Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bringing Beauty into our lives….

***Update… Jessica has another post about Essential Oils today! Thanks Jessica! ***

Do you love the simple things in life that bring us beauty? What comes to your mind when I say ‘everyday beauty’?


We are surrounded by beauty at this time of year here in the mountains!

A photo of the mountains on Sunday when showers came in to give us a much needed rain.


I found a blog…it’s new to me, called Welcome to Sew Homegrown  !

She has some wonderful topics but one in particular really impressed me and I asked her if I could share the info here! So THANKS Jessica!

Feminine Essential Oils

As women, we have our own special set of physical discomforts and emotional fluctuations.  Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite essential oils that aid in womanly discomfort.

Clary Sage - has a calming effect on the nervous system, lifts minor depression, and, as an anti-inflammatory, it eases the discomfort of premenstrual cramps.  You can add a few drops to a warm bath, or mix with a carrier oil and massage into your lower abdomen.

Rose Geranium - relieves mild depression and anxiety, and balances hormones.  It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.  This is the first oil I turn to when I am having PMS.  I usually put a drop on the inside of my wrist, rub my wrists together and inhale deeply.  This fragrance of rose geranium is quite strong, but the more you use it the more you will love it.

Lavender -  of course.  Lavender heals all.  If you never know what to use or if you have never used essential oils before, start with lavender.  It is safe for all ages and produces feelings of peace and calm - aiding in balancing those dreadful mood swings.  I like to put a drop on the outside of my eye mask, pull it down over my eyes and go to sleep.
So those are my top 3 essential oils for women.  Just a note - if you have never smelled essential oils before, they can seem very strong and some people think they are downright stinky.  Unfortunately we are used to more synthetic fragrances (dish soaps, lotions, shower gels, shampoos).  Essential oils are in their pure state and can be very overwhelming.  I want to encourage you to keep trying them anyway.  The more you use them, the more you will come to appreciate the potency - and certain oils will become your favorites.  If you have any questions about this post, or about essential oils in general, check the Contact Me section for my email or leave a comment on this post.  Have an aromatic day!

DSCN8642 I took this photo of Lavender!

And for even more beauty….My girlfriend at Oodles and Oodles gave the new US website for Cath Kidston…click HERE !  What fun we will have visiting that website!

And then there are the creative blogs…listed under Artists in my sidebar! And all of the prim Blogs with cute things for Fall listed below that! It’s just a great time to have a blog and visit our friends!


Enjoy your day! Bring some beauty into your life today and share it with others!


Donnie said...

I love the pictures of our lovely mountains and I wish my lavender plant looked like yours- maybe next year.

The information on the oils was really interesting.

Della said...

That was a wonderful post! I'm looking forward to trying some essential oils. I'm hoping to find my own special combination for strength and healing.

It's Just Dottie said...

My favorite simple pleasure each day is the light of early morning. God tells us in His word sometime when we have had a very bad day it is good to just wait for the light of a new morning.I have found that to be so true in my life.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

There is so much beauty out there, everywhere we look.
That was interesting the information about the essential oils, I use lavender quite a lot, it is always so nice.

Happy week

Marie said...

I just love the scent of lavendar. We have some by our front door and every time we brush past it gifts us with the most beautiful smell! xxoo said...

What a beautiful area you live in! I really like rose geranium, I used to put some on the top of lightbulbs in rings and sprinkle a few drops around the house when we were selling, that and soft music, candles and the fire roaring seemed to do the trick! susie xxx

Dishesdone said...

You've found lots of beauty! What a place you live in, beautiful views! Pretty flowers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane thanks for that link to Cath kidston,I love her things.

lila said...

Love the photos of the mountains around you!
I is so nice to see Cath Kidson priced in our currency and available on-line! Her things are so cheerful and feminine!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What wonderful blogs and links to explore...thank you!

I love the last photo of ther church steeple in the trees.

Janean said...

the oils sound wonderful and the photos are too!

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to meet you too!!!


Joy said...

Great post, have a great week!

JG said...

Watching the daily change in the tree foliage at this time of year is beautiful. Simple things are the best!

Your photo with the church steeple is so peaceful!


Freckled Hen said...

How did I miss this post?
I have never used essential oils but look forward to trying them. And my goodness your mountains look beautiful amongst the clouds like that. As for my thoughts on everyday beauty...I like seeing happy people, smiling happy people.
Hope you are well!