Summertime and Essential Oils Series (Last of the Series)

As Summer winds down and begins to come to a close, I would like to share with you my last blog of this series- Summertime and Essential Oils.

I suspect most of you will enjoy the Autumn weather and the coolness in the air by taking it outside. This is why you need these luminaries in your life!

The luminaries are super easy to make and will keep the pests away, and with an extra-added plus, you can create an ambiance on crisp fall nights while gazing up at the stars, sitting by a fire pit enjoying smores.

I used a fairly cheap decorative bowl that I purchased at the dollar store, but you can use a mason jar (they are all the rage anyway).  I also purchased small floating candles at the dollar store too.

You can make the luminaries- cheap!

Here is what you will need:

2 Mason jars (8 ounces) or 2 decorative glass bowls

20 drops of  lemon-Young Living essential oil

20 drops of lavender- Young Living essential oil

20 drops of cedar wood-Young Living essential oil

20 drops of Thieves blend- Young Living essential oil

10 drops of Citronella- Young Living essential oil

1 lemon sliced

1 lime sliced

Fresh rosemary

1/2 cup of witch hazel or vodka

Water

Small floating  candles

Combine oils first in either a mason jars or glass bowl(s) then add the witch hazel or vodka, add the lime and lemon slices and one fresh rosemary sprig, then slowly add water to fill to your liking. Place the floating candles on top of the water.

There you have it luminaries to keep pests away, and you just created a romantic ambiance too!

Super easy- super cheap! WIN- WIN! Enjoy the outdoors with out pesky pests!

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Aren’t they gorgeous?

For the last minute summer time “get out of town before the fall” traveling oils, that you simply would not want to leave home without!

Here is a list of must have oils-

Digize- upset tummy from too many burger stops

Thieves- boost your immunity with this oil, be sure to use it before getting on the plane.

Purification essential oil blend- this oil fights odors in a stuffy car while on a road trip, in a cramped airplane, or hotel room. ( really great for stinky feet- you know when someone decides to take their shoes off in a cramped space- Phew wee! How rude too!)

Use lemon essential oil for a quick pick me up, especially for jet lag.  Use in your water 1-2 drops and be sure it is a glass container!  Citrus oils are detoxing, so it is best not to use Styrofoam or plastic.  The citrus will pull the chemicals into water from the plastic or styrofoam container, making the chemicals readily available to drink, this defeats the purpose huh? Always use glass when using citrus oils.

Deep relief blend, this is a coveted blend that continues to go in and out of stock. It is so good that Deep relief is hard to keep on the shelf.  Deep relief is great for a stiff neck, due to being uncomfortable in a plane or for long journeys in a car.  Deep Relief is also great for a tension headache, when the kids are acting out or to help releive that tension headache you may have received when a baby was screaming on the plane 2 rows back.

Hand purifier, I recommend Thieves.  Yes ! you need this especially while having to stop at a rest area or gas station for a restroom break.  Do not leave home without it!  Thieves does not leave the sticky residue or the alcohol like most other main stream brands do. I love the smell!  I can always smell a hint of rosemary on my hands after using Thieves hand purifier.

What about those flights that are bumpy and full or turbulence, or maybe a flight through a storm? Never leave without Stress away oil blend.   Stress away does just what it is supposed to do, take the stress away.  Seriously one of my favorite smells, this oil blend contains a hint of vanilla essence oil.

I would like to mention the Bon Voyage Travel Pack, Young Living has a pre-made travel pack.  This pack has 10 personal care products that are TSA compliant! The pack includes the following items:

Thieves Aroma Bright Toothpaste

Thieves waterless hand purifier

Thieves dental floss

Thieves mouthwash

Young Living Branded toothbrush

Lavender Shampoo

Lavender Conditioner

Cinnamint lip balm

Morning start bath and shower gel

Genesis Hand and Body lotion

Basically everything one would need to “get away!”

Thanks for sticking with me through the Summertime and Essential Oils Series, I look forward to the Fall season!

Want to learn more about Young living essential oils, how to live above the wellness line and begin the process of supporting your body to function optimally with the help of essential oils? Start here- http://www.youngliving.com

The best place to start is with the Premium Starter kit

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The kit includes 11 essential oils, your choice of a diffuser, sample drams/packets to share with others, a seed to seal guide, roller ball filament, an EO magazine and education!  Yes, my group provides education, not to worry I would not leave you high and dry to navigate this oil journey on your own.

If you purchase a Premium starter kit you will reap the benefits of oily education, a 24% discount on orders because you are a member, access to FREE promotional items, and the opportunity to participate in Young Livings exceptional reward program for even MORE FREE oily stuff!  As an extra added benefit the use of essential oils will support your body and help your body systems run optimally!

For more information inbox me at manaiacmcgee27@gmail.com

or if you want to dive right in visit

http://www.jenniferkit.com

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Thank you for visiting and come back for a visit soon!

 

 

 

 

Desayuno, Sunsets,and Mountains Oh my!

Well, it’s over. DONE. Finished. The vacation I have longed for 3 years has come to a close.  I really couldn’t believe how slow it took for the days to board the plane for our departure to arrive in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and then how quickly it was to leave and come back to Texas, back to reality of cat litter box cleanings, meal planning and actual work.

We had a 7 day, all inclusive stay but honestly I don’t think the days of traveling should be counted as a “stay.”  I takes a whole day to travel, get through on-boarding, passport verification, baggage claims and whole lot of waiting, but it is an adventure right? So here we go, I am going to bore you to tears with my vacation and food pictures. (Not really I hope you enjoy this blog post??)

The all-inclusive accommodations were simply amazing! I could not ask for anything more or even better. We stayed at a chain of Pueblo Benito’s Pacifica.

Here is a picture of the resort where we stayed. It was so beautiful, a swim up bar, Armonia spa, several restaurants with the best food, the beach within footsteps from the rooms (we had an ocean view) and an amazing activities center.

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Cabo is a resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, it is known for its beaches, Lovers Beach (Playa del Amor) and El Arco, a natural archway in sea cliffs.

The terrain here is like nothing I have ever seen except in movies! Traveling from the airport to the resort, the view was simply breath-taking, the Mountains, Pacific ocean on one side, the Sea of Cortez on the other, Cacti that you find in spaghetti westerns  and desert. Oh! Angry trees the trees were so strange they looked so angry, much like the Whomping Tree in Harry Potter (sorry if you are not an HP fan you may not get this reference.)

Here is an “angry tree” this tree is located at the resort, these tress are located throughout the terrain of Cabo, some with leaves, others without, some that looked healthy others looked burned by the sun and the heat. Aren’t they interesting?  Looks angry huh?

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The meals we consumed were over the top!

Breakfast consists of a buffet style meal, outside as the sun rose from the East.

We were so lucky to be able to spend a Sunday here in Cabo as our resort had a special Champagne Sunday brunch, a fresh juice bar, baked breads, pastries and a rolling tequila bar. I did the best I could to choose healthy, but Hey! Sometimes it is tough when you are on vacation!

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As I said early the terrain is something I have never seen in my life except in movies. This is the cacti Saguaro.  I was amazed by these cacti they grow super tall and the saguaro cactus can serve as a refuge to wild birds found in this region.

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See the small, baby Angry trees (actually know as an Elephant Tree) beside the Saguaro?   Cabo has the most diverse ecosystems in the world.  The most fascinating landscapes.

Mountains. Sunsets. Cabo San Lucas has the best I have ever seen!  I tried to make it a point every evening about the same time to capture the sun setting behind the mountains.

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Never had I seen such diverse colors, one evening the horizon was lit with  yellow and orange hues, like you see here, and the next evening the horizon was lit with purple with pink hues. I am telling you God’s creation is truly magnificent!

I experienced for the first time the act of climbing a mountain, it took 1 hour and 20 minutes for me to shred the Cerro De La Z mountain.

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Best margarita in Cabo San Lucas, Oh it was!

We found this refreshing drink in the market place, right off the marina, in a little store called the Bear cave.  Look at it! The bar tender went as far as making a small sun out of the lime.

margWe ventured into town after visiting the marina and decided to take a water taxi to Lovers Beach. The water taxi dropped us at Lovers Beach and we were able to snorkel, swim and gawk at the sea lions. Yes- sea lions!

Here are some of the pictures from the fun day.

The Arc

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The sea-lion showing off in the Sea of Cortez

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A trip to the Red Rocker’s famous cantina, Cabo Wabo, the Red rocker has branded tequila and Sammy Hagar’s tequila is famous here. We spent quite a bit of time here, listening to good ol’ Rock and Roll, having 2 for one drinks with chips and salsa.

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Well this sums it up, our vacation to Cabo San Lucas it went rather fast,  I am grateful for the time and the opportunity to spend in this beautiful destination.

I would like to add if you a fair-skinned person like myself, make sure you bring a sun burn soother, here is my recipe for sun burn relief, I prepared it before leaving and it was a life saver in evenings after the day spent in the sun.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

If you are trying to decide if you would like to go to Cabo, here is an excellent blog  to help you decide.  Check out  http://www.allaboutcabo.com