Three Essential Oils for Gut Health.

Have you noticed, as I have, the constant references these days in relation to how important gut health is?  A healthy digestive system is the starting point of health and wellness for so many of us.  I am sure as more and more of us reach for over the counter digestive solutions, that we are over- looking the benefits of essential oils in finding gastrointestinal comfort and normal digestion support.  Because you need to understand that only the best quality essential oils will give you the desired outcome, I wish to state that the essential oils I refer to in this article are dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils. If when using these oils you accidentally spill onto your tongue undiluted or your skin, use Olive oil or Coconut oil to dilute immediately. Never use water!

GINGER:

Taken from the underground stem of the ginger plant, Ginger essential oil has warming and soothing properties that make it useful in everyday life. Taken internally, dōTERRA Ginger essential oil can be used to ease an upset stomach.  Whether this is from over indulgence, or feeling seasick, (car and plane included,) Ginger has a natural calming effect on your gut to reduce nausea.

How to use it:  For nausea, place some oil drops on a tissue and then place over mouth and nose and inhale deeply.  You will be surprised how this aromatic practice using this oil can quickly and gently settle your tummy. Place 4 drops of Ginger essential oil oil into a vege capsule and swallow with a tablespoon of Coconut or Olive oil. Ginger is known as a ‘hot’ oil so be careful not get onto the tongue undiluted.

OREGANO:

The mighty antibacterial powerhouse!  Extracted from the fragrant leaves of the oregano plant, Origanum vulgare, Oregano essential oil has made its way into cookbooks, cleaning cabinets, and supplement capsules.

Known as a popular cooking spice, its uses extend far beyond the kitchen. Because of Oregano oil’s high phenol content, caution should be taken when ingesting. It must always be diluted with coconut oil or olive oil (which is what I use).  Again, I place 4 drops in a vege capsule and swallow with a tablespoon of olive oil. Another great use is oil pulling. You can add a few drops to a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil and swill for 10 minutes in the mouth.  This rids the mouth of bacteria before they make their way into your digestive tract. Oregano is a ‘hot’ oil, so beware.

PEPPERMINT:

The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb that has been cherished since ancient times. Growing evidence suggests peppermint oil alleviates symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), such as bloating. It has also historically been used to balance intestinal flora, reducing the bloating feeling from the fermentation of undigested food.

Massage a few drops onto your abdomen which will help with cramps and bloating. An excellent oil for air travel. Long periods of inactivity, as well as the recycled cabin air and pressure result in staleness within the body.  Inhaling peppermint enlivens the senses. Peppermint on the soles of the feet and a drop added to a glass of water will work wonders for you.  It is a great breath freshener. You would be well advised to note that one drop of dōTERRA Peppermint essential oil is equal to 28 cups of Peppermint tea.

Give these oils a try, you will be surprised how effective and useful these essential oils can be in taking care of your gut!

If you would like some samples to try, please email info@marie-elise.com  SUBJECT: Gut health,  and I will send them to you.  Or go to my sample page

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Depression and Supplements

I have just come home from the dōTERRA Be Essential Convention 2017. So many inspiring  speakers, lots of humour and much laughter.

Best of all we got the chance to purchase Birch Oil in a Convention Kit. Birch is the Oil of Support. Birch helps individuals to feel their roots.  Especially the connection to family and ancestors.  It offers courage to move forward, alone!

It was also announced that after many years of waiting the Long Life Vitality Supplement Pack(LLV) , has finally been passed for sale by our TGA and will be able to be purchased here.  Music to my ears, I can tell you.

Before dōTERRA was available in Australia, I used to purchase the LLV supplements from the USA.  I changed my purchasing procedure to Australia and stopped buying the supplements. BIG mistake!

In 2016 I was very challenged by old toxic interactions that no longer served me and finally things came to breaking point.  I was forced into taking a long, deep look into my behaviour, co-dependency, my propensity to rescue ( it never had the desired outcome) and allowing myself to be a doormat.  Of course people around me took advantage of my inability to see what I was doing and as a consequence I became more and more angry and more and more desperate.

Eventually I was forced into putting my hands up in the air and saying “Enough is enough!” I withdrew from the toxicity of those who did not respect me and more than anything I withdrew from emotionally harming myself on a daily basis.  I had no respect or love for myself either.  Around this time, I was given a book called “Essentially Happy” 3 simple Answers from Mother Nature for Overcoming Depression, by Rebecca Linder Hintze, (with Stephanie Gunning).

I was angry with the person who gave it to me. How dare they infer I was depressed! I was not happy at all! Ha! The operative words being ‘not happy’!

That afternoon I sat down and begrudgingly began reading the book. Page after page I turned.  I identified with what was being written and realised, (begrudgingly) I was indeed depressed.  I was hurting emotionally, I was in continual pain, (this is how the body expresses itself, shouting to be heard – through giving you pain) I was covered in an inexplicable rash up my back and front.  I finished reading the book before switching off the light to sleep that night. I had made notes. I had even made up an oil blend.  In a glass roller bottle I had blended equal parts of Frankincense and Wild Orange. I applied this to the bottoms of my feet, as well as to my chest 4-5 times a day AND onto the palm of my hand, rubbed my hands together and inhaled!  Often!

I also read of research into the effects on peoples moods of Lifelong Vitality (LLV) which made by dōTERRA, is marketed for daily use.  This trio of bottles is made up of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, polyphenols and other nutrient co-factors that support optimal health. The 60 day study followed a single group of subjects diagnosed with anxiety or depression who were not taking any prescribed medication. The outcome was that these supplements had a significant ans sustainable effect on mood in a short period of time.

So armed with my LLV and my roller bottle blend I moved into a committed place where I remained consistent with my application of oils and intake of the supplements.  It worked.  Within a month my mood and outlook had improved significantly. So had the pain in my hip. The rash had gone. I have never fallen back into the depths of despair I was in.  I am so glad I had refused anti-depressants. Now almost a year later, I feel on purpose again. AND I still take my LLV daily.

If you have read this far and would like samples of the oils, that have become a healing factor of my overall emotional health and well being, then click the link http://bit.ly/2kV2Wj5.

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