Frankincense and Myrrh

Hello everyone!

myrrh-2__largeWe hope you are having a great start to your week. Today we want to share one of our most popular oils: frankincense! This essential oil is super helpful, which explains why it’s been popular for thousands of years! Read on as we revisit this amazing oil, perfect for skin issues and the flu!

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As always, contact us for more information, or to order your very own supply of frankincense!

Walks!

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One of the BeSt things some one can do for their health is to walk! This picture was taken at a trail in North West Pennsylvania this morning as I was on a brisk walk with my husband! I got about 5000 steps in on my Fitbit!!

Walking at any pace is an all over body booster. Your breathing in fresh air (fresh-er depending on where you live!!) which gives your brain and blood much needed oxygen. You’re moving all of your joints and muscles, which help build muscle and increase bone density. And walking alters your mind set. Take a 30 minute walk when you are stressed or depressed and see if those endorphin don’t kick in!! They will!

So we would be amiss at Honest Aromas if we didn’t stress the benefits of walking for holistic health- it ranks as one of our top ten!

Another favorite that we have high lighted many times is….Tea Tree Oil! It is an all around immune system builder, great for skin and Hair issues,oral health and great  for cleaning, just to name a few. The fresh, clean smell and wakes the body…like a good walk!!

So Here are a few ideas for a healthy health walk today! Take your step toward holistic health- you can do it we are here with you!!

 

Like Sweet Perfume

Today we’re looking back at one of our favorite essential oils. Ylang Ylang is a romantic, calming oil perfect for boosting the mood and supporting the mind. Take a look!

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Here at Honest Aromas, we love playing around with essential oils to come up with new blends. The great thing about essential oils is that, although they primarily have therapeutic properties, they…

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Sweet Cypress

Today we’re looking cypressback at one of our favorite essential oils: Cypress! This oil is great for the skin. Check it out!

 

Hello all! Hope your week is going well! Today I want to take a look at an oil I love to use in my proprietary blends: Cypress! According to Pompeii Organics, cypress has strong astringent and diur…

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Break the Cycle!

Here is a post from several months ago, we hope it inspires you to Keep Going on your journey!

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20160207_222308.jpgOver the last several weeks I have been hearing a re occurring theme…..break the cycle!

Whether it has pertained to my own negative thoughts or relational cycles, my son’s ADHD patterns, or other cooperate negative cycles, in church or work etc. ….breaking old cycles is the only way to foster change and allow us to keep going in a positive direction.

Here is a very helpful activity I did recently, I want to share it with you.  Write down 3 recent personal situations that really got your attention. For each situation, write down all of the emotions that you experienced for each one. (frustration, loneliness, jealousy, etc.)Then write down the ways you acted or responded in each one.(Snapped at your children, dog or cat;-) depression, shopping spree, etc.) Compare the lists, and take notice to any commonalities between them. Same emotions? Similar reactions? Even the situations…did they have any common…

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One Thing I do….

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This pic was taken at one of my favorite parks in Pennsylvania during a recent Anniversary weekend with my husband. This picture paints a thousand words in my mind. It was a significant weekend for us because we had been separated prior to this trip. When we went there last year, we did not think we would ever return there as a couple and I did not even want to take any pictures to document our time there.

We have been through a lot in the last several years. Many things had taken a toll on our marriage and we both reached points where we really didn’t want to work at it any more.

When you are weak and tired and other seemingly exciting opportunities present themselves to you, it is almost impossible to resist(But it is not impossible). I made a lot of poor decisions during that flat time in my marriage. The ramifications could have been so much worse, but the consequences will never go away. I can only  thank and praise God for His mercy and unfailing love to me.

I cannot help but look at the picture and think of the words of Dan Fogelberg’s song;

Along the Road

Along the road
Your steps may stumble
Your thoughts may start to stray
But through it all a heart held humble
Levels and lights your way.

The Bible calls God’s Word “a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” that is true and that is how I got back to the road.

Another exceptional truth is, that as long as we are looking back when we are trying to move forward…we will stumble. The apostle Paul, had some thing transforming to say about this.

He was born a Roman and a Hebrew. Both gave him many rights, much authority and power. He lived during the time when the Christian church emerged and by Jewish and civil law, he was educated and zealous in the murders of people following Jesus. He then had a life changing encounter with Christ, and began to defend the faith. He now had great understanding and knowledge concerning both sides of the argument.He also had great understanding of forgiveness and mercy- and most Christians would look at him as a man who “attained” it, who made it, who “got this”.

He said “not that I have already attained”  He continued; “I do not count my self to have apprehended; but one thing I do…..Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching for those things that are ahead.” Phil 3:13

One thing I do.…forget what is behind and reach for those things that are ahead! Easier said than done. It is not easy to forget what you have done, especially when it has caused a great disturbance not just in your life but other’s lives as well.  I think it is human nature that we should wallow in self condemnation until we have reached a sufficient penance..and some religion’s teach this. But this is not the way God deals with us, that is the way people deal with us-or we deal with ourselves.

God is instantaneous in His forgiveness when we ask. God, through Jesus Chris, answers us with “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more” (John 8:11), “Though you sins are as scarlet, They will be white as snow”( Is. 1:18),”If he sins against you seven times in a day and returns to you saying, ‘I repent’, you shall forgive him.” (Luke 17:4), “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:8) God is outlandish and lavish in His Forgiveness toward us as proved through Jesus’ death on the cross!

This amazing forgiveness is what I have personally been experiencing and my husband and I have also been as well. It is not from this world. It is super-natural! Forgiveness is a beautiful, precious gift and Christianity’s pinnacle!

When doubts and thoughts clamor at the door of your mind- deal with it! Have you asked God to forgive you, or do you just keep thinking about it? If you have not asked for forgiveness, do it now. If you have, meditate on the scriptures that I listed above and look up more of them. I do not know any one who does not need to hear this good news! I hope it has challenged and been renewing to you today.

What are your thoughts on forgetting what is behind?  We want to hear from you today!

 

 

Moving Forward

Hello all! We hope your week is going well.

It can be hard to move forward sometimes; you get in a rut and find yourself stuck in the same feelings or situations that do nothing but bring you down. It’s hard to break out of that cycle, to accept God’s grace and move forward into a healthier, more joyful lifestyle!

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We’ve shared about Rose Absolute (Rose damascena) before, and we love how it doesn’t just benefit the body (especially the skin) but the mind. It lifts your mood and helps encourage a softer heart, both helpful things for times when you are trying to move forward!

Interested in trying this beautiful oil? Let us know! We’d love to talk to you today!