natural ‘no grind rub’ & muscle relaxer

We’ve never had an issue with teeth grinding in our family until, my 4th child started to do so at 2 years of age. The eery sound was detected over the baby monitor, the noise was a nail biting sound that made me cringe like fingernails screeching across a chalkboard. Night after night this continued. I knew if I couldn’t find anything to stop the grinding I would be taking my son in to get fitted for a night guard. Not the worst, but I at least had to figure out a hopeful alternative! I’m one to first look for other options. Because… There had to be other options! I discovered why teeth grinding sometimes takes place in the human body of so many. Most of it really comes down to nutrition! At around the same time the nail biting, chalk board screeching grinding was present – I had already been delving myself into book after book, website after website into the amazing realm of essential oils and their health benefits. I did a little research on teeth grinding as well. And I discovered –  “There’s an oil for that!” After learning how to finally formulate my own blends properly, I revised and re-created this  amazing blend!  I’m happy to say, I’ve been using this ‘no grind rub’ for several months now, and I can tell you it works perfectly for us! Not only does it work at eliminating the grinding of teeth, but it also calms other muscles and helps one sleep soundly.      When I skip or forget to put oil on my little man, during...

homemade rose water {& other hydrosols}

I allowed my rosewater to cool and transferred it to a mister bottle.  To avoid spoilage, floral waters are best kept in the refridgerator. Do you make floral waters?  What is your favorite way to use them? If you’ve ever used rose water or any other form of ‘floral water’ you will understand the excitement I had when I discovered I could make my own using simple kitchen tools, and for much less! I’ve known people whom have made their own {hydrosols}, but never really thought about how “easy” it might actually be – until now.     So many flowers and herbs can be used to make all kinds of hydrosols! Really the sky is the limit when it comes to any distillate.   “Hydrosols: also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are products from steam distilling plant materials. Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. When a distiller brews plant material with water in a large cooker the steam fills the pot and, as it rises, it causes the glands of the plants to burst and release the oils and essence of the plant into the steam. The oil rises through a condenser and collects in a separate vessel. This is what we know as essential oil, but what about all that fragrant water that was steamed with the original plant material? That is our hydrosol, or floral water. Hydrosols are usually the result of essential oil production as a by-product but the highest quality hydrosols come from the devoted distillers who, with artist like precision steam the floral...
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