Hello! I hope you’re doing fantastic and enjoying the weather. No matter your age, I think we can agree that warmer weather just makes us happier people. The feel of the sun shining on our skin or the smell of freshly cut grass puts me in the best mood! If you suffer with allergies be sure to read my article on natural allergy remedies found here. They have helped so many people, including my own family.
There are so many things to do outdoors right now in this part of spring. If you’re like me you’re also looking forward to the possibilities of summer. We can get out and find a great deal at a garage sale or see our kids or grandkids play in their sporting events. Maybe, you’re getting out camping or fishing or tending your garden. Whatever your outdoor adventures include you’re sure to have to deal with some of the world’s most annoying little creatures. BUGS!
Do you ever wish you could create a safety shield around you to keep them away? For sure! My hand is always raised at that question but the catch here is the word “safety.” Have you ever looked at the ingredient list of most store bought bug repellents and wondered “What are some of these ingredients?” I certainly have and I’ve thought to myself that most don’t sound the least bit natural or safe to use.
Plus, who has time to research that long list?! If you’re like me, you don’t want to take any chances with your or your family’s health. Especially when there are other options that are safe, effective and have additional benefits! Also, they smell great unlike store bought bug repellents that smell awful.
So, “How can I get these natural remedies” you might ask? All you have to do is gather the desired ingredients and spray bottles to make your very own natural bug repellent. I use 2 oz. spray bottles I found on Amazon.com which is hyperlinked in the recipes below for you to easily find. You’ll also see these recipes are very easy to make and are ready to use immediately!
Watch our quick video and then download the info sheet about these oils and a separate pdf if you want to print your own labels.
We used Avery labels 8160. Here is a link to those as well if you would like:
Avery Address Labels for Inkjet Printers, 1″ x 2-5/8″, 750 Labels, (8160)
*Tip: Adding 1/2 tsp rubbing alcohol to your 2 oz bottle will allow oils and water to blend better.Read More…
MCT (Medium-Length Chains) oil is a supplement often added to smoothies, bulletproof coffee, and salad dressings. As the name suggests, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides. Due to their shorter length, MCTs are easily digested and many health benefits are linked to the way your body processes these fats.
I have been adding MCT Oil to my Power Coffee, smoothies and salad dressings. I really like it – it is super slippery, doesn’t have a strong coconut scent and overall I like it.
MCT oil is most commonly extracted from coconut oil, as more than 50% of the fat in coconut oil comes from MCTs. These fats are also found in many other foods, such as palm oil and dairy products.
MCT oil has been shown to increase the release of two hormones that promote the feeling of fullness in the body: peptide YY and leptin. For this reason they are beneficial in weight loss.
MCT oil can help optimize the growth of good bacteria and support the gut lining, which could also help you lose weight.
I have been drinking the “Fuel Pull” All day sipper drink (they are very slimming) I found on the THM website and LOVE it! It tastes AMAZING!
What is great about this recipe is that it is packed with nutrition, energy, protein, fiber & is low carb friendly. It can also be low fat friendly.
Add a full Tablespoon of Coconut Oil to give you the energy to make it through your whole morning.
I like to throw in a handful of frozen Spinach or Kale and a few pieces of frozen Okra.
Adding the extra vegetables, the smoothie still tastes great while at the same time giving you some fiber to detox the body a bit.
Here is the recipe to share today:
Place the gelatin in a 1-cup measuring cup. Add the cool water and stir until dissolved, then add the boiled water and stir. Fill the measuring cup with enough cool water to come to 1 cup and place in the blender. Now fill the measuring cup with 1 more cup cold water and add to the blender. Blend for a few seconds.
Add all the remaining ingredients and blend on high until all is creamy and the peppers are completely broken down. Pour this concentrate into a quart jar. Fill to the top with ice, add water only if needed to reach the top, and stir well. Taste and adjust the flavors to “own it” and sip your health into renewal.
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Nurse Mary here – Signing off, Until Next Time – Be Well!
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Sauerkraut is finely cut raw cabbage that has been fermented by the formation of natural lactic acid bacteria. It has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavor. During the fermentation
Here is a short video we did that explains what we did and the health benefits.
Our video will show how to make Sauerkraut in a Jar
I found this great recipe for a home-made vegetable wash. This is so easy to make and so handy to use. Vinegar and lemon essential oil have many antimicrobial properties so it works well to your vegetables with.
Lemon Essential Oil helps cut through the oily and waxy substances that are used on fruit and vegetables. Some of those substances on the fruits and vegetables are pesticides, some are substances stores use to make the fruit shine and stay fresh looking longer.
Spray this on your fruit or vegetables and wait a little bit – then wash. The other way is to put a 2 teaspoons in a basin of water and wash fruit with it.
The essential oils tend to float to the top of your spray so be sure to shake well before each use. Unless you emulsify the oils into the baking soda – We will show you how to do that on the video.
Vinegar and Baking Soda are important ingredients to help remove the pesticides from the fruit. While lemon has powerful abilities to kill bacteria.
I have spent a lot of time this week talking about teas but replacing other beverages in our life with non-caloric drinks can make life just a little more interesting and break up your day a bit.
Coffee is not that healthy for you in large amounts – more than one cup a day. Finding something warm to drink in the fall and winter feels like a must. I have actually grown to love hot teas (and cold herbal teas) and hope you will too. Watch our short VideoRead More…
One of my favourite evening routines is to make a cup of tea. I have several favourites that are caffeine free.
This ginger tea is a spicy tea so it satisfies the energizing tea need and still be caffeine free for an evening routine.
I like to add Cinnamon and Cardamon essential oils to my tea.
Wake your kids on the right side of the bed with this energizing diffuser blend. The sweet aromas of Tangerine and Lime blend perfectly with the minty, fresh scent of Spearmint for a perfect morning aroma.
Place in your favorite diffuser.
Research shows that lavender, eucalyptus and tea tree oil all possess l antimicrobial properties that, when evaporated, can begin eradicating airborne fungi and bacteria within 30 to 60 minutes.
This little diffuser works quite well:
InnoGear 150ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
You know those itchy inflamed patches of skin? Anyone got a guess as to what I might be referring to?
Here is some topical assistance:
Apply to red patches of inflamed and or itchy skin.
Also remember that when these inflamed skin conditions are present often the culprit is on the inside, a food sensitivity some of those are things like milk, sugar & white flour.
Rollor recipe to Clear the Brain Fog:
put in 10 ml roller & fill with a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil
Roll on temples, to the back of the neck or spinal area as often as you like.
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This diffuser blend is called Fruit Basket!
Try it and you will see why.
3 drops Wild Orange,
3 drops Grapefruit,
2 drops lemon,
1 drop Bergamot. Enjoy!
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You could use these in a diffuser or in a roller ball
Cedarwood essential oil soothes the mind and body, evokes feelings of wellness and vitality, and promotes relaxation. Diffuse any of these blends for a warm, comforting aroma that will create a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Get your own Cedarwood Essential Oil.
Are you new to essential oils?
Would you like fun – short videos to help you learn how easy it is to use the oils?
Here is our 1st in what we hope to be a series of videos you can share with friends and family:
Holiday cookie time is here. These Shortbread Peppermint cookies are delicious and so easy to prepare! They will make any Holiday gathering a success (and a great dōTERRA introduction)!
• 2½ cups all purpose flour
• ¾ cups sugar
• 1 cup butter, cubed (and cold)
• 4 drops Peppermint
• more sugar to coat cookies before baking if desired Instructions
1. Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl. 2. Use a pastry blender to cut in butter into very fine crumbs. 3. Stir in the Peppermint. 4. Use your hands to knead the dough until it comes together and forms a ball. 5. Shape dough into a log about two inches in a diameter and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for two hours. 6. Preheat oven to 325F. 7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 8. Cut slices of cookie dough about ¼ inch thick and place on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until cookies are set. Do not over bake.
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3 Drops Cinnamon Bark and 1 drop Wintergreen will make your home smell like a Winter Wonderland.
(Just might = a snow dance 🙂
#LetitSnow , #dToilsEveryDay , #doTERRA
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As well as a essential oil diffuser