Baby shower gifts! My sister-in-law recently had her baby shower, and in addition to the standard bottle cleaners and bottle drying rack from the registry I made sure to sneak in the entire Emotional Aromatherapy Collection in rollers. Why? Well, all the baby gifts are great, but something needs to keep the mama sane too!… Continue reading Oils for baby
I shopped for clothes! Duh, you’d say, as your eyes roll as deep as they could go. But hear me out: for me it is actually a huge deal. Since I got off the pill and decided to manage my PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) naturally, my body underwent a lot of changes. Immediately after I… Continue reading About that body image thing.
Why if I could only use one essential oil for the rest of my life it would be Yarrow|Pom.
My bath is most definitely my most favorite part of the house. When choosing the new home, my husband and I went to look at some new construction (just to see all our options) and I realized that many brand new homes do not have baths – just oversized showers – in the master bath.… Continue reading Goddess Bath
Do you love your doTERRA essentials oils like I do? Do you obsess about getting EVERY.SINGLE.LAST.DROP out of those precious bottles? I have a few ideas! In fact, in almost 4 years of using doTERRA oils I have developed a pretty streamlined system of step by step actions that ensure I make my oils work… Continue reading Get that last drop!
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that plagues 1 in 6 women today. Many do not know they have it as the symptoms differ vastly – there are 4 different phenotypes of PCOS, each with its own combination of visible/invisible symptoms and issues. There is little agreement as to why it appears in a… Continue reading PCOS Protocol
You may know, and if you don’t – you surely have a hunch, that emotions play a super important role for us, determining the quality of our day to day lives. Unfortunately, many of us do not know how to work with our emotions, we are afraid of them, we shy away from them or… Continue reading Repressed emotions, yoga, and essential oils: your roadmap to total wellbeing
During the springtime, we all delight in the intoxicating aroma of flowers, and for a good reason. Chemically, the flower plant family is dominated by esters. Esters are the most common functional group in aromatherapy with their pleasing and somewhat sweet fragrance. They are sedative, antispasmodic, and calming to the central nervous system (Lavabre, 1990. pp… Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers
As I head over to the basement with candles, crystals, and oils in my arms, my husband follows me with an exasperated gaze. I haven’t always been “weird” like this. I used to be a “normal” woman: concerned with shopping, cooking, and work. But as I deepened my relationship to spirituality and nature (my yoga… Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new: The New Moon intention setting ritual.
Joyful, elated, sad, grateful, angry, disgusted… we experience thousands of emotions on a daily basis. It is hard to argue that the nature of our predominant emotions governs the quality of our lives. We hear so much about cultivating gratitude, the positive thinking movement is sweeping the world, but are things really that simple? Forcing… Continue reading Emotions, feelings, and other unfortunate things