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$100 Amazon Giveaway & dōTERRA Thanksgiving Week BOGO’s

$100 Amazon Giveaway & dōTERRA Thanksgiving Week BOGO’s

GIVING THANKS GIVEAWAY WIN A $100 Amazon gift card!  As we approach this Thanksgiving season we wanted to thank each of you for your support over the last year and as we move toward 2019 we wanted to learn from you what some of the topics […]

DIY – Holiday Bath Salt Ornaments

DIY – Holiday Bath Salt Ornaments

Everyone can use some extra peace and tranquility this holiday season. Give the gift of relaxation through essential oils. Disguise an aromatherapy Epsom salt bath treatment as a festive Christmas ornament. When it’s not decorating your tree, this ornament will double as a therapeutic addition […]

Holiday DIY – Scented Pinecones & Greeting Cards

Holiday DIY – Scented Pinecones & Greeting Cards

The scents of pine, gingerbread, cinnamon, and citrusy orange are almost inseparable from the holiday season. Catch one hint of these aromas any time of year, and you may be instantly taken back to childhood sledding races, homemade gingerbread houses, or sweet memories with family and friends. Capture the nostalgia with these homemade scented pinecones and cards.

Scented Pinecones

Items Needed
Dry pinecones
Your favorite essential oil

Instructions

  1. If pinecones have been collected from outside, cook in the oven at 200 degrees F for at least 30 minutes, or until the pinecones have opened.
  2. Put one drop of essential oil on each pinecone. Some of our favorite oils include Siberian Fir, Holiday Joy, Holiday Peace, Cinnamon, and Wild Orange or a combination of these oils.
  3. Place pinecones in a decorative bowl or on your Christmas tree.

Scented Cards
Items Needed
Cotton balls
Plastic or paper bag
Your favorite essential oil

Instructions

  1. Put 2-4 drops essential oil on cotton ball. We suggest Peppermint, Wild Orange, Cassia, Wintergreen, or Spearmint.
  2. Place cotton ball inside bag with cards.
  3. Seal bag and let sit overnight.

Tip: You can also make scented wrapping paper using the same directions for the scented cards.

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DIY Bath Soak

DIY Bath Soak

Try this simple bath soak recipe to turn your everyday bathroom into a “Day at the Spa” experience. It is super easy to make and you can add components to the base mixture to cure what ever ails you on any given day. Main Soaking […]

Quick-Fix Chili

Quick-Fix Chili

Growing up my mom would always make us some warming chili once the weather started turning colder.  Now every year I get a craving for this delicious chili, that couldn’t be any easier to make! To maintain the healthy element, I always purchase organic grass-fed […]

Healthy Hot Chocolate

Healthy Hot Chocolate

My daughter loves, I mean LOVES hot chocolate, but I prefer her to enjoy it without having unnecessary ingredients and loads of sugar.  This version uses only pure and nourishing ingredients, and still satisfies that hot chocolate craving.

(Note: If you have access to raw cream, whip it up, adding a little raw honey and vanilla to taste, and add a dollop to your hot chocolate.  This makes it even that much more delicious, and that much more nutritious.)

Healthy Hot Chocolate

 

DIY Essential Oil Shower Steamers

DIY Essential Oil Shower Steamers

Try these simple DIY Essential Oil Shower Steamers to add that Day-At-The-Spa feeling to your everyday routine! You make the steamer itself and then store them in an airtight container until you are ready to use them. Simply add the essential oils that your mood […]

Coconut Milk Egg Nog

Coconut Milk Egg Nog

Egg nog is what my husband looks forward to most during the holidays. I have to agree with him, however, store-bought varieties can be really frustrating to me, with all the ridiculous ingredients added to preserve, thicken, and sweeten it.   A good quality cream […]

Top Benefits & Uses for Colloidal Silver

Top Benefits & Uses for Colloidal Silver

Years ago I was introduced to colloidal silver and was a little hesitant about using it since I had heard that it could turn your skin blue. The crazy thing is that it can if  you use a low quality solution that contains salts and proteins. As with everything, we teach to go for quality when you’re looking at purchasing anything health related! It will make a difference. Colloidal Silver is no exception to this recommendation.

I am not a doctor or a scientist so research isn’t really my language but I am a Mom and results are definitely my language! Earlier this year after going through the moving process, dealing with some things personally, and trying to adjust to life in a new place I came down with shingles of all things. I could not believe it when it happened! I didn’t even know what it was. It took my husband a little digging (research is definitely his language) to pinpoint what it was (I’m not inclined to run to the doctor). After pointing me in a direction I did read up as much as I could on what causes it, what relieves it, and more than anything what natural options I had. Colloidal Silver was at the top of the list and one of the things I relied on heavily to make it go away faster. My shingles only lasted about two weeks. I’ve heard that is a very quick healing process compared to most. I loved Colloidal Silver before then but fell even more in love (if that’s possible) after this incident. 

Primary Benefits of Colloidal Silver

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-Inflammatory

Uses of Colloidal Silver (there are obviously loads of uses but here are some more common ones)

  • Wound Care
  • Sore Throat
  • Ear Infections
  • Pink Eye
  • Sinusitis
  • Cold & Flu
  • Pneumonia 
  • Shingles

Depending on where you purchase your Colloidal Silver from (we use Dr. Mercola’s) you can get them in a variety of bottles. The ones we have come with a nasal spray top, a regular spray top, and also in larger bottles for oral use or to refill your smaller bottles. Having a variety of bottles allows you the ease of using how you need to (sinus rinse, wound care, internal use, etc…) in any situation. If you don’t have this in your natural medicine cabinet, you should!

What are some of your favorite alternative healthcare products?

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Creamy Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

This is my 4-yr-old daughter’s favorite soup right now.  She gobbles it up without question, while repeatedly telling me how I’m the best cook in the whole world. 🙂  It’s also very easy to make, and oh so good for you!