Winter ICK and Natural Solutions

Everywhere we turn some is hacking, coughing, or blowing their nose.  With so many people sick and all the stories of how truly bad it has effected others is enough to scare even the most holistic and crunchiest of us to stock up on over-the-counter remedies, right?  Nope, not this girl.  I turn to my arsenal of oils and do what has worked for my family for years.  We use OnGuard Touch Roller twice a day, everyday by applying it topically one our spine & bottom of our feet.

Then… my daughter came home from school and said her throat was irratated ~ Ugh!  That’s when I look to my oils to the next level.  Yes….FLOOM!  FLOOM is a blend of essential oils that we use when the ICK has entered the house.  Frankincense, Lemon, Oregano, OnGuard, and Melaleuca all in a roller bottle topped off with FCO (Fractinated Coconut Oil).  Same application as before but we then do it 3-4 times a day.

Daughter number 2 wakes up Saturday morning with crazy head tension.  This is very unusually for her.  She came right to me and asked for what oil to use.  I handed her the Frankincense Touch Roller.  I had her apply it directly to her forehead near her hair line.  She went and layed down on the couch and moments later was right as rain.

A week went by and I am so grateful we are all healthy as horses.

Two days ago I woke up with crazy sinus pressure on the right side of my nose.  I have dealt with seasonal threats for years so I wondered what could be the cause as it is still winter.  My best guess is all the construction on my street.  They have been doing lots of digging and moving dirt.  I applied melaleuca directly to my sinus area but away from my eye.  I had to do that for 2 days.  It never got worse and is all gone today.  It amazes me how effective high quality natural solutions are.

I was on over-the-counter solutions for 10 years for seasonal threats.  Which is crazy enough because I was raised on a farm and never had any season threats until I moved to the western part of the state, only 4 hours from my hometown.  I had to take a tiny white tablet everyday or I was a hot mess.  Runny nose, weepy itchy eyes, and who knows what draining down my throat ~ ew!  I remember buying my seasonal threats solutions from the local ‘three letter’ drug store but only when they were on sale.  Making sure I got the packs that had the extras in the pack.  I did rain checks and stacked them with coupons so I they would be more affordable.  The time & energy I wasted as I think back is enough to make me nuts.

***If you want more information on the OnGuard Touch Roller, FLOOM blend, Frankincense Touch Roller, or Melaleuca message me.  I am happy to help.

Toxic Free Baby Powder

Did you know that common products as simple as baby powder like this one from Johnson & Johnson’s contains toxins and allergens?…/Johnson%27s_Baby_Baby_Powder%2C_Ori…/…

Why not make your own!?  Easy peasy plus 100% natural and non-toxic! Add some doTERRA Lavender & Roman Chamomile for extra soothing and calming qualities for babe.

DIY Recipe here:

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Kale

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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