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Monster Spray

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Monster Spray

Monster spray! Sure to keep the scary creatures away!

10 drops Valor in a 6 oz spray bottle of water. Let your kids spray once under the bed and twice on their pillow. 🙌🏻

🌟 Sure to instill a sense of courage.... both magically and realistically.


Monster Spray

Monsters under the bed don’t stand a chance! Here’s a story you can adapt for your own kiddos to let them know this monster spray works!

”I met a monster once and had just one question for him, ‘Why do you and your friends come visit my kids and scare them!’

His answer, ‘We don’t mean to scare them... we just like playing with their toys while they sleep.’ Feeling sorry for him but defensive of my kids’ sleepless nights, I asked if we could come to an agreement. ‘If you smell the aroma of Valor, promise you won’t come in the kids’ room. And this goes for ALL children. Okay?’ He agreed! And all little monsters now flee when they smell Valor, the blend of courage... good for monsters to move on and kids to sleep well.”

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! So when my nephew called and asked for this magical “Monster Spray” because he was scared to sleep, I knew I could hook him up.

Specific directions that go beyond the imagination- 10 drops Valor in a 6 oz. spray bottle. Spritz three times under the bed. Twice on pillow and/or on stuffed security animal.

Sleep tight little babies! And monsters, if you’re reading this... remember your promise to flee from the aroma of courage.

How do you help your own little monsters sleep?

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Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup

Back a decade ago when it was just me and a baby I didn’t have a clue on how to care for, I found discovered the secrets of our ancestors. There are generations that had gone before me raising babies without tv’s, car seats, and used plants for healing! Go figure! So I ditched the car seat, unplugged the tv and started making Elderberry Syrup! Kidding… people who make potions in their kitchen aren’t completely ignorant to safety rules and love a good thirty minute babysitting tv sesh. But this plant healing thing… I was on board! It took one suggestion for my hacking baby to use cough syrup for me to find an alternative that wasn’t going to have side effects. ODLY ENOUGH, later on in 2008 the FDA retracted and said OTC cough syrups should NOT be given to kids under 2. Glad I went with my Momma gut feeling!


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Enter Elderberry Syrup! Y’all, I cannot tell you that this will cure anything or prevent anything. Not a doctor or a scientist. But here’s some research for you to check out on the efficacy and effectiveness of using elderberry.

Oil Infused Elderberry Syrup

-2/3 cup dried organic elderberries (purchase from a local health food store or Amazon)

-3 1/2 cups of water

-1 cup of raw local honey

-8 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality

-6 drops Clove Vitality

-4 drops Ginger Vitality


Directions: 

1. In a medium saucepan add your water and elderberries.

2. Bring to a boil.

3. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for about 45 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half.

4. While your berries simmer, mix your vitality oils into your honey.

5. When your syrup is reduced, remove from heat and let cool enough to handle.

6. Mash berries with a spoon and pour through a strainer. You can also use a cheese cloth to strain the juice from the berries. Discard the berries.

7. When no longer hot, stir in your honey and a couple tablespoons of bee pollen.

8. Store in a mason jar in the fridge.

HOW TO USE: Kids will take a teaspoon as needed when not feeling well or when around others that are sickly.

How much should you use? That’s up to you! I’ll personally using a tablespoon a day starting… yesterday. #ragweedseason

Why add oils? Flavor! Plus the extra benefits they add to our immune system.

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Witch Hazel

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Witch Hazel

If you don’t already know, the plants surrounding us have lots of medicinal properties! More than just passed down by word of mouth, a quick search on PubMed pulled up 127 studies where witch hazel was used for health benefits!

I want you to fall in love with the simplicity of using pure flower and plant extracts in your day to day life. While they aren’t fully without complication and safety* does need to be studied before using plants for health, I have found they offer simple solutions to health and just every day needs!

*not a doctor, just a Momma, making her best guess with life. While I can’t recommend treatment or diagnose your problems, you can be your own health advocate! Take my suggestions and maybe they fit into you life as well.


Uses for Witch Hazel

•Allergies
•Skin Toner
•Essential oil sprays
•After Shaving
•Skin Care
•Clean Jewelry

So when I’m getting used to using a new plant, I like to have quick uses in mind for it. For witch hazel, “Puffiness, skin, sprays”. Now, anytime I’m in need of something in those areas, witch hazel will quickly come up!

When allergies make your eyes puffy or itchy, you would maybe think to reach for an antihistamine. Witch hazel contains tannins that make it naturally an anti-inflammatory. Soak a cotton round with witch hazel and lay it over your (closed!) eyes. Leave it on for a bit before removing.

You need to use a toner after cleansing and before moisturizing your skin. In between, this balances the pH making it not too oily or not too dry. Grab a cotton round and soak it before wiping gently across your face. Just once at night should be fine!

Adding witch hazel to a spray bottle of water and essential oils (for a room spray, fabric refresher, or even after sun spray!), helps the water and oils combine + the aroma linger longer in the air. My favorite spray right now is 8 oz water, one oz of witch hazel, and then 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil to spray on my skin after being slightly burned in the sun.

Those little red bumps and ingrown hairs after shaving don’t have to happen. Use witch hazel (sprayed or cotton round and rubbed gently) on skin after you shave. Once again, it’s the anti inflammatory properties of the witch hazel plant that help your skin from not getting so angry.

Skin Care- in general, we reach for witch hazel straight or add it to a current routine. Boo boos don’t get washed with hydrogen peroxide but instead witch hazel. Always finding new ways to use it!

Cleaning jewelry with witch hazel isn’t something I’ve personally tried, but I hear it lifts dirt off great! This makes me think it would also be great to add with baking soda and lemon essential oil in a scrub for the bathroom as well. But for the jewelry, equal parts witch hazel and vinegar in a mason jar with a drop of tea tree essential oil. Let it sit overnight, scrub with a soft brush and baking soda the next day before rinsing in cold water.

How will you use witch hazel?


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