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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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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Becoming A Spark Naturals Affiliate

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I am very passionate about essential oils and thoroughly LOVE being an affiliate for Spark Naturals. I love sharing with others about how my EO journey began~  https://growshareinspire.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/essential-oils-7/ (read about it here).
I love the freedom of being able to work from home, the road, Starbucks and while I’m waiting at appointments. I share my passion on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and here at my blog. You don’t need to have a social media standing or blog but it’s helpful!  You can share the exciting life of essential oil use with your family, friends or the cashier at the grocery store 🙂  Perhaps you’d like to host a home event?  Make it your own, what you’d like it to be and what you’re comfortable with. How exciting will it be to have your own coupon code to offer to your family, friends and followers offering them a 10% discount at Spark Naturals and you can use your coupon code also!
I bet about now you’re wondering how it all works? How much I’m going to say that you need to sell each month? How much cash it’s going to take to get started? How much you will need to purchase monthly? All great questions and it’s really pretty simple.
1. Fill out your application online and pay a yearly fee of $25.
It’s such a bargain, right? For a little over $2 a month you will get support (facebook group) and graphics!
2. Have your application approved and receive your coupon code! (you will be able to choose your own code)
3. Share your experience with essential oils however you choose to do so.
4. Friends, Family or Facebook Followers purchase using your code (and or link).
5. Spark Naturals confirms the sale.
6. You earn a commission.
Now you can go back and read that again but it will still be blissfully simple. No gimmicks! No pressure to sell any certain amount of product. No scheduled purchases. Work when you want, as much as you’d like, work full-time or part-time.
Here’s the online application http://idevaffiliate.sparknaturals.com/signup.php  Would you please put my name (Jeanne Merkel) in the “who referred you spot”
Once you have your application approved please feel free to contact me at growshareinspire@gmail.com OR message me at my Facebook Page “Grow Share Inspire” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grow-Share-Inspire/652880638081719 with any questions you may have. I’m here to help!
If you aren’t quite ready to sign up yet, still have questions? Please feel free to message me now! I’d love to help.

 

The essentials of the month for January

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January’s Essential of the Month is the Essential 4 Pack – Below are just a few uses for the Essential 4 Pack

 

Lavendar

Make your own linen spray by adding lavendar to a spray bottle filled with witch hazel

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Place a few drops on cotton balls and place inside smelly shoes

Make your own sanitizing wipes – 6 drops each of lemon and lavendar and alcohol free witch hazel

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

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Great for insect stings and bites

Great for burns

Add a few drops to your child’s stuffed animal to help them sleep

Lavender EO is a great addition to homemade deodorant.

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Use in the shower, your skin will feel and smell great

Add a few drops to your mattress when you change your sheets

Add lavendar and melaleuca to a small glass spray bottle, fill with alcohol free witch hazel, spray on face to treat acne

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Lavender is one of the oils used to make homemade mosquito spray

Mosquito Spray: 2oz spray bottle, 30 drops lemongrass, 30 drops lavender top off with witch hazel

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Lavender: http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/eo-lavender.html/?id=525

Witch Hazel: http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/es-witchhazel.html/?id=525

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Peppermint

Feeling gassy? Add a few drops to your water and drink up

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Improves alertness and concentration

A drop under your tongue is a great breath freshener

Acts as a natural pain killer for a toothache

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Replace store bought extract with essential oil – Use 1/4 of what the recipe calls for when using pure EO

Add a drop to your coffee

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For headaches – dab a few drops on your temples, neck & sinuses

For ant bites – one drop peppermint then one drop lavendar

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Can be rubbed on the back of your ears to treat vertigo

Mice and spiders hate it! Fill a spray bottle with water and 10-15 drops of peppermint and spray cracks and gaps where mice and spiders can enter

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Lemon

Add 8 drops and 1/2 cup each vinegar and baking soda to toilet, Scrub when its done fizzing

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Add it to your guacamole

Added to soap, it makes a great hand degreaser

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Add it to a water filled spray bottle to clean surfaces

Add a drop to a cotton ball and place in your vacuum bag or dirt cup. You’ll have a fresh smell every time you vacuum

Put down the scissors! Use lemon EO to remove gum from your childs’ hair

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Diffuse after cooking fish to rid home of lingering smells

Add a couple drops of lemon EO to warm water and honey to soothe a sore throat.

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Add a couple drops to dish washer detergent for sparkly clean dishes.

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Wipe down the side of your nose to stop it from running

Use to scrub away permanent marker

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Melaleuca

Add one drop each peppermint and melaleuca to purified water, use as mouthwash for gum disease

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Dab on cold sores and fever blisters

Take orally to help the body fight throat infections (1-2 drops in a shot glass of water)

Add one drop each of melaleuca and lavendar to a cotton ball. Wipe inside ear, back of ear and jawline for treatment of swimmers ear.

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Mix 2 drops with a carrier oil, rub around the rim and behind ear for treatment of an earache. Apply several times a day

Melaleuca is one of the three oils needed to make the cold and flu bomb.

Dilute with coconut oil and apply after getting a tattoo to avoid infection

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Dab a small amount onto acne breakouts

Add a drop when shampooing your hair to get rid of dandruff

Dab on toenails to treat toe nail fungus

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Add a drop of melaleuca and lavendar to a small spray bottle filled with water, spray down gym bag and shoes

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– Jeanne

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How do I use my essential oils?

So you’ve purchased your oils and are ready to enter into a new wellness for yourself and family. Essential oils can be used for preventative care and also used for illness. I’m a person who doesn’t care to go to the doctor at all. I love using essential oils to care for myself at home.
What are Essential Oils?
 
Essential oils are the volatile liquids of the plant. They are obtained when any part of the plant is properly distilled. This may include the seeds,roots,bark,stems,leaves,fruit,branches and flowers!
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Essential oils have been used for thousands of years are are mentioned in the bible hundreds of times. God gave Adam and Eve a Garden for them to live in, I believe that it was God’s intention for them to use the plants and herbs to heal and treat themselves. It is also my belief that without the healing plants and herbs that the time that they existed on the earth would of been short.
There are basically three ways to use Essential Oils
1.Topically- Oils that are used topically can be diluted with a carrier oil or applied NEAT (no carrier oil) Most of the oils that we use in our home are applied to the bottoms of our feet with roller bottles.
2.Inhaled- Oils can be diffused (follow manufacturers direction),placed on a cloth and inhaled or you can purchase inhalers here https://www.aromatools.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=inhalers&Submit=Search
We have a homemade inhaler that we use in our home and you can easily make yourself one. Take a clean jar, add 1-2 drops of oil to a piece of cotton and place in jar. We use the inhaler by slowly inhaling from the jar and blowing our breath back out into the jar. Your warm breath will actually “heat” the oil and create the aromatherapy.
Here’s a picture of our homemade inhaler. So easy a child can use it.
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3.Ingested-Essential oils can be added to water, placed under the tongue, and added to gelcaps. Purchase your gelcaps here- http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/accessories/100-ct-veggie-capsules.html/?id=525
When purchasing your oils from http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/?id=525 you will see a description of each oil, possible uses, and application methods.  Some essential oils are not to be ingested.
I’d love to help and answer your questions that you may have about selecting and using essential oils for your needs. Please feel free to leave comments or follow me on FB , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grow-Share-Inspire/652880638081719?ref=hl  and PM me there. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Have a blessed day!
-Jeanne
 

 

Spark Naturals Rose Water and Witch Hazel

 
Our rose water is sold in 4oz and 8oz bottles and has a fine misting spray top. The rose water is an herbal distillate, which is an important co-product produced in the process of making Spark Naturals Rose essential oil. Rose water can be used in food and skin and haircare products. It can be used with all skin types but is especially great for dry skin. How wonderful will your skin feel with each spritz. You can also keep it in the refrigerator for an extra refreshing luxurious moisturizer for your skin. Perfect during the warm summer months and rose water is also great for removing makeup.
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How about making a rose water elixir for a special occasion-
Ingredients
2 cups water
1/2-1 cup of organic cane sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
3T of rose water
1 cup of mint leaves
1 sliced lime
Soda water
Ice cubes
Rose petals for garnish
 
Directions
Mix 2 cups of water and the desired amount of organic cane sugar; stir over low heat for 3-4 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and then simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Cool to room temperature then chill until cold.
In a large pitcher, add the sugar syrup with the rosewater, lime slices, and mint. Add the soda water, stir, and enjoy.
Cheers!
 
Now let’s learn about Spark Naturals alcohol free Witch Hazel-
It’s alcohol free and perfect for all natural skin care. It’s antibacterial,anti-inflammatory and a natural astringent. It works beautifully with all skin types. Some of the uses for witch hazel are acne, bug stings, hemorrhoids, sunburn, varicose veins, among others.
 
You can make your own homemade linen spray by combining rose water and witch hazel, pick up your spray bottle here:
 
 
In our home we love it for making All Natural Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer!
It is so easy with 2 ingredients, you can purchase all your supplies from Spark Naturals and when using COUPON CODE: jeanne you’ll save 10%
 
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Fill remainder of the bottle with SN alcohol free witch hazel
Make several and put one in each kiddos backpack for back to school germ patrol.
 
This week Spark Naturals has both rose water and witch hazel sold together for a special price. It just makes sense they work so well together!
 
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