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Stomach Bug!

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Yuck! I hate this! 😷😰😞

I have basically been sleeping all day… Thank goodness the hubs was able to take the kids out! It felt like I actually had a sick day! I am so appreciative of him for doing that…. 

The things that stinks the most about stomach bugs are the fact that you can’t really do anything except roll with it. I was able to eat some saltines, drink unfixed ginger ale, drink water and my nursing support tea. That’s pretty much all I ate and drank when I woke up from my many naps. I won’t go into details of what the stomach bug caused me to do, but I’m sure most of you can feel my pain! 

When my hubby and kids got home… He brought me soup and some cookies(for some odd Eason I wanted cookies… And I was able to keep them down) We then got the kids to bed and now … He’s got it 😔Poor hubby! 

On a side not, thank goodness for dōTERRA’s Digest-Zen and Peppermint essential oils. They are helping us out a bunch! 



Till Next Time! 

*Image found through Google search

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I Went Primal!

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Sweat! I know, not the most glamorous thing to talk about, but we all do it! Even though in high school someone tried to tell me “Boys sweat, girls perspire!” I laughed it off and in my head thought “yeah, right! I sweat… A lot actually.”

Years down the road…

I happen to be a heavy sweater. However, I wasn’t always a heavy sweater…I think it happened when I moved to a warmer climate. I was struggling to find a deodorant that actually worked. I would use Secret, Dove, or Degree.when one stopped working for me, I would change it up, be good for a bit and then I would have to switch. I began to get really tired of this cycle. Then I fell for the “prescription strength” throw your wallet in the door deodorants from this brands. I decided that I wasn’t going to go broke buying deodorant. One day I went to the deodorant aisle and looked at their ingredients. Turns out, the clinical strength only had one…ONE percent more of the antiperspirant than the regular deodorant….Oh! I was mad!

I needed to do something. Around this same time, a Whole Foods opened in my neighborhood. I went to the whole body section and began to look at their natural deodorant section. I tried a couple…none of them worked, and one of them I has a reaction too…that was not fun! So, I sadly went back to my routine…

Two years pass…about three weeks ago, I heard about Primal Pit Paste! At first I was a little hesitant to try since I had a bad reaction to one of the other natural deodorants. So, I took the time to research the company and product. The information on their site it great! It really helped answer all the questions I had. I also love love love that it is free of aluminum (means no yellowing of your shirts pits) and parabens. I also love that most of the ingredients are organic and it contains essential oils.

Their deodorant comes in two forms. The first form is a paste. To apply the paste, you use your fingers. The second form is a stick. This is easier to take to the gym or travel with. Also, if you don’t want to touch the deodorant.

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So, three weeks ago, I purchased the lavender scented stick at my local Whole Foods. I was so excited…a little nervous, but excited! Thank goodness I read all the FAQs…

“Pit Detox- After years of wearing conventional chemical and aluminum laden deodorants it is possible to need to detox your pits from this build up.” – excerpt taken from http://primalpitpaste.com/faq.html

Luckily, I had no irritation from the baking soda, I was able to shave without a problem, and I understood that the stick could melt. Being a cloth diaperer it’s the same as my daughter’s butt butter.

When I purchased this new deodorant, I just began my workout routine, it was perfect because, Primal Pit Paste recommends that you sweat. Honestly, I never knew how bad I could smell. All I thought about was, “Yes, I am ridding my body of these nasty chemicals!!”

My deodorant routine:
Day 1- put on in morning
Shower after workout, put on in evening.
Day 2- go about my day, workout, shower, put on. (Repeat)

This is all I have done for the last three weeks. This deodorant is the best deodorant I have ever used! It totally withstands my sweatiest workouts, handles my stress, and any nervous situations. I’m in love with it!

Oh, this might be strange, but I have noticed that my pit hair, when it grows back, is growing back smoother and softer.

I highly recommend this product! I am working on getting my husband and my good friends to to turn primal!

For more information about Primal Pit Paste and their many other products (that I am excited to try) please visit their website at:
http://primalpitpaste.com/

*I am not affiliated with Primal Pit Paste, the opinions in above post are mine and mine alone, but I highly recommend you try the stuff!

dōTERRA and Me!

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I finally pulled the trigger and signed up to be a independent Product Consultant (IPC). I’m so pumped!

This is a step that is helping me make major changes in my family and my life! Making healthier choices for our mind, body, and spirit!

Here is a link to my page… PLEASE like it and a link to my website!

https://www.facebook.com/Kschiffer1585684

http://www.mydoterra.com/kerryschiffer

Thank you for liking!

And please share with someone you know who may be interested!

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Germaphobe Mom…Well Today

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Normally, I’m not a germaophobe. I mean, I care about germs, and I know they are bad, but I understand that my children get dirty, and will encounter germs. I always make sure that their hand are clean when we are eating.

Recently, in my house, everyone has been sick. I mean, all of them at the same time…I somehow have been able to avoid the illness’. I’m not even sure how…especially since I was the one not sleeping (because Eva was waking every 3-4 hours sometimes every 2)…I then made my own assumption, it’s because I was an elementary school teacher and built up my immune system, unlike my husband…one of the kids would get a small cold, then give it to the other, and then my husband. This cycle went on for about a month and 1/2.

Finally, everyone was healthy! Yay! (Happy dance!) So, I decided to take the kids to the children’s Museum. This way I could finally get myself and the kids out of the house. Now, I began to prepare myself for this journey. I told myself, the kids will not get sick again, I’m over this illness stricken house…i loaded up on antibacterial hand gel, prepared Ethan to make sure he didn’t touch his eyes,ears or mouth while at the museum. I knew that Eva wouldn’t be taken out of a wrap/stroller. So, we were good to go.

We had a blast at the museum. I loved how it was very locally displayed. We love in a coastal area, so they had a local tugboat, busses, Even a local bank, grocery store, fire department, and police. It was great! Ethan loved all the scenarios they had set up that he could play in. Now, he didn’t really get into all the costumes or truly understand all of the places, like the mini bank, but he loved the place. His favorite was the tugboat they had there, because you could fish off of it.

As soon as we were ready to leave, I antibacterial gelled my hands and Ethan’s. We got in the car and went home. I was super happy knowing that he didn’t touch his eyes, nose or mouth, we even washed our hands once in the museum, because he went potty. I was satisfied at my germaophobic self.

Unfortunately, three days later he had a fever…

Now, I’m working on getting my hand on an essential oil blend that will help detox my house!

Till next time!

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Beginning Essential Oils…

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I am really trying to make better choices for myself and my family. One of the choices that I made was to start eating healthier…We 1/2 way have that under control. I mean we still screw up here or there, but we are trying…

The next choice I am making is to begin using essential oils (EOs), instead of always running to pop a pill! A much more natural way to cure ailments. Now, I know that there maybe an occasion here or there where a pill or some type of medication is needed, but I think a lot of things can be solved with EOs.

Here are my first few oils…

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Vertigo blend (ginger, lavender, peppermint , basil, frankincense, and orange), lemon, lavender, eucalyptus , frankincense, peppermint, and two doTerra blends Balance and Breathe.

So far I have been successful in a few areas and the EOs are working!

I have been able to take care of headaches with peppermint. I rub a drop on each temple and one drop on the back of my neck. If the headache occurs at nighttime or is slightly intense, I add a little lavender to help relax. I did experiment with a drop of frankincense on the roof of my mouth for a headache….oh boy, that was an intense experience. It tasted like a Christmas tree in my mouth. I think I was so focused on the icky flavor that I can’t remember if it helped or not. I don’t know if I will do that again.

My sister in law is very into EOs and I asked her what she would use for vertigo. Because I have been experiencing strange vertigo and slightly feeling off kilter. Especially at that lovely time of the month. she made a blend for me, but it just wasn’t feeling right. So, I began hunting for another blend. I discovered Balance by doTerra. Here is doTerra’s description:

Balance
Grounding Blend
Everyone experiences moments of disconnectedness or anxiety. The warm, woody aroma of Balance, dōTERRA’s grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and well-being. We perfectly blend spruce, rosewood, frankincense, and blue tansy to offer an enticing fragrance which promotes tranquility and a sense of balance.

I have been using this for 3 days and it seems to be helping. I put two drops on each foot and one drop on my wrists. I reapply during the day. This blend smells wonderful.

I also discovered Breathe by doTerra.

Breathe
Respiratory Blend
Respiratory issues are prevalent in modern society. dōTERRA essential oils are a perfect way to ease breathing consistently for a sustained benefit. Breathe is a remarkable blend of CPTG® essential oils which combine to do just that—help you breathe easier. A proprietary blend including laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon, and ravensara cleanses and soothes the airways, and can easily be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet. Its pleasant aroma is calming to the senses and perfect for nighttime diffusion allowing for restful sleep

I have used this for my husband and son while they were congested. My husband added directly under nostrils. For my son, I diluted with coconut oil and rubbed on his chest and feet.

I literally began this journey on Black Friday…I’m loving it so far! I look forward to where this journey will take me. I do know that I need to add oils to my collection, a EOs book and a room diffuser or two.

I’ll be posting more essential oil adventures I’m sure!

*these are my opinions and experiences with essential oils. I am not affiliated with doTerra.