Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Essential Oils during Pregnancy

Using Essential Oils for Pregnancy


Pregnancy is an exciting time filled with many ups and downs. Essential oils can be very beneficial for pregnancy, birth, babies and children. Learning to use essential oils correctly particularly during these time periods can be challenging but well worth the effort. 

The journey to motherhood can be overwhelming emotionally and physically. Essential oils can aid in the experience and help it be less overwhelming.  There are some essential oils that it is important that you avoid when pregnant. 

As Listed in the Modern Essentials 5th Edition Do Not Use These Oils During Pregnancy: 
- Birch 
- Cassia (Topically or Internally)
- Cedarwood (Internally) 
- Cinnamon (Topically or Internally)
- Cypress (Internally)
- Eucalyptus (Internally) 
- Rosemary 
- Thyme 
- Wintergreen
- Clary Calm
- Clear Skin 
- DDR Prime 
- Deep Blue (Consult a Doctor First) 
- Digestzen (Consult a Doctor First) 
- OnGuard (Consult a Doctor First) 
- Slim & Sassy 
- Zendocrine 

Also when using the blends it is best to use them topically or aromatically. When using them topically make sure to dilute them well, and that you consult your doctor before using any essential oils. 

The overall goal is to keep you and your baby safe. Whatever essential oils you use on your skin  and take internally will also influence the babies nutrition and overall health. Because the babies are small, and essential oils are potent they can be harmful if not used properly during pregnancy and it is very important you consult a physician before use. 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA or a Certified Physician. Before using essential oils during pregnancy, or during birth, or on babies and children please contact a Certified Physician.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Learn about Ayurveda and how to eat.

There is much more to Ayurveda but here are a few simple steps.


  1. Preparing Ayurveda Meals

    • 1
      Determine your Ayurveda type. The three body types or doshas are Vata (space and air), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (water and earth). Although you can find ways to know what your dosha is, you should consult an Ayurveda expert.
    • 2
      Explore Ayurveda's wellness potential in your diet. Try a refreshing and healthy Rosehips Lassi, a blended yogurt, rosehips and cardamom drink. Recipe link below.
    • Balance Vata's airy, dryness with cooked foods such as soups or puddings. If you are Vata and feel worried or have dry skin, cook in ghee or drizzle olive oil over your food. These will weigh you down from the ill effects of Vata.
    • 4
      Enjoy cooling foods to balance Pitta, which when extreme, includes symptoms of irritability and insomnia. Juicy fruits, milk shakes and rice cakes are some of the foods that help restore balance to the Pitta dosha.
    • 5
      Harmonize Kapha's heaviness and lack of motivation with steamed foods and very little oils. Warming, pungent foods bring relief to Kapha extremes. Eat carrots, bitter greens, apples and other similar foods for balance.

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