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Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.


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Ring in the Holiday Season with Easy Make-n-Take Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season! I LOVE this time of the year! And I LOVE homemade gifts to give and receive! They are special, they are heartfelt and they are one-of-a-kind.

May you enjoy these fun recipes as you create memories together in the kitchen this year.

And let’s not forget our diffusers while we’re in the holiday spirit! Spruce up the atmosphere and add a little holiday cheer with these Scents of the Season diffuser recipes.

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Last but not least, here is a wonderful gift that keeps on giving. It’s where the learning and fun begin. Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit is a gift of health, of wellness, it says “I Care.” Not only that, it’s a wonderful kit equipped with all the right necessities for the DIY person who loves making their own home remedies, spa products, and more.

You can learn more about this incredible kit here.

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May you peak around every corner of this season, taking in all the wonder and excitement. May you spread the holiday cheer, uplift someone’s spirit, and share the the joy! May you be a blessing to those around you.

Merry Christmas!


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Scented Letters

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In this modern world of technology, overflowing with text messages, e-mails, etc… there is nothing than can replace a handwritten letter received in the mail by a loved one.  Nothing.

Writing is art.  It is the expression of the mind and the heart, flowing out from the individual, onto paper, in a way that creatively expresses them.  It is an expression of self that many do not experience because it is so different from an ordinary conversation.  And yet, many say that hand-writing is dead.

I was told that schools will no longer teach cursive because it has been replaced with computers.  This saddens me.  The more we use man-made technology, the more we should realize that hand-writing is very much a necessity.  When the computer crashes, or the power is out, there is still pen and paper and candlelight.

I love to write letters and surprise my family with…

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Autumn is in the Air: Spice Up Your Home With Essential Oils

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I absolutely LOVE this time of the year! The crisp, cool air, sweatshirts in the evenings, harvesting from the garden, the scents of cinnamon and clove coming from the oven as my zucchini bread bakes, the list goes on and on.  I also LOVE diffusing essential oils that can make the entire home smell of this wonderful season!

When I think of the aroma’s of autumn things like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and orange come to mind…it’s all so warm, welcoming and wonderful! But did you know that when diffusing essential oils, the family and guests are benefiting from SO much more than an amazing aroma in the atmosphere?  Essential oils offer much more than a simple scent to a room. They are known for cleansing and purifying the air.  And when breathed in, they offer many wonderful health benefits.

Let’s take a look at some of the awesome reasons why one would consider essential oils in the home.

 

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Cinnamon Bark: The warm, spicy aroma of cinnamon has been sought throughout the ages both as a valuable commodity and for its ability to improve wellness. Cinnamon is thought to promote healthy cardiovascular and immune function.

 

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Christmas Spirit: Don’t let the name throw you 🙂  This is an amazing essential oil blend consisting of citrus, and spice, and a hint of evergreen.  I LOVE diffusing this one for both Fall and Christmas. It is very uplifting!

 

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Clove: Has a sweet, spicy fragrance that is stimulating and revitalizing.

 

 

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Orange: This essential oil has a rich, fruity scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence on the body. Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind.

 

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Nutmeg: has a sweet, warm, spicy scent similar to the spice commonly used in cooking. It has comforting and soothing benefits.

 

 

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Ginger: has a warm, spicy fragrance that is energizing. Supportive of the digestive system, ginger is commonly used to soothe, comfort, and balance digestive discomfort.

 

 

Favorite Diffuser Combinations

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Favorite Recipes

 

Make ‘n Take Ideas!

 

May your home smell absolutely amazing, may your family and friends be blessed with the awesome benefits of these essential oils, and may you have fun making memories together as you whip up a sugar scrub and room spray together. Autumn is a season of coziness, gratefulness and togetherness. Be blessed.

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What are some of your favorite choices for fall? I’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

 


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Bath Fizzies

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Tonight I spent time with some wonderful ladies for a “Spa Night” and we made some fun spa recipes to use at home.  This one is one that I’d like to share with all of you, it’s called Bath Fizzies.  These are wonderful for personal use, or to give as a gift.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 10-15 drops essential oil of your choice (I used Peace & Calming but I also love using Sacred Mountain or Stress Away too)
  • spray bottle filled with 2 oz. water (you can use as is or add 6 drops of food coloring for the color of your liking)
  • cookie sheet or container to lay your finished Bath Fizzie on to dry.

Directions

  1. Stir together citric acid, baking soda, Epsom salt and cornstarch.
  2. Mix together through a fine sieve or flour sifter to combine thoroughly.
  3. Add 15 drops essential oil and use fingers to break it up into the mixture so as not to ball up.
  4. Use your spray bottle to slowly moisten the mixture as you try to form it into balls along the way (it is VERY important not to soak your mix but to just barely dampen it.  You only want it moist enough to hold together but not wet enough that it starts fizzing and expanding, we learned this all too well tonight).
  5. Pack into round balls (about the size of a medium egg).
  6. Place on cookie sheet to air dry.
  7. Let dry overnight, than put into container to store or give as a gift.
  8. Use 2 per bath.

Be Creative, Have Fun

You can do quite more than you think when making homemade bath fizzies.

  • For children you can pack a small toy inside that will leave them a fun bathtime surprise!
  • For the one you love, try adding a little heart or something cute.

The possibilities are endless so enjoy, be creative and have fun! Oh, and don’t forget to share what you packed YOUR bath fizzie with.

This post would not be complete without a thank you to my dear Sister-in-Christ, Chris for a fun evening.


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Scented Letters

In this modern world of technology, overflowing with text messages, e-mails, etc… there is nothing than can replace a handwritten letter received in the mail by a loved one.  Nothing.

Writing is art.  It is the expression of the mind and the heart, flowing out from the individual, onto paper, in a way that creatively expresses them.  It is an expression of self that many do not experience because it is so different from an ordinary conversation.  And yet, many say that hand-writing is dead.

I was told that schools will no longer teach cursive because it has been replaced with computers.  This saddens me.  The more we use man-made technology, the more we should realize that hand-writing is very much a necessity.  When the computer crashes, or the power is out, there is still pen and paper and candlelight.

I love to write letters and surprise my family with them, you know, tuck one in my hubby’s pants pocket or work shirt while he isn’t looking, so that he’s greeted with a little surprise later in the day. Something short and sweet, that puts a smile on his face.  I love to surprise my boys with little letters in a packed lunch for a field trip, or by their pillow when they wake in the morning telling them how blessed I am, that God chose ME to be their mother.

  Our sons have picked up on this and in return surprise US with random letters every now and then, and I know it’s something they will carry into their marriages one day and do special little things like this for their wife and children.

Writing is not dead, it’s very much alive. It’s a necessity. It’s creativity.

Scented Letters

Some of my favorite memories include handwritten letters that were sent by my aunt. I remember it smelling of roses. She would spritz the envelopes and letters with her favorite perfume. Today, I would love to challenge you to write a handwritten letter to someone special. Consider adding a favorite scent to waft by their nasal passages and stir up a special memory as they slowly pull your letter out of the envelope.

Aromatherapy is powerful in that it reaches the limbic center of our brain, putting scents together with memories, sparking days of old that may have been forgotten.

What’s YOUR Scent?

What’s your favorite memory? Who were you with? What do you remember?  Was there a certain smell that you place with that memory?  For example, Christmas brings with it the wonderful aromas of spices and scents of pine, evergreen and more.  Fall offers woodsy scents mixed with that of baking breads and pumpkin pies.  Spring brings the floral fragrances and summer has the smell of citrus.  How about an emotion such as pure joy, gratitude, inspiration or romance. No matter the occasion or situation, I can guarantee there’s an essential oil for it.

For me, I would have to say that cinnamon would be the essential oil of choice when it comes to my boys.  We LOVE to bake oatmeal cookies on rainy days together.  When they are older and have family’s of their own, this is a scent I know that will jump out and warm their hearts immediately.  A scent that will take them back to the times we spent together in the kitchen, where we weren’t just baking cookies, we were making memories.

Make a Scented Letter

You will need the following:

  • Essential oil of your choice
  • spay bottle that mist (not squirt)

DIRECTIONS: In your spray bottle add 1 Tbsp of water.  Than add 5-6 drops essential oil and shake well.  Lightly mist the spray onto your paper and than test it to see if it’s scented enough for your liking .  If not, spritz paper again.  Than set aside to dry for a few minutes.  You can even place in a plastic ziploc bag and seal, setting aside until it dries.  Usually about 10 minutes.  When dried, test to be sure your fragrance is still to your liking.  If not, repeat process until it is.  You are now ready to write your letter.

The fragrance lingers in the hand that gives the rose.” (stamp on front of card)

~May you enjoy the art of writing with you and yours as you create memories that last a lifetime.~

 

 

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