What do you want Less of?

Let's talk about all of your negative, yucky feelings here: The Physical, Mental & Emotional. 
Did you know that these 'feelings' are all connected? It's true! Your body operates as a whole being, and taking a holistic approach will bring much better results than just trying to manage symptoms. 

That being said, scroll down to see the different categories of the 'not so great' stuff that you can start changing and releasing today, so you can feel happy, healthy & vibrant again! (OK, let's be honest: maybe we can start with happy-ish, healthy-ish, or just a little better... sound like a deal?)

These recommendations and suggestions are based on my own experiences and research, and include things that help me feel happier, healthy-ish, mostly pain-free and sane. I'm hoping they work for you too! (Note: Essential oil and supplement recommendations are all dōTERRA.) 

(Note: This is not medical advice. Please contact a medical professional for medical advice.)

Inflammation & pain

This is such a big topic, and my approach is to begin with a good foundation as outlined on the START page. Please be aware that everyone's body chemistry is different, so you may need to experiment to see what works best for you. 

Now on to my specific recommendations:

  • Inflammation(underlying cause of many illnesses)
    • Frankincense, DDR Prime, AromaTouch, Deep Blue, Peppermint, Turmeric & Copaiba EOs
  • Headaches (Tension & Stress)
    • PastTense, Peppermint, Frankincense, Copaiba EOs
  • Muscle & Joint pain, Backaches
    • Deep Blue Rub, Deep Blue, AromaTouch, Basil, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Siberian Fir EOs
  • Arthritis
    • Deep Blue Rub, Deep Blue, AromaTouch, Rosemary, Frankincense, Lemongrass, Copaiba EOs 


digestive & metabolism support

Digestive health is so important to everything in your body functioning at its best. Did you know that ~70+% of your immune system is in your gut? It's true, and your digestive system is also referred to as your '2nd Brain'. (Gut feeling anyone?) That also means that your mental health is directly tied to your gut health, including anxiety and depression, as a large percentage of neurotransmitters like dopamine & serotonin are created in your digestive tract. Interesting...

Here are my top recommendations for digestive support:

  • Digestive Upset(Indigestion, heartburn, nausea, gas)
    • DigestZen caps or EO, Peppermint, Cardamom, Ginger, Lemon, Fennel, Slim & Sassy caps or EO, DigestTab chewables
  • Digestive Support(+ IBS, constipation, diarrhea, etc.)
    • DigestZen caps or EO, Ginger, Cardamom, Peppermint caps, Wild Orange EO, DigestTab chewables, TerraZyme Digestive Enzyme caps (1-2 with each meal), PB Assist Pre/Probiotic caps, GX Assist caps 
  • Fiber & Greens  (separate products)
    • Mix with water or in a smoothie 


HORMONE IMBALANCE

If you're a woman, balancing your hormones is a big deal. Hormones are created by your Endocrine system, and here's a brief overview: 
  • Pituitary (aka: The Master Gland) & Hypothalamus control all the other glands:
  • Thyroid: Controls your metabolism, energy, body temperature & more
  • Thymus: Produces T cells for immune & lymph system
  • Adrenals: Produce Cortisol & Adrenaline (fight or flight response) stress management, metabolism & more
  • Pancreas: Produces insulin & digestive enzymes
  • Ovaries / Testes: Produce estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, etc.
Along with LLV and digestive supplements, here are EO suggestions to support each of these hormone systems:

Pituitary & Hypothalamus:Frankincense, DDR Prime, Cedarwood, Sandalwood 


Thyroid:Lemongrass, Clove, Frankincense, Myrrh, Immortelle blend, DDR Prime


Thymus:Blue Tansy, Clary Sage, Lemongrass, Breathe blend, OnGuard blend


Adrenals:Basil, Rosemary, Magnolia, Mito2Max caps


Pancreas:Cinnamon, Fennel, Lemon, Slim & Sassy softgels


Ovaries:ClaryCalm blend, PhytoEstrogen, Whisper blend

Aromatherapy affects your Pituitary gland very quickly, and inhaling Frankincense is very effective in calming and balancing your limbic system. Topically applying EOs over the area you want to support is how to use these oils. 

Example for Adrenal Support: Put 2-3 drops of Basil & Rosemary into the palm of your hand, rub hands together, apply over adrenals (they are in the middle of your back, above your kidneys). Then I suggest you take a few deep breaths from your hands as aromatherapy. Do this 2 or 3 times per day, Yes, it smells like an Italian kitchen, but that's OK! It's plant medicine and your body loves it.

mental & emotional support

Let's talk about anxiety... something I'm really familiar with. And yes, it sucks. Then there's all the the other negative feelings: depression, sadness, shame, guilt, panic attacks, anger, apathy, etc. 

Check out my BLOG post for practical suggestions on how to get relief from anxious feelings. 

Below are my recommendations for easing specific negative emotions. You'll also see the Adaptiv System and the Emotional Aromatherapy Kit shown below. Both of these are invaluable in helping you feel better, stay sane and in control of your emotions.

I take Adaptiv capsules every day, 1 in the morning, 1 at night, and use the roller over my solar plexus, behind my neck, on temples.  

Anxious:Adaptiv system, Balance, Melissa
Depressed:Adaptiv system, Balance, Cheer
Sad:Adaptiv system, Cheer, Citrus Bliss 
ADD/ADHD:InTune, Frankincense, Thinker
Angry: Cardamom, Serenity, Peace