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How To Use Essential Oils For A Cold or Sore Throat?

November 28, 2018
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How To Use Essential Oils For A Cold or Sore Throat

Would you like to know how to use essential oils for a cold or sore throat? There a so many essential oils to choose from and I’ll share what I use almost daily

One of the essential oil blends I use the most to support the body against colds and sore throats is this one:  Immune Strength.   Then we either roll it on the bottoms of our feet, on our wrists or on our neck.  And it smells good!

What Essential Oils Should I Keep On Hand (and travel with)?

I have a roller of Immune Strength in my purse, in my car and in my kitchen.  This way I don’t have to always be hunting down my one an only bottle.  When my husband travels for work, I pack on for him to take.  We faithfully use this before we go to hang out with other kids or go to public places (grocery store, birthday parties, church, play groups, etc). I want to be able to provide social activities for my kids and this is how I fight against germs and use essential oils for a cold and sore throat. (yes, it helps even if you already have a sore throat).

Because essential oils smell great, you can use them around the house. Another great idea is to add Immune Strength to your liquid or foaming hand soap. Some people really like to use it to clean there house.

A lot of people have heard of Thieves cleaner.  Since Immune Strength is a very similar formula, you can use in place of Thieves.  So, should you use Thieves vs Immune Strength?  Either option is great!

Thieves cost $45.72 and Immune strength costs $26.95.
Do note that Immune Strength has a 90 day return policy and ships for FREE!
(And a 15ml bottle will last you a long time if you use it in a roller.)

Here are some other recipes for Immune:

Read more…

Best Essential Oils – Young Living vs DoTerra

November 23, 2018
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Young Living vs DoTerra -Finding The Best Essential Oils.

Does it make a difference if you are using Young Living vs DoTerra?

First, let me say that essential oils are powerful.
They have definitely improved the quality of my life.

When Several Companies Claim To Be The Best Essential Oil Company, How Do You Choose?

Maybe you are researching to see if you should be using Young Living vs DoTerra oils or you already have one and want more info.

Or maybe you have heard about essential oils but have never tried them or maybe you haven’t tried a premium brand…

I use this company: Click Here To See.

“Why do I use this company?!”

Glad you asked 😉

 

After doing a TON of research and thought I just might be able to find a brand that was amazing OR possibly even better than the Young Living products or doTerra oils <gasp>.  Having used brands in the past, but REALLY wanted to find a brand I could trust that wasn’t an MLM or network marketing company.  I had a suspicion that if I did find such a brand, it would be less expensive than the MLM brands because there is a lot less overhead when you don’t use the MLM model to sell your products.   And I was right.

Doing much research, asking LOTS of questions, and sending emails… I found a essential oil company that has met EVERY expectation of mine.

They are a phenomenal company.

I have been completely impressed with every aspect of their company and product.

Where do I start…

  • highest quality available in the industry – click here to read more
  • GC/MS test results from a verified third-party, independent lab tested
  • 100% pure and authentic
  • bottom of their bottle has individual batch code
  • input that number into their website here to pull up the GC/MS test results
  • 90-Day no hassle product return policy
  • pays for our customers’ return shipping expenses!
  • free domestic shipping
  • 80 single oils, that is MORE than what DoTerra or Young Living offers

They have the best prices on the more pricey oils like frankincense , helichrysum and rose oils.

Read more…

Organic Cleaning – Easiest & Cheapest Way To Clean Organically

November 20, 2018
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Organic Cleaning Is Easy And Works Better Than Chemicals

Cleaning organically (meaning without chemicals sprays) can be faster and simpler than you first thought?  Keep reading if you want to know how to clean without chemicals.

What’s better than easy cleaning?!?!  Cleaning that is cheap and works!

All you need is an ecloth and water.  YUP, you read that right.  Ecloths have amazing technology.  They have millions of microscopic fibers that are tightly woven and literally pick up over 99% of the bacteria from your surfaces.  You don’t need any chemicals.  Simply wet the ecloth and start wiping everything you can find.

Tired of the way your hands feel after using Clorox?!  Use an ecloth and your surfaces will be even cleaner.  Ecloths work better than chemicals!  (not to mention, they are much safer too) 

How can this be, you ask?  If you are using chemicals, you are relying on the chemical being in contact with the bacteria and germs long enough to kill them.  When you wipe your surface with a paper towel, there is a good chance you didn’t pick everything up.  Do you notice how you have to wipe and rewipe the surface to get everything?  And how do you know if you used enough chemicals and if the chemicals stayed on the surface long enough to kill what you didn’t wipe up?

Next question, are you okay with having those cleaning chemicals touching your skin and disrupting the hormones and chemistry in your body?  I’m not okay with that.  What about all the droplets in the air you are breathing?

With an ecloth, you pick up practically everything, even all the microscopic creepy things AND you do it without touching or inhaling any chemicals.  Your surfaces are safe for you, your children and pets.

Check out this handy chart.

It explains why using only water works like magic.  You won’t be disappointed.

Fastest Way To Chart BBT (Body Basal Temperature) – Life Saver!

November 15, 2018

Accurate, Easiest And Fastest Way To Chart Your BBT

Trying to get pregnant or trying NOT to get pregnant… Or maybe trying to figure out your body and hormones?

Would you like to know if your female symptoms are from low progesterone levels or high estrogen or the imbalance of the two?

Charting your bbt – (short for basal body temp) gives you so much information about your body.  Your morning temperature (before you get out of bed) will give you SO MANY clues and information about your body that is almost impossible to know otherwise.

I have been charting my bbt (body basal temperature) for 10 yrs.  I have done it all different ways. Using printed out paper charts, using free bbt apps online, free bbt apps on my phone and usually using a thermometer from the drug store.

Charting temps is brilliant.  The information is life changing.

The actual DOING IT… sucks.  But so does birth control, getting pregnant or not getting pregnant, feeling crazy because your hormones are out of wack… you get my point.

Now, taking your temp first thing in the morning sounds pretty simple – if you have a easy way to do it, track it and read it.

Let’s be honest, who wants to wake up, take their temp (the same time, every single day, whether you are ready to get out of bed or not) AND THEN write it down or remember to write it down later… (yah, good luck with remembering that)

Enter… the Wink and the Kindara App

The Wink is the bbt thermometer and the Kindara App is a free app that syncs automatically with the Wink.

Another convenient perk is that when you stick the wink into your mouth, the alarm turns off.
Then, the Wink silently vibrates when it has found your temp and stores the temp.
If your blue-tooth is not on, it will store all your temps for days until you connect it with your phone.
It will instantly populate your chart and you will have a perfect chart with almost no effort on your end.
(the app allows you to add more info like cervical fluid, when you had sex, if you are spotting or had a period, etc)

Here’s the thing. For your temps and charting to be accurate, you need to take it at the same time every morning before you get out of bed. So if you wake up 2 days a week at 5am and 3 days at 6am and on the weekends you lay in bed till 8am… you need to take your temp at 5am all 7 days.  The wink does everything except get into your mouth for you.

Toddler scenario – say you have a toddler that crawls into your bed sometime after 430 every morning and your sleep isn’t great from 430 on… you can take your temp at 4am and know it will be accurate.

Infant scenario – you have a baby you feed in the middle of the night. Take your temp before you get up and feed them. (They say it’s ideal to have been asleep for at least 3 hrs for this to be accurate… though my opinion is that any charting is better than no charting).

Charting is so helpful, even if you aren’t sexually active.

If you have weird cycles, or have an ovarian cysts (or lower abdomen pain) or have endometriosis…  you can start charting to discover IF and when you are ovulating.  Every 28 day cycle, you have roughly 2 weeks of more estrogen and 2 weeks of more progesterone in your body.  Charting will help tell you if this is what YOUR body is doing or if you are estrogen dominant.

I recommend this book, “Taking Charge Of Your Fertility” to understand what your body is telling you.  This book will unlock the secrets.  You will have a much better idea why you have pain a different times of the month or why you skipped your period but aren’t pregnant.  Or why you have spotting mid-cycle.  Every woman deserves to know what their body is telling them. 

Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

Best Tasting Chicken (drumsticks) At The Cheapest Price. I’m In LOVE!

November 13, 2018
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Would You Like The Best Tasting Chicken Drumstick Recipe? (and cheap?)

Everyone loves a good piece of chicken that leaves you wanting more.  And most of us know that that doesn’t come in the form of a drumstick.  I’m about to rock your world. Here is the best tasting chicken drumstick recipe ever. When you eat these, you forget how cheap they are!

Chicken can be cheap if you buy conventional…  but really, we need be eating the good quality, organic chicken.

So… now the price is NOT cheap.

I kept seeing how much less it cost to buy drumsticks… but who wants to eat drumsticks?  Seriously… they are messy and aren’t very versatile…and doesn’t really taste that great….  but the cheapest way to buy chicken is drumsticks.

BUT….

Then…

I found this super easy, amazing, chicken drumstick recipe.

My kids LOVE them.  I LOVE them.  The hubs is a huge fan.

AND guess what?  I have a bunch of bones for chicken stock that I can make in my InstaPot.  Winning.

(My life was changed when I realized how easy chicken stock is to make.  I used to make it in a crockpot.  Then I got an Instapot and now I look like a genius.)

Ready for the best chicken drumstick recipe?!

  • Heat oven to 400
  • Put parchment (if you have some) on your cookie sheet.
    Lay the drumsticks on cookie sheet – not touching
  • Drizzle olive oil on all pieces, turn over and drizzle more

Sprinkle the following:

Salt
Garlic Powder
Cinnamon  (THIS IS A MUST – trust me)
Cayenne (optional)

Flip chicken and sprinkle the second side.

Stick in oven for about 60 minutes.  I flip them about 1/2 through.

You can tell they are done when you see the chicken pulling away from the bone.

ENJOY!

**I often make this when we have dinner guests, because this works if you are gluten free, paleo, keto, or really anything but vegetarian.  Pair it with some type of potato (sweet potato?) and/or a couple veggie sides and your guests will be in heaven. And your house will smell like heaven.**

*You will need a minimum of 2 drumsticks per person. Guys will easily eat 4+

*Costco sells their organic chicken drumsticks for about $9, I think you get about 13-15 pieces