Spring is in Full Swing – My Face is Streaming! 😱

You feel me? It’s beautiful sunshine outside, blossom flourishing everywhere, garden is brimming with green and you just want to get out and enjoy the change in season!

However… Your eyes are puffy and itchy, your nose is streaming and you want to rip your own face off 😬

For many a spring and then also into summer too I endured epic seasonal allergy symptoms. Before I started my natural journey I used to use antihistamines, but because of the severity and duration of my symptoms I would be on them for months on end!

I am pretty sure this extended use of prescription drugs was one of the many things that destroyed my gut health and added to my toxic load. And I’m also pretty sure my general state of health and bad diet were making my seasonal allergy symptoms worse! As you’ll know if you follow my blog, I’ve cleaned up my diet a lot and cut most of what was adding to my toxic load out. I do still suffer with symptoms though as we head into the spring/summer season, but I have found some really good natural remedies that help.

Read on as I share them!

1. Neti Pot & Saline

This is a really simple and effective idea. Pollen, dust, other particles hold onto the insides of our nose and the saline washes them away! It takes a while to get used to the sensation, but it is relatively effective!

2. Probiotics

Lactobacillus GG and L. gasseri are believed to be two of the best probiotics for allergies, along with L. acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis! Look for these in the ingredients of the probiotic you choose. I use the doTERRA PB Assist. Click here for more details.

3. Local honey

When a person eats local honey, they are thought to be ingesting local pollen. Over time, a person may become less sensitive to this pollen. As a result, they may experience fewer seasonal allergy symptoms.

I’ve got to say, I’m not sure if my love of local honey has helped my allergies or not. I just love local honey!

4. DNA Testing

Now this is a key one. And pretty advanced thinking too. One of the many things our genes show is whether we are prone to inflammation! If we are we can eat in a way that prevents inflammation, which should also help curb our allergy sysymptoms. The DNA test I took provides a detailed summary of how to eat and how to exercise and as our DNA never changes, it is information I can refer to for years to come when making decisions about my health. The test I used also sequences with life-sensing technology to keep the DNA information relevant to the present day because genes are predetermined and particular gene variants can affect the body in real-time. Learn more here

5. Allergy Testing

You know you are sneezing and it’s spring, but is that the full picture?

Many foods or drinks that we consume, especially on a daily basis, can affect our health and wellbeing and are linked to many unwanted effects including fatigue, headaches, skin problems, breathing problems as well as affecting our immune, nervous and digestive systems.

 

Www.allergytest.co.nz are the most helpful, most straightforward and most convenient allergy test service I have found. You can test from the comfort of your own home and choose the level of testing you have according to your budget. You an really get a full picture of the foods and environmental substances that are affecting you. Click here to learn more!

6. Essential Oils

There are 3 essential oils I have used to ease the symptoms of seasonal allergies: peppermint, lemon and lavender.

Lavender is so soothing and has natural antihistamine properties. Peppermint is known to reduce inflammation and clear respiratory passages. And lemon is also a natural antihistamine and naturally cleansing and gives you that lift when the drag of seasonal symptoms brings you down!

Using these 3 oils together is a great idea because they work better synergistically, but I have to be honest in that they have only been able to take the edge off for me when using them topically and aromatically. I raised this with another doTERRA Wellness Advocate and she suggested trying Triease, which is a capsule to take them internally. She suggested that the dose is more targeted and the body’s response to the oils quicker. I know there is some controversy over ingesting essential oils, so read more about that if you are concerned, here.

Learn more about Triease here.

If you want to purchase any of the doTERRA products, visit my web store here! And read why I chose to be an Advocate for this phenominal wellness company here!

Next we’ll tackle Mosquitoes! 😯

Much Love,

Essential Mum x x

 

 

 

How to make money from the Sharing Economy

“In many ways, network marketing invented the sharing economy,” says Paul Zane Pilzer, author of bestselling books Unlimited Wealth: The Theory and Practice of Economic Alchemy (1990) and The Wellness Revolution: How to Make a Fortune in the Next Trillion Dollar Industry (2002)… “This new business phenomenon applies the rules of network marketing to more traditional areas like hotel rooms and travel, creating enormous wealth in the process, because sharing saves resources and adds value for everyone involved.”

And when you think about it, we share all the time. We recommend our favourite hang-out spots, movies, restaurants, music, and so on. Sharing our likes and interests comes naturally. Check out this post from a friend on Facebook.

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See what I mean?  When you read this beautifully authentic post you want to try out these products too.  She is not trying to sell you something, just sharing something she is excited about that is going to solve her problem.  Commerce is changing thanks to social media and social trends like this.  That is how to think about making money from doTERRA.

Here are my top 8 tips to make earning from the sharing economy easy:

  1. Share what works for you in a way that is authentic and use pictures where you can
  2. As your community grows, love your community.  Answer their questions, share what you know, be interested in their lives and successes, be there if they fall.  I love this part of my business.  My Wellness Advocates are like personal friends.  I care about each and every one of them.  Their journeys inspire me and I feel incredibly lucky that our lives have crossed paths.
  3. Reach out to a new person every day WITH EQUAL HEART.  Just like when I was struggling and found the doTERRA essential oils, there will be somebody sat out there who is in need of a solution you can give them.  We can change lives like doTERRA changed ours.
  4. Let people try the essential oils for themselves, rather than take your word for it!  Buy some little bottles and get one of doTERRA’s beautiful 8-vial Key Chain Cases to keep in your handbag, so that when people share their problems with you, you can share a solution for them to try.
  5. Follow up. One of the clichés out there in the marketing world is that it takes at least seven touches to convert a cold customer to a sale. This is actually true.  Don’t give up on the second or third touch because you think they are not interested.  It is more likely they are just busy.  Find a variety of ways to make contact, so you aren’t bothering them, but offering them valuable information.  Invite them to classes you want to hold to share what you have learnt about the oils.
  6. Think like you are already at the top.  I used to feel intimidated by the idea of success.  I don’t know why.  I felt like the higher I went the further the fall would be.  Now I believe wholeheartedly that the fall is not inevitable and I deserve the success I am working hard for.  Since I started believing that my life has changed in a big way, for which I feel blessed every day.  doTERRA has significantly helped me change my limiting beliefs.  There are amazing people in our community who have become my personal mentors.
  7. Look for what is working for other people EVERY DAY, find a model that suits you and copy it.  Don’t reinvent the wheel.
  8. Learn something new every day and consistently push yourself out of your comfort zone. Your future successful self will thank you for it.

To talk more to me about how to make money from the sharing economy and/or the specific ways you can earn from doTERRA, please contact me to organise a time that is convenient.  We can talk on skype, zoom or over the telephone, whatever works for you.  If you would like to read more about working with me by becoming a Wellness Advocate, click here!

Much Love x x