Saturday, March 16, 2013

Low-key

I've been low-key this morning. It's been wonderful. I've caught up on a few blogs that I read. I'm still in my jammies. I even drove The Princess to her ProStart culinary practice in my jammies and I didn't even get a flat tire this time! It is 11:00 though & I do need to get moving. So I started some laundry and checked to see if we still had that Nebulizer thingy that King T used quite awhile ago.

What is a Nebulizer thingy you ask? Well, it's one of those machines that you put medicine in to help with a breathing treatment for asthma or pneumonia or emphysema. Thursday at school we had a half day for students. The remainder of the day was used for Professional Development. Part of that PD focused on Wellness & we had a guest speaker who talked to us about Essential Oils. She had a Nebulizer that was designed to use with Essential Oils. I wanted to see if THIS Nebulizer would work because, I'm cheap & don't want to spend $30+ on one if I don't have to.

I have used Essential Oils for years. The thing is, I don't know enough about them to utilize them to their fullest potential. Since the fall I've been exploring them a little more. This has given me a little more incentive to go even further.

I love Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca). We use it for everything, from cuts to bee stings, to cleaning. Another Essential Oil that I love is Lavender. Very soothing & gentle, I used it on the bottoms of my kids feet to put them to sleep when they were little or to help calm them down. Recently I've been using Clary Sage to do that too. I use it for myself at night (on the bottoms of my feet) & my kids put some on a cotton ball & tuck it between their pillow & pillow case. The two most recent purchase have been been Medieval Mix & Vetiver (both by a company called Aura Cacia).

The Medieval Mix is similar to other brands called Thieves Oil or 40 Thieves Oil. It has immune strengthening properties that have helped me not get sick this winter (since I'm around germy Middle Schoolers all day). The other is Vetiver, which is a 'grounding' type oil. I recently discovered a website that 'tests' for Adult ADHD. I have a gazillion of the characteristics that point to me having ADHD. Ok, so quit laughing and saying 'Hello? Duh!!'. So anyhoot, one thing that I found out from the speaker was that you can mix oils you wear or dispense in the air. Who knew? So yesterday I put on both Clary Sage & Vetiver and went to school. It was a very good day for the most part. I don't know whether it was because it was a good day or it was because I had a better attitude about the day. So I'll keep trying it & see.

What do you do to keep yourself & your day 'low-key'?

Bye! Love you! Have a good day, Dear!

Sue

1 comment:

  1. I think it's been awhile since I've visited. I like your new design. I've never tried essential oils, but I know a lot of people who swear by them.

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