Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Natural Remedy for Heartburn

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In February our family began trying essential oils in place of many traditional over-the-counter medicines. A good friend of mine has been using Young Living oils for many years and she talked to me more about different natural remedies we could try with the oils.
Lately, heartburn has been an issue. Rather than having the chalky taste of Tums in my mouth {it only took one of those to remind me to try our oils}, I began researching some essential oil remedies – and came up with a great one that has been working very well for me!

Essential Oil Mix for Heartburn

Natural Heartburn Remedy
The mix of essential oils is very easy. I simply drop the following oils into the palm of one hand along with a few drops of carrier oil, mix them together with two fingers from the other hand, and then apply topically to where I feel the heartburn.
  • 1 drop of Young Living lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop of Young Living peppermint essential oil
  • a few drops of carrier oil (olive oil or coconut oil)
The oil mix may feel a little warm after you apply it. This is normal as peppermint essential oil considered a ‘hot’ oil, meaning it produces a warm feeling on your skin where you apply it. Peppermint oil should not be placed close to your eyes.

This mixture has helped stop my heartburn immediately ~ I am so excited!! No yucky aftertaste and it also has a pleasant smell. It’s a win-win for me.

Additional benefits of Lemon Essential Oil:
  • adds a great scent to homemade cleaners
  • add a drop to water for flavoring
Additional benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil:
  • freshen breath {add a drop to a small water spritz bottle}
  • help with digestive issues {add a drop to a glass of water}
  • relieve headaches {massage into temples with a carrier oil}
  • watch this video on Peppermint Essential Oil from my friend Jodi

Make Your Own Heartburn Essential Oil Mixture

Interested in ordering these oils for yourself? Click the ‘customer’ tab on my Young Living Essential Oil page and fill out the information to get started.

Do you use essential oils with your family? I’d love to hear what remedies you have found work for you!

Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post. If you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, feel free to contact me.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Gearing Up for Disney World

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Our family was invited to be a part of the Disney Social Media Mom Conference and  received discounted Disney passes and lodging for the three day conference. Our decision to extend our stay was our own.

Taking the kids to Walt Disney World has been on our ‘LIST’ for quite some time. We had a growing fund specifically for this special vacation, but we got a little sidetracked.

Let’s just say, the kids weren’t thrilled to find out we used the money to buy a camper.

BUT – that camper will now be on the road with us in a little over a month as we travel to Disney as a family for a week of fun, fun, fun!! I was invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration this May at Disney World that will allow the entire family to tag along with me.

 

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To say the kids are excited is putting it mildly. Really, I am equally excited because it isn’t often that I am able to have everyone with me at a conference and have time to relax and have fun with them.

We’d be silly not to stay longer, so after our stay at the Disney Contemporary Resort we’re heading over to Fort Wilderness for a few additional days of park visiting. I have a feeling the kids are going to love that the monorail goes directly into the hotel {how neat is that??}.

This next month promises to be a whirlwind. Family will be visiting us from overseas and we’re getting as much of our school wrapped up as we can. Don’t tell the kids though - I am planning to make part of this Disney trip a learning time too…shhh! If anything, this will be a field trip of gigantic proportions!!

 

Have you visited Disney before? What is ONE thing {or two} that you highly recommend we do together while we are there?


 

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