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Bug Bite Soother

Bug Bite Soother

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I discovered Lavender is AMAZING for soothing and healing bug bites.

I’m one of those people who really suffers when bitten.

 

 

Let’s take mosquito bites…

When I am bitten, the bite usually gets infected and I itch (and scratch) for 3 months ending it all with a scar for up to 6 months.

In May of 2017 I discovered Young Living’s Lavender is super effective at healing bug bites.

It’s one of the reasons I love YL’s oils so much.

Now when I get any kind of bug bite, I put a drop of undiluted lavender on.

 

The itch is soothed immediately and with repeated applications, all remnants of that bite are gone within a week.

For me…that’s almost miraculous!

 

 

Insect Repellent DIY

Insect Repellent DIY

Non-toxic to you and your enviroment AND effectively repellent to bugs)

Thanks to Alysha (a member in our Facebook group) for this amazing recipe.  She created a spray-on mosquito repellent to use on her little boy, her husband and some friends.

Alysha’s story below!

We went for a hike in one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever been to, Ricketts Glen (Pennsylvania). It’s got waterfalls galore.

But at the bottom of the trail, before you hit the falls, is just filled with pesky mosquitos!!

I had to QUICKLY make a DIY mosquito repellent, so I grabbed a spray bottle, put some water in and added:

Peppermint EO
Eucalyptus Globulus EO
Rosemary EO
Patchouli EO

Out of the 4 of us hiking, we had ONE mosquito! All while we watched the people around us swatting and complainin.

 

Alysha and I use Young Living Essential Oils and while I know there are many lovely brands, Young Living is the only one that so far has not given me headaches or made my body react negatively in some way.  I encourage you to try Young Living oils if you have not had a chance. 

Try a sample!

I’m happy to mix a sample Alysha’s repellent and pop it in the mail for you to try. 

Contact me.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder

There are biological and emotional causes for seasonal affective disorder. Reduced sunlight can affect our biological circadian rhythm and a neurotransmitter (serotonin) decreases. Serotonin is responsible for our emotional well-being.

Light therapy, anti-depressants and vitamin D are well-known treatments for SAD and are thought to affect serotonin. Aromatherapy is becoming popular as a treatment now because of its effectiveness and ease of treatment.

EOs can uplift, energize and calm our mood during the long winter months and can dramatically help ease the effects of SAD.

Even though spring is coming, February, March & April are still very cold and summer can feel far away! Symptoms of SAD can affect day-to-day living for those who struggle with it. Essential oils can make a huge difference.

 

Symptoms of SAD may include:

  • low energy
  • sleeping problems
  • lethargy
  • weight gain
  • depressed immune system
  • change in appetite
  • agitation
  • having a hard time concentrating
  • losing interest in activities you typically enjoy

 

My top 10 oils to support someone suffering with SAD

  1. Bergamot
  2. Cardamom
  3. Jasmine
  4. lime
  5. Cedarwood
  6. Neroli
  7. Orange
  8. Patchouli
  9. Rose
  10. Vetiver

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Try choosing a few from the list + blending them together.

For example:  bergamot, orange, neroli, patchouli + cardamom

Put a few drops of your own blend into your diffuser daily.

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Make your own rollerball

Put 10-15 drops into a 10 ml rollerball and add a carrier oil like jojoba oil.

Roll on your wrists, your heart + back of your neck thorughout the day

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There are blends already created by Young Living that include some of these ingredients and while not created specifically for SAD, I believe would be very helpful to them.

 

  1. StressAway
  2. Joy
  3. Harmony
  4. Inner Child

 

If you are suffering with SAD or a mood disorder, it’s possible I can help you find relief, either through aromatherapy, AFT or Intuitive Energy Massage + Intuitive Counselling.

I’d love to speak more with you.  Book a session or free consult today.

 

 

Tub Scrub Recipe Non-toxic Cleaning

Tub Scrub Recipe Non-toxic Cleaning

The cleaners you are using  in your home are affecting your health and your mood.  They impact your endocrine system and can impact your  intuitive energetic systems.

Thieves Cleaner is THE best non-toxic cleaner I have tried.  Also, the lowest cost and most effective.

I contacted Young Living corporate office to find out if hospitals use this.  They confirmed that hospitals do use it but it’s confidential which ones do.

It’s plant-based, non-toxic and smells amazing.

It’s concentrated

You are in control of how strong to make it.

1.  Using a glass spray bottle or PET plastic spray bottle
2.  Pour 1 capful cleaner into the bottle + add water
3.  Cleaning glass, add a tbsp of vinegar

I have used Thieves Household Cleaner on everything.  We only have one bottle of cleaner in our cupboards now…no more toxic anything anywhere AND I know it’s not just making things smell nice, it’s disinfecting.

Thieves Cleaner cleans

  • showers
  • tile
  • glass doors
  • windows
  • sinks
  • toilets
  • floors
  • walls
  • fridge
  • children’s rooms & toys
  • cars
  • doors
  • countertops
  • stoves
  • as a jewelry soak (not for soft crystals please)
  • stain remover for stains on the sofa (it really works)
  • removing Sharpie marker off toys + other surfaces (I added lemon essential oil to increase the strength)

 

You can contact me HERE to get help ordering your own bottle (costs less than $30 for many months supply).

Or order your own HERE.

Lemongrass is an amazing nail polish remover

Lemongrass is an amazing nail polish remover

Lemongrass essential oil is an amazing nail polish remover!

  • 1 drop on each nail
  • let it sit for a minute, then wipe
  • repeat where necessary

 

The bathroom smells amazing afterward and your nails don’t feel stripped and weird.  You will LOVE trying it.
I promise.

12 Tips for Staying Well

12 Tips for Staying Well

 

12 Tips for staying well even if you…

  • stay up too late
  • hold hands with runny-nosed kids,
  • hug people who are desperately ill and on antibiotics,
  • sleep with spouses who are sick
 

DO THIS

1.  Use your oils every night before bed.

2.  Keep your oils out on the counter during this season so you remember to use them.

 

3.  Immupower:  roll it on your toes and end of your feet (this oil is my secret weapon)

4.  RC or Eucalyptus:  put drops in a cream and rub on your chest

5.  Raven:  put in the diffuser, rub on your chest

 

6.  Peppermint + lemon  in your diffuser.   Peppermint + orange in your diffuser.

7.  Carry a tiny rollerball of peppermint, lemon + lavender and roll it on your wrists thru the day (inhale)
 
8.  Drink ginger tea  (made from real ginger)  with a drop of essential oilif you feel your body is trying to get sick  (recipe below)
 
 
9.  Thieves oil:  A drop in your tea (any kind of tea)
 
10. Peppermint:  A drop in your smoothie or tea
 
11.  Rub diluted RC, RAVEN and/or THIEVES on your children’s feet at night too!  Keep them stronger.
 
 
12.  Use Thieves Hand Purifier while out and about in the world.
 
Everything about this hand sanitizer is beautiful.  Even the denatured alcohol is made from peppermint so it’s completely different from the store bought versions.
 

Download this list here!

12 tips for staying well PDF