Category: Kids and Pets

D.I.Y. – Tasty Drops for Constipation

Let’s talk a little about the important difference between occasional bouts of constipation and chronic issues.

Constipation can occur for any number of reasons including stress, dehydration, poor diet, or holding it because you are too shy to use public facilities.  However, research suggest that chronic constipation may indicate a more serious issue such as an imbalance of gut flora, allergies, hypothyroidism or inadequate levels of minerals in your system.  (source, source, source)

How often during a  physical exam have we advised our physician of chronic constipation, only to be referred to a daily dose of Miralax instead of working to identify and address the root cause.  And those of you with little ones have heard the same thing as well.  As our Children are often effected with chronic constipation due to developing digestive systems.   This is one of the many reasons we are empowered to support our health first at home and why we seek a new practitioner willing to partner in our health.

So why Not Miralax?

Shockingly not so long ago, according to pediatrician Dr. Scott Cohen, Miralax is often prescribed to children for months and sometimes years.  “We literally give it like water,” he told the New York Times.

  1. Miralax is not even approved for children.
  2. Recommended for a maximum of seven days in adults.

Getting Things Moving with these Tasty Drops

There are natural and dietary way to encourage normal bowel function.  The use of Coconut Oil has become more and more popular in our current society and for good reason.  I have read that the medium chain triglycerides that make up coconut oil don’t cause a person to store the fat, and they have limited absorption in the small intestine so it tends to pass right through.  That is why this is a key ingredient in this recipe.

Just two-four servings of these taste drops and between 8-10 hours later, relief.  Keep the children at two drops and Adults can take four and possible more for the desired results.

Constipation Tasty Drops

INGREDIENTS

20180104_1654131 CUP – organic extra virgin coconut oil, melted

1/4 – 1/3 CUP – lemon juice (mix and taste as you go along)*

8-10 drops – doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

2 Tbls – local honey, maple syrup, agave or coconut sugar

1/4 Tsp – pink Himalayan salt

  • Note:  You can also reduce the lemon juice and add pureed fruit.  Just be sure if the fruit is frozen that it is completely thawed and pureed before mixing it with the coconut oil.  You could also use a sugar free jam for added flavor and color.  Our second batch picture was a 1/4 cup of frozen blue berries and raspberries that were thawed and pureed prior to mixing with other ingredients.

EQUIPMENT

1-2 Silicon molds ( I use silicone small ice-cube trays)

Food Processor or Immersion blender

INSTRUCTIONS  (Very Simple)

To prevent separation prior to freezing, place the molds in the freezer while you are blending the ingredients.  (note: the white drops in the picture are the first batch I made with just the lemon juice and although my molds were chilled there was some separation of the drops and they weren’t completely solid in form)

Combine ingredients in a processor or handheld mixer and pour into the molds.

Everything has to be very well blended into the oil, so make sure as you are pouring that bit isn’t sugar or honey-heavy.

Place molds into the freezer for an hour.  Then you can store them in a mason jar in the fridge and enjoy as needed.

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Other Things That May Help

Aloe Vera Juice

Slippery Elm Bark Powder

Squatty Potty

 

 

 

Thyme Essential Oil

thyme-fbThyme (Thymus vulgaris)

With a specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system, Thyme is a potent, warm essential oil that holds powerful cleansing and purifying properties.*

 

Description

Thought to impart courage to its bearer, Thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle by ladies of the Middle Ages. During this same period, Thyme was often placed beneath pillows to help promote a peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares. The ancient Greeks used Thyme in their baths and burned it as an incense in their temples while the Egyptians used it in their embalming rites. Today, Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and purifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high thymol content, Thyme should be diluted with organic Fractionated Coconut Oil before application. Thyme has specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system.*

Uses

  • Add 2 drops to veggie capsules and take during winter time to support a healthy immune system.*
  • Use when gardening to naturally repel insects.
  • Use 1–2 drops in meat and entrée dishes to add a fresh herbal flavor.
  • Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to targeted areas on the skin to purify and promote healthy-looking skin.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with  Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to desired area.

Primary Benefits

  • Cleansing and purifying effect for the skin
  • Supports a healthy immune system*
  • Naturally repels insects

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Our preferred choice in Essential oils are directly from the wholesale provider and producer of the oil.   Exclusive partnership relationships with generations of harvesters and growers and a company who’s integrity and caring are second to none.  A Customer Service department with caring commitment to quality control and support of their customer base and direct guarantees from the company to ensure quality, efficacy and potency.  If you would like to learn more about our journey and the oils and supplements which have transformed our lives, please visit our site HERE

Are there essential oils for Pets and Animals?

eo and petsWhen considering Essential oils for family members we can’t leave out our four legged family.

We have a monthly class we teach educating users how to apply and what oils can be used for our pets, for everything from anxiety to focus and confidence during training.

A question we are often asked is are there essential oils for fleas and pests?

Why yes there are.  But much like anything that you would introduce to your furry family member, above all don’t over-do-it or introduce too fast.    Various species of animals have different metabolic systems from humans and body weight/mass would also play a big part in what oil you would introduce and how.

It is always recommended that you consult with your pet Veterinarian before using essential oils for specific support.  NOTE: Cats and Rabbits for instance will have a toxic response to essential oils like Melaleuca (tea tree) and Citrus oils.   Do you homework and please don’t learn from Pinterest!  There are a number of Veterinarians and Essential Oil Practitioners who specialize on the support of pets and animals with essential oils as a first option protocol to health.

If you would like more information on what oils we recommend and how to use them.  Please complete the information below.

We will send you a downloaded information sheet on Essential Oils and Pets and you will receive an email with uses including recipes for healthy treats, repelling pests, supporting emotional needs, and more.  And you will be invited and reminded of our local and online classes for practical use.

 

 

 

…This is a wonderful article I wanted to share with you.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/doterra-essential-oils-dogs-fleas-steven-jackson

You can also contact us directly if you would like to attend our class on using essential oils for your pets online, or at your location.

Be Healthy, Happy, and Strong!
Contact us directly to learn more about Essential Oils

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Our preferred choice in Essential oils are directly from the wholesale provider and producer of the oil.   Exclusive partnership relationships with generations of harvesters and growers and a company who’s integrity and caring are second to none.  A Customer Service department with caring commitment to quality control and support of their customer base and direct guarantees from the company to ensure quality, efficacy and potency.  If you would like to learn more about our personal choice and journey with the oils and supplements which have transformed our lives, please visit our site HERE