Small Business Saturday

Poor Small Business Saturday. It follows right behind Black Friday, you know, the day that gets all the attention and press. And, little cousin Cyber Monday is right around the corner, ready to capture all your dollars as you shop online for those great deals.

Small Business Saturday

As you recover from Black Friday and prepare for Cyber Monday I want to present an opportunity to you that you may not have considered before. We here at Rooted Blessings are passionate about Young Living Essential Oils and have been talking about them for years. We use them (and many other Young Living products) on a daily basis and have seen and felt their effectiveness.

Beyond the actual products, we are small business owners. I remember the first time I heard of Young Living. I was working full time for a non-profit organization and finishing up my Masters’ Degree. I didn’t have time to help my wife with the business but I trusted her and told her to have fun basically. Not the most supportive response! Anyway, fast forward 4 years and I am now at home full time helping run our small business. [Read more…]

Winter Wellness

Winter Wellness

Winter is fast approaching and we all know what that means! The sniffles, the coughs, and all the other fun stuff that seemingly comes with the colder weather. In order to stay healthy, our house stays stocked with Young Living products and they provide a tremendous boost to our overall health, especially during the upcoming season. [Read more…]

7 Keys to Experience Amazing Health


Years ago when I started this blog I thought the mystery of health was ALL completely bound up in nutrition.  I thought if I ate the right foods and drank the right drinks; if I did it all perfectly my health problems would completely disappear. Now I’ve discovered that it simply isn’t true. In that type of thinking perfection quickly becomes bondage, and perfection is one of the the greatest tragedies that we can live in. This limited view of only part of the self and not the whole self can actually damage our quest to be healthy and well.

I have found this demand for perfection to be true in every community on cyber space and on the home front. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about our nutrition, if we are using our essential oils correctly, if we are parenting correctly, if we pick the right presidential candidate or if we do everything right in our relationships. The idea of perfection quickly becomes a road block and a cause of constant stress and disappointment.    [Read more…]

Best Natural Dishwasher Detergent


The best natural dishwasher detergent can be very hard to find.  I have ditched all toxic chemicals from my home but I still managed to hang on to a dishwasher detergent that was ecofriendly, but had horrible chemicals in it (and a poison control warning label).  It has been the hardest thing to let go of since there aren’t many options out there that do the job.

Since film and residue can get left on your dishes I didn’t want to continue taking chances with leaving that stuff on my plates and it getting absorbed into my food.   No thanks.

Recently, I checked out the Environmental Working Group’s ratings on various dishwasher detergents and grabbed a few of the top rated detergents off of Amazon to see how they stand up to my dishes. [Read more…]

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

My Instant Pot is my FAVORITE appliance.  I can cook healthy food EXTREMELY fast.  Hard boiled eggs are one of my least favorite foods to cook because of the time it takes to boil the eggs and cook them just right.  Yet, I crave deviled eggs, ALL THE TIME and I rarely eat them! Deviled eggs have always been one of my favorite snacks. They are wonderful nourishing appetizers and/or great additions to meals. [Read more…]

6 Ways to Get a Jump Start on Productivity in 2016


In order to make 2016 the most productive and effective year yet I think we all need to squeeze more time into our 24 hour day.  Don’t you agree?

Somehow I don’t think that is possible, but I do think that streamlining every area of our lives and making the most of each second of the day is possible.  There are so many fabulous tools out there that can be helpful in making each day more productive.  Each year I learn about more and implement them into my life.   Therefore, we can all get more done by taking full advantage of these simple tools.  [Read more…]

Why Schisandra Berry Needs to Be in Every Natural Medicine Cabinet


Boost your immune system this winter with Schisandra berry syrup.  This amazing berry has a sweet, bitter, salty, and pungent profile, making it an adaptogenic jack of all trades.  For thousands of years this berry has been used for its medicinal properties and use in medical preparations.  Schisandra is known for improving the health and vitality of those who use it and is grown in China.

You will want to stock up on this berry powerhouse. We are not without it during the winter time. The Chinese use this herb to  [Read more…]

How to Prepare Rice that Nourishes Your Family



Rice is such an easy and wonderful side dish to prepare if you can tolerate grains.  Rice goes with just about everything!   It doesn’t matter if you chose to prepare white rice or brown rice, it is your choice. I believe that both can be suitable for a healthy diet that can tolerate it.  It is super easy to prepare rice in such a way that it will nourish your family.

Here are a few of my favorite options to prepare a nourishing rice dish: [Read more…]

Work from Home and Reach Your Dreams with an Essential Oils Business


Do you have a desire to legitimately work from home?  Do you want to make your own schedule and work on your own timetable?  Do you want to be able to spend more time with your family and/or do the things you really want? Do you have a passion to make a real and lasting difference in people’s lives? [Read more…]

5 Habits to Help Reduce Stress and Improve Health

Stress will destroy your life way before anything you eat.

If you’ve known me for long, you know that I’m the health nut of all health nuts.  I believe that healthy nutrient dense eating is incredibly important, every. single. day.

I also agree with Dr. Whals that one should try to eat 6-9 cups of veggies per day. Yum, veggies.

But, before you think I’m all crazy about food, reducing your stress level can quickly improve your health.  Chronic stress may be the most common cause of disease because your body never has time to recover from the damage inflicted upon it.

We live in a super face paced society, but you don’t have to live that way. [Read more…]

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