essential-oils-first-aid-usesOver the past few years, my interest in essential oils has grown. I first started using them for simple things – like adding them to vinegar for cleaning and applying to my temple for headaches.

The more I learn about essential oils, the more I am amazed by their power. I am currently learning about how essential oils can be used for first aid. This is a wonderful skill set to have for day to day needs, but it would also come into handy in an emergency situation where we didn’t have easy access to medical care.

So I was thrilled to receive an Essential Oil First Aid Kit from Plant Therapy. I am very familiar with many of the uses of Lavender, Peppermint and Tea Tree oils, but this will be my first time getting my hands on Helichrysum and Roman Chamomile.

All 5 of these oils have great uses for first aid.

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Welcome to the Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set Giveaway Event!

We have come together with our hosts Everything Mommyhood and Mom To Bed by 8 to offer our readers a Tree House Swing Set giveaway from Little Tikes.

Special thanks to our co-hosts Budget Earth and Bayou City Mamas.

A backyard “tree” house with swing set that includes a climbing wall, sliding board and more! Kids can climb to the platform two different ways, the climbing wall or by climbing the tree trunk then they can slide down and do it again and again! Your kids will get years of enjoyment from this fun and durable swing set. Perfect for children ages 3-8 years old.

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20 Paleo Appetizers {for the Holiday Season}

by Chrystal Johnson August 30, 2014

Check out 20 Paleo Appetizers by Chrystal at This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of All opinions are my own. Now that the kids are finally back in school, it’s natural that we start shifting our thoughts to what’s next in our annual routines. For many of us, that’s planning […]

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Slow Cooker Hatch Green Chile Recipe {Made in a Wonderbag}

by Chrystal Johnson August 29, 2014

I mentioned yesterday when I talked about how to roast green chiles that I sampled a green chile at the Chile Cookoff a couple years ago that I loved. I have been wanting to try and recreate it every since then, so when I saw Hatch chiles at our local grocery store, I decided to give […]

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Little Tikes Cook Around Kitchen & Cart Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson August 28, 2014

Welcome to the Little Tikes Cook Around Kitchen & Cart Giveaway, hosted by Being MVP. Retail $169.99 Pull out island/kitchen cart with wheel Cart has storage areas, dual sided work area that has a grill/cooktop area and prep area Smart phone docking station Oven, stove, sink, microwave and refrigerator Plenty of storage space Real working […]

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How to Roast Hatch Green Chiles

by Chrystal Johnson August 28, 2014

A couple years back I was introduced to Hatch Chiles for the first time at our local Chili Cookoff. There was one booth that was serving green chili made with Hatch Green Chiles. It was my favorite chili that was served that year. I have wanted to try Hatch Chiles in my own recipes ever […]

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5 Reasons to Keep Fresh Flowers in Your Home

by Chrystal Johnson August 28, 2014

Although many people enjoy getting fresh flowers, few take the time to put them in their homes on a regular basis. They pass right by them in the grocery store and unless a special occasion is on the horizon, they hardly give them a second look. Fresh flowers should be a regular thing rather than […]

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Discover New Snacks with NatureBox

by Chrystal Johnson August 27, 2014

As much as I love preparing fun snacks for after school, some days I just need something I can grab and hand the kids. Working from home keeps me very busy, and as the girls get older it’s nice for them to be able to help themselves to snacks when they need them rather than […]

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On the Road in the Hyundai Elantra GT

by Brian Johnson August 26, 2014

I got to test drive a 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT and boy was it a fun car to drive. I like performance along with bells and whistles. The Elantra GT provided all that and more. So, let’s start with some of the cool things about the car and move to the cooler stuff about the car. The Elantra […]

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How to Start Your Own Blog

by Chrystal Johnson August 26, 2014

I started blogging back in 2009 as a hobby… a way to put down all of my thoughts about our natural living journey after becoming parents. When I first started blogging, I was only posting once a week on this blog. Over time I started blogging more and more, and I have loved every minute […]

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