DIY Aromatherapy Recipes

DIY Aromatherapy Recipes

Alongside the interest people have in where their food is sourced, I’ve found my clients are becoming more mindful about the ingredients in the products they slather on their bodies, the cleaning products they use at home and how essential oils can support our emotional health and immune system.

This video introduces a new section to The Serenity Shoppe called “Do-It-Yourself Aromatherapy Kits”. These DIY Aromatherapy Recipes let you experiment with aromatherapy without a large investment in time and expense. Also included is a demo for Foaming Hand Soap.

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How to declutter a room 3

This is the third installment of How to declutter a room 3 blog series

Today’s subject:

Ways your Inner Clutter Bug will try to sabotage your efforts:

Sentimental and Heirloom Objects
Inner Clutter Bug, “We can’t part with this! It’s been in the family for generations! We’ve got to save it for the kids!”

What to do: Consider taking a picture of the object, then choose one of the following ideas to remove it from the space:

  • Could you pass it on to the kids or another family member right now? If this is what you decide, place the item in the DISTRIBUTE box, and DESIGNATE a time on your calendar to take the appropriate action.The longer you don’t use something (or keep moving it around) the more likely the object will begin degrading or get banged up. Who would want it then?
  • If the object is truly bad shape, consider DITCHING it (since you have a pic of it, you essentially can carry it on you at all times).
  • If no one wants this treasure, donate it to a museum or sell it to a collector who will display and care for the object in the manner to which you wish you could care for it. What good is it doing anyone packed away in a cluttered closet? Place the item in the DISTRIBUTE box, and DESIGNATE a time on your calendar to take the appropriate action.

Might need it someday
Inner Clutter Bug, “We can’t part with this! We might need it someday!

What to do: With all due respect, by the time you need it there is a good chance you have forgotten where you put it and/or it is outdated and/or is such bad shape that it’s not usable. Please breathe and check the vibration until you can place the object in the DITCH or DISTRIBUTE containers.

Money
Inner Clutter Bug, “We can’t part with this! We paid a LOT of money for it!”

What to do:

  • Think about the cost the same way you would if you went out for dinner, a movie, or on vacation. Choose to remember the occasion you made the purchase instead of keeping the object itself.
  • If the object is a “mistake purchase”, donate or sell it to someone who could get some use out of it before it becomes dated or damaged.

Gifts
Inner Clutter Bug, “We can’t part with this! The Gifter will think I don’t appreciate their efforts.”

What to do:

  • Is the vibration of the object draining you every time you see it? Home is where we want to feel safe and recharge from the rigors of daily life. We are wired to need recharging every day, just like all of our other electronics. If we can’t recharge , we will take out our frustrations on everyone around us.What good does it do anyone to have things in our home that don’t uplift us? Even if an unwanted object stays tucked out of sight, its vibration adds to the overall vibe of the space.
  • Consider that the Gifter has forgotten they gave it to you. If the Gifter IS someone who keeps track of every gift they’ve given, feel compassion for them. It must take a lot of time to keep that information fresh. If they often notice that their gifts disappear, they may even decide not to gift you any “thing” in the future. Now THAT would be a great gift, right?!
  • Begin spreading the word that you prefer gifts that can be used up. Or, encourage gatherings where everyone “gifts” a food offering to share.

Keep your focus on how much space and extra time you are creating in your life. Everything’s gonna be alright!

3-D declutter Method

Ditch, Distribute and Designate, that’s all you have to DO!

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How to declutter a room 2

decluttering tips

Ditch, Distribute, Designate

How to declutter a room 2

So you’ve set aside a 1-1/2 hours to practice my 3-D declutter method and also gathered the supplies you need. Congratulations! Let’s Dig In …

Begin by watching the video then come back here where you can refer to the list that outlines the steps.

Welcome back! It’s time to approach the cluttered area, and as you do, take a deep breath. You only have to do this for a little over one-hour. Visualize how good you are going to feel when you are done.

A review: Before you begin any sorting session, gather the following and place them in the area you’ve chosen to organize:

  • trash can – to DITCH things
  • a couple of cardboard boxes – to DISTRIBUTE things away from the area you are organizing (If you plan to pack things away, you may want a few more boxes at the ready.)
    • Objects placed into the distribute box belong in another area of the house or will be donated/sold
    • ALL objects in the Distribute box will leave the area you are organizing after the sorting session is complete
  • your calender – to DESIGNATE a time to create a system or repair things that will remain in the newly organized area
  • a note pad – to create a list of storage ideas in the newly organized area (you will also this list to gather needed supplies)

Some people advocate taking everything out of the space first and sorting through everything as you decide what to bring back in. That’s a good way to do it, just not my way. For me, organizing like that feels like double work and I’m an advocate for easy. So I sort though things as I am removing them from the area.

I do this by handling each object, or groups of objects, and connecting to how it feels vibrationally to me. Once I determine how it feels vibrationally, it’s easier to decide whether to Ditch it, Distribute it, or Designate a time to attend to how I am going to keep it organized.

Here are the three vibrations you are feeling for:

  • THE PAST – ALL objects with past vibrations leave the area. THE PAST is a draining force that draws us back and restricts expansion
  • THE PRESENT – These are items you use or see often; these items evoke good feelings when you are using them or look at them in your space.

If the object is something you use/see often, but it vibrates with clingy, insecure feelings, DITCH or DISTRIBUTE it out of the space.

If the object vibrates with exciting feelings, it’s a keeper. On your note pad, list supplies that would help you organize them more efficiently. Then DESIGNATE a time to actually put your new system into place.

  • THE FUTURE – If an object gives you the feeling of being drawn forward, keep it and create a dedicated way to store/display it so you will use/see it often.

Future energy connects us with our intentions and reminds us of our Sacred Task in Life.

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How to declutter a room step by step 1

The next few videos feature my long-time method of sorting through and decluttering an area that’s become out of control and the place I put everything I don’t have the time or inclination to deal with.

Take my studio … right now it is totally out of control! So much so that it is hampering my ability to create.  BUT it is in perfect condition to demonstrate how to declutter a room step by step 1.

Over the next few posts I’ll be using my 3-D declutter method to make quick work of sorting through the stuff. This video sets the stage. Next week we’ll dig in and get our hands dirty.

If your inner clutter bug begins to whine about this project, stop what you’re doing and breath slowly and deeply until the feeling subsides, it won’t take long. Then soothe that feeling by repeating the affirmation “all is well” until you feel better. At first you may need to do this A. LOT. But it will get easier. I promise.

Diane’s 3-D declutter Method

To participate in next week’s festivities, choose an area to organize and set aside a 1-1/2 hours to practice my 3-D declutter method. This will amply cover the time it will take to watch the new video (15 min), the actual sorting session (1 hour), and time at the end to wrap things up (15 min).

Before you begin any sorting session, gather the following and place them in the area you’ve chosen to organize:

  • trash can – to DITCH things
  • a couple of cardboard boxes – to DISTRIBUTE things away from the area you are organizing (If you plan to pack things away, you may want a few more boxes at the ready.)
  • your calender – to DESIGNATE a time to create a system or repair things that will remain in the newly organized area
  • a note pad – to create a list of storage ideas in the newly organized area (you will also this list to gather needed supplies)

3-D Sorting and Packing Method

Ditch, Distribute and Designate, that’s all you have to DO!

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