6 Self Care Essential Oil Blends To Help Prepare You For the New Year

6 Self Care Essential Oil Blends To Help Prepare You For the New Year

The benefits of essential oils are astounding. Not to be replaced with medications or medical assistance, but these diffuser blends will definitely help prepare you for the New Year.

Essential Oil Benefits

Cedarwood

It has been known that inhaling the scent of cedarwood can decrease the effects of anxiety.

Rosemary

Rosemary is known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus.

Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil is used to alleviate stress and relieve pain.

Sweet Orange

Aromatherapy with orange essential oil appears to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Lavender

Lavender may help improve anxiety, insomnia and depression.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is known to uplift your mood.

Lime

If the lime essential oil may assist in spiritual and emotional aspects.

Bergamot

Bergamot help elevate mood and alleviate stress.

Lemon

Lemon is known to help Reduce anxiety and depression.

Vetiver

Vetiver is sometimes inhaled as aromatherapy for nervousness, insomnia, relieve stress, as well as for emotional traumas and shock.

Black Spruce

Black Spruce can help relax and calm the emotions. It helps reduce and manage stress and promotes feelings of clear and easy breathing.

Vanilla

Vanilla has a calming effect on the brain, which helps with anger, insomnia, stress and anxiety.

Essential Oil Blends

Keep Moving

  • 1 drop cedarwood
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 1 drop frankincense
  • 1 drop orange

Drift Away

  • 2 drops lavender
  • 3 drops grapefruit
  • 3 drops lime

Release and Rejuvenate

  • 2 drops bergamot
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops lemon

Disconnect

  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 1 drop vetiver
  • 1 drop cedarwood
  • 1 drop lavender

Fuel and Nourish

  • 3 drops black spruce
  • 2 drops bergamot
  • 1 drop grapefruit
  • 1 drop lime

Enjoy the Little Things

  • 3 drops bergamot
  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 2 drops vanilla
Read These Books To Help Better Yourself

Read These Books To Help Better Yourself

I used to say I don’t have time to read but in reality I just didn’t want to. I preferred to scroll on my phone in a daze instead of picking up a book on my down time. I am not one to make New Year resolutions, but I vowed to myself that I am going to try and read more this year. 

I love listening to podcasts and audiobooks, but I usually listen to them while I am working or doing chores around the house. With reading, I have no choice but to sit down and do nothing but read.

I have compiled a list of books that I plan to read this year. These books all have something to offer to help better myself in today’s world. Whether you are a working mom, stay at home mom or not a mom at all, these books are a must read.

The revelatory, inspirational mom book needed for every mom to crush that “never enough” mentality and slay every day.
A little book about goal setting, prioritizing, and managing your time during the challenging mama years.
Be the best version of you that YOU can be.
This book is two things. It’s an eye-opener to the fact that we don’t have to do a million things to be productive (or successful). And it’s a coach that helps us trim the fat, get real with our purpose, and start living more intentionally-Goop.
Beyond affirmations this book also shares tips to journal and discuss your own feelings and thoughts in a focuses way.
No matter your past mistakes, relationship status, career choice, or feelings, nothing can change the truth that you are so worth loving.
Christy Harrison takes on diet culture and the multi-billion-dollar industries that profit from it, exposing all the ways it robs people of their time, money, health, and happiness.
Experience again that first moment you fell in love with your child!
Mondays can be the worst. Some weeks it seems like the only way to get through the day is a gallon of coffee and a prayer. Instead of drowning that start-of-the-work-week-bitterness in endless cups of caffeine, pour yourself a cup of encouragement.
Working Mother, provides solutions for moms tasked with filling the role of employee, teacher and parent, all while attempting to maintain a semblance of sanity.
For anyone who feels less-than about your work, worth, body, or the life you’re building, find here an incredible hope: you don’t have to have it all together to “qualify” for your life’s calling.
For mothers who love their children with a fiery fierceness but know what it is to feel crushed at the end of those long days, Dear Mother is like a warm hug that says, “I get it.”
Loaded with unfettered support from a mom who has been through it all, You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom offers a lifeline of encouragement, inspiration, and community for the new mama who got a baby, lost her mind, and desperately wants to find herself again.
If you are ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, acceptance, justice, and equality,Where to Begin is the ultimate inspirational guide.

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Holiday Cookie Busy Kit

Holiday Cookie Busy Kit

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Holiday break is approaching and for some it doesn’t make much of a difference, but no matter what your circumstances are, I am here to share a fun craft for your little ones!

Busy kits have been a hit in our home and I love how versatile they can be. Colors and themes are interchangeable and can be made based on what your child likes.

This holiday cookie busy kit is perfect since I am sure your little ones want to be included with your holiday baking.

I included my hot chocolate play dough so the aroma could really make this holiday cookie experience seem real. It adds more to your child’s sensory exploration.

The play dough and rolling pin is always a hit, but the fun part in this kit is the sprinkles!

Check out my girlfriends winter kids crafts by heading to their blog below!

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Hot Chocolate Playdough Recipe

Hot Chocolate Playdough Recipe

With Franco being home some days I have to keep him busy while I work.

I am pretty excited to find some festive ways to keep him busy during the holiday season while we are home.

First way- have Christmas movies play on repeat all day. We don’t have to sit and watch them but just having them play in the background to keep to spirit alive.

Second way- have Christmas music blasting in another room. Same reason why you have movies playing as well.

Third way- do a fun and messy holiday themed activity.

Basically, everywhere you turn in your house your going to get hit with Christmas cheer for all to hear. Is this a bad thing in 2020?

No.

Will this drive your spouse a little crazy?

Yes.

Does it matter?

No.

I am sharing this fun Hot Chocolate Playdough recipe. It’s easy to make with your little one and it smells amazing!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tbs cream of tarter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbs oil (olive, vegetable, coconut)

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in pot on medium heat.
  • Stir until it clumps together and slightly sticky.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Knead dough for 3-5 minutes.
  • Use sprinkles or marshmallows for additional texture.
  • Store in an air tight container or ziplock bag for 1 week.

This is a great way to get your little involved with ‘cooking’ and also great sensory play. Not to mention, this smells amazing! I wouldn’t recommend to taste or eat, but definitely enjoy to aroma.

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Holiday Gift Guide For Her

This years gift guide for her is all about self care. These gifts are great for your friends, sisters, moms and other ladies in your life- including yourself!

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5 Ways to Get Your Child Excited For The Holidays!

5 Ways to Get Your Child Excited For The Holidays!

This year we need happiness and excitement more than ever. I also think this year it is never to early to start getting ready for the holidays. Check out my five ways to get your child excited for the holidays. These are fun and affordable ways for the whole family to enjoy.

1. Write a Letter To Santa

This kit is fun for kids to write a letter to Santa and to let him know what they want for Christmas!

2. Have Santa Send a Letter Back

Santa Letters

With Santa Lettes, not only does your child get a personalized letter from Santa, but they can also get a Nice Certificate, directions from the North Pole and so much more! These letters are official, printed on fine linen paper and Santa’s official seal embossed. The best part is these letters are postmarked from the North Pole! These fun surprises are guaranteed to be delivered by Christmas if ordered by December 15th. Santa Letters is also donating 10% of their proceeds to Toys For Tots.

Santa Letters

3. Make a Christmas Eve Box

On Christmas Eve, your little one will open a box of fun! A pair of new Christmas Pajamas, hot cocoa mix, popcorn, Christmas book and a fun game to play. This is a great tradition to have from years to come!

4. Decorate Your Own Christmas Cookies

If baking is too messy for you, order a premade cookie decorating kit! These cookie from Sweet T’s are the perfect treat during the holiday season and a fun family night. You can also order pre made cookies that are almost too pretty to eat. Shipping only available within New York.

5. Holiday Binoculars Craft

This binoculars craft I shared a few months ago is perfect for the holiday season! Use them for driving around looking for Christmas lights, searching for reindeer and grazing the sky on Christmas Eve looking for Santa! Follow the steps on how to make the binoculars and use holiday themed stickers and designs to fancy it up.

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