So I couldn’t decide whether I should go post updates on 4 different posts or write a new one. I decided we needed a little stimulation around here, so here’s my update post.
Let’s start with Molasses Energy Balls – so Pooka still loves them and eats 5-10 of them 3 times a day. She has also increased her eating of other foods significantly, probably 5 fold. The only drawback is that her drinking of the “magic formula” has decreased as a result. Though she is not constipated, she has gone from nutella-texture to rabbit pellets. I am going to work on increasing her liquid intake this weekend. For those interested in these molasses balls, we learned two things this week: 1) they have to be at room temperature, and 2) they have to be rolled in some kind of powder to eliminate the stickiness. Otherwise, they stick to Pooka’s mouth and she gags and throws up. But at room temp, rolled in coconut powder, she loves them and has no problem whatsoever. See recipe here.
Essential Oils & Massage – so I’ve been so intrigued by the idea of massaging Pooka’s legs to stimulate circulation and muscle growth and perhaps even nerve growth? So I’ve spent the week researching oils in general and the infamous doTerra vs. Young Living scandal. My craniosacral therapist is a die-hard YL rep and gave me her full argument during our session yesterday. But after weighing all the information, I’ve decided to go with doTerra. So I am buying my first two products locally today. Then if I am convinced, I will become a wholesale member. My first two products are On Guard to protect us against all the flu bugs going around. I thought we kicked it, but now I’m hearing murmurs of sore throats returning. The second product I am purchasing is Helichrysum. It seemed pretty unanimous in my research that this is the #1 choice for nerve damage/growth. So I am going to begin massaging Pooka’s little legs with just Helichrysum (in a carrier oil) and see how it goes.
As you know Camilla & I both ordered the Gota Kola/Centella cream. She is going to use it on the scars on Claire’s feet. I am going to use it on Pooka’s back. So where is it, you ask? What? Is it coming on a slow boat from China? Funny you ask… why yes it is. I ordered it from Amazon and then got an email that it is shipping from CHINA! Probably not by boat, but honestly, people. Camilla, did yours arrive yet? Apparently, not all of them come from China. I just chose poorly.
And lastly, the most important update of them all. After much swirling, pulling, smelling and tasting, Southern Comfort is the grocery store Egg Nog brand winner for the season.
I think that’s all for now folks. Hope everyone is doing well.
Have a great weekend.