Lets talk about Lemon essential oil

Lets talk about Lemon essential oil

 

Want to know what one of the TOP SELLING essential oil is!?
HELLO LEMON!
Meet your daily dose of sunshine!

Lemon has TONS of benefits and uses and is an amazingly powerful cleansing agent, naturally purifying the air and surfaces.  Looking for a non-toxic cleaner that is safe to use throughout the home?
GRAB SOME LEMON!

One of my favorite ways to use Lemon DAILY is by adding 1-2 drops in my water to add a healthy and delightful boost throughout the day!*  Many people love to use this beautiful oil added to food, enhancing the flavor of so many yummy dishes!  Lemon is an oil that is safe enough to take internally and provides natural cleansing benefits, supporting the digestive system as well as boosting respiratory function.*

Lemon is also a FANTASTIC oil to diffuse as it blends with so many other oils!  It is an uplifting, bright, happy and awakening oil that boosts your mood and brings that inner HAPPY!

USES:
– To assist with occasional seasonal/respiratory support, you can take 1-2 drops internally.*
-For a safe and easy non-toxic cleaner, add 10-20 drops of lemon essential oil into a spritzer bottle and fill with water.  Shake well and use on counter tops, bathrooms, floors and hard surfaces.
-Lemon essential oil makes a great furniture polish.  Add 1-3 drops to pure olive oil and apply with a damp rag.  This cleans and protects your furniture while creating a natural shine that lasts!
-Lemon is an amazing oil to get rid of sticky messes!  Place 1-2 drops onto damp rag and rub onto surface.  Perfect for stickers, kitchen clean up, oil and grease.
-Saturate a hand towel in a mixture of lemon and water then ring till damp.  Use on leather furniture of other leather surfaces to preserve and protect material.  Remember a little oil goes a long way so start out with a few drops at a time.
-Diffuse daily to boost mood and release a natural HAPPY!

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Diffusion:  Place a few drops in diffuser of choice and breathe in the benefits throughout the day
Internal: Place 1-2 drops in 10-12oz of water and drink. (Make sure to use GLASS and not plastic!)  You can also place 1-2 drops in an empty gel capsule for internal support.*
Topical:  Apply a few drops to needed area and dilute as needed with a carrier oil to minimize potential skin sensitivity. (See additional safety precautions below)

LEMON: Citrus limon
APPLICATION: Aromatic | Topical | Internal |
Neat (skin sensitivity minimal & no need for dilution)
PLANT PART: Lemon Rinds (peel)
EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold pressed/expressed
AROMATIC DISCRIPTION: Clean, fresh, citrus, bright
MAIN CHEMICAL COMPONENTS: Limonene, B-pinene, y-terpinene

Comment below with ONE WAY you want to try using Lemon Essential Oil in YOUR home!

Are you ready to feel great and help your kids feel good too!?
I want to help you get started with these amazing oils TODAY!
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As always, HAPPY OILING!!!

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product in not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
**This oil could have a possible skin sensitivity.  Keep out of reach of children.  If pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, always consult with your physician.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.  After applying topically, avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours.

XO,

3 Simple ways anyone can start using essential oils

3 Simple ways anyone can start using essential oils

Hey yall!!  Lets talk simplicity and ESSENTIAL OIL!

One of the most commonly asked questions is HOW THE HECK do I use these oils!!?

Ohhhh myyyyyy yesssssss!
This is my favorite question!!  Simply because there are only 3 easy ways to use oils!

These 3 ways lead to THOUSANDS of different combinations that can benefit almost every bodily system you have! Now THAT is what I call a NATURAL SOLUTION!!!

Check out this short but helpful video to discover how you can use your oils NOW!

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Make sure to fill out the form below and get started easily with my FAVORITE essential oils on the market!

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LETS GET OILY!!!

 

Don’t let comparison steal your JOY

Don’t let comparison steal your JOY

I shared this LIVE video a few weeks ago and it spread like hotcakes!

I wanted to share it again since its something we deal with ALL too often.  I hope that your heart finds hope and you can rid that nasty bugger of comparison for GOOD!

You are enough.
You are loved.
You are worthy.
You are ADORED.

I pray you are blessed and encouraged today!

A bittersweet celebration of Mothers Day

A bittersweet celebration of Mothers Day

 

 

 

Some seasons come with joy.
Other seasons come with pain.

Heartache.
Challenges.
Grief.

Yet in the midst of it, hope remains firm.
Constant. Brilliant. Beautiful Hope.

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
-Romans 5:5

For us, these challenges have not been easy the past few months.

Yesterday I celebrated my first Mothers Day…

Two months ago today, on March 9th, our precious first baby went to be with Jesus.  Only a few short weeks after we found out that we were pregnant, the pain of miscarriage swept in like a flood.

A silent pain that so many women walk through, yet rarely talk about.
The loss of an unborn child.
Death. Grief. Aching.

To be honest, I imagined my heart to spiral into depression.
To lose heart and forget faith.
Yet something amazing happened.

I leaned into the pain and let Jesus simply hold me.

Waves of sadness and grief washed over me in the days and weeks to follow and instead of numbing out, I let my heart FEEL the sadness.

Through this process, I FELT GOD DRAW NEAR.

I wasn’t afraid to be honest with Him. To sob so deeply. To let Him know my pain.  I chose to NOT turn my face from Him, but see that He was sitting with me in my sadness.

It was deeply comforting to know that He was with me…

My husband was given a beautiful picture of our baby with Jesus, in perfection… praying for us.
This picture the Lord gave him has graced my heart with such hope.  My amazing, wonderful little baby has a greater knowledge of God than I have ever experienced in a lifetime.  How beautiful His mercies are to our hearts.

Its been 2 months and my heart has felt that sadness sweep over me this week as Mothers Day approached.
I let the tears flow freely and chose not to stuff my pain.
We celebrated, because we know that tiny, little life began at conception and forever we will be parents.

It was important to acknowledge the sadness and let the tears come.

Today I embrace the promise of HOPE.
Hope that I AM a mother.
Hope that I will be with my child for all eternity.
Hope that there is an age to come with no more death, no more sorrow, no more tears.
Hope that in the end, we will be united with God forever.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
-Revelation 21:4

I am a motherone of the greatest dreams of my heart.
I am a fighterwaiting and hoping for the restoration of all things.
I am a lovertrusting in the process and beautification pain brings.

I will not allow despair to steal the HOPE He has given me.
Hope rests and remains in the age to come and I will always lean into that grace.

For those of you who have lost precious babies, or the pain of infertility, and felt the sting yesterday, know that you are not alone and that I am praying for your heart, mind, emotions and body.

You are beautiful and you are loved fiercely by your Heavenly Father.

I pray you feel His affections resting on you today.

xox

ESSENTIAL OIL DIY: Luscious Laundry Booster

ESSENTIAL OIL DIY: Luscious Laundry Booster

Good ole’ Epsom Salts.

I feel like they work with EVERYTHING.

Detox Bath Soak.

Bath Bomb Fizzies.

Relaxing Foot Scrubs.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!

So when I heard about this AMAZINGLY EASY recipe, I knew it would be a winner in my book!
Who doesn’t looooooooooove wonderful smelling laundry!??
And with ALL the combinations of essential oils you could try, you can smell fresh and clean ALL the time!

Have an oops moment and leave your clothes in the washer for too long?
Add a bit more of this mixture in the wash and voila!!!
Musty smell is gone for good!

RECIPE:

2 Cups Epsom Salts
10-15 drops each Lavender & Lemon Essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:

-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Use a spatula or wire whisk to make sure oils are fully mixed.
-Store mixture in a glass mason jar and add 1/8th to 1/4 of a cup directly into washing machine before wash cycle begins.
-Double or triple recipe and store in a large glass container in laundry room. Place a handled scoop inside for easy access.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Comment below with your FAVE essential oil laundry combo!

xox,

Top 3 tips to STOP procrastinating at the things you HATE doing

Top 3 tips to STOP procrastinating at the things you HATE doing

Ok ok I confess.

I am HORRIBLE at completing CERTAIN tasks on time.
Other things I loooooove doing?  I can’t run fast enough towards them!

Tasks like TAXES. Or expense reports. Or laundry…
Anyone else out there??

Today is the blessed (or dreaded) TAX DAY and though I FINALLY got ours done last night, I could have saved a BUNCH of time, stress and emotional haywire had I stayed on top of it as I went.  uuuuugggghh.

I was thinking about this last night and realized there are a few EASY things anyone can do to stop procrastinating… so I thought I would yell at MYSELF and see if anyone else related!  You too? GREAT!

Here we go!

TIP #1: GET ORGANIZED

Well duh.
But are you doing it?  Like REALLY doing it?
Lets take the simplicity of laundry for example.
It HAS to be done and for most people with kids, it needs to be done DAILY.  Double uuuuggghh.

So instead of putting it off in hopes of the laundry fairy coming and sweeping it all away, get a system in place!

“Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.”
Wise words from Ben Franklin and they really make an impact!  If you know you need to do a certain number of loads a week and you get super overwhelmed doing them ALL at once (OMG punch me now) try breaking it down into more reasonable and manageable goals.

Wake up and put a load in.  After lunch put it in the dryer.  Kids down for their nap? FOLD JUST 1 LOAD. 
Then tomorrow do the same thing or every other day if it’s just you and the hubs.

Doesn’t that just FEEL better? Instead of having a pile of 4-5 loads of laundry, you stay organized, integrate it into your schedule and get it done more consistently.  Talk about keeping your stress level (and lack of piles of laundry) low! WIN.

TIP #2: MAKE IT PRETTY/FUN/ENJOYABLE

OMG.  If it’s not pretty or creative or somewhat enjoyable I run as fast as I can the other way. YUCK.

For my 2016 taxes I am going to try something new this year to help keep me a bit more on top of things.  First I am going to get some really pretty files.
Insert the wonderland of TARGET…
Target has some gorgeous files that I have seen rotating in their dollar section (omg why is this section so magical!?!) and I looooooove the itty bitty prices!  Recently they have had some adorable home office items that make some of the mundane tasks preeetttyyyyyyy.
Why pretty? Sound a little silly to you?  Well to be honest, keeping record of all my expenses for the month isn’t exactly my idea of FUN.  Buuuuuuut if when I have to pull it all out and I have something lovely to look at, it sparks that tiny sense of joy, I feel like I can pummel through!  Try integrating things like labels, stickers, washi tape and color coding to make it enjoyable!  Mmmmmm washi tape.

ALSO- Get an app on your phone that you LIKE and will USE that has an easy interface. Ok this isn’t exactly pretty, but make it enjoyable.  Read reviews and find something that fits YOUR needs and is actually a bit fun to use!  If you don’t despise doing the work, you will be less likely to procrastinate.  These types of simple changes, though small, will make an impact of consistency over time and get your habits straight!

TIP #3: PUT IT IN YOUR SCHEDULE

I touched on this earlier, but if you don’t plan to do it, you will ALWAYS find an excuse to put it off till later.

My husband and I decided that Thursday afternoons will be when we BOTH work on our expense reports.  Not only are we accountable TOGETHER but the weekly consistency helps us to stay on track and not have HOURS to do in one given time slot.  Instead we spend 30-90 minutes a week.  That seems SO doable when you look at it that way!  Some weeks will be super easy and others a bit more time-consuming BUT it’s blocked out int he schedule, just like a meeting would be for work.

This also helps you to remember out of the ordinary situations that crept up.  Keeping a schedule with thing you HATE doing will help you to not avoid it and embrace the simplicity of the task at hand.  Less stress and a little more peace in the heart?  YES PLEASE!!!

So there are my TOP 3 tips to kick procrastinating in the BUTT!

What are some ways that YOU have found helpful to stop procrastinating?
Post a comment below with your FAVORITE tips and tricks!

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Lets kick procrastination in the face ONE DAY AT A TIME!

xox,