Naturally Uplifting

Love Lavender?

If you’re a big fan of lavender then you will love this Lavender Aromatherapy Stick by Aura Cacia.  It is made with 100% pure lavender essential oil so it smells just like the real stuff.  I’ve been using it as my everyday perfume lately and I’m really loving it.

Some pluses (aside from the wonderful scent itself) — it’s under $10, it’s easy to carry with you, it promotes relaxation, and it never gives me headaches (like many conventional perfumes). The stick also comes in Tea Tree (great for bug bites & blemishes), Eucalyptus (helps with cold symptoms) and Peppermint (excellent for headache relief).

 

Hope everyone has a great start to the week!

 

 

Words to Decorate By

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We have really tried to follow this in our new home and let me tell you – it has made SUCH a difference. Getting rid of pointless clutter (aka things that are not functional or joy-producing) is not just visually powerful, but very emotionally powerful as well.

To ponder: Do you have a lot of items around your home that you don’t particularly like or need, but hold onto because you would feel “bad” throwing them out?

Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! It’s been a busy one again for me hence the lack of posts and lack of visits to your wonderful blogs, but I’ll be back on track next week (maybe). Until then, enjoy the rest of the week and weekend!

Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java, Indonesia

Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer

It’s always so nice to have fresh fresh flowers in your home, isn’t it?

Well I recently came across two easy ways to keep blooms around even longer:

  1. Dunk buds in room temperature water before putting them in a vase to prolong their life by a few days
  2. When keeping flowers in the kitchen, keep them away from fruits and veggies since they both release the gas ethylene, which increases the rate at which flowers wilt

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Having fresh flowers around is proven to be a natural mood-booster. I love getting mine at Trader Joe’s -  great variety and awesome prices. I especially love sunflowers. What are you some of your favorites?

p.s. Happy first day of summer!!

Quote of the Day

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” ~Henry Miller

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I’m going to make it a point to slow down today… What about you?

*A very, very Happy Birthday to my good friend and fellow blogger, Alleen of Echo Bella*

A Daily Dose of Lucy

I used to watch I Love Lucy almost every day when I was a kid. I think I need to get back into that habit because she is just SO classically and wonderfully funny.

Laughter truly is one of the best medicines, don’t you think? Hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with lots of laughs!

One of my birthday gifts from my mom this year. She has always supported my fanship :)

Scentcillo’s Essential Oils

I am a HUGE fan of essential oils. From baths to skin ailments to cleaning, there are just so many wonderful uses for all of the essential oils out there.

A new brand that I recently discovered is Scentcillo. I’m especially loving them for these fun blends:

Oracle – A combination of the citrus tones of clementine essential oil with the rich, warm, spicy scents of frankincense, myrrh and sandalwood creates a bold and heady aroma that is mysterious and hypnotic.

Tango - A warm floral scent combining the exotic aroma of ylang ylang with palmarosa and tangerine essential oils creating an exquisite and alluring fragrance.

Shaman - A stimulating and refreshing mix of lime, pink grapefruit and lemon creates a citrus burst of aroma layered with the woody overtones of cedar wood and cypress and the exotic white lotus

Starlet – A sweet floral and feminine aroma of rose geranium and frangipani intermingles with wood and citrus notes to create a captivating fragrance.

Here is an awesome list to check out: {50 Ways to Use Essential Oils}

Some of my favs from the list…

  • Place 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.
  • 1 drop of Peppermint oil diluted in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil rubbed on the back of the neck helps to relieve headaches.
  • Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Lemon and Pine are nice. Rose Geranium helps with pet odors.
  • To blend your own massage oil, add 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 oz. Sweet Almond Oil or other skin- nourishing vegetable oil.
  • 1 Add 10 drops of essential oil to a box of cornstarch or baking soda, mix very well, let set for a day or two and then sprinkle over the carpets on your home. Let set for an hour or more, then vacuum.
  • And the list truly goes on and on and on…!