Peppermint Cream is HERE!
|(Peppermint only available at this time) |
The much sought after, knock down my door, people
tend to hoard it, beg for it, cry over the last tiny bit, etc..
(I am really serious!) A beautiful thick cream perfect for dry
skin or just overall skin care. Infused with the tingle of pure
Peppermint Essential Oil, it is the ultimate pampering gift.
For extra refreshment, slather it on after the bath or shower.
(This cream is ALL natural, absorbs into the skin beautifully
and is the perfect winter skin remedy!)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here are things I have done. Sometimes I do not use all that is listed. It depends on the severity and lengths of the illness. The best line of defense is catching it early, being aggressive with the things you are using at the onset, nipping it in the bud, and eliminating the virus/illness from setting up camp in the body. I would suggest intuitively choosing those things that speak to you and using those. All of the things listed, I believe, should be in every home. It really sets you up for being prepared for any sickness that comes our way.
Young coconut juice from the coconut (rich in electrolytes and minerals) http://www.living-foods.com/articles/youngcoconuts.html
Young coconut meat
Herbal tea sweetened with honey or agave nectar-I love peppermint and alfalfa or Cold Care from Traditional Medicinals
Holistic Hot Toddy from Sylvia Harber-
1/2 can OJ concentrate (I prefer trader Joe's)
1 Cup water
1 Tbsp. Honey
Dash of cayenne pepper-less for a small child
Put above ingredients in saucepan. Stir continually until hot not boiling. Drink warm. For adults, it is best to drink as warm as possible. Helps decrease and break up mucus. Also soothes throat and stomach.
*Miracle Menthol Salve-rubbed on chest and down spine (he would beg for this. The light massage and feel/smell of the salve seemed to calm him immensely)- you could also use essential oils such as eucalyptus, spearmint, peppermint, lavender, etc..
*Immunity Essential Wellness Oil-rubbed on feet and inhaled
*Breathe Easy Essential Wellness Oil-carefully placed over the bridge of his nose
*Essential Oils diffused in the room(ex. Lemon, Clove with any citrus oils, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lavender, Cypress, Ravensara)
* Bliss Essential Wellness Oil or Lavender, Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, Coriander, etc.. for calming a child. It is so hard when they are little and don't understand why they can't breathe through their nose.
**Kid Viral or Infection Fighter tincture- helps decrease infection, virus', etc..
**Chill tincture-soothes mucus membranes, clears throat, etc.
Lobelia tincture- (Dry lobelia herb tinctured in apple cider vinegar) soothes throat, eases coughs, strengthens lungs, bronchials, etc.
**Colloidal Silver Lozenges or Slippery Elm Lozenges
For Fevers-*Cool Down Essential Wellness Oil or peppermint essential oil diluted in a carrier oil-rubbed on the feet works wonders. It helps bring down the temperature naturally for comfort, and still allows the body to burn the fever at it's own pace.
-Avoid astragalus when a fever is present. It tends to not allow the fever to decrease.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Please join me for my next group session:
"I am stronger in Faith than in Fear"
Thursday, September 24, 2009 @2:30pm (PST)
Does your fear limit you? Does it hold you back? Does it at times seem insurmountable? Do you worry about things that you have no control over?
This class will be about replacing fears with good healthy doses of faith. It is humanly impossible to feel both fear and faith simultaneously. I will share with you some tools to help you learn to make feeling faith more of a habit than allowing fear.
What could you do, if you did not fear?
"You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith."
~Mary Manin Morrissey
For more information on what group sessions are and how they work, and to register and pay, please visit EssentialEnergy.blogspot.com, and look on the right sidebar.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
1/4 C. oatmeal
1/4 C. powdered milk
I like to throw it all in the grinder (I use a magic bullet, it works great), and then process until fine. Then I add about 3-5 drops of my favorite essential oils at the time and mix thoroughly. It is best kept in a small mason jar or other container.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
We make lists, we make plans, we plant, we work, we stand back to see our creation.
Apply this principle to our emotions and those things we carry around with us that weigh us spiritually and emotionally down. They are just things or memories of things. They do not serve us. They stop us. They are roadblocks, briar patches and pits that slow us down on our journey to greatness. They are barriers to happiness, peace, and rest. Sometimes we feel like we can let them go. We place them in the garbage bag. We feel naked, a little exposed. They served a purpose, if only to stop us from having to be who we were meant to be. They had become comfortable, even though the comfort was not real. So, we may choose to dig through that bag and get them back out. Or, we can CHOOSE to let them go, and enjoy the freedom and peace more than the false comfort they brought.
Release, surrender.... all those things that are not who you are. Doubt, false beliefs, fears, anxieties. Let them go, slowly if you must. Be that caterpillar. Build your cocoon. With each thing you release, your cocoon gets stronger, inter-woven, sustainable, comfortable. Then climb inside this new place you have created by letting go all that you did not need. Snuggle into it. Feel the walls, feel the warmth, like a swaddled newborn who feels secure, unconditionally loved, appreciated, full. Stay until you are ready, stretch and grow and when you choose to emerge, look at who you are now. You look younger, you feel better, you are not perfect, but that is not the purpose. You know who you are, you begin to take stock and note what you like about you, life, friends, family, instead of filing away the hurts, angst and pain. Life is new. It is not free from pain or trouble, but with new eyes you face the challenges. With new wings, you fly more easily through life.
Spring Cleaning Challenge- Let go of the things that are not serving you. Meditate, pray, do yoga,Tai Chi, energy work, sit quietly and observe the things you can change. You will be amazed at the power that brings. Realizing YOU can change it. You can! Because you are powerful, and a beloved creature of divinity!
I believe in you and I believe in who you want to be. We are here to help each other. I believe in that.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Boil a pot of water on the stove. Turn stove off, remove pot and let it steam a minute. Add these oils, stir with spoon:
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops ginger essential oil
5 drops lemon essential oil
Hold yourface about 18 inches from the water and breathe in through your nose, exhaling through your mouth.* Do this for 5-10 minutes or until you feel done.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I use very simple things on my babies. I use essential oils, salves, herb infused oils and just carrier oils as well. Even though I make my own lotion, I do not use that on their skin until they are least a year old. One of my very favorite recipes is below, and is so easy and yummy, I think all babies should use it!
Baby Body Wash Bags
Use these wash bags as a gentle soap-free cleanser for baby.
Lavender bud powder*
Chamomile flower powder*
A few drops of olive oil
1-2 drops lavender essential oil
(You can also add a few pure soap shavings if you like- I also like to add powdered milk or buttermilk)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Fill muslin bags halfway, keep remainder in glass bottle. When bathing baby, get the bag wet in the warm bath water and squeeze gently as you wash baby's skin and hair.** Rinse. Can also be left in bathwater to create a nice soothing bath.
( **this works especially well for skin rashes and cradle cap)
* To powder herbs, use a mortal and pestle, food processor, magic bullet or coffee grinder. Colloidal oatmeal literally is just oatmeal that is ground into a powder. It release more of it's good nutrients and oat milk when ground.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
~Michael E. Gerber
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This pregnancy experience has been the most different for me. I was barely 21 when I had my first child, my youngest children are 5 1/2 year old twins, I have changed a lot mentally and physically over the past year, etc... So this pregnancy, I was 33/34, & there was only one baby!
Because I know my gestational years are winding down with the addition of our 5th child, I really felt so grateful for this opportunity to have another baby, to enjoy those sweet newborn weeks and the excitement and joy that comes along with it. So, my focus will be on how you can increase your joy during pregnancy and birth.
Tip #1-Take time to rub your belly and talk to your baby. It really is so important. When at one of my prenatals with my midwife, she was checking the baby's heart rate and we heard the rhythm pitter-patter that had become so familiar. At that moment, my baby stuck his little bum out as far as he could. I rubbed it gently as I had so many times, and his heartbeat shot up to a very comfortable and excited rate. He knew me! He knew my touch and it showed.
Pick out or make a special oil blend for your belly, and use it! Every night after my bath, I would give my belly a good massage with one of my oils. I enjoyed it so much and felt this connection with my baby as well. I did feel a slight disconnect at the beginning of my pregnancy because I was so busy with life and my other 4. This was a wonderful way to pay attention to THIS pregnancy and this baby.
Here are my favorite oils for massage you can purchase:
Cocoa Mango Belly Oil- Made with wonderful carrier oils that soothe the skin, and the most heavenly scent of cocoa butter and citrus oils. It smells like chocolate covered oranges on a warm summer day. My husband always commented that it made him hungry!
Angel Oil-Extra Virgin Olive Oil with infused with Lobelia root and Lavender essential oil. This is fantastic if your stretch marks hurt or itch as well. Awesome stuff and you can use it on baby as well!
These oils are also relatively inexpensive. I have seen belly oils out there for around $100! Yikes! Even looking at the ingredients, you could easily make them yourself for a fraction of that cost. So, just a word to the wise, don't overspend on belly oils that promise a certain result.
One of my favorite belly balm recipes is this one from MotherNature.com:
Pregnant Belly Oil
4 400-International Unit vitamin E capsules4 ounces almond (or any light vegetable) oil
½ ounce cocoa butter (available in drugstores)
15 drops lavender essential oil
Pop open the vitamin E capsules and squirt contents into almond oil. Heat mixture in a saucepan over low heat. Add cocoa butter. After cocoa butter melts, remove mixture from heat and let cool. Add essential oil and stir to blend. Massage the oil on your belly— or get someone to do it for you—at least once a day, or as often as you like.
You can also infuse lavender buds or any herb into extra virgin olive oil, scent it with your favorite essential oil and amazingly have your very own easy to make belly oil.
Don't be afraid to experiment. Infused oils are one of the easiest herbal preparations you can make. Here's to a beautiful belly and baby!
(find out how to infuse oils here-http://desertroselv.blogspot.com/2008/07/summer-soothers-tip-1.html)
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
I love this thought for the new year. We took the time to set goals in 5 areas- spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and mental. It is powerful to put pen to paper, and put your goals down. If you are not a goal setter, than it is hard to know and acknowledge those milestones of achievement in your life. I don't like resolutions too much, I like the goal aspect, because it gives you the power to choose and work towards something as fast or slow as you would like, without having to "resolve" to do something particular. Take the time to set goals in these areas, and see if your personal "wheel" doesn't run much smoother this fantastic year of 2009!