Defense and Dream Salve

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Spark Naturals has added 2 new salves to their selection of organic salves. We have Dream Sleep salve and Defense Protective salve. 

Dream Sleep salve is a blend of cinnamon, ginger, peppermint, lemon and grapefruit oil with organic virgin coconut oil, organic beeswax, organic extra virgin olive oil and vitamin e. It helps stabilize your blood sugar which in turn will help you sleep better. 

Defense Protective salve is a blend of clove, cinnamon bark, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary with organic virgin coconut milk, organic beeswax, organic extra virgin olive oil and vitamin e. It’s designed to help protect and boost immunity. Both salves should be applied topically to the bottom of your feet.

This week these two salves are reduced 10% PLUS when using Coupon Code~ jeanne you will get an additional savings of 10%

Other organic salves that you may be interested in are
Base Foundation Salve 
Focus Concentration Salve
Restore Healing Salve
Revive Vapor Rub
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Respire Stix

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Face or Feet? You Decide!

We love our Respire Stix so much for how it eases cold symptoms and squashes sinus headaches. I use it mostly for sinus headache pain and apply it topically at my sinuses. My daughter loves to inhale it to help with mild asthma and my granddaughter applies it to the bottom of her feet to help ease cold symptoms and mild asthma. The Respire Stix is a must have for your natural healing protocols.

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The Benefits of Diffusing

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Diffusers work by breaking down essential oils into micro molecules that then fill the air.  The particles remain in the air, improving the existing quality of the air.  As you breathe the air you reap the benefits of the oils.  Diffusing essential oils is a great way to have a family member benefit from the oil if they are resistant to topical applications.  Children with sensory disorders can be resistant to having oils applied topically and adding Jeddy’s Blend to the diffuser is a winner.  Diffusing is also an excellent idea when you have a sick family member.  Diffusing Shield Blend can help boost your family’s immunity.  Essential oils should not be applied topically to young children.  If they are in need of calming down, lavender and roman chamomile are great options for their bedrooms.

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Diffusing essential oils in your car is a good option for staying staying alert during long trips on the road.  Our Pulse Tasa is a diffuser that can be used in your car and home.  Two oils to help with focus and alertness while driving are peppermint and cinnamon.

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Here are some ways that diffusing can benefit your physical and mental health

SLEEP and INSOMNIA
Diffuse Cedarwood, Sandalwood or Vetiver

MOOD, STRESS and ANXIETY
Diffuse Geranium, Wild Orange or LXR

IMMUNE SUPPORT
Diffuse Respire or Shield

RESPIRATORY SUPPORT
Rosemary, Eucalyptus or Oregano

PAIN
Sweet Marjoram, Ginger or Frankincense

COGNITIVE SUPPORT
Rosemary, Cypress and Lemon

REPELLING INSECTS
Peppermint, Cedarwood or Lavender

Health and Wellness 2016

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From removing gum from your child’s hair to busting up colds and flu, here are 62 uses for the Health and Wellness kit.  Our Health and Wellness kit contains 7 essential oils and 3 essential blends chosen specifically for your physical and emotional health.  When purchasing the kit January 18th-24th we will include a FREE 10 oil carry bag plus FREE SHIPPING.

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LEMON
Use it to flavor your water
Use with rosemary to improve cognitive function
Add it to lavender and peppermint to make a natural anti-histamine
Add a couple drops to warm water with honey to soothe a sore throat
Add it to soap to make a great hand de-greaser
Use it to remove gum from hair
Use with coconut oil as a diy goo gone

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FRANKINCENSE
Take daily for immune support
Fades scars
Diffuse for anxiety
Boosts all EO protocols
Fights inflammation
May help fight cancer

OREGANO
Nature’s antibiotic
Apply to belly if you’ve become ill after eating questionable food
Eliminates toe nail fungus
Add a drop to your toothbrush to combat plaque and bad breath
Diffuse for respiratory ailments
Use it in cooking

MELALEUCA
Combine with lavender and witch hazel to treat acne
Combine with shield and oregano to make cold and flu bombs
Add it to shampoo to help prevent lice
Treats cold sores and fever blisters
Combine 20 drops with a half cup each vinegar and water and soak your combs and brushes
Add 1-2 drops in a shot of water to fight throat infections
Add a drop to ear piercings when wearing cheap earrings
Diffuse to stimulate your body to fight disease

LAVENDER
Will help calm babies and young children, add a drop to their stuffed animal
May help with sleep
Add a few drops to your mattress when changing your sheets to freshen it
Apply to burns
Apply to insect bites and stings
Make linen spray by adding it to a witch hazel filled glass spray bottle
May help with anxiety
Wear as a fragrance
Add 30 drops to a 4oz water filled glass spray bottle to use as a nursery spray

ROSEMARY
Diffuse for respiratory issues
Add it to shampoo to stimulate hair growth
Diffuse with lemon and peppermint to help with concentration
Add one drop each rosemary and lavender to a new tube of mascara to provide antibacterial protection and help grow lashes
Great for pain relief especially for arthritis and workout recovery

AMEND
Soothes skin inflammation
Helps with sore joints and muscles
Use for psoriasis
Beneficial for eczema

RESPIRE
Diffuse for allergy congestion
Can help fight colds and flu
May help protect against common germs

PEPPERMINT
Helps with energy, concentration and alertness
Add 3 drops each peppermint,lemon, oregano and melaleuca to a steamy cup of water for sinus infections
Add to water to eliminate hiccups
Use with oil pulling to inhibit cavities
Repels spiders and mice
Helps with IBS
Add a drop to coffee to supercharge it
Natural pain killer for a toothache
Good for muscle pain, massage into sore areas

SHIELD
Apply to a splinter, it will swell and rise from the skin
Make your own hand sanitizer by adding 20 drops to a witch hazel filled glass spray bottle (1oz)
Apply to the bottom of your feet for immune support
Make immuni-tea by adding 1-2 drops to a warm cup of water with a half lemon squeezed in.

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Dream Blend

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Have you joined the Oil Of The Month club? January’s oil is Dream. Dream is a blend of cinnamon, ginger, peppermint, lemon and grapefruit formulated to help adrenals and a healthy blood sugar. The cost of the OOTM club is just $15.99 a month with shipping included. It’s an affordable way to build your oil supply or learn about an oil or blend that may be new to you. This month when you sign up for the OOTM club you will get a free 5ml bottle of eucalyptus oil. Sign ups must take place by January 25th.

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Oil of the Month 2016

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Have you joined the Oil Of The Month club? It’s an affordable way to build your supply of oils and it’s easy peasy with no contracts. For just $15.99 a month (shipping included) you will receive a 15 ml bottle of oil or blend. The only exception is May when you will get our very popular Essential 4 pack.
Here’s our 2016 OOTM Line-up

January- Dream
February- Bergamot
March- Patchouli
April- LLP
May- Essential 4 pack
June- Marjoram
July- Harmony
August- Birch
September- Shield
October- Geranium
November- Digest
December- White Fir

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If you’re interested in receiving the entire Oil Of The Month collection all at once, you can do that also. All of the oils will be sent to you in one shipment, PLUS you will receive a free bottle (5ml) of helichrysum (value $87.50) Offer ends January 31st.

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Organic Salves

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There has been a lot of excitement about Spark Naturals new salves. This week we are featuring our base salve. If you love using salves in your natural healing protocols but don’t have time to make salves, we’ve done it for you. Our base salve is made of organic virgin coconut oil, organic beeswax, organic extra virgin olive oil and vitamin e. It’s the perfect foundation for mixing with any essential oils or blends.

To add your eo’s you will need to melt down the salve so it’s liquid. It’s important to not get any water into the salve so use either of these methods.
1. Place the salve into a warm oven until melted (use a low temp).
2.Place the salve inside a glass measuring cup and when place the measuring cup into a pot or skillet and slowly melt on the stove.

When your salve is liquid add 30-40 drops of essential oil or blend and stir well. Do not place the lid back on your salve until it has cooled completely.

Our Base Foundation Salve is our featured Item Of The Week and the price is discounted 10%. You may also use Coupon Code~ jeanne and SAVE an additional 10%

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We also have Restore-Healing Salve, Revive-Vapor Rub Salve and Focus-Concentration Salve

Guardian Angel, Service Dog

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Before I met Nicole and Angel I had seen people with service animals BUT I had no idea how much they could change someones life. Nicole and I met at Art Awakenings a program that promotes empowerment and recovery through the power of creative expression with adults and youth who face behavioral health challenges. I love painting with Nicole and cracking jokes! Nicole is a very amazing, sweet and strong person she is also the owner of a very amazing service animal named Angel. Angel is a very fitting name for this sweet dog! Not only does she support Nicole at the studio she supports everyone! She is very obedient and lays right next to Nicole at the studio, with Nicoles permission she will go give hugs and kisses.
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Angel is very smart and aware of not only Nicole’s needs for support but others in the studio. There are some days I come in feeling a little down and Angel will sit next to Nicole and wait for permission to come give me hugs. She always cheers me up!
Before Angel, Nicole told me she would isolate for days sometimes weeks at a time. She would stop taking her medication and would be hospitalized repeatedly. Angel makes sure Nicole takes her meds everyday. Nicole says that Angels unconditional love for her does what all the the doctors and medications in the world could NEVER do!
Nicole shared the following information with me, hoping to help others learn how to get their dogs trained as service animals too.

Nicole told me that there is really no time frame to get your service animal certified through the Americans with Disabilities Act. The service animal has to be specifically trained to do something that aids their owner with their disability. Service animals must have basic obedience training, and training on how to act in public places.

Power Paws http://www.azpowerpaws.org/, ADA, and AZ Assistive Dog Association helped Nicole with guidlines on how to get Angel trained. Legally the owner must have full control of the animal at all times. Trained service animals can go anywhere their owner goes such as public transportation, restaurants, theaters etc. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_with_Disabilities_Act_of_1990 businesses must make reasonable accommodations to assist individuals with disabilities.
Unfortunately there are people who abuse these rights, they claim their pets as service animals to get into public places and to get their pets on an airplane for free.

I watched this 20/20 report a few weeks ago on a Friday evening and it really upset me.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/pet-owners-game-emotional-support-animal-system-fly/story?id=30064532  I worry that if people continue to do this will the people who actually have true certification and licensing such as Nicole be permitted to bring Angel on an airplane? Not too long ago there was a man at Sky Harbor airport that brought his pit bull (not registered as a service animal) to the airport to board with him. They were waiting to board and the dog snapped and bit a man with no provocation. People who take advantage of the rights of the disabled, make it hard for people with service animals. They are the ones getting attention from the media, not Angel and others animals who are saving lives. Nicole hopes that in the future there will be some sort of central registry or other guidlines in place to ensure that these animals are properly trained before working in public. Until then is its up to dogs like Angel and the people they support to be a positive example and educate the public.
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College Ready With The Health and Wellness Kit

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Get your kiddo’s college ready with the Health&Wellness kit.  With the Health and Wellness kit your student will be well equipped to address both physical and emotional needs.  The kit is our most complete kit containing single oils and blends. 

The kit contains 7 oils and 3 blends 

Frankincense, Lemon, Oregano, Melaleuca, Rosemary, Lavender, Amend(soothing blend), Respire, Shield and Peppermint

I’ve put together a few suggestions to get your student started.

FRANKINCENSE

Immune Support

Warts:Apply 1 drop oregano and 1 drop frankincense to the wart(with a cotton swab) 2-3x a day. Apply til the wart is gone and for one week afterwards.

Blend with Melaleuca for minor cuts and abrasions.

Fades scars.

Calming,diffuse or inhale from the bottle

LEMON

Use it to flavor water.

Add it to water and use as a gargle to help with cold sores

Diffuse with Rosemary to help with cognitive function.

Add it to a water filled glass spray bottle and use it for general cleaning.

Add it to water with raw honey to ease sore throats.

Use it to scrub away permanent marker.

Blend it with lavender and peppermint to make LLP (natural antihistamine). You can blend equal amounts and apply to the bottom of your feet or add 3 drops each and put them in a gel/veg cap.

OREGANO

Nature’s antibiotic.

It can be used as an expectorant,apply to chest with a carrier oil.

Apply to the belly with a carrier oil if you’ve become ill after eating questionable food.

Use it to treat toenail fungus.

MELALEUCA

Combine with lavender and witch hazel in a glass spray bottle to treat acne.

Combine with peppermint and purified water and use as a mouth wash for gum disease.

Combine with Oregano and Shield to make cold and flu bombs. (3 drops of each oil applied to the bottom of your feet or added to a gel/veg cap) Take the cold and flu bombs 3x a day.

Dilute with coconut oil and apply to a new tattoo.

Dab on acne breakouts.

Add a drop to your shampoo to help with dandruff

ROSEMARY

Helpful for mental clarity and memory.

Diffuse for respiratory issues or inhale from the bottle.

Add a few drops to your shampoo to stimulate hair growth.

Promotes circulation,use it in a foot massage.

Great pain relief for workout recovery

LAVENDER

Sleep aid.

Add a few drops to the mattress to freshen it when changing sheets.

Great for insect bites and stings.

Good for burns.

AMEND-SOOTHING BLEND

May help soothe sore joints,muscles,psoriasis and eczema.

RESPIRE

Diffuse for allergy congestion.

Can help fight the common cold and flu.

SHIELD

Add a couple drops to a splinter, it will swell and fall out.

Add 6 drops each Shield,Oregano and Frankincense to a gel/veg cap and take 3x a day for a bladder infection.

Protects against germs. Add 20 drops to a 2 ounce glass spray bottle, fill remainder of the bottle with alcohol free witch hazel. Use as a natural hand sanitizer.

Apply to the bottom of your feet to boost immunity.

Diffuse when coming down with the flu.

PEPPERMINT

Energizing (Improves alertness and concentration).

Add 3 drops each of peppermint,lemon,melaleuca and oregano in a steamy cup of water for a sinus infection.

Can be used as a local anesthetic.

Add 4-5 drops to a cup of water for hiccups.

Blend 2 drops with a carrier oil to the abdomen for IBS

Use it with oil pulling.

Use it as an expectorant,2 drops with a carrier oil applied to chest and back.

Dab on temples, neck and sinuses for headaches.

Use it to repel mice and spiders.

Consider adding our Aroma Mist diffuser (it also comes in white) it’s a great style and size for a dorm room. Carrier oil and veg or gel caps will also complete the use of the kit. The Aroma Mist Diffuser and Almond Oil is on sale during the month of May and when using coupon code: jeanne you will save an additional 10%.

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Essential Highlights: The Citrus Kit

Essential Highlights-Citrus
Citrus oils are energizing, uplifting and invigorating. They can be a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. They can help with depression and winter time blues. I strongly encourage you to diffuse these “sunny” essential oils if you are experiencing cabin fever.
WILD ORANGE is a cheerful oil and very useful for mood elevation and generally well received by children. It can help relieve stress and is often used quite successfully to help children sleep. It can also help with constipation (apply to the navel). Wild Orange is also delicious added to smoothies, chocolate and pancake batter.
LEMON is a very fresh oil. It’s a great oil to diffuse in your kitchen because it’s great for eliminating odors. Do you want to get rid of cigarette smoke odor? Try lemon oil. Its anti-bacterial properties make it perfect for cleaning surfaces. Simply add lemon oil to a water filled glass bottle. It’s great for removing gum from your child’s hair or used as a natural gunk remover. One of my favorite uses is a quick swipe down the side of my nose to stop it from running.
GRAPEFRUIT is a bright oil that can help awaken your senses. It’s a great oil to add to your washcloth and leave on the shower floor,allow the heat of the shower to create an aromatic start for your day. I really think you’ll love the energy. Because of it’s high vitamin C content it’s great for immune support which is another reason to diffuse it when everyone is stuck indoors during the winter. It is also quite helpful with mental exhaustion.
LIME has an intoxicating citrus scent, I just love it. It is very uplifting when diffused and an oil you definitely will use in the kitchen. Use it in all of your lime inspired recipes and add it to your club soda. It’s also beneficial to help with colds,coughs,asthma and can boost the immune system. If you don’t have a diffuser add a drop into the palms of your hands with a carrier oil and inhale.
The CITRUS KIT is on sale during the month of February and when using COUPON CODE: jeanne you will double your savings to get 20% off
If you have any questions about the kit or citrus oils, please ask!
(Citrus Oils may be photosensitive, avoid sunlight after use)