Month: July 2015

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.

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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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