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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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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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Investing in Yourself 

How many times have you thought that something for your health is “too expensive”…..consider looking at areas of your budget that you might be able to replace health with. The fast food for a homemade pot of soup (I guarantee cheaper, packed with flavor and at least two meals), the $5.00 coffee for making your own (using amazing and health benefiting essential oils), the weekend shopping trips for an afternoon of DIY natural skin care products? 

Trust me when I say I not only used to weigh 100 pounds more, but I was a toxic mess who also was in financial debt, tired all the time, ate crappy food, used toxic cleaners, didn’t honor my body AT ALL… I overcame it all with mindfulness—choices on where I was investing and I began investing in myself, rather than what I thought was important. 
You can too! I would love to walk the path of health with you! 


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DIY beard oil

Have a man in your life with a hairy face? 

I sure do! I’m making a few of these up for my son. I buy my bottles on amazon, but as always recycling old cologne bottles or other small glass containers is good too. 
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. 
1oz glass bottle 

💧5 drops melaleuca 

💧3 drops white fir or Siberian fir

💧3 drops black pepper (or other spicy oil)

💧2 drops peppermint 

💧2 drops cypress or cedarwood

💧top off with fractionated coconut oil

Apply to beard for conditioning and great smell!


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A simple reminder of peace. A knowing that there must be an acknowledgment of the mud in order to witness the blossom. 

For myself I am realizing again that life is a balance of  evolving and being still with what is. 

When pain strikes, pausing to feel that I am alive. When joy comes, taking it all in as beautiful light. When worry takes over, coming back to the present breath. 

Ponder the idea of blossoming from the mud in your life, and taking part in being present when life show up. 


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Labyrinth

It has been over a year since I have blogged on this site (I have a more personal blog that has gotten more attention recently) and as I read through my last post dated May 2016, I realized again just how fast a year goes, and how much living can happen in a year!

Much like a labyrinth, my year has taken me in and out, and in and out.  I had another hip surgery late last year, and yet another one scheduled for early September.  During this year long walk through the twists and turns of life, I have leaned into and against the many parts of the path.

Despite all the turns, I have remained centered and for the most part calm.  I have walked with a different pace to my life and have learned to appreciate so much more the little gifts of life.  I am more aware, more mindful and with that, more intense at times.

I hope to be back on this blog offering some goodness and I would love to hear from you all about your own walks this past year! When we grow together some of life’s biggest mysteries are easier understood!

Peace and Blessings!

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(photo taken at Adobe Inn and Pines in Taos New Mexico)