Monday, July 7, 2014

An Offer For My Herbivore Vegan Cookbook You Cannot Refuse

Hello everyone who has expressed interest in my upcoming cookbook, "Wise Mama Herbivore Cookbook." I'm really excited and hoping to finish it very soon and I know you are excited and some of you are excited and just can't wait and some of you have said that you are going to tell all your friends and as much as I would love to give copies away and get my message to everyone, I can't do that.  But I have come up with a win/win idea and I've tossed it around and I'm prepared to give copies away to everyone who has expressed interest, but there is a catch.  You tell 5 or more of your friends and family and I will add them to a waiting list.  When I release the book and they have made the purchase and I have verified their purchase, I will give you a FREE copy! Fair enough? Let me know what you think and if I get enough responses, I'll do it!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Young Living Essential Oils Purification Helps Me In Polluted Environments

Young Living Essential Oils proprietary blend, Purification, is incredible for its healing benefits, especially when I'm in a situation where I'm being severely polluted and I have to wear a facial mask to breathe.  I'm severely chemically sensitive and I suffer from painful respiratory difficulties from exposure to toxic secondhand smoke and synthetic toxic perfume and Purification has saved my life countless times.  I pour 3 drops into the palm of my hand and diffuse into the air or I put 3 drops onto my face mask and I breathe it in and it makes breathing much easier until I can get to a safer environment with safer healthier air.  



Purification is a wonderful proprietary blend made by Young Living Essential Oils and it contains an antiseptic blend of Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida) and myrtle (Myrtus communis) formulated for diffusing to purify and cleanse the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, and unhealthy polluting odors.  I carry a bottle in my purse everywhere I go and I use it any time I feel that my health is suffering.  I feel very safe and comforted knowing that I have my own natural remedy when I need it.  For more information about this lovely blend and many other wonderful blends that YLEO formulates and sells, please visit my independent distributor website:  http://www.notperfume.com/essential7.html  To your health!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

True Inner Beauty Comes From Healthy Self Love and Self Care

As a new Mother of an active teething little boy, healthy self-care is very important to me.  When I feel great inside and out, I feel alive and energized, relaxed and filled with joy.  The moments when I feel this joy the most are after a lovely, soothing, cleansing bath or shower, intimate moments with my family, playing in the great outdoors, and enjoying a delicious, healthy, homemade meal.  These special moments when I feel wonderful are priceless and poetic and I feel balanced in every way.  No amount of my favorite organic lipstick or moisturizer can give me this profound feeling of beautiful relaxation. 


Don't me wrong, I enjoy wearing organic makeup once in a while, but when I feel cool fresh breezes on my skin and blowing lightly through my freshly shampooed hair, the beautiful feeling I feel inside and out comes from the wonderful self-care I enjoy everyday.  Add restful meditation, healthy yoga stretches, and a wonderful dose of my favorite comedy every night and I feel incredibly relaxed and strong.  True beauty and the wonderful feeling I feel that helps me feel beautiful is the wonderful self-care I do to help me stay well, happy, and feeling good.  For me, this is the true essence of healthy, nontoxic, organic beauty.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sign the petition to protect Oregon Eco Systems and Wildlife from Harmful Man Made Noise and Sonic Assault

Shhh, what do #peace and #quiet mean to you? Do you hear beautiful natural bird, wind, and cricket sounds? Are these natural beautiful sounds drowned out by overpowering toxic man made noises that are destroying the sound scape? Are you able to enjoy gentle quiet moments while relaxing and connecting with Mother Nature?  Are these horrible man made noises and ground-pounding thumping thudding interfering with your peaceful quiet enjoyment and disrupting the natural life cycles of the ecosystem and wildlife?  


                                                                   

Are you tired of savoring those moments of peace and quiet after a stressful week, only to have it painfully rudely disrupted by inconsiderate selfish individuals who have no respect for the law or other people's need for #privacy and #solitude?  Does it take hours to soothe and comfort your baby to sleep and only to have it rudely set back so that you have to repeat the exhausting process all over again?  We all have our right to our own personal private space that we need to honor and respect in each other.  Please join #citizens throughout the state of #Oregon to say "enough is enough" and take back our much deserved right to peace and quiet and traffic safety.  Please sign this #petition and tell your friends!  Thank you!  http://loud.vze.com/


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My husband enjoys simple organic green beauty and selfcare

My dear husband is my equal partner and feels the same way about toxic synthetic fragrance as I do.  He wasn't always chemically sensitive.  He was one of those guys who slapped on a whole bunch of his favorite commercial cologne to smell like a masculine guy.  He even worked as a fragrance model a couple times in a shopping mall, until one day when he was assigned to a temporary job assignment and the cleanup workers there poured too much commercial cleanser on the floor and caused a toxic spill.  When he arrived there, the air was overpowering with toxic chemicals and he felt very ill.  He couldn't breathe or concentrate and quickly returned home to rest and recuperate. 

Since then, he has not been the same.  Today, my dear husband shares my strong distaste for all adulterated synthetic fragrance products.  I wrote my book  that teaches men and women how to enjoy organic nontoxic beauty.  My dear husband came up with the wonderful creative title, Keep Your Vanity Without Losing Your Sanity, and the reason he came up with it is because he is fed up with the obsession with vanity, but more important, he is fed up with the effect that these toxic fragrances have on his breathing, his lungs, and his ability to concentrate.

Today, my dear husband keeps his cleanliness and grooming very simple and basic and is happy as long as he is clean, groomed, and smells clean.  He enjoys a few drops of his favorite organic essential oils, like spearmint, sandalwood, and patchouli on his face for soothing comfort after he shaves, splashes his face with refreshing cool water, and he feels good and ready to go about his day.  My husband and I both love Gandhi's famous #quote:  "Live simply so that others may simply live."  Simplicity is beautiful and the more we humans simplify our life, the healthier and happier we are and that is the greatest gift we can give to Honor Mother Earth and our children.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Stop Flushing Your Money Down The Toilet on Commercial Cosmetics

Personal care and beauty is a very personal individual subject, and I know this because I am a busy Mother who suffers from stress and burn out.   I understand how important it is to feel good and relax and reduce stress and I also understand how important it is to feel beautiful.  But what's most important is feeling beautiful in a healthy, nontoxic, organic manner.  I started learning about organic beauty and nontoxic self-care 20 years ago and when I read the information about the profound difference between commercial cosmetics and organic green cosmetics made by companies that genuinely care about humans, the environment, and the animals, there was no turning back; I became very aware of a very important issue and I could not ignore it.  

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I wrote about this subject at length in my organic beauty book, Keep Your Vanity Without Losing Your Sanity.  The most important thing I learned about beauty and self-care is that anything you put on your skin and in your hair, including any perfume you spray on your body, your skin is the largest organ and it absorbs everything like a sponge.  That being said, if you were to take a few minutes and really take the time to digest and comprehend the ingredients on the back of any commercial shampoo, moisturizer, makeup, body wash, and perfume, and you were to take the time to research what each ingredient was, if you are like me the day I discovered the ugly truth, your jaw would drop and you'd return the product to the store shelf.  Personal care and beauty is indeed a personal individual choice and when you discover how toxic these commercial cosmetics are, you cannot become "unaware" and ignore the facts.  



I recently made a harrowing discovery that a known #pesticide, #triclosan, is one of the key ingredients in #sanitizers, #fragrance, #cosmetics, and personal care products.  This is just one of many #toxic ingredients found in #commercial #cosmetics and it is a known #neurotoxin that causes brain damage and can make you very seriously ill.  This, plus the fact that the ingredient #fragrance, which contains 5000+ #toxic #petrochemicals, is enough of a reason to make the switch today to #organic #green #beauty.  Yes, the vibrant sexy colors in #commercial #makeup may look appealing, but the #hidden #toxic #poison is not worth it!  Please read my #FREE #Special #Beauty #Report to learn the #facts and #educate and #empower yourself! Please see the information on the top right-hand sidebar of this blog to see how you can receive my #FREE #Special #Beauty #Report.  You deserve to feel beautiful, sexy, alive, youthful, and wonderful in a safe, sane, healthy manner. Treat yourself to this beautiful Gift of Truth! Your body, mind, and Spirit are worth it!


Friday, May 9, 2014

How To Make Your Own Citrus Air Freshener

As a special tribute to #EarthDay and to celebrate #EarthDay everyday, I'd like to share some tips about how to make your own nontoxic earth friendly citrus air freshener #aromatherapy.  There are a few ways you can do this.  One simple method is to grind up pieces of lemon and orange in your garbage disposal, if you have one.  Another method is to squeeze the juice of a whole lemon when you are cleaning your home with baking soda and vinegar.  The lovely strong lemon #aroma fills the air and cleans the air and makes the entire house smell very refreshing.  Another effective method is to fill a spray bottle with 1/8 C of white distilled vinegar and 1 C of fresh squeezed lemon and orange juice, even grapefruit juice and shake and mix it thoroughly and spray anywhere in your home where it needs to be refreshed and invigorated.  Another great method is to pour 6-10 drops of your favorite citrus #essentialoils into an electric diffuser or a diffuser that utilizes #nontoxic #earthfriendly candles and allow the #citrus #aromatherapy to fill the room with lovely, fresh, clean citrus aroma.   

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These are all lovely effective methods.  Another wonderful way to enjoy citrus and other #healing #aromatherapy is to pour 3-5 drops of your favorite pure organic essential oils into the palm of your hand and vigorously rub the palms of your hands together and the moment you smell the lovely aroma coming from your hands, wave your hands back forth through the air and continue doing this throughout your home.  I do this often when I want to quickly fill the air with lovely healing aromatherapy.  Whichever method you use to enjoy healing refreshing aromatherapy, your family will benefit from its healing therapy and your home will feel safe, clean, and comfortable.  For more information about pure #organic therapeutic-grade essential oils, please visit my Young Living Essential OIls Independent Distributor web page:  http://www.notperfume.com/essential7.html  Happy #EarthDay #Everyday!