Friday, December 13, 2013

Some of my favorite uses of essential oils

Spark Naturals is shipping all orders until the 17th. That is amazing! They are also having some other deals that are unbelievable. Their link is on the left hand of this blog. Sorry I am still learning how to do this blog thing or I would put a link here.

And now down to business, I thought I would give a quick update on how my oil journey is going. We have built up our supply a lot and have found a few things that are amazing. Here's a fast rundown:

This recipe is from Rebecca at

Sorry I can't figure out how to make this a direct link yet.

Sore Throat & Tonsillitis Relief Blend

20 drops Lavender
30 drops Melaleuca
10 drops Ginger
4 drops Lemon
~ fractionated coconut oil

Add EOs to a 5ml (1/6 oz) glass roller bottle. Next, top off the bottle with fractionated coconut oil, snap on the roller top and gently blend by tipping the bottle upside down.

Roll the blend over the throat area 3x daily, for additional support massage the blend on the upper abdomen and upper back too. Continue the protocol until symptoms subside and beyond by 2 to 3 days.

I didn't have the ginger but just rubbing the mix I made on the outside of the throat is amazing. It takes away the pain!! Wow! It doesn't cure it right away, but it works.

Another one I am really loving is the Respire Blend which is the Oil of the month for December. It has really helped with my kids' cough.

I have a experimented with a few others that I will have to talk about later

Thanks for reading.

Don't forget to use the code "laser" at checkout for a 10% discount.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Trying New Things

For a while now, I have been really disappointed with the healthcare industry and government. I hate how simple medical procedures are so ridiculously priced. I am a penny pincher and watch where most of our money goes and this drives me crazy. When I get a bill for $150 or more for 5 minutes talking to my doctor, I can't stand it. So, I have been investigating other options.

Another thing that has lead to some recent changes in my life is pretty insignificant, but hopefully, you will see where I am going with this. Here's the story. We had some name brand mosquito repellent in the cupboard, sitting inside an extra door shelf from our fridge. Somehow, the can leaked. The stuff that came out of the can, melted and liquified the hard plastic fridge thing and the plastic coating on our cupboard shelves. This kind of freaked me out. We put this on our skins and on our kid's skin. That can't be safe.

Things two things in our lives have led me to investigate other options to treat simple life problems. I started following different blogs and researching oils. A couple of years ago, I went to a different essential oils class and was really fascinated, but didn't want to pay the really high prices. Last spring, I tried a different brand oil with my croupy little girl and was fairly pleased. Then recently, I found a blog promoting a new company, Spark Naturals! Their cost for essential oils is great! They also had an Oil of The Month Club which was really affordable and helped me start building my supply. I am hooked. Even if I can save our family one trip to the doctor, it will pay for all my oils.

I then found how I can now become an Affiliate of this company and give my friends a discount! So there it is. I have never done something like this before, but I am excited to share my journey with essential oils with you. I am not completely blog savey, so I don't know how to put a pretty picture with the link, but here you go anyway.

Please use the code LASER to get 10% off.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Green Beans $2.00/lb Beets -Detroit Red and Heirloom Chiaggo 3 for $1 Turnips 3 for $1 Bunches of Wheat -Small -$2.50 Med -$3.50 Large- $4.50 Green Peppers (still small) 3 for $1 Cherry Tomatoes (Orange Sunsweet) - $2 for 8 oz bag Tomatoes - I still dont have a lot but could get a few for $1 per pound (will be $20 per bushel) Pickling cucumbers 5 for $1 or $40 per bushel --taking orders Japanese orient cucumbers (also know as yard longs) $0.50 each Zucchini - Yellow and Green - $0.50 each Basil or Mint - $1.50 per bunch

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Harvard Beets

Sorry, I am having technical difficulties with the spacing. Let me know if you know how to fix it. We just had Harvard Beets for dinner and they are delicious. It is like beets with a sweet n' sour sauce. Here is how to cook beets and the recipe just for kicks. Let me know if you need beets! How To Cook Beets: Boiling Prep: • Trim back the roots and leaf stalks to about 1″ then wash under cool running water. Be careful to not scrub the skin too hard when washing and do not cut or slice off any part of the beet so the skin stays intact (for best results when boiling, the skins need to be on to retain the color and flavor). Directions: • Place beets in a large pot then cover with cold water. Add salt and sugar then cover (approximately 1 tsp sugar + 1 tsp salt per 1/2 gallon of water). • Turn heat on high until water begins to boil then reduce heat to medium to keep water at a simmer. • Cook 45 minutes to an hour or until done (for large, fresh beets) or up to four hours (for large, older beets from storage). • Once beets are cooked, remove from heat, drain water and then plunge beets quickly into cold water. Remove beets from cold water, cut off root tips & stems and you should be able to rub the skins off easily with a damp towel. • Serve freshly cooked beets sliced or mashed with a bit of butter, salt and pepper to taste. Havard Beets—Low Fat 4 medium sized beets 2 TBS Corn starch 2 TBS Vinegar 2 TBS Sugar 1 TBS Margarine or Butter Cook beets as above, reserving ½ a cup of liquid. Slice beets. In a medium saucepan, combine reserved beet liquid, sugar, vinegar and cornstarch, Cook an stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Stir in beets and margarine or butter, heat thorough. Makes 4 servings.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

It has been raining most of the day so I finally can catch up on inside stuff.
YAAAA!. We have veggies!! Everything is about 1 month ahead which is great. The produce season is just starting to begin and we have tons of yummy veggies. Call in with your orders now!! We have: Green Beans -- $1.50/lb Pickling Cukes--$20/half bushel Beets--3 of $1.00 or $12 for a half bushel Heirloom Beets (Candy Cane)--3 for $1.00 Cukes--2/$1 Zucchini -Yellow and Green-2/$1 Tomato should be ready hopefully next week. $1.00 per lb or $22 per bushel All things are picked to order. Let me know how I can help you. 801-546-1439

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Finally, we have veggies!!

The produce season is just starting to begin and we have tons of yummy veggies. Call in with your orders now!!

We have:
Green Beans -- $1.50/lb
Pickling Cukes--$10/half bushel
Heirloom Beets (Candy Cane)--$2.00/lb
Zucchini -Yellow and Green-2/$1
Peppers -- All kinds --2/$1

All things are picked to order.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sorry for the long delay, we have been BUSY!

I know it is July and I haven't posted yet for the season. We have been super BUSY on the farm. We started planting on April 15 and haven't finished yet! We have tripled the operation from last year, so we should have a lot of yummy veggies. We have 140 tomato plants with lots of heirloom varieties. We have also added quite a few non-GMO heirloom veggies. We just decided to plant corn so be ready in 75 days!
The good news is that the early veggies are finally starting to produce. We have:

Peas, Peas and more peas - sugar snap peas, little marvel (where you have to shell them) and my favorite heirloom non-GMO
Swiss chard - green and non-GMO Bright Lights
A few beets

Coming very soon:

Green Beans
Yellow Squash

Let us know what we can help you with. We will be out working!