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May 2017 Favorites

I am currently sitting here, in my living room, typing this post and thinking to myself, “how is it already June?!”. Is anyone else asking themselves this same question??? As I get older I feel like time is just flying by. With that said, it is that time again for another ‘favorites’ blog post!

I spent the last few days gathering all the things I have been loving this last month and as always, I can’t wait to share them with ya’ll! I notice as each month passes the products I am using are becoming much more simple, the foods I am eating are more nourishing, and anything else I am incorporating into my life only adds value to it. And that makes my heart happy. I mean who doesn’t want a more simple, nourishing life?

In this post I am going to be sharing a lot of natural remedies that I have been loving, self-care essentials, and of course some food!

May 2017 Favorites

 

NATURAL REMEDIES + PRODUCTS

Lavender Essential Oil- If you know me/follow me then you know within the last year I have become obsessed with essential oils. I only use Young Living Essential Oils and they have drastically changed my life. I have been using Lavender A LOT this last month to help soothe a rash I developed on my skin. I also love using Lavender in my diffuser at night to help me sleep!

Tea Tree Essential Oil- I like to pair this eo with Lavender to help treat and heal my skin. Tea Tree oil (if 100% pure and real) is very antiseptic and can be used in so many ways!

R.C. Essential Oil- Again, this is another Young Living Essential Oil that I love. It is a blend of several different oils and is great for respiratory support. Since moving to Montana, I have developed allergies and the air is really dry here. I put a drop or 2 in some coconut oil and rub it on my chest at night before bed.

Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Spray- ACV has been my go-to for the last 5-6 months. I drink it every morning and I now wash my face with it! As I mentioned, I got a horrible rash on my face and this seems to be the only way to put the rash at ease! I fill a 2oz amber glass bottle about 1/3-1/2 way with ACV and then the rest with water, shake, spray it on a cotton pad, and wipe my face! It smells bad but does the trick!

Coconut Oil- We all know how wonderful coconut oil is! Not only do I use this a lot to help dilute my essential oils but I use this as my face moisturizer. I place about a tablespoon in a travel size container and add whatever essential oils my skin is needing at the moment.

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SELF-CARE ESSENTIALS

My journal- I have been journaling since 2014 but in the last 5-6 months I have become an avid journal-er. I journal at least 1x a day, if not more. Journaling has helped me in so many ways and I truly believe everyone can benefit from it. I write basically everything in here from my daily gratitude to my intentions for the week and month.

My planner- I’m a planner QUEEN. I use to have like 85634 different ones for EVERYTHING. Now, I just have this little guy and I’m obsessed with it. it’s nothing special or not a brand name planner that costs $80, I found it at Target. I love it because each day is broken down to the hour, there’s room for notes, and there is a full calendar for each month! My O.C.D. self is happy.

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RANDOM

Plants- Ahhh, plants. they seem to be so trendy lately. Me, personally, I have loved plants for a little while now but since I finally own my own home I can actually buy an abundance of them and make my house look like a jungle. And this last month I did just that. In the last month I have accumulated 14 house plants and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. House plants can be so nourishing and purifying to your home!

FOOD

Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookies- TO DIE FOR. I love sweets, you guys know that. But I love the sweets that I can eat without feeling like crap. These cookies allow me to indulge but without suffering from a bloated sugar filled belly! They are made with REAL ingredients and are so so nourishing.

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*ESSENTIAL OIL DISCLAIMER*

I ONLY use Young Living Essential Oils. I know they are 100% pure and contain no harmful chemicals or fragrances. Essential oils are not a replacement to help, treat, cure, or prevent any serious disease or illnesses. Contact a medical professional before using essential oils.

Interested in Young Living Essential Oils? Want to know more? Visit Essential Oils to find out a little bit more about these magical bottles of liquid! OR shoot me an email through the Contact section of my website!

 

Share your thoughts with me! Comment below or head to my Instagram page (@iamdevonjade)!

XOXO,

D.J.

 

The links for the products & brands mentioned are below-

(please contact me for more info on the essential oils)

Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookies

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