Which essential oils to choose from? How to be sure they are safe?

Right now, more and more companies are bringing their own essential oils on the market. How to differentiate which companies’ oils are good and which ones are to be careful about.

First of all, I want to tell what essential oils are. They are extracted from certain plant parts, like the seeds, the rind, the stem, the leaves, flowers and bark. They are steam distilled or cold pressed extraction. Essential oils have powerful, safe benefits without side effects, when used pure. They are very clean to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin.

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Essential oils are 50X-70X stronger than herbs. They work with the body to address issues and root causes on a cellular level. Hundreds of different compounds provide complex & versatile ability to combat threats without building up resistance.
They are anti-bacterial and anti-viral, some are anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory.

Essential oils penetrate in our cells and remove all toxins, viruses,… frocellm our cells and renew them.

So, you need to be sure that your oils are pure! Because they can harm you. Doterra essential oils are the only ones in the world that has CPTG grade: Certified Pure Therapeutic grade. Which means:

  • Plants are harvested in their natural habitat ;Stringent third party testing of every batch ensures the powerful benefits without harmful side-effects;
  • Beyond organic, verified pure, free of fillers, pesticides, & foreign contaminants
  • They are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade which assures that : Each batch undergoes Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometry tests to assure purity and strength.

I use Doterra essential oils every day for more than a year now and can testify that they are pure and good for your body and mind! I have had so many positive effects with them. They have helped my life a lot. These are also the only essential oils that you can drink.
But you still need to be careful, because they are very powerful and pure, you can’t take too much from it. Always consult with a Wellness Advocate on how to use them properly.

If you have any questions about them, send me an email on: healthy-body-mind@outlook.com

I wish everyone can experience the benefits I got from them. They sure changed my life. I am not taking any medicine anymore and the rest of my family is slowly getting medicine free!

 

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Ask the right questions and you will receive!

Questions are a valuable tool. By asking yourself questions, you can change your focus and the direction of your life. The proper question can open you up to new possibilities and ideas. Take the time to examine your life and ensure you’re on the best possible path.

Ask yourself these questions on a regular basis:

1. Have I seen enough to have an accurate view of the world?
It’s surprising how many people have never crossed their country’s borders. Every country is unique and has its own culture. e.g. Europe is very different from China.

You’re missing out on a lot if you don’t explore other places and cultures. What are the odds that you were born in the precise place that fits you the best?

2. Will my finances be able to support my retirement?
It’s important to start asking this question immediately. Focusing on the short-term at the expense of the long-term is a common error. You only have so many tomorrows to prepare for the latter parts of your life.

3. Where will I end up in five years if I live this day repeatedly?
You might not have a time machine at your disposal, but you can probably predict the future better than you think. Our daily activities determine our future. Ask yourself these questions and project your answers over the next five years.
What’s the logical outcome?
What did I eat today?
What did I do to earn money today?
What social activities did I engage in today?
How much exercise did I get today?

4. If today were my last day to live, what would I do?
You probably wouldn’t spend your day in front of the TV or spend your time worrying about silly things. Whatever answer you receive is a good indication of how you should be spending more of your time each day.

5. Am I pleased with my career choice or would I rather do something else?
Having multiple careers is much more common than it used to be. If you’re in a career you don’t enjoy, you have other options. Spending 40 years in a career that doesn’t excite you is a hard way to go through life.

6. What are my goals?
If you don’t have any goals, how do you know where you’ll end up? Without goals, we’re relegated to choosing the best options that randomly pass through our lives. It’s much more effective to decide what you want and make it happen. Leave luck out of the equation.

7. Which parts of my life are making me unhappy?
Becoming happier isn’t just about adding all the right components. It’s also about getting rid of the stuff that makes you miserable. The low-rated parts of your life make you unhappy. It’s not the fact that you don’t have a Ferrari in your driveway. Take out the trash before adding to your life.

8. Am I living my life in a way that supports my health?
Young bodies can take a surprising amount of wear and tear without showing any signs of abuse. That doesn’t last. Taking care of yourself today improves the odds of enjoying good health down the road. Eat and sleep well. See your doctor on a regular basis.

9. Am I enjoying my life as much as I could?
Are you too busy with work to notice all the good things in your life? Are you too worried to enjoy time spent with your children? You can experience many simple enjoyments every day.

How far will you go to achieve your dreams?

I have been quiet for a couple of months, because new projects were lining up and I was busy getting a routine back again. I still have no routine, but am getting used to it.

I will tell you about my life now, as I haven’t wanted anyone to know how I lived here for a long time, but now that the worst has passed, I don’t feel ashamed of it no more.

I moved to Shenzhen one year and a half ago with my boyfriend, Eric, a Chinese from Sichuan who has been living in Shenzhen for more than 8 years. Before, I lived in Yangshuo, Guangxi province for 6 years. I learned kung fu and tai chi there, eventually opened a chocolate shop and coffee shop. But, because it is too touristy, I depended too much on tourists and because the landowner always wanted to have money, and of course, I have to be honest, I didn’t have any experience of running a coffee shop + I was in a country where I still had a big language and cultural difference! So, I lost money with that business.
It was 2013, I lost my relationship, my shop, my apartment (they would build a hotel). I was living at the Chinese countryside with nothing anymore. I started to teach English again and didn’t know what to do. To go back to Belgium seemed like the ultimate failure, but I also knew that Yangshuo didn’t have any future prospects for me anymore. The whole of 2014 I didn’t know what to do. I went back to Belgium 2 times and worked there a bit in a shop, but didn’t feel that I could fit in again. Also, going back to live with my parents seemed too daunting.

Beginning of 2015, I met Eric, who is my husband now. But we had our fair share of difficulties, because of cultural differences and me not understanding how people can live that way! I followed him to Shenzhen, a big city near Hong Kong, as I knew there would be more possibilities. But, upon arriving, I saw that we had to live with his parents and son in an apartment of 60 square meter. I was shocked at how they lived! Such a small place!
I can’t believe that I actually lived 3 months like that, but guess Eric is the man for me! We had a lot of interests in common and he expanded my mind in certain things a lot. He encouraged me and I did things I never thought I could do (like running a marathon or go trekking).

After some fights (and one of the last ones was really intense, we almost broke up then), we lived separate from his parents, but in a place with no furniture and infested with cockroaches. It would be for a little while. We would go to Belgium and travel a bit through Europe, so there was no point in finding a steady place. When we returned, Eric found a place and again I was shocked! He registered me at the university to learn more Chinese and he found a place near the uni: 1 room where we could hardly move around, because it was mainly occupied by the bed and we had to share the bathroom. Because I didn’t have any money, I found that I had no way to complain. Eric was preparing to climb Mt Everest and wanted to enjoy his time by traveling and just relaxing. I was working my ass off, but then had to spend the money on traveling. I mainly depended on him and didn’t like it one bit. Yes, I did like the traveling, but I didn’t like our living conditions and the fact that I couldn’t build anything up here in Shenzhen. I hoped that his climb to Mt Everest would be a success and we finally could build a life.

In the end, I hated our living conditions so much and was depressed. I didn’t know what to do, our relationship was not getting better too. Eric was great, but I hated the life I was living. Part also, I hated myself for being in the position of having no finances and not being independent. I read and watched a lot about personal development. I tried to visualize a better life. Slowly, I started to feel better. Eric left for Nepal end of March 2016. A week later, I saw an ad for an apartment in a social media group I was in. I contacted the guy and he had to move out, because he found a job in another part of the city. The location was perfect, the pictures he sent me were perfect (living room, bathroom, kitchen bedroom, and even 2 balconies), I knew I had to get that!! One problem: I had to pay a deposit of 2 months rent and pay 1 month rent. I would go to Nepal to meet Eric in basecamp, so had to pay for my trip there and also the rent of the time I was gone (during which I wouldn’t be working and had no income). I don’t know how I did it. I just went to bed every evening thinking about the apartment and every waking hour I was thinking on how to get it. Within 10 days, I had enough money to pay for everything and 2 weeks later, I still could go to Nepal, pay for everything there.

After I came back, I had some difficult time, but I was also working more on my dream: becoming a Tai Chi teacher and be a wellness advocate in essential oils. I still had a couple of difficult months, but since September, it goes better and better. I don’t need to teach English anymore (the thing I had to do to earn money, but didn’t enjoy anymore) and earn enough with Tai Chi and essential oils. Because I love what I do and I live in a place that I like, our relationship has never been better. I knew that if we could pass this difficult period, we could go through everything. We tell each other daily how we love each other and we have the best time together. I can honestly say that I love my life, I am grateful every morning.

I think I had to go through these tough times to make me appreciate life and the things I have. And to know my real purpose in life, which is teach people about a healthy lifestyle and let them know that tough times are there to make us think about ourselves, our course in life,…
I am ready to help others find their path in life, and help them with healthy natural solutions!

So, how far do you want to go to find your life’s purpose? What are your struggles in life? Send me your personal story at: healthy-body-mind@outlook.com and lets support each other.no-idea