For those of you celebrating Easter this weekend, I hope you are having a blessed weekend.
And for my Jewish readers, I hope you had a wonderful Passover celebration.
My family has celebrated Passover, in addition to Easter over the past few years, but this year Passover didn’t happen with my husband having a bunch of business trips.
Maybe we’ll celebrate it belatedly. It is such a beautiful celebration.
If you still need some ideas for your Easter celebration, I’ve got a few posts that might help:
1. 20+ Healthy Easter Ideas
2. More Easter Treats & Ingredient Substitution Ideas
3. Celebrating Easter with Resurrection Eggs (one of my favorite things to do on Easter)
Now, on to the savings part of the post.
Essential Oils Sale
Ever since my series on Which Essential Oils Company is Best?, I have been getting regular emails asking me when Native American Nutritionals is going to have another oils sale. (And in case you missed this series, read why I recommend Native American Nutritionals for your essential oils needs.
The answer is–right now :).
Through tomorrow, you can get any of their “Oils of the Bible” for 15% off (use coupon code EasterSale13).
Historically, the resin was burned on altars and in temples from the earliest recorded history. The aroma has the unique ability to slow and deepen breathing and calm emotions. Has a long history of use in perfumes, skin-care, and respiratory infections.
Uses: antiseptic, disinfectant, carminative (helps with intestinal gas), scar treatment, digestive, diuretic, regulating menstrual cycle, expectorant, sedative, tonic, wound treatment, pain reliever (with arthritis, etc.), insomnia
– The name means “Real Incense.” It is extremely valuable and both the Hebrews and the Egyptians spent large amounts of money importing Frankincense from the Phoenicians, making it a valuable gift for the Christ child. A must have for everyone’s oil collection.
NOTE: I used Frankincense oil once on my husband. He had a suspicious-looking sore on his back. I put Frankincense on it and overnight it changed for the better. Within 3 days it looked like a normal mole. I personally would not be without this oil. And at this price, it’s pretty much a no-brainer.
The name comes from the Arabic “murr” which means “bitter.” It was commonly used as a perfume, incense, and in medicine, much like Frankincense. Very valuable oil.
Uses: I have read that myrrh can be used for: cough, cuts and wounds, dermatitis, yeast infections, stomach aches, skin troubles (eczema, ringworm, etc.), indigestion, hemorrhoids, gum and mouth problems, diarrhea, muscle cramps, as a tonic (boosts overall health), insomnia, regulating menstrual cycle, depression.
Cautions: not to be used on pregnant women as it can stimulate the uterus
This oil has been used for cedar chests for long term storage of clothing and linens since it acts as an insect repellant.
Uses: seborrhoea or seborrhoeic eczema, antispasmodic, antiseptic, tonic, diuretic, regulates menstrual cycle, expectorant, insecticide, sedative, fugicide. Again, pregnant women should avoid its use.
Recorded use as an incense in Old Testament and Egyptian papyri, Galbanum is much like Frankincense and Myrrh. Very helpful when treating skin infections that are slow to heal.
Uses: anti-arthritic, muscle spasms, scar treatment, decongestant, skin detoxifier (acne, boils, etc.), insecticide, antiparasitic (fleas, etc. on animals–lice on humans), sores, ulcers, shock and depression.
Considered a luxury, this oil was used as incense at altars in ancient times. It is beneficial for skin conditions and wound healing. Commonly used as a perfume.
Uses: anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, laxative, sedative, allergies, fever, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, wound healing, circulation.
Closely related to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon. Has a warm, woody fragrance that works well in men’s toiletries as well as in the laundry and perfumes.
I just made a roll-on deodorant for my husband. I am thinking this would be a wonderful oil to add next time. (Yes, I’ll be sharing the recipe soon.)
Contains: Frankincense, Cinnamon, Cassia, Hyssop, Myrrh, Galbanum, Spikenard, and Calamus.
From Native American’s site:
This formula assists circulation, strengthens the heart, endocrine and nervous systems and is an immune system builder. Promotes physical energy, is effective against fungus, parasites, infections, bacteria, viruses, tropical infections and inflammation. Effective against colds, flu, fevers, asthma (clears the lungs), and is a tonic for the digestive system. It is uplifting calms restlessness, nervous fatigue, strengthens the mind, and supports the whole body.
Hop on over to Native American Nutritionals and check out all of their offerings. Their shipping is reasonable and their oils are great quality. Remember, the sale ends tomorrow and use coupon code EasterSale13 at checkout.
Looking for a good resource for learning about the healing properties of essential oils? The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils has been recommended to me by a natural blogger and I am planning to purchase it:
I also have an assortment of Essential Oils at Cost available on my Store Page. And there are loads of other great products too–coconut oil, Klean Kanteen bottles, and more!
Source for possible oil uses.
Free and Cheap Ebooks
No Kindle necessary to read these books :). Just download Kindle for PC or Mac at Amazon and read on your computer!
Please check the prices prior to purchasing….Free books can change to “non FREE” at any time.
These recipes look amazing. Many have eggs, but there is a good assortment of those that don’t. YUM!
Info on how and why to go gluten free plus some tasty recipes….Chocolate Oatmeal, anyone?
All of the recipe on my Recipe Page are gluten free. So check those FREE recipes out too :)!
Find out about 12 Types of Hens that Lay Lots of Eggs, Make Good Pets, and Fit in Small Yards
Oh…our silly city says no chickens allowed. I’ve dug up some info that might change that….but until then.
Rocket Fuel on a Budget –
How to Get Healthy Without Going Broke
I LOVE this book. It sums up so much of my thinking on healthy eating and living. Like “thin doesn’t equal healthy” and “organic doesn’t mean healthy”. Really great.
Here are some posts I’ve written on Healthy Eating On a Budget:
Saving With Menu Planning
This is something I’ve been looking into.
I’m not much of a menu planner but am thinking it might be a good idea for me.
This is a super reasonable way to get your feet wet in this way to save money on your food budget.
10% off Great Almonds
I mention this company all the time because they are great sponsors and they have great almonds.
If you haven’t read my post on Is There Engine Fuel on Your Almonds, you should.