Mostly Homemade Mondays - Week 93

After one week of on-boarding for my new job as an Induction Coach, I am left feeling tired. Physically and mentally. I know the feeling will go away once I get the hang of my new responsibilities as a mentor for beginning teachers. In the meantime, however, I've been relying a lot on a handful of essential oils to calm my anxieties and relax my body and spirit after these long training days. 

Here's what I've been using: 
  • Valor - I wear it like perfume on my wrists and neck each morning to give me confidence and balance my emotions. I apply this in the morning before I leave the house, but also keep it in my purse in case I need a mid-day pick-me-up. 
  • Stress Away - I applied this to the back of my neck twice a day when we had our morning and afternoon breaks at training. I didn't know my new colleagues very well, so rather than them think I'm a dirty hippy, I applied this when I was in the bathroom stall. Is that weird? Yeah, I thought so. 
  • Lavender - I used lavender like a triple-threat every night. I rubbed it on the bottoms of my feet, diffused it in our bedroom on 30-second intervals all night, and rubbed a few drops between my hands then all over my pillowcase before hitting the hay. I wasn't sleeping well because I was nervous, but after this bedtime routine I slept like a rock. John thought someone was runnin' a chainsaw in our bedroom, 'cuz I was sawing logs, people!
I don't know how many of you are into oils, so rather than totally bore you, I'll continue to briefly and sporadically share how we're using them in our daily lives. 

However, if you're interested in purchasing any of the three oils I mentioned above, you can easily order them online. Just use my member ID when you checkout: 1880846. You can also email me if you want information on setting up an account to get wholesale pricing -

Anyway, on to the party:

Mostly Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things unnatural, or a rookie who is starting out by cutting out junk food, we’d love to hear from you! Link up with your favorite recipes, projects, crafts, or rants and raves.

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  1. Thanks for introducing me to the thought of oils! Once we calm down $$ wise around here, I plan on getting our family started in those! It's gonna be life changing, I just know it!

  2. Hi Kelli and John, love your blog and excited to learn about the esstial oils, thanks for sharing! I'm #9 this week. Hope y'all stop by to see all the cool Raised Bed Gardens I've got to share! Thanks for hosting this sweet party!

  3. Great list we live in Co. Bluffs, IA. in our 60's have a big garden, apple tree, 1/2 dead, saving a part of it to graft or root, & have more fruit. I'd like to keep helping bees by growing as many flowers as I can that attract them. Thanks for great $ saving ideas! Great!:D


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