magic potion. (ok, lotion)

winter is especially hard this year (we say every year?) I think it’s part of getting old, the toll that the cold weather takes on your body and skin.

I have a simple, I mean completely MAGICAL remedy for even the driest-of-dry chapped skin, and the great thing is that the components of it will support healing as well.


magic lotion:

1/2 cup coconut oil (room temp, solid not melted)

1/4 cup chapped skin cream (I use Buckler’s)

12 drops doTerra melaleuca oil (anti-bacterial properties, promotes healing)

12 drops doTerra lavender oil (soothes, antioxidant protection)

10 drops doTerra frankincense oil (fights infections, heals, reduces inflammation)

5 drops doTerra cedarwood oil (antiseptic, tonic, astringent)

blend together until smooth (add more skin cream if the coconut oil is too soft) store in a covered container at room temperature.



oh! this recipe was originally formulated for a little fella with eczema and it worked wonderfully on his itchy little body. for information on purchasing doTerra oils, or for other inquiries click the links above; I’d love to hear from you! :)


**these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.**



let’s talk about ginger.

I’m sitting here sipping a delicious cup of tea/bourbon/ginger infused simple syrup, (mainly because I was feeling the tinge of a cold starting, but also because I had made a jar of the syrup last night and needed a good excuse to use it) when I started thinking about how often I turn to ginger for its healing and soothing properties.

fresh.ginger1. fresh ginger can stimulate a lax appetite. snack on a piece right before meals.

2. ginger improves the absorption of essential nutrients in the body.

3. ginger is great at clearing sinuses.

4. feeling airsick or nauseous? chew on ginger, preferably tossed in a little honey.

5. ginger helps reduce gas flare ups.

6. cramping or bloating–munch on ginger.

7. ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties—can bring relief to joint pain flare ups. mix some ginger essential oil in a roller bottle with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil works great) and roll on as needed.

8. chewing ginger can help overcome nausea.Ginger.essoil

9. stir up some ginger tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion.

10. the Ayurvedic texts credit ginger with aphrodisiac properties…so try infusing ginger oil in the bedroom….

so many uses. I feel my *cold* melting away already…..