Prayers and Jalapeños 

How many of you have allergies?

Today was my day for the ultimate allergy attack. I have recently started a new job so this was an adventure of how to work and be productive while feeling horrible.

Early this morning in SA there was a small front that came through. Lots of wind! Felt great, which is uncommon. Wind = Sinus Problems for me.

Midmorning, I started to have a sinus headache. Then I suddenly felt my left eye burning from the wind. Seriously people, my eye was bright red and burning. As I felt my eye beginning to burn, I asked my coworker if my eye was bright red. Yep, it was. There were no eye drop in the med kit at work so I just rinsed out my eye with water. I felt a lot better!

I was still in so much pain that I was crying involuntarily.

What would you do if this happened to you?

Not only did I say a short prayer after I rinsed out my eye, but I also said Phil 4:13 out loud to myself. Then I texted my parents and sister and friend Alicia to pray for my relief. After all, I needed to get back to work at full speed! So what happened…right?

Within 5 to 10 minutes, I received most of my relief. Prayer is a powerful tool in the Christian walk. Do not underestimate what God can do when you pray (and to clarify, pray in complete faith)!!

Thank the Lord lunchtime arrived pretty quick, and I was starting to feel better.

Of all thing to have brought for lunch, I had Chuys poncho nachos. I had plenty of jalapeños, pico de gallo, and guacamole to put on them too. So sorry if this is making you hungry.

Did you know that if you suffer from sinus issues spicy foods help clear your sinuses? I covered my nachos in all of the left over jalapeños. Yes, Chuys jalapeños are super spicy. But they really helped.

If you would ask me today what things I am really thankful for, I would tell you prayer and jalapeños.

What an eventful day! It turned out great!

Phillipians 4:13, “I can do all things
through Christ, who strengthens me.”

– Bethany

 

 

The Season for On Guard

This is one of my favorite oil blends from doTerra.

How I use On Guard?

1. doTerra On Guard toothpaste

Since germs are easily absorbed through the mouth, I use the On Guard toothpaste.

It is a different flavored toothpaste with cinnamon, mint, and orange. I admit it was strange brushing my teeth with it at first, but now I love it!

2. On Guard beadlets

There are some days I wake up with drainage or just not feeling 100%. Then I pop a beadlet, and roughly 30 minutes later I notice that my drainage is breaking up. I am feeling so much better! I have also used it in conjunction with zicam melts. I felt like it reduced recovery time to just a week.

3. Diffuse On Guard oil blend

During fall and winter this is my favorite oil blend to diffuse! It reminds me of the smell of a spiced orange pomander ball.

4. I have also used the On Guard oil blend to make my own green cleaner.

On Guard benefits:  helps fight seasonal threats, immune support, immune function, supports healthy cardiovascular function

Stay Well! Order some On Guard! – Click on Shop > Start Shopping > Essential Oils > On Guard

Bethany 🙂

Yoga and Oils

During the summer, my exercise of choice is always yoga. I rotate between YouTube yoga videos and my app by Gaiam,inc.

My two resources for yoga:Yoga with Adriene and Yoga Studio App

Yes, the app is $3.99. Compared to paying for yoga classes, this is a steal! I love how you can schedule classes for your entire week, and it syncs to your calendar.

Also, I use essential oils during my yoga sessions. What essential oils do I use?

For me personally, I put the serenity blend or lavender oil on before doing yoga.

Essential oils for Yoga:
Hawaiian Sandalwood, Sandalwood, or Cedarwood for diffusing in the air

Serenity is a great doTERRA blend for relaxation. Contains these oils: lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood, & vanilla bean extract.

For more information or to order doTERRA oils please visit my doTERRA website!

Bethany 🙂

A Cold in May

It is never fun to come down with a cold, especially in the warmer months of the year. Most all of my colds used to turn into sinus infections until I started using doterra oils.

How I have beat my colds with homeopathic treatments:

  1. On Guard – this is doterra’s proprietary blend for immune support
    • I take the beadlets.
    • I use my own homemade toothpaste that I made with the On Guard oil blend and lemon oil.- Recipe Here (This toothpaste is for oil pulling.)
    • I also use doterra’s On Guard toothpaste.
  2. Oregano oil capsule – I take twice a day.
  3. ZICAM
    • I take the melts every 3 hours.
    • Last dose of ZICAM before bed, I use a swab.

Diffuser Recipes

  1. Cold/Flu Bomb:
    • 1-2 drop of Melaleuca
    • 1-2 drop of Oregano
    • 1-2 drop of On Guard
    • 1 extra drop of Lemon because Oregano and Melaleuca are strong!!

For me, the symptoms that hang on are usually enough drainage to affect my ears, and I get that fun tickle in the back of my throat.

2. For my ears:
– 1-2 drops of Lavender
– 1-2 drops of Melaleuca
– 1-2 drops of Basil

For the tickle in my throat:

  • Peppermint beadlets
  • TriEase
  • Peppermint oil in a roller bottle – I can apply directly to my throat or put behind my ears.

I hope these tips help you to stay healthy all year round!

If you have any questions, you can email me through the Contact Us link on my doterra website.

Please Visit My Doterra Website!

Thank You!

– Bethany

 

 

Fall Seasonal Allergies 

For as long as I can remember I have been deathly allergic to ragweed. Always getting at least one sinus infection every year around this time.

Since having been introduced to essential oils, when I have some health ailment like a ragweed allergy…to Pinterest I will go to look up diffuser blends.

This week I have mainly used the usual allergy diffuser blend = peppermint + lavender + lemon. At night, I use my own version of the breathe blend = lavender + Rosemary + eucalyptus.

This afternoon I decided to look a bit more to find a diffuser blend that would give me more relief. I found a diffuser blend on Pinterest that worked today! I definitely feel a lot clearer. 🎉😄

Relief for ragweed sufferers – Any breathe blend (3-4 drops) plus Tea Tree oil (1 drop) for diffuser blend. Would have never thought to add the Tea Tree oil…

If you are very allergic to ragweed like me…I could feel a bit of stinging in my eyes, nose, and throat every once in a while with the tea tree oil.

People, I can actually breathe through my nose now! Also, my voice is sounding semi-normal again. Woohoo!

Bethany