The Raindrop Technique

Let's talk about the Raindrop Technique massage. it's been apart of my family's health regimen for many years now.  When I say it's been a game-changer for my family, I mean I cannot imagine what our health would be like without it. The Raindrop has pulled us out of some serious health trials. But....

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The Best Make-up in the World!

The Best Make-up in the World!
I’m so thankful for this beautiful make up that isn’t comprising my health or the health of my daughters!💕 Junk you WILL NOT find in Savvy Minerals 💄 Makeup!
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Thieves Dish Soap

Thieves Dish Soap

LET’S TALK ABOUT DILUTING OUR BELOVED THIEVES DISH SOAP! 

If you know me, you know I never run out of this stuff. It is one of my very favorite products. I love that when I’m cleaning my family’s dishes, I know that I’m not letting any nasty chemicals seep onto our dishes that could cause issues in our bodies. PLUS I know that it’s perfectly safe for my kiddos...

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Death by Pollen

Death by Pollen
Ok, so it’s no joke that this pesky yellow dust that has decided to grace our lives is more like the plague than anything. I get it. It’s spring and we’re going to get flowers and green trees out of this, but I mean COME ON. The stuff is everywhere and while I wish my life right now were more along the lines of “Death by Chocolate”, let’s be real, it’s more like death by pollen.

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Let's Cuddle Up

Let's Cuddle Up
Happy Valentine’s day to all my favorite oily lovers out there! If I’m being honest, I set out to write this article as a kind of extension to the Oils and Romance class I taught last week, to help better answer some questions I received. Now, although it is the day of LOVE and I hope you all get a little freaky with your husbands’ tonight, I’m going to go a little off road and talk about my daily wellness routine.

The reason I talk about this is because of a conversation I had with a dear friend this week. Because she travels often for work, she came to me asking for advice to help boost overall energy during the day, as well as increase rest and relaxation in the evenings. Her words to me were, “Terri, this past week has been packed out. I am gone 5a to 6p every day. I barely have time to see my husband expect on the weekends, and on the evenings I do get to see him I am either too tired to function, or too stressed to be able to fully unwind and give him all the attention I so desire to give him. In other words—HELP.”

Sometimes, we women have the tendency to burn the candle at both ends, which it not only damaging to ourselves, but even more so damaging to the people we hold dearest. If you find yourself in a similar situation, KEEP READING, if this isn’t you—and you’re some kind of perfect fairytale unicorn—still keep reading. 
            

ROUTINE
I start each day off with a capsule combo on my favorite of immune and energy boosting oils:

1.    Endoflex: This blend amplifies metabolism and vitality and creates a hormone balance. (Can also apply to thyroid, lower back, kidneys, glandular areas or all over feet. Diffuse!). Hello energy boost!
2.    Peppermint: Peppermint is a STIMULANT. It’s fresh and crisp smell creates an environment of focus, and when taken internally can help with immune functions. 
3.    Copaiba: This oil is great for a variety of things. Teething babies, immunity, bone density, the works! The cool thing about Copaiba is that, when paired with other oils, it actually pushes those other oils to work harder! How cool is that?

Paired with these rock star oils, I take a shot of Ningxia Red. Young Living NingXia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants. Drink by itself, put in smoothies, give it to your kids, the works! I would encourage everyone looking for a little extra ZING in their life—be faithful to your Ningxia!
 
I pair all of these with Master Formula. “Master Formula™ is a comprehensive daily supplement that includes a wide range of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other food-based nutrients to naturally support general health and well-being for the body.” One of the most important things about this product is it’s loaded with B vitamins! B vitamins are essential to energy and focus—especially B9 and B12. Don’t believe me? Do a quick search for yourself and see what all your body needs for mental clarity!
 

SLEEP

So many of us forget the importance of sleep. Seriously, sleep is critical for your body to actually be able to heal itself. When you are asleep, your body turns off all “unnecessary” functions and makes it to where your body’s sole purpose is repair. If you are having trouble unwinding, I would recommend diffusing Peace and Calming. I like to have Peace and Calming diffusing before my husband gets home in the evening to create a more of a haven feeling in our home. 

Before bed, Sensation oil is our best friend. You heard me right. Sensation™ combines pure Ylang Ylang, Coriander, and other essential oils to encourage feelings of love and affection when diffused. We all know we feel more relaxed when we feel loved. Who wouldn’t want that before bed?! Plus, your chances of getting lucky go WAY up--it’s a win for you, a win for him, and everyone sleeps better for it. 
Diffuse the heck out of that sucker to ignite a warm environment in the bedroom and trust me, Mr. Man will thank you for it. 

            Finally, I would encourage my friend in need of both energy and rest, Scripture says.  “Come to me, all who are weary, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28). The truth of the matter is, you can have the perfect health routine but at the end of the day, true, soul restorative rest comes in the arms of our Father. He wants to LAVISH you, so find comfort in the arms of our Comforter and you will experience rest, energy, and abundance like never-before. 

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Self Care

Self Care
Well, here we are. The Holidays are behind us, kids are back in school, jobs are in full swing, and hopefully we have fallen back into a new normal routine. Hopefully, two weeks into our new year, you are still just as excited about committing to a year of health and wellness! If, however, you are like the rest of us mere mortals and getting back into routine sent healthy habits to the back burner, NO WORRIES! I have been where you are, and am here for YOU.

A habit of health requires small, incremental changes be made part of your life. Today, I want to fortify you with more practical ways to institute a wellness mindset in your home. Let’s make changes TOGETHER, you are WORTH IT!

Self-Care

 A morning routine might be the most important thing you do in a day. A solid morning routine will set you up for success throughout the rest of your day. It will make you feel GREAT and ready to tackle the world. Spend a half an hour a day taking care of yourself and you will optimize your productivity all day long.

I have come up with ten activities for you to accomplish in the morning. They will set you up for success, which is why you should incorporate these practice into your daily routine.

  1. Make your bed
  2. Drink a glass of water right when you wake up
  3. Take a Lemon Juice and a Young Living NingXia Red Shot
  4. Wash your face and brush your teeth
  5. Take your Vitamins
  6. Eat a balanced breakfast
  7. Exercise or take a little time to move, stretch, foam roll, etc.
  8. Pamper yourself (use a skin brush, take a bath, or exfoliate with a coffee skin scrub)
  9. Take three deep breaths
  10. Find gratitude in your life/journal

Coffee Skin Scrub

A great addition to your morning routine is a shower with a natural, exfoliating scrub. This recipe is clean and invigorating.
INGREDIENTS
  • 8 oz. glass jar with lid
  • 10 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 5 drops Cypress essential oil
  • 1 cup unbrewed ground coffee
  • ½ cup olive oil or other oil of your choosing.
DIRECTIONS
  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Mix together well.
  • Store in a cool dark place.
Apply scrub all over in the shower a few times a week to desired areas such as thighs, belly, and arms, and rinse off. You will not believe! Worried about it going down the drain? Apply a screen over your drain to catch the coffee grounds.

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Citrus Blueberry Muffins

Citrus Blueberry Muffins
Ok, but who doesn’t love a way to make a fun, munchie treat WITHOUT loading it down with yucky ingredients? I think we so often fail to realize that the products marketed to us as “safe” are some of the most detrimental items we can put into our bodies. Foods are fabricated and drenched in chemicals to elongate their shelf life. This makes shopping today seriously SO difficult. You have to read ALL the ingredients on an item before you place it in your cart, just so that you don’t end up with an item that may have petroleum or formaldehyde in it (scared face emoji). Y’all, this was not how it was for my parents generation or the generation before them. They didn’t have to worry about whether or not milk was actually milk. Now days, we have to be on the look out. Anyways, I didn’t hop on here to scare you all, I really just wanted to share that there ARE alternatives, and that those alternatives can be SO SO yummy. :D


A little note on this recipe, it can totally be altered to be exactly what you want. I used all organic ingredients to try and keep it as clean as possible. Also, the apple sauce and banana are optional. I’ve found that you don’t want to throw out both in one batch. They add a level of moisture that make for some killer muffins. So go with either the apple sauce or the banana, or both. 


Citrus Blueberry Muffins Recipe


INGREDIENTS
1 ripe banana
1 egg
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 applesauce
1 cup fresh organic blueberries
3/4 cup organic brown sugar
2 drops lemon vitality essential oil
6 drops tangerine vitality essential oil
1 cup YL Einkorn Flour
1 cup organic oatmeal
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt 
***optional: 1 scoop YL Vanilla Spice Pure Protein Complete


DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 * F
  2. Combine banana, egg, coconut oil, applesauce, and brown sugar in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, salt and *protein powder*
  4. Gently stir flour mixture into wet mixture and add blueberries, drops of lemon and tangerine essential oils
  5. Fill muffin liners with mixtures
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes on 350*. Makes 12 muffins

Let cool and ENJOY this tangy, sweet goodness! <3 

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Dryer Maintenance and Dryer Sheets!

Dryer Maintenance and Dryer Sheets!

SAY NO TO TOXIC DRYER SHEETS AND EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR DRYER


Dryer sheets leave a film on your lint screen that blocks circulation and makes your dryer use more energy. They also have a toxic ingredient that sticks to your clothes then rubs into your skin when you wear those clothes or lay on those sheets. This ingredient destroys your natural hormone flow and causes skin issues, emotional issues and general health problems. Ditching toxic dryer sheets will save you money, and extend the life of your dryer. 
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