Keep calm and just breathe

There are a lot of reasons to be anxious, freak out, or just plain worry. Not that it does any good.

Logically we know that worrying is a useless activity.

  • If you can fix the problem, don’t worry. Make a plan and fix it.
  • If you can’t fix the problem, don’t worry. Research what your options are and go from there.

Either way, don’t worry.

But sometimes, your brain doesn’t get the notice and you need a little assistance in calming down. That’s where essential oils can be extremely helpful.

I couple deep breathing exercises with essential oils that are known to have calming properties to help me find my center when life might have me off balanced.

Calm roller recipe

3 drops Cedarwood

3 drops lavender

2 drops Bergamot

2 drops Vetiver

Add drops to a 10ml bottle and fill with fractionated coconut oil (or carrier of your choice)

Chickpeas are delicious!

Looking for a snack that is not full of preservatives?

Making snacks at home can seem challenging but I have an easy recipe for you.

It takes less than an hour to assemble the ingredients and bake these in the oven. Once you are done you will have a very delicious snack that is also very addictive to eat!

Roasted Curry Lime Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Chickpeas, drained, rinsed, dried
  • Olive oil
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Curry powder
  • Young Living Lime vitality essential oil

Instructions

Toss chickpeas in a little olive oil (about 1/4 tsp)

Arrange in single layer of a large cast iron skillet or cookie sheet.

Bake at 400° for about 45 minutes (stirring every 15-20 minutes).

When chickpeas are golden brown, take out of the oven.

Mix 2 drops Young Living Lime vitality essential oil and 1/2 tsp olive oil.

Pour oil on chickpeas and stir to coat.

Then sprinkle salt and curry powder to your taste. Toss chickpeas for even coverage.

Enjoy.

Release stress with tree oils

I previously posted this in one of my facebook educational groups.

I liked it so much, I wanted to share here:

Scientific studies have shown that trees like pine, fir, cedar and cypress contain phytoncides such as alpha-pinene and beta-pinene (which make up the essential oils of many trees) and these were found to decrease levels of the cortisol stress hormone.

With that in mind, let me share what are my favorite 5 tree oils and why 🌲 🌳 🌲

🌲 Cypress: This oil is not only wonderful for releasing stored emotions, but it helps ease feelings of loss and creates a sense of security. I use in the diffuser because it has helped me to heal emotional trauma in the past. Currently it calms me emotionally, relieves anger and just helps life flow better.

🌲 Cedarwood: This oil’s powerful scent creates a relaxing, calming and comforting environment by stimulating the limbic region of the brain. It is my “Go To” each night for deep restful sleep 😴 I use sometimes in the diffuser with lavender and other times apply by itself neat to my wrists. I also use in my eyelash serum. If you want to do some light reading, google “Cedarwood and pineal gland” 😉

🌲 Northern Lights Black Spruce: This oil is grounding yet uplifting at the same time. I use this in the diffuser at night to relax and unwind. There’s is something very comforting about NLBS and orange for me.

🌲 Sacred Frankincense: This oil promotes confidence and purpose as the feelings of negativity disappear and stimulates the body’s immune system. I use Sacred Frank when I’m studying and meditating to keep my mental focus and allow for a deeper connection.

🌲 Sacred Sandalwood: The deep “woody” Sacred Sandalwood is intoxicating to me. I love the aroma and because of all it’s Oxygenated Sesquiterpenes, it will linger on the skin ALL day. I put a drop behind my ears when I feel I need a little extra clarity. I notice when I turn my head throughout the day, I get light whiffs which help me maintain my focus and vision.

So these are my Favorite 5! Are any of these in your list of faves?

Email me and I can help you purchase 😊

To read more about the study, check it out here

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17055544/

Is it morning again?

I am not a morning person.

My bed feels so warm and cozy in the morning and once my feet hit the floor, I am off and running.

I sometimes apply different blends to my wrists and neck to uplift my mood too. I need all the help I can get!

When I get in the car, I like to get my diffuser going with some bright yummy smelling oils to help wake me up on the way to work. I feel energized and ready to face the day.

I love it because just a few drops of oil in the diffuser is efficient AND cost effective! Plus I do not have to worry about breathing in harmful chemical smells.

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Here are some suggestions for diffusing in the morning for energy:

  • Lemon + Peppermint
  • Stress Away (blend) + Lime
  • Citrus Fresh (blend) + Lavender
  • Motivation (blend)

*In the car, I use one drop of each oil/oil blend so that it is not overpowering

Here are some suggestions for what I put on my wrists  & neck:

  • En-R-Gee (blend)
  • Stress Away (blend)
  • Valor (blend)
  • Happy roller (citrus oil blended in a roller- recipe below)

 

HAPPY ROLLER BLEND

  1. In a 10ml bottle, add 4 drops Grapefruit EO, 3 drops Orange EO, 2 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Joy (blend), 1 drop lemon
  2. Fill with carrier oil (I prefer fraccionated coconut or grapeseed oil)
  3. Add top and gently shake to mix.
  4. Apply to skin as desired.

Can we just focus…

Focus.

It can be easier said than done.

Sometimes my brain is so full, I feel like I am running in circles. It can be difficult to settle down and start working on my To Do List.

Thankfully, I have a lot of different essential oils to choose that can help me focus my mind and get things done.

Oils I use to help focus

  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Rosemary
  • Vetiver
  • Clarity (a blend)
  • GeneYus (a blend)

Do you use essential oils to help focus? If so, what is your favorite?

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