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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 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


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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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Peppermint Foot Rub

Gift giving season is around the corner.  Why not give your people the gift of natural and made with love? If you want to use the highest quality of oils and learn from me, just click here.

PEPPERMINT FOOT RUB

Ingredients

1 teaspoon beeswax

2 tablespoons cocoa butter

4 tablespoons shea butter

1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil

2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil

5 drops Peppermint oil

5 drops Melaleuca oil

Instructions

  1. In small glass container, combine all ingredients, except essential oils.
  2. Place in saucepan with 1–1 ½ inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until combined (around 5–10 minutes).
  4. Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Let mixture come to a solid. To quicken process, place in refrigerator.
  7. Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip lotion.
  8. Gradually come to high speed and whip for 3–4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  9. Place in container. To use, rub on heels.

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Why a Carrier Oil?

When using essential oils topically, I prefer to blend with fractionated coconut oil. FCO is odorless, non-greasy, absorbs easily and doesn’t go rancid quickly. I use roller bottles for essential oils I use often; this gives me oils with a carrier and helps to stretch out my oils over time.

Why use a carrier?

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body. Also, use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil. Giving the essential oil a carrier to “grab” onto will also prevent the molecules of the EO to evaporate before going deep into the skin for benefit.

To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to use a carrier oil to dilute more potent oils and when trying an oil for the first time. The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose. Start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed. Because every individual is unique, the dose will vary for each individual based on size, age, and overall health status.

Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils:

•Neck
•Forehead and temples
•Chest and abdomen
•Arms, legs, bottom of feet.

Be cautious and avoid some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes, and broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin.

Interested in learning more? Just message me at staciewyatt@gmail.com

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Acne No More

I spent most of my teenage years acne free and lived through three pregnancies without the dreaded the hormonal zits.  I even somehow survived having my ovaries removed at age 30 without the after effects to my face.

And then I turned 40.

I had already eliminated so much “stuff” from my diet; grains, sugar and limited caffeine, but I had yet to fully remove dairy.  It isn’t like I am a milk drinker, because I am not, but I did rely on full-fat greek yogurt, or cottage cheese to help sustain my protein requirements.  What I have come to connect though is that dairy means acne for me.

About a year ago, I tossed out the yogurt and cottage cheese with the intent of doing a trial to see what happened skin wise.  Within a month, my face was clear! I learned to live without diary and made adjustments to my protein needs.

The first cool fall day brought an intense need for homemade soup.  I have come to learn that most men perceive soup to be an appetizer, so the man in my life asked for a hearty chowder….a New England Chowder.

As good as it was, within  24 hours my face was speckled with small and determined zits.  Gahhhhhh.

Besides making him eat the leftovers, I was affirmed that I shall never take in large amounts of dairy again.

Want to know what I use when the acne shows up?

1. Wash my face two times a day with charcoal soap

2. Apply Essential Oils like juniper berry, cedarwood, Melaleuca and lavender.

3. Drink tons of water

4. Take charcoal capsules

My face is on its way to returning to a clear one! If you would like to learn how you can get your hands on quality essential oils, or learn how I can help mentor YOU on cleaning up your diet, just shoot me a message!

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Sink Scrub 

Over the last year or so I have revamped most of my toxic load in and out of my body. This includes cleaning products. 

I use essential oils and good ol’ vinegar for so many cleaning jobs but I recently made this sink scrub and  I love it! 

For sparkling clean sinks, tubs and counters, mix drops of Lemon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, or Wild Orange essential oils with baking soda and enough water to make a paste. I used 2 cups baking soda and 10 drops lemon and 10 drops peppermint. I filled the paste into a wide mouth mason jar for wash scooping. 

Scoop out cleanser with your hand as needed, and scrub and wipe down as usual—a soft scrubbing brush works great!

If you want to know more about essential oils and how to use them in everyday wellness, just shoot me a message!