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confessions of an {essential} oiler

It’s official.

I. Am. Obsessed. With. Essential. Oils.

Therapeutic, medicinal, food grade essential oils are my newest healthy tool in my tool box to help my family feel great and stay healthy.

I’m sure a lot of you have heard of essential oils and maybe some of you even have a couple in your cupboards.

What most people don’t understand is that the quality of an essential oil is super important. I had no idea the difference between different brands or understand the process of how the life force of a plant and its various parts make its way into a bottle.

When used topically, aromatically or ingested {NOTE: YOU NEED A FOOD GRADE, HIGH QUALITY OIL AND NOT ALL CAN BE INGESTED} essential oils are P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L!

What I love is that despite essential oils seeming trendy right now, they’re not. Not even close. They have been used since biblical times by healers who understood the power of these oils.

The reason it has taken me almost two years to share with you my essential oil journey is because I value the trust you have put in me. I want you to know that I appreciate YOU coming to my blog, reading my little blurbs and supporting what I am most passionate about. I respect this and would never want to share with you something I don’t believe in.

After almost two years of consistently using Young Living Essential Oils on myself and my family and friends in sooooo many different ways, researching the company and the history and uses of essential oils I am now beyond confident in sharing more with you.


I believe we all have hundreds of choices each day in the way we live our life and the way we approach health and wellness. I believe in eating great food, moving, thinking happy thoughts and finding ways to live better. For me and my family, essential oils have become an important tool.

I have use them to detox our home from nasty chemicals, try out all sorts of DIY beauty, baby, pregnancy lotions and potions, help my husband recover from hockey related bang ups, and so much more!

My family has been reaping the benefits and I am now on a mission to share our stories and educate others on how to use Young Living Essential Oils.

I am so excited to be officially adding essential oils as a new modality to my health coaching biz and in addition to sharing more about the oils I will be building a team of essential oil ambassadors who love the product and want to help others understand their benefits too! YEAH!

I have already shared my DIY Baby Wipes ….

baby wipes

Next week I will go over my top 5 favourite oils and how you can use them too!

If you have any more questions about the oils or want to learn more –  email me at natasha@thehealthyginger.com.

Much love + have an incredible weekend beauty,

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one more makes four

I am soooo excited to share with you that our family is expanding!

15 weeks kiss

Baby Bell #2 is set to arrive May 2014.

Life is great my friends and as you can see, Sloane is clearly thrilled about becoming a big sis.

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The view from 15 weeks looks a little bigger than it did the first time around, but I am assured this is normal. I was a little shocked when I was “showing” around the 8 week mark and couldn’t help but think how large and in charge I would be at 40 weeks. Our bodies are amazing and I guess when it’s already been through the process once, it adapts faster the second time.

Sloane loves giving her baby sister/brother kisses and this is the first preggo pic this time around. Apparently jumping continents then a second move across Germany in less than a month, while also keeping up with a toddler, doesn’t leave much time left for selfies ;)

According to our weekly updates from Baby Center the little nugget is now the size of an apple. Even the second time around I am just as much in awe of how my body is changing and the progress of the baby.

I shared my first pregnancy journey  and I fully intend on updating you on life with the little bambino this time around too. I am sure there will be some new surprises along the way.

Next week I will share the first installment with some observations from 0-15 weeks. In a nutshell I am thrilled to have my energy back after the crazy exhaustion train that hit me from about the 4 week mark until 9 weeks. I am back on the healthy grub after having some crazy little food aversions to salads, smoothies some days, almost all animal protein and having a super small appetite. Couple this with my little to no desire to cook {hence the lack of food posts…} … I am glad this healthy pregnancy train is back on track!

Annnnnd if all this wasn’t hard enough to keep a secret, I have another secret to share with you next week! The Healthy Ginger is expanding after 2 years in business and I can’t wait to tell you more. YEAH! The goal is to reach more of you all over the world and make health coaching more accessible as you work your tush off to become the most healthy and thriving version of YOU in 2014. Double YEAH!

Until then, sending you oodles of love for an amazing week ahead!