Monday, March 2, 2015

My Mum Wasn't a Hippie

Growing up my mum (what we call her) wasn't a hippie.  And she wasn't scared of chicken pox or whooping cough or measles.  "Oh, no (don't worry about that), get home and get into bed and do this," is what she would say.  She knew remedies; she knew how to take care of us when we were sick.  And if someone had some sickness or infection, she'd know what to do and do it, and we'd stay in bed till we were all better.  

She might have taken us to the Doctor to have him look at us and then back home - no antibiotics or pills - to use her remedies that she learned from her mom or an old baby book with notes in it passed down.  

Back then, they knew how to treat all that stuff.  All that wisdom doesn't seem to be around anymore.  We're paralyzed because the remedies have been misplaced or lost.  And our connection to the miracle of the human body healing itself with time and care seems to be gone.  

I am so grateful and so glad I grew up experiencing the way my mom took care of me and knowing how her mom took care of her, all natural, never freaking out, and never any craziness.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Essential Oil Blending Workshops

During these fun and hands-on workshops, I will teach you how to blend essential oils safely for use with infants, children, during pregnancy and for acute situations, infection and pain.

Outline - Essential Oil Blending Workshop
I. What are essential oils 
II. What are carrier oils
III. Essential oil history
IV. How do essential oils work
V. Quality 
VI. Storage 
VII. Safety 
VIII. Essential oil drop-by-drop blending guidelines
IX. Resources

We will also discover which essential oils are beneficial for a variety of health needs:
  • Colds & Flu
  • Pain & Inflammation 
  • Skin Care
  • Emotional Support
Recent Feedback
"Thank you Amy for coming.  I LOVED your class.  Using oils is great, but you’re missing out if you’re not buying the proper oils and mixing them correctly.  Great instruction, very, very knowledgeable.  Thank you for sharing your passion." 

"I love the way Amy engaged everyone during our oils blending workshop; she’s so knowledgeable and patient. The information and materials she provided about essential oils was super and it helped everyone in the class create their own perfect wellness blend."

"I had a wonderful time at your workshop, and it was quite informative! I appreciated all the handouts, and it really peaked more interest for me in aromatherapy. I tried my potion on my son, rubbing his feet, and he loved it, he didn't want me to stop.  Thanks again for a lovely time."

"I thought that it was a great class. Very informative and a great overview of different uses of oils and applications. I would happily take another class from you."

To schedule an Essential Oil Blending Workshop, please email me at or call 585-261-2648.  

Thank you.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Organica Jane's Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • 2 cups of organic almond or other milk
  • 4 Tablespoons of organic cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground organic cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground red cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla 
  • 1 Tablespoon of local, raw honey
Place all of the ingredients in to a sauce pan, constantly whisk till smooth and heated through.  Serves 2.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

DIY Scour Power

Popular scouring powders contain ingredients known to cause cancer, respiratory distress, lymphoma, lung cancer, lung tumors, allergies and skin irritations.

We can create our own scouring powder at home with affordable and simple yet very effective ingredients.

What you will need

  • Essential Oils
  • Baking soda (alum-free preferred)
  • Glass sugar shaker (available at local dollar stores)
How to:
Fill the glass sugar shaker with baking soda, then add 25 total drops of Essential Oils. 

I recently used 20 drops of Lemon and 5 drops of Eucalyptus globulus, which are antiseptic and anti-infectious. This combination smells fresh and light, too!

Suggested Essential Oils:

  • Pine
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Thieves*
  • Tea Tree
  • Peppermint
  • Citrus Fresh*
  • Christmas Spirit*
  • Eucalyptus globulus or radiata
Suggested Use:
Shake well before using. Simply sprinkle on surface (linoleum floors, sink, tub, shower, toilet) and clean using a scrub sponge, then rinse with warm water. For deodorizing carpets, simply sprinkle on carpet, wait 1 hour, then vacuum.

Safety & Storage:
Avoid direct eye contact. Store in cool, dark cupboard out of reach of children and pets.

Make 1 for a friend.

Learn more at Prevent Cancer Coalition

* = Young Living Essential Oils blend

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Out with the Old, In with the New

Sadly, the very popular cleaning products that we've come to know, trust and sometimes love contain synthetic chemicals that have been linked to:

Cancer, Parkinson's, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Contact Dermatitis, Migraines, Depression, Reduced Fertility, Birth Defects, Headaches, Respiratory disorders, Dizziness, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Tumors, Pollution, etc.

These synthetic chemicals are toxic to children, pets, our water supply, our ecosystem.

In starting a new year, we could place these unhealthy, unnecessary products in a box and store away from the home. Please recycle them at your local recycling center on Hazardous Waste day.

Out with the Old:
* All
* Tide
* Ajax
* Tilex
* Lysol
* Glade
* Bleach
* Comet
* Windex
* Febreze

* Perfume
* Dryer sheets
* Simple green
* Clorox wipes
* Fragrant candles
In with the New!

* Ecos laundry detergent
* Dr. Bronner's Castile soap
* White Distilled Vinegar
* Thieves household concentrate
* Seventh Generation dish soap
* Baking soda (alum-free preferred)

* Arm & Hammer Super Washing soda
* Essential Oils (Pine, Lemon, Tea Tree, Purification eo blend, Citrus Fresh eo blend, Christmas Spirit eo blend)

To learn more about cleaning without synthetic chemicals, please visit the Home Green Home page of my website.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

EDUCATE Before We Vaccinate

We, as human beings, deserve to be informed before making any decision, which involves our body.

Before we decide to inject the flu shot or any other vaccine into our body, let's take the time to review the manufacturer’s package insert.  They can be found on this website:

In many cases, vaccinations are contraindicated (which means they should not be administered) because of compromised immune function, allergies to eggs and latex, aspirin, cancer, pregnancy, eczema, asthma, allergies.  Read through the inserts to understand this information.

In addition, vaccinations contain synthetic and toxic ingredients, e.g., formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, thimerosal, gentamicin, etc., which have no connection to supporting the Immune System.

Other Considerations:
  • We, as human beings, do not have the ability to create antibodies till 2 - 3 years of age
  • There are Medical practitioners that exist who do honor the human body and who do respect and support human beings and the personal choices they make for themselves.  
  • We have an Immune System, capable of healing the body from virus and bacterial infections.  
Natural Immune Support
  • Rest
  • Yoga
  • Garlic
  • Echinacea
  • Probiotics
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Elderberry
  • Meditation
  • Herbal teas
  • Chiropractic 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Essential Oils
  • Organic fruits, vegetables and berries

Monday, December 15, 2014

Yes and No Moisturizers

* Truly Moisturize and Nourish our Skin
* Save Money. Buy in Bulk
* Use Natural Products on your skin; it's natural
* Support Your Health, Healing

* Relieve Dry/Cracked Skin* Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles* Avoid Waste of Product Containers

YES (these all-natural moisturizers are perfect for using on their own, blended with each other or with Essential Oils):
Another resource for Butters and Oils is: Aromatics International

NO (these brands of lotions and moisturizers are filled with synthetic chemicals, FD&C dyes, parabens, alcohol, fragrances and other unhealthy and very unnecessary ingredients):
  • Aveeno
  • Bath and Body works
  • CeraVe
  • Cetaphil
  • Eucerin
  • Jergens
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Lubriderm
  • Mary Kay
  • Oil of Olay
  • Neutrogena
  • Victoria Secret

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