Essential Oils for Acne

by Brittany on July 31, 2014

I’m still pretty new to oils, but I’m addicted.

Sometimes, I’m shocked at how well they work for some things.  Of course, I would never use them instead of medical treatment in serious situations, but I love not having to turn to medicine for every little thing.

I ordered the starter kit from Young Living a few months ago, and I was amazed at how much I got for $150!

You get a diffuser, which is worth $75 itself!  Plus, you get 11 oils.  Crazy right?

My friend Rachel also sent me an Essential Oils pocket reference.  It lets me look up any condition and what oils help it.

Y’all know that’s going to make me want to order every oil possible.  ;)

I wanted to be able to use and feel comfortable with the oils I had from the kit before I ordered any new ones.  The best advice I have for that is to experiment!


So, I did.  The first and best thing I did was experiment with acne.  I wish I had taken before and after pictures, especially since so many of you were interested in this after my post about baby teething!

The two oils I use for acne is Purification and Lavender.

Purification is a blend of oils that helps to clean and disinfect.

After one night of putting Purification on my acne, the spots decreased by at least half.

The Lavender helps to heal, soothe, and cleanse.

This helped the redness and puffiness of the acne go down drastically.

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All I do is mix one drop each into my moisturizer at night and rub it on my face.

It is super clean smelling and it makes my skin feel amazing.

If you are interested in oils, I don’t mind to share my discount with anyone or set you up if you want a starter kit!  Feel free to comment below or email me!

Have you tried essential oils for acne?

What else would you like to know about essential oils?


WIAW: When Summer Loses It’s Heat

by Brittany on July 30, 2014

Is is cool where you are??

It has been chilly here!  In fact, I have had to put on a jacket in the morning and evenings it is so cool out!  Yesterday, one of the local meteorologists tweeted that we are having a record breaking cold snap for July here in Louisville.

I love summer.  I crave the heat and the sun.  Right now, this feels like fall… bring back summer!



Protein Green Smoothie… which I immediately regretted… too cold!  I won’t make that mistake again.  I immediately jumped into the shower!  lol!


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Quinoa Power Bowl with an egg on top.

The egg makes it so much better!

After lunch, my dear friend Cassie stopped by to say goodbye.  She and her sweet family is moving to South Carolina.  She was one of my very first friends up here, and I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do with her gone.

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It hadn’t hit me yet that they were really moving until yesterday.  Miss you Cassie!


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Paleo Bread toast with Justin’s Hazelnut Butter.  Best snack ever.  Plus, it was good for the soul.

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Plus, a grape Zevia.  I’m addicted.  I love the strawberry too, but I can’t find it anywhere!


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Tarka Dhal.  This was my second attempt at my new recipe.

I can’t wait to share it soon!

Baby D wanted me to share his food too.  He is now eating sweet potatoes!

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He doesn’t like the texture of real food so we are taking it slow on introducing new things.

Have a great What I Ate Wednesday friends!  Make sure you head over to Jenn’s for more good food!

What is the best thing you have eaten lately?

Has anyone else lost the summer heat?


Stock Your Kitchen: Pantry Staples

July 29, 2014

There isn’t thing I like more than shopping for groceries.  Weird but true. I love to have a nice stocked kitchen.  It makes life easier when it comes to making dinner and keeping my family well fed. With a plan and a well stocked kitchen, it is much easier to save money while feeding you […]

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The Busy Trap

July 28, 2014
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I can’t tell you how many times I say ‘I’m so busy’.  I’m tired of being busy. I’m tired of feeling rushed and like I’m moving from one project to another. So many of my blogger friends have written posts on de-glorifying busy.  I shake my head and AMEN them, yet I am still caught […]

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Friday Five and Favorites

July 25, 2014
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How is it Friday??? That means my “staycation” is almost over.  Noooo…  why do weeks off go faster than work weeks?  Not fair right? 1. The weather yesterday was beautiful. Luvy’s parents are here, and we took them to walk the Big 4 Bridge in Louisville 2. They also took me to one of my […]

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Baby Delight: 6 Months

July 24, 2014
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Happy half birthday! I can’t believe this sweet boy is 6 months already! He is “talking” like crazy.  Plus, he has figured out how to scream.  He loves screaming at the top of his lungs and then laughing about it. His giggles and belly laughs are what I live for. This boy is on the […]

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WIAW: Working Up an Appetite

July 23, 2014
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Happy What I Ate Wednesday friends! Breakfast: I had a chocolate protein smoothie on my way out the door this morning. This was a new smoothie for me, and it is my new favorite!  I used my new Skoop B-Strong protein along with chocolate Skoop A game.  It was delicious. (affiliate link) I love that […]

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A Peek into My Kitchen and Swanson’s 45th Anniversary Giveaway!

July 22, 2014
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A friend of mine asked me to do a post on what was in my pantry like 6 months ago.  I never did it… #slacker Over the next few weeks, I’m going to give you all a peek into my kitchen.  I thought it might be helpful to see what is in my pantry, freezer, and […]

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Weekend Snaps and Naps

July 21, 2014
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Did everyone have a great weekend?? My dad came to visit us this weekend.  It is amazing how helpful an extra set of hands are with the little man! Friday, I had lunch with Clare at Meridian Cafe. After lunch, Baby D and I joined up with Luvy.  Baby D obviously wasn’t too impressed with […]

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Friday Five and Favorites

July 18, 2014
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Yay for Friday! 1. Luvy and Baby D totally spoiled me on my birthday. Luvy got me an apron and some Tom’s.  Before anyone gets their panties in a wad… I have been wanting an apron.  It was not a demeaning thing! Baby D got me a Born and Raised Tennessee shirt.. with help from […]

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