I am a recovering Yankee Candle addict. I burned candles all the time. From the minute I woke up until I went to bed. Even forgot about them and left the house. Thank God I never burned the house down.
So how does an avid candle user stop? Oils & Education. I love my essential oils for their support of our health & emotions. And I love them for their yummy smells. You can support your health, clean the air, and uplift your mood all with diffusing oils. But the kicker was the education. Learning how toxic candles are to our health is what made the switch so easy. I would never intentionally harm my families health. And for years of burning candles that is exactly what I was doing. Polluting our home with chemicals and who know what else. When we know better we do better, right?
Did I mention it is cheaper? A bottle of Lemon doTERRA Essential Oil is $10 wholesale. There are over 250 drops in the 15ml bottle. I only use 2 drops in my Petal diffuser that runs from 4 hours. That is only 8 cents. Pretty awesome!
Here are my favorite diffusers. Both have on/off light options and shut off automatically when they run out of water. So no worries with burning down the house like with candles. The Petal is much more pleasing to the eye. But I have & use both.
Emotional Aromatherapy? I started diffusing so the house smells good. But now I also make myself & other feel better too.
Intense. Anxious. Depressive. Stressed. Overwhelmed. Nervous. Frustrated.
Not “Happy Holiday” feelings.
This time of year seems to bring many of us into a place of anxious feelingsTrying to meet our own & others expectations is challenging. Now it doesn’t have to stay that way!
Oftentimes, memories of Christmas’ past can be sad, or cause pain, and not be the joyful reminders that others would expect. Our thoughts, memories, and feelings should be observed, respected, and explored, but your mind does not have to settle there.
Take care of you today, and every day, as we get closer to this “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Essential oils are not only physically, and medicinally supportive, a large part of the effectiveness of doTERRA essential oils resides within their emotional benefits. They can support you to recognize, address and release unwanted emotions.
Meet your body and mind where it’s at. That’s good mental health.
Have ya heard? Kale is a super-food. But…..I hate the taste of Kale!
Here is my wfpb – recipe for delicious Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Super-Food Kale.
Take a 1/2 a bag of Kale (I use Trader Joe’s Organic) and fill up your food processor.
And what pulse until it is in bits but stop before you end up with pesto.
Place your Kale flakes in a bowl and set aside.
Next change your attachment to the slicer. Slice 2 large yellow onions. Place sliced onions in a bowl and set aside.
Now slice the potatoes. Place in a bowl and set aside.
This is my set up for assembling:
Get your favorite Cheesy Sauce (see ingredients) and get started.
1st we add a little cheesy sauce to the bottom of the dish. Your first layer are the potatoes, then the onions, topped with a sprinkle the kale flakes. Then add salt & pepper (optional).
Repeat for the second and third layers. Top the third layer with some cheesy sauce. Your final layer is just potatoes topped with the rest of the cheesy sauce. Add Salt & Pepper (optional).
Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour & 15 minutes. Take off foil and brown top for another 5 minutes (optional). Enjoy!
- 2.5 lbs Yukon Potatoes
- 6 Cups Kale = 1/2 bag of Trader Joe’s 10 oz Organic Tuscan Kale Cut & Washed
- 2 Large Yellow Onions
- 1 quart Cheesy Sauce (CFDG Cheesy Sauce)
- Salt & Pepper to taste (optional)
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I love the Holidays, really I do. But with the Family, Friends, extra cleaning, extra cooking, shopping, all the gatherings, not to mention all the germs… it can be exhausting.
Although I have a full arsenal of oils at home there are times I need them out & about. So this is my support that is in my bag at all times.
The ones I don’t want out of arms reach!
💧Immune support (getting sick multiple times per year is not normal.).
💧Mood balancing (my two favorite smells).
💧Easing head tension pain (cold weather, guests, and traveling, plus Christmas music.
💧Healthy inflammatory response (maintenance is key).
💧And a delicious energy boost (gotta get stuff done)!
Yes, essential oils can do all of that! Now that I’ve experienced it, I won’t ever go back to just winging it through life.
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