Hey hey, everybody!
Well, it is the eighth of the month and it is time to kick off my new series, “My Favorite things, Eight on the Eighth!” where I divulge the items, books, and what nots that are making my life wonderful, or inspiring me to be a better person, approximately every few months. Without further ado, here is a list of my most favorite things this month:
My Favorite Pregnancy Oil
by The Super Salve Co.
I loved using this oil on my belly while I was pregnant with my fourth child. I wish that I had found it sooner and had used it with the other three because I loved so many things about it! It has many oils and butters that are very beneficial for a growing pregnant belly, such as olive, sweet almond, organic jojoba, cocoa, and shea. It also has rose water and a special blend of essential oils, and I am pretty sure Neroli is one of them, so it just smells so good! I loved the way it felt when I applied it to my belly, breasts, and anywhere that I felt itchy or my skin felt super stretched.
The main reason that I am still in love with this oil even though my baby is almost six months old, is that I have also been using it as a baby massage oil! It is awesome! All the ingredients are gentle to use on baby’s skin and she just smells so great! She really seems to love the baby massage and I am sure that the scent of this oil is pleasurable for her as well. It smells incredible.
My Favorite Bumps & Bruises Oil
I can not say enough great things about this product! I have been using this product for about 3 years now ever since I sprained my ankle 3 years ago. This product is a mixture of arnica oil, calendula, sweet almond oil, and a blend of essential oils that smell so good. It is great for bumps, bruises, scratches, burns, diaper rash, any sort of dry patch on the skin, including eczema, and headaches. It has a really long list of uses on the back of the bottle and I have tried it for all of them, including vaginal lubrication (which it IS awesome for, btw!).
One time my son fell down a stone step when he was 2 and bumped his head. He had a huge goose egg on his forehead. We did not have any ice available at the time, so we immediately put the Therapy Oil on it and the swelling went down almost as fast as it would have with ice! Since that day, I NEVER leave home without it!
My Favorite Breastfeeding Cream
My Favorite Eye Butter!
This is my favorite Eye Butter ever! It is made with all natural ingredients like cucumber juice, shea butter, and carrot seed oil. I love the way it feels when I put it on because it feels creamy and soothing. In fact, I love to put it all over my face and sometimes I use it as my day cream. I have also used it medicinally to treat diaper rash and chapped skin, such as wind-chapped cheeks. It does not sting when applied to chapped skin like some other creams.
My Favorite Herbal Alternative To Antibiotics
by Herbs, Etc.
I literally just used this tincture to recover from a breast infection! This tincture has very potent herbal ingredients designed to fight bacterial and viral infections. The main ingredient, Usnea Lichen, is a type of moss (lichen), that fights both bacteria and viruses. I have found this tincture to be very effective, but it tastes horrible! So, my husband found the softgels, which make it much more palatable. When you are dealing with an acute infection, you have to take this tincture up to 5 times a day. Definitely my go-to choice for herbal antibiotics.
My Favorite Home Remedy
To Relieve A Cough
by Simpler's Botanicals
I have been using organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil a lot with the colds that have been going around in my house. Eucalyptus E.O. is an, “...expectorant, [is] antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and anti-aging...” (Essential Science Publishing, 2007).
I have mainly been using Organic Eucalyptus E.O. for its ability to reduce a cough, clear up the sinuses, and relieve respiratory infections.
If you are interested in how to use this essential oil, read my post:
My Favorite Cook Book
For Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and
Cane Sugar-Free Baking
by Brittany Angell
This cook book is awesome! It is full of recipes that cater to all types of food intolerance including: gluten, nuts, eggs, dairy, soy, cane sugar, and more. I have mainly been enjoying this cookbook for its dairy-free and cane sugar alternative recipes because my son is sensitive to cane sugar. So far my favorite recipe is chocolate chip cookies made with coconut flour and coconut palm sugar. Super duper yumminess!
My Favorite Book on My Nightstand
I am almost finished reading this book and I am loving it! It is a book about using the law of attraction to get what you want in life and live a “rich” life. I love the way that Denise writes as if she is talking directly to you and you are one of her close friends. She tells you how it is and inspires you to take action. The steps are simple yet powerful. A must read if you are entrepreneurially inclined and looking for a coach who will guide you with a positive no B.S. attitude.
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