How can essential oils help with fatigue?

I’ve often talk about how essentials oils can help with energy. And there’s a good reason for that. It’s something that is a constant battle for me. No matter what chronic illness you deal with, you understand what I’m talking about. My days have been super full lately, so when I sit down to work in the evening my brain is ready to shut down. There are definitely some nights when nothing helps, when it’s just been one of those overflowing days (like when the grands are here) However-- I do have a few trick...

Get Rid of the Mood Monsters

Essential oils are powerful helps for managing moodsWhenever my grandson Ben comes to visit, he loves to do DIY videos with me. We call it Make It Monday. It doesn't matter if it's Wednesday or Thursday or Saturday -- he always asks to do a Make It Monday video. This time we decided to make No More Monster Spray. Which is actually perfect if you have little rugrats who need a bit of calming in the crazy department. AND it's perfect for you too. I have found s...

Why every home needs a bottle of Eucalyptus this summer

Welp. Summer is here. It’s been in the 90s, pool is open and a/c is rocking. We spend a fair amount of time outside, but I HATE getting over-heated. When I learned about liquid a/c, it was a very very happy day.The first oil I used to make this (extremely) popular spray was Peppermint (my volleyball girls love it). Pepp has a to...

Simple Mother's Day DIY

Mother's Day and pampering DIY projects go hand in handI'm keeping the grands for a few days. They'll be here over Mother's Day, so I figured it was the perfect time for a simple Mother's Day DIY as a nice gift for mom when she comes back to get them. Dad's deployed, so Mom deserves extra pampering for sure.Since we're talking pampering here, the DIY had to fit the bill but also be super simple so two active little boys would be able to do it. Enter these awesome Sugar Scrub Cubes. I love these l...

Weekend Yard Work - muscle and joint recovery with essential oils

Some of you have been following along with our many home repairs and renovations lately. I’m still trying to finish things up inside, but I have to parcel out my spoons carefully so I still have a BUTT-ton of trim to prime and paint.In the meantime, we had our driveway repoured and in the process, all the old shrubs needed to come out. They weren’t what would be my choice anyway – holly bushes are beautiful, but t...

Past Tense - an unsung oil hero

Toss the tension, embrace new goals with Past TenseHere we are at the start of 2017, and a huge majority of us are thinking of all the things we want to do better in 2017 (goals, resolutions, intentions, whatever) . I'm looking to get back on track with my diet. I really fell off the paleo wagon over the holidays and need to get my butt back on it A.S.A.P. My joints are telling me that no food is worth feeling this crappy and I'm dealing wit...

Popular Essential Oils have SUPER POWERS

What are three of the most popular essential oils? Do they really have super powers?Okay. So I exaggerated. But only a little bit. These three popular essential oils have HUNDREDS of uses. Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint really are some of the most beloved oils. You'll want to make sure you keep them on hand after you get a glimpse into their uses. I have found these oils so beneficial in supporting my health as I've gotten my RA under control.So, how ...

Emotional Aromatherapy for Oil Newbies

Emotional Aromatherapy made simple If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you've been learning about doTERRA's Emotional Aromatherapy System. It is revolutionary for sure. The approach is simple, yet covers such a range of emotions that you'll fin...

Top 3 RA Flare Secrets

You can beat an RA Flare at its own game.For those of you with chronic illnesses, you know that a change in routine can send your body for a loop. Stress does a number on joints, on sleep, and attitude (well, the first two definitely have influence over the last). And that can result in an RA flare. Lately we had a HUGE change to our life. After many many years of homeschooling, our youngest ...

Powerful Benefits of Peppermint Oil

What are the benefits of peppermint oil as part of a morning hand massage?If you struggle with morning stiffness like I do - it's really the main trouble-maker for me right now, then you'll want to take a close look at the benefits of peppermint oil and incorporating it into your daily routine. In my previous blog post, guest blogger Alexis recommended heat therapy for soothing sore joints. Addi...

Ideas for hurting hands

Hurting hands? Stiffness? I totally understand - check out these ideas:When your hands hurt, it's so frustrating and limiting. I broke my right wrist in 2010 (it was the incident that kicked off my auto-immune issues). And, yes, I am right handed. There were issues with how it was set, and how it healed, that ended up leavin...