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?

Essential Oil Education

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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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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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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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


Beauty: How Health Affects Appearance

Some of you have read my story, about being sick for years. It's amazing how poor health affects so much more than what you're capable of doing. I'm putting up a picture of me taken August 5, 2012 and then one taken August 1, 2016. People who knew me before, have told me I look… Continue reading Beauty: How Health Affects Appearance

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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Lemon gets grease and motor oil off hands when doing car repairs.   Peppermint helps relieve minor headaches.   Grapefruit helps suppress appetites.   Wild Orange calms troubled minds.   For my trusted brand of essential oils, click here.

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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


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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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


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

Healthy Living

Get Fit Challenge!

Let's talk Health and Wellness. Now, this includes all the body, mind, and spirit. But today, we're talking body. I've been eating well for a while now, and I've been walking. I went from being bedridden to walking almost 6 miles, 4to 5 days a week. I had lost 4 lbs. doing this over a… Continue reading Get Fit Challenge!

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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

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

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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

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

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Essential Oils Education: Arborvitae

             Arborvitae  Thuja plicata With natural preservation properties, essential oil from the native Canadian Arborvitae tree acts as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent, while providing a warm, earthy aroma. To discover my Trusted Brand, click on the heart!  Description Known as the “tree of life, ” Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in… Continue reading Essential Oils Education: Arborvitae