October 8, 2017 -
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!
October 8, 2017 -
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,
Just in case you haven’t heard of them…….
October 7, 2017 -
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…)
October 6, 2017 -
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…)
October 6, 2017 -
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.
October 1, 2017 -
Epsom Salt Detox Bath
I try my best to rid our world of toxins, but sometimes coming into contact with harmful substances is unavoidable. They’re practically everywhere, in our food, in our water, even in the air we breathe. I mean I HAVE to breathe!!! At some point we have to give our health to God and go outside and be a part of the world.
This is why detox baths have become one of my favorite things to do for my family’s health, because they help your body eliminate toxins after you have come into contact with them. While we can’t avoid coming into contact with all toxins, we can reduce unnecessary exposure and help our body to eliminate them more efficiently.