Taking Care of Self

As a mom, my time is spent (mostly) thinking through my husband's and my son's needs. Are they fed? Clothes clean? Does our house feel like a home? Dishes done? Etc. It's not that husband-man needs to be tended to like a child; he has man-sized responsibilities caring and providing for our family, in light [...]

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OnGuard 101

OnGuard was on of the oils included in my Home Essentials Kit that I probably wouldn't have purchased on my own, yet it's become on of my very favorite oils. Why? Because it keeps my family health. Here are some of the most popular uses for OnGuard... Immunity.ย We both diffuse OnGuard during cold and flu [...]

Peppermint 101

Like Lavender, this was one of the first oils I purchased. After trying an elimination diet and medicine, I was still getting headaches 1-3 times a week. A friend recommended peppermint oil, and - despite my hesitation towards the "oil craze" - I literally left the coffee shop where we were meeting and drove down to the local vitamin shop to purchase a bottle of peppermint. Sweet relief.

Frankincense 101

Right there with Lavender, if you have an ailment and the only thing you have is Frankincense, put it on! You'll thank me later. It's been known to work wonders on burns, scars, thyroid issues, migraines. It's one of the most expensive oil, but certainly one of the most valuable. Some of the most common [...]

Applying Oils to Babies

Our son cried for over an hour last night. He was fed. Changed. Just very very tired. We added 2 drops lavender and 2 drops cedar wood to his penguin humidifier, and he was asleep in less than five minutes.

Sundays, No Rest for the Weary

It's raining in South Carolina this afternoon. Lawn mowers are quiet. Boats are docked. And, because it's Sunday, there's not even a lot of activity indoors for our family. Our friends are either out of town or they have family in town, the summer holidays have begun. Little Bearย missed his 2.5-3 hour nap this morning [...]