Wild West Mustang Ranch

Wild West Mustang Ranch
Essential Oils for Horse and Rider

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pampering the hard working cowboy

In today's busy world we sometimes forget to pamper ourselves. It's all about choice, do I choose to keep pushing until my cup is drained or do I take 5 minutes here... 10 minutes there to rejuvenate me?
These are all natural home made bath bombs using doterra essential oils. I just plop one in the tub and yum, it smells wonderful and inhaling in the scent immediately brings me to a calm and relaxed state where I can reflect on the days events as I soak in the warm water and wash away the stresses and smells of the Ranch.
Many of our illnesses are created by our emotions. I read from the "emotions and Essential oils book" to educate myself. In recognizing my emotions, then applying the appropriate essential oil I am creating
a healthier physical body.

Working with a horse here at the Wild West Mustang Ranch is an amazing beautiful and even spiritual experience. However... Being outdoors in the sun, wind, rain or any of natures elements can take a toll on our physical body. Taking time daily to stretch, meditate and relax is just what I deserve to rejuvenate me for the next thing life throws my way.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Farm First Aid Kit

Today we are making these First aid kits for the farm. One for the truck and one for the Barn. We use Essential oils daily to promote health and wellness of our family and the animals in our care. 
 We have chosen each oil carefully and only use Doterra brand oils here on the Ranch because they are CPTG, are safe to take internally, all natural and  can be used on everyone, including the animals.
On Guard is the Protective Blend created by DoTerra especially for boosting the immunity, Breathe is the Doterra "respiratory Blend" and placed under the nose before cutting hay can assist with allergies, Lavender promotes calming in case of an upset, Peppermint is amazing especially in a nice cold glass of water on those hot summer days in the hay baler for hours on end, keeps me awake and alert. Deep blue is great for all aches and pains that may be caused by a very large heifer that steps on your toe... Lemon is a great cleanser and I like to drink it in my water and also put a few drops in the metal horse troughs. We have used DoTerra's specific DigestZen (the digestive Blend) many times for Colicing horses here at The Ranch and it does a great job getting relief to the animal as it is in much discomfort, it works great on the tummy if one had a rather large chili dog with onions for lunch as well, just sayin.... And last but not least the final oil in my emergency kit is a small bottle of fractionated coconut oil to dilute any of the oils on the spot if one is too strong or has gotten accidentally into one's eye, "Not that I have ever done that before..." But boy does it burn. There are many many more uses for each of the Oils listed above so feel free to do some research and see for yourself what a gift they are. http://www.mydoterra.com/wktaylor/
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Protective Pumpkin Pancakes

Making a healthy breakfast today to get my Cowboys ready to head up in them there hills. We get to lay down fence. The cattle are all home and off of the mountain. It makes it safer for the deer and elk to move around with out getting all tangled up. Snow will come soon so this just may be our last adventure up on the Fish Lake. 

Pumpkin Pancakes 
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 egg, 1C milk, 1 C flour or more depending on how thick you like your pancakes...
1tb sugar or agave, 2tsp baking powder, pinch of nutmeg and 2 drops Protective blend and a drop or two cinnamon Doterra essential oils 
Whisk egg and pumpkin and add the rest. Fry them in your cast iron skillet for a tasty fall breakfast treat. 
* be sure to locate cast iron skillet ahead of time just in case The Husband has left it in his pack saddle, this may take some time and it's chilly outside in November. 
You can always make your own pumpkin purée from those leftover Halloween pumpkins if you are crafty like that and the neighbor kids didn't manage to steal them off the porch for the annual pumpkin smashing down Main Street.