Sunday Faves

Around here, Sundays are about church, family time and creating – getting in “the zone” – that space where you feel inspired and creative, optimistic about the coming week.

Those who know me best know that I strive to be the antithesis of the “I hate Monday” mindset. I believe every day can be great and realize that we are all creators reaching to become more every single day.

Two oils I love to diffuse on Sundays and to support this mindset are Clarity and Inspiration.

Clarity contains rosemary, basil and peppermint which support memory which is why I got this blend originally. I lost my mom to Alzheimer’s and want to do everything I can to support my memory and my children’s. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Clarity really helps me focus and helps with memory so much but it also helps me zero in on my purpose and to find more and more moments where I am led to take inspired action.

What a nice segue to share about my other fave Sunday oil, Inspiration. I love Sunday for creating which is also my word for this year. Inspiration blend contains three powerhouses: cedarwood, frankincense and sandalwood. That in and of itself got my attention. Those three have the ability to clear negative thoughts and programming and to help you reprogram going forward with intention.

Do you know that you are an extension of God and his energy put here with the purpose to be a creator? You create your life each and every day friends. I encourage you to try these two oils which are not only my Sunday favorites but two of my all-time favorites.

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New to Crystals

Are you brand new to crystals? Me too.


Well sort of. I guess I’ve always been curious about them and thought they were pretty. I’ve even had a few over the years. I know everything carries an energy and based on what I know and understand about essential oils and their healing properties, the idea that crystals might carry those same kinds of energies and have some healing potential is feeling less weird to me and more possible. Intrigued would be a good word for where I am in the learning process.

For Christmas, I got a small bag of rose quartz and I keep them everywhere: in my purse, in the car, in my coat pocket, in my desk drawer at work, and by my bed. Rose quartz is one that I have read about and it is supposed to draw off negative energies and make you more receptive to love, opening the heart. I especially love carrying one in my pocket and just placing my hand in my pocket during the day, and gently rubbing the crystal grounds me and refocuses me.

fullsizeoutput_3233We have a crystal store in our town now and I’ve had friends tell me they were impressed with what the store had to offer. So my youngest daughter and I ventured out today and took a stroll through the store. A sweet lady who worked there explained (which I had heard before) that you don’t choose crystals, they choose you. She said to choose whatever you’re drawn to. I was drawn to two: selenite which I’ve read can ensure a peaceful atmosphere in a home, and citrine which promotes joy.

My five-year-old was very drawn to amethyst. I got her a little vial of amethyst chips. She really liked when I told her amethyst helps you to be calm and helps you with sleep. She could have spent all day at the crystal store, mainly because of their black cat.

While I was at the store I was handed a book called The Crystal Bible which I really liked. I am so excited to learn more! If there are other books or resources you would recommend to someone new to crystals please let me know.


Hyssop Essential Oil

Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Hyssop is one of the healing oils of the Bible. Did you know that hyssop is mentioned 12 different times?

It was used by King David to move past his transgressions and reach a place where he was right with God.

Hyssop was used by Moses during the Lord’s Passover in Egypt (Exodus 12). Read this passage from Exodus 12:21-23 and how cool is it that the Lord specifically had them strike the doorposts with hyssop which would no doubt release the essential oil and fragrance from the plant:

“Then Moses called all the elders of Israel together and said to them, “Go, pick out a lamb or young goat for each of your families, and slaughter the Passover animal. Drain the blood into a basin. Then take a bundle of hyssop branches and dip it into the blood. Brush the hyssop across the top and sides of the doorframes of your houses. And no one may go out through the door until morning. For the Lord will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the Lord will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down.”

It was used to prevent the plague which is said to be similar to modern day HIV.

It has detoxifying properties that support the body when it falls below the wellness line, cleaning the body. It may also have the ability to open up the respiratory system.

Hyssop is said to help break free of old habits and strongholds. Using Hyssop daily with a mantra such as “I declare freedom” would be a great thing to do.

If you have the blend, Exodus II, hyssop is in this blend as well as other oils that are referenced in Exodus 30. Hyssop is also in Immupower blend.

Hyssop acts on balancing our emotions and brings the soul’s consciousness to the forefront.

A great way to use Hyssop for protection from negativity/evil would be to apply a drop to the hands, rub them together and then cup them over the nose and mouth, inhaling. Then wave the hands above and down the sides of the body as though to form an invisible shield while praying or stating out loud your claim for God’s protection and rebuking evil to flee. Then cup your hands over nose and mouth and inhale once again.

You may notice I took the picture for this post in my children’s bedroom. I waved my hands over their beds like an invisible shield and prayed a prayer of protection over each of them.

Hyssop essential oil should not be used ON children or anyone who is pregnant due to high ketone content.

If you are new to oils, beyond curious and ready to dive in, the Premium Starter Kit is where to start. It has the 12 oils you will use the most often (including peppermint, lemon, lavender, Thieves, Digize, Peace & Calming, Valor, Citrus Fresh, Panaway, Stress Away, Raven and frankincense) plus a diffuser. Grab yours here.