What Not Wednesday: Essential Oils by Simply Aroma

Hey all!  For What Not Wednesday, I decided to feature a newer company that I (Sandra) just joined called Simply Aroma.

We have a free kit that you can “kitnap” for $20.00 shipping after watching a video explaining how the company got started and how things work.  How long this offer will last, I don’t know, but if you are interested in trying essential oils OR you want to get more of your favorite basics, this is a great way!  Details at the end.

If you want to check out our oils and purchase, click here to see more!

 

The Story of Simply Aroma

Simply Aroma was started by a group of successful professionals with a simple mission: “Make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and consultants as well as those we come into contact with”. We aim to introduce a whole new standard of therapeutic-grade essential oils to the world. This year our desire is to start out by sharing our products and business opportunities with everyone in the United States. We are looking forward to helping you start your business and become part of our winning team.

Our goal is to build Simply Aroma with you the independent consultant using a strategic marketing system. We’ve begun by working on streamlining operations and it’s great for getting the products into the mainstream. We offer you a much higher rate of success with your new business with people wanting to fulfill their dreams of becoming their own boss and using word of mouth to build their business.

Simply Aroma sells our products in an exclusive manner through a party plan/direct sales channel. Our independent product consultants educate the public about the quality and benefits of the products. Our consultants introduce the products at home parties, one-to-one interactions, trade shows, and a variety of different marketing methods.

 

Simply Pure

Simply Aroma‘s “Simply Pure” quality standard is a promise to provide our customers the very best in quality and testing of our essential oils. Our essential oils are certified pure therapeutic grade. Our essential oils are some of the safest and the most rigorously tested essential oils available today. All of our quality standards and testing leads our customers to a simple promise – “Simply Pure“.  (more information about “Simply Pure” methods after clicking the link.)

 

Starter Kits

Simply Aroma has three kits to sign up with.

1. Special Enrollment, $100.00 (before shipping and handling)

2. Deluxe Enrollment, $219.00 (before shipping and handling)

3. Platinum Enrollment, $319.00 (before shipping and handling)

The awesome part of the $100.00 coupon is that it can be used for ANY kit…if you want the big Platinum kit, it makes it the same price as the Deluxe Kit.  Awesome.  If you just want the starter kit, all you pay is shipping.  To get the coupon code, you must watch THIS video.  The coupon code will be shown in the video once a certain point is reached (fast forwarding doesn’t work). Then, to sign up, you need to fill out THIS form.

 

Why Choose Simply Aroma?
Simply Aroma has an exciting opportunity for you in direct sales. We are committed to helping you change your life while making the world better and healthier. We are here to assist you in making your home-based business a success. We are confident that your decision to join us will make ground breaking changes in your life as well as in the lives of those around you. We invite you to join us and become a member of our growing family of independent consultants. This fun opportunity can be started from your home. By hosting parties, you can introduce these unique essential oil products while having a great time. We have a fantastic incentive program for our Hostesses as well.

Simply Aroma is about quality products.
– Our oils are certified 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils.
– Our essential oils are one of the safest and most rigorously tested essential oils available on the market today.

Simply Aroma is a direct sales opportunity
– Low Capital Investment
– No Minimum Purchase
– Reasonably priced Products

Commissions
– Top discounts from the start
– Receive 25%-35% of each order

Training
– You will receive emails and E-training
– We have mentors available when you need them

Products
– All of our products carry a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee

Websites
– Personalize your website with your “About Me” section
– 24-hour access to new consultant training and information through the Control Panel
– Track your commissions and keep track of your team members

I plan to use mine for general health, well-being, making fun scrubs and lotions and so I can SMELL FABULOUS!
If you have any questions, please email me at: sandraabickel@gmail.com.

See y’all later!

What Not Wednesday: Bottle Carriers

Yesterday I was in a funk so I decided to clean.

A great durable apron to clean in is one of my Pastel Perfection Aprons

Pastel Perfection $35

Pastel Perfection $35

My cute little Turquoise shoes with bows and buttons

Turquoise Shoes $35

Turquoise Shoes $35

And some cute little SeaHorse earrings to feel a bit of the outside while being in

stopseahorsingaround$15

I thought while I was dolling myself up to feel pretty while cleaning I would toss on some

Avon Mark Juice Gems Juicy, Snow Peach Lip Gloss

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I like to RePurpose and ReUse items to help keep things organized.

 

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Just take any case from a 4 or 6 pack from bottles, soda, beer, etc and keep them in a bag or box until you need them. If you like you can cover them, but I go through so many of the Millstream Soda boxes I just leave them and then if one gets ruined I just use another.

I love this idea and it makes organizing super fun!

Until next time,

XoXO Trisha Trixiw

 

What not Wednesday: Finding your Inspiration

 

I am a big fan on living by a motto.  It helps you keep on track.  My inspiration in life came from my grandmother.  See, I have always been known as a people pleasing perfectionist.  I’d never speak my mind, but my grandmother said to me,

“Nothing and nobody is perfect.  Who wants to be nothing and nobody?” 

When I find myself in a rut or overstressed, I just stop and repeat this motto to myself.

There are many other quotes that inspire my life.  As many of my friends and family know I am a huge Audrey Hepburn fan. I love this quote by her

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” 

I am the kind of girl who loves to enjoy the beauty in the world, but sometimes I forget to listen to the good internal voices.  There are so many bad voices in the world.  However, I have a metaphor for all the bad things in the world.  This is an activity I do with teenage girls, but I actively use it in my own life.

Paint yourself a cup

  1. On a styrofoam cup, draw 4 items that you are proud of.  Examples; accomplishments, goals, family, friends, strengths or etc.
  2. I have everyone talk about their drawings.
  3. Then I tell the world that most people walk around holding out their cups.  I say, “Look how easy it is for me to put something in your cup'” and I pretend to drop an item there and I say something like, “You are very strong.”
  4. Then I stop and say, “What if I go to put something bad in your cup?  What do you do then?”  Responses vary as people are different.  I’ve gotten responses like, “I’d slap their hand, turn my cup upside down or just let it happen.”
  5. I propose that people hold their cups close like a football.  Then, they get to decide what goes inside.  If someone is having a bad day and says, “You aren’t good enough, ” I can stop and think and decide that this is their issue and not mine.  Their negativity does not belong in my cup.

This is a metaphor for life of course and I don’t literally hold a cup, but when people talk to me I decide if I want what they are offering me in m cup.  If not, I choose not to take it.  This may end some relationships as people don’t always respond well to your carefree attitude.  However, it is best to choose your own image.

I used to think
Trisha Trixie lives the motto

Be Fabulous! 

Let good forces guide you my friend.  Today, I am off as I too have been inspired by the Summer of Color and Trisha Trixie’s latest creation.

summer citron

 

So, I’m off to create!  Check back later for my creation.  🙂

 

Wednesday What Not: Edible plants in nature

I was speaking with a lady at work about dandelions.  She did not understand why we worked so hard in the United States to rid our yards of the dandelions.  I couldn’t understand why she was so attached to what I considered a weed.  She then told me that she had survived on dandelions while hiding from the enemies in Bosnia.

Then, I remembered that my grandmother made a dandelion soup.  Oddly enough she had lived through the depression and I wonder if her obstacles had led to the creation of this soup.  I’m not sure that I even remember eating the soup.  Oddly enough there are lots of recipes online for dandelion soup.

Greenfield Village Dandelion Soup. Photo by JanuaryBride

So, I began to wonder what other natural plants are safe to eat and the important things to know in order to not get ill from eating these plants.  The polk county conservation page had 10 rules to follow when eating edible plants;

  • Always be 110% sure to clearly identify the plant you are picking.
  • Select only healthy plants.
  • Choose the young green leaves of edible plants. Many leaves develop a chemical called “tannin” and become bitter with age.
  • Apply the rule of 10: harvest only one plant for every 10 you leave behind. Removing a few leaves, petals, fruits or seeds from several plants is better than taking all you need from one plant.
  • Harvest only what you will need for your recipe.
  • Harvest only the edible parts of a plant that are ripe. Out of season edibles can be very bitter.
  • Dismiss all rules of harvesting which begin with a sentence like “All blue berries are edible…” There are no across-the board rules.
  • If one plant in a botanical family is edible, it does not mean that all plants in the family are edible.
  • Sometimes, only a special part of a plant is edible. The rest may be indigestible or even poisonous.
  • Be knowledgeable about the area you’ve selected for harvesting. Is it part of a park? You’ll want to know if herbicides or pesticides have been used there.

So, what are some edible plants?

Some recommended by School of Self are;

Wild Foods Menu:

Acorn, Cactus, Carob, dandelion, epazote, lambsquarter, mallow, miners lettuce, Mustard, Nasturtium and Sowthistle.

Now, I was not sure what some of these items were or how I might use them.  However, this page was very helpful.  For Example, this is the advice on preparing acorns;

I bring all the acorns home from collecting, and dry them in the oven at pilot light temperatures or very low heat. This is just to dry them and kill off bugs.

When I get around to it, I crack the shells off, and then I soak the shelled acorns in water. Generally, I soak the acorns for a few days to about two weeks, changing the water at least twice a day.

When the acorns are no longer bitter, I grind them while wet through a meat grinder.

The coarse meal is then placed in cookie pans to dry in the sun or oven.

When dry, I store in large jars in the cupboard. (I still can’t figure out how the freezer fits into all this).

The meal is then used in place of wheat flour in recipes, or half and half in various recipes.

There are, also, many books on this subject.  If I might, I’d like to recommend the Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants

I think this might be a fun activity to do with the kiddos!  Happy nature hunting.

Wednesday What Not: Birthday Traditions

We are celebrating the birthday week of TrishaTrixie.

I thought it would be fun to reflect on some birthday traditions.

Cake

cake

There are many theories as to why we have the birthday cake!

  • The greeks were thought to take cakes to the gods at the beginning of a full moon and a birthday represents one full moon!
  • In Germany, it was a tradition to make bread in the shape of the baby Jesus’s swaddling clothes.

But why do they put candles on the cake?

  • Again, this looks at ancient Greek times.  When the cakes were brought to the God’s they were lit with candles to look like the moon.
  • The German’s were the first to use small candles on their cakes, as they were good candle makers.
  • Candles were used in the center of cakes to represent the “light of life”
  • Some cultures believed that the smoke from the candles would send your wishes up to heaven.

The Birthday Party

A party is usually had so that treats can be shared and presents can be given.  However, this was not always the case.

  • The earliest parties were planned because people thought that evil spirits would visit them on their birthdays.  Friends and family stuck close so they could keep the spirits away.
  • Later, they became traditions where people would come together and celebrate the life of the person having a birthday.

Birthday Luck

A good luck birthstone, good luck flower and good luck color have been assigned to each month of the year.

Wrapping Gifts

A tradition that we hold is the custom of wrapping gifts.

Check out this video on how to wrap a perfect gift.