DiGize for the garden and our gut.

 πŸŒΏDiGize Essential Oil- 🌿

What Is Digize Essential Oil Used For?
It soothe indigestion, boost the immune system, relieve stress and anxiety, promote sleep, lower inflammation, detoxify the body, protect the skin and treat menstrual symptoms, among others. And it also is a great pesticide for your vegetable garden. (Scroll down for the directions)

However, when used responsibly and in moderation, this oil is considered very safe, and offers a number of critical health benefits.

Digize essential oil is actually a combination of eight different essential oils – peppermint, patchouli, juniper, ginger, fennel, tarragon, anise and lemongrass. Each of these, when used individually, can have a wide range of effects on the body, and when combined, the benefits can be even greater. While the most popular use of this oil blend is for gastrointestinal distress, there are many other health effects it can provide. The list of benefits can mainly be attributed to the high concentrations of menthol, gingerol, limonene, camphor, linalool, nerol, myrcene, camphene, alpha-pinene, borneol, bornyl acetate and many other antioxidants and volatile compounds.
What Is Digize Essential Oil Used For?
Digize essential oil is particularly effective for people suffering from indigestion, inflammatory conditions, poor sleep habits, anxiety, stress, depression, a weak immune system, nausea, vomiting, menstrual cramps, skin conditions, high toxicity, arthritis, gout and headaches, as well as for those at high risk of chronic disease.
Treats Gastrointestinal Problems
The most popular use of this impressive oil blend is as a stomach soother. With powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic compounds, this oil can settle the stomach, eliminate bloating and cramping, and regulate digestion with just a few drops under the tongue. This can prevent symptoms of constipation, as well as poor nutrient uptake, and the anti-nausea reputation of this oil can help you keep your food down. This is excellent for people suffering from stomach flus and other chronic conditions that affect the stomach. Anise, ginger and peppermint are particularly good for stomach issues.
Relieves Anxiety
Peppermint, ginger and lemongrass oils all have known anxiolytic properties that can affect the limbic system and promote feelings of calm in the body and mind. If you suffer from chronic anxiety, or find yourself getting worked up over small things, a quick inhalation of this oil in a steam inhaler, or regular diffusion of it throughout the home, can keep your mind focused and prevent periods of depression.
Promotes Good Sleep
For those suffering from insomnia or regularly interrupted sleep, using digize essential oil may be a wise choice. Ginger and juniper oils are both used tocalm the nervous system and help the body drift into peaceful sleep, without frequent interruptions, along with a refreshed feeling in the morning.
Reduces Inflammation
Lemongrass, fennel, tarragon and ginger all possess anti-inflammatory abilities that can soothe inflamed tissues and organ systems, such as the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems. This can affect everything from muscle aches and spasms to headaches, arthritic conditions and upset stomachs. Inflammation in the body is a major source of oxidative stress and can exhaust the body’s immune defenses, so cutting down on this irritation is a great long-term practice for overall health.
Relieves Menstrual Symptoms
Another popular use of digize essential oil is for severe menstrual symptoms, primarily cramping and excess bleeding. The anti-spasmodic nature of this oil can help to soothe those painful cramps and promote less mood swings and hormonal fluctuation. These properties also make this oil ideal for women going through menopause, as it can balance and regulate hormones in the body. The fennel oil in digize essential oil is where many of these benefits come from.
Skin Care
Patchouli essential oil has long been known for its moisturizing and skin-rejuvenating properties, which is why some people use digize oil on their skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema or acne. This oil will not only suppress any infections, but also stimulate fresh growth of new cells, reduce the signs of aging, eliminate dry skin and give your skin a healthy glow.
Boosts Immune System
Peppermint, ginger and juniper oils are very good for the immune system, as they are natural detoxifiers and cleansers for every system, ranging from respiratory and gastrointestinal health to cognitive clarity and sources of oxidative stress. By providing a full-body boost the immune system, this essential oil combination works hard to keep your body healthy, especially if it is used in a diffuser.
Improves Metabolism
Fennel essential oil is known as a stimulant substance, and while it is only found in a small percentage within digize essential oil, it can still provide a boost to the circulatory system and the metabolism. This can increase energy in a positive way, and even aid in passive fat-burning for those looking to lose weight.

🌿🌿🌿🌿Natural DiGize Pesticide 🌿🌿🌿🌿

Make one day before.
Add 10 drops of DiGize with one teaspoons of organic, biodegradable dish soap to a sprayer bottle. Add water to the top and Shake. 

Spray on the leaves and on the ground. Don’t over use by saturating the ground- a little goes a long way. 
It can also kill grasshoppers if sprayed on them directly. 

Repeat every three weeks. 

Composting in layers

Composting in layers
You may think that the only way to start a new vegetable garden is to laboriously dig up the sod and weeds to get down to bare dirt. But there's a simpler, no-till method of beginning a new garden called sheet mulching, sheet composting or lasagna gardening. With lasagna gardening, you smother out the existing vegetation with cardboard and then alternate layers of organic matter like leaf litter and compost to build up a new garden surface from scratch. Lasagna gardening requires some patience, but very little labor.

To make it easier, let’s start creating lasagna composting layers right in your garden box. 

Cover the area where you wish to install a new garden with a single layer of corrugated cardboard. Avoid cardboard and paper that is glossy or printed with colored inks.
Wet the cardboard or newspaper thoroughly to prevent it from blowing away while you are working and to hasten decomposition later.
In an empty garden box. Put cardboard down, then Spread an inch or two of compost or topsoil over the cardboard, wet it. Compost and topsoil can be purchased in 50-pound bags or you can use your own from your household scraps and chicken bedding that has been in the coop. 
Cover the compost or topsoil with an inch or two of dry, brown material, such as fallen leaves, dried grass clippings or shredded straw. (This is when I use my own chicken bedding straw.)  also, by using your own chicken bedding you add a natural amount of nitrogen to your soil. 

Continue alternating layers of compost or soil and leaf litter until you have built up the surface of the soil by 6 to 8 inches. Add one the last of the cardboard and then soak with water.  Poke holes in the cardboard when the cardboard is soft to allow the water to drain through. Water the area twice a week to keep it moist. 
Wait 3 to 6 months for the cardboard and leaf litter to break down before planting in your new garden box. (this can also be done in the ground.)  You can plant into your garden immediately, but you will need to dig through the cardboard with a shovel. If you choose to plant right away, plant vegetable starts rather than seeds, and avoid planting any deep-rooted vegetables, such as carrots, for the first year.

This is the way I compost my whole garden. ;)

Ningxia Nitro Is AMAZING!!

Ningxia Nitro Is AMAZING!!
Hello All My Workout Friends!!

I think I just found the blue pill. Ha! Not really, but kinda! 

No joke, this little Ningxia Nitro is so powerful and it contains zero caffeine. Personally I've always been afraid of energy drinks and caffeine enhancers because I just don't think they are good for the heart, but Ningxia Nitro is not like any other energy drink because It's completely safe and is 100% natural with zero added sugar. 

One afternoon I was listening to the 2013 Young Living convention, and Dr. Olivier Wenker spoke on Exercise and NingXia Nitro – a winning combination for physical and mental fitness. I will not go into the exercise portion of what Dr. Wenker shared at this time, but would like to share some of the information I learned on Nitro.

I am very sensitive to caffeine and have not had any issue with the Nitro.  Dr. Wenker recommended taking the Nitro tube with 1 oz of NingXia Red. His thought was that the benefits lasted longer than just taking the Nitro by itself. So that’s how I have been taking it and I have seen it improve my exercise performance, and it has basically diminished my brain fog and I also feel focused in my work and I don’t get those afternoon crashes! Pretty Cool!

If you haven't tried Ningxia Nitro, you should definitely try It on your next Young Living order, and I promise you won't be disappointed. 

NingXia Nitro is a super concentrated formula from Young Living designed for cognitive fitness; as in focus, acuity and performance. There’s nothing better you can take when you want a surge of energy and to support your mental acuity and enhance your physical performance at the same time… without the health risks of caffeine overload!

NingXia Nitro combines 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils with powerful naturally occuring ingredients, like B vitamins, green tea extract, ginseng and a very special proprietary Nitro Alert™ oil blend consisting of vanilla and chocolate oils, yerba mate, spearmint, peppermint, nutmeg, black pepper, wolfberry seed oil, and ribose.

Plant Oils And Essential Oils In Nitro: 
Black Pepper helps improve circulation, ease aching muscles, digestion, diaphoretic, antibacterial, as well as an antioxidant. 
Nutmeg helps stress, menstrual cramps, bad breath, swelling is very relaxing. 
Wolfberry seed oil is naturally high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins, and amino acids, and trace minerals. 
Ribose could have the potential to enhance sports performance by increasing ATP retention in your body’s skeletal muscles, says UPMC. Ribose could also improve mental function, but at higher doses. You might take ribose supplements to help treat fibromyalgia as well, notes the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). No conclusive scientific evidence supports the use of ribose for treating any medical condition, however.
Spearmint helps with bloating, is uplifting, reduces physical tension in the head and neck and is milder the peppermint essential oil.
Yerba Mate is a high antioxidant and high in minerals and vitamins. 
Peppermint is great for sore muscles, blowing, fresher breath,  and energizing.
Chocolate oil is uplifting, enhances creativity, a high antioxidant, and high concentration of vitamin C. 
Vanilla oil is a natural "C" inhibitors, and has anticarciniogenic properties. 

Primary Benefits:
  • Increases mental fitness, cognitive alertness, and physical acuity
  • Enhances athletic performance and endurance
  • Boosts energy and serves as a daily pick-me-up
How to Use: Consume NingXia Nitro™ directly from the tube or mix with 2-4 oz. of NingXia Red® or 4 oz. of water to enhance physical performance, lift mental fog, or anytime you need a pick-me-up. Best served chilled. Shake well before use.
Ingredients: Proprietary Nitro™ Energy blend, D-Ribose, Green tea extract, Mulberry leaf extract,  ginseng extract, Proprietary Nitro Alert™ oil blend, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla)† oil, Chocolate oil, Yerba mate oil, Mentha spicata (Spearmint)† oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint)† oil, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg)† oil, Piper nigrum (Black Pepper)† oil, Wolfberry seed oil.
Each box contains 14 single-serve tubes (20 ml each).
Nitro-tube103x162Other Ingredients: Water, Nitro juice blend concentrate: (Cherry, Kiwi, Blueberry, Acerola, Billberry, Black currant, Raspberry, Strawberry, Cranberry), Coconut nectar, Maltodextrin, Natural flavors, Stevia, Pectin, Xanthan gum

Reference Materials

Reference Materials
Young Living is all about VIBRANT health, wellness, self-care and taking charge of our lifestyle and wellness choices.

I am not an expert, but you don’t need to be an expert to make better choices for your health and wellness, It just takes some research and experimentation.

There are many wonderful reference guides, books and resources available about how to use essential oils.

You can find reference materials at Life Science Publishing, Abundant Health, and Growing Healthy Homes.  You can always double check pricing on Amazon.

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