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Medicine Cabinet

It seems like another lifetime when I had a classic medicine cabinet full of bottles of pink stuff, a variety of cold medicines, who knows what for pain and ointments for every type of skin issue.

And then I found essential oils.

My medicine cabinet is now full of pure, natural and effective remedies.  I no longer have pink stuff for stomach aches, instead I have fennel and ginger essential oils.  For headaches there is no more caffeine filled tablets because now I have peppermint and cypress essential oils.  The ointment for cuts and burns is replaced by lavender. My list goes on and on.

I use essential oils for sleep, mood, physical ailments and household cleaning.  My toxic load is greatly reduced, and am confident that the ingredients in each remedy that I use is something that I can easily pronounce and I know exactly what it is.

I believe in the power of western medicine and I am grateful that I have access to quality healthcare.  I am also grateful that I have chosen to go back to plants for everyday health issues that arise.

Are you ready to revamp your medicine cabinet?

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DIY Beard Oil

For the MEN! I am making these up for my fellas for their stockings 🙂
 
BEARD OIL
 
The blend below is both woodsy and spicy. For a more earthy aroma, use vetiver, patchouli and spikenard. Or mix and match, you can’t go wrong.
 
4oz glass bottle
 
10 drops melaleuca
5 drops white fir or Siberian fir
3 drops black pepper (or other spicy oil like clove)
4 drops peppermint
4 drops cypress or cedarwood
Top off with fractionated coconut oil. 
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Mid-Month News

Hey Everyone!
I appreciate you all taking the time to read and follow my blog. Truly, I am grateful. I wanted to pass along my mid-month newsletter….I typically only write one per month, but there is just too many good things to wait.  Enjoy!

I was reading this morning and came across a quote that really describes my state of being these days….and that is gratitude.  “…sometimes we get so focused on the difficulty of the climb, we lose sight of being grateful that we have a mountain to climb…” And that is EXACTLY where I have been the last few weeks. The recovery from this surgery has not been easy, but I am reminded on those really hard days of a sweet lady who I am fortunate to share Yoga with. When I asked her one day how she was doing, her response was, “My body is reminding me that I am alive….and that means I am grateful”. Although I still have quite a mountain ahead of me, I am grateful that I have the ability (with lots of support) to go climb it.  I am thankful I am determined, capable and very focused on staying present with what today offers me, whether it is pain or relief.

With that, I am also so excited to share that this past week I became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist by passing a rigorous exam.  One of the blessings of surgery is that I had time to study as well as my focus being on my body, I was not too overly stressed if I passed or not. Boom!

I wanted to share also for those who aren’t on followers on social media that I just completed a great project with an organization called Unmasking Brain Injury.  Through a month long process of identifying emotions and often trapped feelings, to was an honor to work with 30 individuals living with brain injuries to complete a really intimate and challenging display of the impact of their injury on their life. Check out the pictures below to see just a snippet of their work. I am so proud of who they are.

Finally, I wanted to pass along an amazing special if you have been watching me with essential oils and wonder how they might fit into your own healthy lifestyle.  I use essential oils for everything from pain support, help with sleep, reducing the toxic load in my home by cleaning naturally and many, many emotional benefits.  If you are skeptical, I challenge you to give me 30 minutes of your time, a book to borrow and some samples to try.  If you are inspired and ready, lets get together and get you started. This month there are several starter kits 20% off!  You will get your oils, a year-long wholesale pricing membership (like costco ) and mentoring with me. With this membership there is no requirement to purchase monthly or sell–just the same discount as me!  Plus, when you get these amazing oils in your home, I will arm you a in-depth resource book to empower your knowledge, as well as other goodies to get you on your way.

Also as of this week, I am returning to LifeTime fitness to teach Yoga and Pilates AND I have a few spots open in my home studio for private or small group classes.

Here’s to health and happiness,
Stacie 

20% off select enrollment kits

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To see all the kits go here & and to get started just go here

 

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Day 1 DIY–Lotion Bars

Day 1 DIY:

LOTION BARS
Ingredients:
⅔ cup beeswax
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup cocoa butter
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
15 drops of doTERRA essential oil

Recommended essential oils: Citrus Bliss, Peppermint, Lavender

Directions:
Measure all ingredients, except for essential oils, in large glass jar.
Place jar in saucepan with one to one and a half inches of boiling water.
Stir ingredients until combined.
Once melted, remove from heat. Let rest three minutes.
Add essential oils and stir.
Pour mixture into silicone mold.
Massage lotion bar on skin for moisture.

Wrap in a fun paper and tie with twine for a cute gift.

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What are Essential Oils?

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Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile (fast changing) aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. Essential oils give the plants their smells with protect plants and play a role in plant pollination.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oils, depending on desired benefit.

Interested in learning more and how essential oils can benefit you?  I offer free wellness consultations and recommendations for essential oil use and application. Just email me at staciewyatt@gmail.com and we can set up a phone call, video chat or meet in person if you are local.

 


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Private Yoga

Have you ever wanted to try yoga but too intimidated by a large class setting and not sure what you’re doing? Private yoga is a great option for many.

Benefits of private yoga include:

  • focus on personal goals
  • developing a plan for a home practice
  • hands-on adjustments (if in person)
  • deepening of your personal practice

In my private sessions, I incorporate essential oils, meditation and chakra awareness.  I also offer remote classes via SKYPE.

Message me for times and rates.

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DIY laundry soap 

Following a lifestyle overhaul of my mind and body the last ten years, I went on a mission this last year to reduce my toxic load in my home. Besides using essential oils to clean the surfaces of my home–like countertops, tubs and tile–I started making my own dish soap and laundry soap. It’s so easy and so incredibly economical. 
Diy laundry soap: 

In large container combine: 

1 cup of On Guard Cleaning Concentrate*

1 cup baking soda
1/3 cup coarse salt

20 drops of Essential oils ( I love lemon*) 

7 quarts of hot water
Mix until combined
Use 1/4 cup per load

*purchase concentrate and essential oils here