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Meet Améo CBD Squares!

What are AMÉO ENTUNE CBD Oil Squares?

Full-Spectrum Hemp-Derived Dual Release Transdermal CBD Oil Squares (transdermal patch).

  • Promotes a general sense of well-being
  • Helps encourage calm, collected feelings
  • Combines CBD with key botanicals for enhanced benefits
  • Provides CBD to support normal cannabinoid function 

What are the key benefits of using ENTUNE?

  • Helps support multiple key physiological systems to promote a general sense of well-being
  • Dual delivery system provides fast and sustained distribution of CBD for 24 hours
  • Helps encourage calm, collected feelings during periods of stress or nervousness
  • Influences the endocannabinoid system for fast-acting comfort of muscles and joints
  • Helps promote restful sleep
  • Calms an overactive mind to encourage greater focus on the present
  • Aids normal immune and nervous system responses
  • CBD combined with CoQ10 helps support natural mitochondrial homeostasis to calm the nervous system
  • Cat’s claw and willow bark help to quiet and soothe the musculoskeletal system and support a normal inflammatory response and helps support immune equilibrium

What makes ENTUNE different from the rest?

One of the biggest differences is the transdermal delivery system. One of the well known challenges with CBD is the poor bio-availability when ingested. A covered transdermal application helps improve absorption of CBD. It also bypasses first metabolism in the liver, making it a more gentle option.

Transdermal absorption also provides a more sustained delivery, lasting up to 24 hours, so you get continuous benefits vs a “big hit” followed by very little impact.

In addition, ENTUNE has several other botanicals that when combined create a synergy that is more impactful than any one of the ingredients alone.

What are the key ingredients?

  • White Willow Bark Extract
  • Cat’s Claw Extract
  • Hemp CBD Oil (0.3% THC Certified)
  • Water-Soluble Hemp CBD powder (0.3 THC Certified)
  • CoQ10
  • Black Pepper Extract
  • Dermal Approved Acrylic Co-Polymer Adhesive

 Gluten Free | Soy Free | Vegan | Non GMO | Preservative Free | No artificial colors | 

Who can use the ENTUNE CBD Square?

ENTUNE it is generally considered safe for anyone over the age of 2 to use. 

It is up to each individual to determine if this product is a fit for them. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are pregnant, nursing, on medications, or have a medical condition, please consult your physician before using any hemp product. 

How do I use the ENTUNE CBD Square?

SUGGESTED USES:

  • Apply one (1) transdermal square to the area daily and leave on for up to 24 hours
  • For general well-being, apply to the underside of the upper arm, inner thigh, or the spine near the base of the neck and leave on for up to 24 hours
  • If using for a targeted area, you can place directly on area of discomfort
  • Periodically rotate application site
  • ENTUNE is designed to adhere to skin while showering
  • Squares can be customized for the size of person and for the need by cutting 1 square in half or by wearing 2 simultaneous 

Additional Suggested Uses:

  • Essential oils can provide a variety of benefits when used topically or orally. We make sure to source the most pure botanicals available to provide you with the most advantageous experience possible. Enhance your Améo® Entune™ CBD Square experience by adding your favorite topical Améo Essential Oils to your Square or taking Améo Essential Oils in a capsule while wearing a Square.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a group of enzymes, receptors, and molecules that help regulate myriad physiological functions. It has been called the “master regulator” of the human body. Cannabidiol (CBD) influences receptors found throughout the body that are associated with multiple cellular and physiological responses to hormones, neurotransmitters, and environmental stimulants. 

Through this interaction with cell receptors, CBD helps support the endocannabinoid system to promote calm feelings, aid normal cognitive function, encourage a positive mood, support restful sleep, and quiet everyday aches, leading to improved overall well-being. 

What is the difference between hemp oil, CBD and marijuana?

Hemp oil, CBD and marijuana all come from the Cannabis Sativa plant family. However, each of the these substances are very different from each other. Hemp oil, also called hemp seed oil, is a vegetable oil obtained by cold-pressing the seeds of the plant. CBD (cannabidiol) comes from brother plants of Cannabis Sativa that have higher CBD content and very low THC content. Marijuana comes from sister plants of Cannabis Sativa that contain higher THC content and very little CBD content. 

What is THC? Does ENTUNE contain THC?

THC is one of the dominant cannabinoids present in cannabis plants. THC is considered psychoactive and interacts with receptors in the brain that can produce a euphoric feeling or a “high”. 

ENTUNE CBD Squares may contain permissible trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%) that easily conforms with Federal regulations. The level is minuscule and insufficient to produce a “high”. CBD is non-psychoactive and does not produce the “high” associated with marijuana. 

Will ENTUNE CBD Squares produce a euphoric state or “high”?

No. CBD is non-psychoactive and does NOT produce a “high”.  

Is Zija CBD natural or synthetic?

Zija’s uses natural CBD that is extracted from industrial hemp plants. It is not synthetic. 

Will CBD affect your appetite?

Research suggests that only very large amounts (more than 25 times what is contained in ENTUNE) of CBD will affect your appetite.  

Can I use more than one ENTUNE patch at a time, or can I cut one in half?

ENTUNE CBD squares can be customized to individual needs. For smaller size users, or to use in multiple locations at once, the square can be cut in half. In addition, two or more CBD squares can be applied to the same person simultaneously if needed. 

What is the shelf-life of ENTUNE CBD Squares?

For maximum benefits, ENTUNE CBD Squares should be used within two years of their manufacture date. 

How is ENTUNE CBD extracted?

One form is extracted with carbon dioxide (Co2) and the other form is with food-grade alcohol (similar to how herbal tinctures are created). 

Where does ZIJA source its CBD?

Currently, Zija sources its CBD from organically grown industrial hemp plants in the USA and Europe. 

To order visit www.lwalling.myzija.com (Look under Home Essentials, infused products) OR…Use the specific links below!

**12-count retails for $64.00, enjoy my cost of $48.45

**30-count retails for $129.00, enjoy my cost of $96.95

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Soothe that Sunburn!

Ouch……. It’s definitely the season for sunburns!  Here are two different recipes to help soothe your sunburn. (Thank you Améo/Zija for these recipes.)

Soothe Your Sunburn

Combine….

3 drops AMÉO True Lavender essential oil

2 drops AMÉO Peppermint essential oil

1 1/2 tsp.. pure aloe vera gel

Distilled water

Fill ingredients in a 1 oz. spray bottle.

Shake & Spray on desired area as needed!

OR…..

1/4 cup filtered or distilled water
1/4 cup pure aloe vera gel/juice..you can also use our Fractionated Coconut oil with Aloe
3 Tbsp. witch hazel extract (alcohol-free)
1 Tbsp white vinegar
15 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops tea tree essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil

* Combine all ingredients in an 8-ounce glass spray bottle and shake vigorously.  Shake well before each use and spray to affected area(s) as often as desired.  Avoid the eyes!

 

FYI….Do not use any citrus oils topically then go out in the sun (use under clothing or at night before bed)!  They can cause harm!  Some essential oils are photosensitive meaning they react to radiant energy or light such as natural sunlight, sunlamps, or other sources of UV rays. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of photosensitivity may include a pink or red skin rash with blotchy blisters, scaly patches, or raised spots on areas directly exposed to the sun. Itching and burning may occur and the rash may last for several days. Dark pigmentation on the skin may occur as well. “A phototoxic reaction typically shows up as an exaggerated sunburn, usually occurring within 24 hours of sun exposure” as stated by the Skin Cancer Foundation.  The primary essential oil culprits are typically citrus oils: Angelica, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Wild Orange, and Tangerine.  Bergamot essential oil contains bergaptene, a dominant photosensitizer, that can cause severe reactions. Look for products that contain bergamot essential oil that is bergaptene-free. Caution is required when using skincare products that contain these photosensitizing oils.  As stated by Everything Essential Oil, “when using photosensitizing oil, wait a minimum of six hours before exposing skin to UV rays.  The stronger and more lengthy the UV ray, the longer the wait should be.”  For maximum protection, shield skin with sunscreen and protective clothing.

 

DID YOU KNOW????
One of the Rules to follow for topical essential oil use…is the 4/10/75 Rule!
*  Research suggests that when essential oils are applied neat (without carrier oil) about 4% of the lessential oils are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream.
*  If a carrier oils is used (a 2% dilution), the absorption increased to 10%.
*  If the area of application is covered (with a warm towel or other covering) absorption dramatically increased to 75%! WOW!

XO!

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My Favorite Laundry Detergent Recipe Ever!!!

As you guys know…..I love to experiment, and to make my own cleaners, etc!  I’ve tried a few laundry detergent recipes, liquid and powder, and this, by far, is my favorite!  The recipe is out of the book, Synergy, It’s an Essential Oil Thing, by Dr. Scott A. Johnson and Dr. Joshua J. Plant.  Thanks for the recipe guys, I’m sticking with this one! :))

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Here’s the recipe for you to try!

Laundry Detergent (Powder)

From the book… Enjoy clean clothes naturally with this combination of washing soda, baking soda, soap, borax, and essentail oils.  Your laundry will be cleaned, disinfected, and smell great with this group of antimicrobial oils.

 2 cups washing soda

2 cups baking soda

1 bar Zote soap (14.1 oz.)

1 cup borax (or substitute sodium sesquicarbonate)

20 drops essentail oil

**For a citrus scent….5 drops lemon, 5 drops orange, 5 drops tangerine, 3 drops grapefruit, 2 drops lemongrass.

**For a fresh scent….7 drops pine, 7 drops eucalyptus, 4 drops balsam fir, 2 drops Pür Vie (citronella).

Add  drops to suit your taste.  I love the fresh scent!!

Grate the soap bar with a cheese grater (I used my food processor) and place in blender or food processor.  Mix borax, washing soda, and baking soda in a large bowl.  Slowly add about 1 cup of the powdered mixture to the blender or food processor until all the mixture has been added and blended together.  Drop the essential oils into the mixture and blend for about 10 or 20 seconds.  Place finished product in a half-gallon container.  Use 1-2 tablespoons per load of laundry.

Make doing laundry FUN!

Happy washing!

Enjoy.

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Feed Your Skin What It Needs!

What goes in us, shows up on us! Feed your skin.

Dry or Flaky Skin – choose foods higher in Vitamin A. A benefit of vitamin A is that it revitalizes skin by increasing cell turnover for more youthful skin. Just six leaves of Romaine lettuce provide more than 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamin A and will help with healthy cell renewal.

Sagging, lines and wrinkles – choose foods high in Vitamin C. Our bodies use Vitamin C to make collagen and elastin. Collagen gives our skin support and firmness whereas elastin gives our skin elasticity. Just one cup of strawberries has 130% of our daily Vitamin C requirement.

Uneven skin tone – Choose foods with lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene. Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin which are two antioxidants that have been shown to help protect against UV damage that can lead to brown spots. Watermelon, papaya, guava, pink grapefruit and sun-dried tomatoes contain the compound lycopene that has been shown to protect skin from damage caused by sunlight.

 

Thank you Shelly Maquire for this info!!

Here are a couple of fun salads to incorporate some of those foods…

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STRAWBERRY ROMAINE SALAD RECIPE

  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • POPPY SEED DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Add sliced egg, watermelon, etc… for fun!
In a large bowl, toss the romaine, strawberries and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients until blended. Serve with salad. Yield: 8-10 servings (1 cup dressing).
Thank you Food Network for these recipes!

Grilled Romaine with Balsamic Dressing

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Ingredients

Balsamic Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Grilled Romaine:
  • 2 romaine hearts, halved lengthwise
  • Avocado oil, for brushing
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola, for garnish
  • 4 leaves fresh basil, torn, for garnish
  • Top with sliced strawberries, watermelon, and or grapefruit!  Have fun.

For the balsamic dressing: In a blender, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Gorgonzola, basil, garlic, a pinch each of salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons water. Blend until the dressing is creamy and the garlic and basil are finely chopped.

For the grilled romaine: Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium heat.

Lightly brush the cut sides of the romaine with the canola oil. Place the romaine on the grill cut-side down and cook until grill marks form and the leaves are slightly charred, 1 to 3 minutes. Arrange on a platter cut-side up.

Drizzle the romaine with the dressing. Sprinkle with the Gorgonzola and torn basil and serve.  YUMMMM!

Are you ready for summer salads?  I sure am!

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Cracked Heel Whipped Butter!

Feet a little rough?  Or maybe you just want to keep them baby soft!  This recipe by my friend, McKenna Gordon, is awesome!  I love the fact that it has magnesium in it too.  So many people are deficient in magnesium.  Enjoy!

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Cracked Heel Whipped Butter Ingredients

•¼ cup Shea Butter OR Mango Butter

•¼ cup Coconut Oil

•3 Tablespoons Beeswax

•¼ cup Magnesium Flakes + 2 Tablespoons boiling water

•7 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

•7 drops Cypress Essential Oil

•5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

•5 drops Cell Therapy Essential Oil Blend

Directions:

Scoop the magnesium flakes into a small bowl and pour 2 tablespoons of boiling water over them stirring until it dissolves. This will create a thick liquid. Set aside to cool.

Fill a small sauce pan with 2 inches of water. Then place an empty quart size mason jar inside the sauce pan. Add the coconut oil, beeswax and mango/shea butter to the mason jar and heat it on medium.

The beeswax will be the last thing to melt. When everything is melted, remove the jar from the pan and let the mixture cool to about room temp and slightly opaque. At this point, pour it into a medium sized mixing bowl.

Use a hand blender or immersion blender on medium speed and start blending the oil mixture.

Very slowly, over the course of about a minute, add the dissolved magnesium mixture to the oil mixture while continuing blending until all of the magnesium mix is added and it is well-mixed.

Add the essential oils and whip until combined.

Place in the fridge for 20 minutes and re-blend to get body butter consistency.

Fill your jar and put it on your bedside table, or store it in the fridge for longer shelf life and an amazing cooling effect.

The first three nights: Apply a thick coat and wear socks to bed. After major cracks have gone away, apply less thick and rub in like a lotion before bed, no socks necessary. For even better results, exfoliate dry feet first using a pumice or foot file, then soak your feet in hot epsom salt water, let dry and apply the butter.

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Spinach/Avocado Salad Dressing! Yes Please!

Today as I hunted around for something yummy to have for lunch, I opened up my fridge to find a ripe avocado, a little spinach, and about a 1/4 jar of Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde.  So what did I do?  Tossed it all in my Nutri-Bullet with some ground pepper and a dash of sea salt.  SOOOOO good!  Tossed it on some mixed greens with some leftover refried beans, and there ya have it…..lunch was served!

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This would also be a great dip or spread.

And it was so easy!

Enjoy.

Let me know if you try it.

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What can Yoga do for you?!

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There are so many benefits of yoga and they differ from type to type. Here’s a little cheat sheet for you.  I am relatively an advanced beginner, ha!   It’s amazing how stiff you can become when you don’t use your body.  Go slow and build on these positions, you will get there.  Everyone is different tho, so modify where you need to.

Take a look at the following 2 routines!

*Sacral Chakra Yoga Routine

*Wake Up Yoga Routine

 

 

 

 

**What can certain Yoga poses do for you?

*Seated poses

These poses will make you feel inner peace and calm because they promote deeper breath. Use the cross-legged seated postures to increase hips and lower back flexibility and to strengthen your back muscles.

*Standing poses

Mountain Pose, one of the most important standing poses, is the basis of any yoga routine as it gives proper alignment to your feet and body. When done correctly, standing poses are instrumental in improving your posture.

*Bends

Forward bends stretch your lower back and hamstrings, release tension in your upper body and increase spine flexibility. They help you feel calm and relaxed.

Back bends open your chest and hips, strengthen your arms and shoulders. They help relieve muscle tension and improve spinal flexibility.

Both kinds of bends should be performed in succession to maintain balance in your spine and avoid injuries.

*Balance

Challenging balance poses help you tone up your muscles, develop coordination and agility. They are also posture-improving because you need to elongate your spine in order to maintain balance. A non-physical benefit is that balance poses polish focusing skills: attention is the key factor in the right performance of a balance pose.

*Twists

Twists release tension and lengthen your spine, increase shoulder and hip mobility and relieve backaches thanks to the stretching of back muscles. Always be sure to twist both sides of your body to ensure proper balance.

*Lying poses

Back poses stretch your abdominal muscles, open your hips and increase spinal mobility. They release tension and strengthen your limbs and back.

Stomach poses strengthen your arms and back and open up your hip area. They relieve tension and increase flexibility in your spine.

*Inversions

The most popular inverted poses – headstand, shoulder stand and plow – are often called the King, Queen and Prince of asanas. They develop strength and stamina in your upper body, stimulate your brain. Bringing your legs higher than your heart, they reverse the flow of blood and other fluids in your body, which relieves tension in your legs.

*Relaxation poses

Relaxation poses, including the most well-known Corpse Pose, calm your mind and body and encourage a deep feeling of relaxation. They can be used at the end and start of your yoga practice, as well as in the middle of it. Despite the seeming easiness, relaxation poses are often really challenging because of our inability to relax fully.

*Plank poses

Plank poses are helpful in building strength in the arms, wrists and spine, which prepares you for inversion poses. To reap as much benefit as you can from a plank pose, try holding it for up to 1 minute. Side plank poses additionally work your shoulders.

Namasté 

Thank you Yoga for this info!

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Blessed!

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