Happy Monday friends! Here’s a little fun for ya, compliments of my friend Stacy McDonald (she just released an amazing book…. Truth Drops, Scriptural Protocol for releasing your past with essential oils….. so check out her website for info! www.stacymcdonald.com ) ************************
Well…life around here is kinda laid backAin’t much my old oils and me can’t hackIt’s Thieves on my feet and Valor on my back Thank God for essential oils!
Well a natural kind of life is what I’m lookin’ for.No chemicals for me, I’m healthy to the core.Even got an oil that hushes Daddy’s snores!Thank God for essential oils!
When I put the kids to bed and the sun’s settin’ low I grab my Peace & Calming and put it on their toes. They’re all fast asleep before I turn around to go!Thank God for essential oils!
When we get up in the mornin’ and everyone is fed We have our family prayer and drink our NingXia Red. Keepin’ everybody healthy – ‘sted of ridden to the bed! Thank God for essential oils!
Comfortin’ with Raven when the hubby is a-coughin’ And Digize is a staple when the kids are all a barfin.’ Peppermint’s important after pizza they’ve been scarfin’! Thank God for essential oils!
Well…I want a healthy lifestyle—one that’s a-lastin,’ Healin’ my core instead of symptom maskin’ “Are you ready to get healthy? “ is all I’m really askin’! Thank God for essential oils!
When my head is a-spinnin’ and the lights are awful bright My M-Grain is the answer so I can sleep tight Smellin’ awful good as I turn out the light Thank God for essential oils!
You gotta teach ‘em young how to pray and read their Bible Jesus took the time to teach and to disciple Same’s true here – teachin’ health is also vital. Thank God for essential oils!
Life around here is kinda laid back Ain’t much my old oils and me can’t hack It’s Thieves on my feet and Valor on my back Thank God for essential oils!
– Stacy McDonald, The Common Scents Mom
I wrote this a few years back, but thought I’d share it again! Happy Sunday! Be blessed! stacymcdonaldhttp://stacymcdonald.com.com
In a perfect world, all barns would be stocked like this! (and households too 😁).
Hair Clues Part II
💈In addition to hair loss, the hair and scalp scalp also give clues.
💈Brittle hair may be the result of something as simple as regular exposure to harsh treatment. This may include parabens or sulfate laden hair “care” products, tho those companies who create such products certainly aren’t using ingredients that actually do care for hair! Hair that is heavily treated with commercial dyes, perms, and relaxers is also prone to brittleness. Do not underestimate the destructive power of a toxic☠️ personal care product. These commercial mainstream products can be so damaging to hair, scalp, and even have an effect on us internally. Remember, skin (and scalp) is like a sponge….what you put on your body is absorbed and affects the body systemically. Young Living continues to stand in the gap by providing an amazing line of shampoos, conditioners, and body care products that are safe and wonderfully beneficial to our bodies!
👉Chronic dehydration is another cause of brittle hair. Are you prone to split ends? 25% of hair is water, and this may be a very telling sign that you are not consuming enough water daily. Have you noticed how many clues there are that lead back to low grade dehydration? Approximately 75% of the population in the USA are chronically dehydrated! Think about how many irritating clues might vanish by simply drinking more good clean filtered water! If water isn’t your jam because it lacks the flavor you crave, get yourself the Young Living Vitality Drops. The bonus is that Lavender Lemonade and Grapefruit Bergamot also contain needed electrolytes, while the Jade Lemon Berry and Spearmint Tangerine flavors provide an added energy boost! My workouts are visibly better when I’ve added one of the energy flavors to my water while at the gym.
👉Other possible reasons for brittle hair include zinc deficiency (something that will ultimately affect your immune system function), a thyroid disorder (a full thyroid lab panel can reveal this easily), or too much processed food and not enough Omega 3’s in your diet. Unless a diet is absolutely loaded with natural Omega 3’s, I’d highly encourage adding OmegaGize3 or MindWise to your daily routine.
👉Certain medications may cause hair to become brittle, altered in texture or color, or change in receiving a color. Antidepressants, birth control pills, chemotherapy meds, anesthesia, statins, singulair, biologics, anxiety meds, and certain blood pressure meds are among those which may be considered likely suspects.
“Gray hair is a crown of glory: it is gained by living a godly life.”
~ Proverbs 16:31
💈Gray hair is usually well earned, but sometimes, medications, life events, and deficiencies can cause it to happen too early. Prematurely gray hair may happen with a B12 deficiency, an extremely stressful life event, or occasionally, certain medications.
💈The scalp also holds clues! Dandruff is often due to a gut imbalance, an unbalanced diet (where are your Omega 3’s?), or a sensitivity to a food ( commercial dairy is often the perpetrator). There are really 4 main types of dandruff:
👉Dry skin dandruff: This may happen from washing hair too frequently, living in a very dry atmosphere, or chronic low grade dehydration. It is characterized by small white flakes. YL Copaiba Vanilla Shampoo is formulated for dry and damaged hair. What’s good for the hair is also good for the scalp!
👉Oily skin dandruff: These flakes tend to be yellowish and larger in nature. This type of dandruff requires more frequent washing. A diet high in processed foods is frequently the culprit. YL Lavender Mint Shampoo is formulated to lift away product residue and pollutants and excess scalp oils.
👉Yeasty dandruff: Candida infections can and do commonly appear on the scalp. Candida is opportunistic and is prone to setting up camp when the conditions are right. A suppressed immune system, an unhealthy diet, chronic stress, certain medications, and harsh chemicals in hair care products all may contribute to ideal conditions for candida to become a problem. Candida generally has larger flaky scales than dry skin dandruff, and the areas involved may appear somewhat moist.
👉Eczema and Psoriasis may also appear on the scalp appearing as patchy areas which may appear thicker than the normal skin and the flakes are generally quite large. Both eczema and psoriasis are immune system and gut health/diet related. Remember, the skin is a reflection of the health of the gut!
Overall, the most important thing you can do for the health of your hair and scalp is exactly what you’d do for the rest of your body…. A well balanced healthy diet, avoiding toxins however you can, and managing stress and sleep.
If you have been blessed with baldness, here’s some love for you!
BALD EAGLE BALM
10 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
10 drops of Carrot Seed oil
5 drops of Myrrh
½ cup organic jojoba oil
Mix oils, shake well and massage onto that beautiful bald head after showering.
Ok, the new Thieves Kitchen and Bath Scrub is the bomb diggitty!
This particular toilet is about 25 years old and had hard water line residue that made it look awful regardless of how clean it was. I had scrubbed with everything and it still looked dirty. Yesterday, I used this magical wonder dust and some elbow grease and got about 75% of it off. I was shocked at how much better it looked. …. but I wanted 100%. So, I sprinkled some more on the bowl and in the water and then left it alone to soak overnight. Oh my word! It was clean!! Y’all, this toilet has had a ring of brownish for the last few years that no amount of scrubbing would remove. 💃❤
The second picture is of white pants that were badly stained by something I left in one of the pockets. It was headed for the trash, when I got a wild hare and decided to try the very same magic dust on it. Can you see that silver dollar sized brown stain on those pants? Yeah, i can’t either! Super big win for my white pants! They get to stay too!
Have you tried this stuff yet? It does not disappoint!