|Nail and Cuticle oil|
I hope you had a wonderful start to the new year. We are back from a trip home for New Year's Eve. We didn't stay too long. We had my parents visiting until the 28th and left for home on the 30th, so I feel like I've hardly had any down time over the holiday. The trip home was the sort that will become legend, and not exactly in a good way. We couldn't find anyone to feed our animals so we had to take them all with us, including our bird. The bird has a giant "flying" cage (meaning he can fly in it if he desires) and when we went to the pet store to get a travel cage they didn't have any. We ended up getting a hamster cage. He wasn't happy and had to be stuffed into it. He bit the mess out of my hand to show his displeasure. Then, balanced on our laps for the bumpy road trip, he got car sick and developed diarrhea. There's nothing like eating your lunch in the car over a hamster cage in which a bird has the runs. Fun times! Then, my sister came with her kids, my niece having just recovered from the croup or whatever she had. Naturally her brother came down with a 102 fever the day after they arrived. We still held our Wii Tournament and I actually won quite a bit of the dance off. I was really proud of myself because I danced all night and hardly ate or drank anything. The next morning, however, I woke up with a migraine so bad I could hardly see and vomiting, which prevented me from keeping any medicine down. I'm hoping it was just a migraine, anyway, because I still feel a bit iffy and today my brother-in-law tested positive for flu. So, the year hasn't started off very well for me. I'm trying to think positive, so I thought I'd share something that is working out well.
|My nails were splitting and peeling.|
I whipped 1/4 cup coconut oil with my electric mixer to make it smooth and fluffy. Then I mixed in 10 drops of Vitamin E oil from Walmart (I've read you can also use wheat germ oil but I already had the Vitamin E oil), 10 drops Young Living lime essential oil, and 5 drops each Young Living PanAway and Valor oil blends. I filled several small jars with the oil to give as gifts and saved one for myself. I've been applying it to my nails twice a day for about two weeks and voila! I can see a definite improvement. Hopefully my nails will be long and strong again soon. You can order Young Living products or sign up as a member here. Make sure to like my Naturally Amanda Facebook page for more recipes and ideas using Young Living products.
I haven't finished any dolls lately. I have several nearly done, and as soon as I finish all the laundry from our trip and pack up all the decorations I hope to get back into my studio. My mother in law is visiting this coming weekend though, so I don't know if I'll have time. I'm still washing sheets and towels from the last visitors! Hopefully soon everything will settle down and get back to normal.
|My nails after a couple weeks.|