Category Archives: Essential Oils

NEW ETSY ITEMS

Happy Sunday to you!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Here in Florida it’s well, quite beautiful – sunny and perfect weather!  Sorry to anyone up north dealing with snow right now.  🙂

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I’m super excited to tell you that I listed some of my DIY recipes on ETSY.  I know we all get busy and not everyone has time to make stuff like me, so now you can shop in my cute little store on Etsy.

Just click on the tab at the top of this post that says ETSY or you can click HERE.

Thanks for your support!  Also, if you would mark my page as “FAV”, then you will be notified of all my goodies!

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Oh, and here is a goodie for you right now!  Take 10% off your entire order through 02/28/15.  Just

enter code: FEB10 during checkout. 🙂

Thanks and have a blessed day!

Myetsy

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Stuff to Stock Those Stockings!

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Is it too early for me to be talking about stockings? LOL

I don’t think so…..especially when I’m talking about my “Lip Butters”.  I absolutely love these things!

Have you seen my newest flavor?  Nourishing Mint – It has a hint of peppermint and is amazing on your lips!

All of my lip butters have the purest ingredients – Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Vitamin E and Essential Oils.

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So, here’s the flavors you can choose from:

Plain Jane – Natural

Sweet Feed – Lavender

Rural Bliss – Grapefruit

Nourishing Mint – Peppermint

The neat thing about my lip butters is that they go great under a coat of lipstick.  Apply a few swipes first, then put on your lipstick or lip gloss.

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They cost only $3.50 each and literally are like butter on your lips!  This is the perfect time of year when the weather is colder and our lips get chapped.  Grab a few and stick one in each family members stocking!

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You can find them locally at BZ’s Happy Plants located at 37439 SR19 in Eustis (between Umatilla and SR44/19).  They may also be shipped anywhere in the US for $1.50.  Please inquire for larger quantities as the S/H will be calculated at the time of order.

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WANT TO SEE OUR LIP BUTTER IN YOUR STORE?  Please email us at info@littlehousesimpleliving.com for more information.  You can even customize your label to fit your stores’ name and logo.

Happy Stocking Stuffing Shopping!

New product – Nourishing Mint Lip Butter

Can you believe that next week is Thanksgiving and starts the craziness on Black Friday?  Where has this year gone?  I say that every year, actually LOL.

WAY

I’m excited to share with you my newest product for the Christmas season – “NOURISHING MINT” Lip Butter!

My lip butters are made with the most yummiest ingredients!  100% Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Vitamin E and Peppermint Essential Oil.

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This “Nourishing Mint” lip butter will be the perfect thing for your lips this winter.  It will keep them moist and heal any cracking or dryness that comes along with it.

These make great STOCKING STUFFERS TOO!  They cost $3.50 each and $1.50 for S/H.

If you are local in my area, you can purchase my new “Nourishing Mint” Lip Butter along with my other LIP BUTTERS at BZ’s Happy Plants located at 37439 SR19 in Eustis.  (I’ll officially be in her cottage on Wednesday afternoon). It’s actually between Umatilla and Eustis near Dona Vista.  They have gorgeous plants, herbs, trees and so much more to choose from!

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You can also find my “Ranch Hands” cream at BZ’s Happy Plants.  It’s perfect for farmers, gardeners, ranchers, construction workers or anyone that’s works with their hands.  It soothes, conditions and restores tired, achy hands.  I use it all the time after I’ve worked outside all day.  My hubby inspired me to make this cream when I kept seeing his palms of his hands with all these calluses.  I knew there was something better that I could make without all the chemicals that would heal his hands.

The cream is $12.00 per jar with $3.00 for S/H or you can buy them locally if you like.  It comes in a 4oz. jar and let me tell you – a little goes a LONG way!!!  I’m serious….you only need to use a smidgen.

The ingredients are 100% Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Almond Oil and Lavender and Lemon Essential Oils.  This cream is nothing but amazing!  Your hands will be so soft, just wait and see!

To place an order for either product, please email me at info@littlehousesimpleliving.com and place “Order” in the subject line.

Thanks,

 

Wendy 🙂

Disappointed about Burt’s Bees and the Winner of my Lip Butter Giveaway!

When I found out that Clorox (yes, you heard me, Clorox) had acquired the humble Burt’s Bees company I was really disappointed.  Now, it’s 2014 and I’m just hearing that Clorox purchased them back in 2007. I’ve been using their trusted product for years and never knew this until recently.

You can read about the purchase HERE.

The story of Burt is a charming one gone bad. Burt Shavitz, a beekeeper in Dexter, Maine, lived an extremely humble life selling honey in pickle jars from the back of his pickup truck and resided in the wilderness inside a turkey coop without running water or electricity.

In the summer of 1984, Shavitz was driving down the road and spotted a hitchhiker who needed a lift to the post office. He pulled over and picked up Roxanne Quimby, a 34-year-old woman who eventually became Shavitz’s lover and business partner. Quimby started helping him tend to the beehives, and that eventually led to the all natural-inspired health care products made with Shavitz’s honey and the birth of Burt’s Bees products.

Burt’s story and very powerful narrative gave Burt’s Bees products their legitimacy in my book. Creative entrepreneurs and knowledgeable consumers together working their magic; not the results of a corporate behemoth out to dominate the marketplace.

However, Quimby and Shavitz’s relationship became ‘sticky’ in the late ’90s for reasons unclear, yet probably having little to do with honey. Their romantic break up carried over to the split of their business partnership as well. In 1999, Quimby bought out Shavitz’s shares of the company for a small six-figure sum. Quimby then continued, becoming phenomenally successfully and growing sales to $43.5 million by 2002.

In 2003, a private equity firm, AEA investors, purchased 80 percent of Burt’s Bees from Quimby, with her retaining a 20 percent share and a seat on the board. In 2006, John Replogle, the former general manager of Unilever’s skin-care division became CEO and president of Burt’s Bees. The company was sold to Clorox in late October 2007 for $925 million.

Quimby was paid more than $300 million for her stake in Burt’s Bees. At the time of that deal, Shavitz reportedly demanded more money, and Quimby agreed to pay him $4 million. Quimby now refurbishes fancy, swank homes in Florida, travels the world and buys massive chunks of land in her free time. Our bearded man Shavitz, on the other hand, now 73 and unchanged, continues to reside amidst nature in his now-expanded turkey coop, which still remains absent of electricity or running water.

The Burt’s Bees story is disconcerting. I vaguely remembered long ago that one of my favorite ice cream products, Ben & Jerry’s, sold out. Unilever (which also owns Breyers), the giant conglomerate with an estimated market cap of $50 billion and close to 174,000 employees, bought Ben & Jerry’s in 2000 for $326 million.

*Source: www.organicconsumers.org

SO, NO MORE BURT’S BEES FOR ME!

This is where I started researching on how to make my own lip balm.  Well, I actually call it “Lip Butter”. I promise to everyone that I will never ever sell to a big company if by chance someone would approach me. LOL, seriously, NEVER!

My products that I make are created with everyone in mind.  There are no hidden products and I will never say the word NATURAL.  That word can mean a lot of things.  They are honest and real products that I use and I only purchase my products from the best companies.

Here’s my post on my recipe for lip butter and where I buy all of my goodies. 🙂

HOMEMADE LIP BUTTER RECIPE

 

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Now, ONWARD we go……

Is it driving you crazy to know who won the three pack of lip butters?

Alright, I’ll tell you (HeHe)

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I’m super excited to announce the WINNER, but before I do that, I would like to thank everyone for entering this giveaway!  There will be more giveaways coming soon, I promise!  I have a lot more DIY products that are in the works and I have a few essential oils I will giveaway from time to time. 🙂

The WINNER OF THE THREE-PACK OF “LIP BUTTER” IS:

KIM LINN

Congratulations Kim!!!!!  I will be emailing you so I can get these shipped right out to you!

Thank you again everyone!  If anyone would like to purchase any of my lip butters, they are for sale for $2.50 each.  They will make great stocking stuffers too!

PS.  I’m going to be coming out with a guy version – Farmboy to be released before the holidays.  I can’t wait!

Have a great day!!

 

 

 

DIY: Dish Soap

Have you ever looked at the back of your hand soap bottle?

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Do we even know what’s in it, I mean really.  It looks to me like a whole lot of chemicals LOL

I have a good recipe that will surely be good for your skin and your family!

Click on the links to order the products: Castile Soap and Glass Bottle Soap Dispenser

You can contact me for further information at info@littlehousesimpleliving.com.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE DIY: DISH SOAP RECIPE

 

Enjoy!

 

Do our emotions play a part in healing?

Just how much do our emotions play on our health?  We all hold unresolved feelings of pain and hurt which need to be brought to the surface for transformation and healing.  Whether it be a death, loss of a job, divorce or anything negative in your life; emotions play a HUGE part of our health.  When we are stressed or depressed our emotions fluctuate and wreak havoc on our adrenals, which produce all of our hormones.

Essential oils play a powerful role in emotional healing.  They support healing in five stages.  They strengthen us during each stage and prepare us for the next level of healing.

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The Five Stages are:

– Assist in healing the physical body

– Assist in healing the heart

– Assist in releasing limiting beliefs

– Increase spiritual awareness and connection

– Inspire the fulfillment of our life’s purpose

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Essential oils can be used aromatically, topically and internally.  Many popular oils are Basil, Oregano, Cinnamon, and Ginger.

 

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Essential oils are the vital fluids of plants that are their life blood.  They are called “essential” because they are necessary for the life of the plant and contain the “essence” of the plant. Essential oils contain life force, intelligence, and vibrational energy that imbues them with healing power that works for people.

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The story of oils begins in the Bible with Adam and Eve, when God placed them in a garden.  In Genesis, when God provided for all of their needs in that first paradise, there is no mention of a shelter of any kind.  Instead, God placed them out-of-doors in a natural setting among the flowers, shrubs, grasses and trees as their furniture and dwelling place. (Genesis 2:8)

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There are 1,031 references to essential oils in the Bible, including at least 33 species.  So, if there are so much mentioning of oils in biblical times, where and why did we ever get away from them?

I’m going to find out as I read these two books that just came in the mail today.  So excited to read these and share with you what I will be learning.  After all, if it’s in the Bible, then we should be doing it, right?

 

References

Emotional Healing with Essential Oils by Daniel McDonald

Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart, Ph.D.