A Cold in May

It is never fun to come down with a cold, especially in the warmer months of the year. Most all of my colds used to turn into sinus infections until I started using doterra oils.

How I have beat my colds with homeopathic treatments:

  1. On Guard – this is doterra’s proprietary blend for immune support
    • I take the beadlets.
    • I use my own homemade toothpaste that I made with the On Guard oil blend and lemon oil.- Recipe Here (This toothpaste is for oil pulling.)
    • I also use doterra’s On Guard toothpaste.
  2. Oregano oil capsule – I take twice a day.
  3. ZICAM
    • I take the melts every 3 hours.
    • Last dose of ZICAM before bed, I use a swab.

Diffuser Recipes

  1. Cold/Flu Bomb:
    • 1-2 drop of Melaleuca
    • 1-2 drop of Oregano
    • 1-2 drop of On Guard
    • 1 extra drop of Lemon because Oregano and Melaleuca are strong!!

For me, the symptoms that hang on are usually enough drainage to affect my ears, and I get that fun tickle in the back of my throat.

2. For my ears:
– 1-2 drops of Lavender
– 1-2 drops of Melaleuca
– 1-2 drops of Basil

For the tickle in my throat:

  • Peppermint beadlets
  • TriEase
  • Peppermint oil in a roller bottle – I can apply directly to my throat or put behind my ears.

I hope these tips help you to stay healthy all year round!

If you have any questions, you can email me through the Contact Us link on my doterra website.

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Thank You!

– Bethany

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day

My Mom’s tea cosy was a little worn out so I decided to try and make her a new one for Mother’s Day.

Turned out beautiful! #DIYteacosy


This is what I did to create the tea cosy:

Yarn: I used one skein of homespun cream yarn for the tea cosy. For the flower, I used one skein of a thick red glitter yarn. (I found the glitter yarn at Hobby Lobby.) I used black yarn – Red Heart yarn for the middle pom-pom.

  1. Pattern for tea cosy (used a I/5.5 size hook)
  2. Pattern for petals of Flower – I crocheted multiple strands of flower petals until there was no cream yarn showing through (used an N/9 size hook)
  3. Then I used a tiny pom-pom (in black yarn) for the middle of the flower.

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! #HappyMothersDay

-Bethany

My 52 List Project

Just because of life in general I decided to start the 52 List Project. Today, I am doing list 3 (not actually list 3). I am skipping around and picking/choosing the lists I want to do.

List 3: List Your Dream Trips

  1. Ride the Orient Express to Venice, Italy.
  2. Visit the Shire (the set of LOTR) in New Zealand
  3. London, England
    • Visit the British Museum & Library
    • Visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum
    • Ride the Eye
    • Walk the Thames River
    • Go to Churchill’s War Room
    • Kew Gardens
    • Have afternoon/high tea
  4. Jerusalem
  5. Rome – visit & tour ruins
  6. Yukon in the fall
  7. Egypt

– Bethany

New Wellness Advocate

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I started using doterra oils about two years ago when my mom ordered the Family Physician Kit. This kit has Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, Breathe, DigestZen®, and On Guard.

I have chronic sinus headaches and my seasonal allergies…I am really allergic to mountain cedar, ragweed, and oak.

For the first month, I was completely skeptical! Would not touch any of the oils!

One day, I had massive sinus pressure, and I had already taken sudafed. The medicine had not made much of a difference in the way I was feeling so I decided to try the peppermint oil. Okay! Wow! I nearly got instant relief!

Peppermint, Lemon, and Lavender oil is the typical allergy blend. How can you use these oils for your allergies?

Here are the ways I use these oils:
1. In an oil diffuser.
2. Put individual oils in a roller bottle or mix all three together in one roller bottle (Whatever works best for you.). Then I use these oils on my temples and sometimes over the bridge of my nose.
3. Doterra has an oil capsule (called TriEase) of peppermint, lemon, and lavendar. I take this daily with my normal allergy pill.

Mentioned above are just a few of the ways that you can use these essential oils to help your allergies.

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– Bethany

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All the Colors of the Wildflowers – Part Two

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Yesterday, it was the perfect day to go on this day trip to Fredericksburg!

See part one of All the Colors of the Wildflowers to see pictures of all the beautiful flowers at Wildseed Farms. -> Click Here!

There is so much to do at Wildseed Farms. My family and I spent nearly two hours or more there walking around.

Not only can you walk the fenced areas outside the farm land and fields to see all the beautiful flowers, Wildseed Farms has an enormous selection of plants available to buy. My favorite was looking at all the different succulents.

In their gift shop, you can buy different poppy seeds. I believe they had two or three types of poppy seeds for planting. There was a whole section of the gift stop dedicated to different types of flower seeds. That was fun to walk through!

Also, they have a food specialty shop. Too similar to the General Store in Gruene, Texas (to me). I did not spend a lot of time in there. You can sample some of their jams and snacks they sell. Their snack bar is also in that shop. I believe they had different ice cream, ice cream specialty items, and fudge to buy along with drinks.

If you wanted to make a whole day of it, such as a Saturday… I believe that on occasion they have live music.

Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend! – Bethany

 

 

All The Colors of the WildFlowers – Part One

Today, my family and I drove to Wildseed Farm in Fredericksburg. All the wildflowers were so beautiful! Lots of fields full of all different poppies and bluebonnets…IMG_1261

This is typical poppy with a black center.
Then there were all these other types and colors below too.

All Photos by: bethanyt
Top left: Red orange poppy with white edges
Top middle: Light orange poppies with bluebonnets
Top Right: Pink bluebonnet
Bottom left: A white bluebonnet among regular bluebonnets
Bottom right: Red poppy with white center

I had lots of fun taking all these photos!

I updated my header image to be the fields of poppies and bluebonnets picture I took…more later – Bethany

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Fall Seasonal Allergies 

For as long as I can remember I have been deathly allergic to ragweed. Always getting at least one sinus infection every year around this time.

Since having been introduced to essential oils, when I have some health ailment like a ragweed allergy…to Pinterest I will go to look up diffuser blends.

This week I have mainly used the usual allergy diffuser blend = peppermint + lavender + lemon. At night, I use my own version of the breathe blend = lavender + Rosemary + eucalyptus.

This afternoon I decided to look a bit more to find a diffuser blend that would give me more relief. I found a diffuser blend on Pinterest that worked today! I definitely feel a lot clearer. 🎉😄

Relief for ragweed sufferers – Any breathe blend (3-4 drops) plus Tea Tree oil (1 drop) for diffuser blend. Would have never thought to add the Tea Tree oil…

If you are very allergic to ragweed like me…I could feel a bit of stinging in my eyes, nose, and throat every once in a while with the tea tree oil.

People, I can actually breathe through my nose now! Also, my voice is sounding semi-normal again. Woohoo!

Bethany