I receive emails & messages from people all over the world just from checking out my social media: INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK and this website. I like to share my experience with what natural remedies that have helped me over the years of healing from eczema & I also send out a health questionnaire to those needing support. Veronique from Singapore reached out to me asking for some support & tips & it’s so awesome to see her healing progress! She also attributed using essential oils (which I highly recommend) as to what has been helping her skin! (The PODCAST she mentioned.)
*I’m not a certified health coach, but a “wellness advocate”. Feel free to reach out if you need to vent lol, need support & tips! Hit me up: email@example.com
Hey guys! I just wanna share a review for this great Tea Tree Shampoo I’ve been trying out. Maple Holistics was kind enough to send me a sample of their product when they reached out to me via my Instagram page. You know how important I believe having healthy, all-natural beauty care products are, and this shampoo doesn’t disappoint! It is sulfate free, helps to clear away dead skin and soothes the scalp and it contains over 98 all-natural compounds to promote scalp health. When I used it it did indeed give my scalp a soothing feeling and kept it clean and itch-free for quite awhile. I plan to try it out with their tea tree conditioner in the future.
This product can: Promotes healthy hair growth. Can slow hair loss, shedding, and thinning hair. Helps prevent flaking and dandruff. Capable of soothing an irritated scalp. Potential to naturally eradicates lice. Leaves hair and scalp rejuvenated and fresh.
Click HERE for their product page on the Tea Tree shampoo and make sure to use the coupon code: maple10code to receive 10% off your order!
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***Always after I wash my hair I will apply a restorative and anti-itch oil mix to my scalp. This mix includes: lavender essential oil, tea tree (melalecua) essential oil, castor oil and coconut oil. Sometimes I will add in rosemary essential oil. The lavender x melaleuca and the coconut oil have antifungal, antimicrobial and anti-itch properties and the rosemary and castor oil can help to stimulate the scalp and hair follicales to get them strong and grow faster! To get the therapeutic & food grade, 100% pure, never ever diluted and preservative-filler and dye free essential oils that I use and sell click HERE my store site! Feel free to email me with any questions you may have about the EO’s and check out http://www.sourcetoyou.com for info on their sustainable sourcing and fair trade practices.
Today, August 27th 2017 is my 32nd birthday! I seriously can’t believe sometimes that I’m in my 3os AHHHHHH! Although getting older can be daunting at times, I’m so very thankful for reaching another year, stronger, healthier and wiser than the last. I’m always in awe of all that I’ve been through with my health and how I’m still here…even after many times of, well honestly wanting to not be here. It’s sad to talk about but at my lowest of lowest moments I had a lot of mental & emotional turmoil within, where I didn’t want to live to only see the next day struggling in my body again. I give thanks to God that He gave me the strength to keep pushing, to KNOW that things won’t always be this way, that in time it will get better, and my body WILL heal.
“This too shall pass.”
Psalm 30:5 “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
At this moment as I type this I’m not in an agonizing pain with an intense itch. I only have some irritation around my mouth (little cuts that are oh so stubborn to heal up already) that can be painful at times and tight to where it’s hard to open my mouth. I’m not complaining though because it was only two years ago on my birthday I remember being stuck in the house with oozy achy feet. My bestie who lived with me at the time was so sweet and brought home vegan cupcakes and balloons for me, and another bestie of mine came to visit with gifts as well! I do wish I was back in New York with my friends, partying it up this past weekend, maybe going to a concert and out to dinner…but I’m thankful that I’m here, alive, breathing, in good health that will only continue to get better and better!
I give thanks that I have the strength to take care of my mom who had 3 spinal surgeries last year and is recovering with the use of a walker and a wheelchair. It can be hard to see her struggle with numb & weak legs and feet, but her positive attitude and resilience shows me that no matter how hard it gets never give up, and continue to have faith and hope! Through my struggles and experience I can assure her that healing does indeed take time, and that the patience that I had to learn through my healing process is the same virtue that she must adopt (she can be like me at times and want it to hurry up and end already lol). I give thanks that the mother who gave birth to me 32 years ago and who has been there with me through it all can now lean on me as I help to take care of her. I know that my future birthdays will be bright with even better health, great experiences and adventures!
As I reflect on this past year, my heart is full of gratitude for the ups and even the downs as it strengthened me, for those who helped in anyway possible as it showed me that there are kind people out there willing to lend a hand and to not always feel like I have it under control, that I can be vulnerable and ask for help. I have gratitude for my environment, for the healing sun rays that I’ve definitely taken advantage of this year and the healing plant based foods that I’ve been able to get living here in Florida. I have gratitude for my body, for healing so nicely and never letting me down…even in the days when I would look down at my skin and scream at it, wondering why it’s flaring again…why is this my body…then of course I’d lovingly take back those words and speak life into myself, close my eyes and pray over my body and envision only clear healthy skin. I give thanks for my family, friends and all of those whom I’ve met through this website, instagram and facebook support groups, always giving me encouraging words and giving me blessings and thanks for the work that I do just helping them out on their healing journey. I’m so thankful for another birthday, and I look forward to all of the amazing things that are ahead of me! ❤
So we’re a little over a week now into the new year! How has it been treating you all?! I for one (probably like most people) was happy to see 2016 go. It’s been a rough year for sure, but I’ve learned a lot and was pushed out of my comfort zone many times, forcing me to grow.
Here it is finally, my summer 2016 healing update! I guess being that today is the first day of fall, it’s better that I get it in today, better now than never! It’s been a little while since I’ve given an update with pictures and such, so here it is!
Here’s a little “part two” of my emollient experimentation 😉
You can check out my DIY essential oil lotion and see what I added to it the first time around. I kept this mix a bit simple with only 4 essential oils this time, and I made the consistency a bit thicker so it’s more like a cream instead of a lotion. Since using this blend, I’ve found that I like it better with this consistency than the lotion. Using less olive oil and less essential oils made it more like a thick, fluffy cream instead of liquidy.
The newest addition to this mix is helichrysum essential oil, which is a game changer for skin health. I’m so glad I started incorporating this healing oil to my moisturizer because of it’s awesome restorative properties! It feels really smooth when applying and it locks the moisture in well enough to where I don’t really need to reapply too often. It’s weird, but in a way I feel like it’s almost drawing out the dead skin to where my skin is sloughing off flakes somewhat more often. I suppose it’s just the skin cells regenerating at a faster rate, this property is due to the helichrysum oil.
I’ve been experiencing some super annoying irritation on my hands lately. Cracks in the lines of my palms and rawness in between the fingers. This has been making everything much more challenging because of the pain I feel in doing the most normal chores. Just getting my hands wet would burn like crazy and leave me crying waiting for the tingling and intense itch to calm down. Because of this symptom, I’ve been keeping my hands as dry as possible, using loose fitting plastic gloves to do anything (chopping up veggies, brushing my teeth, washing up my body). The skin is trying so hard to form a new layer and every time it gets wet it’s just ripped off, left exposed and oozy 😔
So I’ve really been getting into essential oils lately (as you can see from my previous posts lol). I’m all about the natural remedies and essential oils are wonderful concentrated plant based oils! Mother Nature always does it best 😉