Did you know DARK CHOCOLATE can quiet down a bad cough up to 33 percent better than prescription cough suppressants…and will even last up to 6 hours? The theobromine in the cocoa, helps calm the vagus nerve which causes the cough. Cocoa is loaded with flavonoids which are natural compounds that double the body’s production of germ-killing antibodies, according to Joseph Maroon, M.D., author of The Longevity Factor. Researchers found that enjoying 1oz (about the size of a small matchbox) is all you need to calm down that cough. Swimming in chocolate might not be truly healthy…just a hint.
Smoothies using AMEO essential oils
Did you know you could use essential oils in any of your daily recipes? Try one of our delicious Améo smoothie recipes below! BERRY BERRY ORANGE Ingredients:
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup vanilla almond milk
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 frozen banana
- 3-4 drops of Améo Orange Essential Oil
Directions: Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy! TROPICAL DELIGHT Ingredients:
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup mango (can be frozen)
- 1 cup pineapple (can be frozen)
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2-4 drops of Améo Lemon Essential Oil
Directions: Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!
Some uses for FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL, by AMEO essential oil company
Add 3-4 drops of ProShield to Améo Fractionated Coconut Oil and use as an all-natural hand soap • Add Bergamot oil to Améo Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to minor cuts and scrapes • Add 8-10 drops of Clove oil to 2 oz of Améo Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into troubled areas to help soothe sore and achy muscles • Mix 2 drops of Myrtle oil with 2 drops of Améo Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to temples to relieve pressure • Add 2-3 drops of Orange oil to 1 oz of Améo Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into the lower back area to help support healthy digestion • Add Peppermint oil to Améo Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply gently to sunburned skin to reduce redness and cool the affected area
Non-Toxic Cleaning Ideas
1 tsp borax, powdered 2 TB white vinegar 2 C hot water 10 drops Tea Tree essential oil 10 drops Lavender OR 10 drops Lemon essential oil Mix and stir until the borax is dissolved. Spray on surface to be cleaned. Scrub if needed. Wipe off with a damp cloth. This is NOT for glass surfaces or mirrors.
Lorrain’s Favorite Household Scrub and it’s non-toxic!
1 2/3 C Baking Soda ½ C liquid soap (I prefer Castile but you may use any) ½ C (or a bit more) water 4 or 5 drops essential oil (optional) like Tea Tree, Lemon or whatever you like Mix together and store in a jar or a squirt bottle. I usually keep it in a jar and use a sponge or soft cloth to clean with. This will thicken as it sits. Just add some water to thin to desired consistency. You will love this. Use it on counters and stovetops in the kitchen and most anywhere in the bathroom. It is non-abrasive. Don’t use too much because a little goes a long way. STAIN REMOVER and WHITENER: SUNSHINE! Wash, or wet, the fabric and set onto green grass, in the sunshine. The chlorophyll in the grass works with the sun to brighten whites and remove many stains, safely. Depending upon how old and how bad the stain is, this may take several days. Wet the item several times per day. The moisture along with the grass and sunshine is the key to removing stains, especially on delicate items. Plant pests: Add 1 tablespoon of Dr. Bronner’s peppermint scented liquid soap to a ½ gallon of water. Shake well and spray onto plants to kill aphids and other pests. Wood grain Countertop Spray (Alexandria Brighton) 4 oz distilled water 20-30 drops Lemon essential oil Mix distilled water and lemon essential oil in a spray bottle, preferably a dark colored glass bottle. Shake well. Shake bottle before each use. Lemon essential oil is not only a great antibacterial, but also a “mood lifter.” Why not clean your home and enjoy it? Wood countertops or cutting boards: when squeezing your lemons, save the “meat”(pulp) of the lemon. Spread across your wood counters or cutting board and allow to sit a few hours. Wipe clean and enjoy a fresh, newer looking wood, free of bacteria and the great fragrance of lemon! You can also use 2-3 drops of Lemon oil and water to wipe off the counters. Countertops may be wiped with Lemon, Eucalyptus globulus, Lavender, Grapefruit, Cypress or Lemongrass essential oils. Be careful with citrus oils on granite though as it could cause damage if overused. DISCLAIMER: The information presented here is intended for informational purposes only. The statements contained herein have not been evaluated nor approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Any advice and/or products mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional if you are currently taking medication, pregnant, trying to get pregnant, nursing, or if you have any other health condition before taking any products mentioned or applying any information contained herein