High Blood Pressure and Essential Oils…

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) happens when the pressure on the arteries and blood vessels becomes too high and the arterial wall becomes distorted causing extra stress on the heart.  Long term-high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and diabetes. Most Americans don’t even realize they have high blood pressure until serious problems arise.

Results of high blood pressure include:

  • Arterial damage
  • Aneurysm
  • Heart failure
  • Blocked or ruptured blood vessels
  • Reduced kidney function
  • Vision loss
  • Loss of cognitive function: concentration, memory and ability to learn
  • Metabolic syndrome: a cluster of metabolic disorders such as high cholesterol and insulin, atherosclerosis and increased waist size

Frequently, there are no symptoms as blood pressure increases, but warning signs for very high blood pressure can include chest pains, confusion, headaches, ear noise or buzzing, irregular heartbeat, nosebleeds, tiredness or vision changes.

Causes of high blood pressure include:

  • A high-salt diet
  • Emotional stress
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Inactivity
  • Birth control pills
  • Heavy-metal poisoning

The above information is from here and there is a tonne of information about Hypertension there but I want to talk to you about how Essential Oils can help you normalise your blood pressure while maintaining an organic and natural way of healing.

One way to help normalise blood pressure is to cleanse the liver and colon for better circulation. Cleansing the colon will help rid the body of wastes and toxins that could be clogging the normal process of digestion. Cleansing and digestion are critical to normal body function.

With the risks and side effects of prescription medications, many people are turning to natural remedies and preventative treatments for high blood pressure.

While a lot of success has been found in the use of supplements such as magnesium, CoQ10, potassium, and fish oil, the benefits of these supplements can be increased when used with essential oils. Here are some of the best essential oils to use for high blood pressure.

How can essential oils can help with high blood pressure?

Firstly, keep in mind how essential oils enter our bodies. When rubbed into the skin, they enter the blood stream through follicle cells or the sweat glands. However, they also gain entry through inhalation. In this case tiny molecules of oil are absorbed into the bloodstream as the lungs oxygenate the blood.

Once they’ve entered the bloodstream, essential oils can gradually dilate constricted arteries which normally makes the heart work harder to pump blood.

Many essential oils also act as antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress, resulting in lower blood pressure. And some essential oils efficiently decrease emotional stress that could lead to high blood pressure.

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil is typically used in cosmetics, due to its crisp and refreshing smell. However, studies have recently shown that this powerful essential oil has several medicinal benefits as well.

For example, studies have revealed that bergamot essential oil reduces high blood pressure when it is diffused and inhaled for 15-60 minutes. This means that those who use bergamot essential oil for aromatherapy typically show a significant reduction not only in their blood pressure but also their heart rate.

Bergamot essential oil is also known to improve one’s mood. Studies performed in a high-stress environment found that those who inhaled bergamot essential oil had a reduction in their anxiety level as well as an improved mood.

When bergamot essential oil is inhaled, neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin are released, creating a feeling of well-being. An aromatherapy session with bergamot essential oil can help lower blood pressure, as well as reduce the impulse to reach for comfort foods, due to the increase of dopamine in the brain.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage essential oil has been shown to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as significantly reduce respiratory rates of those who use it during aromatherapy. Clary sage is a good essential oil to use in situations where patients do not necessarily need to feel relaxed, but simply must have their blood pressure lowered.

Clary sage essential oil decreases stress and symptoms of depression as well. Studies have shown that clary sage essential oil not only reduces stress but also create an anti-depressant like effect. As many people who suffer from depression abuse alcohol, which is a risk factor for high blood pressure, Clary sage essential oil may be able to combat high blood pressure in multiple ways.

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Ocotea Oil

Ocotea essential oil is not the most widely known oil for natural health, but it is highly effective and versatile in its uses. Derived from the leaves and branches of a genus of trees that is native to Ecuador, also called Ocotea, there are over 200 species of this tree, most of which have similar chemical compositions. Although species vary between trees and shrubs, all of them are praised for their potential health benefits. In fact, this genus of the tree is related to the cinnamon plant and contains trace amounts of cinnamaldehyde, a powerful antioxidant.  The most important active ingredients in ocotea essential oil are alpha-humulene and beta-caryophyllene, as well as camphor and safrole, which provide the majority of the health benefits outlined below.

Rosemary Oil

One of the best stress-relieving essential oils is rosemary oil, so it is also highly effective for high blood pressure. Many people’s hypertensive issues are almost solely due to a stressful lifestyle and an inability to control stress hormones. Rosemary oil can soothe that inflammation, clear your mind and lessen the strain on your heart.How to Use – This oil is quite powerful, so there is no need to diffuse it all day long, but a few hours of diffusing this oil each morning can provide your body with a neutral base for the day, helping to keep your blood pressure down.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most well known essential oils available. Among other health benefits, reducing high blood pressure is on the top of its list. Lavender oil is a general healer that comes with a wide variety of therapeutic uses. It is often used to induce sleep by reducing tension and stress. It also contains analgesic actions that make it beneficial to cure headaches as well.

In a recent study, the impulses of patients’ brains were measured before and after inhaling lavender essential oil with an EEG machine. The study revealed that lavender essential oil has several health benefits, such as reducing heart rate and blood pressure and increasing the amount of relaxation waves in the brain. Patients who inhale lavender essential oil report that they feel more alert, relaxed, and refreshed after doing so.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

The smooth scent of ylang ylang essential oil easily releases daily stress. Studies actually show that it is not only the scent of ylang ylang, but its blend in an essential oil that creates the most benefits for decreasing blood pressure rates and stress.

Studies have also combined ylang ylang essential oil and bergamot essential oil, providing an impressive result of the inhalation of these essential oils together not only reduces blood pressure but cortisol levels as well. The use of these essential oils is an effective nursing intervention for those suffering from hypertension.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense is a powerful essential oil that has a calming effect on the body. This not only reduces stress levels but also regulates the heart. While the body may require an increased dose of prescriptions over time for high blood pressure, frankincense is a tonic substance, meaning that its benefits increase over time while still using the same amount.

Frankincense has long been used to reduce stress levels and promote mental clarity. It has been used in ancient Egyptian ceremonies to promote peace of mind and stillness.

Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine essential oil has an uplifting and almost euphoric quality to it that is able to calm nerves, boost confidence, and create optimism. With these emotional balancing qualities, breathing is improved, depression is lifted, and nervous anxiety may be alleviated. These effects ease a tense nervous system, which is a common cause of high blood pressure.

The most effective way to use essential oils is to diffuse them using an Essential Oil Diffuser. A diffuser releases the oils into the air in their purest and undiluted form providing you with maximum therapeutic benefits.

Using lavender essential oils in aromatherapy helps to balance the emotions and soothe the body, ultimately bringing balance to the nervous system. Exposure to the scent of this essential oil triggers positive mental energy to soothe stressed behaviors, ultimately lowering high blood pressure.

Inhaling the aromas of sweet marjoram and ylang ylang essential oils helps to relieve lethargy, nervous exhaustion and can be used to uplift the body by calming overthinking and inducing relaxation. While sweet marjoram is good for these things, ylang ylang essential oil is also a helpful sleep aid.

You can also blend essential oils! For high blood pressure, it’s especially recommended to mix 1 drop of lavender, 1 drop of ylang ylang, and 1 drop of bergamot; conversely, you can also mix 1 drop of lavender, frankincense, and sweet marjoram for an equal effect.

Essential oils may also be used in salves to rub over certain areas of the body, such as the heart, between the fingers, and on the soles of the feet. This can be done by mixing your essential oils into a carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil, simmering the mixture in boiling water until the contents dissolve, and letting it cool.

Information gathered from these sites;

https://organicaromas.com/blogs/aromatherapy-and-essential-oils/natural-ways-to-control-high-blood-pressure

https://www.organicfacts.net/essential-oils-high-blood-pressure.html

https://draxe.com/essential-oils-guide/

How to Enrol as a Doterra Wellness Advocate

It’s really easy to join doTERRA as a Wellness Advocate, (that is you think you might want to sell our products to others) and order dōTERRA essential oils online. This easy to follow guide will tell you exactly what you need to do, to join doTERRA as a Wellness Advocate.

Being a dōTERRA member is like signing up for a loyalty card with your favourite store.

Benefits of a Wholesale Account are:

  • SAVE 25-55% on your purchases
  • NO monthly minimum order
  • Earn loyalty reward points redeemable for FREE products
  • Ability to receive the FREE product of the month

It is easy to JOIN & SAVE online, just follow these easy, step by step instructions:

Step 1

If you don’t already know, it’s a good idea to decide what enrolment kit you want to start before you start the shopping process. Most doTERRA Wellness Advocates start with an enrolment kit as it is the cheapest and smartest way to get started. When you choose to join doterra with an enrolment kit the $35AUD membership fee is waived.

View Enrolment kits for Philippines here

View Enrolment kits for Australia here

However, if you would rather choose your own individual oils and products you can absolutely do this.  You simply open a wholesale account by paying the $35 dōTERRA membership fee and then select your individual oils.

Step 2

Go to Doterra website here

Step 3

Click JOIN & SAVE in the top navigation bar.

Step 4

Choose your language (already set to English) and the country where your products will be shipped. Change this to say your country, then click CONTINUE

Step 5

Select where you would like your products to be shipped from.

If you have a local warehouse in your country we recommend that you choose “Local (OTG) Order”.

If you select the International (NFR) order your products will be shipped out of the  American warehouse and you will be charged in US dollars.

Click CONTINUE.

Step 6

Choose ‘Wellness Advocate’. This is already checked by default. This gives you 25% off all dōTERRA products. You must select this option if you intend on becoming a local dōTERRA distributor.

Step 7

Fill in all your contact details and click CONTINUE.

 

Step 8a – Enrolling with a doTERRA Enrollment Kit

Buying one of doTERRA’s Wellness Advocate enrollment kits is the best value for money. Use the purple arrows to the left and right of this top section, to scroll through all the available  kits. Make your selection from the top of this page then click ADD TO CART.

 

Step 8b – Build Your Own Enrolment Order

If you choose to start with the membership fee and select your own oils SELECT the $35 INTRODUCTORY ENROLMENT PACKET.  This is simply your membership fee and you can then select the oils you wish to buy at wholesale price and add them individually to your cart.

PLEASE NOTE: this $35 fee is waived when you choose a pre-packaged enrolment kit (see above).

Step 9

If you want to add anything else to your order, start typing the name of the essential oil or product into the space that says “Enter additional item # or product name”. Add these to your cart too.

Step 10

Once you have added your enrolment and any oils you wish to purchase, you will see the items in your shopping cart (see below). Before you can pay for your order, you need to view your totals and show any shipping charges or free products available to you. Click the VIEW TOTALS button.

Step 11

Confirm your billing address and click the PROCESS ORDER NOW & CONTINUE BUTTON. 

Step 12

Enter your credit card payment details and click the PROCESS ORDER  BUTTON.

CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and have an amazing array of pure CPTG grade essential oils coming your way.

FYI: Once the order is complete you will also be given the option to set up a regular Loyalty Reward Points (LRP)  order.  This is not a requirement unless you want to build a business with doterra. There is never any obligation for you to place another order if you don’t want to.

 

 

Essential Oils are they dusted?

I love essential oils, lets get that out of the way straight up. I use essential oils every single day, without them I reckon I would be a hot mess in the corner!  We also haven’t been sick in the 2 years I have been using them, topically and diffusing them. So, with all that being said there are a few areas that I would like to touch on that I feel has somewhat compromised the whole essential oil industry.

I am currently joined up with both Doterra and Young Living, it’s not allowed to be a part of both companies at the same time and technically I’m not, I am not building a business with either company, they both just have really good oils.. Doterra has the most amazing roller blends, you cannot remake them, no one has them, and I love them. Young Living has some of the most beautiful oil blends I have ever smelled, plus they have a whole range of wellness products. The trouble with the Young Living products and oils is that in Australia they are bloody expensive and I can’t afford to buy them and I am pretty sure there are a lot of other people out there who can’t either.  Doterra oils are a little bit cheaper, you get a bigger bottle, but their range is small and their culture is questionable (for me anyway).  I have also used Plant Therapy, Ahisma Oils and a couple of other Australian brand oils.  So I have tried a lot of them in my quest to find the ‘best’ oil.  The truth is they pretty much smell the same with the exception of Young Living Peppermint which is pretty much the best peppermint you will ever use!  The rest of the oils were very similar if not exactly the same.  Ahisma Oils are my go to oils here in Australia because they are affordable, they have a massive range of oils, they have been in business for over 30 years and the owners are more than happy to chat to you about their oils.  The owner told me that a lot of their oils are sourced from small family owned farms, which I love, but also a lot of their oils come from the same place as doterra oils!  Umm hello!!  Young Living have their own farms so their quality control is probably better than most and that is reflected in their oils and certainly the cost of those oils.

This brings me to my thought process the other day……both companies had their annual diamond and above all expenses paid getaway.  Now while I have never really taken any notice of this in the past, for some reason, this year I was really looking at these holidays with a different, more realistic view I think.  Young Living Diamond leaders and above went on an all expenses paid, cruise around Alaska.  The cruise ship was HUGE, everything was laid on thick, everyone received new products, gifts, special treats etc etc, you name it they got it! and it was all FREE!  Doterra went on an all expenses paid trip around Europe, I can’t remember which country, but it was beautiful, very lavish dinners and touristy things, again very expensive and FREE for those concerned.  Now, I am not here to take away and credit from the hard work that goes into building an MLM business and trust me it is hard work, long hours, stressful and exhausting to get to these levels of income but honestly, who pays for all this?  The companies say that it comes out of company profits and they share the wealth, well ok, but that wealth had to come from somewhere!

Women are spending a crap load of money on these MLM opportunities with the promise of making 6 – 7 figures within 2 years or whatever, but, the reality is, that is not going to happen for everyone.  You cannot just be a mum of a hundred kids, nappies up the razoo, husband, cleaning, school crap, all the things, and build this massive business. And while it has been done, those successes are rare.  The reality is, you will spend more than you can afford, you will have an upline leader busting your hump because they want to level up for the month, or you will have an upline that doesn’t give a bugger about you at all!  You will become jaded with the company, hate the product and really miss out on all the good things the essential oils offer!  How do I know all of this? It happened to my daughters, some of their friends and numerous other ladies I have spoken to over time.  Most lost a heap of money, and went back to the chemical life they were so keen to get rid of.   Has part of the market been defiled from unhappy mums who couldn’t cut the hustle, yep, probably and rightly so, they were promised the world and received nothing but a big bill and stash of essential oils that now sit in the cupboard.  I would encourage those ladies to get those oils out and use them, learn to use them properly and don’t waste them.  Essential oils work, just building the business not so much!

So, my next question….is the essential oil market saturated?  Well you would have thought so if you spoke to our local mail delivery lady.  Every second package around here was a doterra one for a long time.  I live in a small area so this type of product can go viral real quick, but can lose it’s edge just as quickly.  However, look at these numbers, according to Transparency Market Research, the global market for essential oils was valued at US$17.36 billion in 2017 and is projected to touch $US27.49 billion by the end of 2022.  So that’s some interesting figures right there and probably a good reason not to quit if you happen to be building a business. Personally I think the private oil market will overtake the MLM’s because consumers are sick of the Network Marketing hustle.

What’s my point in all of this? Don’t give up on essential oils because your upline is crap, or if the company doesn’t suit you. Find another one that does. Buy from a reputable company that isn’t going to bust your chops to join a business and buy a tonne of product every single month if you can’t afford it!  There are some awesome oil companies out there that aren’t MLM so good luck ladies, and make sure whatever oils you use, they are 100% pure, they are sourced ethically and they don’t come with a massive price tag!