Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Quote of the Week

"Consistent persistence will win out over talent every time."
-- Kevin Reilly (formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles)

Friday, August 15, 2008

My Lavender Story

With its historic reputation for healing burns and promoting relaxation, Young Living Lavender has always been a part of my first aid kit. I discovered the truly amazing therapeutic power of sweet and simple lavandula angustifolia when I was pregnant with my son. Early on we became aware of a few potentially serious complications including placenta previa because of a large fibroid tumor that was growing on the outside of my uterus. I had been using lavender for years to soothe monthly cramps with great success, so when I went into premature labor with contractions and bleeding at 16 weeks I put this little oil to the test.

I put 4 or 5 drops of lavender directly on my abdomen and rubbed it in well with some pure jojoba oil. After 2 of these applications, the bleeding and contractions stopped within 24 hours. I continued using lavender on my belly every night after that because the doctors were still very concerned about a premature birth.With lots of prayer and partial bed rest for five weeks(I was told I could be on FULL bedrest for 5 months!), this did not occur again for the duration of the pregnancy.

Our healthy son safely arrived by C section because my water broke at 36 weeks and he was full breech. He is a content and happy little guy who loves his crib, sleeping 11 or 12 hours through the night since he was 3 months old. Is it genetic or was it the relaxing effect of all that lavender he got secondhand from mama? :)

The added bonus to slathering myself daily with this skin nourishing oil is that I don't have a single stretch mark anywhere!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Quote of the Week

"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain

Thursday, August 7, 2008

One Bottle of Lavender

Friends, this is what it takes to make one bottle of pure Young Living lavender! More tips coming up for using this wonderful oil.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Lemon-Essential Tip of the Week

Use a drop or two of Young Living Lemon essential oil to remove stubborn tar, paint, goo, or scuff marks from floors. Drop oil directly on mark or scuff. Also works well on hands after a messy project. Let it sit for a minute then rub out the spot with a paper towel. Reapply oil if needed. Lemon oil may rub off some varnished surfaces so test in an inconspicuous area if planning to use on wood flooring.
Then when you are done put a drop of Young Living Lemon essential oil ( other brands are not safe for internal use) in a glass of water for a refreshing and purifying drink!