Friday, December 26, 2014

Spotlight: Frankincense Essential Oil ~ Get A FREE Bottle! Only a Few Days Left!!

Frankincense ~ "The King Of Oils"

Frankincense is an amazing oil...the more I learn about it the more I understand why it is touted as "The King Of Oils".  There are so many uses for it on a daily basis.  It has been one of the prized oils for centuries.  Aside from its soothing properties, it is a wonderful oil for helping to keep skin healthy and radiant.  Applied daily it can reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

As "The King Of Oils", Frankincense is known to promote cellular health and build & maintain a healthy immune system.  It can be consumed daily for these internal benefits. It also promotes a healthy inflammatory response and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems, helping them function optimally.

Application Methods 
Topically, Internally, Aromatically

Skin Sensitivity
Neat - can be applied directly to skin, suggested diluting with a carrier oil for skin sensitivity

Here are the wonderful properties of Frankincense Essential Oil:

  • Analgesic
  • Antidepressant
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Astringent
  • Cellular Protection
  • Diuretic
  • Expectorant
  • Sedative

  • Common Health Concerns That Can Benefit From Frankincense Essential Oil
    Asthma - Bronchitis - Cuts and Wounds - Dermatitis - Indigestion - Neurological Disorders - Scarring - Skin Disorders - Sore Throat - Stomach Ache - Tumor Reduction 

    Mood Balance: Diffuse; Apply to back of neck or bottoms of feet

    Anxiety: Apply a few drops into your hand and inhale; Diffuse

    Knee Discomfort: Apply a couple drops directly or with a carrier oil and follow with a heat compress

    Bug Bites: Apply to itchy, irritated skin

    Diffuse for: Peace, relaxation and an overall feeling of satisfaction

    Frustration Relief: Apply to wrists and behind ears

    Achy Gardening Hands: Apply with a carrier oil to promote healthy inflammatory response

    Weak Fingernails:  Apply directly to nail beds

    Cough: Apply to neck and throat with a carrier oil

    Stress Relief:  Apply directly to temples

    Pick-Me-Up: Mix with Peppermint and apply to bottoms of feet

    Back Pain Relief:  Apply with a carrier oil to area of concern and follow with a heat compress

    Jaw Pain: Mix with Soothing Blend and apply with a carrier oil

    Immune Support: Take 1-3 drops in a veggie capsule

    Cuts & Scars:  Mix with a carrier oil and apply a few drops to area of concern

    Beautiful Skin:  Mix with Lavender and apply morning & night. (helps to promote youthful, radiant-looking skin and slow the signs of again by reducing the appearance of skin imperfections)
    A very interesting read, check out this article on Frankincense and cancer, click HERE.

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    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Apple Cinnamon Ornaments

    Oh my goodness!!!  I can not even begin to tell you how amazing my home has smells as I write this post.  There is Christmas floating through the air...the scent of apples, cinnamon, and wild orange are intoxicating.

    We decided to make these ornaments for my girls' teachers this year.  It just might become an obsession to my daughter Rose.  She enjoyed mixing and rolling out the dough so much. I think that she would have played with it all night if I had let her. Thankfully it was way past bedtime and as soon as they went into the oven my girls were ushered off to bed.

    They really are extremely easy to make and appropriate for any child 3 years old or older to help with. 

    Take equal parts of apple sauce & ground cinnamon and mix together.  Add more cinnamon if needed to get the consistency you desire. You want the dough to be moldable but not too wet.

    Then take some wax paper and with a rolling pin roll out the dough to a 1/4"-1/2" thickness. The thicker the ornament, the longer the drying time. Select your favorite cookie cutters and have at it! Rework any excess dough to make more ornament shapes.

    Use a straw to make a hole for a ribbon or string to go through later. 

    I decided to score our ornaments to give them a little character. The backside of a regular table knife works just fine.  

    Be sure not to score too deep or your ornament will be weakened.

    A shortbread cookie press also works well to make designs on the ournaments.

    You can either let the ornaments sit out to dry for 2-3 days or bake them for 2 - 3 hours in the oven at 200°F.

    Once dried, you can decorate the ornaments with glitter, paint, or other crafty embellishments.  Have fun!

    Then the finishing touch, tie off a pretty bow for hanging on the tree.

    Merry Christmas!

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Cinnamon Ornaments

    Here is a very simple craft to trim your Christmas tree...or your office, or your car, or your closet...whatever.

    Cinnamon ornaments scented with essential oils! I can't wait to make these tonight with my daughters.  They love to bake and they love doing crafts...and they LOVE Christmas. We're going to have so much fun and my home is going to smell amazing!

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Spotlight: Oregano Essential Oil

    Oregano Essential Oil...It's not just for pizzas and pastas!

    I have always only thought of Oregano in the terms of cooking...mostly in reference to pasta and pizza.  (I love me some homemade pizza!)  So finding that Oregano Essential Oil is good for a number of other things just amazes me.

    Click HERE for an excerpt from The Dr. Oz Show where Dr. Oz talks about the benefits and uses of the anti-bacterial properties of oil of Oregano.  He makes the statement that he wants us all to have this in our medicine cabinets...not just kitchen cabinets.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    Diaper Bag Makeover

    There are plenty of creams, ointments, and wipes that contain chemicals that aren't necessary especially when you have a natural alternative.  Here are some simple ways to makeover your diaper bag with essential oils.

    1.  For Momma - Keep hydrated.  Dehydration can lead to exhaustion.  Add essential oils like Lemon or Wild Orange to your water throughout the day.
    2.  Diaper Cream  -  This recipe is free of petroleum and artificial ingredients that can cause even more irritation to baby's skin.
    3.  Peppermint Beadlet -  A burst of Peppermint will freshen breath and soothe tummy discomfort.
    4.  Essential Oils -  Gentle oils like Lavender and Melaleuca are must haves.
    5.  Coconut Oil -  Moisturize and protect skin without any oily residue.
    6.  Baby Wipes -  Commercial wipes are made with ingredients that can actually irritate a baby's sensitive skin.  This easy recipe is good on the go, just place the wipes in a wet bag.

    Taking The Sting Out Of Diaper Rash Naturally

    Babies definitely have my sympathy.  I can't imagine having to rely on someone to keep on top of when I've gone to the bathroom...even 5 minutes in a dirty diaper can wreak havoc on sensitive skin.  My poor little son's booty is extremely sensitive.  He tends to get diaper rashes very easily and much more frequently than his sisters did.

    This week he developed an ear and throat infection, which I had no idea he had.  Unlike most babies he had not pulled on his ear or cried when laid down.  I was more concerned with the sound that his cough had developed into while he's been teething.  (which turned out to be no big deal)  With the news of the problem being an ear and throat infection, I gave into antibiotics to help clear them up before his scheduled immunizations, and along with the medication came the side-effect of strong diarrhea. His little booty did not stand a chance.