We run a pretty tight ship (as my Navy dad used to say) around here at the farm. We have many animals🐮🐴🐕🐈🐔 and many chores each day, every day, and letting things slack or slide can lead to chaos, crazy, and frankly just good ol' "stank "! 💩 Lots of animals leads to lots of manure and sweat don'tcha know👩🌾👨🌾!
We aren't stinky heathens out here in the country😉, we like a clean smelling house that is toxin free. Years ago, i used to be one of those "plug in " gals with a fake fragrance smell throughout our whole house. That was before I knew better ..... back when I assumed Big Pharma was here devoted to our best interests too. Thank goodness my eyes were opened 18 years ago...and i learned the truth about both. Those household plug ins will do a number on your endocrine system.... guaranteed. The good news is that your house can smell even better than that fake chemical smell when you bring out the diffuser 😍.
What do you want your home to smell like? I love the smell of a spa.... I rarely have the time to have a spa day, and I LOOOOVE the spa aroma (not to mention a good massage!). Take a look at these diffuser blends.... I'll be giving them a try myself!
It must be a bad season for stinging insects. A friend posted just a bit ago in another group about using Basil for a sting (with huge success!). I LOVE that God gave us so many quick remedies for problems such as these, and we are not limited to one solution! After you've used oils for awhile, you'll have found that this is always the case. #multipurposetools
Yesterday, I got stung on the finger by a wasp. What you see in the pic was my 3 step remedy:
1. Cut an onion and rub the onion on the sting for 3-4 minutes. Do this as quickly as you can after the incident to neutralize the poison.
2. Apply YL lavender essential oil to the stung area. #notthecheapstuff
3. Put a tablespoon of baking soda in a shot glass and add a little vinegar (it will get foamy super fast, so do this over the sink). Then apply the mixture to your boo-boo stung area.
I was able to do this immediately after I got stung and had ZERO evidence of a sting 15 minutes after it happened.
Not much later, Charlie was putting hay out and he got stung 3 times. 😳 He didn't get to apply this magical trio until about 15 minutes after it happened.... it did the trick for him too. No swelling. No pain.
(Song credit: "My Favorite Things" should be playing in your head right about now. #youarewelcome 😉)
www.goodmedicine.info 👈 where to go to learn more about "the good stuff".
With farm life, clean and white can be hard to come by! I was just visiting Christan Morales's team page and saw this recipe. I am so going to give this a try!
From Lindsay Tuttle:
Bleach is a household favorite, but it has so many disrupting chemicals in it that this is an amazing equivalent! A friend of mine shared this, and I made it a few months ago and added Thieves Household Cleaner to it!
I found my gallon jug at an antique store, but any glass jug will work.
3/4C Hydrogen Peroxide
1/4C Lemon Juice
15 drops Lemon Essential Oil
3/4C Baking Soda
1/4C Thieves Household Cleaner
Mix all ingredients in container. For laundry, use 1C per load. Also use in tubs and sinks as you would regular bleach!
Who doesn't love honey? 🐝
Raw (unfiltered & unpasteurized) honey has recently been found to have an added health benefit!
Research has revealed honey's ability to decrease the overall amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream. Pretty cool, huh?
🐝Quick Facts (based on the study linked below) 🐝
🌼 Honey was compared with sucrose in this study. Each study participant was given approx 10 teaspoons of either sucrose or honey per day for 6 weeks.
🌼 Those who consumed honey had significantly decreased total cholesterol and LDL (the "bad" guys), and increased HDL (the "good" guys).
🌼 Conversely, those who consumed sucrose had increased total cholesterol and LDL levels, and a decrease in HDL levels.
🌼 The main finding of the study was the ability of raw honey to modulate certain risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. 🐝
I love raw honey for a variety of reasons, and this study gave it another ✅ in my book. There really are amazing healing capabilities in whole fresh foods!
Raw honey can sometimes be found in grocery stores.... but usually, it is best found at Farmer's Markets, Feed Stores, and thru a neighborhood beekeeper..... the more local the source the better it will serve you 🐝 and your allergies.
🐝Honey is also loaded with something called polyphenols.... a nutritionally dense phytochemical having antioxidant properties.
Want to spice up your honey a little and add even more polyphenols to your day? Add a drop or two of YL Clove Vitality (#5620) or YL Cinnamon Vitality (#5585) oil to your honey. Both oils are approved for ingestion by the FDA. 🐝
There's hummus among us! I love me some good hummus, and y'all.... fresh made is soooooo much better than the store bought stuff! Give those chickpeas a whirl....
That's what the world needs these days....... whirled peas 😉.
Enjoy your weekend!
xoxo ~ liz
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!