Recently I had the privilege of gathering with a group of ladies to discuss life and of course oils. We talked about our growing faith, our kids, our struggles and how crazy our schedules are . I love gatherings like this, I always come away feeling encouraged and grateful for God’s workmanship and His control.
During our time together we did a little impromptu beauty school/make and take! I had a blast sharing the importance of paying attention to what ingredients are not only in our food and cleaning supplies but also our beauty products. My favorite resources are the Chemical Home Free Books! These simple books are packed full of information about harmful chemicals found in our beauty products and recipes.
Here are some ingredients to stay away from when looking for a healthy, natural face wash.
sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
Of course the best option is to just make your own! Here are my favorite recipes for face wash and serum.
-Sweet almond oil (or choose a carrier oil that is good for you)
-Glass serum bottle
-Dr. Bonners unscented castile soap
Carrier Oil Options:
organic sweet almond oil- best for all skin types
organic jojoba Oil- best for aging skin
organic grapeseed oil- best for normal or acne prone
organic avocado oil- best for dry skin
What a great day, where beauty was found on the inside and out.
Living Well in Him,
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20
There are so many AWESOME uses for Purification Oil, it is hard to list just a few!!I want you to research ALL of the fabulous things you can do with this GEM of an oil, here are a few of my favorites!
- Diffuse for an Uplifting experience!
- Put a few drops in the laundry with your sheets and towels! Need immunity BOOST, add Thieves to these loads too! Perfect time of year!
- Add to your WOOL Dyer balls!
- Put some drops on a cotton ball under the seats of your car for a natural deodorizer.
- Put some drops on a clothespin and put in your air vents all over your house!
- Great to use with your favorite carrier oil to purify the skin! Especially on those unwanted bumps that pop up from time to time .(:
- Put a few drops with water and use as a carpet deodorizer around the house. Your house will smell CLEAN and FRESH.
Let’s face it…with everyone’s busy schedules, it is hard to mediate. On some days I find myself rushing around like a CRAZY person before work!! I have found something that has truly helped me gain my peace and focus for the day! I challenge you to add this quick practice to your Daily Routine. You can thank me later (:
All you need to begin is FIVE minutes….just five. I love to do it first thing in the morning before my kiddos get up. I have to admit that I am a little sad if I hear the tiptoes of my 5 year old before my meditation is complete. ): Here are some things that I like to have handy to begin!
**My Yoga Mat
**Pick a quiet space where you know you won’t be disturbed. What is it about kids….they can sense when you are up, no matter how Quiet you are…SIGH….
**Diffuser- I wear Sage and diffuse Frankincense before I get started. Frank is one of my favorites because it is very grounding.
**My Homemade Candles (optional) It brings me peace!
**My Daily Devotional
**My iPhone with my earbuds
Here are some of my favorite Meditation Videos:
My little one loves this one at nighttime!
Be still my heart!!! IS this not the cutest thing you have seen today??!!
We have also been practicing Yoga and Mediation in my classroom a couple of times a day. Did you know that my kiddos actually ask for it?? We totally utilize “Flow” on www.gonoodle.com
“Prayer is when you talk to GOD, Meditation is when GOD talks to you”!
Give it a try and let me know how it goes in our comment section.(:
Why waste your money on expensive creams when you can literally WHIP it up in a matter of minutes in your own kitchen. Not only is it MORE cost efficient, it is sooooooo much better for you!
5 Tablespoons of Organic Coconut Oil
8-10 Drops of your favorite Oil. (I used Frankincense) I use it on my face as a moisturizer. Have I told you all how much I love Frank???? I use it EVERYDAY!
WHIP up and place in your favorite container. I’ve been making them for friends and family!
I used these as gifts:
**Making a Nightime Rub for your kiddos? Try adding Gentle Baby, Lavender, Cedarwood or Peace & Calming to your rub!
This is a perfect time of year to have Thieves and Oregano at your fingertips (don’t let your kiddos touch these) these are considered a “hot” oil. They will burn if you get them in your eyes!!
Oh but the benefits…These two are high in Phenols and phenylpropanoids. So what in the world??? There are dozens of different kinds of phenylpropanoids. They are GREAT to use when unwanted viruses and bacteria arise in your home! The most important job of the phenylpropanoids is they CLEAN receptor sites on the cells. Without clean receptor sites…they can’t communicate and the body doesn’t cooperate…resulting in sickness.
Diffuse it today!!