HBN Pain Cream

This is the Best Testimony I have read on the Pain Cream…Other than my own Testimony this Cream is Amazing!!! Love it 😀 here it is ⬇️⬇️⬇️

I’m going to tell you what… if someone had told me that this worked as fast and as well as it does- I would have NEVER believed them. I had some breakthrough pain in my hip due to some weather conditions that are coming our way. My daughter had the same pain. I went into my husband’s office, opened his Pain and rubbed some on my hip. By the time I walked ten feet to get into the dining room the pain was gone! It was less than a minute!
I thought to myself- “ok, this is a fluke. This stuff didn’t work this fast it’s just your mind letting go of the pain.” So I asked my daughter to give it a try- I set her up by saying- “See if that stuff works for you…”. (Frowned my face up and everything. It was an epic performance) She tried it, and by the time SHE got to the table where I was sitting, she said: “Mom, that stuff is the straight up TRUTH! My pain was gone instantaneously!” I told her: “Yeah, I know right- it’s crazy!!!” Pain has made a believer out of me.

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Health Benefits of Pomegranate/ Pomegranate Juice: The Top Ten

1. Antioxidants – These help to wrangle the hoards of free radicals in your system. Free radicals have an uneven number of electrons and like to balance themselves out by stealing from other molecules and cells in your body. These cells are oftentimes very important ones dealing with your DNA, and when they are destroyed, disease steps in. Pomegranate juice is an excellent source of antioxidants that work to help you stay disease-free.

2. Blood Thinner – Pomegranate juice helps your blood circulation, making it easier for blood to travel to your heart, brain, and the rest of your body.

3. Cancer Fighter – Pomegranate has been known to reduce and prohibit the growth of cancer cells and tumors in your body.

4. Digestion Aide – Pomegranate juice is a natural remedy for diarrhea, dysentery, and great number of other digestive problems.

5. Anemia Relief – With a high content of iron, pomegranate juice is a great home cure for anemia because it promotes higher levels of hemoglobin.

6. Anti-Inflammatory – Pomegranate juice has properties that help treat sufferers of arthritis. It can also help cure a cough or sore throat.

7. Neonatal Care – It has been proven that pomegranate juice ingested by pregnant women can help protect the neonatal brain.

8. Artery Protection – It helps keep plaque from building up in your arteries.

9. Cartilage Protection – It works to prevent the deterioration of cartilage in your body.

10. Cholesterol Reducer – Pomegranate juice is capable of lowering blood pressure by as much as 6% in daily drinkers

Education is the Key :)

After we get married,  start our family, and move away, we loose touch with the rest of our family and friends. I know we did. Having kids changes everything. Having children with special needs changes thing even more. Your twice as busy, with appointments, agencies, therapy, etc. The real issue is though, you go to family functions and well, when your child has a behavior and cant help it as he is having a sensory overload, and  that some of your family gives you the look, or tries to give advice. Well you end up leaving, feeling like you don’t belong, sad and mad, Barry and I felt that so many times, so we thought the best was to just quit going. This again is lack of knowledge on others parts, and not wanting to “cause” a scene and hurting others. I use to get very angry and well I will admit I have a mouth and can fly off. And I did not want to do that, so the best was…stay home.. Looking back now I wish I had done things differently, we had children young which was a good plan as I could not have done what I all did now. Now that I am older, I wish I would have explained things more, but you get hurt and think screw it, I am so tired of it . Its sad as then you grow away from family and friends and loose touch.

Don’t let that happen to you. You need to stand up for your children and explain to people why things happen. We thought that by doing this we were saving ourselves from the hurt and sadness for ourselves and our children. We all want to be accepted, and in order for this you need to educate people about the disabilities your children might have. Only then can people learn to accept what its all about. And well if they don’t, oh well then you move on and forget about those who are that way. Life for sure is a journey and its your attitude that helps make that journey special. I know that back then I told my Mom, I am NEVER going to a family function again, it hurts that my own family are giving me the looks and talking about us, I told her I was done with it. Well if I would have just not gotten so angry (I was angry because I was very hurt) and just maybe explained it thinks might have been different, even got up in front of all the family and did a presentation on Autism and helped them to understand, (that family function is big with alot of people). Back then I was to quick to get pissed off…LOL.. its amazing what age can do.

I actually did do a presentation at my church with our ladies group, I talked about the boys and there birth, the struggles and the diagnosis, and answered questions anyone may have had, I was so nervous when I did it BUT I did and it helped alot, it helped people to understand Autism and why the children act or do the things they do.  Also back then I did not know all I know now :).  we were excepted in our church with open arms, people understood and took the time to help and to ask if they did not know.  It was so awesome and I miss that, they were all like family to me 🙂

My advice is to don’t give up and explain to people why this happens, it might save you from feeling that your not welcomed into your family, or that your family does not love or respect you anymore. People do not realize what a look or a few words can do to someone, especially when they deal with a lot in life and are looking for acceptance.

I firmly believe that educating people is the way, so then no one feels hurt and not accepted.
I will tell you that well sometimes confronting does not work, as I did finally write and e-mail to a cousin of mine, with something that had happened at the last family function we went too and the way he acted.   Me having my own physical disabilities I am sometimes up late or cant sleep because of pain. Well I told him what he did and how much that effected my son and made him feel and how it made me feel, I got it all off my chest. His e-mail back to me was so socking and hurtful. He told me that I had the symptoms of an alcoholic, I read this and was like WTH, I started to cry and  so many things when through my mind,  I am on medication, I have chronic pain,  I don’t need alcohol,   I am so NOT an  alcoholic. why would you say that? what gives you the right to judge me this way? I was so upset, hurt and angry with this response I thought  Well I let it go..but  it did bother me, so finally I called my Mom and shared with her my e-mail and his response, She was floored at what was said,  she was so upset and wanted to tear a strip off of this family member, and I know I did nothing wrong but share how I felt, but to be told that I was an Alcoholic when in fact this cousin does not know me that well,  was very very hurtful.  Just because there are others in our family that are, you should NEVER EVER judge someone else by past experiences.  Like really,  this is when I so want to tell someone come walk a mile in my shoes and see what my life is all about.
This is when you need to let it go and move on, if people want to think you are like that then fine. Let them.  You cant let someone elses words take away your happiness, this is when it comes down to ignorance of people who are uneducated. They don’t know you obviously and don’t know the road you walk on. As long as you know who you are and so does God that’s all that matters. Words can hurt yes,  but this is when you need to educate people so they can understand better.  But as I said sometimes it does not work and you just need to let it go and know you stood up for yourself.  This is just one of the few encounters I have had over the years.  I want my children to take part in things, but again I want to protect them as well, I stopped going to the family functions as I was protecting our children from the ignorance of others and to be honest no one really paid them much attention so why should I go?? Just to be there?? To show that I care, I do care but why should I and my children be outcasted because they are not the “perfect” child?? Because they have a temper tantrum because there suffer from sensory overload (I found that out only a few years ago, I knew that was the problem but it takes so long to get assessments done), they can not help who they are, and why they do the things they do.  To Barry and I they are Perfect.  So in all honestly why would I take part in a family function when you get the “LOOK” or you see others looking and talking, when all your worried about is please dont have a melt down, please behave etc.  I have spent so many years trying to get my boys to behave a way that would please others, because of the way I was brought up, and the way one should behave.  I realized long ago that I had to stop doing that, stop trying to make my kids behave because really that is not going to happen.  Once I realized what I was doing just to please others, I myself became more relaxed, and well I thought these are my kids and if you dont like what happens then dont bother, if you wont take to the time to understand then thats your problem not mine.  If you take the time to understand, and educate yourself then sit down with my boys and talk to them, you will learn ALOT.  They are amazing kids, they have a great sense of humor, they are funny, loving, caring, kind, helpful, kids.  Sure they have there moment BUT dont we all, they just dont know how to deal with it the right way, so what, get to know them and I think you will be surprised 🙂  And always forgive the ones who have been rude, or ignorant as they just dont know.  And in order for you to move on you need to forgive that person for there actions.

Remember that Education is the key in order to stop the ridiculed behaviors of others.  And to the people who do not understand, Words are a very powerful tool and when you use them the wrong way it can really hurt, Educate yourself before you speak, and remember that lady in the grocery store who’s child in on the floor having a temper tantrum, well it maybe that he or she has a disability.  So dont judge when you dont know, we take our children with us for a reason, they need to learn and they have a right to be in society just like you do.

Have a wonderful day everyone, and I really hope who ever ready my blogs that I help in some way, and if you are suffering as well, I am her to help you through it. I have been there and I understand.

God Bless xoxo

Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations,

This I feel we don’t do enough of, do you know that with just one up lifting word you can make someone’s day a whole lot better? Did you know that sometime when you feel you need to call someone, or write them a quick e-mail, that it’s a message that they need some love that day.

There has been lots of times I have had it upon me to just write something short to someone, then I come to find out that what I said made there day.  Our words are very powerful, we can build someone up very easily or tear them down.  Sometimes with out even knowing we can hurt someone with what we have said, or did.
The worst of this is gossip, now that a subject that is very hurtful.  I could never understand why people need to do this, to talk about others, and to spread nasty rumours around about them.  I feel that when people do this, they them selves have issues and need to make others look bad so they don’t.  But little do they know that when they do these things that it can tear someone down so easily.. BUT only if YOU allow it.  That’s the point, if you allow someone’s words tear you down, it can be so crucial to your well being.  I myself have for years now listened to rumours about people and about myself, I use to let them get me down, but then one day it hit me, I am NOT this person, I DO NOT do that, I know who I am and so does God, so why am I letting this get to me?  I pondered about it for sometime and meditated on that, I came to the conclusion that well if that’s what they want to say so be it, I know who I am, people who know me well know who I am, and well this persons life is so filled with resentment and bitterness, they want to try and look good to others so they need to make other people look bad.. Oh that so wrong at my expense, but I know who I am so I need to not let this get to me.  Have you ever been in this kind of situation?? Its hard to swallow, BUT you need to look into yourself and know who you are, and know that God knows who you are and that’s all that matters.  Took me along time to get to this point, you need to hold you head high and remember that you are loved by many.  Each day look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you are a creation of God, you are loved, you are special, and you will not let others bring you down.  And just know that when you are feeling down you can call upon God’s love to help you threw it.  But also pray for the person who is saying things about you.  I do believe in Karma and usually these things back fire.

But back to positive affirmations, you need to always lift yourself up and others, always believe in yourself.  Positive affirmations are positive sentences repeated many times in order to impress the subconscious mind and trigger it into action. These sentences describe a situation that we desire to happen, and are repeated many times, with conviction, attention and feelings. More than often people repeat negative sentences and statements, concerning diverse situations in their lives, and consequently bring upon themselves undesirable situations. Affirmations work both ways, to build and to destroy. They are a kind of a neutral power. It is the way we use them that determines whether they are going to bring good or harmful results.  I want positive results don’t you?? So here I have a list of some to help you in what ever you going threw, remember that when you are doing this, there should be no physical, emotional or mental tension while repeating them. The stronger the concentration, the more faith you have in what you are doing, the more feelings you put into the act, the stronger and faster will be the results. Never put yourself down as when you do you are telling your subconscious mind the negative and that’s when you start to believe it yourself, for example you desire to lose weight, do not say, “I am not fat, I am losing weight.” By saying this sentence you are repeating to your subconscious mind that you are fat. The word “losing” also evokes negative images. It is better to say, “My body has an athletic form, and weighs the right and healthy weight”. Such words evoke positive images in the mind. As to results, sometimes they may come fast, and at other times may take more time to manifest. Achieving results through the power of affirmations depends on how much time, energy, faith and feelings you invest in your affirmations, on how big or small is your goal, and on how strong is your desire.

By using the power of affirmations you state what you want to be true in your life. You see reality, as you want it to be. For a while, you ignore your current circumstances and your doubts, and concentrate on a different reality.  Hopefully this find you well, and remember to be true to yourself and others, uplift yourself always and think positive.

Positive Affirmations
– I am healthy and happy.

– Wealth is pouring into my life.

– I am flowing on the river of wealth.

– I am getting wealthier each day.

– My body is healthy and functioning in a very good way.

– I have a lot of energy.

– I study and comprehend fast.

– I am getting A’s in my exams.

– My mind is calm.

– I am calm and relaxed in every situation.

– My thoughts are under my control.

– I radiate love and happiness.

– I am surrounded by love.

– I have the perfect job for me.

– I am living in the house of my dreams.

– I have good and loving relations with my wife/husband.

– I have a wonderful satisfying job.

– I have the means to travel abroad whenever I want to.

– I am successful in whatever I do.

– Everything is getting better every day.

More frustrations and getting it out there

Ok I am SO tired of so many things, for one, people who do not have children with disabilities DO NOT understand at all.  I am so tired of people telling me how upset and disappointed they are in things my children have done.  All I have to say is walk a mile in their shoes, be in their minds, and try to function.  Live in there bodies and feel what its like. Do you really think they understand and know what they are doing at the time? NO.  Do you really think they are hurting your feelings purposely?? NO.  People need to either ask or educate themselves more, and stop the judging.

Another thing that REALLY gets to me is this : You need to have alone time with you and Barry, you need to get away, you need time together.  Ok for one, that is IMPOSSIBLE as who would look after the kids?? Oh sure i have had people say they would BUT I know for a fact that would not work out well at all.  No offense but, if you think its going to be a walk in the park well think again.  For one it would TOTALLY mess up routine, for two, you would not know what to do when a melt down happened.  And for 3 some have NO idea how busy our life is.  Thats one reason and the other one is lack of funds, we can’t pay for a vacation with buttons and a smile fokes.

I have a job that is 24/7, I put my kids before myself as they need me and their Dad in order to live, they are unable to take care of themselves, they can not handle change.  Barry and I don’t need some expensive vacation to reconnect.  As nice as it would be, we know that is not going to happen with the life we have unless we take the kids with us.

We excepted the fact a very very long time ago this is our life and to be honest we would not CHANGE a thing.  We spend time together in other ways, we ice fish together, we have our time when the kids are in bed, we spend time together, we talk all the time.  In the summer we camp, the kids wander off where we can see them and we spend time together.  And to be honest we are so tired most times that we just enjoy curling up on the couch and watching T.V.  The fact is that we have a very busy, draining life and we cant change it, these are the cards we have been dealt with and well you manage, you cope the best you can.  Taking trips, going away is the last thing on our list.  We are in this life for a very very long time, we have accepted the fact that our children will probably live with us for the rest of our lives, there may not be weddings, grandkids, etc.  But we are not looking that far in the future, we live one day at a time, sometimes one moment at a time.

All we ask is that people are happy for us, we are happy, we have a life that we have made and we are truly happy, content, peaceful.  We are so tired of the judging, assuming, the remarks.  If you don’t understand then ask, if you still don’t understand then don’t say anything at all.  I know I am doing what is right for my family and we know we don’t live a “normal” life, what ever that is, we are not like others, we are ourselves and we are happy.  We have amazing children who love us, who are caring, helpful, respectful, and sometimes they have there moments but we all do, they need people who have patients and understanding, not people who judge everything they do or say.   I have a very awesome team of people who help us as much as they can, from various organizations, Physicists, Doctors, Case Managers,  Counselors, Teachers, Family and Friends, that understand, listen and support us anyway they can and thats all we ask for in life.  We get so much positive affirmations from them and that’s what helps us to keep on, and keep positive.  That is what we need in life is people who understand, who support us by there kind words and positive thoughts.  We HAVE to stay away from negative people, and negative thoughts, and negative words as we have a lot on our plate to deal with everyday and those things are not part of our lives.  We can not be part of people who bring drama and negativity that they cause them selves.  I know everyone has things in there lives that they are going threw, but when its things that you can not control that is different.  When it something that you can change to make your life and others around you better than change it.  We cant change our children, we cant change the cards we have been dealt with, but we can control and change the environment and the people in it.  We are and have done so as we cant afford to have our children subjected to negativity as they already have a hard enough time as it is. We need people who are going to support us and bring positive energy around us.

Life life to the fullest, change your prospective on life, change your attitude towards life and think positive.  Those who do positive things will happen 🙂

Have an awesome day and do something nice for someone today, weather it be a phone call to an old friend, a positive note to them, tell someone what they mean to you, take a family member out to lunch, go visit someone.  Do something for someone today as you have no idea what how much that will mean to them.  One positive thing can totally change how someone is feeling. xox oxo

WOW sorry everyone its been a crazy few months

Well what a few months I have had.  Life in our house is never boring that’s for sure, I have been so frustrated and stressed to the max.  So I will tell you what has been going on.

SO it started with myself and well my bladder issues, I get chronic bladder infections, it started with a x-ray of my kidneys and bladder, well they found out I have one kidney bigger than the other and a huge scythe on my right ovary, so then it starts with a trip to the pee pee Dr (that what I call him) and an appointment to see a gynecologist which is scheduled for next week.  So my first visit to the pee pee dr is to talk about what going on, he then wants to do this test on me called a cystoscopy, done in the OR your awake with freezing. The insert a camera to look at your kidneys and bladder.  So mean while I am going through this we are having big time behavior problems with our youngest son. Calls from school and his emotions are all over the map.  He is so unpredictable, they have upped his med in hopes to help.

So i go to the appointment and let me tell you I had no idea what to expect, all I kept thinking was OMG they are going to put a needle down there to freeze it LOL.. THANK GOD that did not happen, they put freezing in there with a syringe and then go in with the camera while they pump your bladder full, and of course on the way to the hospital for this appointment i get a call from the school, he is acting up again, great well I don’t really have time for this.  So I get to the OR, he goes is and finds that i have a duplex left collecting system, plus the possibility of having urethral reflux, which I went for another test for that one.  I will find out tomorrow as I go to see the pee pee dr to discuss with him what is going on and what my options are, oh at to add to that my urine incontinence is back. Ok so that one thing out there, now back to my son, we have been having some issues with him for some time, we know he is developmentally challenged, with mixed receptive and expressive disorder, major depression, psychosis NOS (not other wise specified) which I think that was given to him as the dr in the hospital did not know what was really going on.  So to back it up a bit, since last January we have been having some problems (I hate using that word, but I don’t know how else to say it).  We found out that he had been cutting himself for 2 years, he was suicidal, then the voices started and things kind of got worse from there. Then he was hospitalized for 7 days.

So last week we find out that he has been smoking pot.  He tries so hard to fit in, and the fact that he is so easily talked into doing something scares the hell out of me,  and the fact because of his mental illness he has a hard time with his though pattern, as it impair the way he thinks.  He has such a difficult time with so many things and smoking pot will only make things worse for him as it can send him to another psychotic episode.  So he was suspended for a week because he was caught at school.  Aghhh.. he is such a good boy, he is caring, helpful, thoughtful, it so saddens me to see all this happening to him.

So yesterday we FINALLY got into see a physicist for him we had been refund to a program called Early Intervention to psychosis, and along with this program is a Physicist attached, and we had a good long talk, he said that he feels he is between  schizophrenia  and bi polar disorder, so we have changed his meds around to help with his moods, and sleep and we see him again in a months time.  So this is where i am at, dealing with my son, dealing with my health issues and all the appointments that come with it.  I still have more tests to go through, more doctors appointments to find out whats going on with myself.  I told Barry that I wish they could just scan my whole body and fix it all at once LOL.. We will get through it as we always do, Barry and I have such a strong relationship and we have been through so much already that I feel we can get through anything. 🙂

Again I do apologize to all my readers for talking such a long time to blog again, I will try harder to blog more often.  I should be as I can get it all out there when I do.

Have an awesome day everyone

xo

Meetings, Appointments OH MY

I have been dealing with so much lately and I tell you its starting to catch up, since September its been like a roller coaster ride.  My youngest was admitted into the hospital for a week, as he had a psychotic episode, I tried to quit smoking, and well that did not work out so well, dealing with the school, behavior problems with Travis, a new school year, the big assessment for the Twins, meeting for Brandon to figure out what is going on, dealing with Brandon calling me almost everyday with some excuse as he does not want to be in school, then I have been having some health issues of my own, I had a bladder suspension done, then a hysterectomy about a year after that as I had ALOT of issues, and not well something is not right with the bladder suspension, they found out I have one kidney bigger than the other, and a HUGE cyst on my right ovary.. GOD it never ends.  Yesterday I had an appointment with my counselor as things have been hitting home, and well I went out to start the truck (which I will tell you is a piece of JUNK) and it would not start, Barry had the van as he had stuff to do up North…..WELL that was the icing on the cake for me and I just broke down, I ended up having an over the phone with my councilor, thank god, she is so awesome.  I cried,  I vented,  I told all, she listened and was very helpful.  I need to take more time for myself, I know that, lately its been so hard to find the time.  I have been missing so many people who are in my life right now, my Mom who passed away of cancer 2 years ago, my Dad, my sister, my nieces, my Mother in Law.. the whole family.  Yes I talk to them everyday but it’s not the same, I just wish to be able to hug them and someone to tell me that everything is going to be alright, like my Mom use to do 🙁  I am strong but comes a time when you break and I guess I am at that point now.  I know it will get better and I hope it is soon.  I just want to figure out whats going on with Brandon and hope we can get him all leveled out so life will be less stressful.

So today I go and see the Doctor about my bladder and kidney issues, I have been calling him the Pee Pee Dr.. LOL.. Just seems like lately every time I turn around there is something else to add to the list.. and its a LONG list. I know there is light at the end of the tunnel and I will get there soon, just wish it was now.. and the Anxiety has started for Christmas, the boys Anxiety is HIGH at this time of the year and I don’t look forward to it at all.  I love Christmas, but it’s so much for the kids, the anxiety, we cant go anywhere as they just could not handle it, it sucks but we have gotten use to it, they are better in their own surrounding at this time of year as we want to avoid the melt downs, the temper tantrums, etc.

So this is my day today, Christmas shopping and seeing the pee pee Dr. and hope to GOD I don’t have to have more surgery,  we shall see, but I am afraid that is what will be happening.

Have an awesome day everyone xo

Going Green

So after ALOT of reading and research yesterday I decided to make my own laundry soap.  I chose to make power as I figured with the liquid for one it takes longer and for 2 you use much more.  So how did I make it… well here it is and it was soooooo easy to do. And YES it works for HE and YES it works AWESOME 🙂

1 bar of shaved soap (I used Fels-Naptha, put you can use Ivory, Zote and someone told me she uses Irish Spings)

3 cups Borax

3 cups Arm and Hammer washing soda

2 cups Purex Crystals.

Mix well together well.Add 2 tablespoons per load, yep that’s all.

I am so very impressed with how well it works and how little you use. 🙂 Enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And today I made my own Deodorant, so far its working great, with all the chemicals in store bought I thought I would give this a try and so far I love it.

Here is how I made it

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 5 tablespoon Shea Butter or Coconut Oil ( I had the Shea butter left over from something else I made)
  • essential oils (I used Lavender) 10 drops

Melt Shea butter or coconut oil which ever one you use

Mix together baking soda and cornstarch, pour melted Shea butter or coconut oil in and mix well, add essential oil, mix well

Pour or scoop into an old deodorant container. As you can see I got alot out of it

I used Lavender oil as it has MANY health benefits and I LOVE lavender 🙂 I use Lavender oil in a roll on for pain management.

Health Benefits for Lavender Essential Oil

Pain Relief:  excellent for use on tense muscles, muscle aches, rheumatism, sprains, backaches and headaches.  Massaging with lavender essential oil regularly also helps provide relief from pain in the joints.

Sleep: helps induce sleep and therefore is often recommended for insomnia.  I keep some in a small clay container near the bed.  The container is porous so the essential oil is able to permeate through, giving the room a nice, but not too overpowering smell.

Skin Care: The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties.  It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other skin inflammations.  It can heal wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is added to chamomile to treat eczema.

Hair Care: used on the hair can be effective in getting rid of lice and lice eggs.

Respiratory Disorders: Lavender oil is widely used for various respiratory problems including throat infections, flu, cough, cold, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, laryngitis, and tonsillitis.  The oil can be applied on the skin of the neck, chest or back or add a few drops to hot water and use as a steam.  It is also added in many vaporizers and inhalers used for cold and coughs.

Nervous System: has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves.  Therefore, it helps in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress.  The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness and increases mental activity.  I used to keep an entire bottle of the oil at my desk.  If I had an especially hectic day at work (or just got out of a stressful meeting), I’d open the container, waft some of the lavender oil into my face and take a few deep breaths.  I swear by it’s ability to calm and relax and always make sure to keep a couple bottles of the oil at home.

Other health benefits of lavender include its aid in treating indigestion and stomach pain.  It is also effective against insect bites as well as repelling mosquitoes and moths.

As with many other essential oils, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using lavender.  It is also recommended that diabetics stay away from lavender oil.  It may also cause allergic reactions to people having sensitive skin.

My next project will be homemade shampoo as soon as I get all the ingredients 🙂 We are going green in our house as much as possible and I am wondering for the kids with out using alot of the chemical based products if there behaviors will improve 🙂 We shall see 🙂 I am still doing ALOT of research, one change at a time 🙂 It certainly can not hurt to change the way we use products in going all natural, it is certainly better for all.

Have an awesome day everyone