December 21, 2012

9 Everyday Oils

What are these 9 Everyday Oils that people keep talking about?!  Well - let's start learning...

One experience I've had with PanAway has been during my pregnancy and having a toothache during my brother's wedding.  What a terrible time to have a toothache!  I applied a drop of PanAway 4-5x a day to the problem tooth and I was able to smile, eat, and talk to everyone without pain!



We have been recently using Frankincense to heal a bacterial infection on our dog, Nina.  It was pretty severe when we adopted her but after a couple of weeks it has almost been cut in half!  For more info and pictures on this, read my blog "Meet Nina..."



What DON'T we use Lavender on in this house??  A few years ago, I attended an Oil Class in the area where a lady spoke about how she used Lavender and Frankincense on her 9 year old son to get rid of his asthma.  I was intrigued so I thought I would try it on myself.  I put a drop or two of Frankincense and Lavender on the crown of my head, morning and night and within months - no more asthma.  In this time, I also want to note that we got rid of ALL the chemicals in our home and replaced them with 1 all natural cleaner (which will be featured at a later date).


We use Lemon mostly in our water, not only to enhance the flavor of the water, but to detox our liver, oxygenate our bodies, and above all - use as a cancer prevention tool!  Lemon is high in d-Limonene which has been studied extensively in preventing and getting rid of cancer.  Why isn't EVERYBODY drinking this stuff you ask... because they don't know about it!  This is why I share my info with you!


Oh, the wonderful scent of Peace & Calming.  The #1 thing I use this for is calming down myself, my hubby after a long day of work, the dogs when we have company over etc.  It is amazing to watch peoples' shoulders go from SUPER TENSE and up to their ears to laid back and relaxed.  



Peppermint is used in our house for keeping us nice and cool in the Summer months, repelling hornets & wasps from the awning above our front door, morning sickness, getting rid of those nasty tension headaches, drinking in our water to help aid in proper digestion, to relieve a tummy ache or gas, and of course - to freshen our breath!


We use Purification in our bug repellent spray for not only us, but for our animals as well!!  In the 3 years that we have been using this, we haven't had 1 tick bite which is excellent since we have a cabin "up north" in  the woods that are infested with those horrible bugs!  The spray we make is great for horses, babies, dogs, outdoor cats, and of course - US!


Oh Valor - I've been to multiple Chiropractors who always have a difficult time cracking my lower neck and upper back... that is until we introduced Valor to our bodies!  Now my Chiropractor has NO difficulties when adjusting my body.  I simply place a drop on each shoulder and on the bottom of each foot in the parking lot, then go in to get adjusted.  Another way we use it is IMMEDIATELY on an area we know is going to bruise due to an injury.


Thieves oils is a MUST HAVE in our home as we use it daily to prevent illness in our home.  We put a drop or two on our feet in the morning (me) or at night (my husband) and we simply do NOT get sick.  It naturally protects us and boosts our immune system.  Thieves will also digest (meaning, get rid of) dangerous black mold, strep, and MRSA!


How do you get these 9 oils in YOUR home?  Well, you can call me at (920) 216.2218 or email me at oil.enthusiast@gmail.com and I can walk you through the steps of getting these products at wholesale or retail cost.  They will get shipped directly to your home and you pay the company, not me :)  Just like when you go to the store... Who wants a middle man?

So - call me today and we'll get you and your family this 9 Everyday Oil kit!


Pregnancy & Heartburn

Ok, so it's my understanding that some people just "accept" and "deal with" heartburn, indigestion  and/or acid reflux without changing their diet, or by popping an insane amount of Tums or pills.  Let's get this straight and out in the open now... I am NOT one of them!

I had only experienced heartburn once when I was 16 and it was a side effect to a pain medication I was on due to a sports injury.  I quit the pain medication at the time and just sucked it up as I never wanted to experience heartburn again.

Fast forward to my pregnancy at 30 weeks - I woke up in the middle of the night trying to burp and this burning feeling was creeping up my chest.  I new this is what people had been warning me about... "Pregnancy Heartburn"... BUMMER!

Luckily, earlier in my pregnancy, I had listened to an AMAZING tele-seminar by two very educated women who I am blessed to call my friends, Jihan Thomas & Tiffany Rowan, that went over ways to get our bodies ready for pregnancy, all 3 trimesters, and the labor & delivery.  This gave me an idea of what to be prepared for and which products to have on hand in case I needed them.  To listen to the seminar, click HERE.

One of the products mentioned was Young Living's "AlkaLime".  Boy did this come in handy the night I woke up with heartburn.  My hubby suggested I get up and try it out.  So, you can picture a very pregnant women, stumbling around the kitchen for a glass, a straw, a teaspoon, and of course the AlkaLime.  I prepared the drink, waited for the fizz to go down and I chugged it.  Within SECONDS I started to feel relief!  So much that I waddled my way back upstairs, woke my husband up, and told him how I could feel it working.  He was as happy as he could be at 2am and told me to go back to sleep.

Well - I did and woke up with ZERO signs of heartburn!



Now, I have also started to identify WHICH foods my body is having an issue with and I have removed them from my diet for now, such as: red meat, tomato based foods or sauces, chocolate, sugar, and dairy (only when I eat it at night).  I am being pro-active at preventing heartburn instead of simply dealing with it as if it's a normal part of my life.  I encourage you to do the same!

Start eating more alkaline foods, drink some lemon essential oil in your water, take AlkaLime before meals or before bed, eliminate unnecessary acidic foods from your diet - YOUR BODY WILL THANK YOU!

So, in closing, if you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, or indigestion - please contact me and we'll talk about healthy alternatives to eliminate the suffering from your life :)

Melissa Blaske
Oil Enthusiast
YLO# 1079890
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Meet Nina...

Meet Nina... She is the newest addition to our family!



She has not had an easy start to life: already having a litter of puppies, 4-5 different homes, and someone poured gasoline on her and set her on fire (yes, burned alive).  **Don't worry - this is going to be a "happy ending" story!  A (short) story about how Young Living, our Vet, and our dedication to her health & wellness.

First of all - we love our Veterinarian and she respects our methods in helping to heal our animals in an all natural fashion.  Does this mean we NEVER use her ways of healing - NO.  We work together to do what's best for our dogs. With that being said... let's begin!

Here is a picture of the burned area when we got her. Mind you, she came to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society full of puss, blood, and inflammation.  They are a wonderful & caring organization that did their very best to help her until she came to us :)

11.25.2012

At the very top of her scar, you'll notice a white, very inflamed area.  According to our vet, after a few tests, this area was FULL of bacteria.  Here is a close up:

Close up - 11/25/2012

Immediately, we started using Young Living's essential oils of Frankincense, Purification, and Copaiba and sealed it in with Animal Scents Ointment.  The vet also put her on a very mild antibiotic due to a UTI and the bacterial infection on her back. (Note - we ONLY use Young Living Essential Oils as they are therapeutic and safe for our animals). You can see the improvement in the next picture in just 9 days:

12/4/2012

Next, we started washing the infected area with Thieves Hand Soap and applying the oils more often.  Mind you, she loves when we apply the oils on her.  She waits patiently and sits very still while we oil her up.  She started itching at the area, which is fantastic, because it meant that the oils were starting to HEAL the area.  She could feel the "tingle" of healing :)  Whenever she's start to itch, we'd just apply more oils to sooth the area.

12/13/2012

As of 12/17/2012 - You can see a MAJOR improvement from the first picture.  We started adding essential minerals of Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium to her scar/bacteria filled area, along with the oils.  Are you ready for the next picture...

12/17/2012
It's not gone YET, but it is absolutely going in that direction! I promise to keep updating this blog as we are so proud of our little girl and her healing process.  She is such a trooper and just the sweetest dog you'll ever meet.

I believe that having a healing home, a safe environment and another furry companion are key to her healing as well.  Nina and my other dog, Louie, have bonded and he has taken her "under his wing" to show her that she is loved and this is her "fur-ever" home.  We are blessed!



October 9, 2012

The Wonderful World of Thieves

In our home we don't have to worry about toxic chemicals.  We went green YEARS ago, but going green isn't enough these days...  We need to create a healing home.  One that boosts our immune system.  You don't think it's possible?!  Well let's look at some pictures and take a better look at these products:


This picture gives you the full view of a kit specially designed to not only start to GREEN your home, but HEAL your home (and your family) as well!  Every single one of these products is NON-TOXIC and SAFE to use on EVERYONE in your family.


This is the ONLY cleaner we have in our home.  Yes, that's right, this is it folks :)  We replaced all of our cleaners including, but not limited to, bathroom, kitchen, furniture (even wood & leather), cars, motorcycles, floor, kennels, laundry dishes, windows, stove top, tile... etc!


 



You can also use this product as a toner for your skin.  Use a cotton ball to apply the "Mouthwash" to your face where blackheads exist.  You will notice a difference in just a few days.  The refreshing feeling you get from using this product is one of pure cleanliness - not alcohol!




Since you have this in your purse, backpack, or briefcase - start using it for dirty public bathrooms, phones, grocery or dept store cart handles (gross...), when someone around you is sick, on new scrapes or cuts... etc! 

 Thieves Tooth Paste is also safe for kiddos to use!  It's ok to swallow it as there are NO harmful chemicals lurking around in there :)  I challenge you to take a look at the ingredients in your own toothpaste.  Seriously - GOOGLE them!  When you start reading that the ingredients break down healthy tooth enamel, can cause cancer, and can royally upset your digestive system - Give me a call ;)



Yes, Thieves is GREAT for getting rid of black mold, but it's also essential for boosting your immune system, preventing dis-ease & illness, getting rid of gingivitis, strep throat, the common cold/flu, etc!  Let's start putting a drop of this oil on our feet EVERY DAY and see how good we feel when we are NOT getting sick!



Can you think of a few people that would have to wash their hands MULTIPLE times a day for their job... Servers, Teachers, Day Care Providers, Dog Groomers, Hospital Staff, etc!  Do you think they might appreciate having a soap that doesn't dry their hands out by stripping away all the natural oils?

One of my favorite things about this product is that Young Living provides a large refill bottle do you don't have to constantly purchase new pump bottles!  That's right - RECYCLE!  You can also create your own scents using the Unscented Bath Gel & your favorite Young Living Essential Oil!



Really... what else more can I say about this product?  It's a staple in my home and I love sharing it with those I meet!



Now - how to you get these products in your home to start the healing process?  By contacting me... I'm pretty available:

Melissa Blaske
YLO# 1079890
(920) 216-2218 - Call or Text
Oil.Enthusiast@gmail.com

September 11, 2012

Olden Produce's Article on Yours Truly


                           Meet Our Employee....
Melissa Blaske
Q: How long have you been a CSA Member with Olden Produce?
A: This is our 2nd year receiving chemical free, produce from Olden!  We LOVE every box/bag we get!

Q: What is your position at the farm?
A: I started the season out in the Greenhouse planting LOTS of seeds and going to various vendor events with Tracy & Dick.  After we found out I was pregnant, my role with the farm changed a little (due to a heavy dose of morning sickness).  I now spend my time working on these newsletters, the Facebook page, and "manning" the Clean Slate CSA drop off site.
Q: When you are not working (or playing) on the Farm, what do you do?
A: Well, at the beginning of the year, I quit my 9-5 job to work on my health.  Turns out stress, poor eating habits, and a toxic environment does a lot of damage to our bodies, which caused me to have 
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- migraines
- pre-diabetic state, and worst of all... 
- P.C.O.S. (a reproductive challenge).  

I was on a mission to heal myself, naturally, without drugs and to get pregnant. This "all natural" path lead me to Young Living's Essentials Oils and let's put it this way... 4 months later - I lost 30lbs and no longer had ANY of those dis-eases listed above and as of today, we are 20 weeks into our pregnancy!  
So what I do now, is share with people an all natural way to prevent dis-eases and discomforts.  I hold monthly classes all around WI, especially in Oshkosh.  (For more info on the classes, see the end of this article) 
Q: Do you have your own garden or have you worked on another farm before?
A: Yes & Yes.  I do have my own garden which, in addition to my CSA shares, provides me and my growing family with enough produce to avoid the grocery store "produce" during the CSA season and enough to FREEZE, CAN, and DEHYDRATE so I can enjoy the "fruits of my labor" all year long.
I have also worked on a couple of other farms - both are Young Living's Farms:
- Highland Flats in Naples, ID
- St. Maries in St. Maries, ID



Q: What do you love most about "working" for Olden Produce?
A: Hmmm... besides the produce?!  This fits into me and my husband's lifestyle.  It's all about health & wellness. Working with Tracy & Dick is always a pleasure as well.  I can say that they always have their member's best interests in mind and they love what they do.  I also love "my" members that pick up at the Clean Slate location!  Every Thursday, I get to talk to like-minded people who are interested in bettering their health.  I love the questions, comments, and feedback that I get to pass on to Tracy.


*You can read more about my journey and my mission on my various sites:
For information on upcoming classes, email me at: Oil.Enthusiast@gmail.com
  

August 7, 2012

Thieves Household Cleaner

We are passionate about keeping toxic chemicals OUT of our home!  Luckily, for us, about 4+ years ago, I was introduced to an all natural, SAFE, household cleaner that I could use and it NOT aggravate my Asthma or kill my new puppy if he got into it!

So - what is it?  It's a MULTI-PURPOSE cleaner that comes in a concentrated form and uses the essential oils of: 
    - Clove - Nature’s richest source of eugenol, is the highest-scoring single ingredient tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale. Clove is also known for its immune-enhancing properties.  (Wait... so that means this cleaner with ENHANCE your Immunse System!)

    - Lemon - With 68 percent d-limonene, Lemon oil is a powerful antioxidant known for its ability to act as a natural solvent and cleanser.

    - Cinnamon Bark - High in antioxidants, Cinnamon Bark has a reputation for relieving 
discomfort during the winter season and supporting the digestive system!  (So, it's safe to say, that if you ingest some of this, it's not going to kill you, but support your tummy!  And, yes, I have ingested it to prove a point)

    - Eucalyptus - As one of the most versatile of the eucalyptus oils, Eucalyptus Radiata, has many health-promoting properties. This powerful essential oil contains eucalyptol as one if its major elements, which in laboratory tests has been reported as being effective against bacteria in topical applications.

    - Rosemary - oil is naturally energizing and may be beneficial for helping restore mental alertness when experiencing fatigue.



What does it clean: (no joke) EVERYTHING!
Car & House Carpets
Wood Floors & Fake Wood Floors
Dishes
Laundry
Walls
Patio Furniture
Fabrics
Windows
Pet Kennels or Pet Living Spaces
Flower Pots
Bathrooms, Kitchens, & Basements!
Leaves of Household Plants
Sticky Kiddos (Yep, I spray it directly on my Godson when he's a mess & wipe him down!)
ETC.... If I listed everything, you would get bored.


Photo from Mary Farnham of the fb site: Entreprenatural


In the top two photos, you will see blood, urine, feces, and food stains everywhere. The bottom, you'll see what a little Thieves Household Cleaner (and a few drops of Purification) can do! P.S. - This is not my home, but it is an apartment that I did clean as a favor!

That stove was covered in burnt food, mold, grease, bugs, and other unknowns... Again 2 cap fulls of Thieves Household Cleaner in a big spray bottle with a few extra drops of Lemon Oil (for the grease) and Ta-Da!! Clean Stove! P.S. - This also isn't my home, it's an apartment I cleaned as a favor.

* I am not going to get into the specifics of the ingredients in everyday household cleaners, but know this.  Most of them are estrogen mimicking - meaning, they can mess up your ENTIRE hormonal system.  Also, ALL of the cleaners out there, yes, including (most of) the "Natural" cleaners you buy at the grocery store are POISONOUS.  Meaning, the specifically say, "Call Poison Control ASAP if ingested".  (Awesome, right?)

Lets now talk about WHERE most of the cleaners are stored in the house... At "kid level".  Take the "what if little Joey got into the cleaning cabinet" worry out of your home.

It's so easy to get these cleaners, just call me, email me, text me, facebook me - basically: CONTACT me and I will get you these cleaners with a 24% discount (Oh yeah baby!)


Signing off for now (I have inspired myself to go clean our upstairs bedroom now!)

Melissa Blaske
Oil Enthusiast
920.216.2218
Oil.Enthusiast@gmail.com
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Zucchini Fruit Snacks

Found on facebook from: Tikeyla Doty-Fuhrer

Zucchini Fruit Snacks!

10cups zucchini diced and peeled
3cups water
2pkgs. unsweetened Kool-Aid
2 1/2 cups sugar

Place in a pan bring to a boil and then simmer for 25min. 
Drain, put on dehydrator trays, dry 14 hours at 125 degrees, turn over dry another 4 hours. 
In this picture, they used Black Cherry Kool-Aid



* I am definitely going to try making these when I get my dehydrator!!