This vase may look rather large in the picture, but it’s only a one-ounce cobalt bottle filled with tiny Bluets I picked out of the grass in my yard! I am presently reading Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts, and this definitely made my ongoing list of a thousand gifts God has given me!!
Carefully picking these little beauties and trimming them to fit in my little aromatherapy bottle delighted my soul. I presented them to my daughter Gabrielle as we were working at Honest Aromas yesterday, and her face erupted with joy at the fairy sized bouquet!
This is the bottom line in life: gratefulness=fully living. We have to slow down and smell the flowers. We have to stop and take it all in. And many times, we have to make ourselves see the good in our own lives. I am thankful I can read and I am thankful I can write. There are many people who cannot. I am thankful my olfactory system works and I can smell the oils I blend with. There are many people who cannot. I am thankful I can walk and bend and use scissors to cut flowers, and even get a well deserved pain in a muscle from overuse. Some people have no limbs. Gratefulness=fully living.
On an aromatherapy note, you do not have to smell an aroma to glean the benefits from essential oils. It is truly affecting your body at a chemical level as it works its way through your olfactory and circulatory system!
But for those of us who can enjoy the odor, it is delicious! I put drops of essential oil in everything, a small bottle of water to mist the rugs and rooms of my home (Lemon), my shampoo (Lavender and Rosemary), my face oil (Frankincense, Tea Tree and Lavender mixed in a carrier of course), etc. I love walking into my home (or driving in my essential oil-permeated car) and being uplifted and relaxed by the immune system-building oils that I breathe in!
It’s spring, there is new life popping up everywhere! We can have new life in ourselves as well. We do not have to stay the same. It’s the little things in life, cared about and cultivated and mixed with gratitude, that make life fully alive!
Sitting here this morning, feeling a little low and run down after the holiday. I made some tea and did some Yoga with Adriene She has a great set of videos for working out when you are not feeling well, check them out! We all need to give our bodies a rest from this busy, stressed filled world- especially at this time of year.
Feed your body with fresh citrus to boost your immune system and lighten your mood, drink some tea with raw honey, and take a little walk. Put a couple drops of of grapefruit, lemon and orange in your diffuser. Read scriptures that are related to healing, Mark 5:34 for instance, and meditate on it.
Here is to a great, healthy week! Who says you have to wait till January 1st?:-)
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It was a hot and balmy day in Pennsylvania! Our 11 year old entrepreneur set up his Lemonade stand during our neighborhood garage sale weekend. “Pink or Original?” he would ask. He was a welcomed oasis for the thirsty shoppers!
What is it about lemonade on hot days? Lemon, according to Organicfacts.com, has a multitude of benefits;
The health benefits of lemon include treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, and fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure, while it also benefits hair and skin care. Known for its therapeutic property since generations, lemon helps to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier.
Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. It is well known as a useful treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes and lowering body temperature. As a refreshing drink, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool.
No wonder it is a “go to” on a hot day! Our bodies know we need it! You can read more about lemon on our Lemon and Lips blog and we sell Lemon Essential Oil from Pompeii Organics! Get your bottle today!
We can all have stress. Just living in this modern world can produce a stress like humans have not experienced thus far. Cell Phones, Computers, TV’s and News, jobs, terror…….all in our face 24/7.
But there are some situations in your life that can produce such a level of stress that you can not easily “file” and sort out in your brain. You may try, but find you have reoccurring dreams, flash backs or un explained panic. It is possible you are experiencing a form of Post Traumatic Stress.
I know I have tended to think of that only in terms of the military. But there have been 2 times in my life that I have been diagnosed with it and I have had a “seemingly” normal- non military life!
You may have witnessed/ or have been involved in a bad accident. You may have been a care giver for a sick child or elderly person for an extended period of time. You may have gone through a significant relationship issue- separation, divorce, addiction, etc. Or maybe have been the victim of some kind of abuse.
nourishingroots.com describes Post Traumatic symptoms like this;
There are three main classes of PTSD symptoms (source):
- Re-experiencing: intrusive memories, sleep disturbance, dissociation, intense anger or anxiety at memory
- Avoidance: avoidance, detachment, estrangement, numbing, “shutting down”
- Hyperarousal: nightmares, irritability, sleep disturbance, anger, aggression, impulsivity, panic attacks, exaggerated startle response
If you experience these symptoms you should take some care and time to think about where they may have originated. Definitely pray! “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 And seek out the help of a Licensed Therapist. Not all counselors are created equal! So get some feedback from others who have been there, and have received help and are able to move on with their lives.
I am currently using a blend to help with traumatic stress in my life. Lemon (uplifting) with Lavender (calming). I blend it into an inhaler and use as needed. You can apply this combination into a diffuser. You can also blend 3 drops of each into a carrier oil and apply…but do not do it on skin exposed to sun as lemon is photo toxic.
Let me know your thoughts on stress! Remember I do consultations and would be happy to make YOU a personal blend! Click on “Consultation” on our On-Line Store! We want to hear from you today:-)
Tea! I am a Coffee Person, but I love a good cup black tea from time to time…especially Irish Breakfast and especially this time of year;-)
Black tea is fermented and oxidized which differentiates it from it’s green and white counter parts and which also gives it’s unique flavor. Although I have been taught that nothing too good comes from oxidized things…black tea does have a load of benefits!
According to organicfacts.net black tea can benefits range from lowering high cholesterol and blood pressure to supporting bad digestion, and poor circulation to name just a few!
Of course you can add some raw honey and lemon for some added health benefits. I like it that way when I feel a cold or the flu is going around, but usually I prefer mine with little coconut milk;-)
So if you are like me, and love your morning cup o’ jo….change it up from time to time and celebrate other flavors and health benefits. As the old Irish blessing goes; “May you always have tea beside the fire”…
Hello all! I hope your week is going well!
Since we’ve been highlighting new products this week, allow me to introduce our brand new cold sore/fever blister lip balm! Made with nourishing and virus-fighting oils, this balm is great for cold season!
One of the active ingredients in this lipbalm is lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil.
According to Pompeii Organics, lemon is an effective antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It fights viruses and muscle spasms, and can even help people who struggle with depression. It’s also very cooling and cheering and helps the immune system.
One note of caution: lemon is photo-toxic, meaning it can damage the skin if exposed to sunlight. Fortunately, our lip balm is diluted with other active oils and a nourishing base, so all you have to worry about are the good things lemon can do!
Interested in trying our new lip balm? Send us an email, or find us at the Franklin Applefest and the Harmony Country Fall Festival!