Cedarwood

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Cedarwood is closely related to the Cedars of Lebanon.

The Essential Oils Pocket Reference (pg. 52) says that Cedarwood may:

  • combat hair loss
  • antibacterial
  • lymphatic stimulant

Suggested uses by the Essential Oils Pocket Reference include:

  • hair loss
  • arteriosclerosis
  • ADHD
  • acne/eczema

I have personally used Cedarwood to help me sleep.

I know many people who have put it in their shampoo to help grow and thicken their hair.  Many who use it in their shampoo also have noticed that their nails are growing longer as well.  Many ladies have also put a drop of Cedarwood and a drop of Lavender in their mascara to help strengthen, grow, and make their eyelashes thicker!

 

Ancient Scripture

Cedarwood is part of the 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture Oil Collection.  In ancient times it was used for embalming, as a disinfectant, in a cleansing ritual for leprosy, as an insect repellant and my help clear many buried emotions.

King Soloman built his temple and palace out of the Cedars of Lebanon.  Cedarwood has the highest concentration of sesquiterpenes which oxygenate the brain and support clear thinking (a good thing for a ruler to have).  Today the Cedars of Lebanon are endangered.

 

  

  

 

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Tell Them What You Will Do 4

 

Telling your children what YOU will do is a technique of Love and Logic and many other parenting strategies. Using this strategy properly will put the responsibility on the child and not turn you into the bad guy.

 

Examples

I will pick up the toys that are left on the ground in 10 minutes, instead of, go clean your room.

The car will be backing out of the driveway at 7:30, instead of hounding your children to get ready for school.

I will read a book to kids who have correctly finished their chores in 15 minutes, instead of hounding them to do their chores.

I will play a game with kids who listen the first time.

I will be leaving to get ice cream in 10 minutes, kids with complete homework are welcome to join me.

 

Tips

  • hold true to your word and follow through, this may require a backup plan/babysitter
  • be consistent
  • don’t get angry
  • don’t nag
  • don’t lecture

 

Challenge

Week 1: Think of a situation that frustrates you, is there a way to transfer the responsibility onto your child? Just brainstorm this week. Feel free to comment/brainstorm below!

Week 2: How did last week go? Did you come up with some good ideas? This week, implement 1-2 of your ideas. When those situations arrive, take a deep breath, try to relax and calmly tell them what you will do. (Ex: I will be driving the car out of the driveway at 7:15 to take those who are ready to school; I will be picking up and selling/throwing away the toys that are left on the floor in 15 minutes; I will be doing laundry in 20 minutes, I will wash the clothes that are correctly sorted in the laundry room.) Then you need to follow through (if they aren’t ready for school, it’s then their responsibility to figure out how to get their safely; pick up the toys and put them where they cannot get to them; do the laundry and if they don’t have clean clothes, then it’s their responsibility to figure out what to wear).

Week 3: Reflect on how last week went. Did you implement your ideas, did you implement them well, do they need a little tweaking? If you did well, add 2 more. If it was a bit shaky, try again!

Week 4:  (Same as last week) Reflect on how last week went.  Did you implement your ideas, did you implement them well, do they need a little tweaking?  If you did well, add 2 more.  If it was a bit shaky, try again!

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Gratituesday 2/24

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I am using my Choose Gratitude: Blessings Journal and I love it.

Here are the things I wrote down this week:

  1. pilots
  2. community
  3. maturity/will to do something you don’t feel like doing
  4. sunny days in the middle of winter
  5. naps
  6. sour cream, chicken enchiladas
  7. support

 

 

Heavenly Homemakers do Gratituesday too!

 

gratitude

Thank you Happy Map for the photo.

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