Friday, May 29, 2015

Tire Pump Dance

I invented a new dance.  My husband calls it the tire pump dance.  Watch out all you sprinkler move dancers, because here I come!  #tirepumpdance, #silly

Fun Fact Friday: Lavender

Lavender essential oil is widely know for its calming and relaxing properties.  I mentioned in a previous post that Cesar Milan uses it to help calm dogs :) Lavender also helps support sleep.  It's a great smell to add to homemade laundry detergents, bedding, etc.  And it even can help the body defend against seasonal allergies.   

But a big benefit of Lavender was discovered accidentally!

I was listening to an essential oil chemistry class by Dr. Robert Pappas (which I highly recommend if you're interested in that kind of stuff) and he mentioned that one of the big benefits of lavender: helping the body heal from burns was discovered by accident!

French chemist and scholar René-Maurice Gattefossé (who coined the term Aromatherapie) was working in his perfumery lab and there was an explosion.  His hands were on fire and he dunked them in a nearby vat, which happened to be lavender.  He later noted the increased healing time and that little to no scarring had occurred.  In World War I, he actually treated soldiers with essential oils and is now known as the Father of Aromatherapy.  #funfactfriday, #drpappas, #lavender, #essentialoils

I'd highly recommend bookmarking Dr. Pappas' Essential Oil University page if you'd like to know more about essential oil constituents:

Here is the first Chemistry video if you are interested in the chemistry of essential oils.  It's a free online video of a LIVE Essential Oils Chemistry class: CLICK HERE

According to Dr. Pappas, over 75% of essential oils are adulterated.  

If you want to know more about essential oils, please contact me at or call me at (503) 349-5710. 


Thursday, May 28, 2015


Happiness is an unexpected hug!  Hugs to you!  #hug, #lovehugs, #froghug

$50 in FREE essential oils, ends May 31st

If you're thinking about using essential oils, May is a great time to start.  If you place a 100 PV order (roughly $100) you will earn $50 in FREE product credits.

Note:  There's a $35 membership fee which qualifies you as a wholesale member and you'll receive 25% off the retail prices of ALL your essential oils for the entire year.   (I like to think of it as a Costco membership, only better - #betterthancostco)

This $50 FREE product credits ends May 31st.  If you have questions or would like to know more, email me at

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vegan nachos

Vegan nachos with cashew sour cream!  My fav!  #vegannachos

Shop for Essential Oils

If you are interested in essential oils please contact me at

I use high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils that my naturopath recommended to me and the same brand that Dr. Axe uses along with many other health professionals.

I can also help you select which essential oils would best meet your needs and help you get them at WHOLESALE prices. I can also show you how to earn 10-30% back in FREE product credits.

Please contact me and I'd be happy to send you information and even schedule a consult.

Greet Each Day with Joy

PHOTO CREDIT:  Seth Casteel at:!/home

Turmeric Tea from Dr. Josh Axe

For wellness Wednesday I'm posting a wonderful tea recipe courtesy Dr. Josh Axe (  It's my new favorite tea!    I LOVE tea and I love Turmeric, so Turmeric Tea is OMG!  (sounds like a song)

I tried it last night and it was amazing.  I made half the recipe, so that I just had one cup.  And I substituted Coconut oil for ghee.  It was creamy and tasted yummy!  It didn't smell like Turmeric or taste like Turmeric (though I love the taste of Turmeric, I wasn't sure how I would feel about it in tea).

I've always loved Turmeric and eat it in Indian food and I take a supplement with it in it, but I was looking for other ways to consume Turmeric because of the anti-inflammatory properties, and found it last night when I saw this recipe!  Thank you Dr. Axe!  #draxe, #turmeric, #wellnesswednesday, #healthytea

Turmeric Tea Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp ghee  (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp Turmeric (powder or grated root)


  1. Pour coconut milk and water into the saucepan and warm for 2 minutes
  2. Add in butter, raw honey and turmeric powder for another 2 minutes
  3. Stir and pour into glasses.

Monday, May 25, 2015

No to Monsanto!

I recently watched an episode about Monsanto on VICE.  Then I saw this article (LINK BELOW)  by Dr. Josh Axe that explains more about Monsanto and the negative implications of GMO better than I ever could.

I urge you to take a few minutes and read this article and then stand up for your right to clean, healthy, non contamintaed, non GMO food!  And for goodness sake, don't buy Round- UP.  There are natural weed killers (using vinegar) and there are essential oils that are successfully used to protect plants against insects.  Support organic farmers and restaurants like Chipotle that use non GMO products.  #noGMO, #draxe, #organic, #noMonsanto, #health, #loveChipotle

Meditation: Observe your Breath

It's Meditation Monday!  #meditationmonday, #mondaymeditation.  This Monday I'm going to start with one simple meditation technique and over the weeks I'll be revealing more.

Today's simple meditation tip is to start by OBSERVING YOUR BREATH.

Start by taking a few minutes today by just observing your breath.  You don't have to be sitting, you can do it while walking, emptying the dishwasher OR watching TV.  Though some people find it helpful when first starting to close their eyes and remove distractions, but once you're familiar with this technique, you should be able to do it anywhere!

Just observe your breath as it goes inside and outside!  That's it.  It's that simple.

I've attached a link to a YouTube video that I did 5 years ago (when my hair was brown or when I was dying it brown, lol) that describes FIVE simple meditation techniques.  The first one is this one.  You can watch the video up to this technique and then save the others for the following weeks or you can skip ahead and watch them all!  (I have a whole library of meditation videos)

Meditation can be simple!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Love is friendship set to music

Just had to share this quote from Joseph Campbell, "Love is friendship set to music."  And thought this picture of rats snuggling was adorable!  #love #snuggle

Monday, May 18, 2015

Meditation Monday - A Visual Meditation

For Meditation Monday I wanted to share a "Visual Mediation" that I created and did the voice over for, a few years back.  The wonderful music is from my friend Eric Montgomery. And the great footage is from my friends at HDenvironments (used with permission).  (See below for more information)

Literally watching a sunset or looking at the ocean can BE a meditation.  I'd encourage you to take 10 minutes and watch this video and meditate.  It gives you some guidance, but you can also go out and look at the ocean, or sit in the forest or park and meditate in real nature!  This video will hopefully show you how!  Enjoy!  #meditation, #meditationmonday, #visualmeditation

 HD Environments creates beautiful DVD's with extraordinary footage! I have most of these DVD's and love to put them in while I'm working at home.  I also will sit and just meditate at the beautiful scenery!  Here's some of my favs!  (The footage above was taken from the Pacific Coast DVD!)

Essential Oil Encore Day- Listen to the BEST today for free online

The best talks (as voted on) from the Essential Oils Revolution are now available to listen to all day today!   Here's the lineup:

Josh Axe  
Josh Axe, DC, CNS
Essential Oils for Gut, Thyroid and Adrenals
  • Discover how gut issues can cause thyroid and adrenal disease
  • Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of leaky gut
  • Choose the right essential oils to support gut, thyroid and adrenal health
Jessie Hawkins  
Jessie Hawkins
Antibiotic Resistance: How Essential Oils Can Help
  • Why are we suddenly seeing such a rise in antibiotic resistant bacterias?
  • How do essential oils fare against resistant bacteria?
  • Learn which essential oils possess powerful cleansing properties
Sayer Ji  
Sayer Ji
Essential Oils & the Evidence-Based Approach to Natural Health Care
  • How essential oils improve multiple conditions and diseases
  • Best essential oils to boost immunity and kill cancer
  • 5 most powerful essential oils for fighting disease!
Sylla & Nyssa Hanger
Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, LMT & Nyssa Hanger, MA, LMT, RYT
Essential Oil Safety
  • Learn how to use essential oils safely and without risk
  • Tips for avoiding sensitizations and allergies
  • How to find your “preferred blend”
Eric Zielinski
Eric L. Zielinski, DC, MPH (c)
Cancer and Essential Oil Research
  • Discover the efficacy of essential oils through clinical research
  • How essential oils trigger your body to heal itself
  • Unlock the cancer and essential oils connection

Go here to sign up to listen:
If you'd like to order all 31 talks for only $77 go here:
They go up to $97 on Tueday.  But you can listen to the above talks for FREE today!
#essentialoils, #essentialoilsrevolution

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Day 7: Living the Innovated Life with Essential Oils

I'm really excited about today's talk with dentist, Dr. Steuer.  He has lots to share about essential oils!  Check out these other topics.  All FREE today, online.  Go to: 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Day 6: Animal Aromatherapy and more...

Day 6 of the Essential Oils Revolutions has speakers on animal aromatherapy, EO confessions from a retired massage therapist, essential oils safety and scents that transcend world culture.  The talks are FREE all day today.  Join in at:

IF you missed the talks and want to hear them, you can purchase them online at: 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Funny Cat Diary

Finally, a glimpse into the minds of our feline friends!  Sooooo funny! Enjoy!   #funnyfriday

Day 5- DIY Natural beauty products & culinary uses of essential oils

Today's talks for Day 5 of the FREE essential oils online education; DIY natural beauty products (I love this one as I make all of my own products), culinary uses for essential oils, essential oils on the homestead and why every prepper needs essential oils!  Listen for free by registering at: 

You can purchase all of the 31 educational talks at: 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Day 4 : Essential oil stress and pain remedies...

Look at today's topics on essential oils; Stress remedies, pain remedies, autoimmunity and antibiotic resistance!  The calls are FREE for 24 hours.  Go to  to register!

Go to to purchase the recordings.  #essentialoils, #essentialoilsrevolution

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fruit is NOT an F word!

Well, it is, but it's not a bad one. 

Photo by 8 Eyes Photography on Flickr

I LOVE my fruit!  Especially now with all the berries and melons in season.  I'm in Heaven!  But some people treat fruit like it's the F word.  They say you should avoid it because of all the sugar. 

Since I've transitioned to a whole food plant based diet, I have been staying away from refined sugar.  But does that mean I shouldn't eat fruit?  

Then I saw an  article from Forks Over Knives  (See below the video for the actual link) and had to share the information. It basically points out that there is a HUGE difference between sugar from refined sugar and from fruit.  Fruit contains fiber and antioxidants, refined sugar does not.  Fruit lowers cholesterol, reduces heart disease and strengthens the immune system.  Refined sugar does not.

Check out this short video below, to get the down low on fruit.  And fruit lovers unite!  Fruit is NOT the F-word (well, it is but it's just not a BAD F word). 

Now go eat your berries, bananas!  #eatyourfruit, #wellnesswednesday

You can read the article here:

Day 3: Essential Oils Online Education

Check out today's lineup of speakers and topics! 
I'm super excited about the super charged immunity!  #essentialoils, #essentialoilsrevolution

You can register for these FREE online classes at:
They will be available for 24 hours!
Or you can order them online at:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pets and Essential Oils!

I really enjoyed this talk by a veterinarian who uses Essential Oils on animals!  For all pet lovers!
Listen today for FREE:

Day2- Essential Oils Education- You Don't Want to Miss

Here are the amazing speakers and topics for Day 2 of the Essential Oil Revolution.  If you listen to ONE talk and one talk only, let it be Dr. Josh Axe.  (He's a chiropractor who was on Dr. Oz)   #essentialoils #draxe
Register at: for the free talks for 24 hours.  You don't want to miss this!

If you'd like to purchase mp3's, videos of the 31 talks for the whole week go to: 

Monday, May 11, 2015

FREE online Essential Oils Educational Summit

I'm loving these talks!   They are for ANYONE interested in learning more about essential oils. Register for this free educational event!

You'll get a daily link where you can listen to the topics for free for 24 hours.
Here's today's topics...

Here's a list of the topics for the ENTIRE week!

Day 1:  May 11
Essential Oil Adulteration – Robert Pappas
Biblically Based Essential Oil Uses – Jordan S. Rubin
Using Essential Oils for the Ultimate Birth Experience – Penny Lane
Homeopath and Mother Raised Children with No Meds, Ever – Joette Calabrese
Empowering Emotions With Essential Oils- Sue Lawton, RN

Day 2:  May 12
Essential Oils for Gut, Thyroid and Adrenals – Josh Axe
Essential Oils for Animals – Janet Roark, DVM
Essential Oils for Ear, Nose and Throat Health – Josh Yorgason
Energy Work, Deep Healing and Essential Oils
A Urologists’ Perspective on Essential Oils – H. David Mitcheson

Day 3:  May 13
Essential Oils and the Evidence Based Approach to Natural Care – Sayer Ji
A Cancer Survivor’s Story – Allison Huish
Super Charged Immunity – David Jockers
Cancer and Essential Oil Research – Eric L. Zielinski
Quest for the Cure – Ty Bollinger

Day 4:  May 14
Antibiotic Resistance: How Essential Oils can Help – Jessie Hawkins
Autoimmunity and Essential Oils- My Story – Melody Watts
Natural Essential Oil Pain Remedies – DaNelle Wolford
Natural Essential Oil Stress Remedies – Hayley Hobson

Day 5:  May 15
Essential Oils Around the Homestead – Jill Winger
DIY Natural Beauty Products –Jacky Ritz
Why Every Prepper Needs Essential Oils – Erica Mueller
Culinary Uses for Essential Oils – Shaye Elliott

Day 6:  May 16
Essential Oil Safety –Nyssa Hanger
Plant Scents that Transcend World Culture – Kerry Hughes
Animal Aromatherapy – Kelly Holland Azzaro
Essential Oil Confessions from a Retired Massage Therapist – Angela England

Day 7:  May 17
The Art of Responsibility – Gilles LaMarche
Using Essential Oils for Beauty and High Performance Health – Erica and Isaac Jones
The Fight to Preserve Our Right to Use Natural Remedies – Jonathan Landsman
Living the Innovated Life with Essential Oils – Callie and David Steuer, MD

Day 8:  May 18

Encore Day – Favorite Speakers of the week.

IF you’d like to purchase the entire summit: