Archive | March 2015

Essential Oils

I started using essential oils when someone recommended I try peppermint for my migraines. I was having daily headaches so, at that point, I would try anything! I massaged it into my temples and laid in bed, lights off for about 2 hours. I wasn’t sure what I thought but it did seem to lessen the severity of my migraine. I tried it again, and again and was hooked!

I am now an “independent distributor” of Young Living Essential Oils. I have found that Lavender is wonderful for skin conditions such as (keratosis pilaris alba). My husband has suffered from this for years and when I signed up for YL oils I started putting it on his back instead of lotion, to start. I am acquainted with homeopathic in the sense that it takes time for some products to produce results; this oil took about 5 weeks to show an improvement on his skin. Also, because he stands all day at his job, I started rubbing his feet with YL Stress Away and he has stated that his feet aren’t as tired and sore.

I am using Thieves in my hand wash to help with germs and I use a diffuser for anything from getting smells out of the air to helping with migraines. Sometimes I just open a bottle and inhale through my nose to help with clearing my head or positive thoughts.

If you have an opportunity to use essential oils I would recommend that they be 100% pure, therapeutic grade oils. Make sure and test the oil on your skin as some need a carrier oil (a carrier helps to spread the essential oil).

Many people don’t think that oils can help with migraines, upset stomach, skin conditions, hair, animals, home odors or even in cooking and drinking items. I find the “pattern” with those people are that they typically don’t like to wait for results. In the society we live in today, people want a pill that will fix their problem NOW! But my belief is that if the issue/problem isn’t worked on and understood then it will always be there, coming back and giving problems. There has to be in-depth profiles created, questions like: tell me what the problem is, when did it start, what have you done, where have you gone, what worked and what didn’t? Is there any logs that were kept? Does the weather have any effect on the problem? So, it’s not nor should it be, something that is quick and forgotten. People’s health, including our own, deserve the best that works for THEM. Everyone is different and no one should be forced into having the same care. My pet peeve is when someone says “well I had strep and I got xx antibiotic, I don’t know why they gave you xx, it probably won’t work as well” Some people are allergic to medicines that others are not. Having the same ailment is not indicative of the same medication.¬†That is why sharing medication is NEVER safe! With oils, you have to know the ingredients and if they interact with anything else you are taking.¬†153764507

I would be happy to help in anyway or provide samples. If you would like to become a wholesale member, I would help you with that as well. The starter kit starts at $75 and you get a diffuser, about 5 samples of popular oils and a bottle of Stress Free and Lemon. They also include a roll-on cap to make one of your favorite bottles into a roll-on! I was pleasantly surprised when I got my box because it seem like most company’s give a travel mug and a welcome sheet! haha..!


Tip Of The Day

Always put your dried fruit in your granola AFTER it’s done. If you put it in while the granola is in the oven, it will dry out even more and taste bitter. I learned the hard way! Here is my recipe for my favorite granola:

Old Fashioned Oats – 4 cups

Brown Sugar – 1 cup

Vanilla – 2 Tablespoons

Cinnamon – 1 Tablespoon again according to taste

Coconut Oil – about 1/4 – 1/2 cup. I find this oil drys faster than vegetable oil

Raisins (optional) – 1 Cup or less according to taste

Put the oats, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl large enough to accommodate stirring. Mix the oil and vanilla together and pour it into the oatmeal mixture, stir until all is well coated. Put this mixture onto a cookie sheet (ungreased) and bake at 300 until dry. Depending on the oven, it could take a half hour or longer. Check it every 10 to 15 minutes for dryness. This granola does not clump.