Welcome to June Bug Memphis!!

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I am so glad you found your way to my website! I am a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and love sharing and educating others about doTERRA Essential Oils. My mission is to Educate, Inspire and Empower you to take charge of your health and wellness, and to explore the world of essential oils, natural solutions for the body, mind and spirit. This is an Alternative & Holistic Health website with a focus on essential oils and aromatherapy. I offer both group and private wellness consultations, custom essential oil blends, classes and workshops.  You will find lots of good information on this blog and other pages. There are inspiration and daily quotes, recipes, information on essential oils, aromatherapy, teas, herbs, and much more. If you are new to essential oils and aromatherapy, email me and request a free sample to try. Just put Free Sample in the subject line. This is a work in progress so check back often. Coming Soon.. webinars, online classes, youtube videos and more.

If you have come to my website to get started on your wellness journey and are ready to enroll as a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA, you can sign up for the wholesale account here. You not only save 25% off retail prices but you also have the opportunity to earn extra income and build a business.  Email me for more information or with any questions. You can also join my facebook group, Team Healing Essence, to learn more about the company and products. This is a closed group but is open to all.

I am happy tell you that my website is a doTERRA Certified website! If you look at the bottom of the page you can see the seal. So what does this mean to you? It means that doTERRA has reviewed my website, and certified it to be compliant and approved the content. Certified websites are reviewed often to make sure they remain compliant and do not misrepresent the company or products. If you are a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and you would like to get your website certified, you can apply on the Certified Site Program website and submit your website for review and certification.

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Quit Smoking ~ I’m doing it!

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Kick Butts ~ Quit Smoking Essential Oil Blend

I know I posted weeks ago I was going to quit smoking. I admit, I dragged my feet and proscrastinated like any smoker of 42 years would do. I finally began to wean off two weeks ago, cutting down from a full pack to a half pack a day. I FINALLY make black pepper oil blend to help me quit.. I added equal amounts of Black Pepper, OnGuard and Fractionated Coconut Oil. I put in in a 4 ml rollerball bottle but you can use whatever works best for you. I named my quit smoking blend “Kick Butts”. I put a dab here, a dab there… wave it under my nose and inhale. There are moments I have held it in my hand like a pacifier. Use it however it works best for you. I am glad to report today begins day 4 of no smoking. Not one cigarette! I wonder if it is too early to be called a non-smoker. How long do you have to go without smoking to be considered part of that elite club!. 4 days seems like it is much to early to be officially called a non-smoker. I could easily relapse and have to start over again. The longer I go though, the easier it is. That does not mean the thought does not enter my mind because if surely does. But, the more time that passes, the easier it is to “just say NO’ and distract my mind on to something else.

If you are still smoking, I urge you to stop now!! I am not going to repeat all the ill effects of smoking because we know what they are. But if you have been thinking about it, maybe now is the time. If you want some help and would like to order my “Kick Butts” to help you with cravings and “stinkin thinkin”, you can purchase here.

 

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Turmeric Paste and Golden Milk

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I just made some Turmeric Paste. I haven’t make it in a while, so I was excited to get started. I found a new recipe that I really like over at Where is my Spoon? I came upon it as I was searching for a new recipe to use that incorporated ginger and cinnamon. Since I am a diabetic, I thought adding these ingredients would be very beneficial. This recipe was perfect and also called for nutmeg. You can find the recipe here. I tweaked it just a bit and added extra ginger. It was perfect! I love it in my Golden Milk.!

For my Golden Milk I used Coconut Milk, a tsp of Turmeric Paste, and orange organic honey. It was delicious. I love when I find a “keeper” recipe. The next time I make it I may add a bit more cinnamon. That is what is nice about recipes, you can tweak them to fit your taste and make them your own.

I am sure you have been reading a lot about Turmeric. It initially caught my attention because it is anti-inflammatory, helps with concessional stiff joints and can be effective in controlling blood sugar. It has many other benefits as well.  Tumeric paste is made with black pepper.Black pepper, which contains piperine,, had been found to increase the benefits of turmeric. Many studies have been done as to the benefits of Turmeric and Turmeric Paste. Make sure and do your research.  Foods can interfere and have side effects with medication, so make sure and check with your doctor if you have any concerns.

 

 

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My Health and Wellness Journey

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I am officially starting on my health and wellness journey to overcome this awful disease called Diabetes. When I first was diagnosed 4 years ago, I was able to reduce my A1c from 10 to 6.4. Over the years I slowly got more lax and my last A1c was 7. Not too bad, but I could do better. To be honest everyday is a new adventure in feeling awful. I have never been a “go to the doctor” kind of person, and I am sure I was un-diagnosed for my many years. I was too busy working multiple jobs to go to the doctor, just brushed it aside and did what I needed to do… work and support my family. So, the damage was done and has steadily gotten worst over the years. I won’t go into my tale of woe except to say that this disease is taking its toll me. Not to mention that I am still one of those people who still smokes a pack of cigarettes a day! I know, I know. Don’t worry, stopping smoking is number one on my list!

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So, onward and forward!! Let’s begin!! There is not time to waste and procrastinate any longer. Today is the day!!

I have read that Black Pepper essential oil is an excellent to use to overcome addiction,and that it is good choice to help quit smoking. I did try it inhaling it, but to tell the truth it didn’t do anything for me. Maybe because I have smoked for so long, and maybe because the hand to mouth motion is a hard habit to break too. I came upon an article on the Hippy Homemaker website. It is called Kick Your Habit in the Butt – Using Essential Oils to Quit Smoking. There is a recipe called Butt Kicker. I love the name!  I love the website too and visit often. The main ingredient in the recipe is Black Pepper. We are off to a good start.  Inhaling Black Pepper essential oil has been found in studies to reduce cigarette cravings, as well as anxiety. Clary Sage is the second ingredient, one of my favorites!

I  usually like to make my own recipes, but since this has been a tried and true recipe, I am going to try it. I probably will put my own spin on it once I begin blending. There is always that oil(s) that call out to me, and I add them. I figure they are calling out to me for a reason. Oils and herbs are gifts of the earth, with own vibration and energy. If you feel drawn to one, go ahead and try it. There is no wrong choice with essential oils. One thing about essential oil recipes, you can try one and see how works for you.  Sometimes you may be guided to add an oil, or replace an oil.  Or you may do some research, and find some others that work well also. It is okay to make the recipe your own unique blend. I will post my recipe tomorrow but if you would like to try the Butt Kicker recipe, you can find it here.

If you are a smoker and would like to join me on my journey, you can read more about Black Pepper here and purchase doTERRA Black Pepper Essential Oil on my website.

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