Dudes & Oils – Ron

Lindsay GrimesDudes & Oils

I started a series titled “Dudes & Oils” on January 5th, because I feel there is a misconception around essential oils. I believe many men hear “essential oils” and totally check out, assuming they’re just for women! But men use essential oils as well! I sought out some mighty great men to interview about their journey into using essential oils. If you have a guy in your life who is hesitant to start using oils, have them read these! It just might help them get over the hump, whatever it may be. Previous interviews: Josiah Randy Jared Today, I’m sharing my interview with Ron Tucker. Ron is a part of The Oil Aisle and has become a friend through Facebook. … Read More

Oily Tip Tuesday: Frankincense

Lindsay GrimesOils, Oily Tip Tuesday, Premium Starter Kit

Young Living offers over 70 single oils and 70 oil blends. That is a lot to choose from! So they have picked 11 of those oils to bundle together and sell at a huge discount in the Premium Starter Kit! For week four, we will learn more about Frankincense, the holy anointing oil of the Middle East. It has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years and was valued more than gold in ancient times. The distillation process takes 2 weeks and a Frankincense tree cannot be tapped into unless it is a least 40 years old. I figure if it’s good enough of Jesus and Mary, it’s good enough for me! USES: – Calming & relaxing – … Read More

Elderberry Syrup

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

Elderberry Syrup is a must-have preventative to keep on hand during the winter season, especially for littles. Since I’m working my way to “Crunchy” status, I decided I didn’t want to buy Elderberry Syrup from the store. After some research, I found a recipe that used Young Living essential oils that I have tweaked here and there to make it to our liking. This powerful concoction can help boost the immune system and keep sick days to a minimum. Elderberries are rich in vitamins A, B, C and are a traditional remedy used for hundreds of years. They are known to have high antioxidant activity and the bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice of the berry destroy the ability of … Read More

10 Reasons Why We Love Our Home Diffusers!

Lindsay GrimesDiffusers, Oils

Fragrance is the substance of memories. THE SCIENCE PART: Research shows that when inhaling the pure constituents in these essential oils, it can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. Hence, in less than a second, a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses. This causes the pituitary gland to be stimulated and release chemical messages that travel via the blood to your glands and organs that create physical body responses. That is why inhaling the oils can have a great affect on emotions. The nose is the only way to reach that part of your brain. Guess what? Harsh chemical … Read More