Home Remedy for Muscle and Joint Pain

When I was in high school, I remember my left knee getting awfully sore and swollen during my senior year–particularly after physical activity. As a show choir member (we did lots of dancing if you’re not familiar with show choir) and golfer, I was fairly active. As a right-handed golfer, specifically, my left knee tookContinue reading “Home Remedy for Muscle and Joint Pain”

Colic Relief with Essential Oils

Being a parent is tough; there are no ifs, ands, or buts, or about it. Newborns bring with them a whole set of unique challenges. Between middle-of-the-night feedings, constant diaper changes, and all the other struggles that come with newborns, parents are just plain tired. We’re told to “sleep when they sleep,” which in theoryContinue reading “Colic Relief with Essential Oils”

Stress & Anxiety Relief with Essential Oils

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve struggled occasionally with anxiety. I’m not anxious all the time, but I do have some specific triggers that give me panic attacks. As a kid, I didn’t understand what it was, so I just “dealt” with it–I was NOT successful on that front! When I got into collegeContinue reading “Stress & Anxiety Relief with Essential Oils”

My Favorite doTERRA Holiday Diffuser Blends

Don’t you just love the holiday season? I’m not generally a fan of winter–or snow, or ice, or any of that other fun stuff, but I make an exception for the holidays! I just love the sights–fresh snow, lights and decorations, a lit tree through the window. I love the smells–baking goodies, hot apple cider,Continue reading “My Favorite doTERRA Holiday Diffuser Blends”

my favorite diffuser blends

When you get going with essential oils, you’ll quickly learn just how many different things you can do with them! My favorite is diffusing. Because of their aromatic qualities, essential oils are perfect for diffusing. Not only do they provide a pleasant fragrance, but they also can provide many other benefits! We have three diffusersContinue reading “my favorite diffuser blends”

my top 8 essential oils

Did you know there are nearly 100 essential oils? Some are pretty common like lavender and lemon. Others are more obscure like cardamom and helichrysum. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s also important to consider the quality of the oils you choose, as they are not all created equal. I use and recommend doTERRA oils. They areContinue reading “my top 8 essential oils”

happy tot roller

Feeling anxious, stressed, uptight, or just a bit down? This essential oil roller has a wonderful calming, uplifting effect. I use it whenever my toddler gets a bit unruly! Lavender essential oil is a great natural remedy for, among countless other things, anxiety and stress. Wild orange also eases anxiety as well as sadness andContinue reading “happy tot roller”

what are essential oils?

If you’ve ever stopped to smell the roses, then you’ve experienced an essential oil. Essential oils are naturally occurring compounds found in the seeds, roots, bark, flowers, and other parts of plants. They give plants their distinctive smells, and they play a role in pollination. Essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment,Continue reading “what are essential oils?”