Bringing a Merry and Bright Christmas to families in transition at the Family Rescue Center in Los Angeles. Every family is pre checked before receiving an oven. Life gave these beautiful families curve balls with the loss of work, illness, to loss of a bread winner. Some where living in cars or on streets. This wonderful center helps them successfully transition back to health, work, and housing. Housing in Los Angeles is costly and cooking is a limited or not possible. The Sunflair Solar Ovens give them a way to cook and save money. #sunflairfamily#solarcooking
When you have a precious little baby in your arms, all you think about is how you want to keep them safe, healthy, and happy. You think about feeding them well, only using the safest soaps, detergents and keeping their crib safe.
So when you find out your “baby safe” soaps and detergents aren’t so baby safe, you’d be mad right?! That’s how I felt when I found out what was hiding in my laundry detergent. Let me tell you. It’s not pretty. .
I am freaking in love with Young Living’s laundry detergent! Not only does it smell like Christmas in a bottle, but I love that I don’t have to worry about all the gross chemicals going on my baby’s clothes and on her skin. .
SO. Are you going to keep washing your kiddos laundry in toxic chemicals, or are you going to ditch and switch?!
I truly believe that we are absolutely meant to meet every single person that comes into our lives, however, I don't believe that every single person is meant to stay in our lives to the bitter end. Every single person that has come into your life has taught a lesson or served a purpose in your life. Think about it....even those people that you least expected to end up as posers. They teach the biggest lessons sometimes. Bring in the new year with a commitment to getting back to YOU! You won't be disappointed!!
There is no greater time than the holiday season to be a conscious consumer. The surge of products purchased this time of year has a huge impact on our environment. Remember to avoid single-use plastics, products made from plastic and all things plastic-wrapped. The Earth will thank you for keeping our forests green and our oceans clean 🌳💚🐢
Wintergreen’s refreshing minty aroma is stimulating and invigorating. It’s a great addition to lotions to massage on tired muscles! It’s also the main ingredient in Panaway, which we aaaalllll should have on hand for e.ver.y.thing!! I am especially thankful for it when I feel like my head is going to explode! Add a few drops to your diffuser with your favorite citrus oil to open your airwaves and make your house smell AMAZING!
Wahoo - new vege garden in the making! I've been talking about this for ages, but yesterday, we finally got the ball rolling 🙌
We had a vege garden when Savvy was a bub. It had mixed results. We did companion planting, but I started to feel like I was doing more planning than planting, so, one year, I went "screw it" and just randomly threw seeds into the garden and hoped for the best 🤞🤣. Unfortunately, as stuff began to grow, I couldn't work out what was edible and what was a weed 🤔😂. Also, we were a little over-ambitious with the size of our original garden, so, it fell by the wayside...and then literally fell apart (untreated pine = crappy garden border).
So, very stoked to have another one almost up and running (now with new, improved macrocarpa 💪).
Can't wait to get my hands dirty and show Savvy the wonders of growing your own food 🌱😁
What's your approach to vege gardening? Are you a careful planner, a random chucker or somewhere in between?
(thanks to Pad Thai in Glen Eden for providing our evening kai packaged in our own containers 👊)
We go through so much Lemon oil in this house! It’s one essential oil I use every single day.
Here are just a few of the ways I love to use this versatile oil.
🍋I add to my water or make tea for a healthy dose of d-limonene and to support body detox and metabolism
🍋I use while cooking or baking as a sub for lemon juice
🍋I apply to remove sticker/label residue (just say no to googone). Also a rockstar for temporary tattoo removal, crayon/permanent marker on walls/surfaces... the list goes on!
🍋I apply to stains and add to my Thieves laundry soap to brighten whites
🍋I make an amazing DIY lemon and lavender sugar scrub to use in the shower
🍋I’ll add to my moisturizer to brighten up my skin especially my dark spots or I’ll use when my skin feels extra oily
🍋I apply to my feet to soften calluses
🍋I love to diffuse when I need an energy boost and it was so helpful to inhale when I experience nausea during the 1st trimester
🍋I use lemon EO for all kinds of cleaning hacks like easily removing build up in the microwave or any removing tough grease spots
🍋I diffuse it or make a roller with lavender and peppermint for seasonal support when the pollen count is high
And that's just scratching the surface...there really is so much more you can do with this super oil! 🍋
What’s your favorite way to use lemon essential oil?
All ready for our back porch, it’ll stay chilly enough not to smell.... and, in the morning the big kids can go get brown matter from the back yard and drill holes in the top! This is kinda exciting. I feel all green and eco friendly! .
When I was a kid, I used to visit my grandmother on her farm and I remember her version of recycling food scraps by either tossing them to the chickens or feeding the outdoor dog. The rest would go into a pile for burning at night (goodnway to keep away mosquitos). It’s funny when I look back in retrospect and realize all the experiences I had growing up and not really understanding them for what they were! #greenliving#ecofriendly#compost#homestead#chores
Our body shop has a plethora of butters to keep your skin fed and glowing like the skin enhancing butter from #MelaninEssentials which is included in our Pure Indulgence Gift Set and was especially designed for you treat yourself to a total spa-like pampering experience!
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eco Christmas tree 🎄
oh Christmas tree, Christmas tree .. my tree is handmade by me and my partner 🙋♀️🙋♂️
we used old timber off cuts from our family and bought the rope. this is the third Christmas for our tree 🙌
we originally made this tree for our small apartment, to save on space but we also wanted something that was cat friendly 🐱
we have slowly added decorations over the years and now we decorate it with a mix of plastic, timber and glass. Slowly replacing the plastic ones with more sustainable options. ➡️ swipe to see the full image of the tree 🎄
We’ve partnered with @thuya.boutique to bring you dryable bouquets! The gift that keeps on giving! Just hang upside down to give a second life to your fleurs! 😍🙌
Ps. All the bouquets are wrapped in a beautiful paper🙌 no plastic! 🙏🌿
#homemade multipurpose #cleaner - here’s how
take the skin of any citrus fruit - at least two to fill a mason jar. .
Add white vinegar to top off. Close with tight lid and let seep for two weeks .
I like to shake it every so often gently - after two weeks strain and add equal parts of water. #yourewelcome#dayoneeveryday#greenliving
Green Swap #5 : Well, this isn't really a swap, rather a conscious decision to use live plants as home decor. We moved into our home this year, and instead of immediately buying furniture to fill every nook and corner, I began to slowly fill empty spaces in the home with potted plants in place of unnecessary accent furniture. I cook Indian food at home, which ranks pretty high on the 'aroma' scale. But thanks to the plants, the smells don't really linger (and I have carpeted floors)! My home definitely feels 'fresher', greener and calmer. And unlike incense and candles which are a fire-hazard and need constant supervision, plants are a rather full-time working, super-chill alternative to a cleaner life. Gift someone you love a plant this season - there is no such thing as a black thumb, really!
Also, this is me shamelessly hinting to everyone in my life to never get me anything but plant-gifts, forever. I'm going for an urban-jungle meets crazy-plant-lady vibe here, I want my home to be Sleeping Beauty's post-curse castle (without the curse though). @pradjay approves.
Good Eggs is a food delivery service with an eco-conscience 🌿 They reuse the freezer packets and boxes, they don’t over package, and their delivery is amazing ✨ While I still plan to stay local to my local co-op, @goodeggs is a great option when I don’t have time for a big grocery haul 🌿
It’s funny, when I first smelled Valor I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. But every day since then, my body has craved it. It makes me feel brave putting this beautiful blue oil on my wrists, my shoulders and over my heart. And now I absolutely love the smell! If you need some courage, get yourself some Valor.
KST allows the practictioner/healer to easily, quickly and accurately obtain information from the client or subject...including locating various interferences/disharmonies/blockages and releasing/correcting them with low-force, anywhere in the body/mind complex.
The analysis procedure alone can be used to test the effectiveness of other healing and access the holographic body which contains information on many levels of a persons being.
Clients can be analyzed and corrected standing, sitting, lying down or in nearly any position of dysfunction/subluxation/interference...and a part from our hands, no analytical equipment is needed and most uniquely healers can use KST to work on themselves.
It is binary (yes, no) biofeedback, info, from innate, the body.
This is part of the sacred led tools through Sacred Body Mind Disharmony Release.
It’s intentional, sacred, loving care that lifts my spirit and facilitates such powerful release, welcoming ease into lives and the changes in clients, people, pets, has been beautiful.
I’ll share some soon.
These photos were super fun, almost as enjoyable as living and breathing sacred truths, facilitating disharmony release.
You have many purposes in life.
Love on and grow on.
Not taking any chances this winter! Been talking about immune support a lot lately, I haven’t had a cold or any sickness in 3 years because I take preventative measures so seriously!
Check my last post for my favorite immunity blend, I also take a few Inner Defense capsules when I’ve been around a lot of people, when traveling or around someone sick. 💪🏼💪🏼 it’s FULL of immune supporting plants and there’s something about getting them internally that gives me a huge immune boost!
My all time favorite immunity blend. Apply to your wrists, collar bone, bottoms of feet etc everyday during winter to ward off colds and the flu. Use more often when traveling or around a lot of sick people etc.
We haven’t had colds in 3 years using this system!