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Christmas Eve Diffuser Recipe – Young Living

They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. – Matthew 2:11

Merry Christmas Eve!

Not sure how it’s already Christmas Eve but it is. My kids are glued to the computer screen tracking Santa’s every move. Every few minutes a “heyyyy mom” is shouted from my bedroom notifying me of Santa’s latest stops.

Refreshments litter the desk and a globe to visualize each stop Santa is making.

I adore the Offical Santa NORAD tracker, bless the volunteers that make this magical piece of Christmas for kids all over the world to enjoy.

Bringing me back to the day of Christmas Eve with my own two brothers anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival. Spending the day driving my own parents nuts with the excitement and anticipation that comes with awaiting Santa’s arrival.

Between the “heyyy moms” and incessant giggles from my own two children I’m diffusing essential oils throughout the home using some of the sacred oils the Wise Men gifted upon Jesus’s birth so many years ago.

I think so easily we get caught up in the gifts, the sadness many feel around the holidays, and the political drama between families this time of year. It’s so easy to forget what the true meaning of Christmas is about.

On this Christmas Eve morning I want to share a diffuser recipe that reminds me of why we celebrate Christmas, purifying the air, hopefully bring some peace to my house, all the while praising the Lord for gifting us his son so that we can celebrate Christmas and enjoy the holiday season.

Christmas Eve Diffuser Recipe

  • 10 drops Exodus II
  • 7 drops Orange

Add oils to your diffuser, fill with water. Turn the diffuser on. Simple as that.

Let the sweet aroma of ancient oils fill your home this holiday season.

Exodus II is a sweet blend of cassius, myrhh, cinnamon, calamus, hyssop, galbanum, frankincense, and spikenard.

A blend of ancient oils, Exodus II is by far one of my favorite essential oil blends. A sweet, warm, cozy aroma filled with the oils of the Bible.

I hope you and your families have a blessed Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Danielle

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Young Living

All Natural Eczema Relief with Young Living Rose Ointment

It is estimated that over 35 million Americans suffer from eczema.

I happen to be one of those 35 million people.  Suffering from eczema off and on since I was an infant I’ve tried just about every remedy, and store bought product I could find.

When I started using essential oils more often a friend of mine had shared that she uses Rose Ointment by Young Living Essential Oils for her kids eczema.  It’s been about 6 months since I’ve been using Rose Ointment for my eczema flair ups, not only do I have immediate relief but I notice in less than 24 hours my patches are no longer inflamed. As much as I advocate and love essential oils I no longer sell them.  I just use them for my own personal use and hope by sharing someone may try a more natural alternative to a pretty common ailment.

Yesterday morning I woke up with itching and pain between my fingers raw with my latest eczema breakout, my cheeks and nose sore with dry, red, painful patches from hell.  Ezcema itches for some, stings for others, mine is a combination of both itching and pain.  The more I wash my hands, compliments of running a farm, and raising germ filled children my eczema can spiral out of control if I don’t take care of it quickly.  I hate to admit that the diva in me is embarrassed that my face looks like I’m having a teenage breakout. And covering these flair ups with makeup just isn’t an option. It stings.

I rubbed my Rose Ointment and massaged it onto my face and hands instantly feeling relief.  The scent is mild for the smell sensitive.  (Raises hand).  Smooth, gentle, and non abrasive.  This morning when I woke up not a single red patch of Eczema on my body.  Praise be.  (I can’t be the only one inserting Handmaids Tale quotes into my daily life, or am I?).

For $32.24 you get .86 ounce bottle of Rose Ointment.  Or if you happen to have a wholesale account you can save yourself a little money and get the same product for  $24.50.  When I first received my order I was a bit surprised at how tiny the bottle was.  Once I started using it I realized how far this tiny little ointment will go.  You don’t need much to cover a patch of eczema.

So What Exactly is Rose Ointment?

Although it is not advertised as a relief for eczema it works wonders for mine.  I am by no means a medical practitioner, but this is what works for my own eczema flair ups. 

  • A blend of essential oils containing mink oil, lecithin, lanolin, and sesame seed oil.
  • Protects and nourishes skin.
  • Rose essential oil combined with Vitamin A improves skin texture.
  • Melaleuca and Rosewood work together to rejuvenate rough, and irritated skin.
  • Perfect for dry and cracked skin.

Let’s chat about what exactly Rose Oil is

  • Rose oil has excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry and cracked skin.
  • An antiseptic and astringent to treat acne prone skin.
  • Contains anti inflammatory properties to help reduce redness and inflammation.

If you or someone you know suffers from eczema I would strongly encourage you to try Young Living Rose Ointment for instant relief.

Happy Friday!

Danielle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Pain Relief Rub

Life can be a real pain in the ass sometimes.

Figuratively and literally. It’s been snowing hard for a month straight. I was bound to slip on ice at some point.

Yesterday was my day.

While taking the trash out I hit a patch of ice and went sliding. Arms flailing back arching legs splitting. It wasn’t cute and I hurt after.

I mixed up the recipe below for pain and applied a heating pad.

I dreaded getting out of bed thinking I’d be so sore but I woke up and felt completely fine.

The magic of essential oils.

If you are feeling any sort of nerve or muscle pain I’d highly recommend you try this.

Pain Relief Rub

  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops black pepper
  • 7 drops copaiba
  • 7 drops marjoram
  • 1/4 cup whipped coconut oil

For added relief apply a heating pad.

Takes only a few moments to whip up and is an excellent way to relieve aches and pains.

Danielle

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Homesteading mental health Young Living

Beat the winter blues naturally

Fact:

Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect 10 million Americans.  SAD is four times more common in women than in men.

Some call it SAD, I call it the winter blues, although it’s been known to hit me across a span of seasons before.

We have had endless snow, it’s been weeks of grey, snowy conditions.  Since outdoor time is limited during these harsh winter months I’ve been adding a little extra self care into my routine to maintain my sanity.

It’s a well know fact that those that wake up early are more successful in all aspects of their lives.  Providing a consistent routine, with some essential oils, exercise, and yoga I’ve been pushing past the black abyss.

There are so many different ways in which each person feels motivated.  For me lists, routine, exercise and little things that bring me happiness are what motivates me.

If you’ve been feeling the suck of the blues this winter I’d like to share  few things that work for me, as well as a few essential oil recipes that help me maintain my sanity.

  1. Wake up at the same time everyday, allowing yourself at least a half hour before the hustle and bustle of your day starts.  Sometimes as a mom it’s hard for me to beat my early risers so some mornings I’ve been content with a half hour or less of me time.  I’m a loner by nature so having time for myself is a must in order to minimize mom burnout.
  2. Meditate, if you don’t like to meditate then dedicate time each day to visualizing the life you want for yourself.  Put yourself at the top of your list today.  Where do you see yourself in a years time?  Are you happy with your current position?  Whatever your goals and aspirations may be, meditate on it.  Zero in on it.  What you believe will come true if you put work into it.
  3. Diffuse Essential Oils in your home, in your workspace on your way to work.  You can set the tone of your day by diffusing.
  4. Early morning yoga is an excellent way to start your day.  If you are crunched for time, yoga and meditation can easily be combined together.
  5. Pray, put positive vibes out there for yourself.
  6. Music, simply there is therapy in music.  I like to turn on soft music in the morning while I get my morning going.  It helps me wake up, and is much less depressing than watching the news.

Happy Roller Recipe

An uplifting roller blend to ease anxiety and depression.

  • 7 drops stress away
  • 9 drops orange
  • Dilute with coconut oil.

This is my go to Roller bottle.  It has a sweet citrus scent that provides emotional happiness.  Use as needed throughout the day.  It’s great diffused as well.

Chaotic Day?

Help yourself unwind after a busy day, by diffusing.  Has a calming woodsy vibe.

  • 5 drops Stress Away
  • 5 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • 1 drop Peppermint

These are just two of my favorite recipes to help battle the winter blues.

I also find that ingesting 1 drop of copaiba a day helps to maintain my overall health.  Mentally and physically.

If you find yourself feeling a bit blue during the winter I’d encourage you to try essential oils.  It’s an excellent addition to your daily routine.  Providing you with emotional, mental and physical support through different blends.

The oils I mentioned can be purchased here.

If you are interested in adding additional income to your home I’d love to share with you the different ways I side hustle.

americanhomesteadco@gmail.com

Danielle

 

 

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5 reasons you should be including frankincense into your daily routine

There’s a reason the wise men brought baby Jesus frankincense. It’s an excellent oil to always have around. The wise men were onto something it isn’t called the golden oil for nothing.

It’s versatile uses make it definitely in my top 5 favorite essential oils.

Let’s chat about frankincense.

1. Apply to skin with a carrier oil to help repair sun damaged skin, reduce wrinkles and scars, and minimize breakouts.

2. Rub a few drops on the spine and on the bottom of the feet to help build the immune system. (I add socks to really let the oil seep in.)

3. When diffused it relieves stress and is known to lift the mood. I find a drop of frankincense in the diffuser is an uplifting way to start the day.

4. Diffuse during yoga to encourage spiritual growth.

5. Reduces stretch marks. A drop in the bath in the evenings helps reduce stress and battle cellulite.

Home diffuser blend

4 drops frankincense

4 drops lavender

4 drops orange

Diffuse for a calming, uplifting, woodsy vibe. I find this a great diffuser recipe after a long day.

These are really a small handful of the benefits of frankincense.

It’s such a versatile oil to keep around the house.

Before you reach for some over the counter face cream try purchasing a bottle of frankincense. You’d be surprised at the different serums you can make at home with better ingredients at a better price.

Do you use frankincense in your daily routine?

Interested in purchasing this essential oil click here.

If you have more questions send me an email I’m always happy to chat essential oils.

americanhomesteadco@gmail.com

Danielle