Enjoy These Uplifting Winter Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Chase away the Winter Blues with these uplifting essential oil diffuser blends   Cabin Fever Diffuser Blend 5 Drops Wild Orange 2 Drops Cedarwood 1 Drop Ylang Ylang     Winter Pick Me UP 3 Drops ON GUARD Protective Blend 2 Drops Peppermint   Cozy & Warm Inside 1 Drop White Fir 2 Drops Wild Orange 1 Drop Cassia Cozy Winter Wonderland 2 Drops Frankincense 2 Drops Myrrh 2 Drops Cardamom 1 Drop White Fir Don't have a diffuser - No problem just add the above drops to a 4 ounce glass spray bottle. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Witch Hazel and top with filtered water. Just shake and spray to enjoy. Want to learn more about using essential oils safely for your family's needs? Let's get  together for a chat. Contact me  HERE

What are toxins and how do they affect my health?

Reducing harmful chemicals (toxins) and supporting your body’s detox processes is crucial in attaining good health. Even if you don’t have a major illness or disease, you may have a high level of toxins lingering in your body. Detoxing can support weight loss, increase energy, and improve digestion. It can clear your skin, balance hormones, benefit overall healing, and so much more.  We live in a world that is constantly bombarding us with harmful chemicals from all angles.   It is said that today, the average person has over 700 environmental chemicals in their body. Even newborn babies average over 287 chemicals at birth. All of this has a harmfu...

DIY: Natural All Purpose Cleaner

Have you ever read the cleaning directions on most All Purpose Cleaners? Years ago I did and was very disappointed to see that after I used the cleaner I needed to go back and wipe everything down again if used on an eating surface. If you have small children or pets, well that means EVERYTHING has to be re-wiped! Why? because of the ingredients in the cleaner aren't safe for consumption. This started my journey of in search of a natural cleaner. I came up with a cleaner containing water...

Tips to Keep Illness Away by Boosting Your Immune System

It's that time of the year when everyone around us seems to be suffering from a cold, the flu or other similar things! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to support your immune system.  Exercise and Proper Nutrition keep your body healthy and strong, which is important for a healthy immune system.    You can help ensure that your body gets the nutrients it needs by incorporating high quality supplements into your daily routine. When added to a healthy diet, high quality supplements have a powerful,...

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 ...

Create Holiday Magic with These Diffuser Blends

It’s Christmas!!!  the most Magical time of the year! In honor of Christmas I want to share with you some diffuser blends to create magical aromas with essential oils! Gingerbread House    2 drops Cinnamon Bark oil 3 drops Ginger oil 2 drop Clove oil Christmas Traditions ...

Tips to De-Stress the Holidays so You Can Really Enjoy Them

The Holidays can be stressful, that period of Halloween through New Year Day. Our ‘To-Do’ list can sometimes seem overwhelming. When I start feeling the panic of it all, I have learned to take several deep breathes and then begin to revisit my priorities. It always amazes me at how off track I can get due to pressures of society and well intended family and friends.  Here are some things I have done to simplify so I can really enjoy this special time of the year.  The Basics: Keep expectations for the season manageable.  Organize your time and make a list and prioritize the activities that really matter.  Be realistic about what you...

You Can Use Aroma to Enhance Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude or Thankfulness has so many positive health benefits for us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  I’ve been practicing it for decades, so it come rather easily to me. But, I do have my days like everyone else and have found that through the use of essential oils, I...

Try These Healthy AND Melt in Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

It's Fall and everywhere I turn there is a pumpkin flavored or scented item. I even saw pumpkin Biscotti the other day!  I really enjoy the flavor myself. So, just this morning I had a Pumpkin Spice Shake. I just added a 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin along with a drop each of Cassia, Clove & Ginger essential oil or you could add pumpkin spice seasoning! Delish! What pumpkin food/drinks do you like? Tell me in the comments below 👇   Since I do enjoy pumpkin, I came up with this healthier version of the Pumpkin Cookie. Because it is low in calories and high in nutrition, I don't feel guilty having one or two for my afternoon snack along with a ...

A Way for You to Asses Your Gratitude

There continues to be an increasing body of research that the benefits of gratitude include deeper love connections to our happiness, as well as improved physical and mental health. (check 'Practicing Being Grateful for These Emotional Benefits' ) Whether or not you consider yourself to be a grateful person, there is always an opportunity for introspection and growth. Most of us find it much easier to be grateful during happy times, but what happens when you are sad?  And how about the times in between?  No matter where you are on the spectrum right now, the Gratitude Assessment below will help to take things up a notch.  Don't over think it, just write the first thing you are grateful for that comes to mind. GRATITUDE A...

Practice Being Grateful for these Emotional Benefits

Before I get into some of the many emotional benefits of practicing an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’, let’s go over what it is. It is really quite simple. Gratitude is just taking time to think about all the positive things in your life. Rather than running replays on the negatives. You don't even have to actually tell anyone else you are thankful for the things they have done (although, that helps). Research shows the act of bei...

Here is My Very Favorite Mulled Cider Recipe

It is apple harvesting time! And the weather is getting cooler so I am ready for some hot mulled cider. What about you? I have tried so many recipes and have also purchased many prepacked cider mixes but I must say this recipe is my all time favorite. And since I always have these essential oils in my kitchen, I only need to ge...

Perfect Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

It is Autumn and time to bring out the pumpkin goodies. here is a great way to start the day! Perfect Pumpkin Protein Pancakes Ingredients: 3 eggs 1/3 cup pumpkin puree 3/4 cup almond flour 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 1 drop ginger essential oil 2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil 1 tsp baking powder pinch of salt Directions:     Preheat gridle to 350 f Mix together wet ingredients Add in dry ingredients, mixing until smooth Grease griddle Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, scoop batter onto griddle Cook for 1 -2 minutes per side

Diffusing Copaiba Essential Oil for Emotional Support

COPAIBA can help with emotional support. It is known as the Oil of Unveiling, because it can help to unveil the deeper meanings and messages that show up in one’s life. COPAIBA can help provide for emotional support for those who are feeling: • Shameful • G...

How to Clean Your Kitchen Without Harmful Chemicals

Because there are so many surfaces in the kitchen that get used every day, essential oils can be extremely helpful for keeping the kitchen clean. As a bonus, every time you clean the kitchen using essential oils, it will leave behind a lovely smell— making it feel twice as clean!  Here are a few Kitchen DIYs: With a wide variety of cleansing essential oils, it is easy to make you...

Does you laundry detergent need a cleaning?

Does you laundry detergent need a cleaning? After reading the ingredients, I found mine sure did! Two common ingredients in most detergents are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate/ Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLS/ SLES). They are the main ingredients in detergents and you can also find it in dish liquid, hand wash, and shampoo.  Why ...

Cozy Up to Autumn with These Diffuser Blends

Do you smell that? Ahh, it's finally here. Fall, one of my favorite seasons of all. When I think of Fall, my mind goes to harvesting, piles of leaves and warm cozy fires. And pumpkin and spice everything! What do you think of? For those of us who want to start celebrating fall right now, try some...

How to Make Your Own Effective and Soothing Hand Sanitizing Mist

I have been getting lots of requests for an effective (99.9%) and also soothing hand sanitizing mist. One that won't dry out your hands with repeated use. Here’s recipe for filling a 0.9 oz. (30mL) size spray bottle - ( get yours here ) DIY HAND SANITIZER Ingredients: > 4 tsp rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol or Everclear vodka) > 1 tsp  fractionated coconut oil > 30 drops On Guard, the Protective Blend Boom - you are good to go!!! Pretty easy, right? Have questions?  Connect with me Blessings for Health, Joy & Laughter, Kathy

Boost Your Energy and Hydration with These Smoothie Recipes

There is nothing so refreshing as a smoothie!!!  I love them! My husband loves them and kids love them!  They are so easy to make and super healthy!   These smoothies recipes will give you the boost of energy and hydration needed on hot summer days or after a heavy workout or play session. Just combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.  Pour into a tall glass and ...

Lower Your Anxiety with these Eight Tips

It’s become almost a cliché—modern life is often filled with stress, and almost everyone is ironically too busy to deal with it. It can be easy to excuse it away and say that we work best under stress, that stress is a great motivator. This is partly true; the good type of stress, known as “eustress” helps us seize the moment, and invigorates us to achieve a tangible goal. On the flip side, there is also bad stress, called “distress”, that can be harmful in the long run. When we face either type of stress in our daily lives, our bodies respond by s...