Good Morning Book Lovers!
Do you use essential oils? I started using scented lotions many years ago as a way to calm anxious children when we were traveling. I would simply put a dollop of lotion in their hands and tell them to rub it in while they smelled the pretty aroma. Many an unwilling child has succumbed to sleep via this trick! 😉
Back to essential oils… I am not sure when oils became the new “thing” but it seems as if everyone is using them. Although I was a skeptic at first, I have seen amazing results in several areas of our lives including a renewed sense of calm and well-being as well as a better focus when it comes to study and concentration. So much so, I began asking friends and loved ones about their home-based businesses.
I actually found that kind of overwhelming, so…. rather than jumping into a business model, I searched for free information on the internet about the benefits of oils and which ones to use, blend etc. There are a lot of good sites out there. 🙂 (note: I fully support and love home-based business models however, everyone wants me to sign on a dotted line somewhere and I simply do not have the time, talent or finances to begin a business)
At the moment, I have a lovely jasmine diffusing here at my desk and frankincense diffusing in the main rooms of the house. I chose jasmine simply because it reminded me of the wild jasmine that grew on the wall in my home in Mexico. At night I would sit under the tree and talk about the Lord with my neighbors while we cooked hot dogs for dozens of children who would have otherwise not had a hot meal. Ahhh the memories.
The frankincense is supposed to help with many things and since we had a bit of a mold problem when the roof leaked last year, I figured that would be my best choice. At any rate, the reason I share this is because our resources are limited, I search for deals, bargains and best brands that don’t break the bank so to speak. The brand that I have been using most frequently is NOW FOODS Brand for my oils. I can find them just about anywhere and they really are a good basic brand. I originally found NOW at Whole Foods Market (which you can find here on Amazon) but I have seen NOW at many stores and online as well.
Speaking of “online shopping”, I have found that there are several things that I purchase at a better price on Amazon than at my local discount stores, including make-up! I only do this when it is a PRIME item that requires no shipping fees. It is fun to receive packages in the mail, even if I bought them myself. 🙂
Finally, the reason I mention all this is because there is nothing like curling up with a good book next to a lovely diffuser filled with a yummy scent. I enjoy jasmine, lavender and tangerine for nights when I am reading. Oh and I always have a cup of tea with me when I read; I can’t seem to get into a good book without my tea.
We would love to hear from you, what you are reading and enjoying this Christmas Season. We have been so busy running teams here at the mission ranch, we haven’t decorated for the Holidays yet. Hopefully that will happen tonight! May the Lord richly bless you and yours this Christmas Season. Love and prayers, Stasia
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