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                Newsletter March/April 2011

 “A balanced approach to health and lifestyle are the key                                           Mar/Apr 2011
                                                                                               All specials stay current until
   ingredients for a successful and happy existence.”                                                our next Newsletter

                                                                                                       SPECIAL # 1
NEW … BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion
                                                                                                  “BE Lite Lotion Twin”
One of our most popular products BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion has been                         BE Lite Firming & Toning
reformulated to take advantage of the latest technology available in natural cosmetic                    Lotion Twin
ingredients and now contains Pullulan. Pullulan is 100% natural and biodegradable                   $89.50 (save $19.50)
and is highly water soluble. It has a smooth and light texture allowing for ultimate
hydration to soften the skin and lock in moisture. Pullulan is used in antiwrinkle and                 SPECIAL # 2
firming treatments to make your skin firmer and more resilient, particularly in areas               “BE Lite & Lotion”
which slacken with age. It acts as a barrier to prevent moisture loss without forming a             BE Lite for Cellulite
heavy film on the skin.                                                                       BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion
Combined with sweet almond, wheatgerm and macadamia oils, shea butter, D-                           $94.50 (save $19.50)
Panthenol, silver and gold colloidal mineral water and essential oils of lavender,                     SPECIAL # 3
geranium, orange, sage, frankincense, petitgrain, lemon, fennel, cypress, ginger and
juniper it is one of the most complex and complete products available on the market
                                                                                                     “BE Calm Twin”
                                                                                                  BE Calm Massage Twin
today. It is completely organic and contains no synthetic ingredients.
                                                                                                  Buy One Get One Free
What is the difference between BE Lite for Cellulite and                                           $49.50 (save $49.50)
BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion?
                                                                                             POSTAGE & HANDLING CHARGES
BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion is formulated to be applied after BE Lite for Cellulite to    $10.50 for each order under $150.
enhance its beneficial properties or it can be used on its own to help with toning and         Any order over $150 (or if this is
moisturising the skin. BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion contains a similar blend of           your first order with us) postage &
essential oil ingredients to BE Lite for Cellulite but in different ratios and with the                handling is free.
addition of fennel oil due to its exceptional toning and firming qualities.                  Pensioners receive a 10% discount.

BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion can be used on its own all over the body (and on the          SPECIALS ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE
face) and is especially beneficial for dry, sensitive skin, wrinkles and stretch marks and             STOCKS LAST
is soothing to sun-damaged skin.
                                                                                              BULK DISCOUNTS NOT AVAILABLE
There are a number of ways to encourage your body to remove toxins. It’s all a matter           FOR NEWSLETTER SPECIALS
of balance and commonsense. Aromatherapy is one that I love to use everyday to
begin this process. It works with our body to speed up the process of elimination and           PLEASE NOTE: FREIGHT ADDED
due to the diuretic nature of some of the essential oils helps encourage our body to               FOR OVERSEAS ORDERS

break down the water capsule around the toxins, speeds up circulation and helps rid             We send our products to:
our body of these toxins without overwhelming our body.                                         NZ, USA, UK, Japan, China,
COMPETITION                                                                                     Malta, Singapore, Greece,
                                                                                               Germany, Latvia, Hong Kong,
Why do you think you’d like to try the NEW formulation BE Lite Firming &                         Taiwan, Canada, France,
Toning Lotion? Your story could win you a NEW formulation BE Lite Firming &                    South Korea, Malaysia, Qatar.
Toning Lotion and more … see page 4 for details.
My warmest wishes to you,
Cheryl Gilbert (Owner/Creator of Balanced Essentials).                                         Don’t forget our website at
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                                                                 ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE
                                                              small insects. The popularity of the patchouli scent
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
                                                              grew to a stage that domestically produced
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)                                  garments, if they were to sell at all, also had to carry
Synonyms: P. patchouli, P. heyneanus, Patchouly oil.          the scent of patchouli.
Origin: Patchouli is a native of tropic regions of Asia and   Patchouli became the signature scent for the hippies
is now extensively cultivated in Indonesia, Philippines,      in the 1960s. Its scent was used to mask the tarry
Malaysia, China, India, Mauritius, some Caribbean             odour of marihuana. It has become one of the most
countries, West Africa and Vietnam.                           overused social scents of the recent decades,
                                                              reminding us of the psychedelic 1960s.
Botany: Patchouli is an aromatic, perennial shrub with
erect stems, large green leaves and small white-pink          In Asia, patchouli herb had long served as a
flowers. The common name patchouli is probably                deodorant and insect repellent. Patchouli has for
derived from the Tamil paccilai and the species name          centuries been part of the traditional systems of
from the Philippine vernacular cablin.                        medicine in Malaysia, China and Japan. The herb is
Essential Oil Characteristics: Patchouli oil is a dark-       used in Chinese medicine to treat colds, headaches,
orange or brownish-coloured, viscous oil with an              nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
extremely rich, sweet herbaceous, aromatic spicy and          The oil is extensively used in perfumery, cosmetics
woody balsamic odour.                                         and soaps.
The odour should remain sweet at all stages of                Indications:
evaporation. The body should display a rich root-like
                                                              Nervous System:        Patchouli is beneficial for
note with a delicate earthiness which should not include
                                                              alleviating depression, anxiety and stress-related
“mould-like” or “musty” dry odours.
Method of extraction: To extract patchouli oil it is
necessary to rupture the cell wall of the leaf before         Integumentary System: It is recommended for
steam distillation. This is done by controlled light          treating conditions such as sores, fissures, injuries,
fermentation, by scalding with superheated steam, or by       scars, skin inflammations, eczema and fungal and
stacking or baling the dried leaves, thus “curing” them by    parasitic skin infections.
fermentation. This is said to produce the best quality        Skin and Hair Care: Patchouli is used as a tissue
patchouli oil.                                                regenerator helping stimulate regrowth of skin cells
Chemical Composition:               A typical chemical        and forming scar tissue. Assists healing rough,
composition of patchouli oil is reported as follows:          cracked skin, sores and wounds. Also useful for
monoterpene hydrocarbons (1.0%), sesquiterpene                treating acne and scalp disorders.
hydrocarbons (62%), oxygenated constituents (37%),            Energetics: Patchouli’s warm and sweet qualities
patchouli alcohol (33.5%), norpatchoulenol (1.1%).            may be used for people with a deficiency of Qi in the
Of these constituents, it is interesting to note the high     spleen and pancreas, who, as a result, suffer from
percentage of sesquiterpene hydrocarbons which                fatigue, loose stools and abdominal distension.
accounts for patchouli’s anti-inflammatory properties.        Subtle Aromatherapy:         Patchouli oil has a
History and Traditional Uses: The oil is widely used in       harmonising and stabilising effect on the mind when
Asia for incense, body and garment perfumes, insect           over-thinking and worrying tend to destabilise one’s
repellents and sprinkled in temples. Arabs used it to         self-confidence. It is recommended for “dreamers”
perfume carpets, Indians textiles and the Chinese             and people who tend to neglect or feel detached
produced a perfumed ink for use on scrolls.                   from their bodies.
The West’s fascination with patchouli began in the first      Administration: Topical application – massage,
decades of the 19th century when there was an                 compress, bath, ointment, skin care. Inhalation –
enormous amount of trade between India, the Middle            direct inhalation, diffuser and oil vapouriser.
East and Europe. Among the most popular goods from            Balanced Essentials’              BE     Sensual       contains
the East were the carpets, fabrics, clothes and woven         patchouli essential oil.
accessories. Many of these, if not all, had layers of
crushed or coarse-ground patchouli herb liberally
sprinkled amongst them. This was not for aesthetic            References:
purposes but for commercial purposes. Patchouli had           Battaglia S, Complete Guide to Aromatherapy 2 Ed 2003 ICH
always been used in Asia as a repellent to moths and          Julia Lawless, Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy
              SPECIAL # 1                Special # 1 – “BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion
         “BE Lite Lotion Twin”           Twin”
       BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion   BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion NEW formulation has
                 250mL Twin              finally arrived!
             $89.50 (save $19.50)        “And thanks also for your advice re using BE Lite Firming &
                                         Toning Lotion, after BE Vital etc, to moisturise and protect. I
                                         feel my skin glowing, in spite of the cold & wintry conditions
                                         we are experiencing, and friends have since noticed!”
                                         Kind regards. Ann Booth
                                         “The batch of BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion I ordered did
                                         the trick for cement irritated hands! (I've been raving about
                                         your products to everyone I know).” Melissa P
                                         Special # 2 – “BE Lite & Lotion”
                                         A wonderfully cleansing special which includes BE Lite
                                         for Cellulite and our NEW formulation BE Lite Firming
                                         & Toning Lotion.
                                         BE Lite for Cellulite encourages the body to speed up its
                                         process of elimination with its detoxifying and diuretic
                                         actions. This is important for health as each day we
          SPECIAL # 2                    ingest/inhale toxins & chemicals from various sources -
         “BE Lite & Lotion”              food preservatives and chemicals, polluted air, water etc.
                                         Our body from the time we are born tries to maintain
      BE Lite for Cellulite 100mL
                                         homeostasis or balance. If our ingestion of toxins and
BE Lite Firming & Toning Lotion 250mL    chemicals is greater than can be excreted each day our
         $94.50 (saving $19.50)          body stores these in the fatty tissues of the body and
                                         surrounds its with water to protect it from being excreted
                                         too quickly and overloading our body. Aromatherapy
                                         works with our body to speed up the process of
                                         elimination and due to the diuretic nature of some of the
                                         essential oils helps encourage our body to break down the
                                         water capsule around the toxins, speeds up circulation and
                                         helps rid our body of these toxins without overwhelming
                                         our body. BE Lite for Cellulite is also useful when there is
                                         excess fluid present such as ankles, knees, joints and
                                         insect bites and stings.
                                         Cypress & Juniper oils have a stimulant action on the
                                         lymphatic system, which is responsible for draining excess
                                         fluid from the body tissues. Frankincense oil contains
                                         astringent properties and together with Ginger oil assists
                                         in the maintenance of peripheral circulation. Geranium,
                                         Lemon, Lime & Lavender oils help cleanse the skin area.
                                         Orange oil stimulates lymph fluids, which is helpful in
            SPECIAL # 3                  reducing swollen tissue and Sage oil acts as a tonic to the
          “BE Calm Twin”                 digestion. Includes a Moonstone Crystal to help disperse
     BE Calm Massage Blend 100mL         the natural benefits of the oils. BE Lite for Cellulite also
         Buy One Get One Free            contains Wheatgerm oil which helps to encourage the
         $49.50 (saving $49.50)          body to remove toxins, Sweet Almond and Macadamia

                                         Special # 3 – “BE Calm Twin”
                                         Buy 1 Get 1 Free – only while stocks last
                                         BE Calm contains calming essential oils of Lavender,
                                         Marjoram, Vetiver, Neroli, Cedarwood, Orange and
                                         Petitgrain in sweet almond, wheatgerm and macadamia
                                         oils and can be applied like a moisturiser to the body
                                         or face.
                                         “We have also use BE Calm on the puppy as well when she
                                         goes a bit “feral” just to calm her down.” Teresa Kaczynski
                                         School of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University
 BE LITE FIRMING & TONING LOTION                                Customer Comments …”
 COMPETITION (from page 1)                                      “Dear Cheryl, yes, you are welcome to add my
 Tell us why you think you’d like to try BE Lite Firming &      comments to the "Customer comments". I went into
 Toning Lotion.                                                 hospital to have a hip resurfacing operation
                                                                and because I also had a cyst on the area they had
 The customer with the best answer will receive a BE Lite       to give me a bone graft as well. It's an operation I
 Firming & Toning Lotion, BE Lite for Cellulite, BE Lite        had to have but a Teacher at the school where I work
 Stimulating Bodywash and to calm you all down from this        told me the first 2-3 weeks is the hardest. Once I am
 excitement a BE Calm Massage Blend.                            all healed up and have more mobility life will be better
                                                                for me. Even to travel in a car for long distances
 Send your entries to:                                          would be painful so now I am determined to keep up
 BE Lite Lotion Competition                                     with my exercises the Physio has given me and I
 PO Box 276                                                     have to purchase an exercise bike to help with my
 Glenorie NSW 2157                                              rehab. Your oils have been a blessing for me, they
                                                                have been like an invisible blanket that helps take the
 or e-mail
                                                                pain away and keeps me in a positive frame of mind.
                                                                I put the oil on before I do my rehab exercises
 HELPFUL HINTS                                                  knowing I will do them with ease.
 Have you ever wondered how to remove oil stains                Everyday I am getting more mobile and with the help
 from your clothes?                                             of your oils I take less pain relief tablets. Last month
 Sometimes over a period of time stains can build up            on Tues 25th May I had to have the stitches taken
 from moisturisers and oils applied to the skin or just         out and my cut which is 12-15 inches long so I made
 from the natural buildup of sebum from your skin.              sure I applied BE Relieved around the area before I
                                                                left home to make the experience less painful and
 Solution: Add 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid to your         guess what, it was.” Janine Bonello
 regular wash along with your usual washing powder.
                                                                “Hi Cheryl, here I am overseas in California with my
 What is good for skin patches, warts and lesions?              friend I have not seen for 16 years, I brought over a
 Apply lemon essential oil 3-4 times daily or a blend           bottle of BE Relieved for her hips and Barbara thinks
                                                                it is wonderful. So far I have used it across her
 containing lemon and lemongrass essential oils.
                                                                shoulders the first night I arrived and the next
 What is lavender essential oil good for?                       morning she had no pain whatsoever and she could
                                                                not believe that it would go away that quick as she
 Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils. It       has been living with the pain. The next was her hips
 is analgesic and anti-inflammatory. It relaxes the             and then her stomach and with her stomach the pain
 muscles, promotes restful sleep, lessens pain, is              went away within half an hour which Barb thought
 healing to the skin for all manner of conditions such as       was great and for her hips also. Barb loves your oil.
 bruising, cuts, wounds, burns, sunburn, blisters, scars,       I am so pleased I brought the oil over with me plus I
 cold sores, insect bites (it also helps repel insects) and     brought the images on how it works so quickly.
 is disinfectant in its action.                                 Thanks again for your help over the years.”
                                                                Greatly appreciated. Wendy Mulligan
 How do I get my clothes to smell nice?
 Place approx 10 drops of an essential oil blend (its
 much better than just a single essential oil due to its        A celebration of a new life and the letting go
 complexity) on a cotton cloth and fold it over several         of another.
 times. Wrap in another cotton cloth to protect your            I was challenged the other day to experience the
 clothes and place in your drawer.                              joy of welcoming my newest granddaughter into
 Add 5 drops to your fabric softener in the wash.               the world while on the floor above at the hospital
                                                                the life of my mother was slowly ebbing away.
 How do I get my shoes to smell nice?
                                                                Two visits to make, one to celebrate and one to let
 Follow the directions above for “clothes” and place the        go.
 cotton cloth in your shoes or sneakers overnight. A
 great suggestion is to use 10 drops of BE Uplifted             I found strength in being
 Pure Essential Oil Blend as it contains lemon,                 able to help both with
 lemongrass, lavender, geranium and bergamot.                   the oils, massaging my
 How do I help get closer to someone I love?                    mother,       helping  to
 Massage them using a blend of essential oils of                relieve some of her pain
 frankincense, sandalwood, orange, neroli and                   and      stiffness    and
 petitgrain in sweet almond, wheatgerm & macadamia              massaging my daughter
 oils.                                                          to help with the pain of
                                                                afterbirth contractions.
We love your stories! Tell us about your experiences with our   Those moments will
 products. These become a very valuable reference to help       stay with me forever.
  others and become a body of anecdotal evidence to help        Sometimes when we
promote and educate others about the uses of essential oils.    least expect it we can
             Every testimonial is valuable to us!               be so blessed.                     Cheryl Gilbert
                                                                                                  Owner/Creator of BE

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