7.30.2014

my favorite essential oils: part 4

Oh essential oils, how I love thee. 
Listen up, I realize that everyone and their mother use these and are sharing them...it's become very trendy!  I can attest that they really work.  While the perks of getting paid to share what I love is awesome, I share because they work.  So, please don't think that I'm trying to make a sale here when I share all about them.  This company has been around for 20 years---I wish somebody would have shared with me years ago about the benefits of using oils!
Moving on!
 
I've talked about why I love Purification, Peppermint and Breathe again roll-on.
Today I shall share another favorite, Cedarwood.
 
-Cedarwood is a favorite to use for sleep and allergies.  We diffuse during fall time, to help combat allergies.  Also, rubbing a drop on your big toe helps to fall asleep. 
 
-If you have thinning hair, you can add a drop or two to your natural shampoo and wash with that every time to help promote hair growth.
 
-Anxiety or ADHD?  Cedarwood can have a calming effect on some by diffusing, or rubbing topically on neck.  I have heard of others using this oil in their autism protocol for their children as well.
 
-Eczema, rashes, skin conditions...you name it, cedarwood is a good one to try to help it.  Using diluted with coconut oil, make a mixture to rub over skin.
 
Some people think that because they are allergic to trees (or cedar) that cedarwood won't be good for them.  Generally when you're allergic to a tree, it's the pollen of a tree.  I have terrible cedar allergies and actually diffuse this during the fall for relief! 
 
Included in a welcome gift that I send out, is a small sample of cedarwood, so you can try it out for yourself!  That's how much I love this oil :)
 
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This oil can be purchased as a retail customer, or you can purchase a starter kit and sign up as a wholesale member to get 24% off retail prices.
E-mail me if you have any questions (andersonfamilycrewATgmailDOTcom) or check out my page that talks about the starter kit.
 
Disclaimer: This info is for educational purposes only.  I'm not a doctor, but only sharing what has worked for our family.  Please consult a health care practitioner when making changes to your medicine routine. This info is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.  And above all, do your research and know what's best for yourself and family!


7.28.2014

milo turns 7.

 
We celebrated Milo's birthday this weekend!  The kid is 7.  SEVEN!
How is this all possible...blah blah blah.  I say that for every birthday.  You think I would finally get it...IT'S POSSIBLE BECAUSE IT'S HAPPENING.
 
Anywho, I still remember his birth like it was yesterday.  He wasn't due until the end of August, but brother felt like July would be a good month to be born.  He basically ruined my plan of having everyone in our family get their own birthday month.  He was born in mine of course.  Rude.
 
I remember I started having contractions that seemed pretty intense.  After visiting with my midwife later that day, she declared that I was not in labor.  Great!  We still had a date planned that night, so Mr. Anderson and I continued on with it.  Complete with a gigantic bean burrito and all.  I'm sure you know where I'm going with this one.
 
All throughout dinner I'm stopping to breathe through contractions.  Take a bite, breathe...take another bite, breathe.  I keep telling my husband "it's all good!  The midwife said I wasn't in labor!"
Well thankfully, I decided to go in late that night to be checked again and sure enough, mama was at a 7.
Time to have a baby!  And throw up a bean burrito.
 
A few short hours later, Milo entered our world.  With a full head of hair and no name.  It took us a few days to name him, he almost ended up as an Adler Anderson.  Cute, but definitely not Milo.
 
Happy 7th birthday little dude!
We love you and are so thankful you decided to grace us with your presence :)