic fields. Using molecular weight and charge, the amount of each constituent can be identified, providing additional insights into the potency of the essential oil.

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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is conducted to ensure the potency and consistent quality of a batch of essential oil. This testing method identifies the structural components of essential oil compounds. In an FTIR scan, infrared light of different frequencies is shined through a sample of essential oil and the amount of light absorbed by the sample is measured. The quality of the sample is determined by comparing the results from an FTIR reading to a historical database with absorption patterns of high quality samples.

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Chirality Testing

Chirality, a word derived from the Greek word “hand,” is a term used to describe the 3D orientation of a molecule. Just as you have two hands, chiral molecules exist in two forms, distinguished as either the right or the left hand. You may visualize this principle by looking at your hands; when placed side by side, they are mirror images of each other. However, when placed on top of each other, no matter how you turn them, you cannot get them to line up exactly. In molecules, each “hand” has different chemical properties, which affects their physiologic interactions in the body. One hand is produced predominantly in nature. However, in a laboratory environment, the ratio of right- to left-handed molecules is always 50/50 due to their structural similarities. The ratio of right- to left-handed constituents can be determined through a special type of Gas Chromatography. Although not commonly performed on a batch-to-batch basis, this testing method is used to ensure that no synthetic elements are present.

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Matter is made up of tiny chemical building blocks called elements. Although dozens of elements exist, each one is distinct due to the protons it contains. Sometimes, an element can exist in more than one stable form if it has more or less neutrons. When this occurs, the elements are called isotopes. The element carbon exists in two stable isotopes, carbon-12 (6 protons and 6 neutrons) and carbon-13 (6 protons and 7 neutrons). Because essential oils are organic compounds, they are composed primarily of carbon atoms and will have a certain ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-13 isotopes. This ratio varies based on location around the world.

Using a special type of Mass Spectroscopy, it is possible to determine which isotopes are present in an essential oil constituent and at what amounts. If sourced from the same location, every constituent in an essential oil should have the same ratio of isotopes. If a particular constituent has an isotopic profile different than that of the other constituents, then the quality control analyst will know that the oil contains an adulteration.

Heavy Metal Testing

Heavy Metal testing shows the amount of heavy metal content in the essential oil. When properly distilled, essential oils should not contain heavy metals. ICP-MS testing uses a high-energy medium called Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) to ionize the sample. The sample is then run through a mass spectroscope, which separates the sample into its elemental parts and provides a reading about which elements are present and at what quantities.


Are you ready to smell & feel the doTERRA difference?

Contact me 🙂

What To Do With Clove Oil

NOVEMBER PROMOS

Do you know all the health benefits of Clove essential oil? I didn’t!

After watching the video, let me know in the comments section how you plan on using Clove essential oil 🤗

Recipes mentioned in the video:

Happy Thanksgiving Diffuser Blend:

  • 4 drops Holiday Joy
  • 3 drops Clove
  • 3 drops Lemon

Mouth Rinse Recipe:

  • Mix 2 tsp salt with 4 cups warm water
  • Add 5+ drops of Melaleuca, OnGuard, Peppermint, Clove & Cinnamon 😁

#1 Secret to Wellness

Many of us are in search of the Fountain of Youth. Just think: Eternal Wellness!

What would you think if I actually told you my husband & I found the fountain on the side of a dirt road in rural eastern South Dakota? We brought our jugs, filled them up, and boiled the heck out of that water.

Do you believe me?

You should. That trip really happened!

We met some great locals who tried to explain where the fountain was located & some who thought we were crazy (obviously not locals!). After asking around, a very helpful pickup man led us past a hill, down a dirt road, and pointed beyond the tall grass near the side of the road. Sure enough, there it was!

The Fountain of Youth!

If you’re definitely not in the mood to travel to the middle of the United States, but are looking for protection during those chilly winter months of being stuck indoors, I have a natural solution for you!

And no, it’s not water from the fountain. BUT if you do decide to make the trip AND you find the fountain, you should DEFINITELY let me know!

I want to let you in on a little secret. Shhhhhh…

doTERRA’s On Guard.

Do you remember learning about something happening in the 14th century that took 50 million lives out of Europe?

Did you ever wonder how some of those people were able to live through that awful era?

Shhh… On Guard Protective Blend of essential oils was fumigated in some towns and even used topically on many of the people!

Those thieves, stealing from the dead? Well they washed all their stolen goods with the oils found in On Guard “Protective Blend”. Yep, they could continue stealing from the dead & keep their health!

Our family’s secret to good health? On Guard.

We use On Guard in our hand soap, toothpaste, mouth rinse, all purpose cleaner, laundry soap, hand sanitizer, on dryer balls, in our tea, and we inhale it aromatically using our diffuser (smells SO good!)!

Our bodies will NOT build up a resistance to these essential oils, unlike using over the counter pills & potions.

Are you “dying” to know what oils are in doTERRA’s On Guard Protective Blend and what they can do for your health?

I thought so!

Wild Orange Peel

Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange is one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits.* High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function.* It can be taken daily to cleanse the body* or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air. Wild Orange enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.

Clove Bud

Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavor and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, makes it a very stimulating and energizing essential oil that can be used as a warming massage oil. Clove contains powerful antioxidant properties and supports cardiovascular health when taken internally.* As a cooking spice, Clove adds a spicy flavor to any dish or dessert while providing internal health benefits.* One drop can clean the teeth and gums while promoting fresh breath.

Cinnamon Leaf/Bark

Cinnamon is derived from a tropical, evergreen tree that grows up to 45 feet high and has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Extracted from bark, Cinnamon oil supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system when needed most.* Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamon should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and only one to two drops are needed for internal benefits.* Cinnamon supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high.* Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and gums.* Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrees, and hot drinks.

Eucalyptus Leaf

Eucalyptus trees are tall, evergreen trees that grow up to 50 feet in height and are sometimes referred to as Gum Trees. The main chemical components of Eucalyptus radiata are eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol, making it an ideal oil to promote feelings of clear breathing and open airways and for creating a soothing massage experience. Eucalyptus has purifying properties that can be beneficial for the skin and for cleansing surfaces and the air. Studies have shown that Eucalyptus is effective in helping lessen tension. Eucalyptus can be found in mouth rinses to freshen breath and promote oral health.

Rosemary Leaf/Flower

Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffings, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many benefits. Rosemary supports healthy digestion* and internal organ function.* Long revered by experts, Rosemary was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. Rosemary’s herbaceous and energizing scent is frequently used in aromatherapy. Taken internally, it helps to reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*

My secret to staying on task? Diffusing Rosemary. You may seriously zone in to whatever you are working on!

How to Use On Guard

  • Add two to three drops in a veggie capsule for an immune boost.*
  • Add to water for an effective all-purpose surface cleaner.
  • Soak sliced apples in water and a few drops for a healthy, immune-boosting snack.*
  • Combine a few drops of doTERRA On Guard with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a natural hand cleanser.

Ready to bring On Guard into your home? Click HERE to be redirected to the shop.

If you don’t know where to start, I recommend starting out as a Wholesale member with an enrollment kit so you can rack up the savings to try all the oils! From there I’ll add you to our secret Facebook group so you can continue learning even MORE about essential oils & how to use them.

Let’s be honest, you’re not going to internalize store bought essential oils. They’re toxic. You need to learn how to internalize CPTG essential oils correctly so you can be your own health advocate!

Remember: 80% of all doctor visits can been taken care of at home if given the right tools… (hint, hint!)

Happy Oiling Everyone!

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

16 Essential Oils for Tension in the Head & Neck

Tension in the Head & Neck

35 million Americans frequently experience varying degrees of tension in the head & neck. That’s a lot of Americans! Doing a quick search online, you’ll come across all kinds of reasons for this.

I want you to know that there are natural solutions to support the health of your brain & body! How awesome is that?

Let’s go over a few options that you could try together or separately. I recommend diffusing or rolling the oil on your temples and behind the neck.

pasttenseAromaTouch Massage Blend, Basil Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, Copaiba Essential Oil, Deep Blue Essential Oil or Rub, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend, Lavender Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, PastTense Tension Blend (MY FAVORITE!), Peppermint Essential Oil, Petitgrain Essential Oil, Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil, Serenity Restful Blend

Here are some ways our team members are using the oils:

Mercedes: Frankincense on thumb pressed to the roof of mouth, lime on the temples, Deep Blue on the base of the skull and Copiaba under the tongue.

Greg: Frankincense on thumb pressed to the roof of mouth, Peppermint on the temples.

Katie: Frankincense on thumb pressed to the roof of mouth, Deep Blue & Copaiba combined & massaged into back and shoulders, PastTense on temples.

Diffuser Recipe: 3 drops Lemongrass, 3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Peppermint.

You may notice that all 3 team members use Frankincense… can you guess why?

Frankincense actually increases oxygen to your brain by a whopping 28%!!!!!

Frankincense is the KING of oils. If you don’t know what to use, use Frank.

Are you using Frankincense yet?!

Head over to LiveGutHealthy to signup & start oiling!

Many blessings!

-Kim

How To Change Your Gastrointestinal Health

With September 2018 coming to a close, I began to reflect on my past year. I look into the mirror and see color to my face. My arms are stronger now than they have ever been. The white hairs on my head have lessened. My eyesight has begun to sharpen. My teeth & hair have become stronger. My skin clears with every single day. I have gained the much-needed 15 pounds.

This past year has been a year of awakening. A year of extreme growth in all areas of my life. A year of new opportunities. A year of new friendships. A year to set high expectations for my future, focus on the present, and learn from my past.

Never in a million-gazillion years would I have expected to experience as much pain & suffering as I did last September.

I discovered my “Why.” My life purpose. The reason for my existence.

This months marks 1-year of making the best career decision of my adult life.

I joined forces with a powerhouse of a company. A company so giving and environmentally friendly. So motivating. So inspiring. A company that shares my values about changing our planet, healthcare, and quality of life.

This company does not advertise. They believe people who have stories, like me, deserve to be compensated for sharing their products. Why give millions of dollars to a TV station to promote their products, when they can be giving this money to well deserving people to pay off their mortgages, credit cards, cars and loans? This company cares about you. About me. About the world.

Can you guess what company I am referring too? It’s a multi-billion dollar debt-free, faith-based, healthcare company. They are the equivalent to Apple in the healthcare industry. No company grows to this size in 10 years unless they have products that actually work.

I can look back on this past year and be very grateful to have joined forces with a company shaking up the healthcare system & finding natural solutions to help millions of sick people feel great again.

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If you would have asked me 1 year ago if I would ever join up with a direct sales company, I’d laugh at you and say there were no companies out there that actually cared about me or for what I believed in. I like to think I’m a very practical person. I spend money on quality food and experiences and everything in our home is second-hand or has been gifted to us.

The gift of time is something very powerful. More powerful than any tangible object. When I give classes, I want to spend quality time with the people in my class making sure I answer every single question. Their health is important to me. If I can extend the power of time someone has on Earth just by giving them a simple product from our planet—I have succeeded. If that person shares that power with just one other person—I have succeeded.

My goal is to rattle the modern healthcare system & revolutionize the future so our future generations don’t just grow—they thrive. Our environment matters. Our world matters. The human race matters.

If the current healthcare system has failed you, your loved ones, your neighbors, children, etc., please contact me. I freely give out all my knowledge. THIS is my life mission. My “Why.” My Purpose.

I do what I do because you are loved.

May you always Live Gut Healthy.

Many blessings!

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What To Do With Sick Pets

As a former dog-sitter, I can tell you that the diets of dogs have changed DRAMATICALLY over the years. Dogs used to eat kibble straight from the grocery store shelves with no thought to the ingredients. Companies were trusted to have provided the best nutrient-rich foods to provide optimal health for your pets so they could run happy and free all day long.

Ingredients have changed. Dogs’ emotions have changed. Health issues are on the rise on all spectrums in every single animal fed conventional foods. Essentially dogs and other pets are having the same, if not worse, health problems than humans.

Below is a 10-minute video account, from mostly veterinarians, who are witnessing a health crisis in our beloved pets. PROTECT OUR PETS FROM GMOs AND PESTICIDES.

After watching the video, I encourage you, if you or your pets are having health concerns, to step back and look at your current eating habits. Genetically modified foods are everywhere and the companies who develop the altered foods are doing so purely for human profit monetarily. God created the Earth perfectly. If we as a human race are to fight back against these companies, the best way to do so is by avoiding their products. Every single product.

Have you ever hard of glyphosate? If not, I had no idea either until last week! Think weed killer—highly toxic. Maybe you use a small container of weed killer around your house and have the bottle sitting in your garage or shed. If it’s strong enough to kills weeds, think what else it may be killing… ruff, ruff.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen, while for our beloved pets, the WHO states glyphosate does causes cancer in their little fur baby bodies. Ummmm… what?! Besides the obvious, how are we any different than “man’s best friend”?

So a little background on glyphosate. Glyphosate is a herbacide and crop desiccant. A crop desiccant means that a farmer will spray the herbacide on their crops shortly BEFORE harvest. Mmm let’s just add a little dash of chemicals to our food BEFORE we consume them, BUT not put the chemical on the ingredients list for when the food is sold in stores.

Why might the farmer use glyphosate? A couple reasons may be to take care of the weeds for future plantings as well as speed up the harvest by ripening the crops sooner. What are the main crops effected by the use of glyphosate? Oats and wheat. Staple ingredients consumed several times a day by our pets in their food bowls.

You may be wondering, “Gosh, if I’m currently killing my pet, is there possibly anything I can do to reverse the damage done?!”

YES!

Start a new GM-free diet immediately. Toss out the toxic “food” that’s making your fur babies sick. You may also want to consider the use of CPTG essential oils (dirt) to help calm your pets’ nerves in the process and help relax them. Clean up the toxins in and around your home and I can’t stress this enough: get rid of your cleaners, conventional laundry detergents and especially dryer sheets! Opt for natural cleaners such as baking soda and vinegar and use those amazing wool dryer balls with a couple drops of your favorite smelling CPTG essential oils.

With all this in mind, please consider your own health. We’re not too different than our pets. If you have the time, please consider watching this very shocking and educational documentary about the use of GMOs: Genetic Roulette The Gamble of Our Lives. If you’re an educator, please consider sharing this video with your students. Our future is in their hands. If their hands are all in hospital beds by the time they’re 3 years old, how can they help contribute to the future of this world?

Please eat responsibly and question everything.

Many blessings for a Happy Healthy Gut Life for you and your fur babies!