Summer Survival

The kids are out of school. They are home all day. By this point in the summer, they might be driving each other, and you, a little crazy! The Serenity blend is a must have for mood management when everyone needs to take a chill pill! Diffuse or apply to temples or the back of your neck to calm emotions and tension, promote relaxation and a restful sleeping environment. You can also add a few drops to your bath to[Read more]

How to Plan Your Life So You Get Stuff Done (and Don’t Feel Crazy)

Maybe you’re a mom and you’ve had to make adjustments to your life to get things done, or maybe you just feel too restricted by over planning but still need help getting things done. If you’re like me, you might find too much scheduling to downright stifling. I almost certainly will rebel and do the exact opposite of what’s on the schedule, which is to do nothing productive at all. I once spent a few hours entering reoccurring things into[Read more]

Spring Cleaning the Natural Way!

Are you thinking about spring cleaning?  It’s that time of year again!  The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and it’s warm enough out to open your windows and let some fresh air in!  Maybe you’ve begun taking out your sponges, spray bottles, face masks and rubber gloves to get going with the scrubbing.  You may be looking into a spring cleaning detox or cleansing program, and, hopefully, you’re tossing out your more-than-six-months old personal care products.  Remember:  when you’re spring[Read more]

DIY Aromatherapy Play Dough

It’s that time of year again.  The kids are out of school and you may be looking for ways to not only entertain them, but to keep them learning throughout the Summer.   Why not turn play time in to learning time by making aromatherapy playdough?  This activity is a perfect way to teach kids about aromatherapy and essential oils.  By using a variety of colors and oils you help them identify new scents and the plants from which they[Read more]

Natural Bug Repellent

Insects, such as mosquitoes and ticks can transmit diseases. It’s important to protect yourself and your kids so that you don’t become a feeding frenzy for insects or risk becoming a carrier for pathogens. Back in March I traveled to Southern India for a month and the only bug repellent I brought with me was a blend of essential oils. My friends (those who haven’t gotten on the natural wellness band wagon – some people are just set in their[Read more]