Fairy-Tale: Poetry Series

Fairy-Tale

Trit-trot, arrived him on a horse

with hair as white as snow,

Reigns pulled, he stopped in front of me

and asked Where shall I go?

Fine Prince, I say with deep respect

it is so very clear, 

Sweet Prince, I say most giddily 

You must dismount right here.

Whyfore, young maid, he said to me

must I get off my horse?

Because Dear Prince, I answered him

Your true love's here in Flor'nce.


Tis True?! the Prince exclaimed to me,

joy brimming in his eyes, 

So it is, Dear Prince,  I smiled

though much to his surprise.

Please come with me,  I said to him

I'll bring you home to her.

Most excellent! did he reply

and I saw his heart did stir.

We are here now, Sir, Your Majesty, 

to him residence unknown,

And where's my love?  he asked,

Sweet Prince, please welcome to my home.

I shut the door and turned to him

with fire in my eyes,

Oh Prince, you fool! How could 

you not have seen through my disguise!

Full Moon: Libra

Today we have a FULL MOON in Libra! 

“CLARITY OF VISION IS THE KEY TO ACHIEVING YOUR OBJECTIVES.”
― TOM STEYER

Yes! This is the energy that you have been waiting on dear! You're going to experience the clarity that you've been longing for. Make sure that you take some time for self care, as you will be filling your brain with tons of ideas! AND be mindful that next month we will also have another Full Moon in Libra, so whatever you're working on right now, you'll be able to take on again!

With the full moon, comes full moon fun right?

Full Super Moon in Libra must haves for me:⠀

And here is an essential oil blend you can add to your diffuser or make a roller bottle/spray to enjoy the energy this moon offers you! Enjoy!

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I can’t wait to hear how you like this Full Moon blend and I hope you have a beautiful time in the shining moonlight!

Essential Oils for Cleaning

We all love to have a clean home, that feels warm and inviting, especially when we are expecting guests over! I love making my own products to keep my home sparkling clean, and aromatic to boot!

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I think my favorite part about the whole DIY with essential oils, is that I know exactly what ingredients are in my products, and I'm not afraid to get them on my skin if I make an oopsie. With so many "green" options out there, sometimes labeling can be misleading, and also offer a variety of ingredients that you don't actually need to be putting on your countertops, it's comforting to know that I am minimizing the toxic load in our living environment on a daily basis. I am sure this is something you would like to cultivate in your living space as well. SO... with that, I will share a few of my favorite recipes with you!

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A quick and easy fix is to throw a couple drops each of Lemon and Rosemary into your diffuser, 10-15 minutes before you expect company. If you are in a pinch and someone is showing up in 5 minutes, add the oils to your diffuser. It will still give of the aroma, it just won't cover the entire space before they arrive. For an even shorter time crunch, plug the diffuser into an outlet that is closest to your front door entry so it is the first thing they smell when they enter your home.

A super cool ingredient that I have recently added to my all purpose spray, is actually a PB Assist+ capsule. Yes! A probiotic! I have been doing some reading about cleaning with probiotics and I figured I would give it a go, with the best probiotic I know about! PB Assist+ is a proprietary formula of pre-biotic fiber and six strains of probiotic microorganisms in a unique double-layer vegetable capsule. It delivers 6 billion CFUs of active probiotic cultures and soluble pre-biotic FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) that encourage friendly bacterial growth*.

When you aren't adding this amazing ingredient to your all purpose spray, here are the benefits of internal consumption of PB Assist:

PB Assist

  • Promotes a positive balance and proliferation of beneficial bacteria*

  • Maintains healthy intestinal microflora balance*

  • Supports healthy functioning of the digestive and immune systems*

  • Supports the health of the GI tract, particularly the intestines and colon*

  • Helps support optimal metabolism and absorption of food*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Are you excited to tackle Spring Cleaning with these oils and recipes?

The Rose: Poetry Series

The Rose

Each Petal slowly tumbles

until the last one remains

alone and cold, with no others

to add to it’s beauty.

The ground swallows the petals

and slowly demolishes the wonder

that was created over time.


Lovely white petals shrink

and shrivel

just as dreams being shattered

eroding away.

Before they began to wither

they were beautiful, each softly

colored petal painted with dew

when dawn awoke.

The aroma was so fresh, so sweet

that even the hummingbirds wanted a taste.

But that is all over now, the thorny bush is all that 

remains, 

the butterflies and birds come no more,

the last petal has fallen. 

Cleanse your Space: Spells & Magic Series

There are SO many ways we can cleanse our space!

The first thing that may come to mind, might be white sage, palo santo, or heck… legitimately cleaning your house!

Don’t go grabbing anything just yet, before we get to cleansing, let’s talk about Sage & Palo Santo. They are amazing. They are the OG’s os space cleansing… but they aren’t the only option. To be honest, we can totally overdo it with our sage and palo santo… it’s even becoming a problem for harvesting when it comes to sage. SO! Let’s talk about other ways that YOU can cleanse your space.

Essential Oils

It's no secret that Essential Oils have an effect on your mood, disposition, and emotions. Essential oils are able to quickly absorb into the body, and its bloodstream, to support the body on a cellular level. You are created to function as a whole.

The spirit, mind, and body are inseparably connected, communicating at a cellular level. Your body is made of intelligent cells, wired to restore health. In addition to that, emotions are information-carrying molecules that bind to and react with cell receptors. They go into the cell, impacting function and behavior. For this reason, I'm so grateful to be able to utilize them while I'm meditating and saying my affirmations. You can also incorporate essential oils into your actual cleaning routine, and of course diffuse them in different areas of your home.

Here are just a handful of essential oils that you can use to cleanse your space, both physically and energetically.

  • Lemon Essential Oil: Very supportive to releasing toxic and negative emotions, by assisting the body in entering in a cleansing state. Lemon helps to purify the body.

  • Melaleuca Essential Oil: Is also very helpful in releasing and clearing out negative energetic baggage. This oil can help you set healthy energetic boundaries, and honor your personal space.

  • Cedarwood Essential Oil: Powerful on the mind and heart. Wonderful to use when you are looking to reconnect with yourself, and discover your inner peace.

  • Lavender Essential Oil: Can help you feel more protected, capable, set healthy boundaries, independence, and reinforce your inner strength. It also helps you to cut off unhealthy relationships you may be hanging on to.

Crystals

Most of the time we think about how we can cleanse our crystals, but sometimes we forget that our Crystals can help with the cleansing! Add these crystals to your living space, take them with you when you travel, or add them to a cleaning spray with your oils while you are cleaning your home!

  • Selenite: Selenite is a self cleansing crystal, and is amazing for cleansing other crystals, spaces, and (surprise!) even you! This is a wonderful crystal to wear or carry with you. Do not add this beauty to a cleaning spray, as the water will denigrate the crystal.

  • Clear Quartz: Clear Quartz is arguably one of the most well known crystals, and one of the most powerful. Connected to both the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, it uplifts your energy, reminding you of your true divine essence. Quartz helps you let go of that stagnant energy, and is a perfect addition to any oil roller blend, room spray, or cleaning spray.

  • Black Tourmaline: Speaking of stagnant energy, look no further than the superstar that is Black Tourmaline! Black Tourmaline transmutes, and cleanses negative energy, and is a must have! Not only is it incredibly grounding, it can help protect you from the crazy EMF’s that are produced by your electronics!

Basics

The basics might seem boring, but they aren’t any less powerful or effective than the other methods of cleansing. Sometimes stripping things down to the basics instead of having an elaborate ritual, can feel even more empowering.

  • Salt: One of the simplest and oldest traditions is to make a circle of salt around the perimeter of your home, and/or sprinkle it on the floor. If you sprinkle on the floor, you sweep the house and all the salt to one door and sweep the salt (and negativity) right out the door!

  • Herbs: Another great option is to create a sweeping blend of herbs to cleanse your space of negativity. Exactly the same steps as with the Salt, but you choose your own magical herbs.

  • Windows: You can always go super basic and open up all the windows in your home for an hour or more, to let in fresh air and fresh energy.

At the end of the day, I'd encourage you to shoot for the moon and try everything. See what really resonates with you, and move forward with that. You are doing yourself a huge favor by letting go of negativity. You deserve to live a life full of joy and positive vibes... and that starts today! Cleanse away!

New Moon: Aries

Ahhhh a new season! This Aries New Moon welcomes another journey for the moon through the Zodiac!

“I want to rekindle the inner fire that is burning in you. I want it to come out to take away the darkness.” 
― Debasish Mridha

It’s basically time to shout “Happy New Year” to the moon, as we are feeling refreshed, energized, and filled with the fiery energy that Aries brings to the table. Tap into your passion and let go of anything that feels stagnant, or is holding you back. Most important in this cycle… let go of that perfectionistic attitude dear.

New Moon must haves for me in this cycle:⠀

And here is an essential oil blend you can add to your diffuser or make a roller bottle/spray to enjoy the energy this moon offers you! Enjoy!⠀

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What are you feeling excited about? Maybe take some time while you’re using your new blend today, to write out a joy list… think of all the things that are currently lighting you up, and the things that you know you’d like to call into your life right now. Make it so!

Darkness: Poetry Series

Darkness

I slip and slowly start to fall

into the bottomless pit

I reach for your hand, but you just stand there and 

watch me...

laughing, laughing all the way until all I see is your face at 

the top of this sea of black.

My heart wishes you were still with me

but my brain fights back, pushing

the tears down my face.

The tears fall as I fall, 

into the never ending

black

abyss

beneath me.

Essential Oils for Beginners

With more than 30 years of experience in using essential oils, herbs, and natural remedies, I am so so glad that I have found an essential oil company that I can trust! I want to make sure I give my family the best there is, and holy moly am I grateful for dōTERRA! Why else do my cute little family and I use doTERRA Essential Oils?

  • Help address issues and root causes

  • Made of natural compounds found in plants that enhance physical and emotional health

  • Safe benefits without side effects

  • Less time at doctor, fewer copays

  • Pennies per use

Today I want to share all about Essential Oils for Beginners! You’ll feel ready to tackle the world when you’re finished with this one!

So what are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are extracted from different parts of the plant and are 50 to 70 times more powerful than herbs.

Essential oils are extracted from different parts of the plant and are 50 to 70 times more powerful than herbs.

doTERRA’s essential are sourced from their indigenous lands around the world, where they are highest in therapeutic properties. They actually contain a higher level of therapeutic constituents. ⠀⠀
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When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy! Let’s talk a little bit about how we can use doTERRA’s oils.

How do I use Essential Oils?

There are three main ways you can use doTERRA’s essential oils, and I use all three methods of application!

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And that’s it! It’s really that simple! Sometimes we overcomplicate things in our heads, and turn them into some big crazy thing, right? There is plenty more to learn about essential oils, but as a beginner, the basics are the perfect place to start!

So… now it’s time for you to begin your own journey and become the healer in your home! To enhance your physical, mental, and emotional health, address 80 percent of your health priorities and truly experience new levels of wholeness. There are so many possibilities available to you by using doTERRA solutions. Living healthy really can be simple.

Essential Oils for your Purse

What better way to celebrate Mercury going Direct, than with Essential Oils for your Purse?!

Yes, you can totally leave the house without all 333 bottles of oil. Promise.

Yes, you can totally leave the house without all 333 bottles of oil. Promise.

Let me tell you, as a mama, this was so tough for me in the beginning… honing in on a few key oils to take with me on the go. BUT after years of testing, you can rest assured that I am going to drop some major knowledge today, and share the best oils to keep in your purse!

Frankincense Touch: Combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil, Frankincense Touch is the must-have oil blend to have on hand to soothe skin and provide a calming, balancing effect on emotions throughout the day. This roller is also wonderful for if you find yourself with a headache, or fighting off feelings of anxiousness.

Lavender Touch: Keep Lavender Touch on hand to calm a restless child, to lessen the effects of minor skin irritations, or to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. doTERRA Lavender Touch can be applied to the temples, back of the neck, bottoms of feet, or pulse points to experience its calming, grounding effects. Added bonus, you can totally use this like a roll-on perfume!

Correct-X: This is a multi-purpose, natural ointment that helps soothe skin and enhance the natural process of skin returning to a healthy state after being distressed. Frankincense, Helichrysum, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, and Lavender—essential oils known to help assist in soothing skin irritations—are used in dōTERRA Correct-X. I keep this on hand just in case someone gets a boo-boo.

Whisper: My go-to natural Perfume. With an aroma as soft and warm as its name, Whisper creates a uniquely personal fragrance by combining each individual’s chemistry with a diverse blend of essential oils. Be forewarned… people are extremely nice to you when you wear Whisper!

On Guard Hand Sanitizer: On Guard Sanitizing Mist purifies hands by eliminating bacteria and other germs on the skin. This is key. Germs are everywhere, and it is so important for us to support our immune systems! Until we live in a “hand-shake-free” society… we are going to need On Guard Hand Sanitizer.

There you have it dear! Short, sweet, and will fit even in your smallest bag!

Juniper Berry

Extracted from the berries of a coniferous tree, Juniper Berry essential oil is recognized for its versatile uses and benefits. The scent of Juniper Berry oil is woody, spicy, and clean. When used for its aroma, Juniper Berry essential oil has a calming and grounding effect and can also be diffused to help cleanse and purify the air. Juniper Berry oil can be used internally as a powerful cleansing and detoxifying agent and to support urinary tract and healthy kidney function. Applied topically, Juniper Berry essential oil acts as a natural skin toner and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes.

The common juniper, Juniperus communis, is an evergreen conifer tree that can grow up to 10 meters high and can live for as long as 200 years. The tree’s bark is grey-brown while the twigs of the tree are reddish brown. The leaves of the common juniper are needle-like with prickly points and are green in color. The tree also produces male and female flowers. The male flowers are small and yellow and grow near the tip of the twigs whereas the female flowers are green and eventually evolve into the purple fruit of the tree. The fruit is a berry-like cone that is fleshy and aromatic. doTERRA Juniper Berry essential oil is extracted from the berry of the common juniper plant.

Fill your home with the refreshing scents of Juniper Berry and Bergamot essential oils with this incredible diffuser blend. For an optimal aroma, diffuse three drops of Juniper Berry and four drops of Bergamot for a light, fresh scent. Juniper Berry oil is ideal for diffusing due to its calming and grounding effects and its ability to cleanse the air. Bergamot is one of the best essential oil pairings for Juniper Berry, and will enhance the benefits of this aromatic fusion by providing a calming and uplifting effect. Together, this blend will enhance positive feelings and create a calming atmosphere.

Your body is constantly working. Even when it is considered resting, the organs and functions of your body are continually in motion, working hard to provide for your needs. Show your body some love and give it an extra boost of support by taking Juniper Berry oil internally. Taken internally, Juniper Berry essential oil will help support healthy kidney and urinary tract function. Natural cleanses are popular for a good reason. They help to remove toxic chemicals from body cells, support natural functions of the body, and promote overall well-being. If you are trying a natural cleanse, add one to two drops of Juniper Berry essential oil to water or citrus drinks as a part of your natural cleansing regimen. Juniper Berry oil is excellent for cleanses due to its natural ability to cleanse and detoxify as well as support healthy kidney and urinary tract function.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy kidney and urinary tract function

  • Acts as a natural skin toner

  • Acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent

  • Has a calming, grounding effect

There is no knowing what kinds of twists and turns may occur while traveling. For a positive traveling experience, always pack Juniper Berry essential oil in your getaway pack. Juniper Berry oil has a myriad of uses and benefits that can help ease emotional and physical problems that may arise when traveling.

Ode to the Piano: Poetry Series

Ode to the Piano

What is it about pianos

That make them so romantic?

Is it the mixture of black and white keys

that are so visually pleasing to the eye?

Is it the melodic tunes that are created

When pairing those keys together

Or the emotional carthage that comes

From the deeper and darker notes?

What is it?

Is it the way that candlelight falls on those keys

When composers of old worked late into the night?

Is it the twinge that comes when the piano needs tuned?

Or is it simply the mystery of it all?

The songs that have yet to be written...

The melodies still unmade

And the keys untouched?

Full Super Moon: Libra

Today we have a FULL SUPER MOON in Libra! AND it’s the Spring Equinox! Can you say High Vibes?!

“Clarity of vision is the key to achieving your objectives.”
― Tom Steyer

Yes! This is the energy that you have been waiting on dear! You're going to experience the clarity that you've been longing for. Make sure that you take some time for self care, as you will be filling your brain with tons of ideas! AND be mindful that next month we will also have another Full Moon in Libra, so whatever you're working on right now, you'll be able to take on again!

With the full moon, comes full moon fun right?

Full Super Moon in Libra must haves for me:⠀

And here is an essential oil blend you can add to your diffuser or make a roller bottle/spray to enjoy the energy this moon offers you! Enjoy!

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I can’t wait to hear how you like this Full Moon blend and I hope you have a beautiful time in the shining moonlight!

Spring Equinox: Spells & Magic Series

What a beautiful day it is, to welcome Spring, new Life, and new blessings into our hearts and homes! The Spring Equinox, Ostara, and Easter are a beautiful time of new life and rebirth!

Alive

Sunlight stroked her cheek, 
letting her know that morning had come
Stretch 
Breathe deeply
This is how it feels to be alive

Everything is waking back up, stretching, and stepping into the light again. Dare I say, our souls are waking up a bit more too!

Pull out some crystals, get cozy with your diffuser, and let this awakening aroma permeate your living space. Evoking a freshness, a sense of joy and excitement, and inspiring you to take action on your latest muse… I know you will love this blend.

Pull out some crystals, get cozy with your diffuser, and let this awakening aroma permeate your living space. Evoking a freshness, a sense of joy and excitement, and inspiring you to take action on your latest muse… I know you will love this blend.

This is the perfect time to start anew, and follow your inspiration. Have you had any inklings toward trying something, but you just haven’t had the courage to step into that yet? The time is now my dear. You are going to feel so clear about what your path and direction is, with the Spring Equinox and with the Full Super Moon in Libra today. Take the time to write out your dreams, and shine light on the ones you haven’t brought to fruition just yet. You will know where to go from here.

The incredible thing about the Equinox and the Full Super Moon in Libra today, is that it is going to call in so much balance between the exterior world we live in, and the world within us. Balance between this helps us to call even more alignment into our life, and breathe in a state of peace, joy, and contentment.

I wanted to share some of the magickal elements I am bringing into today, and this new season of life.

Crystals I’m using

  • Malachite

  • Peridot

  • Moonstone

  • Rose Quartz

  • Citrine

Essential Oils I’m using

What is Spring Awakening in you darling?

What is Spring Awakening in you darling?

Journal Prompts I’m using

  • What feels like it’s awakening in me right now?

  • What do I feel called to take action on?

  • What can I celebrate, that I have already brought to light and fruition this year?

  • What am I excited about right now?

Rituals

  • Super Full Moon in Libra celebration & blend

  • Crystal Charging under the Sun

  • Crystal Charging under the Moon

  • Essential Oil Blend Making

  • Flower pressing

  • Outdoor Gratitude Meditation

  • Natural Egg Coloring

I hope that this inspires you to fill your energetic cup up, even more, and take action on the things that are calling to you! Happy Ostara!

Essential Oils for Manifesting

Let’s talk Manifesting!

I feel like the month of March is filled with positive vibes, abundance, and even more opportunities to manifest our dreams. Why? Because I choose to!

With today being St. Patrick’s Day, I also feel like we are more focused on the “Luck of the Irish” so to speak, claiming that luck for ourselves whether we are Irish or not. [Shocker… I totally am.] In any case, today I wanted to share some of my favorite essential oils to manifest your dreams into reality.

Before we dive into that, pull out your diffuser and slip this beautiful blend inside!

BTW… doesn’t looking at this massive field of Sunflowers just make you feel SO amazing inside? There is always more than enough to go around my dear!

BTW… doesn’t looking at this massive field of Sunflowers just make you feel SO amazing inside? There is always more than enough to go around my dear!

I hope you love this diffuser blend, and if you hadn’t guessed it yet… these oils are definitely on my manifestation list!

Wild Orange

Helps to let go of the scarcity mindset, inspires solutions to issues, and promotes the true meaning of abundance. With this oil, we are reminded that there is always more than enough to go around.

Bergamot

Helps to let go of feelings of unworthiness. This is so important in general for our health and well being, but even more so when we are manifesting something into our life. We need to know we are worthy of receiving it.

Cinnamon Bark

Helps to let go of the fear of rejections, release shame, and promotes body acceptance. Cinnamon is also vibrationally in alignment with manifesting more $$$.

Litsea

Helps to move your manifestation into action, inspiring courage from within. The Universe loves inspired action, and this oil can really move you into that energetic space! (Side note: this is only available for the AU/NZ territory)

Frankincense

Helps to become spiritually open, shields the body from negativity, and encourages connectivity. I also love the high vibes that Frankincense provides.

Lavender

Helps to speak your truth and amplify your authentic voice. This is so critical when you are sharing what you want to manifest with the Universe.

When it comes to bringing more abundance into your life, affirmations, meditations, hypnosis, and focused manifestation can only be enhanced with the use of essential oils. I encourage you to smell all of these oils, and create a blend using the oils that smell most pleasant to you. Use at least 3 drops each of 3 of the oils. The number 3 in itself is a magical number and powerful for manifestation.

If you are looking to manifest more money in your life, you might want to check out this blog post I wrote for my Spells & Magic Series on Money! Yes… it’s a money spell lol. I’m all about the woo, whimsy, and love a little bit of magic in my life! In this post, I crafted a beautiful blend of herbs and oils to attract even more of the green stuff into my life, and let me tell you… it WORKS!

Cheers to whatever you are manifesting into your life!

Mystère: Poetry Series

Mystère  

A tapping at the door

Creaky porch boards

A personne mystère


Peeking through the window lace

I see a shadow

An outline of someone

This beautiful creature unknown


”hello” they whisper

In a voice so ethereal

I’m afraid

To unmask this mystery


Another tapping

And I step away from the window

My fingers wrap around the brass

And I turn the knob


The screech of the door

I look up, and

I see you for the first time.