How do I use my essential oils?

So you’ve purchased your oils and are ready to enter into a new wellness for yourself and family. Essential oils can be used for preventative care and also used for illness. I’m a person who doesn’t care to go to the doctor at all. I love using essential oils to care for myself at home.
What are Essential Oils?
 
Essential oils are the volatile liquids of the plant. They are obtained when any part of the plant is properly distilled. This may include the seeds,roots,bark,stems,leaves,fruit,branches and flowers!
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Essential oils have been used for thousands of years are are mentioned in the bible hundreds of times. God gave Adam and Eve a Garden for them to live in, I believe that it was God’s intention for them to use the plants and herbs to heal and treat themselves. It is also my belief that without the healing plants and herbs that the time that they existed on the earth would of been short.
There are basically three ways to use Essential Oils
1.Topically- Oils that are used topically can be diluted with a carrier oil or applied NEAT (no carrier oil) Most of the oils that we use in our home are applied to the bottoms of our feet with roller bottles.
2.Inhaled- Oils can be diffused (follow manufacturers direction),placed on a cloth and inhaled or you can purchase inhalers here https://www.aromatools.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=inhalers&Submit=Search
We have a homemade inhaler that we use in our home and you can easily make yourself one. Take a clean jar, add 1-2 drops of oil to a piece of cotton and place in jar. We use the inhaler by slowly inhaling from the jar and blowing our breath back out into the jar. Your warm breath will actually “heat” the oil and create the aromatherapy.
Here’s a picture of our homemade inhaler. So easy a child can use it.
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When purchasing your diffuser use coupon code: jeanne  to save 10%
 
3.Ingested-Essential oils can be added to water, placed under the tongue, and added to gelcaps. Purchase your gelcaps here- http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/accessories/100-ct-veggie-capsules.html/?id=525
When purchasing your oils from http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/?id=525 you will see a description of each oil, possible uses, and application methods.  Some essential oils are not to be ingested.
I’d love to help and answer your questions that you may have about selecting and using essential oils for your needs. Please feel free to leave comments or follow me on FB , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grow-Share-Inspire/652880638081719?ref=hl  and PM me there. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Have a blessed day!
-Jeanne
 

 

Spark Naturals Rose Water and Witch Hazel

 
Our rose water is sold in 4oz and 8oz bottles and has a fine misting spray top. The rose water is an herbal distillate, which is an important co-product produced in the process of making Spark Naturals Rose essential oil. Rose water can be used in food and skin and haircare products. It can be used with all skin types but is especially great for dry skin. How wonderful will your skin feel with each spritz. You can also keep it in the refrigerator for an extra refreshing luxurious moisturizer for your skin. Perfect during the warm summer months and rose water is also great for removing makeup.
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How about making a rose water elixir for a special occasion-
Ingredients
2 cups water
1/2-1 cup of organic cane sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
3T of rose water
1 cup of mint leaves
1 sliced lime
Soda water
Ice cubes
Rose petals for garnish
 
Directions
Mix 2 cups of water and the desired amount of organic cane sugar; stir over low heat for 3-4 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and then simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Cool to room temperature then chill until cold.
In a large pitcher, add the sugar syrup with the rosewater, lime slices, and mint. Add the soda water, stir, and enjoy.
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Now let’s learn about Spark Naturals alcohol free Witch Hazel-
It’s alcohol free and perfect for all natural skin care. It’s antibacterial,anti-inflammatory and a natural astringent. It works beautifully with all skin types. Some of the uses for witch hazel are acne, bug stings, hemorrhoids, sunburn, varicose veins, among others.
 
You can make your own homemade linen spray by combining rose water and witch hazel, pick up your spray bottle here:
 
 
In our home we love it for making All Natural Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer!
It is so easy with 2 ingredients, you can purchase all your supplies from Spark Naturals and when using COUPON CODE: jeanne you’ll save 10%
 
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Fill remainder of the bottle with SN alcohol free witch hazel
Make several and put one in each kiddos backpack for back to school germ patrol.
 
This week Spark Naturals has both rose water and witch hazel sold together for a special price. It just makes sense they work so well together!
 
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Paleo *Ice Cream* Fat Bomb!

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Here is a great recipe for a Paleo *Ice Cream* Fat bomb!
The chocolate part of this is very dark chocolate..The three Grow Share Inspire ladies LOVE dark chocolate!
For the chocolate part of the fat bomb I combine 3/4 cup of coconut oil & 1/2 cup of cocoa powder.
I recommend adding honey to this mix 1-3tbsp depending on how sweet you like your chocolate!
For the *Ice Cream* part I combine 1 can of coconut cream, 1tbsp honey (again if you want it really sweet just add more to meet your preference!),
and 5 drops of Spark Naturals Wild Orange essential oil!
Pour a small amount of the chocolate mix into a cupcake liner, just enough to cover the bottom,
then put 1tbsp of the coconut mix on top of that, and cover with more chocolate mix!
If you want to make it look prettier you can sprinkle come shredded coconut on top!
Be sure to have the coconut near by because the chocolate sets up pretty quickly!
Place in the freezer until all is set up (about 2hrs) and ENJOY!
Wild Orange essential oil is only $5.99 and you can save 10% when you purchase at SparkNaturals.com when you use coupon code: jeanne
HAVE A BLESSED DAY!
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Building Memories

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A Story of Charlottes First Fort..in pictures!

 Searching the house for the perfect things to build the fort..

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Kitchen chairs..step stool..lamp..

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She was so excited!

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Yes, a lamp..we needed some height to hold up one end of the sheet

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Blankets..sheets..

Finally we have it figured it out!

We set up the fort and a memory comes back into my mind and heart..

The big red tent that Aunt Barb had set up for John, Tiffany and I.

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It was something so simple but so unforgettable!

Charlotte has quite the set up in her fort..she has her big red wagon full of books

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Fort flag

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all of her DVDs

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her favorite dolls

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easel for drawing

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her garden

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(really just a lei but she had to have a garden in her tent)

her birdies..in their nest of course

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her portable DVD player

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firefly jar

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starry night

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one of her Grandma Alice bells for decoration

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mailbox

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bed

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and an art gallery OF COURSE!

She is an artist!

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She spends most of her day in there in fact if she had a mini fridge I don’t think we’d ever see her!

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If you want to build some fun memories with your kids this summer build a fort!

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Meatloaf for Dad

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I’m a carnivore, through and through!  In my home I’m surely outnumbered when it comes to meatloaf lovers. I LOVE meatloaf and well my daughter doesn’t. She never has!  My granddaughter would eat it BUT she would prefer a “plain” meatloaf. I don’t want a plain meatloaf, I want to add bell peppers, onion, garlic… I want it to taste good!
I recently had a conversation with my dad and he was telling me about what proteins that he eats on his diet, he’s following the blood type diet and only eats turkey and chicken…sad…
He then started saying how much he loves MEATLOAF and would “stray” from his diet to eat a piece of meatloaf. DONE! Another meatloaf eater, I didn’t need any more encouragement. I was making a meatloaf and I finally had someone to share it with… meatloaf for dad!
2lbs ground beef (I used angus)
2 eggs
2 T tomato paste
3 T milk (I used almond milk)
1 large red bell pepper (diced)
1 large shallot (diced)
1 1/2 t salt
3/4 t black pepper
1 t garlic powder
Add all your ingredients to a large bowl, with the exception of the bell pepper and shallot.
I add my red pepper and shallot to a bowl with a little salt and EVOO and microwave for a few minutes. I just like the meatloaf when the veggies are pre-cooked a little bit. You don’t have to do this you can add the veggies in raw.
If you are pre-cooking the veggies just let them cool a little before adding them to the remaining ingredients for your meatloaf.
I don’t use a loaf pan, after my ingredients are mixed up I just form my meatloaf on a foil lined cookie sheet.
I baked mine at 400 degrees for an hour. Everyone’s ovens are different, you want the temperature of the meatloaf to be 165 degrees.
This meatloaf is tasty and my daughter actually liked it!  Feel free to make it your own by adding more or different spices. Here’s a little tip when making meatloaves or burgers. Once you have your ingredients all put together, cook up a small amount of the meat and TASTE it. If you like it put it in the oven, if you don’t adjust the spices!
Enjoy!

 

4th of July Craft for your Paleo Kid

Its no secret that just about every Paleo recipe has 4+ eggs!

Recently we decided that it was a good idea to buy the 2 1/2 dozen eggs..It comes in a case like this..

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When I saw it I immediately saw its crafting potential!

This craft is super simple you need one egg carton like this..

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                                                                                     I painted the carton like this..so my daughter would know what colors went where

Make sure your Paleo Kid has on something that will cover their clothes!!!!

  I had my PK put on her paint shirt AFTER she painted her shirt.. ugh

Red acrylic paint

Blue acrylic paint

White acrylic paint

3 Paint brushes

A piece of cord/ribbon to hang it

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Something to put the paint on..we used a paint palette but you could use a paper plate

She did a great job it turned out beautiful!

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Paint white dots on the blue part of the flag to represent the stars

Punch two holes and string your cord/ribbon through it, tie a knot at the top and hang!

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Enjoy having your PK egg carton flag displayed!

I would love to see how it turned out!

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Please feel free to post a picture of it on my Grow Share Inspire Facebook page

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Have a blessed week!

-LINDSIE

Health and Wellness Kit

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The health and wellness kit is Spark’s most complete kit containing single oils and blends. These specific oils were chosen to help address emotional health as well as physical.  The stresses encountered on a daily basis attack our bodies well-being on two fronts. Emotionally and Physically.
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The kit has 10, 5ml oils-
1. Lemon
2. Frankincense
3. Oregano
4. Melaleuca
5. Rosemary
6. Lavender
7. Amend (soothing blend)
8. Respire(respiratory blend)
9. Shield(protective blend)
10. Peppermint
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LEMON
1. Wipe lemon oil down the sides of your nose to STOP it from running. Perfect for colds.
2. Add a couple drops to warm water and honey, soothes a sore throat beautifully.
3. Add it to a water filled spray bottle and use to clean kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
FRANKINCENSE
1 .Diffuse to help with asthma and to treat coughs and cold.
2. Add it to a gel cap and take internally to help with immune support.
3. Use topically for aging skin and arthritis.
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OREGANO
1. Use topically to alleviate warts.
2. Use topically on gums to fight infections.
3. Use as an antiseptic for cleaning.
MELALEUCA
1. Add 1-2 drops to water to help fight throat infections. We have used this protocol in our home for treatment of tonsilitis (shot of apple cider vinegar and 2 drops of melaleuca.) The healing power is remarkable.
2. Use topically to help fight toe nail fungus.
3. Diffuse to help fight cold, sinus infections and bronchitis.
4. Dab on cold sores and fever blisters.
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ROSEMARY
1. Diffuse to help with allergies, sore throats, colds and congestion.
2. Add to your mouthwash to help with halitosis.
3. Adding a few drops to your shampoo can stimulate hair cells and re-growth.
LAVENDER
1. Add a few drops to your childs stuffed animal to help them sleep.
2. Make your own sanitizing wipes with 6 drops each lemon and lavender and alcohol free witch hazel.
3. Add lavender and melaleuca to stinky shoes to refresh.
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AMEND
1. Use this oil to soothe skin inflammation.
2. Use to soothe eczema, dilute with a carrier oil for young and sensitive skin.
3. Use to soothe sore joints and muscles.
RESPIRE
1. Diffuse to help fight the common cold and flu germs.
SHIELD
1. Add shield to alcohol free witch hazel to make your own hand sanitizer.
2. I add 2 drops of shield to a shot of apple cider vinegar ANYTIME I feel that I’m coming down with something. This always works!
3. Diffuse shield when someone in the home is ill to help the sickness stay with one family member.
4. Use it to sanitize surfaces and door handles.
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PEPPERMINT
1. Add a few drops to your water to END heartburn. Works every time.
2. Peppermint is a stimulant, inhale from the bottle when fatigued.
3. Diffuse to brighten your mood.
4. Massage into sore muscles for sore muscles.
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TRY THIS NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC!
3 DROPS OREGANO
3 DROPS MELALEUCA
3 DROPS SHIELD
ADD THESE OILS TO A GEL CAP, TAKE 3x A DAY FOR 5 DAY!
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With the kit you can also make your own all natural anti-histamine. Blend equal amounts of lemon, lavender, and peppermint in a roller bottle. Or add to a gel cap! Works great, we use it all the time.
With the kit you can potentially skip trips to urgent care which will be a great savings. Stop buying OTC pain relievers. Stop buying OTC allergy medicine. Stop buying cold and flu medicine. Stop buying fungal cream for your toes. Stop buying products that soothe sore throats. The list just goes on and on.
Essential oils don’t expire and a little goes a long way.
I personally want to use all natural products and eliminate synthetic products and prescriptions from my home. This kit is a great start.
If you purchase all these oils individually you would spend $108.53, the kit is sold for $82.50
DON’T FORGET TO USE COUPON CODE: jeanne TO SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 10% AT CHECKOUT!
You can purchase the Health and Wellness Kit here:
Please email or leave a comment if you have ANY questions about essential oils.
growshareinspire@gmail.com
Have a blessed week!
-JEANNE

A Burger For Barb

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A burger for Barb is a tribute to my sister. My sister and I were very different, we didn’t have many things in common.  We did have a love for burgers in common…bacon cheeseburgers to be exact.
Something that we loved to do was go out to lunch and there was only one thing we would eat.  Bacon cheeseburgers!  We loved to go to new restaurants and “rate” the burgers and discuss how they could be improved upon.  I cherish my memories of the times that we had together laughing, complaining and eating burgers.
My sister, Barb, passed away seven years ago. She was an amazing person. She wasn’t judgmental, she was generous, had a great laugh, loved Christmas lights, and loved her family.  Probably one of her greatest sadness’s in her life was that she was never able to have children.  She was an amazing aunt though and showered her nieces and nephews with love.  I miss my sister tremendously, she was only 48 years old when she passed away.  She was my best friend…
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My Aunt Barb LOVED burgers..
I’ve been researching online for some delicious burgers that I knew she would love..
This French Fry Bourbon Burger looks AMAZING I know she would love it!
This burger looks yummy and has shredded lettuce Aunt Barbs fav!
Cheddar & Bacon stuffed burger? Yes please!
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Personally I didn’t eat many burgers with Aunt Barb but I have thousands of other VERY fond memories with her.
I can’t believe that it has been 7 years since she passed away. She was my 2nd mom..I still love her so much, and wish I could share so many things with her.
Especially Charlotte!
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I miss you Aunt Barb..You are so special to me!
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Check out this burger, Its the worlds largest burger and cost $2,000!
It has 30lbs of bacon and 36lbs of cheese!
Next time you’re in Detroit you can go to Mallie’s and pick one up! I wonder how big the doggy bag is!?
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I invite anyone who knew Barb to share a memory of her below in the comments..

Easy and Fun Father’s Day Craft!

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This is a great and super easy craft idea for Fathers Day.  Charlotte really enjoyed painting and putting this together for her Papa. 
Here’s the link that gives the instructions for the craft and where you’ll find lots of other cute ideas for Father’s Day! 
We did our project a little different, Charlotte was very happy with how it turned out.
1. I helped Charlotte put together a list of things that she loved about her papa.
2. Charlotte painted an appropriate number of popsicle sticks to accommodate her list, with one extra that says “Papa”.
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3. Charlotte isn’t writing yet so I wrote her things that she loves about her papa on each stick. (I messed one up, just flipped it over and started again.)
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4. Using a hot glue gun we glued the sticks on top of two colored popsicle sticks.
5. Lastly, we glued a ribbon to her project so he can proudly hang it up!
Don’t forget Dad! Father’s Day is Sunday June 15th!
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If you make this with your kiddo I would love to see it!
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