I have been a fan of Earl Grey tea for as long as i can remember. I like to add honey and cream to it. It’s so fragrant and yummy! It’s the bergamot that gives that sweet citrus scent. It helps calm and relieve stress. We all could use some of that! So when i saw that Young Living had a bergamot essential oil i knew i had to have it!
Here’s some tips on how to use Bergamot:
- Add 2-4 drops to your bath water and relax.
- Make a sugar scrub with 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil, and 10 drops of Bergamot essential oil. Scrub away in the tub, especially on the bottom of your feet and elbows!
- Diffuse in air to help calm tension. Bergamot blends well with Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, and Lemon.
- Make an an all purpose spray to clean and freshen your home. Get a 16 oz spray bottle, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 3/4 cups water, 10 drops bergamot, 10 drops lemon and 10 drops eucalyptus, and 1 tsp borax. Shake in bottle and spray.
My son fell on the blacktop at school and got a nasty scrape on his knee. In my day, my mom would spray bactine on it and it would sting! Instead of putting chemicals on my son that hurt, i reached for the purification and lavender essential oils. Look at the results!
My son was so thrilled with how quickly he healed that he had to make a video about it!
I feel like such a better wife and mom this year! We are eating a lot of organic food, drinking a lot of filtered water and replacing nasty OTC meds with chemicals and side effects with natural oils! I really believe God has given us everything in the earth that we need to take care of ourselves. We just need to take the time to do a little research and start moving in that direction!
I would love to share more with you about how these oils have changed our lives, literally! I haven’t taken an advil in months and i used to take about 6-10 a week! And i lost 5 inches off my waist by taking lemon and peppermint oils. And my husband has treated his allergies with lemon, lavender, peppermint and RC. I could go on and on!
Got questions? Ask away!
My mom came for a visit in May so she could share Jared’s birthday with us. It was a blast! I used a lot of Kelly Purkey’s June/July kit for this spread. It totally took a red feel. love it!
I was able to use some cards from past kits in my stash as well as some stamping.
This spread took on an orange and blue feel. I love that! I used a lot of the Planetarium PL kit from Studio Calico.
I am completely enamored with the blue star washi tape that came with the kit.
If you remember my One Little Word this year is Focus. We are almost half way through the year and I’m pleased to say that we are still full steam ahead with it! Our health has improved big time! We’ve replaced most of our pantry with organic non GMO food and we have hardly used an OTC medicine in months thanks to the Essential Oils by Young Living. So many people saw our progress so we went from being a member to a distributor. Here you see me watching a video by Lindsay teaching about what being a distributor means! LOL!
Here’s a cool gift idea. Got any Altoid tins? Place 9 cute 1/4 dram bottles in the tin, each filled with 1/2 lemon essential oil and 1/2 peppermint. Fill the other side of the tin with empty gel capsules. Voila! An instant easy carrier! I think it’s a perfect idea as a gift and a way to introduce someone to the oils. Hope it works for you too!
It seems like I’m always playing catch up lately with my Project Life. At least I’m in the same month! Here’s my page 1 for May. Unlike others, I choose to separate my months vs my weeks. It works much better for me. I focused on mainly using the Happy Go Lucky collection from Echo Park. Nice bright colors, huh? Here’s a few closeups:
Each month begins with a month card. Pretty simple since the hello card came with the kit. just added a few stickers and I was good to go!
Got my first pedicure of the season. Love painted toes.
This month my Young Living order consisted of oils to fight allergies and some uplifting ones to get us through our day. These work! I am so pleased to be a Lemon Dropper. You can check it out here!
Well we’ve been on this essential oil path for two months and what a journey it’s been! I wanted to give a little review since we’ve used every single oil in our kit so far! We have seen and experienced amazing results in our family!
So what’s in the kit and what’s our personal experience?
Peace and Calming
We both inhale or diffuse this and put it on the bottom of our feet before bed. It reduces stress and helps us sleep better.
This blend is like bactine. Remember that when you were little? I remember my mom always spraying it on my scraped knees. I’ve used it on a cotton ball with a little coconut oil mixed in several times for my son’s little scrapes and bruises.
This is one of my husband’s go to oils to relieve stress. He puts a drop on his wrists or the back of his neck. It helps him through his crazy work days.
This is the oil that started it all for us when my friend, Judy, gave it to me for my birthday. This is the go to oil for sickness for sure! We have diffused this and put it on the bottom of our feet. Any little bug we felt coming on was gone by morning!
Finally finished my last page in April! Focusing on our life right now: school, organic good and essential oils! I had a clogged ear which was a bit painful. I put a drop of lavender on a cottonball and put it in my ear. The pain went away as well as the pressure. This stuff works! I added a few tidbits from my pinterest board. They go perfectly into my Project Life! Here’s a few closeups.
Love this cute Solar app as an alternative to capturing the weather. I cut some of the edges of the flowers out of the card to lay over the corner.
I saw somewhere that people use lemon essential oil to wash their fruits and vegies. It gave these strawberries such a great fresh flavor and they lasted a bit longer in the frig.
My best friend, Dee, makes buttermilk pancakes for her family almost every morning. I took her recipe and modified it a tad. My husband asks me to make these for him just about every Saturday morning. It has become a new tradition!
The batter consists of half whole wheat and half white organic white flour. YUM!!!! It has buttermilk which gives a nice little crunch on the outside of the pancake yet moist inside. The change I made is that i also add coconut milk to the batter. That plus an egg, baking soda and some cinnamon and voila!
Here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
My husband has officially joined the essential oil bandwagon! We have been working hard all year at focusing on improving our health by eating organic non gmo food and filtering our water. Moving away from OTC medications into essential oils was the next logical step for us.
My husband struggles with allergies BAD! And he’s a guy that struggles with stress just like everyone else, so I tailored his kit around the things he deals with most. In the kit are:
- Breathe Again Roll-on – supercharged version of RC. It contains eucalyptus, bay laurel, peppermint, copaiba, myrtle and manuka.
- DiGize – helps with digestion also. It contains tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise and patchouli.
- RC – also helps with respiratory congestion. It contains eucalyptus, myrtle, pine, spruce, marjoram, lavender, cypress and peppermint.
- Lemon Lavender Peppermint (LLP) – one of nature’s natural antihistamines.