Wellness Roller

Y’all, this is the season to keep your immune system in tip-top shape! It makes me cringe to start hearing all the coughing and sniffling that starts happening this time of year. I literally wash my hands 50-60 times a day. I should really try to keep count one day and actually see. But honestly, I try to take so many precautions to keep my wellness up; I wash my hands, use my Thieves Hand Sanitizer when I’ve been in public places, at work I use only my pen, and I try my dangdest not to touch doorknobs, (I use my elbow or bum to push open or close doors.) But one of my biggest things I use to combat the nasties is being diligent about using my Wellness Roller.

It’s so simple, I roll it onto the bottoms of both feet before putting on my socks in the morning and just like that it’s boosting my immune system. One Cute Cowboy prefers to roll his on before bed—and sometimes we both roll it on morning and night! So I decided to share my wellness roller blend with all of my lovely followers! So here’s what I use, and why:

Thieves: So this one may be a little “on the nose” because of course our wellness roller is going to have Thieves, the mother of “wellness” oil! Thieves contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary Cineol. It’s an immune stimulant, a purifier,and can help reduce mental fatigue.

Frankincense: Easily one of my favorite oils. It’s known as an oil enhancer so any oil’s properties that are paired with Frankincense will be amplified. Seriously, how cool is that?! It also helps promote emotional balance, reduces stress (which is SO important to your immune system) and of course is another great immune stimulant.

Tea Tree: When I was pregnant with Little Bear, because I was so limited on what I could and couldn’t use to fight off the nasties, I’d roll this single oil on my feet each day. It’s a great antioxidant, expectorant, and it’s antiviral. An oil that, in my opinion, doesn’t get enough spotlight! I love this oil!

Copaiba: This is one I’ve really started using a lot the last 7-8 months. It’s a huge help with inflammation. And let’s face it inflammation isn’t good in your body for any reason. Boosts the Cardiovascular system and supports overall wellness in the body.

These are the main 4 I always use in my Wellness Roller, but sometimes I add one of these–

Eucalyptus Radiata: I loooovvveee the smell of this one and it’s almost always in my shower blends. It’s energizing, it’s huge in respiratory support, and helps with inflammation.

Lemon: I always have Lemon on hand! It’s a huge antioxidant, provides circulatory support and contains cleansing properties.

So I usually just kind of wing-it when it comes to how many drops of each oil I do, but here’s a round-about what it usually contains.

15 drops of Thieves

10 drops of Frankincense

10-15 drops of Tea Tree

10-15 drops of Copaiba

5-8 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata

10-15 drops of Lemon

Then I fill the rest of the roller up with a carrier oil like Young Living’s V-6 oil or coconut oil. For the bottle I usually recycle an old 15ml oil bottle and pop a roller ball on top and just like that it’s done! It literally takes 2 minutes to put together and lasts a month or more.

I’d love to answer any of your questions you might have about this blend or oils in general, so shoot me a message! I love to talk oils! Hope you enjoyed this recipe!

*Disclaimer* I’m a firm believe in oils and their healing properties but I’m most certainly not a doctor, I am not a homeopathic guru, I’m just sharing what’s worked for me and my family. I highly recommend consulting with a doctor before orally consuming any oil. Also, I don’t recommend using straight oil on the skin if you’ve never used that particular oil before. When using an oil for the first time I always recommend using it with a carrier oil like Coconut oil or any vegetable based oil, for it may show skin irritants otherwise. Cinnamon bark is a potent oil along with Clove. Always keep in mind while using oils to use sparingly. Lastly I am not saying these oils will cure any ailment, I’m simply stating that these are oils that have worked for me.**

*ASpottedHeart

Summer Heat Blend☀️

Y’all, I don’t fair well in the summer heat. I’m a cool weather girl through and through. Today is our first really hot day this season. Reaching 100 today in the Oklahoma Panhandle, but luckily there’s a little wind to accompany it. 

Today, this is the essential oil blend I’m diffusing in my house. It feels “cool” to me and helps me forget it’s starting to warm up outside. 


You can substitute the Cypress with Peppermint and that also gives it a nice cooling sensation.

Stay cooled-off my friends!

*ASpottedHeart

My Favorite Oils


I’m sure everyone has heard of essential oils in some form or fashion. I use my Young Living oils on a daily basis, whether it be for allergies, to uplift my mood, or something else, I try to turn to oils first. Today I want to share with you 6 of my favorite oils.

Lavender

Lavender was the first oil I really felt confident and safe in using. The smell of lavender holds a special place in my heart. When One Cute Cowboy and I got married, our friends and family threw lavender at us when we left, instead of bird seed or bubbles. The smell, to this day, still reminds me of leaving with him, hand-in-hand as Mr. & Mrs. I just love it.

Anyway, on with the oil! This is one of my favorites because it is so versatile! Traditionally it’s been known to balance the body and to work wherever it is needed. From stretch marks, to the cardiovascular system, to down-in-the-dumps, to wrinkles, to sleeplessness, this is a great oil.

This is one I diffuse every night, not only to help with sleep, but it’s part of my seasonal blend that I diffuse every night. This combination helps cool down the body’s inflammation. Lavender is also great for bug bites. It helps heal them, and keep them from itching. I’m one of those people who has some kind of crazy DNA that makes bugs looooovvve me, so I go through several bottles  of lavender in the summertime. It’s also great for burns. It’s important that you use pure therapeutic grade oils when dealing with burns, or anything for that matter. Young Living oils are all pure therapeutic grade oils. Which means they are in their purest form from the origins they come from. I had a bad 2nd degree burn a couple of years ago, and it was Young Living’s Lavender that I trusted to use on it and heal it. I always, always have a bottle of Lavender on hand.

Lemon

I absolutely love this oil! It smells so fresh and clean. It’s an antidepressant, antioxidant, and antiviral just to name a few. I love to diffuse this one when I feel like I’m in a funk. It helps uplift your mood and it’s just a bonus that it makes your house smell like you just got done doing a deep clean. It’s also a great air purifier for when you feel like your house has a funky smell, or if you have animals inside, this helps rid that pet smell sometimes those lovey-doveys put off.

Lemon is also a great cleaning agent. I use it in my sinks, my washing machine, and it’s great for my garbage disposal. I love love love Lemon! Put a drop in your water, and taste it’s bursting flavor!


Peppermint

I’m a lover of all types of mint. Peppermint being my favorite. Peppermint has been used to help with digestive systems for centuries, soothing digestive difficulties. It’s also great for head tension, digestive difficulties , motion sickness, and seasonal support. I use this in my diffuser a lot. Its a great one to mix with other scents to freshen things up. I also use this in my shower to help open up my sinuses, put it in my hot tea when I’m feeling under the weather, and sometimes just plain ‘ol diffuse it for a mood lifter. When I’ve had tummy trouble, putting a drop of this oil in a glass of water and drinking it has helped tremendously. I love peppermint!


Frankincense 

This is the mother of all oils. It’s my go-to when I don’t know what else to use. It’s mentioned being used over 52 times in the Bible, and is considered a holy oil. This is an immune stimulant and overall great wellness booster. I diffuse it often at night in my nightly mix. It’s said to be a good emotional balancer which is gold in my books. This is also a good oil for anti aging, and problematic skin. One of my biggest uses for it, is when I have a tummy ache, I rub it on my stomach/abdomen and it helps relive pains. It’s also a great oil to diffuse while praying or concentrating, for it increases spiritual awareness. It’s an expensive oil, but one I find is well worth the money. I never let mine run out.

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Picture borrowed from the Young Living website

Stress Away

I absolutely love the smell of this oil. It does exactly what is says, it melts stress away. If you read about this oil on Young Living it states,

Those suffering from stress tend to have weaker immune systems, and are more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases, and to experience more premature cell aging. This blend is specifically formulated to relieve everyday stresses and tensions…for a healthier and happier life.

To me, that says it all. It comes in a handy roller bottle so I love to keep this one in my purse so when I’m feeling overwhelmed or stressed, no matter where I am, I can roll a little bit across the back of my neck or my wrists and breathe in it’s lovely scent. This is a compound oil, consisting of: Copal (or Capaiba), Lime, Cedarwood, Ocotea, and Lavender. These oils have healing properties of anti-inflammation, lifting depression, aiding in emotional balance, and relaxation, just to name a few.


Sacred Mountain

Last, but not least Sacred Mountain. I love this woodsy blend. This is a blend of 4 different oils. Spruce, which helps ground the body, creating balance, helping one release emotional blocks. Ylang Ylang helping balance the male & female energies. It brings feelings of joy, self-love, and peace. Fir helps the feelings of empowerment, and Cedarwood, which was traditionally used by indians to enhance their spiritual communication. This combination gives off a really positive vibe, that I love. It helps when I’m feeling a little off-kilter to diffuse this oil. Especially when I’m feeling out of sorts, or emotionally drained. It has a nice woodsy smell to it, and I love diffusing this one on a rainy day. Also, a great one to diffuse during prayer,meditation, or your daily devotional time. Fun fact found on the Young Living app on Sacred Mountain,

The conifer oils have been traditionally used by the North American Indians symbolically to represent the umbrella they create in protecting the Earth and bringing energy in from the universe. At night, the animals in the wild lie under the trees for the protection, recharging, and rejuvenation the trees bring to them.

Oils can be a powerful thing, they’ve been used for centuries, and I’m a firm believer in their powers.

So there are my 6 favorite oils! I’d love to hear feedback from ya’ll on what you think about essential oils.

As always,

**Keep in mind, I am not a doctor, I am not a homeopathic guru, I’m just sharing what’s worked for me and my family. I highly recommend consulting with a doctor before orally consuming any oil. Also, I don’t recommend using straight oil on the skin if you’ve never used that particular oil before. When using an oil for the first time I always recommend using it with a carrier oil like Coconut oil or any vegetable based oil, for it may show skin irritants otherwise. Cinnamon bark is a potent oil along with Clove. Always keep in mind while using oils to use sparingly. Lastly I am not saying these oils will cure any ailment, I’m simply stating that these are oils that have worked for me.**

*ASpottedHeart

 

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Quick Shower Soother

Back when I was in college I fell in love with the Vick’s menthol shower disks. I loved how they cleared my sinuses and helped wake me up while I took a shower. Since then I’ve tried making the disks myself and I ended up with a crumbly, not very potent mess. I was disappointed. I had used quite a bit of oils only to find the disks weren’t very strong smelling and super hard to store.

With that said I’d like to share with you my quick version of a shower Soother. I instead call it a Shower Soother Bomb. This is one you can mix together just minutes before hoping in the shower.

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your favorite oils,and a glass container to mix it up in; I like to use my Pioneer Woman ramekins. They’re the perfect size and just so dang cute!

Essential oil shower soother

All you do is put about 1/4 a cup or so (I never measure it, I just fill one of these babies up about half way) and add in your oils and voila! All you have to do is add it to your shower. Super quick, super easy! I like to let my water warm up and pour it on the floor of the bathtub right where my shower water is hitting. It instantly fills your shower up with great smells. Whether your sinuses are bothering you or you just need a pick-me-up, these are a great way to start out your morning!

Here are my two favorite combos to use:

Allergy/Sinuses Combo:

4 drops of Lemon

4 drops of R.C. (this is a respiratory blend containing Eucalyptus (E. globulus), Myrtle, Pine, Marjoram, Eucalyptus radiate (my favorite of the Eucalyptuses), Eucalyptus citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Tsuga, and Peppermint.

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Wake Me Up Combo:

4 drops of Cypress

4 drops of Bergamot

4 drops of Lemon/Citrus Fresh

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This is such a refreshing blend and puts me in a happy mood, ready to take on the day!

Another oil I love to add to either one of these blends is the Northern Lights Black Spruce oil. This stuff makes you feel like you’re walking through a forrest. It’s great for a stuffy nose as well as helping you wake up. I add two or three drops of it often to my mixtures.

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So there you have it, a quick and easy way to make a “shower soother bomb.”

Happy President’s Day!

*ASpottedHeart

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3 Ways to use Thieves 

3 Ways to use Thieves 

Young Living Thieves

I’m an oily gal, and Young Living’s Thieves is one I always make sure I have in my bag of tricks. It’s good for so many different things. It contains 5 different oils that make it highly affective in being able to boost your immune system which is especially handy in the flu/cold season. It contains:

Lemon: promotes health, healing, and energy.

Cinnamon Bark: a powerful purifier, oxygenator, and enchances the activity of other oils.

Clove: antibacterial, antifungal, a strong antiseptic, and an immune stimulant.

Eucalyptus Radiata: may have a strong antiviral effect on the repository system. Also has strong antiseptic, antibacterial, and anticatarrhal properties.

Rosemary Cineol: may help balance heart function, energize the solar plexus, and reduce mental fatigue. Helps improve circulation and help stimulate the nerves.

(The are descriptions used for each oil from the Young Living Reference Guide App)

Today I want to share with you three ways I love to use this oil.

1. Thieves Tea

During cold and flu season I add 1 drop of Thieves to my tea in the mornings to help fight off any bacteria or bad mojo in the air. Every morning I make my hot tea, my favorite to use when I’m using this oil is Twining English Breakfast. I steep my tea, add in my creamer (International Delights ColdStone is my absolute favorite to pair with this particular tea,) and I add one drop of Young Living’s Thieves oil. I use my small “frother” to get the oil mixed in well, a small whisk would work just as well. I do this because I feel just stirring with a spoon leaves the oil resting on top instead of really getting it combined. This mixture tastes a lot like a chai latte! I really love it, but do not recommend using more than one drop, for it’s a powerful flavor.

2. Diffusing Thieves

I’ve mentioned before that every night I run my diffuser in One Cute Cowboy and I’s room. I talked about my nightly seasonal blend in a previous post. I still use this same blend only I add 2-3 drops of Thieves. This is so One Cute Cowboy and I both get the benefits of it’s antiviral properties and in hopes to strengthen our immune systems to fight off nasty colds. Also it’s a great oil to diffuse if you ever have a room that’s smelling funky, this seems to purify the air in a sense, and leave it smelling warm and cozy.

3. Thieves for the bottoms of your feet

A lot of times at night before bed One Cute Cowboy will want me to rub some Thieves oil into the bottoms of his feet. This helps get the oil into our systems quickly, and as I’ve said above, we do this to help boost our immune system. We choose to use the feet because the bottoms of our feet have larger pores than any other surface of the body, so it only seems to make sense to put oils there so they can be absorbed into the body faster.

There’s my 3 favorite ways to use Thieves oil.

**Keep in mind, I am not a doctor, I am not a homeopathic guru, I’m just sharing what’s worked for me and my family. I highly recommend consulting with a doctor before orally consuming any oil. Also, I don’t recommend using straight oil on the skin if you’ve never used that particular oil before. When using an oil for the first time I always recommend using it with a carrier oil like Coconut oil or any vegetable based oil, for it may show skin irritants otherwise. Cinnamon bark is a potent oil along with Clove. Always keep in mind while using oils to use sparingly. Lastly I am not saying these oils will cure a cold or flu, I’m simply stating that this oil can help boost your immune system and hopefully fight them off, but it is not bulletproof. :)**

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post! What are some of your favorite oils?

*ASpottedHeart

Mermaid Hair


All my life I’ve had curly red hair, and though in my younger years I hated my curly hair and would beg my mom to blow dry it straight, as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to appreciate it more and more. For instance, my hair is also fairly thin, so I always say God gave me curly hair because it gives the impression of thick hair. So it’s the silver lining of unruly hair. 😉 In the past year, I’ve noticed my hair getting straighter and straighter. My curly hair may have been annoying in my younger years, but I’ve loved it in my recent years because it’s easy and fast to fix, so as you can imagine it started to worry me when it started to get straighter. I don’t know how to use a curling iron anymore! Or a straight iron! Or even how to blow dry my hair without just tossing my head over and going after it! 

That’s when I ran across this great little essential oil recipe for healthier hair. I originally saw it posted on my oils page, then found it was out of a little book called The Chemical Free Home. This hair spritz has not only made my hair fuller, but seems to be rejuvenating my curls! I like to call it my Magical Mermaid Hair Spritz. 


I couldn’t be more happy with the results I’ve had in the last 2 months! There are a few different recipes, but here’s the one I’ve been using and enjoy:

  • 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops of Lemon Essentisl Oil
  • 8 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 1/2 oz of vodka or witch hazel (I use the witch hazel
  • 5oz of distilled water

I add all the ingredients to my spray bottle and shake well. If you’re familiar with oils, you know they can’t be used in plastic containers or bottles because one of pure oils main purposes is to rid toxins. So essentially it eats through any plastic container because it’s getting rid of toxins. The pretty glass bottle I use now was given to me, but you can go to Life Science and buy your pretty glass containers and bottles.


I use it twice a day, once when my hair is wet from the shower in the morning, then I spritz my hair before I go to bed. Not only is it helping my hair, it smells great!

There are a few different recipes I’ve read since I’ve been using this, the main recipe actually calls for 4 drops of Geranium Essential Oil too. I personally don’t care for the smell of the geranium oil, and I’ve used the spritz without it and it works just as well. One recipe also calls for 1tsp of Epsom salt and 1/2tsp of sea salt. I’ll be adding salt to my next bottle to try it out.

I hope all you mermaids out there get a chance to try this great stuff! If you’ve never used oils before, and have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask! Happy Summer Hair!

Daily Favorites

I thought I’d share with you today four of my favorite everyday-type products. These are products you’ll always be able to find tucked away in whatever bag I’m carrying at the moment. I hope you enjoy!


For starters, I have really dry hands. They crack and bleed and can be pretty painful at times. The best thing I’ve found that helps keep them moisturized, healed, and smooth is Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. It’s said that it was inspired by the many different balms the Norwegian fisherman would have to use since they faced some of the harshest and extreme weather conditions. They developed this powerful,  concentrated glycerine-rich recipe that helped protect and heal their intensely dry hands. (I acquired this information here.)  One of the awesome things about this stuff is a little bit goes a long way, so it lasts quite a long time. It usually comes in a box and can be found at most drugstores. I bought mine at a United Supermarket. 


Second is my Badger Headache Soother. This stuff is a-maz-ing! I don’t get headaches often, but once I feel one even start to come on I get out my little tin of Badger Soother and rub a little on my temples and viola! the headache is gone! It’s some seriously awesome stuff. It has an amazing smell to it as well with its lavender and peppermint scent. The Badger brand has many other products too, hand saulve, foot saulve, and lip balm that I’ve been wanting to try. It’s not as easily found as the Neutrogena, but I find my Badger products at Cracker Barrel. Plus how cute is that Badger?! I’m a sucker for good packaging.

I’ve always had trouble finding a good lipstick. I’ll find one I think I like, only to see a picture of myself with it on and realize it’s not exactly my best look. It’s a constant battle…or it WAS until I found this magical stuff! I subscribe to Ipsy Bag which is a fun little cosmetic bag I get once a month for $10. This “lipgloss” came in my bag a couple months ago and I’ve been using it daily ever since. It’s NYX Liquid Suede, this one is in the color Soft Spoken. This stuff goes on like a gloss (make sure you check your teeth after applying) and then it dries like a matte lipstick. It’s incredible stuff that actually lasts. I can apply it at the beginning of my day and reapply after lunch and be good for the rest of the day ( unless I have something I’m going to later in evening of course.)  This color is spot on with my skin tone, but I’m excited to try some of the different ones like Cherry Skies and Vintage. You can buy this anywhere they sale NYX Cosmetics, so places like Ulta, Sephora etc. should have it.


Lastly is my Young Living’s Tranquil roll-on oil. I’ve mentioned before my love of Lavender; this roll-on has lavender oil, cedarwood oil, coconut oil, and Roman Chamomile oil. This is my miracle worker on rough days at work. I use this when I feel tension in my neck, shoulders, or lower back. Lavender is a natural anti-inflammatory so it’s good for aches and pains. It’s also really great for headaches, hence why they use lavender in the Badger Balm. Also I use it as a calming oil for when I get frustrated or just need to relax. I roll some onto the back of my neck or my wrists and inhale deeply the aroma of sweet lavender and chamomile. This product is a little different to find, you have to buy it through a Young Living distributor, or be a Young Living member yourself. Just so happens yours truly just became a distributor! 🙂 But in all seriousness, I can’t speak highly enough on this stuff!
So there’s my four little favorite products of the moment. What are some of your favorite daily products? Or have you tried any of these products? I’d always love to hear from my readers! 

**I am not being paid or sponsored by any of the above products or companies to post this, these are just simply products I believe in and use on a day to day basis. 

Let’s Talk Detox

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Something I’ve really started to enjoy and look forward to at the end of a long day, are detox baths. Not only is it relaxing and helps detoxify your body,  but it can also help boost the immune system during cold season. That’s only one of the many ways that a detox is beneficial.

Here’s my favorite “recipe” for a detox bath:

  • 1 cup of Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Baking Soda
  • 8-10 drops of essential oil
  • A cup of green tea
  • A good book

For the longest time, I only used epsom salt and essential oil, then I read where baking soda was also a valuable ingredient to detoxing. It helps alkalize the body, renew and soften dry skin. Though I’ve read pregnant women and people with high blood pressure should not take baking soda baths.

When I decide to take a detox bath it goes something like this…

As the tub is filling up with fairly hot water, I make sure I have a cup of hot tea ready. My husband and I drink a cup of “Nightly Calm” every night, it’s the perfect blend of green tea with a hint of chamomile. I get a book handy, and I light a couple of my favorite candles. Then I add in the epsom salt (Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt is my favorite, there’s a lavender one that is amazzzzing) the baking soda, and 8-10 drops of essential oil. If I use the lavender epsom salt, I add either Cypress or Frankincense, otherwise I add in Lavender.

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Then I sit and just soak! I enjoy reading, but if you’re more of a relaxing with music type of person then you should check out my friend’s soak playlist over at The Chanhandle or, even if you’re one of those amazing multi-tasking type people who can read a book and listen to music at the same time!

I promise once you step out you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed. I’ve found I always feel better in the morning when I drink a full glass of water after I get out to replenish my body with good fluids. That will help you from feeling drained the next morning.

Happy Soaking!