Saturday, October 29, 2011

I Am Still Alive...

(Ha ha, I loved this picture because the mom is nursing, lol, so that is how I feel sometimes.)
Wow, I didn't realize it had been so long since I had posted last. I would like to sincerely apologize for taking off like I did. Life has been so busy for me between going to school full-time, having a baby who doesn't always take her naps when she should and still has to nurse every 3 hours or else she is starving, a daughter who is in Kindergarten (did you know that when kids this young get homework, it is just like me, the mom, getting homework? :) ), and somewhere in that time spent cooking, cleaning, doing homework and sleeping, I have to spend time with my hubby, who often gets dropped because of my busy schedule. So I had to let the blog go for just a little while until I got caught up on life! So I hope you are all still there and am willing to stick it out with me while my semester is going. I only have 6 weeks left and then I'll be taking a break for a couple months. I will still be keeping the blog, and just posting when I can.
I just wanted to let you all know that I am here and have been thinking of lots of fun things to post. Here is a preview:
-  Taking Care of Myself
-What oils I ended up putting in my kids roller bottles.
- The numbing affect.
- Ylang-Ylang huh?
- Christmas Gift Ideas

So give me some time to finish my homework for the week and I'll get you all caught up on some fun things going on with the oils. :)

I would love to hear from some of you! Tell me what you are all up to this autumn season. How busy are you? Do you feel like me? Or are you a blessed one who gets to sit down periodically?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Brrr....A Hot Drink Sounds Good!

Today, here in Rexburg, we had our first snowfall. No, it was not just a flurry. It stuck. I had to clean my car off after a little while. So we got home and after taking off all of the coats and boots, my kids let me know that it was time for their favorite thing in the winter: HOT CHOCOLATE! So what does this have to do with oils? Well, who likes mint hot chocolate? Why not try adding a drop or two of peppermint to your hot chocolate? Of course I thought of this AFTER my cup was all gone. But I am going to try it next time. If you like tea, you could try doing peppermint tea, lemon tea, or maybe use the grapefruit or Citrus Bliss. Unless you use extremely hot water, I would think that not all of the healing agents in the oil would come out. So I'm sure it might help you feel a little better or comforted. :) Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Getting Personal on Wednesdays

For today's "Getting Personal" post, I actually am asking for everyone's opinion. I finally went and got my little roller bottles from the store today. In them, I am going to put oils that my kids can put on their own feet every morning and night. They will have two bottles for each of them. One for the AM and one for the PM. So, based off of what you know about oils now, what oils do you think I should put in each of their little bottles?? Leave a comment and then I'll let you all know what I decide to do.

I bought my little roller bottles from here. You can order online or go to the store in Orem.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday's Top Ten

Top Ten Oils to Use Daily
1- Balance
2- OnGuard
3- Lemon
4- Peppermint
5- Frankincense
6- Citrus Bliss
7- Lavender
8- Serenity
9- Elevation
10- Purify

Dr. David Hill, the world-famous doctor that is one of the head people in doTERRA has mentioned many times that this is his daily routine with essential oils:
* Apply Peppermint and Frankincense to the soles of your feet when you awaken. This will get you fully awake, energized, and ready for your day.         * Diffuse Citrus Bliss or a blend of any of the other doTERRA citrus oils mixed with Purify or OnGuard  
* Apply Serenity to back of neck and temples midday. Use anytime you're feeling stressed 
* Add Peppermint and Lemon to water during the day. This is detoxifying. Be sure to use an oil every time you refill your bottle (make sure it isn't plastic). -My personal favorite is Grapefruit rather than Lemon-Corinne :)  
* Apply Lavender to bottom of feet at night. This helps to alleviate insomnia and encourages a restful sleep. 

Now I would add Balance if you have any sort of imbalance problem in your body. If you suffer from any sort of depression of any kind, I would be sure to add some Elevation in there as well. It will help lift your mood. I know a lot of people, especially during the winter months, will suffer from a seasonal depression. So be sure you are taking care of yourself to try to prevent that as much as possible. Elevation is my favorite oil to diffuse because I love the smell. 

What are some of the oils that you love to use on a daily basis?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Help Me Breathe!

So can I just tell you how wonderful Breathe is? As I mentioned before, my kids have had colds the past little while. Breathe has been my saving grace. I put a drop on their chest in the morning and it stopped their runny nose until after lunch. I ended up putting the oil on, one drop at a time, about 3-4 times a day. Every time, within 10 minutes, their nose was not running anymore. They were cleared up and doing much better. I have never been disappointed with this oil and highly recommend it for the upcoming flu/cold season. I personally love being able to help dry up their little noses without having to give them something that zonks them out for hours. Then we are able to go on with our day without unexpected naps and delays AND without going through a whole box of tissues. :) So be sure to stock up. Breathe costs $26.67 retail and only $20 wholesale. So it would definitely benefit you to sign up and get it at wholesale price because I guarantee that once you try it, you will LOVE it just like me. It is one of the oils I carry with me at all times.