I want to talk to you about your boobs.
Yep, we’re going there. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer impacts both men and women alike (more women than men), and while this type of cancer occurs worldwide, the U.S. statistics are particularly sobering:
Breastcancer.org estimates that about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. In 2019, it's estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers.
As of January 2019, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.
That sucks. Seriously. That is a staggering number of women battling for their lives.
What can we do about it? Well, before I go any further, please read the disclaimer** at the bottom of this page so we can all remember that I’m not a doctor and am not making medical claims….k thanks. Moving on.
As we know, cancer is either environmental or genetic.It doesn’t just spring itself on you like that creepy dude DM’ing your Instagram. It comes from somewhere. Cancer.gov estimates that “Inherited genetic mutations play a major role in about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers.” Do you know what that means? The odds are in our favor.
Your stress levels, diet, exercise, and environment matter so much. Your body doesn’t speak synthetic, so when you smother yourself in fake food and fake products, your body doesn’t know what to do, and chemicals change cells. Fact. That is why I help you create recipes and personal products that put healthy and whole things in and on your body. If I am making a moisturizer for your *girls* it’s got good stuff in it…like, the stuff you can pronounce. You have clean options. Here’s one of them.
The recipe below is just meant to support your breast health. It goes on your boobs. It is a natural based body oil and moisturizer that utilizes natural ingredients to support your breast health.
Two items that I want to discuss because I haven’t talked about them before…
- Apricot seed oil is very gentle on sensitive skin and has been used by the Chinese for centuries as a nutritive and medicinal oil (do your research, you will be amazed). It is very light in texture. You do want it to be organic and cold pressed - this is important. In addition to the nutrients that your skin will soak up, apricot seed oil locks moisture into the skin. Double duty!
- Ledum is a North American bushy plant, and the oil is steam distilled from the leaves. The benefits of this oil, and the research being done on it’s overall health benefits, are pretty astounding. However, do not use this oil if you are pregnant. It can be eliminated from the recipe below if you are pregnant.
Dear Lord, so many disclaimers. Ok, let’s get to the good stuff.
- 8oz glass bottle with dropper
- 7oz cold pressed, organic apricot seed oil
- 20 drops of Ledum essential oil
- 30 drops of Frankincense essential oil
- 30 drops of Myrrh essential oil
- 20 drops Lemon essential oil
- 20 drops Lavender essential oil
Mix the essential oils together in the bottle first. Then top off with the apricot seed oil, leaving a bit of space at the top. Screw the top on, and gently tip back and forth to combine the oils.
To use: After showering and drying off, drop a full dropperful on both breasts (one dropper is enough for both) and rub in. Do this daily. This mixture contains a citrus oil, so do not apply to your skin and go sit in direct sunlight or a UV-ray tanning bed. You will be photosensitive.
**DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. Young Living products are not meant to cure or treat disease or ailments. I will not and can not prescribe or diagnose, and I am not making medical claims of any kind. This recipe is strictly coming from my own experience and research. Please do your own research in conjunction with advice from a trusted physician, and decide what is best for your body.
Please note that I only use and recommend Young Living Essential Oils because they are the purest on the market and the only ones I use. I cannot speak to, or recommend, the benefits of other oils. The essential oils used in this recipe are from Young Living. If you choose to use a different oil, you will have different results and I am not responsible for the outcome.