Monthly Archives: November 2013

What oils would Bob use?

Okay, it is easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to essential oils.  Where to begin?  Which ones should I get?  Which oils can I purchase that will not be too crazy expensive? I wanted to write about my top 10 essential oils that I think are indispensable… perfect for your family and for your first aid kit.  As we love the movie What About Bob.. here are some baby steps to help you start stocking up on some crucial essential oils.

Such a classic.. I had to add him in here. 🙂

Here are the 10 essential oils for everyday use:  (I have these in my first aid kit)  I am going to give you the retail price for each oil.  If you are wanting to buy the oils at wholesale price from Young Living… you just sign up to be a member ($40) and then you can purchase them for the wholesale price- 24% off retail.  You don’t have to do anything else… no selling, no required autoship.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!  If you want to earn free oils.. you can be part of the essential rewards program.  That is totally optional though.   Message me if you want details on that.

My top ten oils:



Lavender is amazing… so versatile.  You can use Lavender for stress, burns, wounds, and to help you sleep.

Uses: Respiratory infections, high blood pressure, menstrual problems/PMS, skin conditions (acne, eczema, scarring, stretch marks) burns, hair loss, insomnia and nervous tension.   Price- $30.92 retail


lemon oil

Lemon is so great in helping your body become less acidic, helps purify water and is anti-parasitic.

Uses: Circulatory problems, obesity, parasites, urinary tract infections, varicose veins, anxiety, hypertension, digestive problems, and acne.

Safety: Avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to sunlight or UV light within 24 hours.

Price- $14.80 retail



Peppermint is wonderful to have for upset tummies, headaches, inflammation and fevers.

Uses: Arthritis, respiratory infections, viral infections (cold sores and herpes) fungal infections, headaches and nausea.

Safety: Avoid contact with eyes and dilute when putting on skin.  Do not apply on infants younger than 18 months of age.    Price-$28.29 retail



I use Thieves everyday.   Great for colds, strep throat, infections, spider bites, cleaning and diffusing in your home to get rid of germs.

Safety:  this is a hot oil… make sure to dilute    Price- $44.41 retail



R.C. is my must have oil for winter.  This is wonderful in helping with decongestion, coughs and colds.  I rub on feet, chests and diffuse.

Safety:  Diffuse with a carrier oil when applying directly to skin. Should not use in children under 18 months.  Price- $28.62 retail



I use Di-Gize for upset tummies, food poisoning and any other digestive issues. If you have the flu… rub on bottom of feet and stomach.  (dilute this oil)

Use it for constipation, stomach ache, nausea, gas, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It also combats Candida and parasites in humans and animals!

Safety: Children under 5 years of age should not use this Di-Gize essential oil. Women who are pregnant and those who have epilepsy should avoid this oil.  Can cause irritation to the skin, therefore dilution is necessary.  Price- $43.09 retail



Purification is great for keeping the mosquitoes away.  Helps neutralize insect/spider bites. Purification can be used directly on the skin to cleanse and soothe insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. When diffused, it helps to purify and cleanse the air from environmental impurities including cigarette smoke and other disagreeable odors.

Safety: possible photosensitivity  Price- $24.67 retail



PanAway is my go to oil for pain and inflammation. This is used for pulled muscles, bruises, sprains and broken bones!

Safety:  test first.. if sensitive dilute with carrier oil.  Children under 18 months should not use this oil.   Price- $42.76 retail



Valor is called “chiropractor in a bottle”  This is used to help with back pain.  It has been given that nick name because it aligns our physical, mental and emotional bodies electrically in the body.

The smell is very soothing and calming! Valor is used for any back related conditions, including scoliosis and pain.

Safety: no known contraindications at this time   Price- $28.62



Frankincense is a very special oil.. not only is it good for cancer, skin cancer, warts, head trauma, scars, and for wrinkles. Good for a concussion….also great when you are praying.

Uses: Depression, cancer, respiratory infections, inflammation, immune-stimulating

Price-$94.41 retail-  this is the most expensive out of my top ten… maybe one you get later.  I have had the same bottle for years…

The oils in this select collection will provide ongoing support for your home, health, and body!

Not only are these oils a great help to me everyday, but they will come in so handy in an emergency situation.  I highly recommend them all for your first aid kit!

So, don’t get overwhelmed… start with whatever oil you can and keep on with the baby steps!  You will be sailing on, with a full EO first aid kit, in no time…

“I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful”


Here is where you can order.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.  Be blessed… Angela

*Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from Nature.  With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health.  However, we are required by law in the USA to state, “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

Killing the Candida Beast

I am really psyched to be writing this article tonight… if this can help someone like it helped me– that makes me very happy!  I was in the dark for so long… I probably have been dealing with Candida on and off for the last 18 years.  Once you figure out that this is what you are dealing with… you can then start the process to kill this nasty stuff.

What in the world is Candida?

Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, and a very small amount of it lives in your mouth and intestines. Its job is to aid with digestion and nutrient absorption but, when overproduced, candida breaks down the wall of the intestine and penetrates the bloodstream, releasing toxic byproducts into your body and causing leaky gut. This can lead to many different health problems, ranging from digestive issues to depression.

Here are 10 major symptoms of Candida:  (there are more… including the inability to lose weight!)

1. Skin and nail fungal infections (such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus)
2. Feeling tired and worn down or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
3. Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
4. Autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis
5.Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD and brain fog.
6. Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
7. Vaginal infections , urinary tract infections, rectal itching or vaginal itching
8. Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears
9. Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
10. Skin  issues such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes.

I had many of these symptoms for a long time and had no idea that Candida was the culprit. I did go to the doctor (she was great) but misdiagnosed what I had.  I had terrible fatigue, but I shall spare you the rest of my symptoms… let’s just say that they were not fun.  As I love to do research, I happened to read some good articles on Candida.  I had a light bulb moment!  Finally.

I took the test that this article posted.  Here is a great website about Candida..this test will help you if you are wondering if you have Candida.  Take the test here:  In addition to taking this test, you can have your doctor give you a blood test…
There are 3 antibodies that should be tested to measure your immune system’s response to Candida – IgG, IgA, and IgM. High levels of these antibodies indicate that an overgrowth of Candida is present. This is the most reliable test for Candida that you can find.

What causes Candida?

Antibiotic use
stress (stress spikes up your blood sugar and Candida feeds on that)
alcohol consumption
contraceptive pills

Well, isn’t that special?  Great…

church lady

As I love to do research, I found out what I needed to do and got some information from a holistic practitioner. So, this process is going to take you about 3 months… I know that seems long, but once you get going– it is not bad.  I promise.  I would begin by eliminating gluten, processed sugar and alcohol from your diet.  Candida loves alcohol and feeds off sugar and gluten.  This seems hardcore, but it is so worth it.  Once I was off sugar, I don’t crave sugar anymore.  I really don’t even miss it.  Let your body adjust to this new way of eating before you start the other things.  You might detox a bit once you eliminate the gluten and sugar.  I would do a week of this first.  You don’t want to do too much at first because you don’t want to overload your liver with all the toxins.. toxins being released by the die off from the Candida. Now it is time to move in for the kill… you could take anti-fungal medication, but there are always side effects with medication and it is hard on your liver.  I was able to do this with all natural methods!

Here is what I did:

lemon oil

**Drink lemon oil in your water daily.  This will help your body be less acidic.  Candida thrives in an acidic environment.

**Take a good probiotic.  Probiotics help crowd out the yeast. You can find at your local health food store in the refrigerated section.  You should continue to take this even when you are done with this regime. (take this mid-day)

**Grapefruit Seed Extract– this stuff is
amazing.  (take 3 tablets every morning)

grapefruit seed extract

**Candizyme- this is a product that will help detox the yeast out of your system.  If you can’t find this at your local store– you can find on-line.  (take this at night before bed)


Start with this and let your body adjust.  You will probably have some symptoms of the Candida die off… but don’t give up!  They won’t last long.  I think my most severe symptoms from the toxins lasted about 3 days… I had a terrible cold, fever and fatigue.  I also felt like my head was in a vice grip.  It really depends on the severity of your Candida… some people may not experience such extreme die off symptoms.  If you are experiencing very severe symptoms.. just cut back on what you are taking for a while, so you can give your liver a break.  Make sure to get plenty of rest, drink lots of water and take some epsom salt baths. Once you have adjusted to this, you can add in some essential oils!

Here are three good anti-fungal Essential Oils:  You can put these oils into a clear capsule and take daily. Put a couple drops into a clear vegetable capsule.  Pick one of these below.


Oregano– a powerful anti-fungal… don’t take on an empty stomach. Oregano essential oil is packed with constituents that make it a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and immune simulating oil.  Because Oregano is a natural antibiotic– make sure to not overdo it on the Oregano.


Ocotea Essential oil has shown great potential in lowering blood sugar, lowering cortisol, digestive support, and as a disinfectant, antifungal and antiparasitic. (this was my favorite to use)

mountain savory

Mountain Savory Essential Oil stimulates and revitalizes the nervous system. Traditionally, this oil was used as a digestive remedy specifically for diarrhea and colic. It’s antiviral, antibacterial and immune supporting properties make Mountain Savory oil effective against viral infections and urinary and gastro-intestinal infections. It is a natural remedy for vaginal yeast infection, Epstein Barr and herpes as well.

After the three months, you can continue a few of these things to ensure that the Candida does not come back.  I take garlic pills,(garlic is one of Candida’s biggest enemies)  Lemon Essential oil, Ocotea Essential oil, Coconut oil,(Coconut oil is a powerful anti-fungal)  no gluten and Probiotics daily.  I also try not to eat processed sugar and I really am careful with how much wine I drink.  I am thrilled to say that I did kill the Candida beast and I feel good!   No more nasty symptoms.

Good luck on this journey!  You can do it..  God Bless you!

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.  Please note that I am not a doctor or holistic practitioner.  I am just sharing my experience with Candida and what I did to help heal my body.

*Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from Nature.  With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health.  However, we are required by law in the USA to state, “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”