Valentine’s Day Must Haves

So, what do you do to add spice and fun to your love life?!?  Essential oils are amazing for maintaining a healthy balance of your hormones (both for men and for women!). They also promote a healthy libido, increase sexual arousal and support sexual performance, boost masculinity and inspire romance and female allure. Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to try out essential oils and experience the benefits they can bring to your relationship!  Below are  a few of my favorite items to make Valentine's Day a special day full of love and romance.  One fun way to use your essential oils is to make a DIY natural lubricant! 1 drops of Black Pepper essential oil (very warming), 1 drops of Peppermint essential oil (very cooling) and 2 drops of Sensation essential oil (for the oooooh la la effect) and mix in…

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Choosing an Essential Oil Company

There are so many companies that are marketing essential oils.  How did I go about choosing an essential oil company? In fact, over the years I have used essential oils from a variety of places without much success.  Now, I understand why. Most stores and companies actually sell adulterated oils. (An adulterated oil means that the essential oil is not pure, because it is mixed with synthetic oils and/or alcohol which destroys the therapeutic properties of the essential oil.)  Adulterated oils are created cheaply, which is why you can buy them for such a cheap price. (You pay for what you get! ;)) These oils, while they may smell good, generally have no therapeutic efficacy and can even be harmful. I choose to use Young Living essential oil, exclusively. Here are the the top reasons I love Young Living essential oils.…

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Lemon Essential Oil

Nothing beats a cold lemonade on a hot, summer day.  I love the way lemons smell.  Since I've decided I am going to work through all of Young Living's products, I'm going to document it in this blog.  (See my first post in this series on Lavender here. I do hope you will follow this blog on this journey.  There are so many wonderful products in Young Living.) OK - back to lemons. ;)  Young Living Lemon Essential Oil smells wonderful.  Moreover, it is so practical and useful, with its many different benefits.  I have just started using this oil and already have found many uses for it. Balances Skin (and hair): The properties in lemon essential oil will help balance your skin and hair if it is oily or can give it back some life if it is appearing dull.…

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Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is so very versatile.  This quickly has become our go to oil for almost all of our needs. Young Living's Lavender is extremely popular.  It is steam distilled from Lavandula angustifolia, a perennial, bushy shrub with a flowery top. Historically, Greeks used lavender as a perfume. The Romans used it in their baths for washing, for its cleansing qualities, and to deter insects. The Egyptians used lavender as an ingredient in incense and perfume. Queen Elizabeth I used it in her tea to soothe tension. These are just a few of the many ways we are now using Lavender: Pillow Spray - My kiddos use this every night to support a great night's sleep.  You can put a few drops in a spray bottle with some water and spray on a pillow or in the room.  You can…

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Confronting my Chronic Pain

The very first symptom I had on this crazy journey was chronic pain.  Many of my friends have struggled with chronic pain for years, and I have a new appreciation not just for the physical complications that accompany a life of pain, but the toll it can take on you spiritually and emotionally, as well.     For me, the emotional aspect has been a game changer. While it is hard for people you love to watch you in pain; it is just as humbling to have to ask for help. It changes who you are to know you just physically cannot do things you are used to do (managing your household, keeping up with kids, working your job), but it is also very discouraging to have to put your passions and hobbies on the back burner because your body just…

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