Essential Oils 101: Valor

Essential Oils 101: Valor | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS #essentialoils #homemedicine If you are shaking in your boots, then it’s time for a nip of courage!  10 points to anyone who knows what Simpsons episodes I am referencing in that last sentence. But seriously, Valor is one of my favorite essential oil blends, and one that I use often.  It helps when I am feeling fragile, and it helps when I need to get my work done.  I use it in the diffuser when I am working from home, and I use it on my body for a reminder that I am whole and present.  Valor is one of those blends that just seems to be solid. [Read more…]

Essential Oils 101: Frankincense

 

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If you think of frankincense, chances are you’ll think of one thing first: the birth story of Christ.  I know, I did it too.  But frankincense is more than a small detail in a Bible story.  It’s a powerful oil that has tremendous medicinal value, to the point of being more valuable than gold during some stretches of history.

Frankincense is one of the oldest and most powerful essential oils you can find.  It’s not wonder it’s one of the oils I suggest to start with when you begin to build your homemade medicine cabinet.  I like to call my essential oils, herbs, and other kitchen witch items my “Real Medicine Cabinet”.  After all, these oils are made from real plants, barks, peels, seeds, roots, and so forth.  These oils are brimming with qualities made to help our bodies.

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Essential Oils 101: PanAway for Pain and Inflammation

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I am, yet again, amazed by the power unlocked within a bottle of essential oils.  And this time it’s got a little bit of danger, because PanAway is the only one of the Basic Ten Oils that comes with a protective cap.  Are you intrigued yet?  Let’s find out what this baby can do…

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Essential Oils 101: Peace and Calming Essential Oil For Allergies and Stress

Essential Oils 101: Peace and Calming Essential Oil | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

I wrote this post on my Facebook page several days ago.  I was having a new allergic reaction, and armed with my new essential oils, I thought immediately of their healing power and started to brainstorm my options.

A few minutes ago, I was having a slight allergic reaction to some fresh watermelon. I occasionally react to fresh fruit like pineapple and kiwi when I have higher levels of stress in my life.

With the help of my best friend Shannon, I was able to pinpoint that my body was craving certain essential oils. At first I used Stress Away rolled on to my temples, behind my ears, and the inside of my wrists. Then I used Lavender on my lip, where I was feeling puffy and itchy. Then I smelled Peace and Calming and got a very strong reaction and decided to listen.

So I put Peace and Calming into my diffuser, and also put 5 drops in a small amount of water and took it. Down the hatch! About 5 minutes later, the itching and puffiness are subsiding, and I feel a lot better.

I know it’s not rigorous science. But I also know that essential oils have measurable effects. And I also know that our bodies are smart. We crave for a reason. And if we listen to our bodies, those inner voices become stronger. I’m SO glad I had these oils on hand as part of my “medicine cabinet”.

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Essential Oils 101: How to Clean with Purification Essential Oil and Avoid Harsh Chemicals

 

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This year is my year for essential oils.  I have declared it to be so.  And I am soaking it up and enjoying every minute!

I have been reading, testing, and trying them out like crazy, and I have completely fallen in love.  Some of you might already know a lot about them, so I hope we can all share our knowledge and come up with some great ways to utilize what Mother Nature has given us in the natural world.  Essential oils are powerful! [Read more…]

WINNERS of Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit (Do You Have an Inner Herb Nerd?) — $50 value!

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Hooray!  The 2 winners of the Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kits are announced!  Drumroll please….

The winners are:

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GIVEAWAY: Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit (Do You Have an Inner Herb Nerd?) — $50 value!

GIVEAWAY!  Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

I know I do.  I am totally an herb nerd.  Can you relate?

I nerd it up all the time about how much I love my herbs and their healing properties and endless combinations.  I let medicine be my food and food be my medicine, and herbal tea blends are a powerful part of my home remedy collection.

And so I have good news!  Traditional Medicinals makes some of the best herbal tea around, and they have agreed to give away a Wellness Tea Kit to TWO of my readers.  Yay!

It’s simple to enter the giveaway.  Let’s see what you need to do to enter!

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