DIY All-Natural Vapor Chest Rub

15
Sep
2014

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Are you ready for winter?  I always like to be prepared for anything – all the stuff that comes with season changes, I am on it!

This weekend my daughter and my four year old made up an easy Homemade Vapor Chest Rub made specifically to help fight off the sniffles, breathing trouble, coughing and feeling blah – with an amazing blend of Young Living Raven Essential Oil and Eucalyptus Radiata.

Why this blend?  There are some amazing properties in these two oils, here is just a bit on these two giants taken from the EODR 6th Edition.

Raven

This blend helps support a healthy respiratory system.  You’ll find these singles in the blend:

Ravintsara:  has a spicy, camphorous, warm scent, similar to eucalyptus but softer.

Lemon:  has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant.

Wintergreen:  contains the same active ingredient (methyl salicylate) as birch and is beneficial in massage for soothing head tension and muscles after exercising.

Peppermint:  has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma.

Eucalyptus Radiata:  is cooling, refreshing, and energizing.

“In 2012, Tunisian researchers investigated the activity of eight eucalyptus species against several pathogenic organisms. The researchers concluded that eucalyptus oils that are rich in the compound 1,8-cineole ‘may serve as potential candidates against enterovirus infections.’”   SOURCE

Eucalyptus Radiata

This single oil, as seen from the testing above, has the potential to be very effective in supporting normal healthy immune systems.

I decide to combine these two oils for this chest rub that would already be in an easy to use diluted form so we could easily apply when needed.  I wanted additional Eucalyptus, so added the additional 10 drops.

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DIY All-Natural Vapor Chest Rub Recipe

1/2 CUP Coconut Oil (we use this)

40 drops of Young Living’s Raven Essential Oil

10 drops of Young Living’s Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

Melt the coconut oil and add in the essential oil.  Mix and then pour into a glass jar that can be sealed.  Makes 1/2 cup.

Chest-Rub

This was super easy to make and was fun for my four year old to help out with.  Now he is much more prone to take an active approach to help apply it to his chest – you know how finicky those toddlers can be sometimes!  You could also add some Rosemary or Thyme, other oils that help relieve congestion too. Make sure everyone washes their hands with soap after applying to avoid any accidental touching of eyes, or other sensitive areas.

I had gotten a 5 ML bottle of Raven as one of the FREE promo oils for September with a 190 PV order with Young Living as a member.  The timing couldn’t be better with viral season coming into full swing and the threat of this power virus coming at us.

To learn more about the benefits of Young Living essential oilsclick here. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am just a mom sharing my experience in order to help others, not a doctor.

Woolzies Dryer Balls – Review & Giveaway!

3
Oct
2013


Disclosure:  I received this product for free as part of a review and giveaway opportunity. The opinions in my review are honest and my own and I would never recommend a product I would not personally use and purchase myself.

It’s funny how a bit of time can change things.  Just over a year ago, I was probably just like a lot of busy moms, just using products that I had grown up with because I didn’t have the time or energy to research alternatives.  With health challenges in our home and the desire to find more natural ways of cleaning, eating and caring for our bodies I was thrilled with the opportunity to try Woolzies Dryer Balls. [Read more...]

Autumn Bliss – Giveaway

1
Oct
2013


I cannot tell you how happy I am to share with you a book that will add to your Fall season:

Autumn Bliss – Over 200 ways to celebrate the Fall Harvest Season through faith, home, and family,”  by Denise Thompson and Lori Ramsey.

It is always fun to share a really good book with my readers that I know will inspire them, but even MORE fun and exciting when it is a blogger that I have a personal friendship with.

Both Denise and Lori are Godly women who share a desire to transform the hearts of other women, especially in the home.  I am thrilled to say that this book hits a home run!  You will be comforted to know that you can slow the pace down in your home this fall season and enjoy some fun family activities that will not only be enjoyable, but will not break the bank. [Read more...]

DIY “Good For You” Body Wash

19
Aug
2013


I am all about getting a good shower in, sometimes I get so smelly during the day I take two – yep – not very frugal!  It never fails though, if I decide to “wait” to shower until I’ve taken my run or had my session of exercise for the day – it can be dangerous for those around me.  I honestly don’t ever feel quite right until I’ve had my shower.

Oh, and the other part of the secret here is that when I do exert myself…… I sweat like a pig -seriously.  It is disgusting.  I think it must have something to do with my German heritage – or at least that is what I want to believe.  This whole talk of showering and sweating reminded me of a funny story that happened when my husband and I were dating…

We were in the beginning of a workout together at the local L.A. Fitness, both climbing on the stair machine, when I caught a whiff of something really “STANKY” – I mentioned it to my hubby {AKA, boyfriend at the time} and he said that he smelled it.  We continued on and it was getting worse – I was getting all in a bother about how bad it stunk.  It was horrible.  How embarrassing for someone to be smelling like that I thought, as I peered those who were close by me.  Then all of a sudden, my boyfriend pointed out that it was me! [Read more...]

Magical Bean Recipes Rescue the Budget

12
Aug
2013


We’ve been making some changes in our home with regard to the food we eat over the past month.  We’ve gone to drinking raw milk, eating only pastured eggs, grass-feed beef and cutting back on unnecessary snacks.  There are many reasons for this choice and I will share more in the weeks to come as I journey this new frontier for our family.

But, one thing I have discovered is our food budget is being stretched – real food is more expensive.  Instead of paying $2.98 for a gallon of milk, we are paying $9.99 for a gallon of raw milk.  Eggs are no different – $4.69 for a dozen instead of $1.59.  I have had to look for ways to reduce my food budget and one of those ways is to use more beans!  Yep, that magical fruit!

I wanted to share with you two recipes I’ve been using and love.  One is a recipe for Black Beans that I have adapted from eMeals and the other is for homemade refried beans.  I’ve been making batches of these beans in the crock pot and then freezing them so I have a stock pile of ready made food available.  They are easy to make, can be done during the day while I am doing other things and it saves us money, they taste better and are better for us! [Read more...]