Monday, December 14, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009!

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!)

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

'Tis the season

It's cold/flu season..... here are some ideas!

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.


No dairy
Clear fluid
Young coconut juice from the coconut (rich in electrolytes and minerals)

Young coconut meat
homemade soups
Emergen-C drinks
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

Juice from 1/2 lemon
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

NEW Group Session

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, and look on the right sidebar.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

5 Week Teleclass


A 5 week Teleclass:

"Manifesting Your Dreams and Finding Joy in the Journey"

Monday, June 29, 2009

Clear Your Mind-Calm Your Body-Claim Your Spirit

I will be a guest on this Is Calyco Healing right for YOU? July 1 at 6 PM Mountain free teleclass. As many of you know I incorporate Calyco Healing into my Health and Wellness Consultations. I have found that when addressing and clearing stuck energy in our bodies and minds, whether it be by false beliefs, traumas, generational patterns, or other things, that health and wellness improves dramatically on it's own. With a background in herbs and aromatherapy, I use these things daily to help my physical and mental body feel better. But, I also find I don't need as much supplementation as I once did because when using energy work, you get rid of baggage that does not serve you, that really does effect your health. So, I always check out everything energetically when beginning a consultation, and then we address what physical things may be left over after.

This is a GREAT opportunity to understand more about energy work and how it works! Even if you are not interested in the course, this call will explain how Calyco works and can work for you!

Mark your calendar!

This coming Wed. July 1st I'll be offering a Free Tele-class:

"Is Calyco Healing right for YOU?"

5 pm Pac / 6 pm MDT / 7 pm Central / 8 pm Eastern

If you've ever considered taking a Calyco Healing course now or in the future, you do not want to miss this call! On this call you won't hear me telling you more about Calyco, you'll hear 4 students/clients who have experienced CH for themselves and would love to share with you:

·what made them decide to take the course

·what experience with energy (if any) they had before taking CH

·in what ways has it changed them, their families, others

·how they are using it in their lives now

·and I'm sure they'll share much more!

These 4 gals are so excited to talk to you, because you may be in the same place they were before taking the course.

-You know, that place of 'feeling' drawn to it, but not sure if you could really develop the skills to do it, and the biggie for many people: "Is it worth the investment?"

They can answer all these concerns better than I can, so that's why they are the ones who will be doing the talking.
Now, this is pretty brave of me to do, because although I know they liked the CH training and are doing good things with it, I'm not exactly sure what they are going to tell you! So tune in with me on Wed July 1st 6 pm MDT to hear what they want you to know about Calyco Healing.
Remember, there's no fee for this and you don't even need to register beforehand! You can listen through your computer speakers via webcast or call in on your telephone--your choice!


Hope you'll join me Wednesday!

Carolyn Cooper
Calyco Healing
PO Box 910546
St. George, Ut. 847

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Scrub

I love a good scrub for summer to get those feet, hands and elbows nice and clean and soft and ready for the beach! This scrub is awesome. So many scrubs are so expensive, and so many can be made with common ingredients in your kitchen. You can also gently use it on your face and neck. Enjoy


1/4 C. oatmeal
1/4 C. powdered milk
1 Tbsp. table or sea salt
1 tsp. powdered herb (I like comfrey or plantain for problem skin, and peppermint and spearmint are nice and cooling)
1Tbsp. fine cornmeal (this is if you want extra exfoliation)
1Tbsp. dried rose petals, dried lavender buds, calendula, etc..

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.

To use, take about 1 tbsp. in your hand and mix with water to form a paste. Massage into skin. For best results, let sit on skin for a minute or two. Rinse.
Painting by: John Rabbetts

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats.

No one can avoid them.

But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams

than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for."

~ Paulo Coelho


What are some of your dreams? What are you fighting for?
Painting by Kevin Louis Wright-"Dreams Arising"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Poem for the day-Birth

With Baby Vaughn, snuggled in bed, just an hour after birth....
no better feeling exists... none.

Lara's Birth

(for Patty, my stepmother)

by Shannon Mitchell

Sometimes our footsteps lead us

where we never thought we'd go...

Sometimes experiences left behind us

are ones God chooses to show...

As we get older and think

that everything has been seen...

Our Lord allows a miracle to show us

we don't know anything...

Sometimes the deepest agony

can bring the greatest joy...

Sometimes the journey is arduous

that takes us where we need to go...

At times we may wonder

was it really worth the wait?

But love is the greatest outcome

And Love never comes too late...

So sometimes when you may wonder

if all the patience is worthwhile...

There is nothing more rewarding

Than a Newborn Baby's Smile.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring Cleaning & Challenge

Spring cleaning our homes seems a daunting task if we are not an overall organized person.

We make lists, we make plans, we plant, we work, we stand back to see our creation.
I try and spring clean every year. It ends up turning into a process that once started, sometimes seems hard to continue, even begin or stop. Emotions are attached to things for me, and so I ponder a little too long on things that should be easy to let go of. I might need it, it has served me, it is comfortable, will I miss it, not having it may change me! Fear sets in and anxiety too. They are just things I tell myself... temporal, temporary THINGS. I realize some of these things don't serve me. I release them. I feel lighter, I breathe a cleansing breathe. Sometimes I later feel anxiety letting them go, and I dig back in that garbage bag to find them and hold them close again. But the more I let go of the things that do not serve me, the better I feel and I start to love the feeling of freedom and lightness more than I loved the things.

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.
Painting by my favorite artist- Sulamith Wulfing

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Change of the Season congestion

Spring has sprung and so have the Itchy eyes, crackly throat, "snuffed" up nose as my 5 year old says. It can be misery. One of my favorite things for this is a nice steam. Be careful, it's hot, but oh so nice. These essential oils are known for their abilities to relieve congestion, open up bronchials and nasal passages and also hydrate them.

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

Put a towel over your head and pot-close eyes
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.

*again, steam is very hot, so be careful. If you start to feel light headed, take a breather of fresh air and resume.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.

Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.

Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.

The only path to serenity.

-Tao Te Ching

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby Wash

Who does not love that new baby smell? I think I sniffed so hard with this baby I sniffed it all away! It is sweet and beautiful and makes you want to nuzzle them all day long! Babies have very fragile skin, and don't really need more than water to be clean. However, with the boom of body care products babies are inundated with chemical laden soaps, lotions, etc.. It may say lavender on it, but if it is a mass produced big name product, I guarantee you that the lavender is synthetic- meaning lab produced. I used to teach a 2 hour class on this, so I could go on and on, but I won't. A really great site for looking up what is in your body care products is this one... Type in what products you are using, and see what is truly in them, and if there is anything to worry about.

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.


Muslin bags
Lavender bud powder*
Chamomile flower powder*
Colloidal oatmeal*
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.

Quote: Control

-Brian Tracy

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quote-Great people and everyone else...

"The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next.

The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing."
~Michael E. Gerber

Sunday, February 15, 2009

January AND February as Pregnancy and Birth Month!

I have been enjoying the sweet softness of my baby boy and just soaking in this special time of newbornhood, so I declare January and February as Pregnancy and Birth months!

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

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-

Monday, January 19, 2009

Where I have been....

(Seconds after he was born)

Having a baby....

In the bath of course!

I dedicate January as Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Postpartum month. Look for posts dedicated to these subjects.

Vaughn Wryker
9lbs. 5 oz.
22 inches
January 13, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance."

~Brian Tracy

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!