Sunday, January 6, 2013

Other benefits to Slim & Sassy

Slim & Sassy is a metabolic blend that is specifically designed to help control hunger and to limit excessive caloric intake. I likely wouldn't have ordered it for myself, but I received one for free when I ordered my Family Physician Kit, and now it's one of my favourite blends. (My two other favourite blends are Balance for grounding and Deep Blue for pain). I enjoy drinking water with a couple of drops of Slim & Sassy every morning because it smells so good and it lifts my spirits.

I've also been finding that it has other side benefits as well!!! That's the beauty of using essential oils -- they help the body in numerous ways -- physically as well as emotionally. Even if you take the oils for one reason, you may find that they have other health benefits for your body.

Nausea and Anxiety

Last night, my mother-in-law came over and she was feeling nauseous and anxious. I had the impulse to give her a glass of water with a few drops of Slim & Sassy because I know that it is calming to the stomach and uplifting to the mind. I love the smell of Slim & Sassy and find that I always feel better when I drink it.

I told her that it would help to cheer her up, but didn't tell her that it might help her stomach upset. By the time she finished her glass, she told me that her stomach was feeling better. She just called over again today to let me know that whatever I gave her last night did the trick and helped her.

Canker sore

Last month, I started to develop a canker sore. I  looked up which oils would be best to use to get rid of a canker sore at Everything about Essential Oils (i.e., Frankincense, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melaleuca, Myrrh, On Guard), but didn`t get around to using any of these oils on the canker sore because it started healing almost immediately, likely as a result of the Slim & Sassy water that I was drinking!

Reduce congestion
I've read that essential oils can act as an expectorant, causing the lungs to expel phlegm and I really find that's happenning in my body. It happens shortly after I drink my Slim & Sassy water and even after I handle any of the oils (like after I put essential oils on my son's feet). It's fascinating because before I started the essential oils, I didn't even know that I was congested! I wonder if over time, my environmental allergies may subside as the mucous production in my lungs settle down with time.

Essential oils in Slim & Sassy:
  • Grapefruit - balancing and uplifting to the mind.
  • Lemon - invigorating, enhancing and warming. Promotes health, healing and energy.
  • Peppermint - purifying and stimulating to the mind. Soothes digestive difficulties.
  • Ginger - increases physical energy and promotes healthy digestion.
  • Cinnamon - enhances the action of other oils. May improve circulation, digestion and energy levels.