QI OF CALM Natural Anxiety Relief

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“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. ”

How many of you suffer from stress, anxiety, and insomnia? I bet most of you do. Being the holiday season most peoples stress and anxiety levels rise to their highest levels of the year. The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy and happiness with your friends and loved ones. Insomnia plays are a large roll in the stress, being unable to sleep is a continuous cycle which is not good for your health. The body needs sleep to be able to repair each day and rejuvenate your energy.

I am happy to be able to tell you about this amazing lotion I have been using for two months now. Its called “Qi of Calm” by the company Resonant Botanicals. Resonant Botanicals is a small company based on Widgby Island in Washington State.  They have created this wonderful proprietary blend of herbs and oils which truly do work.

I have suffered from PTSD and panic attacks most of my life. I was always in the search for some sort of natural relief for years. The panic attacks at one point were so bad, I would faint in public places. Just out of the blue for no reason, I could be in mid laughter and next thing I know I’m on the ground. The most unbearable part of anxiety for me is the instant onset of chest pain. Which after years and years of tests have shown it is my anxiety my heart is fine.

Since I have had this Qi of Calm lotion I am now able to find relief when I’m having a panic attack, or when my general anxiety levels are high. And I use this nightly before bed to help me fall asleep. Bye bye insomnia, I am now able to sleep eight hours straight minimum.hair

When I feel my anxiety is high and if I have to go out shopping and I know there is a good chance I will have a panic attack I apply the lotion before this happens. You take a couple pumps into your hand and for best results, apply it to the left side of your abdomen just below your bottom rib. The soles of your feet especially your big toe, on my wrists and behind my knees. These are all trigger points and the best spots for the herbs and oils to be absorbed into your bloodstream quickly. This Qi of Calm works every time when I am in a serious anxiety moment. I carry it in my purse with me everywhere I go now and find relief in knowing its there, just in case.

Here are some of the ingredients. This is directly off their website.

“Western herbs, such as chamomile, lavender, skullcap, green tea, and passionflower are joined by Ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, which is considered a tonic for protection against stress and Brahmi, which is believed to support sattva or the pure essence of consciousness. Brahmi helps to promote a balanced emotional state and aid with a restful sleep.

Green tea contains an amino acid, L-theanine, which has been historically shown to promote relaxation. L-theanine also has a chemical similarity to glutamate, which helps to calm nerve networks in the brain.”

Go to their website, they have an excellent write up about the Qi of Calm lotion and how it was made.

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I truly want to thank Resonant Botanicals from the bottom of my heart for giving me this amazing product to test and review. It has improved my life so much and my anxiety is so much better. And being able to sleep !!! I recommend Qi of Calm 100% to everyone. And its safe for children!!

 

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Invigorate Pain Relieving Lotion

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Invigorate Pain Relieving Lotion by Resonant Botanicals.

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. ”

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I have been using Invigorate Pain Relieving lotion made with hemp oil and hemp oil extract daily for the past forty-five days. A short back story on my medical conditions and why this lotion has helped me so well. Back in 2008, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, 2010 I herniated my discs  L3, L4, L5 and S1 in my lower back, 2016 Fibromyalgia, 2017 Rheumatoid Lung. Over these years I have been on a constant search for pain relieving products that are natural and not part of the prescription pain medicine category. When I was offered this lotion to test by Resonant Botanicals, I initially was skeptical because as I have tried many herbal supplements and creams and none of them have worked. Until now…

Resonant Botanicals Invigorate Lotion I really put to the test. On my most painful days, I compared this lotion to my 5% Lidocaine ointment gel. I would put Lidocaine on my left knee and the Invigorate Lotion on my right knee. The lidocaine gives a surface numbing effect but does not get deep into the synovial tissue surrounding my knees where the inflammation occurs. I applied the Invigorate lotion on my right knee and rubbed it in well. Set my timer for fifteen minutes to see if I could feel any difference. To my surprise, after about five minutes the pain in the right knee had decreased dramatically. And the left knee with the Lidocaine had not changed at all. The Invigorate actually took the sharp deep pulsing pain away completely! And my overall pain level dropped from a seven on the pain scale to about a four. I was able to relax my leg and slowly stretch out my knee. After fifteen minutes when the timer went off, I was able to get up out of my chair and walk around the house slowly. Whereas before I applied the lotion I was not able to walk around the house due to the pain spikes when I moved my knee and apply weight on it. The relief was so effective I was able to relax and my anxiety level from the pain dropped as well. What an amazing feeling that was! I know use the Invigorate lotion daily as part of my pain management program. In the mornings, before I get out of bed I apply lotion to all my stiff joints then fall back to sleep for thirty minutes. When its time to get up and move thirty minutes later, the Invigorate enables me to get out of bed on my own now without assistance from my husband. It truly has improved my mobility and happiness. I can’t thank Resonant Botanicals enough, for creating a pain relieving product that actually works!!

Watch my video I created about Invigorate Lotion:

The Ingredients are outstanding, Resonant Botanicals really did an excellent job on their proprietary blend.

Invigorate is made up of a combination of herbs such as turmeric, valerian, devil’s claw, Manjistha and Arjuna and those are steeped in organic Grape Seed Oil for over six weeks.  Then, the infused herb oil is added to organic Hemp Oil, Hemp Oil Extract, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Oil, Clove Oil Extract, and Borage Oil, essential oils such as Sandalwood and Rose Otto from the Kazanlak region of Bulgaria, MSM and Magnesium Oil.

This is a fast acting, a deep absorbing lotion that WORKS! And relives my anxiety on top of the pain relief. I love this lotion and will be using it in my natural pain management routine for years and years to come. Thank you again, Resonant Botanicals! Sincerely, Tara.

Visit Resonant Botanicals website to order and see what other amazing products they have. 

Thank You Resonant Botanicals for making this life-changing product!!

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Temair’s Essential Oil tip of the day 10/26/16

Goin26308c58d21d6e1f949b4617fe9a9ac0g through the book “The Complete Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy” by Valerie Ann Worwood. An amazing book I highly recommend for anyone interested in Oils. Thank you to my friend Kristi for letting me borrow her copy.

 

I found a recipe in here for a massage oil for Rheumatoid Arthritis ! Yes!
Now to get my daily massages, as it says I require them 🙂

 

 

Rheumatoid Massage Oil

Chamomile German 8 drops
Lavender 10 drops
Peppermint 2 drops
Eucalyptus 8 drops

Diluted in a base of 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Personally, I would add maybe 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Then you will have extra pre-made for later use.

Next find a person who will massage your whole body twice a day with this mixture.
I think this will be the biggest challenge of all. If you find someone hopefully they look like Brad Pitt.

I will let you know how my journey goes with this amazing oil recipe.

Enjoy, have a good day.

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Cheer, Tara

Honey Colony’s Superior CBD Hemp Oil

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. ”
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Living in chronic pain daily is like being in a nightmare that you never wake up from. I live in chronic pain daily from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis and a list of back injuries a mile long. I pray that the list does not ever get longer and ideally shorten this list. Until that time comes I live with it all the best I know how. Strong mental willpower, practise of constant mindfulness and the desire to live my life to its fullest. Never letting the mental exhaustion of the pain take over. Out of all the aspects of the battle against pain, mental exhaustion to me is the hardest part.

Over the years I have tried every medication you can imagine. Lots of failures lots of side effects that make you feel worse than the illness itself. Massage therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, yoga, physical therapy, pain management classes. Thankfully, I have a very good doctor who has been by my side for ten years now. I know a lot of people are not that lucky and get pushed to the side and told to take some Tylenol and that the pain is all in their head, or to toughen up and just live with it. My dream would be to be medicine free and never have to take another pill again. This is where Honey Colony steps into the story.

Cannabidiol, the non-psychotropic compound found in marijuana, offers huge physical and emotional benefit to those suffering from chronic pain.

In this current day in age, Cannabidiol is finally being looked at by medical professionals, government agencies for medical use. It’s as if we are taking a step backwards hundred years in time and listening to our ancestors. And they were right all this time as far as CBD use for medical purposes. There are so many treatments available now for so many medical conditions where the Cannabis plant is proven to be so beneficial. Number one being Cancer, we are all aware of the benefits.

The new formations of oils, topical creams, food supplements being made now out of the Cannabis Hemp by-products now. The formula of extracting the CBD from the plant and removing the THC has proven to be amazing.

CBD gives people with auto-immune illness a natural choice of medicine with many health benefits leading to a better quality of life.

Here are some facts about Cannabinoid Hemp Oils:

#1 Anti-Inflammatory: Inflammation is swelling of tissue around joints, muscles, inflammation is your body telling you something is not right. And with auto-immune illness is one of the major causes of excruciating pain. Long-term inflammation will cause long-term disability. Most doctors will tell you to take over the counter NSADS like Advil which do work in the short-term but long term they are very hard on your liver and kidneys. CBA Oil won’t hurt your kidneys or liver!

#2 Muscle Relaxant: Helps relax tense muscles and tension in the body which in turn helps you be able to do stretches and exercises or just daily functions. With all auto-immune illness, you must keep moving to keep your joints, tendons and muscles moving. Otherwise, you will be locked up like the Tin Man with no oil in his joints.

#3 Helps with Sleep: Being exhausted from dealing with pain, or exhausted from ME or CFS can be the worst. Your body is unable to heal itself properly if you don’t receive a proper amount of sleep. I find there are nights I lay in bed in tears unable to sleep from exhaustion itself and from pain. The CBA oil relaxes you and helps you drift off. With a combination of Chamomile Tea and honey after you take your night-time drops. I am now able to fall asleep much easier.

#4 Anxiety Relief: Living with Auto Immune-Illness and high anxiety run hand in hand. I find the higher my pain and inflammation the higher my anxiety goes until I hit panic attack levels. The CBA oil has been keeping my anxiety levels fairly normal and panic attacks have eased off to a few times a week, as before they were a few times a day. CBA soothes the Nervous System.

#5 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: This discovery was a great find as my husband has combat PTSD. And has been given every pill in the book to try to help him and all they do is make him sick from the side effects or just make him worse. And I have it from him, called spousal PTSD as well as PTSD from being in fear of waking up completely disabled again in the mornings. Some mornings, my husband has to carry me out of bed and around the house because I can’t move. This oil has really changed both our lives for the better.

#6  Non-Psychotropic: Here is the biggest bonus of all. It does NOT make you high in any way. There is zero THC in this product !

All of these benefits have made my life more manageable my pain level has dropped a couple of points on the pain scale. Which means I am happier and in the end being happier makes you feel better!

Anyone with Chronic Pain living with some sort of auto-immune illness I recommend giving this product some consideration. I have never endorsed a CBA supplement before in my life but I am so glad I have Honey Colony’s products in my life now!

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Thank You Honey Colony for making this life changing product!!

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This related post might be of some interest to you as well. My life with RA and Fibro

“I have Arthritis too”

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Let your senses be filled with Organic Aromas

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. ”

I have always been a type of person who loves to smell everything, fresh laundry, perfumes and essential oils are my favorite ! Two weeks ago I did a product review on Organic Aromas gorgeous oil nebulizer. I used up the first bottle in two days, I let the machine run for almost 24 hours straight. My house smells like a spa, so clean and refreshing. So, of course, I had to get the full set of oils from Organic Aromas. The set comes with six different scents in 10 ml size jars, perfect size for my heavy usage.

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Here is a list of the scents:

  • Signature Blend – Their #1 house blend

  • Burglars

  • Passion

  • Serenity

  • Purity 

  • Energy

The packaging is a lightweight sturdy fold down box that is a nice display in itself. This would be a perfect gift for someone who loves essential oils and aromatherapy. Out of the six jars, my favorite scent is Signature Blend I can smell why it’s the number one blend. It has highlights of Orange, Lemon, Sage and maybe Bergamot  I’m guessing?

The Nebulizer I am using is Organic Aroma’s Raindrop style with a beautiful handcrafted glass with 100% Plantation wood base. It features a rainbow led light so it’s always lighting up in beautiful colors which induce’s a calming effect. It emits scent up to 800 sq ft but personally I think it’s farther than that. I can smell the scent through my whole house which is a rancher one level home.

How Aromatherapy helps people living with illness, depression and especially chronic pain. Aromatherapy opens up your pathways to the “amygdala” which is the brain’s emotional center. Since the scents hit the Amygdala the thinking part of your brain can’t inhibit the benefits of the scents. Your brain will try to play games with you and well you win using aromatherapy.

Here is a list of oils that are good for pain and depression and anxiety.

My number one choice is the combination of Bergamot and Clary Sage. For years now I have suffered from anxiety and severe panic attacks. The Bergamot and Clary Sage combination instantly calms down my anxiety and especially the panic attacks. I carry a small bottle with me everywhere I go, if I feel an attack coming on I smell it for a few moments under my nose and it settles me right now.

  • Eucalyptus known to help with pain in the joints of arthritis

  • Lavender is well known for its relaxation properties reduces stress, anxiety and which is great when dealing with chronic pain. Personally, I can’t even try to reduce my pain levels if my anxiety is high.

  • Helichrysum oil has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect that may help lessen pain.

  • Orange Oil The scent of orange oil has also been found to reduce anxiety and improve your mood, always such a nice clean smell.

  • Vanilla is another scent known to bring on relaxation and relieve tension and stress.

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The common factor in all of these aromatherapies is stress relief and relaxation. Relieve your stress and relaxing helps lessen your pain, helps you sleep, and brings a smile to your face when you are least expecting it.

Organic Aroma’s oils in this six piece set have a combination of 30 different scents in the blends. This set is perfect for your health, your environment at home or at work. Put one on your desk at work and watch your co-workers be more productive and hopefully less stressed.

If you are pregnant or have high blood pressure consult your doctor before using any essential oils.

Cheers, Tara

Organic Aroma’s Website

This is a sponsored review all opinions are my own and always my own.

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“Oh, I have arthritis too”

If I had a dollar for everytime someone has said to me “Oh,  I have arthritis too or I have RA too” I would be rich. And older generations where I’m told “Oh your pain can’t be that bad stop complaining”. I can tell you for a fact that if these people had Rheumatoid Arthritis those words would never be spoken. I wish I had regular arthritis which I believe everyone gets as they get older. But comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges they are completely different worlds.


2008 I woke up on a Friday morning with my entire body locked up like a vice unable to move. My hands were curled into balls and my fingers were so swollen they were black. Screaming in the worst pain of my life and I knew pain I had endometriosis for ten years before that day. Hubby woke up startled of course when I said I can’t move he didn’t believe me. I rolled onto my side and tried to swing my legs down to the floor screaming every inch of the way. I grabbed the wall tried to stand up and fell flat on my face. My hips knees feet and toes were so swollen the curl in my toes was actually gone and the arches of my feet gone. My husband tried helping me up I fell again walking was out of the question. Now hysterical I was terrifying what was happening to me? Had I been bit in the night by a spider or scorpion?  I had no idea what was wrong. The night before I was fine and never ever had anything like this happen to me before. 

Hubby carried me to the car and drove me to the doctors office we just walked in and the doctor saw me immediately. He says straight up Tara this looks like Rheumatoid Arthritis I had no idea what Rheumatoid Arthritis was. Just like most people I thought just arthritis and I was so confused. We rushed to hospital to get my RA Factor blood test done and it came back positive. Back at the doctors office he goes over the results and diagnosis of Rheumatoid. Those words changed my life forever I was terrified. I was told that if the progression continued that fast I would be in a wheelchair in six months. 

Now 2016 I am not in a wheelchair yet I have fought it everyday every step. And as of last year I have a second diagnosis of Fibromyalgia as well. I do everything I can to try and stay positive and active. Whatever I am doing has worked this far. Spreading smiles under my pain gritting my teeth when people ask me how I am today, smile and say oh I’m good thanks. If they only really knew and understood my daily battle. But I choose to fight the battle as long as I can and keep smiling. 

So the point of this blog is for people to understand and educate themselves on Rheumatoid Arthritis before you say oh, I have arthritis too. Im not discounting those with you know the regular Ole Arthur everyone has I’m sure it’s a nightmare too. You know someone with RA give them a hand because theirs don’t work. Cook them a dinner give them your friendship and love. Number one though please if you do not have Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis don’t say to them you have RA too. 

Love Tara Spoonie for life 

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My blogging dream…..

 
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My dream is to review and promote #makeup for men and women in my age range. We are finely aged like a beautiful wine, show makeup to #SPOONIES people in chronic pain. Makeup quick and easy to bring smiles to our faces when we need it the most. Living with autoimmune illness is a daily battle of your mental strength. A dash of lipstick and blush can go a long way on a hard day. I am addicted to makeup and would love to show off your products. I’m disabled and unable to work outside of my home.So the good thing about that is I have tons of free time. This journey will be fun and exciting and help me deal with my pain daily. Give me a try and you will be happy. I want to turn this into a full-time job with an income. Looking for sponsorship opportunities and product reviews. 26308c58d21d6e1f949b4617fe9a9ac0

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