My Morning Favorites

I wake up (usually by children, not an alarm clock) and get ready for work. There are a lot of variables in my routine, but what I noticed is that there are 3 things that I use every morning – My makeup. My matcha powder. And of course, MY OILS!!

Have you ever tried Younique? This foundation is freakin amazing! I am not a big makeup wearer, but this is the kind of makeup that makes you look like you aren’t wearing any! If you haven’t tried it, I highly suggest you do! You won’t be sorry!

Matcha powder! Have you heard of this stuff? I never did until a co-worker turned me on to it. Mix it with almond milk and a little sweetener and you have yourself a green tea latte that will make a Starbucks drinker jealous!

Last but never least – my oils! This is actually a variable in that I may use different oils every morning. But nonetheless, the diffuser is going every morning. Today, and most mornings, I am diffusing Peppermint and Lemon. Its a great smell for the morning and gives you a little pick-me-up to get your day going!

Do you have a morning routine? What products are your morning favorites?

IMG_8061

 

 

A Guide to School Vacation Week

It’s school vacation week, y’all! I’m still trying to figure out why February vacation is even a thing. I mean, do they REALLY need a week off less than two months after Christmas? And why aren’t these days being saved for snow days? So many questions, so few answers. And here we are as parents, wondering…. can I survive a week at home with my kids? They will fight. They will yell. I will yell. They will cry. I will cry. I’m here to tell you, YOU CAN DO THIS! We can ALL do it and come out to live and tell the tale. 😉 See that photo? That’s my stash! Well, certainly not my entire oil stash, but it’s that stash that I will need this week. Here is my guide on how to survive school vacation week, the oily way!

Morning Wake Up
-Lemon and Peppermint – diffuse together for a morning pick-me-up
-En-R-Gee and Peppermint – apply topically on ankles for energy throughout the day (I put it on my ankles because I personally don’t care for the smell of En-R-Gee, but if you like the smell, you can certainly put it elsewhere)

Throughout the day at home
-Stress Away and Tangerine – diffuse together to keep everyone stress-free
-Thieves Cleaner – use to clean everything in your home. And I mean every.thing.
-Lavender, Panaway, Frankincense, Peppermint – my favorite headache blend (10 drops of each with carrier oil in a roller bottle)
-Peace and Calming – diffuse at bedtime. The name says it all!

Venturing out of the house
-Surrender – dilute with carrier oil and apply to the back of the kids neck and on their wrists. It will keep them grounded and frankly, less crazy!
-Ginger and Peppermint – in case anyone get motion sickness in the car, dilute and apply on head right behind their ears
-Purification – disinfect any cuts of scrapes the kids might get while playing outside
-Thieves Hand Sanitizer – because kids touch everything!

Have a great vacation week, Mom’s and Dad’s! You got this! 🙂

What other oils would you add to the survival list?

img_7855