How to Use Essential Oils For Family Health?


Getting Started with the Basics

Applying Essential Oils “Neat”
If instructions say to apply the oil “Neat” that means to apply the essential oil undiluted.

How to dilute Essential Oils
“Dilute” means to mix the essential oil with carrier oil before using. This is generally the preferred method for applying essential oils on the body. This allows for more controlled absorption into the skin as essential oils can evaporate quickly. It is also safer and lessens the chance of sensitivity.

How to use essential oils with Carrier Oils
Examples of carrier oils are jojoba, olive, sesame seed, grape seed, sweet almond, sunflower seed, wheat germ, and vitamin E oils. We have used organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, and Young Livings “V-6 mixing oil.” Whatever you decide to use should be organic if possible.

Young Living has combined seven of these carrier oils into a blend called “V-6 Mixing Oil.”…

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Freeing Ourselves with Radiant Energy

Through the ages, the evolution of mankind have followed its ability to find ways to harness the energy within the natural environment. The first event was the invention of fire where cooked food allowed access to new forms of nutrition within plants and animals, including light and heat which increased man’s stamina to hunt and gather. The next event was the discovery of electricity and fossil fuels that led to the Industrial Revolution.

The third event will occur when we learn to harness a universal energy from our environment. The knowledge we will gain from using this energy will begin to quickly spread a new universal understanding that will create new connections and meanings within our cultural consciousness.

There is anecdotal evidence of this third event already has occurred in our ancient past. One such reference was described by Plato who wrote of a city called Atlantis that was destroyed in 9,600 BC and who once had a regional influence over the Mediterranean as far as Italy, Eqypt and parts of Libya.

Short fiction, or bust

Short everything …

Other Sashas


(Or: A manifesto on the short story as form, despite my own misgivings)

There’s been a lot of hullaballoo around the interwebz about the state of the short story. Curiously and gratifyingly, the two more famous ones—the New York Timesrah-rah for the form that set my Twitter feed abuzz a week ago, and Laura Miller’s (recent) scathingly condescending retort—don’t offer anything about short fiction’s death, or non-death. Both are about the form’s popularity among a reading public that, by habit and/or taste, tends to overlook it. (I guess this is a good thing, as we hear enough of that kind of twaddle about the novel—undoubtedly, it seems, the short story’s much cooler older brother. It’s twaddle that, I think, just distracts us from actual reading.)

So, fine, yay, the short story’s not dead. Then again, it’s never been dead. It’s been neglected, it’s been laughed at, it’s…

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