Give more power to your oil arsenal

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Lavender Essential Oil may win the award for the most pleasant aroma, but the powerful cleansing benefits of Oregano Essential Oil just can’t be beat. In fact, it may be one of the most potent plant oils around. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the least understood.

OregaYES!

Oregano Essential Oil goes above and beyond. It puts germs to the test, making it especially valuable to have on hand during the winter months when our defenses tend to be down. Oregano is high in antioxidants and, when used topically and aromatically, it may help safeguard you during the winter season. It is also an essential when accomplishing household cleansing tasks.

Oregano Essential Oil is considered a “hot” oil, similar to cinnamon, and can cause irritation when applied topically, so it’s important to dilute it with a carrier oil, such as jojoba. If the aroma of Oregano Essential Oil is too strong for you, we recommend mixing it with lemon essential oil.

Ways to use oregano oil:

  • Soften your feet by soaking them in a basin of water infused with a few teaspoons of oregano oil.
  • Use it as a natural cleanser for countertops, toys, and office supplies. Simply add a couple drops to a clean cloth.
  • Cleanse your hands. Combine a few drops with coconut oil on your hands and rub them together.
  • Create a softening lotion by combining it with an energizing and cleansing oil, like lemon.
  • Mix a few drops in a carrier oil and rub over your skin to repel insects.  You can also mix it with water in a spray bottle to create your own insect spray.  Be sure to shake it up before using since the oil will separate a bit in the water.
  • Add a few drops to your load of laundry to kill bacteria and also to leave your clothes smelling nice and fresh.

What’s even better about Oregano Essential Oil, and all the Genesis PURE™ essential oils, is that they are all 100% PURE Certified Organic by the Certified California Organic Farmers (CCOF). We use the CCOF because they were instrumental in advocating for federal organic legislation and making “certified organic” a federally regulated claim.5  All farms operate in accordance with USDA organic standards including:

  • No use of prohibited fertilizers and pesticides for at least three years
  • Plants cannot be genetically modified organisms
  • No human waste may be used for fertilization
  • Buffers must be in place to prevent contamination from nearby farms

To read more about the organic certification behind our essential oils, check out our Essential Oils FAQs here or visit http://www.ccof.org/.

Oregano is also Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA.2 This identifies any substance that is intentionally added to food as a food additive that is subject to market review and approval by the FDA (Unless the substance is recognized among experts as shown safe under conditions of its intended use). The substance must be shown to be safe under conditions of its intended use.

There are countless benefits of oregano essential oil being discovered daily so we recommend doing your own research before implementing oregano into your routine!

How do you use your oregano essential oil? Share with us below.

References

  1. Natural Standard. Oregano (Origanum vulgare). Natural Standard Professional Monograph. Available at http://www.naturalstandard.com/databases/herbssupplements/oregano.asp?
  2. US Department of Health and Human Services. CFR – Code of Federal Regulations Title 21. Chapter 1 – Food and Drug Administration. Available at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=182.20 (2015).
  3. Force, M. Sparks, W. S. & Ronzio, R. A. Inhibition of enteric parasites by emulsified oil of oregano in vivo. Phytother Res 14, 213–214 (2000).
  4. Ragi J, Pappert A, Rao B, Havkin-Frenkel D, and Milgraum S. Oregano Extract Ointment for Wound Healing: A randomized, double-blind, petrolatum-controlled study evaluating efficacy. J Drugs Dermatol 10, 1168–1172 (2011).
    5.         California Certified Organic Farmers. Our History. Who Is CCOF? Available at http://www.ccof.org/ccof/history (2013).

GULP! It’s time to rethink your drink

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What do you look for in a drink (the non-alcoholic kind) … perhaps taste, and maybe something to quench your thirst? People today expect more than just hydration. They want energy, they look for convenience, they expect to feel full, and they want their health needs met. A recent trend report showed that the Millennial generation in particular, those aged 20-30, consume these “functional” drinks on a regular basis.

In the report titled “Welcome to the Millennials’ world — Are YOU in it,”1 published by FONA International, the authors found that Millennials expect added nutrition from their drinks. They look to specialty beverages, sports drinks, energy drinks and hot beverages like cocoa, coffee and tea to meet their health needs. Drinks like Red Bull, Monster Energy and even your average cup of Joe promise to deliver these and more.

But there are healthier alternatives.

Many of today’s energy drinks are laden with sugar, caffeine and artificial flavors. Why put those ingredients into your body when you have other choices? At Genesis PURE, our drink supplements are made with natural sources of caffeine, proprietary blends of antioxidants and botanicals, and contain no artificial coloring or sweeteners and no preservatives. So, you can be certain that you’re doing your body good.

Quenching your thirst for functional beverages.

Genesis PURE offers products to help improve your overall health and well-being. Our various drink supplements help promote mental clarity, offer nutritional alternatives, and provide support for your workouts. And, they meet all ages and generational needs.

  1. Genesis PURE ENERGY — this flavorful supplement is a perfect alternative to sugar-laden, artificially sweetened energy drinks on the market. Available in tub-size containers (9 grams) or convenient stick packs, ENERGY is ready whenever you need a quick boost. Carry stick packs in your backpack, gym bag, purse or briefcase. Simply pour the powdered formula into water, shake, and enjoy. A single serving helps stimulate alertness, ease fatigue, and fuel your focus.* Available in lemon, island splash, watermelon and grape flavors.
  2. Genesis PURE HealthTrim® Complete Shakes — a convenient, delicious meal alternative that offers essential nutrients, and sweetened with Stevia to reduce calories. Or you can mix it with kale, spinach, fruit, etc. for a nutritious smoothie. It contains 20 grams of protein and is an excellent source of fiber. The nine unique proprietary blends offer vitamins, minerals, and probiotics to help you reach your health goals! HealthTrim Complete Shake is a good fit in any busy routine.*
  3.  GPS RECOVERY — an effective post-workout supplement designed to help promote post-exercise muscle recovery and muscle tissue maintenance. Each serving provides protein and carbohydrates, combined with essential vitamins, minerals, creatine, and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs).
  4.  Genesis PURE Café – a delicious and robust coffee supplement served hot or cold. It combines the health benefits and flavors of traditional coffee with an additional kick of energy, alertness, clarity, focus, and more!* At only 56 calories per serving, PURE Café contains oolong tea, which is high in polyphenols, green coffee bean extract standardized to 50% chlorogenic acid, and taurine. PURE Café also contains powerful herbs such as Garcinia cambogia, Caralluma fimbriata, and other extracts, and is high in B-complex vitamins including Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and Niacinamide (B3), important for converting food into fuel.*

When it comes to functional beverages, look no further than Genesis PURE. Whatever your preference, whether that’s sports drinks, energy drinks, or meal replacements, we’ve got you covered. Learn more about our healthy supplements and order at genesispure.com.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 1http://www.fona.com/resource-center/blog/millennials-functional-beverages