Summertime Diffuser Blends

There are still many Summer Days left and to honor of Summertime Fun I want to give you these diffuser blends to celebrate season!!    I 💜   Summer 3 drops Wild Orange oil 3 drops Lemon oil 1 drop Peppermint oil  Homemade Lemonade 1 drop Spearmint oil 1 drop Basil oil 4 drops Lemon oil Ocean Breeze  3 drops Bergamot oil 3 drops Lavender oil 3 drop...

The Power of Protein

It is the beginning of the year and many are turning their focus onto what they are eating in an effort to be healthier! YAH!! So, I thought this would be a good time for a quick review about PROTIEN. #1 -Why We Need Protein An important component of every cell in the body. It is an organic compound, composed of 22 amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of life. It is stored in muscles and organs and the body utilizes it to build and repair tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. It helps our body have a healthy Immune response. Proteins make i...

Fiber, Why Eat It?

Personally, I have found that fiber does wonders to keep me healthy and at a healthy weight. I have more energy from better absorption of food nutrients, toxins are flushed out regularly, I feel full longer and there's more! So let's get started on some Fiber Facts. WHAT IS FIBER? It is the structural part of fruits, vegetables, and...

Want to Make Your Towels Like New Again?

To me there is nothing worse than having funky-smelling towels. And they are useless at drying you off too!  I discovered an easy and inexpensive trick about a decade ago. I do it every about every three months and it revitalizes my towels. It makes them softer, more absorbent and removes any funky smell that may have accumulated. And yes, we are using the same towels!   Towel Freshener    ...

Experience Summer Now with these Diffuser Blends

  Summer has arrived!  Thinking back over my many past summers there are so many great adventures. Vacationing in the Redwoods with the wonderful scent of the woods. And what is summer with out time at the beach or lake? So many wonderful summer aromas bringing back lots of memories. Here are some diffuser blends to kick off the summer and bring back some memories. Sweet Sunshine Diffu...

Get Sunburn Relief with this Soothing Spray & Balm

DIY Soothing After Sun Spray & Body Balm with Essential Oils Just in time for summer, I had to share it with you! This DIY After Sun Spray will give you some relief if you over did it. Make up a batch NOW to be ready - just in case someone in your household got a little too much sun. Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritated skin. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with essential oils to help provide the relief your skin needs. This also give relief for burns and rashes.   What You Need: 16-ounce  glass ...

Healthy Ways to Flavor Your Water So You Will Want To Drink MORE

I don't know about you but, I actually like the taste of water. And like everyone else I too like some variety. Since it is a vital nutrient that I need to consume a lot of, I am always looking for a healthy way to get more of it. After all, I only have this one body. Why am I so obsessed with water? That's for another post. 😎     Here Are Some of My Favorite Healthy Ways to Flavor Water  Essential Oils (Not all essential oils are quality controlled and safe for consumption. This is why I ONLY use  doTERRA   Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils ).  I just add about 2 - 4 drops to my 12 - 22 ounces an...

Sunscreen Time Without the Toxic Chemicals

Sunscreen Time! It's so nice to get protection without all the chemicals. Plus it make my skin soft too! My husband and I have been using this 👇 recipe for many years and the only time I get any kind of burn is when I forget to use it! I love the summertime and the opportunity to be outside a lot! Having spent most of my life in Southern California with over 25 years within 2 miles of the beach, my skin has absorbed a good amount of rays. Over the years I have tried a whole lot of s...

DIY Essential Oil Travel Aide Blends

Summer means more traveling for most of us and as I have learned the hard way – You don’t want to forget your essential oils! An easy way to make things hassle free is to add pre-diluted oil blends to your packing list. This way the whole family can use them as needed when you are away from home. Prepare blends ahead of time to be ready for any situation.  Add essential oil drops ( get essential oils ) into a 10 ml roller bottle, ( get roller bottles )   Then fill the...

Oatmeal Snack Bars

This is one of my favorite "little" snack bar recipes. I like that it is quick and easy to make to have on hand. It is satisfying for those times I want a little something for an energy boost that is low in calories, sugar and has protein and fiber. Not to mention the extra benefits of eating raw foods. I like to add Wild Orange Essential Oil for it's overall health benefits and it really takes flavor up a notch, too! ENJOY! Oatmeal Snack Bars   Ingredients: 1 cup Oat flour (I grind uncooked Oatmeal in a blender to make into flour) 2 cups uncooked Oatmeal 1/3 cup walnuts 1/3 cup raisins 1/8 cup Chia Seeds 3-...

Simple & Effective Mouthwash Made with Essential Oils

Other than saving a lot money, you might be wondering by bother with making your own mouthwash. Just take a look at the ingredients on the back of your mouthwash bottle. More than likely you will discover that you are actually getting a mouthful of chemicals. The active ingredients in mouthwash usually include Benzalkonium chloride, Methylparaben, Hydrogen peroxide, Domiphen bromide, Hexetidine, and Chlorhexidine gluconate. Other popular ingredients include foaming agents, ethyl alcohol, flavored oils (not necessarily natural), antimicrobial ingredients, colorants, preservatives an...

Essential Oils to Help You with Your Grief

Essential oils are a beautiful aid to the body’s physical and emotional healing during grief.  The grieving process is physically tough, and you are wise to help yourself find small measures of comfort and relief using essential oils. Essential oils have proven physical and emotional benefits which can help relieve stress, fight depression, increase energy, strengthen the immune system, reduce bodily pain, and more.   What Essential Oils Can Do & Can Not Do For Grief Using essent...

DIY Natural Soft Scrub for Tough Jobs

If you are like me cleaning the bathroom is not an experience I look forward to very often. Being stuck in a small closed space with harsh chemicals not only makes it hard to breathe, but can also be very hazardous to your health. This is why I started experimenting to come up with cleaners for my whole house that were pleasant smelling and greatly reduced my toxic intake. I really believe that I enjoy great health because I am consistently working at reducing my toxic load. The next time you clean your bathroom, why not try mixing up an effective cleaner with many ingredients you already have at home. It still might not be your favorite household chore, but you will at least have a clean bathroom, clear lungs, and non-toxic...

Sprouted Sourdough Multigrain Crackers

Since I have become an avid 'Ingredient' reader (you don't want to be grocery shopping behind me if you are in a hurry!), I have taken up making my own crackers. Yes, I do purchase them on occasions but because I want the 'healthier' ones they are a bit pricey. These crackers are really pretty easy to make, inexpensive and healthier too.  The hardest part for me is not getting myself distracted and missing the time on the oven. Then I end up with almost burnt crackers, fortunately I have a husband who actua...

Keeping Your Home Clutter Free

Now that you've learned how to get rid of the clutter in my previous blog ( click HERE to get it) Here are some key strategies to keep things the way you like with clutter free maintenance: Make an appointment with yourself for clutter maintenance. Yes, literally set an appointment.   Adopt the 30 second rule - If a job takes around 30 seconds or less to do, do it immediately. This applies to putting away your shoes, sorting mail, and other small jobs. Check your...

DIY - Liquid Laundry Detergent with Essential Oils

I got a stubborn grease stain on one of my favorite shirts.  So, I went online to try some DIY remedies. Each one I tried only made things worse! I pretty much resigned that this stain was here to stay but then thought well I'll wash it one more time but first I'll put a glob of my  DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent on it and let it sit for a day. After washing it, I couldn't believe my eyes - No trace of the stain! From now on I will only need to make the laundry detergent and use it as a stain remover also. You may wonder why I even bother to make my own detergent. Well,...

Key Strategies to Dealing with Your Clutter

You have most likely heard the saying, “What one person calls clutter another calls a treasure”. So, the first step is to figure out what qualifies as clutter to you.  And no one can decide this but you. To learn how clutter or too many treasures affec...

Essential Oils to Use While Dealing With Clutter

While dealing with the clutter, many new physical and emotional issues may arise. So, let's discover some ways to handle them or at least make them more manageable. It can take a while to tame our clutter areas, and this in itself can affect our emotional and physical health.  Learn about the Consequences of Clutter.   While “Dealing with Clutter” we can stir up dust causing allergies as well as buried emotions. And then of course there is acquiring the new habits to Maintain a Clutter Free Environment  I have ...

Consequences of Clutter on Your Health

Living a Healthy Lifestyle involves all areas of our lives. There is actually an intricate relationship between our health and our environments and visa versa. Traditional Chinese Medicine emphasizes the importance of deep cleaning and organizing ones environment for greater healt...

DIY Recipes for Seasonal Relief

Seasonal issues pop up in many forms. From coughing, watery eyes, skin issues, congestion and more. Here a re few DIY recipes with essential oils that will help to give you relief with harmful chemicals that add toxins to your body. Are you prone to the seasonal sniffles that come around at certain times duri...