So I decided to get crafty and make diffuser bracelets to give as holiday gifts. I coupled them with small dram sizes of Orange or Lavender Oil. They are a big hit among my friends and colleagues! The school smells great! Back to the craft store I go!!! I see a weekend of crafting ahead! Also making Chest rub for my hacking school friends!
I have made it a point the last few years to support Small Businesses for my holiday shopping. It took me a few years to realize the impact of shopping small over shopping big box businesses.
I have ordered 2 handmade signs from a local mom who makes signs. I have ordered 3 handmade essential oil bags for friends. I have ordered a handbag through someone who sells Luci Bags. I think it is so much more meaningful knowing that I am not only giving a personalized gift but I am helping a family put food on the table over paying big box retail prices.
If you have been interested in essential oils head over to http://www.sunnyoils.com and check me out! Purchase a Premium Starter Kit and I will send you a bottle of Christmas Spirit, Orange or Nutmeg. I will continue knocking off my holiday list with other small businesses. ❤ Michelle
It is official ! I feel like I have can run with the big dogs. You know that feeling when you feel like a grown up? Ha at age 47 my day has come! I officially have a website! It has been a labor of love for the past few months. I unveiled it last night for my family and friends!
I feel so better equipped to help share my love of oils with the world!
I would love to hear your thoughts! Kicking my heels up today!
Whenever I am feeling a little bit down I find myself reaching for the citrus oils. Living in Florida we get spoiled for sure, so when a cloudy day comes enter a bit of sadness. That drab ho hum feeling when you just wanna go back to bed feeling. My little pick me up is Citrus Fresh and a touch of Peppermint in the diffuser for a happy wake up. Better than caffeine! WAY better than caffeine! PUT YOUR HEAD OVER THE DIFFUSER KINDA FEELING!
Looking at all the citrus oils in this blend you can’t help but feel like summer is around the corner. Citrus oils have been shown to decrease Seasonal Affective Disorder. All I can say is thank goodness I only have a few days in a row of cloudy, cool weather because if I lived in a place with much more I would smell like a citrus orchard all the time!
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I am not a big one on New Year’s Resolutions as I think of each day as a day to make a change. But reading everyone’s choice to make January the 1st as THE day to resolve to make a change in their life I always wonder, “What can I do today better than I did yesterday?” What will a RESOLVE to do tomorrow better than I did today? What a powerful word it is!
Well this causes me to reflect on yesterday…what choices did I make that I could have made better ones? Yelling at my kids a bit too much, spending too much time on Social Media, not calling that friend I should have, eating too much chocolate, drinking that soda.
All ring true for me! So… I have some work to to as clearly we can all do BETTER… Not be perfect but make slow steady improvements.
A step in the right direction is a daily conscious CHOICE and NOT always the easiest to follow through with. But step by step we can RESOLVE to do better and be better. Less, chocolate, yelling, more family time, more special conversations.
So here are MY choices one to take on a MINOR weight-loss challenge by drinking water instead of soda (not that I drink it often But…I can Just say NO soda!) Less yelling… Taking a time out and THINK before I jump on my teens. Committed family time each day MINUS the social media.
I am committing to a morning, afternoon and evening ritual of oils to drop 5 pounds. I will join in an online challenge to encourage others and stick to MY PLAN. Wanna come along? Comment for more info. Comment to give me a bit of encouragement, comment with what YOU resolve to do!
A sad day came last week when my Ningxia Red bottle was EMPTY! I started drinking this bunch of deliciousness about 5 months ago to give it a whirl. With fibro that run down, sluggish moving through sludge feeling is always a day away. So anything to try to rid my self of it or make it a bit better I was willing to try. The benefits seemed to great to not give it a “shot”! That is all that is needed a day…2 oz a “shot” a day! So I ordered a bottle. Just look at the promises…
I started 2 oz 2x a day… What I noticed over the course of several weeks, was the ability to recover from strenuous days better, the ability to think clearer and faster (fibro fog was fading), more energy to make it through the day, (I was not longing for a caffeine boost in the late afternoon, the muscle aches and pains fading. After a few weeks dropped down to once a day and was able to maintain that wonderful feeling! Along with all my other oils I almost felt “cured” from fibro! Giddiness, euphoria, shock is all I can say!!
Enter the DAY… Panic mode… Empty bottle!!!! I bolted for the computer to check to see when my next delivery was due. A few days…Ugg… well I though heck what is a few days… I will be fine… Calendar…HOLIDAYS which only means DELAYED delivery! Double panic!! So at the mercy of Fed Ex wait was all I could do!
You know teachers on winter break…high hopes of getting things done around the house? Yep, I did it! The dreaded chore of mine cleaning out the closet… the day I knew I would, could NEVER run out of this gem of a product EVER AGAIN. The day after cleaning out the closet, the up, down, climbing, reaching, stretching turned into aching, and pains like I have not felt in a LONG time! In the fibro world we say I used a month of “spoons” in just one day! “WHERE is my Ningxia Red???” I am ready to phone a friend to have her give up a bottle in her stash! Tracking my package like a hawk. I went on the internet again just to read all what this product could do! Just look at all the Ningxia Red Products.
I feel like my life bar is draining. Scrambling to find other local products to “fill the gap”! Greedy for that feel good feeling for sure!!
Lesson Learned! Always have a back up bottle… I guess like everything else we humans have to learn the hard way!!!
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Ohhh how my life has changed! From insomniac to snoozing in late! Who woulda thunk?
Tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli and blue tansy (enter scratch and sniff) is a powerful blend. Just two years ago I was up all hours of the night dreaming of getting a good night’s sleep, now melatonin, valerian root and Young Living’s Peace and Calming in the diffuser and 1 hour I am TOAST! That sweet feeling of being rested in the am and not being exhausted all day has returned. For years with fibro I dreamed that this feeling would return but even after many sleep meds I was not successful. Enter Peace and Calming and enter Great Sleep! This will be one oil I will NEVER be without. When traveling this is in my stash for sure!! A few weeks ago the dreaded empty bottle had me in tears. Thanks to a friend she gave up a bottle for the cause of my sleep, it only took a bit of begging! I truly have a love affair with this oil!
6 Uses for Peace and Calming Essential Oil
Have a Relaxing Bath Let’s start with the most luxurious use! Mix 4-6 drops of Peace and Calming essential oil blend with 1/2 cup of epsom salts, then place directly into a warm bath for a relaxing bathing experience.
Halt Teeth Grinding Diffusing Peace and Calming essential oil blend while you sleep calms your body and can halt teeth grinding! Improve general sleep In addition to stopping teeth grinding, Peace and Calming essential oil blend can also help anyone for better quality sleep. Instead of diffusing the oil, rub 1-2 drops on your shoulders and on the bottoms of your feet to encourage good sleep.
Calm Children If you’re looking for a holistic way to calm down your child, even ADHD children diffuse Peace and Calming oil in the air in an area of high traffic.
Enjoy a Calming Massage Peace and Calming essential oil blend, mixed with a carrier massage oil, allows your muscles to relax easily and helps the massage itself be more effective.
Calm an Animal Rub on nape of neck, behind the ears or for dog pads of foot to calm an active animal. Even works on animals that are scared of thunderstorms.
There are five different oils in Peace and Calming Blend. They are listed below along with a brief description of each oil.
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil has a long history in skin and hair care products, particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote luxuriant hair. It also restores confidence and equilibrium.
- Patchouli Essential Oil has a sweet and rich aroma that is very beneficial for the skin. Use to reduce wrinkled or chapped appearance. Patchouli is a general tonic that supports the digestive system and soothes occasional queasiness.
- Tangerine Essential Oil contains esters and aldehydes that are calming. Rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene it also helps to release stress and occasional nervous irritability.
- Orange Essential Oil is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene and aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration. Also has calming effects and may be used for feelings of peace.
- Blue Tansy Essential Oil has a slightly sweet and herbaceous aroma. Tansy plants have several species and this one is also called Moroccan Chamomile or Annual Tansy. Emotionally, it combats anger and negative emotions.
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