Monday, May 23, 2016

Incense for Body, Mind & Spirit

Since 1977, Triloka is known for being the best smelling natural aromatherapy incense on the market! All Triloka incense is handmade in India by fair trade cottage industry partners. These unique formulas are made by the natural masala method. This age-old method combines sandalwood, herbs, gums, resins, woods and oils into a paste and is hand-rolled onto fine bamboo sticks and sun dried. Triloka incense is used for aromatherapy, spiritual enlightenment, purification, and meditation. 

Incense: An Introduction

Did you know? Perfume is from Latin, meaning "through smoke." Perfume and incense have a close relationship, as burning incense is the releasing of fragrance through smoke. However, incense is more than just a pleasant aroma. The basis of aromatherapy, burning incense provides a transformative experience that is both direct and immediate. Incense burning releases aromatic substances from plants and other natural derivatives into the air. As the smoke drifts, the relaxing and rejuvenating fragrance envelops the space and restores mind, body and spirit.

Incense: Sense of Smell

Did you know? The sense of smell is one of the oldest and first of the human senses. Incense affects one's overall wellbeing through scent. The aromatic smoke released by burning incense contains plant molecules,which trigger the olfactory system from the membrane at the base of the nose to the cerebrum inside the brain. Thus, burning incense stimulates the brain, impacting and influencing emotions, memory and mood.

Incense: The Heavenly Connection

Did you know? For thousands of years, incense has held a sacred purpose. It is believed that as its smoke rises, the incense carries prayers to heaven. Today, many religious faiths use incense during rituals of worship and meditation. Incense burning is a timeless way of supporting our inner development and of experiencing it consciously. It can help strengthen connections with natural forces, support inner growth and contribute to spiritual renewal.

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Gifted Guidance Incense

* Incense Insights Courtesy of Windrose Trading Company ~ Importers & Partners in Ethical Trade

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Essential Oils for Every Home . . . That's Our Mission!

Introduction to Essential Oils

Freshly cultivated and painstakingly distilled without the use of chemicals, the essential oils in the Young Living collection are life-enhancing gifts from the plant kingdom, revered for centuries for their restorative properties to the body, mind, and spirit. Pure essential oils now re-emerge as a key solution to the challenges facing modern lifestyles. 

Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for natural healing and cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to a total mind / body / spirit wellness they may never have dreamed possible. Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. Any time you hold a bottle of our powerful essential oils, you are holding nature's pure essence.

Complex & Unique

Synthetic compounds may be copies of the chemical formulas of compounds found in essential oils, but they are lacking the subtle energies contained in natural substances. Those who apply essential oils for healing soon learn that only pure, natural, complete, and unadulterated oils bring about healing, while synthetic oils, or oils adulterated by synthetic compounds, do not. 

For example, in the case of the oil of wintergreen, the natural oil is harmless, with many healing properties, while the synthetic version does not heal and is, in fact, toxic. Both smell and taste like wintergreen, but they are not the same therapeutically. Furthermore, research has shown that the homeopathic properties of a substance, though chemically identical, are not the same energetically for synthetic compounds as they are for natural ones.

Essential oils are not simple. They consist of hundreds of compounds, the numbers and formulas for which are not completely known even for one species of oil.

Wholesale Membership with Any Premium Starter Kit

Ensure you will always have the benefits of Young Living's 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils on hand with our new Premium Starter Kit featuring Everyday Oils, as well as select oils from our Vitality Collection! These oils are a great way to get started and will help you provide ongoing support for your home and for the health of you and your family, including your pets. 

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Peanut Butter's Surprising Health Benefits


Plus, 4 easy ways to add it to your diet!

Spread the Good News ~ Peanut butter is not just for kids. Adults, too, can reap health benefits from adding it to their diet. Granted, it’s not exactly low in calories, but we’re only talking about a few tablespoonfuls in exchange for a pile of nutrients: protein, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, fiber, bone-building magnesium, and potassium, a mineral important for blood pressure and heart function. For the healthiest choice, pick peanut butter without added sugar, salt or hydrogenated oil.

Control Your Cravings ~ Eating 3 tablespoons of peanut butter (or 1½ ounces of peanuts) at breakfast helped overweight women feel fuller and have fewer hunger cravings, a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed. Not only did the women report feeling satiated eight to 12 hours after breakfast, but the peanut butter helped keep their blood sugar levels steady in the afternoon.

Protect Your Heart ~ Numerous studies have shown that people who regularly include nuts or peanut butter in their diets are less likely to develop heart disease or type 2 diabetes compared to those who rarely eat nuts, says Walter Willett, professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. PB also is a good source of potassium ~ a mineral crucial to heart function.

Good for Your Glucose ~ Two ounces of nuts (or peanut butter) a day improved both glucose levels and blood fats in those with type 2 diabetes, researchers at the University of Toronto found. Aim for natural peanut butter, which has less sugar. Some PB spreads, including reduced-fat versions, have high amounts of added sugar.

Build Your Muscles ~ We lose muscle mass as we age, which is why older adults need to be sure they get enough muscle-building protein in their diets. In 2015, researchers found that those who ate the most plant protein ~ like that found in peanut butter and nuts ~ had the strongest thigh muscles, which are important for balance.

Help You Live Longer ~ Eating more peanuts or peanut butter ~ roughly 2 tablespoons of either daily ~ is linked with 20 percent fewer early deaths from all causes, according to a 2015 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that looked at the diets of more than 200,000 people in the U.S. and China. Researchers think it may be because peanuts are rich in heart-healthy nutrients.

Here’s How to Add It to Your Diet

~ Swirl a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter into your morning oatmeal.
~ Make a peanut butter smoothie with PB, bananas, non-dairy plant milk or yogurt, a little Bee Free Honee and ice. Blend until smooth.
~ Pack a midmorning snack of apple slices and peanut butter.
~ Enjoy a slice of whole-grain bread (toasted if you like!) slathered with peanut butter.

Be sure your choice of peanut butter is a healthy one! Look for less than 3 grams of sugar per serving. In general, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter should contain about 200 calories, 15 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbohydrate (1 to 2 grams of sugar), and 7 grams of protein.