Tranquility essential oil

So let me start by saying I was skeptical about the effectiveness of an essential oil for anxiety and stress. Don’t get me wrong, peppermint oil is my #1 go to for headaches, muscle aches, nausea and a host of other things. But somehow, I just wasn’t sure it could work for something like stress, because I have a lot of it. Since having Vivienne things haven’t gone as planned, and all day, every I am a ball of stress. And she is too.  She has sensory processing disorder and it effects every aspect of her sweet little life.  I try and do everything I can to help her cope with things but sometimes everything I do isn’t enough. Her occupational therapist had suggested I try essential oils, as they have proven to be very helpful for a lot of children with SPD. A few days later the opportunity came up to try and review this oil and I jumped on it. I am really glad I did.

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The first day I put it in the diffuser, and we all slept better than we had in a long time. I slept good, and baby girl actually went into a deep sleep, which she hadn’t been doing. I’ve now been using it in the diffuser every night and I honestly can’t say we are consistently sleeping better.

I also put it on the back of my neck, temples and behind my ears, and I do feel a “tranquility”. Today I put it on Vivienne when she started to have her morning meltdown and lo and behold. Her meltdown disappeared. It was magic.

Additionally I’ve been putting on her before bed to help bring her to a calmer place and it definitely has worked with that also. I do the same for myself and I too am also to come to a more restful place sooner.

The scent is divine, and even without all the benefits I would love it just for that lol. It smells like a beautiful spring day in an orange Grove with vanilla beans. Or as I like to call it, the scent of orange julius.  I’m not kidding.  It smells like an orange julius and that alone transports me to a simpler more peaceful time in life.

I absolutely love this essential oil, it’s amazing and I honestly don’t know how I will survive when I run out. I’ll have to order it myself lol.  You can order it here, on amazon.com http://www.amztk.com/anxiety-stress-relief-essential-oil I really can’t say enough good things about it!

She’s napping right now, that in itself is a miracle and speaks volumes of this oil!

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Disclosure, I received this oil for free to use and review with my honest opinion. I received no monetary  compensation and this review is my 100% honest opinion.

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Semi-homemade peanut sauce in 2 minutes

I love peanut sauce. Like, I really really love it. It’s so addicting, it’s the crack of food. Ok well of dressings. But since having little miss Vivienne, I have zero time and even less free hands. She is my focus 110% of the day, so I have had to find new ways to cook, shortcuts, time savers, etc. This is one of my favorite.  Obviously it isn’t the same as my legendary homemade peanut sauce, but it’s pretty darn good! A definite close 2nd. And you only need 2 ingredients.  There’s no high fructose corn syrup, no dyes, and its still quick and easy. I came up with this one day while craving lettuce wraps.

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Side note, I use these noodles for my wraps and salads. I cover them as directed with boiling hot water. But I let them sit 20 minutes as opposed to 10 like the package says.

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That’s the recipe right there in the picture.  No joke.
1 cup kraft Asian toasted sesame dressing. (Despite being a pre-made dressing it doesn’t have the HFCS so many dressings do.
1/4 Cup skippy all natural smooth peanut butter
Method: mix together with a fork or whisk. Adjust to your liking if you want more peanut taste add more peanut butter. If it’s too peanut buttery add more dressing, and volia! 

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I like to toss the noodles in it, and then use the rest as a drizzle on the wraps. I layer letuce, then dressing, then chicken, then noodles. Then eat.  🙂

This is a great alternative to the nasty peanut sauce that comes pre made in jars. Trust me, those are gross. It’s an excellent and delicious version that takes a mere fraction of the time it takes to make peanut sauce from scratch. You will find yourself making again and again

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Ps. This is something I came up with entirely on my own. Kraft dressing and kraft foods has nothing to do with this post and doesn’t even know I exist. 🙂