Sorry for the lack of updates lately, the holidays are super upon us around here. Since I have a little toy store in addition to my oil love - updates may be few and far between this month. www.walkingsticktoys.com is my toy store (just a little plug, heh)
The winner of the diffusing contest is Anna - I just drew the name out of a hat! Congratulations! And thank you everyone for your awesome suggestions. As a result of them - I've been diffusing a lot more Cedarwood around here. I like to combine it with Orange. I've also been diffusing Frankincense like crazy. Be sure to read the comment section to see the other suggestions if you are interested. There is a pretty great suggestion for oils to use during childbirth.
Since we've made it through the Start Living with Everyday Oils Kit I've decided to just slowly start choosing some of my favorites to share information about. This month it was a toss up between RC and Di-Gize. RC is actually on special this month if you spend 215PV or more - so keep that in mind when placing your holiday orders - you actually also get a free travel diffuser! It isn't ever a bad idea to ask around and find out if your friends want/need some oils before you place your order. I always charge retail prices to those ordering that aren't distributors yet...so please make sure you do that if you are ordering for someone else. Adding a bottle here and there for other people though is how I very easily meet my Essential Rewards Autoship minimum every month. Even if you aren't doing Essential Rewards though - if you are signed up as a distributor you can order anytime! And if you'd just like to place an order as a customer either call me or create an account for yourself. You can just use 1011092 as your sponsor and enroller ID.
Now really - Di-Gize. This blend is made up of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise and Patchouli. Each of these individual oils has so many amazing properties - so I'll touch briefly on those before I move onto the ways I use Di-Gize personally with myself and my family. Tarragon - is an antiseptic and great for UTIs and intestinal parasites. It prevents fermentation, is an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and is anti-infectious. Ginger - is amazing for nausea (as many of you mamas know). It is also an anti-spasmodic, antiseptic and good for indigestion. Peppermint - I could go on and on for hours about this one (check the peppermint post for tons of info). Juniper - great for kidneys and detoxifying and cleansing. Fennel - Antiseptic, great for gastrointestinal system, antispasmodic, antiseptic. Great for flatulence and nausea. This oil in the blend prevents fermentation (like Ginger and Tarragon do). Lemongrass - It is an antifungal, anti-inflammatory and improves digestion. Anise - antispasmodic, antiseptic, stimulates and increases bile flow, it combats spastic colitis, indigestion and intestinal pain. Finally Patchouli - it is a digestive aid and combats nausea. It reduces fluid retention and is antimicrobial and an anti-inflammatory.
So that's the breakdown of what the oil consists of - here is how we use it at our house. I use it often! I put it directly on my stomach and within ten minutes my stomach ache is gone! Seriously! It blows my mind every single time. I use it on my kids too, if they are having any sort of stomach issues and it works really well for them too. I put it directly on their stomachs, but like always, I recommend you definitely use it on yourself first because it is pretty powerful. It can be ingested (I've never had to take it to that level before) applying it topically always does the trick for me. You can actually get empty capsules to fill so you don't have to taste it going down (just burp it up later heh). When using it with my kiddos I used to dilute it a bit. When Anna (my goddaughter) was here this past summer she used it and needed to dilute it the first time. She put it on her stomach and it felt a little bit too intense so she simply rubbed a bit of olive oil on her belly a few minutes later to dilute it (when you dilute - the effects are pretty instantaneous). We use it around our house for diarrhea and constipation. I use it when I'm hung over - and it totally helps. Any sour stomach situation and even if I eat a little bit too much food I put some on to aid with digestion...and it makes me feel better. It is just one of those oils for me that works so well I want everyone to try it. It is great for heartburn. It can combat candida and parasite infestation (ew). A drop on the foot (diluted) for a baby with colic is said to work wonders. My kids actually ask for Di-Gize now if they have belly aches.
Sometimes if I'm feeling like the oil isn't working as quickly as I'd like for it to - I'll eat a drop of Peppermint oil in addition to the Di-Gize application on my belly.
So - these are some of the ways I like to use this oil. Wholesale: $32.00 Retail: $42.11
If you are interested in getting anything this month please contact me on or before the 7th at midnight that is when my order processes. If you want to set yourself up to get anything - don't forget oils make awesome gifts - please email me!
Be well and Happy Holidays!