He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Say Goodbye to Ringworm--Day 3 & 4

Good morning all!

This is just an update from my original post here→Say Goodbye to Ringworm

I'm just going to post pictures to compare.

Day 4

 Day 3

Day 2

Day 1

It's looking pretty red and raw.  But, it's also looking like it's starting to dry up.  So, we are keeping at it.  He's a rough and tumble boy and has been playing in the dirt a lot.  Not sure that's helping any--lol!

I've started rolling the Cold and Flu Bomb on the bottom of his feet several times a day, too. 

Cold & Flu Bomb
I put 2 drops of each essential oil in a 1/3 oz. roller bottle and filled to top with fractionated coconut oil. We roll on the bottoms of our feet.

The Cold and Flu Bomb Kit can be purchased at Spark Naturals.  Use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Love My Morning Smoothie!

What do you eat for breakfast?  
I'm usually a "coffee drinker and skip the breakfast kinda gal". 

However, I'm realizing that is not the best thing for my body, and....it's not a great example for my kids.  So, I've started making smoothies.  

I found this mix from Bulk Herb Store called Erin's Green Drink Mix.

This mix is chock full o vitamins!

Here's what the Bulk Herb Store website has to say about this mix:

After much research, I developed a Super Green Smoothie Mix that contains 28 different herbs that contain a balance of nutrition that tops any multivitamin you can buy on the market for literally half the price.
I make a smoothie with bananas, kale, frozen strawberries and blueberries and some 100% cranberry juice and 2 tsp of Erin's Green Drink Mix.  Some mornings I will add fresh mango if I have any.

It is sooo yummy!  Now, if I can just get my kids to drink one, too.  They see me put the kale in it and refuse to drink it.  We'll keep working on it. :)
Do you make smoothies?  What do you put in yours?
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Say Goodbye to Ringworm--Day 2

Original Post:  Say Goodbye to Ringworm
Day 1
Day 2
We remembered to roll the "Slip Away" Ringworm Blend on 3 times yesterday.  Will try to do more today.

He also played in the dirt some more yesterday, which was probably NOT a good thing.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Say Goodbye to Ringworm

Well, this is a new experience for me.  I've never had ringworm and none of my kids have ever had ringworm...until I noticed this, yesterday.....
Judah's right wrist

So, I've been researching the essential oils that will effectively fight this fungus. 

I've come up with a blend that we will start using today and I will keep you updated with daily pics.

Some information about ringworm:
It's a fungal infection
It's highly contagious
Doctors recommend using a topical over-the-counter anti-fungal cream
You shouldn't share towels or bedding with an infected person
It can take up to 2 weeks or even longer for the infection to clear.
Ringworm can be transmitted by pets, other humans, or soil.  

hmmmm...my kids have been playing in a bunch of dirt we just brought in as we are expanding our Christmas tree farm parking lot.
They've been digging, making forts, moving dirt and just having a grand old time! Who knows if this could be the culprit or not.

No anti-fungal creams in use here.  Let's see how our essential oils take care of this.  

"Slip Away" Ringworm Blend:
 (My daughter, Hannah, likes the name cuz you know, worms are slimy, right?)

Add drops to a 1/3 oz. roller bottle and fill the rest of the way with Fractionated Coconut Oil.  Apply 3-5 times per day.  Remember, ringworm is highly contagious.  Do not share.  If you have multiple people who need to use this blend, make up a bottle for each person. 

Remember to purchase quality essential oils from Spark Naturals.  Use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount on your order.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Essential Oils to the Rescue!

Yesterday something really cool happened....well, um....it wasn't a good thing...but we found out something really interesting, cool, and informational!

I took my son, Caleb to his K-3 Fun class that meets 2x a month.  He absolutely loves it and this was the first day of the semester.  

When we arrived, there was an unmistakeably yucky smell in the building.  I later learned that the vacuum cleaner had blown it's belt.  You know that smell, right?  Well, there was a building full of K-3 graders and parents and it was downright icky.  The teacher asked me if I could find some febreeze or something to try and counteract the smell.  

I remembered that essential oils will actually break down the molecules of the odor and send it on its way.  So, I went to the van to see what I had with me.  My purse was full of roller bottles, so I knew those wouldn't work.  And, then it hit me....I had a couple spray bottles of my Sonshine Hand Sanitizer.  So, I grabbed them and sent my daughter to one area of the building and I went to the other (class had already started by then) and I was trying to be as inconspicuous as possible spraying this in each room. I left a bottle with one of the helpers and we left.  
My cutie, Caleb holding the EO bottle with glee

2 hours later, when we returned there was no evidence whatsoever of the odor.  His teacher even mentioned that some who had come in after I left were remarking at how GOOD the building smelled!  

YAY!  Essential oils to the rescue!!  

Sonshine Hand Sanitizer 
(doubles as an Air Freshener)
12 drops Shield
8 drops Lemon
6 drops Grapefruit
4 drops Lavender 
4 drops Cinnamon
Put drops in 2 oz. spray bottle and fill with witch hazel. 
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