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

Wednesday {Pregnancy} Favorites

Today I want to share what has become some of my go-to’s since I’ve become pregnant. {Keep in mind, these aren’t just pregnancy products, anyone can use them!}

I never realized how aware I’d become of not only what I put in my body but on my body. I’ve always heard all the things you can and can’t have to eat while pregnant, and trust me, the struggle is real! The interesting thing is that what you’re putting on your body can be just as detrimental because it can still penetrate into your bloodstream and through your body to the little bear you’re growing inside. I’ve always tried to use more natural products but I realized not everything is as “natural” as they appear. Being pregnant it’s not recommended to use any beauty products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. There are some other ingredients that are also questionable, but these two are the main ones to try to stay away from using. I’m currently 24- weeks pregnant and these are some of my current natural skin care favorites I’ve used that, as far as I’ve found, do not contain either of those ingredients!

  1. Green + Lovely Better-than-Butter Belly Oil

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Y’all, I’m pretty certain this stuff has been my saving grace from stretch marks starting! I started using this on my belly, chest, and thighs since around week 12 of pregnancy and haven’t seen a stretch mark yet. This oil has all kinds of goodness in it to help your skin with elasticity and to stay hydrated through the stages of pregnancy. It’s made with olive, coconut, and almond oils, along with essential oil and non GMO Vitamin E oil. I’ve used the Lavender scented and the one I’m currently using is tangerine orange, which I think I actually prefer over the Lavender. This stuff is pure gold in my books!

2. Whiskey River Soap Company Deodorant

I’ve been using this deodorant for over a year now and absolutely love it! My cousin and her friend actually make it, along with a few other healthy skincare products. It’s all natural ingredients and completely aluminum-free! I love the grapefruit, but they also make Lemon, Lavender, and Purification. It’s been such a great alternative to store bought deodorant and my underarms are smooth and don’t break out from shaving like they used to. It’s wonderful stuff!

3. U.S. Apothecary Witch Hazel Face & Body Tonic

I personally think one should always have witch hazel on hand. It’s great for itchy bites and healing scrapes and cuts. I bought this on a whim when we visited The Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile last spring. It has an added rose water which makes it a great toner for your face after you’ve washed it at night or before you put on your makeup in the mornings. When I became pregnant my tummy (and belly button) started to feel itchy because of all the stretching my skin was starting to do. I found this tonic spray highly helpful! When I start to have an itchy spot on my tummy or side I just spritz this on and it soothes the itch and subsidies the urge to scratch. I love this stuff, though I found its not easy to find. The best part is, it’s only 3 ingredients!

4. Young Living Tee Tree Oil

When you’re pregnant you may have these really fun hormonal breakouts (sense the sarcasm.) The hard thing is to find something safe you can use to help prevent and rid these breakouts. I found that if I put one to two drops of Tee Tree oil on a q-tip and held it on the place a few seconds after washing my face, usually in the morning it was barely noticeable or almost completely gone. This has really been a life saver. It’s even helped cleanse the air in my house when I diffuse it in the evenings. Gives me a fresh, clean feeling. I can never say enough good things about my Young Living Oils! If ever you’re interested in Young Living, send me a message or email me, I’d love to help you out!

5. Korres Wild Rose Brightening 24-hour Moisturizer

I’d like to give a big shout-out to my Ipsy bag for sending me this little treasure! This is only a travel size but it started me off on the right foot when I first became pregnant and realized my usual moisturizer had salicylic acid in it. I was glad that I hadn’t used this up yet and grew to love the way it made my skin feel and look. I’m looking forward to getting a full sized jar of it. It’s so silky, it feels great!

There you have it, my current top 5 “pregnancy safe” products! Hope you’ve enjoyed, and keep in mind, these aren’t just pregnancy products, anyone can use them!

***Disclaimer***

I am not claiming that all pregnant women would be safe to use the products above, I’m only stating what has worked so far for me in my personal pregnancy. Every woman, and every woman’s body and pregnancy can be different. Always consult your doctor if you’re unsure or have questions about using a product. Never just “take someone’s advice,” do your own research to see what’s going to work best for you! 🙂

*ASpottedHeart

Squeaky Clean

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I don’t do a lot of DIY’s, but I do love this easy cleaner I’ve stumbled onto. I have a sink that was originally installed in the 70’s, so it has it’s permanent stains and scratches, and since it’s porcelain, it’s sometimes hard to get clean. I usually use Bar Keeper’s Friend, and it’s great stuff, but I felt like it was being pretty harsh on my already worn, vintage porcelain sink. I decided to try a combination of Baking Soda & Young Living Lemon essential oil, and I love the results I’ve gotten. Sidetone: I absolutely love my lemon oil, it’s probably my most used oil next to my Lavender. I use it in the garbage disposal, I diffuse it in almost all of my diffuser combos, and I love to use it in my laundry for a fresh smell.

I’ve been using this combo to clean my sink the last couple of months.

Here was my sink before I applied my mixture. Riley being a coffee drinker and I a tea drinker, our sink stains pretty fast with our mugs and whatnot. As I said before, it has it’s fair share of worn scratches and stains. Then I applied my mixture:

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Just simple Baking Soda and my Young Living Lemon oil. I shook the baking soda across the sink until most surfaces with stains or scratches were covered. Then I dropped about 10 drops of lemon oil to each side of the sink.

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I let that set for a few minutes. Then I grabbed a regular ‘ol sponge and wet the sponge just enough to make it damp, not soaked and went to work. This is where you really gotta put in your elbow grease and scrub a bit. It starts to form a paste and you can visually see the stains starts to come up. Once I feel like I’ve done all the scrubbing it needs, I give it a good rinse and repeat on the other side. When I was finished I was happy to see my sink’s pearly smile again!

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It’s not perfect but it definitely gave me a clean sink and that makes me happy. Not only is it an easy, cheap sink cleaner, I also feel good about not using any harsh chemicals on my vintage, fragile sink. This is the perfect fix! 😉

Hope you’ve enjoyed my little DIY! What are some of your go-to cleaning remedies?

*ASpottedHeart

 

 

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.