Hi, I'm Katrina. I believe that the foods we eat and the products we use have a major impact on our health. I attended school at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I studied with some of the world's top health and wellness experts including Dr. David Katz, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Geneen Roth. While at school, I was introduced to the amazing benefits of essential oils. Now, sharing essential oils along with other lifestyle changes is what I love to do! The end result is to do your best and not strive for perfection.
The upcoming holidays can be a fun time with family or a stressful one with barely tolerable relatives. The festivities can lose all its charm if you can't keep the stress away. Use these essential oils as blends or individually every day to stay calm, be happy, and enjoy the holiday to the fullest.
Whoever said being a mom is the easiest job on earth? When it comes to self-care, essential oils must be your choice. Enjoy your motherhood with these blends. Ditch all the expensive, harmful perfumes and body care products and substitute it with essential oils. Add them to your essential oil bracelets or necklace, add them to a relaxing bath, and diffuse them aromatically.
Essential oils like arborvitae, lavender, melaleuca, patchouli, lemongrass, etc. have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. They help in the prevention and treatment of insect bites and stings, allergies, sunburn and heat stroke, and ear infections. Dilute a mix of essential oils with a carrier oil or water and spray it on, apply topically, or add to a damp cloth placed on your skin.
In a world rife with harmful chemicals, investing in organic food and good water filters (for drinking and bathing) is a necessity. Replacing chemical-leaching plastic containers with stainless steel and glass ones and making natural skincare and cleaning products at home are just as advisable. For your daily quota of fresh air, keep the windows open for at least an hour to push out internal pollutants.
Love it when you smell good (from the shampoo, body wash or lotion you used) hours after showering? The scent-giving phthalates and antibacterial parabens used in these products mimic estrogen, disrupt your hormonal balance, and should be avoided. Scented products can owe their fragrance to an umbrella of toxic chemicals. Avoid sunscreens that have oxybenzone.
Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found naturally in different parts of plants. Frankincense oil is good for treating depression, scars, and pain. Bergamot oil aids in digestion. Cedarwood oil can help treat UTIs. Melaleuca oil can cure athlete's foot and acne. Vetiver and sandalwood oils promote mental health. Cardamom oil stimulates sweat glands.
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” “You are what you eat.” “Don’t eat anything incapable of rotting.” “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.” “Whenever you see the words fat-free or low-fat, think of the words Chemical Shit Storm.” “Here’s the secret to weight loss; it’s all about crowding out, not cutting out.”
Clove oil protects nerves, soothes pain and prevents tooth decay. Peppermint oil helps freshen breath, reduce swelling, inflammation and tenderness. Myrrh oil helps fight gum disease, infections and soothes gums. Cinnamon oil helps freshen breath and cleanse the mouth. Add directly to toothpaste, combine with baking soda or make your own mouthwash.