Ahh, the cherished "week-end" is here! We all need to take some time out of our day to relax. Sometimes, however, it's only on that snowy Friday night or lazy Saturday that we actually take advantage of a sip of bubbly and a soak in the tub. Do you wanna create a spa at home this weekend (or any time) to alleviate the stress of the day from work, school, or any other pressures in life? Then keep reading!
One good way to relax is by creating your own "at-home spa experience." You can do this by incorporating therapeutic grade Young Living essential oils into your normal morning and evening routines. Here are few ideas to try:
Create a calming bath:
Mix Epsom salts, baking soda (1/2 C each) and about 5 to 10 drops of a calming essential oil into a warm bath. I LOVE using Lavender, Bergamot, or Peppermint. The essential oils in the bath are calming because they are inhaled and have direct contact with the skin. The soda and salt help muscles relax and absorb the oils--I recommend at least 20 minutes with soothing music, candles or absolute silence--it's your spa -- indulge yourself with what YOU love and need!
Enhance your lotions. I love YL's Genesis hand and body lotion. I actually add a carrier oil to stretch it out a bit--it's thick and luxurious on its own--I just like it last longer--it's up to you. Add a couple of drops of Tea Tree, Lavender, Cedarwood, or Frankincense essential oils into your lotions. You’ll be amazed by the results. Oh, they'll smell so good!
Relax with a foot bath. Mix a couple of drops of Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, or Bergamot essential oils to into a square-sized bucket that’s big enough for your feet. Make sure the oils are evenly mixed in the water and dip your feet in. You’ll love the way your feet will feel after this foot bath!
Diffuse: If you're out of baking soda and/or epsom salts, add them to your grocery list. And still take a calming bath. Set up your diffuser with something awesome--like Cedarwood and Pine if you're in the mood to sit in the forest; or Ylang Ylang and Black Pepper--its scent is of carnations and lovely and kinda sexy; or Lavender would do the trick for a scent-sational relaxing tub. Got a hot date later tonight? By all means, soak away the day but diffuse Peppermint--and after your bath, towel dry, put Joy, Ylang Ylang and/or Lady Sclareol on your pulse points and behind your ears--and don't forget that drop of peppermint on your tongue for a super-powered hello!
Oh, yeah--don't forget the organic strawberries! They're just soooo spa-velous!
If you have any questions about how to create your own at-home spa experience, please feel let me know. I’m happy to provide any recommendations I've used.
Yes, there is an invisible law that governs the compensation you receive in life because you are sending invisible waves (vibes) into the Universe by what you think, what you expect, what you put your attention on, and what you give. Wow! For real? YES, the Universe (God) is aware of our thoughts--good or bad. And it is all about vibration!
Think good thoughts! Stay positive. Because what you focus on is exactly what you receive!
If you want an increase in compensation, then it is imperative that you get in harmony with what you want by putting your focus and attention on it. So, in other words, put out positive vibes—not thoughts of scarcity and lack. Every thought you think draws to it more of what you are putting out. Think about loneliness—you get more loneliness in your life. Think about how difficult it is to stretch your income to pay the bills—you get more of the same. But if you think that abundance in the form of money energy increasing and a larger income stream is coming your way, it does. Think about drawing the love of your life to you—he or she is on the way. (Trust me on this one! If you don't know my love story, ask!)
If you think about increasing your income through your Young Living business, it will increase. But if you think how difficult it is to find people who want to sign up—that is exactly what you will manifest! It’s the law of compensation. (Same with health and wellness: See it and be it! Use oils--it helps!) Linda Smith published a great newsletter this week on my favorite blend: Abundance. Enjoy!
Abundance™ Essential Oil Blend
Here's some ways you can use this blend to help you with the law of compensation.
Abundance™ blend of orange, frankincense, patchouli, clove, ginger, myrrh, cinnamon bark, and spruce raises your vibrational frequency to be in harmony with the abundance you desire. This synergistic blend creates the law of attraction and the energy and frequency of prosperity and plentitude.
Try putting a drop in your wallet, applying it as a perfume behind your ears, on your neck, wrists or soles of your feet. (One word of caution, some of the oils in this blend might be a bit strong for sensitive skin, so I recommend diluting it in a carrier oil before applying to the skin around the face and neck).
This is a great oil to diffuse in the room (or your office!) The goal is to get into harmony with what you are seeking.
Try observing what you are putting out in your thoughts and words. Is it fear, lack, anger at those who do have? Resentment that you have somehow been left to struggle in life?
Kindly, observe your thoughts and words. And when you do, consciously choose thoughts and words that are in harmony with the abundance you desire in life. Abundance™ essential oil blend can help change your frequency.
And Linda is right! I have used it for years in my office. I put a drop on invoices that I mail to my clients, and it's in my "receivable" drawer with my business checking deposit slips. I wear it on my ears to "hear opportunities," and I rub a drop on my belly as a symbol that I always have an abundance of food to eat; a drop on my lower back (base chakra) as I affirm: "I am financially supported." So many uses. And it smells so beautiful: Male or female--a beautiful scent to attract all you need.
Love and light,
PS: What a super Christmas gift for someone! If you feel like "gifting Abundance" to your friends, put 10 - 20 drops in a small bottle. It's $0.21 a drop approximately. Twenty drops will cost you $4.20 but think how you're gifting your loved one a blend that will help their vibes and assist them in attracting their wealthiest self. Super idea if you ask me. (I know you didn't, but I'm the one writing this blog post that you love to read! hahahha)
November is here! Turkeys, shopping, fluttering leaves and frozen pumpkins--it's a beautiful time of year--this prelude to winter's white landscape. Beautiful clouds in dark blue skies turn to dark gray rain-filled days in which to hustle and bustle, returning home to baked squash and roasted potatoes, perhaps long naps and fireside chats. Make sure you stay your healthiest as you're planning your parties and Christ Kindermarket trips. Don't you just hate it when you have so much to do, and all of a sudden you feel that runny nose or pounding head or tickle in your throat. "NO!!!!" you scream! "Stay away. I don't have time for THAT!!!!" Ugh, that dreaded feeling.... But wait! Is there a way to boost your immunity right now naturally? Well, of course there is!
How can you support your hard-working immune system naturally? By eating real food. And certain supplements are a great idea too. (Oh, yes, you've got oils!)
Vitamin C does stimulate components of the immune system. Eat colorful food as your source: Berries, sweet potatoes, peppers, oranges and papayas...stock up your fridge and enjoy!
Vitamin D is super for strengthening your immune system, and you need as little as 15 minutes of skin exposure to the sun. Take off your sunglasses (unless you need them medically) and let the sun shine in. Take off your gloves and let the sun kiss your hands, too. In Wisconsin, it's not recommended to stroll barefoot in the parks. You don't wanna catch a cold, do you? ;)
I've been reading good things about echinacea and ginseng. Do your research as folks with allergies or those taking meds could experience interaction. If in doubt, leave it on the shelf until you speak to your medical professional. For the rest of us, there are a lot of different teas with these herbs on the market.
DID YOU KNOW: Ginseng root is grown in abundance right here in Wisconsin (Wausau!); There's different forms, but according to an article I read by Brenna Jacks, ND (member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians) "most studies show a benefit with Panax ginseng."
Garlic isn't just for warding off vampires. Fresh garlic might be awful for your breath, but it's super for overall immune health. Add to soup (I do) and just make sure your spouse or significant other indulges too; that way, kissing won't be a problem.
And speaking of kissing, it's really a super reason to keep your immunity boosted, right? If everyone's healthy, everyone gets to smooch! And life is better with a kiss, don't you think?
So, relax, wash your hands often, sip some green tea or make a hot cup of water with lemon and a tablespoon of gogi berries and your favorite essential oil or blend. And enjoy this prelude to my favorite time of year!
Try this clever idea for a natural dryer sheet made from a scrap piece of cotton cloth and 3 - 5 drops of your favorite essential oil!
More isn't necessary - with oils, LESS IS ALWAYS MORE, and that includes this little easy project.
If you wanna run around the world "wearing money on your sleeve," use your Finance blend! Look at the oils in that! Mmmmm, they smell fabulously-rich!
I, personally, love Lavender and Eucalyptus. But to each his/her own.
Try these: Cedar and patchuli for a masculine, woodsy scent
Rosemary and thyme - earthy!
Geranium and neroli (orange blossom) for a floral scent.
Peppermint and eucalyptus - you can really breathe clearly with this combo!
Jasmine and ylang ylang - a wee-bit expensive but oh, so romantic!
Orange and lemon - simply refreshing and cheap (both bottles are under $11.50 for 15 ml! Have fun using 'em!
Chamomile and hyssop is quite a relaxing combo for your nightie, pjs, maybe the pillow cases and sheets--oooh, so soothing!
How do you do it:
Cut a scrap of cotton cloth into a small square (4X4 outa do it) and add 3 - 5 drops of your favorite oils.
Toss into the dryer with the rest of the laundry.
How many times might you use it? Two or three times, each time refreshing it with 3 more drops of oil.
After that, was the little cloth and use it again....good for the planet. Good for you. (The neighbors might knock on your door and ask what that heavenly scent is coming from your dryer vent!)
If you have any great ideas that you've been successful with, drop me a note. I love learning!
Also: If this isn't your thing, grab a gallon of white vinegar at the market, drop in 20 drops of your favorite and add to the rinse cup in your washer (that's my thing!) And your clothes will come out soft and fresh with no need for dryer sheet unless you really wanna make one of these inexpensive, healthy-for-the-family-and-the pets-earth-friendly sheets!
The first day of a new season: I find it fascinating that the weather will be 90 degrees this afternoon, and while golden leaves float on our swimming pool, the cool waters welcome me to float the afternoon away enjoying the warm autumn breeze as if it's still summer.
As I write this, I'm personally "up to" a lot of changes in my life--and they're all good--but I am plowing through the fears as a farmer prepares a field for all the good he/she intends to harvest. During those early days of spring, we plant seeds, water them and let Nature do her thing. It's easy to see symbols everywhere and grasp that buds turn to leaves, last year's dandelion seeds have given birth to yellow flowers, and I enjoy tulips because of what I added to the colorful scene. In the initial phase of fall, as leaves are expressing their brilliant display before letting go of their mighty tree branch and allowing Nature do her thing with them--turning them into compost, warmth beds for perennial beds, winter home for squirrels--the evolution of the past-April's-buds has reached a new day. And I see not death but am refreshed (as I am in spring) that trees, never in control anyway, lose their leaves and transform because Nature is always doing her thing.
As spiritual beings, we're the same--ever changing--and never in control anyway. So, what am I up to if I'm not in charge? Well, I play a part in my human evolution here on earth. Unlike the tree, I do have a mind--a piece of the whole--and I get to envision my future, dream of all I wish to be, do, have, and experience. And I'm in charge of sending out a clear signal, detailing my deepest desires--and then in the beauty of the moment, letting go of my illustration with the Faith of a giant oak tree who grew big and tall from that little acorn buried long ago. Unlike the acorn at the mercy of someone -- animal or human -- or some other living thing to put it into the earth, we -- you and me -- get to plant our ideas into the Universe--the One Mind--God--only after we unearth, dig deep, and tap the root of the deepest desires of our heart and see what is is we really get to be/do/have/experience! Once out into the light, our work is only to let go, believe God's on it, and live in joy rejoicing that this "or something better" is happening! And then we get to play in the autumn breeze, help the neighbors rake their leaves, and bake an apple pie to share warm, a la mode, with a friend. We get to simply live in great faith and hope that God is our partner in change when it's time for a change, or when change has chosen you at this time.
A great affirmation I love after letting go of a dream (like a balloon at the county fair or a giant bubble from one of those bubble wands) is:
Thank you. I celebrate my life, I am fulfilled wherever I am, knowing I am God in expression . And I know that God is my partner in change.
Gratitude and grace fill my heart as I rejoice and let it be. And so it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you, God. Amen!
(Meaning, God is everywhere present; therefore, God is necessarily inside of me right now. And that God is expressing as me, and as you, is so mind-blowing awesome--that's the power of this loving, gracious, benevolent Supreme being I call God, Great Spirit, The Universal Mind--how could I not rejoice in gratitude, right?!)
Wanna hear more about what I'm up to this season? Give me a jingle! I've also got time for one-on-one consultations to help you navigate the autumn breeze of change--when you're ready!
Text or email or telephone call me--I love to share how the "Trilogy of Good" offered at Frontier eScentials could be for YOU!)