let’s talk about healthy hair

Okay, so maybe none of us will look like Rapunzel, but we can all use products that support healthy hair. Let’s start by talking about some oils and other products that are supportive to healthy hair:

Cedarwood essential oil – helps with body, strength and healthy growth.

Lavender essential oil – helps with strength, healthy growth and is supportive to the skin on the scalp.

Rosemary essential oil – supportive to the skin on the scalp, healthy growth and overall healthy looking hair.

For the essential oils: Apply 1-2 drops of oil to hands, and then massage into hair and scalp before bath or shower; then shampoo and rinse as normal. Or add 10-15 drops to your shampoo bottle, mix thoroughly and shampoo as normal…. 

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kids blends: owie

Sometimes our kids take a little tumble and need some soothing to their little bodies. This blend is perfect for that. Lavender is soothing to the skin, Tea Tree is also used for the skin for its cleansing properties and White Fir is soothing to the muscles. Young Living no longer sells White Fir, so if you’re not able to source it you can do three drops of each of the other oils.

In a 10mL roller bottle blend:
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Tea Tree
2 drops White Fir
fill the remainder with your favorite carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil or Young Living’s V-6 blend)… 

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sleepy blend rollerball recipe

 

This has become one of my favorite combinations before bedtime. I love it so much that I’ve made a blend in a 15ml bottle to keep by my bed to put in my diffuser. If you would rather have the blend as a rollerball – here you go! It’s super easy to make and you’ll just rub it on your feet and wrists before you slip under the sheets. Sweet dreams.

In a 10mL roller bottle blend:
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Bergamot
10 drops Cedarwood (or Lavender)
fill the remainder with your favorite carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil or Young Living’s V-6 blend)… 

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calming bath soak

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It’s time to start making your DIY Christmas gifts! These are SUPER easy, inexpensive and something everyone can use!

Calming Bath Soak:
Combine 4c epsom salt, 1c baking soda and 25 drops lavender in a bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes for the lavender to soak into the epsom salt. Take 10 baggies (mine are 3×5″ and fit perfectly) and put 1/2c of the mixture in each baggie. Make a cute label with some scrapbook paper and you’re all set!… 

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DIY deodorant

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Deodorant. Something that everyone needs and something that can be filled with lots of harmful ingredients like aluminum which has been linked to breast cancer. Making your own deodorant is really easy and very inexpensive. The one real thing that you have to get used to with this recipe is that you apply the deodorant with your fingers – so unlike the deodorant that you get from the store. Once you mentally get past that, this deodorant works wonderfully.

You only need four ingredients for this deodorant:
1/3c coconut oil (softened is best)
1/4c arrowroot powder
1/4c baking soda
1/4tsp essential oils (I used equal parts of lemongrass, lavender and tea tree)… 

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what I learned from my first half marathon

img_0890On Saturday I ran my first ever Half Marathon in Indianapolis. No, I’ve never really run any considerable distance before more than 2 miles and yes, it was difficult. But the reason why I ran made it easier to do being that I’m not a seasoned runner. This whole experience was challenging and I learned a lot along the way that I wanted to share with you all. These are in no particular order and I’m sure as soon as I hit “publish” there will be more things that pop in my head so this list might be ever-growing and changing.

What I learned from my first half-marathon (and maybe my only half-marathon):… 

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gold mountain beauty

Rocky-Mountain-EssentialsAt the end of October Daniel from Gold Mountain Beauty contacted me asking me to try and share some of their products. After taking a look at their products I said, “sure!”. I’m so excited to share them with you today.

{Even though they sent me the products for free, the opinions are my own.}

Gold Mountain Beauty is a small family company that creates all natural health and beauty products.Gold Mountain Beauty believes in three things: amazing customer service, fair prices, and the highest quality ingredients and materials. Plus, most of their products are manufactured and packaged in the USA. Instead of using toxic products, they want to provide people with natural products that are safe to use, effective and actually good for your skin. Daniel was very quick to respond to my emails and the package came direct from Amazon, who does their fulfillment. Customer service is key for me and Daniel did a great job in that respect…. 

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Essential Oils in the Bible

When I first started getting into essential oils, I really wanted to know more about if they were biblical and how people back then would have used them. The first book that I’ve been going through is Healing Oils of the Bible but also wanted to do my own independent study of them {which I’m doing slowly right now}. As I go through this research of oils in the Bible, I thought I’d share with you all what I’m finding. Maybe it’ll become a series. Time will tell.

According to Dr. David Stewart there are 1,031 references to essential oils, aromatic oil-producing plants, and their applications in the Bible, including 33 species. Lucky for you I won’t talk about all of the thousand references today. Let’s jump right into what the Word says for just a few of them. {I’m using the New Living Translation for my quotes}… 

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times are changing…

frankincense2I don’t even know where to begin…this last week was a discouraging one for those of us trying to share Essential Oils with other people. The FDA sent out some warning letters to a few bloggers that talked about using essential oils for Ebola and it sparked this reminder of checking how we share things about essential oils. Because it can’t be classified as a drug due to it’s natural (and changing) components, those of us who are distributors (i.e. “selling” essential oils) can’t classify an EO like a drug when we share. For example, I can’t say that I use an oil for my son’s asthma (or rather what oil I use). Or that I use something for constipation. So the oils posts that I’ve had up so far had to be edited to remove the ailments (such as Frankincense above). Even if we site the source, we still can’t claim that an oil can be for a specific ailment like asthma, allergies or even an abrasion…. 

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the merging of two passions

For the last few months, I’ve been in my slow season for the business. I’ve gone on this health journey and started a new blog since then so I have to assume God has allowed all of this to happen together knowing that otherwise I wouldn’t have had time to start sharing what I’m learning. I’ve been really excited to share with others about food and essential oils as medicine, which in turn has made me less excited about making jewelry. Which has made me sad to think about. I do feel like God has given me the gift of creativity, so I don’t ever see myself not being creative – I just think I’m in an uninspired place right now.

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Until the other day. I have had a vision for making some diffuser necklaces for a while now, at least the last month or so. I’ve searched and searched for another design that I have in my mind but was so excited when the idea came to me to use my wax seals to make wax seal diffuser necklaces. The perfect mixture of both of my worlds. And I was excited again. And the response on social media was awesome. Other people were excited about it as well…. 

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