My Go To Fall Essential Oil Blend!

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Guys! It’s officially fall and I couldn’t be more excited. The only thing that would make it better is Florida giving me just a little cold front. I’m talking 65 degrees. That’s it. That’s all I’m asking for! Anyways, Im ALL about the pumpkin scented soy candles from Target. I mean, I kinda already burned though one whole one this past September. However, being the natural gal I am, I love using essential oils not only for the beautiful aroma, but also the incredible health benefits that go with it!


This blend is perfect for diffusing in the evening time when you’ve had a really long day and just want to relax and unwind a bit. It’s also great to diffuse throughout the night for a restful sleep.

3 Drops Wild Orange

1 On Guard

2 Cedarwood

1 Frankincense

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These POWERFUL oils carry so many benefits with them.

Wild Orange is my favorite smelling oil ever. It’s so invigorating and energizing when you use it on it’s own, however when you add it to this blend it gives it the perfect balanced scent.

On Guard is full of many great oils including Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. This blend kills up to 99.9% of bacteria and germs, supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses, a healthy circulation in the body, and has such an uplifting aroma. This is the perfect oil to put on the bottom of your feet when you feel yourself under the weather.

Cedarwood is one of my new favorites for a few reasons. I first started mixing this with lavender and wild orange for a nice, subtle, day perfume. I recently discovered it’s wonderful for getting rid of bad dreams when diffused at night or put on the bottom of your feet. It’s also amazing for creating a relaxing space.

Frankincense is the gold mine of essential oils if I do say so myself! From using it as a nice cleansing facial acne wash to diffusing or rubbing on your feet for a good night sleep and a more balanced mood. It has so many uses to it, which makes it one of the more expensive oils.

All of these together have been my recent go-to blend for creating a restful, peaceful, space. Especially, when sleeping throughout the night and I’m so excited to share it with all of you to use and enjoy yourself. I hope you feel a little bit inspired to find your own essential oil blend for this fall season. If you find one you love, comment it so I can check it out myself. Have a wonderful, cozy, and most importantly delicious fall season everyone!

Caleigh Michele

Beauty By Earth - Organic Self Tanner & Eye Cream Review

Hellooooo wonderful people! Today, I will be reviewing a few of Beauty By Earth's products that they sent over to me to try out a months ago. I've been using and getting a feel on these products for close to two months now and I am so happy to be sharing my honest thoughts with all of you! 

A little bit about the products I will be using is that they are 100% natural, use mostly organic ingredients, and are both vegan, non-GMO, and gluten free! 

ALL of the products that they make are 100% natural, use many organic ingredients, are all gluten free, and non-GMO! Also, a lot of the products on their site are vegan as well!


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Self Tanner - $27.99

10/10 Recommend! 

Scent: Little to NO scent! After about 30 minutes to an hour I started to smell a little bit of the tanner, but it is NOT a normal self tanner, yucky smell! It's a very subtle lotion scent! Love this because I absolutely hate the smell of self tanners!

Last: The tan lasts me anywhere around 5-10 days! Depending on if I am in the sun or not, how bad I sweat, or now many showers I take!  

Color: Very golden brown, not orange at all! YAY! 

Effectiveness: Absolutely LOVE! It doesn't break me out at all and I love how buildable this tanner is. Would look absolutely gorgeous on all skin types. 

How to use: 

First, make sure you exfoliant the heck out of yo body! You can do this the day before to make this easier or right before you self tan! 

Use self tan body mit to apply tanning lotion all over the body! Using a quarter size of the product at once. 

Walk around and air off for a few minutes before putting on clothes or jumping into bed to refrain from getting tanner on any fabrics! 

By the sixth hour of letting it sit on your skin you can shower and rinse the excess off! If you want it to be a little darker, you can go ahead and add on another coat and repeat the process! It's a very buildable product!

 

 

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Coffee Bean Eye Cream - $21.99

10/10 Recommend!

Scent: Little to NO scent! Which I love because I have very sensitive skin.

Effectiveness: This product was surprisingly very effective for me and I was very intrigued with the coffee bean eye cream, because I wanted to see if the caffeine would really wake up my under eyes. I was very skeptical! This product actually does what it claims! It's slightly cooling and tightening, but not overpowering and left my under eyes feeling more awake, refreshed, and way less puffy! 

How to use: 

After you wash your face, apple a tiny dot amount under and around each of your eyes. 

Repeat morning and night for the best results! 

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I am so beyond in love with both these products and I am so thankful and happy I got to try them both out and let you know how they work so you can happily use them too! Here is a link to their site so you can go ahead and scope out the products I talked about in this post! I also did an in depth video about both of these products on my youtube channel that you can easily share with your friends and family as well! 

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Thank you so much for visiting me on the blog! Make sure you leave me some comments telling me your favorite natural beauty companies, I would love to know! Please share this post with your friends and family as it majorly helps me keep making this fun content for you all on the blog! Have a wonderful morning, evening, or night wherever you are in the world and I will chat with you in my next post!

Xoxo, Caleigh Michele

My Favorite Ways To Meditate - 3 Different Ways

Well, hello Saturday and hello beautiful readers! Today I am coming to you with some of my favorite ways to dive deep into meditation. I recently have been combining my meditation practice with my time with God and it is amazing. Who better to give you that peace and mindfulness you need rather than God himself! So excited to be entering my first blog post on my brand new and updated website for all of you to read! Lets get started. :) 

1. Meditate On Scripture (Literally)

One of my new ways of meditating is to literally find a passage you want to read whether that's something random you chose or digging through The Bible to find the right one for you in that moment. (PS. I am including a photo of one of my favorite "emergency Bible verse" photos I find on Pinterest, because they are SO beyond handy). Once I find the passage or verse I want to read I go through and find a key word or phrase that sticks out to me in that moment! 

Link To Emergency Bible Verses https://twitter.com/yolandalive/status/651757236562341889

For example: 

Psalms 94:19 says "When my anxieties multiply, your comforting calms me down." 

What an AWESOME verse to meditate on. To close your eyes, play some nice instrumental yoga music, and repeat that to yourself a few times. To really imprint that into your mind! *Don't forget to breathe deeply and slowly. Meditation is all about connecting the breathe to the body and calming the mind down. So try not to think about anything else, besides that word of phrase you chose to concentrate on!*

2. The "Abide" App

THIS right here is my new discovery in the App store on my iPhone! It's literally a Christian meditation app that uses God and His word to help you meditate. It gives numerous different meditations that use verses and a guiding voice as well as music and peaceful sounds to guide you in your meditations! Such a great find and the meditations are FREE.  

3. Acts of Worship

Now, people sometimes get confused when they think about "worship". I used to think when I was younger that worship was singing songs to God and that's it! It wasn't until I was much older that I realized worship can be shown through everyday acts of life. Whether that's working efficiency at your day job, being kind to the people you come across, or exersicing and eating healthy because God wants us to honor the body we were given. All of these are acts of worship and we are given chances EVERYDAY to either use them as acts of worship to God or to do them sloppily and not with a purpose.  

HOWEVER! Worshiping with the mindset of meditation I think is such a great way to think about it. Centering your mind around being in the presence of God when you're performing these peaceful tasks is so rewarding. It can be through singing those worship songs or praising Him through your peaceful yoga flows, going for runs to clear your mind, or laying still on your bed for a few moments. All of these can be acts of worship when you place yourself at the feet of Jesus and really center your mind on the presence of God. 

Thank you so much for reading along for today! I am so beyond happy to be sharing more on my site and to really connect with all of you reading. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

-Caleigh Michele

Sundays Are For Snoozing

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. Exodus 20:8-10

I've learned over the past few weeks as season starts to kick its way into high gear, that I am very much an introvert. Being around people in 7 shifts in 5 days during the week starts to get very overwhelming for me. I started getting cranky and sleepy and found myself just being annoyed by every human contact in general. Learning that, yes I love people. I love being around people and spending time with others, but especially during these busy months it's important to learn that we all need to pause and give a break to ourselves. Everyone needs a moment to collect themselves. To rest. To recover from the very long week. 

We all get so caught up in having busy lives or multiple jobs that we forget that yes life can be great in the business of life, but in order to be our best selves it's important to relax. So when your busy schedule is pulling you all which ways these holiday's, remember to set aside one day in your week to just relax. To spend some alone time with yourself and God. To read, write, sleep, binge watch those episodes you've been missing, and to do those unwinding things your body and mind needs. 

It is SO needed that the Bible encourages rest so many times!

Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath." Mark 2:27

I recently bought three different Christian books to start reading. One of them being The Story. Which is The Bible paraphrased into 31 chapters. It's to be read like a novel. I have never heard of something like this. I am only on Chapter 2, but what a good way to rest. Reading the stories of God and His people. Next time Sunday (or the end of your work week) rolls around turn on some worship music, throw your hands in the air, and rest in His arms. Read the comforting words of God. Share these special moments with your loved ones or simply be  alone in His presence. It is so important to gather the rest you need to start up the busy week once again. 

Enjoy the Christmas season. Give a lot, but don't forget to give to yourself, too! <3