Get ready... 3 drops of Cinnamon Bark, 3 drops of Stress Away, 2 drops of Peppermint and 2 drops of Lemon. Thank you @gritsgraceco
for the diffuser blend idea. It’s perfection!!! 👌🏼😍
Self care shall not be skimped on. Repeat after me... self care shall not be skimped on. I love myself a little mind, body + spirit time, and you guys... you need this. You have to make the time for yourself, even if it’s just 10 minutes. Meditate. Wash your face. Go talk to your dog. Roll some essential oils repeatedly on your wrists. Do whatever makes your soul happy for those 10 minutes. Now, I recommend shooting for like 30 minutes-but, mama knows people be busy and can’t do that. So, shoot for 10, uninterrupted, minutes of YOU time. I bet you won’t regret this.
Lavender. Old faithful. My trusted friend. Oil that I use daily. The grandma of essential oils. I could brag about this oil all day long, and I’m sure most of you are familiar with lavender. Let me tell you real quick though, this oil is so much more than liquid chill. It’s an amazing oil to use on bug bites. I dilute it a bit with a carrier oil and rub directly those bites, it helps with inflammation. I also use it in my “grow eyebrows grow” serum. Then, I also use the daylights out of it in all my diffusers. I usually go through a bottle or two a month. I use Lavender with Stress Away (which comes in your kit), Citrus Fresh (which comes in the kit too) and Copaiba (which, guess what..... comes in the kit as well). Lavender and Cedarwood are two oils that I constantly use together in my kiddo’s diffusers, to help bring on those sleepy vibes. I mean, I love Lavender.
This is one of my favorite diffuser blends for this time of year!!! I use about 4 drops of each and it smells heavenly... Orange + Nutmeg + Clove + Cinnamon Bark. 😍🍁
Alright, let’s do this... I’m about to kick off my “Welcome to the Starter Kit” series and thought why not start with one of my favorites:: Stress Away. The name says it all, but this oil - you guys - is nothing shy of amazing. I put a roller right on top and use this as a stand alone perfume, but I also love using Stress Away with Lavender in the diffuser. <— Zen here we come! Stress Away and Peppermint is one of my go-to morning diffuser blends. Stress Away pairs super well (like a wine 😂) with any of the citrus oils too. It kind of reminds me of suntan oil (without all the crap ingredients) and the beach combined. 🏖🧴😎
Travel is my escape. My escape from stress. Escape from sadness. Escape from responsibility. When times get tough, I usually end up on a trip. The first few days after becoming a Mom, I would daydream about packing a backpack, leaving the baby with my mom and husband, and hopping on a plane to some new exotic location. Then, reality would hit- I had sutures in my abdomen and I couldn’t make it 3 meters from my bed to the toilet without assistance. Then, I’d remember the real reason I couldn’t leave... that sweet baby had changed my life and I didn’t want to miss one moment without him. •
Balance is everything in life. How do we balance, what we should or have to do with what we want to do? I think about this a lot. Prior to having kids Antonio and I made it a goal that we were still going to make it a priority to travel and adventure to enrich our lives. We talk, nearly daily, of throwing in the towel on the rat race and traveling full time. We financially could do it. BUT, We feel that during this “prime” time of our life, we can’t completely walk away from the skills and trade that we’ve developed and refined over the years. My husband has worked many years to refine his medical skill set. We feel, for us, it would be negligent to completely walk away from those skills that have to be maintained with regular use. So we find our selves, not traveling as much as full time but also not working full time. Somewhere in the middle, finding our own balance for our family. Just planning our next travel adventure... well, actually our next escape. #cuba #travelmums #travelingmom #travelingfamily #cubatravel #havana #traveling #momlife #thetravelingmama #momblogger #momtravels
That view, that sky... never gets old. ✌🏼
Meal prepping (Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. - Michael Pollan) + oil planning! Figuring out an online class schedule to show y’all how to incorporate the starter kit into your everyday life. Sooooo... here’s the plan: 1. Have oils. Must travel w/the PSK + 2. Mommin’ Made Easy featuring the PSK oils .... & getting ready for the @toneitup
Summer Series Challenge. Who’s doing the summer challenge with me???
I am dreaming of a home in the nature ~ I am envisioning US living in a fazenda surrounded by old olives trees, peaches, lemons, chickens, horses and lots of puppies, I am also dreaming that it is going to be very close to the sea~ maybe Italy maybe Spain, maybe Greece, maybe Topanga mountains~ I am a dreamer and I will manifest it once I had a more clear vision, for now I am grateful to be in the nature around LA~ let’s keep manifesting every day all day! Peace- Light and Love🙏🏻❤️🤟🏼 #malibucreek
Cuddling up with this sweet babe on a Saturday morning. No place else I’d rather be.
Today, I’m standing with @iamfashionlaine
to take part in the #WokeUpThisWayChallenge
& bring some realness back to social media!! 🙌🏼 Thanks for the nomination @mrs_mvp_
!! I love me some fun filters and good edits, but let’s get real for a moment. I snapped this pic while being climbed on by my almost two year old and trying to sip my first cup of coffee. No makeup, no filter, no edit, bedhead and all.
Truths: I’m 36 years old, my eyebrows kill me (I need to get some microblading done-send me your recommendations) and I have melasma (I also have a ridiculous skincare regime I follow, to keep that shiz under control). Let’s unite and do this together!
1. Post a pic of yourself and how you look when you wake up in the morning (no makeup, no filter, just you!!).
2. Tag 3 or more friends to join us on this adventure.
3. For those of you not really wanting to share your #selfie
, help raise awareness by donating to @ladygaga @btwfoundation
which is committed to promoting the wellness of young people and inspiring them to create a kinder, braver world.
Now, it’s time to tag my 3+ people!! Drum roll...... @kascrushfit @m.ploof @mochrath @angiebabee1982 @lbrown485 @kassanto @_jaxonsmommy @jackie_sue_z
- LOVE you ladies! 😘
Goodness, this is my go-to you guys. Every single day, after my morning blend has ran its course... this blend goes right on in there. 2 Joy + 4 Bergamot + 4 Grapefruit + 4 NLBS. I’m not entirely sure this is why my kids remain so chill throughout the afternoon, but I’m thinking it may have a little something to do with it. 🤷🏼♀️ It smells amazing. If you have these oils, go throw them together in your diffuser right this very second. I also use this on my diffuser bracelets. Goooooooooood stuff right here.
“In the waves of change, we find our direction.” -Anonymous ..... just my morning thoughts.
A double rainbow, captured by my husband, in our backyard. I’m not sure if you’ve ever read about them or even care, but since the colors are reversed in the second arc... it is said to be a reminder for us align our outer world with our inner spirit. Think about that one. 🌈🌈
Do you guys stick to a summer checklist with your kiddos or with yourself? My kiddos are still a little too young to follow a solid schedule, but I got that cute little Summer Checklist in an email newsletter & thought it was too good to not share. For my friends with older kids, I think this list totally rocks. What are some of your Summer must-do’s? How do you keep your kids busy??
One thing I never expected when I started this oil journey was my husband being on board. Like, for real you guys... he was the BIGGEST skeptic in the beginning. Honestly, because of his skepticism, I began to question my own choice. 😳 Here I was...super indecisive, wishy-washy, just straight up unsure of what I needed to do. Insert one big ‘ol testimony to really make me never question myself again and to turn my hubs into a believer. Now, I can help my family & friends support their loved ones with these magical plant potions. You just have to be open to change, open to thinking outside of the box and be willing to receive. These oils have forever changed our lives and I want that for all of you.
Just a little thought: I haven’t used a candle in like forever. I can’t even remember the last time, maybe like two or three Christmases ago?? 🤷🏼♀️ Candles are full of nastiness you guys and I’d much rather not have my family + I inhaling that toxic garbage. Thank goodness for essential oils and diffusers!! THIS blend I’m about to share with y’all is my favorite. Like, I’m in love. Innnnnnnn. Loooooove. *over-dropper alert* 6 drops of Cedarwood + 5 drops of Vetiver + 5 drops of Orange. I get this blend going right about the same time I put the kiddos to bed. For real friends... this is my jam! I may or may not grab a chamomile tea or a teensy glass of red wine and just chill.
Having a little sale over at @jadeanddiffuse
this weekend. $5 off any bracelet with code: HELLOWEEKEND - go get yourself some!!
Some mornings I wake up not knowing where we are ~ it is just for a second but my brain is starting to misplace events, places, and people after 10 months living in our Airstream and moving sooo much 😜~ my Gipsy soul is ready for planting some real & deep roots ~ I know already a part of me will miss this! Ready to go back to LA! .
#thetravelingmama #thecircleoflife #grateful #ontheroad