New “Oily” Items in my Etsy shop!

tagIf you know anything about Cute as a Fox {my etsy shop} you know it’s mainly a crochet shop. That all changed a few weeks ago when I started getting compliments on my Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace I made! I got tons of people asking how they could get one! Wait…hold up…what the heck is a diffuser necklace? Well, I’m happy you asked because they are AWESOME! Diffuser Necklaces are basically like your own personal diffuser that goes wherever you go!! This is a great way to keep your favorite essential oils and blends close to you throughout your day!  While wearing a Diffuser Necklace you are able to experience the awesome scent of essential oils.

How do you use it? You’ll notice each heart-shaped locket does not have a solid front instead has a beautiful ‘cutout’ design thus allowing you to breathe your lovely oils all day! Inside each locket is felt patch you add a drop or two of the essential oil or blend of your choice directly on the patch. The oil absorbs into the felt and allows you to smell your oils all day long {actually 1-2 drops can last between 2-4 days may longer depending on the oil}

Why would you want one of these you ask? Let me ask you…Do you ever get overwhelmed in large crowds? Do you ever get annoyed? Do you struggle with anxiety? Do you suffer from depression? I could keep going and going…but I think you get the point! Well, if you answer yes to any of these questions then you would benefit from a diffuser necklace its right there with you!

Not an essential Oiler? That’s ok, each locket can be work simply as a necklace or with a photo inside! Perfect for anyone Oiler or not! 

I would like to introduce you to the “Antique Bronze Heart Collection” currently available at Cute as a Fox {click on any image to see listing!}

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I’m REALLY excited about this Collection and I already have plans for future styles and collections! Please Note * Antique Bronze Heart Collection is only while supplies last!

When it comes to essential oils **Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

Want to learn more? Find out more about Young Living Essential Oils HEREPlease don’t hesitate with any questions!

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Happy Digestion with DiGize!

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In the past I’ve mentioned that my family {myself including} suffers from some pretty significant gastrointestinal issues. Because of this I could not wait to order DiGize!

What is DiGize?
DiGize is a blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise and Patchouli. It helps in promoting a healthy digestive system.

As it happened the day my very first bottle of DiGize arrived my mom stopped by to visit the kids before running her errands (it’s her side of the family that has all the stomach issues) Well, surprise surprise she had an incredibly bad stomachache that was resulting in not only stomach pains but significant nausea. DiGize to the rescue!! I gave her two drops DiGize to apply topically to her stomach. She visited with the kids for about 10 or 15 minutes and then we all left at the same time, she went to go run her errands and we went headed out to our favorite hiking trail! diWe spent two hours on our trail (it was wonderful) when we arrived back to our car in the parking lot I was surprised to find a sticky note on our car window?! How funny…it was a note from my mom!!! (Our hiking trail is right off the main road that you take to get to her house) Here’s the note 🙂

So there we were, day one and my impression of DiGize was already ….AWESOME!!

Like I said I’m a girl with serious hereditary stomach issues, so it wasn’t all that long until I got to try DiGize is for myself…it was actually that night.

I had a serious double over, want to throw up, so nauseated stomach ache that night… Guess what I did? Yep you guessed it, two drops topically on my stomach worked like a charm just like my mama said!

Since that day my husband and I have used DiGize countless times with the same results: bye bye stomachache and nausea! I’m lactose intolerant, DiGize has really helped with all the related issues to that! We’ve used it both topically and internally: *1 drop in a glass of water – Oh and take it from me don’t accidentally dropped two drops in your glass, this stuff although it works fantastic does not taste fantastic {*This is based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils ONLY.  Other oils may not be 100% pure making them unsafe to ingest!}

Oh and did you know that DiGize can soothe itchy mosquitoes bites? Well it does, trust me! I was recently in an area without my repellent and was attacked! The itching was almost unbearable. I rubbed a little bit of DiGize on each bite and the itching stopped almost immediately!!! Who’d a thought huh!

Do you love DiGize? How do you use it? I would love to hear!

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

Are you interested in becoming a Wholesale Member {a Young Living Membership gets you 24% off retail!} Simply Click “Ready to Get Oily” for a step by step guide to become a Young Living Member!

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Not quite ready? To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils HEREAlso check out the Oil Droppin Mama section here at The Life in Bloom!  Please don’t hesitate with any questions!

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Mmmmm Orange!

OrangeHave you fallen in love with Orange essential oil yet? If you haven’t tried it yet you will be surprised how much flavor it adds to your water, your cooking and treats!

Orange Essential Oil helps with skin complexion and wrinkles, boosts your immune system, helps with indigestion, detoxify and balances your body, it helps lift your spirits and it also helps cleanse your colon!!

My husband and I both start our mornings with a *glass of orange water, if you have not tried this it is so incredibly good! It’s really easy just add two or three drops to a glass of water and enjoy! {*This is based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils ONLY.  Other oils may not be 100% pure making them unsafe to ingest!}

I love to add a drop or two to my face cream in the morning, it smells glorious and makes my skin glow!

We also love to diffuse it because of its fresh and uplifting smell! I also just recently read that it helps with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) so we will be sure to always have orange through the winter months!

Our whole family enjoys this oil and one of our favorite treats to add this essential oil to is Orange Creamsicle Smoothies…seriously YUM! These will especially delicious in July when our Pacific Northwest weather realizes it’s summer and it gets HOT! I’ve always loved creamsicles. They are my moms favorite cold treat so I grew up with them always in the freezer, but I’ll be honest until this Orange Creamsicle smoothie recipe it had been a really long time since I had anything Creamsicle. Why? Have you read the ingredients on those packages in the store? Do you understand what you are reading? Yeah, me either! So we never buy them…oh if only we could make them!

Hello Orange Creamsicle Smoothy! This a super easy recipe with only six ingredients!

  • Greek Yogurt – 1 cup (plain) * This is very greek yogurt tasting so if you don’t like Greek yogurt which I know a lot of people don’t you can add regular yogurt or even Almond milk or Coconut milk
  • Orange Juice – 2 cups (organic or fresh squeezed)
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 2 or 3 tablespoons
  • Ice – 3 or 4 cups (depending on the consistency you want you can always add more or less)
  • And the star Orange essential oil! {please note that I’m ONLY recommending Young Living}

Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add to your favorite glass and enjoy {let sit for a minute or two} You could even add some whipped cream on top!
*Fun tip – leave out the ice and make yummy homemade frozen Orange Creamsicles!

I have multiple oily smoothie recipes but this is one of favorites!

Don’t forget to add it to your next order!

Already love Orange essential oil? How do you use it I would love to hear!

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

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Kicking up energy with En-R-Gee

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From the moment I heard about En-R-Gee I was intrigued!

What is En-R-Gee? En-R-Gee is a blend of rosemary, juniper, lemongrass, nutmeg, Idaho balsam fir, clove and black pepper. And it does exactly what the name suggests it helps boost energy!

Okay let me be honest here for a second…when I first opened my first bottle of En-R-Gee I did not like the smell I think it. But, don’t worry if you don’t at first. After a few hours it quickly turn into one of my absolute favorite oils! Now it is such a comforting wonderful smell to me! It has become a staple in my husbands and my morning oily routine!

My sweet Hubby works from home which is AAAwesome! He works “Early” east coast hours {ummm yeah we are west coasters} After an incredibly hectic day we didn’t make it to bed until well after midnight…he had to work the next morning, in fact he had a E-A-R-L-Y meeting. When I woke up and went down to the office I expected to find him half awake and DRAGGING. To my utter surprise he was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! He told me that when he woke up he felt like crap and didn’t feel like he got any rest at all 😦 He decided to rub a little En-R-Gee on his temples, forehead, back of his neck and wrists before he headed down to his office to log on. His plan was to log on get everything situated and then close his eye for a little bit in his chair…but…by the time he logged in to his work computer the En-R-Gee had done its magic! He now uses En-R-Gee every morning and cannot imagine his mornings without it!

For me its been just as wonderful. I have been using it in the same way every morning too! Also I like to put a drop on my wrists before our hikes, I love doing this because I can smell my wrists when I need a little pick me up {Our regular trail is pretty long and has some climbing – on hot days it can be a killer!} Similar to my husband’s experience I have been amazed at the ‘magic’ that is En-R-Gee! On particular afternoon I was drained. The kids were napping and having daily ‘quite time’ and I thought I’m going to lay down and just rest for 15 minutes. I decided to diffuse En-R-Gee in the living room. With in a matter of minutes I felt rejuvenated and ready to tackle tasks that early had seem to daunting. I’d call that a En-R-Gee win!

Our Favorite ways use En-R-Gee?

  • When we don’t feel as rested as we like in the morning we both rub En-R-Gee on our temples.
  • I love to diffuse En-R-Gee for me- especially in the afternoon! Especially when I have had an extra crazy morning/mid-morning…Haha who am I kidding that almost every day! I also LOVE diffusing it in the school room!
  • For a little extra get up and go I like to rub En-R-Gee on the bottoms of my feet.
  • My husband likes to use En-R-Gee when he is studying for school (he just started his bachelors/MBA program)
  • If were driving late at night and are starting to get sleepy En-R-Gee really can help late-night driving even better than caffeine.
  • We also have used En-R-Gee to help purify the air in a stinky room or two.

I just can’t even begin to tell you guys how pleased I am with En-R-Gee! It’s absolutely go to oil for our family! My husband wants his own bottle that he can keep in his office!

Have you used En-R-Gee? I love to hear your thoughts on it and how you use it!

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

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Not quite ready? To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils HEREAlso check out the Oil Droppin Mama section here at The Life in Bloom!  Please don’t hesitate with any questions!

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For the LOVE of Frank!

Hey guys! I know I’ve been MIA! A lot has been going on and some big changes are happening! One of these changes as that my husband is going back to school!!!! Starting Monday he will be working on his bachelors and MBA!! We are so excited! For years we prayed about him going back to school to complete his degree but every single time he would start pursuing it God would close the doors…it just was not the right time. Well! God open the door and he opened it big and he opened it fast! Ok but that’s not the reason for this post…Lets talk Essential Oils!!

For weeks I have been educating myself as much as I possibly can on our journey with Young Living Essential Oils!! Honestly, I didn’t really think it was possible to be more in love with our young living essential oils but…I totally am! AND my hubby is 100% oil obsessed too! He has been sharing with a number of his friend about some of his favorite! Love it!

Let’s talk about some Oily awesomeness!

frankFew weeks into our oily journey I started hearing tons of oily ladies talking about how they LOVE Frankincense for their skin. At the time the only experience with Frank was for coughs. {Yes it’s awesome}
I found myself very intrigued by using it on my skin particularly on my face! One really cool thing that I learned about frankincense is its ability to heal scars! It also can help confirm and tighten skin okay I know I’m not that old but I’m not getting any younger… and I mean come on who doesn’t want younger looking from the skin?? 🙂 so after learning all of this I thought ‘what the heck I’m to give this a try’
Wow! Can I just say frankincense is like magic in a bottle!! I’ve been using it for oh I don’t know a little over six weeks now on my skin I have seen a few difference, even skin tone, tighter skin, softer skin and brighter skin {sometimes I feel like my skin looks really dull} Who doesn’t want that right?!? I’m not a huge face makeup wearer, I really don’t like to. Often I just wear tinted moisturizer and maybe some translucent powder. I’m now totally and completely confident going out the door just as I am!!! Let’s talk a little bit more about the fact that frankincense helps heal scars!  It was really put to the test this past week when my forehead totally broke out… really bad {I think it was directly correlated with hormones and the fact that honestly I had been going to bed really tired and not using my frankincense night cream} but there it was when is horrible nasty blemish almost right in the middle of my forehead 😦 nothing helped I use makeup to cover it up and I just felt like everything made it look like this huge flashing neon sign! I know a lot of you just laughing out exactly what I’m talking about!! Well after a few days of nothing helping enough was enough, I put one drop {neat} of frankincense directly over the blemish. I kid you not within five hours it was no longer as red no longer as dry and no longer as visible! Within 24 hours it went from being unit is kind of blemishes that is like a little red knot to a tiny slightly pink spot!!

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  • Two Drops of Frankincense
  • Pea size dollop of Coconut Oil
  • Rub between palms then apply all over face and neck!
  • After rub hands together so they get some of that frank goodness!

Psst Add a drop or two of Lavender for yummy wrinkle fighting goodness!
The last thing about frankincense but I want to share with you isn’t it amazing ability to help remove warts! Four years my husband has had a wart on the side of his ring finger. It’s not very big were words and it is flesh colored but it’s still really bothered him because he could feel it. So of course I was thrilled when I read about some success in a few of the ladies that I know who used frankincense to help remove family members warts. One night shorty after reading the success I applied one drop (neat) directly onto his ward and rubbed it. The day we did the same thing once in the morning and once at night. The next morning my husband was stunned to find that the wart was almost invisible to the eye it no longer was a bump!!! We continue to do this one more morning and night and I’m pleased to say that the wart is totally gone!! Frank wins again!!!

Ooh Guess what?! Tomorrow afternoon I will be getting my very first Young Living delivery after receiving my premium starter kit!!! Eek! I’m so excited because it’s a pretty big order with oils I’m REALLY excited to use!  * I have had a ton of subscribers ask if I will do a video about the products…I don’t know if I’m brave enough for that…BUT I will for sure have a post all about the awesome oils I got!

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

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Not quite ready? To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils HEREAlso check out the Oil Droppin Mama section here at The Life in Bloom!  Please don’t hesitate with any questions!

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