Shannon Walter

Inspiration from Mom

This past weekend Maverick and I took the kids up to Northern Michigan. It was such fun even though the weather was not the greatest, and it seems Little Man brought home a pretty nasty cold with him. I'm so glad we had brought some essential oil sprays with us. Little man had made his very own spray with peppermint and orange essential oils- kind of a good mood "cologne". I'll share his recipe in a minute. We used the sprays to keep the germs from spreading and help alleviate his symptoms. The peppermint helped to open his sinuses, and the orange essential oil smelled nice and kept him chipper. The orange is his favorite oil. While I may seem like I know a lot about natural remedies and essential oils, my mother is the one I should really thank. Without her- I probably wouldn't know what essential oils are. She was the one who introduced me to peppermint oil to help my stuffy allergy noses. So here's a big "THANK YOU, Mom". Mothers, Grandmothers, and Aunts can teach us so much if we just take the time to listen. Sometimes we don't realize how important a little piece of information is for a long time. So to all the moms out there waiting for that special moment when their child grows up and reaches that special time in their life. The time where suddenly they aren't as smart as they thought they were and mom really was on to something. This is for you.

Mother teaching daughter

Till then, let's keep teaching. Our little ones may not seem like they are paying attention, but they are. Every move we make is stored in their sweet little memories. What do you want them to remember?
The work of a Mother

Have you had an Aha moment and realized that your Mom was a genius?

As promised, here is Little Man's favorite good mood spray.

In a 2oz glass misting bottle, place 10 drops each of peppermint essential oil and sweet orange essential oil. Top it off with water and you're all set. 

Shannon Walter

About Shannon Walter -

Wife, Mommy, and Writer are three of the hats Shannon wears on a daily basis. Natural and holistic wellness is her passion. Diving into medical studies, reading long-winded books, and refitting them into information that is valuable to everyday life.

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