Flower Essences by Nature’s Sunshine

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Take The Heart’s Key Emotional Assessment and see which Flower Essence is the best for you. This is a free assessment.

Once you get your results, you can get more details about each Flower Essence on the Nature’s Sunshine website. You can purchase the Formula Pack, all 7 Flower Essences, or purchase them individually.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Many Blessings,

Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

 

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A Powerful Tool for Alignment

 

 

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Just recently my eldest son had came home for doctor/healer mom to help him recover from a ruptured ear drum and bronchitis! During his two week stay, we covered many healing techniques, and this was one of them. These two products mentioned are Nature’s Sunshine Products. (NSP)

When you feel off balanced physically you can get an adjustment from a trusted chiropractor, and/or try this great technique and tool using the Core Essential Oil and Tei-Fu Massage Lotion. This technique has a tremendous balancing result and is an amazing healer of a lot of things including the spine.

I learned this in an NSP RevOILution presentation and this was mentioned again in the NSP Essential Oil Certification Class that I recently attended.

~ Have client lay on their tummy.

~ Put 10-15 drops of Core EO (essential oil) down the spine. Gently and lightly rub it in. The oil will absorb nicely into the skin. You don’t need to use a Carrier Oil unless the client is sensitive to the Core EO. If so, put several drops on top of the Core EO and along the spine.

~ Next, rub the Tei-Fu Massage Lotion gently* down the spine. The Tei-Fu Massage Lotion drives the Core EO deeper within the body on a cellular level.

~ After the Tei-Fu Massage Lotion has been absorbed and soaked in, then cover the back with a warm/ hot damp towel or cloth, followed by applying a dry towel/cloth over the damp one.

~ Have the client continue to lay there and relax for 30 minutes.

*When dealing with the spine, be gentle. Don’t press down hard or be too rough with the pressure of rubbing in the essential oil and lotion. Use a gentle feathering technique to spread out the oil and lotion as it absorbs into the skin.

 

 

Order these Products:

Core Balancing Blend Essential Oil

Tei-Fu Massage Lotion

 

With a $40 order of Nature’s Sunshine Products, you can sign up as an Independent Distributor and be eligible for FREE educational Webinars and Join in on the Essential Oil Certification Class and many other on-going Classes and Webinars!

Contact me for details!

Many Blessings,

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

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What is a Carrier Oil?

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A carrier oil is a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant, usually the seed, nut or kernels. Carrier oils on their own have different therapeutic properties and are used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin. A carrier oil will also help “carry” the essential oil into the skin.

 

Why Use a Carrier Oil?

Since essential oils should evaporate, it’s best to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin. By doing this, you are getting more essential oil into your skin which means you need LESS essential oil! Plus the therapeutic properties of the essential oil will ONLY be strengthened by the carrier oil. Another reason you need to dilute essential oils is because they are strong and should be used with care.

Choosing a Carrier Oil:

Cold-pressed from the almond kernel, Sweet Almond Oil contains oleic acid, essential unsaturated fatty acids, sterolins and even vitamin E. This oil is an excellent emollient which softens and reconditions the skin, making it ideal for massage, oil cleansing or adding to your bath.

Grapeseed carrier oil is a versatile oil containing numerous essential fatty acids and is perfect for soothing away dryness and irritation. Grapeseed is non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and is suitable for all skin types. It is the preferred carrier oil for many massage therapists because of its light, satin-like finish. It also has some astringent qualities and is good for oily skin.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is a fraction of the coconut oil from which almost all the long chain triglycerides are removed, thus leaving mainly the medium-chain triglycerides and making it an absolutely saturated oil. This process refines, clarifies, and deodorizes the oil. Fractionated Coconut Oil is extremely resistant to rancidity and has a long shelf life.

Organic Sunflower carrier oil has high amounts of Vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals, and has beneficial amounts of lecithin and unsaturated fatty acids. Sunflower Oil is a wonderful skin softener and conditioner. Sunflower is a versatile cost-effective carrier oil that has applications in both massage and aromatherapy.

GMO-free golden Jojoba is a great carrier “oil”, but Jojoba is not actually an oil but a liquid wax. It’s unique in that it closely resembles the natural sebum (oil) of our own skin and is rich in vitamin E. making this one an excellent cleansing oil. Because of its extended shelf life, Jojoba carrier oil can be added to other carrier oils in order to extend their shelf life.

And last, but not least, Nature’s Sunshine’s Carrier Oil.

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Use as a base for any of our essential oils for massage and other topical applications.
  ~  Unscented
  ~ Non-greasy
Nature’s Sunshine Products Carrier Oil blend is a silky smooth blend of oils that goes on light and absorbs easily. Because it is naturally unscented, our Carrier Oil is the perfect medium to help the aroma of our essential oils shine through.
Features: Sunflower, Safflower, Grape seed, Olive, Vitamin E
Ingredients:
100% pure oils of Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed, Carthamus tincturius (Safflower) seed, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil and Tocopherol (Natural vitamin E).
Recommended Use:
Use alone or as a carrier for topical application of Nature’s Sunshine Authentic Oils. Dilute 7-15 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier. Keep out of reach of children. For best results, store in a cool, dark place.
Contact me if you have any questions in regards to Nature’s Sunshine Products.
Many Blessings,
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman
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Did You Know? Your Skin Can “Smell”

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Skin cells known as keratinocytes have been found to possess the same olfactory receptors that occur in the nose. The receptors in the nose have long been known  to be responsible for detecting scents or odors after binding to specific aromatic molecules. Now these receptors have been found not only in the skin but also in the prostate, kidneys and the intestines. A major difference in receptor location involves sensitivity. The receptors in the nose are far more sensitive, and interactions here with low concentrations of the appropriate molecules usually produce the typical sensory perception of odors or fragrances.

Sandalwood

Sandalwood (Santalum album) essential oil, used in aromatherapy, contains molecules that bind to the olfactory receptor OR2AT4 in the skin. With OR2AT4, this binding triggers a calcium-dependent signaling pathway that results in an increased proliferation and a more rapid migration of skin cells. This response is characteristic of skin healing. When the same receptor in the nose is activated by sandalwood oil molecules, a message is sent to the brain that mediates the sense of smell. In the skin, activation of OR2AT4 stimulates wound healing.(1) It appears that receptor location in the body dictates not only sensitivity but also function of the receptor.

The scientists who made this discovery have also found other, unrelated olfactory receptors in the skin and plan future research to characterize their function. Additionally, olfactory receptors in other organs possess a totally unknown function. A full mechanistic characterization of these olfactory receptors may lead to the development of new drugs and, in the case of skin-based receptors, unusual and healthful cosmetics. More importantly, future research may lead to a more complete understanding of this specific receptor-molecule binding as it relates to the complex interactions between humans and their environment.

By Dr. William J. Keller, Vice President Emeritus

Reference

1D. Busse et al., “A synthetic sandalwood odorant induces wound healing process in human keratinocytes via the olfactory receptor OR2AT4. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 2014; doi: 10. 1038/JID.2014.273.

 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

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25 Ways to Increase Fiber Daily

Fiber is one of those often-overlooked necessities.

You know you need it, and you like it when you have it, but it doesn’t top the list the way Protein or Omega-3 does.

Fiber is pretty important to supporting cardiovascular and digestive health, so why the fiber hate? Because when most of us think fiber, we think fibrous, and cardboard-esque. Not very appetizing. Luckily there are a lot of ways to add fiber to your diet without compromising on taste, texture, or appeal. Here are 25 ways you can increase your daily fiber intake.

  1. Use whole fruit: It is tempting to use fruit juice in your morning smoothie or protein drink, but if you drop a whole apple or orange in your high powered blender, rather than the juice, you are going to get as much as 3 grams more fiber.
  2. Sprinkle on the flax seed or chia: You can stir a few spoonfuls into cereal, granola, yogurt, etc, to add extra fiber to what you are already eating.
  3. Sub nectar for juice: It has more pulp and more fiber, giving you a fiber boost with each glass.
  4. Eat nut butters: Almond butter, cashew butter, and other nut butters can be spread on toast, pancakes, and more for an additional few grams of fiber, a tasty treat, and a great dose of healthy fats. Just look for the lower sugar options to keep it healthy.
  5. Drink cocoa instead of coffee. While the caffeine boost of coffee is great, cocoa has a lot more fiber, as much as 3 g per cup!

 

Need more fiber? Try Nature’s Sunshine: Everybody’s Fiber or Psyllium Hulls Combination

 

Also:

  1. Eat more beans. Throw a few spoonfuls into your favorite soup, lentils and beans have a good amount of fiber.
  2. Add spice to your dish. A teaspoon of oregano or basil can add a gram of fiber.
  3. Use sesame seed buns instead of plain.
  4. Choose whole wheat over white flour. This can add more fiber per serving for whatever you are eating.
  5. Add the greens. Cabbage, kale, spinach, etc. all have fiber, so stack your sandwich high, put some on your burger or dog, and eat it on the side.
  6. Snack on popcorn. Popcorn has a lot more fiber than a bag of potato chips, so next time you need a salty snack, choose popcorn!
  7. Eat nuts and dried fruits. When you have the choice, pick up a handful of trail mix for a snack rather than a bar or square, the mix will have about twice as much fiber!
  8. Choose sweet potato instead of white. They have 2 grams more fiber.
  9. Add a side of cooked veggies. Broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots are all great for adding fiber, and cooking them makes the fiber more readily available to your body!
  10. Choose berries. Add fresh sliced berries instead of syrups, and when you have the option pick raspberries over strawberries or blueberries as they boast nearly twice the amount of fiber.
  11. Eat pears. If looking for a quick snack, try a pear, preferably an Asian pear, as they have as much as 5 grams of fiber, and can be eaten raw, with a nut butter, or prepared a number of ways. Just be sure to eat the skin.
  12. Try oatmeal and oat bran. Swap out your regular breakfast for a steamy cup of oatmeal for a great fiber increase. Top with berries or bananas for even more fiber.
  13. Artichokes are low calorie and have a ton of fiber. Make a soup, dip in a low calorie dip, or make into a dip, and enjoy!
  14. Add green peas. Keeping a bag of frozen green peas on hand is a great way to add fiber to your diet without fuss. Stir them into macaroni and cheese, throw some atop a salad, or add them as a side dish to any meal for about 9 grams of fiber per cup.
  15. Lentils and Bulgar: Experiment with lentils and whole grains you may not be familiar with. Try them in your regular recipes for added fiber and flavor.
  16. Squash. There are so many varieties of squash, from spaghetti, which makes a great substitute for grain noodles, to butternut, which makes excellent soup. Squash is packed with fiber, so add more squash to your diet.
  17. Vegetables: Add vegetables to everything you can, from an extra helping in your morning omelets, to veggies in your spaghetti sauce. They are a great source of insoluble fiber.
  18. Go ethnic: American foods often have lower fiber than ethnic cuisines, so try something from Mexico, the Middle East, or the Mediterranean, which usually have beans, lentils, and other good sources of fiber.
  19. Up your dips: Dipping is fun, but try hummus, bean dips, and artichoke dips which are both full of fiber as opposed to a dressing.
  20. Add a little when baking. Give your cookies, cakes, breads, and muffins more fiber by subbing in some whole-wheat flour and oats.

 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman, Nature’s Sunshine Independent Distributor and Holistic Health Practitioner

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The Many Uses of Patchouli Essential Oil

 

Patchouli oil

Pogostemon cablin leaf oil (Patchouli) is a member of the mint family but it actually has a cedar-like smell. It grows naturally in Asia.

The aroma of Patchouli:

Patchouli’s scent has made it a popular ingredient in perfumes. In fact, according to Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine, Patchouli combines so well with other scents that it is used in at least a third of all perfumes and fragrances.(1) It was even used to add scent to an action figure. (2)

Insect Repellent:

The leaf itself is put into clothing to repel insects. Unless you live in Asia, good luck finding a leaf. Instead, use Patchouli Essential Oil. In a study that was looking for non-toxic mosquito repellents, 38 essential oils were used. Lemongrass, clove, and patchouli (when undiluted) were “the most effective and provided 2 hours of complete insect repellent.” (3)

Patchouli and Skin:

According to Eyewitness Handbook:Herbs, Patchouli “is used in aromatherapy to regenerate skin cells and treat acne, eczema, athlete’s foot, and cracked skin.” (4)

Possible Antibacterial Properties:

In a study entitled “Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of patchouli oil” it was concluded that “Molecular docking technology and antimicrobial test in vitro proved that patchouli oil had strong antimicrobial effects. Particularly, pogostone and (-)- patchouli alcohol have potent antimicrobial activity.” (5)

The oil is extracted from the leaves through steam distillation.

Essential Oils:

  • Never apply an essential oil directly to the skin. Always use a carrier oil, such as coconut or almond oil, with topical application.
  • To encourage safe doses with children, dilute the essential oil and use it in an air diffuser. Use small doses and never use around children with respiratory diseases like asthma.
  • Never ingest essential oils without consulting a health-care professional.

 

To order Nature’s Sunshine Patchouli oil: https://www.naturessunshine.com/us/product/patchouli-essential-oil-15-ml/3849/?sponsor=3044357

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

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