Oils of the Bible

Nothing has been more important to me in my life than my relationship with Jesus.  Once we started using essential oils, it was so amazing to learn about God and the Oils of the Bible.  I met the Lord for the first time in a very real way in Feb 1998, thanks to some sweet friends who kept loving me and sharing with me about what He was doing in their life.  I love reading my Bible and discovering a new truth every day, so imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered that in the pages of this amazing inspired work, were all these references to essential oils! Coming to a consensus on just how many times oils are mentioned throughout scripture can be a challenge since there is so much we don’t know. For example, a reference to gum or…

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May Rewards

Oh. My. Stars.  You know how you are always trying to figure out what to get your Mom for Mother's Day?!?!  Or is just me??? :)  Thankfully, Young Living's May Rewards promotion this month is amazingly awesome in every way, with tons of great free stuff, culminating in the ART Skin Care System which will be an incredible gift for any Mom (including yourself, even if you are not a mom!) Reach any of the following PV minimums with your May order and earn these great free products: 425 PV (Retail Value: $334.88): ART Skin Care System, Dew Drop Diffuser, 20 Essential Rewards Points, bonus Essential Reward exclusive 5-ml Cedarwood, 5-ml Manuka, and 15-ml Melrose 325 PV (Retail Value: $190.47): Dew Drop Diffuser, 20 Essential Rewards Points, bonus Essential Reward exclusive 5-ml Cedarwood, 5-ml Manuka, and 15-ml Melrose 250 PV (Retail Value: $106.59):…

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Essential Oils in the Bible

Have you ever looked at how essential oils were used in history, especially in Scripture? While many people know that Frankincense and Myrrh were brought as gifts to Jesus, there are so many references to Essential Oils in the Bible.   I love to read.  I make it a goal each year to try to get through 52 books, although I have yet to hit that goal.  Yet every year I set that goal simply because I love to read and I come close most years and have read some great books!  My favorite book is the Bible.  Every time I open it up, the Truth that is contained in it and the way it can minister to my heart, or encourage me, or admonish me, or remind me of the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life, I'm reminded…

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Squish is ONE

My dearest little boy.  Today my Squish is One. How is it possible that you are one already?  Why does the first year fly by so fast?!  I wish babyhood lasted two years so I could just fully soak up every cute, quality baby-goodness moment. Before I get into those moments.  I just need to remember the goodness of God that I get to enjoy life with you.  All morning I've been thinking about what I would feel or think about the moment when time stood still for forty minutes. When it would take an act of God, a quick acting, wise thinking midwife, and the right people praying and running things. Amazing that the testimony is this sweet boy who loves to laugh and brings so much joy to our lives.  And today I get to say Happy Birthday my sweet, full-of-life Squish, who came…

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April Rewards

Who loves free stuff?!  The coolest thing every month with Young Living is the ability to receive free products just for ordering my normal household stuff I was going to order anyway.  As a thank you for placing my order with them, Young Living sends me all kinds of FREE stuff every month.  The April Rewards this month are spectacular, especially if you have kiddos in your home, grandkiddos you love or special littles in your life that would benefit from some oily support. Owie is one of our more frequently used oils in this home.  It is used every single time my kiddos meet the pavement.  I love that it is prediluted. It is a blend of: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Abiesbalsamea (Idaho balsam fir) needle oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) leaf oil, Helichrysum italicum flower oil, Canarium luzonicum (Elemi) gum oil, Cistus ladaniferus (Cistus)…

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Year 3 with Itty Bitty

My Dearest Itty, Let me preface this letter and remind you I love you.  I really do.  You are the daughter I prayed for and know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God designed you to be a beautiful soul in our home.  And yet, I am also equally grateful that the year deemed the terrible twos is officially behind us. ;)  That's not to say there were not amazing, crazy great moments.  Year 3 was full of them!  Wow. I can't even believe it.  You have now been earth side for three full years!  This past year was the year you became a big sister....not an easy transition when you are only two.  Watching the two of you together is among one of my greatest joys this past year.  You two have the cutest relationship.  You love him well,…

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Instagram Picture A Day

If you are like me, you take at least one Picture A Day!  Who doesn't love sharing their life in pictures?  Do you have an Instagram account?  This is the best, challenge for you!  Spring is almost here, the Geranium is almost blooming and I want to get to know my friends even better, and see a poignant glimpse into their lives.  First, come find me over on Instagram at LivingHealthyWithOil and follow me.  You can also find me on the Facebook page Living Healthy With Oil.  For the month of March, I want you to share a picture a day with a corresponding theme.  Write whatever your heart desires about your picture.  Tag whoever you want to tag.  Add whatever hashtags you want to be witty, memorable, or make a statement.  Just make sure you also tag it #lhpictureaday  I will…

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Play Learning

It's official!  We have started the school year.  Mostly our days are filled with laughter, some learning through play, and some learning through intentional activities. So by way of recap, here was the month of September and what we learned. Aug 24-Aug 28 was the Letter G, the Garden of Eden and the 7 days of creation. We memorized Gen 1:31. Our activity wa making a contact paper creation book, using cotton ball clouds, fresh grass and leaves, and animal stickers. We had a fantastic, fun morning watching Itty Bitty participate along with us.  The end of the week was about learning about gardens and seeds and how plants grow. So we set about planting our own seeds!     Week 3 (Aug 31-Sept 4) brought the planning of the month of September, the letter A for Apples, learning all about Apples. We tasted…

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The Days are Flying By

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Gosh every day.  Flies by.  So very, very fast.  Of course, not the actual minutes, hours, but the time.  I just can't keep up.  The days are just flying by. I want to document all these sweet moments as they are happening in real time. I am going to have to give myself grace and realize better late than never! Case in point.  We have started school.  Way back on August 17th.  Not only did I not make one of those cute signs that everyone else had floating around social media, I'm just now posting the pictures. While I enjoy being crafty, I just cannot get my act together to do something that organized, so this make-shift sign will have to do! :) Oh and heaven forbid Itty Bitty not be included in what big brother is doing, the tantrums are…

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Moments

I am definitely living in the moments.  Most days I'm just trying to keep my clan alive, which is harder than it sounds actually.  But moments.  The moments that make me laugh from deep inside because oh-my-stars the things littles say and do; to the moments I want to tear my hair out of my head and need to put myself in time-out because oh-my-stars the things littles say and do. :) Case in point. One moment these kids are having the greatest day of their life enjoying rides at a kiddie park. So much joy, so much laughter. But moments later when I needed her to sit on the other side of the stroller so I could put the baby where she had chosen to sit. Complete attitude.  This girl already knows how to dish it out at two. I…

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