Such simple concepts and yet so powerful & effective! I know it seems a labor to dry brush daily but you know it’s working because you feel so wonderful immediately afterward. The euphoria ringing through the skin & lymph is unquestionably communicating that good work has been done. It’s a great example of the effort required to bring about a syntropic result!
Then, I apply whatever pure oil I have on hand to my ‘trouble zones’ (in my case, front & back of my thighs) and use the large sized Bella Baci cup to bring about increased circulation (the suction from the cups draws oxygenated blood to the surface cells which otherwise tend to get the short end of the stick and help loosen the fascia, trapped fluid and adipose knitting that increases the appearance of cellulite). This cupping is generally painful at the start. But as the cupping does its work after a few sessions, it really doesn’t hurt at all. In fact, it feels quite nice. The appearance of cellulite can appear worse as the tension in the fascia releases. (This seems to be different for everyone as some find they have immediately positive cosmetic results).
I know the effect is ultimately positive as the method increases blood flow, massages unwanted tense calcification from the fascia for improved flow and leaves the skin feeling softer and the muscle more supple and youthful. Finally, I use the small, cone shaped Bella Baci cup on my face (always apply oil first). I do all this in the sauna so it’s an all-in-one routine. Time management is key! Blessings of health, happiness, strength & beauty!
In loving service,
Essential Oil Basics for the Nose, Throat & Hands
Using a fresh Q-tip or your pinky finger, place a tiny 1/4 drop of essential oil of peppermint at the entrance to your nasal passages. This will help kill off any rogue microbes you breathe in, protecting your lungs.
Get essential oil of cinnamon bark (not cinnamon leaf) and, making sure you’re the only one to use it, place the top of your tongue to the top of the little vial so as to only get a drop or less on your tongue (otherwise it’s way too strong/spicy – but if you accidentally take too much there will be an intense heat for exactly 30 seconds which will stop as surely as it started).
Get a vial of cinnamon bark oil for everyone in your care. Teach them to do this throughout the day.
These oils are pathogen slayers and they are adaptogenic, meaning they do whatever the immune system needs them to do. Just don’t get the peppermint or cinnamon oils in your eyes or on your skin or it will be very uncomfortable.
Cooling and Heating
The peppermint is extremely cooling and the cinnamon is very hot. Only ever use carrier oils to deal with accidental over use of essential oils as carrier oils (I.e., olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, etc.) will decrease the intensity of essential oils but water will drive the essential oils deeper into the tissue.
Don’t be afraid of using essential oils though. They are one of the most effective tools out. Just use them with care and you’ll benefit tremendously! Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the palms of your hands throughout the day (rose geranium is lovely and very powerful but lavender, ylang ylang, neroli, etc. are all brilliant) either used neat (meaning without a carrier oil, as in undiluted) or with a bit of pure coconut oil or aloe vera (this makes a great, natural hand sanitizer).
in loving service,
My Big Bedtime Tip #2
Yesterday I told you how I keep essential oil of cinnamon bark & essential oil of peppermint at my bedside & bathroom so if I wake up in the night I can put a tiny drop on my tongue, thereby enhancing my oral hygiene throughout the night. My next bedtime tip? Vitamin E!
This little capsule of Vitamin E? It’s the best night cream of all time. Yes, it’s a bit thick, but it won’t clog your pores and it will deeply nourish & hydrate your skin while you sleep. I use a whole one every night on clean skin and over my neck & décolletage. Forget pricy night creams. This is the best. I use Solgar’s 1000 IU capsules. Don’t let anyone convince you to get the VE liquid. It doesn’t compare. Wake up looking naturally ravishingly, with happy skin!
in loving service,
My Big #1 Bedtime Tip
I keep essential oil of cinnamon bark & essential oil of peppermint at my bedside & bathroom so if I wake up in the night I can put a tiny drop on my tongue, thereby enhancing my oral hygiene throughout the night. Also a super trick for having superb breath upon rising! Keep it close by for close encounters.
Cinnamon Bark and Peppermint
These two essential oils are ideal for internal use. The way I use them is- I literally place my tongue to the top of the vial because any more than a tiny bit is toooooo much. Quantity of application is critical. Cinnamon bark is intensely heating, while all the mints are intensely cooling. They are both great all day & anytime (particularly good mid-training too).
The nighttime dosing is a highly sophisticated way of keeping the oral cavity and digestive tract pathogen free, fresh & hygienic over night while most people’s oral cavities are expunging muck with no defense!
In loving service,
Tomorrow: Bedtime Tip #2!