Hocus Pocus is how the personal care industry creates our products. They dump in a ton of synthetics and chemicals, don’t test them for safety and then ✨POOF You may or may not get cancer in 20 years. ⠀ Sound harsh? It may be, but it’s the truth. There are approximately 85,000 synthetics and chemicals in our modern day products. They are preservatives, coloring, plasticizers, flame retardants, and pesticides. There are chemicals to remove the unpleasant smell and then add in a sweet one, synthetics to make the product smoother, creamier, more buttery; chemicals to make the color more pink or to make the fragrance last longer.... the list is too long. Too many chemicals to list on the bottle, so they don’t list them at all. ⠀ No, wait!! Don’t throw your hands up or wave your white flag 🏳 yet!! Mama, they are testing these chemicals on our kids. I, sure as hell, don’t give them that permission. ⠀ There are lots of brands doing good things. ⠀ I know what your thinking, “I don’t have time to wash my hair, let alone search for the brands in all the different categories who are safe and clean.” ⠀ Let me help by pointing you in the direction of Young Living. They start at step #1 farming, and go from there. If you know someone who has experience with Young Living, go to them and ask them to tell you why they trust this brand. ⠀ No more searching, or scanning, or researching. No more deceiving labels or confusing ingredients. Shop for your home, health, beauty, supplements, kids, etc. ⠀ DM for free shipping on any of their starter kits. Today is the day you ditch all the synthetics and chemicals and you no longer worry about harming your kids health. ⠀ You got this mama. Change starts now👊
Have you heard of the Switch Witch? 🧙🏻♀️I don’t remember where I heard about this, but it is a genius idea. ⠀ I mean, I love the holidays and all the festivness, but what I dread is the amount of times I have to say NO! ⠀ No, you can’t have another price of candy. No, you just had a cookie. No No No ⠀ In trying to keep the family healthy and reduce the amount meltdowns, I have to control the amount of sugar we are consuming. ⠀ Here is where the Switch Witch comes to save the day. On Halloween night 🎃, if the boys decide they want to leave their candy out for the Switch Witch, she will come and take it and leave behind a small toy. ⠀ The boys love trick or treating, but honestly, they don’t miss the candy after the first night. They would rather have a new toy to play with. WIN WIN.
Lavender infused makeup wipes - - I mean baby wipes. Whatever😉!! These wipes are my savior on those nights when I am completely exhausted and I know it’s best to clean my face and wash my makeup off before bed, but the effort to do that is seriously too much. 🧼It’s just not gonna happen. You guys know what I mean. ⠀ I even take this pack of wipes and cut them into 3rds. So, I am treating myself to a luxurious clean beauty product infused with lavender essential oil and it doesn’t break the bank. Your welcome Kelly!
This event has been on my mind for about a year. Because of fear and doubt I had put it off for so long. BUT, I have experienced what happens when you are invited to the table with other women. We share, inspire, answer the hard questions and share details with one another that make life feel good again. ⠀ As mothers, we have gone through so many freakin changes and had to make so many hard decisions, that sometimes we get lost on the path and wonder if we are doing any of it right. ⠀ At The Village Gathering event, I want to invite YOU to the table. There will be mothers who are ahead of you on this journey and others who have just begun. Not only will you gain wisdom from our professionals on the questions you have going forward, but you will have the opportunity to share your valuable experience and encourage other women to crush this #momlife. ⠀ You do not want to miss the juicy advice and stories that will be shared at the table. ⠀ Ps. This is the same event as before, but we had to change the name. 😉It’s all good.
So grateful to bring health and wellness to the corporate space. Most of working America gets their health coverage from their employer. It makes sense that companies would invest in empowering their employees to live well. ⠀ With essential oils, their are numerous ways to support the body and address your workplace pain points. But, you don’t know what you don’t know. We applaud those businesses that have invited us in and are opening up the conversation to promote better daily wellness! ⠀ We have teamed up with @xanadueventsco to host a Mid-day Meditation and Aromatherapy. We were stoked to have half of the employees from this two story corporate office participate in learning how to use breath and essential oils to clear, awaken, and invigorate their mid-day mindset!
There is so much beauty all around. I love the fall because of all the decorating. Instead of spending lots of money on florals, I try my best to forage around my neighborhood. It is amazing to find so many beautiful plants growing naturally on the side of the street. ⠀ Pro Tip: Always have a pair of clippers in your car. You never know where you will end up foraging. Always be prepared to pull over to the side of the road. I freakin love this Pampas grass. ⠀ Thanks to my son for snapping this pick. #rsblooms #rslove
The other day I could not keep myself out of the kitchen. I was freakin carb loading as if I was a 200 lbs football player preparing for Sunday night’s game. 😳Um, hello! Clearly something was changing in my body and I knew good ole Aunt Flow must be coming to town. Ha! ⠀ Hormones are a powerful thing. Honestly, it’s not something I ever concerned myself with until recently. We often associate hormones with certain stages in our lives, such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. The truth is that our hormones influence the health of our bodies, minds, & emotions every single day regardless of what “stage” we are in. ⠀ Your endocrine system is comprised of all of the glands in your body that produce hormones, including your thyroid, pancreas, and for women your ovaries. Hormones are like little chemical messengers in your body that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. Ok, dang, I do not want to upset my hormones. These messengers are produced by the glands and secreted directly into the circulatory system to achieve homeostasis (balance). ⠀ When our hormones are out of balance, it can contribute to migraines, insomnia, weak bones, weight gain, hot flashes, mood swings, infertility, and low libido, to name a few. Hormonal balance can also affect the way we handle stress. Over time, these hormone imbalances can lead to rapid aging and increase the risk of disease. Um, everything I am trying to avoid. ⠀ Your body is constantly working on the difficult task of keeping your system in balance. Stress, poor diet and food choices, inadequate sleep, synthetic hormones, genetic factors, and less active lifestyles can all throw hormones out of whack and create health problems. But there is good news! Young Living has some essential oils and other natural products that will support and not interfere with this delicate balancing act. ⠀ WARNING: Taking synthetic hormones is REALLY bad for you and can lead to life-threatening side effects. If you like to research, this is a topic worth researching. ⠀ I am loving Progessence Plus Serum. It uses USP-grade progesterone from wild yam extract
EASY BUTTON 💯 Mamas, if you don’t have oils in your home, you are working too hard. ⠀ How many of you are sitting around just waiting for the Fall sickies to hit your household? ⠀ Listen, as we move into the holiday season we spend more time inside as the days get shorter, this means less fresh air. Our diet contains more treats and special family recipes which means more sugar! We are rushing around hitting every event and we are not giving our bodies the attention it needs. ⠀ One way to be proactive about your family’s health is to add essential oils to your routine. Moms, this is as simple as a swipe on the wrist. NOT HARD. ⠀ Real quick - - think about it this way. Plants are stationary. They can not move from danger and so they are armed will certain biochemicals to help protect them from being killed by bacteria, certain fungus, or to help repair damaged limbs. These attributes of the plant can be shared with us through the plant’s essential oil. ⠀ A daily swipe of Thieves essential oil roll-on is one way I proactively protect my family’s immunity. EASY BUTTON💯
I am beyond excited to be hosting @emmifowlertherapy, @melknows @momcationofficial, and @drnovales in a panel discussion that will inspire your motherhood. ⠀ Never do we get to freely ask questions of professionals focusing on mental health and family wellness, until now! This panel discussion is based on the questions you will anonymously submit ahead of time. This means you can get as vulnerable as you want and get the advice of these experienced mothers and professionals. ⠀ We are providing a light meal and spirits and are prepared for some good girl talk. ⠀ Go to the link in my profile and click to reserve your ticket through Eventbrite. ⠀ Grab your girlfriends, you will not want to miss the evening event. Space is limited due to venue. SEE YOU THERE!
It is important to be at the table with other women. You gain knowledge, strength, guidance, and friendship. Nothing can replace the energy you feel when you are with others who share your same purpose to educate, inspire, and uplift those around them. Who do you want to be at the table with? Tag them in the comments.