Friday, February 15, 2019

Easy Essential Oil Storage

I bought this little gem to hold my Young Living Essential Oils in. Got it off Amazon here!!!!!!!! It was just 6.99, not bad, and holds 24 of the 5ml bottles.

Then I went to the dollar store on the recommendation of one of our Young Living group members and found this one that holds 8 of the 15ml bottles and can hold something larger and I paid $1.00. Bargain!!!

They have one that also holds the smaller bottles but only about 12 but still, a buck is good!!

So if you are looking for something inexpensive to hold your oils in, check these out!!

Take care, enjoy the earth, talk to you later!!! Martha

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Home-made DIY Hair Gel

I made my own hair gel, or slime, from flax seed!!! Seriously. I really did. And it is the best hair gel I've ever used because it leaves my hair, the curls, soft and no residue or flaky stuff!!! My curls are not hard and crunchy.

I found several recipes online but followed Taylor's instructions. You can find her blog if you click on her name.

It was very easy to make and is truly extremely slimy snotty, but so fabulous in my hair.

I have decided to start on the Curly Girl Method for my hair, but not following 100% I have found many curly's and have just been gleaning information from them and seeing what works.

My hair is really fine so some of the curly girl method products just don't work in my hair. And, I need to wash more often as any product, mostly the conditioners, left in weigh my curls down.

So, the goals are Sulfate free and Silicone Free. Also trying to do less chemicals, which is where the DIY hair gel came in.

How I made it.

1/4 cup Flaxseed
2 1/2 cups water
Mix in pot and bring to a gentle boil on medium heat
Boil gently, stirring frequently to prevent seeds from adhering to the sides of the pan

Continue cooking until it is a nice snotty slimy consistency-about 5 minutes

I added 5 drops of Stress Away Essential Oil. My theory is having the effects of Stress Away close to my brain may help me remain calm and peaceful!!!!!!

I put a knee high stocking in a pint jar, poured the mixture in, then carefully squeezed out the slime into another container, leaving the seeds in the sock.

Using a funnel, I poured the new hair gel into a clean shampoo/conditioner bottle.

I missed a few spots in the very back, but I am still learning how to get good coverage. The curls aren't too bad. The goal is frizz free.

Store the newly made hair gel in the fridge. This is because it is essentially chemical free!!! How cool is this???? Finally, help for curly headed people!!!

This is one of the women I follow on Instagram. She has a lot of great advice for curly hair.

Take care friends and enjoy the earth!!!! Martha

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Pain Rub Young Living Essential Oils

Last night I made my first batch of a pain rub with my Young Living essential oils. I have been suffering from tendonitis in my right wrist since April. I've splinted it, wrapped it, taken Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and am finishing up 4 weeks of Occupational Therapy. And I still hurt and I am still swollen. UGH!!!

It is from over use by what you might ask???

The mouse! Computer work! I am an RN and I have wrist tendonitis from over-mousing!!!

Seriously, how ridiculous does that sound???!!!

SO, how did I make it?

For a rub you have to have a carrier oil, and so I chose Organic Coconut Oil which I found at the grocery store, easy peasy.

My recipe which I found online and in the literature from Young Living is: OK I did tweak it a bit because that is what I do.

1/4 cup coconut oil
30 drops Panaway Essential Oil
10 drops Copaiba Essential Oil
8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

I placed 1/4 cup of coconut oil in a cleaned canning jar and then placed that jar in a small container of hot tap water, stirring until completely melted. Being very careful to not get any water in the jar.

Once melted, I added the essential oils.

Coconut oil looks a lot like crisco shortening at room temperature but it melts quite easily. It takes awhile for it to re-solidify.

I mixed it gently with a metal spoon and then put the lid and ring on to protect my new salve.

This is the next day, all solid and smelling very nice.

All labeled and living for now on my counter in the kitchen.

I've used it twice so far. It feels good on the skin. I am not having the deep aching I've been having and my skin didn't hurt for several hours. I think it will take some time to completely heal this issue but I am determined to give it a good try. I am tired of taking all the pills!!!

I will let you know how this is working out!!!

Enjoy the earth, it's an amazing place. Martha

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Young Living Essential Oils

I've decided to learn more about Essential oils and have joined Young Living. I will let you know more about what I am learning.

My goal is to help my family be and stay healthy and rid our home of as many caustic chemicals as I can.

More later friends.

Enjoy the Earth, Love Martha

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Meat Pot Pie-Homemade

This was SO GOOD!!! I kind of followed the recipe but kind of did my own thing
 too. I used left over pork roast. I added celery to the onion. And used leftover

I also made my own pie crust from my Betty Crocker cook book.

You can find the RECIPE here. Add some fresh fruit and you have a really
yummy meal!!! And, this is awesome for leftovers from Christmas Dinner!


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Nativity Scene to Color

I looked in so many places online to find printable colorable Nativity characters for my grandchildren to color and create a diorama from. I encountered dead-end after dead-end. Most places wanted money. I finally found a place that not only had the colorable versions but already colored. So you could do either.

I printed the blank ones and got them both coloring while I got a couple shoe boxes glued together, putting the shoebox on its side and gluing in inside the lid. I also glued black construction paper to the sides and bottom. I would have used brown but had none.

I cut up some really old "hay" from my mothers nativity scene, which is actually 71 years old, and glues the times pieces in the front of the diorama.

If you would like to print out the characters on cardstock for a nativity diorama for your grandchildren or children, you can find them here, from Bible Story Printables.

When the coloring is done, I cut them with a little extra on the bottom and cut a slit straight up and center. then I cut a piece out of the cardstock about 3" X 1" and cut a 1/2" slit in that and then slid the character onto the smaller piece. It makes a bottom that allows them to stand up.

Santa made an early visit to our house while the grands were visiting. He is a little shorter than what I remember!!!!

After the grandchildren left, I found that our little one had lined up all the characters from the Christmas village. They are waiting for the doors of the church to open. Even Frosty!!

Love this time of year. Merry Christmas and Blessings  to you and your families. Martha

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Rock Painting for Halloween 2018

These are the rocks I painted for Halloween. I put them outside in our courtyard at work and out front for our patients or passer-bys to find and keep. So much fun and so much fun hearing the ones who found them laugh with joy!!!

Here is our fake tree in the courtyard. I used fake leaves and attached them to plant stakes and there you go, a fall tree!!!

Oh, and check our our masked flamingo!!! So fun to decorate for Halloween!!!!

Take care friends and enjoy the earth. Martha