Monday, November 13, 2017

You Deserve the Best Oil or A Fresh Cup of Coffee

If you like a good cup of coffee, (or tea in my case) you know what the best is and don't want to settle for anything less. That's how Young Living oils are, the best.   If you are on the fence about oils and the cost, think of this.  When you make a good pot of coffee, you have a good quality coffee, with good water, then brew it once and there's the cup of coffee you wanted.  If you can't get the good coffee, you settle for what you can get, but it's not the good cup you really wanted.  If you run more water over the coffee to get another cup or two, the coffee will be even less than it was.  Young Living are the best,  they choose the best plants in the best environments and go through one distillation, to provide the best oil you can get.  What's left is sold to other companies who usually run it through more processing to get what they can out of it.  You deserve the best cup of coffee and the best oil that can give you the best health.
If you're interested in starting the New Year off healthy, let me know and I can get you started.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

An Oily Community

I just attended a Facebook event hosted by Tina Alvarenga, who was sharing some oil info.  She was so enthusiastic and pointed out one very important part of The Young Living community.  We are a Community.  There are lots of FB groups for YL and everyone is so willing to share and help with any question you have, and I've had some doozies. LOL  I love having like minded friends who don't have to be right here to be in touch.  If your intersted in joining a group of people who want to help make your life healthier and more natural just ask, everyone is welcome. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

My own Guinea Pig

My last post was about beginning my oily journey.  This episode is about trying to heal my family without going to the dr. (first edition)
I got the sinus crud a couple of weeks ago, along with everyone else at work.  I looked up oils that would help.  I started gargling with Thieves oil, mixed a batch of honey with basil, peppermint and lemon oils to take for the congestion.  then my DH came down with the same stuff.  As a cancer survivor he has a low immune system, but has doubted the power of oils, so just blows my suggestions off, until now.  He followed my regime along with slathering a potion of oils with coconut oil on his chest and around his nose. 
2 weeks after my first symptom I feel much better and he is on his way.  We're still trying to clear his chest, but the initial misery is gone, with no prescriptions involved. 
This stuff is the Bomb.  It stopped a fever blister in its tracks.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

I feel like an old hippy

A few years ago, I was suffering from severe sinus issues.  The headaches were awful, many turning into migraines.  I was going through my months perscription in 2 weeks.  I was miserable.   As I tutored a friends granddaughter she shared a small container of something she had mixed up.  Since I had a corner on the vics vapor rub, and it smelled similar I figured why not.  I was amazed how much relief I got.  I could use it as often as i needed with no side effects.  She shared more of her "potions" and I was hooked.
I ordered the expensive kit and was so excited when it came in.  Unfortunately, the excitement passed as I realized I had no idea what to do with all the cute little bottles.  Being the skeptic that I am I soon decided that I could get the same stuff for a lot less cost.  So I did what anyone did, I bought online or at the health store.  The scents were very similar so I was happy and still had money in my pocket.  Until, I did some reading about oils and learned the hazards of them along with benefits.  I talked to alot of "oilers" and collected lots of info.  Then it happened, I started getting bad headaches and the cheaper oils were no help.  The final straw was when my DH came in and asked if I was painting. "of course not".  "Well, it smells like turpentine in here"  that was it.  I started eliminating some of the cheaper oils.  and eventually forgot about using them all together.  
There came a day at school, as a teacher, I was having some serious stress issues and my students were out of control.  My first "oily" friend came to my rescue and I have been hooked with great results.  
I hope you follow me as I learn more about essential oils and continue my journey to a healthier me.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

homemade soap

Well, I did it.  I've been wanting to do this for over 20 years, but the idea of working with lye scared me off everytime.  I know me well enough to know how haphazard I can get when tackling a serious task.  But here it is, lye and all.  I can't believe how easy it was and now I can't believe I waited so long.  Have you ever been scared to do something you REALLY wanted to, but fear stopped you?  Don't let fear win!!!  You will regret the time you wasted.  So go for it, whatever it is. You'll be glad you did.  Now how's that for a bunch of old cliche's.  JUST KNOW IT'S TRUE!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Do you have a Brocante Home?

I have the most pleasant, vintagey blog/site.  Allison May has created a sanctuary on the internet.  I found her through her books on Amazon and from there found her page. Go check her out and enjoy a puttery treat, Brocante Home .

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I Don't have the Heart

On our little corner of the world we have turkeys.  Yes, real turkeys.  The tom is the pretty one with the fluffy tail.  Isn't he grand?  When we got them I swore they would save us from buying one everyone year.  Was I wrong.  I feel like the characters in some of our classroom stories as I watch them gobble around while their store bought cousin bastes merrily in the oven.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!