Feel Good Friday Essential Oils Diffuser Blend

Feel Good Friday Essential Oils Diffuser Blend

On Friday afternoons, I like to put on some great Music, load the diffuser with something uplifting and spend a cool 30 minutes picking up my house so that the weekend starts off right with the house feeling great.  Try this mix in your diffuser this afternoon:

  • 3 Drops Bergamot
  • 2 Drops Geranium
  • 3 Drops Lavender

The lavender relaxes you while the bergamot and geranium both uplift your mood. Because who doesn’t want to start their weekend feeling great.

Then you can get this cup to drink your Saturday Morning Cup of Joe out of.

https://www.zazzle.com/z/3uomk

 

 

Why Essential Oils Gangsta?

Why Essential Oils Gangsta?

Scott: “what’s the name of your new blog?”

Me: “Essential Oils Gangsta”

Scott: Through a lot of laughter “Are you oilers secretly doing illegal shit?”

Me: “of course not, not all gangsters do illegal stuff, and Gangstas don’t either.  Especially not Essential oil Gangstas”

Scott: “Why would you name it that”

Me:”hmm, well because I belong to a group of people with a mindset that using oils to promote physical and emotional health is a good thing”

Scott: “why didn’t you call it a club then?

Me: “well because the word Gangsta brings to mind people going against the grain, and I think that going to natural alternatives first, challenging the way americans have been living and eating chemicals,  and focusing on mental health, is going agains the grain, but in a good way.

 

Soo then I decided to look up the word gangsta, which in most dictionaries is defined using the words criminal or criminal activity along with mobster.  In some cases I was right though, and it is a mindset or belief among a group of people.  So I was sort of right, and please don’t inform him that he was too.  However just for the record, i’m not doing anything illegal, it is too late to change it now, besides I like it and now you can too.  Here is where you can get your essential oil gangsta gear.

https://www.zazzle.com/mbr/238004464686060135/collections

 

Immune Boost Green Smoothie

Immune Boost Green Smoothie

About a decade ago while researching health, I found out about the wonderful health benefits of Green Smoothies and while I still love juicing, there are definite benefits to both juicing and smoothies which makes me love them both and usually I will have a juice and a smoothie each day.  The one benefit to green smoothies and  including the insoluble fiber in it is that each little particle of masticated (blended) greens  carries 10 times its volume in toxins out of your body.  Since my body can be pretty toxic at times, I drink them almost daily.

The other benefit of green smoothies is that a combination of greens will give you all the aminos that your body typically gets from animal protein, so if you are trying to cut out animal Products, Green smoothies can be your best friend.

Isn’t it crazy that all cows eat are greens and they get huge.  Part of the bodies ability to absorb all the nutrients is making sure that the greens are really masticated or chewed up (think about how long and slow a cow chews).  I have found that the Vitamix is the absolute best (and I have tried them all), it is a bit spendy, but this machine makes the smoothest smoothies and can do a whole slew of other things too.  Think Nut butters, soups, sauces… It is really amazing.

One of the books that I first read about green smoothies was Green for Life.  It is a really good book in terms of content, however the author is very opinionated about what you “must” do.  Although I don’t necessarily appreciate her editorial viewpoint, I do love the rest of the content in the book.

Here is one of the recipes I will use when I feel like I might be coming down with something.  There is a scoring level for antioxidants in food called the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score for all foods.  This score measures how many free radicals the food can eliminate. The Higher the score, the more free radicals it can get rid of.  When we think of antioxidant rich foods, we typically think of blueberries.  A handful of blueberries scores 6,000 on the ORAC chart.   The Cloves and Clove oil in the On Guard Essential Oil Blend score 314,446!!!  Try this recipe and get your health on!!!!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup Collard Greens
  • 1 orange Peeled
  • 10 almonds
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 drop On Guard Essential Oil
  • 1 cup water

 

DIRECTIONS:

I put the greens in the blender first so the other stuff weighs it down, then add the rest.  Blend very well, as the smaller the greens are chopped up, the more effectively they can cary toxins out of your body.  I use a Vitamix blender (no I don’t get paid to say that, but it is an affiliate link, so if you are considering buying one, I would love if you did it through this link so that I can make a small commission). Blend until everything is masticated and enjoy.