Lunar New Year, Year of the Water Tiger

  I love the Lunar New Year! I save my resolutions, word of the year, and yearly mantra for the Lunar New Year (yes part of the reasoning is due to the fact that I’m just not ready yet January first).     Lunar New year or more commonly called the Chinese New Year is upon us. This day is marked in many regions as a day of large celebration and transition into a new year. Red is commonly worn and it is a day of celebration and food. Yes the date is forever changing because this holiday, like Easter is marked by the moon. The Lunar New Year is the day after the sec...

Summer Solstice

Summer solstice is the longest day of sunlight. I grew up celebrating the solstices and as I grew older I started to focus more on the symbolism of the celebration and the rituals that came along with it. On this Summer solstice, there is the MOST amount of daylight we will enjoy all year, Light symbolizes good. The following questions I use for my prompts when journaling: What do you love about yourself?  What do you love to do? What lights the fire of passion in you?  When counter or negative thoughts come in to doubt write all these down on a separate piece of paper and then crumble and throw it away or burn it (safely).  Some of the oils I'm drawn to for this c...

Black Spruce

This oil is high in bornyl acetate, a chemical component that promotes relaxation and calmness. Bornyl acetate can also brighten skin by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase which helps produce melanin. Using on any skin spots topically where melanin seems inconsistent can help smoothen. Yes, even just smelling this oil can relax and calm improving mood. How does it achieve this magic? Monoterpenes. These organic compounds are known to boost mood. More specifically, alpha pinene, one of the most studied plant constituents, can penetrate the blood brain barrier. The end product is a versatile oil with measurable qualities but do you know where this...

Election Day

Holding these oils close to me today at the polls. Harnessing and elevating peace is the only way to find our way back to connection. For yoga I read the following reading for our intention and it’s a good read for today. “If you go to the southwest desert and catch 100 red fire ants as well as 100 large black ants and put them in a jar, at first, nothing will happen. However, if you violently shake the jar and dump them back on the ground the ants will fight each other until they eventually kill each other. The thing is, the red ants think the black ants are the enemy and vice versa, when in reality, the real enemy is the person who shook the jar. This is exactly what’s happening in society today. Pe...

Dia de los Muertos

Purify is an oil I think of for those life hacks and deep cleaning tips. Known to purify the air, use as an all purpose cleaner, and air filter booster; purify is all about cleaning and refreshing. I’ve shared its hidden uses to help alleviate symptoms when seasonal threats are high. As well as its ability to eliminate odor and neutralize even the strongest of smells. However, today is Dia de los Muertos. I diffuse purify or use a spritz bottle of water and purify to cleanse my house and the altar we set up on this day, right before I do a saging of the house and altar. When diffused, purify assists in releasing toxic emotions and revitalizing the energy system. This aroma is known to emotionally help us mov...

Samhain Full Moon

Happy Halloween, or Samhain, and welcome to the full blue moon. Samhain was a holiday celebrating the end of the harvest and the welcome of the darker part of the year. Some believed across cultures that the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world are thin. This moon coming to us in scorpio season which is a fixed sign bringing in more eeriness and mystique to this powerful moon.  This evening the moon feels powerful and eerie so I’m staying close to home performing the same full moon rituals I grew up doing. Sometimes a little peace and introspection is all we need. On this evening I am wearing a combination of neroli and DILUTED clove as well as diffusing clo...

La Bouche

The health of your mouth reflects a great deal about your overall health. Many studies, including one done by Harvard Medical School in 2018, have found a connection with increased plaque on your teeth connected to increased plaque in the arteries. So what do you do for the occasional mouth irritation? Do you reach for the OTC tube of chemicals, or try to tough it out until it passes? My son had some gum irritation in between a loose tooth and we used the following routine for 3 nights with success and relief in a short ti...

Harvest Moon

🌕 She was devoted to the moon. In its darkness she found comfort. In its light she found hope. 🌕 Welcome to the full harvest moon in Aries, the warrior sign. Most full moons tend to bring tension and high emotions and unfortunately this stubborn sign is no exception. Specifically any tension you are feeling in rel...

Eucalyptus

Nothing like fire season to teach us gratitude for clear, blue skies and FRESH air! The last month the west coast has been on fire cloaking us in thick, dangerous smoke. The air quality reaching into the hazardous levels above 400 for multiple days. On those rough days we stayed inside with the air purifiers and diffusers blasting to help clear the air and support normal breathing. Some of our favorite oils to diffuse during fire season include Breathe, pepp...

Autumn Equinox 

“A seed that’s caught from falling Will never reach the ground And as such its true potential Never can be found Watching is the hardest part The tree lets go its seed Knowing it must fall away If its power should be freed There is no way of knowing Which seeds will find their way We hope that they will safely land And learn to grow someday There is c...

Lemon

Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to lemon essential oil. The amount of uses for lemon oil is so vast it exceeds the word count for instagram. Currently in the state of the world I’m loving this oil in the diffuser with breathe to clean the air in the increasing smoke and incredibly bad air quality. Lemon leaves a fresh scent and compliments beautifully with breathe for an airway supportive blend. This smoke can affect us in many ways and it’s important to remember that the liver has to filter EVERYTHING we put in, on and breathe in to our bodies. Yes, even the air pollution we breathe and take into our lungs has to...

Helichrysum

I am SO grateful to announce that as of October 1st you will be able to purchase this little baby right here. Helichrysum touch is an easy to apply, pre diluted roll on oil. This oil is percfect for first aid kits- those bumps, scrapes, bruises as well as in your skin care line to help reduce swelling and redness. Translated roughly to “golden sun” this oil will leave your skin glowing and beautiful, the perfect pick me up to a long day where your skin is feeling dull and needing that boost (you know, the familiar, “you look tired” line you may get after 10 hours).

Stress

Nothing in our body happens in a vacuum. Our emotions do not solely live and exist in the brain, therefore our body is affected by our emotions and chronic stress. Hormones and chemicals are released, pathways are activated and it becomes a full body experience. This is why so many people are realizing pains and ailments could have stemmed from long term stress or chronic emotional distress as research is pointing towards. So how do we control our emotions when they feel like something outside of us? Smelling essential oil can help you put the brakes on ...

Peace and Adaptiv

How I’m currently holding it together: -coffee -dogs -memes -coffee -Peace and adaptiv I have an amazing ability to detach from my emotions. I stay calm, logical and in the moment without feeling. This ability came in handy when I worked as an RN and probably helped form my dark sense of humor. These last 6 ...

Purify

Need some life hacks right now? Purify is MANY life hacks packaged into one 244 drop bottle. This bottle lives on my cleaning supply shelf because the refreshing aroma combats ALL kinds of odors and unwanted aromas. Add it to your room spray or multipurpose cleaner for a refreshing boost. The aroma is not only crisp and clean smelling it also repels bugs which is SO Needed in these warm bug filled summer days. In fact if you have any bites from creepy crawlers this little oil can help soothe when applied to the skin. However, one of my favorite uses right now happens to be combatting “mask-ne.” Yep, if you’ve been suffering from blemis...

TerraShield 

Summer is in full swing and for even more this year that means OUTDOOR adventures. With 2020 cancelling everyone’s plans more and more people are out and connecting with the earth and great outdoors. Unfortunately that often means BUGS. If you’re anything like me bugs are your least favorite part of exploring the wilderness. And let’s not forget that mosquitos kill more people than any other creature in the world. Repelling such critters can come at a cost with most repellent containing toxic ingredients such as pesticides. Natural options are much safer for our bodies, just remember they need to be REAPPLIED more often than the unsafe counterparts....

Turmeric

Chances are if you’ve been listening to the pulse of natural health and ways you can boost your body’s defense system with food or supplements turmeric has been on your radar. Some of the benefits researched on turmeric include •Promotion of a healthy immune function and response when consumed •Helps support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism when taken internally •Taken internally may help enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes like glutathione I’ve said before turmeric is one of ...

Ginger

This little bottle packs a huge punch! Ginger is a spicy, warm oil I first fell in love with for its ability to help soothe my belly and keep my lunch down when I felt a little queasy. Just a little drop rubbed over the belly or massaged onto the earlobes for quick relief. Today ginger saved me when I made a little ...

Zendocrine

Have you been indulging a bit more than usual this isolation?Have you too found the “official drink of quarantine” whether your version be wine, beer or even the seltzer beverages that seem to have taken over? Zendocrine to the rescue! Zendocrine supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances and supporting a healthy liver. Everything you put in your body and ON your skin has to be filtered through the liver. So if your liver is a little slow with all it’s workload you give it, zendorine is a gentle way to kick it into gear and keep it healthy. How do you start? I suggest always starting small. A drop over the liver 1-2 x ...

Peppermint

This little bottle is the unsung hero of the Summer. Summer heat too hot? Make a sprtiz bottle with 8-10 drops of peppermint, add water and shake before spraying on yourself or others. 🙂 Spray bottles are amazing for outdoor activities and beach days ...