19/52

"A snapshot of my littles almost every week in 2015."

There was a time when we went to the beach and it was kind of a dreaded affair. The sand was too hot for tender baby feet and always made it into eyeballs and the salt in the water was just too much for babies and toddlers. We had to drag bags and bags of things out to the shore, only to end up having to leave after an hour because the whining and sand and salt became too much.

I knew it was just a season, this too shall pass; as everything always does. And it has. The kids are now swimming in the ocean, walking out and letting the waves bring them back tp shore. They bring their goggles and search for sea creatures. Adelyn has a huge interest in skim boarding, so Craig has been working with her... the boys would rather hang ten on the sand as of now.

Florida life isn't picture perfect. The kids whine a lot, I yell too often and Craig and I bicker way too much about mundane shit that doesn't matter in the big scheme of life. BUT the fact I get to look at it, life that is- the good, the bad, the ugly,  through a beachfront lens makes it my perfect. 

18/52

"A snapshot of my littles almost every week in 2015."

HOUSTON, WE HAVE SWIMMERS! I thought maybe the winter would have put a damper on their swimming techniques, but Adelyn is still swimming across the pool, and Stone can hold his breath under water longer than me!  Even Abel is jumping in with his floaty.
This may seem super amazing, and it is, however... when visiting the beach- it leads to a lot of anxiety... and yelling "YOU'RE TOO FAR AWAY" "COME BACK THIS WAY" "GET BACK UP HERE NOWWWWWWWW"... with a ton of prayers that their is not a shark lurking in those shallow waters.

our go to essential oils // roller blends

One of the most overwhelming concepts when I started with essential oils was how to dilute, what to dilute... what are carrier oils?!

I quickly found that is is much easier to look up proper dilution ratio's and pre-make blends we use often. It makes for super fast application on little ones, and it's easy to grab them quickly when we're on the go.

Our favorite blends are: *our roller bottles are 10ml,

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thieves // 15 drops thieves \\ fill to top with carrier oil
*** we use this EVERY night. it's so important to get into the habit of a daily oil routine. since we started using this every night, whenever my little ones catch something- it's always gone within a day or two; compared to before when a cold would last weeks and keep going around and around.

RC // 15 drops RC \\ fill to top with carrier oil
*** the minute I hear a cough/sniffles/congestion this is immediately put on their feet and chest, a long with adding thieves not only to their feet but spine too.

calming // 15 drops vetiver - 10 drops cedarwood - 8 drops orange - 5 drops lavender \\ fill to top with carrier oil
*** we use this in the AM to keep tantrums at bay and then again before bed. I roll behind their ears and on their toes.

allergies // 10 drops of each lavender, peppermint & lemon \\ fill to top with carrier oil
*** roll this one over sinus area and feel the pressure dissipate.

viral powerhouse - 15 drops oregano- 15 drops tea tree- 12 drops lemon - 10 drops peppermint \\ fill to top with carrier oil
*** this is how we fought off Hand Foot Mouth Disease in record time!

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You can use any carrier oil of your choice- I love using Young Living's V6 oil & grapeseed oil.

NOTE: Always make sure to use glass or a high grade plastic- I purchase all of our oily extras from here.


*if you would like to learn more about oils or join my team on Young Living click here.
Be sure to find me on IG (@theoiledessential) and follow along with our oily hashtags #whatsinmyer #myoilyday to see how we're using oils- our teams center focus for the month of April is yoga- so be sure to check out the #essentiallyyoga posts too.

***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.

meditation + oils

Over the past few months I have started incorporating essential oils into my yoga practice... and with my yoga practice comes my meditation practice.

I'M JUST HERE FOR THE SAVASANA!

Diffusing essential oils allows little droplets of the oils to be released into the air. While it may not seem like inhalation would be as beneficial as topical application, some researchers believe that inhalation can be the most direct method of delivery for the healing components in oils. Through the nasal cavity, the chemical messengers send a signal directly to the Limbic System in the brain which is the center of emotions, memory and sexual arousal. This is why essential oils have such a powerful effect on our moods and general state of mind. Combining essential oils with meditation can be so beneficial from reaching clarity to bringing happiness.

Meditation just makes life happier- a small slice of time where nothing else in the world matters.

I know it can be intimidating, but it's really easy. A lot of us meditate without even realizing. Lets try:
Close your eyes, take a breath in and exhale; open you eyes- you've just meditated. See? So easy!

You can take it a step further by creating a comfortable spot to sit in (or lay down in- corpse pose) and just practice clearing your mind. Open up a bottle of oil and set it in front of you, or place a few drops into the diffuser and see the difference in your meditation.

More often than not, I let other's opinions navigate my thoughts- and let me tell you- people can be mean, negative and very discouraging. When I'm feeling really overwhelmed I like to place a drop of Frankincense on my temples, stand in mountain pose, close my eyes and imagine my body as a bright light. I pretend there is a zipper at the tip of my toes and I start zipping my body up, slowly enclosing the light, until I get to the top of my head and it is total darkness.

I know- it sounds crazy, but it works. Try it.

A true meditation practice is about being present and quiet; using aromatherapy can help calm the mind and deepen your meditative state.

GROUNDING OILS: vetiver, cedarwood, patchoili
ENLIGHTENING OILS: frankincense
CALMING/SEDATIVE OILS: clary sage, lavender, roman chamomile

I'd also like to note, that you do not need a fancy space. Sometimes, I'll meditate sitting on the bathroom toilet.... because, well... it's the only place in this house that has a lock on the door, I can turn on the blow dryer as a white noise to drown out any whining and have 30 seconds of not a care in the world.


*if you would like to learn more about oils or join my team on Young Living click here.
Be sure to find me on IG (@theoiledessential) and follow along with our oily hashtags 
#whatsinmyer #myoilyday to see how we're using oils- our teams center focus for the month of April is yoga- so be sure to check out the #essentiallyyoga posts too.

***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.

17/52

"A snapshot of my littles almost every week in 2015."

After walking Adelyn to school one morning, Stone grabbed the football and started playing catch with Abel and my heart about exploded!!! They play catch with us... but never between themselves. 
Abel pouting underneath a canopy of palm trees- oh my lord- you can't help but laugh. He knows how to twist my arm. No matter what this kid does- he knows how how/when to use his ammo- whether it's a pout, a smile or an 'I sowwy mammaaaa". Straight to the heart. every. time.
We made it made it to the Earth Day festivities, complete with vegan food trucks and Adelyn barefoot dancing in the sand- her happy place. <3

thieves spray // DIY // essential oils

Have an itchy throat? Sinus drainage? Cold or Flu? Look no further!!!

My mom swears by this now, and her co-workers beg to use it when they feel any sort of sickness coming on. It's super simple to make and you will not be disappointed.

A few people love the taste at first, other's describe it as an acquired taste... but all who use it love how great it works! Try it and you will not be disappointed it.

** some recipes call for vodka- I chose to use witch hazel because it can help reduce swelling, easing throat pain.


**If you'd like to learn more about essential oils, or are ready to join my Young Living family click here.

***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP. 

16/52

"A snapshot of my littles almost every week in 2015."

Adelyn has an obsession with climbing trees and hanging upside down- I'm terrified to even climb a ladder, so she must get it from Craig. Stone still climbs into bed with me every night- sometimes it drives me crazy- most of the time I hope it never ends. Abel mimics everything- Stone says dumbass, so does Abel, I do a downward dog, "look at me mom". 

oils + yoga

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Essential oils aid in mental and emotional wellness, relieve sore muscles, and can support physical and spiritual well-being; this makes yoga and essential oils the perfect match.

Essential Oils offer many benefits that can complement and enhance your yoga experience. Calming oils, such as Lavender and Peace & Calming blend, can help you relax and reduce stress.  If you’re looking for a calming  yoga session to recharge, these are your go to oils. Starting your day out with Yoga?? Try some uplifting oils, such as Peppermint and Citrus Fresh, which help with focus and energy. Heading to a morning class? Put a dab or Citrus Fresh on your wrist to get occasional wafts throughout your sun salutation.

I have had a really hard time opening my lower back lately and have found more times than not those muscles feel really stiff. If I am having one of these off days, I’ll use the Deep Relief roll-on to help loosen those muscles and combat any tension before or after a session.   

Recently I broke away from lavender and started diffusing Clary Sage and Frankincense. It has been an amazing experience each time.

4-6 drops Clary Sage  //   2 drops Frankincense

Clary Sage is deeply relaxing, euphoric and revitalizing. It helps strengthen subtle energies and divine inspiration. Frankincense EO is known for its positive and calming effect on the mind and body.


TIP: Keep the lavender oil close to your mat. When you’re winding down your practice, put a dab of Lavender on your third eye before Savasana. DON'T SKIP YOUR SAVASANA!

*if you would like to learn more about oils or join my team on Young Living click here.
Be sure to find me on IG (@theoiledessential) and follow along with our oily hashtags 
#whatsinmyer #myoilyday to see how we're using oils
and check out our teams #essentiallyyoga posts for the entire month of April. 

Inhale compassion, exhale love, inhale love, exhale peace, inhale peace, exhale compassion. Repeat


***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.

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