Oil Pulling with Essential Oils


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Oil Pulling
has gained much of it’s popularity because of it’s ability to reduce nasty bacteria that causes plaque build up, gum disease, tooth decay and gum sensitivity.

So, what is Oil Pulling?
Oil Pulling is a safe, simple, cheap and gentle procedure who’s benefits range from bringing health to your mouth and ridding your mouth of harmful toxins and bacteria.

First thing in the morning.
1 tbsp organic coconut, olive, or grapeseed oil.
swish in mouth for up to 20 minutes
Spit out and Rinse

Just the oil rinse is great for health. But, what about Essential Oils?

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Adding Essential Oils to your Oil Pulling routine has great health benefits!

Adding essential oils is based on health issues or needs. And may include the following (not an exhaustive list)

· On Guard – General immune system, mouth and gum health, teeth problems, halitosis, cold, flu, sore throat, virus.
· Oregano – Flu, Cold, Virus, sore throat, swollen glands, cold sores, herpes, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antibiotic, anti viral.
· Clove – Mouth and Gum, analgesic, anti-biotic, and antiseptic.
· Frankincense – Analgesic, cold & flu, mouth surgery, mouth trauma, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory.
· Geranium – mouth and gum, throat, laryngitis, analgesic, antiseptic
· Grapefruit – Cleansing, detoxifying, anti-septic, antibacterial.
· Lemon – Cleansing, detoxifying, cold, sore throat, anti-septic.
· Lemongrass – herpes, halitosis,
· Melaleuca – Cold, flu, Immune system, braces irritation, Gum and mouth sores, Congestion, herpes, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial,, antiseptic.
· Myrrh – mouth, teeth and gum, cold & flu, tonsillitis, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic.


The following recipe will give you a 2 week supply: (oil will very on needs)

1 cup coconut oil
32 drops essential oil
mix and put into half pint mason jar.
serving: 1 tbsp each day
24 servings total

sources: ~ Jennifer dōTERRA IPC 711790

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. And is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


a mother’s journal – 8/23/13


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30 days of health: day 10 – skin care




3 Worst Things People Do For Their Skin

1. Coffee – The caffeine levels in an average serving of coffee are high enough to act as a diuretic – which actually pulls water from the body and organs, which often results in a few trips to the bathroom. Dry and flaky skin is often a common side effect of dehydration. A simple solution to this would be to match or even double your water consumption to the amounts of coffee you drink.

2. Stress – Stress is linked to high levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that breaks down collagen, increases oil production and causes inflammation. What is one of the most common side effect of imbalanced hormones? Breakouts. The best ways to combat stress and sooth and improve your skin are sleep, exercise (sweating is a great way to release toxins in the skin) and meditation.

3. Pollutants/toxins – re aware you become of how and what is going into your body, you’ll realize how much your skin has to work to keep YOU healthy. Pitch in and give your skin’s defenses a break. Avoid any harsh or potent chemicals or lotions, although they are used to aid or cure one ailment, they could be causing more of them indirectly. Pure is best. Always.

Sweet Skin Soother
2 carrot sticks OR 1 peeled orange (improves complexion / glow of skin)
2 cucumbers (very hydrating, high in silicon – a vital mineral for tissue connectivity)
1 lemon – peeled (great for detoxifying and alkalizing )
1 apple (hydrates)
1 inch aloe vera (helps detoxify and maintain elasticity of the skin)

Try this juice for a boost of skin enhancing minerals that will help your skin glow and glisten this summer. This vitamin packed juice is also a perfect way to refresh and relax on a warm afternoon. Revitalize your skin from the inside out!
Source: FitLiveTV.com

I have read several articles on the benefits of warm lemon water and lemons as a detox and skin care help.
“Warm water stimulates peristalsis in the digestive tract – the muscle contractions that keep things moving, so to speak. In addition, the vitamins and minerals in lemons may help loosen toxins in the digestive tract. Because lemon is a natural diuretic, it may help flush toxins from the body more rapidly. Lemon juice may also help purge toxins from the blood, for clearer skin.” Source: actifirm.com

30 days of health: day 9 – oil pulling

oil pulling

(NaturalNews) Oil pulling is said to be a powerful means of maintaining good health as well as an effective cure for a variety of ills. This is an ancient technique, first described in 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic texts. The practice is simple. Soon after waking, before eating or brushing your teeth, swish your mouth with a spoonful of high quality oil in order to “pull” bacteria, parasites and other toxins from your teeth and mucus membranes.

Oil pulling is incredibly simple and effective.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Put about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth.
2. Swish the oil around your mouth for about 10-20 minutes.
3. Spit out the oil, then brush your teeth.

Learn more:

Oil Pulling With Coconut Oil to Transform Your Dental Health 

Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today 

The Benefits of Oil Pulling

30 days of health: day 6 – menu planner: review



menu planner

I found the best app for my iPad last night! All in one. It is easy to use, has everything I need all in one place. I am very pleased with it. Some things this app can do:
★ Key Features:
• Plan out your meals exactly how you like them, as far out as you like
• Keep track of what you have in your pantry to make meal planning and shopping lists simple
• With the advanced pantry, you can track quantities of items in your pantry and have it auto adjust based on meal plan usage. You can also set thresholds to have items added to your shopping list automatically when you get low!
• Enter and track daily totals for calories and/or points for each meal and recipe
• Import recipes from popular recipe websites, and add your own favorite recipes
• Create a shopping list automatically based on the meal plans you’ve created
• Set item prices per store for comparison shopping and estimating your total bill
• Access your data through the Menu Planner website (www.menu-planner.com) using your home computer
• Universal app that runs on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

★ Additional Features:
• Mark items as favorites to quickly add them to your shopping list
• Add your own images to recipes
• Sync your data between multiple devices
• Supports custom stores for your shopping lists
• Easily swap meals from one date to another.
• Add your own meal types (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, etc).
• Organize food and recipes by creating your own categories
• Add notes to meals
• Move individual meals to a different date
• Copy individual meals to a different date
• Email meal plans
• Email shopping lists
• Email recipes
• Free online backup and restore of your data
• Barcode scanner for quickly adding new items
• Print (or email) a monthly or weekly meal plan directly to an AirPrint compatible printer (iPad version only at this time)

Some reviews had said this app was not user friendly, which almost prevented me from spending the $2.99. However, after using it for only one evening, I did just fine and figured everything out with no problems.

Very pleased with this app and used it tonight to get to my meal plan and accessed my recipes without having to go to separate recipe sites to get to all that I needed. Well worth $2.99.

Get it here.

30 days of health: day 4 – what works


I am on day 4 of health and so far my days look something like this….

Upon rising:
16oz hot water with lemon and 5 drops of stevia
Juice (OR) 1/3 cup cooked oatmeal w almond milk, chia seeds

1oz wheat grass
raw fruit (OR) veggies w hummus (OR) juice

Dinner for lunch (made light) eat till satisfied, stop before I am full.

raw fruits and veggies or juice


2 cups (already popped) popcorn in coconut oil with Parmesan sprinkled

3+ miles every day
25 min stretch using Miranda Esmonde’s stretch dvd
stopping throughout the day to work a muscle group, stretch, etc

8+ hours of sleep