Natural Allergy Relief with Essential Oils

by Laura on January 15, 2017

Living in Central Texas we have our yearly bout with the Cedar pollen.

It’s insane and miserable this time of year!

I’m so happy we have the option to use something natural, no drowsy side effects, and it works!

We love to use this 4 oil combo: Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, and Copaiba

  • Lemon: cleansing, immune supporting
  • Lavender: acts as a natural anti-histamine, calming
  • Peppermint: opens up the airways
  • Coapiba: reduces irritation within the body

Apply Topically (on the skin) with this recipe!

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Take internally with this recipe

Seasonal allergy relief naturally with essential oils, allergy bomb , llp, lavender lemon peppermint copaiba steroid

I love to diffuse Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, and Copaiba (3 drops each)

A few of my other favorite blend to diffuse are RC and Raven! These are both amazing oil blends by Young Living for all that respiratory support.

Seasonal allergy relief naturally with essential oils, allergy bomb , llp, lavender lemon peppermint, RC, Raven

BREATHE WELL this season.

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Halloween Decor on a budget with Dollar Tree

by Laura on September 9, 2016

It’s time mommas.

Fall weather, boots, scarves, skinny jeans, football, and the best holiday….Halloween.

I love the scary decorations and letting the kids imagination run wild with creating the perfect costume! I stick with what I know in the costume department, scary witch. It’s classic, easy and I re-use the same dress each year! LOL

The whole family gets a little giddy when we get to decorate for Halloween! The best store for cheap but effective decor is by far Dollar Tree. We can get multiples of things, the kids can get creative, and choose what they like best!

Total Win-Win.

How do you like like to decorate? Creepy Scary or Pumpkin Bumpkin Cute?

We are a little partial to scary around here. We have a large black plastic rat with red beady eyes that has already made its way into bedrooms, hallways, under the covers, scaring all my babes!! A good yelp gets high points in this house.

Here’s a little bit of our decorating with the kids this year!

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These might be my favorite Halloween decoration! Dollar Tree has the cutest little figurines to create you own creepy haunted town! The kids love to set this up, and we add a few new pieces each year! (They also have these for Christmas!!)

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Even the chandelier got wrapped in leaves and the cutest skulls and crossbones ribbon!

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Have you started your Halloween celebrations yet!!

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Easy DIY Elderberry Syrup

by Laura on September 5, 2016

Prevention is the best medicine!

I wanted to share with you a simple syrup that you can make, and take it daily to support immunity.  Because honestly it’s much easier to prevent than have to fight an infection!

Elderberry  >>>   Botanical name: Sambucus Canadensis

This Elderberry Syrup is a must have in a mommas aresenal to treat her babies! It’s so simple to make, tastes really good, and can boost immunity to prevent and shorten illness time!!

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What are Elderberries?

Elderberries are small berries.  They are a very good source of fiber vitamin A, and have infection-fighting vitamin C with 87 percent – reportedly more than any other plant besides black currants and rosehips. They also contain potassium, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, and betacarotene.

What does the Science say about Elderberry?

Here are 3 scientific papers showing the power of Elderberries to fight the flu, reducing the duration of the flu, and increasing immunity in the body.

” shown to be effective in vitro against 10 strains of influenza virus. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study, Sambucol reduced the duration of flu symptoms to 3-4 days. “

How to make a simple Elderberry Syrup ?

DIY ELDERBERRY SYRUP easy recip to boost immunity, treat flu, prevent illness

2/3 cup dried organic Elderberries >> found here!

3 1/2 cups water

1 cup honey

1 tsp cinnamon

> Combine Elderberries, water and cinnamon in  saucepan and bring to a boil.

> After mixture is boiling, place on simmer and let the liquid reduce to almost half.

> Strain the liquid using a strainer. (compost or throw away berries)

> Once the liquid has cooled, pour into a glass jar (I re-used an Kombucha bottle) and add honey!

> Shake and store in fridge.

*take 1 tbsp each day for immunity support. repeat this 4-5 x in a day if you are feeling sick.

Our family uses Essential Oils also to support our body. We add 5 drops of Thieves and Lemon oil  to our mixture for an increased immune support!

Want to learn more about Essential Oils ? Check here! 

Here’s some more tips to stay in tip top shape:

Vitamin D (get outside every day)  –  Sleep well  –  Drink ALOT of water  –  Eat more fruit than chips :) – and of course oil up

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We experienced the inevitable lice outbreak several years ago, and did what most people did…slathered our heads in yucky chemicals.

Now there are several reports that Lice is now resistant to many over the counter medications and chemicals!

However here’s a recent study showing the power of Tea Tree essential oils killing Lice and their eggs!

So we’ve been making our hair spray blend that helps tame the hair while protecting it. Its super easy and simply and a must have for any momma with kids! Because ya’ll, lice picking is no joke and such a pain!!

Hair detangling and Lice prevention spray for back to school with essential oils of Tea Tree Lavender and Rosemary. Non-Toxic

DIY Hair De-tangling and Prevention Spray:

  • Spray Bottle (I used 160z bottle since we have 5 people to spray)
  • Boil Distilled Water and 1/8 Cup of Young Living Lavender Mint Conditioner (or other non-toxic)
  • Let this cool then place in bottle
  • Add 10 drops of each essential oil >> Tea Tree, Lavender, and Rosemary
  • Shake and Spray each day!

Tips to remind kids:

  • don’t share hairbrushes, combs, headbands, hats etc..
  • wash hair well with scrubbing

Have an amazing back to school….bug free!!

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Back to School Wellness

by Laura August 13, 2016

My little big babes are headed back to school in a few weeks! This is always such a bittersweet time. I love having them home during the Summer, especially now with the Miss A being here. She has taught me to savor the little moments, record more memories, and be in the moment with all […]

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How to reorder with Young Living

by Laura July 24, 2016

Oh man, you have fallen in love with your Starter Kit, you’ve made some awesome diffuser blends, whipped up some recipes, or your ready to ditch and switch some products out of your home,  but you need help on re-ordering! Here’s a simple step by step process to order your Young Living oils and products […]

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DIY Essential Oil infused Body Scrub for Summer

by Laura July 18, 2016

I’m completely in love and obsessed with this DIY Sugar scrub recipe that’s infused with amazing citrus oils! The perfect exfoliating and detoxing blend for the summer. My sister made me this blend, and I had to re-create because I ran out and I couldn’t wait to share it! Why would you love a sugar […]

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Mother’s Day Essential Oil Gift Basket

by Laura May 4, 2016

I was given the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and I immediately thought that a wonderful Mother’s Day gift basket would be perfect! This would easily make a great Birthday gift, Baby Shower/New mommy gift etc… This was definatley easy and will be a low cost – high impact way to show that […]

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5 Steps to the MOST Radiant skin ever : Beauty School with Young Living

by Laura March 26, 2016

We’re going to having a fun class soon thats all about Young Living beauty school! I’ve fallen in love with this regimen. Now that I’m in my 30’s I feel a little more inlcined to baby this face a little. I’ve only just consistently statred to incorporate these products. I’ve seen a huge change in […]

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March Madness Oily Style

by Laura March 18, 2016

I love the end of March! Round the clock basketball games, amazing upsets, and inspiring stories are told! I’m adding a little oily flair to some of this excitement. Essential Oils have transformed our families wellness in many areas of our lives. We have a much better immune system (Not 1 sick visit this year!!) […]

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