One Hundred Percent Pure

I became a bit concerned after a friend asked me some questions about what an essential oil she bought at Joann Fabrics did, and not in a good way.  This oil, ladies and gentlemen, regardless of whether it said 100% pure, or “therapeutic” is absolutely not pure.  It’s laden with chemicals, pesticides and adulterated with goodness knows what, and definitely diluted with some kind of carrier oil.  Did you know that the FDA only requires a company to add only 5% of actual “essential oil” to a bottle and the rest can be whatever they want to add to keep the cost down?  This couldRead More →

Citrus Fresh Room Freshener

Are you still using Febreeze, Glade, or other chemical laden products to “mask” the smells you are trying to get rid of?  They are expensive, can contain carcinogen substances capable of causing cancer in living tissues, and really smell bad to many people.  In fact, the fragrances used in these products are not even made from plants.  They are derived from chemically made fragrances from goodness knows where and can actually cause problems with many people in their respiratory function. A simple, inexpensive, and healthy alternative to the chemical laden store bought products is to make your own.  Costs about 0.15 per bottle.  Its simpleRead More →

essential oils dropper

The power of scent is strong; it can draw us back to our favorite memories. That’s why citrus oil can remind us of a relaxing day at the beach, or why conifer scents make you think of a hike with your besties. But scents can do so much more than create nostalgia! Experience the versality of essential oils: 1. Scrub away the sticky! You know the inconvenient price tag residue left on mirrors, plates, and cups? Apply 1–2 drops of Lemon essential oil on a cloth and wipe away the gunk. Let Lemon oil save you from a sticky situation! 2. Let your locks shine!Read More →

Pregnancy Essential Oils

I have the wonderful opportunity to vendor at a Family Exposition event in my hometown, and that is what prompted me to write this blog post.  I prepared myself for questions I may be asked from new mothers and those expecting at the exposition.  I would like to share what I learned so you can have a good night’s sleep knowing you are using the right kinds of essential oils during your pregnancy, at each stage of your pregnancy, and when you are breast feeding. Essential oils can play an important role, emotionally and physically, during your pregnancy.  You still want to be able toRead More →

Amazing Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender! I can’t say enough about this Nature’s gift. First let me say that I have issues with most fragrances, especially floral, and Lavender flowers being a big one. But…not the oils that are steamed distilled from the flowers. You see, when you are allergic to scents and skin allergies, it’s certain parts of the plants you are allergic to, like pollen, but when you extract the oils from these plants, the allergen parts of the plant are not what you get.  You just get an amazing oil. What can Lavender essential oil do? Let’s just say if I could only have one oil withRead More →

Lemongrass Panaway for Arthritis Pain

When my mom was in her late 40s, she constantly complained about pain in her wrists and in her hands.  I remember how much she used to love to garden, but then I realized she was not doing so much of that anymore, so I asked her why.  She told me it was because her hands hurt so much and that she had a hard time holding the tools to garden with.  Well, now I am about that same age and I have begun to start to feel the same in my hands, especially my fingers and the ligaments around my thumb and forefinger.  IRead More →

Young Living October 2017 Fall Essential Rewards Promotion

Every month Young Living offers their members promotions and opportunities to earn free products through their Essential Rewards Program. Not only can you earn the free monthly promotion products, but you also earn rewards points each month you purchase products either for yourself or for others, to purchase Young Living essential oils and other products. It’s Young Living’s way of saying thanks for being loyal to our company and our products.   October’s promotions offers so many wonderful fall scents and products to help you get through flu season.   For more information on the Essential Rewards program and how to join visit www.younglivingforlife.com orRead More →

Lavendar, Lavandin, Essential Oils

First let’s talk about the Botanical family to which these two species belong.  Both are a part of the Lamiacea botanical family and they all have  the name Lavender (Lavandula) in common.  The full botanical names of each plant is Lavandula angustifolia, which is “True Lavender”, and Lavandula x intermedia, which is Lavandin, often passed off in essential oils as “Lavender”, which it is, but it’s very different in many ways from “True Lavender” (Lavandula angustifolia) in regards to it’s properties and what the essential oil’s intention is. As I mentioned above, Lavandula angustifolia, is “True Lavendar” in its purest form, and is the oilsRead More →