White Fir Essential Oil

White Fir EO

White Fir Essential Oil is made by steam distillation from needles.  Makes tons of sense as to the strong Christmas tree-like scent it has.  It’s noted to have an intensity of around 3, and has a woodsy, fresh, earthy, sweet smell.

It has analgesic, antiarthritic, anticatarrhal, antiseptic, expectorant, and stimulant properties.

Uses for this oil include

  1. Arthritis
  2. Asthma
  3. Bronchitis
  4. Bronchial obstructions
  5. Bursitis
  6. Cartilage Inflammation
  7. Coughs
  8. Energizing
  9. Fevers
  10. Fighting airborne germs/bacteria
  11. Furniture Polish
  12. Muscle Fatigue
  13. Muscle Pain
  14. Oxygenating the cells
  15. Overexercised Muscles
  16. Sprains
  17. Sinitus
  18. Rheumatism
  19. Reducing Aches and Pains related to colds and the flu
  20. Respiratory congestion
  21. Urinary Tract Infection

You can apply this oil neat (meaning no dilution required) to your reflex points and/or area of concern; and of course you can diffuse… especially during the Winter holidays!  Aromatically it creates a feeling of grounding, anchoring, and empowerment while it can stimulate the mind and relax the body.  Want to add more to your diffuser?  It blends well with Lavender and Frankincense.

So just be careful because this is an FDA approved oil to be used as a Food Additive and Flavoring Agent, but it’s not recommended for ingestion by children under the age of 6.  This can also create skin sensitivity… so PLEASE if you see that you are having a reaction to the oil, STOP using and consult your medical professional.

Info obtained by the book, Modern Essentials; A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, Fourth Edition.

Photo is courtesy of sunset.com

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Motivation Monday: The time will pass anyway

 

TimeWillPassSometimes we see the goal we want to obtain and then we begin to defeat ourselves before we even start when we see what we need to do to get to it.  This has happened to me many times when it came to getting myself to Med School.  I realized that the time is going to pass anyway.  It may take me 10 years from this point, but those 10 years are going to pass, so why not go ahead and do what I need to obtain the goal that I really want!  So don’t get discouraged because of the path or how much time it may take you, whether it’s 2 years, 5 years, or 15!  Those years are going to pass and you’ll one day look back and be glad you began when you did! -Dani

FUNNY FRIDAY!!!

IT’S FRIDAY!  We’re excited to close out another work week, and what better than to close it out with a little bit of humor.  Kenzie sent this to me months ago and I LITERALLY was laughing out loud!  And as I was going through funny pins that I’ve found, this one popped up again and had the same affect.  Thank you to theamericankid.com for posting this!

❤ Dani

LT Dan

 

Activated Charcoal… not what you grill with.

Activated CharcoalActivated Charcoal is not what is sounds like.  It’s not something you’ll throw under the grill to cook your hamburger, it’s actually a fine black powder made from refined coconuts.  It’s 100% alkaline and is spinning with electrons.  It has been used dated back to 450BC by Hindu’s and also by Hippocrates + Pliney, and last, but not least, it was used in WWI and was placed in the masks of soldiers to keep them from inhaling toxic chemicals.

But today, we use it to detoxify the body and skin.  On the skin, it absorbs toxins that are trapped under and is great to fight acne and cellulite.  It can speed up healing wounds, relieve itchiness from bites or stings, remove toxins from bites or stings, eliminates body odor from underarms, feet, and the scalp.  But we’re not done yet… you can even use it as a teeth whitener or reduce/eliminate body gas!!

This ingredient is in our Green Lava and Moroccan Lava Masks.  But don’t feel like you have to limit this to your face.. you can use it all over your body!  Take 1 tsp of the mask powder and combine it with 1 tsp of water, rosewater, or even coconut oil and mix it together to make a paste.  Then you rub it on your face and let it sit for a minimum of 10 minutes.  Then wipe off with warm water and a rag.  If you want to make a body mask, use the same technique of 1 tsp of mask powder to 1 tsp of your chosen ingredient and begin to put on your body working from the top down (this is a specific method to doing this, not just a suggestion).  Keep it on for 10 min and then hop in the shower and rinse it off.  Be sure to drink water and keep hydrated because when you are pulling out the toxins, you want to replenish with fluid!

We received our information from Livestrong,

Put your fresh face forward for 2014

FreshFaceChoose from our variety of Clay masks to cleanse and rejuvenate your face.. or body!  After you wash/rinse your face, top it off with our Wake Your Face solution; made with chamomile tea and essential oils of lavender and melaleuca.

Growing Up

We’re so excited to finally announce that the Two Simple Owls can now be found on the shelves at Growing Up.

Growing up is located near downtown St.Petersburg and they have the largest, local selection of cloth diapers and accessories as well as organic clothing and toys. We can’t get enough of them! 🙂

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Motivation Monday: Think about it

ThinkAboutWe started this business because we wanted to help heal, educate, and make awesome products!  We don’t want to quit and and can’t even think about quitting when we begin to think about WHY we even started Two Simple Owls.  So when you start feeling down and defeated and begin to question your path… remember to THINK about WHY you started and your outlook on things just may change!!

I love to get muddy!

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As many know, I have an obsession with Mud Runs!  I don’t think I can do a regular run where there are no obstacles and/or mud to trek through!  But one of the biggest issues I had in the past was getting the dried and caked on mud off of me in the weak showers you can take there.  This recent one I did was the Dirty Girl Mud Run in Dade City… and this time… I came prepared!!!  I brought a Simple Sugar Pumpkin Pie Scrub and it worked AMAZING and I even smelled yummy after.  But to top it all off.. I also brought my Tired Eyes Solution to clean my face off after also and I felt very clean and refreshed… not so much like the other 2 I’ve done throughout this year.  I think now for every Mud Run I do, I will be bringing a scrub and my Tired Eyes!  OH.. .and in the first mud pit I lost my Two Simple Owls Bees Knees Lip Balm.. I hope that if it didn’t go in the trash or lost in the mud pit, that it went to a good home! ❤ Dani