It’s Cold Outside

How is winter weather treating your hair?

We love this DIY for Easy Anti-Frizz Spray to tame static and frizz.

Whether it be from winter static or the heat of summer, almost everyone deals with frizzy hair at some point. Luckily, this natural DIY helps tame stubborn flyaways while nourishing hair at the same time. Fractionated Coconut Oil helps provide moisture to dry hair, while aloe vera promotes shine and leaves hair cleaner. The powdery, floral aroma of Lavender will also ensure that your hair will stay smelling fresh.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
½ cup distilled water
5–10 drops Lavender oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in an 8-ounce spray bottle and shake thoroughly before each use.
  2. Spray a thin layer on dry hair after styling to tame flyaways and everyday frizz.

Source : doTerra.com

Creating Hope

For my first post, I wanted to highlight that January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. I’m proud to be a part of a company that gives back.

This is an article from doTerra.com…

doTerra and Operation Underground Railroad

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is proud to be partnering with Operation Underground Railroad, (also known as OUR Rescue) to bring healing and hope to the world. This non-profit organization works to save children from sex trafficking by utilizing some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-trafficking efforts. 

Get involved in an organization near you to end Human Trafficking. Make a difference!

Reference: doTerra.com 

Coriander Essential Oil

Popular across many cultures for various uses, coriander essential oil is extracted from the seed of the coriander plant. Coriander’s healthful therapeutic benefits, which can be attributed to its extremely high linalool content, range from digestive support to maintaining an already healthy insulin response.

USES
• Take a few drops internally after eating large meals to assist with digestion.*
• Apply to oily skin to maintain a clear complexion.
• Apply to the back of neck or bottom of feet to promote relaxation.
• After a short workout, apply to legs for a soothing massage.

​Can be used Topically, Aromatically, Internally and applied to the skin neat​.

Research

I don’t know if you are like me, but I have made a few mistakes in my time.  So, I tend to be a little cautious when being introduced to something new.  I had always looked at essential oils, and other alternative medicine/therapy as ‘malarkey.’  I mean how could applying an oil, or inhaling the scent possibly improve ones health?

I have suffered from long-term head tension from my mid-teens, but found relief in a lotion that had EO’s of Mandarin and Sage.  Within 30 minutes my migraine was gone!    Another time my husband had been stung or bit by something.  It was red, hot, blistered looking, and behind his ear.  I began by applying a couple of drops of Tea Tree oil directly to the skin and Tea Tree oil ointment.  It cleared up within about two weeks.

So, there has to be something to the EO’s.  I was curious to find out if there were studies to show the validity of such possibilities.  I found two studies on a very scary bacteria.  MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), is a superbug, lives on our skin, but can become dangerous once it finds its way into our bodies.

Dr. Eugene Sherry, University of Sydney, Australia decided to “initiate a trial of Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oils in MRSA patients,” with Dr. Patrick H. Warnke, University of Kiel in Germany, “…was pursuing a parallel study.”  Together they had “25 patients with MRSA.  Dr. Sherry debrided the skin around the infection, then applied an antibacterial wash derived from Eucalyptus radiata (Eucalyptus EO) and Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree EO), once a day for several months.”  Of the 25: 22-resolved completely, 19-resolved without use of antibiotics, 3-required antibiotics, 10-patients were diabetic.”

Dr. Warnke, was so pleased with the results, he stated during an interview, they are now studying and aerosolized version of the compound in lab studies of TB (tuberculosis).  When they sprayed the compound on the TB cultures “we wiped out TB, killed it, in 40 minutes. No antibiotic does that.”

An article from PubMed.gov, US Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, explains another study involved three different strains of MRSA.  They used Patchouli, Tea Tree oil, Geranium, Lavender EO’s and Citricidal (grapefruit seed extract). The studies used petri dishes with a growth agent and 4-layer pads.  The EO’s and Citricidal were used alone and in groupings, incubated for 24 hours at 37 degrees Celsius.  Some showed no response from the MRSA strains, but “Citricidal and Geranium oil showed greatest effect against MRSA, while Geranium and Tea Tree oils were most effective against the Oxford strain.”

In my opinion, EO’s should be considered for further study.  The possibilities for EO’s and leading a healthier life are wide open.  I was convinced after my personal experiences and continue to search and learn more about essential oils.

Here we go!

Hello, everyone! I am Brand New to this blogging thing. So, here we go. I am a wife, mom of 3 girls, school bus driver and college student. I find that the older I get, I don’t know as much as I thought I did, I never have enough time, and usually the simplest things are the best.

I have been introduced to Essential Oils slowly over the last few years, mainly for aromatherapy. Which I gave little credit too, but as time went on I found that some of it was actually working.

Several years ago, a friend of mine gave me a tiny little pump bottle of mandarin and sage lotion for applying to pulse points, from PartyLite. I found the scent pleasant, but what did I need if for. She told me to use it when I got a migraine or headache. I did and thought it was a worthless endeavor, but to my surprise, a half an hour later, my migraine was gone.

I tried to find more of the lotion, my PartyLite friend said that they didn’t make it anymore. I tried to make something similar on my own. Which is when I was introduced to EO’s. I was hooked. I have a tendency to jump in with both feet without testing the waters. So, I decided to wade in this time. I researched companies, which I liked all of them but what matters to me are peoples experiences with the oils. I read reviews, recipes, the ‘About us’ tabs on EO companies. I chose the company that I liked best on my gut feeling, and the help on short notice when I needed it.

I am interested in what you have to say about your experiences with EO’s. Share your recipes and I will share mine. Right now I am still working on a likeness on the ‘Mandarin and Sage’ lotion. I am also going to be using EO’s on my school bus soon, for seasonal or environmental threats. I will post again soon.