The Destruction of Mayan Written Records

Diego de Landa, a Spanish bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yucatán, burned most of the Mayan codices. 1524-1579. United States Public Domain photo. Why are there so few Mayan records? Because they were intentionally destroyed. Against instructions from …

Ep53: 2018 Convention QuickCast Day 3

Listen to Podcast by Clicking Here We’re bringing you highlights from the 2018 International Grand Convention (June 13 – 16) in Salt Lake City with your host, Deidrene Joyce. Join us for inspirational words, behind-the-scenes stories, and audio tours of convention …

Ep52: 2018 Convention QuickCast Day 2

Listen to Podcast by Clicking Here     We’re bringing you highlights from the 2018 International Grand Convention (June 13 – 16) in Salt Lake City with your host, Deidrene Joyce. Join us for inspirational words, behind-the-scenes stories, and audio tours …

Ep51: 2018 Convention QuickCast Day 1

Listen to Podcast by Clicking Here     We’re bringing you highlights from the 2018 International Grand Convention (June 13 – 16) in Salt Lake City with your new host, Deidrene Joyce. Join us for inspirational words, behind-the-scenes stories, and audio …

The Codices: Mayan Written Records

Plates 10 and 11 of the Dresden Maya Codex.  Photo credit: Lacambalam – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 The written record of the Mayan people is called a codex. The Mayans made their version of paper from the inner bark …

How to own your Dragon Time

**We love Young Living essential oils and blends. They change our lives for the better, and they inspire us to have fun! We’re playing a bit here, but the suggestions are serious! Enjoy!** If you can’t stop crying after your …

A splash of color: DIY bathtub crayons

We know how hard bath time can be—rounding up your little one, prepping the tub, then actually getting your child clean can be a handful. Make things easier with these DIY crayons that are made for bath and shower walls—they …

The Gumbo Limbo Tree and Its Cousin

Like frankincense trees, the gumbo limbo tree has a reddish, peeling bark. Photo by Ryan Sholin – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 The gumbo limbo tree (Bursera simaruba) is from the same family as our frankincense varieties: Burceracea. I wonder …

Essential oils 101: Beginner’s guide

Can essential oils change your life? They sure have changed ours! From a Lavender-infused bedtime routine to a cleaner-smelling Lemon-y kitchen, we have the tips and tricks you need to start using essential oils. Read on for our ways to …

How to Use Essential Oils

Maybe you’re unpacking your Premium Starter Kit, you were gifted a bunch of essential oils—you lucky dog—or, like some of us, you dove head-first into essential oils because you knew there was something special about them. Now you’re overwhelmed by …

The Mayan Gumbo Limbo Tree

The gumbo limbo tree was used and admired by the Mayan people. Photo by Louise Wolff (darina) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 The gumbo limbo tree (Bursera simaruba) grows from southern Florida, through Mexico and Central America, in the …

Basic Laws of Mayan Medicine (Continued)

Greenery in Maya Land. Photo by Bruno Girin (https://flic.kr/p/3vYmW,  CC BY-SA 2.0) Continued from last week’s blogpost… Third Principle: The Mayan people recognized the natural cycles of plants and their powerful properties. They treated all plants with respect. Fourth Principle: Healing …

6 ways to use Copaiba essential oil

Open a bottle of Copaiba essential oil and let the scent of the Amazon rainforest out. Steam distilled and resin tapped from the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree, Copaiba essential oil features a warm, woodsy scent and includes the naturally occurring …

The Six Laws of Mayan Medicine

The lush jungle of the Mayan rainforest. Photo by Bruno Girin. (CC BY-SA 2.0) We have to ask, did the Mayans have essential oils? It is doubtful, as no distilleries have been discovered. But I believe the Mayans were too …