Category: Wellness

DIY Natural After Sun Cooling Cream

Did your skin get too much sun? Cool it down with this al natural, moisturizing, soothing DIY Natural After Sun Cooling Cream! Your skin will thank you!Summertime means “outdoor time” if you ask me!  I spend as much time as possible outside- gardening, swimming, hiking, or biking.   It’s all fun and games though, until someone gets a bad sunburn!  I try to remember to slather on the sunscreen before heading outside, but sometimes  I forget or just get caught off off guard.  It really stinks to reminded of this mistake when my skin is painful or peeling from getting too much sun. I made this DIY Natural After Sun Cooling Cream to help cool things down after getting cooked. I wanted the cooling effect for my skin, minus the artificial green and blue colored gels that contain who-knows-what chemicals!!!   (more…)

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Hot Yoga Essentials


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YOGA…. it does a body good!  That’s why I have recently gotten my act back together again, and am immersing myself back onto a path of wellness.  I used to take hot yoga classes about 4-5 times a week. That was YEARS ago.  Life happens, and I am now…. feeling it! Needing to give my mind, body, and spirit some extra love, I am reverting back into my practice once again!  My body was craving the restorative movements, the warmth, the flexibility, and the peace that a vinyasa class brings.  Here are some yoga essentials that I have found are SO helpful in a hot yoga class! (more…)

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DIY After Exercise Cream

after excercise cream

Ever overdo it while exercising?  Ever run an ultra-marathon or hike a million miles and then become sore? Yeah, well, it is like a daily occurrence here! Tweaks, twists, and tumbles make our bodies feel soreness quite often.  In my household, something between us is ALWAYS hurting.  PanAway is one of the most effective blends of essential oils that aids in relieving the discomforts associated with exercise or overuse of muscles.  Wintergreen, clove, helichrysum, and peppermint are the perfect blend to help soothe sore muscles. You can apply it directly to the area of concern, or use this DIY After Excersise Cream for massage and to cover larger areas.    (more…)

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Young Living Essential Oil Gift Certificates

gift certificateThe Holiday season is here!!!!! Need a gift idea for the person who already has everything? Want to shop from the comfort of your own couch? Here’s the perfect solution!

The Premium Starter Kit and complementary wholesale membership make great gifts!!! Here’s how……. (more…)

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Young Living Premium Starter Kit- Great Holiday Gift

Holiday YLGive the gift of wellness and love this holiday season!  A great gift for YOURSELF, or for the person who already has “everything”!  Avoid crowds, lines, and the holiday shopping madness! Grab a glass of wine, sit back in your comfiest chair, and click away from the comfort of your own home to take care of your holiday shopping needs.  The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the PERFECT way to share your love! (more…)

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DIY Natural Hand Cleaner

hand sanitizer

Attention all teachers, parents, students, and travelers……. and ANYONE that wants to keep their hands free of “visitors” this coming season!  Must I say it ?!?! School starts in another month here in NY (I am a teacher).  We will be headed to Europe in a few weeks for Mike’s race, and for some much needed vacation before the start of the school year starts!  I will be armed for both occasions with this powerful and effective DIY Hand Cleaner to help tackle what ever may venture onto my hands.  Synthetic chemical free, natural, healthy.  What more do you need? (more…)

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DIY Scalp Scrub and Moisturizer

scalp scrub

Summer sun can be tough on your body, particularly on your scalp and skin. The trick to prevent damage is to keep these parts exfoliated and moisturized.  While many of us already take care of our skin, most of us neglect our scalp, I’m thinking that most of us don’t apply sunscreen to our scalps because our hair covers most of it.  However, your scalp is as susceptible to sunburn and damage as your skin. Over time, your head can get itchy and irritated due to the effects of buildup and being out in the elements. I made this DIY Scalp Scrub and Moisturizer to exfoliate and moisturize the skin on my noggin. “AHHHH,” says my head!  (more…)

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Beauty Without Cruelty {BEST} Conditioners

conditioner

Hello friends!  I am sharing with you some pretty amazing products from Beauty Without Cruelty! Why do I LOVE these products so much?  What is NOT to love?!?!? We’ll go into the many reasons in a second, but first let me introduce you to some of the most creamy, best smelling, emollient conditioners I have found so far! Lavender Highlands and Rosemary, Mint, and Tea Tree Conditioners are the two that I have used most often, and the results are just what I was hoping for.  (more…)

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What is it like to run 100+ miles?!?!

100 mile

Just over a month ago, my husband Mike, ran in the Massanutten Mountain Trail 100, a rugged 103.7 mile trail race in the Appalachian Mountains.  Many of you- friends and family, already know this from the pictures I posted and have already heard about the experience. Many of our friends are runners, and many of you have done multiple 100+ mile races. You folks can most definitely relate. However, if you are like me, you can’t even fathom running that distance- let alone about 17,000+ feet of elevation gain. That is why I am writing this piece. I am not writing this so he can “toot his own horn” (even though he deserves the accolade).  It took some convincing of Mike to sit down with me and undergo this “interview”.   To ME, this endeavor serves as an inspiration and I am very proud of him. It really brought to light that it IS truly possible to do anything you put your mind to. I wanted to share this awesome motivating experience with you….So what is it like to run 100+ miles….. (more…)

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