Essential Oils and Healthy Habits to Support Healthy Digestion

Your Digestive System. When it’s working right, you barely think about it. But if it’s out of whack, it can make your life miserable.  Healthy Habits to Support Your Digestive System *Stay Hydrated – Inadequate fluid intake can lead to sluggish digestion. Learn to pay attention to your body’s thirst signals. It’s not necessary to drink […]

Citrus Sugar Scrub

Body scrubs are a fun and luxurious addition to your bathing routine, but they can be so expensive! And often, they contain suspect ingredients that you really don’t want on your skin. There’s no need to buy pricey scrubs though, making your own couldn’t be faster or easier! And it only takes three ingredients. This […]

Reflections on the Past Year {And a Simple Carpet Freshener Recipe}

I wouldn’t say 2014 was a bad year. I’d call it brutal. Some really bad things did happen, I’m not going to lie, but then some CrazyWonderfulAmazing things happened too. Did they take the suck out of the every day Awfulness we were experiencing? No, not really. But they were certainly a welcome distraction. And […]

Everyday Essential Oils: Joy

Joy is my very favorite oil blend in Young Living’s Everyday Oil Collection, and the first oil I had to reorder, which is actually kind of hilarious. Love at First Smell? NOPE! The first time I ever smelled it, I recoiled. I told my teen it smelled like “old lady perfume”.  Now I know that I […]

Everyday Essential Oils: Lavender

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) Botanical Family: Lamiacae or Labiatae (mint) Plant Origin: Utah, Idaho, France Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the flowering top (Source:  ”Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential Oils Pocket Reference. Comp. Gary Young. 5th ed. N.p.: Life Science, n.d. 77-78. Print.)  How is it used? Lavender is one of few essential oils that can be […]

DIY Reed Diffuser

  I love for my house to smell great. I used to buy lots of scented candles, scented plug ins and smelly gel things from the grocery store. Then I wised up! Those things all have one thing in common. Artificial fragrance oils. Fragrance oils can contain various combinations of asamines, ethers, ketones, lactones, terpenes […]

Everyday Essential Oils: Lemon

Lemon (Citrus limon) Botanical Family: Rutaceae (citrus) Plant Origin: California, Italy Extraction Method: Cold pressed from rind. It takes 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo of oil! Medical Properties: Antiseptic (for cleaning), can support immunity, improves memory and relaxation. Rich in limonene. (Source:  ”Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential Oils Pocket Reference. Comp. Gary Young. 5th ed. N.p.: Life […]

Everyday Oils: Peppermint

 Everyday Oils: Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Botanical Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae (mint) Plant Origin: North America, Mediterranean area, Great Britain Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves and stems. Properties: one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort. (Source:  ”Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential […]

Every Day Oils: Frankincense

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) Botanical Family: Bruseracae (frankincense) Plant Origin: Somalia Extraction Method: Steam distilled from gum/resin (Source:  “Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential Oils Pocket Reference. Comp. Gary Young. 5th ed. N.p.: Life Science, n.d. 66-68. Print.) How Is It Used? Apply 1-2 drops to the face and neck daily to soothe sun-exposure, renew healthy looking […]

Guest Post: How to Make Wax Melts from Beeswax

I’m guest posting at Healthy Living How To again, and this time I wrote about how to make wax melts from beeswax! Beeswax emits negative ions when heated and purifies the air. It helps people with asthma, allergies and hay fever by removing contaminants from the air. You can literally “breathe easier” if you heat beeswax […]