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Crystal Roller Bottles & Essential Oils; Falling Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole + A Giveaway

Enter to Win a Set of 5 Roller Bottles, a Copy of Essential Healing Crystals & 3 Essential Oils
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Whimsy & Wellness crystal roller bottles, Waiting on Martha

When I first got into essential oils, I never imagined just how big a role they’d play in my everyday routine.  I also had no idea essential oils would be my gateway into anything remotely “woo-woo” like healing crystals.  

Fast forward a few steps into my wellness journey, and I here I am, using 15+ oils every day, and am a true believer of the benefits of having a holistic health practice, with countless healing crystals lying around my house to boot.  

But because I know there’s still some skeptics out there, and because I know once you give everything a chance you’ll be as hooked as I am, I’m giving away this set of five crystal roller bottles, our favorite books on healing crystals and essential oils plus four Young Living essential oils to get you started! 

I first caught wind of Whimsy & Wellness, an Etsy shop ran by Haylee in Sacramento, over the holidays when I was getting really “oily” and looking up dozens of DIY essential oil roller bottle blends.  Whimsy & Wellness is the center of genius for the covetable roller bottles that I kept seeing everywhere.  So of course, I just had to get my hands on the holiday set in gold.  And since then, I’ve embraced every excuse to stock up on more including her amazingness including her cleaning bottles. You didn’t think essential oils where just for diffusing did you?

Anyway, ever since Haylee went to the huge Tucson gem show, we’ve impatiently awaited the release of this set of gorgeous crystal roller bottles.   Perfect for all our essential oil combos, each one of the 10-mL crystal roller bottles feature a matte gold lid and 2-3 grams of healing crystals hand-chosen and crafted.  Below, I’ve broken down each crystal, its meaning, and an easy DIY roller blend to try with each!  

Plus don’t forget to enter to win your own set of five crystal roller bottles, a copy of Essential Healing Crystals, a copy of Essential Oils for Beginners and a bottle of Sacred Frankincense, Blue Cypress, Tangerine Vitality and Lemongrass via the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good luck! Truly, MKR

P.S. If you’re interested in adding essential oils to your wellness journey, check out our close-knit group and all the FAQ’s over at The Well Code.  It’s impossible not to fall down the rabbit hole with all things “oily” and we’d love to be part of your journey.  In fact if you end up signing for a Premium Kit…11 of the best Grade A, Therapeutic Essential Oils and diffuser, DM us and we’ll refund your shipping costs! Truly, MKR

Garnet: This deep red stone is very uplifting, giving off a positive energy and inspiring love and devotion.  If you or someone you know is suffering from the post-baby blues, try this easy blend with your garnet crystals. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try: 5 drops Lemon + 5 drops Lavender + 2 drops Frankincense + carrier oil of choice such as rosehip seed oil to top it off

Tangerine Quartz
: This golden orange crystal can encourage you to let go of the past, while offering emotional grounding and soothing vibes.  It also may boost self esteem and creative energy, which is always welcome by us!  If you’re looking to soften your or someone else’s heart and promote feelings of calm and confidence, give this easy blend a try with your tangerine quartz. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try: 3 drops Grapefruit + 2 drops Lavender + 1 drop Clary Sage + 1 drop Geranium + carrier oil of choice such as jojoba oil to top it off 

Aquamarine: A vibrant, blue-green crystal, Aquamarine helps promote feelings of courage, while calming the mind and promoting self-expression.  It is often used for closure. Try the following essential oil blend if you’re looking for some help grounding yourself. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try: 3 drops Vetiver + 2 drops Orange + 2 drops Ylang Ylang + carrier oil of choice such as fractionated coconut oil to top it off

Tourmaline: This dark stone promotes an understanding of self, while attracting inspiration and compassion.  If you’re looking to take a peek inward and realign, try the following essential oil blend. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try
: 1 drop Frankincense + 1 drop Sandalwood + carrier oil of choice such as vitamin E oil to top it off 

Apatite: This beautiful cool blue stone promotes a feeling of motivation, energy, goals and growth.  Try this essential oil blend and enjoy feelings of spiritual nourishment as you accomplish goals on your personal path. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try: 2 Bergamot + 3 Orange + carrier oil of choice such as vitamin E oil to top it off 

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6 Easy Healthy Habits to Add to Your Daily Routine

Easy Ways to Improve Your Health Day In and Day Out
Filed Under > Everyday

Ritual Vitamins, Waiting On Martha

We have the tendency to dive right into wellness topics here—some well known and some not so well known. Everyday mind-and-body wellness is something both MKR and I are both passionate about learning and always improving upon.  But sometimes we need to take a step back and get back to the basics.  

See, I can talk to you for hours about purple plates, mushroom coffee and nootropics I’m currently trying at home, but I can also forget simple healthy daily habits just like the rest!  So today I’m slowing down and revisiting six easy things that we should all be doing every day.  

From changing the way we think about multi vitamins thanks to Ritual Vitamins, getting back to setting a bedtime, and to taking the time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air in those new kicks, these healthy habits should become so in-grained in your routine that they don’t even feel like to-do’s anymore.  That’s the goal, right?!  But let’s discuss; what do you struggle with every day?  

I can sometimes forget to drink enough water if I’m on the go or somewhere new.  I also forget the simple power of walking around the block outside to get the juices flowing and give my mind a breather!  Not to mention how often I find myself reaching for my phone even when I shouldn’t be.  Is there anything you’d add to this list?  Tell us about your healthy habits in the comments below.  Cheers, Kat

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Tip #1: Nourish Your Body

By now we generally understand the importance of nourishing our body with whole foods, and avoiding processed foods while working to limit sugar and alcohol. Taking a daily multi vitamin is a good, and easy, way to round out whatever the body may still be deficient in. 

Ritual came out with a visionary vitamin that has the nine essential ingredients most women don’t get enough of out of their diets alone. It also doesn’t include the vitamins that most of us are pretty good on already, which is a new approach for many multi-vitamins.  By taking it everyday, you’ll likely experience an improvement in mood, more energy, anti-aging effects and healthier skin. 

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Tip #2: Prioritize Good Gut Health

Hippocrates once said “all disease begins in the gut.” And he was on to something; one of the most important functions of our body everyday is digestion. And believe me, when you have poor gut health, it affects your life dramatically. That’s why it’s important to focus on small steps to improve your gut health by fueling the good bacteria in there with a probiotic.  It’s an easy way to get started on the road to good, healthy digestion.  After reading this post, I was a changed woman when it came to prioritizing my gut health every day. 

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Tip #3: Set a Bed Time

Our bodies crave consistency.  And that includes a daily routine with a bed time and wake-up time. When those are at generally the same time every day, our body systems naturally fall into a pattern like clockwork. 

Creating a calming bedtime routine and target time to go “lights-off”, you’re setting your body up for a better night’s sleep, which will ultimately affect your next day and the one after that.  My advice: make it enjoyable; light some candles, turn on a diffuser with soothing essential oils like lavender and chamomile, drink some nighttime tea, and read a few pages in bed.  

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Tip #4: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Drinking enough water every day is really crucial to staying healthy.  By hydrating properly, you’re helping to maintain the functions at every system in your body. A lot of times when we feel out of whack, drinking more water helps. 

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Tip #5: Get Outside

During all of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes it can be easy to forget the power of getting outside to feel happier and healthier.  Consider ways you can soak up some Vitamin D from the sun and breathe in fresh air throughout your day and you won’t regret it…even if it’s for just a few minutes!

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Tip # 6: Put the Phone Down!

There’s no denying it; we’re all too connected all of the time.  It’s affecting our everyday thoughts and health more than we may realize.  Don’t believe me? Check out this segment with Anderson Cooper discussing the hold that phones have over us. 

Instead, work to leave the phone in the other room, replacing it with books and activities like coloring and meditation that require you to be all there, in the moment. 

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Vegan Golden Milk, The Healthiest of All the Healthy Drinks

A soothing Age-Old Remedy that fights inflammation, boosts immunity, helps digestion & more
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Vegan Golden Milk recipe on Waiting on Martha Vegan golden milk recipe via waitingonmartha.com

I’m sure you’ve heard or seen the latest health craze by now; “golden milk” has become a household name in the wellness world in the past few months with its superfood ingredients and long list of health benefits.  But it’s actually an age-old concoction with simple, yet effective all natural ingredients that just so happens to also be a comforting, warm, delicious drink.  I personally love to enjoy my vegan golden milk in the evening as I unwind from the day, with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon on top. 

The health benefits of vegan golden milk are almost too good to be true; the ingredients all pack a healthful punch.  Its main ingredient is turmeric, which is known to be a strong antioxidant, but it also has anti-cancer properties and anti-inflammatory effects.  The full list of benefits goes on and on, including being a liver detoxifier and immunity booster, too. But golden milk also includes coconut oil, which we’ve all ready about the 23498234029 health benefits of, as well as fresh ginger that helps with digestion, nausea, bacterial infections and even a big fighter against heart disease and stroke. Lastly honey, which helps to prevent heart disease as well, along with a whole slew of healing effects. And if you suffer from seasonal allergies like me and pollen is the main culprit then ingesting local honey is said to reduce your reaction to seasonal pollen by half.  But keep in mind it must be local honey!

Anyway, making vegan golden milk is easy; simply combine all of the ingredients, bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes, then enjoy! You can add more or less honey as you decide on your sweetness preference, as well as coconut milk versus almond milk with the range of richness and consistency for both. The drink can even be made as a batch, storing up to five days in an airtight container in the refrigerator before being reheated.  My recipe below serves four, and I’m sure you’ll find that you want to keep it all to yourself to enjoy!  It’s that good.  Cheers to health and happiness, friends. Truly, MKR

P.S. You may be tempted to skip the black pepper but don’t; when paired with turmeric, black pepper helps your body absorb turmeric by 2,000%. xo 

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Vegan Golden Milk

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut milk (or almond milk for a lighter consistency)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey (local if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 small pieces of ginger, grated OR a few drops of Ginger Vitality Essential Oil 
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • freshly ground cinnamon, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized pot, simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, discarding the solids.
  3. Serve with a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.
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