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My Story by Elaine Spedding

Thursday, 30 July 2020 3:24:18 PM Australia/Sydney

I’ll tell you all my story
In hope that you will see
The therapeutic benefits
Obtained from using BE

I always knew that nature
Held secrets yet untold
Abound with ageless remedies
Passed down from days of old

The smell of grandma’s lavender
And homegrown herbal Tea
Were just a part of childhood
Familiar to me

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PANIC ATTACKS AND ANXIETY

Friday, 24 July 2020 2:02:22 PM Australia/Sydney

A human scientific study from Japan has found significant correlation between panic/anxiety attacks, vitamin B6 and iron levels in the blood.

The study indicates that if you get occasional panic attacks marked by episodes of hyperventilation, you might be encountering the symptoms of a basic supplement inadequacy that is easily corrected.

Panic attacks and hyperventilation attacks are paroxysmal psychiatric events, and the symptoms occur suddenly. Panic attacks are diagnosed by the sufferer experiencing at least four of the following symptoms: Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate. Sweating. Trembling or shaking. Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering.

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Dr Bronner's Soaps and pH

Tuesday, 7 April 2020 11:18:21 AM Australia/Sydney

Is the pH of soap important?

Soaps vary in their pH depending on how they are manufactured. Natural saponification (or the use of caustic soda (or lye) to saponify oils and fats to make soap), even with the removal of as much lye as you can, still results in a soap which has a pH in the range 10 to 11.5. This is very alkaline and can cause some irritation to sensitive skin. Common mass market toilet soaps, laundry soaps and even some “baby soaps” can fall into this category. Soaps that are based on milder saponification techniques or are “superfatted” have a much lower pH of around 8.5 to 10. While this is still alkaline it is much less alkaline than mass market soaps (pH stands for “potential Hydrogen” and indicates acidity or alkalinity. NB the pH scale is a logarithmic scale which means something with a pH of 11 is ten times more alkaline than a something with a pH of 10, or 100 times more alkaline than something with a pH of 9, and so on). The soaps you see that have a pH around 5.5 (the pH of normal skin) are synthetic soaps made from a selection of detergents and binders, not based on the saponification of fats and oils (also called syndet bars).

What is the pH of Dr Bronner’s Soaps?

Dr. Bronner’s soaps are true soaps made from organic coconut, palm kernel, olive, hemp, and jojoba oils.  They have been tested and have a pH around pH 9, which makes them one of the mildest soaps based on the saponification of fats and oils, the traditional method of making soap.

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The many ways to use essential oils

Thursday, 26 March 2020 4:18:44 PM Australia/Sydney

VAPOURISATION

You can use a diffuser to disperse the beneficial properties of the essential oils into a room.  Choose an essential oil blend that suits your need or one that you like the aroma of. Simply add to the water approximately 5 drops or a couple of shakes of the bottle.  Check your vapouriser often to see if it is low on water and oils.

STEAM INHALATION

Add approximately 5 drops or a couple of shakes of the bottle of your favourite essential oil blend into a bowl with around six to eight cups of boiling water (careful not to burn yourself), and then breath in the steam for five to 10 minutes. You can put a towel over your head to help increase the effectiveness.

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Research validates Bergamot's anti-stress effects

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:55:05 AM Australia/Sydney

Scientists in Italy have elucidated the way Bergamot oil lowers stress-induced anxiety and affects mild depression. They go on to note that there is firing of brain cells in such a way that the essential oil "is able to interfere with normal synaptic plasticity".

This is a very interesting study validating aromatherapy's aroma-therapeutic action. It’s in the brain that a response occurs from smelling a scent. Our smell sense is the only one with the direct connection to the brain, while all the others have their signal travel through something to get there. And the smell sense is wired right to our most primitive centres, the ones that control emotions such as anxiety, distress and fear, among other things. 

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Christmas Newsletter 2019

Monday, 18 November 2019 3:02:48 PM Australia/Sydney

Our apologies for sending out our Christmas Newsletter so late in the year. Usually we are much more organised and have already let you know in October what Specials are available. This one will only be 2 pages as I wanted to have it delivered to you as quickly as possible. 

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OUR COMPETITION WINNERS

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 11:43:24 AM Australia/Sydney

We have received many wonderful testimonials since launching our All 5 Blends Competition and it's been very difficult to choose the best 5! 

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has contacted us and shared their experiences with one of the 5 BLENDS - Uplifted, Calm, Aware, Vital and Inspired.

We've even had comments about our other products, including BE Relieved so we are also giving away another 5 Gift Sets of our new blends to them also!  

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

Iris Mazurek, Kim Hannell, Revi and Stela Kadoury, Felicity Cook and Beryl Davis - All 5 Blends

Cherylyn Ireland, Kath Wils, Patricia Jarrett, Marianne Kresse and Jenny Johnson - comments about our other products.

Their comments really did touch our hearts and we are so grateful that that they were able to share their experiences with us. 

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BE SPORT - IMAGINE MY SURPRISE

Friday, 31 May 2019 2:23:22 PM Australia/Sydney

"BE SPORT product that came as a package deal was just left in the cupboard and forgotten about. My mother has arthritis in her knees and it was too painful for her to do the walking she needed to do to keep her weight down and fitness up, so I took the BE SPORT down to her to see if it would give her some relief from her pains. Not wanting Pa to feel left out, I decided to give his legs and feet a thorough massage too with the BE SPORT. 

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A Customer Poem

Monday, 29 April 2019 1:54:36 PM Australia/Sydney

Dear Cheryl & Crew, I truly thank you for providing such a wonderful product.  I hope that you enjoy my story of which every work is true.  I have enclosed a copy of my diploma and extract from an article as proof! 

I’ll tell you all my story

In hope that you will see

The therapeutic benefits

Obtained from using BE

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My Story by Elaine

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 1:36:08 PM Australia/Sydney

I’ll tell you all my story
In hope that you will see
The therapeutic benefits
Obtained from using BE

I always knew that nature
Held secrets yet untold
Abound with ageless remedies
Passed down from days of old

The smell of grandma’s lavender
And homegrown herbal Tea
Were just a part of childhood
Familiar to me

Read More
0 Comments | Posted By Cheryl Gilbert

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Balanced Essentials

Balanced Essentials is an Australian-owned aromatherapy company devoted to health and wellbeing, using the highest quality therapeutic essential oils in its extensive range of natural products for the face and body.

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  • Email : be@aroma.com.au
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  • Phone : (612) 9652 0555
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