easy essential oil diys
Pretend you’re out in the woods, desert, maybe the beach, marshes…What are your first aid concerns? Cuts, scrapes, stings, poison things? I’ve always been in love with first aid and basically, I love being prepared. I like knowing that I can handle most things that happen in my life with the tools that I have on hand…even if it’s just oils or electrical tape (what my dad always used as a band-aid). With that being said, please remember that essential oils are not life-saving tools but are meant to support you until you can get necessary medical care.
Things that are taboo to talk about in public: our periods. Things that are totally normal and we should talk about in public: our periods. And the internet says that half of women experience period pain like cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting, head tension, etc. and I’m over here like…is that it?
You know what kind of pain you experience–and I hope by talking about mine and the things I do to reduce pain on my period help you!
First, essential oils are not a fix-all solution;
Okay, so you guys know that I love my essential oils and that I use them every day. These granola bites are a great way to get On Guard blend from DoTerra into your little one’s system with a tasty snack! The On Guard blend from DoTerra is great for protecting your family against environmental and seasonal threats.
Last year I learned how to make a salve with essential oils, and it became one of my favorite DIY remedies to make. I have an Instagram live replay showing you exactly how I make it. This particular tutorial is how to make a salve for skin ailments; minor burns, bites, cuts, and scrapes. And you guys, once you learn, it’s SO easy to make your own all the time.
yes, I’m talking about caring for yourself first because you can’t save anyone else if you’re drowning. Facts. So if you’re not open to self-care, then you might want to skip this article because it’s all about how to create a self-care routine using what I see as the six foundations of self-care.
How do you know if you’re spending too much time inside? For starters, how much time do you spend outside? If it’s less than 20 minutes a day, then you may be spending too much time inside. Frequent sickness, moodiness, anxiety, restlessness, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, changes in appetite, and fatigue are all signs of spending too much time indoors as well. Who knew?
“I’m not good enough”—it’s the root of all our toxic thoughts.
I started reading “You can heal your life” by Louise Hay the other day, though I’ve had it for almost 8 months. I guess I wasn’t ready to read it. The idea is that our thoughts create our reality, including disease in the body, with resentment, criticism, and guilt causing the most damage.
I’m going through some major life shifts lately…a lot of healing, so I’m saying goodbye to toxic people. Not because “toxic” is a trending word lately, but because some people are actually toxic and harm your health. Like it’s literally a thing and can create more stress, weight gain, thyroid issues, and more…but it’s also important to note that “toxic” is not the same as “annoying” or “frustrating.”
With fall often comes an assault on our bodies–germs everywhere, people are lazy and don’t wash their hands, or they don’t feel that gross, so they’re out at the grocery story spreading all the nasties.
Oregano / Guys, this is non-negotiable and you need it. It’s such a power-house of germ-defying destruction that it would be madness to not have it. It is incredible for supporting the most tired respiratory system and achy throat, especially when it seems like nothing else is working.
I’ve had a love of butterflies since like, ever. I guess my nickname when I was younger was “butterfly”, probably because I was just kind of super weird or something, but also fun to watch? I don’t really know. Anyway, last year I was out looking at our wild blackberry canes and turned around to see a faded Monarch flying around the same few plants.
I thought I was seeing things because April is far too early to be seeing Monarchs in Missouri. But, I got closer and realized that I wasn’t that crazy and that yes, I was seeing a Monarch. She had found milkweed that was only a few inches tall and was quickly moving all around the plants, laying eggs.
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