Friday, April 27, 2012

mental clarity

We could all use a little more of that, right?  And with the big FIVE O approaching, I need all of the help in that department that I can get.

As I reached into my mailbox today, my hands grasped a package mixed in with the bills and junk.  Oh joy!  An unexpected package is even more delightful than a hand addressed envelope or a glossy new magazine.

My sweet cousin (you can find her blog here: had sent me a bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil from Young Living!  Oh my, it smells SO GOOD, and I swear I instantly felt a little more focused.   According to the accompanying information, Peppermint oil can boost my mood and reduce fatigue.  I can put it on my neck and shoulders to boost my energy levels.  I can add a drop to tea to help aid digestion.  I have already put it to use!

My cousin has started her own business, called Cottage Essentials. (here is a link to her Facebook page: ) You can find a wide range of all natural essential oils to enhance nearly every aspect of your life.  Here is the website where you can learn more:

I have a little experience with oils, I keep lavender on hand for calming, and eucalyptus that I use in a steam facial when I get sinus infections.  I can't wait to learn more, and add to my collection from the Young Living offerings.  The toughest part will be choosing them, but I see they offer assortment packages, that may be the way I need to go.

Do you use essential oils at all?  If so, which ones and what do you use them for?

And to my sweet cousin, thank you so much for making my day!  Hugs to you for the love you sent my way.


  1. What a nice surprise. I've been using YL for about 12 years...peppermint is one of my favorites. Daily, I use thieves (at least during the school year) progessence serum, peace & calming ... often used: lavender, lemon/purification, peppermint, eucalyptus, grapefruit, ortho-sport, basil etc. It is helpful to try an assortment pack to see which ones work best for you. I think you will become attached :)

  2. I've never used essential oils but perhaps I should. Its cold and rainy outside and I just can't seem to give myself the jumpstart I need to actually DO something today!

  3. Ohhh, this is so sweet! Thanks for the shout out. What a surprise to check your blog & see this. :o)

    For anyone wanting to order, you can use my member number 749393 and that way I will get the credit for your order. Any me at

  4. Unexpected packages? The best!

    I don't use essential oils, but I might have to start. I do love lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint. Not all together, of course. :)

  5. I've never really understood how to use essential oils. I should probably learn more about that; it sounds awesome!

  6. I'd love to get some lavender. They sound wonderful.


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