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Cooking with Oils, Quick and Easy

Sharing my Oily Love makes me happy. It’s one of those things that come naturally to me I think. Well, talking about food and making food… go figure

Today, I held a class for my Tokyo friends. It is fun opportunity to catch up with my oily sisters, talk about life, love, food and oils. Naturally. Since the cooking is also about oils. Why to cook with oils and how, to be precise.

So why we should use Essential oils and not the conventional herbs and spices? For one, the oils do not get bad. When you buy a package of spices, once you open it, air gets to it, they start loosing flavor. In Japan’s humidity, it tends to get moldy. But not only that. By drying up the herb, it looses 95% of its therapeutic value. And that is what bothers me. For me, food is not just a way to stuff our tummy full, food is a way of life, medicine and comfort. So I want my food to be delicious, healthy and health beneficial.

This is where my Young Living Essential Oils come in. And I am stating very clearly, I only use Young Living Essential oils. No other company in the world gives you the guarantee that their oils are pure, therapeutic and organic. Only Young Living has the Seed to Seal Guarantee and that is something you HAVE to require from your oils. Because if you do not know where your oils are coming from, how can you use them in your food? You should not.

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Using Essential oils in your food has many many benefits. Essential oils, if stored properly, do not have shelf life, they do not get bad. So you do not run out of spices (unless you have not finished your bottle of course). Little goes a long way, so each bottle can help you prepare many, many dishes. And their most important benefit is their therapeutic power. They aid digestion, help to keep your gut healthy and running, preserve your food and much much more. They taste great and give my food a boost of flavor.

Today I prepared 3 coursed Lunch Meal consisting of Goulash Soup, Honey Mustard Salmon or Chicken over vegetable salad and Fruit Sorbet. In all our dishes we used Essential oils.

We started off with a shot of NingXia Red to boost our energy. NingXia Red is fantastic source of antioxidants and really boosts immunity. On a rainy day like today NingXia comes really handy for extra energy too. Then we went on preparing the Sorbet.

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Fruit Sorbet (4 servings)

What you need

400 g of frozen fruits (can be fresh fruits too) we used mango, blueberries, mixed berries, banana and watermelon

2 tbsp of honey

2 tbsp of almond milk (you can use full cream or coconut milk instead or just water)

4 drops of each Citrus Fresh EO and Jade Lemon EO

 

Blend together, pour into container and freeze.

Here is where I always point out that for adults fun parties you can substitute the milk with tequilla or white rum to create frozen cocktails. They are so good! In that case, add some ice when blending it. Tastes divine. Serve with some Mint Leaves.

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Once the sorbet was in the freezer, we moved on to marinate our protein. We had it chicken to salmon half and half ratio.

Marinade (4 servings)

2 tbsp of olive oils

2 tbsp of honey

2 tbsp of wholegrain mustard

2 tbsp of yellow mustard

1 tbsp of spicy mustard like dijon or japanese karashi

salt

1 garlic, minced

2 drops of Orange, Lemon and Black Pepper EO

Salmon Fillets or Chicken Breast

 

First mix all the ingredience except the garlic and the protein. Keep half of the mixture for Salad Vinaigrette. Add garlic to the remaining mixture and coat your protein in it. Cover with foil and let marinate.

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Now we moved on to prepare our Goulash Soup. This soup recipe is a combination of my tradition Czech Goulash Soup, Time management and Essential oils. Why I say that is that usually the soup is made from beef chunks, but for my cooking classes I use the minced meat version. It does not take long and it is very delicious too. Another reason why I prefer to make it from minced meat is  that my son prefers it that way. It is easier for him to eat.

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Goulash Soup

1  onion

1 tbsp of sweet paprika

1-2 cloves of garlic

2 potatoes

1 carrot

1 tbs of flour

350 g of minced meat (best if mix of pork and beef)

Salt

Vegetable oil of choice

1.5 l of water or stock

Stock cubes optional

Marjoram, Black Pepper and Oregano EO

 

Sweat the onion with little bit of oil, add garlic, paprika and fry for a minute. Cut your potatoes into small cubes and slice the carrot. Add minced meat to the pot until it browns a bit, add little flour and mix it well. Then add your vegetables and pour water over it. If using stock cubes, add some. Use salt to taste and let it simmer for about 30 min. Check if all your vegetables are soft.

(If you want to do vegetarian version, replace your meat with mushrooms such as Oyster mushrooms and add those once your potatoes and carrots are soft and just boil for extra 5 min)

Mix your EO with little bit of water in a sprayer bottle and spray your bowl of soup with it. Why? You do not want to cook your essential oil. The heat destroys the therapeutic properties. Take your soup off the heat and serve before you spray your oil mixture on it. DSC_0116

Now that the soup was ready, we prepared Mixed Salad from variety of greens, some yellow bell peppers and tomatoes and made the Honey Mustard NingXia Vinaigrette. We took the remaining Honey Mustard mixture we had and added a shot of NingXia and 2 more drops of Jade Lemon EO and 1 drop of Black Pepper EO. Mixed it well, then sprinkled over the salad.

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In a pan, we grilled our protein and placed it over the salad. Served together with the soup and the sorbet. It was delicious, filling and healthy.

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Cooking with Essential oils is fun. Dont be afraid and try it yourself!

 

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Does Beer Belong To Our Beauty Routine?

In my country, Czech republic, Beer is part of our life. We produce the best beer in the world and we love it. We are number 1 in beer consumption per capita. It is cheaper to buy beer in a restaurant then buy soft drink! Yes! It’s just the way it is. Czech people love their beer and are not afraid to use it. For everything and anything.

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My mom has few amazing recipes for beer marinated meat dishes, I marinate ribs in beer before BBQ. It’s delicious and juicy. Manufaktura, Czech cosmetic company, has entire line of beer cosmetics that is based on Czech beer tradition and they are popular around the world. First notes of using beer in cosmetics in Czech dates to 10th century! You can also find Beer Spa in many cities in Czech republic. Yumm

 

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Beer is a unique source of vitamin B, minerals and polyphenols. It helps to regenerate skin and to protect it from outside damage.  When it comes to hair, it helps hair to de-tangle after washing, gives it extra shine and protects and regenerates the hair. Basically in Czech, Beer is an answer to everything.

Thanks to my Czech friends, I was offered the opportunity to share my love for healthy beauty routine on Japanese Tv Channel 1, Asa Ichi. They wanted to show how you can use beer, besides just he obvious, drinking it. The show was fun and interesting, they cooked Beer Rice, Beer Pancakes and Doughnuts, used beer for cleaning the house and also showed beer bath and my own beer hair care. They came to our house for a fun shoot.

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First of all I did simple Hair Beer Rinse. It is very traditional hair routine in Czech. Our grandmas did not buy expensive hair products yet had beautiful and strong hair. After washing your hair, simply rinse your hair with aprox 500 ml of beer and massage it into your scalp. Let it work for about 5 min then rinse with cold water and dry. Your hair will be smooth, shiny and the color brighter. If you do this regularly, your hair will grow stronger and if you have dry scalp, it will help with it too.

The next thing I showed them was Hair Spray for volume. This one I make in small quantity, so I can use it up in 2-3 uses. Approx 100 ml of beer, 3 drops of Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood Essential oils, Mix together and spray on your wet hair. Blow Dry and style as usual. Your hair will hold in place, no need to buy hair spray from the store, which is full of chemicals! Beer and Essential oils together will keep your hair in place, while giving it nutrients and vitamins it needs. Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood are my favorite oils when it comes to hair and I use them all the time. They help to regenerate hair to grow faster, stronger and shinier. My hair is so strong now that I use my oils regularly! What I like best about this spray is that I do not need to use store bought spray that has way too many chemicals in it, yet it does the job just as well and also makes my hair healthier. And my hair smells amazing! It is pure pleasure to use this spray. After using the spray put the remaining liquid in the fridge. Honestly best to make just small quantity. Also note I only use Young Living Essential Oils because they are the only company that offers Seed to Seal Guarantee and I know my oils are the best quality. That for me is super important. If you already go the extra step to use natural product, make sure your oil is also 100% therapeutic grade and has not been tinted. You can read on my article to learn more about Why Young Living

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There is much more uses for Beer when it comes to Healthy Hair. Need a Hair Mask for Damaged Hair? Whisk 1 egg and 30 ml of Beer, 3 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil and 3 drops of Clary Sage and put on washed hair. Massage into your scalp and let is work its magic for about 15 minutes, covered with foil and warm towel. Then wash off. You will love your hair.

 

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You can watch the video HERE  Please note it is a recording from my phone so the quality is not that good. But I hope you enjoy it none the less.


 

 

 

These statements has not been evaluated by the FDA or any other local authority. The products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

How do you wash your fruits and veggies?

There is no doubt fruits and veggies have a lots of dirt on them when we buy it. Goes without saying. Have you ever tried to gently scrub the skin of your apple with a dinner knife? Ever wondered what hey spray on your strawberries to keep them not getting moldy? Or what’s on the tomatoes you bought in the store? Why does store bought produce lasts longer than from your garden?

Well, it’s no secret. Fruits and vegetables are sprayed with all sorts of chemicals to keep them looking good. Apples are coated with wax so they look shiny and you want them more. It’s natural, we intend to buy more of the shiny, gorgeous fruits and veggies. In Japan, they took it to completely another level, most fruits and veg has the same perfect size and shape.

Even organic produce is grown using some type of pesticide, even if it’s organic. And I definitely don’t want to eat the wax on my apples. Or the petrochemical sprays on my strawberries and grapes. Also, I don’t know how many people touched that produce before I brought it to my home. I want to make sure that what we eat is safe. Many people don’t realize that fruits and vegetables have been causing large outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. So how can I wash it off?

Some people just simply wash under running water and rub it gently while rinsing it. I find this method highly insufficient. I like to soak my fruits and vegetables for few minutes and I have few tips for you.

Watch this Video to see how we wash strawberries in our house

My favorite way to wash strawberries, grapes and basically any berries and smaller fruits and veggies is soaking it for few minutes in a cold water with few drops of Lemon Essential oil. Simply take large stainless steel or glass bowl and fill it with water, put few drops of Young Living’s Lemon Essential oil and then throw in your fruits. Let sit for few minutes and strain, then rinse well under running cold water. When I tried for the first time, I was really surprised how much dirt was in the water after I removed the strawberries! Omg! Since then, I have never eaten strawberries without soaking them in this wash first. And you know what? It’s really cheap, because one bottle of Lemon Essential oils cost only 11.5 $ for members ( click here to learn why and how you should be a member) and there is about 240 drops in that bottle! Another product that I love for washing veggies and Young Living’s Fruit&Veggie Soak. I use this especially for washing potatoes, carrots, beets etc. The wash contains several great essential oils that I love (Di-Gize, Purification and Thieves blends) and it’s very easy to use. Simply mix 30 ml of the wash with 3.5 l of water and soak your produce for few minutes. Then rinse with water.

Need to clean just one carrot? Are you camping and no chance to be soaking those potatoes? That’s simple. Use Thieves Fruit&Veggie Spray. It comes in a convenient 2 oz spray bottle, so it’s easy to carry around. Spritz it over your veggies or fruits, rub for 30 seconds and rinse with water. It’s quick and effective. No matter where you are.

These three methods with help you wash off all those unwanted contaminants and petrochemicals off your produce. You gonna love it. It’s simple, quick and effective and you can be sure your family is eating healthy.

All these products are naturally derived plant base products that are non-toxic, gentle and wash your products without harsh synthetic chemicals. Also, it does not affect the taste. Use both on conventional and organic produce. It is safe for children and animals. You can also use the wash to clean your pet bowls and buckets!

The Thieves products are part of entire Thieves Line Young Living is carrying. If you would like to purchase any of these products, you can do so by signing up for our Wholesale Membership Here. Make sure you always choose Wholesale/Distributor as type of your membership as that entitles you to 24% discount on all of our products. If you are not sure what products or Starter Kits to choose, send me a Message or find me on Facebook

Cleaning The Smart Way

I must admit, cleaning is not my favorite part of household chores. It’s tedious and never stops. But it has to be done. My son is 8, so he mostly helps on the making mess part, more than cleaning, although he is getting better and helps more. I am very comfortable letting him clean any part of the house, because I don’t have to worry about any harmful toxins in our cleaning products. Why? Because all I use to clean the entire house is Thieves Household cleaner! Yes, it’s true, just one bottle of cleaning product does the job! And you know what’s best? It’s natural so my 8 year old can help and I don’t have to worry it will have harmful impact on his health. It’s brilliant really. Thieves Household Cleaner is plant based and is formulated with powerful Thieves Blend.

So how do I use it? Depending on what I’m planning to clean. Kitchen and bathroom are the two most difficult spaces to clean. Bathroom, because of the humidity, mold quickly grows in the shower. Kitchen, because I cook so often, it’s just constantly getting dirty and the oily residue creates a bit of goo on some of the surface.

So last night, after one too many kombucha, I could not sleep. I had this crazy energy and I decided to wash the stove. I had recently been frying huge batch of meat and it left stains on the stove that I wasn’t able to clean previously. So my first step was to create a paste. 2 tablespoon of Baking Sofa, 1 capful of Thieves household cleaner and 3 drops of Lemon Essential oil. Why Lemon EO? Lemon oil is not only great oil to diffuse or use for beauty products, it’s super helpful for cleaning. It’s powerful and removes gunk and sticky mess from your surfaces (don’t use on plastic though!). So after I made the paste, I spread it all over that stained stove and left to sit for about 5 min.

In the meantime, I made surface cleaning spray. For kitchen, because of the oil, I use 2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner per sprayer bottle (280 ml) and 3 drops of Lemon EO. Top the rest with water and get in cleaning and wiping. It works miracles and smells really good!

As I was wiping around the stove, I realized my extractor hood has not been cleaned for a while. So I opened it and omg! It was so dirty! Full of oil residue and dust. Just nasty! Anybody who cleans his kitchen knows this is the worst part of the cleaning, because it just doesn’t go away, it’s sticky and needs some serious heavy degreaser. Well, guess what? My Thieves Spray mixture, the one I make to clean my kitchen with, makes it super quick and easy!! Spray over the surface and just wipe off! No kidding! I made short Video in the middle of the cleaning just to show you how easy it is! You gotta watch it.

So within few minutes I was able to completely clean the entire extractor hood and it was squeaky clean! And without any hard rubbing because you know, I just had my nails done yesterday, I wasn’t interested in ruining my manicure😜.

When I was done with that, it was time to clean around the burners. The paste has been sitting and working silently to I just took a wipe and scrubbed it gently off! All that burned gunk went away! I am not kidding you. Few minutes and the stove was like new. Just brilliant. I was so happy. I can’t even imagine how much bleach I would have to use normally. Instead, I was able to use all natural ingredients and didn’t have to do any heavy lifting either.

Do you know why else is Thieves Cleaner do awesome? Not only you use the same product to clean your entire house so you save space, you save money too!!! You don’t have to buy 5-10 different products anymore. You buy one product and you use just that. It’s highly concentrated, so you only use little bit and it lasts forever. It smells great too, it slows down mold growth better than any other product on the market! This is your cleaning best friend!

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Essential oils for pets

Hello guys! So what furry friend do you have at home?

I grew up with golden sausage dog. Loved her so much. She had to live at my grandparents farm, cause my parents didn’t allow pets in the house.

We did sneak in a hamster now and then, but all our cats and our dog stayed at the farm. I’m sure it was more fun for them too, as it was huge house with plenty of animals.

Now we have little birdie, Blue (the birdie holding it is David). When we brought Blue Home year ago, I immediately went on google and start reading up about essential oils and bird. Why?

Because I know how amazing and powerful our oil are, and I know we have to be careful and responsible when using them in our homes. Because I am the adult and I am responsible for all the living beings in our home and I want the best for them.

CATS

Cats are different. They are special. And because they are special, they process oils differently.

Well, it’s actually because they are mainly carnivores, which means they don’t know how to process plants. And essential oils are plants. Their liver enzymes don’t metabolize the same way humans do. Or dogs.

Oils high in eugenol or phenol compounds can stress their liver. This is highly problematic and can even be fatal with the use of poor quality, non-therapeutic grade (medical grade) oils. YES, here I go again. Quality matters!!! Do not buy essential oils off Amazon or EBay, you have no idea what’s inside! And you cannot trust them. I personally only trust Young Living Essential oils. Not only I trust them, I love them. And as the only company in the world, they offer Seed to Seal Guarantee. Means they guarantee you that their oils are pure, therapeutic and food grade oils. They are the best!!!

Oils that are high in eugenols and phenols are often referred to as “hot” oils. These are oils that would likely cause irritation if they came in contact with your face, or other sensitive areas of your body. Common oils to use caution with are Basil, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Mountain Savory, Oregano, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Thyme, and Wintergreen. We also need to be careful with blends containing these “hot” oils. Not that you cannot use them. You have to be careful and use common sense when using them.

Other oils you should use with caution around cats are Citrus oils and Tea Tree. So Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Orange.

Another important aspect of using essential oils for cats (and other animals) is to support their systems nutritionally. Giving NingXia Red to animals while they are on oils can supply antioxidants and nutrients vital to liver function. NingXia Red can help any health condition by supporting the body. Your fur baby doesn’t need 30 ml dose like you. Just few drops is enough for them and they will absolutely love it!

So what are the basic rules when using EO around cats??

1. Go slow. When diffusing in your home and you have a cat, dilute your oil properly. 1 drop is enough for 25 ml of water.

2. Make sure the cat has the option to leave the room if she doesn’t like the oil. Do not diffuse in a closed room!

3. Do not pet your cat after you put EO on your hands. Do not forget that cats lick their fur. Wash your hands first.

4. Keep your oils where your cat cannot get to them

5. Do not use those oils that are not safe for cats to clean anything that the cat can lick.

6. Use higher dilution when diffusing than you normally would.

7. Buy proper cat friendly shampoo. I will talk about good animal line of products in a separate post.

Here are the top 5 essential oils for cats that are very safe for cat use. There is many more and I will post image for that too.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil

Helichrysum Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

If you cat is stressed, use either Cedarwood and Lavender oil or a combination of the two. You could also make a spray mist with water and gently spray around your cat.

If your cat is scared to go to Vet, use Valor for courage and Peace & Calming blend for calming and fear! And don’t forget the Animal Scents Shampoo!

Young living has The Animal Collection Kit. Easy and has oils for emotional and physical wellbeing.

DOGS

Essential oils can offer a multitude of benefits for humans, but can they help our pets – and especially man’s best friend – too?

Dogs have highly developed sense of smell. Scientists say it’s anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 times as acute. Dogs can detect some odors in parts per trillion, which means while we can usually detect if our morning coffee has had a teaspoon of sugar added to it, a dog could detect a teaspoon of sugar in a million gallons of water, or two Olympic-sized pools worth. Our pets use their sense of smell to gain all sorts of complex information from the environment and that information is used to calculate and predict what states of energy and response they should adopt.

Aromatherapy is wonderful to use on animals but we have to know how to use the oils properly so our pets don’t get harmed. Essential oils are ingested, absorbed by skin or by inhalation and they enter the bloodstream very quickly. Even small amounts have very powerful effects. For example tiny amounts of Lavender can be used to calm your pet and make it sleepy, if you need to travel with your pet etc.

So the first rule again is quality. Choose only therapeutic grade oils. Those of you who know me, you know that I only recommend Young Living Essential oils (my YL number is 3364058). Why? Simply because they are best oils in the world and as the only company offer Seed to Seal Guarantee. Pm me if you want to learn more about this.

So now that you have the best oils in the world – Young Living oils, it’s important to know that some oils are not safe to use around your dog.

Which are the oils not good for your dog?

Tea Tree, Oregano, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Wintergreen, Pine and Ylang Ylang.

Symptoms of essential oil poisoning for dogs have included:

Muscle tremors

Weakness

Difficulty in walking

Low body temperature

Excessive salivation

Vomiting

Excessive pawing at mouth or face

Drooling

Which oils are safe to use?

Cedarwood – great oil to be used as pest repellent. It also aids in respiratory issues and helps with stiffness that comes with age. It also helps with fur and has overall calming effects. Great for dogs with anxiety or separation issues.

Lavender oil – very calming oil, great to use for transportation times, it creates peace and harmony. So if your dog hates trip to vet, use Lavender to calm him down.

Lemongrass – great as a insect repellent. Add 2-3 drops to a sprayer bottle, fill up with water and spray your dogs fur with it. Then massage it in. It will keep ticks away and also improve your dogs skin.

Citronella- another great oil for insect repellent. You can use it together with Lemongrass and add it to the sprayer bottle.

Frankincense- it can really help with your dogs anxiety and many other issues and aid in stronger immunity.

Spearmint – great oil if your dog is overweight or has digestive issues.

Thyme – must have for all dog owners. It helps relieving pain and excellent for skin issues

Chamomile – very gentle and safe to use. Great for calming properties and skin irritations.

Purification – great blend for to keep bugs away! Spray on your dogs skin (few drops in bottle of water).

There is more, such as Peace&Calming, DiGize, Thieves, Panaways, Valor, Peppermint, Lemon, RC and Melrose

Young Living also has entire Animal Line.

If you have any questions and want to buy any of these oils and get them for wholesale price, send me a message.

Before applying any oil on your dog, test it first. Simply hold the bottle in your hand and come close to your dog. Don’t let him smell it just yet. The scent will travel to the dog and you will see if he is ok with it or not. If he is ok, let him smell it. If your dog is ok with that smell, you can start diffusing it in the room. Again, make sure your dog can freely leave the room at any point.

If your dog shows no signs of irritation and you want to use that oil topically, you can start by diluting 1 drop of EO in 50 drops of carrier oil at first.

Make sure your dog has plenty of water to drink.

Paws are also great place to topically apply essential oils on. You can gently massage it in. Your dog will surely enjoy the little massage.

BIRDS

We have cute little bird and love him to bits. I also love my oils. So when we brought Blue home, I checked what I have to avoid and what guidelines to follow.

Use essential oils for birds so that you can boost their immunity, improve their health and keep them happy. Essential oils can also be used for cage cleaning, air freshening and more.

Here are the Top 10 oils to use

1. Cedarwood

2. Roman Chamomile

3. Frankincense

4. Eucalyptus

5. Clary Sage

6. Lavender

7. Oregano

8. Lemon

9. Grapefruit

10. Geranium

Never use Tea Tree around your bird.

Diffusing essential oils can help calm your birds, reduce anxiety, decrease stress levels and help a new bird get used to the new environment. Diffusion can also help destroy harmful bacteria, fungi and mold from lurking in the air.

Never diffuse more than 3 – 4 drops of essential oil at a time. Never diffuse essential oils in a closed, non aerated room. Always diffuse oils in large, well-aerated room with windows and ventilators. Do not diffuse essential oils for more than 1 hour at a time.

If you want to use EO internally for your bird, never mix it with water. Instead, just swirl toothpick in the oil and then in the food.

For birds, essential oils can only be applied on the feet, where there are no feathers. Essential oils, being so potent, have to be diluted before being applied on to birds’ feet. To dilute, mix 1 drop of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil or olive oil. When you apply diluted essential oils to feathers it is dangerous because it can make the feathers oily, heavy and cause your bird distress. You can use Cedarwood, Lavender, Roman Chamomile or Frankincense when you need to calm your bird, for example when you need to groom your bird. Lavender can be also used if your bird has some wound.

You can also create a listing spray to freshen up the room. It is much better than using toxic store bought air fresheners. Spray around the room but avoid coming close to your bird and especially avoid your birds eyes.

You can also use Lavender to help clean your birds cage. Create your own cage Cleaner – Mix white vinegar, Castile soap, water and few drops of Lavender and pour it into sprayer bottle and use that to clean the cage.

Young Living has entire line of Animal Products. They are excellent and deserve their own post. So follow my blog to read more about it

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How to loose weight the healthy way – Part 3 Weight Loss and Weight Management

ON TO WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

The most challenging about weight loss for me is food management, proper diet and sticking up to it.

Breakfast is so important but also so challenging. I’m Czech and we love our bread. Any pastry for that matter and it’s my usual go to when it comes to breakfast. Yeah but bread is not actually all that good, especially when you’re trying to loose weight and you don’t have the options of Ezekiel’s bread on hands or don’t bake your gluten free bread yourself.

So as a part of my spring (yes, I’m calling my Cleanse Spring Cleanse even though it’s January and it’s cold here) Cleanse I drink Young Living’s Slique Shake for breakfast.

Young Living understands the need of healthy weight management and created SLIQUE Line and today I will introduce several of their products.

Slique Shake is a meal replacement product and I use it for my breakfast. I mix it with frozen banana or plantain, add shot of NingXia red, some ice and some oils of my liking, depending on my mood. It’s really filling. It’s packed in individual packages so it’s also easy to carry around with you.

Slique Shake is naturally sweetened with Stevia, organic coconut palm sugar, wolf berries and strawberries, also contains quinoa, pea protein, pumpkin seed protein and alfalfa grass juice, so it’s excellent source of dietary fiber, provides essential vitamins and minerals. And it’s delicious!!!

It’s very filling so carries me for several hours feeling full but light.

SLIQUE ESSENCE

Oh how I love this! Slique essence is a must have if you’re trying to loose weight but also if you’re just maintaining. Why?

Slique Essence Essential Oil may help to control sugar cravings and provide a sense of satiety (feelings of fullness). It also contains oils that have cleansing properties and is part of Young Living’s Healthy Weight Management Program.

Just place a few drops of this oil in water to promote cleansing of the body and support hunger control and feelings of fullness.

Slique Essence cleanses and purifies the body of emotions that no longer serve us by helping us digest what is “eating us”. It releases irritation and frustration that often comes up when we have been stuck and trying to break through to the next level. This oil has a way of pulling us through that while cleansing and uplifting the spirit.

It contains Ocotea, Tangerine, Lemon, Grapefruit and Spearmint and Stevia Leaf Extract. Citrusy oils are fantastic in weight loss regimen as they aid to burning fat. The spearmint gives it nice minty flavor, boosts metabolism and helps soothing digestion.

CITRASLIM 15 Dual packs.

Probably my favorite product from the Slique Line. It is really effective, at least in my experience. I could see the results on my waist line and that is my most stubborn area when it comes to fat.

Slique CitraSlim is formulated with naturally derived ingredients to promote healthy weight management when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise.*

Slique CitraSlim also includes a proprietary citrus extract blend, which some studies suggest may help support the body in burning excess fat when used in conjunction with a healthy weight-management plan.

This polyphenolic mixture of avonoids offers powerful antioxidants that are touted for their health benefits. This proprietary blend may also support the release of free fatty acids, which help break down fat.

Contains sweet orange, blood orange, and grapefruit, four citral-dense essential oils: Ocotea, Cassia, Peppermint, and Fennel, cinnamon powder, bitter orange extract, feungreek seed, ocotea leaf extract, and a customized blend of enzymes.

Directions

Consume 2 powder capsules in the morning with 8 ounces of water. Consume 1 powder and 1 liquid capsule with 8 ounces of water in the afternoon, before 3 p.m. If you miss taking your capsules in the morning, you may take all 4 capsules together in the afternoon, before 3 p.m

THE SLIQUE LINE

The Slique Line has many products, Slique Tea which combines Oolong Tea, Ecuadorian Cacao powder, Stevia leaf extract, Sacred Frankincense powder and Vanilla EO to create sense of satiety. It smells and tastes amazing.

They have Slique Bars for snacking, Slique Gum got oral care and many more. They have entire set you can buy at once, Slique Complete.

Young Living’s powerful line of Slique weight-management products can help you see positive results in just 60 days! As you incorporate Slique into your diet and exercise program, you’ll be able to maximize your results and discover a slimmer you.

Slique Complete includes:

(2) NingXia Nitro (temporary replacement for Slique Tea through January 2018)

(2) Slique CitraSlim

(2) Slique Shake

(5) Slique Gum, 8 ct.

(1) Slique Essence

(4) Slique Bars, 6 pk.

Costs 342$ wholesale, 450$ wholesale.

You can also choose smaller kit, Slique Advance.

Slique Advanced includes:

(1) Slique CitraSlim

(1) NingXia Nitro (temporary replacement for Slique Tea through January 2018)

(1) Slique Shake

(3) Slique Gum, 8 ct.

(1) Slique Essence

(2) Slique Bars, 6 pk.

Costs 179.5 $ wholesale, 236$ retail

For a little help slimming into the new you, Slique® Assist includes the Slique Maintain collection, plus delicious Slique Tea and Slique Gum.

Slique Assist includes:

(1) NingXia Nitro (temporary replacement for Slique Tea through January 2018)

(3) Slique Gum, 8 ct.

(1) Slique Essence

(1) Slique CitraSlim

Slique Assist cost 102.75 Wholesale (126 retail)

If you are not Young Living member but would like to purchase at Wholesale price, please get in touch with me

WEIGHT LOSS PROTOCOL

One of the things I really swear by is this Weight loss protocol. I love it and do it once a year for two months. I make 15 ml bottle of this mix, use it up, take few days break and take one more bottle. My waist line loves it. So do my pants. Especially those I normally have hard time closing😜. It’s powerful.

You can either order all the oils and mix it yourself or pm me and I’ll mix it for you.

Healthy gut and healthy digestion are very important for maintaining healthy weight.

My all time favorite blend and my first aid oil for Digestive issues is Di-Gize.

I love this blend so much! I never leave the house without it. It works wonders. Just 1-2 drops in a capsule when I have issues, feel bloated or I’ve overdone it on the cheese and I feel better right away. When I don’t have my capsules, I just rub two drops over my belly. It’s amazing. It is a must have for any Essential oils lover.

It aid relieving constipation so if you have problems to go, this will be your savior too.

There is naturally much more tried ways to loose weight. All goes hand in hand with healthy diet and exercise. If you are interested in healthy food, visit my Facebook page Healthy Cooking Recipes Here

I am proud Young Living Distributor (my number is 3364058). and I want to help you on your Oily Journey. Connect with me on Facebook or send me a Message to get you started.

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How To Lose Weight The Healthy Way – Part 2 – Detox and Cleanse

DAY 2 DETOX and CLEANSE

Toxic rebound is another reason for putting o weight again over and over. Fat is protective of our bodies. It literally encases toxins in our bodies so they can’t harm us. When the amount of toxins exceeds what our body can process at one time, fat will encapsulate the toxins to keep them contained. The fat stores it away. That’s cellulite. We all hate it. That’s why you often see skinny people with cellulite. It’s basically our body’s way of protecting us from toxins. And when our body is toxic, we put on weight to restore the fat – toxins ratio.

So we need to cleanse our system to be able to loose weight.

HOW?

1. Decrease the number of toxins you’re taking in. Anything processed and synthetic is toxic. I’m not only talking about food, but products we use as well. Your shampoo, body care products, candles, make up. As there is no legal definition for the word NATURAL in cosmetics, the companies get away with a lot. I recommend downloading Think Dirty App yo see what is in the products you are using. You will be shocked. At least I was.

2. Increase the water and detoxifiers/binders intake. Essential oils, raw foods, fresh juice, chia seeds, parsley, cilantro, aloe, charcoal and good supplements, such as Young Living’s ICP. ICP helps keep your colon clean with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out resides. Healthy digestive system is important for the proper functioning of all other systems because it absorbs nutrients that are used throughout the body. ICP provides ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers. Enhanced with a special blend of essential oils, the fibers work to decrease the buildup of wastes, improve nutrient absorption and help maintain a healthy heart. ICP provides 2 g of dietary fiber, 1 h of soluble fiber and 1Grade of insoluble fiber per serving. These will help you loosen and flush the old toxins from your system.

3. Change your diet. At least for some time, try and cut out or decrease the amount of gluten, dairy, sugar and processed food. Focus on eating lots of vegetables and fruits, eat “real” food. Read labels. It it contains ingredients you can’t even pronounce, don’t buy it. Buy lean meats. Some people prefer to stick to vegetarian diet when detoxing. I say find what works for you so you are not craving too many things at the same time. Sugar cravings will be probably the worst, so you do not want to overwhelm yourself. That might lead to failure.

4. Stock your pantry on healthy foods only. Don’t buy what you don’t want to eat. Have enough fresh vegetables so if you’re hungry, you can just grab a carrot.

5. You might have detox reactions such as headache, fatigue, vomiting or rashes. If you do, it means you’ve exceeded your ideal detox rate. Increase water intake and decrease detoxifiers for little while, then start increasing little by little.

I’m gonna introduce to you few products that I like and I have tried before

These products are made and sold by Young Living. I only recommend Young Living products in my classes and posts because simply “There is nothing better if you have the best”. I found my best in their products and I stand behind it.

If you are not Young Living member and would like to become one, send me a message so I can help you sign up and get the best deal on the products. The membership is free and you do not have any obligations to order monthly. Pm me for more info how to get you started and get you the products you might like and you will see during this class

I am Young Living Independent Distributor and my number is 3364058.

NINGXIA RED

I always say, if you could only choose one Young Living Product, choose NingXia Red. Why? Because it is simply amazing. It has so many effects on our bodies and our health that it takes an entire booklets to explain. I will try to sum it up here with help of few pictures as well.

NingXia Red wolfberry juice incorporates the benefits of Goji berry, yuzu juice, aronia berry and therapeutic essential oils into a powerful antioxidant and nutritionally balanced drink. The NingXia and Chinese wolfberry have been used for thousands of years to support the immune system, promote longevity and naturally detox the body.

In China, the wolfberry fruit is more often referred to as “goji” or lycii fruit. They are the bright red fruit of the Lycium barbarum plants. There are over eighty species of wolfberries worldwide that vary in antioxidant and nutritional value.

Lycium barbarum L is considered to have very high antioxidant properties in China as it grows in a flood plain which is sourced from the Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayan Mountains are known to be one of the riches sources of minerals and organic nutrients found on earth.

What are the Benefits of NingXia Red Wolfberry Juice?

Fantastic taste with no “junk-juice” (e.g., apple, white grape, pear, etc.) or added sugar.

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins.

Contains therapeutic grade essential oils of yuzu, lemon, tangerine and orange.

Contains natural antioxidants which protect the body against free radicals. It is free radicals that create cell oxidation; therefore Ningxia Red may help prevent against oxidative stress.

Highest levels of naturally occurring, age defying S-ORAC activity. Studies have shown that S-ORAC supports cardiovascular health, supports healthy immune function and supports healthy eye function.

May support natural detoxing process on a daily basis.

Natural form of energy without sugar, caffeine or other artificial stimulants.

Can be used to support animal wellness. Assists cats metabolize essential oils more efficiently.

Only 20 calories per 1 ounce serving! 0 grams of Fat; 5 grams of Total Carbohydrates; 2 grams of Sugar; and <5 mg of Sodium.

Halal and Kosher certified in 750ml bottles!

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins. 1 oz of NXR contains the same antioxidant power as 8 oranges, 1 pint of orange juice, 4 pounds of carrots, 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 2 pounds of beets, 2 cups of beet juice, 6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin B1, B2, and B6, 3 cups of raspberries, 2 cups of blueberries and Vitamin E.

Drinking NingXia Red daily improves our health, improves circulation, vision, strengthens immunity, aids weight loss, premature aging, increases energy,helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood sugar, improves quality of sleep, healthy cholesterol levels, reduces menopausal symptoms, supports fertility and healthy sexual functions, healthy livers and kidneys, cardiovascular health and healthy digestion. All these are big reason for us to drink NingXia Red daily. It is also good for children. So remember that those 30 ml in the morning can improve your life on many many levels. It comes to approx. 280 JPY/ day. That is less than one Starbucks coffee. If you buy the 2 pack or 4 pack, the prices reduces significantly. For new members, Young Living Japan even offers free 750 ml bottle of NingXia Red when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit and sign up for Essential Rewards.

So for our purposes here, what is amazing is that NingXia Red helps balance blood sugar and supports natural detoxing process.

Drink 30 ml of NXR every morning, if you are tired in the afternoon, have another 30 ml. During special times of need, you can double your dosage.

DIGEST & CLEANSE

Digest and Cleanse essential oil supplement was specifically designed to soothe gastrointestinal upset and support healthy digestion.

The oils promote cleansing of the digestive systems that come from stress, lifestyle and toxins. This can irritate the gastrointestinal system and cause occasional upset that interfere with the body’s natural digestive and detox functions.

We know that cleansing of the body’s systems particularly the digestive system is so important to provide the proper uptake of nutrients, support healthy immune system and more. It is natural for toxins to build up in the body, but it is unhealthy for toxins to accumulate!

Take one capsule a day with food or as needed. Soothes the bowel and stimulates stomach secretions, which will aid in digestion. Cleansing and detoxification of the large intestine or colon. Supports normal and healthy bowel movement function.

This product can be combined with Parafree or ComfortTone supplements for more effect.

Digest&Cleanse was one of the first products I ordered from Young Living as my digestion was not ideal. Next week I am starting proper cleansing and detox and Digest&Cleanse will be one of the supplements Im gonna take daily.

As with any supplements, I recommend drinking plenty of water and eating lightly.

DETOXZYME

Detoxzyme Digestive Enzymes Supplement is a home remedy for detox support as it promotes cleansing and supports healthy digestive system.

It is important to use enzymes when losing weight, or commencing any body detoxification methods. Enzymes support normal function of the digestive system, which is essential for maintaining a healthy regime.

Learn about other benefits of digestive enzymes and the types of enzymes so you can select the best enzyme for you.

Take one capsules per day or up to three capsules per day three times per day. Take in between meals to support in detoxification.

THE MASTER CLEANSE

This is simple and fairly easy liquid cleanse that you can do for up to 7-10 days:

1/2 fresh squeezed lemon

8 oz of distilled water

1-2 tablespoons of grade B maple syrup or Young Living Blue Agave

Pinch of Cayenne pepper

Mix and drink 6-12 glasses daily

THE CLEANSING TRIO KIT

Cleansing Trio™ Kit contains the products you need to begin improving your health through cleansing your system and eliminating waste by specifically supporting normal liver function.* Augmented with herbs that are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fiber, and essential oils, the Cleansing Trio will give you new energy and an improved sense of well-being.

Kit includes: Essentialzyme, ComforTone, and ICP.

Essentialzyme™: Take 1 dual time-release caplet 1 hour before your largest meal of the day for best results. Essentialzyme is a bilayer, Peppermint-coated caplet that combines pure essential oils, herbs, and pancreatic and plant-derived enzymes to support overall digestion.

I.C.P™: Mix 2 rounded teaspoons with at least 8 oz. of juice or water. If cleansing or eating a high-protein diet, use 3 times daily. If eating a low-protein diet, use once daily. Drink immediately as this product tends to thicken quickly when added to liquid. Tastes best in carrot juice, apple juice or smoothies

ComforTone®: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily. Drink at least 64 ounces of distilled water throughout the day for best results

It is super important that you drink plenty of water throughout your cleanse! This product is not for children. If you are pregnant or have medical condition, consult with your doctor before you start.

There is many other methods or procedures recommended or discussed when it comes to Detox and cleanse.

1. Colon cleanse or enema. I am ok with water enema, but I dont think i will jump on the coffee enema bandwagon. It just somehow does not sit right with me. However, if that is your thing and you tried it, feel free to share with us. I do water enema during my cleanse and I like it. Sometimes, I add little bit of salt to replenish electrolytes.

2. Detoxifying Baths – Epsom salt, herbs and Baking Powder help detoxify your body and are also pleasant and relaxing. That is one thing I really enjoy during my cleanse.

3. Go to Sauna – it opens up your pores and you sweat it out. Make a body scrub and rub your skin.

4. Drink herbal teas. I enjoy Puerrh or SenCha. They also help me go to toilet more, which is really important during detox and cleanse

5. Deworm – some people believe there are many parasites from the food we eat and the lifestyle we live that get in our bodies. I am patiently (more or less) waiting for my bottle of Young Living Parafree to be delivered. It should be here within a day or two and I will make separate post about my experience after some days of using it.

6. Go for massage. It will have great effect on your body and mind.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar – many believe in its detoxifying qualities. 1 shot of ACV in the morning is recommended, def diluted with water.

I am very sure there is much more true and tried Detox steps so please share with us!

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