Teenage Obedience In A Bottle
Author: Jennifer L.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Word Count: 659
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10527-OR
Scientific Studies: 12
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My teen daughter Liz probably would be labeled all sorts of letters if she were attending public school. She is often difficult when she wants to be. Most days we get along well with only a few squinty stares as she weighs a decision whether to obey. Regardless, we prefer to manage any potential issues with natural methods.
What does stubborn look like?
Liz is stubborn... like "sit at the table for three hours staring at one math page and refusing to pick up a pencil" stubborn. Nothing we say or do seems to matter at these times.
I often struggle to successfully motivate and teach Liz while remaining unemotional and objective. I do know that she sometimes feels triumphant when I lose it over not being able to "control" her. She knows how to push all the buttons.
My husband gets increasingly frustrated with not making any progress in prompting Liz to obey. He finally turned to our essential oil table on a particularly difficult Saturday morning when we had hoped to have Liz quickly complete some schoolwork and head outdoors for some fun... and she had decided to be stubborn.
We had just ordered Highest Potential essential oil blend in our Essential Rewards order that month. We had purchased Humility essential oil blend at the farm in Mona, Utah, after testing it and liking it, and and we had used it before with great success. He took both those bottles, dripped some of each into his palm, and anointed Liz's head.
Humility + Highest Potential + Progessence Plus Serum =
Obedience in a Bottle
Within a few minutes, Liz had gotten dressed, become amazingly more agreeable, and was working diligently on her math assignment. We stood back in awe. She completed her math more cheerfully than ever before. The rest of the day she was compliant and good natured. It was really weird, y'all.
We have encouraged Liz for several months to use Progessence Plus Serum before bed. This has helped to maintain balance with her changing hormones and to improve her mood during this tumultuous time of being a fourteen-year-old girl. (I also like to use Progessence Plus Serum for a week out of every month.)
We got labs completed to rule out any physical issues with Liz. Her vitamin D and iron levels were extremely low. Her cortisol levels were also very low, but the doctors assured us that she will grow out of that.
So we upped the supplements, changed her diet, and got a happy funshine lamp. Within a few months, her mood has become much more even, and she doesn't feel so tired anymore.
My husband and I are quite amazed by how quickly the essential oils help us with all sorts of situations. While we use the oils frequently and for various reasons, we are constantly surprised by new methods and successes.
Why did these particular oils help?
What is in Humility?
"If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14 AMP).
What will you find in Highest Potential?
1. Australian Blue (essential oil blend of Blue Cypress, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Blue Tansy, and white fir).
2. Gathering (essential oil blend of galbanum, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Cinnamon, Rose, Spruce, Geranium, and Jasmine).
Humility and Highest Potential essential oil blends (among many other oils) are great parenting tools. We encourage our children to work through their fleshly and sinful natures and to practice better behaviors. We pray and discuss the behaviors that we desire and that honor God.
Essential oils are great tools to help us encourage the desired character we want exhibited in our children. We also really love the Feelings Kit. I love that we can use essential oils, combined with prayer and the Word of God, to help us achieve our goals.
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."||Link|
|2.||"The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."||Link|
|3.||"Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."||Link|
|4.||"The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."||Link|
|5.||"Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."||Link|
|6.||"A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."||Link|
|7.||"Results of bone density, bone mineral content, bone tensile strength and histological analysis also showed similar trend of results, which supported initial observations of this study. It is proposed that hydroalcoholic extract of dried clove buds has bone-preserving efficacy against hypogonadal [hormonally deficient] osteoporosis."||Link|
|8.||"Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."||Link|
|9.||"After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."||Link|
|10.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
|11.||"[P]re-clinical and clinical research available today demonstrat[es] the power, safety, and effectiveness of natural compounds [particularly aromatherapy] for relieving stress and anxiety.... [S]imple inhalation of patchouli and rose oil reduced sympathetic nervous activity by 40%, with rose oil reducing adrenaline concentrations by 30%.... Lavender oil... has also been studied for the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, aggression,and cortisol levels, among two dozen other potential therapeutic properties."||Link|
|12.||"The results indicate that children's shared attention behaviors increased during aromatherapy massage and that other aspects of their behavior also changed over the course of the research. Family involvement in the study enabled these changes to be transferred from school to home.... Steve Solomons explores the implications of his research for new teaching and learning opportunities for children with autistic spectrum disorders and severe learning difficulties."||Link|
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