Welcome to Apple Trail Farm!

  • We are so excited to finally land in this place we will call home and begin to develop our dreams to have a small bio-dynamic farm! So thankful for the twists and turns of life that have brought us here.The agenda moving forward is to spend time together as a full-time family learning the skills needed to love Jesus, grow healthy food, be responsible with our environment, contribute to our community, share essential oils, educate others on natural living options, and have lots of adventure along the way!

    We look forward to continued airstream travels in our future, but stay tuned for more information on our tiny home on wheels taking on a special role as a landing spot/guest house for those of you who want to make western NC part of your travels and adventures!

    Follow along as we learn how to do this as we go 🙂 I’m sure we will make lots of mistakes and learn a lot the hard way, but we sure can’t wait to jump in and get started.

    Our current projects:
    ~ renovating our 1960’s mountain farmhouse cabin located in the center of our 30 acre property
    ~ working the land and the pastures
    ~ growing an organic bio-dynamic garden
    ~ cultivating a ‘food forest’

    In the next few years we’ll also plan to raise a large barn, add in chickens and some animals and harvest a few choice crops….including lots of apples from our apple trees that line ‘Apple Trail!’

play date owies – essential oil blend!

Loooooove this oil, but have found myself using it so so much this week. So much so that I just keep it in my pocket at all times. Not only have I used it on my skin for it’s anti-aging and restorative properties, but after having reactions to my other natural deodorant options, I had to go back to just using doterra’s products. This makes a great natural deodorant by just rolling it on in the morning! Love it!!

As much as I use it though, I think my boys use it even more! My 4 year old has had sooo many bumps, scrapes and falls since being on the road. Every time this is my go-to blend. It immediately calms and settles down the area in addition to calming him down! It is a playground staple for sure and they come running to me constantly asking for their ‘owie oil’

Love that I have something 100% natural that my boys know helps them so much.

free essential oils in August!

Want some free essential oils in August? A new month = new promos on essential oils and this is a GOOD one! Any 160 PV (appx $160 in oils) will get a FREE 15 ml lavender, lemon and peppermint oil this month with their order!!! This is amazing! We use these 3 oils non-stop and even combine them for daily season support (my husband swears by them)! Lavender is a must-have for sunny summer days to calm and soothe the skin, but can also relax your mind after a busy day and help with restful sleep! Lemon is a staple in our baking and cooking, but also works as a gentle cleanse and even removes sticky residue or paint safely and naturally! Peppermint is a natural pick-me-up for sluggish afternoons or mornings and is excellent to provide not only flavor, but a cooling sensation on hot summer days when spritzed on the skin. Peppermint is also a must-have for relief of temporary head tension or muscle soreness after a busy day!

In Tune is also 10% off this month and is a must-have homework/focus helper for back-to-school! Known as the ‘focus blend’ it’s one that we use every day in our family to help us keep on task and have good listening ears 🙂

For those who already have doTERRA accounts, order all of these before the 15th on your loyalty rewards program and any order over 125PV will also get a 5ml bottle of our Breathe Respiratory Blend! It’s fantastic to help open up airways and promote clear and healthy breathing!

If you don’t have oils for your family yet, message me ASAP and I can help you get your hands on these. They have been game changers for our family and are something that we use every day in our home to get and stay well naturally!

bumps, bruises and bloodwork

The fact that we are not just on vacation sets in at different times in different ways. We have some things we have to get done while here in this area, one of which is appointments for the kids. We drove all over town trying to find a place to get our 2 year old’s labwork done. After exhausting all our options (apparently no one wanted to draw this particular igE and IgG 186 food sensitivities panel), we finally stumbled upon the most crazy and convenient thing ever: mobile phlebotomy!? Yep folks, I have now seen it all. I hikes 3/4 of a mile over to the state beach with my 2 year old on my back and he had his blood drawn from a nice lady there in the parking lot while he watches the ships off the shore. Weird….just weird, but OH SO convenient!

The looks we got from the surfers driving in and out of the park were priceless.

Meanwhile the boys are having a BLAST playing in the dirt and being little boys. They are filthy from head to toe, and my 4 year old is especially accident prone. He has 6 band-aids on his little body in different areas at the current time. One may have been stitch-worthy, but he is a trooper and helped get himself fixed up with some essential oils and camo band-aids (in the tiny mirror we have which happens to be the only one in the airstream right now). They know to grab their döTERRA Correct X with their call their ‘ointment’ and get it all fixed up. All 3 of them have raw skin on their feet from stubbing their toes every few hours on something since they REFUSE to keep their shoes on, or even put them on at all prior to running around and playing in the dirt. Oh well. Love these kids. 

Wild orange and cassia gluten free coconut French toast

This is the best French toast, and so so easy. We use gluten free bread because of food allergies and coconut milk gives this the perfect sweet touch while keeping it dairy free!

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 loaf gluten free bread (or bread of your choice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 small cans of organic coconut cream 
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Dash vanilla extract
  • 2 drops doTERRA wild orange essential oil
  • 2 drops doTERRA cassia essential oil

Mix all ingredients (except for the bread)? in a stand mixer and blend until smooth. Soak each piece of bread in mixture until coated and pan fry in coconut oil. 

For an extra sweet treat, top with cream cheese and maple syrup!

It’s that easy. Enjoy!

detox foot & armpit mask

Many people love bentonite clay + apple cider vinegar masks on their face, but did you know you can also use these to detox other areas of your body? I like to keep a small glass jar upstairs with the 2 ingredients and a wooden chopstick. Makes whipping up a batch of this stuff so quick and easy.

Pour a few Tbsp of bentonite clay into my 4 oz jar, add in organic ACV until it gets smooth and stir it well with the wooden stick (do not use metal with the bentonite clay).
It will get nice and smooth and bubbly – way better than mixing it with water! My favorite essential oil to mix in is dōTERRA’s Zendocrine detoxification blend. It is an amazing blend of tangerine, rosemary, geranium, juniper berry and cilantro essential oils!

These oils are fantastic to support cleansing of the endocrine system (great for your skin) and cilantro is also excellent for heavy metal cheating.

Add in 2-3 drops of the Zendocrine oil to your wet clay mixture, cover your feet. Prop them up and sit back with a good book and let it dry before washing all those toxins and inpurities out!

This is also GREAT for an armpit detox!! Pulling out those toxins and odors can be very beneficial, especially when switching to natural deodorants.

Some other fun oils to try as add-ins::

  • Deep blue to sooth tired feet and sore muscles
  • Slim and sassy to boost metabolic function and detox
  • Lemongrass and peppermint for a fresh and cooling pick-me-up
  • Cilantro to pull out heavy metals

Have fun with these & Let me know how you like it!