So, What is Thieves? Simply put, it's an essential oil blend from Young Living which includes clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. This essential oil blend is approved for ingestion by the FDA, and may be taken as a dietary supplement to help support your immune system. It can also be applied topically or diffused. Funnily enough, according to the company,
Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend is based on the legend of 14th century thieves who used clove, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims.
Isn't that fascinating?! And kind of ridiculous! Imagine if those thieves hadn't been so resourceful or knowledgeable...It could have been a different story altogether, or no story at all!
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Painting on natural elements like leaves, and rocks, is blowing up the internet lately. Isn't this type of art so fun? Painting on a natural surface was high on the to-do list, but the trees here in Kentucky need about one more week before they are really changing colors and ready to paint. Also smooth rocks are a little hard to come by without traipsing through the creek! But, we have a TON of shells from our vacation this past summer. The bits and pieces of shells is what I pick up on the beach because I love their shapes. I never feel like a shell is ugly or not worth picking up because it's broken. If you're ready to get some paint out and have fun with a quick project, dig through the seashell basket and give seashell painting a try!
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Are you obsessed with art that includes nature found objects? Connect with me on Instagram this week and let me know if you give shell painting a try!
Diffusing a Spooky Situation
Haunted Hearth and Caravan Presents: The Cauldron of Doom
The misty, ethereal fog that comes from bubbling cauldrons is something I have wanted to emulate for Halloween for a while now. The options were limited and either expensive, dangerous, or single purpose. (i.e. Dry ice or fogger). That is, until I got my diffuser with the essential oil starter kit! Turns out, my diffuser is perfect for this task, highly functional (we use it every day!), and not dangerous at all.
Here is how I constructed my cauldron of DOOM:
How are you decorating for Halloween or Fall? Do you do spooky, or do you do harvest? Share your favorite Halloween decoration or fall essential oil combination with me in the comments here or on Instagram (@hearth_caravan)!
Bonus: Here are a couple replays from Periscope when I was putting this cauldron together! You can follow me there @hearth_caravan .
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