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40 Signs you were meant to be a great energy practitioner

(Article from DiscoverHealing com)

The path to success is never easy, especially when you’re searching for your purpose or calling in this life. There are thousands of different jobs available in the business market today. But the occupation of energy healing might seem so intriguing and rewarding that you can’t fathom the idea another mundane office job or pointless side hustle. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

Wellness through prayer, energy manipulation, and emotion balancing is used by practitioners the world over to help ease emotional, physical, and mental distress. As much of an art as a skill, these practitioners often possess remarkably distinct characteristics make them good at what they do.

If you’re interested in this field, check out this extensive list of 40 traits commonly found in professionals of holistic health and alternative healing.

1. You’re highly empathetic
You feel you naturally absorb the energies of others to a point where you physically experience anxious and depressive feelings. Because of this hypersensitivity, being surrounded by large crowds and loud places can often feel uncomfortable. Even when they’re not around, you may perceive the emotions and struggles of the people you care about, to the point where you feel the need to check on them.

2. You’re sensitive
Though it may be one of your greatest gifts, being overly sensitive can often make you feel like you’re drowning in emotions that aren’t necessarily be your own. You may be able to channel these emotions and energies toward energy healing and recovery.

3. It’s in your blood
Energy healing is a trait that may run strong in genetics. This might be your calling if you have family members in fields like:

Physical therapists
Veterinarians
Massage therapists
Doctors and nurses
Psychologists
Social workers
Counselors
Community activists
Environmentalists
Teachers
Botanists
Horticulturalists
Not only do these occupations require empathy, sympathy, and understanding, but they also can aid in the betterment of life for everyone.

4. You’ve got life experiences
The best energy practitioners have typically worked through their own trials and heartaches. By drawing on the lessons and growth that often result from these experiences, you may be able to help others on their own paths to wellbeing.

5. You can read others
You’re highly intuitive and have an uncanny ability to read people. Whether you’ve met someone for just a few moments or have known them for years, these traits may enable you to dial in on the attributes, emotions, and energies of others.

6. You choose the natural route
When you or someone around you falls ill, you may turn to homeopathic remedies and natural alternatives for help. You may often remind yourself and others that it’s likely easier to prevent illness than it is to treat it, and are mindful of staying in a constant healthy state.

7. You don’t get lost in the details
Instead of focusing on minor, insignificant details, you think big. From relationships and professional projects to life goals and travel plans, you use “big picture” thinking to ensure optimal results.

8. You like being alone
Regardless of your passion to help and love people, frequently being around others can drain you of your energy. Because of your sensitivity to the emotions and energies of other people, you enjoy being alone and require independent quiet time to recharge.

9. Helping people is your purpose
Many great energy practitioners feel that their primary purpose on this earth is to help others. If you feel this way – like helping others is actually your job and any money earned is simply an added benefit – you might want to consider a career in energy healing.

10. You’ve suffered from mental health issues
If you’ve had this struggle, you’re definitely not alone! Many energy practitioners have struggled with their own feelings of anxiousness, melancholy, or other issues. These things tend to arise because fitting into the fast-paced, ever-competitive world can feel impossible and exhausting to someone with your sensitivity. All of us are human and susceptible to similar struggles.

11. You can point out patterns
Odd as it may seem, noticing and perceiving patterns may be a sign of natural energy healing abilities. If you’re able to quickly and easily identify patterns in virtually everything – it may not be a coincidence; it may be a sign of your natural talents!

12. You’re an outsider
Unlike some people who yearn to be the center of attention or at the forefront of social events, you’ve always tended to be an outsider and have felt like an outcast for a majority of your life.

13. You are an introvert
You are a multi-dimensional being who has the power to dial in to both the seen and the unseen world. This can sometimes make the visual, conscious world difficult to navigate, which prompts you to withdraw and be more introverted than others.

14. You know when someone is suffering
You may have a keen ability to identify when someone is suffering. Without speaking to them or observing any blatant, indicative actions, you may simply feel and sense when someone is possibly struggling with trapped energies and emotions.

15. You’re interested in healing techniques
From muscle testing and energy healing to chakra balancing to releasing trapped emotions, the various energy healing techniques may captivate you. Whether you’ve tried your hand at them already or are simply drawn to the different methods, learning about different ways to help others sparks your interest.

16. You connect with animals
Regardless of whether you currently own or would like to own a pet, your connection with animals is undeniable. Like people who may be very vulnerable to their emotions, feelings, and experiences, animals are often helpless when it comes to communicating wants and needs. Furthermore, you – like many animals – have heightened senses that enhance your ability to help and comfort others.

17. You’re a peacemaker
Your uncanny ability to maintain peace in hostile, volatile situations could be a prime sign of your special abilities. Whether people come to you or you seek out others, your peacemaking skills make you a go-to source for tranquility, understanding, and harmony.

18. You don’t see in black and white
Instead of categorizing everything as black and white or right and wrong, you may think in shades of grey. This trait allows you to not only connect with others on a deeper level, but also enables you to reach levels of understanding that others can’t.

19. People are drawn to you
Despite your introverted predisposition, your energy may draw people to you. In particular, children and those in need are often drawn to your openness and non-judgemental character. Your calm demeanor and deeply empathetic spirit may make people gravitate toward you for comfort.

20. You’re different than those you surround yourself with
Though we are all unique and different in our own ways, as a potential energy healer, your differences may stand out immensely from your friends and those around you. Not only might you think and act differently, but you could also have very different hobbies and prefer to spend your free time in other ways.

21. You’ve experienced emotional trauma
As crushing and heartbreaking as emotional trials can be, they can also heighten your senses and improve your ability to ease those burdens in others. Whether you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, a life-threatening disease, violence, or a near-death occurrence, the upheaval you’ve been through can help you help others.

22. You have vivid dreams
Energy healers may have notably vivid dreams and nightmares. Your hypersensitivity to emotions and energies can often have a profound effect on your subconscious as you sleep.

23. You can control your own energy
Being able to control the energy in and around yourself is another trait energy healers may possess. Unlike others who have little control over their emotions and energies, you might be able to not only distinguish between energies, but even adjust them for your own personal balance as well as the balance of those around you.

24. You have physical sensations you can’t explain
Do you frequently suffer from discomfort in your head, joints, neck, or shoulders? Do you or have you experienced chronic, inexplicable physical distress? These may be common traits in someone who would make a good energy healer.

25. You put the needs of others before yourself
In an undying effort to eliminate suffering in others, you may often put your own needs or other important factors on the back burner. Regardless of the inconvenience or risk of loss for yourself, your impulse is to give, help, ease, and comfort.

26. People turn to you for advice
People may be attracted to your energy in a way that makes you a target for people needing advice, guidance, and help in life. Regardless of your confidence and ability to find your purpose or answer your own pressing questions, you’re likely excellent at guiding others through the ups and downs of life.

27. You’re feel spurred to show others deeper levels of consciousness
Do you feel a shift happening in our global consciousness? Do you feel a natural inclination to help those around you reach deeper levels of spiritual and emotional understanding? These may be characteristics of someone who might want to pursue energy healing.

28. You can sense changes in weather
Perhaps your heightened sense of energies allows you to notice small details that others don’t. For example, you may find that you’re able to detect changes in the weather sooner than the average person. This trait, called weather sensitivity, is often possessed by those in the alternative healing arts.

29. You listen to hear
Communicating with people can be a challenge, especially if you’re talking with someone who hears to you, but doesn’t actually listen to what you’re saying. As an empathetic person with a natural inclination to help people, you may be a superb listener who has the ability to deeply understand what others are saying. Because of this, you can better perceive who they are, what they need, and how you can help.

30. You make people happy
Along with your goal to help the wants and needs of others, you might also have a deep-rooted desire to ease people’s pain and boost their happiness. When someone is sad, your empathetic instincts can help buoy them up.

31. Nature is your solitude
As a bridge between nature and humans, you might feel most at home when you’re surrounded by nature. Whether meditating in the mountains, reading by a river, or walking along the seashore, the more time you’re able to spend in the natural world, the better your abilities may become.

32. You have uniquely spiritual superpowers
Maybe you frequently have unique impressions about other people or things to come, or find that a simple touch from you makes someone else feel better. Maybe you’ve experienced psychic powers or have been able to communicate with others without using words. These things don’t make you crazy; they make you special.

33. You’re easily exhausted
As a compassionate, empathetic person, you may hear, see, feel, and sense things that others don’t. You may sense and even personally feel the emotions or pain of others, which can make social situations extremely taxing. Because of this, you often find yourself exhausted after a day of interacting with others.

34. You’re drawn to holistic happenings
Your inclination to help others might have lead you down various holistic paths, or prompted you to live a non-traditional lifestyle. Whether you have a collection of healing gemstones or have spent a lot of time at holistic retreats, you’re always looking for ways to boost your understanding of spiritual, energetic realms.

35. Doctor’s aren’t your thing
Because of your homeopathic inclinations, you might tend to maintain optimal health and rarely need to go to the doctor for medical treatment.

36. You have a knack for leadership
Despite your preference to spend time alone and avoid big groups, you may have a natural ability to lead. Maybe you don’t shy away from opportunities to show others the way – especially when it involves anything surrounding energy healing and enlightenment.

37. Strangers open up to you
Friends, family, and acquaintances may often turn to you for help. However, you might also be approached by strangers, or strike up conversations with them, to find that they open up to you right away. Again, your empathetic energy tends to draw these people to you.

38. Children are drawn to you
You enjoy spending time with children and find that kids who are particularly withdrawn or shy feel more comfortable and less reluctant in your presence.

39. You’re always gauging the mood
Maybe you walk into a room and immediately assess the mood or vibe of the people in it. Whether you’re at a family gathering or a work event, your impulse to gauge the mood is evidence of your natural skills in energetic “pinging” that can be used to quickly read another’s energy.

40. You’re excited to help people
Perhaps the most important characteristic of energy practitioners is their passion. You might be constantly excited about the concept of using energy and holistic methods to ease an array of physical, emotional, or mental distress.

If you possess all or some of these traits, a career in energy healing might be the perfect calling for you.

From DiscoverHealing.com;

Become an Emotion Code Practitioner today and discover the power and joy of helping those around you in need.

Natural Remedies Topical Pain Relief Tiger Balm DIY

No one likes having aches & pains, and what better way to get relief with an all-natural product that you’ve made yourself?

TigerBalm is an old remedy that’s been around for ages helping people deal with everyday muscle and joint pains and works miracles for deep relief. It’s also great for; arthritis, back pain, sprains, joint pain, tension headaches, muscle strain or aches, and even offers a little relief from common cold symptoms.

When your muscles and joints feel stiff and sore, the warming effect of this all-natural linament, or balm soothes the aches, and lessens the pain when massaged into your skin. It’s also great when used in conjunction with a damp heat wrap (warm compress) over the affected area.

Tiger Balm works by tricking nerve endings with cooling and heating sensations, interrupting other signals from muscle pain or itchy insect bites. … Tiger Balm contains 60 per cent, including natural camphor, mint oil, cajuput oil, menthol and clove oil.

Tiger Balm is a topical antiinflammatory reduces inflammation and pain caused by arthritis, muscle strains, back pain, and headaches. … Rub a small amount on the affected area to reduce inflammation and relieve pain instantly.

And since your skin is the largest organ of the human body, why use products with petrolatum or other harmful ingredients? Make your own, with ingredients your body will love (it’s so easy!) and your wallet will thank you too. It may seem like alot to spend at first, to get everything you need, but if you suffer from on-going pain, and do some crunching with the numbers, you will be suprised with how much you get out of them, it’s quite a bit cheaper to make your own.

To make this super easy recipe, first gather all ingredients and supplies.

Wax is needed, and I like using natural beeswax instead of paraffin-based waxes. Also, I think the combination of African Shea Butter (Pure Raw Unrefined), olive, grapeseed, and coconut oils make a perfectly balanced texture for this balm. But feel free to experiment with any of your favorite carrier oils (like sweet almond, avocado (great for dry skin), or even fractionated coconut oil (awesome for a dryer feel).

Tiger Balm Recipe
This recipe can be doubled, or halved depeding on total amout wanted.

Makes approx. 3.5 oz.

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 oz. beeswax

2 oz. carrier oils (your choice; coconut, olive, grapeseed, jojoba, shea butter, sweet almond, rosehip seed, or any combo of any natural oils you like)

.5 oz. menthol crystals (may add up to 1 oz. for extra penetrating power)

  • Essential oils:
  • camphor (cinnamomum camphora) essential oil 25 dps.
  • peppermint (mentha piperita) e.o. 40 dps
  • eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus- or any eucalyptus) e.o. 50 dps.
  • clove (syzygium aromaticum) e.o. 25 dps.
  • cinnamon bark (cinnamomum zeylanicum) e.o. 10 dps.
  • wintergreen (gaultheria procumbens) e.o. 10 dps.
  • birch (betula alba) e.o.12 dps.
  • cassia (cinnamonum cassia) e.o.15 dps.
  • cajeput (melaleuca leucadendra) e.o. 40 dps.
  • thyme (thymus vulgaris) e.o. 3 dps.
  • oregano (oreganum compactum) e.o. 4 dps.
  • lavender (lavandula angustifolia) e.o.15 dps.

pyrex measuring cup (2 cup size)

4 oz. jar,

or 2 – 2 oz. jars,

or 4 – 1 oz. jars.

 

DIRECTIONS:

Warm wax and carriers until wax melts. Stir in menthol crystals until dissolved. Stir in essential oils when almost cool. Pour into containers. It will set when cooled completely. If it’s not the consistency you like -if it’s too soft; add more wax, or too hard; add more oils. Can me re-melted as many times as you need. But be aware, that the essential oils really shouldn’t be heated too many times or they will lose potency. Try to add the essential oils after you get your desired consistency.

To use: Massage into affected area whenever needed.

Note:

To get extra deep relief, use a warm compress over the area after applying your pain-relief balm. Using a warm compress produces an extra boost to the oils and sends them deeper into your muscles and joints. Not for use on small children or pets.

Thanks for reading, I will receive a small commission if you use any of my Amazon links. Thanks for buying !🎀💕🎀

Enjoy crafting your own natural remedies!

Lovely lavender

Oh, lovely lavender! How I love thee!

(I’ve actually already written a post all about .here..

But thought it deserved another shout-out because of its many wonderful qualities )

I found a fabulous article on it and many other essential oils and had to share…

Here’s a snippet about it :—->

There two main varieties of lavender essential oil:

  • Lavender essential oil, the classic lavender, is distilled from the flowers of L. angustifolia. It has a sweet floral aroma and contains a high percentage of esters, mostly linalyl acetate. It does not contain camphor which distinguishes it from other lavender varieties. The oil is often used for its anti-inflammatory, calming, headache relieving, sedative and skin healing properties. One of the rarely known effects and qualities of L. angustifoliaoil is its ability to relieve menstrual pain [29,30].
  • Spike lavender essential oil is obtained from flowers of L. latifoliaMedik. This species of lavender contains high percentage of 1,8-cineol and camphor and therefore has a strong camphoraceous odour. Due to these components, spike lavender oil is recommended for skin damages (cuts, burns, stings), as a pain reliever, for headache treatment and for its antimicrobial properties. It has anti-bacterial, antiviral, antimycotic, anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties and is one of most common used and best investigated oil in aromatherapy. It is used for relaxing and stress relief, for nose and throat infections, for skin care, in wound treatments and for stomach problems. It has a pleasant aroma. Lavender oil is also commonly used in pharmaceutical products and as a fragrance ingredient in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes [31].

Here’s a lovely little bottle of Beautiful Bulgarian lavendula angustifolia variety for a decent price.
And here’s a cute little sample size of three different varieties available thru Amazon including French, Bulgarian, and Spike if you’re not sure which one you want..

Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy

Summertime funtime outside playtime! It’s always great for your body mind and soul to spend time with nature, but if you’re not careful or aware of your surroundings you could find yourself in an awfully itchy pickle.

Yup. Poison ivy has no qualms about setting boundaries!

A super helpful natural remedy resource for Poison Ivy,

From a wonderful medicine woman Rainee Ford. (https://www.facebook.com/raineeford)

Poison Ivy

How to happily attend a gathering alongside these plants.

Energetics: Why it’s here, what does it have to teach?

Boundaries:
The value of awareness – and the cost of ignorance & inattention.

Poison Ivy has a “Passive” defense that isn’t an open attack. Meaning Sister Ivy doesn’t go out of her way to cause trouble. And, if you step on her, bruise her, or encounter her after shes been mowed, she often lets folks know it!

Science: Urushiol is the oil based sap that is found in Poison Ivy.

It is a persistent pervasive sticky oil that clings to EVERYTHING it encounters. (Including bottoms of shoes. Shoe laces, clothing, pet fur, bases of drums, ect. Be Mindfuland think about all the things that may have touched the ground!!)

As a chemical molecule it ends in an =OH (which is basically an alcohol… and since like dissolves like, (in this case, is changes the structure of the molecule) you can “neutralize” the Urushiol with something as simple as Rubbing Alcohol (also called Isopropyl alcohol)

Sometimes for a looooong time – WASH ANYTHING THAT MAY HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND DOWN AT THE FIRE (Use 70% or higher Isopropyl alcohol / rubbing alcohol on shoes, bags, belts, and other non washing machine things. For cloths and ground blankets, Use HOT water and soap with surfactant (I use Simple Green) in the laundry.)

Urishiol as a chemical molecule ends in an OH. (In layman’s terms that means if you put alcohol on it, it changed its chemical nature. Meaning it will no longer spread.
Though next you need to get it off still!!!!
The quicker you do, the less gets absorbed by your skin.

Heat, sweating and itching may cause the reaction to keep presenting through the skin until the bodily stops reacting. (Which can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks, depending on how sensitive you are).

Most important is to wash ANYTHING that may have come in contact with alcohol and abrasive OR Hot Soapy water. This includes,walking sticks, bottoms of shoes, bags that may have been set down, ect.

Cultivating Awareness: Learn and be aware of how it looks, where it grows in proximity of your places of existing and traveling during the event. How I work with it, is when I arrive in a place that has poison Ivy, I immediately begin to consider the bottoms of shoes, hems of pants/dressed/skirts and any bags I may put down to be “Hot” and treat them accordingly → Never put them on your bed where you sleep, leave them outside your tent or home space, don’t set bags on laps, be mindful of hugging or touching others, ask if they have washed recently, wash after every contact, be mindful of things like touching your face after having your hands on the ground or petting a dog, Always. Leave. Shoes. Outside. WEAR SHOES. If you NEED contact with the ground to do your work, wash immediately afterwards. (some people react within a half hour, others react 6-12 hours later.) YES, its alot of thinking…. Remember, Sister Ivy is teaching us about MAINTAINING Boundaries – which requires mindfulness. Embrace this lesson, DO THE WORK and the struggle will ease. If you don’t, it may persist for some, for months….. Recontact is a big thing. Urushiol does not lose its ability to cause trouble, even after time. It MUST be neutralized.

Poison Ivy Self-Care Natural Remedy

#1: Wash WELL!! Use: Tecnu (specific poison ivy soap), OR Simple Green. OR Rubbing alcohol & salt OR sand AND Dish Soap.
-ROUGH ABRASION is necessary to remove this sap.
-Bag contaminated clothing separately and wash with hot water and plenty of detergent before using again.
-Place any cleaning cloths used to wash yourself, in a separate bag and DO NOT re-use until they have been washed.

#2: Treatment Suggestions: If you have a rash that is developing, with or without blisters,
WASH FIRST, THEN use any of the following in any combination that brings relief:

  • Calamine lotion
  • Itch Wash
  • Jewelweed plant
  • Baking soda poultice
  • Lavender / Peppermint / Tea Tree Essential oil
  • Rhus Tox 30c Homeopathic remedy (First 3 doses every 20 minutes, then 3 times a day until it begins to clear.) if Rhys doesn’t work, move to Apis.

#3: Prevent the Spread!!! These are all ways to spread Urushiol:
-BE CAREFUL HUGGING PEOPLE!! This is a GOOD way to spread this not so fun experience to loved ones.
-Beware that animals/pets can carry Urushiol on their fur after having walked through it. (this can pass to people who pet them) Pets need a good washing post festival.
-Caution with walking through areas containing poison ivy and then walking into your tent with shoes on. (leave your shoes outside your sleeping space and wash your feet before bed if you love being barefooted.
-Scrub under your nails to prevent spreading the oil after itching the skin that has a rash.
-Wear protective clothing. Tops of bare feet are the most susceptible! Wear tall socks in lieu of shoes if you must.
-if you must go barefoot, wash every evening!!! (see above method of washing FOR poison ivy)

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Holy frijoles I’m dyin ova heeah: Hot Flashes Essential Oil Blend for Menopause and Perimenopause

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Oh moy Gwad…, could it get any hotter in heeeeah?

for those suffering with perimenopause, or menopause,  you know exactly what I’m talkin’ about.

Hopefully, those of you suffering with symptoms of aging, hormonal havoc, and symptoms of menopause can find some comfort here…

Some essential oils perfect for when you get those fiesty Hot Flashes-

  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Peppermint
  • Grapefruit,
  • Lavender,
  • Rose,
  • Frankincense
  • Lemon
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang
  • neroli
  • cypress
  • Myrtle
  • Blue Yarrow
  • Fennel
  • geranium rose

Pick a few faves and add about 10 total drops to around 4 oz of rose water or peppermint hydrosol. Keep it in the fridge, and pull it out before bedtime, keep it next to the bed. A few sprays will help in the middle of the night.

I use Clary Sage, Rose, Peppermint, Geranium, Frankincense, Lemon, and a couple others for good measure in my blend.  I also created a special blend called Dragonfly; women going through changes .

( also you may want to consider taking some Evening Primrose Oil , I’ve read lots of articles and reviews that say it does wonders, and it seems to get rave reviews.)

If you’re not into creating your own, Here’s a blend from amazon already put together (granted, I’ve not tried this one, but it seems pretty good): Menopause Relief contains: Pure Essential Oil Blend. Contains: Lavender, Cypress, Lemon, Geranium, German Chamomile, Frankincense.

or one by Amrita; Menopause Roll On Relief, Natural Hot Flashes Relief, Organic Lotion Base with Essential Oils of Sweet Fennel, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Jasmine and Vitex.

If you want to make your own you can buy essential oils and add them to a lovely floral water or hydrosol for a nice spray…

Balance blend for men and women:

This blend of essential oils has been noted to balance hormones and regulate prostate function in men as well as helping women through their changes.

It has also been used to successfully reduce or eliminate hot flashes for women:

  • 10 drops Clary Sage
  • 5 drops Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare),
  • 10 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia),
  • 5 drops Myrtle (Myrtus communis),
  • 5 drops Frankincense (boswellia carterii or Sacred Frankincense
  • if you dont have frankincense try Blue Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) or better yet Vitex.
  • 5 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita),
  • 10 Rose Geranium

FYI:::: ———-> Sacred Frankincense is also being studied for helping to cure cancer!!

Mix these essential oils into 2 oz. of a carrier oil like jojoba or fractionated coconut oil, store in a dark colored glass bottle with a tight lid with name of blend and date.

Then add 0.5oz (15ml) of Balance blend into 4oz (120ml) either rose, peppermint, lavender, myrtle, or blue yarrow hydrosol. Actually, to get this to fit into a 4 oz spray bottle, you’ll want to either get a little larger bottle or use a bit less of the oil blend, or– use up a little bit of the hydrosol on something else (like a facial toner mixed 1/2 + 1/2 with witch hazel) so it all fits into the bottle.

Shake bottle well, close your eyes and give yourself a nice spray on your face, neck, underarms, legs…wherever needed. Safe for entire body…but keep out of eyes, mouth and off genitals..lol.

 

Several essential oils that contain hormone-like substances related to estrogen are helpful during menopause.

These wonderful oils may be used in many ways, like: in a diffuser, in a massage oil, in the bath, or in salts, or just inhaled . These include:

  • clary sage,
  • geranium
  • clary sage YE womens health
  • Neroli
  • lavender
  • anise,
  • fennel,
  • cypress,
  • angelica,
  • coriander,
  • sage,
  • peppermint
  • lemon
  • rose
  • chamomile
  • jasmine
  • myrtle
  • Vitex
  • Pine
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Jasmine

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Such essential oils, will help relieve hot flashes, and many other issues related to menopause. Since essential oils go right through the skin, applying them to fatty areas of the body where hormones are manufactured and stored will create the most direct effect.

 

I also wrote a couple other posts and articles about this subject:

Dragonfly; Women Going Through Changes

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Menopause and Andropause

New Articles! DIY Anti-aging treatments, Natural Remedies for Menopause & Get Better Skin with Massage

Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Springtime in Florida and neroli… my favorite soul medicine

all about Lavender and where to find the best Lavender essential oils

 

 

Mose of these links for products here are associated with my Amazon affiliate which the little bit of commission I receive helps pay for this and my studies.  🙂 Thanks to all who purchase using my links!

Holy frijoles I’m dyin ova heeah: Hot Flashes Essential Oil Blend for Menopause and Perimenopause

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Oh moy Gwad…, could it get any hotter in heeeeah?

for those suffering with perimenopause, or menopause,  you know exactly what I’m talkin’ about.

Hopefully, those of you suffering with symptoms of aging, hormonal havoc, and symptoms of menopause can find some comfort here…

Some essential oils perfect for when you get those fiesty Hot Flashes-

  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Peppermint
  • Grapefruit,
  • Lavender,
  • Rose,
  • Frankincense
  • Lemon
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang
  • neroli
  • cypress
  • Myrtle
  • Blue Yarrow
  • Fennel
  • geranium rose

Pick a few faves and add about 10 total drops to around 4 oz of rose water or peppermint hydrosol. Keep it in the fridge, and pull it out before bedtime, keep it next to the bed. A few sprays will help in the middle of the night.

I use Clary Sage, Rose, Peppermint, Geranium, Frankincense, Lemon, and a couple others for good measure in my blend.  I also created a special blend called Dragonfly; women going through changes .

( also you may want to consider taking some Evening Primrose Oil , I’ve read lots of articles and reviews that say it does wonders, and it seems to get rave reviews.)

If you’re not into creating your own, Here’s a blend from amazon already put together (granted, I’ve not tried this one, but it seems pretty good): Menopause Relief contains: Pure Essential Oil Blend. Contains: Lavender, Cypress, Lemon, Geranium, German Chamomile, Frankincense.

or one by Amrita; Menopause Roll On Relief, Natural Hot Flashes Relief, Organic Lotion Base with Essential Oils of Sweet Fennel, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Jasmine and Vitex.

If you want to make your own you can buy essential oils and add them to a lovely floral water or hydrosol for a nice spray…

Balance blend for men and women:

This blend of essential oils has been noted to balance hormones and regulate prostate function in men as well as helping women through their changes.

It has also been used to successfully reduce or eliminate hot flashes for women:

  • 10 drops Clary Sage
  • 5 drops Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare),
  • 10 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia),
  • 5 drops Myrtle (Myrtus communis),
  • 5 drops Frankincense (boswellia carterii or Sacred Frankincense
  • if you dont have frankincense try Blue Yarrow (Achillea millefolium),
  • 5 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita),
  • 10 Rose Geranium

FYI:::: ———-> Sacred Frankincense is also being studied for helping to cure cancer!!

Mix these essential oils into 2 oz. of a carrier oil like jojoba or fractionated coconut oil, store in a dark colored glass bottle with a tight lid with name of blend and date.

Then add 0.5oz (15ml) of Balance blend into 4oz (120ml) either rose, peppermint, lavender, myrtle, or blue yarrow hydrosol. Actually, to get this to fit into a 4 oz spray bottle, you’ll want to either get a little larger bottle or use a bit less of the oil blend, or– use up a little bit of the hydrosol on something else (like a facial toner mixed 1/2 + 1/2 with witch hazel) so it all fits into the bottle.

Shake bottle well, close your eyes and give yourself a nice spray on your face, neck, underarms, legs…wherever needed. Safe for entire body…but keep out of eyes, mouth and off genitals..lol.

 

Several essential oils that contain hormone-like substances related to estrogen are helpful during menopause.

These wonderful oils may be used in many ways, like: in a diffuser, in a massage oil, in the bath, or in salts, or just inhaled . These include:

  • clary sage,
  • geranium,clary sage YE womens health
  • neroli,
  • lavender
  • anise,
  • fennel,
  • cypress,
  • angelica,
  • coriander,
  • sage,
  • and to a lesser degree, basil.
  • peppermint
  • lemon
  • rose
  • chamomile
  • jasmine
  • myrtle

Such essential oils, will help relieve hot flashes, and many other issues related to menopause. Since essential oils go right through the skin, applying them to fatty areas of the body where hormones are manufactured and stored will create the most direct effect.

 

I also wrote a couple other posts and articles about this subject:

Dragonfly; Women Going Through Changes

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Menopause and Andropause

New Articles! DIY Anti-aging treatments, Natural Remedies for Menopause & Get Better Skin with Massage

Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Springtime in Florida and neroli… my favorite soul medicine

all about Lavender and where to find the best Lavender essential oils

 

 

Mose of these links for products here are associated with my Amazon affiliate which the little bit of commission I receive helps pay for this and my studies.  🙂 Thanks to all who purchase using my links!

Get fabulous hair DIY Shampoo and Conditioner 

Our Favorite DIY Shampoos To Try At Home

There’s something so satisfying about working shampoo into a thick lather in the shower. Covering your whole head in big, foamy bubbles just feels so—clean. But, as good as it feels, that shampoo probably isn’t doing you any favors.

While you might not realize it, your traditional shampoo is actually coating your scalp in artificial fragrances, parabens, and other potentially harmful chemicals every time you lather up. Suddenly, it doesn’t seem so clean anymore.

There is good news, though: You can replicate that fresh feeling without all of the funky additives by making your own shampoo. Doing so allows you to control exactly what goes into every batch, since most recipes only call for a few common ingredients anyway. Here’s everything you need to know about trying DIY shampoo at home—plus easy recipes to get started, including conditioners and hair masks, too.

WHY DIY SHAMPOO?

Whether you buy the cheapest bottle you can find at the drugstore or a fancy brand from a high-end salon, odds are, you probably couldn’t list (or even pronounce) any of the ingredients. If it smells nice, foams up, and leaves hair feeling clean, that’s good enough—right?

Not so much. The unfortunate reality is that most conventional products contain all kinds of potentially harmful ingredients. Take sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, for example. Research has linked it to skin irritation, organ system toxicity, and even environmental pollution. According to the Environmental Working Group, more than 300 shampoos contain this foaming agent.

And SLS is only one of several potentially harmful ingredients in conventional rinses. Many formulas also include propylparaben, a preservative that could cause allergic reactions or even disrupt the endocrine system.

The vast majority of store-bought brands also contain “fragrance,” a vague ingredient listed on more than 1,000 shampoo bottles. Because manufacturers aren’t required to disclose what scents and chemicals make up each fragrance, it’s nearly impossible to figure out what’s really lurking inside—and anyone with allergies or sensitive skin knows how dangerous this could be.

On the other hand, making your own shampoo gives you complete control over what formula you use. Instead of artificial additives and impossible-to-pronounce chemicals, these DIY hacks rely solely on natural emollients, essential oils, and household staples in order to clean your hair. Plus, homemade shampoo usually costs a small fraction of the price.

DIY SHAMPOO RECIPES

You don’t need a degree in chemistry to make your own shampoo. In fact, most of these ideas call for ingredients you probably already have at home—and none require more than a few minutes of work to get the final result.

Herbal Shampoo

This four-ingredient recipe works for all hair types—from fine and straight to thick and curly. Coconut milk and jojoba oil moisturize, while liquid soap removes excess dirt and oil. Even better, this shampoo gets its fresh scent from essential oils instead of artificial additives.

Ingredients

¼ cup organic coconut milk
¼ cup peppermint liquid soap
20 drops rosemary essential oil
½ teaspoon jojoba oil

Instructions

Combine everything in a squeeze bottle or jar and shake well to mix. Apply to hair and lather up from roots to ends for 30 seconds, then rinse. The shampoo will stay good for up to one month.

Hemp Shampoo

Though hemp isn’t a common ingredient in beauty DIYs, it’s an essential component of this shampoo. Hemp oil naturally hydrates and containsceramides, a type of fat that keeps hair strong, shiny, and healthy. Plus, it’s non-comedogenic—meaning those with sensitive skin don’t have to worry about breaking out on the neck or shoulders.

Ingredients

2 cups liquid castile soap
2 teaspoons hemp seed oil

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a jar with a lid, then seal and shake well. Let sit for 24 hours before using. Shake before each use, and use as you would any shampoo—lather, rinse, and follow with conditioner. Each batch lasts indefinitely.

Dry Shampoo

Woke up late? Roommate hogging the shower? Don’t want to spend an hour blow-drying your hair? Grab this simple dry shampoo that makes it easy to go a few days without washing. It absorbs all that extra grease and oil, leaving you with a shower-fresh look even if it has been days since your last wash.

Blondes can stick to plain cornstarch or arrowroot flour, but brunettes should also add in cinnamon or cacao powder until the mixture matches their hair color for seamless coverage. If you like, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a subtle scent.

Ingredients

1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot flour
1 to 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder orground cinnamon (optional)
2-3 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in a recycled salt shaker or mason jar (just poke a few holes in the lid for easy application). Sprinkle on your scalp, then brush through hair to absorb oil in between washes. This mix will last indefinitely.

Baking Soda “No ‘Poo”

The “no ‘poo” method calls for washing hair with nothing but plain baking soda. Advocates say cleansing the scalp with baking soda (a base) and conditioning with apple cider vinegar (an acid) balances the hair’s pH. To try it for yourself, follow the baking soda up with the apple cider vinegar hair rinse detailed below.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons baking soda

Instructions

Wet hair, then scrub scalp with baking soda, avoiding the drier parts of the hair shaft and the ends. Rinse well with water, then follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse (see below). Let hair air dry.

DIY CONDITIONER RECIPES

Like peanut butter and jelly or ketchup and mustard, you just can’t have shampoo without conditioner. For strong locks, you’ll want to follow up any DIY shampoo cleanse with a good moisturizing treatment, like any one of these three conditioners.

Shea Butter Conditioner

Packed to the brim with hydrating ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil, this conditioner will leave your tresses shiny and healthy. Antioxidant vitamin E oil repairs damaged follicles, while vegetable glycerin acts as a humectant, pulling in moisture from the environment and sealing it into each strand.

Ingredients

1 cup shea butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil

Instructions

Heat shea butter in a double boiler until it just begins to melt, then quickly remove from heat. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Let cool for a few minutes, then whisk until you get a creamy texture. Store in a squeeze bottle or glass jar with a lid. After shampooing, work the conditioner from roots to ends, leave it in for a minute or two, and then rinse thoroughly. Use within one month.

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Follow up a simple baking soda shampoo with this minimalist treatment. Apple cider vinegar brings the hair’s pH back into balance as well as stripping product buildup and providing a natural exfoliant (goodbye, dandruff!). Just don’t forget the lavender essential oil—it covers up the strong vinegar smell.

Ingredients

1/2 cup distilled water
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
3 to 5 drops lavender essential oil

Instructions

Mix ingredients in a glass spray bottle. Use less ACV for dry hair, and more for oily hair. Add lavender until the desired scent is achieved. In between or following shampooing, shake the bottle, spray this ACV rinse all over wet hair, and work through from roots to ends. Rinse out and let hair air dry. The rinse will stay good indefinitely.

Leave-In Conditioner

Straightening, curling, dying, blow-drying, even braiding—any kind of styling can damage the hair. Help strengthen and repair each strand with a leave-in conditioner. Using this moisturizing DIY formula as little as once a week can bring new life to frizzy, dry hair.

Ingredients

½ ounce jojoba oil
¼ ounce vegetable glycerin
10 drops rosemary oil
2 ounces distilled water

Instructions

Combine ingredients into a spray bottle, shake well, and spritz all over hair, avoiding the roots so they don’t get too greasy. Add more water if your hair is fine, or less if it’s thick. Comb through. Use within one month.

BONUS HAIRCARE DIYS

Though a simple shampoo-conditioner duo does the trick on most days, your hair needs a little extra TLC from time to time. Enter these two simple conditioning masks. Both will leave you with luscious-looking locks in as little as 10 minutes.

Yogurt-Honey Hair Mask

The same healthy fats and proteins that make yogurt so good for the body also make it wonderfully nourishing for the hair. Plus, the lactic acid helps banish dry, dead skin cells on the scalp. And adding in moisturizing coconut oil and honey only makes the mask work even better.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons plain yogurt (regular or Greek)
¼ teaspoon coconut oil, melted or whipped
1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl. Massage mask into scalp, working it from roots to ends. Wrap hair in towel, and leave on for a minimum of 20 minutes to one hour (the longer, the better). Then, rinse well and wash hair with shampoo and a finishing conditioner.

Chlorella-Avocado Hair Mask

Eating your greens isn’t the only way to soak up their nutrients. Now, you can try masking with them, too. A trio of verdant ingredients—powdered chlorella algae, aloe vera gelly, and fresh avocado—bring vitamins and reparative proteins to this hair treatment. Plus, the mid-mask, green-hair look makes for great selfies.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons chlorella
2 tablespoons aloe vera
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1/4 avocado

Instructions

Mash all ingredients together in a small bowl. Massage into hair, completely covering from roots to ends. Leave on for 10 minutes, then wash out with shampoo and rinse well.

With these DIYs in your beauty arsenal, you’ll be looking (and feeling!) like a hair model in no time.

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Recipe makes 2oz

Apply approximately a quarter size amount to shoulder length hair by sections and work into hair from root to tip spending extra care with ends. Cover hair with shower cap for at least an hour and ideally overnight. Shampoo and condition well to remove oils with non SLS shampoo and conditioner. (See recipes above)

Dry damaged frizzy hair repair serum

Moringa oil – 0.40 oz

Sea Buckthorn oil- 0.25 oz

Castor oil- 0.25 oz

Argon oil- 0.30 oz

Coconut oil- 0.20 oz

Avocado oil – 0.20 oz

Shea Butter melted. – 0.20 oz

Olive oil – 0.10oz

Almond oil – 0.10 oz

Mix these oils into a 2oz bottle, and shake well before using.

Add your choice of these essential oils perfect for hair repair for an extra boost:

  • Rosemary,
  • Neroli
  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile
  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Sandalwood

Try it once a week for a month and see the difference after one time!

What do you use for healthy hair?

DIY healing toothpaste and serum

“Do you ever wish your toothpaste magically healed your teeth?

 

here’s a snippet from someone who found out how:

 

Me too. When my daughter was 2, she had a defective molar. The dentists said the tooth would last six months to a year.

I went home and started doing research on dental health and what teeth are made of.

I discovered your tooth enamel is made up of many different minerals. Over time your teeth can lose these minerals reducing the strength of your enamel. I found that brushing with a blend of 3 organic natural clays, you can get these minerals to absorb into your enamel.

Over time these minerals will begin to strengthen, and remineralize your teeth. All by having her brush with specific minerals, she was able to SAVE that molar.

Dirty Mouth Toothpowder was created to save my daughters teeth. When it worked, I realized I could help a lot of other people out.” -via Primal Life Organics.

This was an ad for selling their products, which sound great!! And probably are. But wouldn’t you love to make them yourself for much less $$$?

I’ve been making my own products for years and believe me, it’s really easy to clean, whiten, detoxify and strengthen your teeth and gums for less money than you can buy in any store. .

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Their Toothpowder Ingredients :

Bentonite clay, kaolin clay, French green clay, baking soda, and essential oils or flavorings of either peppermint, spearmint, clove bud etc…

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I add coconut oil to mine to make a paste instead of a powder. Plus a little activated charcoal to really whiten those choppers and detoxify your whole mouth. But if you want to use a powder only, just dip your brush in coconut oil before starting.

Some like to use charcoal separately because of the black color. But if you don’t mind it, the properties are truly whitening magic.

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ALSO their BOOST serum is great too. It’s a big part of your total dental health.

Their mix of essential oils contains numerous properties beneficial for dental heath, including:

  • Antimicrobials
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Antifungals
  • Antivirals
  • Antibacterials
  • Antiseptics
  • Astringents
  • Analgesics
  • Even a natural Local anesthetic!

here’s a list of their ingredients in the gum serum :

INGREDIENTS: Extra Virgin Olive Oil*, Tea Tree Oil*, Peppermint Oil*, Spearmint Oil*, Lemon Oil*, Eucalyptus Oil*, Clove Bud Oil*, Lavender Oil*, Myrrh Oil*, Cinnamon Oil*, Chamomile Oil*, Cypress Oil*

*Certified Organic

Tea Tree Oil is antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory. Tea Tree Oil can be a powerful dental pain killer and should help kill infective microorganisms (likely even those involved in tooth decay and gum disease).

Peppermint Oil is analgesic, anesthetic (topical), antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent. Helps fight mouth infections, gum disease and bad breath.

Spearmint Oil is analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent.

Lemon Oil is stimulating, calming, anti-infection, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-fungal, astringent etc. Enhances gum tissue.

Cypress Oil is astringent, antiseptic, hemostatic (stops bleeding gums), vasoconstrictor, etc.

Eucalyptus Oil is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial. It helps relieve periodontal disease.

Lavender Oil enhances blood circulation and tissue formation

Myrrh Oil is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent. It can be an effective means to ensure good oral hygiene and help heal mouth sores.

Cinnamon Oil is analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic.

Chamomile Oil is antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious. It enhances tissue formation.

Clove Bud Oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, natural fungicide. It acts as a powerful disinfectant and local anesthetic for toothaches, sore gums and mouth ulcers. Clove Oil contains the compound eugenol, which has been used in dentistry since numerous years. The characteristic smell of Clove Oil helps in removing bad breath. Clove is also effective against cavities.

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Those are all wonderful, but

I add Frankincense and Helichrysum Italicum essential oils to my recipe for extra healing properties. Even better for those dealing with peridontal disease.

On with the recipes!!!

Magical Toothpowder

6 oz size approx.

Approx 1 oz ea. of : Bentonite, kaolin and french green clays

2.5 – 3 oz baking soda

10 to 20 drops essential oil of your choice:

Peppermint

Spearmint

Clove bud

Or flavoring of your choice.

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For toothpaste add

2.5 — 4 oz coconut oil ( +/- to desired consistency )

Stir well and add to container.

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MAGICAL TOOTH & GUM SERUM

Approx 1 oz (a little over)

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 30ml ( 1oz)
  • Tea Tree Oil– 10 dps
  • Peppermint Oil- 10dps
  • Spearmint Oil- 5 dps
  • Lemon Oil – 3 dps
  • Eucalyptus Oil – 3 dps
  • Clove Bud Oil – 3 dps
  • Lavender Oil- 3dps
  • Frankincense Oil – 3dps
  • Helichrysum Oil – 5 dps
  • Myrrh Oil – 5 dps
  • Cinnamon Oil – 3dps
  • Chamomile Oil – 5 dps
  • Cypress Oil – 2 dps

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Add all to glass dropper bottle, shake well, and use 2x daily.

TIPS FOR USE

Directions: Can be used four ways:

  1. Apply 1-2 drops to your finger and rub on your gum tissue
  2. Apply 1-2 drops to toothbrush with powder or paste.
  3. Add 2-4 drops to small amount of water and swish or gargle.
  4. Apply one drop on finger and rub on dental floss.

*Brush, gargle or floss as usual.

*Be sure to store in upright position, and completely empty the dropper top of oil to store. If oil sits on the rubber top, it will start to break it down and disintegrate.

Thanks for reading!!!

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Here’s to your health and the health of your family!

Happy International Woman’s Day!

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.international_womens_day-e1488962349760

It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognized each year on March 8. Is is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women’s organizations, corporations and charities.

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How do you celebrate international woman’s day?

I am celebrating with family…and wishing I could spend it with my mother. She’s the greatest woman I know!! And as far as International Woman’s Day….she should be their poster child …I won’t go into her whole heartbreaking story but know this:

She is a wonderful inspiration to everyone she knows, her persistence, tenacity and unwavering faith keep our family together with  “love” glue that won’t ever be unraveled.   She is an amazing woman who’s taught me what it is to be my own woman.

I love her more than words can say.

Her beautiful spirit shines through in everything she does.  And I only wish I could give her back even a little of what she’s given me.  I try everyday to be a person she’d be proud of.

This is her high school picture:

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And this is her with Dad a few years ago:

(( (Ok…more like 20 years ago…but who’s counting anyway???)))momanddad

She’s a  beauty, huh?

Well, she’s even more beautiful inside!!

Thanks for all you do and have done for me MOM… I love you!!!! ❤

Have you hugged your MOM today?

Or any woman that you can say you are who you are because of them?

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your happiness depends on it

This is the beginning of an amazing post .

Your happiness depends on it…  by Dr Andrea Dinardo

Most people fight against what brings them despair instead of openly receiving what brings them joy.

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Shift your focus. Change your life.

Consciously receive (accept) the good that already exists in your life.

Your health. Your freedom. Your Vision. Your voice.

Accepting what is does not lower the bar.

Quite the opposite.

Acceptance opens your eyes to all the favour that exists in your life. 

Your relationships. Your home. Your creativity. This moment.

And it’s that good feeling that motivates you to strive for more of what’s right for you.

Instead of fighting against what’s wrong for you.

Begin by accepting what is.

Moment by moment.

Your happiness depends on it.

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Click here to read how to… Apply this Post in Everyday Life

 

 

Thanks Andrea, you’re amazing!!