Thursday, April 20, 2017

Safer way to manage head lice


Hello folks!

Head lice is one issue which got me started using essential oil for my family. Blessing in disguise so to speak.


I first came across the usage of essential oil in this book called Growing Up Green! Baby and Childcare by Deirdre Imus. Thanks to my friend, Ai Lian, who hosted a giveaway at her online bookstore and I actually have the luck of winning this book. It opens up a new horizon for me as a new mommy then. Having grown up using all the more commonly-found over-the-counter solution, learning about how these simple, natural yet effective ways to manage the childhood issues like head lice is a great change for me.

When my daughter started learning ballet at age 5, and needed to keep her hair long, she had a head lice attack. Like how my mom would do when I was young, I went to pharmacy to get the "kutu"/head lice comb and the stinky head lice medicine that smells like herbicide. It was really smelly and poor gal I have to wrap her head with that stinky and toxic stuff for 30minutes before I can wash it off. And the smell stays on her for quite awhile.

The next head lice attack, I remembered having read in this book that I could use essential oils like rosemary, tea tree oil mixed with Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) and wrap it for 30 minutes. This book also advice using rosemary shampoo to prevent getting head lice again. So I went to a nearby organic shop cum cafe to get all these items. Back then(6 years ago) I haven't heard of Young Living and there isn't much choice available for pure essential oil and those essential oil based shampoo. The bottle of tea tree oil I bought cost me MYR80 for a small bottle and it only contains very small percentage of tea tree oil and large percentage of alcohol and sugar cane(not sure why this ingredient was needed ..as preservative?). But that was the start of my quest to dabble in natural and safer remedies for my kids and never look back ever since then.

So dear folks, if any of your family members or their children have issues with head lice etc, so try to a healthier, safer, natural alternatives(not to mention smells awesome too! Absolutely no resistance from my gal ❤️). And after that treatment, coupled with using rosemary shampoo and other essential oil-based shampoo, we never have any reoccurrence of head lice issue at home ✌️

Essential oils worked amazingly and prevention is better than cure! I am glad I found Young Living essential oil which is pure enough that I can even use it for my cooking!

Are you interested to find out more how about Young Living Essential Oils? Just give me a buzz and I am happy to share more with you.

Alternatively, you can also easily sign up as member and enjoy the oils at member price by clicking on the link below. It's very simple:
https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=2734250&enrollerid=2734250&isocountrycode=MY&culture=en-MY&type=member

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Monday, April 17, 2017

What "essentials" would you packed while travelling?


Hi folks!

For me, my essentials would be my oils!! I would not go without my essential oils during my travel.

So if you have the following questions:
1. Can I bring my essential oils when I am travelling?
2. What is the must-have oils while travelling?
3. How many oils I could bring along on my hand-carry? Will they be confiscated if I bring too many?

I would like to share my experience on my recent long haul flight whereby I bring along my essential must-have oils and no medicine at all(as I didn't have time prior to the trip to get any seasick or other medication and don't have any in my shelf either).

The following is what I managed to grab and go at my first thought(was packing them 30minutes before leaving for my trip 😅) and I used them all!! Very helpful aid. So if you do use any oils regularly, you would want to bring those you often use along.

If you have joined their free membership and got the free basic starter kit(out of your 100PV purchase), you will have these 10 packets of handy sample sachet (0.25ml each), yes check them in that lovely box! Bring along these sachet if weight is a concern for you while travelling.

The following are what I brought along and I don't faced any issues at the strict US and London airport:
1. Deep Relief- useful aid for any sprains, headache, tummy discomfort as it contains peppermint, helichrysum and wintergreen oils blend. It helped my aching back from the heavy carrying of backpack and also from the exercise I did while travelling 👍

2. Lavender- a must-have first aid kit for good sleep, cuts, burns, etc. I used it on my husband who had a bad sunburn during our travelling trip. It helped to calm the burning sensation and have a good sleep during the travels.

3. Ginger - this really serves well if you are going for a cruise trip and afraid might have seasick issues and also if you are having some gassy stomach due to eating some unfamiliar food or too much good food 😂

4. Citronella- my natural insect repellent

5. StressAway roll-on- This comes free in our free membership and basic starter kit and has a roll-on cap that make it easier to apply before you board the plane and have a better rest and thus avoid being attacked by jetlag. It works really well for me! I am back to normal upon reaching my destination after 24hr flight.

6. AromaEase- a very good oil to combat jetlag. I applied behind my ears before each connecting flight. Bravo 👏 the best oil to have on a flight!

7. Lemon - after eating too much pizza and heaty chips, my throat felt dry and coarse. I quickly open my sample sachet and share it(yes cos one sachet contains about 8-10drops or 0.25ml) with my friend who requested it too as she was having flu and afraid fever will attack soon before boarding. I asked for a cup of warm water at the cafe near the airport and simply add it to my drink. I felt so much better after that. And my friend too. Very handy oil to have. One mommy uses it to remove the crayon stains on his son who scribbled with the crayons as part of his on-board entertainment 😁

8. Peace and Calming- I did not use this myself but managed to share them with a mommy on-board(thus you don't see them in picture as they were given away; I took this picture after returning from my trip) whose baby was in crying fits. It managed to calm the baby and the mom have two thumbs-up 🙌. So I offered her my remaining packet so that this European lady can make use of it during her connecting flight. Am very glad the oil helped the baby, the mommy and all of us who were trying to have a good sleep on the 13hr++ flight.

So these are my 8 handy oils(8 寶) while travelling. And as these bottles are well below the 100ml limit, and as long as we put them together in a clear ziplock bag(at London airport they provide these bags for free which was very thoughtful and nice 👍) and we make sure all caps are closed tightly, i have no issues having them in my carry-on 💕 and very glad to have brought them along rather than checking them in!

What oils will you bring along while travelling? Do you hand-carry them and do you face any issues hand-carrying them and which country and places have you visited with the oils? Which has helped you during your trip?

Would love to hear from everyone!

Cheers and have a lovely day!
Are you interested to find out more how about Young Living Essential Oils? Just give me a buzz and I am happy to share more with you.
Alternatively, you can also easily sign up as member and enjoy the oils at member price by clicking on the link below. It's very simple: https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=2734250&enrollerid=2734250&isocountrycode=MY&culture=en-MY&type=member

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lovely thing that soothe a crying baby on board


Hi folks!

During my last flight back from London(> 13-hour flight), there was this cool mommy whose baby was crying non-stop for quite sometime while many of us are trying to catch our forty winks. 

Somehow it works like yawning, another baby started crying too and it's not helping that the plane which was delayed and we were kept in the plane for more than 2 hours due to some medical emergency(one of the passenger was fainted) without proper meals and feeling really tired.

Suddenly my friend nudge me and ask, "Do you have anything for the passenger?". I suddenly recalled how I usually calm my baby in the middle of the night when he has crying fits, Peace and Calming Young Living essential blend. And I recalled I had brought along two sachet for this trip as I was on a cruise and thought it would be helpful to have it on board.

Long story cut short, I turned to the passenger next to me to asked to be excused(I am sitting right in the middle in a row of 3-seats) so that I could walk over to the mommy to offer the Peace and Calming essential oil blend. I offered to her and telling her how to use it and went back to my seat. Now, not knowing if she would even try it, I just prayed inside my heart and if she did give it a try, hopefully it would help to calm her baby. Then minutes later, the baby did stopped crying. I didn't know until the passenger next to me asked me,"What have you offered to the mom? She gave a two-thumbs-up!"

Feeling all relieved and grateful, I then shared with the passenger sitting next to me from Denmark about the essential oil and how much it has helped my family. She in turned told me that she's using essential oil too to help her to sleep better. So I searched in my bag and found a sachet of lavender essential oil and gave it to her and at the end of the flight she thanked me for a good nap with the Young Living lavender essential oil.

Very glad to the oils, I made some new friends and also grateful we got a restful nap throughout the flight!

Are you interested to find out more how about Young Living Essential Oils? Just give me a buzz and I am happy to share more with you.

Alternatively, you can also easily sign up as member and enjoy the oils at member price by clicking on the link below. It's very simple:
https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=2734250&enrollerid=2734250&isocountrycode=MY&culture=en-MY&type=member

Monday, April 10, 2017

What to do during long haul flight?

Hi folks!

What do you do during your long haul flights besides sleeping/taking long naps? For me, I made full use of the on-board entertainment by watching movies as well as chat with the passenger that was sitting beside me!

I rarely have chance to sit down for hours watching movies or television 📺. However, during this trip (more than 9 hrs each flight), I managed to watched a couple of movies. One of them is this movie called Dolphin Tale.

It's really a very nice movie. Suitable for kids and parents alike! I learnt how as a parent we should listen, observe and learn to be out-of-the-norm parents who only cares about homework, exams, etc for our kids. We should also see what catches their interest and what makes them ticked!

In this story, the little boy was well into a life changing experience of his life only when his mom supported him rather than stopping him! And such supportive mom she is!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Travelling trip for newbies Part I- Luggage

Hi folks!

I have heard and read a great deal (only after my trip!) and I wished to put it down here as my own reminder as well as to share with all my readers/ friends.

After our flight from London-Kuala Lumpur was delayed by 3 hrs due to some medical emergencies (our first time being in such long haul flight- more than 24hours from US-London-Kuala Lumpur) on board due to a rather elderly passenger who said to have fainted on board. (Note: More tips about this later on what to do if stucked on a delayed or in-between connecting flight.), upset upon reaching home after about 2+9+16hours(instead of 13hr) flight, we spent another 1 1/2hour trying to wait and locate our luggage.

To our dismay, our luggage has decided to extend its holiday@London. So off we go to report for our delayed(praying that it's only delayed and not Lost!) luggage with Malaysian Airlines and was told that the luggage will be delivered to us the next day(without mentioning when).

After checking online about delayed and lost luggage (this topic seems to be tied together), we found out the following tips which is helpful for people travelling especially with few connecting flight!
1. Always keep the receipt of the luggage you have bought and brought along to the trip in your handbag or with your important documents
Otherwise if your luggage is damaged, they will only pay you half of less if the price you've paid for you luggage!

2. Always keep receipts of the items/contents (souvenirs, clothes,etc) in your luggage. They need these items when you need to claim for lost luggage(pray not!) along with your important documents like boarding pass and passport. I have placed mine in the souvenir bags in the luggage *facepalm*

3. Keep your boarding passes and stick the luggage sticker on your boarding passes as these are needed when you are making report for lost/delayed luggage to the airline and to your travel insurance

4. Know your travel insurance and also your rights as a passenger to the airline you've bought your flight ticket.
I found out that for delayed luggage that hasn't arrived more than 24 hours after we reached our destination, the airline needs to compensate a certain amount based on your ticket type (namely: economy, business or first class; refer example in the picture enclosed)

5. Snap a picture of the contents of your luggage before you begin your flight/locked your luggage. This serves as proof and reminders of what consist in your luggage.

Now, seasoned travellers..do you anything to add-on/share? Would love to hear from you!

Cheers!

What? Jetlag? No way!

Hi folks!

Remember I mentioned about my quest to try out natural way to combat jetlag - http://secondtimeparenthood.blogspot.my/2017/03/essentials-for-travelling.html?m=1

I just came back to my long haul flight(altogether 16hr+ 9hr+ 2hr= 27hrs excluding the waiting time in between the transit waiting for our connection flight!), and guess what..no feeling of jetlag at all(I've applied AromaEase essential oil on the back of my ears before my flight!)..after reaching home at around 12.30pm, it's back to my usual mommy duty of bringing my dad cum temporary babysitter during my trip away with my DH(this is our third couple trip together after more than 3 years!) and kids for lunch, sending my dad home to his home-sweet-home after minding my kids for the past few days at my house, running over to pickup my precious Eucalyptus Radiata and Valor II (it's been out of stock for the longest time and just got restocked on Mon and I managed to place an order online while I was in US using the occasionally working well wifi connection@the cruise 🚢) and reached home around 4.30pm; slept for an hour and a half before resuming to prepare dinner for the kids, hearing their updates for the past few days during our absence and clearing the laundry and dirty dishes, attending a meeting before finally getting my zzz at 11.55pm, back to work the next day, followed with preparing for KY ballet exam ..all is well and mom of 3 has no time for jetlag!





Just give me a buzz if you are interested to know more about Young Living Essential Oil. I am happy to share more with you.


Alternatively, you can also easily sign up as member and enjoy the oils at member price by clicking on the link below. It's very simple:

https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=2734250&enrollerid=2734250&isocountrycode=MY&culture=en-MY&type=member


They do have very nice promotion and freebies for new member signup and you can actually get a free dewdrop diffuser set for free when you buy a certain number of essential oils. That's how I started and it's an awesome way to start dabbling into the essential wellness and enjoying a lovely journey I wouldn't trade for anything!


Cheers!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

My garden growing well

Hi folks!

Before I went for my trip, I have merely added some homemade fertiliser from the fruit skins leftover from my slow juicing..was amazed after I came back from my 10-day trip, my peppermint blossoms and grown so much without much water and care..such amazing survival power!