Bergamot

27 Sep

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Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a citrus fruit whose rind is used for extracting bergamot essential oil. It has a fresh, citrusy, uplifting smell that I absolutely LOVE. It’s one of the oils that is used in the Young Living oils blends ‘Joy’ & ‘Gentle Baby’. Use Bergamot diluted- one part essential oil-four parts of your choice of carrier oil)

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* I am obviously not a doctor, nurse, or any type of health professional. This site is for informational purposes only.  Consult a doctor before making any decisions about treatment of any conditions you may have, or think you may have. Many opinions expressed on my blog are based on articles I have read, as well as my own thoughts, knowledge, and experiences.  So in other words, use your own brain..I’m assuming you will cause you were smart enough to make it to this awesome page! ;)

FireKing Electronic Lock Key Cabinet

22 Sep

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Today I’m reviewing the FireKing E-Lock Steel Key Cabinet. The cabinet is 12″ H x 9 7/8″W x 2 1/2″D and is very well made compared to some of the other key cabinets on the market. It has 30 key tag slots and also includes the key tags and key clips. The cabinet is made of quality heavy gauge steel and it has an attractive silver vein texture with a powder coat finish.

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There is up to a 30 key capacity and a super convenient key drop slot at the top of the cabinet. The Electronic Lock Key Cabinet also includes a key control chart, key loan tags, and batteries. The keyless entry is by far my favorite feature. There are up to 8 different keypad codes!

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If you’re in the market for a key cabinet I would definitely recommend the FireKing E-Lock Key Cabinet.

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Over 100 uses for Essential Oils

18 Sep

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-Use a few drops on a cotton ball. Stick it in your pocket or in your car.

-Put a few drops of your favorite oil into your vacuum cleaner bag. My favorite is Lemon & Lavender.

-Use lemon or orange oil to remove stickers, adhesive, or other sticky substances.

-Put a few drops on the collar of your shirt for aromatherapy throughout the day.

-For achy joints use one drop of eucalyptus, sage, and basil oil and mix with fifteen drops of carrier oil.

-For arthritis mix wintergreen and lemongrass with a carrier oil and massage on body.

-For colds mix lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus in a carrier oil and put it in your bath water.

-For clogged pores apply some lemon and teatree oil to a cotton ball and wipe over affected areas.

-For wrinkles- vetiver, cedarwood, rosehip seed, sandalwood, frankincense, or geranium added to a carrier oil.

-To make perfume mix 25 drops total of three oils- a base note, a middle note, and a top note (Example- vetiver, lavender, and sweet orange) with 1 ounce of a good quality vodka. Let it sit for at least 2 weeks before using.

-For fresher carpets add 5 drops of lemon, ylang ylang and/or lavender to a box of baking soda. Sprinkle on carpet and vacuum later.

-For a great skin smoothing moisturizer mix lavender and organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil.

-For a fantastic exfoliator mix a couple of drops of lavender in a tablespoon of coconut oil. Add a half a teaspoon of sugar. Massage on face and rinse with warm water.

-Face scrub- mix 1/4 of plain yogurt with 5 drops of grapefruit oil, 3 drops of lavender, and 1/3 cup of cornstarch. Apply to face and rinse with cool water.

-Use rosewood oil and water in a spray bottle for a great toner. Shake well before each use.

-Massage Oil- add a few drops of your favorite oil to any carrier oil.

-Sunscreen- mix 5 drops of each carrot and myrrh to 15 drops of carrier oil. Some carrier oils can add extra spf

-For tension headaches massage some lavender oil on your temples and the back of your neck. Be cautious to keep it away from your eyes.

-For a fever mix one drop of lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus in a bowl of cool water and sponge onto body.

-ADD mix- promotes calming and confidence. lavender, vetiver, & cedarwood oil on the big toe or mixed with a carrier oil and applied to the back of the neck.

-Add a couple of drops of lemon and lime oil to your counters before wiping them down to disinfect and deodorize.

-Use a mixture a lime oil, lemon oil and water to wipe down your refrigerator.

-For a room freshener add lavender and vanilla oils to water in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use.

- For anxiety inhale vetiver, lime, and lavender. You can also apply the to your collar or to the back of your neck with a carrier oil.

-For motion sickness inhale or apply peppermint oil to the temples

-Put a few drops of lavender on a cotton ball and put it in your pillowcase for a good night’s sleep. Vetiver is a good alternative for men who don’t like the scent of lavender.

-For indigestion use bergamot or hyssop oil in a carrier oil and rub on abdomen.

-For depression inhale vetiver, orange, lemon, bergamot, lime, ylang ylang, or sweet orange oils.

-Use hyssop oil for strengthening the lungs and immune system.

-For fresher laundry drop a few drops of your favorite oil on a washcloth and stick it in the dryer with your wet clothes.

-For dogs with fleas add a couple of drops of lemongrass, lavender, and lemon oils on their collar.

-Use bergamot in a carrier oil to clean out dog’s ears.

- Disinfect sponges and kitchen brushes with lemon oil and water mix. Let sponges sit in the water over night.

-Disinfect toothbrushes with peppermint oil. Rinse well.

-For bathroom odors place a few drops of key lime and lemon oil on a cotton ball and place it behind your toilet.

-Use ylang ylang, helichrysum, lavender, geranium, and frankincense oils with coconut oil as the carrier oil for eczema. Apply to affected areas twice daily.

-To ward off spiders an mice use peppermint oil around window sills and doors.

-For flies make a spray with water, peppermint oil and lavender oil. Shake well each time before using.

- Use rosehip seed oil on your face for sun damage. It’s a dry oil so it won’t leave you looking greasy.

-To purify the air diffuse Thieves oil in a cool mist essential oil diffuser.

-Put a few drops of lavender or peppermint on your hair brush to promote growth.

-For colds and flu make your own ‘Vicks’ type mix with coconut oil and eucalyptus oil.

-To get rid of cigarette smoke smells make a spray with water, tea tree oil, rosemary oil, and eucalyptus oil. Shake well before each use.

- For acne mix lavender, cedarwood, or tea tree oil with a carrier oil apply to skin at night before bed.

-Mix 5 drops of lemon oil, lime oil, bergamot, and 1/8 cup vinegar with 1/2 cup of baking soda for a great sink scrub. Apply mixture to sink, scrub well, and rinse out with warm water.

-If you’re painting you can mix 10 ml of peppermint oil to the paint to help dispel the paint fumes.

-For an immune boost rub a couple of drops of lemon oil on your hands and one drop of oil of oregano on your big toe.

-To freshen up your car add a couple of drops of lemon oil and one drop of lavender oil on a cotton ball and stick it in your glovebox.

-Add a few drops of oil to your bath water for aromatherapy.

-Use a few drops of your favorite oil on your furnace filter to freshen up the whole house.

-Geranium, lemon, and thieves oil are all great for smelly shoes.

-For stretch marks mix a carrier oil with grapefruit oil, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, and coriander. Apply to problem areas.

-Make your holiday cards twice as sweet. Rub clove or cinnamon oil onto your envelopes with a cotton ball.

-Use thieves or lemon oil to make an antibacterial kitchen spray or to eliminate odors.

-For a mood boost inhale any citrusy smelling oil such as – lemon, orange, grapefruit, sweet orange, lime, or bergamot. They are all uplifting.

- To aide with concentration inhale peppermint, lemon, or grapefruit oils.

-For long lasting fruit mix a few drops of lemon oil and water in a bowl and wash your fruit in it.

-To curb your appetite inhale peppermint oil to lessen the urge.

-You can use oils to make a non scented oil scented, just put a few drops of oil into melted wax. Do not drop on candle when lit.

-For meditation use lavender, vetiver and clary sage.

-For extra focus at school out a drop of peppermint oil on your child’s coat and book bag .

-Clary sage and Rosemary are great for menstrual cramps.

-For a headache use peppermint oil and wintergreen with a carrier oil. Use on the back of your neck and on your temples.

-For poison oak or poison ivy mix 3 drops of peppermint or wintergreen with 5 drops of a carrier oil. Apply twice daily.

-For clarity and calm inhale frankincense.

-To avoid head lice or to treat head lice make a tea tree oil, thyme, lavender, geranium or spray with water. Spray directly on hair and on hoods, bookbags, and coats.

-For hair loss add a few drops of rosemary, lavender, and or cedarwood oil to your conditioner.

-For dry hair make your own hot oil with coconut oil, sandalwood, and lavender oil.

-For oily hair mix 9 drops of each lime, ylang ylang, and rosemary with 2 tbsp of carrier oil. Massage into scalp and shampoo like normal.

-Insect repellant- citronella oil, tea tree and peppermint with a carrier oil. Apply to exposed skin.

-For lung health use fir needle oil and eucalyptus oil. Use a carrier oil and massage into chest.

- For bruises mix clove and lavender with a carrier oil and apply to affected area as needed.

-For sprains use basil, pine, and wintergreen with a carrier oil and apply 3 times daily.

-For sunburn mix 2 drops lavender or rose oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply to affected areas.

-For neck pain mix birch and basil oils with a carrier oil and massage into trouble areas.

-For bee stings or bug bites apply 1-2 drops of peppermint or lavender oil directly to the bite or sting.

-To reduce candida and fungus in the body use a drop of oil of oregano on your big toe once a week.

-To make bath salts mix a cup of Epsom salt with 20 drops of the essential oils of your choice.

-Use jasmine or cedarwood oil when you’re nervous.

- Put a drop of peppermint oil behind your ears or on your wrists for nausea.

-Use lavender and valerian oil on the bottoms of your feet at bedtime for teeth grinding.

-Use Lavender oil on minor cuts, scratches, scrapes, or burns to promote healing and avoid scarring.

-Hangover helpers- juniper, lavender, cedarwood, lemon, and rosemary. Use in a warm bath.

-For cold sores use thieves oil.

-For better circulation add 8 drops of neroli oil to your bath water with 2 cups of Epsom salt.

-Simmer clove, lemon or cinnamon in water to eliminate kitchen odors.

-Snoring helper- 3 drops of thyme on the bottom of your foot at bedtime.

- For psoriasis make a mix of coconut oils and bergamot, geranium, sandalwood, calendula, and lavender oil. Apply to affected areas twice daily.

- For a toothache use clove oil with a carrier oil.

-Sesame oil can be used as a moisturizer, it has a slight SPF, and it can also lower stress & blood pressure. This oil has been shown to slow the growth of cancer cells.

-Use rose oil to balance hormones and combat PMS.

-Use geranium oil to reduce scarring, boost circulation, and to reduce bloating. It can also calm inflammation.

-For high blood pressure use Melissa oil.

-For a sedative use Clary sage oil. It’s also very useful for PMS symptoms.

-Use pine oil for respiratory issues, joint pain, eczema, and arthritis.

-For digestion issues an cramps use black pepper oil.

-For sore feet soak in warm water with peppermint and vetiver oil.

There are tons of other ways to use oils but this list is a good place to start! How do you use essential oils in your home?

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*I am not a doctor or nurse. I do not diagnose or treat illnesses. This site is for informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before making any decisions about treatment of any conditions you may have, or think you may have. Many opinions expressed on my blog are based on articles I have read, as well as my own thoughts, knowledge, and experiences.  So in other words, use your own brain..I’m assuming you will cause you were smart enough to make it to this awesome page! ;)

Pilot Pens

13 Sep

Today I’m reviewing some great office supplies by Pilot. Pens, to be more specific. I’ll start off by telling you a little about the different ‘B2P Bottle 2 Pen’ pens. As the name says, they are pens made out of recycled water bottles which I think is pretty freakin’ spiffy! They’re refillable, retractable, and they come in all different colors ( B2P Colors Multi , B2P Gel ) and also a ball point model ( B2P Ball Pen ). Im a picky pen person and I’m definitely a fan. They just feel nice in your hand. That’s a good thing in my book.

The Frixion clicker is the next pen I want to tell ya’ll about. It’s actually an erasable gel pen! I didn’t even know they made such a thing. The erasable pens I used to have in school weren’t exactly ‘erasable’. I can remember tearing my paper up when I was trying to erase my mistakes. The Frixion clicker is nothing like the old erasable pens, it actually erases just like a pencil mark would. I’m definitely impressed with this one.

The Frixion highlighter is pretty much exactly like the Frixion erasable pen only in a highlighter version. It erases extremely well!

Last, but definitely not least, the Acroball Fine Pt pen was fabulous as well. It feels great in your hand and provides effortlessly smooth writing.

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Another important New autism study that Mainstream media should be reporting

9 Sep

The public is not readily given accurate knowledge where autism is concerned. This makes things very difficult when trying to make fully informed decisions as a parent.

http://www.ms.academicjournals.org/article/article1409245960_Deisher%20et%20al.pdf

Vaccines and Regressive Autism- Medical studies that point to a link.

5 Sep

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There is a lot of public medical information regarding the link between vaccines and regressive autism among other health issues but it’s not necessarily easy to find. I think these resources should be available to each and every parent so we can all make fully informed decisions regarding the health of our children. I have compiled some useful links for research.

Regressive autism and vaccines- click here

Abnormal Measles-Mumps-Rubella antibodies & CNS autoimmunity in children with autism- click here

Serological association of measles virus and humanherpes virus 6 with brain autoantibodies in autism- click here

Hypothesis:conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders- click here

Effects of Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis or tetanus vaccination on allergies and allergy related respiratory symptoms among children and adolescents in the US- click here

Neurological complications of the pertussis vaccine- click here 

Hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates with autism diagnosis- click here 

Do aluminum adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of Autism- click here 

Aluminum Hydroxide injections lead to motor deficits and motor neuron degeneration- click here

Aluminum Vaccine adjuvants are they safe?- click here 

Integrating experimental (in vitro and in vivo) neurotoxicity studies of low dose thimerisol relevent to vaccines- click here

Neurodevelopmental Disorders following themerisol containing childhood immunizations : A follow up analysis- click here

Neonatal administration of themerisol causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain- click here

Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of themerisol in rats- click here

Maternal themerisol exposure results in Aberrant Cerebellar Oxidative stress, thyroid hormone metabolism, and motor behavior in rat pups ; sex and strain dependent effects- click here

Administration of themerisol in infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortexprotective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate- click here

Influenza vaccine during pregnancy- click here

New vaccine study mentioned on Christian News Wire- click here.

Now on top of all of this, we also have a lead CDC scientist and coauthor of the 2004 MMR/Autism study, William Thompson, who has recently hired a whistleblower retaliation lawyer to make an official press release stating the CDC manipulated data in the study in question. He states that the data would have ultimately pointed towards another link between autism and vaccines. He also happens to have the letters to prove it, they are available online. Congressman Bill Posey is currently pushing for an investigation and it has been reported that his office has received over 100,000 significant documents from the CDC. In 2012 Congressman Posey specifically asked another coauthor of the study, Coleen Boyle, if there was a link between vaccines and autism. She clearly said no and we now know that there was indeed a link and she did know. This is called perjury. (link to video here)  Mainstream media is not reporting any of it because many of their advertisers are implicated in the whistleblower story. – click hereclick here, and here.

CDC Epidemiologist William Thompson’s official press release- click here

And on the heels of the CDC whistleblower study two previous lawsuits against Merck for lying about the efficacy of their mumps vaccine will now proceed to trial in federal court- click here

Do the research. It’s worth the time.

Special thanks to RegardingCaroline.com for making so many of these links less difficult to find.

She loves him with every fiber in her soul- words about my son

23 Aug

She loves him. She loves him so deeply, utterly, and completely that without the shadow of a thought, she gladly gave up anything and everything she could in her life to make sure he’s ok. She swore to herself that she’d make sure she never let anyone hurt him. She takes all of the pain and the hurt that stabs and tears at her insides and she turns it into her fuel for fire. She cares so much that it hurts, alienates, and infuriates. She cries at night because she doubts herself and she still doesn’t know how she’s doing it all, but the one thing she does know is that she’ll always do everything she can possibly do. She’s misunderstood and she doesn’t have time to sort it out. She’s broken but she tries to hold it together. She’s built up walls the size of skyscrapers because she’s scared, but she’s also determined and persistent. She loves him with every fiber in her soul, far more than anything can measure, so she wakes up everyday and tries her best because he deserves nothing less, and so much more.

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