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Top 8 Uses for Hinoki Essential Oil

When I was browsing the essential oils available from Young Living, I was immediately drawn to the Hinoki Essential Oil.  Once upon a time, I burned Hinoki scented candles and absolutely loved them.  The scent was woodsy, spicy, and invigorating.  I knew I had to order the Hinoki Essential Oil. I thought I’d share with you the top 8 uses for Hinoki Essential Oil.

Top 8 uses for Hinoki Essential Oil @thatbaldchick

Hinoki, also known as Japanese cypress, is a highly prized species of evergreen native to Japan. The essential oil of this tree has a very woodsy aroma with hints of citrus and spice. Wood from the Hinoki tree has been used for centuries to construct Japanese bathtubs, and the essential oils from this plant carry a myriad of different therapeutic benefits. Not to mention, Hinoki essential oil can be used for a variety of different practical things in and around the home.

  1. Feeling stressed out at work? Have a major test coming up? If you are experiencing overwhelming anxiety or tension from the chaos of life, diffusing Hinoki essential oil has helped many people overcome feelings of anxiousness or overactive nerves.
  2. Add 2-3 drops of Hinoki to your bathwater to help relieve tense or sore muscles.
  3. Rub 2 drops of this oil into the palms of your hands and inhale deeply to energize and uplift your mood.
  4. Add 4-5 drops of Hinoki EO to your hardwood floor cleaner to prevent termites.
  5. Condition wooden doors, cutting boards, or other items around the house with Hinoki oil to preserve and hinder rotting.
  6. Hinoki essential oil may address common respiratory problems. Diffuse or dilute for topical application on the feet, back, and chest.
  7. Add Hinoki oil to your daily lotion to promote soft, supple skin.
  8. Got a bug or pest problem in your garden? Mix 15 drops of Hinoki essential oil in 4 oz. of water and spray your vegetables to deter unwanted critters.

Young Living Hinoki essential oil is perfect for reducing stress and alleviating tension. In addition to warding away bugs and insects, Hinoki oil is uplifting and invigorating and may help promote healthy cellular function

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Horse Hooded Towel from #yikestwins

I was blessed with the opportunity to review the Light Brown Horse Hooded Towel from Yikes Twins and I love it! I am a new mom and like every mom I only want the best in everything for my child. I bought the normal “baby” towels for my daughter and they worked fine but now that I have a Yikes Twin towel it has become my favorite.

Yikes Twins Towel

They come in many different characters so your child can have a towel that will reflect their personal interests or favorite animal. I chose the horse for my daughter and it is adorable! I love the fabric that was chosen to make the towel because it is super soft and does not irritate my daughters skin. It is also extremely  absorbent so  she doesn’t get cold while wrapped in it fresh out of the bath.

baby in hooded towel

I love that it meets my standards for what I look for in a towel but I also love that she will be able to use this towel beyond her baby years because she will be able to use it at the pool or at the beach and not just bath time. I would definitely recommend a Yikes Twins towel to anyone and will be purchasing these in the future for myself and for gifts. Lastly I just love how cute my daughter is wrapped in the Yikes Twins Light Brown Horse Hooded Towel.

peeking from towel

These towels are available at high-end retailers including Barney’s New York and Bloomingdales as well as online at www.diapers.com.  Yikes Twins towels can be personalized with a child’s name, when purchased at www.YikesTwins.com, making them the ideal baby shower gift.

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Gourmet Mac N Cheese in Minutes plus free beef rebate

From time to time, I need a quick dinner recipe that my family will love that is easy to pull together.  I love how easy it is to do just that with Hamburger Helper.  This last week, we were on the run all day long and Hubs was working over, so I needed to pull together a meal that the kids would eat and that would be ready in record time.  I’d picked up three boxes of Helper and a pound of hamburger while at Walmart, and dinner was in the bag!

Making dinner with Hamburger Helper @thatbaldchick

My kids love mac n cheese, so the Deluxe Cheeseburger Macaroni was a perfect fix.

Top off Hamburger Helper with sun dried tomato, parsley, and bacon bits for a gourmet Mac N Cheese in minutes! @thatbaldchick

I love that Hamburger Helper is so easy to customize! I like to top off my Hamburger Helper with sun dried tomato, parsley, and bacon bits for a gourmet Mac N Cheese in minutes!  Here’s how I make mine!

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Gourmet Mac N Cheese in Minutes
 
Use Hamburger Helper to have gourmet mac n cheese in minutes!
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Pasta
Ingredients
  • 1 box Deluxe Cheeseburger Macaroni
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Sun dried tomato flakes
  • Dried parsley
  • Bacon bits
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef
  2. Stir in hot water, milk, sauce mix, and pasta.
  3. Heat to boiling.
  4. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Top with sun dried tomato flakes, dried parsley, and bacon bits.
  7. Serve and watch them gobble it up!

Right now you can get a free pound of ground beef (after mail in rebate) when you buy 3 boxes of any Helper product! Helper is perfect to keep in the pantry for those nights just don’t have time to think about dinner! It is so easy to make and all that you need is ground beef (or chicken or tuna) to make a complete meal.

Free Beef Rebate

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Made to Play plus $75 @Gymboree Gift Card #Giveaway!

Kids are made to play!  They have an innate desire to play, and believe it or not, play is essential to all children’s development.  It is a lifelong skill that stimulates imagination, exploration, creativity, curiosity, spontaneity, discovery, and yes– even wonder.  Some of my fondest memories are of playing with my siblings and neighbors.  Which is why I encourage my kids to play- the old-fashioned way. Yes, they have their fair share of video games and movies, but it gives me great joy to watch them outside as they play!  Gymboree’s new line of mix & match styles, Hop ‘N’ Roll, available in sizes 6 months to 10, is perfect for play!

Play- an essential part of ALL children's development @thatbaldchick

Which is great, since my youngest daughter has two speeds… stop and go.  Seriously, if she’s not on the run, she’s either asleep or refueling!  Because she’s always on the go, it’s important to have clothes that move with her.

introducing hop n roll by gymboree @thatbaldchick

Whether she’s trying to jump rope (LOL), going down the slide, riding in the wagon, or making (and eating) dirt cakes, Gymboree’s clothes are cute and comfy.  And since they are affordable, I don’t mind when those dirt cakes turn into mud pies– which they often do!

Because they believe in the power of play, Gymboree is putting their money where their mouth is and partnering with KaBOOM! – a national non-profit organization that works to ensure that all kids have a childhood filled with active play, especially those in underserved communities. From 4/6 – 5/31, Gymboree will be supporting KaBOOM! through a series of programs and activities, with the goal of raising enough money to build a place to play for 10,000 deserving kids in 2015. A percentage of  proceeds from the sales of Hop ‘N’ Roll in-store and online will benefit KaBOOM!

Check out Gymboree on Facebook, and follow @Gymboree on Twitter, Gymboree on Instagram, and Gymboree on Pinterest for more great styles for kids!

Gymboree wants you to celebrate play, too, and will give one lucky reader a $75 Gymboree Gift Card!  Enter below, and good luck!

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Homemade Lemon Berry Frozen Yogurt

The kids kept asking for ice cream today because it’s actually warm outside.  I didn’t have any ice cream in the freezer, and I wasn’t about to make a trip to the grocery store just for ice cream with three kids in tow, so I did the next best thing.  I grabbed my food processor and whipped up a batch of homemade lemon berry frozen yogurt for them.

Homemade Lemon Berry Frozen Yogurt with Lemon Oil - recipe @thatbaldchick

It was seriously simple to make and requires only three ingredients: frozen berries, low fat vanilla yogurt, and Young Living Lemon Oil!

Homemade Lemon Berry Frozen Yogurt @thatbaldchick

 

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Homemade Lemon Berry Frozen Yogurt
 
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It takes only three simple ingredients to make delicious homemade lemon berry frozen yogurt.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Two cups low fat vanilla yogurt
  • Two cups frozen berries (I used triple berry blend)
  • Two drops Young Living Lemon Oil
Instructions
  1. Place two cups berries in food processor and pulse to chop into smaller pieces.
  2. Add two cups low fat vanilla yogurt and two drops Young Living Lemon Oil
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Top with a few frozen berries and serve

It disappears pretty quickly, so you may want to make a double batch!

Happy face after eating homemade lemon berry frozen yogurt - recipe @thatbaldchick

 

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