History of Essential Oils



Because I had only heard of essential oils within the past couple years, I assumed that they were a brand new discovery. But it turns out that people have been using them since 4500 B.C. You can find evidence of their use throughout history all over the globe – in China, India, Europe, and even America!


Everything a Beginner Needs to Know about Essential Oils

A few years ago, almost everyone in my immediate family had a health crisis. And ever since I have been on the hunt for any natural ways to support wellness. Finding essential oils completely changed my life, and now I want to share them with every person I meet!
There are three reasons I use essential oils:
1. They support physical wellness
I use essential oils to support wellness every single day. Oils can support every single body system you can think of…immune, digestive, repiratory, endocrine, cardiovascular, nervous, lymphatic….you skin! I could go on but you get the point. Basically if you have a human body, you can benefit from the use of essential oils!
2. They support emotional wellness
I am constantly using essential oils aromatically. When you inhale an essential oil, the molecules travel up your nose directly to your limbic system, the part of your brain that controls memories and emotions. Because of this, I have found them to be a huge game changer when it comes to dealing with difficult emotions like stress or the blues.
3. They are a natural alternative
I have been able to replace almost all of the toxic chemicals in my home by using essential oils as a natural alternative. By combining natural ingredients with essential oils I have been able to replace all of my toxic home cleaners, as well as my toxic personal care products like perfume, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, and more!
Just in case you haven’t heard of them…….


Theives Tea


Fall is here, and winter is just around the corner!

This time of year we all need a little extra support for our immune systems. And when I’m feeling under the weather, one of the first things I turn to is Thieves Tea!


This recipe is a favorite among people who love using essential oils. Its not something you drink every day – only on days when you feel like you need some extra support. (more…)

10 Christmas Traditions for Teens and Adults


When my kids were growing up, we had tons of Christmas traditions. It was easier to come up with them back then, because most of the activities associated with the holiday are centered around children!

We would visit santa, write letters to him, bake him cookies, and even track him online as he made his way around the globe on Christmas Eve. We would read pictures books together about Jesus in the manger. We would make reindeer food and try our best to throw it on the roof so that they can get a treat too. And of course Christmas morning was very different than it is now! (more…)

Christmas on a Zero Dollar Budget


How do you make the Christmas gift exchange interesting and fun when your kids have become adults or almost adults? Especially when most of them are still students or are on a very tight budget? I know the usual – everyone draws a name, but sometimes that can get kind of get dull. Everyone opens their one present…that they asked for…and are expecting. You might as well just buy a present for yourself and call it a day.

Well, I got this idea last year and I ran it past my family – including grandparents – and they went for it! I proposed that every member of the the family give a gift to every other person in the family. That’s right, a present for everyone. Only here’s the clincher: it HAS to fall under one of these four categories.


Natural Wart Removal




(This post has been moved to a new blog, the link to the original can be found at the bottom!)


Sometimes, old remedies passed down by your elders really do work the best.


My daughter recently found an old (and non-toxic) solution to getting rid of warts (which I will link below.) And it reminded me of a piece of advice my dad always gave me when I was little. He would tell me to “take a dirty dishrag, and rub it on the wart. Then bury the dishrag in the backyard.” If you follow these directions exactly, the wart will fall right off!

I was never quite sure if he was joking or not….. 😉 (more…)

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