what did you expect?

I woke up this morning feeling good, feeling confident feeling like today was the day.

This morning I had my four week check-up for my foot. I suppose I expected to be healed and to be able to literally and figuratively be able to walk out of my appointment.  I was wrong(ish). The doctor explained that “nothing has moved, nothing has changed which is good but it will take more time”

I am emotional so naturally, I cried. I saw the look of disappointment in my husband’s face which made me cry a little harder. This isn’t easy but I have to remind myself, it isn’t impossible either.  I keep reminding myself that the Universe has its way(s) of slowing us down at times, it redirects us for reasons.

As for now, I am making lists to remind myself of the PROS and not just the CONS that this has caused. I am applying and diffusing the essential oils that will help me feel a little less in a funk. I am snuggling with my baby while listening to music that calms me.

THIS too shall pass. Tomorrow is a new day but until then, today is still a great day to have a great day.

Teething Remedies: The Natural Helpers 

“Mama, I think I’m getting a few teeth, it kind of hurts, have anything to help!?”

“Of course I do baby girl, ever heard of Young Living? It’s a natural way to help you with your pain.” – Mama.       –        “mama, you’re the best!”

Orange, clove, copaiba & raw organic coconut oil for the win. Rubbed on the affected area and minutes later…

Happy girl for the win!!!

Copaiba Essential Oil – healers in the Amazon use copaiba resin for all types of pain and disorders, both internal and external.  This oil helps level out the sensitive skin in our gentle babies mouth providing comfort.

Clove – Clove has been used in the dental industry for years to numb gums. Healers in China and India have used clove buds since ancient times as part of their treatments.

Orange – This is a gentle yet effective oil for teething in that it is wonderful as a circulatory stimulant. Orange essential oil is rich in limonene (google this).

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things I love right now

I have found that some of my favorite things have come from referrals from friends. With that in mind, I have decided to share things I love right now, once a week!  In no particular order, here are my loves this week:

OOLA for Women: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World – if you want a good book to dive into, THIS is it! Start with the original OOLA first. You will not be disappointed and will feels good while reading it.

Papaya with Citrus Fresh Essential Oil by Young Living – I am convinced, this is what sunshine tastes like.

Swaddle Blankets by Little Unicorn – these have the be the softest blankets on the planet! They are also absolutely gorgeous!

Everything But the Bagel seasoning by Trader Joes – I have been sprinkling this stuff on my eggs and avocado in the morning & it is delicious!

The Secret – I know I a super late on this one but I believe it is perfect for me right now.

Kneeling Scooter – although the minivan of injuries, it is a life saver while I have this broken foot!

Sheerlume brightening Cream by  Young Living – I started using it 3 weeks ago and already my face is showing less spots, more glow and OMG it smells like angels

Zen Principle Organic Moringa Leaf Powder – google it & you will see why.

 

 

if it moves mountains, you share it with everyone…

“It isn’t going to magically tear that bitch stick from your arms & replace it with a halo”
fullsizeoutput_201dHormonal balance is vital to a healthy mind and body, but can be disrupted in many ways. Hormone fluctuations occur naturally, such as in puberty, menopause and perimenopause. Hormone imbalance may also be caused by toxins or an unbalanced lifestyle. Understanding the causes of hormone imbalance empowers us to prevent them, and at the same time, feel better, think better, and live better.

After I gave birth to our son, March 2014, I was off. My raging, unbalanced hormones had me attending pity parties larger than New Years Eve in Times Square. Sounds fun, right? Wrong! None of my friends were at that ‘ party’ because well, I wasn’t in a great place. I was sad & mad and emotional and didn’t quite get it at the time.

I was new to Essential Oils and through help of my Facebook Oil groups & the internet, I discovered that Progessence Plus was an essential oil infused serum specifically formulated for women to help with the healthy balance (or in my case, re-balance) of hormones. Still new to the oil world, I wasn’t quite sure what I was purchasing but the hundreds of positive testimonials from women just like me gave me hope.

When I opened my Essential Rewards order that month (July 2015) the first thing I thought was, wow, this is pretty! After opening it and smelling it I remember feeling calmed immediately … I wasn’t feeling any changes yet but I was feeling hope & in that moment of desperation, hope was enough for me to give it an honest try.

I started a routine, every morning as a brushed my teeth I would apply one drop to my inner forearms and rub my arms together. I would then apply one drop over my throat which is where thyroid glad is located. The major glands of the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pineal body, and the reproductive organs. After about two-to-three weeks it was my husband that noticed the change. That day was one that will always stick out because I think it was the day I knew essential oils would forever be a part of our life. He said to me “this is the woman I fell in love with” – I remember smiling and crying at the same time because I felt like me again but for the one person you love more than life to see/feel it too – THAT feeling moves mountains.

So now that I am being open, honest, personal and real … it isn’t a fix all. Progessence Plus is a fantastic product, one that I highly suggest ALL WOMEN give it a try BUT it isn’t a unicorn or a magic wand. It isn’t going to magically tear that bitch stick from your arms & replace it with a halo but maybe it will. What do I mean? Well, you have to work WITH it rather than expect it to do all the work. You may need to add fitness into your life, you may need to subtract certain foods, drinks, habits to get the best results. First thing I changed … my attitude, when you’re willing to bend you are much less likely to break.

So now, just shy of two-years later and another baby later I can say without a doubt that it makes a significant difference in my overall wellness and mood. By adding Progessenece Plus into my daily routine I have opened windows in my mind and heart that have allowed me to have the confidence to grow in other areas of my life. Life gets busy and hectic and there are days I have forgotten to apply it and I can honestly tell you, when I do, I am off track. Maybe it is a unicorn, maybe not, either way it works for me.

Take a few moments to google Progessence Plus and see for yourself. Then give it a try, you do not have anything to lose. Click here to get yourself a bottle. 

this is us. the real us.

I will never win an award for Mom of the year.
My toddler has one volume, loud AF.
I get annoyed by things that shouldn’t bother me at all (the sound of chewing).
My husband, nine+ years later still gives me butterflies.
I never know what to wear even when going nowhere.
My daughter is a stage five clinger but my gawd is she beautiful.
I pin more than I make.
I try – hard – every day.
I watch all the emotional shows and although my husband won’t watch with me, if it weren’t for his weekly reminders I’d miss all the episodes…
This is part of me.
This is us.

March Wellness Box

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ESSENTIAL REWARDS DELIVERY DAY!!!
 
+ Agilese – for my husband. he plays volleyball & needs the joint support.
 
+ Super C – for reinforcing & maintaining our immune strength.
 
+ Super B – mama needs all the boosts of energy levels, Super B not only assists in maintaining healthy energy levels, but it also supports mood and cardiovascular and cognitive function
 
+Multigreens – call me Popeye!! I am so in love with the greens! MultiGreens™ is a chlorophyll formula designed to boost vitality by working with the glandular, nervous, and circulatory system
 
+ KidScents Bath Gel – my 3 year old is dirty because well he is 3 and a boy. we bathe a lot so we need the best of the best. That & the cute giraffe makes him excited to wash his tush.
 
+ KidScents Toothpaste – no need to worry if they can’t spit yet. There are no harmful anything in this tube & again with the cute monster on the packaging!! My son gets excited to brush!
 
+ Lavender Body Lotion – basically silk. I finally found a lotion that I love! even my husband uses it.
 
+ Lavender EO – because life. this magic bottle is truly the Swiss Army Knife of oils. Great for anything from too much sun, owes, head pain, seasonal issues, sleep and gentle enough for all skin types!
 
+ Purification – because germs. because spring, because I live with two boys and a baby that needs a diaper change every few hours.
 
+ Gentle Baby – my 8 week old daughter gets this in her diffuser nightly as well as applied to her crib sheets & sleeps 5-8 hours at a time. no lie. so basically magic.
 
+ Peace & Calming – this is one oil we will not go without. If you have a toddler you NEED this, all of this. It tames tudes, helps with sleep, combats coughs and is the perfect daily oil for overall chill.
 
+ Aroma Life – this one is new to me so I will report back. I do know one thing, I am in.love. with the scent.
 
+ Progessence Plus – ladies, ladies, ladies && men. listen up. you all need this in your home. Progessence Plus has helped me spring back so gracefully after having both my babies. Hormones are jerks and can truly make us so out of tune. Men, get this for your ladies. trust me and thank me later. do yourself a favor, go to Dr. Dan Purser’s website and read about this amazing product.
 
+ Deep Relief Roll-On: again, my husband and his sports and his joint, muscles, aches and pains. This is his favorite YL oil.
 
FREEBIES – you heard that right. I paid zero dollars for these amazing oils and products:
 
+ Frankincense – I personally like to put 2 drops under my tongue daily for overall wellness and 1-2 drops on my face for skin support. it has also been my life saver in the social anxiety department!
 
+ Blue Cypress – also a new oil to me.
 
+ Lime – add 2 drops to your morning Ningxia Red and prepare to be WOW’d!
 
+ Lavender – yay lavender!
 
+ Thieves Fruit & Veggie spray – you guys, this hands down is an amazing product! I have tried many before and really didn’t think too much of them. with YL spray I can see the wax & dirt being removed from our produce!
 
MORE FREEBIES!!
 
Get rewarded when you consecutively order for 3, 6, and 9 months—and beyond. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive blend at your 12th consecutive month! Since the new reward program began, this is my 6th month. I have been on ER for 22 months and earn 20% back on all my ER orders to use toward even more free product!!
 

I didn’t pay for the MultiGreens, Deep Relief or the Agilese – I used points!!!

ESSENTIAL REWARDS

Why Essential Rewards?

– With essential rewards (ER) you get a 10% return for the first 1-6 months; 15% return for months 7-12; 20% return for months 13+ on the products you were going to buy anyway PLUS additional FREE product!!

– ER is an optional autoship program for distrubutors where you can change your products and ship date each month as many times as you want!

– There is no obligation to stay with ER, you can cancel at anytime.

– Reduced shipping rates
– Priority when stock runs low
– Acces to Exclusive ER Kit Purchases

Exclusive Loyalty Gifts
Earn gifts available only to members of the Essential Rewards program when you place consecutive Essential Rewards orders over 50 PV. Get rewarded when you consecutively order for 3, 6, and 9 months—and beyond. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive blend at your 12th consecutive month!

Simply enroll in Essential Rewards this month and these amazing oils could be yours free:

3 consecutive months: Peppermint Vitality™ essential oil, 5 ml*
6 consecutive months: Thieves® Vitality™ essential oil blend, 5 ml*
9 consecutive months: Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oil, 15ml*
12 consecutive months: Loyalty, a brand-new blend formulated by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young specifically for Essential Rewards members!

*The loyalty gift oils are available while quantities last. Substitute oils will be sent as replacements in the event that quantities of the specified oils are exhausted.

How to Avoid Getting Sick: The Natural Way

one thing I have learned over the past two plus years is how much more important being proactive vs. reactive is. I am sure you have heard me say that before.
 
my three-year-old has a mild case of the sniffles and coughs. I believe a combination of the dip in temperature here in Florida & the fact that he still eats stuff off the floor is to blame.
 
here is what I am doing in addition to my daily regimen to stay ahead of the sickness and stop it before it gets me and completely wipes out my child & household (aint nobody got time for a man cold + toddler cold + infant cold and hormonal postpartum mama cold):
 
FOR THE MAMA:
+ Ningxia Red throughout the day
+ Super B, two a day
+ Immune Roller on feet
+ Inner Defense 1-3 a day
+ Lemon in my H2O all day
+ Tranquil on my inner forearms
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FOR THE TODDLER:
+ 1 MightyVites in the morning after breakfast
+ 1/2 capsule of Life 5 (now Life 9) in his Greek Yogurt
+ Ningxia Red throughout the day
+ Breathe Again roller on chest, back and throat
+ Immune roller on feet and spine

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FOR THE HOUSEHOLD:
+ Thieves Cleaner for every surface to kill the nastiness
+ Thieves Essential Oil in all the diffusers
+ Thieves Spray for anything the toddler touches including me
+ Thieves DIY Hand Purifier, to keep the germs at bay

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In addition to all these amazing goodies, we also love bone broth, raw garlic, thieves tea and ACV throughout the day!

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we shake on it & repeat “promise” …

“I believe I can flyyyyyy” — R. Kelly
 
Okay not really but now that I have your attention … In our home, when we make a promise we shake on it and have to repeat “promise” – I want to make a promise to all of you…
 
Yesterday I was asked: “Do you notice a difference in your happiness and positivity?” my initial reaction – I smiled REALLY BIG. Hell yes, I am so much happier. I am healthier, I am much more positive and best of all so is my crew (G4 = my family).
 
Misconception debunked – I am not a piss in the woods, wipe my booty with a leaf kinda mama. I do not eat all organic and my superpower most days is the fact that I can eat gluten. I do eat granola and actually make it myself but that is only a funny coincidence.  I do not hunt for my food and grow all my produce (some,  not all – would love to be a little more Martha but ain’t nobody got time for that).

I am a person, just like YOU that decided one day to make a few better choices for myself and in the long run changed a whole ton of things around for myself without trying. Yes, you heard me … this lifestyle is really effortless and super healthy.

Here are a few examples:

+ every single day, you brush your teeth, so do I.
+ every single day you put on deodorant, so do I.
+ every single day you put on fragrance, so do I.

The only differences are my product choices. I do not go to the store any buy any of those items plus 13 other things I didn’t need (Target is a jerk like that – admit it).

I buy my from a company called Young Living. I don’t waste money I save money & I am boosting my immune system while brushing my teeth – bet you can’t say that?! When I apply deodorant, I am not risking breast cancer, scary I know but true! Did you know that aluminum compounds within deodorants act as a plug within the sweat ducts and temporarily stop the flow of sweat. However, these compounds can be absorbed by your skin. Just as the parabens, these compounds can mimic estrogen, which promotes growth of breast cancer cells. Like I said scary.

So how does it really save money? Well, for starters each time I use a natural, essential oil based product I am targeting specific needs within my body strengthening my immune system, supporting my hormones, boosting my cells, improving my mood … all of which are protecting my body.  This keeps me healthy which prevents any and all sick visits to the doctor. Pregnancy has been the only reason I have needed any medical assistance in the past 3 years!  My three-year-old, has not had a sick visit in two years. My husband, well he is a man and wouldn’t go even if he needed it (ha) but hasn’t. WHY? Our lifestyle changes. Along with no medical treatment, nobody in our home is on any medication. Nothing prescription and nothing OTC. We use essential oils tube proactive so we do not have to be reactive.

Another money saver … I make all of the following beauty products:

+ face serum + body lotion + + deodorant + bubble bath + hair product + cuticle cream + perfume + cologne + mood enhancers + personal intimant products + detoxes + healing products for owies big & small + sore muscles rubs + PMS aides … && more.

Sounds expensive doesn’t it? NOPE. Not at all. I save so much money making all of this stuff. I will teach you.    

 
I could keep going but I will end this post here, with this:

I am running a two-day cash back offer for anyone that would like to start their oil journey! Not only with you get oils, you get a diffuser and and a whole bunch of goodies from me including continued support and education to help you use your oils! If you are waiting for a sign … THIS IS IT – I PROMISE ….

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March 2017 $20 off

all natural skin toner with essential oils

I have always had combination dry and oily skin. In my 20s, you could say I was in love with my skin. In my 20s I didn’t believe in sunscreen. In my 20s I should have paid more attention to what I was putting on my skin and not putting on my skin.

Now I’m my mid 30s I am trying to restore all that is lost and take care of my skin the best I can! This blend is something I recently discovered and completely fell in LOVE with!

BLEND: 20 drops patchouli essential oil + 20 drops spikenard essential oil + 40 drops organic cold pressed grapeseed oil. I apply this blend with a roller, every morning, and every night after applying my face serum + essential oils (hemp seed oil + Lavender + frankincense + Melrose)

My skin looks amazing lately! Even my husband noticed!

I used to have a love-hate relationship with patchouli oil. The scent reminds me of my mother, which I love, but there was something about it that I hated. What I did not realize was the scent of patchouli that I thought I was smelling was actually a fragrance not an essential oil… So different! I am now in love with it!

PATCHOULI:
+ great for eczema and acne.
+ prevents wrinkles and chapped skin
+ relieves itching

SPIKENARD:
+ helps nourish and regenerate skin
+ regarded as one of the most precious oils in ancient times, used only by priests, Kings, or high initiates

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