Have you ever squeezed the skin peel of an orange and had that light spray get into your eyes - then you have come into contact with essentials oils.

Essential oils are the "essence" of plants whether it be oranges, lemons or many other plants.  There is ton of talk about them now days and many people talk about them as if they are the newest thing on the block, these people are wrong.

Essential oils are what our great grandmothers and grandmothers would reach for as their first line of defense.  Essential oils are simply going back to basics.

I discovered them in the midst of an extremely stressful life situation. They did not "fix" my problems but they took the edge of the daily grind of a time when I was just barely surviving.

I hope you enjoy reading the information below that I found during my research for a more natural approach that was one of the tools I used to my time of surviving.



Walk away from negative people

By Tiffany Russell | May 15, 2018

Sail towards the light even when the darkness feels safer.

By Tiffany Russell | March 28, 2018

So my last post was right after Thanksgiving and I was writing about how it is normal to sometimes feel blue around the holidays, describing the typical symptoms of depression and some of the things we can do to help ward it off.  To be honest I hit rock bottom right after Thanksgiving and I…

Woman Alone on Pier

What are some natural remedies for depression?

By Tiffany Russell | November 29, 2017

During the holidays it is not at all unusual for people to experience periods of sadness, to feel out of sorts, a bit blue, detached and other variation of mood at different points during their life. Sometimes these feelings eventually pass with time but if not, depression can occur when these feelings become a persistent…

Diamonds Are Not on The Mountain Tops

By Tiffany Russell | November 22, 2017

I don’t know about you but whenever I am in a valley in my life the only thing I want to do is get on the first train and get out of there as fast as possible.  Get to where I don’t feel the pain anymore and where my happy meter is stuck at 100%…

Are Essential Oils Just a Bunch of BS ?

By Tiffany Russell | November 8, 2017

So I was reading some weird stuff on social media the other day that was talking about how some people still believe the Earth is flat. It seems that this group of “Flat Earther’s” are convinced that every space program that each country has is a hoax formed by the global conspiracy group,the Illuminati, to…

All I want to do is sleep…..

By Tiffany Russell | November 1, 2017

I was talking to a friend the other day who had just gotten out of a out of a very emotionally abusive relationship and she said “all I want to do is sleep”.   With just those few words it was like I stepped into a time machine and was transported back to a place…

Should we allow our dogs to choose our dates ?

By Tiffany Russell | October 25, 2017

I have a rescue Terrier mix by the name of Kia Maria who is literally the best dog I have had and probably the best dog I will ever have.  Like a lot of single women in their late forties I spend more time with her than anyone else and most often that is by…

The Fatigue

By Tiffany Russell | October 18, 2017

So it is the start of a new week and yet another weekend has passed where all my plans flew out on the wings of fatigue.  I am not talking about the kind of fatigue that comes from staying up all night and then trying to survive the next day – like we all did…

Graduation Day – Don’t Believe the Lie

By Tiffany Russell | June 2, 2017

Graduation Day – Don’t Believe the Lie Today all over the US high school seniors are walking across a stage to start a new season of their life. This is often followed by going off to college but more and more newly minted high school grads, via financial necessity, end up staying at home and…

Welcome to Summer  – Whether you like it or not !

By Tiffany Russell | June 1, 2017

Welcome to Summer  – Whether you like it or not ! I am not really a grouch but on every single friends Facebook page or Instagram account all I see are post about summer and how wonderful it is.  I know the next statement might be close to anarchy but honestly I don’t really like…