Essential Oils and Reiki

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Although essential oils or aromatherapy is generally known as an alternative therapy, the term complimentary seems more fitting as aromatherapy works along with other modalities including Reiki.

What is Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “universal life-force energy”; the “Ki” in the word is the same as the Chinese word Chi or Qi meaning “the energy which underlies everything”. As an energy-based healing modality, the focus of Reiki is on healing the body, reducing stress and achieving relaxation. Modern Reiki techniques were developed in Japan in the late 1800”s and early 1900”s and brought to Western countries after World War Two. Reiki has gained increasing popularity and credibility in last number of years. In fact, Dr. Mehmet Oz, talk show host and renowned surgeon, is married to Lisa Oz, a Reiki master and both believe strongly in energy work. Many hospitals and health care facilities are now offering Reiki and AromaTouch Therapy (ATT) to their patients.


Effects of Reiki

Reiki treatments offer many benefits to the recipients. Here are some of the effects that have been reported:
Reduces tension and stress
Boosts the immune system
Reduces blood pressure
Speeds up healing
Increases energy


Reiki Treatments

The Reiki practitioner places their hands on the client using light touch and no pressure or placing their hands just above the client”s body. They work by drawing in the energy of the universe and channeling this positive, healing energy to the client. The client may feel this as a warm or tingling sensation in the body.


Reiki and Essential Oils

Using essential oils can enhance Reiki treatments. Reiki will always work for the highest good, so when used with the energy contained within essential oils, it will direct the energy to where it is needed and do the most good. Use essential oils in a diffuser in the room where the Reiki treatment will be performed, create an aromatherapy blend to spray around the room while the Reiki treatment is performed.
Essential Oils Used in Reiki

Citrus essential oils such as Lemon essential oil, Orange essential oil, Mandarin essential oil, Lime essential oil and Grapefruit essential oil.
Lavender essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil
Ylang ylang essential oil


Chakras, Reiki and Essential Oils

There are seven chakras or energy centers in different parts of the body. Each chakra is associated with a group of organs. Together, keep a person well. The hand positions used in Reiki, cover and treat all major chakras. When Reiki is used with essential oils related to the seven major chakras, together they create a powerful union.

Reiki treatments clear the chakras of negative energy and blockages, restoring the ki or chi and helping the person to heal.
Essential oils and aromatherapy are increasingly being used to increase the effectiveness of other healing modalities such as Reiki.


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Take a Bath Tonight and Pamper Yourself

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Written by: Megan Reeves
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New PictureTaking detox baths regularly is exceptionally good for your body for many reasons, including:

  • Immune system support
  • Flushing toxins (the hot water opens pores and encourages sweating)
  • Relaxing the body and mind
  • Bringing down cortisol levels
  • Soothing the muscles and joints
  • Boosting endorphins
  • Supporting lymphatic drainage, which is the body’s garbage system for removing waste (particularly if you skin-brush prior)


New Picture (1)Plus, it’s easy and an incredible way to detox pleasurably!

Why is detoxifying important?

Detoxification is the process of your body removing and metabolizing dangerous compounds that compromise your health and deplete your energy and vitality. In today’s world, it is easy to get bogged down with toxins. We are often breathing polluted air, drinking impure water, taking synthetic medication and eating foods laced with harmful pesticides and chemicals. Hence, the need to keep detoxification as a priority if you want to look and feel good. Our bodies work so hard for us and detox baths are a great way to nurture them towards even better health!

What can you expect?

Any detox program can come with some uncomfortable flu-like symptoms, fatigue or skin breakouts. These are referred to as herxheimer reactions and typically only occur in the beginning. If this happens, keep with it – it’s a sign your efforts are working! No nutritionist would ever recommend someone return to a potato chip and soda diet just because they felt uncomfortable for a week or so when they cut out processed foods and sugar. Instead of giving up, drink more water, make sure you are getting plenty of rest and visualize how healthy you are going to feel in the weeks to come!

Suggested supplies:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Has anti-inflammatory properties and balances pH levels.
  • Baking Soda (only use aluminum free) – Cleansing, regulates pH and has anti-fungal properties.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (35% food grade) – Oxygenates blood and helps rid the body of disease.
  • Mineral Mud – Balances pH, pulls out toxins and re-mineralizes the skin.
  • Bentonite Clay – Detoxifies heavy metals.
  • Epsom Salt – Cleansing, eases muscle/joint aches, improves circulation and allows minerals to absorb through the skin.
  • Essential Oils and Herbs (tea bags work well too) – Have various physical properties and emotional benefits.
  • Vitamin E Oil – Intensely moisturizing and nourishing to the skin.
  • Honey (use organic, local honey) – Boosts immune system and replenishes the skin.
  • Milk – Helps exfoliate and hydrate the skin.


11 Detox Bath Recipes

New Picture (2)1. Immune Boosting Bath:

  • 2 cups Epsom sea salt
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop melaleuca oil


2. Heavy Metal Detox Bath:

  • 1 ½ cups bentonite clay
  • ¼ cup ginger (fresh cut)
  • 3 drops cilantro essential oil (or 2 bags heavy metal detox tea)


3. Hormonal Balancing Bath:

  • 2 cups epsom salt
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2 drop geranium essential oil


New Picture (3)4. Liver Detox Bath:

  • 2 large lemons squeezed into bath
  • 3 drops cypress essential oil
  • 3 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar


5. Kidney Flush Bath:

  • 5 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup epsom salt


New Picture (4)6. Skin Rejuvenating Bath:

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 5 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops melaleuca/tea-tree essential oil
  • ¼ cup vitamin E oil


7. Adrenal Repair Bath:

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup hydrogen peroxide (35% food grade)
  • 2 drops basil essential oil (or half cup chopped fresh basil)
  • 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil


New Picture (5)8. Anti-Inflammatory Bath:

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • ½ cup turmeric powder
  • ½ cup sliced ginger (or 3 drops ginger oil)


9. Muscle Pain and Fatigue Bath:

  • 2 cups epsom salt
  • 5 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops marjoram essential oil


New Picture (6)10. Emotional Detox Bath:

  • 8 drops rose essential oil (or ¼ cup dried rose petal leaves)
  • 2 bags chamomile tea
  • 2 drops geranium essential oil
  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups milk


11. The Ultimate Detox Bath:

  • 1 ½ cups hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 cup dead sea salt
  • 8 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil (or 2 large lemons juiced)


The Ideal Bath Protocol:

  1. Skin-brush (here is a quick tutorial video).
  2. Prepare the ingredients and pour into hot bath water.
  3. Hydrate with 20 ounces of purified, lemon drinking water while in the bath.
  4. Relax for 20 – 30 minutes (set timer so you aren’t preoccupied with looking at the clock).
  5. Take a cool shower after to rinse off and flush toxins.

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To actively detox, take a minimum of 3 baths per week for at least 20 minutes.

Following this protocol for one month – along with living a wellness lifestyle (whole foods nutrition, regular exercise, stress-management and plenty of sleep) – will lead to:

  • Optimal levels of energy
  • Clear/hydrated skin
  • Improved sleep
  • Balanced mood
  • Vibrantly functioning, happy cells


Note: For added holistic benefits, use this time to read inspiring books, listen to positive audios, videos and/or meditate.

Caution: People with heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, severe skin rashes or any other serious illness must consult their physician prior to trying a detox bath. They are also not intended for women who are pregnant or nursing. Always talk to your doctor before starting a detoxification program if you have health concerns.

Other positive side effects may include more mental clarity, effortless weight loss and increased levels of happiness. Enjoy!


Celiac Disease

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An estimated one of every 100 to 200 people in the United States has Celiac disease (also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy, nontropical sprue, or celiac sprue).  Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease wherein the body mistakenly attacks gluten and other proteins found in grains that are in the digestive tract.  Celiac disease is genetic and can develop at any age in life from infancy to adulthood.  What occurs is as foods with gluten are eaten the body produces antibodies to attack the gluten but these antibodies then mistakenly attack the lining of the small intestines.  This damage to the intestinal lining includes the villi that are responsible to absorb nutrients and begin their delivery to other body systems.  The nutrients particularly affected are fats, calcium, iron, and folate (folic acid or vitamin B9).

With deficiency in these nutrients a number of symptoms emerge that vary from individual to individual with the disease.  These symptoms include:

  •   Abdominal pain and bloating
  •   Indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
  •   Fatty stools (pale, large, bad odor, floating)
  •   Decreased (or increased) appetite
  •   Lactose intolerance
  •   Weight loss, growth problems in children
  •   Some symptoms are not associated with the digestive system:
  •   Dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin rash)
  •   Anemia (iron deficiency), fatigue
  •   Missed menstrual periods
  •   Muscle cramps, joint and bone pain
  •   Sores in mouth
  •   Seizures
  •   Easily bruising, nose bleeds
  •   Dental discoloration, hair loss
  •   Nutrient deficiencies, malnutrition

Beyond physical symptoms depression, irritability, and behavioral changes can accompany the difficulties in diagnosing and dealing with this disease.

Oils, blends & products recommended:

Oils & Blends: DigestZen, cinnamon, grapefruit, ginger, lemon, peppermint

Essential oils based products: GX Assist, Life Long Vitality supplements

Also consider: Frankincense, melaleuca, oregano

Suggested protocols:

The following fundamentals seem common to many success experiences:

  •  Absolutely avoid gluten
  •  Cleanse using GX Assist
  •  Supplement nutrients by consistently taking the Life Long Vitality supplements
  •  Drink sufficient pure water (divide body weight in pounds by two, drink the resulting number in ounces of water).  Avoid sodas/caffeine.

Use an essential oil protocol for ongoing support.  The following was suggested by Dr. David Hill:

  •    2 drops lemon – tonic for the liver
  •    2 drops grapefruit – helps dissolve toxins stored inside fat cells, so they can be eliminated from the body
  •    2 drops ginger – digestive support
  •    1 drop cinnamon  – helps to regulate and lower blood sugar levels

Enhance nutritional supplements with “Green Smoothies” to add more iron (for example Monica suggests the following):

  • 1/4 fresh pineapple
  • 3+ cups of fresh baby spinach  – for those not tolerant of spinach kale, collards, chard, or baby lettuce have also been suggested.
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil (also really good with wild orange essential oil)
  • 2-3 cups water
  • Pour over ice or put in blender with ice and drink.
  • Pour any leftovers into ice trays and freeze for later.  Later add 4 ice cubes to a glass of water and stir.


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Balancing Chakras with Essential Oils

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A great way to improve your health and well being is through chakra balancing. The use of essential oils is one way to achieve this balance. We use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade doTERRA Essential Oils and like to think of it as taking vitamins for your chakras. They give your body a boost and help blocked or unbalanced chakras heal. Anyone can learn how to do this centuries old technique.

What are chakras?

Chakras are centers of energy located all over our body. We have seven major chakras located along our spine to the crown of the head. They are responsible for directing the flow of energy through our bodies. Our chakras may either be open or closed, depending on our mental, physical, and spiritual state at any given time.

Every feeling and all of our senses are integrated with a different chakra. Each chakra is linked to a different part of the endocrine system.  When we experience stress or other environmental factors, the chakras can become blocked making our bodies natural energies work too hard. Blocked chakras can manifest in physical, emotional, or spiritual issues. Keeping the chakras open and balanced keeps our energies flowing correctly and can help keep us healthy.

Our Chakra Balancing Kit Includes:

10 CPTG essential oil blends from doTERRA

1. 15 ML AromaTouch® Blend contains basil, cypress, marjoram, peppermint, and lavender.

2. 15 ML On Guard™ Blend contains wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.

3. 15 ML Elevation™ Blend contains lavandin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, melissa, ylang ylang, osmanthus, and sandalwood.

4. 15 ML Serenity Blend contains lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood, and vanilla bean.

5. 5 ML Whisper™ Blend contains rose, jasmine, bergamot, cinnamon, cistus, vetiver, ylang ylang, cocoa, vanilla, sandalwood, and patchouli.

6. 15 ML Breathe Blend contains laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon and ravensara.

7. 15 ML DigestZen® Blend contains ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway, coriander, and anise.

8. 15 ML Citrus Bliss Blend contains wild orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, tangerine, clementine, and vanilla.

9. 15 ML Balance Blend contains spruce, rosewood, frankincense, and blue tansy.

10. 15 ML Purify Blend contains lemon, lime, pine, citronella, malaleuca, and cilantro.

The kit also comes with a step by step instruction card to walk you through the process of chakra balancing as well as other ways to use these oil blends for your health and well being.

Contact one of us and we’ll help you order the CHAKRA BALANCING KIT with doTERRA Essential Oils:

•Wholesale Price for the Kit is $270 + $35 wholesale enrollment

Benefits of Reiki/AromaTouch and Zyto Scan Session

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Reiki treatment
You relax, fully clothed, on a couch or seated while the healer holds his hands on or above you. A treatment can last an hour or longer depending on the treatment required. In the western world many practitioners use the standard hand positions and commonly a full treatment is given covering all the important organs of the body.
There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions, sometimes hands are even held away from the body. The energy flows wherever it is required (spiritually guided) and can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body. Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing and soothing experience!


AromaTouch Technique


The AromaTouch Technique was developed by Dr. David K. Hill, a leading expert on the use of essential oils for medicinal benefit. As a physician and while working with the public in various capacities, Dr. Hill frequently heard many individuals express both passion for the oils and uncertainty as to how to use them to achieve the maximum health benefits.
In response, Dr. Hill has developed a systematic way for everyone, novice or professional, to apply the oils and receive an expected, beneficial result.

To develop the technique, Dr. Hill drew on his training as a physician, his experience using essential oils with patients and for personal care, and his understanding of essential oil science. The technique was created to combat four systemic constants: stress, toxic insult, inflammation, and autonomic imbalance. Recognizing that there are common factors at the foundation of illness in the body, the AromaTouch Technique was developed to reduce these systemic constants and return the body to a state of system balance.

Because essential oils contain many physical and emotional healing properties each oil used in the AromaTouch Technique has been selected specifically for its individual therapeutic benefit and aroma. The AromaTouch Technique complements CPTG®oils and further enhances their impact. The AromaTouch Technique addresses common negative factors that impair health and returns the body to a state of homeostasis via a four-step process centered on CPTG oils and simple hand techniques.  AromaTouch will enhance essential oil activity, stimulate known body meridian and energy zones while balancing body systems and function.



Your body is energetically connected and constantly in communication with itself. The primary function of this communication is to maintain overall health and functionality. Biocommunication between your body and ZYTO software takes advantage of this and is a breakthrough method for ‘listening to’ and ‘communicating with’ your body.

By interacting energetically with your body the ZYTO software will essentially ‘ask your body questions’ and record your body’s responses or ‘answers’. Information gathered in this way can help you be more proactive about your health and help you and your healthcare provider make better decisions regarding your healthcare.

ZYTO scans do not diagnose or recommend treatments, they simply provide information that should be considered by a qualified healthcare professional in determining a course of action.