Procrastination

The urge to put off, ignore, postpone those things we need to do. My dentist knows about that, I was supposed to go in for a checkup in April, and I finally did it last week. I knew it was the right thing to do, but I dragged my feet like a teenager asked to do just about anything. Procrastination happens when our will gets paralyzed because we don’t do what we know we should…

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NingXia Nitro Cognitive Boost

Ninja Alert!! Ever want to be thinking clearly AND full of energy but NOT shaky? This is a Ninja Mom’s must have! Ningxia Nitro is a healthy alternative to chemical -laden, anti-nutritional energy drinks. Forget the mere 5 Hour Energy drinks –Add NingXia Nitro™ to 2oz of NingXia Red for all-day energy! How to Use This stuff is AWESOME straight up! Consume NingXia Nitro™ directly from the tube or mix with 2-4 oz. of NingXia…

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Blood Sugar Wars

It’s time for us Ninja Moms to take a stand in our bodies against roller-coaster ride blood sugar levels. Too much sugar in the blood, bad. Not enough sugar in the blood, bad. And none of it is any fun, although it may turn our lives upside down. NingXia Red is part of any serious Ninja Mom’s arsenal against physical chaos. We do not have time for physical chaos, we have enough chaos generated by…

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Angelica Essential Oil

angelica plant

Angelica essential oil (Angelica archangelica) has soothing qualities that are relaxing. In Germany, angelica was historically referred to as the “oil of angels,” in part because of its ability to calm, restore happy memories, and bring peaceful sleep. Useful for normal, healthy digestive and respiratory support. Angelica is rejuvenating and energizing for ninja moms, particularly following having a normal, healthy childbirth. Emotionally, angelica essential oil can have a grounding effect for persons prone to being…

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Frankincense Essential Oil

frankincense display

For spiritual awareness, prayer, and meditation, Frankincense essential oil stands alone in its power. This makes sense to me, as people from different religions have highly valued and respected it for thousands of years. Not only is it amazing in spiritual uplifting and strengthening, it’s also used by quite a few ninja moms for the appearance of incredibly soft, smooth, skin. Frankincense essential oil is my go-to oil that I use as a layer along…

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Peace & Calming

I’m willing to take a stand when it comes to the notion of Peace & Calming® as a major part of my ninja mom arsenal to create an environment of harmony, agreement, calm, serenity, composure, cessation, order, pacification, reconciliation, truce, unity, congeniality, contentment, hush, lull, quiet, relaxation, repose, rest, stillness, and tranquility (I do so love thesaurus.com.) Is there anyone out there who would be opposed to these qualities in their life? Kids, teenagers, dogs,…

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Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Vitality* is one of those can’t go wrong essential oils, put a drop in a pitcher of water and drink it right up. It supports normal, healthy memory, if I could only remember that part. The fragrance of lemon essential oil promotes clarity of thought & purpose, as well as being invigorating and enhancing to my mood, and that’s a good thing.  Make lemonade with it using Blue Agave (Item No. 3221) natural sweetener….

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Dessert Recipe!!!

I LOVE desserts! What could possibly be more fun and yummy than a dessert using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil? Nah, I couldn’t think of anything either. So whip up some of this Key Lime Mousse with Raspberry Mint Compote and enjoy….. yummmmm Key Lime Mousse 1.      2 Tablespoons lime zest 2.      3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice 3.      3/4 cup creamy, raw honey 4.      5 ripe avocados 5.      Pinch Himalayan salt Blend zest, juice,…

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Helichrysum Essential Oil

Even when other oils are indicated topically, I make sure I have at least one layer of helichrysum on it. Some European scientist guys studied it for supporting normal circulation and skin. I love it on my skin.  Helichrysum supports normal healthy liver function, which makes sense as it is a detoxifier. The liver does a lot of important stuff, so a happy healthy liver makes a happy healthy me. By supporting my liver and…

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Purification Essential Oil Blend

This is my favorite oil to carry with me when going to any hotel, along with an empty small spray bottle. I put water in the spray bottle, put in about 10 drops of Purification, shake it up, and spray away that eau de hotel. I’ve watched enough news programs to know that I don’t want to risk what may be lurking on the bedspread, walls, closet, etc. around my family. I spray them with…

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5 Eucalyptuses (Eucalypti?)

 EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS has a fresh, penetrating scent. It contains a high percentage of the constituent eucalyptol, a key ingredient in many mouth rinses. Applied topically, it is often used to support the respiratory system and to soothe muscles after exercise. How to use: Diffuse, apply topically. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks. Dilution recommended for topical uses. Dilute before…

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Lemon Cookies

I promise, these will be gobbled up by just about anybody in no time! Lemon cookies made with….. wait for it….. REAL LEMON VITALITY ESSENTIAL OIL! So refreshing to make something that you know is the real deal. Yummy Lemon Cookies 3/4 cup butter 1/2 cup Blue Agave 1 egg 13 drops Lemon Vitality Essential Oil 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder In a medium bowl, cream butter and…

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Everyday Oils for, uhhh.. every day

Everyday Oils Collection You’ll always have the benefits of Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils on hand with the Everyday Oils Collection. The oils in this collection will provide ongoing support for your home, health, and body. Enjoy the relaxing benefits of lavender and Peace & Calming, the cleansing power of Thieves and Purification, the comforting touch of Valor and PanAway, and more. This kit is ideal for making oils an essential part of your day,…

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Some things essential oils do

Clean the air of pollutants Purify the water you drink and bathe in Combined with food and nutritional supplements, increases support to cell metabolism & antioxidant action Enhance your skin, hair, and oral hygiene Stimulate and support your immune system Reduce stress and bring emotional balance into your life Enhance your ability to learn new things and remember old ones Supports whole body for fullest living May be used with infants and children as well…

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Animals & Essential Oils

If you have any animal friends or pets (babies), here is some tips from Gary about using them with various animals.  I am NOT an animal doctor, veterinarian, or Dr. Doolittle!  My mom-ness gives me no particular authority about any of this stuff, but I know Gary has used the oils extensively with animals and they helped. Maybe they can help your animal friends. Ear mites in cats and dogs — Purification and Peppermint Ticks,…

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Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender slices, it dices! A boat load of uses in one little bottle of oil. After being in the sun too long, even teenagers find it useful. When mom’s have “had it” and need a major break, we diffuse it or put some in the bath, and restore our sanity.  Everybody loves it so much, Young Living has a whole Lavender Signature Series of soap, shampoo, conditioner to keep that wonderful smell surrounding you daily….

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Essential oils bugs don’t like

Hospitality is good and all, but I draw the line and hosting insects.  Ewww.  Here is a list of some oils to discourage the nasty little things. Ants: Don’t like Peppermint or Spearmint.  I can personally testify to the Peppermint thing, which was the only way I was able to win the war on hordes of ants marching into my home one summer. I drew a line (literally) on the metal threshold of my sliding…

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Peppermint essential oil

One of the oldest and well known oil for soothing digestion, peppermint may also support normal digestive efficiency (the whole ability to poop normal thing.). Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint’s supportive effect on the healthy liver and respiratory systems. Awesome for the Morning After The Night Before. I personally can attest that ants do not like it!  I put it on the metal threshold of my sliding glass door and the ants stopped their marching…

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Basil Essential Oil

Absorbing all the information about essential oils can seem overwhelming. So I am starting a weekly series on a different essential oil each week.  Even at a weekly pace, this series will take more than 2 years to complete!  That is my point of this whole website. Nobody learns about everything overnight. One step at a time, experimenting with different oils which seem to fit you and your family’s needs, and you will soon find…

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Common Sense: Get some

My favorite essential oil blend of the moment is Common Sense. I’ve got teenagers, and this stuff does a world of good towards protecting the Earth from their lack of, ahem…. discernment, shall we say.  Kids too, dare I say sometimes spouses, and a significant other or two?  Teenagers with significant others who seem to be a few sandwiches short of a picnic? Get a diffuser, now. Run it all the time in the common…

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Our furry kids…

There is only one kid left around here that I am allowed to call my “baby.”  All of 4 1/2 pounds, her official AKC name is “Slightly A Princess Grace Jubilee,” but she answers to “Gracie,” “muppet,” “frog” (teenager), and “dawg.” Nobody that has a pet can do so without our furry friends having us wrapped around their little paws, our hearts in their pocket, and causing us to act like complete idiots talking baby…

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Sweet smelling carpet

Tip—Fresh Carpet “I used an old plastic sippy cup with a small hole in the lid to make a carpet freshener. I mix baking soda and a few drops of an essential oil, usually Lavender because it’s my favorite, then I sprinkle it around the carpet and let it sit for a minute or two and then vacuum it right up. My carpet is fresh, the room smells great, and the best part about it…

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