Aloe Vera Health Benefits

Aloe Vera the Miracle Plant

Smart people through the millennia have prized aloe plants.

• Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, used at least 14 different formulas containing aloe, 2400 years ago.

• It was King Solomon’s favourite laxative.

• Alexander the Great was exhorted by his teacher Aristotle to conquer the island of Succotra where a rare plant called Aloe succotrina grew, so he could have aloe for his soldiers. At least that’s the story that’s been handed down. This early Mediterranean variety of aloe was known to be so potent that Alexander never left on a military mission without hauling a whole forest of the plants with him.

But we don’t have to rely on ancient legends. There’s plenty of contemporary evidence for aloe:

• Bill C. Coats, expert on aloe vera and author of The Silent Healer: A Modern Study of Aloe Vera, tells the story of the old rancher whose prize bull was bitten by a huge rattlesnake. The bull’s leg was swollen to three times its normal size, and the poison was taking a serious toll. It looked like the animal was going to die.

The rancher sliced two oversized leaves of aloe, wrapped them as a poultice around the bull’s leg. A short time later the bull could walk again. Within 24 hours he was completely healed.

 

• Father Romano Zago, a Brazilian priest and author of the book Cancer Can Be Cured, tells this story (plus at least 40 more) in his book:

The uncle of one of his parishioners, Giovanni, was deathly ill with prostate cancer. 

Father Zago visited the man to administer last rites. But he also knew of a remedy he believed could save Giovanni’s life. Try as he might to convince Giovanni’s wife to give it to him, though, she refused, thinking he was offering false hope.

Later Father Zago happened on the man’s son, and convinced him to prepare this drink for Giovanni. The boy promised to give it to his father. A week later, Father Zago learned that Giovanni was released from the hospital. The family thought the reason was to let him die at home.

But then they told Father Zago that the tennis ball sized swelling near Giovanni’s stomach had shrunk, disappeared even. At which time Father Zago declared Giovanni out of imminent danger, saying this was a sign he was improved.

Long story short, Giovanni improved month after month, resumed his life’s work, and lived to be more than 80 years old. 

 

• Dr. Julian Whitaker reported that a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare brain tumor went into remission after drinking whole-leaf Aloe vera concentrate, 8 ounces a day for three months. Surgeons had been unable to remove the entire tumor, leaving his future uncertain, to say the least.

The child was living a normal lifestyle and participating in sports — but still drinking Aloe vera juice every day — at the time of the Whitaker report.

 

Is Aloe the Cure for Everything?

    Fresh aloe gel used as a topical may be the best skin cream on earth. The yellow bitter part of the leaf is a proven laxative. And whole-leaf extracts can help fire up your immune system, reduce swelling, improve healing, kill bacteria and viruses, and improve communication within and between cells.

    But nothing works 100 percent of the time.

    Body chemistries vary. And frankly, some people’s biochemistry may be so out of balance that nothing can heal it. However, Bill Coats says that if anything has a chance of working on such folks, it’s probably aloe.

What’s So Miraculous about Aloe?

    Aloe is one of the world’s most biologically active plants. It contains life’s basic building blocks — essential vitamins and minerals, proteins, polysaccharides, enzymes, and amino acids.

    Most of aloe’s leaves are filled with gel, about 99 percent of which is water. The remaining one percent boasts at least 75 known nutrients — including 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 200 active plant compounds such as phytonutrients, enzymes, proteins, oils, monosaccharides and polysaccharides.

    Most people are only familiar with the skin healing aloe offers. But this remedy can do so much more. It has recognized antioxidant, anti-aging, and healing properties.

    Some consider it the world’s most impressive herb. Here are the benefits that have been credited to aloe:

• Stops the growth of tumor cells

• Lowers cholesterol / triglycerides

• Oxygenates your blood

• Eases inflammation

• Relieves joint and muscle pain

• Protects you from oxidative stress

• Supports your kidney

• Protects you from oxalates in coffee and tea

• Alkalizes your body, balancing your acid levels

• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and other digestive disorders

• Controls high blood pressure 

• Accelerates healing of physical and radiation burns

• Ends constipation

• Supports heart function, boosts physical endurance

• Speeds wound and injury recovery 

• Hydrates your skin, speeds skin repair

• Prevents candida infections

• Stabilizes blood sugar / insulin levels

• Controls cell communications

What Aloe Can Do for Cancer

Some alternative cancer experts rate aloe a “Stage IV Supplemental” treatment, to be used with highly potent “Stage IV” protocols, like radiation and chemo (should you choose to use them). Some clinics use aloe to boost the effectiveness of the chemo agents cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).

    Aloe is an immune stimulant that helps kill cancer and invading organisms.

    Dozens of studies confirm aloe’s anti-cancer activity — linked to acemannan’s immune-stimulating properties and glycoprotein, as well as anthraquinone and phenolic antioxidants. Acemannan is a substance found in aloe vera leaves. Aloe also boosts nitric oxide, a potent anti-cancer agent used by your immune cells.

    A large epidemiological survey of lung cancer and smoking in Japan suggested that drinking aloe juice prevented lung cancer, as well as stomach and colon cancer. Its impact on existing cancers was unclear.

 

A Word about Cellular Communication

    Aloes contain unique sugars called mannans, which enhance cellular communication — both within and between your cells. 

    These mannans are part of a crucial “telegraph” system capable of preventing or slowing down cancer. Mannans are responsible for billions of messages… and the implications of poor messaging are staggering.

Dramatic Story about AIDS and Cancer

    An AIDS study provides one of the most dramatic clinical proofs about aloe. Nearly everyone in the study who was on the daily aloe regimen got better, as indicated by skyrocketing white T-cell counts.

    One patient from this trial also had advanced liver cancer and was given less than two months to live. His liver was four times normal size. He kept drinking the juice, improved gradually… one year later his tumors were gone. 

    Pathologist H. Reginald McDaniel, MD, also involved with this trial, was initially skeptical. Seeing seriously ill patients improve was good. But what really sealed it for him was a disease of his own — viral pneumonia which conventional medicine couldn’t cure. He drank aloe, and his cure made him an aloe advocate.

Keep Aloe Handy in Case of Trauma Too

    In 2004, researchers discovered that an aloe compound called drag reducing polymer (DRP) could help patients with trauma and severe blood loss. DRP enhances the diffusion of oxygen in the red blood cells supporting your tissues — and allows a traumatized patient to live on less blood.

    This could potentially save many lives from car wrecks, war injuries, and other traumas. Perhaps this was Alexander the Great’s experience too.

How to Choose the ‘Right’ Aloe

    With 300 species of aloe and a host of products all claiming to be the best, how do you choose?

    Aloe vera is certainly the most well-known. Most store-shelf aloe juices don’t go much beyond soothing minor cuts. They’re processed, heated, and diluted. Nor do you have control over previous light exposure.  Also, it’s perfectly legal for aloe juice products to claim “Made with 100% Aloe Vera” on the bottle, when in reality, it may be 99% water and just 1% aloe vera juice. 
The processing method has the largest effect on the number and amount of active ingredients in an aloe vera product. The commercial production process of aloe vera products typically involves the crushing, grinding or pressing of the whole leaf to produce juice, followed by various steps of filtration and stabilization to achieve the desired extract. Although this is easier for the manufacturers, it can result in a product that contains little or no active ingredients.

It turns out, after extracting the gel, heating it and using fillers to make aloe vera products, the health benefits are minimized. In order to stop the common misrepresentations in the industry, and the false idea that all aloe vera products produce the same benefits, the International Aloe Science Council developed a certification program that validates the quality and quantity of aloe vera in approved commercial products. When looking to purchase aloe vera, read the labels carefully and look for this important certification.

 Forever Aloe Vera is grown at our plantations in the Dominican Republic and Texas. Forever Aloe is carefully grown and cultivated, ensuring the highest quality plant possible.

With the perfect balance of soil, the ideal temperature and just the right amount of rainfall, we grow quality into the Aloe plants. On our Dominican Republic plantation, we have over 30 million plants and harvest over 1 million pounds of Aloe per week!

From planting to tending to harvesting, our Aloe plants are carefully nurtured with the same level of care and standards that we put into to every one of our final products. Our farmers harvest our Aloe by hand, treating it with great care.

Raw materials can vary up to 500% based on method of harvest, climate, season and storage conditions. To minimize variations and to ensure the quality of our Aloe, the leaves are processed and packed for shipping to our manufacturing facilities within hours of harvest in order to ensure that you get the purest, freshest Aloe Vera gel as it was intended, intact with all its inherent qualities. Forever Aloe Vera Gel is the first to receive the International Aloe Science Council’s certification.

Recommended Doses of Aloe Vera

These recommended aloe vera doses are based on scientific research and publications. Make sure to read the label on aloe vera products before using them, and notify your doctor if you experience any side effects:

• For constipation, take 100–200 milligrams of aloe vera daily.

• For wound healing, psoriasis and other skin infections, use aloe propolis cream three times daily.

• For dental plaque and gum disease, use a toothpaste that contains aloe vera for 24 weeks.

• For high cholesterol, take 2 ounce of aloe vera gel twice daily for two months.

• For inflammatory bowel disease, drink 100 millilitres aloe vera gel twice daily for four weeks.

• For skin burns, use a 97.5 percent aloe gel on the burn until it’s healed.

• For dry scalp or dandruff, use a shampoo with a high content of aloe vera.

• To protect your skin from infection and bacteria, use a skin lotion with a high content of aloe vera gel.

 

Aloe Vera Skin Care Products

Aloe Vera Gel has been found to be helpful for

  • Easing inflammation and soothing arthritic pain
  • Ulcers, including those caused by H. pylori bacteria
  • Crohn’s disease, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other digestive disorders
  • Helping treat and prevent candida and parasite infections
  • Accelerating healing from wounds, burns, and ulcers (externally and internally)
  • Relieving constipation
  • Stabilizing blood sugar
  • Protecting kidneys
  • Oxygenating the blood and protecting the body from oxidative stress
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Helping reduce and reverse acid reflux
  • Helping halt growth of cancer tumors
  • Reducing heart attacks and strokes

Benefits Of Aloe Vera For Skin

Due to its several benefits Aloe Vera has acquired pronounced recognition and has become an important natural ingredient to be used in various beauty products.

Aloe Vera has many properties that are powerful in treating a number of skin problems.

1. Aloe Vera As A Moisturizer:

It possesses great moisturizing properties, so it’s very beneficial for dry skin. This natural moisturizer maintains the skin hydrated and enhances its elasticity. When applied topically, it releases natural enzymes and essential vitamins to yield a deep moisturizing effect and restores pH balance as well. It also supplies oxygen to the skin, which strengthens the skin tissues and maintains the skin healthy. It moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it’s ideal for those having oily complexion. It’s great for cleansing and softens the skin.

2. Aloe Vera For Men:

Aloe Vera can be effectively used as an Aftershave Lotion because of its healing properties. It can treat small cuts caused by shaving. So it’s useful for both women and men.

3. Aloe Vera For Acne Treatment:

Aloe Vera gel possesses two hormones – Auxin and Gibberellin that provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of these properties, it can be used to reduce inflammation, blistering and itchiness. Gibberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone. It not only promotes the growth of new skin cells, but also stimulates the skin to heal quickly with minimal scarring. Although it does not completely cure the acne but it reduces the inflammation and redness of the skin effectively. It can also be used to prevent pimples and acne. You can apply Aloe Vera Gel  directly on the affected area to cure acne.

4. Prevent Skin Aging:

Aloe Vera contains lots of antioxidants, including beta carotene, vitamin C and E that improve the natural firmness of the skin and keep the skin hydrated.  A regular application of Aloe Vera Gel improves skin’s elasticity and helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging and loss of skin’s elasticity. While refreshing your skin, it makes your skin lively and young, leaving it soft and hydrated.

5. Heals Skin Disorders:

Due to its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral properties Aloe Vera, can be used to treat various skin ailments, such as eczema, psoriasis, itchy skin, as well as treating blisters, insect bites etc.

6. Aloe Vera For Glowing Skin:

Aloe Vera helps to get rid of dead skin cells and replaces it with new ones, providing a radiant glow to the skin. Drinking Aloe Vera Gel helps your body with vital nutrients which will cause your skin look young and healthy.


Testimonials

“I first heard about drinking Aloe Vera back in the early 1980’s, it was when my mother was in her early sixties developing  breathing problems  and  was  prescribed prednisone. She was introduced to drinking Aloe Vera, which I believe  helped her  recover from the breathing problems and she lived until   the fall of 2012 at the age of  94 with no major health issues.

In the fall of 2008 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. A dear friend told me about Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel, which especially helped me  through the chemotherapy treatment ordeal. I believe that drinking the Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel helped me  with  minimal side effects  in comparison to the expected side effects advised by the medical professionals.

Then in the fall of  2014, Buddy  our dog  developed an autoimmune disease and was prescribed prednisone.  Buddy’s health was failing and a decision had to be made. At that time I decided to try Aloe Vera Gel in his food.It’s 2016, I am happy to say, I am a cancer survivor and Buddy, the dog recovered from the disease and is doing well for an 11-year-old senior doggy. There is no doubt  that Aloe Vera Gel played  a major part in the healing and recovery of  the dog, me and my mom.There will always be Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel in my house.

Susan


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Yes I like my products! The dry patches on my face are better after using the creme and I’ve been using the aloe gelly on my sons dry patches on his arm and it has helped. 🙂 I have also noticed the creme to help with my psoriasis on my knees and elbows. I’m going to continue to use everyday and see if I see more results as I haven’t been using everyday. Thank you for reaching out. Have a great day.

April”

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“I am a woman in the sixth decade of life, I am a daughter, a sister, a wife a mother and a grandmother. As time passes I see more and more of the ailments common to my family in myself.I have osteoarthritis and have had a hip replacement surgery. My grandfather was crippled by this disease and endured much pain. Many of my extended family are also afflicted. An awesome friend of mine recommended the Forever Freedom Aloe Vera Juice with glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM, I began taking it about eight month ago, it’s not like taking an Aspirin, it takes a little while to notice the benefits, so gradual in fact that I put it to the test and stopped taking it. It took only a week to realize that it was indeed the Aloe Vera Juice responsible for the improvement and the way I felt.

My quality of life is much improved and I will keep taking it.”

Rita.


To take a line from the C9 booklet,

“Can you look better and feel better in just nine days?” 

A resounding YES!

I became interested in the C9 program when my sister-in-law told me about her success with it.  I am a dance teacher, and a rock climber, so I live a pretty active lifestyle, but I wanted to cut fat, for a leaner, more toned look.I kept track of my physical progress, as well as how I was feeling throughout the nine days, so that I could recommend the product and give advice to first time users.  I formatted my review in four stages, just how it will appear when you start the cleanse for yourself.

DAY 1: BASE MEASUREMENTS: (in inches)Chest: 31Biceps: 9 1/4Waist: 25 1/2Hips: 37Thighs: 21Calves: 12 1/2

ALOE VERA GEL: The very first part of the cleanse that you will experience is the Aloe Vera Gel, which has been proven to have fantastic benefits for your health, and appearance.  The only thing that is not fantastic about it is the taste. Most people do not have a problem with it, but for some reason, it was difficult for me UNTIL I discovered a trick that got me through the remaining 8 days:

Aloe Vera Gel Tip: Follow your shot of Aloe Gel with a bite of a “free” food from the C9 list, and remember the benefits FAR outweigh the taste!I found that HALOS (mandarin oranges) were the best at masking the taste of the Gel, however APPLES, and GRAPES also worked wonders.

GARCINIA and THERM TABLETS: Possibly my favorite part of the cleanse experience was the energy and focus that came from the Garcinia and Therm supplements. I had more motivation to do normal tasks, and my workouts were better than ever!  Plus, they were easy to take, and had no bad aftertaste.

FOREVER FIBER: The Fiber packets helped a lot with curbing hunger, and best of all, they dissolved easily, and were tasteless when consumed in a glass of water.

FOREVER LITE ULTRA SHAKES: YUM! Seriously, that about sums up how I feel about the shakes.  I had never tried a protein powder before starting C9, so I had no idea what to expect. I choose the Chocolate flavor, and throughout the process, created some delicious shake recipes that I have continued to use even after completing the cleanse! I LOVE to eat, so I expected to be absolutely starving every day.  However, I was happily surprised at how full the shakes made me feel, even while the fat was dropping off of my body.

DAY 3:MEASUREMENTS: (changes are in BOLD)Chest: 31Biceps: 9 ½ (1/4 inch gain, which was my goal for rock climbing)Waist: 25 (1/2 inch loss)Hips: 36 (1 inch loss)Thighs: 20 (1 inch loss)Calves: 12 ½

My initial thought on the morning of Day 3 was “WOW!” In just two days I had already begun to see changes in my body, and overall feeling of health.  I had gained muscle mass where I wanted to tone up, and lost inches of fat from my waist, hips, and thighs!

Throughout the cleanse I kept active, but did not go out of my way to increase my exercise level.  I kept teaching dance classes, walking the dogs, and went rock climbing 4-5 times per week (which is my normal routine).

MORE SHAKES: The cleanse changes on day 3 to incorporate a Forever Lite Ultra shake for lunch, as well as a 600 calorie meal for dinner. You have cleansed your body of the toxins that you ingest from processed foods and now are ready to begin filling it with what it really needs!

FREE FOODS: Thank goodness for these! If you are a naturally active person, you might have more trouble curbing the hunger that you will experience from changing the way you think about and consume calories.  That’s ok, because you have a long list of healthy foods to choose from when you feel a craving. The best part is that you are training your body to crave HEALTHY foods, and these cravings will continue even after you are done with the program.  I find that I crave healthier snacks after completing C9, because my body loved the nourishment that it got from the natural sugars found in fruits and veggies.

DAY 6:MEASUREMENTSChest: 31Biceps: 9 1/2Waist: 25Hips: 35 ¾ (1/4 inch loss)Thighs: 20Calves: 12 ½As you consume more calories during the later stages of the cleanse, you will not see as dramatic weight loss as you do on the first 2 days, however, what you WILL see is your body toning up and your muscles showing through! Even though I only technically lost ¼ inch from day 3 to day 6, I could see my muscles through the lessening layer of fat that covers them, even without flexing!

Days 3-9 tip: Get creative with your 600 calorie meals!You will be surprised how few calories there are in natural foods.  You might think that 600 calories is just not enough to satisfy you, but some of the things I was able to make in under 600 calories include: Chicken Caesar Salad, Chipotle Glazed Salmon, Veggie Pasta, and even Tacos with Black Beans and Rice!

DAY 9:MEASUREMENTS:
Chest: 31 (No change)Biceps: 9 ½ (Total Gain= ¼ inch)Waist: 24 ½ (Total Loss= 1 inch)Hips: 35 (Total Loss= 2 inches)Thighs: 19 ½ (Total Loss= 1 ½ inches)Calves: 12 ¼ (Total Loss= ¼ inch)When I finished the C9 program I lost a total of 4 ¾ inches from my body, could see that my muscles were more clearly defined, and I felt energized and motivated to continue making healthy choices. There are challenges that come with ANY change that you make in your life, and of course the results from C9 will vary from person to person, but I’m sold! C9 will now be my go to program when I want to jump start weight loss, muscle gain, or when I need to get back on track with my fitness goals!

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Testimonial

“I first heard about the health benefits of Aloe Vera Gel back in the early 1980’s, it was when my mother was in her early sixties developing  breathing problems  and  was  prescribed prednisone. She was introduced to drinking Aloe Vera, which I believe  helped her  recover from the breathing problems and she lived until   the fall of 2012 at the age of  94 with no major health issues.In the fall of 2008 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. A dear friend told me about Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel, which especially helped me  through the chemotherapy treatment ordeal. I believe that drinking the Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel helped me  with  minimal side effects  in comparison to the expected side effects advised by the medical professionals.Then in the fall of  2014, Buddy  our dog  developed an autoimmune disease and was prescribed prednisone.  Buddy’s health was failing and a decision had to be made. At that time I decided to try Aloe Vera Gel in his food.It’s 2016, I am happy to say, I am a cancer survivor and Buddy, the dog recovered from the disease and is doing well for an 11-year-old senior doggy. There is no doubt  that Aloe Vera Gel played  a major part in the healing and recovery of  the dog, me and my mom.

Where to buy Aloe Vera Gel? I buy Forever Aloe Vera Gel, it’s the best quality I have found after trying different brands.

There will always be Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel in my house.”

Susan

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Aloe Fleur de Jouvence®

For centuries, numerous civilizations have used pure, fresh Aloe Vera to help their skin look and feel healthy, young and beautiful. The Egyptians, renowned for their continuous quest for physical beauty as epitomized by Cleopatra, used Aloe Vera for its moisturizing qualities in their efforts to remain young looking. Today, Forever Living Products has captured the full strength of the living plant and blended it into one of the finest skin care regimes available.

Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® (‘Flower of Youth’) is one of the most effective restorative beauty collections ever assembled. It is a collection of six wonderful components – each designed to fill a special part in a complete regimen of facial skin care. Combining the benefits of traditional wisdom with the scientific knowledge of modern dermatology, Forever Living Products has spared no expense in researching and developing excellent products. Displayed in a beautiful container, the collection also includes a mixing spoon, application brush and a mixing bowl. While each of the products is available separately for replacement, it is only through the combined use of all six elements that the full benefits can be enjoyed.

Each product in Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® has been developed with great care and attention to the daily needs of your skin. We start with pure, Stabilized Aloe Vera gel, and combine it with nature’s unique cellular substance, Collagen, along with exceptional moisturizers, emulsifiers and humectants. This creates a unique skin care range that helps counteract the threat of time, weather and environmental elements. The preventive and restorative Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® program provides a daily skin care regime to help promote the naturally occurring attributes of youth, vigor, freshness and radiance of the skin.

Aloe Vera has always been great for the skin. Now, pamper yourself even more with Forever Living Products Aloe Fleur de Jouvence®!

The Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® Collection includes:

  • Aloe Cleanser
  • Rehydrating Toner
  • Firming Day Lotion
  • Recovering Night Creme
  • Mask Powder
  • Aloe Activator
  • Mixing spoon, applicator brush and mixing bowl

     

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    The Aloe Fleur de Jouvence Collection provides you with all the elements of our restorative.

    STEP 1

    Cleanse

    Aloe Cleanser is the first step in achieving beautiful, flawless skin. Massage Aloe Cleanser into face and neck area every morning and evening. Gently remove with a dampened cloth or tissue.

    STEP 2

    Tone

    Rehydrating Toner is alcohol-free and contains aloe vera, collagen and allantoin for gentle toning. Using a cotton ball, apply Rehydrating Toner in an upward motion every morning and evening.

    STEP 3

    Moisturize (Morning)

    Firming Day Lotion is a hydrating moisturizer that helps skin retain its healthy, vibrant appearance. Gently massage lotion into the face and neck area. It also makes an excellent base for applying your favorite cosmetics from the Sonya Colour Collection.

    STEP 3

    Moisturize (Evening)

    Recovering Night Creme hydrates and soothes, replenishing your skin while you sleep. After cleansing each evening before bedtime, apply generously to face and neck area.

    Aloe Facial

    An Aloe Facial is recommended 2 to 3 times a week to smooth, cleanse and tighten the skin while revitalizing your appearance. Aloe Activator is a superb moisturizing agent and is the ideal partner to work in combination with the Mask Powder. Aloe Activator is also extremely effective as a skin cleanser and freshener.

    Add one mixing spoon of Mask Powder to the mixing bowl. Combine with one mixing spoon of Aloe Activator until the mixture has the consistency of lotion. Use the applicator brush to apply a thin, even film from the neck upward. Relax in a reclining position, limiting facial movement for approximately 30 minutes.

    Apply a moist towel to the face to soften the mask, then gently remove remaining mask and rinse with warm water. Follow with toner and your favorite moisturizer.

    For additional benefits, use Forever Living’s Facial Fabrique Tissue. This revolutionary product heightens exfoliation by refining the pores and tightening the skin. Facial Fabrique’s unique layering design also helps the skin better absorb the many wonderful nutrients found in the aloe vera rich moisturizers from Forever Living Products.

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35 Essential Oil Uses

Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments.

The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In ancient times, Jews and Egyptians made essential oils by soaking the plants in oil and then filtering the oil through a linen bag.

Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without any side effects. Ready to harness the power of the world’s most proven therapeutic compounds? Then let’s talk about the many ways to use these amazing essential oils.

Essential Oil Uses And Recipes

1. All-purpose cleaner: Add three drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then spray countertops to naturally disinfect.

2. Natural mosquito repellent: Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make natural bug spray and rub on exposed skin. Reapply as needed.

3. Sports gear: If your kids play sports, add two drops each of tea tree oil and lemon essential oil to one quart of warm water; next add four tablespoons of baking soda and mix. Use to clean jerseys, cleats and sports gear.

4. Clean air: Diffuse cinnamon essential oil in the air and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.

5. Homemade peppermint patties: Use peppermint oil, coconut oil, dark chocolate and raw honey to make real peppermint treats.

6. Washing machine: Add 10-20 drops of your favorite scent per load.

7. Vacuum cleaner: Add 5-10 drops of your favorite oil in your vacuum bag or dust container.

8. Homemade sunscreen: Mix coconut oil, zinc oxide, Shea butter, helichrysum oil and lavender essential oil to make homemade toxic-free sunscreen.

9. Eliminate shower curtain scum: Using a 16-ounce spray bottle, use four drops of eucalyptus essential oil and four drops of tea tree oil (Melaleuca) with warm water; spray onto your shower for natural mould killing action.

10. Clean burned pans: Use a few drops of lemon oil and some boiling water to help remove burned food from pots and pans.

11. Wonderful smelling home: Diffuse clove, rosemary and orange essential oils when guests come over, and they will talk about how amazing your house smells.

12. Carpet cleaner: Mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with Borax for homemade carpet powder.

13. Kill pests: Spray orange essential oil and clove oil to kill pests on contact.

14. Lavender cake: Mix coconut flour, raw honey, organic eggs and lavender essential oil and bake at 350 degrees.

15. Eliminate mould: Add tea tree oil to your diffuser to kill mould and other pathogens in the air.

16. Christmas scent: Add a drop of pine, sandalwood or cedarwood oil on a fire log about 30 minutes before burning.

17. Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension.

18. Spiritual enlightenment: Diffuse frankincense essential oil while praying, meditating or reading to increase spiritual awareness.

19. Bathtub scrub: Mix one-half cup of baking soda, one-half cup of vinegar and five drops of bergamot or lime oil; use as a scrub for a sink or bathtub.

20. Freshen trash can: Put a cotton ball with two drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil at the bottom of the trashcan to help decrease the odour and detoxify.

21. Wash produce: To clean fruit and vegetables, add two drops of lemon oil to a large bowl of water then wash.

22. Clean kitchen smell: Add a few drops of clove, cinnamon or citrus essential oil to a simmering pan of water to get rid of cooking odours.

23. Bathroom freshener: Put a cotton ball soaked in lime or lemon oil behind the toilet for a bathroom refresher.

24. Purify fridge: To freshen up the fridge or freezer when cleaning, add a few drops of lime, grapefruit or bergamot oil to the rinsing water.

25. Mint tea: Use 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil in your favorite tea for a hint of mint.

26. Eliminate smoke: To remove cigarette smoke, put four drops of rosemary, tea tree and eucalyptus oil in a spray bottle and spray around the house.

27. Detoxify the air: Add peppermint and eucalyptus oil to a gallon of paint to dispel fumes.

28. Get rid of shoe smell: To remove the smell from shoes, add a few drops of tea tree oil and lemon oil to freshen them up.

29. Bridal shower gift: For a cute bridal shower gift, create a “love potion” with essential oils. Use 20 drops of sandalwood, and four drops of cocoa, vanilla and rose oil to unscented lotion.

30. Baby shower gift: Give a wall diffuser with a lavender scent to calm the mom and baby.

31. Flavored lemon water: Use 2-3 drops of lemon oil in water for a delicious citrus flavor.

32. Cleaner dishes: Add a few drops of lemon oil to the dishwasher before washing for a spot-free rinse.

33. Physician kit: Makeover your medicine cabinet and create a family physician kit with essential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, oregano and frankincense.

34. Foot lotion: What You Need:1 teaspoon beeswax, 2 tablespoons cocoa butter, 4 tablespoons Shea butter, 1 tablespoon  virgin coconut oil, 2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil, 5 drops Peppermint essential oil, 5 drops Melaleuca essential oil – See more at: http://doterrablog.com/diy-whipped-peppermint-foot-lotion/#sthash.N7AnwP4C.dpuf

35. Coconut Salt Scrub: 1 cup organic virgin coconut oil, 1 cup Pink Himalayan (or Epsom) salt, 1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil, 15 drops of your favorite essential oil – See more at: http://doterrablog.com/diy-coconut-salt-scrub/#sthash.1oiiA0iy.dpuf

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Lavender – The Versatile Essential Oil.

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Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is called the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils for good reason—its benefits and uses are virtually limitless, which is why lavender is often the first oil people experience as they are introduced to essential oils. Lavender has been prized for centuries for its calming, soothing, and regenerating properties, and a large body of scientific evidence supports its use for a variety of conditions experienced by man. Stress and anxiety is a daily battle for many. Fortunately, lavender is waiting in the wings to encourage a more relaxed and peaceful state. Its aroma is calming to the mind, body and emotions. Knowing its profound relaxing properties, a number of scientists have researched lavender essential oil and its influence on stress, anxious feelings, negative emotions and overall mental well-being. The evidence is mounting that the use of lavender supports normal mood states and can reduce the negative effects of stress and anxious feelings. Study after study has concluded that lavender essential oil is an extraordinary stressbuster that can affect the stress response on a variety of levels. Scientists have discovered that inhaling lavender oil balances cortisol (the primary stress hormone) levels in the body. Scared of going to the dentist? Scientists report that those who inhale lavender essential oil in the dental office waiting room experience less anxiety about dental procedures. According to published research, infants who receive a lavender bath are calmer. Indeed, enough positive research has been published regarding lavender’s effect on mood state that it is approved in Europe to alleviate a number of mood disturbances.

Using Lavender Oil

To enjoy the calming effects of lavender, place a drop or two on a tissue and inhale from this regularly, diffuse lavender or apply a drop or two to the wrists. If worries are keeping you awake, lavender essential oil may be your ticket to a good night’s sleep. Place a couple of drops on a cotton ball under your pillow, or a drop or two on the underside of your pillowcase to enjoy the restful sleep you have been missing. You can also diffuse lavender next to your bed. Not only does lavender soothe the mind and emotions, it also helps ease muscle soreness at both the physical and emotional level. Lavender mixed in carrier oil and massaged into sore, tired muscles can provide long-lasting relief. It can also be applied to soothe the head and neck. Lavender is nourishing to the skin too. It promotes the health of the feet and is soothing to stressed skin. It also has a long history of relieving the discomfort, and encouraging the normal repair, of tissues following a sunburn or burn. Many people find that a drop or two of lavender next to affected areas provides soothing relief. Lavender essential oil also nourishes the scalp and hair by encouraging normal hair growth and enhancing the luster and glow of hair. It only takes a drop or two added to your shampoo to realize this nourishing effect for the hair. Lavender is also used to support normal digestion. It supports the production of gastric juices and bile, which aids the digestion of meals, and helps food move through the digestive tract normally so that nutrients can be absorbed. Massage a drop or two to the abdomen in a clockwise direction to support normal digestion. A practical way to use lavender is to add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a wet cloth and place it in the dryer with your clothes for a clean, fresh scent. This makes a great alternative to laundry fresheners with harsh synthetic chemicals. This is just one great way to care for clothes – try several drops on a cotton ball to create a natural “moth ball.” Many people also use lavender essential oil mixed with some witch hazel to deter pesky bugs from biting. If a bug does happen to penetrate your lavender essential oil shield, you can apply a drop of lavender to the area for soothing relief. With so many benefits and uses of lavender essential oil, many essential oils users are inclined to say “when in doubt, use lavender”.

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Winter Beauty Tips For Cold Weather

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Winter beauty tips for cold weather.

Let me ask you a question, how do you take care of your skin when it’s really cold outside? More than usual? Less than you feel you should? Maybe you want to know how to do it better, but you’re not sure how?

During these cold winter days, we might not want to put on too much makeup, which can dry out the face and make our skin dull. The key to winter skincare is moisture!

One of the fabulous things about Forever’s makeup is that it contains Aloe Vera, which soothes and calms the skin. Forever’s skincare boasts the same fantastic ingredient to help us achieve the best results when applying makeup.

Step 1
First,  cleanse your face with the Sonya® Aloe Purifying Cleanser from the Sonya® Skin Care Collection. Tip: You can also use the Sonya® Aloe Deep-Cleansing Exfoliator three times a week to scrub away dull skin.

Step 2
Apply the Sonya® Aloe Deep Moisturizing Cream, and on fine lines, you can add the Sonya® Aloe Nourishing Serum, which I simply adore. The smell and the texture it gives the skin is fantastic! Plus, the moisturizing cream keeps my skin smooth and moisturized all day.

Step 3
As my makeup base, we want something that easily evens out the skin, but still makes it look natural. I use the aloe BB crème Sandy with SPF 20. It protects your skin since there is UV factor, and also gives your complexion some color.

Step 4
Add a little Delicate Finishing Powder in Dark  to your cheekbones for some definition and the Brilliant Blush in Mia on to the apple of your cheeks, which really has that “winter pink” color to it and gives a fresh and healthy look.

Step 5
Apply the black Defining Eye Pencil right at your lash line to give extraordinary depth and to complete the natural look.

Can you believe all this takes is seven minutes? Until next time, take care of yourself and remember that beauty starts from within!

Stay Flawless
Olga Esau

The Best Of Nature’s Purest Ingredients

 

 

1. Healing With Essential Oils

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I feel like Aromatherapy was popular in the 80’s, went into decline in the 90’s, and is now all of a sudden making a resurgence under its new guise ‘Essential Oil Therapy’. But the plant extracts (and their infinite intelligence) have always been there. It’s like Creating Your Own Home Medicine Chest has just become awesomely trendy.

My absolute top oils I couldn’t live without include Frankincense, Lavender, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Bergamot, Lemon and Tea Tree. Some of my favorite brands include  Doterra (US & Int), Forever Living (US & Int.) and Young Living (US & Int.).

10 ESSENTIAL OILS YOU NEED TO HAVE ON HAND

Here are some of the most commonly used essential oils and how you can use them to take care of yourself and your family naturally.

PEPPERMINT

Peppermint is popular in countless forms—from toothpaste to chewing gum. As an essential oil, it is useful to ease breathing and as a digestive aid.

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  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing*
  • Promotes digestive health*
  • Repels bugs naturall
  • Alleviates occasional stomach upset
  • Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health

FRANKINCENSE

Perhaps the most precious of the ancient oils, Frankincense is highly sought after by modern consumers for its many uses—including relaxation, immune support, and mood enhancement.

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Often called the “king of oils, ” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.

Helps build and maintain a healthy immune system

  • Promotes cellular health
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenates skin
  • Supports healthy immune system function
  • Promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness

ON GUARD® PROTECTIVE BLEND

Protective Blend is a unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. Protective Blend, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on countertops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to clear the atmosphere by diffusing. Protective Blend is superb for protecting against environmental and seasonal threats.

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  • Supports healthy immune function
  • Protects against environmental threats
  • Cleans surfaces
  • Purifies the skin while promoting healthy circulation
  • Energizing, uplifting aroma

MELALEUCA

Recognized by its more common name, ‘tea tree’, melaleuca has been revered for its cleansing and regenerative properties, especially for the skin. It has over 92 compounds and limitless applications.

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  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effects on the skin
  • Promotes healthy immune function
  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats

BREATHE RESPIRATORY BLEND

Respiratory issues are prevalent in modern society. Essential oils are a perfect way to ease breathing consistently for a sustained benefit. Respiratory Blend is a remarkable blend of essential oils that help you breathe easier. A proprietary blend including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom cleanses and soothes the airways, and can easily be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet. Its pleasant aroma is calming to the senses and perfect for nighttime diffusion allowing for restful sleep.

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  • Maintains clear airways and breathing
  • Supports overall respiratory health
  • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats

LAVENDER

Lavender, our most popular oil, has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and acknowledged for its calming and relaxing qualities

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  • Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities
  • Soothes occasional skin irritations
  • Helps skin recover quickly
  • Eases muscle tension

LEMON

This essential oil powerhouse is cold pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser and can be used to complement many other oils. Diffusing lemon in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaning booster.

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  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability
  • Helps ward off free radicals with its antioxidant benefits

OREGANO

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional healthy practices for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties. High in antioxidant activity, oregano contains phenolic acids and flavonoids.

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  • Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent
  • Provides immune-enhancing benefits
  • Supports healthy digestion and respiratory function
  • Excellent source of antioxidants

DIGESTZEN® DIGESTIVE BLEND

Many essential oils have been recognized through research as powerful agents to help restore normal balance in the digestive system. Digestive Blend is a blend of Ginger, Peppermint, Tarragon, Fennel, Caraway, Coriander, and Anise which each have specific attributes which add to the overall efficacy of this potent blend. When used internally, Digestive Blend brings soothing digestive relief.

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  • Aids in the digestion of foods
  • Soothes occasional stomach upset
  • Supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract

DEEP BLUE® SOOTHING BLEND

Soothing Blend is the solution to this challenge. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus work together to ease achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects on both the mind and body are deep and penetrating with sustained results. Once gently rubbed into the area of discomfort, Soothing Blend’s cooling effect can be felt almost immediately.

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  • Soothes sore muscles and achy joints
  • Supports healthy circulation

SPECIFIC OILS FOR COMMON NEEDS  

We all have specific needs. Here are some of the most common needs I come across and some of my favorite essential oils to use for each need.

SUPPORT RESTFUL SLEEP

  • Lavender
  • Serenity®: Calming Blend
  • Vetiver
  • Roman Chamomile

SUPPORT RESIRTATORY FUNCTION

  • Breathe®: Respiratory Blend
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus

SUPPORT DIGESTIVE FUNCTION

  • Ginger
  • DigestZen®: Digestive Blend
  • Peppermint
  • Fennel

SUPPORT EMOTIONS & MOOD

  • Citrus Oils (Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, etc.)
  • Frankincense
  • Elevation: Joyful Blend
  • Citrus Bliss®: Invigorating Blend
  • Serenity®: Calming Blend
  • Balance®: Grounding Blend

SUPPORT CARTILADGE & JOINT FUNCTION

  • Deep Blue®: Soothing Blend
  • Frankincense
  • Marjoram
  • Wintergreen

MAINTAIN HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • Frankincense
  • On Guard®: Protective Blend
  • Oregano
  • Melaleuca

PROMOTE ENERGY & FOCUS

  • Orange or Lime
  • Peppermint
  • Frankincense
  • InTune®: Focus Blend
  • Citrus Bliss®: Invigorating Blend

MAINTAIN HORMONAL BALANCE

  • ClaryCalm®: Women’s Monthly Blend
  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Whisper®: Blend for Women

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH OILS

dōTERRA is sold exclusively through independent distributers (just like me). These distributers are called Wellness Advocates. We work from home and help to bring essential oils into people’s lives (just like you) through person-to-person contact and on the good ‘ole worldwide web. We not only help you get started, but we will help to educate you on how to use your essential oils and other products and will be by your side every step of the way. We are like your personal essential oil concierge.

The most popular way to buy is by getting your very own wholesale account and by starting with one of our starter kits (scroll down). This gets you the biggest bang for your buck! Lots of savings and lots of perks.

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