Evening Replenishing Elixir

This elixir contains nourishing essential beauty fats and spices known to help soothe inflammation and your nervous system


Mugful of hemp milk

1/2t powdered turmeric

1 toothpick swirl cardamom essential oil

1 toothpick swirl clove essential oil

Raw, local, organic honey, to taste

Heat the hemp milk to just under a boil and stir in turmeric. Remove from heat, and add swirls of cardamom and clove essential oils followed by raw honey, and enjoy hot and get a good night’s rest!

Hemp milk is high in the amino acid tryptophan which is a precursor to melatonin and helps promote sleep. Hemp milk also contains all the essential amino acids and a lot of minerals. 

Turmeric is not only a fantastic anti-inflammatory aid, but it can also help detoxify your liver. Befriend it and add it also to your soups, veggie dishes, your salad dressing or sprinkle onto your tofu scramble. 

Cardamom promotes clear breathing and envokes a positive mood and mental clarity. 

Clove is a powerful antioxidant, 100x more powerful than pomegranate. 

Raw local honey helps support your respiratory system by acclimating your body to local pollens of seasonal threats are a concern. 

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Minnows Healing Salve

Saturday’s Minnows’ Recipe: All Purpose Healing Salve

This is one of my favorite DIY products I make with my oils, as it is very effective at soothing and assisting with healing, and it’s very versatile. From the kid’s cuts and scrapes to chapped lips and noses of cold season, we use it almost daily. Perfect for moisturizing dry skin all year long. I’m very grateful for this salve!

This recipe is made in four 4-oz jars, but you could make it in one 16 oz jar, or pour some into smaller containers like the one I used (1/2 oz plastic salve containers from AromaTools). I keep several around the house and few travel sizes handy.

1 Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Tropical Traditions Gold Label makes the silkiest salve!)

1 Cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4 T. Beeswax Pastilles

1/2 t. vitamin e oil (optional)
To each jar add:

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Frankincense 

8 drops Lemon

6 drops Melaleuca

1/2 teaspoon Vitamin e oil (optional)

Fills {4} – 4 oz glass mason jars or small glass jars of choice.
Melt the coconut, olive oil and beeswax in a warm water bath, stirring with a knife every few minutes until melted.

This will take at least 15 min, you want a slow melt.
Add the EOs to the empty jars and pour into glass jars of your choice and let cool.
Put a paper towel over the jars while cooling and wait to cover with lids until completely cooled down. Shelf life is approximately 8 months with the vitamin e oil added.
If you try this out, let me know how you like it!

My Life Before Essential Oils

I went from a pill popper to an oil junkie.

I am a Fab5. I am a woman, a friend, a sister, a wife and a mother. You are too.

My life before essential oils was full of prescription medications and over the counter pills. Headache, cramps, muscle pain, allergies, anxiety, could not sleep, needed energy, wanted to lose weight… whatever it was, there was a pill for it. I felt fine and moderately healthy. I’m a breastfeeding, baby wearing, bed sharing mamma, but I just didn’t feel “enough.”

My husband has leg pain from time to time from the metal in it, our daughter is a high spirit and our son has skin issues. When I was introduced to oils, I wasn’t so sure at first, but as a mom and wife I would do anything for my family and I had to give it a shot

Fast forward one year and my home is now almost fully transformed to being completely natural and we haven’t purchased nor used a prescription medication or over the counter pill in a year. My family is happier, we are healthier, and our home is clean without risk of toxins. We use oils from morning to night and for everything. We diffuse oils to create different emotional environments, we apply oils topically for ailments, strains and pains, we cook with oils, we get energized with oils, we relax with oils.

I couldn’t have asked for a better solution for health and emotional wellness and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Essential oils have given us empowerment and purpose. We can’t live without them in our home.

If you are looking for a life like this, join me! Click here to send me an email, give me 30 minutes of your time and I can change your life for forever.

How I saved my son from his pediatrician. 

My son has had skin issues since he was born. Horrible cradle cap and red patchy cheeks were the beginning then it spread to his arms and legs. Any skin that was exposed, it was a scratch fest leaving him raw and red. It would wake him up at night. I had to keep him completely covered, especially during the summer months. I was devastated. I removed foods from my diet since he’s still nursing (at the tender age of two), thinking I was the culprit; dairy, wheat, soy, meat. Nothing changed his situation. We were at the doctor’s office monthly refilling prescriptions, getting new prescriptions, soap and lotion samples… nothing was working well enough that we could go a day without using it. Until I was about 10, I had eczema and I can remember always using topical steroids in my armpit. As quickly as it came, one day I just grew out of it. I didn’t want my son to be in a cyclical trap of prescription meds and I’d spent hundreds on stuff that just ended up in the trash. It had been a year, I needed solutions.

I had a product that honestly worked well.  It was just really expensive. I looked at the ingredients and found that they were all natural things that I could buy at my local honeybee hive. I was inspired to create my own balm. I began researching essential oils that were cleansing, soothing and healing to the skin. It took me months to get a formula down that was consistent in its effectivity.  I felt empowered!

If you’re feeling powerless towards your love one (big or little) or you have a personal issue with skin irratations, I have a balm for you with oil recommendations that may eliminate a couple co-pays or doctor visits for you.

Soothing balm for skin itratations:

1/4 c coconut oil* (not fractionated – it won’t set as firm if you use FCO)

1/8 c shea butter

1 tbsp beeswax**

10 drops essential oils

*I actually use 1/4 c of calendula infused castor oil. Take a mason jar, fill with dried flowers, cover with oil, lid, store in window sill for 4-6 weeks. Shake it up every once in a while. Strain, label, use.

**Double the beeswax if the oil you’re using doesn’t set when cold

For larger or smaller batches here’s the ratio:
4 parts oil
2 parts shea butter
1 part beeswax
10💧 EO

Combine first three ingredients in a small glass dish.

Heat some water in a small pot over low-med heat.

Place glass dish in water to melt ingredients, stir occasionally.

Once completed melted and combined, pour into a suitable container. I like to upcycle empty baby food jars.

Add essential oils and stir.

Allow to cool.

Store with lid on in a dark place.

To use, rub a small amount onto fingertips and massage into skin.

For extra protection at night, we will draw a bath of warm water adding 2C ACV.  I’ll apply balm immediately after bath when pores are still open. We don’t always use soap in our baths but when we do we use Dr. Bronners -Baby

For the essential oils in my creation I used a blend of:

2melaleuca, 2cedarwood, 1lavender, 2frankincense, 1birch, 1geranium & 1helichrysum

All of these oils have additional uses and benefits outside of soothing skin irratations. The versatility of essential oils is uncanny.

When you’re ready to jump on board with essential oils, Click Here or email me at doYOUmamma@gmail.com

I offer virtual one-on-ones or we can speak on the phone if a face-to-face is not possible. If you can give me 30  minutes of your time I can change your life forever.

15 ways to use Wild Orange essential oil

One of my favorite citrus oils is wild orange. I use it for multiple things. I recently came across this list of 15 of Ways to Use Wild Orange Essential Oil and wanted to pass it along! 
To Reduce Anxiety – Place 1 drop of Wild Orange oil on your hand, rub your hands together, cup your hands over your nose and inhale and exhale deeply for 30 seconds. 
To Improve Slow Digestion – Rub 1 drop of Wild Orange oil over your stomach 2x a day.
For Energy – Diffuse 3 drops of Wild Orange oil and 2 drops of Elevation.
Mouth Ulcers – Rub 1 drop of Wild Orange oil and 1 drop of Melaleuca on the area of concern 2x a day. 
To Freshen the Air – Diffuse 2 drops Purify and 3 drops Wild Orange. 
To Clean Your Kitchen – add 10 drops of Wild Orange oil to your favorite non-toxic cleaner. Or, make your own cleaner with 1 cup organic vinegar, 1 cup water and 10 drops Wild Orange oil.
To Help Reduce Inflammation – Rub 1 drop of Wild Orange oil and Eucalyptus oil on the feet 2x a day. 
To Increase Circulation – Rub 2 drops of Wild Orange oil on the area of concern. 
For Extra Antioxidants for the Skin – Add 1 drop of Wild Orange oil and 1 drop of Frankincense to a small amount of face cream and rub into the skin. 
To Add Flavor and Antioxidants to a Smoothie – 

Add 1 drop to any smoothie that you’re making. What a great addition to your favorite green smoothie! 
Stress Reducer Diffuser Blend – Diffuse 3 drops Wild Orange, 2 drops Frankincense and 2 drops Lavender. 
For acne-prone skin – Rub 1 drop of Wild Orange and 1 drop of Melaleuca to the area of concern. 
To Boost the Immune System – place 1 drop of Wild Orange oil in a veggie capsule and take internally. (If you’re not comfortable using pure essentials oils internally, then you can choose a different method.)
When Studying, or Needing to Maintain Focus – Diffuse 3 drops of Wild Orange and 3 drops of Peppermint. 
To Cut the Grease – Add 1 drop of Wild Orange oil to your dish detergent before running the dishwasher. It also helps clean the dishwasher!