Everything needed for essential oils. When I began experimenting with essential oils, I read a lot on the vast uses and things you can do with essential oils. I read about what you can make with them and the different methods of application or the different ways you can deliver and use essential oils. Essentials for essential oils.
I realized that I will not be able to use essential oils on their own. Most other than neat essential oils need to be diluted in a carrier oil and equipment is needed for this. Essential oils can also be added to a lot of DIY natural living strategies.
I have researched a ton and come up with this list of essentials for essential oils. This is everything that you need when using essential oils. This includes as a business for example in soap making or as a hobby and for personal use. I hope this list is comprehensive enough to get you started.
Essentials for essential oils when using them aromatically and topically:
Diffusers: You may use candle diffusers, water diffusers, glass diffusers and or nebulizing diffusers. According to your preferences but nebulizers are the best because no water or heat is used. Therefore, you are using essential oils in their purest form.
Dark glass bottles in various sizes 10ml, 30ml 60ml.
Measuring cups, spoons, Popsicle sticks and jugs.
Airtight containers for storing salts, bath bombs, powdered washing powder.
Pump bottles ideal for lotions, conditioners, fabric softeners and shampoo.
Roller bottles for roll ons, roller blends and perfumes.
Spray bottles for air freshners and cleaning.
Glass jars for scrubs, balms and salves.
Orifice reducers in various sizes to stop the overflow of the essential oils, these measure the amount of drops.
Your sense of smell and creativity: You need your sense of smell to notice if your essential oils are not good for use.
Never give up, essential oils are delicate, they may seem overwhelming. Start slowly with a few oils, get to know them well and grow your base with other oils. And if one blend is a total flop, try another and try again.
Space in your fridge: To increase the shelf life of carrier oils and essential oils, they need to be stored in a cool dark place. A fridge is the most ideal.
Creative how to guides: if you are exploring essential oils you will need creative how to guides and blends, while you experiment with your own.
Specific conditions in your household such as health conditions, ages, allergies, likes, dislikes, pregnancy, pets and children. Remember some essential oils and carrier oils cannot be used on such with conditions as these mentioned.
Therapeutic properties, safety and prerequisites of each essential oil is a must know.
Experience is the best teacher. In order to understand essential oils, you should be able to have used them to give the best advice.
Have fun, essential oils are meant to make your life easier, so don’t strain yourself. Educate yourself as much as you can on essential oils and carrier oils.
Disclaimer: I provide personal opinions, resources, tools and my experiences with essential oils. The writings on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician. Please discuss your health concerns with your doctor.
Education.com: I love educational things for my son. I have been looking for ways to begin teaching him even though he will not be home schooled.
I feel I should set the path for him now so that things will be easier for him later on. We color together and I only let him watch educational cartoons.
He is curious and loves to play phone games with his daddy.
I stumbled upon Education.com. They provide educational resources including guided lessons, printable worksheets from the learning library, and teaching tools for parents and teachers.
Education.com is great and resourceful to that stay at home mom, the parents who choose to home school, parents who would love to be more involved in their child’s school life and teachers looking to enhance their school work.
has an entire themed and fun library for you to choose from filled with learning resources of comprehensive Math Skills and Reading & Writing Skills lists developed by expert educators.
Other things they provide are song videos, online games, guided lessons, activities, stories, lesson plans, exercises, science projects and more for different age groups.
Subjects include Fine arts, Foreign languages, Math, Reading and writing, Science and Social studies.
Some worksheet types to choose from are: • Maze • Word search • Word search with images • Crossword puzzle • Word scramble • Addition • Subtraction • Division • Multiplication • Spelling Test • Matching words to images • Word Tracer
The themes to choose from include their seasonal themes such as autumn leaves, Halloween, school days, cute crawlies, dinosaurs, outer space, and much more.
I was sent this wonderful Outer Space Themed Addition worksheet.
When a baby is crying and fussy. It’s their language and way of reaching out to you that something is amiss. Until you attend to that need they will not be ok. Many times my son has had a restless sleep simply because he is hungry. Another time he was fussy for like an hour simply because his shoes were too tight. How to calm a fussy baby.
Why is baby fussy?
hunger or thirsty (I bet you are not the happiest person when hungry too)
fatigue (tired muscles)
uncomfortable (clothes too tight, something is poking them, cold, too hot, itchy, diaper full)
because they are human
needs a break or breather
doesn’t like a person
Sick or unwell
Change in routine
Read for these cues and meet them to avoid the tears:
Rubbing face. Holding ears may mean baby is tired or teething.
Clenching hands may mean baby is hungry.
Smacking lips. And shaking head (rooting). When your baby shakes their head towards your boobs, along with smacking lips or feeding sounds and facial expressions may also mean baby is hungry.
Turning head away or losing eye contact may mean baby is overwhelmed.
Arched back may mean baby is uncomfortable.
How to stay calm as a mom: (especially during tantrums)
-Count 1-20 -Look at the need and beyond the tears, tantrum. -Understand a baby is human and is entitled to have bad moments and bad days, this does not mean that the child is bad. -be patient. -go to the bathroom. -if your child is throwing a tantrum walk away to a safe distance and watch, they will probably get up and follow you. A distraction works well and change of hands to your partner or another person helps. -Get a few minutes to yourself to calm down -Hydrate, it’s important to stay hydrated. -Self-care: self-care helps you to stay calm. It keeps you in a better mood to handle your days situations.
What to do as a parent.
How to calm a fussy baby.
Firstly find the trigger by trying different solutions. Since a baby won’t be able to tell you what’s wrong try these ways.
-distracting them. Sing a song, give them a bootle or milk, do an exaggerated dance, find a toy they love, play music. Be louder, attention catching and creative. -let your partner take the reigns while you cool off. -get on your knees, give hugs and speak in a calm way. -remove the child from the situation. Change scenery. -find a quite spot to relax both of you -baby wearing. -you may use essential oils to calm you. Such as bergamot essential oil, chamomile essential oil and lavender essential oil. Add these to your wrists using a roller bottle. Sniff straight out of the bottle or diffuse using your nebulizer. I am an introvert and I get overwhelmed with too many people. My son is extroverted but there are times he gets overwhelmed. I then find a quiet familiar spot to calm him down. I do that for me as well.
-remove and dust clothes before putting them back. Put diaper nicely.
How to help baby calm down:
-massage -bath -take a walk -baby wearing -feed them -change diaper -undress if too hot, cover up if cold -hug them -distract them -keep your cool ? -speak in your happy voice -let them cry it out (ever had such a bad day and just needed a good cry, sometimes that helps feel better but hold them while they cry, cry with them too) -help them rest (? sleep) -Music -play their Favourite game -give them your gown for a Familiar smell or hold them close to you.
How to calm a fussy baby by baby massage:
Baby massage is a sure way to calm a fussy baby. Just like our bodies get tired a babies body gets weiry too and needs a massage.
What you will need.
¼ cup Sunflower oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil for calming
3 drops Chamomile essential oil for relaxation
2 drops Tea tree essential oil for its antibacterial purposes.
Double boiler (place a jar in hot boiling water, add essential oils into the jar to warm them while avoiding direct heat).
Set up the scene:
Close the windows.
Lay a towel on the bed or wherever you will give the massage.
Warm up the sunflower oil in a double boiler. Till it is lukewarm to warm.
Remove from the stove and let it cool a little.
Add Lavender, Tea tree, Chamomile to the sunflower oil.
Check the temperature of the oils using your inner wrist.
Play soothing music.
Wash your hands.
Remove all clothes on the baby.
Rub the oils into your babies hair, gently massaging into scalp and slightly onto the top of the temples of the forehead.
Lay your baby on the towel. Or hold your baby if too young.
Remember to rub the oils in your hands first before applying onto baby.
Rub the oil onto the soles of your babies feet pressing with your palm.
Run your way up to the shoulders with slight pressure, adding a little more oil.
When you reach the baby’s chest and belly, spread your hands out towards the sides of the baby.
Put pressure in your fingertips as you spread as if you are flattening the pages of a book.
Use your thumbs to make small circles.
Spend a little more time on the back.
Therefore, After you are satisfied with the massage run the bath. Using your elbow to check the temperature. Don’t forget to use baby soap and shampoo. Rinse thoroughly.
Keep the oils out of babies reach.
Avoid putting oils on the ears, eyes, mouth and private areas.
Remember to do a patch test first if you have never used the oils on baby.
Rub the oils into your hands first to make them the right temperature for baby.
Ensure that the room is warm and cosy during the massage.
If you don’t want to use essential oils, baby oil or pure sunflower oil works as well for a plain massage without essential oil properties.
Always exercise caution when using essential oils. A little goes a long way.
A few notes:
A baby cannot speak well at least not in a language we understand. So their best way to communicate with you is through tears. As they grow older tantrums too.
They give out cues other times they do not know how to express themselves or what’s bothering them. To parents this is translated as being fussy. Sometimes we miss these cues and only see the result (tears).
Your baby and you are people who speak different languages and we need to find a common ground where we can communicate. Mom and child both learn each other till they both understand what works.
If a child notices you only respond to tantrums, that will be their first way of communicating. Try and solve the problem before it reaches that stage.
Overall we all need love, care and attention. If your child senses you are not giving them the attention they need in the moment, they find a way to get your attention.
We as moms need to also cut ourselves some slack. We are learning too. And through trail, error and mommy instinct we will get there. Trust that mommy instinct.
A baby is not doing things to spite you. You are their whole world and their comfort spot. They are comfortable with you and they know and trust that you will meet their needs. You are their whole world and comfort spot.
And patience: be patient with your child while keeping your cool and being patient with yourself. Knowing that this will last only a while. Your child will eventually learn to speak and grow up.
That child is yours so they will pick up on your habits. When you are stressed or uncomfortable what do you do? They may sometimes reflect you and it’s quite difficult to control what you see in them when you struggle to control it in yourself. You may use similar steps for tantrums. How to calm a fussy baby.
Disclaimer: I am no doctor, simply a mother sharing her findings. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
‘Yet it is so important. That moment when your baby was placed in your arms, you became an expert: an expert on how to parent your particular child. Whether or not you were academically trained—your body, mind, and soul became intimately, mysteriously, beautifully connected to your baby.
Maternal intuition gave you an ability to know things, and while it’s not objective or qualitative or will be written about in a peer-review journal, her voice is incredibly valid. Because you are biologically and spiritually programmed to care for your child in a way no one else can.’
How to calm a fussy baby. When calming a fussy baby make sure that their diaper is clean, they have been fed, their clothes are comfortable, they are a good temperature and that they are not ill. Be sure to stay calm as a child feeds off your positive vibes. As a result your baby will be less fussy and much happier.
If your baby is not getting better. Please visit your doctor. Download your how to baby massage:
I began a trend on Instagram called Mom Hacks Series. I post about surviving motherhood.
Let’s learn together on easy, tried and true tips, hacks, tricks and everything you will need for survival in this battlefield called Motherhood.
With a side dash on green living with essential oils, marriage, motivation, all things baby and toddler.
I’d love to add in a personal note to the mommy who let us go first into the changing room at Monte casino because she noticed we were in desperate need. ? We had a major blow out and she was ahead of us. Thank you and I salute you.
A few Instamoms who I follow for inspiration, support, ideas and insta-friendship:
Natural butters, salts and waxes: It is important to know what type of natural salts, butters, and waxes to use as carriers for essential oils and their properties.
This helps in boosting the ingredients in essential oils. Their properties help when deciding what will work best for each function especially for skin.
Contains fiber, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, dietary fiber and manganese. Almond butter is made from tree nut. Almond butter is high in monounsaturated fats, riboflavin, phosphorus, copper, Vitamins E, B12 and magnesium.
All these are great for your body and skin. The fats in Almond butter lower the risk of heart disease, cholesterol thus regulating heart health.
Aloe butter is soothing to the skin, absorbs quickly, and restores the skins moisture. It contains natural anti-inflammatory and is high in lignin making it easier to draw ingredients into the skin.
It blends well with essential oils. As it is rich in Vitamins A, C, E, B, Choline, B12, Folic Acid and high in antioxidants. Assisting with wound healing and inflamed skin.
Avocado butter is made from the flesh of avocados. It richly
contains Vitamins A, B, C and E, protein, potassium and antioxidants. It is a
great absorbent. Soothes irritated skin and has antiaging properties and leaves
the skin feeling soft and revived.
Originally from northern Brazil. It is extracted from the seeds of the fruit of the Bacuri tree. It acts as an insect repellant and great for problematic skin.
A great moisturizer and has antiaging properties. It contains Sulphur and amino acids. Is anti-bacterial and antiviral. Reduces stretch marks as well.
Babassu refined butter:
It is moisturizing and doesn’t clog pores. Being lightweight and absorbs easily. Babassu butter is made from the nuts of the Babassu Palm tree in Brazil. It contains vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids.
It has healing properties, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-microbial. Therefore, fights acne, soothes rashes, dry, itchy scalp, relieves sunburn and is used as a hair conditioner amongst other uses.
Is a vegetable fat extracted from cocoa beans. Cocoa butter
contains numerous fatty acids, antioxidants and emollient properties. It smells
lovely. Fatty acids nourish, moisturize, hydrate and protect the skin. Good for
dry skin and great to use during winter.
Cupuacu natural butter:
Cupuacu butter is made in Brazil from Cupuacu seeds. Being lightweight and moisturizes the skin for a longer time, thus causing deep penetration into the skin.
It improves the skins elasticity and reduces blemishes. Has antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties, omega fatty acids, Vitamins A, B, and C, amino acids and calcium.
Made in Southern California. Jojoba oil contains similar oils and fatty acids to the human skin natural oils (sebum) there as improving the texture of the skin. As well as a great moisturizer. It also contains proteins and minerals.
Great for all skin types including hypoallergenic skin. A must-have in your skin regime. Great absorbent and spreads easily for adding essential oils to your skin.
Made from the seeds of Kokum tree. Has lots of fatty acids. Kokum
butter melts slightly at contact with the skin. It has antioxidant properties, antiaging,
anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Ideal for damaged and sensitive skin. Kokum
butter has healing properties as well as nourishing to the skin.
Kombo natural butters:
Derived from the seeds of the African Nutmeg found in West
Africa (Ghana). Being anti-allergic, antifungal, anti-microbial and contains
antioxidants makes it great for adding to essential oils as a skin rub. It absorbs
quickly, helps alleviate muscle and joint pain while soothing irritated and dry
skin in its unrefined form.
Macadamia nut butter:
Rich in vitamins B6, E, fiber, nutrients, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, healthy fats (monounsaturated fats) and antioxidants. Macadamia nuts are widely grown in Australia. They regulate heart, gut health and aid in weight loss.
Mango butter contains Vitamins A, E and C, antioxidants and
emollient properties. It hydrates and balance skin, antiaging and complexion. Works
wonders on skin and hair. Mango butter is extracted from the mango kernel
originated from India. Great for insect bites, poison ivy, frostbite and
Astrocaryum Murumuru seed butter is native to the Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil and extracted from the seeds of the Murumuru palm tree.
It forms a glossy film while nourishing, protecting and moisturizing skin and hair. Containing Vitamins and fatty acids. It doesn’t clog pores and is good on problematic skin prone to breakout.
Orange peel butter:
Derived from orange peels that improve and tone oily skin.
Orange peels contain Bioflavonoids that have anti-inflammatory, anti-cellulite
and anti-irritant properties. Moisturizing and has excellent spreadability on
skin. It smells lovely too.
Rosehip natural butters:
Vitamins A and C and essential fatty acids which help in nourishing, smoothing, protecting and revitalizing skin. Great for dry, capped hair and aging skin. Rosehip butter works well on all skin types and absorbs quickly.
It gives a natural glow to skin and may reduce the appearance of scars. Extraction from the seeds of Rose Canina bush. It is non-irritating and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Sal seed butter:
Sal seed butter doesn’t leave an oily residue. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While being rich in vitamins and fatty acids. It heals damaged hair and dry skin.
Sal seed butter is made from the seeds of Shorea robusta (Sal) tree in India. It also relieves itching and rashes. It is believed to flush toxins out of the body.
Made in Africa from the nuts of Karite tree. Rich in Omega fatty
acids and antioxidants. Acts as a natural sunscreen. Shea butter helps to
reduce inflammation and joint pain. Eases razor bumps, insect bites, darkens
stretch marks, sunburn, wrinkles and itching. Contains Vitamins A, E and F. It
also blends well with other oils.
Made from soybeans in East Asia. It is cholesterol free and
contains all the essential amino acids needed for growth. It contains Saturated
Fat, Carbohydrates, Protein, Sodium, Dietary Fiber, Calcium, Potassium and Phosphorus.
Tangerine butter is made from the peels of tangerines. It is a soft butter. It has an uplifting and tangy aromatic scent. Great for oily skin and contains Vitamin A.
It has stress relieving benefits and carries well with citrus essential oils such as Lemon, Orange, Lime and Grapefruit. It maybe photosensitive as it contains citrus oils. Therefore, it should not be used before going out in the sun.
Tucuma natural butters:
Is a vegetable silicone made in Brazil from the seeds and Tucuma
oil pulp of Tucuma palm tree. Improves elasticity and makes the skin smooth and
supple. It contains antioxidant properties, Vitamins A and fatty acids. Tucuma
butter contains antioxidant properties and emollient properties. It leaves off
a glossy shine and is a great moisturizer.
Needs to be mixed with a carrier oil for application because it is very hard. Ucuuba butter is made from the seeds of the Ucuuba tree in Brazil. It contains Fatty acids, Vitamin A and C. It helps in regulating the immune system. Has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antiaging properties.
Coconut butter is made from pureeing coconut meat. It
contains proteins, magnesium, potassium and iron. Best used on aging and dry
skin. It is believed to have healing and softening properties for hair and
Butters, salts and waxes
Epsom salt is known as magnesium sulfate. It is known to
relax your body and muscles. Increase muscle and nerve function, may improve
blood circulation. Epsom salt has anti-inflammatory properties. It is a natural
cleanser and exfoliator. Can be used as an abrasive scrub and natural fertilizer.
Himalayan salt is a rock salt mined in Pakistan. It is minimally processed which makes it free of additives. It contains sodium chloride slightly less than normal salt and is pink in color. There is a possibility of containing minerals and trace elements.
It is added to bath salts that help relax muscles. Himalayan salt is also made into salt lamps that are believed to clear the air, improve skin and respiratory problems. Other minerals include small quantities of calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.
Beeswax is a natural substance that is secreted from bees. It has antiseptic, emulsifying properties, antibacterial, antioxidant and air purifying properties. Beeswax burns slow, smokeless and long leaving off the scent of honey.
It hydrates and soothes the skin and hair while relieving itchiness. Largely contains fatty acids and hydrocarbons. Works great on sensitive, dry and cracked skin and hair.
Is made from the leaves of Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) palm
tree in Brazil. It is a natural emulsifier and hardening agent. It has
protective qualities from heat, sun rays and water making it great for
polishes. Carnauba wax has hypoallergenic properties. However, it may cause dry
and itchy eyes. It is a good car wax.
Another vegan wax used in soap making and lip balms. Candelilla wax has a high melting point. It contains stabilizing and emulsifying properties in balms, creams, salves and lotions. Easily absorbed into the skin and hair conditioning, odorless and is rich in nutrients.
Soy wax melts:
A natural moisturizer for dry elbows and knees. It is a better alternative in candle making. It doesn’t contain paraffin and petroleum which are harmful to skin and environment. Being a vegetable-based wax made from soybeans. Soy wax melts are vegan, renewable, biodegradable and nontoxic.
Don’t forget to use natural butters, salts and waxes in their natural, unrefined form. Don’t forget to also check the ingredients if you are allergic to any one of the ingredients they are made from.
Remembering to do a spot check before use. You may have to heat up or use oil to some of these butters. Butters, salts and waxes come in hard solid form at room temperature.
Therefore, Store natural butters, salts and waxes in dry, dark places for a longer shelf life. Keep away from pets and children. Taking note not to inhale these substances. And a little goes a long way. Practicing caution when mixing ingredients so as not to mix too much of one ingredient.
Let’s face it. Being a mother is tough. There are too many
hats to wear: Nurse, teacher, punisher, chauffeur, chef, cleaner, mediator,
lost things finder, motivational speaker, cheer leader, strong one, mind reader,
referee, playmate, wife, friend, mood booster, lawyer, sports coach, super
hero, fastest runner, sleepwalker, party planner, adventure planner and executioner,
wise guru, patient one, boredom killer, ATM, bath giver, counsellor, automatic
reflex(or), machine moving never get tired mom.
But yet, when it’s time to relax
and enjoy the moment our minds won’t let us. SIGH!
It’s a never-ending cycle. I amaze myself at how I am still functioning and going forward. It is hard at the end of it all to be present. When was the last time you just lived and breathed in the moment? When nothing but the moment mattered.
No plans for the future, no regrets of the past, no worries of today just celebrate the now. What am I talking about? What moment? Yes, it seems far-fetched, I don’t remember a time when that occurred. It has probably been years, like years. We forget and tend to live in overdrive but like a car we will eventually burn out and overheat faster when we live this way. We tend to become angry, shout a lot and irritable mommy and wife. A happy mommy and wife is a happy home.
Its simply because every second in everyday counts. We can’t
turn back the clock and do it again. The moments fly by never to come back
again. Yes, soak in all the good and all the bad, because its better living than
not, better good and constructive arguing than burning inside in silence, (silence
shows and reflects giving up and not caring). Life is an operation room, every second
and every stitch counts. It’s a life or death situation.
Once done, it cannot be undone. Once spoken, words cannot be
unspoken. Words ring in our heads over and over. Once 2nd August
2019 is gone there will never be another 2nd August 2019. Even though
something similar may happen, it will not be exactly the same. Like identical twins,
they may look strikingly similar but are not the same person even though somethings
they do may be similar.
How do we live in the moment as a mother?
Switch off social media and electronics for a few minutes
especially when something wonderful is happening. The brain never forgets.
Plan your day making sure to add a few minutes to do
Make deliberate effort to listen, to play, to relax, to
switch off and enjoy the present.
Relax, take a deep breath, close your eyes and feel the
wonderful feelings around you. Sometimes feeling is better and gives deeper
meaning than anything else. We may forget the smell or the sound or what it
looked like but its harder to forget how we felt in such a profound moment.
As your child needs your attention, give them attention
whole heartedly. Your child will be young once.
Practice self-care to reduce your impatience and irritability.
Overwhelm life when life gets overwhelming.
Look at the positive and practice positive affirmations.
Have faith, hope for the best.
Celebrate your wins, small, big, loud or silent, be your own
cheerleader and celebrate how far you have come.
When the stress and worries of tomorrow try to suck you in,
stop them. Distract yourself with music, or yoga, meditation, prayer, fitness
whatever rocks your boat. Everyday has enough stress of its own.
I write things down in my journal, my mind becomes at ease
and I can tackle the most important things first. It also helps me not to forget
Cut yourself some slack, set realistic goals and be patient
with yourself. Most times we overbear ourselves and beat ourselves down when we
can’t achieve them. Start small and work your way up. It takes commitment to
Begin your day with difficult tasks and work your way to easy tasks.
Love and live.
Pray in the moment, a short prayer makes a huge difference.
Count to ten when your patience is running low, and your
anger meter is running on high. Step away from the temptation for a few minutes
so that you can recollect yourself.
Choose a different strategy when the strategy you have been
trying is clearly not working.
Make deliberate effort to relax when its time to relax.
Sleep when they sleep, they say, it means that make time for you to relax and
that time is usually when the children sleep.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Embrace and be content with what you have. You have no idea what wolves are hiding beneath other peoples sheep clothing.
In Conclusion: remember that when you live in the moment benefits you because then you realize that your life messed up as it is, is actually ok and worth living. You will begin to see and appreciate everything you have and pass through. Appreciation of every moment comes easy and the persons in your life that make the moment. Treasure these moments and this life we live. And lastly do your very best all the time.
Essential oils that boost respiratory system are Eucalyptus and Peppermint Essential oil. Breathe easy with Eucalyptus and Peppermint Essential oil. The properties of Peppermint contain menthol that helps boost respiratory system and the decongestant properties in Eucalyptus boost it too.
Breathe easy with Eucalyptus
Radiata aka E. Radiata is an antiviral, antiseptic, antimicrobial
antibacterial, antifungal and decongestant properties. It derives from the
family called q1`Myrtaceae Commonly known as the myrtle family. They
are powerful healing oils that are antiseptic and are useful for the
respiratory and immune system. Other essential oils in this family are Tea
Tree, Eucalyptus (all types), Clove Bud, Cajeput, Niaouli, and
Eucalyptus essential oil carries well with coconut oil, olive oil, Shea butter, and cocoa butter.
Boost respiratory system Through Uses and benefits of Eucalyptus:
healthy immune system.
support and decongestant.
tired and aching muscles
purifies the air.
feet for supporting the immune system.
As a chest on
chest and back for decongesting.
Blends to boost respiratory system are:
Lemon, Lavender, Tea Tree for cleaning and cleansing.
Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Peppermint for energy.
Basil, Eucalyptus, and Epsom salt to purify your air making breathing easier
and removing blockages.
Lemongrass, and Eucalyptus get rid of dust particles.
For a steam
bath, you may add Lemon, Eucalyptus and Clove bud to clear congestion. You may
use over a bowl of hot water and cover with a towel as well.
To boost your
immune system, add Rosemary, Lemon, Cinnamon, Clove bud, Eucalyptus with
A great chest
rub includes Tea tree, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint,
Rosemary, Sweet orange, beeswax, Shea butter, and coconut oil.
Eucalyptus, Lemon and baking soda.
essential oils Lemon, Lavender, Tea tree, Thyme, Sweet orange, Rosemary,
Grapefruit and Eucalyptus.
Breathe easy with Peppermint Essential oil
Essential oil is known as Mentha Piperita. It has an ingredient called Menthol (menthol)
which has cooling properties. It is part of the mint family called Labiatae.
make it a go-to Essential oil
oil is fast-acting.
Practice Caution when using Peppermint
as it may cause allergic skin reactions.
Not to be
used on or around pregnant women (can be used in very small potions on pregnant
women with doctors’ advice) and children below 3 years of age.
Not to be
used on eyes, ears, and should not be swallowed.
with coconut oil.
Cleanses oral health
Calms muscle, joint pain, and
Energizing: gives a wake-up call.
Great for relieving itching
Boosts respiratory system
Great for traveling as it relieves
nausea, morning sickness, and motion sickness
Relieves short term diarrhea and
irritable bowel system
Helps calm menstrual pains
Aids with damaged skin
Repels mosquitoes, ants, rodents
Boosts the digestive system
Application of Peppermint Essential oil
oil can be added to your diffuser.
Can be mixed
with toothpaste or water for oral health (do not swallow).
A few drops
can be added to your shower for a wake-up call.
May be mixed
with a carrier oil and made into a vapor rub for the chest, back and behind the
for fresh breath: Spearmint, Lemon and Peppermint. These can be mixed together
into a mouthwash. Clove bud, Tea tree, and Peppermint help soothe toothaches. Other
essential oils good for oral health include Cinnamon, Cilantro, Coriander,
Fennel, Frankincense, Lime, Juniper berry and Helichrysum.
Playmobil movie review feedback from the Movie Premiere at Movies@Monte.
Fun Facts about the movie:
The Director Lino DiSalvo was the Head of Animation for movie ‘Frozen’. He is a Disney veteran who spent 17 years at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The voices of Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Gaffigan, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert are the films stars.
Anya Taylor-Joy as Marla Gabriel Bateman as Charlie Ryan S. Hill as 6-year-old Charlie Jim Gaffigan as Del, the food truck driver. Daniel Radcliffe as Rex Dasher, the secret agent and Marla’s love interest. Meghan Trainor as the fairy-godmother Adam Lambert as the Emperor Maximus Kenan Thompson as the Bloodbones Wendi McLendon-Covey Lino DiSalvo as Robotitron Spike Spencer
Music is by Heitor Pereira.
The movie will be in cinemas on the 16th August, 2019.
There are a number of Playmobil amusement parks in certain countries that feature play areas and events. They are called FunParks and are Playmobil toys themed.
There is a CGI animated TV series inspired by Playmobil figures entitled Super 4.
Accoridng to Wikipedia: The signature Playmobil toy is a 7.5 cm (approximately 3 inches) tall (1:24 scale) human figure with a particular cherub-like smiling face, known as a “klicky”. A wide range of accessories, buildings and vehicles, as well as many sorts of animals, are also part of the Playmobil line.
When her younger brother Charlie suddenly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, Marla embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to bring him home. Setting off on an incredible journey through new and exciting themed worlds, Marla teams up with various strange and heroic companions, including: Del, a crazed food truck driver; Rex Dasher, a suave and fearless secret agent; a loyal and endearing robot; a hilarious fairy-godmother, and many others!
We were invited by SHANÈY and team at MomSays. We went to Movies@Monte and were greeted by friendly staff who gave us Playmobil hand tags and Playmobil toys. They had a curated list of invitees. We then walked into a room full of children and parents. A blue carpet lead to a photo booth where we took lovely pictures with an immediate Playmobil photo print.
We walked to a snack table, filled with delicious goodies. At 11:30am, we queued into the massive cinema. We were offered popcorn and cold drinks on the way.
At 12, the movie began with only 2 adverts, we watched the movie. There was singing and dancing. The movie is intriguing and fun.
Our take from the movie:
Celebrating the bond between sisterly and brotherly love. How responsibilities come in play and looking out for one another.
We also learnt that one should believe in themselves. Dream and never stop dreaming. Always have time for fun, imagination and play.
We are all heroes and can be heroes in our day to day lives by helping other people.
We also learnt the importance of working together. Every person is strong in their own might but stronger when we work together.
This was the first time my son was at the cinema for the movies and he fared pretty well. Much better than I expected. He loves TV and the gigantic screen intrigued him. He is 15 months now and followed through the movie. My son enjoyed the singing and dancing most.
I enjoyed mother and son time out of the house and we are extremely grateful to have been part of the experience.
There are so many things we do to live a healthier lifestyle. Going to the gym, eating healthier, Green plastic-free life. Nowadays going green is the ‘IT’ thing. You have read such a scary post about the toxins such as plastic are in many products we use in our day to day lives.
Ranging from shopping, cooking, makeup, fashion, cleaning and travel items, plastic is infused in a lot of things. If you are like me I got pretty freaked out and my head began to spin, it is pretty overwhelming. There are many products that contain cancer-causing global-warming creature-suffocating chemicals that affect our tomorrow’s. As a mother I began to worry for my child’s future. Plastics are a major pollutant on the earth.
The good news is every contribution a person makes is a much safer tomorrow. So don’t count yourself as insignificant. You are a manager in your home and a mini influencer among your family and friends. Every contribution makes a difference. Plus going green and cutting out single-use plastic is highly reducing the toxic chemicals that your family is exposed to. In honor of #plasticfreejuly, why not begin to go grow with these simple but significant changes in your home by going green plastic-free?
How to go green plastic-free:
Bulk buying of non perishable products: buying products in bulk reduces buying goods in single-use plastics.Buy meat, chicken etc. and meat products straight from the butchery like Nagiahs.
Purchase freshly baked goods like bread from your local bakery or grocery stores like spar and checkers. They are wrapped in paper. Better yet bake your own yummy goodies.
Another way to go green plastic-free is by reducing the use of plastics (plastic-free). We do this by buying from markets like fruit and veg or food lovers market. They sell fresh fruits and veggies that are not prepacked. It is as though they are pulled straight from the garden and sold. Avoid buying frozen foods.
Buying products in glass bottles like milk.
DIY your phone and tablet covers using biodegradable products.Reusing and recycling: using reusable coffee / tea mugs instead of disposable coffee cups, juice and soda bottles. Recycling old cotton t-shirts as your cleaning cloths: DIY glass purity bottles.
Making your own soap (DIY) and using soap bars, shampoo soap bars and dish washing soap bars. Or buy these from an eco-friendly shop.
Not forgetting these important solutions:
Using organic cotton bags instead of plastic bag for shopping. Don’t forget to carry them from your home to save you from buying them all the time.
Creating your own DIY compost heaps.
Make the switch from balloons to eco friendly decorations such as paper. You can make this a fun DIY moment to do with your children.Using stainless steel containers, pots, cutlery, plates, ice trays, bread bins, storage containers, sugar bowls and trays. Any plastic kitchen equipment can be switched to stainless steel.
Avoid using plastic straws, use paper or stainless steel straws.
Making your own make-up products, deodorant, travel products, air freshener, weed killers, insect balm, sunscreen, washing liquid with essential oils.
Incorporating bamboo spoons, dishes, toys, toothpicks to your household.
Switching to wooden / bamboo toilet brush and bottle cleaner handles and compostable bristles and combs or hair brushes.
Plastic free shoes and synthetic clothing, go for 100% cotton, wool, linen, bamboo clothing and hats.
Replace disposable razors with a razor with removable blades.
Make it fun for your children and educate them on the dangers of using plastic.
Practice gardening buy growing your own fruits and vegetables.
Look for a certified organic make up brand which is vegan, cruelty free, and uses eco-friendly packaging.
These last two points:
Use paper tape or ribbons, paper bags rather than wrapping paper and sell tape to wrap gifts.
Don’t forget to educate your friends and family. Better yet start your own green plastic-free movement. It takes time, patience, commitment and creativity to go completely green plastic-free.
Surround yourself with eco-friendly people.
Another way to go green plastic-free is to reduce plastic waste by reusing and recycling what you already have in your home.