Super B…super Me!

Not too long ago someone asked me how I could possibly have so much energy with all that I do?  Working from home, homeschooling my children, pursuing this healthier version of myself and going to 3-4 TRX classes a week, running, multiple activities at church, and of course taking care of my children and running a household!  You know, we pursue and do everything that the Lord puts in front of us.  Have you heard that saying that the Lord will never give you more than you can handle?  Many times I question that!  (I think we all have our moments)  I took the time to really think about her question before I responded.  It took me a few minutes to realize that ever since I started taking better care of myself, and taking Super B every morning, my life doesn’t seem so busy.  It doesn’t seem like it’s more than I can handle because I have the energy to handle it!

Super B is a comprehensive source of the B vitamins essential for good health, like thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B12, biotin, and folic acid.  It even includes minerals that aid in the assimilation and metabolism of B vitamins.  I realized that even though I was working hard to eat a healthier diet, getting a better source of B vitamins really gave me the energy I needed to “handle it all” so to speak.  🙂  Now I don’t go a day without it!

What are some ways that you like to boost your energy naturally?

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

 

How I Take Care of My Skin

 

This is me, taking a quick picture with my favorite product after a great TRX workout!

Have you heard?  Young Living has great products for your face called the ART Skin Care System.  ART stands for ‘Age Refining Technology’.  I have used lots of different skin care products, and have never been fully satisfied with how they work with my skin…until now!  These products are simply amazing!

The best word to describe the difference in my skin from using the ART Skin Care System is that it feels more supple, like it’s hydrated from within.  The ART products are formulated with plant-based ingredients and essential oils.  I love that we have access to such effective, luxurious, NATURAL skincare without the harmful ingredients found in nearly all other skin care systems!

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These products look, feel, and smell very luxurious!  I love the hint of sandalwood aroma you can smell when you’re using these.  The Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood oil is one of my most coveted oils, and it is in these products!  Plus it is great for my skin.  The ART Skin Care line also has a few other essential oils in it, like Frankincense, Lavender, and Melissa.  Let me tell you a little bit about each product…

Gentle Cleanser

This foaming cleanser is formulated to cleanse the skin without stripping any of our natural oils.  It is great for my skin because it doesn’t dry it out like some other cleansers have in the past.  I will say that it does a great job taking off my makeup, but not my eye makeup (I don’t use waterproof eye makeup, but I am able to simply use a few drops of sweet almond oil on a cotton ball to remove it).  One pump of cleanser is sufficient to cleanse my face, and I really love using it in the morning to help wake me up and get me going.

Refreshing Toner

I love this toner!  Partly because it smells so good, but also because my skin feels so incredibly clean after using it.  The toner will remove any residual impurities without drying the skin.  I use this only at night, because I noticed that my skin didn’t need it twice a day.

Light Moisturizer

This moisturizer is so lovely!!  I use it both at night and in the morning.  It absorbs into my skin easily, so I can wear it under makeup without getting oily or shiny.  This moisturizer also contains essential oils and natural ingredients to leave my face feeling soft and supple!!

I’m loving the ART Skin Care System and feel like it has truly changed the skin on my face for the better.  Have you tried it?  What do you think?!

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

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Clearing the Clutter Day 3 & 4

I got these done last week, but life left me no time to make a blog post about it!  We’ve been crazy busy around here, BUT, the places that I have cleaned and cleared out still remain organized and clean!  I just have to keep going…

So for day 3 I decided to take on our bathroom cabinet.  Items fall off of it constantly, so I knew it’d be a great thing for us to have it better organized for our use.  Here’s the before and after…

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Everything that didn’t get put back, was trashed.  Except my daughter’s headbands, we found a great place to keep those in her room so they no longer fall off the shelf.

On day 4 I decided to tackle the refrigerator.  I knew it needed a good wipe down, and a few things thrown out, but we are usually good at clearing a few things out before trash day each week.  I took all the food out, pulled the shelves out and washed them with Thieves dish soap and water.  It looked so pretty!

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And I discovered that I REALLY needed to go to the grocery store!

These last few days have been inspiring to continue to make changes and slowly remove clutter from our home.  Next on the list is a pile next to my bed of clothes and paperwork that I have yet to sort through.  I just stashed it all there for later, but I think it’s time to bag up the clothes I don’t want anymore so I can donate them, and finally file that paperwork!  The clearing out shall continue tomorrow.  Anyone joining me on this journey?  What is a “catch-all” in your home that needs sorted and given a home?  (even if that home is a donation establishment)

Clean the Clutter: Day 2

It was actually a REALLY good thing I challenged myself with cleaning off our piano yesterday because it gave me accountability to actually get it done today!  I almost ran out of time, but I crammed it in right before taking my son to gymnastics.  That’s the best part actually, committing to one small area a day so that I can get things accomplished!

I’m pretty embarrassed about what the top of my piano actually looked like.  It’s just one of those things that is out of the way and I never get to!  I ended up with an entire grocery bag of things I was able to put in the trash, which seemed quite ridiculous to me that I was ultimately storing trash up there, but it’s gone now!  I also made sure that all the things up there that I needed to keep, were actually put away where they needed to be because I want everything to have a place so we don’t end up in the same predicament!

So…here it is!

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I know, it was a crazy mess!  But I’m thankful I got it back to where I need it to be.  Plus now I can see my Precious Moments figurines my grandmother got me when I was younger which I’m very thankful to have.  I also have 2 dried roses on there that each were from my grandparents funeral that I have kept as well.

Plus while I was dusting frames off, with my Young Living Thieves cleaner since I use that for EVERYTHING, I enjoyed looking at our wedding photos I have up on the piano.
Our 10 year anniversary is coming up soon!

So, now to figure out what to tackle tomorrow…I’m giving myself 2 options.  Either the refridgerator or the hall closet.  Both are about equal in difficulty!  Until tomorrow my friends…

My Top 10 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

There are so many fun and interesting ways that we use Tea Tree Essential oil in our home, that I thought I would share my top 10 list with you!  Tea Tree Oil is one of the best selling essential oils of all time, and is pretty famous for being gentle on your skin.  I find it quite practical and useful, like many other essential oils as well.  Here’s how we use it:

10 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

  1. Give Deodorant an Extra Punch ~ If you make your own homemade deodorant, adding a little Tea Tree oil gives it some extra aweseomeness for your skin!teatreetop10
  2. Support Aging Skin ~ Just give a little dab to yourself where you feel you need some support to assist in beautiful aging skin.
  3. Add to Your Shampoo!  ~ Do you make your own shampoo?  Or go for an all natural sulfate free version?  I love to accelerate mine by adding tea tree oil to it to support a healthy scalp!
  4. Diffuse with Lemon ~ Oh I saw this tip on a blog somewhere to add about 10 drops to any diffuser with Lemon and you have a wonderful purifying scent that is great all year round support!
  5. Add to a Neti Pot ~ A good friend of mine told me to give it a go in my Neti Pot when I was having some congestion issues.  5 drops of Tea Tree with 8 tablespoons neti pot salt that I mixed in a small jar.  Then it was ready for me when needed to add to my Neti Pot as much salts as called for.
  6. Cleanse the Skin ~ I like to dab a little bit of Tea Tree oil on a blemish, the cleansing properties get rid of that unsightly sucker in no time.
  7. Support Healthy Skin ~ Tea Tree goes quite well with coconut oil, especially when tending to sensitive bottoms.
  8. Support the Immune System ~ Diffuse Tea Tree to cleanse and purify the air and support your immune system.
  9. Power Up Your Body Wash ~ Have you ever had a not-so-clean feeling on your skin, even right after a shower?  Add a few drops of Tea Tree to your body wash and WHA-LAH!  It cleanses like nothing else I’ve seen.
  10. Add it to Your Lotion ~ You’ve caught on by now that Tea Tree is GREAT for the skin!  Just one more place to get some extra bang for your buck.

Got more questions?  Feel free to contact me and I would love to help support you on your journey with oils.  You can also check out my website at www.getoiling.com/wellnessmomma

What’s your favorite way to use Tea Tree oil?  Are you going to try something new? Let me know!

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A Green Lemon?

About a year ago I fell in love with a new essential oil…Jade Lemon!  I got it last summer because I wanted to try it in my water to see if it would help me drink more and get all the daily ounces I needed.  I never really though twice about the name, just figured it was a different lemon than the regular one we find in the grocery store.  I mean, there are different kinds of apples and oranges, so I figured the same went for lemons?  Well, one day in my reseajade lemonrch on oils, I actually discovered that these were actually green lemons!  I thought that was pretty cool, so I dug deeper.

Jade Lemon has a great history.  In the mountains of Taiwan grows a small tree that produces small, green lemons; it is known as “mountain lemon”.  The Mountain Lemon tree is very hardy in higher elevations where it enjoys cooler weather and daily cloud mists.  However, the Mountain Lemon fruit is small.  A scientist from Taiwan grafted branches from the
common Citrus limon tree onto Mountain Lemon root stock to create Jade Lemon trees.  Jade Lemon trees can withstand the cool mountain weather, yet produce large green fruit when ripe.  So now they can be grown in many locations with moist, mild climates in Taiwan and China.

Now to get the amazing oil that I love so much, Jade Lemons are picked, thoroughly washed, then micronized into a puree to release the essential oil.  The aroma of Jade Lemon essential oil will remind you of a blend of lemon and lime essential oils.  I really enjoy this in my water in the mornings, I find it invigorating!  My littles seem to want more drinks of Momma’s water when I have jade lemon in it.  It’s definitely one I’d love for everyone to try!  What helps you get all your water in a day?

Want some Jade Lemon for yourself?  Contact me and I’ll tell you how to get some.

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Get past Summer Sniffles

In the past few days my younger 2 children, ages 5 and 2, have been working on fighting some summer bug that’s gotten ahold of them.  The first sign was a fever hit our 2 year old hard and fast and spiked up to 104.  Beoil cabineting an essential oil momma for nearly 2 years now, I went right to my oily cabinet and set out to put something together to assist my son’s immune system in fighting this bug!

The big realization to me that day was… “This used to be so new, scarey, and intimidating!” (using essential oils) “Now it has become second nature to me!”  I just looked through what I had on hand and used the knowledge that I have compiled over the last couple years to blend together something I knew would assist his little body in overcoming whatever was trying to take him down.  My kiddos love the oils.  I think they truly know that they help them!  Using these oils, getting some rest, and being sure they are drinking water is really helping them through!  Plus, it’s building their immune systems to have the ability to be stronger.

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I just put some drops of each oil in the re-used lavender bottle that I covered with colorful tape, then add carrier to dilute it for my kiddos.  There’s a picture of my  youngest showing you his “all better” oil.  🙂

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DIY Foaming Hand Soap

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Awhile back I purchased this awesome bottle of Thieves foaming hand soap from Young Living.  I fell in love with this powerhouse soap and wanted to continue using it.

Being that I LOVE all my essential oils and products SO much, sometimes I like to do a few things to pinch some pennies to redirect fund for more oils and products from Young Living.  Hence, making my own Thieves Foaming Handsoap.  I’m sure there are MANY recipes floating around out there, but here’s mine!

Click the link to see the quick video of me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLvnsGFrKjo

Recipe:

  • 6-8 drops Thieves Essential Oil
  • 4-6 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 3 tsp. Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap
  • fill the rest with distilled water

ENJOY!

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Feelings and Food

I’m gonna be completely real with you…on my journey of truly making a lifestyle change to eating healthy I have discovered that I eat my feelings. I think deep down I already knew that, but the realization came earlier this year. Eating my feelings generally isn’t a conscious thing, it’s just how I was raised and what I continued to live. Feeling sad, mad, angry, hurt…eat some pizza, a cheeseburger, a Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwich, some ice cream…that will make it all better! Then I’d finish that food and the feelings of shame and guilt would come over me.
Tonight was one of those moments. I was dealing with feelings and wanted to EAT! It took LOTS of self talk, I mean, let’s face it most of our road blocks with diet and exercise are all mental games we play out in our heads. BUT, I came up with a plan. I called on a few prayer warriors to lift me up in prayer because I knew they would do that without having to know any details. Then I looked around my kitchen and made the conscious choice to not ruin all my hard work and that I would just make a shake for dinner. Ice, Pure Protein Complete mix, a banana, and about 2 tbsp of peanut butter totally hit the spot! AND, prayer lifted those feelings I was struggling with! ‪#‎iwon‬ ‪#‎youngliving‬ ‪#‎journeytoahealthyme‬‪#‎praisethelord‬

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