Sunday, June 1, 2014

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub - Essential Oil Heaven

I needed LOTS of gifts for Ella's teachers!  We have her classroom teacher, 2 parapros, 4 people who work on the SACC room, the secretaries, the principal and the specials teachers (minus one since I'm her music teacher!)  That's a lot of gifts!  I needed a simple, cost-effective and unique gift for them.

So, I made the majority of them (minus the men) Grapefruit Sugar Scrub!
It smells AWESOME!
They will love it!
They will be impressed!
They will want more!

Ready? Set? Go!  Make this!

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
15 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
2 Tbsp. water

Mix all ingredients together and store in a glass jar.

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat anyone.  All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may differ from others'.  Your results may vary from mine.

Bug/Tick Spray - An All Natural Approach

I HATE bug spray.  The feel of it on your skin, the fact that it's FULL of chemicals, the fact you can't spray it on your face, etc.  Well, this is an AWESOME alternative!

Is this as potent as the store bought bug spray?  Nope.  You will need to apply this about every 30 minutes from what I've heard.  And if your child is going out to play in the woods, make sure they are wearing long sleeves and pants.  Ticks have been REALLY bad!  Don't take any chances!

I obviously cannot guarantee anything for you here.  This is just simply a recipe I'm using on my kids and sharing with you. Please use at your own risk.

Here is the recipe I followed, but I added 10 drops Lavender and 10 drops lemongrass for ticks.  If I had it, I would have added Clove, Citronella and Thyme to this recipe.

Other suggested bug remedies!

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat anyone.  All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may differ from others'.  Your results may vary from mine.

Healing Hand "Potion" - Amazing Healing Powers!

My hands have always been dry, but this year, they took a turn for the worse.  They were cracking and bleeding everywhere!  I honestly just thought it was just "dry hands."  I tried making a hand cream and it just made them worse.  I felt defeated.

A couple weeks ago, I met up with a friend.  She took one look at my hands and said, "Wow!  You eczema is REALLY bad!"  Eczema?!?  Yup!  DUH!  My mom has eczema and it was REALLY bad when I was a child.  It has gotten better over the years, so I hadn't really thought about it!  Turns out, my friend Chito was VERY right!  

After a little bit of research on which essential oils and carrier oils are good for Eczema, I whipped up this Eczema Healing "Potion" when I got home.  I started using it immediately and the results were amazing.

(this before picture I actually took a couple weeks before I started using the hand potion, so my hands were actually FAR worse than this when I started using it!)

The first day, I put the potion on 4-5 times throughout the day.
The second day, I used it about 3 times.
The third day, I used it twice.
I have used it once a day every day after and have even been able to skip some days.

I'm finding the Young Living Rose Ointment to be extremely healing  on my hands as well, so I HIGHLY suggest that too!

Eczema Healing Hand "Potion"

1 oz. avocado oil
20 drops Frankincense
20 drops Lavender
15 drops Melaleuca A

Place everything in a glass dropper bottle.
Apply as needed.  A little goes a very long way.

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat anyone.  All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may differ from others'.  Your results may vary from mine.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Turkey Sausage "Stew" using Basil Oil

I know what you're thinking!  "I can cook with these oil?!!!"
And they are fabulous I might add!

Last month, I got Basil Oil as my freebie from the monthly promo Young Living offers.
When I made this soup, I had no doubt in my mind I was going to use that oil!
I'm so glad I did!  The depth of flavor two little drops added was amazing!

Go check out the recipe on my other blog!  You'll be so glad you did!

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat anyone.  All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may differ from others'.  Your results may vary from mine.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Essential Oils and ADHD

So far, I have been blessed with two children who show no signs of ADD or ADHD, but SO many children and adults out there suffer with this every day.  I'd like you to meet this little guy.  He's a friend of our family and a very energetic and smart little 6 year old.  He was struggling at school and at home until recently.  His mommy decided to give Essential Oils a try and so far, I'd say SHE's happy and HE's happy!  Here's their story:

Since their little guy started preschool three years ago, they tried many different ideas to help him stay on task and be less impulsive.  Last year in school, he had to have a behavior log.  He would often get into trouble by playing in the sink, running the halls, throwing toys, making a mess in the bathroom or making a mess in the art center.  They tried changing his diet, giving him lemon flavored fish oil, Native Remedies Focus Formula, Attentive Child Vitamins, consequences at home, such as taking his toys.  Nothing seemed to consistently help.

Since they started using Young Living Essential Oils, he has successfully been on "Green" (they use a Green, Yellow, Red behavior system at his school) for 10 days!!!!!  When this little guy's mom asked his teacher how he had been doing in class the past couple weeks, here is her response; "Something seems to be making a difference.  Not sure what it is but he has been more focused again."  Isn't that awesome!  

I asked this little guy's mom to share with you what she's been using.  She has the Premium Starter Kit, plus a few other oils.  Here's what she uses and how she uses it:
2 drops cedarwood
2 drops lavender
1 drop Frankincense
into a medicine cup with 1/2 tsp. olive oil
She puts a few drops of the mixture into the palm of her hand at a time and puts it on the bottoms of his feet, on his spine, on his neck and behind his ears.  She puts this mixture on once in the morning before school and when they are getting ready to do homework.  

She also said she ran out of Valor, but was also putting a couple drops of Valor on his spine as well.  She puts a couple drops of Vetiver on his toes and wrists.  She thinks that the Valor and Vetiver really make all the difference.   

She plans to send a roller bottle of the above mixture to school with this little guy as soon as she fills out the medical form for the office.  His mommy tells him how these oils are going to help focus his mind and that he is smart and can make good choices.  With the help of the oils, this little guy got his first 100% on his math test!  Isn't that amazing?!  Congrats, little guy!!  We are so proud of you!

This little guy has been wanting to sit down and read books more to his mommy and is much more cooperative at home.  He even impressed his daddy at multi-sports practice last weekend by being more focused.  He usually comes home frustrated with his little guy, but had nothing negative to say!  That's awesome!

This little guy's mommy is so happy!  She says the best part is she doesn't have to wait at the doctor every month and miss work for appointments.  There's no waiting at the pharmacy for expensive prescriptions.  No crash and burn.  No getting really skinny because he doesn't want to eat.  ADHD meds often have side effects and therefore some children have to take meds to help them sleep as well because of the ADHD meds.  There are NO side effects from the essential oils.  

She wants you to know, she is not against meds, BUT she has the option of doing something better for her son and it's WORKING!  Congratulations mommy!  You are doing a wonderful thing for your little guy!

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat anyone.  All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may differ from others'.  Your results may vary from mine.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The #LemonDropper Essential Oil Handbooks Have Arrived!

When I pulled into the driveway after dinner, I saw a package on my doorstep.  I thought, "Yay!  My essential oils are here a day early!"

I was wrong :(  BUT, as quickly as I was disappointed, I was elated!  So, my essential oils didn't arrive, BUT my Lemon Dropper Essential Oil Handbooks did!!!!


These are PACKED with tons of awesome Essential Oil info!  I can't wait to get them in the hands of my friends, families and clients!  As you can see......I have several already spoken for, so they're off to different places ;)
 These go to my friend Nicole.....
 This one goes to my friend Colleen, who watches my little man every day <3
These go to work with me tomorrow so I can show them to my co-workers. 

There's even one in Ella's backpack for her teacher....cuz she bought a starter kit too!

This is almost the next best thing to getting my Starter Kit day!!!!!