Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

Hope for Smokers?

As I search for new and interesting ways to help others and to use essential oils, I have found an article by Emma Tucker on dezeen, dehot zeenlist that offers an interesting twist on diffusing essential oils. And, it could offer help to those ready to quit smoking. The Smarin's Le Sifflu "peace-pipe"  (created by… Continue reading Hope for Smokers?

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Essential Oil Education: Coriander

  Description Coriander is an annual herb that grows three feet high and is very aromatic. Coriander seeds have been used for centuries to aid digestion, and is still used today for this same benefit.* Coriander has a high linalool content which helps skin maintain complexion. Coriander can be soothing to the body. Coriander’s sweet,… Continue reading Essential Oil Education: Coriander

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ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clove

Description Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavor and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, makes it a very stimulating and energizing essential oil that can be used as a warming massage oil. Clove contains powerful… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clove

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ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clary Sage

Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height. Clary Sage is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clary Sage

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ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high.* Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and gums.* Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrees, and hot drinks. Primary Benefits Supports healthy metabolic function* Maintains a healthy immune system* Naturally… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cinnamon Bark

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ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cilantro

  Primary Benefits Aids digestion* Powerful cleanser and detoxifier* Gives food a fresh and tasty flavor Uses Place two drops in a veggie cap to experience a cleansing and detoxifying effect.* Add to stir fries, salads, and dips to experience Cilantro’s distinct flavor. Diffuse with citrus essential oils for a fresh, herbal aroma. Assists with… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cilantro

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education

Cleaning Your Mattress and Other Un-washables

One night, over a year ago, my kids and I had gone to stay with some friends for a few days. This family is one of those families who bring you joy and peace to be around. We've been dear friends for going on 15 years and have loved each other as if we were… Continue reading Cleaning Your Mattress and Other Un-washables

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ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION:Cassia

A close relation to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small quantities to transform any essential oil blend. Cassia has been used for thousands of years to maintain physical healthy* and promote emotional well-being.* It's one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, noted for its… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION:Cassia

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

DIY BATH SALTS

Mix together: 1/4 cup Epsom salt 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/8 cup of baking soda 20 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) I love mixing wild orange and peppermint, lavender and peppermint, rosemary and peppermint, and/or rosemary and spearmint. You can also add petals or herbs, of wanted. For my trusted brand of essential oils,… Continue reading DIY BATH SALTS

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education

Creamy Soft Scrubber

1 Cup Baking Soda ½ Cup Water 1 Tbs. Castile or Dawn Dish Soap 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil In air-tight glass container mix ingredients to make a paste for deep-cleaning your oven. Sponge it on to the worst parts of your oven and let it sit for 30 minutes. Easily wipe it off later… Continue reading Creamy Soft Scrubber

Essential Oil Education, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

For the Dogs (and Cats)

We love our pets. They aren't just animals, but family. And we must do what is best for them. This was our puppy Smokey. We didn't get to keep him for long because I had gotten pregnant and Smokey became very protective of me, not wanting even my husband and kids around me. While we… Continue reading For the Dogs (and Cats)

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ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cardamom

Through a collaborative sourcing initiative in Guatemala, doTERRA retrieves high quality Cardamom seeds which are distilled into Cardamom essential oil that can assist with gastrointestinal and respiratory health.* Primary Benefits May help ease indigestion and maintain overall gastrointestinal health* Promotes clear breathing and respiratory health* Helps alleviate occasional feelings of stomach discomfort* Flavorful spice for… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cardamom

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education

Dish Washing

While I'm not the biggest fan of washing dishes, I am grateful I don't have to wash like this: I have, while camping. Don't mind it so much then, but not for every day. (Isn't she beautiful!) I'm also glad I don't have to wash like this every day: This I do with most pots… Continue reading Dish Washing

Essential Oil Education, Uncategorized

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Black Pepper

Black Pepper is best known as a common cooking spice that enhances the flavor of foods, but its internal and topical benefits are equally noteworthy. This essential oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity* and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats. Black Pepper promotes healthy circulation,* but… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Black Pepper

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Essential Oil Education: Bergamont

      Bergamot  Citrus bergamia With both calming and uplifting abilities, Bergamot can dissipate anxious feelings while simultaneously cleansing and purifying the skin. For my TRUSTED BRAND of Essential Oils, click on the heart!   Description Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used… Continue reading Essential Oil Education: Bergamont

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

DIY FROZEN YOGURT BITES

I got this tasty treat from the Aroma Tools blog. Frozen Yogurt Bites Servings: 2 cups Time: 10 minutes active; 2 hours inactive Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: 1/2 cup fruit of choice 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 drop citrus essential oil (lemon, orange, lime, etc.) 1/4 cup orange juice 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (about 1… Continue reading DIY FROZEN YOGURT BITES

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

Cleaning Your Chicken’s Coop

No matter what your chicken coop looks like, how large or small, one thing all chicken owners have in common is the need to keep it clean. I'll be honest here, growing up, we didn't sterilize our chicken coop, I'm sure, ever. We cleaned it out, but didn't do much deep cleaning. People simply didn't… Continue reading Cleaning Your Chicken’s Coop

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

Tomato Basil Salad

Okay, my salad doesn't ever look like this, because I don't arrange my salads to look pretty. But I love this salad. It's one of my favorites. I usually don't add the cheese, simply because I prefer it without, but it's still good with. I prefer basil fresh from the garden, but you can get… Continue reading Tomato Basil Salad

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Essential Oil Education: Basil

           Basil  Ocimum basilicum The spicy, yet herbal nature of Basil makes it a versatile oil that can be used to promote focus and alertness, or to add a little extra flavor while cooking. For my TRUSTED BRAND of Essential Oils, click on the heart! Description Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma… Continue reading Essential Oil Education: Basil

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education

STAIN CLEANING

Whether you have kids or not, you've probably got stains. For the next few weeks, we'll talk about getting stains out of your clothes, upholstery, mattress, and carpet. Now, hopefully you don't have many food stains on mattress, but it seems like the rest of the house is fair game if you have kids. (I'm… Continue reading STAIN CLEANING

Essential Oil Education, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

Animal Care on the Farm

Happy Monday! Monday's on Organizing Life's Skills, we will talk about Farming, Homesteading, and Animal Care. At this moment, we are looking to buy a farm, but my husband and I both grew up on farms and I will share some of our combined knowledge, along with things I've found online. Today, we're talking chickens.… Continue reading Animal Care on the Farm