Welcome to Oily Shenanigans!!!

I think the best way to start this blog is with a little bit of info on who we are and what we’re doing here.  First, thank you for taking the time to check it out, our hope is that it will be a blessing to you and the people around you!!
I’m Amber Murphy, a wife, mother of four, and lover of Jesus. I love healthy but delicious food and am therefore a healthy cookbook hoarder.  I am completely obsessed with taekwondo and it has been a big part of my family’s healthy lifestyle for years. I have always been very concerned with what kind of food I am putting not just in my body but also those of my husband and four kids but I haven’t always condsidered the impact that our surroundings can have on us as well.  I’ve learned all about the toxins in our homes and feel 100% compelled to share it with you!! I’m really excited to share the journey of using essential oils to help clean up the nasty chemicals in our lives and help support a more natural wellness.  I shared essential oils with my mom over a year ago and together we have never looked back.
The quick answer of who I am is Cathy Bell, a retired teacher who loves great food, gardening, and taekwondo.  Each of these parts of me is how I came to this place of enjoying a more natural way of life.
I’m a lover of great food but also a woman who has struggled with extra weight since having my first child, Amber.  A few years ago I decided to get serious about those extra pounds and started reading everything I could find about food.  That began the path of real awareness about cutting out the processed food and focusing on real food.  It naturally followed that I would start growing as much of my own food as possible, all organically. The garden started with 4 raised beds and has grown to nearly 30.  If you want to know what you are eating, grow it yourself.  After retiring from teaching, I added taekwondo as a form of exercise and it was love at first class. I love that it is a sport that includes every part of the body as well as the mind. 
As a teacher I am naturally curious and love learning. So when Amber introduced me to Essential Oils, I was interested to see how that worked.  I’ve learned A LOT.  It is the perfect addition to the health and wellness that has become so important in my life.  
Our goal with this blog is not only to share essential oils and what we are doing with them, but also healthy recipes we have had success with, gardening ideas and whatever other things we find that we are loving.  Hope to have you back again soon!!

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