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Essential Oils for Pain 

Essential Oils for Pain



I’m a big time advocate for alternative help when it comes to pain. I have chronic back from tumbling as a gymnast and cheerleader. My back went out on me when I was just 17. Many years later, I struggle with chronic pain. I have medication, but I don’t want to use it if I don’t have to. I enjoy using essential oils to help alleviate my pain. If you are in pain, there is an essential oil that can help! 


Here is a list of essential oil’s for different types of pain, for varying pain such as: bone pain, circulation, inflammation, muscles, ligaments, and viruses



Young Living is the best Essential Oils carrier in the business! I love their oils so much more than other brands because of the ingredients it’s made from, and the concentration is much higher than other brands, leaving you needing to use less drops, thus saving you money. Not to mention their scents, I’ve always felt like their scents were much stronger than other brands that I have tried before. It is a little bit more expensive of an essential oils line, but for all of the reasons I listed above. Below is a pain Cream created by Young Living. I am going to try it after I purchase Valor, that is the only Oil I don’t have from the list. 






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Anti-Cellulite

Anti-Cellulite


Is there any way to eliminate the “cottage cheese” on your thighs and rear end? No, not really. But there are steps you can take to get rid of cellulite..

Cellulite, also known as gynoid lipodystrophy, is an aesthetic condition where fat deposits are visible underneath the skin, giving a dimpled effect. It can show up in any location, but the legs and bottom are most notable. Cellulite occurs in over 80% of the female population, with much fewer occurrences in men.

There are a number of different factors that cause cellulite. Excess estrogen, caused by hormonal imbalances or excess weight, can be a factor in cellulite production. Another hormone tied to cellulite is insulin. Imbalanced blood glucose levels found in people such as diabetics and pre-diabetics can cause cellulite. Stress also plays a huge roll in the development of cellulite.

Other factors that can cause cellulite are genetic predispositions, your sex, your race, underlying medical conditions, and your lifestyle. Scientists argue that there may be no cure for cellulite, but we can battle its appearance.

“Everyone has strands of connective tissue that separate fat cells into compartments and connect fat to skin. In women, these fibers form a honeycomb-shaped pattern, so any increase of fat tends to bulge out like stuffing in a mattress. You see less cellulite in men because their fibers run horizontally, forming a criss-cross pattern that prevents bulging or dimpling.”

“Though cellulite can pop up any time, it is true that cellulite does seem to appear out of nowhere and get worse with age. That’s because our tissues change. Those strands of connective tissue thicken with age, and our skin gets thinner, making cellulite more noticeable. More importantly, we gain fat with age. The average woman loses 5 lb of muscle and replaces it with about 15 lb of fat every decade of her adult life.”

Source: Target Cellulite



*Exercises for Cellulite:

  • Side to Side

Muscles worked: Quadriceps, abductors, adductors, hamstrings, and glutes. 

  • All-Fours Kickback

Muscles worked: Gluteal muscles. Wear ankle weights to intensify the workout.

  • Lying Inner-Leg Lift

Muscles worked: Inner thighs

  • Squat and Side Lift

Muscles worked: Glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, and abductors.

  • V-Leg Pull

Muscles worked: Outer thighs

  • One-Legged Lunge

Muscles worked: Glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings


  • Butt Kicks

Muscles worked: Glutes, lower back, hamstring 

  • Squats with Weights

Muscles Worked: Thighs, inner-thighs, glutes

*Dry Rubbing


“When we’d heard dry skin brushing was an effective method for reducing cellulite, we knew we had to include it in our anti-cellulite road test. Sure enough, it was indeed one of the more succesful ways to smooth away less-than-perfect spots on your legs. But the more we looked into it, the more benefits we learned this relatively simple routine had to offer. Not only does it buff away dead skin, but it’s fantastic at boosting circulation and lymphatic drainage, and ultimately ridding the body of toxins. Your skin is your biggest organ, after all.”

“Dry skin brushing effectively opens up the pores on your skin. This is something you can — and should — be doing daily, even twice a day. Your skin should be dry, so the ideal time is in the shower before you turn on the water. Just a reminder, don’t get the brush wet.”

“You should only brush towards the heart. Making long sweeps, avoid back and forth, scrubbing and circular motions. Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. And, don’t brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated or red.”

Benefits: “In addition to sloughing away dry skin on areas like knees, elbows and ankles, body brushing promotes tighter skin, cell renewal and blood flow. This also helps the lymphatic system release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. You’ll also notice a glowy, smooth complexion. We love it because it’s one of the easiest, cheapest and most effective things we can do for promoting healthy skin.”

Source: Anti-Cellulite

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7-Day Workout: Thursday 

7-Day Workout: Thursday 



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Get Rid of that Migraine!

Get Rid of that Migraine!


Did you know that there are four stages to a Migraine? Yes! There are ways to tell you’re getting a migraine, in which case, you should start trying to kick it before it takes over! 

Essential Oils are my favorite way to relieve something naturally. And there are plenty of oils for a headache or migraine. 


Do you know how or where to put the essential oils?



Yoga is another natural way to get rid of your migraine.


Lastly, but probably most important is your diet. Foods can cause your migraine. And there are foods that relieve it too. Check it out! 



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Flat Belly Tips for Women

Flat Belly Tips for Women



This a great workout that is easy to do because it requires no equipment, and it shows real results immediately, when done correctly. 


Do you want to have abs like these? Put in the time and effort and these exercises will leave you with a flat Belly and more, muscle, tone, and a core. 


It’s 2017, no matter what your New Year’s resolution is, we can all be healthier. Having a flatter belly will help you live a longer life and that goes for any workout or exercise you do, it will keep you healthy and happy, too! 

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Lose Your Love Handles

Lose Your Lovehandles


Are you tired of your love handles making you feel “not your prettiest”? 


Try these great workouts that target only that area of your body: 


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Here’s the skinny on more about your love handles:


*So what else can you do? Be smart with your diet! Good luck! You’ll soon start to see those love handles no longer being “handles” anymore! 




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Strengthen Yourself!

Strengthen Yourself!


Just like the quote above says, “work for strong not skinny”, and that is what this post is about, getting strong. I collected the best exercise plans that I rotate to get a full body workout. Take this advice and study the body, with which muscles you need to work. Then try out some of the exercises offered. Try it for 5 days, tell me you won’t see a difference, even a little counts!








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