Happy Fall, Y’all

Hello All!

Fall is in full swing here in Texas, although warmer than usual.
Fall is my favorite season. I love the cooler weather, the color, and especially the scents and the flavors. Pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, apple, cranberry, and more. We had a Fall Make and Take recently here in San Antonio, and featured some of these aromas in the take-home goodies.

Along with all those good things, it is also the beginning of flu and cold season. We made a Thieves Honey for to keep the immune system strong and supported through during the season. You can add a drop or two to tea, coffee, water, or your favorite drink.

The Warm Vanilla Room Spray features orange, cinnamon, and clove. It is lovely for a nice autumn scent and a natural deodorizer.

Check out the recipes below and on www.yldist.com/janpatterson

Happy Fall and Happy Oiling, Y’all!
Jan Patterson MD MS

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Warm Vanilla Room Spray
Add to 2 oz glass spray bottle:

2 Tbsp vanilla extract
6 drops orange essential oil
5 drops cinnamon essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil
Fill to top w distilled water and add spray top.

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Thieves Honey
Add to 2 oz glass spray bottle:

5 drops Thieves essential oil
5 drops Lemon essential oil
1 to 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Add ~2 oz raw honey to fill to top.
Replace dropper.
Add 1-2 drops to tea, coffee, or water for immune system support

 

Hello world!

Why write a blog?  I’ve been thinking about it for a while but I wasn’t sure anything I had to say would be interesting.  Well, there are things I want to write about and things I want to say. And maybe it could help someone. Even if it doesn’t, maybe it will help me.  A lot has happened to me (us) in the last few years.  While I can’t talk about all of it, I have been encouraged lately by the use of essential oils.  It’s an important part of my “survive and thrive” toolkit now.  I’d like to use this forum to talk about how essential oils help me and to spread information about essential oils and how they can fit into the whole picture of wellness.

It takes a whole tool kit to make it through this life.

A Foundation

  • Faith
  • Family
  • Friends

Adding Fulfillment

  • Function – Meaningful work
  • Fitness
  • Fun
  • Finding new interests

These have facilitated Healing:

  • Medicine
  • Essential oils and Herbs

And so as a bereaved parent, griever, cancer survivor, infectious diseases physician, mother, wife, sister, friend, sprint triathlete, and most recently, essential oiler, I’d like to share some of my journey with you.