Tamanu Oil: Why Is It So Awesome?

When we think about oils for our skin, we want them to be able to clean out zits, repair fine lines and wrinkles, calm down inflammation on the skins surface, make our scars look a little better and hydrate. Well guess what? There is an oil out there that comes from blonde nuts grown in south east Asia and in …

Under The Covers

When I went to write the blog this week, this phrase popped into my head as a way of saying “Write about this”. I have no idea where it came from or what it was supposed to mean so I sat in contemplation for a while to figure out all the things it could mean. It became pretty clear that …

Why I Love Nature Walks

Nature is beautiful in every season and fall is no exception. With little ones all around me, I’ve been reminded again why I love the fall. I have so many memories of being outdoors on warm fall days for hours, collecting leaves, playing in leaf piles, making little stick huts and walking down trails in awe of all the colors …

Essential Oils To Warm You Up

Autumn oils to create warmth

With snow in September, I’m staring to reach for warming comfort foods and smells a bit early this year. Early morning and evening markets have some of our market friends complaining about aggravated arthritis and fibromyalgia too. Soups, stews and gumbos have now been a regular evening meal, and here are some nice warming essential oils and blends that also …

Back To School Colds

feeling stuffed up

All I see around me are sniffles, sneezes and snot! It’s that time of year again where the colds come out with a vengeance. As much as I am always inclined to reach for a tylenol cough and cold or ny-quill product, my health training has slowly taught me to try a different approach. Sure, these standard over the counter …

My Basic Face Care Routine And Why I Do It…

Daily face care ritual

It’s amazing how many people use certain products on their face but don’t really know why. That was me for a long time until I started getting interested in natural products and started asking a lot of “why’s”. I’ve started a small daily routine. It took me a long time to find a routine that was simple enough for me …

Back To School Stress?

Using essential oils for stress

Even though the pictures are all smiles, my kid and me have some anxiety about going back to school. Pre-school last year took about a month before there wasn’t a dramatic drop off. As excited as we both are to do it again, I know both of us are a bit worried about another new school, another new teacher and …

Adding Spontaneity Into My Day

What’s 5 min? Lately, I’ve been trying to build some spontaneity into my life. Routine is good, but when you feel like your day is the same always, it can slowly chip away at your passion for life. So, to get out of the pattern of work-sleep-eat-mother-clean, I’ve decided to be ok with pressing pause on my life for 5 …

Relaxing Into Meditation

Meditation tips

I used to be great at setting aside a portion of each day to breathe, do yoga or meditate. Then business life with 2 kids snuck up on me and my meditation routine has not been regular. I’ve been more stressed and more anxious lately, so I’ve decided it’s time to get back into my meditation routine. The problem is, …

Surviving The Long Weekend

Long weekends are supposed to be fun, right? Long weekends are supposed to be relaxing, right? Long weekends are supposed to let you recharge, right? Then how come I get so stressed leading up to it and have such a hard time relaxing once I’m there? I have a feeling that I’m not alone in this feeling. We spend so …