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Having Fun With Essential Oils

I am very excited about essential oils.
Health and fitness have always been my thing.
Fitness is kind of out with me but changes can happen.

Now I focuss on preventative health, present health, and relief from pain.
I have my own testimony for the oils I have used.
I know first hand that the essential oils I’ve used worked for me.

This is my Doterra page if you would like to visit, look around, shop. Have fun. It is very interesting.
http://www.mydoterra.com/jenniferjohnson722/#/

Some people think that essential oils are too expensive.
They are not.
Remember you are using drops and there are a whole bunch of drops in one bottle.
You get your money’s worth.

Others believe they don’t work.
Essential oil practices have been around for hundreds of years.
The challenge is that all of our bodies are different.
Some oils may work for you but not for me.
Sometimes, you may need more drops than me.
It is a science based on the individual.
The reason for sampling, we are all different.

Here are some all natural examples of things you can make with essential oil.
I can make samples of most items on this list.
Sample before you buy if you like.
Also, you can cook with oils.
There are many recipes out there.
I believe it is trending with chefs. I have not used all of the oils used to make the recipes below.
I have used all of the essential oils listed below.

The flu/cold bomb
Teething
Earache remedy
Diaper cream
Talc free baby powder
Mouthwash
Hand Sanitizer
Stinky feet
Homemade baby wipes
After shave location
Vapor cream
Deodorant
Sugar scrubs
Deep hair condition
Sunburn relief
Steam facial
Homemade sanitizing wipes
Air Freshener
Window cleaner
All purpose spray
Furniture polish
Toilet cleaner
Dishwasher detergent
Soft scrub for bath, tile, toilet
Allergy bomb
Sore throat bomb
Digestive bomb
Canker/cold sore bomb
Foaming hand soap
Insect repellent
Toothbrush sanitizer
Sleep liquid
Shaving cream
Sunburn
Swimmer’s ear
Reduce swelling, cough syrup
All natural disinfectant
Fever bomb
Lip scrub
Fruit dip
Homemade playdoh
Muscle spasms
Peppermint meltaways
Pumpkin muffins
Orange Fiesta fruit dip
Lime salsa
Hummus
Italian bread dip
Strawberry lime fruit dip

Some characteristics of essenial oils.
Peppermint – cool and invigorating.
Lavender – calming.
Lemon – clean and freshens.
Clary sage – balance hormones
Frankinsence – maintain a healthy immune system

One more thing. Doterra has created special lines of products. Here they are:
Facial care
Skin care
Spa line
Wellness (vitamins for adults & children)
Slim & Sassy

FDA Disclaimer:Information, advice, statements, and testimonials made about the essential oils, blends, and products mentioned on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on this site and the products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease, nor are they intended to replace proper medical help. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any regimen with essential oils. User submitted testimonials are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results – what works for one may not work for another.

Enjoy Your Life

This morning I woke up at 7:30, went to the bathroom, and went back to bed.

My first thought as I awakened was. “Jesus pooped. He was a man so he pooped.” No doubt; that is true.

I thought about how grateful I am to have always had running water and a bathroom inside. I know my mother did too and quite possibly her mother (not for sure), but when I visited, there was never a time I had to use an out house. Different families are blessed in different ways, I guess.

Anyway, I’m glad I was brought up in the North East country of America with all the rich patriototic heritage that inevitably comes with the territory and I hope and wish Americans who have never seen the Boston Tea Harbor or ate scallops that come straight from the ocean to the pan, to the table, get to experience that.

NY is a great state for camping and no where I ever lived has been better. The mountain ranges are gorgeous. THE only place you can eat real Buffalo wings is in Buffalo, NY. All others are spin-offs. There is no other place in the states to get authentic pizza, authentic Italian food, and Spiedies.

Traveling through Pennsylvania to see the Liberty Bell, Martha Washington’s house and all the continental flags that line the streets of Philidelphia gave me goosebumps. Visiting Gettysburg. Who could miss a real Philly Steak and Cheese? Something every one should taste once in their life time.

New Jersey and Wildwood one of the best, closest, vacations, with a boardwalk when I was a teenager.

Then the Smokey Mountains. My beloved mountains. With creeks flowing with clean water and vegetation for miles. So green.

What about out west? The Petrified Forest, Mt. Rushmore, The Badlands, and all those Indian reservations. Cripple Creek in the Rockies. I was there the very first day that Cripple Creek opened up as a gambling town in the 90’s. The funniest thing about that day was instead of leaving mints on our bed, they left watermelons. I will never forget that. Odd but appreciated. Seeing the most beautiful picture that is forever engrained in my head, The Continental Divide.

I can’t leave out Pikes Peak or the Royal Gorge. There is this small town on the way through the mountains to Pikes Peak; it is called Green Mountain Falls. It is gorgeous and to top it off a beautiful gazebo in the middle of a small mountain lake. It is lit with lights at night. One time in July, I went to Pikes Peak and the road was closed while we were on it. Once we got to a stopping point, we took pictures of me in July, in the middle of a snow storm.

Being able to see NORAD out my front window was disturbing, yet cool.  I have to mention all the awesome concerts at Redrocks Amphitheater (CO). I saw Pink Floyd at Mile High Stadium. I lived in Colorado when the Colorado Rockies became a baseball team and was at the opening day game. Before they had there own stadium they played at Mile High Stadium. I saw Rush with a bunch of friends too. I saw a lot of concerts in CO. Many, many concerts. I even saw Tommy Chong at the comedy club. He signed my ticket, “high babe.”

Yes, I  not proud of it but….I have been to Wrigley Field in Chicago. I would like to go to Chicago for the food festival though.

Then there is San Francisco and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the plethora of sea lions, the long windy streets, and the Golden Gate Bridge. I still have a mug from that tour as a child and have been there as an adult too.

The Jelly Belly Bean factory is a blast and peaceful Santa Cruz beach on the coast of California. The Monterrey Bay Aquarium is awesome.

There was Disney Land. I was really little but I know I was on the Jaws ride, and wouldn’t you know it, that shark chomped down right where I was sitting and I flew under a seat.

My brother and I got to pick up huge styrofoam rocks just like the Million Dollar man at Universal Studios.

My family experienced so many adventures and I was blessed to be a part of that drive from NY to CA. I was blessed to be given the culture and the back ground to love our land and to search and see more. It is in my bones.

As I got older, I was moodily jumping in the car for trips to Florida and Georgia. I always got sun burned but who cares, I was at the beach. Plus the trip to Disney World. I was a moody teenager but still had fun even though I wouldn’t admit it.

My senior year of highschool, 4 of us girls drove a convertible caprise classic to Ft. Lauderdale. Yes, what happens in Ft. Lauderdale, stays in Ft. Lauderdale. We also drove across FL to Marco Island.

I actually decided to live in FL for a few months before I joined the army. I basically partied all my money away until it was time to give myself to the U.S. Army.

The crazy thing is, joining the Army was the pivotal point for the rest of my life. If I didn’t do that, I often wonder how much less I would have. I have everything I want. People have been strategically placed in my life to learn from me or teach me. Little people chose me to care for and love them. I live in a beautiful home with a great husband. Who by the way, just made me Mean Green Juice.

I’m really not sure what all this has to do with the fact that Jesus went to the bathroom just like us, but I have a feeling that we are more like Jesus than we allow ourselves to believe.

We can travel to so many places and show others with our actions and words how to be happy and how to love. We can show people the self help guide to life called the Bible.

Jesus was a world traveler for a reason and that reason was to spread forgiveness and healing through out the world, (East, West, North, and South—the whole entire world). To spread the news that each and everyone of us is unconditionally loved. To let us know that we are all going to be ok. To let us know to loosen up, be like a child, enjoy life and what God made.

He made it all for us, so enjoy. Believe that you can do anything you want, be anything you want, go anywhere you want and be a model of Jesus.

P.S.
Now I know where I need to go.
My list begins with:
D.C.
The Grand Canyon
Nevada
Chicago food festival
New Mexico

P.S.S. Have a great day. So far so good for me.  Although, I am still in bed.

The Surprise Gift to Me

About a month ago I was passing through the news feed and saw a fabfitfun advertisement that caught my eye; I liked the page and went to the website.

I don’t remember what it cost (I think $180) but I do know that I can be rather frugal about money in these situations. I found myself thinking about the numbers and shut down.

Everything I read seemed really nice and I thought it would be good to have something special, just for me. After thinking about it for two days. I signed up. After all, there is something to say about adding a little extra quality to one’s life.

Every season (quarterly) I get a box of goodies. I figured it would be a nice surprise to see a special box just for me. I got the box today.

There is a really nice jump rope, perfume, a necklace, a wireless speaker, lip gloss, a necklace, vaseline intensive care continuous spray, and a cleansing sponge. The only thing I won’t use is the hair conditioning spray….unless it will grow hair. Lol. There is a 3 month membership to Headspace, and nail wraps too.

Anyway, I was right. It is a nice surprise.

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System of Exchange

I always turn harder to my faith when I haven’t been feeling well. This is only one persons opinion. Several months ago my husband and I were talking on the way home from town. He said that everything is made by God, but I interrupted and said that the bad things of the world were not, like when people choose to do something bad because they chose to listen to Satan.

Recently, I came to the realization that God inspired man to come up with a system of exchange. I don’t believe he came to Earth and set up a money factory, but I do believe that God knew the coming of the times and that we would need money. So therefor, I believe God inspired, through other people’s hands to create a system, for the betterment of mankind. There was an exchange system in the bible; talents and pounds and many more and there still is.

Whether it was pounds, talents, nickels, dimes, quarters, or paper money. No where in the bible does it say that money is the root of all unhappiness. It just isn’t. It is at the root of a child needing money for cancer treatment, it is at the root of adults needing cancer treatment, it is at the root of a newlyweds honeymoon. The only time money is bad is when it is misused and not managed well.

The other day I was talking to my husband and he said that he wasn’t sure the God created money. Only God has the power to create, either through his own hands or by the hands of others. To even consider that Satan has equal powers to God, in the department of creation, is insane. Satan can not create anything. All Satan can do is entice people to sin by putting thoughts in our heads. That is his eternal mission to take out mankind, to get us to sin.

Then I was reading about the parable of the ten servants and the ten pounds in Luke 19:21-27. Not to be confused with another parable in Matthew about 3 servants given talents (which were extremely expensive, like the highest amount of worth back in the day). A pound was worth 3 months wages.

Back to Luke 19:21-27. There is a Lord over some servants and he was going out of town and asked his servants to take care of business while he was gone. First of all, the citizens did not like their ruler. However, the first man increased his pound by 10x and was rewarded 10 cities. The second increased by 5x and was rewarded 5 cities. The next inreased by nothing on top of that he judged his Lord of being harsh. The Lord said, you knew I was harsh, yet chose not to do what I asked of you. Then said the he would judge the servant for judging him. Basically, the Lord over the servant said, if you knew I was a harsh man then why didn’t you do business. Then the the one pound was given to the servant who made 10.

Then the following verse pops up: Luke 19:26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. This sounds like if you have, more will be given and if you have not, less will be given and also be taken away. I think it’s because we are meant to have to work for our money. According to this the servant who did not do the business as asked was then given less and i imagine the same went for any of the other ten servants.

So is money bad? I don’t believe it is, if in the right hands. I do believe God’s hand was involved in making money. I do not believe having money is a sin. What I do believe is money is a very powerful tool and if left in the wrong hands (a person who is listening to Satan) it can ruin lives. Which is what it means when you put another God (money) before the one true God. I personally do not believe in hoarding money. I believe there should be plans made with it or invested properly. Just like the servant who increased his pound 10x.

I believe that stuff worth money around the house, that is not being used, should be given to goodwill or some other charity so that others may be able to enjoy. After all, if a person can have something to enjoy they should be rewarded for their hard work. For people who can’t work, God will bless them for their righteous  efforts. It should be carried on like a domino effect. Paying it forward. Righteous efforts are paying it foward.

I believe the stigma about money out here in the bible belt, was made up by some bible thumping (insert religion here).

On top of everything else, I believe there is another lesson to be learned from the parable. The stronger your faith, the more blessings you receive, because you notice them. The weaker your faith, the more blessings you are less likely to notice.

One more thing, just so everyone knows, Satan has no powers that are equivalent to the creator. He can’t create anything. Satan can whisper lies to you and as I said before and I will say it again, if the holy ghost is strong within you, Satan will not be able to persuade you to do wrong. Satan causes less blessings but when you listen to the Holy Ghost you don’t have to worry because you will choose what is right and your reward is more blessings because of gratitude.

Be The Very Best

Being a patient you learn the truth about some things and one of those things is that you really are supposed to put yourself first here on Earth. It is not being of the world, it is being in the world using the prophetic knowledge of our savior Jesus Christ, the smartest man who ever walked the face of the Earth. Being in the world is ok because Earth is our temporary home. Being of the world is putting tangible things before God.

There is no way we can serve with the greatest magnitude unless we love and take care of our selves first. If one doesn’t take care of oneself, one is not able to listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to serve for God. Like when people are mean or nasty to everyone. The Holy Spirit/God cannot be present, there isn’t goodness. So, the only way one is able to serve is to love thyself. That causes us to be able to hear God. Im not saying God doesnt use everyone for his work. I am saying that if you arent in a good mind, you wont listen to God, you’ll choose the wrong instead of choosing the right, and it is because you are not being love. Therefor, you are causing yourself to be alone without the ability of discernment and not in the presence of God. It is your choice. One cannot love completely with out having the presence of love in your heart. The same as the presence of God. You have to allow love in first in order to love your neighbr

You love others as you love yourself. Matthew 22:39-Love your neighbor as yourself. You have to love yourself to love your neighbor properly. That scripture has multiple meanings. It also means you are going to treat your neighbor the same way you treat yourself. How good do you feel after a warm, relaxing bath? That same good feeling is how you will treat your neighbor; in a relaxed and refreshed manner.

John 15:12 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. This tells how to love our neighbor and also gives us a clue on how to hear God when we are needed to serve for God. Jesus said love just as I love you because he is giving us a short parable. Love so I can talk to you and you can hear me. 

It really bothers me when I make a decision that is good for me, then it makes someone else mad. Trust me, I’ve been accused of being selfish. Others may say, “go ahead, I know it is all about you, I know.” Then stomp away. I am not going to let it bother me any more. Just because I am an individual with different needs does not mean I don’t care. It does not mean that I will step on people to get what I want. It means that I am trying to improve myself and it has nothing to do with any one else but me. There is not one person in this world that is exactly like me. I will always work at loving myself so I can love others. Isn’t that the first step to wellness?

When you leave yourself behind, you get sick.

DO NOT LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU FEEL LESS THAN YOU ARE OR WANT TO BE. IT WILL MAKE YOU SICK.  REMOVE THEM UNTIL THEY CAN ACCEPT YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE. BE PATIENT AND PRAY FOR THEM. WAIT FOR THEM TO COME TO YOU. WHEN YOUR PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED AND IT IS PROVEN THEY CAN LOVE YOU AS THEIR NEIGHBOR, LET THEM IN. YOU CAN DO AND BE ANYTHING YOU WANT. ALWAYS TRY TO BE THE VERY BEST AND BE LOVED CENTERED.

Just as Jesus Christ said to do, follow Matthew 22:39 and John 15:12.
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If you havent understood anything i wrote remember this:
THERE IS A WHOLE FAMILY OF PEOPLE WHO WILL JUDGE YOU IN THIS WORLD. THEY ARE NOT LISTENING TO GOD. THAT MAKES THOSE SAME PEOPLE BITTER. THOSE PEOPLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE RIGHT NO MATTER HOW MUCH GOOD YOU GIVE YOURSELF OR SPREAD IN THE WORLD. DO NOT WAIT FOR ANY ONES APPROVAL. THE ONLY APPROVAL YOU NEED COMES FROM GOD. JUST KNOW YOU ARE DOING THE BEST YOU CAN AND DO NOT FALTER FROM YOUR PLANS TO BE A SUCCESSFUL, LOVING SERVANT OF GOD.

I hope this made sense. Lately I have noticed that I am scatter brained and it is flowing over into writing.

The Box at the Front Door

I use Amazon all the time. My account is set up. It is easy and simple and I get quality product at my doorstep. I even get free shipping. I like to use 6pm for buying clothes and shoes, occasionally. My account is set up. It is easy and simple and I get quality product at my door step. I use other sites too, but these two are the ones I use most often. I’ve used swim outlets, running stores, cycling stores. They all have the same things in common; I have an account. It is easy and simple. I get quality product at my doorstep.

If I can go on line and click a button without having anything tangible in my hands, and know without a doubt that I will receive the product, I should know immediately that a prayer will be answered?

The store is like God, it has everything I need. The account is set up, he knows me. There is a button to click, so all I have to do is ask. My product will be at my door, so I believe, unwaveringly, that my product will come. I ask myself what I want. I seek out my desire. I click (sounds like a knock) a button. Then I get what I want. All I have to do is wait. I know what I want is coming. I don’t even think about it again until, BOOM, there it is right in front of me, at my front door. Boom; oh my gosh, yey, I have what I ordered. Now that is service.

If I can trust these online stores and not waiver. Then surely, I can trust God will answer my prayers. That I only have to ask once. Only one time. No need for repeats. God will answer the prayer because God is Great.

Faith takes work. Believing. When a prayer is answered, it will be better than any online store could offer. Sometimes items are returned. Answered prayers are never returned. It is because they are designed specifically to be greater than what was asked for. Answered prayers are greater than any box at the front door.

The buzz cut

My hair was falling out in chunks because of chemotherapy. I was sleeping in chunks. It was getting very aggravating. I was wearing a black Pink Floyd shirt and all you could see was a bunch of blond hairs stuck to the front and back of the shirt. My pillow had chunks of hair on it. I would wake up to scratch my head and clumps of hair would fall out in my hand. It was 2am and I wanted a buzz cut. But, I waited until the morning. At 6 am I got the clippers out. My husband got a chair and he gave me a buzz cut. The first swipe was my bangs and my lower lip started to quiver. the second swipe over the top and my lip quivered more with little tears in my eyes. The third swipe and I couldn’t help but frown. But, my big girl voice took off and I told myself, it is not forever, don’t cry, suck it up, it is going to be okay. Losing my hair can be quite devastating. The feelings of sadness went away and I decided that it is just another part of my life to get through and it stopped bothering me. My head was buzzed. This to shall pass. I still have very short hair and blotches of no hair. My head feels like on big purple bruise in some areas.

It took Parker a looong couple of seconds to notice my head. He knew that I was going to lose my hair. I told him that the doctor is making me take medicine that is really hard to take and it would make my hair fall out. Once he noticed, he smiled and said, “your hair fell out.” I told him that I have a lot of hats to wear and he was wondering why I wasn’t going to wear a wig. Of course I wanted him to feel comfortable with me when we go out, so I actually thought getting a wig would remedy that. The truth is that he really doesn’t care. He likes the hats and I did make a compromise, I have a half wig that covers the crown of my head and leaves the top of my head uncovered. This is to wear with hats. I actually like it and it is totally my style. All the wigs seemed to perfect and I didn’t feel like myself no matter what kind of wig I tried on. But, in the back of my mind it would be really cool to have a super long blond wig. Ryne and Amanda have been through this before. I wore a scarf the whole time. They don’t care what I wear on my head either. I was so worried about making little change that I forgot my kids love me for me and not for my hair, duh. They just want me to get better.

Today, I put makeup on. It is something I barely ever do. I believe I should keep doing it though because I makes me feel good to look pretty.

Below are some pictures of the process and a small modeling show of some of my hats.

P.S. Cancer doesn’t control who I am, it controls how people treat me. I am still me.

 

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