Hi everybody, this is Steve. I've commandeered the newsletter from Steph because we are coming into the season where there is lots of love and joy and happiness and fun and sickness, and I want to do something to stop it -- er, stop the sickness. The rest of that is good. And I want to tell you about a tool that we use in our fight against winter (and summer) illness, and the sale we will have on it starting Friday, November 26. Since this newsletter covers November and December, it will be long(er)(ish). Or at least, that's a plausible excuse to cover my lack of brevity! 

I think there are two main reasons that people tend to get sick more in the winter than in the summer. Cold, and angle of the sun. Heat kills microorganisms. High sun on skin produces vitamin D. Cold means that we want to stay inside more. That we wear more clothes. We don't get outside to the fresh air as much. We don't leave doors or windows open to let fresh air in. We don't get outside where the rays of the sun can kill off bad things, and if we do, we are wearing so many clothes that there is very little chance to get a good dose of natural vitamin D. Plus according to research, there are only certain angles of the sun where vitamin D production is actually possible and the window is much narrower in winter But this isn't an article about vitamin D. 

Another great contributor to the problem of winter illness is generosity. Yes, I know, we all think generosity is a good thing, but let me explain. Think about the mother, who has so enjoyed taking care of her ear-aching, nose running, coughing little tyke all week, and so appreciated that special bonding time, that she bundles this little joy up into to the car and takes it to the grocery store, brings it to play time, or Sunday School, or nursery, to cough, wipe snot, and otherwise spread this blessed affliction to all the other kids and adults. Just think of the special bonding times that will ensue for all of those families. And think of the person from work, who is out for a few days, and when returning, is so sick, they can barely talk and stumble around the office, sucking down a cough or cold medication and using up all the tissues. It seems they obviously think their time away was incredible opportunity for reconnecting with family and strengthening their marriage, that they generously cough and hack and sneeze, shake hands, share food and water, and otherwise do their best to spread it to others and keep the cycle of "good" going. Regular mother Teresa's they are. But this isn't an article about generosity, or quarantining for that matter.

 

And think of the person from work, who is out for a few days, and when returning, is so sick, they can barely talk and stumble around the office, sucking down a cough or cold medication and using up all the tissues. It seems they obviously think their time away was incredible opportunity for reconnecting with family and strengthening their marriage, that they generously cough and hack and sneeze, shake hands, share food and water, and otherwise do their best to spread it to others and keep the cycle of "good" going. Regular mother Teresa's they are. But this isn't an article about generosity, or quarantining for that matter.

Shortly after starting Beeyoutiful we were introduced to Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Now when I was growing up, the only people that used essential oils were those same people who burned incense, had a colorful wardrobe, with an interesting style, and probably did some meditation and perhaps even some pot smoking on the side. The term "Aromatherapy" was akin to voodoo. So when I found out that one of my friends used eucalyptus oil all the time, with their kids, and what not, and wasn't trying to contact the netherworld with it, I looked into it some. I found out that it is used in all sorts of familiar mainstream, "normal people" products, found out how good it was for so many different things and it wasn't too long before we were carrying it at Beeyoutiful.

Sometime after that, we were introduced to even more essential oils by another friend, who also didn't use the oils in strange ceremonies behind closed doors, and they introduce us to the item I want to talk about today. The nebulizing essential oil diffuser. And what you may ask does it do? Why, it diffuses essential oil of course! It spreads it through the air in tiny droplets.

 

 

 

 

Well, they extolled the virtues of their diffuser and I was extremely interested and then learned the price -- $120.00! Gulp. Um, yeah, I passed on that and bought a much cheaper one from somewhere online. It was so hard to use, that I don't think I ever even got it set up. Plus it relied upon heat and I read that heat damaged some of the properties of the oil. We eventually paid the painful $120 for that first diffuser. Boy are we glad that we did. That diffuser saved us so much in doctor bills, I can't even tell you. 

See we just leave it running in different places in the house - usually with eucalyptus oil because it is cheap, smells good, and is a fantastic antimicrobial, as well as being helpful for the respiratory system. In short, it lowers the germ count in our household. If we've been exposed to something, we run it where everybody is gathering. If somebody is feeling sick, we run it where they are sitting or sleeping. I have story after story. My MIL was visiting and had an asthma attack and was just about on her way out the door to the ER when my wife asked her to try the diffuser with eucalyptus. It took care of the issue and she bought it from us and took it home with some oils, and we got another. We used it to help fight off a moth infestation of some wheat we had. We seem to have a lot of spiders, and Steph and I both got bit by Brown Recluse a season or two ago, making us very ill. 

We now run the diffuser in the summer and find dead bugs all over the floor. We fought off a mold problem. My car smelled like something died in it and I thought I was going to have to take the entire thing apart to find it. 24 hours of the diffuser and we've never had the problem again. We travel a lot an end up in all sorts of hotel rooms, where we encounter all smells and who knows what that result in difficulty breathing. We carry a diffuser with us and run it first thing when we get into the room to clear out germs, allergens and other such things. It makes a big difference. We use it with bright, uplifting scents for days when we're feeling low. We change the scents with the seasons. The uses were so many and the worth so proven that we have invested in several now and have never been sorry.

We started carrying this Aroma Pro nebulizing diffuser at Beeyoutiful some time ago because we like to carry things we use, and we may have referenced it here and there, but have never really gone into the detail of what a great tool it is. If you're interested in staying out of the doctor's office, fighting illness naturally, or avoiding it altogether, whether you get it from us or elsewhere, you should not be without this tool. I can't tell you how many times we have been in consultation with people about something, usually some kind of emergency, and we want to recommend they use a diffuser, but they don't have one and neither does anybody they know.

It is so frustrating that one of the principle tools that we have for fighting illness, and dealing with emergencies, especially of the respiratory kind, or involving young children that can't take all of the supplements and other things, is not available to these folks who could REALLY use it right now. I want to change that. We have been selling the diffuser for $90.00 instead of the suggested $120, which is a great price -- maybe the best price out there, but it is still hard for a lot of people to do. Because I want everybody to have one, I'm lowering the price to $60.00 - at least until the end of the year. In my experience, that is less than the cost of a doctor's visit - even if you have insurance, after factoring gas, co-pays, prescriptions, and time.

One other thing, we aren't allowed to sell this product on the Internet, so you won't find it in our product list on our web page. It is part of our contract. We do list it in our print catalog. You can even download the full catalog or just this page to look at it to see what you are buying. This unit is made to last forever and if it ever gives you any problems, give us a call. Sometimes it just needs cleaning, but if something does need to be replaced, the manufacturer is pretty good about working with us. Replacement glass and tubes are available if needed. We've never needed to replace tubes yet, but we have had the glass break. (Hint: Keep cords and hoses out of walkways.) So, call, or send an email, or catch us on live chat and we'll get you breathing easier. If you want more info or want to order online you can look for the Aroma Pro on DiffuserWorld.com.

Since you'll need some oils to run in the diffuser and it would be good to know how to use them, all of our essential oils and the The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy will be 10% off until the end of December. My favorites are Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, and Lemon.

The prices for the diffuser and the oils will be good from November 26, until December 31, 2010.

We're very thankful for the many blessings in our life, the opportunities to learn and to share, and the many people who make that possible. I wish you all a very blessed season and hope you can spend it with family and friends and be healthy.

That is our plan. See you next year!

--Steve
steve@beeyoutiful.com
1-800-556-0967

 
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