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TOXINS: FYI

Toxins:

Did you know?

*The cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than those whose water does not contain chlorine – US Council of Environmental Quality

*According to CDC – average adult has 148 toxic chemicals in their body- there are over 3,500 different chemicals that can be put in processed foods WITHOUT listing them

*- there are 6 million pounds of mercury released into environment yearly

*More than 95% of the 37 million chronic sinusitis sufferers is a result of toxic mold? (Mayo Clinic study 1995)

*Over 248 million pounds of industrial chemicals are dumped into public sewage

*More than 418 million pounds of chemicals were released into the ground, threatening our natural ground water resources

*Over 45 million pounds of chemicals were discharged into lakes and rivers

*More than 1 trillion pounds of air emissions were released into the atmosphere

*The grand total of chemical pollutants released into the US environment, in one year, was enough to fill a line of semi-trailers parked bumper-to-bumper from Los Angelos to Des Moines, Iowa

Things that make you go…hmmmmmmm

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Psychic Fair @Mystic Alternatives

It’s almost here!
This coming weekend:
June 12-14, 2009
from 10am-7pm
Crystal River’s Mystic Alternatives will be having their Grand Opening!

Ok…..well, its sort of a Grand Re-opening and they’re calling it another Psychic Fair. The newly remodled store has had a facelift and is ready for its closeup! 🙂 And what’s more fun than a fair?

Yellowstar*Essentials will be there bringing you loads of all natural aromatherapy products!
I’ve created some items especially for the celebration.

Made exclusively for Mystic Alternatives;
INTO THE MYSTIC…..
a mysterious and sultry unisex pure essential oil roll on everyone will love!

I’ve also created many new and luxurious aromatherapy products that are perfect for anyone looking to find affordable natural & organic products for mind/body/spirit/&home made with therapeutic grade essential oils and/or phthalate free fragrances. Most of our products are made with therapeutic grade essential oils which carry higher vibrations & frequencies than do their counterparts.

-Neroli Star Purefume (pure essential oil bliss…a one-of-a-kind purefume)
-Energizing Body Polish (body scrub)
-Citrus Blossom Moisturizing Body Spray
-Floralopeia Moisturizing Body Spray (Nectarine Blossom & Neroli…beautiful!)
-Whipped Body Butters (Cinnamon & Sandalwood and Nectarine Blossom & Neroli)
-Headache/Migraine Relief Roll on
-Aches & Pains Roll On
-Into the Mystic Roll On (made exclusively for Mystic Alternatives)
-Guardian Angel Roll On
-Happy Feet Soothing&Cooling Foot Spray
-Alert & PMA (positive mental attitude) Office, Car & Home Spray
-Caramel Apple Light Lotion Spray (phthalate free fragrance) last chance to purchase; item will be discontinued

Read more about these products here;

Customizable products are my specialty!

I do custom-intuited blends (with the help of the angels :)) for a personalized/one-of-a-kind aromatherapeutic experience. We (you, me and the angels) find a blend just right for you and then you can choose to either use it as annointing oil or a purefume, or I can add to any number of natural cosmetic bases to create your own unique item.

I can make many types of products for your personalized blend including:

  • annointing oils
  • purefumes
  • body sprays
  • massage oils
  • body butters
  • bath salts
  • salt or sugar scrubs
  • sacred space spray (gemstone, Genesis crystals &Reiki charged water)

plus many other items…just ask, I can probably make it for you!

MORE INFO ON PSYCHIC FAIR:
Friday June 12th from 10am to 6pm through Sunday June 14th
from 10am until 6pm
and will be held at 560 N. Citrus Ave. in Crystal River’s historic downtown district.

Attending Vendors:

  • Psychometry
  • Tea Leaf Readings
  • Vibroacoustic Therapy by Ki Consciousness
  • Past Life Regression (Sunday only, by appointment!)
  • Tarot Readings
  • Palm Readings
  • Intuitive Healing
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Rune Divinations
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Glass Blower

and lots more!

For more information, or to make an appointment for Past Life Regression please call the store at:
Local: (352) 563-0412
Toll Free: (866) 590-9921

Hope to see you there!

FYI:
Yellowstar*Essentials uses many YOUNG LIVING OILS!

Come join the fun and find some great deals!

Mystic Alternatives is located at;
560 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River, FL
(352) 563-0412

Profile of Bergamot Essential Oil


BERGAMOT (citrus bergamia) Essential Oil :

Country Of Origin: Ivory Coast/(FCF) Italy

Certification: Organic

Classification: Citrus aurantium var bergamia

Other Names: Bergamot Orange Essential Oil, Sour Orange Essential Oil, Myrtle leafed Orange Essential Oil, Bitter Orange Essential Oil, Bigarde Orange Essential Oil, Seville Orange Essential Oil

Interesting Facts: Citrus aurantium var bergamia is a spiny evergreen tree native to southern Vietnam but widely cultivated. Citrus aurantium var bergamia is used as grafting stock for citrus trees, in marmalade, and in the liqueurs triple sec and Curacao. Citrus aurantium var bergamia is also cultivated for the essential oil expressed from the fruit, and for neroli oil and orange flower water, which are distilled from the flowers.

Bergamot Essential Oil contains synephrine, which has decongestant properties.

Medicinal Use: Bergamot essential oil has been helpful for acne, boils, cold sores, weight loss, herpes infections, alleviating pain of shingles and chickenpox, oily complexion, psoriasis (may be excellent), scabies, and varicose ulcers. Bergamot essential oil is also helpful for clearing excess mucus, halitosis, mouth infections, tonsillitis, gas, loss of appetite, cystitis, leucorrhea, thrush, colds, fever, flu, antiseptic, infectious diseases, anxiety, depression, stress, refreshing and uplifting quality. Bergamot essential oil in conjunction with iron supplementation; provides the acidic environment that the iron needs to assimilate. Bergamot essential oil can be beneficial in chronic low blood pressure caused by arterial failure. Bergamot essential oil also helps maintain the electrolyte balance of the blood. Bergamot essential oil is currently being studied for it benefits for heart failure. Bergamot essential oil is beneficial for nausea and indigestion. Bergamot essential oil has been studied for its tumor shrinking effects on liver and colon cancer.

Constituents: a-pinene, B-pinene, myrcene, limonene, a-bergaptene, B-bisabolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, nerol, neryl acetate, geraniol, geraniol acetate, a-terpineol.

Safety Information: Phototoxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its photo toxicity.

Wonderful Bergamot has so many attributes it really is an essential oil to keep close at hand. Positive, uplifting, balanced and happy, Bergamot enhances life with its boundless joy and energy.

Bergamot is a small tree about 14 feet high, with smooth oval leaves. It bears small round fruit, much like an orange in appearance, which ripen from green to yellow. Strangely enough, when the fruit has been picked it changes back to green again.

Bergamot (furo-coumarin free) essential oil is a clear-yellow liquid with a fresh sweet-fruity, slightly spicy balsamic undertone. It is considered to be a middle/top note and blends well with Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine, Cypress, Geranium, Lemon, Chamomile, Juniper, Coriander and Violet.

The chemical constituents of Bergamot are many. It is known to have about 300 compounds (most in trace elements) present in the expressed oil: mainly d-limonene 40%, linalyl acetate 27%, linalol 12%, and other alcohols, Sesquiterpenes, terpenes and alkenes.

Bergamot’s virtues are considerable, uplifting, refreshing, deodorizing, inspiring, relaxing and balancing.

Encouraging confidence and concentration, motivation, good cheer and harmony.

The herbal tradition of Bergamot is long and varied; it is named after the Italian city of Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold. The oil has traditionally been used in Italy to maintain health and wellbeing over many years.

In recent times it is used extensively as a fragrance and, to a degree, in cosmetics, toiletries, suntan lotions and perfumes. It is a classic ingredient of eau-de-cologne. Widely used in most major food categories and beverages, notably Earl Grey tea.

Meadows Bergamot Essential Oil does not cause a phototoxic reaction which can cause sensitisation and skin pigmentation when exposed to direct sunlight. This is because the oil has been re-distilled and the chemical furo-coumarin (bergaptene) has been removed.

• Did you know that Reggio Calabria in Southern Italy is the world’s largest producer of Bergamot oil, and producer of the highest quality oil?

Ivory Coast is the next largest producer and produces a slightly darker oil.

• Sicily is often stated as a source of Bergamot oil, where as in fact despite being so close to Reggio Calabria, Sicily does not in fact produce any as the climate and soil make it unsuitable.

• Bergamots are believed to be an original cross or hybrid of A Palestinian Lime and a Bitter Orange.

• Bergamot Oil is produced exclusively for the oil production. The Juice has a bitter, sweet and aromatic flavour, similar to Grapefruit Lime and Bergamot all together (Darryn, Meadows director and Judith our sales representative can personally vouch for that). It is drunk traditionally locally to optimise healthy circulation.

• Bergamot oil is extracted initially at an ambient temperature. Technically it is not cold pressed but extracted through grating the peel and water separation.

• Natural Bergamot oil is green to dark green and has a much more herbal note to it. For the sake of skin safety (phototoxity) this oil is re-distilled and the chemical Furo-Coumarin (aka Bergaptene) is removed. This results in clear or pale yellow oil with a lighter aroma.

• When re-distilled to produce a Furo-Coumarin free oil, 20% is lost at the re-distillation stage.

• Bergamot oil is traditionally used to flavour earl grey tea.

• It normally takes 1 tonne of fruit to produce 5 kilos of Bergamot essential oil. This year, due to the hot summer and autumn in Italy, this level has dropped to 4.5 kilos. This means a 20% drop in yield, and unfortunately will mean a price increase.

• Meadows are one of the largest importers of Bergamot into the U.K and we sell this on to many other companies. This gives us excellent buying power which we can then pass on to our retail side. Equally important is our regular turn around of stock which means better quality for the end user and ultimately better results for your customers, in it therapeutic use.

Some useful tips for Bergamot use:

Try this for a lovely facial treatment: Blend 1 drop of Bergamot with 1 drop of Geranium essential oil in 5ml of Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil or a carrier oil of your choice. Gently massaged into the face and neck this is an ideal blend for most skin types, moisturizing, nourishing, soothing and calming to the skin with an uplifting feel good sensation.

Bergamot used in a diffuser will help to create a harmonizing and positive atmosphere.

FCF Is Not! Bergamot essential oil should not be combined with codeine, cocaine, or other opiate derivatives prescription or otherwise; as this can lead to irregular heartbeat or high blood pressure.

Please note essential oils are potent and should always be diluted before use!

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