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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
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and is highly water soluble. It has a smooth and light texture allowing for ultimate
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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
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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,
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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
for secure ordering -
or e-mail us 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
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“BE Lite Lotion Twin” Twin”
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feel my skin glowing, in spite of the cold & wintry conditions
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Kind regards. Ann Booth
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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
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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