Tag: essentialoils

My Magical Night Routine

spirituality November 12, 2018

Hi, my loves!

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Today I am going to be talking about my magical night routine. I call it magical because I have been practicing being more mindful and bringing subtle witch rituals into my life.

To start my night routine, I take off my makeup as soon as I can. I used to hate taking my makeup off but recently my skin has improved drastically (due to Alani Nu) and I don’t feel so self-aware of my troubled skin anymore. I am so happy now to remove my makeup. I use a simple makeup wipe to remove whatever makeup is on and then I do my normal skincare routine. I’ve added in a step, which is using a black onyx facial roller. I purchased this at my local metaphysical store and I love it!

I will sometimes make a special hot chocolate drink that adds cinnamon and vanilla extract as well Himalayan  sea salt and turmeric. It is a delicious way to end the day and curbs my cravings for super sweet treats at night.

After this, I will go into my bedroom and turn on my essential oil diffuser. I typically put in a calming blend such as lavender and cedar wood or stress away from Young Living. I usually will wipe down my surfaces each night and tidy my room. It is something that has been truly beneficial for me because my mind does not need to look at a cluttered space and I like seeing everything in the proper place.

Lately, I’ve been working slowly on writing a book  – the one I’ve promised for ages (basically a guide to all things self-care/spiritual/lovely)! It is finally coming together but I am trying to decide if I want to release it as a book or as a course guide for an online course I’d love to teach. We will see, maybe it can be both! So, I’ll work on that for an hour or so each night but I don’t like to stay up too late anymore so I try to reign it in by 10 PM at the latest.

I will then sit down and do an angel card reading. I know it may seem late in the day to do an angel card reading but personally, my energy needs angels the most when it is at the end of the day because this is typically when my mind is the most receptive to receiving messages because I am about to be dreaming soon and I receive many messages through dreams.

Depending on the message, I may now meditate about it or try to journal or at least focus my attention on what the message that came through said. Sometimes (can’t lie) I will fall asleep meditating but often I will try to remain in my routine and will grab a crystal intuitively from my collection and will try to work with it as well before bed. Malachite is a crystal I am super sensitive to, and works well for me to receive messages – so try to pick a crystal you can work with over time but remember to cleanse them so they continue to assist your energetic needs.

I find stretching before bed is important or doing light yoga. I put on some zen music and try not to think of too much. I’ll often apply essential oils topically at this point and try to relax. I really have been connecting with my oils lately and I am so grateful to have them in my life for supporting me. After stretching, I will brush my teeth and sometimes shower if I feel I need to relax even more.

Lastly, I will write down a spell. This spell is usually regarding something I want to occur in my dream like healing or a message I want to be revealed there. Other times it is to try to wake up in a happy state or something on those lines. I’ve found each spell works when I put in a conscious effort and expect it to happen. It is all about energy work.

Then it is lights out and off to bed after I drink some lemon water to make sure I stay hydrated during my rest.

If you have any rituals you do, you should leave me yours in the comments! I love to hear about other people’s routines and I hope you enjoyed reading about mine.

Much love,

Julie

Young Living Essential Oil Company Review

Uncategorized October 2, 2018

Hi, my loves!

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If you follow me on Instagram – you will know I have recently been using Young Living essential oils. I’ve used essential oils before, but nothing compared to what Young Living provides.

First off:

What are essential oils? Essential oils are the highly concentrated version of the natural oils in plants.

Why are they important? Essential oils have many medicinal as well as therapeutic properties which can aid in living a more joyous and healthy life.

I’m going to go over what I’ve used from Young Living and what I think of the company as a whole.

So, first of all, Young Living has not only essential oils on their website, they also have skincare products, products for children or your family, and even nutritional products. I however, wanted to start with the oils because that is the basis of all their other products. I kind of stupidly picked my oils if I’m being honest with you, but now that I know what I can use them for, I don’t feel so badly. I picked Cedar Wood, Clove, Spearmint (why, lol), Citrus Fresh vitality (digestible), and ginger.

When I signed up for Young Living, I chose the basic start kit as well which meant I could get a look at some of the other products they sell – which included a sample of their Thieves cleaner, and a vitamin packed beverage called ningxia red. It also included Stress Away, which is one of their famous blends of oils. The packaging and care they took was remarkable, and nothing came damaged or even moved around at all.

Trying the oils was the best part of it all, and I could tell just by taking a smell of the oils that they were very high quality and I was immediately satisfied within minutes. I am so glad I spent the money on even testing out a few random oils because I knew this would lead to me buying oils which could help me out in the long run. I’ve had my oils for about three weeks now and I am smitten. I actually placed another order for Lavender, Lemon, and Inner Child (a blend).

I love to use them topically as much as possible and I have just started to diffuse them. I have noticed my general mindset has changed a lot just by purchasing these oils if I’m being honest. It makes me want to live an even more holistic life and thrive on nature’s gifts instead of ones produced in a factory.

If you are even slightly considering getting into essential oils and a holistic lifestyle with your skincare, household products, nutrition, I recommend looking a Young Living. The cost may be daunting at first but these bottles will last you ages since they are so highly concentrated and pure.

I also encourage you, strongly, to buy the premium starter kit because it is the best value for what you are receiving. I’m going to leave a link to the website just in case you are curious.  Click Here 

I will most likely be posting more on essential oils as I purchase more from Young Living. If you have any questions about Young Living or essential oils in general, feel free to leave a comment below! I’m eager to talk about it!

I hope you all have a lovely rest of your day,

Julie

3 Ways To Gain Mental Clarity

organization, spirituality September 4, 2018

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Hello, my dear ones!

I am going to be talking about how to maintain mental clarity when dealing with stress, anxiety, or anything else that may be cluttering your mind. We all have moments in our lives when it is just too much, and I came up with three different techniques I use to regain a clear mind.

  1. Meditate. I know we have all been told to meditate in the past but it is such a positive action we can take when our mind is busy. I suggest using a crystal that calls out to you and then setting an intention for your meditation. You could simply say you want to dedicate five minutes to your breathing or perhaps self-love. Meditation doesn’t need to be deep and profound all the time, it can simply be choosing to give yourself time and space to breathe.
  2. Smudge. You may have heard of smudging and it is a very effective technique to reset your space and yourself. I recommend tidying before you smudge. So, if there is an area of the house you need to tend to it may help decrease your anxiety too. Simply, light your smudge stick and blow out the flame and allow the smoke to rise. You can then focus the smoke on areas where you want to clear the energy of. I honestly think this mentally resets the mind to focus on what is before you instead of behind you.
  3. Essential oils. I tend to always buy clarity essential oil blends at the store but you can make your own or use peppermint, lemon, rosemary, etc. I honestly think when you smell a fresh smell it can clear out any thoughts you may be letting build up during the day. Use an intentional smelling method and deep breathe in the aroma and tell yourself as you do this that you will be clearing out any negative or busy energy or simply that you need to focus. Aromatherapy is a powerful tool that you should always utilize!

I think these are all effective methods of bringing peace of mind back to you. However, whatever works for you is wonderful! I think it is the setting the intention you need to focus and taking a  few deep breaths that works like magic.

I’d love if you would share any thing you do to clear your head in the comments~

Have a lovely day,

Julie

Metaphysical Haul

spirituality July 15, 2018

Hi, my loves!

As you may have gathered from my other posts, I am a very spiritual person. I truly developed a sense of tranquility when embarking on my spiritual journey. I have had an excellent teacher – my friend Andy. He was able to enlighten a lot of darkness while I was on the beginning of my path and now I am currently working on it every day, trying to find the wisdom and my own inner grace.

I have found a metaphysical shop near my house and I have been picking up crystals here and there for the last few months but this past weekend I felt compelled to go back and this post is going to be all about what I purchased there!

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Crystals

My main crystal is rose quartz. It is the dominating crystal in my collection and I often use it for not just self-love but for expression, creativity, relationships, etc. I don’t often buy a ton of crystals at a time either because they need to have meaning in my life and for me it is difficult to vibe with many crystals at once. I felt like buying a few more crystals that I thought would help me on my life path. I have only had this group of crystals for a day or so but they seem to generate very good energy together and I already can feel the benefits of having them in my space.

  • Cassiterite – A crystal meant to aid shamans, mediums, or anyone who connects to other realms.
  • Apatite – Used in meditation, to help with concentration and clarity. Can also help control appetite.
  • Kunzite – A lithium based crystal which produces a soothing effect and can be used to help combat the woes of a grueling daily routine.
  • Peach Moonstone – Brings relief to emotional issues such as depression or anger. It can help eliminate worry or fear we carry around.
  • Chrysoprase  – Helps with fluent speech, deep sleep, and promoting truth. Can help with compulsive and impulsive behavior.

Ayurveda Anointing Oils

I purchased two Chakra oils which I felt would assist me in my current energy state. I chose the Heart Chakra, which is made of High Altitude Lavender, Rose Geranium, Rose Otto,  Bergamot, and jojoba oil. This oil is meant to help with opening your heart or being awoken with your heart. I simply apply the smallest amount on my chest and breathe deeply. I also chose the Third Eye Chakra oil, which is made of Basil, Camphor, Rosemary, and High Altitude Lavender, and jojoba oil. I simply press a drop of the oil where my third eye is and breathe deeply.

Oracle Cards

I typically use a standard Tarot deck when doing readings, but I decided I wanted to reach deeper into Shamanism and try to learn more about it and channel some of the energy they have. I bought two decks of oracle cards and I’ve used both of them already and I am in love with them. There is definitely an energy behind the decks and I am so glad I found them.

The first deck is the Shaman’s Oracle. It is Wisdom and Guidance from the Ancestors. In this deck, it comes with fifty-two cards and it is laid out more of as a story that you have to find the energy or force behind. I really like this one and I felt very connected to my higher self while using the deck.

The second deck is the Sacred Vision Oracle Cards. I found this deck to be unique. It is 29 cards with guidance on how to live your most true life and how to be powerful within yourself and follow your dreams. The artwork is stunning and is inspired by Native American culture.

Books

Lastly, I bought two reference books that I really recommend to anyone who is starting their spiritual path. I purchased Llewellyn’s Little Book of Chakras by Cyndi Dale and Llewellyn’s Little Book of Dreams. I won’t lie, I went back to pick up the dream book today after I bought the chakra book because I knew there was only one copy left and I wanted it so badly. These books are a standard overview of chakras and then of course, dreams! I really loved the way the books were broken down and easy enough for a novice to comprehend. I know quite a bit about chakras, but it is always interesting to read other people’s interpretations or read their guidance. I bought the dream book, because I am trying to work on dream work and more lucid dreaming. I’ve been a lucid dreamer since I was a child but I rarely put much thought into it and I’d like to try to pursue it and read the messages given to me within each dream.

So, yeah! I think if you have a metaphysical shop and you are even slightly interested in spirituality you should go take a look. These are just a few things they sell in spiritual shops! They also always have great energy in them!

If you have any questions, please feel free to write them in the comments and I will gladly answer them.

Have a lovely Sunday and I hope we can vibe again soon,

Julie.

Good Chemistry: Wild Child Perfume Review

blog, Uncategorized May 12, 2018

Hello, my dear ones!

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Yesterday I posted an overview of lavender essential oil. Today, I’m going to be talking about a perfume which is formulated with essential oils. The brand is called Good Chemistry and can be found at Target stores.

Good Chemistry is a new line available at Target and is vegan and cruelty free.  They are also paraben free and dye free as well as aluminum free and phthalate-free. All their perfumes and body sprays are fragranced with essential oils which is something I am glad the market has available these days. The brand carries different perfumes with cute names like Brainiac or Queen Bee. I find the whole packaging to be very modern and cute.

The specific perfume which I’m going to be talking about today is the Wild Child perfume.

Wild Child’s label says “Mischievous and Bright with Looks To Match”, and it is formulated with notes of bergamot, coconut,  and bamboo. I can totally smell the coconut in this fragrance, but it is not overpowering to the point where it smells like sun oil. I can also smell the spicy floral and freshness of bergamot and bamboo. Together the smell of this perfume is quite strong when you initially spray it or even are just smelling it through the applicator but once it is on your skin, it is the warmest, floral scent! I would typically wear this scent during the warmer weather, and definitely if you are going to the beach or an outing where you’ll be enjoying a sunny day.

Wild Child perfume retails for $25 USD for 1.7 fl oz but can be found in a body mist for $13 USD for 4.25 fl oz. These also come in rollerball form!

If you are planning on purchasing this perfume I would definitely go in-store to smell the range before you purchase. I can say this fragrance is definitely something that not everyone will like just because it does have essential oils in it, which some people may not be on board with a particular one.  I’ve found that this brand seems to have a great variation on what each perfume smells like on, as opposed to just spraying from the bottle.

Overall, I think these are really unique, environmentally friendly fragrances which have a large range of scents to choose from and I really do like the Wild Child one but as said, it may not work for everyone. I encourage anyone to stop in and smell these even if you just want to see what they’re all about!

I hope this review provided some insight on the Good Chemistry Wild Child fragrance. I honestly am just very proud of companies like this that are coming out with options which aren’t so toxic to our bodies and our earth.

If you’ve tried one of the Good Chemistry perfumes or sprays, let me know! I seriously would love to get another since I’m almost out of my Daydreamer one.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend thus far, and I’ll be back tomorrow!

Until Next,

Julie

Side Hustles: A Petite Guide

Uncategorized April 16, 2018

Hello, lovelies!

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Today’s topic is side hustles. I thought it is a topic that anyone can utilize information from. I personally have a few side hustles and I make a decent amount of money doing work on them. So, let’s start!

First, you need to narrow down your interests and what you are actually capable of doing and have enough time for. Do you like fashion? Do you like selling inventory? Do you enjoy writing? Do you have 30 minutes a week to dedicate or 10 hours a week?

Once you find out what you want to do, start searching online. These are just some ideas of side hustles you can get into:

  1. Sell Your Closet. I  spent about two hours maximum working on posting items on PoshMark and made over $100. I did the same on eBay. All you need is description writing skills and time to respond to e-mails. You can schedule package pickup from USPS and you’ve made money without leaving your house or having to invest in any programs.
  2. Freelance Write. This is a perfect position for those who want to set their own schedule or only pick up a few jobs here and there. You will be contracted to write the thread or perhaps even write articles for magazines like Cosmo or Country Living. The possibilities are endless for freelance writing. I am not saying it isn’t going to take time but it is mostly in your hands how much you want to spend on the project.
  3. Etsy. You can be creative and work on your craft while making money. I personally don’t have a ton of experience with selling on Etsy but it is profitable for those who have a strong creative drive. I highly recommend this for the entrepreneurs out there!
  4. Blog. You can monetize a blog as long as you have the time to put into high-quality content. There’s no end to how much income you could add to your life when you run your own blog/website.
  5. Sell essential oils. This is something that is perfect for those who want a little extra income each month and who enjoy marketing a holistic lifestyle. DoTerra and Young Living are two I immediately think of!  This can also be done with other companies like Avon, Mary Kay, etc.
  6. Write Reviews! You can sign up to be sent things from beauty products to books, to wellness tools and be paid to write reviews or sent free products. Try the website Tomoson, it’s perfect for small bloggers/Instagram accounts/twitter accounts. You can also try joining a book review site called onlinebookclub.org. I just joined and got a free book on my first day of joining!

With side hustles, it is all a matter of using your talents and having fun. Side hustling adds a bonus income and you do not want to spend your time doing something you hate on top of your fulltime job. There are many more jobs I didn’t mention and you can take a look at the internet and discover what is right for you.

Good luck, leave me a comment if you have anything you want to ask or share!

  • Julie

Your Space, Your Sanctuary.

Uncategorized October 12, 2017

 

Hello, my dears!

For today’s post, I will be writing about your space/bedroom/apartment/home and ways you can help make it a more calming and secure environment for you to come into when you’re stressed or have had a long day.

For myself, when my space is not clean or at least in some sort of order, I tend to have anxiety. I know this is common for many of us so that is my first suggestion: clean up. When we see our clothes on the floor, or there are dishes still out from a meal we previously had it can easily weigh on our thoughts because we cannot focus on anything but the mess. So, my suggestion is to try to put things away as you use them or are done with them. Try to put your clothes back on the hanger if you are not happy with your outfit, put dishes in the dishwasher or wash them immediately following your meal. It will save you so much time! If you can’t get in this habit, set a time aside each day to tidy your space so you do not need to worry about a giant mess at the end of the week.

Add essential oils to your room or living space. Essential oils can be used to calm, awaken, or even bring an inner peace to us. Essential oils can be used through a diffuser or even with a spray form. You can create your own blends or buy some in the store. I highly suggest them for anyone who does yoga or meditates as well.

Try fairy lights to brighten up a room or to create an atmosphere you want to be in. Fairy lights are an inexpensive treat which can be bought all year round and in many different colors or vibrancies. If you don’t like this idea, try anything that may warm up your space like candles(even battery operated ones) to make you feel cozy.

Decorate, exactly how you want. Make your room a vintage hideaway or a tropical paradise, or even an eclectic wonderland! It doesn’t matter what you do with your room but make it a place you want to be and know you can always feel safe and secure in. We have very little control over what goes on outside our walls but we all deserve a small space to call our own.

Decide what you allow in your space, and what you don’t allow. As in, do you want to allow yourself to feel negative or will you leave those thoughts at the door? Try using this as a new way to let things go. When you walk in your room — can you let go for a while and just focus on the good things in your life? It may be hard at first but work at it and you will find your life slowly flowing into harmony. We all need to start letting go of negativity and doubt and it may start with your sanctuary.

I hope this helped, even a little. I think we forget that our space doesn’t need to be perfect or out of a home and garden magazine, it just needs to allow us to feel safe, and when we are in it we need to take the time to heal ourselves.

All well wishes,

Julie