Essential Oil Spotlight: Peppermint

Of all the essential oils I have used, Peppermint is by far one of my very favorites!  Not only does it smell delicious, it has all different kinds of uses.  Some of my favorites include:

  • Add to water for a boost of energy
  • Diffuse to enhance concentration and boost feelings positivity
  • Mix with a carrier oil and rub onto the skin to help alleviate for sore muscles, especially after exercise!

Holiday Eating

Avoiding temptations this time of year could be a full time job!  Some tricks you can use to help manage your calorie intake during the holiday season include:

  • Have a snack or small meal before attending a party or big dinner to avoid overeating
  • Drink water before and during a meal
  • Bring a healthier dish to parties for all to share
  • Use the plate method (1/2 plate veggies, 1/4 lean protein, 1/4 complex carb)
  • Eat consistently throughout the day to avoid crashes in blood sugar then overindulgence.
  • Use low or no calorie mixers for alcoholic drinks.  Alternate each alcohol drink with water to limit extra calories.
  • Survey the buffet before serving yourself to decide what are must have foods and those you don’t mind forgoing.