Yesterday at Mother’s Nest in Cottonwood, I taught a class on Emergency Oils and I want to share with you some of the resources I found while doing my research. I especially enjoyed the Dr. Hill’s video on Youtube which is below. First, I would like to mention using essential oils with confidence. Recently, I have been helping a family who has never used anything like oils before; not anything plant-based. They became open to using essential oils because monthly (steadily for four months) they have not been able to get rid of their colds and flus, and the frustration was overwhelming and real. I felt for them. My brother’s family has gone through that cycle of sickness. Once it get started, it is difficult to stop it. I suggested On Guard DoTerra Blend (similar to Thieves Blend) to them, and they are using it now. I spent an hour coaching them on being confident with using the On Guard. They seemed really hesitant to use it but completely curious. I could almost read their thoughts: Does it really work? What if it does work? What if it doesn’t work? Ultimately, I found that education is the key to feeling confident about using anything new. I also wanted them to feel empowered by using the oils; which hopefully that will grow and evolve. I felt baby steps are the key in introducing new oils. I have been using herbs and oils for the past 13 years and I forget that some people have no background or knowledge on where to begin. I haven’t been to an allopathic physician for over a decade. And I had a midwife for my child’s birth. For me, the reflex to run to a physician when I am sick is just not there anymore; when I get “sick” I go through a whole other process (which is for another blog). Confidence is the key; in knowing that this type of medicine has been used for a whole lot longer than chemical, synthetic-based medicines of the recent history. Egyptians have been credited as being the first to use oils as medicine; furthermore it can be traced back as part of India’s Ayurveda and China’s Acupuncture. All of these are ancient, sacred healing modalities that have withheld the test of time and modern industrialization.
The top Emergency Oils that I have on hand in my home farmacy are the following: lavender, Deep Blue (DoTerra Blend), lemon, and helichrysum. There are many other ones you can use as well; however these four are super versatile.
Lavender is a natural stress reliever. We often forget that emergencies come in all sized and shapes; mental and physical. Lavender is that Go-To oil in the case of all emergencies. For mental relief, we can turn to lavender to calm the nervous system; for depression; for shock; and for emotional pain. For cuts, scrapes, and bruises, we can turn to lavender oil for antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It helps with skin rashes or skin cuts; and pain. It is the ultimate medicine to reduce stress in the body.
Deep Blue is a DoTerra blend that was specifically used for muscle aches and soreness. This is another versatile blend that I use for bruises or any joint problems. It is similar to Tiger Balm, but with much cleaner ingredients. The blend includes Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helicyrsum, and Osmanthus. Ok. I love absolutely love peppermint oil, but I kept it out of my top four because it is more of a digestive in my mind; however, it could easily fit on this list, because of its cooling effect on cells and tissues. Deep Blue was specifically constructed to address problems in muscles and bones.
Helichrysum is useful in the repair and regeneration of the cells. It is safe to treat wounds, broken blood vessels, tissue repair and tissue repair. Energetically, it is used to calm down anger emotions and shock. This is only used for children 6 years and older; and of course adults.
Lemon is your natural sanitizer, cleanser, and disinfectant. You can make your own Lemon Sanitizer Spray by blending eight ounces of water with 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil. You can add 10-15 drops of On Guard into that blend as well. Keep this one in your bag at all times, instead of using those chemical-based sanitizers
Overall, I could have easily added my favorite oil of ALL time: Frankincense, because of its healing effects on the nervous system. The most important aspect of treating your child in emergency situations is being confident. Be confident with yourself and your ability to be your own physician. You can do it! I have done it and many mothers have done it too. Know that this is the tradition of real wellness and health. Also, you are showing your child true empowerment. This is priceless. Where else will they learn true health? Also, know when there are emergencies you can not treat, and when it is time to ask for more help. Hope this helps. Much love, Ana
Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Oils, Fourth Edition
Hi Friends, Family, and Yoga Practitioners!
Message from Angels
Hope your April season is treating you with Wonder and Grace. This newsletter will start with an Angel Card Message. Some of you may know that I am a huge fan of Doreen Virtue’s work with Angels, Fairies, and other beautiful elements. I have been reading decks for about 10 years now, and I love to communicate with my Angels. The deck that I am using for this newsletter is Doreen Virtue’s and Radleigh Valentine’s Angel Tarot Cards Deck, and the Angel Message for this newsletter is The Empress: Archangel Gabriel (3). It states, “Lavish Abundance. Give birth to your dreams. Nurture yourself and others.” My interpretation of this card is that this is the time for dreams to come true. We often do not allow ourselves to dream FULLY, because we may have emotions like fears and doubt that keep us from expressing our true nature. This is the time when we must LET GO of those emotions, and bravely take the steps in the right direction of our dreams.
It is also so important to manage your mental, emotional, and spiritual harmony with care during this month. You must take care of those inner workings in order of the external environment to respond with lavish abundance. Here, we talk about lavish abundance, but we are not only talking about material abundance. The Angels mean real abundance: material and spiritual. We need to be rich in our own spiritual practice; taking the time to do yoga and meditation. If you do not know how to do yoga or meditation, this is the time to start. I noticed already this month how many of my yoga students have emotionally released during yoga class. It is a positive message to me that they are in the right place at the right time. They are definitely taking care of cleansing out the emotional body. Spend time to dream like you have never dreamed before; making dreaming a champion sport. Do it with zest!
Mama & Baby Yoga @ 7 Centers Yoga Arts, Every Wednesday, 2pm
Kids Yoga @ Shiva Shack
Every Saturday, 11:45 am
Kids Yoga @ 7 Centers Yoga Arts, Every Sunday, 12:30 pm
Restorative Yoga Retreat in Pinetop, AZ
Saturday, Aug. 30- Sunday, Aug. 31,
Restorative Yoga Retreat in Clearwater Beach, AZ
Possible dates: July 5th-July 8th
Or July 23rd- July 27th
For more information, including registration and payment, please go to Ana-Yoga.com.
Basic Hatha yoga and Meditation @ Shiva Shack on April 27th, 4-6 pm
Much love to you and yours. Namaste, Ana