UPLIFT // APRIL THEME

I’m trying something new around here…I want to try writing on a theme each month or two (since I’m starting this in March), which will help make the blog more cohesive, I hope! Since I’m a multipassionate person, I know at times the blog probably looks scattered and maybe even confusing, but I’d love to show how all my passions tie together. So for the rest of March, and all of April, I’ll be posting with the theme uplift!

Why “uplift”?

Well, mostly I just need some happy spring feels over here, and I thought you might too! After a cold winter and starting to long for warmth and summer, I’m ready for all things uplifting and energizing!

 

What’s coming this month?

I’ve already posted a great list of my favorite uplifting diffuser blends, and I always try to post uplifting quotes around here, so there is more of that coming! I’ll be posting some of my favorite treats, favorite summer wardrobe additions, some great self-care options, a giveaway (eeeep! super excited about this!), and a couple of guest posts lined up! I’ll be throwing in a lot about my new Whole30/Paleo lifestyle, and lots of yoga and essential oils too.

 

What do you want to see?

Am I missing anything? What do you want to see here? Do you have a great idea for a guest post? (Email me here if you do!) Let me know in the comments because I’d love to hear from you, and I’d love to post about what you’d like to read!

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ESSENTIALS // FIVE FAVORITE ROLLERBALL BLENDS FOR KIDDOS

Rollerballs are a great way to get oils on your kids – especially the squirmy toddler – and they love them. Yes, even the squirmy toddler. Within two times of me using oils on Seeley, he will ask for them when he sees us using them, and he spins around with his shirt pulled up so I can roll the oil down his spine.

Dilution: I use fractionated coconut oil to make my rollerballs. You can use just about any oil, referred to as a “carrier oil,” but if you want to use coconut oil you need to use fractionated, which remains liquid at any temperature! I like this one because it’s not greasy, so it won’t stain your clothes.

The Bottles: I like to buy mine from Etsy shops (like Purest Botanicals!) or Oil Life. They’re super inexpensive, come in lots of sizes, and if you buy different colors (like these rainbow bottles from Root & Petal!) your kids can recognize the different blends by color before they can read! I like 10ml bottles for kids the most, and all these blends are formatted for that size. Also, be sure to get glass or metal toppers for the bottles versus plastic.

Where to Roll On: The bottoms of the feet are a go-to for use on kiddos. The pores are larger there, allowing the oils to be absorbed quickly, and the feet aren’t that sensitive, so it’s a good place to start. They also don’t usually stick their feet in their eyes, although I have boys so you never know. :P I also love rolling them down the spine, as there are lots of nerves and blood vessels there. For older kids, I roll on the temples or on the cheeks if it’s one for supporting the sinuses or head, or if they want to be able to smell it.

 

Okay, on to the blends! It’s pretty simple to make a roller blend; you simply add the amount of essential oil, then fill the rest of the way with your carrier oil. Snap the roller top into place, and you’re all set! Here are the five blends my kids and I all love and reach for often! Again, all blends are for 10ml bottles, and these are the amounts I use. You can adjust accordingly for bottle size or for age, and for what you’re comfortable with. You’re the mama, you do what’s best for you and your kiddos! <3

 

Peppermint is soothing and calming, and DigestZen is a blend chock full of oils that can help soothe an upset stomach. This is great for upset tummy, carsickness, nausea, and even for morning sickness for mama!

This rollerball gets used for SO MANY THINGS at our house. This is actually my headache helper, and I roll in the “dent” on the back of my head where my spine meets my skull. For sleep, roll on bottoms of the feet and spine. This one is also my go-to for skin issues – diaper rash, sunburn, etc. Lavender is an extremely gentle and soothing oil, making it perfect for situations like that!

While I like straight Lavender to help my poor head, my boys gravitate towards this Peppermint/Lavender blend. This one is also great for sinuses, as Lavender is a natural anti-histamine. Another use for this blend is for sore muscles and growing pains, as Peppermint is soothing and cooling, so it can support the muscular system.

This one is happiness in a bottle to us. Rosemary helps with focus, Bergamot is soothing, Lemongrass and Wild Orange are both uplifting. Great for emotional support when your kiddos are feeling unsettled or lacking focus, for instance, would be a great support for those homework struggles!

 

OnGuard is an incredible oil blend, full of oils that are anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-viral. I diffuse this one like crazy but it’s also a great one to roll on to support a healthy immune system. Wild Orange also has those same properties and it mellows the strong cinnamon-clove scent of OnGuard a bit.

 

If you’re interested in the oils I exclusively use and trust for my family, you can visit my Essentials page or stop by Facebook, where I’ve been posting lots of education on essential oil use!

 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.

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ESSENTIALS // FIVE UPLIFTING DIFFUSER BLENDS

My favorite scents to start the day with are always citrusy, energizing, uplifting, and refreshing. I love combinations with mint and citrus, and sometimes a grounding oil. Throwing these blends into my diffuser and starting my morning off with a slow and gentle yoga practice is my ideal way to start off my day. Here are five of my favorite blends to uplift and energize! They’ll leave your air fresher and purified, and will help you wake up and get moving!

Peppermint Oil: Soothing and invigorating, elevates senses
Wild Orange Oil: Uplifting, calming, can help with depression

White Fir Oil: Energy, helps open respiratory system
Grapefruit Oil: Helps with depression, aids with headaches, de-stressing, balancing, uplifting
Citrus Bliss Oil: Peace and Energy

Douglas Fir Oil: Focus, grounding, anxiety
Lime Oil: Anxiety, calming, uplifting, soothing

Bergamot Oil: Calming and uplifting
Peppermint: Soothing and invigorating, elevates senses
Lime Oil: Anxiety, calming, uplifting, soothing


Breathe Oil: Opens respiratory system, invigorating
Wild Orange Oil: Uplifting, calming, can help with depression
Lime Oil: Anxiety, calming, uplifting, soothing

 

If you’re interested in the oils I love and trust for myself and my family, visit the Essentials page here! Or check out my Facebook page or visit my doTERRA page

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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CRUSHING ON // MY TOP FIVE OILS

Essentials oils are a recent love of mine, but I’ve fallen truly madly deeply in love with them. I originally got mine to make bath bombs but quickly started using them for pretty much anything and everything throughout my day to day life! And hands down, my diffuser was one of my all-time best purchases.


These are the five oils I reach for nearly constantly!

LEMONGRASS – This one is tangy and citrusy and fresh and clean. I use it to make a basic countertop cleaner (10 drops oil, 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water in a small glass spray bottle), to clean my toilets (dump in some baking soda and around 3-5 drops, let sit for around 5 minutes, then scrub out), to diffuse for a bright happy scent, and to add to sparkling water!

LAVENDER – At first I wasn’t that excited about lavender oil, as it’s pretty basic and mainstream at this point. I do love the scent, it reminds me of this amazing lavender farm we’d visit as kids, run by a charming British lady who served tea every day. But I wasn’t convinced of its amazingness until I pierced my ear and used it to support the healing process, and to help with chronic migraines. It’s one I absolutely can’t live without now!

DIGESTZEN – Being both lactose intolerant and celiac, I have times where my digestion needs some massive help. This one has been a lifesaver to me! I’m a big believer in “layers” of health, where you do the best that you can to help your body not have issues, and then you layer on support. So for me, that looks like eating a wheat (and all grain/bean) free diet, as well as a lactose-free diet 99% of the time. But there will be times when I either have no control over what I’m eating (for example, if I eat something I think is safe but turns out not to be so), or just plain want to live a little. This blend saves my butt and adds that extra layer of support!

CLARY SAGE – Another oil I got simply to copy cat a favorite bath bomb scent, and discovered was amazing for cramps! If you’re like me and get horrific cramps once a month, you need this oil. I’ve made myself a rollerball that has clary sage, cedarwood, bergamot, and ylang ylang, which are all great for relaxation and hormonal support, and I roll this on my stomach around every 2 hours when I’m suffering from cramping. Game changer!

WILD ORANGE – No post of mine on “top oils” would exist without this oil. This oil is my love language, my kryptonite, my obsession. Mildly sweet, fresh, happy. It’s detoxing, so I start my day with a drop in a huge glass of water, and it also helps me drink way more water since I love the taste so much! I diffuse this oil a ton (favorite blend is Breathe [respiratory blend], lime, and wild orange!), and my favorite roller blend is a ton of citrus oils – it’s happiness in a bottle!

If you want to learn more about the doTERRA essential oils I exclusively use and trust, I have a tab on my site here with some info! You can also visit my Facebook page, where I’ve been posting a ton of info and education! You can also find me on Instagram as @DeepMagicEssentials

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.

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