Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Essential Oils: May 2015

Citrus, Citrus, Citrus! I'm sitting there looking at my books last night and I forgot how many citrus oils there are and how much I love them.
Lemon was historically used to fight food poisoning, malaria and typhoid epidemics The French use lemon oil as air disinfectant, asthma, cold and fever, gout, heartburn, varicose veins, water purification, and even red or white blood cell formation. I enjoy honey with lemon oil with I have a cough or sore throat. 
Lime may be useful for anxiety, blood pressure, dissolving cellulite, mental clarity, energy, gallstones, strengthening nails, sore throats, cleaning kids dirty skin, water and air purification, and promoting a sense of well being. It works well removing gum, wood stain, oil, and grease spots. It can also be used in guacamole and margaritas! Yummy!!
Grapefruit works as an anti-depressant, antiseptic, disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant and tonic. Aromatically is can help one from sinking into their negativity. It works to balance and uplift the mind and may help relieve anxiety. I'm currently taking 15 drops in a capsule once a day for a petro-chemical weight loss program.
Tangerine affects emotional balance, the immune system, and skin. It can be used to help dissolve cellulite, increase circulation, calm dizziness, ease insomnia, relieve tired and achy limbs, liver problems, and alleviate water retention. The list just keeps going with soothing emotions of grief, anger, and shock. I love tangerine in my water or diffusing it with rosemary for a zesty fresh scent.
Orange can be used to help appetite, complexion, lowering cholesterol, and water retention. It's aroma brings peace and happiness to the mind and body and joy to the heart, which overall provides emotional support to help one when they're feeling mentally down. I enjoy diffusing orange for a little pick me up.
Citrus Fresh is a blend that consists of orange, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon and spearmint. This blend may help to enhance the feeling of well being in kids, and because many of the oils contained in this blend are antiseptics it may work well for killing airborne bacteria. This oil combined with Ledum is the second part of the petro-chemical weight loss program.
If you are interested in recipes for guacamole or margaritas let me know and I'll get them to you.
*Only Young Living oils are safe to ingest.
Items of Note:
  • I'm placing my next order the evening of Wednesday, June 3.
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  • Let's learn together!! ​I would love to get to talk about any questions you might have. If you have any questions or are interested in getting together one on one just let me know.
  • I'm not a doctor and the oils work differently for everyone. Always do a test spot when trying new oils (the underside of the upper arm works best and one drop will do.
  • Essential Oils Safety Information (from Young Living)
  • My June email topic is yet to be decided and I'm open to suggestions.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Ireland Honeymoon Day Five - Longest day ever!

Written by: Brett Klitzke

We ended up not getting a whole lot of sleep (last night) due to the excitement of the day. After we got back from the golf simulator and the fact that it was pouring outside I couldn't sleep. So our 6:00 am wake-up call was horrible. We got up, washed up, packed up, and headed to breakfast. After breakfast we started what John had said the night before to be the longest day on the tour! Even though it was long and by the end of it we just wanted to get off the bus we took a ton of great pictures and we have lots of good memories that will last us the rest of our lives.

First stop today was catching the ferry across River Shannon. On the way off the ferry we saw another CIE guest walking off the ferry evidently missing her bus before it left! Good thing though when we were driving out of the ferry parking lot another CIE bus was stopped, hopefully waiting for her! Upon which Lora turns to me and states, "If you ever leave me like that, ahhhh - I will put my fist in your eye." Upon which I quickly responded, "Well your head already did that yesterday." The people around us got a good laugh!  

After that we were headed to the Cliffs of Moher - John made many great stops, and not all were part of the tour, so that we could get some great photo shots. On the route to the cliffs we were shown the lead singer of The Cranberries former residence, famine huts, former castles, watch towers and lots of IRISH scenery. The Cliffs of Moher were great, and we got to stretch our legs a bit walking up and down the hills taking great shots of the cliffs, the ocean, and ourselves when we weren't awestruck!


We ended up getting lunch at a local pub and were able to sit with Tom and Susan again! Fish and Chips was a popular choice since we both had it! After lunch we headed to Galway for some shopping, stopping again for some more fabulous photo ops. 

Once in Galway we were able to walk down what we considered a State Street replica, but bigger and more stores. Since Lora and I were shopped out we decided to just do a quick walk through the main street then headed back to the hotel where the bus was located and grabbed an Irish Coffee, and waited for the others to return. Much more relaxed than the rush it seemed everyone was doing. After this stop John brought us through a few other smaller towns and made a couple extra stops for photos, all the while trying to stay awake as much as possible with little success. We ended up making it to Westport and checked into our room, had dinner and for the first time on the trip relaxed, this mainly consisted of recharging all of our electronics for the next day (phone, cameras, Nook)! We turned on the TV for the second time all trip and proceeded to figure out where we'd been and recall what we'd done! a good nights sleep and a late rise considering we don't need to be up until 8:00 am!

This little family owned hotel was ao beautifully quaint and amazing.