Posts by navyhawkins:
Once upon a time, there was girl, this girl loved using chemical products to clean her house. However this girl couldn`t stand the migraine inducing smell of cleaners, but she knew the house was clean because of that smell. This girl used to make fun of people who used essential oils, vinegar and baking soda to clean. She thought they were “Granola crunching hippies” who were afraid of science.
This girl got diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This girl was me!
Since my diagnosis a couple of months ago, I have been doing a ton of research online and in libraries (there is something about smelling books that I love). Everything I have read has said that flare ups and symptoms can be diminished by reducing chemicals in the home as well as cutting out inflammatory foods (post on that later).
So how do I make sure my home is clean and safe without using the chemical cleaners we know and love as a society? I found essential oils.
Now I see you all rolling your eyes, thinking I am one of those granola crunching hippies and maybe I am. But if you do your own research (I am not here to convert anyone to essential oil use and it’s benefits), the science is there and it does show that using natural products like vinegar and oils are just as effective at cleaning and disinfecting as the chemical cleaners but it doesn’t have that lasting migraine inducing spell.
I am not an expert in essential oil use yet. I am planning on taking some courses to fully understand. That said, The house is clean, and it smells nice (not chemically).
Big caveat, make sure that if you are going to use oils to clean, that you do your own research and that you purchase ones that do not have anything else added to it except for oils.
Have fun experimenting, let me know what you have tried!
Love and Peace
I want to tell you all about the awesome coffee tasting experience I had for my Mother’s Day gift! The event was called Elevate your Coffee Experience hosted by the Rose Manor Inn and Good Karma Coffee. I drove to Harbour Grace to the Rose Manor Inn. This a beautiful hidden gem in the heart […]
Hey all. It has been 2 years. 2 long years of working, illness and injury. So here is an update: I still have 2 girls now 6 and almost 4. One is finishing grade 1 and the other is gearing up for Kinderstart. They are both in swimming however K1 is in Synchro as well. […]
I hurt. My shoulders, my legs and my core. I am in a lot of pain today. Because, yesterday, I went to AquaFit. Now, when I think aquafit, I think old ladies dancing in water and very low key workout, Which is want I wanted yesterday after having the family over for Turkey Dinner. That […]
So I am enjoying the kindergarten run of K1. But I hate the never ending fundraising . So far (and it’s only a month), we have had Terry Fox Run (an excellent cause don’t get me wrong), dress down day ($1.00 where the kids do not need to wear their uniform), Magazine sales, scholastic book […]
So K1 has been in school for 1 month. Kindergarten. Wow. I have seen such a difference in her. She has matured so much in one month and I have lost the tiny preschooler and now have a compassionate little girl. She is very kind hearted in school. It is amazing to see the change […]
I don’t know if you heard about the #loveyourspouse Challenge on facebook. But the basis is that you post 7 pictures in in 7 days showing pics of you and your spouse that defines your relationship. I think this is such a cute challenge. It meant to be taken lightly and light-hearted. However, there has […]
I received the following products from the Chick Advisor Product Review Club (www.chickadvisor.com Check it out! I love this site) NIVEA Crème This is a nice value priced crème. It did moisturize well but I felt that I needed to reapply throughout the day. I felt that I needed more moisturizer. It felt like it […]
So a day in life! Going to do weekday because they are crazy Get up at 6:15, shower get dressed, etc. 6:45 get the two girls up. get one ready for school, the other ready for daycare 7:10 – Get breakfast for the girls. While they are eating, I am getting lunches ready for me, […]
If I could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? To visit: I want to go to India! I want to experience Bollywood and take some Bollywood dance lessons there (Before kids, I was in Bollywood lessons and was in a dance troupe). And the food, I love the food! Our local Indian Restaurant […]