February 3, 2014

Awakening Love with Essential Oils

 

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WARNING: The intended audience for this post is married women. While I have attempted to present the topic of intimacy and essential oils with discretion, please enter at your own risk.

Do Not Awaken Love Before its Time…

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the does of the field,
Do not stir up nor awaken love
Until it pleases. (Song of Solomon 2:7)

…but once the time has come, stir things …

November 15, 2012

Rich and Creamy Homemade Body Butter

Yes, you can do this!

I think this recipe is my favorite essential oil-infused concoction so far. Maybe it’s because it took me so long to perfect. A few days ago, I got it nearly just right; then, the next day, after 3 attempts to duplicate it, I nearly gave up! Failure, after near perfection, is beyond frustrating.

I think I’ll definitely have to do a video on this one, since there …

December 28, 2011

Make Your Own Natural Room Spray!

Why use air fresheners that don’t actually “freshen” the air? Most popular (and expensive) room sprays contain harmful chemicals that mask odors and often give people headaches. Why not make a natural room spray that smells better, is less expensive, and contains healing scents, instead of harmful, synthetic chemicals!

Room Spray

1 oz. vodka
15-20 drops essential oil
3 oz. purified water
4 oz. dark colored glass bottle

Pour vodka into 4 oz spray …

November 9, 2011

Simple Steps to a Toxin Free Home

Sometimes it may seem overwhelming. We are bombarded daily with chemicals that pose health risks to us and our families—in our foods, in our cleaning products, in skin care products, even in the air we breathe. What are they trying to do—poison us? No. They’ve just been giving us what we want. If we didn’t buy it, they wouldn’t sell it.

In fact, maybe I’m being too …

March 12, 2011

Dreamy Bath Recipes

This is one of the easiest and useful homemade essential oil recipes you can make. Your kids will have a blast helping out with these! Use the recipes below to sooth sore muscles, to add magnesium to your system, for a fun and unique gift-giving idea, to help relieve the pain and itching of poison ivy or chicken pox, to nourish dry skin, or for relaxation!

And don’t forget …

February 23, 2011

Simple Steps to a Toxin-Free Homes

Sometimes it may seem overwhelming. We are bombarded daily with chemicals that pose health risks to us and our families—in our foods, in our cleaning products, in skin care products, even in the air we breathe. What are they trying to do—poison us? No. They’ve just been giving us what we want. If we didn’t buy it, they wouldn’t sell it.

In fact, maybe I’m being …

January 24, 2011

Check Out My Brand New Essential Oils Blog!

That’s right! I have a new blog dedicated to essential oils and creative ways we can use them in our homes and families.

I hope you’re as excited as I am! I know there has to be plenty more common scents moms out there who are like me and want to use more natural methods of housekeeping and care for their families. I’ve heard …

January 3, 2011

Relaxing Scents…

Fragrant henna with spikenard,
Spikenard and saffron,
Calamus and cinnamon,
With all trees of frankincense,
Myrrh and aloes,
With all the chief spices—
A fountain of gardens,
A well of living waters…

Song of Solomon 14:13-15

I am so glad God gave us essential oils. I am relaxing this evening after a nice hot bath, enveloped in the most intoxicating scents. I mixed rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, and orange essential oils with 2 …

December 10, 2010

Healing Scents at Hearth and Home

It is amazing how difficult it is to do even simple things when your head hurts. Even speaking kindly takes super human effort! But the day to day tasks are the hardest.

I was feeling this way today. I had a headache that continued to grow in intensity with waves of nausea hitting me off and on. I just wanted a dark room with peace and quiet. Of course, that’s …