There are many unsung heroes in the animal world, but one in particular is the bee.
Pretty much 90% of the worlds wild flowering plants depend on pollinators like bees in order to continue living.
Humans can be quite destructive at times and ruin the ecosystem that these pollinators need to survive. So by doing things to help save the bees and other pollinators, we are doing things to keep our food source is sustainable.
That is why the UN designated May 20 as World Bee Day.
We can do many things to help support the bees and other pollinators because they currently are under threat.
Buy raw local honey
Support business that use sustainable farming practices
Protect bee colonies
Raise awareness of this dire issue with those in your social circle
Where do essential oils fit in?
When gardening with essential oils, you can repel bad insects which reduces the need to use pesticides. You also are able to attract good insects like pollinators to ensure your garden grows.
I like to use a pollinators spray on the leaves of my flowering fruit and vegetable plants to make sure the bees give them plenty of love.
It is my way of letting bees and other pollinators know that my yard is pollinator friendly!
If you want to use good quality essential oils in your garden and help support pollinators, I can help you order what you need.
6 drops Lavender
6 drops Orange
4oz distilled water
Combine in a spray bottle . Shake before lightly misting on plant leaves.
I thought I would take a moment and share why I decided to use Young Living as my primary and really only brand when it comes to essential oils.
I used to buy other brands but I never would buy blends because I knew that a lot of unscrupulous companies would has a lot of filler oils and not a lot of the essential oil but charge as if it was a lot of the good stuff.
Fast forward to now. I love the Young Living blends just as much as the single oils. The quality can’t be beat! If you are thinking about what brand to use, Young Living is the ONE!
What makes Young living so special?
By having their own farms and employing Seed to Seal standards, Young Living ensures that NO ONE has more potent or more pure oils.
Young Living does this by regularly sampling and measuring the BRIX values of the plants. (BRIX is a measure of the sugar level in the plants, which is indicative of plant metabolism (when plants photosynthesize, they store the energy from the sun as sugar).
Young Living then harvests the plants at the peak of their metabolic processes, which ensures that they are producing the most and best oil of their lifecycles.
You CAN NOT do this if you don’t have access to the plants on your own farms.
There is no question in my mind which brand to use to help support the wellness on my family and friends.
My favorite comfort food is chicken soup. I do not consider myself to be a good cook BUT I love making chicken soup from scratch and it is super delicious.
I think it’s easy, especially because I don’t need to measure most of the ingredients. I add based on feel.
How many carrots do I feel like adding today?
My no measure chicken soup
I N G R E D I E N T S
2-4 Carrots, thick cut
1-3 Celery, thick cut
1 Onion, sliced
5 cloves Garlic, peeled & roughly chopped
1/2 inch piece Ginger, grated
1 Chicken breast
Chicken broth (prefer low sodium)
Water (enough to cover everything)
Essential oils Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon
Heat olive oil in pot and Sauté Carrots, celery, onion, and garlic until onions are translucent.
Add in the ginger and sauté for about 30 more seconds.
Add chicken, chicken broth, bay leaf, and water. You can also add a little bit of salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil. Then cover and reduce to simmer for about 25-30 minutes.
In a spoon, put a little bit of salt and one drop of rosemary, thyme, and lemon. Stir into soup.
Simmer about 5 more minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
Serve on it’s own or with rice or noodles.
I’m participating in a challenge to elevate my mind and body for my overall wellness.
I have gotten out of the habit of doing some of the things that keep me healthy.
So I’m rebooting my morning routine by drinking my Ningxia Red drink. I added ginger kombucha, 3 drops lime vitality, and 2 drops Red Shot.
NingXia Red Benefits- Just 1-2 ounces of this power juice a day power packed with nutrients keep your body running strong and help you flush out those toxins!
Red Shot Benefits- Cassia is great for the immune system and cardiovascular system, the citrus oils are all vitality oils that are immune system support powerhouses , and Spearmint Vitality is great for the digestive system and weight management.
Lime Essential oil Benefits- It is 100 % Bioflavonoid, supports the immune system, stimulates the detox pathways , and helps with the absorption of Vitamin C.