visual thesaurus part II – quarantine

quarantine /ˈkwôrənˌtēn/

noun- the state, period or place of isolation in which one is placed (usually in reference to exposure to infection or disease.)

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visualize. participate. share.
take three photographs representing antonyms of quarantine.

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visual thesaurus part II – vital

vital /ˈvītl/

noun- the body’s important internal organs.

adjective- important, necessary, essential.

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visualize. participate. share.
take three photographs representing antonyms of vital.

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oil relief

 “the oil of surrendering pain”

wintergreen + camphor + peppermint + blue tansy + blue chamomile + helichrysum + osmanthus 

as the name suggests, deep blue is in fact, blue in color.  it is the kind of deep blue that you might find in the depths of the ocean, or the in the sky at twilight.  whether you have a broken heart or a pulled muscle, deep blue is the oil to comfort and soothe both your physical and emotional pain.

apply a few drops of deep blue topically to your area of discomfort and gently massage the oil into your skin.  this oil is mild enough that you can apply it directly to your skin “neat”, but you might want to consider diluting it in fractionated coconut oil  in order to cover a wider area of your body such as your entire leg or back.

is this blend for you?  well, do you ever find yourself with a knot in your neck or shoulder area?  have you ever run into a coffee table in the dark and badly bruised your shin?  do you or anyone you know suffer from:  arthritis, muscle tension and pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatism or head aches?  chances are yes.  deep blue assists your body to heal itself by reducing inflammation and actually encouraging your tissue to repair itself!

on an emotional level, this pain relief blend helps individuals accept their pain and allows them to realize that pain is not necessarily a bad thing, it is merely a teacher. deep blue allows us to remain clam and maintain mental clarity in the face of pain.

personal testimonial from theStephALA:

one month before i was supposed to get married, i decided to ski on inappropriately thin skis during one of the biggest powder days of the season.  halfway through the day, the tips of my skis dug into a huge mound of snow and stopped in their tracks while my body continued to twist and launch in the opposite direction.  

my knee hurt.  i’ve had knee injuries before, and visits to the doctor, mris, braces etc…my knee hurt terribly and my heart sank because i knew that this was the type of hurt that would send me to the doctor and put in me in a brace for a few weeks.  i did not want to wear an ugly knee brace to my wedding!  so, as soon as i got home i began applying the pain relief blend  every few hours.  the day of my injury i could barely stand on my one leg and my knee was  incredibly swollen.  by day two the pain and swelling decreased and by day three it was almost as if i had never hurt myself in the first place! 

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zen and digestion

 “the oils of digestion”

ginger + peppermint + tarragon + fennel + caraway + coriander + anise

this adaptogenic blend of oils helps rid the body of inflammation and synergistically works to establish equilibrium throughout the entire body. it has a comforting, deep, woody, barky, herbaceous and masculine essence. rub a drop into the bottoms of your feet or apply diluted in fractionated coconut oil to the belly in a mindful, clockwise motion. give this unique blend a chance and wear it as a fragrance near your throat. the smell catches on in a curious and appealing way.

this blend  tastes… well… masculine, herbaceous, barky and woody. it is no slice of lemon in your water but that is not to say that it is displeasing or difficult to ingest. add a drop to almond milk and drink prior to each meal or add a few drops to an empty capsule and ingest daily. taking this blend as a supplement supports overall digestive health. furthermore it has been shown to depress candida in the stomach while discouraging mold circulation and the existence of parasites.

aromatically, this is a powerful blend of oils for balancing the information and sensory overload that is our lives- literally- easing the digestion of the mind and aiding the transitions between thoughts and ideas. consider digestion as a process in direct proportion to cleansing. cleansing the mind is just as important as cleansing the physical body.

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the topic of applying topically.

100% pure coconut oil

do you understand that what you put on yourself… goes in your self?

consider for a moment how many things you apply topically to your body each and every day. consider your most recent shower and add it all up: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, exfoliator, shaving cream, in-shower lotion. add up what you had to put on after you rinsed all that off: after shower lotion, deodorant, face serum, face tonic,  moisturizer, sunscreen, hair spray, hair gel, makeup, powder, chap-stick, lipstick, aftershave, perfume, cologne, nail polish…

it is likely that your topical list is that long or longer. there is no shame in owning up to the arsenal of products we purchase and posses to make us look good on the outside. there might be shock though- if you never knew that the ingredients in all topical products (even when rinsed off) are absorbed into your skin and straight into your bloodstream.

all ingredients are ingested into the body. do you know what they are?

if you were cooking a meal, it’s unlikely that you would start adding random ingredients you had never before seen or tasted. perhaps it is worth thinking the same with the products that we treat our skin and hair to, our face and our feet, our teeth and our armpits. shouldn’t we know what those pores get to eat everyday?

if you have any doubts that something applied topically to your skin effects physiological systems, consider the varied use of transdermal patches. these medicated, adhesive patches (a steadily growing $3 billion industry) offer an alternative form of dosage. whether for birth control, Parkinson’s disease or pain relief, the patch is a simple, no-nonsense way to administer drugs through the skin, the bodies largest organ with an endless number of pores as orifices.

transdermal nicotine patchtake for example the nicotine patch. does it work? why does it work for some people and not all people trying to quit? probably there is just too much involved in the addiction to smoking (oral fixation, personality types, other addictive additives and chemicals, etc.) to prove one method as an infallible aid for someone that wants to quit. no myth or statistic however can debunk the fact that when this transdermal patch is used- nicotine is being transferred through the skin and into the blood. even those who found no long term success with the nicotine patch will likely have experienced many days or weeks of success with the aid of the patch (especially compared to not using it). they will likely admit that they “didn’t even want one” when wearing the patch. well that is because they were getting many of them delivered constantly through their skin into their cells, temporarily sustaining those insistent receptors of craving.

adventureclubinteractive has been posting information about essential oils every week. we believe that applying exotic, fruity, flowery, flavorful, therapeutic, relaxing, stimulating, protective, healing, bright, and beautiful fragrances to your skin, your body, the air, or the surfaces of your home can be an adventure. choosing quality products- with pure and pronounceable ingredients- is an adventure. taking a closer look at products- determining their safety and effectiveness- is an adventure.

apply essential oils with fractionated coconut oil

fractionated coconut oil (fractionated means that the fat has been separated and removed leaving only the oil which remains liquid at room temperature). it absorbs easily into the skin and does not stain clothing. adding a drop of essential oil to a few drops of fractionated coconut oil makes for a luxurious lotion or massage oil, perfume or rub. as per the topic of applying topically- there is no better way to get the good stuff into your skin than this carrier oil.

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browse adventureclubinteractive for more ideas about coconut oil and essential oils:

make your own shampoo with coconut oil and essential oils

make your own sugar scrub with coconut oil and essential oils

apply melaleuca “tea tree” essential oil

 

experience melaleuca.

“the oil of energetic boundaries”

melaleuca, or “tea tree” is a well-known and widely-used favorite essential oil. it is one of the safest, most versatile, effective and fast-acting remedies that nature has to offer.

the aborigines have been using melaleuca for centuries. it comes from the leaves of a tree- from the myrtle family- not to be confused with the bush that black tea comes from. interestingly, when captain james cook and his crew craved an herbal refreshment, they chose the leaves from the tree, found in swampy regions. the name tea tree has stuck around since. melaleuca available on the market today will be steam distilled from the leaves of the tree. it has a strong, fresh, clean, earthy, herbaceous, medicinal essence. aromatically it is a base note that blends well with cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary and thyme.

melaleuca works energetically as an emotional enhancer and equalizer. it clears negative energy and strengthens self-confidence. it assists those that need to let go of parasitic relationships, to synergistically break ties with negative, energy-depleting relationships in order to make space for healthy relationships to develop.

physically, melaleuca is antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, stimulant, astringent, insecticidal, tissue regenerative, immune-boosting, anti-oxidant, and decongestant. a fast-acting tonic and astringent, it is a must-have in any first-aid kit. melaleuca can soothe burns and kill the growth of infectious diseases- safe enough to use on children. it is a repellent for fleas and ticks from pets.

apply:

apply 1-2 drops of melaleuca to disinfect an open wound, cut or scrape.

acne:  fill a small spray bottle with purified water and 10 drops of melaleuca.  mist your face a few times a day.

apply a few drops topically 2-3x per day to combat athlete’s foot and other fungal infections.

for a more natural approach to fighting yeast infections, soak a tampon in a small amount of fractionated coconut oil with approximately 3-5 drops of melaleuca.  insert nightly for a week or until symptoms clear.

add 3-5 drops to shampoo to combat dandruff.

for energetic clearing, inhale throughout the day or place one drop under your tongue.

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would you like to try melaleuca for yourself?  please contact us at adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com for more information.

geranium essential oil: “the oil of love and trust”

geranium essential oil

“the oil of love and trust”

Geranium essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the plant.  It’s properties are antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antisecptic, astringent, diuretic, insect repellent, refreshing, relaxing, sedative and tonic.

The oil is light green in color and it’s scent resembles that of rose.  In fact, many refer to geranium essential oil as being “poor mans rose”.

 Emotionally and energetically, geranium heals the broken heart and restores confidence and trust.  It softens anger and helps to re-open the heart, allowing emotional wounds to heal so that love may flow freely again.  It encourages self-expression and invites imagination and spontaneity.

Geranium is also useful in breaking up kidney stones, stopping bleeding, relieving UTI’s and inhibiting the growth of cervical cancer cells.  Geranium essential oil helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue and helps to boost the immune system as well.

Geranium essential oil helps support hormonal balance, especially in women, and can be extremely beneficial for women who are trying to get pregnant as well as for women going through menopause.

 apply:

1-3 drops of geranium oil on your heart

inhale throughout the day for hormonal balance and emotional support

make geranium tea by applying 1-3 drops of geranium in a spoonful of honey and stir in warm water.

use geranium oil in a massage blend

create a hot compress with geranium oil and apply to abdomen during menopause

apply geranium oil to the chest to sooth breast tissue (some have reported this to also slightly increase breast size)

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if you are interested in sampling or purchasing the highest quality geranium, contact us.

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do you have questions, comments, concerns? do you want to learn more?

please submit all inquiries via email: adventureclubinteractive.com and check out these great reference books:

Modern Essentials:  A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils

Emotional Healing with Essential Oils

Living Healthy & Happily Ever After

 

 

 

featured essential oil- apply vetiver

featured- vetiver essential oil

vetiveria zizanoides

 “the oil of centering and descent”

“people part company over vetiver… some like vetiver, some find it awful…”

pluck a person, any person off the street, any street and chances are they haven’t even a guess as to what vetiver is. so lucky for the followers of adventureclubinteractive- today is the day to learn something new about something new. adventureclubinteractive wants to share a few facts about a precious, often unknown and truly underrated essential oil called vetiver. perhaps you will realize you were in need of a little vetiver in your life all along and you will go out and sample it, use it, love it, never live again without it. or perhaps, as the saying goes, you will smell it, try it and hate it… no matter… for this featured oil is a bit of a departure from more traditional essences, but just as essential to any adventureclubinteractive-inspired medicine cabinet.

vetiver comes from the roots of a tropical grass. approximately one thousand pounds of earth must be uprooted to collect a single pound of root material. the oil is then steam distilled from the roots and a heavy, bitter, earthy, rich, woody, exotic, complex, musty, spicy, deep, dark, full aroma is produced.  vetiver has a higher viscosity than most essential oils. it’s density, coupled with its complexity of odor, makes one single drop go the extra mile.

vetiver is a grounding oil, it helps us to feel more rooted in the physical world and allows us to connect with how we truly think and feel. it supports those who have lost touch. vetiver is a feminine oil and thus with a feminine flair, vetiver allows us to discover and uncover the root of emotional issues. it is not an oil of avoidance. vetiver helps us discover the deeper layers of ourselves and grounds us to the present moment.  it helps to normalize extreme sensitivity or insensitivy and helps us to balance mental and physical energy. vetiver is the sexual peacemaker of essential oils. it is useful for exhausted women and useful for insensitive, restless men.

vetiver is an exceptional, versatile base note oil in perfumery for men and women to wear alike. vetiver combines especially well with sandalwood, geranium, orange, ylang-ylang and rose. sometimes vetiver is known as the “moth oil” for its moth repellent properties. versatile indeed! from perfumery to moths- it is hard to describe vetiver and again- you may just love it or be somewhat repelled by it…

vetiver is extremely beneficial for the skin- regeneratively, it balances the sebaceous glands and acts on deep layers where aging skin loses fat content, causing outer layers to sag. it helps minimize stretch marks and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. it is safe to apply neatly to the skins surface, but may be diluted in vegetal oil if any contact sensitivity occurs.

vetiver may also be applied to alleviate muscle spasms and aid stiff joints. diffusing vetiver into the air can be helpful for sleeplessness or insomnia. vetiver is a good focus oil- especially for children lacking the attention span to study. vetiver can help regulate appetite and has been shown to increase the production of white blood cells and boost the immune system. similarly it has been shown to stimulate the production of red blood cells, improving circulation.

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if you are interested in sampling or purchasing the highest quality vetiver, contact us for more information.

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do you have questions, comments, concerns? do you want to learn more?

please submit all inquiries via email: adventureclubinteractive.com

 

 

 

featured essential oil trio- apply “lemendermint”

lavender, lemon & peppermint

for the past three weeks, adventureclubinteractive has been profiling a featured essential oil.  we began with lemon the oil of focus.  then came to lavender, the oil of communication followed by peppermint, the oil of a buoyant heart.  this trio of oils- lavender, lemon and peppermint- is a wonderful place to begin your essential oil journey and start taking control of your own health and wellbeing!

we invite you to try these amazing oils for yourself and share your experiences with us!

interested in wholesale pricing and helping to empower others to take control of their health?  email us at adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com.