Adoption journey

Over the past year, the Lord has been growing, teaching, and challenging our family in so many ways! We are responding to the Lord's leading and are expanding our family through the adoption of a precious baby!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Summer Camping Prep

Our family of 6 took our first camping trip a few years ago, and honestly... it was pretty disastrous!! We planned to stay a few nights near Blanchard Springs, but stayed less than 24 hours and had outdoor temps of over 100 degrees, 2 bee stings, a sliced finger, 2 toddlers with fevers, scraped knees, burned fingers, lots of crankiness along with waterfall climbing and beautiful fun swim in a gorgeous stream next to our camp site. We used LOTS of essential oils on that trip and apparently we have forgotten the craziness, so we've planned another trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains! This trip was a big success! We're now packing for a trip to Chattahoochee National Forest!

Here are some of the ways we are prepping for this camping trip...

  • I will bring these oils (and probably a few more) because 4 boys going camping/fishing/swimming requires LOTS of oils: 
    • Helichrysum & Frankincense - for big owies
    • Purification - because bugs live outside
    • Lavender - for everything
    • DiGize - for tummies
    • Peace & Calming - Mama's favorite nighttime oil
    • Stress Away - b/c kids have meltdowns when away from home, beds & routine
    • Cedarwood - We will diffuse Lavender and Cedarwood in tent at night
    • Peppermint vitality - my favorite oil to drink in water, great for car ride through the mountains and bugs don't like it
    • Thieves vitality - immune system support
    • RC - baby's favorite nighttime oil
    • Lemon - for drinking and more
    • Owie 
    • Rose Ointment - a great salve
    • Repel Aroma
    • LOTS of Ningxia Red
I would LOVE your suggestions on Camping with kids! 

If you don't have essential oils yet and want to get equipped, here's a link to get started!