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My latest essential oil victory? Eucalyptus. It is my new best friend. I had a cold last week. The kind where you get so stuffy you don’t want to go to sleep because you know you’ll just suffocate in your own fluids and really, wouldn’t it be better to just sit up and be exhausted? I took my handy eucalyptus and put a drop on my pillow, right where I planned on putting my face. Within just a few sniffs, I was breathing through my nose and sleeping like a baby. Magic. My pillow may forever smell like Mamaw’s House, but it’ll be totally worth it.
Another handy tip: Birch oil and Eucalyptus oil, one drop each on the hands and rubbed together? Will clear the most miserable sinuses and stop any respiratory distress. Love it.*
There’s a cute little website called The Land of Sounds that is offering a free trial through the month of October. The games and exercises support speech development in children. I haven’t gotten to play with it much yet, but there’s a great little European charm about it that makes me feel very continental. Willa and Mira will definitely get some quality time with this website.
For being a techie/geeky type, my inner writer still loves the feel of a good paper and pen list. I think better on paper. Which doesn’t bode well for my blogging career…
Where was I?
I met the sweet missionary mama that runs Ergon Handicrafts a few years ago when she was stateside. I was struck at how non-plussed she was at the idea of raising four kids and homeschooling them in India while working alongside her hubby to spread the gospel, and, oh yea, running a business, too.
You know, no big whoop.
I don’t exactly know how she manages it all, but the product that her sweet ladies in India puts out is such a joy to use. The paper is thick and sturdy, but soft and flimsy enough to still be paper and not cardboard. The note cards are bright and happy, often with raised designs that feel like velvet. It’s all beautifully packaged and they elevate a simple thank you note to a proper Gift of Thanks.
Plus, the journals are now my new Contents of Brain Containers.
The best part is, each purchase provides a job and income to a woman in India in need. It gives these women opportunities, it spreads the gospel, and it improves lives.
Hard to argue with that kind of wonderful, isn’t it? I highly suggest that all of you go buy some today, but just to tempt you further, Ergon has graciously agreed to do a giveaway for all of you.
One random winner will get one pack of The New Potluck notecards (I love them) for a comment about your preference for list-making: technology or Ye Olde Pen & Paper?
And just for funsies, I’ll throw in a 15 mL bottle of Eucalyptus to another random winner. You’ll love it…
*Not a medical professional. Use your own judgment.