Easy DIY Face Serum

Easy DIY Face Serum
                                                                  Easy  DIY  Face Serum
         I am all about easy. What about you?  I am gonna show you just how easy and cost-effective it is to make your own face serum using all-natural essential oils. What's so cool about making your own is you know exactly what the ingredients are AND  you can tailor it to your specific needs. BOOM, TAKE THAT you expensive, full of synthetic chemicals over the counter brands. 

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First, here's what you will need for the base recipe. See below for additional essential oils to add to address your skin type.
10ml Bottle (make sure this bottle is thoroughly cleaned out before using! You can remove
the label and the sticky residue with a small drop of lemon essential oil!)
1 Dropper Cap (Amazon.)
Organic Grapeseed Oil or Jojoba Oil
10 Drops of Frankincense Essential Oil--- I only use Young Living essential oils. They are the leader and pioneers of essential oils.

Mix all ingredients in the 10ml bottle allowing room to add a few additional drops of essential oils depending on your skin concerns. This simple serum will leave your skin feeling fresh and give you that lovely glow.
                                                             Acne-Fighting Face Serum
                       If you have more acne-prone skin Choose one of these super soothing oils below and add 10 drops to the above recipe!
Tea Tree
German Chamomile
Roman Chamomile

                                                  Hydrating Face Serum for Dry Skin
 Do you have dry skin?  Don't worry, I got ya. here are a few super hydrating oils to add to the base serum.    
Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
Ylang Ylang
                                                 Essential Oil Face Serum for Wrinkles.

Now, I know you probably don’t have too many wrinkles, just like me  BUT here are some oils you can tell ‘ your friends” to add to the base serum recipe.
See, I told you it was easy to use essential oils to  DIY  your own personalized skincare AND using natural ingredients you know exactly what you are putting on your face.

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13 DIY Winter Room Sprays

 13 DIY Winter Room Sprays
It's that time of year again. We are spending a little bit more time inside in front of a fireplace or with the heat on.  Don't have time to read it now? Pin it for later.

Things can get a little stuffy and dare I say, stinky :)

I wanted to share these simple DIY room spray recipes with you to help air out and brighten up your home this winter. Click on over and enjoy. 

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5 Best Essential Oils For Traveling

5 Best  Essential Oils For Traveling

You're off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting...so get on your way--Dr. Suess

Essential oils for traveling? Yep, you bet your wallet, my wanderlust warrior.

Whether you are hopping a plane, jumping a ship, or hitting the open road essential oils can help you to have a worry-free vacation so you can get busy making memories with your family and friends. Essential oils from Young Living are 100 % therapeutic grade, no additives or fillers, and the only company with The Seed to Seal Promise. You can read more about that at Seed To Seal

Just a little science >> Essential oils are  are always working towards homeostasis in the body. Homeostasis is the state of perfect wellness.  First in the plant that created it, and then in humans who apply them.  Oils are cool like that. Just as God intended.

Add these powerhouse oils to your travel bag to have your own natural first aid kit. Welcome to the informed, savvy, more natural healthcare of the next generation.

Get a pep in your step with Peppermint. Jet lag, sore legs or stomach issues are no match for this powerhouse oil.

  • Inhale Peppermint’s refreshing aroma after stepping off the plane for a much-needed pep in your step.
  • Massage Peppermint on the bottoms of your feet after a long day of walking up and down the streets of Amsterdam.
  • Take Peppermint Vitality each morning in a veggie capsule to support gastrointestinal system comfort.
Young Living, the leader in essential oils has a whole line of Vitality Oils that are Certified NON-GMO and are safe for internal use. You can read more about them at 

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Sail Away With Stress Away by keeping this staple in your travel bag at all times.

  • Breathe in the inviting aroma when your phone dies and you’re lost on the metro.
  • Apply Stress Away to your wrists before heading out the door on a cliff diving excursion.


Dependable DiGize

Traveling is simply an excuse to eat lots of food in a new place BUT sometimes that may not sit too well if you know what I mean. Don't worry Digize to the rescue.

When taken as a daily supplement, DiGize™ Vitality™, with its antioxidant properties and cleansing benefits*, will become your most faithful travel companion.

Add 2 drops of DiGize Vitality and 1 drop of Peppermint Vitality to your water bottle for a minty twist.


                                                                                           Travel like a Thief

See, what I did there_

The entire line of Thieves products is a no brainer for your travel plans.  There is so much to say about the goodness of Thieves but we will save that for another time. You can read more about Thieves right here.

Recycled oxygen on airplanes and shared living spaces in hostels can always use a quick freshening. Also, you’ll want to give your body general wellness support* to enjoy every second of your adventure. For best results, take the dynamic duo of Thieves® and Thieves® Vitality™ with you.


Thieves hand sanitizer is plant-based so not only does it work it has no harmful chemicals or GMO ingredients.


Last, but certainly not least, Lovely Lavender.

Known as the swiss army knife of essential oils. Even if you aren't going to Switzerland you will want this baby on your side. If you are not sure which essential oil to use, chances are Lavender will work.

Fight the occasional restlessness from time zone changes by adding Lavender Vitality to a nighttime tea to improve sleep quality.

Use the floral aromatic experience of Lavender for its calming scent before zip lining in Costa Rica.

Massage Lavender into the skin with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex after a day of sunbathing in Fiji.

Apply, diluted, to temples as needed.

Dilute and apply to dry lips.

Relax before bed by adding 5 drops of Lavender to Epsom salts and take a bath with them...and water.

Apply, diluted, to skin that's been outside a long time.

Make makeup remover pads

Soothes bus bites or burns.

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Young Living has so many essential oils and oil-infused products that are perfect for globetrotters. You never have to worry about harmful ingredients with Young Living. Their products never have fillers, additives, or junk added to them.

As a wholesale member of Young Living, ( think Costco or Sams) you enjoy 24% discount.  If you have any questions at all, you can message me from right here on the blog or  email me at hello@marieinmontana.com

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How To Do A Brain Dump With Journaling

The simplest way to start resetting your emotional and mental health is with a brain dump. This is when you get out your journal, notebook, or piece of paper, and write absolutely anything and everything that is on your mind. 

There are no rules, timers, or quantities you need to achieve here. It is just about writing until you feel like all your thoughts, worries, feelings, plans, goals, emotions, and anything else in your head is on paper.
You may also see this called “stream of consciousness” journaling since it works in much the same way. Here are some things to know about the brain dump style of journaling:

There are no rules about what or how to write - Don’t worry about anything while you write, whether that is how nice your handwriting is to spelling or grammatical errors. You just need to get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper. That is the only thing you should be worrying about.
You will probably change topics frequently - Brain dumps are not succinct or in any type of order. You are probably not using a journal prompt of any kind, or choosing a topic to write about. The point is to just write whatever comes to your mind. This means writing about as many different things as you want.
Allow yourself to write for as long as you need to - Don’t set a limit as far as how long to write or how many pages. That helps with daily journaling, but brain dumps are done less often, and therefore need the flexibility of as much time as you need to get done.

Create a Journaling Routine

After you have done your initial brain dump, you can keep using a journal for your life reset by creating a routine. This is when you want to decide what to journal about, how often, and how it fits into your day. While we recommend writing in your journal at least once a day, it should work best with your schedule.
Tips for Creating a Journaling Routine
The key here is to have a journaling routine that works best for you. Don’t worry about what others are doing, as your schedule and preferences are probably going to make it a little different. However, we do have some tips if you’re not sure what it should be like. 

Find the right journaling space in your home – Choose an area of your home where you can sit down in peace and quiet, and just focus on your writing. This might be in your home office, a desk or writing space in your bedroom, or on your dining room table. It doesn’t have to be an entire room like a private office but set up the space to have everything you need.

Play some music or diffuse some essential oils-- Choose soothing music that will help you relax. Diffuse essential oils to create a peaceful environment and you get all the health benefits at the same time.

Journal around the same time every day – If you want this to become a habit, you need to create a journaling routine that occurs around the same time each day. For example, if it is part of your morning routine, do the same things in order each morning. 
For you, this might mean brushing your teeth, getting a glass of water, and sitting down to write. For others, they know it’s journal writing time after the dishes are done in the evening.
Keep it short when needed – Sometimes, you only have 5 minutes or less to write in your journal, and that’s okay! The most important thing is that you still write, even if it’s half a page before you have to get ready to leave. This is better than nothing and still allows you to benefit from it.

So, get a pretty journal and follow these simple steps and do a brain dump.

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Berries: Antioxidant Powerhouse

Antioxidant-Rich Berries
Berries are sweet, juicy and one of the best antioxidant sources around. They’re also incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed on their own, as a tasty yogurt topping, as a smoothie ingredient, and much more. In this article, I’ll be listing five of the best berry sources of antioxidants
Blackberries pack 62 calories per cup and have a slightly sour, tangy taste. They’re a top source of the antioxidants anthocyanins (a group of antioxidants that are found almost exclusively in berries), copper, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E. Plus, they’re loaded with fiber, vitamin B9 and vitamin K.
As well as protecting against oxidative damage, blackberries also benefit your body by:
  • Enhancing brain function
  • Helping your blood to clot
  • Promoting good oral health
  • Relaxing your muscles
  • Reducing inflammation
Blueberries are sweet, juicy and contain only 88 calories per cup. In terms of antioxidant content, they contain high levels of anthocyanins, manganese and vitamin C. They’re also an excellent source of fiber and vitamin K.
Blueberries have countless health benefits and in addition to the antioxidant protection they provide, these delicious berries also:
  • Accelerate fat burning
  • Regulate blood glucose levels
  • Support healthy digestion
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Strengthen your heart
Cranberries have a tart, distinctive flavor and a single cup serving provides just 51 calories. They contain large amounts of the antioxidants anthocyanins, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin E and are also rich in fiber and vitamin K.
Not only are cranberries delicious and very effective at fighting free radicals but they also:
  • Promote good bladder health
  • Promote good oral health
  • Protect against urinary tract infections
  • Support your kidneys
  • Strengthen your eyes
Raspberries taste similar to blackberries but have a slightly sweeter, less tangy taste. A single cup serving supplies you with 64 calories along with plenty of the antioxidants anthocyanins, manganese and vitamin C. In addition to this, they’re a fantastic source of fiber and vitamin K.
The antioxidant protection offered by raspberries is only a small part of what they can do for your health with their other benefits including:
  • Improving digestion
  • Improving fertility
  • Protecting against depression
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Strengthening heart
Strawberries are one of the most popular berries available and taste great with cream. They’re a brilliant source of the antioxidants anthocyanins, manganese and vitamin C and are also the lightest berry on this list, containing just 49 calories per cup. They also contain good amounts of fiber and vitamin B9.
When it comes to health, strawberries have lots to offer. In addition to preventing the damage caused by free radicals, they also:
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce blood levels of LDL cholesterol (a type of cholesterol that builds up in your artery walls, restricts blood flow and leads to various health complications)
  • Strengthen your eyes
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Support healthy digestion
As you can see, there are plenty of antioxidant-rich berries out there. For the best results, try eating at least three servings of berries per week and you’ll supply your body with all the antioxidants it needs to fight free radicals, prevent oxidative damage and keep all your cells and vital organs healthy, functional, and disease-free.

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