Essential Oils for Health and Beauty

dōTERRA – Essential Oils   mydoterra.com/kimberlyburns

When you choose dōTERRA®, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Each dōTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade dōTERRA essential oils.

The dōTERRA® collection of single essential oils represents the finest aromatic extracts available in the world today. Each oil provides the living essence of its source, gently distilled from plants that are nurtured and carefully harvested throughout the world. Each oil is subjected to strict standards of purity and potency as well as a battery of thorough testing. A beautiful palate of botanical energies, they can be used individually or blended for personalized essential oil therapies.

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Essential Oil Beauty Kit: $30 Value        ON SALE: $25

From Left to Right: Travel Trio, Essential Oil Face and Body Scrubs, Roll on Scents

The Travel Trio includes a great Hand Wash made from Castile soap and your choice of antimicrobial essential oils with a touch of vitamin E. The Hand Softener is your favorite essential oil with the subtle carrier of grapeseed oil. The Hand Sanitizer will refresh your hands with witch hazel and powerful essential oils for fighting bacteria and other microbes! Keep this kit in your purse with a small satchel included.

Body and Face Scrubs are a necessity to exfoliate and remove old skin so the new can flourish! Epsom salts can reduce inflammation, while sulfates flush out toxins, according to the Epsom Salt Council. Himalayan Salt
contains sea minerals that can help to enhance the skin and exfoliate. Essential oils are added for the effects you are looking for like calming, relaxing, cooling and warmth!

Roll Ons for that perfect scent to smell or breath to take. Choose your own essential and carrier oil! Roll a little oil onto fingertips and inhale through your nose for a deep breath. Breath out to while you benefit from possibly using Frankincense to release anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, and coughing. This essential oil is grounding, calming and relaxing. The smell is woody and fresh with hints of spice and fruit. Or maybe you need some immune support, On Guard with it’s wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offers a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options. Deep Blue should be rolled onto a painful area as part of a cooling and comforting massage. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus work together to soothe and cool.

Email or call today for specialy made hand soaps, moisturizers and more!
kim.burns@sensoryintuition.com
215-499-0444

Holiday Detox: Use your lymphatic system for better health.

Starting a new year usually means starting a diet or exercise routine. Choosing which route to take or what activities are going to be right for you can be daunting. With so many fad diets and exercise routines out there, why not try a new routine of influencing your body though its immune system. The lymphatic system is a crucial component in health and wellness It is involved in all aspects of your body’s inner workings and carries out your body’s immune responses through channels that are similar to the circulatory system. The lymphatic system works along with the circulatory system to clean up the waste materials from your body that your blood vessels could not accommodate for. It is also able to absorb larger materials than the blood vessels are able. Attending to your lymphatic system can assist in reducing pain, managing swelling, weight loss, and will help you to restore balance and equilibrium to your body.

Learning to live with a lymphatic influence is easy and can be built into your already daily routines. Let’s take a look at a few key points of this great system.

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Posture Purses Are Here!

Got pain? Change how you carry around your purse by having a custom posture purse made for you! Wear your purse around your waist for keeping hands free and using your core for better support. Custom jewelry modifications are available as well for adjusting the right fit or add a magnetic clasp for ease of getting on and off.

Gluten Gluttony

Gluten Gluttony: Surviving the Holidays

Living gluten free is challenging enough under normal daily circumstances. When you add on the holidays and events, you have a prescription for disaster. Gluten free living continues to grow in popularity and more stores and restaurants are becoming increasingly more aware of the need for gluten free foods. That’s not usually true of holiday parties and the numerous events that take place in season. What is frequently served are the staples of any party, cheese and crackers, baked goods, desserts and oh the pastas! Who doesn’t want to indulge in the delicious meals and snacks that are offered up? How do you contain yourself in a world of decadent food? You go in with a plan of attack. No, not attacking the food! Attack the cravings for the gluten riddled food with strategies to reduce your envy of that big fat chocolaty cake staring at you.

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Keeping An Open Mind

Keeping An Open Mind

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

Life is ever changing yet when it comes to bad habits, we tend to have difficulty changing. We can get stuck in a routine that’s hard to break free from. You try all the things that you know or believe work to help break a habit yet still it lingers. When nothing you try works, it may be time to step out of the box.

Having an open mind means you are receptive to new ideas or arguments. Your mind is a powerful tool to use in making change. It can be difficult to control your own thoughts due to beliefs or experiences you may have had in life. Negativity can sit in your subconscious and keep you from moving forward. That’s where hypnosis comes in to help change what you have in your subconscious mind that is stuck. Habits and addictions are all learned behaviors and you can choose to let them take the control and lead you down a path you know you don’t want to go or you can take back your life.

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Finding Balance: Could you benefit from Manual Lymph Drainage…AKA Lymphatic Massage?

Finding Balance:Could you benefit from Manual Lymph Drainage…AKA Lymphatic Massage?

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

Balance can have a great many meanings. It can be balancing a check book, balancing your tires, work-life balance, nutritional balance .Sometimes we need to look at how our body is balanced. Our blood, organs and tissues all have a certain amount of fluids, oxygen, blood, etc. that they require to keep them working properly. When there is too much or too little of those substances, systems can become burdened.

For those of us who find our systems lacking in balance by feeling too much pressures from inside your body or a feeling of constant inflammation or bloating, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a wellness therapy to consider. MLD is a technique that aims to support body’s fluid balance by utilizing a gentle yet stimulating hand technique to assist your lymphatic system in removing fluids that build up in our bodies and causes inflammation. It is a great tool for wellness as it relaxes your nervous system and leaves you feeling cleansed. While commonly known as a Lymphatic Massage, this skilled technique does not utilize kneading or rolling of muscles. It is a gentle movement of skin to stimulate the delicate vessels of the lymphatic system. Continue reading “Finding Balance: Could you benefit from Manual Lymph Drainage…AKA Lymphatic Massage?”

Your Lymphatic System and Snoring

Your Lymphatic System and Snoring

Did you know that wearing compression stockings worn during the day can help you reduce or prevent snoring?
Compression Therapy is the application of controlled graduated external pressure to the limb to reduce venous pressure within the limb and to reduce lymph process (edema).  Compression stockings are specially designed knit legwear with the following goals in mind: •To aid the venous system in getting blood back to the heart, •To reduce or prevent edema, •Reduce progression of venous or lymphatic disease.

The lymphatic system is a group of small organs (nodes) and vessels through which lymph fluid flows. The lymphatic system functions in cooperation with the circulatory system, which carries blood throughout the body. Impurities are removed from the circulatory system by the lymphatics and are broken down by cells important in fighting bacteria and viruses. The lymphatic system also plays a role in maintaining fluid balance throughout the body.

To prevent or reduce snoring, wearing compression stockings during the day can reduce fluid accumulation in your legs during the day which will reduce excess fluid being returned to the circulatory system at night as you lie down in bed. The rational for this approach is supported by a study of patients with chronic venous insufficiency. These subjects experienced significantly reduced apnea and hypopnea when they used support stockings during the day. By preventing fluid accumulation during the day, much less fluid pooled around their necks at night, resulting in improved breathing during sleep. The rationale is applicable to just about anyone who snores.

Compression stockings work by compressing the superficial veins that are located right under the skin and in the fat layer underneath. The pressure exerted on the surface then pushes the blood into the deep venous system that runs inside the muscles of the legs and on to the heart, reducing the pooling that occurs in spider and varicose veins. Thus, the role of compression therapy is to assist the muscle pump system of the legs, a major mechanism promoting the return of venous blood to the heart during normal locomotory activity (e.g., walking, running).

Having snoring and/or leg health problems? Call Sensory Intuition, Inc. at 215-499-0444  for a custom fitting and start your day right with a Lymphatic influence!

 

 

Tomatoes: cooked or raw?

Did you know…
Eating cooked tomatoes vs raw tomatoes provide more nutritional benefits to help fight free radicals?

Tomatoes are known for their lycopene source which is known for its anti cancerous activity. Lycopene has the ability to reduce free radicals 10 more times than vitamin E. Cornell University researchers found that cooking tomatoes enhances the nutritional value of tomatoes lycopene content. By heating tomatoes at 88 degrees for 2, 15, and 30 minutes, the lycopene content increased by 54%, 171%, and 164% respectively. Amazing that in only 2 minutes you can double you benefits of this fabulous fruit!

Start your day with a great caner fighting food!
Recipe for a delicious poached egg, mozzerella and tomato breakfast that’s gluten free below:
Ingredients:

2 slices tomato
2 slices mozzarella cheese to taste
A few leaves of fresh basil
1 Millet and Flax bagel
1 TBSP vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Slice bagel in half and place mozzarella, basil and tomato on top of bagels and place in toaster/broiler for desired amount of time to get the lycopene benefits you want and desired toasting. Boil a small pan of 2-3 inches of water then add vinegar. Crack the egg into a small cup or bowl, and then gently slide into the pan of simmering water and cook until the egg white has mostly solidified, but the yolk remains soft. The ‘perfect’ poached egg has a runny yolk, with a hardening crust and no raw white remaining. Place egg on top of tomato and add desired seasonings! You can add a little side of salmon and get your omega 3 benefits!

Stop The Heat!

Stop The Heat!

I loved heat. Hot weather, hot compresses, hot showers and hot tubs. The more heat the better. A massage and heat. “The Best!” Heat was my friend. It provided a short lived form of relief and it would call me back for more at an increasingly high rate. So what was I supposed to do? Heat is can be used to reduce muscle spasms, relieve pain, reduce stiffness. What it does do to provide those benefits is it brings increased blood circulation to the area which promotes healing. What I didn’t know was that just like in cooking, when you remove something from the stove, the heat process from the hot water or compress continues to bring increased blood flow to the area.

Active Hyperemeria . It is an increase in arterial blood flow which causes the blood capillary pressure, (this is where exchange of fluid between the blood vessels and tissues occurs) to increase which allows water to flow out into the tissues. For those of us who have circulation, inflammation, swelling and edema difficulties, this is just setting us up for it to continue.

So how do you still enjoy the heat without the negative side effects? You can follow up any heat application with a cooling down portion. Cold therapy slows down blood flow to an area. If you use a hot pack for pain, follow it up with a cold pack to the area for a little. If you like hot showers, try turning off the hot water slowly and rinsing off with cool water. The cool feeling will help to slow the exchange of water into the tissues and leaves you feeling refreshed!

Paying attention to how often you use heat and making sure you follow up with a cooling off will overtime have your sore muscles feeling better and promotes an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.

What is the Role of the Lymphatic System?

What is the Role of the Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is a group of small organs (nodes) and vessels through which lymph fluid flows.  The lymphatic system functions in cooperation with the circulatory system, which carries blood throughout the body. The Lymphatic System picks up where the circulatory system cannot . It takes on excess loads the circulatory system is unable to handle and assists in its reabsorption.

The Lymphatic System consists of:

Lymph vessels called capillaries, pre collectors, lymph collectors, and lymphatic trunks.

Lymphatic tissue is formed to be lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, adenoids and the thymus.