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The Essential Oil Test

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I got my PSK (Premium Starter Kit) from Young Living in July. Since then, I have been preoccupied with acquiring more oils, researching blends for our health and well-being and just having fun mixing and blending and learning all about essential oils.


I found Young Living expensive though. So I researched other sources of essential oils that were more reasonable priced and reputed to be 100% pure. I decided to give Plant Therapy a try. I was chose it because it is associated with Robert Tisserand who is a well known aromatherapy expert.

Before I got my PSK, since I was so excited, I bought oils from the local Human Nature. Their oils are pre-diluted and is indicated in the label.

So I did the blotter test on the three brands. If an essential oil is pure, it should dry without leaving an oily residue.

A pure essential oil will dry without leaving a telltale "oily" stain. However essential oil that has been adulterated or extended with synthetic fragrance oil will not dry clean and will leave an oily residue after drying. Some pure essential have a longer dry out period, so allow up to 24 hours, or sometimes several days or longer with thick resinous oils like Vetiver and Sandalwood. From www.pureplantessentials.com




So I used Young Living's Cypress, Plant Therapy's Tea Tree, and Human Nature's Tea Tree. Would have been nice if I had Young Living's Tea Tree. Maybe I'll do this again when I have it.

I have faith in all these three companies and the results came out as I expected. Human Nature of course would have a residue since it says on the label that it is diluted with Caprylic Oil.




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Don't Tickle Via


Which I love to do! :) I love to hear her shrieks of laughter.

So she put up her Very Important House Rules!



1. DON'T tickle Via. Only when wanted.

2. When home prepare your things.

3. Pay attention in class.

4. Very Important! DON'T tickle Via. Only when wanted.

5. DON'T tickle Via. Only when wanted.


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Actions Do Speak Louder than Words

Sunday, September 3, 2017

I always go through Via's school work and I came across two of her tests in CLE (Christian Living Education).

I was mortified to see the first test. What must her teacher think of me? But I do get so mad at people who don't follow rules, especially those walking with their mobile phones held in front of them like a GPS or some sort of detector. They give you the burden of their safety. Arrrrgh! But I digress. I've been open with Via about overcoming my annoyance and to just be patient with these people. She has commented on how restrained I have been lately and when we pray at night when we go to bed, she always adds, Dear Jesus, please make Mom more patient, Amen.



So I was happy to see this test because I sort of redeemed myself. Ha Ha! 

 

It just really reminded me that my every move is being observed by my child and my actions and behavior will have a huge influence in the kind of person she becomes. If I want her to be loving, kind, generous, respectful, etc. and most of all Christ centered, then I have to model it for her.

It's a tall order but I intend to do my very best!




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Can I Ask You a Question?

Children who ask a lot of questions are smart. At least that's what I hear a lot. So when Via started asking questions at around 4 years old, I gladly answered everything. The questions were easy anyway. But as she got older, the questions got harder and harder and she was asking more and more questions. Answering one question would give birth to another and another and another.... it was endless.

Now, every time she says, "Mom, I have a question. My thought bubble is, "Oh no! What is she going to ask now"? It's not that I'm not happy to answer, it's because I just don't have an idea how to answer some of her questions.

Lately, I have resorted to saying, Let's check it out on Google! or Go Google it Via! The questions cover a whole range of topics that jump from one topic to another in a span of a few minutes. Take a look at some of the questions she asked last night just before going to bed.

Waving the iphone in front of my face, "Why is it called Safari and not Google?"

Easy :) "Safari is Apple's internet app and Google is a search engine.

Is there leg cancer? 

Yes, there are many different types of cancer.

What happens in Stage 4 cancer?

Errr...that's the worst stage. The person is likely to die although some do get better even with Stage 4 cancer.

Stage 1? 2? 3? Is there 5?

Ummm....you ask Daddy, he can explain it better.

What does Dengue do?

Dengue is an illness you get when you're bitten by a mosquito carrying the dengue virus. (Hmmm ganun nga ba?)

What is mucus? (Because she has a cough)

It's uh....it builds up in your lungs and makes it difficult to breathe. Hmmm parang mali. I try again. It's sipon and phlegm. Why don't you ask Daddy when you talk to him.

Is there metal in the light bulb? Yes.

How does it help make light? Ummm....remember the gift I gave last Christmas, the science encyclopedia, it tells you how things were invented. Electricity was invented by Thomas Edison. At least I know this.

I go to the bookshelf, find the book and thrust it in her hands. She happily lay down  and started reading.

I hope that's it for tonight. I'm exhaustedI



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