Essential Oil Blend for Congestion/Allergies & A Special Message

Matt and I both woke up the other morning feeling like we got run over by the allergy bus. Sinus headaches, congestion, stuffy nose, sore throat.  It was terrible and totally out of no where.  It was also strange that we both seemed to catch the same exact cold.  Overnight.  Matt asked me to mix up a blend in the diffuser to get us feeling back to normal and I thought I would share it with you.  Matt’s brother and dad came to town later in the day and said before they even came inside they smelled the diffuser.  They thought the whole house smelled like a cough drop lol.  I took that as a compliment haha.  Since we weren’t sure what the heck was the issue I wanted a blend for our current symptoms (congested, stuffy nose, sinus headache) as well as preventing anything bigger that might be lurking (cold or flu).

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Essential Oil of the Month: Peppermint

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Ho Ho Ho!  It is December and I am celebrating with my favorite essential oil … EVER!  Peppermint!  If you already have lemon (November’s essential oil of the month) you are well on your way to your new favorite blend.  Lemon, peppermint, and orange.  I could diffuse peppermint every day of the year.  It smells so fresh and energizing.  It clears congestion, it eases nausea, it is a super star!  Peppermint is an extremely versatile and useful essential oil to have on hand.

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All Natural Tub and Toilet Cleaner

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Happy Tuesday night everyone!  Matt just finished up my cold frame and it is SO awesome.  I love it!  I will be posting photos of it tomorrow when there is some sunlight!  Today was a major clean the house day around here.  Cleaning inside has been taking a back seat to puppy training and yard work, so today was the day to catch up!  I had to mix up a new batch of cleaning spray so I thought I would share it with you all.

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Essential Oil of the Month: Lemon!

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Happy November everyone!! I honestly can’t believe it is November already, the past few months have just been flying by.  I have been wanting to share some of my favorite essential oils with you all in a little more detail, so I came up with the idea to feature a different oil every month.  I will share tips and tricks on how to use the oils in various applications so you can join me and infuse your life!

For November, I decided to go with Lemon.  Being the first month, I went with the oil I use the most.  Lemon has so many applications; if you are going to buy only ONE oil, pick lemon!

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Top 5 Essential Oils for a Beginner Collection

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Today I am going to fuel your fire a little more and get you on the path to essential oils!  When I first discovered essential oils, I didn’t want to spend a ton of money.  I mean, I had never heard of these crazy things before and I already dropped a decent amount of money on a diffuser.  If you are like me, and want to give essential oils a try before going all in, here is my list of top 5 oils to get your collection started.  These, in my eyes, are the main oils that I can’t be without.  I use these 5 ALL THE TIME!

Safety first!-  Just an FYI guys, before applying ANY oil to your skin, test for sensitivity first by putting a drop on an inconspicuous area.  Although not common, people sometimes do have skin reactions.  An amazing tip I learned at an essential oil seminar is that if you are having a reaction to an oil or if they happen to get in your eye, you flush the area with OIL (olive oil, coconut oil, etc), not water (like you might expect!)  Water will just make the reaction worse!  I never would have known that and would have immediately reached for water, so I wanted to share that tid bit with you!

If essential oils are a totally new subject to you, check out my intro post on them.

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