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What is Oil Pulling?

Oil Pulling is a safe, simple, and gentle procedure with benefits that bring health to your body and rids your mouth of harmful toxins and bacteria.

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Studies are on-going, but the procedure is gaining more and more popularity as people are finding success and positive results with oil pulling.  The basics involve pulling and swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of Coconut, Olive, Grapeseed, Sesame or some other quality oil around your mouth and through your teeth for up to 20 minutes, then spitting it out in the trash.

Oil pulling was practiced in Ayurvedic medicine. Modern oil pulling was introduced in 1992 by Dr. F. Karach, MD. Dr. Karach claimed that this treatment will achieve remarkable results with illnesses such as chronic infections, migraine headaches, bronchitis, diseased teeth, artery thrombosis, chronic blood disorders such as leukemia, arthritis and related illnesses, neuro-physiological paralysis, eczema, gastro enteritis, peritonitis, heart disease, kidney disease, meningitis, and women’s hormonal disorders.  Dr. Karach’s claims that oil pulling heals the whole body in perpetuity.

According to the African Journal of Microbiology Research, oil pulling is an effective defense against the bacteria associated with dental caries (tooth decay). Studies show that it has also been beneficial in the elimination of bleeding gums, the tightening of loose teeth and the visible whitening of the teeth. I have personally experienced these benefits.

Studies and success stories are finding higher quality oils are more effective.  The anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties of organic, virgin coconut oil makes it the perfect choice for oil pulling and certainly is gaining popularity.

The use of a few drops of Spark Naturals Certified Pure PharmaGrade -(CPPharmaGrade™) Essential Oils added to the oil pulling carrier oil will enhance your positive results.

Does maintaining a healthy mouth help you have a healthy body?

Many theories exist and more studies are underway to explore the connection between good oral health and overall health.

Persistent halitosis (bad breath) can often be a sign of a more serious problem in your mouth. Poor oral hygiene and gum disease are the primary causes of halitosis.

It is estimated that around 50% of adults have some form of early stages of gum disease e.g., gingivitis and they don’t even know it. Gingivitis, if left untreated, may progress to a more serious condition called periodontitis.  Besides weakening your teeth to the point of losing them, studies suggest that periodontitis may affect the health of your entire body.

On going studies suggests that periodontitis may be associated with diabetes, heart disease, and numerous other health issues.

Heart Disease/Stroke.

Studies suggest that advanced gum disease may be a contributing factor to heart disease.  The theory is that gum disease or periodontitis, allow oral germs to enter the bloodstream. These germs may affect the heart by attaching to the fatty plaques in your arteries, contributing to the formation of clots. According to this theory, these clots, in turn, can cause the restriction of blood flow (a.k.a. atherosclerosis) which may lead to a heart attack or a stroke.

Diabetes.

Emerging science also suggests that diabetes and gum disease may be linked. Not only does diabetes increase your chance of gum infection, but gum infection may make diabetes harder to control.

Diabetics are significantly more likely to develop gum disease because of the way diabetes slows the body’s natural healing process. Research also suggests that advanced gum disease may have an adverse effect on blood-sugar levels-potentially making diabetes treatment less effective.

This is where effective oral care can become a necessary part of health care.  Essential oils used the with an oral care routine that includes regular visits to the dentist, brushing, flossing and oil pulling with anti-septic and anti-bacterial essential oils can prevent gingivitis and peridontitis, thus improving our over all health care.

How do you oil pull?

Prior to breakfast on an empty stomach you take 1 tablespoon of coconut or other carrier oil and add 3-6 drops of essential oils.

Add your essential oils based on issues.  They might include, but are NOT limited to:

Oregano – Flu, cold, virus, sore throat, swollen glands, cold sores, herpes, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antibiotic, anti-viral.

Clove – Mouth and gum, analgesic, anti-biotic, and antiseptic.

Frankincense – Analgesic, cold & flu, mouth surgery, mouth trauma, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory.

Geranium – Mouth, gums, throat, laryngitis, analgesic, antiseptic

Grapefruit – Cleansing, detoxifying, anti-septic, antibacterial.

Lemon – Cleansing, detoxifying, cold, sore throat, anti-septic.

Lemongrass – herpes, halitosis,

Melaleuca – Cold, flu, Immune system, braces irritation, Gum and mouth sores, Congestion, herpes, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial,, antiseptic.

Myrrh – mouth, teeth and gum, cold & flu, tonsillitis, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic.

Take the oils into the mouth but do not swallow it.  Move the oil slowly in the mouth as rinsing or swishing and as Dr Karach puts it; ” sip, suck and pull through the teeth” for fifteen to twenty minutes.  This process thoroughly mixes the oils with saliva.  Swishing activates the enzymes and the enzymes draw toxins out of the blood. The oil must not be swallowed, for it has become toxic. As the process continues, the oil gets thinner and white.  It is then spit from the mouth, the oral cavity must be thoroughly rinsed and mouth must be washed thoroughly. Just use normal tap water and brush with normal toothpaste, or Spark Naturals Shield Protective Essential Oil Blend with water.

This has in effect pulled toxins and poisons out through the mucous membranes of the mouth to be expelled.  If you use virgin coconut oil, expel into the garbage, as it can solidify in your drains.

It is important to understand that during the oil-pulling/swishing process one’s metabolism is intensified. Many feel this leads to improved health.

To accelerate the healing process, oil pulling can be repeated three times a day, but it is always best before meals on an empty stomach.

 

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Ways to Use Vinegar

Vinegar Cleaning Supplies

Thanks to vinegars acidity and neutralizing properties, it can clean, disinfect, soften, shine and more. Use it from the kitchen to the bathroom, in everything from homemade cleaners to hair rinses, to take full advantage of this humble household wonder.

A staple in any pantry, vinegar is a multitasking wonder with a rich history of use for everything from making pickles to treating wounds. Today, versatile vinegar is still widely used in food preservation, but its household uses extend well beyond pickling. 

Combined with a few other ingredients, vinegar can make a household disinfectant, glass cleaner, furniture polish and stain remover.

1. Grease Cutter: Vinegar’s acidity lets it cut through grease with ease. Dip a sponge in vinegar and wipe to degrease stovetops, microwaves, dirty dishes and more.

2. Disinfectant: A natural antibacterial, vinegar makes a great base for any nontoxic cleaning solution. For an all-purpose disinfecting solution, dilute 1 part vinegar in 4 parts water and use anywhere germs are found, such as countertops, keyboards, shared phones, doorknobs and remote controls.

3. Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Clean, disinfect and deodorize your toilet by pouring 1 cup of vinegar around the inside of the bowl. Let sit for an hour, use a brush to remove rings, then flush.

4. Drain Cleaner: To keep drains clog-free, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain, then follow with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Wait for foaming to subside, then follow with a gallon of boiling water. If necessary, remove hair and other debris with a wire. Repeat if drain is still slow.

5. Glass Cleaner: For a streak-free shine, combine 2 cups water, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap in a spray bottle. Spritz onto mirrors, then wipe down with old newspapers.

6. Residue Remover: Clean the glue residue that labels and stickers leave behind by wiping the sticky surface with a rag dipped in a vinegar-water solution.

7. Hair Rinse: Shampoos and other hair products can leave behind residue, making hair lackluster. Remove buildup by diluting 2 tablespoons vinegar and 2 drops of Spark Naturals Lemon Essential Oil in 3 cups water and mixing well. After shampooing, pour rinse over hair before rinsing with water. The vinegar will close the cuticle and leave hair soft and shiny.

8. Furniture Polish: Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar and 10 drops Spark Naturals Lemon Essential Oil in a glass spray bottle. Shake well before use, apply to cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. Refrigerate any leftover solution to keep it from going rancid.

9. Stain Remover: Purge grass stains and blood spots by whipping up your own natural stain remover. Mix 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda and 3 cups water in a spray bottle. Just spray on the stain and toss clothing into the laundry!

10. Laundry Softener: Conventional fabric softener stays in clothing, where a buildup can cause irritation, but vinegar breaks down and dissolves detergents. For softer clothes, towels and sheets, just add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

11. Dandruff Preventive: Vinegar’s acidity can help kill some of the bacteria responsible for causing dandruff. Rinsing with vinegar can also deep-clean the scalp and help remove flakes of dead skin cells. For a no-dandruff rinse, mix 1/2 cup vinegar, 2 drops of Spark Naturals Essential Oil and 1 cup boiling water. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, strain, then pour over scalp after shampooing. Rinse treatment from hair with water.

12. Wart Killer: To remove unsightly warts, dip a cotton ball in vinegar, place over wart and secure with a bandage. Change the cotton ball daily. The acid in vinegar will eat away at the wart over time. (Be sure to keep the skin around the wart moisturized.)

13. Breath Freshener: Eliminate bad breath by rinsing with 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 tablespoon salt diluted in 1 cup water. This rinse is especially effective at removing onion and garlic odors.

14. Paintbrush Softener: Make stiff paintbrushes useful again by dipping hardened bristles in a bowl of vinegar for an hour or less. Rinse the bristles with warm water and soap, then let dry before using.

15. Greens Reviver: Leafy greens looking wilted? Soak them in a bath of 2 cups cold water and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar to bring them back to life.

16. Egg Aid: When hard-boiling eggs, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the water to prevent egg white from seeping out of cracks in the shell.

17. Rust Remover: Revive rusted nuts, bolts, nails or tools by soaking them in a bath of pure vinegar for several hours. If the solution becomes cloudy, change the vinegar. After soaking, wipe away rust with a cloth.

Versatile Vinegar: Buyer Beware

Not all vinegar is created equal. While all vinegars require ethanol for production, some vinegars are made with synthetically produced ethanol made from petroleum. Check the label before you buy for words like “grain alcohol” or “neutral grain spirits” to ensure you’re buying a product made from natural food sources.

 


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Household Hazards

Vinegar Bottle into Spray Bottle

This is especially good for those Do It Yourself (DIY) cleaning recipes that use #EssentialOils. I purchased an inexpensive plastic spray bottle from the Dollar Store, removed the spray nozzle top and placed it into the empty glass vinegar bottle. It fits well and works great and it is now ready for my next DIY home cleaning recipe using Essential Oils.
Fragrances added to many store bought cleaners, most notably laundry detergents and fabric softeners, may cause acute effects such as respiratory irritation, headache, sneezing, and watery eyes in sensitive individuals or allergy and asthma sufferers. It is much healthier and safer to use high quality Essential Oils, from Spark Naturals.
Chemicals that are so-called “hormone disruptors” can interfere with the body’s natural chemical messages, either by blocking or mimicking the actions of hormones. Possible health effects include decreased sperm counts and/or increased rates of male birth defects.
Cleaning ingredients vary in the type of health hazard they pose. Some cause hazards such as skin irritation or chemical burns, while others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such as cancer.
Some window cleaners contain nerve-damaging butyl cellosolve. Many contain ammonia, which may irritate airways and will release toxic chloramine gases if accidentally mixed with chlorine-containing cleaners.
Chemical drain cleaners are among the most dangerous of all cleaning products. Most contain corrosive ingredients such as sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) that can permanently burn eyes and skin. Some can be fatal if ingested.
Lye and sodium hydroxide, which are corrosive and can burn skin and eyes, are ingredients in many oven cleaners.
Some scouring powders contain silica, which is harmful when inhaled, as the abrasive scrubbing agent. And some are made with chlorine bleach, which may irritate skin airways and will form hazardous gases if mixed with ammonia or acidic cleaners.
Skin contact with furniture polishes can cause irritation, and many brands contain nerve-damaging petroleum distillates, which are flammable and dangerous if swallowed.
Most mainstream dishwashing detergents are petroleum-based, contributing to the depletion of this non-renewable resource and to our nation’s dependence on imported oil.
Powdered detergents for automatic dishwashers can contain phosphates, which overnutrify rivers and streams, causing excessive algae growth that deprives fish of oxygen.
Synthetically fragranced air fresheners can trigger allergies and potentially cause other health problems. We recommend against the use of them, especially from aerosol spray bottles. Aerosol sprays produce tiny droplets that are easily inhaled and absorbed into the body, and their propellants, usually butane and propane, are flammable. Fragrances can provoke asthmatic or allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.


Instead, use a Spark Naturals Diffusers to blend Spark Naturals Essential Oils and water into a mist of micro-particles and disperse them into the air.


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Breathe Easier

Sleeping WomanMy favorite way to use Spark Naturals’ Respire Respiratory Blend is in the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine that I am prescribed to use every night for my diagnosis of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea…yes, I need my CPAP to help me when I stop breathing at night in my sleep…It’s a drag that I need to use this medical device (and travel with it)…but it helps me to breathe easier all through the night and the aroma of Respire Blend opens up my airway and feels so good when it gets down into my lungs. My sleep is now deeper and much more restful. Before my EO life…I would wake-up with jaw pain, headaches and feeling as though I had no sleep at all from the Apnea and TMJ.

Right before I get into bed I also add a couple drops of Shield Protective Blend with the Respire Respiratory Blend into the clean distilled water in the chamber. Shield Blend will help to keep the bacteria that builds up in the machine’s air tubing at bay and it extends the life of the tubing.

Respire Respiratory Blend is a winning combination with Shield Blend, is ideal for germ protection and respiratory issues. When sinuses are clogged, and throats swollen and scratchy, diffuse Respire (or apply topically on the chest or bottom of feet) for almost immediate relief. Acts as an expectorant, soothes airway and may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis. Relaxes the muscles that become affected during allergy season… and allows for a restful sleep when rubbed on the toe pads.

This breathe easier/sleep better technique using Respire Respiratory Blend and Shield Protective Blend Essential Oils with my Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine works for me.

The more recommended way to incorporate the Spark Naturals pure Essential Oils would be applying them to the bottom of the feet and toe pads as well as rubbing on your chest.

I sometime use Thyme Essential Oil on the bottom of my feet and it helps with snoring. I layer it right on with the sleep salve that I make using the Spark Naturals Dream Sleep Essential Oil Blend.

Although these Essential Oils are diluted by the distilled water in the CPAP chamber…we all know that pure Essential Oils should not be used with plastic (e.g. the CPAP chamber and air tubing.) So I have to make sure that I empty out the distilled EO water in the chamber immediately upon arising and never allow it to sit.

Also, it is very important that I clean the chamber and air tubing regularly with white vinegar, and replace as often as medical insurance allows (or more often) before the EO’s start to break down the plastic.

 

Remember you can purchase any of the above Essential Oils & more using 10% Discount Coupon Code: SUMMER @ SparkNaturals.com


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Essential Oils vs. Medicine

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It is illegal to patent any natural product. The way to big profits in the medicine industry is to create an unnatural substance that never before existed in nature, then patent it, and obtain a monopoly. Hence, the molecules of pharmaceutical drugs are all strange to the human body. In all the history of humankind, such molecules were never encountered or taken into any human body. Hence, the body does not easily metabolize them. God never made your body to accept and deal with these chemicals and antibiotics.
 

Drugs versus Oils 

Drugs and oils work in opposite ways. Drugs toxify. Oils detoxify. Drugs clog and confuse receptor sites. Oils clean receptor sites.

Pharmaceutical drugs depress the immune system. Essential oils strengthen the immune system. Antibiotics attack bacteria indiscriminately, killing both the good and the bad. Essential oils attack only the harmful bacteria, allowing our body’s friendly flora to flourish. 

Pharmaceutical drugs are one-dimensional, programmed like robots to carry out certain actions in the body, whether the body can benefit from them or not. When body conditions change, pharmaceutical drugs keep on doing what they were doing, even when their actions are no longer beneficial.

Essential oils are multi-dimensional, filled with homeostatic intelligence to restore the body to a state of healthy balance. When body conditions change, essential oils adapt, raising or lowering blood pressure as needed, stimulating or repressing enzyme activity as needed, energizing or relaxing as needed. Essential oils are smart. Pharmaceutical drugs are dumb.

Pharmaceutical drugs are designed to send misinformation to cells or block certain receptor sites in order to trick the body into giving up symptoms. But drugs never deal with the actual causes of disease. They aren’t designed for that purpose. While they may give prompt relief for certain uncomfortable symptoms, because of their strange, unnatural design, they will always disrupt other bodily functions…and you always have some side effects.

Essential oil molecules send information to cells and cleanse receptor sites so that they bring your body back to natural function. Essential oils are balancing to the body. Pharmaceutical drugs are unbalancing to the body. #EssentialOils address the causes of disease at a cellular level by deleting misinformation and reprogramming correct information so that cells function properly and in harmony with one another. With pharmaceuticals, misinformation is fed into the cells so that some temporary relief may be obtained, but there is never any true healing. Pharmaceutical drugs only trade one kind of disease for another.

Because essential oils properly applied always work toward the restoration of proper bodily function, they do not cause undesirable side effects. They are feeding the body with truth. Pharmaceutical drugs feed the body with lies. While no amount of truth can contradict itself, it doesn’t take many lies before contradictions occur and the body suffers ill effects.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 100,000 Americans die every year, not from illegal drugs, not from drug overdoses, not from over-the-counter drugs, and not from drug abuses, but from properly prescribed, properly taken prescriptions. In this country, more people die from doctor’s prescriptions every ten days than were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.