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Mommy Oilist Does Whole30

Whole30

Sugar is hard to give up. Carbs are hard to ditch.  Though we need glucose every day to function, most of us tend to binge, crave and eat too many carbs and too much sugar.

Daddy Oilist and I think a lot about what we eat. We enjoy grass-fed beef produced by a local farmer. We load our basket with fresh fruits and veggies each week.

Whole30

Yet, I have begun to see a slight change in my cravings. After a stressful (read BabyOilist doesn’t want to nap) afternoon, I crave some cheesecake. Real cheesecake – made with real sugar – the real deal. Or I want to eat a huge hunk of bread.  All these cravings come after a stressful period, not when I am hungry. To help with this, I engaged in a month-long gentle cleanse called, “Whole30.”

The basics of Whole30 are:

Eating:

  • Whole foods – meats, eggs, lots of veggies, some fruit, nuts, fats and seeds

Not Eating:

  • Grains, dairy, legumes and sugar

This 30 day protocol is not for the faint of heart. There were tough moments. But from day one, I  felt so much better! Yes, there were days that I was extra tired or craved something on the “no” list. But those moments were short lived as I developed a cheat-sheet of tricks that helped me.

Whole30

Here are five basic and practical tips that helped me:

  • Have a basic plan or menu for each day.
  • When hungry, start making and eating food. Make a salad. Cook some chicken. Or just start eating nuts, bell peppers or a grapefruit.
  • Get enough water.
  • Take your vitamins.
  • Get some extra sleep.

Cedarwood

Here is how essential oils helped me get through the Whole30:

  • Cedarwood and Lavender Bath – Sometimes the cravings would come when I was uptight and just needed to relax.
  • Using Young Living essential oils (i.e. Vitality line) in my cooking to add depth, interest and variety. A chopped apple and walnuts with one drop of Thieves Vitality was a yummy, new-found treat!
  • Inhaling and Diffusing – Taking deep inhalations of Grounding, Stress-Away or Valor. This helped refocus my mind, refresh my mood and re-energize my body.
  • Lime and Lemon Water – Squeezing a fresh lemon into a glass of water with one drop of Lime Vitality essential oil was a great pick-me-up.

Whole30

Whole30 is not for the faint of heart, but it is so worth it. Within a week, my brain fog was gone and I felt so alive. Seeing these results and now having some little tricks in my back pocket, I am ready to do this challenge again!

Whole30

Thieves Essential Reward Kit

Thieves ER Kit

If you’re like me, you’re probably curious about items before you order them. What does it smell and feel like? What does it look like? Does it work for others I know?

When I first received my Thieves Essential Rewards Kit, I felt like a child on Christmas morning. I excitedly opened the box, unscrewed the caps, and took long, deep breaths to savor the smells. I experimented over time with the countless ways to use the oils, and now I’m excited to share my brief review of the items in the Thieves Essential Rewards Kit.

If you have thought about ordering this kit or have wanted to learn more and experiment with the Thieves products, I hope this brief review will be helpful for you!

Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves Essential Oil Blend

I find the story behind the Thieves blend fascinating. Young Living created this blend based on research about the four thieves in France who covered themselves with oils to protect themselves from the highly contagious plague. The aromatically pleasing Thieves blend has clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary. I love this oil, and I go to Thieves first when I need something powerful and helpful.

Thieves Toothpaste

Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste

I have truly been impressed with this toothpaste. I’ve heard that some people don’t like it because it doesn’t have a strong minty taste, but I feel like it has helped the whiteness and brightness of my teeth. We like that it doesn’t stain our toothbrush bristles like some natural toothpastes do.

Thieves Household Cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner

This can be used for everything! You can dilute this one cleaner concentrate to different strengths for different jobs. The bottle says how to dilute it if you want a window spray or a deep disinfectant. I love the simplicity and toughness of this product!

 Thieves Hand Sanitizer

Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier

This is the one product that we have used the least as I am firm believer in good, old-fashion hand washing. However, I find it nice to pass this around the car for a quick cleaning after we are done shopping. I also like to use this in addition to hand washing when we are around sickness.

Thieves Mouthwash

Thieves Mouthwash

My husband loves this stuff. After trying it for the first time, he told me that he never wants to run out of it. It is very strong and powerful. I find that I need to dilute it for my mouth.

Thieves Hand Soap

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

This is the product we have used the most – many times each hour of the day. I love the natural, spicy smell and the fact that it is so cleansing. Though I wonder if I might want something different during the warmer months, right now I love it!

Thieves Spray

Thieves Spray

I love using this concentrated spray to clean our toothbrushes. I simply spray it on the bristles and rinse when we start not feeling well or when a little one drops their brush on the floor.

Thieves ER Kit