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doTERRA OILS IN MY GYM BAG!!!

 

A few week ago I published the GYM BAG ESSENTIALS video on Youtube → see it here!  showing some staple items I love having with me to enhance my workouts.  Now I’ll be going into more detail about some of my favorites!

LET’S SEE HOW ESSENTIAL OILS CAN ADD VALUE TO OUR GYM LIFE…

First favorite gym bag essential:  DEODORANT!!! We should ALWAYS have it in our bag 🙂 hehe. I use to buy a travel size store brand to keep in my bag ‘just in case’, but why ever settle for that? Our DIY deodorant has coconut oil, and that can be scary to travel with so we just add more cocoa butter to thicken it up!!  I really love this product.  The ingredients we used were aluminum-free baking soda, arrowroot (or cornstarch), coconut oil, cocoa butter and desired essential oils.  We used Lavender.  For suggestions on other oils you can use, full recipe and video tutorial —» check this out!   »»BUY NOW««

I’m also never far from my LIP BALM.  I like to have this with me all the time and you absolutely will find it in my GYM BAG!  Ingredients: beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, peppermint and lavender essential oils.  See full recipe and video tutorial here.  »»BUY NOW««

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Next, you will find me with doTERRA DEEP BLUE RUB to sooth those achey and tired joints and muscles.  This topical cream is formulated with a proprietary blend of natural plant extracts and other powerful ingredients, including Deep Blue essential oil blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus. For more information, click here.

Anyone who knows me knows I would have a good HAND SANITIZER close!  We all know how dirty gyms can be.  Even in a well maintained facility, blood, sweat and tears happen!!!  In most gyms, hand sanitizer is readily available, but we know that these options are not always the best idea – read 5 Hidden Dangers of Hand Sanitizer here.  By removing the ethyl alcohol (active ingredient in most brands) and the triclosan and replacing them with powerful antibacterial essential oils, we are able to destroy the yucky germs and protect the important good bacteria that helps build our immune system!  So I love having my DIY Hand Sanitizer close!  A simple mixture of Aloe Vera Juice, Witch Hazel, Vitamin E Oil and doTERRA’s On Guard essential oil blend makes for a safe, powerful and effective germ-killer!  Check out the full recipe and video tutorial here!  »»BUY NOW««

 Ladies, how about a nice BODY SPRAY to use after the workout!! Simply add Distilled Water, Witch Hazel and Oil of choice (my favorite —» Lavender) to a small spray bottle and you’ve got yourself a long-lasting, chemical-free fragrance!

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When we need to grab a quick shower in the locker room after the workout, have these shower essentials packed up and ready to use   ↓  ↓  ↓

  • doTERRA PROTECTING SHAMPOO —» It smells amazing and is GOOD for colored hair (there is no ingredient that strips the color!  Yay!!!)
  • doTERRA SMOOTHING CONDITIONER —» Truly leaves the hair feeling soft and thick
  • DIY BODY WASH —» Castille Soap, Vitamin E Oil, Jojoba Oil, Essential Oil of choice – Citrus Bliss is amazing and Vegetable Glycerin. We add all of this to a container with a foam pump. »»BUY NOW««
  • doTERRA HAND AND BODY LOTION —» This is a fragrance-free lotion that you can add in your own favorite essential oils.  Our top pick at the moment is Lavender for healing the skin in the sunny summer months.

SHAMPOO

 

The point of the “gym life” is to make it a lifestyle, right?

Well, what is the lifestyle we are creating?? For us, a cleaner, healthier life ♥

I partnered with Suzanna Underwood and my daughter’s online boutique ♥Of Eden♥ to create the Youtube video tutorials to share the method in which we create our products.  Click the links below, check out our videos and share with your friends ♥

HAND SANITIZER

DEODERANT

LIP BALM

STAY HEALTHY AND FIT MY FRIENDS! 

 

DIY TOOTHPASTE VIDEO

Take a few minutes and see how incredibly easy it is to make toothpaste at home.  We’ve been doing this for a year and love it SO MUCH MORE that the store brands.  
P.S.  It also whitens the teeth!
Score.

 You can BUY COCONUT OIL here.
It’s on SALE right now!!!  Yay
Take a look at my Tropical Traditions COCONUT OIL Review here!

REVIEW: COCONUT OIL GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello Friends!  I’m excited to share this GIVEAWAY with you!!!
Have you heard of Tropical Traditions?  Well if not, let me invite you to make friends with this fabulous company! They so generously sent me a quart jar of their Gold Label Coconut Oil to review and they are sharing a quart jar with the WINNER of this GIVEAWAY!  
 
So take a look at this short video review and then ENTER to win your own jar!  

Tropical Traditions has many video recipes for you to check out.  Check them out on YouTube.  Click HERE on how to use COCONUT OIL. 

Keep in mind that when you cook with coconut oil and it gets on your skin, or you use it in your personal products, it absorbs – like everything does – through your skin into your blood stream… and it’s GOOD FOR YOU!  This is another way we are getting rid of those harmful chemicals in our home.

Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil: http://coconutoil.com

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. 🙂

 Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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BUY Coconut Oil HERE!

 

STUFF WE MAKE…of EDEN

My desire is to make my home an environment that promotes health.  I’m constantly evaluating our current conditions, making adjustments to brands and products and experimenting with alternatives.  I really started changing things during the “sick year” we had with my son.  Read post about that here.  I want to thank allergies, asthma and infection for waking me up to the fact that I can have more control over the health of my home than I ever imagined!  So here are some of the changes we’ve made.  I hope you find some of this helpful!

       ↓ YOUTUBE VIDEOS ↓

DIY Plantain Tincture Itch Cream – for bug bites, stings & more
DIY Bug Spray

DIY Tick Repellent

DIY Refresh Your Skin
DIY Foam Hand Soap

DIY Laundry Soap
DIY Dryer Balls
DIY After Sun Lotion
DIY Toilet Cleaner
DIY Dusting Spray
DIY Sink Cleaner
DIY Oven Cleaner
DIY Microwave Cleaner
DIY Glass/Mirror Cleaner
DIY All Purpose Kitchen Cleaner
Why Replace Chemical, Toxic Cleaners with Natural

DIY SHOPPING LIST HERE!!!

PURCHASE THESE PRODUCTS FROM MY DAUGHTER’S ONLINE BOUTIQUE

♥ OF EDEN ♥

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DIY collage

 

TEST DAY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

I’m so proud of the hard work Taylor has put into school this year.  She has studied hard and it is paying off!  I’ve noticed a bit more focus and stress as she is walking through mid-term tests. I know that she has studied hard and is prepared!
 
Now it is my responsibility to make sure her 
BODY and BRAIN 
are fueled and ready!
 
 
I would have taken a better smoothie picture, 
but we were in the middle of the  
“MORNING RUSH”… you know what I am talking about! 
 LOL
 
theSMOOTHIE
 
kale
spinach
parsley
mint
oatmeal
coconut oil – buy it HERE
flax seeds
bee pollen
greek yogurt
honey
frozen fruit
1/2 banana
water
and to make it taste good…
1/2 cup OJ
 
That’s a power packed meal that she “ate” on the way to school!
 
Check out the 
for more healthy ideas on what to add.
 
*The picture shows the amount of food I use for 2 smoothies.  I make Taylor and Iver’s together, then make a quick one for me… using less fruit and no OJ.

 

 

Special Price!
  Virgin Coconut Oil, 
Gold Label – 2 pints –
 Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!
 If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you!

 

CHOCOLATE COCONUT PROTEIN SHAKE

This is what I had immediately following my workout today.  
High quality protein powder.
GOOD.
 
A tablespoon of 
GREAT!!!
HAPPY MOUTH.  HAPPY MUSCLES.
 
And read THIS for the coconut oil review.
 If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you!

 

COCONUT OIL – WHAT KIND TO USE

Confused about Coconut Oil?  
Well I hope this can answer some questions on why it’s
“THE HEALTHIEST OIL ON EARTH”
 
I buy my Coconut Oil from

1.  GOLD LABEL VIRGIN COCONUT OIL

  • no hydrogenation or trans fats
  • non-GMO*
  • it DOES taste and smell like coconut
  • no solvents used in processing
  • high MTCs/Lauric acid*
  • no refining
  • made from fresh coconuts
  • hand made, not machine made
  • highest level of anti-oxidants
  • USDA certified organic
2.  GREEN LABEL VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
  • no hydrogenation or trans fats
  • non-GMO*
  • it DOES taste and smell like coconut
  • no solvents used in processing
  • high MTCs/Lauric acid*
  • no refining
  • made from fresh coconuts
get it in ORGANIC or NON-ORGANIC

Use REFINED COCONUT OIL for cooking!
It will not smell or tast like coconut.
Replace your other oils and butter with it.
Coconut oil is very stable at high temperatures.

  • no hydrogenation or trans fats
  • non-GMO*
  • no scent or taste
  • no solvents used in processing
  • high MTCs/Lauric acid* 

Read here for more info on Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

Watch the short COCONUT OIL REVIEW video below and find out why I’m sold out to this company!

* GMO: Genetically Modified Organism – check out Organic Authority for more info
* Lauric Acid:  disrupts the lipid membranes in organisms like fungus, bacteria and viruses thsu destroying them.  Many people who regularly consume coconut oil experience less sickness.  Breast milk is the only other natural source that contains such a high concentration of lauric acid, which could explain the drastic decrease of infections of all types in breast-fed babies
 Learn more: naturalnews.com 
SHOP NOW from Tropical Traditions!
 If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you! 

BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL

 

Coconut Oil has been described as the “Healthiest Oil On Earth” 

It is rich in
FIBER, VITAMINS, AND MINERALS!
Here are some health benefits:
  • hair care
  • skin care
  • stress relief
  • maintaining cholesterol levels
  • weight loss
  • increased immunity
  • proper digestion & metabolism
  • relief from kidney problems
  • heart diseases
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • dental care
  • bone strength 

Check out The Coconut Research Center for a list of various references on scientific research done on coconut oil.



This is what Dr. Oz has to say about the 
amazing benefits of coconut oil:

 

Diabetes This is one fat that diabetics can eat without fear. Not only does it not contribute to diabetes, but it helps regulate blood sugar, thus lessening the effects of the disease. Island people have consumed large amounts of coconut oil for many generations without ever encountering diabetes, but when they abandoned it for other foods and oils, the results were disastrous.

Weight Loss The connection between coconut oil and weight loss is interesting. Farmers in America discovered this early last century when they tried to fatten their cattle by feeding them coconut oil. Instead of gaining weight, their cattle lost weight! So again, this is not news. Do a simple Internet search such as “benefits of coconut oil” and you will get plenty of details.

Bone and Dental Health Coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body, which in turn is greatly beneficial to dental and bone health. The improved calcium absorption created by coconut oil use ceases tooth decay and aids in the development of strong teeth. The combined increased calcium and magnesium absorption are of great benefit to middle-aged women who may become afflicted with osteoporosis.

Coconut Oil: A Good Saturated Fat? You may ask, isn’t coconut oil a saturated fat? And aren’t saturated fats harmful? Yes, coconut oil consists of 90% saturated fats. But whether or not saturated fats are harmful depends on who you ask. Among mainstream nutritionists, the idea that saturated fats cause heart disease is an “absolute truth” that is never questioned. Those who question this belief, however, point out that mankind has been consuming mainly saturated fats – in the form of butter, lard, coconut oil, etc – for thousands of years, yet heart disease was rare before the 1920s. If anything, the rise of heart disease in recent decades may correspond to the increasing use of polyunsaturated vegetable oils like corn, safflower and canola, as well as margarine.


the BEST PLACE to buy COCONUT OIL is TROPICAL TRADITIONS!

Read more about 
HANDCRAFTED VIRGIN COCONUT OIL 
and
 MASSED PRODUCED MACHINE MADE COCONUT OIL here.

People are using Coconut Oil for…

Check this out for recipes and tutorials!
Check this out to learn more about the different types of Coconut Oils.

Consult you doctor before you try coconut oil for medical purposes.