Here's our littlest love embracing her arranged marriage with toxin free wellness 💕 As you can see our little Hazel has pretty fair and sensitive skin. As we move into the colder months of winter in Australia she has started licking her lip often and as a result has some redness/soreness around her chin. I've been putting our Tender Tush nappy balm from young living to help sooth and provide a bit of a barrier, but wanted her to have something she could apply herself and take out and about with her. This salve stick is simply Shea butter, coconut oil, bees wax and jojoba oil melted down in a double broiler then after cooled, infused with some of our favorite skin supporting oils, lavender, frankincense, sandalwood, ylang ylang and cedarwood. A few days in and the chaffed skin is gone and perhaps because of her empowered awareness of something besides her skin on there, I've also noticed she is living much less 💕 or if course like all the success stories with essential oils supporting wellness and tackling issues, it's just coincidence 😊 if you're not a DIY person, the tender tush, rose ointment or animal scents ointments are all great options too #thoseeyes#theresanoilforthat#betterchoices photo of a photo - thank you Orla, even though this is just a negative, it's still one of my favourites 😍
Essential oils are made up of phenols, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpenes. These constituents actually clean the receptor sites on our cells (which enables our cells to "talk" to each other). So when you hear that essential oils are actually good for your bodies, this is one of the many reasons why!
When junk (toxins) accumulates on our receptor sites over time, the brain can't send clear signals to that part of the body to tell it what to do. Likewise, the brain may have trouble processing the information that our body is receiving from outside stimuli. .
This situation can lead to physical manifestations such as sleep difficulties, brain fog, anxiety, and many other issues. Either way, oils help to clean up this mess and protect our cells. . and how freaking cooool is that folks?
Tomorrow is the last day to snatch these beauties up for THA BEST DEALIO ever. Period. You'll thank me. I promise.
I am actually really excited about the new dōTERRA baby line of products! My kids are not babies anymore (even though I still see them as my babies) but these products can actually be used for other things other than on your babies. But still awesome that you have non toxic diaper cream, baby lotion and hair/body wash for your new babies!
Here are some doTERRA hacks for the baby line:
👉Diaper Cream - sunscreen (60+ SPF), use on razor burns, ingrown hairs, undereye puffiness, reduce inflammation from acne, eczema and psoriasis, protects cuts and scrapes, reduces chafing (hello hot summer weather!)
👉Baby Lotion - for anyone with sensitive skin, calming and soothing emotional effect, dry skin, skin irritations!
👉Hair and Body Wash - sensitive skin, makeup remover, gentle face wash, for kids with fine hair, shaving gel, pet shampoo!
Isn’t that amazing!? So don’t be concerned about “BABY” on the bottle because I plan on using these for myself! 😉🤷♀️
Who else is with me?
It’s time for bed and these are Celine’s bedtime favorites for the kiddos nighttime routine:
Sleepyize mixed in with Young Living’s bath & shower gel base
Then bedtime roller with cedarwood, lavender, and orange
Friends. If you don't have Ningxia Red in your life yet, you need it. This power juice has been getting me through this week- because even when you've run the longest run of your life, you still need to wake up the next morning and adult. Day after day. Mumming, working, organising birthdays, and aaaallll the things. I've been so grateful to have a helping hand this week!!
Sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant—the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavour when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets—gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples. Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled for a soothing aroma.
Uses • During a long car ride, diffuse or place a drop of ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale. • Apply over lower abdomen for a soothing massage. • Use Ginger essential oil in your favourite sweet and savoury dishes.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Food additive use: Dilute one drop in 120 mL of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Primary Benefits • Ginger has a hot, spicy and fragrant flavour. • A popular spice used in many dishes from around the world. • Provides a fragrant and soothing aroma. • Provides a comforting and warming sensation on the skin.
… lets talk sweet ….. so here’s a really important few things to think about when we are dealing with sweet.
Sweet is a part of the ‘taste’ process that we place into our cooking. Mostly, in fact very highly it is NOT there for any additional benefits.
Yes we can say there may be some vitamins and minerals, but essentially it is all about taste
And like fried or processed food, sweet is an addictive flavour that keeps us going back for more.
So addictive that sweeteners and sugars have become the number one useless nutritional item yet most addicted food item
Nutritionists and Medical Professionals all agree it is the most damaging item in the modern diet .....
Now we aren’t just talking natural sugars we are also talking artificial sweeteners.
All of which, have had plenty of research about them trying to work out IF they are good or bad.
I am not even going to begin on that HUGE topic.
What i wanted to talk about with sweet - the taste - is this.
Because i get asked ALL the time about the sugar levels and the lack of hugely sweetened, as opposed to a natural ‘slight’ sweetness in my drinks.
A really important and really overlooked issue is OUR BRAIN and the addiction to the TASTE of sugars. Regardless of what sugar and how it is used, the more we continue to use sugar as a heightened taste for us to become accustomed to , we seek it out.
Kombucha and Jun and ACV and the like TRADITIONALLY are NOT sweet drinks, how we monitor the sweetness to be acceptable is something we each do.
But for as long as we use any amount of sweet to be a taste that we seek out we maintain our brains addiction to it.
If you are thinking that switching to a ‘booch’ or other drink is going to be healthy, yet it is still having a high sweet flavour, whilst you may be thinking you are doing long term good for health, you are STILL training your brain to seek out sweet as a taste and to fulfil an addiction.
Changing our palate and taste buds is the way we work with our brain and neural pathways to help us alter the desire for the taste of sweet. ...
(Continued in comments) #sweet#withlove#ofthegods