Disinfectant Essential Oil Blend

Disinfectant Essential Oil Blend

Who wants to know a safe, effective and refreshing blend of essential oils to use around your home?!

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I was first introduced to this blend about 12 years ago from a couple Aromatherapists who I worked with at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa. It smells amazing, it is so refreshing to use and it actually works. Because of the antiseptic and antibacterial properties in the essential oils you get a disinfectant. I mostly use it to wipe down surfaces such as counters, tables, and the stove. I am so aware of everything I use around my children and there for I feel like this is a safe alternative to use around my home. It can also be used as an air freshener and I will often spray the mudroom area!  I give those shoes and boots a good spray!

How to make:

In 500 ml of water.

  • 15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Please see below for each individual essential oils properties for more information.

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Lemon essential oil is known for its antiviral, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Use in a diffuser or humidifier to help fight with a cold or flu. Can also be used to help with asthma. Lemon essential oil used with tea tree and eucalyptus then mixed with water in a spray bottle makes for a wonderful disinfectant around the home.

Contraindications: Slightly phototoxic so avoid exposing the skin to UV rays for 12 hours after use. Avoid during pregnancy.

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Eucalyptus essential oil is highly antiseptic so it is a great oil to use with a cold or the flu. Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis and throat infections. Good for poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis and sprains. Aids with headaches, depression or feeling run down. Great to use in a humidifier or diffuser if your family is sick.

Contraindications:   DO NOT put around or near children’s nostrils as they can choke due to the cooling effect it has on the respiratory system. Toxic when taken internally. As little as 3.5 ml has been reported as fatal. Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy.

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Tea Tree essential oil is strongly antiseptic so great to use for cleaning-mix with eucalyptus and lemon essential oils. Anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and parasitical properties so use on cold sores, shingles, chicken pox, insect bites, viral and fungal infections and staph/strep infections. Use in a humidifier for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis, whopping cough, and ear, nose and throat infections. Cold sore-one drop of tea tree on cotton swab put directly on sore. Tea Tree essential oil is also great for oily and acne prone skin.

Contraindications: Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy. May cause sensitization in some people.

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Peppermint essential oil has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Antiviral and bactericidal properties. Use for flu, colds, fevers, nausea and diarrhea. Great for headaches in low amounts.

Contraindications: Can be an irritant; use only 1 to 2 drops in the bath. Keep away from children under 7. Avoid during pregnancy. Use for inhalation only to help with nausea. Avoid in cardiac fibrillation.

Resources: Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. (Great Britain: Element Books Limited, 1992).

Worwood, Valerie Anne. The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy (United Kingdom: Macmillian London Limited, 1990).

Disclaimer: please see disclaimer at the bottom of my site for more information. See my Aromatherapy information found under ‘About Us’ for more information on how to use essential oils.

 

  • All of Green Valley Aromatherapy’s essential oils are pure, therapeutic-grade and tested using gas chromatography. They consistently maintain the highest standards in quality and purity of aromatherapy oils, which are all natural, environmentally friendly and not tested on animals.
  • Organic. Green Valley Aromatherapy is aware of the importance of high quality oils in a therapeutic setting and where possible we endeavour to source them from farms that are certified organic or are working towards their organic status. We already purchase many of our oils from farms that are organic, but without verified certification we will not identify them as such.

Further reading on different studies.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03694.x/full

http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/5/639.short

Go Away Bug!-An aromatherapy blend I use on my children.

Go Away Bug!-An aromatherapy blend I use on my children.

I would like to share another blend of essential oils I often use. My children don’t get sick very often and I believe this is because we eat well, get lots of rest and use essential oils! We get a couple mild colds a year so whenever they are feeling under the weather or even starting to feel off I have my essential oils going. I will use a diffuser as a preventive and when they are full on sick I use the humidifier. 
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As a preventive:
In a diffuser mix with water
4 drops lavender 
4 drops bergamot 
4 drops eucalptus
Light a tea light candle underneath
When sick:
In a humidifier, I would use more oils as they are diffused more slowly and they would just need more at this point. I think the reason Emalee doesn’t have asthma anymore is because of the essential oils opening up her bronchi and work as an anti-inflammatory.  My other children have never had respiratory problems or had a cold turn into something worse, like pneumonia because the oils really help open up the lungs, clear the nose and let them get a more peaceful sleep.  I should mention I do rotate the essential oils I do use so no one becomes desensitized. Everything in moderation, right?!   
 I have listed some more information below about the essential oils of lavender, bergamot and eucalyptus.
Bergamot:        
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Bergamot essential oil is known for its calming, refreshing and uplifting qualities. Begamot can be helpful with eczema, acne, cold sores, psoriasis, wounds and oily skin. May help with digestion, urethritis, colds and flu due to its antibacterial, anti-infectious and expectorant properties. It is effective against anxiety, depression and other stress related conditions.

Contraindications: avoid during first trimester of pregnancy.

Eucalyptus: 

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Eucalyptus essential oil is highly antiseptic so it is a great oil to use with a cold or the flu. Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis and throat infections. Good for poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis and sprains. Aids with headaches, depression or feeling run down. Great to use in a humidifier or diffuser if your family is sick.

Contraindications:   DO NOT put around or near children’s nostrils as they can choke due to the cooling effect it has on the respiratory system. Toxic when taken internally. As little as 3.5 ml has been reported as fatal. DO not use on children under 5. Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy.

Lavender:      

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Lavender essential oil has so many day to day practical uses. It is one essential oil I don’t leave the house without! Lavender essential oil is very calming and is known to help with problem sleepers. Some properties of lavender essential oil are; cell regeneration, allergies, dry acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, boils, wounds, healing, insect bites, bee stings, sun burns and athletes foot. Aids sufferers with asthma, bronchitis laryngitis, whooping cough and infections. Calming, analgesic and balancing properties.

Contraindications: Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Resources: Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. (Great Britain: Element Books Limited, 1992).

Worwood, Valerie Anne. The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy (United Kingdom: Macmillian London Limited, 1990).

Serenity, Peace and Calm-Aromatherapy Blend

Serenity, Peace and Calm-Aromatherapy Blend

Today I was asked what a beneficial blend of essential oils would be for overall peace and wellness.
I would like to share a blend I often use which is very uplifting with a sense of serenity, peace and calm. Let the essential oils help you when you are having a more stressful and overwhelming day! Not only do you get the uplifting affects mentally you also get the antiviral properties which is always a nice added bonus.
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In a diffuser mix with water
4 drops lavender 
4 drops bergamot 
4 drops sweet orange  
I have listed some more information below about the essential oils of lavender, bergamot and sweet orange.
Bergamot:             BergamotpicEO

Bergamot essential oil is known for its calming, refreshing and uplifting qualities. Begamot can be helpful with eczema, acne, cold sores, psoriasis, wounds and oily skin. May help with digestion, urethritis, colds and flu due to its antibacterial, anti-infectious and expectorant properties. It is effective against anxiety, depression and other stress related conditions.

Contraindications: avoid during first trimester of pregnancy.

Lavender:      

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Lavender essential oil has so many day to day practical uses. It is one essential oil I don’t leave the house without! Lavender essential oil is very calming and is known to help with problem sleepers. Some properties of lavender essential oil are; cell regeneration, allergies, dry acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, boils, wounds, healing, insect bites, bee stings, sun burns and athletes foot. Aids sufferers with asthma, bronchitis laryngitis, wooping cough and infections. Calming, analgesic and balancing properties.

Contraindications: Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Sweet Orange:

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Sweet Orange essential oil is an antidepressant, antiseptic, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory.  Has anti-aging and cell regenerating properties. Helps stop worrying and energizes. Helps with constipation, water retention, and digestion so would nicely added to carrier oil for abdominal massage.

Contraindications: Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy. Do not use on sensitive or damaged skin. Can be phototoxic so don’t use before exposure to UV rays.

Resources: Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. (Great Britain: Element Books Limited, 1992).

Worwood, Valerie Anne. The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy (United Kingdom: Macmillian London Limited, 1990).

Emalee’s Health Story

Emalee’s Health Story

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Emalee’s dinner! I haven’t mentioned this before because I wanted to check with my step daughter Emalee to make sure she was comfortable with me sharing her health story. She is because she wants other kids to not feel sick and eat yummy tasty foods like she can. Going through this journey with her has 100 % brought me to where I am now. I hope you get a better sense of what Kitty Coleman Natural Bliss is all about!
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Emalee came into my life when she was 4 years old. She wasn’t a very healthy girl when I met her and it broke my heart. I had a 2 yr old, her step brother Kaiden who was healthy. So I knew something was wrong. At 2 years old Emalee developed a severe peanut allergy. She is anaphylaxis  so she has to have an epipen with her.  She also developed asthma around the same time. When I met Emalee when she was 4 she was often sick with a runny nose, tummy aches, rashes, cold sores at least twice a month and dry skin. It was so hard on me seeing one of my children who I loved so much, so unwell. It caused a lot of stress for our family and nothing was going to get in my way to change it. After her little sister Lily was born I decided to take things into my own hands. I slowly cut back the medications she was on. I used alternatives like essential oils for her asthma and even though we ate well we cut out all preservatives and started to make almost everything from scratch. This helped a lot. I used essential oils of lavender, eucalyptus and chamomile in a humidifier every night she was with us. And I never missed a weekend.  And guess what?! It was working! She no longer needed her puffers or other medications. Her symptoms to her seasonal allergies went way down and her skin was softer. But she still got cold sores at least twice a month. I asked Dr after Dr after nurse and it all pointed to a weakened immune system. 1.5 years ago Emalee started to live with us more. The first thing I did was take her to a Naturopath and get an extensive blood test. She even ate dairy for 2 weeks before to see if she was allergic to dairy. Taking her in for that blood test was the best thing I could have ever done for her. I trusted my guts and all the signs and symptoms.  16 different foods came back as true allergies. (And dairy was not one of them!). Meaning her body and immune system reacts against those proteins. Her poor poor body!
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After about a month of avoiding those 16 foods she stopped getting cold sores, her skin became healthier, her eyes brighter, and the biggest change was emotionally. She became a much happier child. Currently, Emalee is super healthy and hardly ever gets sick! If I hadn’t gotten her blood tested and she kept eating these foods the long term results could have been devastating.  Auto immune disease or cancer are a couple of examples. She most likely has a leaky gut. Her guts don’t work the same way as other children. The best thing to do besides avoiding those 16 foods is to take a really good probiotic in the billions to help heal her guts and help with absorption. She will always be sensitive so she should eat organic, non gmo and preservative free foods. This is really how we should all eat.
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Emalee’s health journey was my motivation to create Kitty Coleman Natural Bliss. We want to help you live a healthy allergen-free lifestyle.  To be here for support for other families. And you know, it’s not that hard to avoid those 16 foods. No, she can’t eat out really, but we can sure cook some yummy food at home!!!
I never want Emalee to feel left out so we all live her healthy lifestyle!
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Please use this information to help. Email me at kcnaturalbliss@gmail.com if you have any questions. I would be happy to try and answer them!
Thanks for listening to our story.
~Jillian and Emalee~
Emalee loves anything out in nature including fishing, riding bikes and climbing trees, she loves to dance and sing, loves all animals, she is really curious about life and is always asking questions! She is the best big sister to her little brother Jace and spends hours giving him piggy back rides and pushing him on the swings. She can always manage to make him feel better when he is upset.
Some of foods Emalee is allergic to are; gluten, soy, eggs (Duck and chicken), cranberries,  pineapple,  lentils, green peas, coffee, sesame seeds and chickpeas.