Some accidents are pretty wonderful!
Yesterday, I was letting my son (almost 3) put oils on me and smell the oils of his choice. He rolled Tranquil on my arms and said “mmm thats a good one” about 20 minutes later, not thinking about what he applied, I added a drop of Patchouli to my arm … WOW this combo is amazing!!
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Three years ago, I remember sitting on my couch and tossing around the pros and cons of taking a chance. I remember wanting to try essential oils but I also remember thinking that it may be a waste of money. I remember asking my husband … what do you think? I also remember him saying, “You have been talking about it for a long time, just do it.”
I got the oils in the mail and well, they sat in the box for a few days because I was intimidated and not sure where to start or what to do with them. I remember turning to Pinterest and Google for the answers, that was great BUT it also kind of overwhelmed me.
I then turned to my oily team. I know what you may be thinking …. What the hell is an oily team. WELL … it is a group of people that all have the oils, use the oils and want to live a better more natural life just.like.me (you).
I started with a simple diffuser blend: 4 drops Stress Away (one of the oils in the Starter Kit). I was immediately hooked & it also got the attention of my Husband.
The next day, I tried a few drops of Thieves in the diffuser and remember it feeling like Christmas mixed with calmness and a sense of peace. That feeling was part the oils working and part knowing I made the right decision buying this kit.
So fast forward three years … here I am. The crazy oil girl that you all see sharing my potions, lotions, newest discovery etc. I truly use essential oils for EVERYTHING. My latest testimonies:
+ Essential Oils & Pregnancy and Recovery:
I gained pregnancy weight plus a few ice cream and donuts pounds. I used essential oils safely throughout my pregnancy with the okay from my doctor and constant approval from my growing little baby. They helped me stay sane on days I wanted to hormone rage out of control. They helped with all the aches and pains I was experiencing. They helped my baby girl grow big(ish)(she is a peanut) & strong.
They helped me get through my contractions for 10 HOURS before the need for an epidural. Essential oils helped me through the labor pain & pushing. I was legit smiling in between contractions and pushing and per my Husband, I didn’t even break a sweat … I have witnesses – no BS! I was calm, prepared and happy.
I use oils daily to help regulate my hormones, to help heal my body and help with the newborn lack of sleep plus toddler energy and mom & wife duties.
Yesterday my sister was shocked when she saw my stomach. It has been three.five weeks and I am only 8lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight. I do not have a single stretch mark and my stomach, well its pretty flat already with no exercise. Now if I am being 100% transparent I do know part of that is genetic an diet BUT I also know the essential oils, & supplements have been a HUGE contributor to this amazing result. They have kept and are keeping my healthy inside and helping tighten my skin on the outside.
She is new here, Every single thing she experiences, touches, sees, smells, tastes is all new to her which means … adjusting.
Babygirl needed a little assistance with mealtime. Also me to explain this one as a MOM (not a doctor, not a professional, not an expert, a mom) …
My daughter, just like my son is exclusively breastfed. Both my kids took to breastfeeding really well, both latched and nursed immediately after birth. My son & I had a hiccup free breastfeeding journey for 16 months. My daughter started off well and is still nursing like a champ but she has a few tummy issues that are causing a bit of gas and causes her to spit/throw-up after some of her feedings. Normal, yes. Frustrating and hard to see her uncomfortable, yes. So in comes the oils. I have been diffusing oils which have provided a more calming environment as well as benefits to help her tummy. I have also been using a few oils such as Roman Chamomile and Copaiba diluted based on her newborn status and I am happy to report that she has not lost a meal in two days now! Not a single one. I didn’t allow Facebook diagnose her with colic or acid reflex or tongue tie (the list goes on and on) – I love FB don’t get me wrong BUT people are kinda crazy and can misdiagnose you / your family and cause you to panic and mistreat. FB is a bad as google sometimes. Anywho.
I love that over the past three years I have confidently become my own health advocate as well as my families. I have been doing research (actual paper books not just the internet) and learning how and why oils work. Learning the science behind it all, from professionals. I have been safely experimenting (not on my kids) to see what works best for me.
What I can tell you is….
+ I am happier.
+ I am healthier.
+ I am more confident.
+ I am saving a lot of money & time.
+ My family is healthy & so am I.
This list could go on and on. Have you been paying attention? I think it is apparent. This isn’t B.S. in a bottle. It isn’t a trend.
My life isn’t perfect and well oiled (ha – see what I did there!?), I still have to juggle trying to shower and when I finally get a chance to, I know there is a really good chance I will also hear a baby crying outside the door, a toddler asking me “whats that” “are you dirty” “what are you doing” a husband asking me where the ketchup is (behind the milk honey, always behind the milk), and during that shower I will have just enough time to get the important parts clean & take a few deep breaths. I may not get around to shaving but hey, I am clean!
My toddler still is hesitant to try new things for dinner and will ALWAYS ask for chicken nuggets and string cheese that he will not eat & without fail will end up starving as soon as he gets in bed & eat a yogurt.
My laundry is washed but remains in baskets or the dryer 82% of the time. My dishes are cleaned but I have no idea what I am going to make for dinner simply because I can’t even think about having to wash one more dish.
My point …. essential oils are great companions in life. All of life. They help. They are amazing and I am so happy I took a chance. Will they FIX everything with just one drop. NO. Can they help? HELL YES.
So I am offering YOU this …
STEP 1 – Trust me but more importantly, trust YOU.
STEP 2 – Take a chance and gift yourself this amazing oils kit& start your journey today.
You will get all the oils + a diffuser of your choice + a bunch of samples + a second Starter Kit FREE from me which includes all the things you need to get started so you don’t get overwhelmed. (click HERE
to learn more about each of the oils in the kit)
This second kit includes:
+ Three (3) 10ml Roller Bottles with your choice of label from my ETSY shop: GraySkyMatters (I will help you decide which roller blend will be perfect for your needs)
+ One 2oz squeeze bottle so you can make a Theives Hand Purifier OR a lotion (I will provide the recipe)
+Three vegetable capsules to make ingestible capsules with (again I will help you).
+ One dropper bottle. Perfect for an on-the-go blend to use out of the home. The options are endless.
+ a tube of my DIY lip balm: Grapefruit + Peppermint using all organic, natural ingredients (comes with recipe to make your own)
+ an Essential Oil starter guide
+ Access to our private Facebook pages which provides you with continued education support, recipes, giveaways and friendships!!
Every morning we start the day with an application to the feet of this Immune Boosting blend. I use it, my husband does and so does my toddler. I feel it is just as important if not more so, to be proactive vs. reactive when it comes to our health.
10 drops Thieves essential oil
10 drops Lemon essential oil
5 drops Frankincense essential oil
5 drops Oregano essential oil
carrier oil suggestions:
fractionated coconut oil; or sweet almond oil; or grape seed oil; or V-6
Add all essential oils to a 10ml roller bottle (available HERE) and top with your choice of carrier oil.
Apply to feet every morning before putting on shoes and every night before bed. Apply down spine when sick.
SKIN FIRMING … here is what I know and what is working wonderfully for me and my body, postpartum.
Fact: I live in Florida and live in my swimsuit.
Fact number two: I am a female and can be insecure (just keeping it real) therefore keeping a healthy bikini body is important to me as I feel the best when I am proud of my body.
As most of you know, I just had a baby girl 13 days ago (so in love by-the-way).
I have already started to work on healing my body both inside and out. During my pregnancy, I gained 28lbs. Regardless of the weight in numbers, my skin stretched … far. The number one key to helping your skin regain elasticity is good ol’ H2O. There is no magic oil, pill, supplement, super food etc. Those things can help along with exercise but H2O is the best place to start. It is recommended that we drink half our body’s weight in ounces, per day.
In addition to water all day eery day, I am exclusively breastfeeding which can burn 300-700 calories per day!
Topically I am applying the following to my stomach, back and thighs:
2 drops Tangerine + 2 drops Cypress + 1 pump CelLite Magic
I have a 5ml bottle that I pre-mixed this blend in & topped with a rollerball top :
16 drops Patchouli + 10 drops Cypress + 10 drops Geranium + 10 drops Ylang Ylang + 2-3 pumps CelLite Magic
I throughly massage these blends into my skin for about 2 minutes per body area. Massaging your skin improves blood flow.
In addition to these topical applications, I also exfoliate my ‘problem areas’ every time I shower (I’d say every day but being honest I don’t always get to shower daily. ha. MomLife)
Last Belly Photo before I meet my Baby Girl