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Monday, November 9, 2009

Look at the Counter!

I wanted to get into the spirit of the upcoming holidays and decided a counter like I've seen on some other sites would be a great idea. How great is the one I found? Even has pomanders on it! Was that banner made for me or what? Of course, the only problem with having a counter up is the terror it is striking in my heart. I cannot believe how fast the time is going by.
I've had to make a lot of use of my Healthy Simmer Potpourri this past week. Fighting off a cold, simply no time for being under the weather. I keep it going around the clock in a big ol' dutch oven on the woodstove. It surely does help. Keep the air clean so the germs don't get passed around the family.
So today I decided to give you some hints to keep these good for you essential oils around you all the time! With all the stress of shopping, do something good for yourself and stay healthy through it all.
Put a couple drops of essential oil in your shampoo bottle! Lavender, our old standby, is known for it's calming effect but it is also an antiviral! Rosemary is nice. It's good for your hair and, guess what--yes indeed, kills germs.
Have a nice soak in the tub if you feel something coming on. Add 4 or 5 drops of your favorite essential oil to relax. Sinuses clogged up, a drop or two of eucalyptus will make you feel better.
Make sure you are carrying a bottle of hand sanitizer with you. A few drops of essential oil will make it smell nicer and improve it's germ killing abilities! I like one of the mints for this, I like the fragrance and it also perks me up! You can make you own, you know. Check out my friend, Andrea's site for a recipe, http://www.aromaticsinternational.com/ .
Homemade cleaning products are so nice and so economical. See the same link above for recipes for this as well. Lemon or orange is such a happy and uplifting fragrance. By using the essential oils, you not only get the great aroma, it encourages alertness and a feeling of well being and, yes indeed, will fight some of those nasty microbes flying around. It's no matter of chance that the fragrance of pine is used is some commercial products, very strong protector!
I hope you try these ideas and stay healthy!
Following is a note from my daughter, Maegan, about our Walk For The Cure on October 18. To this I would like to add my thanks to all the wonderful people who contributed through my fund raising site. Researchers are so close to the cure, every single dollar is making a difference.
On October 18th Justin's Jungle Joggers participated in their 7th Annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. The team was formed in 2002 in honor of Justin Coss y Leon, now 12 years old, to help raise money for JDRF so that one day he and the millions of others living with Type 1 Diabetes could be cured of this medical monster.
In spite of the rain and bitter cold temperatures that day 82 of the 112 Justin's Jungle Joggers showed up to walk on Walk Day. The team managed to raise an astonishing $10,812.85 for JDRF even in this troubled economy!
Justin and all his Jungle Joggers would like to thank the generous sponsors who helped the team raise all those crucial dollars needed to fund the research to find a cure for Type one diabetes. Our 2009 sponsors are...
Louise Kyasky of the TK Memorial Fund
Joe Binetti, ABR,SRES Remax Realtor
Orange County Golf Carts
Pyramid Imprints, Bergenfield, NJ
Pangaia Partners
Dr. Carol Carberry, DVM
Kevin P. Kelly Counselor at Law
Patricia Rose
Anita DaSilva, State Farm Agent
Nicholas Apollo Painting,LLC.
M.Ingannamorte & Son General Contractors
Pictured below is Justin and Tyler Coss y Leon and friend Nicholas Gallo on Walk Day, a JJJ team photo from Walk Day, and Justin's Jungle Joggers from left to right Sarah Gihr, Patrick and James Kane, Bridget Coss y Leon, Kristen Kane, Kayley Coss y Leon, and Kaitlyn Carberry along with the NJ Nets Mascot.
Photos by Maegan Coss y Leon

Maegan Coss y Leon

I am trying valiantly to get the photos up but am ending up with thumbnails that are impossible to see with the naked eye! I'll keep trying and add them on if I can figure it out.
Have a wonderful week all,


Brown Bee Studio said...

Hi Pat! You always give us such great info...Thank you! Oh and just in case you wanted to know....lavender and eucalyptus together is one of my faves! ;o) xoxo AndieBee

gail said...

Hi Pat,, thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed sharing Beverlys art. Thanks for all of the tips. As I am reading this I am sneezing my head off! I really need to get some simmering potporri from you very soon! I hope you have a great week and are feeling much better.
(()) gail

lisa said...


I always love reading your blog because I learn something new each time. Thanks for all the great tips.

I love your potpourri, but you already know that!

Pale Pink And Roses

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Pat. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You always have such great tips! Wishing you a wonderful week!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Pat,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love reading how/what each herb does. It's always fascinating to learn about them and their benefits! Thanks for sharing!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the remedy and cleaning info, will certainly give this a go. Wishing Maegan every success.

Kimberly said...

I really like the smell of lavender. Thanks for all the info.