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Monday, December 15, 2014


 It's Giveaway Time!!!!

And it's easy to enter! Here's what you HAVE to do:

BEFORE 11:59pm on December 24th:
  1. Spend $50 or more at www.sparknaturals.com and use my coupon code (CURLY). This will save you 10% on your sale, as well as notify me of the sale so I can verify your order. (You must spend $50 or more AFTER applying the coupon to your order)
  2. Head over to my Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/CurlysOwlParliament
  3. If you haven't already, LIKE my page!
  4. Send me a Private Message on my Facebook page letting me know you ordered! 
  5. That's it!!!! 
The first FIVE people to complete the tasks above, receive a USB Diffuser AND a 5mL bottle of Spark Naturals essential oil!

This is a great time to order from Spark Naturals too because it's FREE SHIPPING ALL WEEK!
Oh imagine the possibilities! Maybe a new Mirage Diffuser....or one of those fancy new black Dew Diffusers? Have you had your eyes on anything else? Maybe an Essential 4 Pack Kit? Talk about great gifts for Christmas! 

Hop to it peeps! I'm waiting for you over on my Facebook page!


Essential Oil Mini Perfume Rollers

Recently, I purchased some of the new mini roller bottles from Spark Naturals. They are so dang adorable...but I wasn't sure what to do with them. I mean, they are so...well....small. I started thinking, "Where is it nice to have essential oils?" On the go! Right? I know most of my EO's are at home, but I could really use them when I'm driving around or at work.

So, then I looked through my purse and saw all the "things" I have in there. Lotion, lip balm, pens, pencils, highlighters, Kleenex....perfume. Huh...PERFUME! I can make mini roller bottles of perfume!

Next stop....Mr. Google! A simple search for essential oil perfume blends produced a plethora of great websites. But, my favorite was this one: Simply Pure Beauty

She has put together a bunch of great blends. She doesn't specify how many drops to add to each bottle, so I just experimented with 1 or two drops of each oil into the roller bottle. Worked like a charm. Topped each roller bottle blend off with some fractionated coconut oil...good to go! Mini Roller Essential Oil Perfumes!

Here's what you will need:
Here's what you will do:
  • In one of the mini roller bottles, add one or two drops of each essential oil specified in the blend you choose to use from this link.
  • Top off the mini roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Adding a carrier oil to the blend will keep the oils from evaporating when applied to the skin. Thus....your perfume scents last longer on your body.
  • Apply your new mini perfume roller! HELLLLLL-OOOOOO!

Be sure to use coupon code CURLY when purchasing your essential oils and supplies from www.sparknaturals.com.
You save 10% if you do!

Also, LIKE me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CurlysOwlParliament

Friday, November 28, 2014

Check-Out My Etsy Shop

Looking for a unique gift for a special gal pal in your life? 
I have an Etsy shop where I sell handmade glass cabochon earrings! 
Check it out!

Here's the link: www.etsy.com/shop/CurlysOwlParliament

Order today through Sunday and use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to save 10% on your order :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Stomach Bug Relief with Essential Oils

Feeling the “yuckies” coming on? A few of my lady friends have been coming down with this nasty 24 hour type stomach flu bug. I’ve got something that can help! Even if you don’t have the stomach flu now, stock up on the supplies and be ready for when it hits.

Here’s what you will need:

·         Spark Naturals Digest Blend

·         Spark Naturals Shield Blend

·         Essential Oil Diffuser

Here’s what you will do with each (yes, you can use them all at the same time or by themselves!):
  • Peppermint Essential Oil: Rub 1-2 drops with a dime size spot of Fractionated Coconut Oil onto your stomach to relieve nausea. You can also apply 1-2 drops with some Fractionated Coconut Oil to the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever.

  •  Digest Blend: Add 5 drops to a veggie capsule or gelatin capsule and take orally twice a day.

  • Lemon Essential Oil: Drink a lot of water while you are sick, as dehydration is usually a result of the stomach bug. Add 2 drops of lemon essential oil to you GLASS drinking vessel (never add to plastic containers!) to detox your body. You can do this all day long if you like. You can read more about the benefits of drinking lemon essential oil daily HERE.

  • Shield Blend: Add 2-6 drops of Shield Blend to your essential oil diffuser while you sleep. Keep the diffuser near your bed to get the full benefits.

FEEL BETTER, my friends!
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Be sure to use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on your orders from www.sparknaturals.com!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tighten & Tone Serum with Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Recently, Spark Naturals introduced their newest essential oil: Carrot Seed! Carrot Seed Essential Oil has some amazing properties that make it a MUST HAVE in anyone's home.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil has the following properties:
  • Anti-Oxidant
  • Anti-Septic/Anti-Viral/Disinfectant
  • Detoxifier
  • Stimulant
  • Purifying
  • Anti-Carcinogenic
  • Diuretic
  • Gas Reliever
  • Hormone Regulator
  • PMS Reliever
  • Cell/Tissue Regenerator
  • Parasite Remover
It's also great for:
  • Toning Skin and tightening
  • Digestive system "toner" (tones the digestive organs and gets them working smoothly)
  • Preventing sunburn
Want to read more about all the benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil? Here's a fantastic article by Hybrid Rasta Mama all about "The Secret World of Carrot Seed Essential Oil." It's really a great article! ENJOY!

The first thing that jumped out at me was, SKIN TIGHTENING! OH YEAH! I need it around my eyes and under my chin (I should say CHINS, as I have 2, hehehe). Here is what I've come up with using Spark Naturals Carrot Seed Essential Oil to tighten those saggy spots on my face:

Here is what you'll need to make your own Tighten & Tone Serum
Here is what you'll do:
  • Add 10 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil and 5 drops Geranium Essential Oil to a 1oz. Glass Dropper Bottle. Top off with Organic Aloe Vera Gel. Cap the Glass Dropper Bottle and gently shake till mixed.
  • Apply 2-4 drops to skin areas that could use some tightening and toning (do after you wash your face before bed).
That's it! ENJOY!! It's fantastic.
Use coupon code CURLY to receive 10% Off you Essential Oil and Accessories Purchases from Spark Naturals!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Teeth Whitening with Wild Orange Essential Oil

Teeth whitening can be so harsh and dreadful. Going to a dentist, getting impressions of your teeth made, then paying a ton of money for the refills of gel, or using those bloody strips. Yuck! Something about putting those strips on my teeth feels so icky to me. And then letting them sit on there for 20 minutes?! I can hardly stand one-two minutes. Not to mention the sensitivity of the gums after bleaching. OUCH!

So, I decided to look into a more natural way to whiten my teeth using essential oils. I have heard of using activated charcoal, but that just doesn’t fit with my routine. I thought, “What can I fit into my daily routine to whiten my teeth naturally?” hmmmmm….good questions!
Well, believe it or not, Wild Orange essential oil is a great alternative, and you only have to use it 3 times a week. Can’t beat that!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Here’s what you’ll do:
  • Once a day, every other day (so about three times a week), apply two drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil to your toothbrush bristles, then put your toothpaste on your toothbrush bristles.
  • Brush your teeth
  • That’s it!

You should start noticing a change in the color of your teeth within a few days. Easy at that, my friends!
There are so many other uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil. Add two drops to a GLASS water bottle full of water or a cup of water to “spike” your beverage. It makes for a great water flavoring! Wild Orange Essential Oil is also great in an essential oil diffuser. Simply add about 8 drops to your diffusers water and let that baby roll! MMMM! (I like to add a few drops of patchouli or cinnamon during the fall to make my house smell delicious!)

 Ready to give it a try?! ENJOY!
Be sure to use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on your essential oils and accessories from Spark Naturals!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fall Diffuser Blends

Awwww, fall. I love it. I look better draped in fabric. Summer clothing just doesn't agree with my body type. Know what I'm saying? Well, let's celebrate the beauty of crisp air, no humidity, cool temps and pumpkin flavored everything by sharing our favorite fall diffuser blends! Here are a bunch of Pin-able and Share-able images for you!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to School with Essential Oils

Well, it’s about that time, isn’t it? Time to go back to school for so many of our children. The transition from summer “hours” to school hours can be quite the shock to the system for adults and children alike. It’s important to take care of ourselves and our children in order to have a great start of the school year.  Spark Naturals wants you and your child to have an awesome school year too. They are offering their annual Back to School Kit! It includes a 5mL bottle of Shield Blend, 5mL bottle of Jeddy’s Blend, 2 roller bottles and a great storage container to hold them all. Look at how fantastic this is! What a great gift for your child’s teachers or a family member who is a teacher! This is a special promotion through Spark Naturals and only lasts until the kits are gone. They sell out fast, too! Stock up fast!

First Day of School Jitters
The first day of school can be a very exciting time for kiddos. But, it can also be extremely nerve racking. I can remember tossing and turning the eve of the first day of school. Capturing a restful night sleep prior to school beginning is hard to do when you’re nervous or excited. There are ways start promoting restful sleep now in anticipation of a great first day of school. Diffusing! Each night, fill your diffuser up with water and 8 drops of Lavender Essential Oil. Place the diffuser in your child’s room and turn it on. Allow your child to fall asleep to the gentle, soothing scent of lavender. I have a Mirage Diffuser from Spark Naturals, which has a larger water tank. The larger tank allows the diffuser to run for 8-10 hours; PERFECT for night time diffusing! Begin this ritual NOW and keep it up each night throughout the school year to promote restful, calm sleep.

When your child wakes up on the first day of school, what better way to start the day than with a healthy, filling breakfast and a little Jeddy’s Blend! For my son, he loves to have a pancake breakfast on his first day of school, and then get his “medicine.” His “medicine” is actually a roller bottle filled with Jeddy’s Blend from Spark Naturals. I rub it on the bottom of his feet and toes, back of his wrists and on his brain stem (top of the back of his neck, just under his scull). I’ve talked about Jeddy’s Blend so much on my blog. It has truly helped my son focus, control his behavior and excel at school. It’s my number one favorite essential oil! Here’s a link to a past blog post where I share his success story: CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT MY LOVE FOR JEDDY'S BLEND

With the beginning of a new school year, comes new exposures to germs. Teachers do the best they can at cleaning the classroom before the students arrive but as soon as those kiddos plop their bottoms down in their desks, the germ fest has begun. But, there is a way to start building up your child’s and your own immune system before the brigade of germs comes home! Shield Blend! Shield Blend is just that! A “shield” between you and those nasty germs that some house infest our children and home within weeks…scratch that…days of school starting. For adults, I recommend taking 3 drops in a shot glass of water each morning and evening. It tastes like cinnamon! YUM! For children, I recommend applying Shield Blend to them topically. Simply fill a roller bottle half with Shield Blend and half with Fractionated Coconut Oil (Shield Blend has some “hot” essential oils that can be irritating to sensitive skin, so it’s important to dilute to a 50:50 ratio with a carrier oil when applying to children). Apply this blend to your childs forearms or wrists (if you are also using the Jeddy’s Blend regiment I described earlier, put Jeddy’s Blend on the wrists, and Shield Blend on the forearms). Also , have your child take a few deep inhales of the Shield Blend. Ahhhh yes! Delightful!

Studying & Homework
Ew! These two works make me sick with anxiety. I still know the feeling of the constant worry of making sure all the homework is done and that I am prepared for class due to currently being in my senior year of earning my Elementary Education Bachelors of Science degree. As an adult, I have a better ability to sustain the fright of homework and studying. Children on the other hand need help from adults like us to make sure they succeed and stay on task for upcoming events. I don’t care how responsible or hard working a child is, they still need support from an adult to make sure they are on track for success (I’m climbing off my soap box right now). So, what can we do to help them? First and foremost, sit down with your child after school and help them sort through their homework. Ask them to explain what their agenda for the night looks like so you can assess where they need help. When your child is ready to begin their school work, plug in the diffuser! Select a blend that will be their unique “study blend.” Only diffuse it when there are studying and doing homework. Studies have shown that diffusing or smelling a particular scent while completing school work or studying for an exam and then smelling the scent again right before the exam begins triggers memories of the material and promote better results on exams! How amazing is our brain!? My favorite study blend is Lavender Essential Oil, Wild Orange Essential Oil and Patchouli Essential Oil. It’s a unique smell that is soothing and warm. Add 2 drops of Lavender, 2 drops Wild Orange and 2 drops Patchouli to the diffuser, plug it in and let it run near your child as their do their homework. The next morning, send them to school with a small rag, wash cloth or cotton circle pad (those disposable ones near the cotton balls at stores) with the same blend dropped onto the pad. Pop the pad into a Ziplock baggie and throw it in their back pack. Tell your child to take a whiff of it throughout the day. There ya go! Simple as that!

 ~~And that’s it my friends! I hope you and your child have an AMAZING first day of school! Let me know how these routines work for you by posting a comment here or you can send me messages on Facebook. Simply search “Curly’s Owl Parliament” on Facebook and LIKE my page J

 And as always….Use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on all your essential oils and accessories at www.sparknaturals.com!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hot Flash Relief with Essential Oils

Ever suffered through a hot flash? Yeah...not pretty. Have you accepted that they are just a natural part of "the change" for women and there's nothing to be done? That's bologna! There is and it's all natural! No pills, no creams...simple essential oils can stomp out a hot flash in minutes!


 There are several essential oils that offer relief from hot flashes.
  • Clary Sage
  • Peppermint
  • Roman Chamomile
I like mixing all three of these together into a spray to spritz on throughout the day to knock out those terrible hot flashes

Here's what you'll need to make your own Cooling Hot Flash Spray:
Combine all of the ingredients into the glass spray bottle and shake. Spray the Cooling Hot Flash Spray on your neck, arms, face and chest for relief in minutes!

An Even Easier Solution:
If you want an even similar protocol to knock out a hot flash, simply mix 1 tsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil and 2 - 3 drops of Peppermint essential oil on the back of your neck and elbow pits. Rub it in! Nice an easy!

Use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on all of your essential oils and accessories at Spark Naturals!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Make Your Own Moisturizing Dry Oil Body Spray with Essential Oils

Summer is officially in full swing! How is your skin holding up? Here in Minnesota, so many of us have been over exposing ourselves to the hot summer sun because we were deprived of its existence due to this past winters brutality (literally 6 months of winter!).

I've shared a few ways to care for your summer sun - kissed skin these past few months, but haven't talked about the benefits of daily care during the summer months. It's so simple to remember to care for our skin in the winter because it is SCREAMING at us with the red scales, cracking and pain. In the summer, our skin tends to feel and look healthier, but after baking in the sun for hours upon hours, it could use a little help. Why not maintain great, healthy skin every day?

That's why I'm sharing this awesome recipe for a moisturizing dry oil body spray. It's easy, inexpensive and WORKS...did I mention it smells divine?!

Here is what you need:
Here's what you do:
  • Add Distilled Water, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E and Essential Oils to the 2oz. Glass Spray Bottle.
  • Fill the remaining space of the 2oz. Glass Spray Bottle with Alcohol Free Witch Hazel.
  • Shake EVERY time you are about to use.
  • Spray on your skin (after sun, after shower, at bed time....as much as you can!)
  • Rub the spray into your skin.

Why these ingredients? Well, they each have a specific purpose and promote a specific type of healing.
  • Alcohol Free Witch Hazel: Acts as a natural skin toner
  • Sweet Almond Oil: Is fabulous for overall skin health and will not clog your pores.
  • Vitamin E: Protects skin from the elements.
  • Lavender Essential Oil: Fabulous for healing and protecting skin.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil: Helps with aging skin issues and heals scaring.
  • Geranium Essential Oil: Promotes healing of skin and toning.

ENJOY my little sun worshipers!

Be sure to use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on your order of essential oils and accessories at www.sparknaturals.com

Monday, July 7, 2014

Health Benefits and Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense...what's the first thing you think of? I bet you said the Three Wise Men didn't you? Well, there's a good reason why one of those wise men brought Jesus the gift of frankincense! This essential oil is the grand-daddy of essential oils. The big EO, if you will. No one should be without this wonder of nature.  

A person can use frankincense for their immune system, oral health, as an astringent, gas build up, scaring, anti-aging, digestive tract, symptoms of and problems with menstruation and menopause, as a tonic, for respiratory issues, use as a diuretic or even use for anxiety and stress. See what I mean? Sort of the "no brainer" "go to" essential oil. There have even been recent studies that show frankincense could prevent cancer in folks.**

Check out this AWESOME article by Organic Facts that details all of the amazing uses of Frankincense essential oil. Along with some interesting facts about how it is harvested and distilled and some historical nuggets, too.  

 Try these easy uses for Frankincense Essential Oil Today!:
  • Got itchy skin? Apply a drop to that itchy spot for quick relief.
  • Got a scar from acne, a boil or an injury? Apply a drop to the scar daily to help fade the appearance. 
  • Got a cut? Apply a drop to the cut daily until healed.
  • Got a wart? Apply a drop to the wart several (3-4) times a day until that pesky wart goes away. 
  • Got inflammation in your body? Add 2 drops to a shot glass of water and gulp it down daily. If this freaks you out, apply a drop or two to the area experiencing inflammation.
  • Got to be around sick people or kids? Strengthen your immune system by taking 2 drops in a shot glass of water daily (or apply to the bottom of your feet if drinking EOs freaks you out).
  • Got bug bites? Apply a drop to the bug bite to reduce swelling, stop itching and promote scar fee healing. 
  • Got reading glasses? Eliminate the need for reading glasses by applying frankincense around the eye area (on cheek bones and brow bones). Keep it up for a few months to see improvement. 
  • Got broken, thin nails? Apply to nails nightly to improve thickness and health of nails.
  • Got cysts? Apply a drop to the cyst 2-3 times a day until it's gone.
  • Got wrinkles? Apply a few drops to wrinkled areas (hands, face and neck).
  • Got cancer running in your family genes? Frankincense is anti-tumoral! Drink a drop or two a day in a shot glass of water to fight evil cancer**

**I'm not a doctor. Please remember this. This is my blog where I share information about topics I am interested in. The opinions in these articles are simply that...my opinion and my sharing of knowledge I have obtained.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Treat Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis with Essential Oil

I have been a long time suffer of plantar fasciitis...mostly in my left foot. It hurts when I wake up, it hurts when I stand up after sitting for a long time...it just hurts. Well, for the past 2 months, I've been having pain rising from the arch and heel of my left foot, all the way up my calf and ankle. I wasn't sure what was going on, but it wasn't the same pain from my plantar fasciitis; it was WORSE!

My friends and family know that I am not one to go to the doctor for just anything. I have a high pain tolerance...so when I say it hurts with tears in my eyes... IT HURTS! My family doctor took x-rays just to be sure I didn't have a fracture...turns out I have bone spurs on my heel (heel spurs) and at the top of my heel bone. Here's a picture of my x-ray. See that pointy bone piece on the bottom right side of my heel? That's Mega Bone Spur #1. See the ghostly white fibers on the top left side of my heel? Those are the developments of another heel spur extending from the top of my heel to my achilles and calf muscles. See how much whiter the bone is at stretching between these two spurs? That's not suppose to be like that. This shows inflammation. JOY!

Of course, the doctor told me to stop wearing flip flops and sandals and to start wearing high arch support tennis shoes 24/7. Um! What? Okay, Doc. We get 3 months (if that) of summer in Minnesota. I cannot give up sandals year round! Not to mention I refuse to wear tennis shoes to work or with cute outfits. COME ON! She also gave me gel inserts for my shoes to pad my heel so I could walk properly without putting all my weight on the side of my foot. Then she wanted me to do a cortisone injection. NO! I refused. I have had a cortisone shot before. It hurt to the point where I screamed "F**K!" In the doctors office. Plus, I didn't get any relief. NO THANK YOU!

As soon as I got home, I found my Camp Wander Naked Salve and Birch Essential Oil from Spark Naturals. I took a nickel size scoop of my naked salve, added 2-3 drops of the Birch Essential Oil and started massaging my foot vigorously. Deep massage all over my arch, heel and bottom of my foot. I did this for a good 5 minutes and then laid on the couch with my cold corn bag around my foot for an hour. That night, I did the same protocol. 5 minutes of deep massage with the naked salve and birch essential oil and then wrapped my foot in my cold corn bag for the whole night.

Guess what? IT WORKED! I woke up yesterday with NO pain. NONE! That was the first morning I have woken up with absolutely no foot pain in at least a year.

So, I bet you are wondering why I chose birch essential oil. Birch essential oil is well known for it's ability to break down bone spurs. Check out this very informative article by Organic Facts to learn more about the amazing properties of birch essential oil.

All I can say is AVOID SURGERY if at all possible. When cutting the plantars facia, other chronic pain can arise. It's best to try massage, essential oils, icing, stretching exercises, elevating, and high arch shoes and/or insoles. AND STICK TO IT!!! That's the key to natural remedies. Ready to give this a try?

Here is what you need:
Here is what you do:
  • Take a tablespoon of Camp Wanders Naked Salve or Sweet Almond Carrier Oil into your hand. 
  • Add 2-3 drops of Spark Naturals Birch Essential Oil to the salve or carrier oil. 
  • Apply to your foot and massage deeply (especially paying close attention to the soles, heel and arch of your foot. 
  • Do this for 2-5 minutes.
  • Next, take another tablespoon of salve or carrier oil, add 2-3 drops of birch essential oil to the salve or carrier oil and apply to your achileous tendon area and calf muscle. Deeply massage your calf and achilles tendon area for at least 2-5 minutes. 
Once completing the steps above, apply ice to your foot and ankle area and lay down. Do this right before bed time EVERY NIGHT so you can fall asleep with the ice on your foot.

Here is an awesome video of a licensed massage therapist demonstrating how to correctly massage your feet for relief of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis pain. These are the techniques I have used to find relief!


And that's it my friends! I know it seems like a lot of work to massage your feet for as much as 10 minutes at night, but it works! And it's a lot less time consuming then lets say...healing from surgery!

Here's to Happy Feet!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Easy DIY Chocolate Tangerine Lip Balm

OMG! I just found the most amazing lip balm recipe!! I have to share it!

How many of you love those chocolate oranges that you can find around Christmas time? The kind that you smash on the table and they break into orange slices...but chocolate? YES! That's what this recipe smells and tastes like!

I found this recipe on the Randazzo Family Blog. It's her recipe for Chocolate Orange Lip Balm using just a few simple ingredients. Of course, I didn't have one of the ingredients on hand (wild orange essential oil) so I substitued it with Tangerine Essential Oil (which I had two bottles of). It smells just like an orange! So, hey! Why not, right?

So, here is the recipe from the Randazzo Family Blot (link above) with links to the products you will need:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Beeswax Pastilles from Spark Naturals
  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil (can find at co-ops, Trader Joe's, Cub Foods, Whole Foods, Sam's Club....etc.) Look in the baking aisle.
  • 4 Tablespoons of Cocoa Butter (I bought mine from Whole Foods)
  • 25 drops of Wild Orange (or Tangerine) Essential Oil from Spark Naturals (I used 30 drops but, it's all up to you. If you want a stronger orange smell, add more drops).
  • Double Boiler (I use a small sauce pot filled half with water. Put an empty, clean, glass mason jar in the half filled pot...cheap skate double boiler. There ya have it). 
  • Disposable Pipette or an empty, clean squeeze bottle or teeny tiny funnel.
  • 20 empty lip balm containers. I get mine from Aromatics Institute. They are cheap and shipping is FAST! Took 2 days to get mine!
Add beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter to double boiler (over a slow boil) and stir until all ingredients have completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in orange (or tangerine) essential oil. Using a pipette (or a teeny tiny funnel or squeeze bottle), transfer the hot liquid into the empty lip balm containers. Let cool and harden. Cap and label. Apply generously to your lips! 

Here's how mine turned out! PRETTY FANCY! Even bought tangerine/coral colored lip balm tubes. JAZZY!

Have fun my friends!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Banish Spider Veins with Essential Oils

I think it was the very moment I discovered I was pregnant with my son that I found my first spider vein. It slowly progressed into a lumpy, veiny mess on the side of my calf over the years. Well I'm fed up! I want this sucker gone! Who's with me!? (this is where you say 'ME!')

A friend of mine's sister has been using lemongrass essential oil to treat a spider vein on her calf (what's with everyone having spider veins on their calfs, must be trendy or something?) She simply rolls on the lemongrass diluted with fractionated coconut oil and that's that. She has seen significant healing in 6 days! 6 flippin' days! That's amazing! Beats the traditional method of treating spider veins (needles freak me out!)

Now, I've always been a fan of Lemongrass Essential Oil! I've used it for such things as: digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety and more. Here, read this past blog post from me all about the greatness of Lemongrass: CLICK HERE

So...Here is what you'll need if you are ready to say "Toodle-oo" to your spider veins:
Here is what you'll do:
  • Fill the 10mL roller bottle half full with Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • Fill the remaining half of the 10mL roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil
  • Gently shake
  • Apply to the spider vein once a day (probably in the morning so it doesn't rub off in bed at night)
That's it! Remember, consistency is key!! Keep using it!

Use coupon code CURLY to save 10% at Spark Naturals

Friday, May 30, 2014

Soothing Sunburn Spray with Essential Oils

This past weekend, I sat in the sun for a bit too long. Okay, okay...wayyyy too long. I fried my shoulders and chest. I know, I know...I should have had sunscreen on. No excuse! But, what do I do now? Essential Oils to the rescue!

Here is what you need:
  • 2oz All Natural Aloe Vera Gel (I use Lily of the Dessert brand...I get mine at Whole Foods)
  • 2oz Distilled Water
  • 10 drops Spark Naturals Lavender Essential Oil (great for burns and healing)
  • 10 drops Spark Naturals Peppermint Essential Oil (has a cooling sensation)
  • Optional: 5 drops Spark Naturals Frankincense Essential Oil (great for healing skin)
  • 4oz. Glass Spray Bottle from Spark Naturals
Here is what you do:
  • In the 4oz. Glass Spray Bottle, add the aloe vera gel, distilled water and essential oils.
  • Gently shake (do this before each use)
  • Spray on sun burned areas at least three times per day until healed.

Now...promise me that you will start wearing sun screen! PROMISE!

Go forth and worship the sun! 

Use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on all your essential oil and accessories from www.sparknaturals.com

Thursday, May 29, 2014

After Sun Oil & Bath with Essential Oils

::::sigh:::: I am digging this amazing weather we are having in Minnesota right now. My friends...you do not understand how much Minnesotan's worship these days. We literally had cold, snowy weather from November to April this year. That's 6 months of winter. We experienced our first "Polar Vortex" this January. That means it was as cold as the North Pole here for several days. That's -35 degrees FARENHEIT! Not to mention the wind chills of -60 or lower (wind chill is what it ACTUALLY felt like outside. Brrrr! Yeah. Gross!).

As you can see, when we have sun and 80 degree weather, we take advantage. So it's important to keep our skin moisturized and healthy and to prolong our tans as long as possible when we actually do see the sun and heat. That's why I'm writing this post today. It's all about After Sun Oil and Bath. Awwww, doesn't that sound lovely? So here are two recipes to use after a long lovely day of sunbathing!

After Sun Oil

Here is what you will need:
Here is what you will do:
  • In the 2oz. Dropper Bottle, add the essential oils and sweet almond oil.
  • Gently Shake.
  • Apply to your body after sunbathing to prolong your tan, and nourish your skin.

After Sun Bath

Here is what you will need:
Here is what you will do:
  • Fill a 1 cup measuring cup with magnesium flakes or epsom salt. 
  • Add essential oils to the magnesium flakes or epsom salt.
  • Pour the measuring cup containing the magnesium flakes/epsom salt and essential oils under hot running bath water.
  • Climb in and soak for 30-40 minutes (just like a Detox Bath).
  • Drink ice cold water and relax!

Enjoy the sun! 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

All Natural Bug Spray with Essential Oils

Bugs. YUCK! I hate them so much, I married a man who kills bugs for a living. Seriously. I did.
I have been looking for some time now, a way to make my own bug spray. I wanted it to smell good and well, work. FOUND IT!

Here's an easy bug spray recipe that is sure to knock out all those pesky mosquitos! The DNR is predicting a "bumper" year for mosquitos here in Minnesota. Mosquitos are our state bird, after all. ::wink:::

Here is what you'll need:
Here is what you do:
  • In the 8oz. PET-BPA Free Spray Bottle, add the distilled water, witch hazel and essential oils.
  • Shake! (shake before each use to mix up all the essential oils)
  • That's it.

Easy, right?
Not only does this bug spray smell awesome, but it is safe to use on children and it WORKS!

Give it a shot!

You can also try this super easy Bug Repellent Diffuser Blend! All you need are a few essential oils and a Spark Naturals Essential Oil Diffuser.

Happy Camping, my friends!

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