Dorm Life Essentials: Diffuse Toxins in the Room and the Mind


Living the college dorm life can be hectic and overwhelming. Between classes, assignments, studying, and social activities, it's essential to have a calm and soothing environment that feels like your sanctuary. While it is important to have good nutrition, a healthy mindset and body, the air is just as important! What can you do when you can't have candles / open flames?? A diffuser! 

They are SO EASY to use too! Simply add water and 2-4 drops of oil, and yes, creating your own blend is fun too! I'll share some of our favorite blends below. No flames, no noise, no mess and it has a timer on it! There are many kinds out there so find one you love.

Incorporating the power of essential oils into your dorm room, you can easily create a calm and healthy atmosphere that supports your physical and mental well-being which is especially important for first time college students.

1. Improve Concentration and Focus:

Studying for long hours can be mentally draining. Thankfully, certain essential oils are known to enhance cognitive function, memory, and concentration. Peppermint and Lemon oils helps maintain mental clarity and focus. Say goodbye to those dreaded brain fog moments and bad for you energy drinks! If you need something to sip on alongside your water, try Nitro and Zyng!  

2. Promote Relaxation and Reduce Stress:

College life comes with its fair share of stress and anxiety. Transform your dorm room into a peaceful oasis by diffusing the soothing scents of Lavender, Joy, or Stress Away essential oils. These calming aromas can help anxiety and promote relaxation, making it easier for you to chill out after a long day of classes.

3. Purify the Air and Boost Immunity:

Dorm rooms often have poor air quality due to limited ventilation. We did buy an inexpensive air purifier from Amazon to help but we also sent our girl with a diffuser to strengthen her immune system which we know will take a hit the first 90 days. 

As we get set up to move in and for a once a day session, she will run the cinnamon and clove essential oil blend, known for its powerful antiviral and antimicrobial properties, to cleanse the air and ward off nasty germs, giving her a healthy breathing environment.

Not to forget mentioning insects....they will be less of an issue in this dorm room!! 

4. Good Sleep:

A good night's sleep is essential for academic success. Diffuse Cedarwood, Lavender, or Roman Chamomile essential oils before bedtime to create a tranquil environment. These calming scents help promote relaxation and prepare your mind and body for a restful night's sleep.

Don't let the stress of college life take a toll on your student's overall well-being. Enhance the dorm room experience with a diffuser and enjoy the benefits of improved focus, relaxation, purified air, and a positive sleep routine. Embrace the power of nature to transform your dorm room into a calming haven where you can thrive academically and recharge both your mind and body.

Read more from our Dorm Life Essentials series, here. Happy Diffusing!!!

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Managing Your Holiday Stress Quick Hit List

Don't Loose Your Mind During the Season of Blessings

✅Don’t Holiday for your Pinterest Or Insta- focus on the hearts of your people at your address and not the ones who only know your IP address

✅Realistic Expectations of self and others

✅Ask your family what they would like to have and do during the time off and don’t be Ms Bossy Pants

✅Pray! Coffee & Chocolate! Pray! (Yes that’s a Method)

✅Lead with Love. Love is patient, kind, respectful, generous, selfless, hopeful, edifying, giving and receiving

✅Space for Grace- to pivot, be flexible, considerate to others needs

✅Laugh-Encourage laughter not perfection

✅Remember it could be the last holiday you spend with them so make it count

✅Smile and take in all the senses of touch, smell and audible, make sure to get fresh air and try to go for a family walk

✅Do what you can and let go of what you can’t 

✅Ask for help and let your family feel a part of the prep, no Heros here....JUST JESUS!!

✅Paper-plates, solo cups and store bought pies don’t mean you’re a horrible Host

✅Buy extra toilet paper, bandaids, oils, cough drops and batteries

Reasonable hours (boundaries)

You could do a ton of things! You could BE a ton of things but of all the things, BE YOU!!!! This holiday isn't for's for US! Don't let the holidays overwhelm you with hustle and heartache, exhaustion and depleting self.
Keep it simple and keep Christ at the center of it all!!!

If you want to diffuse some oils: I recommend Vanilla with Orange, Peppermint and Cinnamon!!! You can grab those and any other scents here! I also have a Menu tab at the top of the site for Learning about Oils and The Most Amazing Super Juice!!!! Or, just message me!! I Got You!!!

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Overwhelmed Mom Tips for Living a Life of Peace and Calm

I didn't used to count the stars at night, or watch the trees blow outside the window. I didn't used to pay attention to the incredible colors of a sunset or glowing moonlight across the waters or open skies. I was much too busy for that...until one day I had to.

It was a season of young Mom life, miscarriages, raising 4 kiddos, serving in the church, serving my family, taking care of my household as a Stay at Home Mama. The Lord brought a season of stillness but it wasn't the stillness I imagined or would ever have hoped for.

This stillness was the calm before the storm...then the storm came....then the rebuilding season began.

Holiday Travel Oils and Must Haves to Support Your Body and Your Mind

If the last few years haven't taught us much, two things are for sure: We sure do need to Love Like Jesus and We Must Have our Must Haves.

I don't know about where you live but I live in the Florida Keys. I had lived in Houston, Texas until these past 8 years close to any shopping mall, grocery store (shout out to THE BEST HEB), restaurant, gas station or clinic I could ever need. Here, we live by weather and AmazonIt's true.

When the world shut down, clinics closed, pharmacies lay empty shelves, and resources dwindled, I was forever grateful for my things to keep our family healthy most of all. In times of crisis, it's the toilet paper, water and medicines that seem to evaporate. I see this during hurricane season too.

I am a Mom, and maybe the need to be prepared with the Diaper Bag is just forever my vibe. I miss those days of having a valid excuse to have the Mary Poppins Bag of