10 ways I use Peppermint Essential Oil!

Peppermint essential oil uses and benefits

Fun facts about peppermint

Peppermint is one of the oldest herbs. Its origin is North America, Mediterranean, and Great Britain. It take one pound of peppermint plant to produce a 15ml bottle of peppermint essential oil! What? Amazing, I know!

10 ways I use Peppermint essential oil?

  1. Study time! I love to apply peppermint to my temples, back of neck, and inhale daily! ( especially in the morning).
  2. Freshen your breath quickly! And for the whole duration of the party 😉 Let me tell you, 1-2 drops in the mouth of peppermint vitality and you are good to go!
  3. Brain fog reducer/afternoon slump! Yeah, you heard me. Love this oil for that reason! Temples, back of neck, and in our hands, and inhale 10 times!
  4. Need to cool down during a workout? Place a couple of drops on your chest and the back of your neck during a workout, or on a hot day.
  5. Open the airways! 2 drops on your chest and in your mouth before a run or workout and you will want to run an extra mile.
  6. Wake up time! A few drops of peppermint and a few drops of lemon in the diffuser will do the trick!
  7. Need some digestive support? Add a couple drops to your water, juice or tea!
  8. Mojito time! Need I say more! 1 drop should do in a mixed drink.
  9. Bath time Bliss! Especially post workout! 1/2 cup of epsom salts, and 4-8 drops of peppermint essential oil. You might want to add another favorite oil too!
  10. Plant health & pests. Apply a few drops to water for plants and cotton ball for pests!

And a little more about more about this amazing essential oil…..

I also love to soak my feet while watching movies (2 drops of peppermint & 2 drops of lavender). All I can say is, RELAXATION! It feels great!  If you are a nursing mamma, steer clear of this oil for now as it is known to reduce women’s milk supply. There are many more ways to use this oil, but these should get you off to a good start! I encourage you to learn more! Look up its ingredients in your free time and learn how they support your health!

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Peppermint Essential Oil benefits and uses

Peppermint will put a pep in your step! I love to use this oil everyday when I wake up to give my brain and body a wake up call! I put two drops in my hands, rub on my shoulders, back of neck, and feet. Then I cup my hands over my nose and breath deep for about three minutes. AND I’M READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD! 

This oil comes in the Premium Starter Kit. This is by far the best way to get started on your oily journey. This is how I got started! This Kit comes with 11 oils, a home diffuser, samples, and all the information you need to get going. Learn more about how to take the leap HERE. I will also add a few DIY recipes and share how I use this oil in my home.

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Yielding Yourself to Jesus

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Maybe you’re at a point where you have said yes to Jesus. You have found that your own endeavors have failed miserably and you need to start over.  Although it can take much time and trials, once we reach this turning point, it is a pretty black and white decision to commit to Jesus. It’s the next step that can be difficult. Why? After spending much of our time doing whatever we see fit for our lives, serving our self has become a habit. We are trained to ask ourselves what we want to do, where we want to work, who we want to date, how we want to act, and what activities we want to engage in. These are all great questions to ask with the premise of God’s guidance.  Most of us have the majority of life’s influences asking us what we want, and then telling us to go for it.  A much smaller amount is designated for teaching us to seek God and His plan for us. It’s a rather confusing message. Most of us opt for what we want only to find that it is not in alignment with Gods plan for us.  We soon discover our sense of purpose is lacking, because we are not using the gifts that God gave specially to us. We are not pursuing His perfect plan for our life.

So now you have it, we have to unlearn, so we can relearn how to commune with Jesus. We surrender. Then we find that we need to surrender all, not just some. Finally we do, and we say now what? Committing our life to Jesus does not look like an hour in the morning and an hour at night, then church on the weekend.  Of course, that fits in well with our habit to do what we want the majority of the time, but God has something much more personal and interactive in store for us, a relationship. Just as frequent as we would speak to a friend, family member, or spouse, He desires the same. In order to yield to Jesus completely, we must be engaged with Him all day long.

Through time spent with Him we learn to know his voice and how He speaks specifically to us. He teaches us through prayer, His Word, and other people. He wants us to talk to Him about everything. He wants us to ask Him about all that’s going on in our lives. He desires to be our very best Friend.

 If you want to know Jesus and what He specifically wants for you, it requires time with Him. It is a lifelong process and progression to be a disciple of Jesus. He constantly teaches us new things. You cannot graduate from his teaching because His knowledge and refining are infinite. If you are struggling with knowing what God wants for you? Get on your knees and say, “Jesus, I want to serve you. I want your will for my life. Send Your Spirit to teach me and show me how to be yours, how to listen.” Be Still before Him and you will begin to see His hand at work in your life, first orchestrating and then composing. He guides and delivers, we just have to follow.

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Life after Death

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When we hear the words “life after death” it often triggers an image or thought of heaven. However, the life that I want to talk about today takes place before we go and live with our Savior.

Many of us convince ourselves that we are living life to its fullest. All is well. We have everything we need and a little more.  I like to call this, contentment. Eventually the excitement of life begins to settle, difficulties start to set in, and soon we are left confused. We begin to wonder if this is as good as life gets. Most of us carry on as long as we can until we are completely broken. In fact, until we die.

When we experience a spiritual death we end up in a place of major heartache and pain. The burdens we accumulate along the way can be almost unbearable.  Our striving has weakened us to a point in which we need to look outside ourselves for help. Life as it is, is no longer enjoyable when our spirits cease. God does not desire for this to happen to His children.  The sin we have allowed in our lives is what breaks our spirit. The very trials that we face are often consequences of our own self seeking.

If this is something you are going through today, I have good news. You are not alone. We all reach this point eventually.  In our utter despair we look beyond our own abilities that have failed us reaking havic on our lives. We begin to reflect, and ask ourselves “Where did I go wrong?”  We soon realize that the very moment we chose to go our way rather than Gods, is when it all started.  Sometimes its weeks, months, or years until our self-seeking lives come crashing down. But they always do.

When we allow our fleshly nature to die we all of a sudden have another option. This is the best option. We can yield our lives to Jesus and allow Him to be in charge.  This decision to have a relationship with Jesus allows Him to begin to heal and prepare us for His plan. When this revelation comes, we begin to experience true life in Him. Soon we are completely changed, a testimony of Jesus love to the world. We can no longer identify with the old self.  The habits of yesterday no longer hold our interest. Life at its best is now ours because we accepted Jesus and are living out the plan that we were created for. Death to self brings forth abundant life in Him.

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Serve only Me

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Today I would like to talk about the first commandment, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20: 2). The reason this warning is so important, is because many of us become confused by it, misunderstanding its exact meaning.  What we serve other than God can be many things. God referenced idols when speaking to the Israelites, because they had the desire to serve carved images negating His authority. However, today our images have manifested into many different types of idols that take precedence in our lives.

Many of us do not struggle with serving a specific carved image, but may still struggle with putting God first. God desires for us to make Him our number one priority because He loves us and knows that this action leads to blessings in our lives. We were purposely made to serve God. It is when we fail to fulfill this request, that we miss out on the life that God intended for us. We were created to put God first, when we don’t we miss out on His joy and peace. Instead, we experience a void. This void we experience at some point in our journey is meant to be filled by Jesus.  Too often, we end up serving something that becomes our god, but is not the God in heaven. For example, some of us are slaves to alcohol, money, control, status, burdens, busyness, food, and much more. What is it in your life that you go to? How do you ease the pain or fill that emptiness you experience?  We must ask ourselves what action has become our God. Once we recognize it, we can then ask God to help us replace that action with Him. And He will do just that!

God desires that we go to Him through His Son Jesus for all things. He longs for us to seek Him when we are happy, sad, lonely, troubled, and empty. He wants to be number one in our lives above all else.  We are to do all things with Him in mind. He warns us not to put anything else before Him. “There sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god” (Psalm 16:4). He tells us this because He knows where this path leads, straight to a dead end road of much pain. Instead of heartache, He wants to lead us to everlasting joy and fulfillment found in Him only.

Whatever it is that has control over your life, surrender it to Jesus. Ask Him to work through you, to change you so that you can leave the old unfulfilling action behind. When we confess and ask for forgiveness, He sends His Helper to deliver us. Just as David said in Psalms, “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” When we ask He is faithful. He will do the work and help us live a life that makes him priority above all else.

 

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Perfect Love

Perfect Love

Too often, organized religion encourages us to live a life of works; it’s a heavy ball and chain around our feet that develops within us a feeling of never being good enough for God. In this world we cannot be completely free from sin. It is impossibility. We cannot work for God’s love. It is given to us freely.

The belief that we have to work for God’s approval separates us from Him.

Feelings of inadequacy cause us to turn away from God because we don’t feel accepted. This is a false representation of who Christ is and how He loves us. It is this belief that leads us down a destructive path, encouraging works oriented behavior. The ideology of gaining God’s love and approval by works is a skewed perception of God. God loves us because we are His. You see, His love for us does not change based on our behavior; rather, our behavior changes based on His perfect love.

His love for us is constant; He takes us just as we are with utter excitement.

You cannot be too ugly or beat up for God. Why? Because He is more concerned about having a relationship with us than how perfect we are. Who are we fooling? He is an all knowing God. He knows your next sinful action before you even do it.  Knowing this, He beckons us to acknowledge Him. No matter how small or great our interest is in Him; He uses that amount to grow the relationship. It does not matter who we are or what we have done, He just wants us to come to Him. He can work through us when we commune with Him. It’s the personal process that He wants to engage us in.

All we have to be, is willing; He will do the rest.

The only thing He refuses to do is exercise His power over our will.

He chose to give us the ability to think freely.

He will do and use anything He possibly can to get our attention, so that His Spirit can lead us to a decision of choosing to yield our will to Him.

When we focus on Jesus instead of our ability to be perfect, something great happens. We fall in love with our Savior. This is the greatest and most intimate relationship we will enter into this side of heaven. There is power, peace, and wisdom in knowing Jesus that satisfies our soul in such a way that we live in perfect contentment and gratitude regardless of what is happening around us. Jesus offers a joy everlasting that ignites the heart leaving us with a genuine desire to live out our lives in such a way that brings glory to Him.

The fears, anxieties, and pressures of life slowly fade. The desire of our hearts becomes His desires for us. The natural inclination to live independently of God no longer holds us captive. At last we are free. Our hearts long to soak up His love, yearning for more and more of Him in our lives.

There is nothing that compares to Jesus perfect love for us. He is the only and most high God. He desires to work in your life through a relationship with you.

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