#3: Recipes and Ramblings: Gratitude Counts

#3: Recipes and Ramblings: Gratitude Counts

“If you want to feel rich, just count the things that you have that money can’t buy.” ~Proverb

In 2012, I stepped onto the path that would leave me to where I am today. The most important lesson I learned during that time with the lesson of gratitude. Gratitude truly makes the world go round. Sometimes, the tennis balls come flying at you, and though you’re trying to hit them back or avoid them as fast as you can, you lose your strength, become exhausted, and a tiny little part of you asks why. Why am I doing this? I should just give up.

This is when gratitude comes in. Instead of only focusing on those tennis balls flying at your head, be thankful you have sneakers to run from them. Be grateful when your racket meets its mark or that you were able to dodge a few others. Give thanks to your body, mind, and those tangible things you possess that let you live your life.

Sometimes this is easier said than done. Especially when those tennis balls are coming out of a machine and they just won't stop. But gratitude counts. It really does. 

Peaceful setting to escape to and find gratitudeSo for this blend we will be making a rollerball. {Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the recipe for links where you can get all your supplies.) Rollerballs are typically used on pulse points on your neck, wrists and other places you may put perfume. I put this blend in a rollerball to make it easier to travel with.

I don't know about you, but sometimes my car is my area of release. Having this blend in a rollerball in my car helps me when I have to go into some place where I'm not feeling very grateful for.  

Grapefruit oil is thought to represent life. It is light, fruity and full of zest. Frankincense oil is deep and grounding, bringing us back to the Earth and what the Earth has given us. Cypress is another wonderful tree that is known to have deep spiritual connections.

As we give gratitude with this blend, we’re also giving gratitude to the universe, to our spiritual beliefs and our universal connections. I hope this blend constantly reminds you to give thanks for what you have because gratitude counts.

grapefruit oil

Gratitude Counts Rollerball

Fill ½ the bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO).

With the rest of the bottle do the following:

½ of bottle with Grapefruit Oil, Citrus Paradisi

¼ of bottle with Frankincense Oil, Boswellia Carterri

¼ of bottle with Cypress Oil, Cupressus sempervirens


One of my favorite places to purchase FCO and these oils is Rocky Mountain Oils, and if you are looking for rollerballs in greater quality, check out Got Oil Supplies here.

Want a premade version of this blend? Check out my shop here!

Always remember, gratitude counts. 

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