This letter board says exactly what I’ve been going through these last few months!!! I finally have been forced to admit, and admit mostly to myself that I am not as invincible as I always thought I was. I just kept on going and going and going without taking the breaks that I needed or giving myself the proper self care that my body and mind were begging me for. I definitely accomplished a lot and I’m proud of that, but the truth is that I was not as happy as I thought I’d be when I got there because I was exhausted and mentally numb. I was forced to take a break (that’s the reason I didn’t post in two months) and I’m so grateful because it has made me so much more aware about many things but mostly self care, it’s so different than I always thought it was, I always did the exterior kind of self care but I’ve learned that true self care in taking care of ourselves from the inside. I’m excited to share more about this in future posts and how oils support true self care. ✨Pic @kennedy.steffes ✨ #oilstronger #essentialoils #aromatherapy #letterboards
Does it spark joy? 😌 Essential oil accessories shouldn't just organize your oils and make them more accessible - they should help your space feel like your own and bring you joy! ✨ 📸 and words from @eos.lifestyle we feel so lucky to have our products in their shop. Check out some of your favorite oil storage solutions by following the link in their bio. From oil holders to travel cases and bags, you might just find something that will delight you! #doterra #essentialoils #naturalsolutions #youroilsyourstyle
About 7 years ago when I only had 3 kids (now I have five and we are trying to decide if we want six) I was cleaning my furniture and I picked up this willow tree family to clean underneath them, when I put them back I realized that there was a little angel figurine there too and I remembered that it has been there for a while but I had never paid any attention to it. I looked at it wondering how it had gotten there, I had no idea, then I saw it, I saw it in my mind. I had such a strong feeling that it was my baby that I was not even pregnant with yet. I said you little stinker out loud and I started laughing. I still don’t know how it got there or what it really means but I know what it meant to me, it still represents my Matthias who just turned 6 years old. Deciding if I should get pregnant with him was one of my hardest decisions so far. I was about to get divorced after a 10 year marriage but I felt like it was not final until I had that baby, I also had other signs that made me want another baby. So I decided that I might regret not having a baby but that I would not regret having one. So I got pregnant, got divorced one month later, I went to the Dominican Republic one month later and that’s when I met my husband Stefan. Being pregnant during that transition made it all so much more difficult and complicated. But I wouldn’t change a thing, it makes me emotional when I think about how I got pregnant with him just at the right time before it was too late. He’s a miracle in my life and his birthday always brings so many beautiful memories!!
Oils in every corner of the house. 🌱 While it’s nice to keep them all together, my best tip is to keep them in every room that you will use them in! We have them in bathrooms 🚽, bedrooms, the laundry 🧺 room & always a handful in the kitchen. 🍋 This is from @essentialoilbabe but she sounds just like me, I can’t say enough about how important it is to have our oils available wherever and whenever we need them.
Just 5 days until Christmas!!! 🎄 I’m starting to feel a little anxiety just thinking about how this season is almost over. It’s no wonder that in the USA the Christmas trees and decor come up earlier and earlier every year, I know it’s because we all want this season to last as long as possible. 🎄 We live in Germany and here most families put up the tree on Christmas Eve and take it down after the New Year. I can’t even imagine doing it that way, I hold on tight to My American traditions. 🎄 Christmas is so much more than just a one day celebration, it’s a whole season of love, family time, bonding, giving, reaching out to people in need a little bit more than normal and it’s hard to let that go. 🎄 So I will be home diffusing extra strong doses of all the Christmas oils to strengthen this beautiful season and my senses to appreciate every minute more!!! 🎄 Top 12 CHRISTMAS OILS: •Pine •Peppermint •Myrrh •Orange •Anise •Cedar wood •Lavender •Ginger •Nutmeg •Clove •Frankincense •Cinnamon 🎄 Can anyone relate to how I feel?? Or is it just me?? 😄 #pleaselastforever #Christmasspirit #christmasseason #christmaslove #christmastime #christmastree #christmasoils #christmassmells #christmasdiffuser
✨update: Sold Out!!! Bonus Sale!! For last minute Christmas shopping!! 🎁 These beautiful black diamond oil holders are 45% Off 🤩 There are only a few of these left and we do not think they will be restocked again, this Black Stone is incredibly hard and very difficult to polish so we plan to just focus on the other colors. 🎄 2 other products on sale also, see details in stories!! Link in bio. #happyholidays #classyblack #diamondoilholder #christmasseason
🔔I’ve teamed up with two of my favorite shops to bring you an epic giveaway! ⠀⠀ What are we giving away you ask? @plantsandoils - $20 Etsy Shop Credit @honeyhivefive - $20 Shop credit @shadesofstone - Set of Gray Marble Diamond Roller Bottle Holders (pictures above!) ⠀⠀ How to enter: Must follow all three of us 1. @plantsandoils @honeyhivefive @shadesofstone 2. Tag 3 friends in the comments below Giveaway ends 12/12/18 at 11:59 CST.
One of the benefits of living in a foreign country is that we get to celebrate different traditions and of course the ones that I’m used to as well!! ⠀⠀ Today is Saint Nicholas Day in Germany 🇩🇪 That means that the kids wake up to a plate or boot full of chocolates and nuts 🍫🥜 ⠀⠀ I absolutely love this because in the USA we do the stockings full of treats on Christmas with the gifts and it can be a lot for just one day, so I love how we spread it out here!! ⠀⠀ Fun Facts: Saint Nicholas is one of the inspirations for Santa Claus and it’s where the stocking idea came from. In Germany they are more familiar with St Nicholas than Santa Claus. (I still have to get used to that) I love my Santa 😄 ⠀⠀ Today was too funny, my son Matthias (he’s in the last picture holding the traditional St Nicholas bread that he got at kindergarten) told me that he wished that Papa was Saint Nicholas 😄 I said maybe he is, but joking of course. He also said that the FAKE St Nicholas went to kindergarten today, but it was just the fake one!! ⠀⠀ Note... The oils in this picture are from @zaq.diffusers I have been using them for a while and I am really loving them. If you need a Christmas gift maybe for someone that would like to try some inexpensive oils to get them started with experiencing oils this set of 6 is amazing!! PLUS Save 25% with coupon code SHADESOFSTONE #saintnicholas #saintnicholasday
I’m feeling disappointed because we planned to get our Christmas tree today and that failed big time!! 🎄 So as I wait another day to finally get that fresh pine needle smell in our home I’ll be sleeping close to my diffuser with pine and cedar wood essential oils!! ✨ Great tip below!! 📸 and words @bmaliving I love incorporating oils just about everywhere in our home! We put together a new dresser, and it struck me that I should share with y'all how I incorporated oils into the place where our clothes live. + Bedroom Oily Station + ⠀⠀ To better incorporate our oils proactively into our family's routine, I like to set up oily stations throughout our home. This makes using oils very convenient, and like second nature! A few that I always keep stocked in our bedroom: Lavender, Orange, Cedarwood, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Stress Away, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Thieves, R.C., Sensation, Idaho Blue Spruce (to name a few). + Perfume Roller Blend + I've kicked synthetic fragrances to the curb, and actually get more compliments on how good I smell now, than I ever did wearing expensive perfumes. My go-to in a 5ml Roller is: +15 drops Bergamot, +10 drops Envision, 2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce and fill the rest with a carrier oil, and keep this right on my dresser where I used to keep my perfume. Yum! + Clothing & Linen Refresh Spray + ⠀⠀ I spray down our bed and pillows each night and mist my clothes when needed with this amazing spray! In a 4oz glass spray bottle mix 3 parts water, 1 part alcohol free witch hazel and 20 drops Lavender, 15 drops Stress Away, 5 drops Peppermint. SO good! + Dresser Drawer Freshener + ⠀⠀ You'll feel like you're pulling freshly washed clothes right out of your dresser, even if they've been in there for weeks! I put three drops of lavender right onto the wood bottom of each drawer, this acts as a wood diffuser. I also love @pinkgrapefruitoils awesome idea that I use ALL of the time to buy those little felt furniture pads, put a couple of drops of oil on them, and stick them just about anywhere. You can stick a few inside of your dresser drawers! ⠀⠀ Now if the laundry could just fold and put itself away, that'd be great!
Drinking a Christmas tea with a drop of Peppermint oil and some honey 🍯 ⠀⠀ It feels so good to breath in as I’m drinking this yummy tea and the taste is so much better with just one drop of oil!! ⠀⠀ Also, maybe I get excited about the silliest things but I went to the store to get a Christmas gift for my sons kindergarten gift exchange tomorrow and I found this mug with a sweater that matches the one I’m wearing today. It was just impossible to resist, and I even got a similar one for Mr. Wiezorrek!! #christmasmagic #christmastea #redsweater #tistheseason
✨When you decide to take garlic in hopes of avoiding antibiotics but your husband goes crazy with the smell!! ⠀⠀ You diffuse odor fighting oils... -Melaleuca (tea tree) -Lemon or Lime Or Doterra has an oil called Purify which I used today!! ⠀⠀ My husband didn’t even give the oils a chance, he chose to take care of the things that needed to get done outside the office!! But I’m sure enjoying the smell of my office 😄 #nocuddlestonight #notforme #learnedmylesson
This guy right here is the other half of Shades of Stone!! @stefan_wiezorrek ⠀⠀ And the best part, is that he is actually working for our business full time now!!🎉 ⠀⠀ Many friends and family have warned me about how difficult this can be for our marriage to be together all the time! ⠀⠀ But I think they are all wrong🤭 this is how it’s been... ⠀⠀ We started 3 years ago, (Thanksgiving time) and we have been dreaming and working on getting to this point where he can be in charge of the business, and it’s finally here, I still find it hard to believe, but for the last three weeks he has not left the house to go to a job, he has only gone to our office building which is only a few steps away from our front door (so I guess it’s true) He’s been so committed and excited about everything. He almost feels like a different person to me. He’s extremely smart and has always done so good in the jobs that he worked at. But, I never actually saw what he did with my own eyes. He kept getting promoted at his job, and I was so proud of him. But then he would come home and have no energy to help around our home, I kept thinking that something is not adding up here 😄 so I secretly wondered if he was really so different at work, or if he was just using his extremely good talking skills (which no longer work on me, I know him wayyyy too good now). ⠀⠀ The two things I’m the most excited about him working for our business!! 1️⃣ Our business is going to improve soooo much, for a long time now we have been ready to take much bigger steps and grow in different directions, but I honestly could not hardly handle what I was already doing all by myself, with the business, 5 kids, a home, many pending home improvements, a big yard, trying to stay fit and a tiny bit of a social life. To be honest everything was suffering, everything needed more attention that I just couldn’t give. ⠀⠀ I’m so excited to little by little go announcing the changes and improvements we will be making to be able to serve you better!! ⠀⠀ 2️⃣ Now that Stefan is with me almost 24 hours a day, we have already seen a difference in our daily lives, we have so much more family time and free time!!
✨Sales are so much fun!! Today is the last day that you can get ALL of our Stone Essential Oil Holders 20% off!! 🎄 Every time we have a sale we have so many of you tell us that you missed it, and we really want to make sure that this doesn’t happen again, especially because right now it’s all about Christmas shopping and we all want to save as much as we can!! 🎁 So please tag anyone that you know has been wanting and needing one, I really feel bad when I get those messages that you missed out on the great deals!! 📸 @Chelsea.steller #Rollerbottleholder #rollercase #rollerstorage #graymarble #organization
Pretending to have your sh*t together blend!! ⠀⠀ Double tap it you ever do this or should be doing it!! ⠀⠀ Yesterday we had some guests come over and things were not at all the way I wanted them to be at home, but since I could not magically make two extra hours appear, I had to turn to my trusted oils and diffuser to rescue the day!! ⠀⠀ If our house smells good and clean that will absolutely trick our guests into not noticing how things really are!! Right?!?!🤞🏼 ⠀⠀ The Blend -5 drops Lemongrass (because it’s my favorite and I needed some comfort) -3 drops Clove -3 drops Cinnamon -3 drops Tangerine ⠀⠀ I made it stronger than normal because I was desperate!
We decided to extend our sale until Monday!!! Enjoy your Christmas shopping!! 🎁 Who else is freaking out that Christmas is so close?? I am not even close to being done with my Christmas shopping!! 😳
⬛️BLACK FRIDAY SALE◾️⬛️ 20% Off ALL Essential Oil Holders!! Link in Bio! ⠀⠀ Sale is active, no codes are necessary!! ⠀⠀ This is the first time we have created this big of a sale. We were not sure if we would put everything on sale because we are low in stock for many items, but we figured why not. So if you have been wanting something please get it before it’s gone. ⠀⠀ Happy Shopping 🛒 Now we will go do some shopping ourselves and upgrade pretty much all of our office equipment today!! Hurray for Black Friday📣
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, from all of us @shadesofstone . We would love to hear all about your thanksgiving plans, I want to read them all of your comments since I won’t be having our big dinner today, I’ll have plenty of time! . We are in Marrakech Morocco right now, and we will fly home tonight. I do not like that we are not having our big thanksgiving dinner today since it’s the official day, but since we are living in Germany, that means no days off of work for Stefan’s family so we will celebrate on Saturday, which also happens to be my sons 14th birthday 🎂 . Anddddddd, who’s excited about Black Friday tomorrow?????🎉🎉🎉🎉 We will have everything on sale tomorrow. Check back in early for all the details!!
Smells enhance our experiences!!When we smell spice and pine scents it remind us of Christmas and it also brings back our most beautiful memories about the season! ⠀⠀ This is one of my favorite ways to use oils in our home, to enhance our family experiences and create stronger and lasting memories of our time together! ⠀⠀ Since Christmas season is here and Christmas is about Jesus, I wanted my kids to have a better understanding of the life of Jesus and his teachings. We have been reading the New Testament together for 1 week now, and I’m actually pleasantly surprised how interested my kids are in Jesus story!! ⠀⠀ I created a special diffuser and roller blend, so every time we get ready to read I put this blend in the diffuser and apply the roller blend and pass it around for everyone to use. I chose some of the most common oils used in the Bible days and created a diffuser blend and a roller bottle blend. Not only will this enhance our experience but these smells help take us back to those times and help us imagine what it was like more clearly. ⠀⠀ Some of the most memorable family times I had as a child were my mom reading to us and I want my kids to remember these times also and the messages that we are reading. ⠀⠀ BIBLE DIFFUSER BLEND 20 Drops each of.... -Cedarwood -Frankincense -Cypress -Cinnamon -Cassia -Lavender (the oil used was Spikenard but it’s very similar) Add to an empty oil bottle and label. (This makes it faster than adding a drop of each to the diffuser every time you use it) Then add a few drops of this blend to your diffuser. ⠀⠀ BIBLE ROLLER BLEND Same as diffuser blend, but instead add 8 drops of each to an empty roller bottle, then fill with a carrier oil, I let everyone apply it where ever they prefer. ⠀⠀ Do your kids understand the reason and meaning of Christmas?? I would love to hear your stories.