Family day to day life can take a toll on a person, especially us moms. I am getting away for the weekend and camping with my man. Ha, I am so not the camper, but getting away from the 'normal' to nature, sounds very appealing to me. To slow down. To take a break from the home. To not have to to 'plan' who is going where.
I get to BREATHE, read a book, be a part of nature, listen to the birds, and BE. I do not get too many opportunities (or none at all) to get away with my (outdoorsy) husband and rough it.
I am going to look around our campsite and see if I can identify some flowers and plants that I get my essential oils from. I'll take pictures of my view and share it here with you.
My health continues to be a roller coaster that I want to get off, but at the same time there is a lot of joy in my surroundings. Don't stop seeing what is around you. Embrace your situations, your family, friends, children, ups and downs. Life will happen no matter what, its what you do with it that makes the DIFFERENCE! Have a wonderful weekend.
Here is a wonderful explanation about using essential oils on the bottom of your feet.
If you are close to the area, please stop by. I would love to meet some of you in person. I am busy creating some yummy blends. Come out and see how I can help you. Also, I have a shop on FB. I am looking forward to do a little shopping for Mother's Day and Easter!
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Migraines has many triggers. Mine can be triggered by what I eat and/or my autoimmune disease (lupus), IBS, and lack of exercise. There are many other triggers: stress, sensory stimuli (perfumes, smoke, strong smells), sleep, and/or medications. It is very hard to pinpoint when it will begin. Start a journal and take notes on how you feel each day and when a headache starts and then when it turns into a migraine. Talk to a doctor or a nutritionist for additional help.
Believe me, I have tried many things to get my migraines under control. I may just need a new eye prescription. For now, I did find a way to take the "pressure" off.
I put one drop of rosemary, frankincense, and tea tree essential oils in a hot cup of water. I used a towel to put over my head to be able to deeply inhale the therapeutic properties of the oils. I stayed under for about 10 minutes. I also put 2 drops of each oil in my diffuser for additional help. It does take a little trial and error to find what works for you.
Ever wonder about the safety of ingesting essential oils? There is so much information out in the cyber world. I choose to sway on the cautious side. I found a wonderful article about the pros and cons of ingesting essential oils. Here is the link: ingesting oils.
Ever wonder which carrier oil is best for your specific skin type? Here is a small list of carrier oils and skin types. Remember, when choosing your carrier oil; some may have a shorter shelf life, than others. The best way to find out if your carrier oil went rancid, is the sniff test. If it smells bad....throw it out! It won't receive the benefits of that oil. Enjoy experimenting with these oils!
Watch out. I am creating blends here in my kitchen. I test every blend created on me, kids, and whomever is around. This blend is called "GERM KILLER". This is perfect for the winter season. You hear about all these germs going around. I don't have time, nor the immune system to fight any kind of sickness. I am diffusing this one right now. It is safe for children if you use less drops. All I need is to get the labels on and start selling them to those who pre-ordered.
I have three children, widely spaced apart. I love my oils and I DIFFUSE a lot. Please be aware of what is in your oils when you put them on your children. Especially, be careful with children 10 and under. There is a plethora of information out there. Only you, the parent knows what is best for your child. I like to sway on a more cautious end of using essential oils.
Essential oils can be toxic and there are oils that ARE TOXIC. I will be putting a list together for you to use.
Please read your labels, do your research, and advocate for yourself and your family.
ME (Lisa, NCA)
I am 50! I homeschool, teach, cook, clean, chauffeur, knit, read, certified Aromatherapist and next I will work towards receiving my professional license in aromatherapy, I pray (a lot!) and continue to grow in my personal life. Raising kids have caused me to lose my hair and forget who I am. This is where you laugh out loud.