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DIY Linen Spray made from Essential Oils

Essential Oil DIY Linen Spray



Young Living Essential Oils is the best company to order your essential oils from. If you get a membership of Young Living  Essential Oils, you get discounted prices on all oils, and you accumulate discounts from buying things too. Young Living is different because they use such good ingredients that are stronger so you use less drops. They sell a diffuser that I use to mix my essential oils in. The diffuser makes my home feel better and smell better. 

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My favorite mix is one I use that I made up. I am a Virgo, so I researched many different mixes, but this is what I do on a daily basis:

*3 drops Frankincense – “Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness. Create a safe and comforting environment when you diffuse or inhale this empowering oil—a perfect opportunity to collect your thoughts. When you seek purpose or engage in prayer or meditation, use this oil to enhance your experience. In addition to elevated spiritual experiences, the benefits of Frankincense essential oil include maintaining radiant skin.”


*3 drops Lavender – “Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of our most popular products, Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home. Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.”


*2 drops Patchouli – “Patchouli essential oil may be used topically to improve the appearance of dry skin and is an ideal complement when added to your favorite skin care products. Diffuse this oil for a calming, relaxing, and peaceful fragrance.”



*2 drops Ylang Ylang III – “Ylang Ylang essential oil is perfect for diffusing to enjoy its romantic and relaxing sweet floral aroma.”



*2 drops of Sandalwood – “The health benefits of Sandalwood essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, cicatrisant, carminative, diuretic, disinfectant, emollient, expectorant, hypotensive, memory booster, sedative and tonic substance.”



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Yoga for Depression & Anxiety

Yoga for Depression & Anxiety


I have struggled with different amounts of anxiety and depression many times during my life. I was first diagnosed with depression at 17, and I don’t remember having very much anxiety back then. Now that I have been diagnosed with bipolar for close to a decade now, I have noticed throughout the years different levels of anxiety too. I used to get a lot of anxiety from large crowds and social settings. But once I got on the right medications, the anxiety went away. But, after I was diagnosed with being bipolar, I was also diagnosed with having ADHD. I was in very much in need of medication for my ADHD. I first began with Adderall, and if I took a pill without eating, forget it! I had so much anxiety I had to take 1-2 1mg Klonopin to combat the shaking and heavy breathing. A few years go by, and I am fully integrated with my Adderall and it doesn’t give me much anxiety anymore. 


Throughout the past 10 years, since being diagnosed Bipolar, I began practicing yoga. I have been doing yoga for over six years now, and it makes me feel so much better then any medication can make me feel. My background is in dance and cheerleading, so when I began yoga I was automatically good at an intermediate level going on advanced. For a few years, I even wanted to become a yoga instructor. But my shoulder had problems from tumbling in gymnastics, so I couldn’t pursue that career. But the yoga I did made me feel so incredible after every session. I loved the high after it was all done. It can be a very euphoric experience if and/or when you understand the breath, and breathing through motions. I think everyone should try yoga, especially those suffering with depression and anxiety. Yoga has stopped my anxiety due to all of the breathing you do during a series. Yoga brings me back to my normal state of mind and even a relaxed state.





*Essential Oils are always a good idea to use to help the stress go away! Tip- USE A DIFFUSER WHILE DOING YOUR YOGA


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Go Gators!!!

Go Gators!!!

The Gators play Kentucky today on SEC. Let’s go Gators!!!! UF #1!!!



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Bipolar Quote

I found this bipolar quote and it made me say “yes” inside. Yes, that I feel that way,  and this quote helps to understand. 

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Bipolar Meltdown — Luke Atkins

I grudgingly write to you while being stormed on by a daunting, dark, opaque cloud of a mental affliction that has chafed every atom of my racing, unstable mind a trillion times a second every second for approximately 21,600 seconds (the last six hours, that is). The clouds come and go on a weekly basis—lots looming through lost, lonely, loud, long-lasting hours, while others unravel at light-speed with a trigger, only to end up biting the bullet(s) a mere second or minute later—but, while the marks and stains always find themselves etched away in the washing machines, their memories (both for me and for those whom I pull into such storms) never fade.

via Bipolar Meltdown — Luke Atkins

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15 Dating Safety Tips That Could Literally Save Your Life — StyleCaster

When you meet a hot new romantic prospect online or in person, safety precautions are, understandably, probably not the first thing on your mind. (Adding pepper spray to your purse along with essentials like mascara or condoms? Not sexy, to say the least.) We’re not here to give you a buzzkill lecture, but we are here to remind you that…

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