What’s in Your Personal Care Products?

  What chemicals should we avoid? Sodium lauryl sulfate. Found in: shampoo, body wash, foundation, face wash, mouthwash and toothpaste. … BHA Triclosan and triclocarban Aminophenol, Diaminobenzene, Phenylenediamine (Coal Tar) Parabens Polyethylene/PEGs Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid and retinol Petroleum distillates AND MORE…. What ARE those things? Why do we think we need them in our personal care products? Those chemicals and others cause hormonal imbalance, toxicities, reproductive health problems, and even cancer. Instead of nourishing your skin, these chemicals will disrupt your skin and overall health. Read this. We don’t think much about those things until we or… read more…

Dilution – Learning How to use Essential Oils Topically

  There are 3 ways to use Essential Oils… AROMATICALLY INTERNALLY (doTERRA only – the purity is guaranteed, unlike other essential oil companies) TOPICALLY – and today we will talk about topical use with DILUTION.     DILUTION So what is it? It is a very common term used when talking about applying essential oils TOPICALLY. DILUTION means we add the essential oils to a “carrier oil” and then rub it, roll it or spray it onto our skin. There are LOTS of types of carrier oils. I mostly use fractionated coconut oil. It has a light emollient effect and is… read more…

Safe & Natural Sunscreen

Do you Burn or Tan? I can remember as a child going to the lake with my mom & dad. My mom, who had olive skin,  would be out in the sun and after 2 days would as tan as if she had spent all summer in the sun. My dad would sit at a picnic table under a tree. One hour in the sun and he would have nothing but a blistered sunburn! I am somewhere in-between, but I rarely get out in the sun enough to get tan anymore. (I just don’t like to get sweaty for no… read more…

The trial of your Faith

    “Show me wherefore thou contendest with me” (Job 10:2). Perhaps, O tried soul, the Lord is doing this to develop thy graces. There are some of thy graces which would never have been discovered if it were not for the trials. “God trains His soldiers… …not in tents of ease and luxury, but by turning them out and using them to forced marches and hard service. He makes them ford through streams, and swim through rivers and climb mountains, and walk many a weary mile with heavy knapsacks on their backs. Well, Christian, may not this account for… read more…

The Great Day of the Lord is Near

   I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord. (Zephaniah 1:2) Ruin is coming, utter ruin; destruction from the Almighty is on its way.   Little children, keep yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:21) The servants of God all proclaim, There is no peace for the wicked. The expressions are figurative, speaking every where desolation; the land shall be left without inhabitants. The sinners to be consumed are, the professed idolaters, and those that worship Jehovah and idols, or swear to the Lord, and to Malcham. Those that think to divide their affections and worship between… read more…

More Than a Conqueror

  I had a freak accident. I wanted to get up out of my chair and I shoved the ottoman in front of my chair with my left leg. Something happened in my leg. With that one movement, I pulled my quadriceps.. And listen, this was not a month ago…it was 22 months ago. I have seen a doctor, an orthopedic doctor, a chiropractor and a physical therapist. They all give me a little piece of the puzzle, but I am only a little bit better. I can’t put on my shoe or sock on my left foot and I walk… read more…