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Holiday Essentials - Lavender Essential Oil

So I am off to Vegas on Thursday, so I have been practise packing for about a week already!

One thing I would always make sure is at the top of my holiday checklist, right up there with money, tickets passport, is Lavender Essential Oil. It has so many different uses I think literally everyone can read this list, and agree, that yeah, you need this in your luggage!

  • It may be used to soothe and cleanse simple cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. According to aromatherapists lavender is one of the most valuable oils for the treatment of acne. Apparently its also effective on burns and sunburn! Whenever I get a bruise I soak a cotton ball in lavender oil and put it on the bruise and leave it there over night, by morning you can hardly see them (if at all!) Dry skin, dry and cracked lips (including cold sores) and even dandruff can be cured with a few drops of lavender oil rubbed directly onto them!
  • Stressed? Tired? Anxious? Lavender helps for that too, apply lavender oil neat to your temples, or roll it over your pulse points to help you keep a clear head during those endless hours in the air. Cant sleep? Put 3 or 4 drops of lavender oil on your pillow. Its also great to put a few drops in your bath after a long day, it really helps soothe aching muscles!
  • Period pains? Massage a few drops of lavender oil into your lower abdomen or sprinkled a few lavender oil drops onto a hot compress and apply onto the area.
  • Suffer with your sinuses? Lavender is one of several essential oils that aromatherapists recommend for inhalations to relieve sinusitis, add two drops of lavender oil to a bowl of near-steaming water and breath it in slowly and deeply, with a towel over your head & bowl.
  • Stings and bites? Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching reduce swelling. Plus it works as a great preventative as these little annoying bastard insects hate the smell of lavender! Put 3-4 drops of oil on your pillow or soak cotton wool ball in the oil and leave it on a saucer in front of the window to keep them away.

Obviously if you are packing it in your hand luggage remember to make sure you are within the restrictions imposed by the airline/govt. I reccomend this little bottle from Boots Botanics range

Happy Holidays!


The tragic suicide of Robin Williams is an unfortunate reminder that even if a depressed person seems happy, their lows are usually private. A lot of energy is spent by people to conceal their depression in public. So if you know someone who is depressed, send them a friendly text message every so often when you know they’re home alone. That’s typically when they’re needing a connection the most.


"Genie, you’re free." —The Academy


"Genie, you’re free." —The Academy

You know, as we come to the end of this phase of our life, we find ourselves trying to remember the good times and trying to forget the bad times, and we find ourselves thinking about the future. We start to worry , thinking, “What am I gonna do? Where am I gonna be in ten years?” But I say to you, “Hey, look at me!” Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did. - Robin Williams (Jack)


Backpack workout
Do-it-anywhere workout using a filled backpack. Perform the following circuit without backpack first, then perform it 3 times with backpack. (Be careful: your body has to adjust to the changes that the backpack makes in your center of gravity. Pay attention to how the weight shifts and how it affects your balance.)

10 exercises, 10 reps each: 

1) Plié squat
2) Alternating forward lunes and twist
3) Hip thrust
4) One leg bridge on the right leg
5) One leg bridge on the left leg
6) Up and down plank
7) Squats
8) Push-ups
9) Lunge & kick on the right leg
10) Lunge & kick on the left leg

(Source: fitnesstreats.com, via the-health-freak)



"Don’t say you hate your fam-" No.

"Omg you should love your fami-" No.

"Be grateful they’re your famil-" No.

If you have been bullied, hit, teased, put down, hurt, lied to, or hated by your own family; you don’t need to justify how you feel. You don’t need to explain yourself. You are allowed to hate a family member or dislike a family member if they’ve given you a reason to.

This is so fucking important.

(via babenado)