Saturday, August 6, 2016


HEY, SO SORRY I AM LATE IN CHOOSING THESE WINNERS.  My grandsons, Cale and Beckham, chose the winners blindly, so I am proud to announce 3 of my signed books will be mailed out to you as soon as you private message me your names and addresses:
Congrats to-




So happy for you all, I am going to try to PM you for addresses, if I can get you on FB.  I'm not real handy with this technical stuff.  I will mail out on Tuesday morning to you all.  Thank you to everyone who entered.  I will be having another giveaway VERY soon!

Thank you everyone,

Sunday, July 31, 2016

SUNDAY IN SALTILLO (or, horror in my backyard!)

The Beaver-Seal

So I am wandering outside, looking at the sunrise, and I stroll over the bridge at the pond. I see something so horrifying, I can only gasp in shock!!!!

A BIG creature.  The size of a medium dog.  It has the face of a seal.  It stares at me while doing a backstroke down the pool.  I am standing there in my nightie with my mouth hanging open...frozen!  I spend a great deal of time looking at my pond and have never seen a seal-faced animal flipping and swimming and confidently taking a water-stroll up and down my pond.  WTF?

I stand and stare at him, for 10 minutes, and his amazing adeptness and slinkiness with swim capabilities.  He just stares back at me while contorting his body into different swimming positions.  He's proud of his abilities.  He wants me to see what all he can do.  Backstroke, dive, head stand, butterfly stroke.  He is guru of them all.

Being of the "digital age" I run in the house and get my camera. When I get back outside, he is no longer showing his body and mastery of the water.  He is far at the end of the pond, with only his face peeking out.  He takes a dive...gone!  Dang.

I run in the house screaming at my husband, "There's a beaver-seal in our pool!"  He says, "It's an otter."  He is not excited in the least.  The most amazing natural encounter I've ever had, and he just wants his coffee.  I looked it up.  The beaver-seal will eat all my fish.  Dang.  The circle of life.

I did not take this pic.  But you can see exactly why I confused him with a beaver-seal.  The similarities are astounding!

The Rest of the Day

I am going to spend today cooking beans, cornbread and bar-b-que.  I am going to write some on the two books I turned in to my agent.  I have chapters I need to add, and today is the day!  How lucky am I?  I get to spend this entire day doing whatever I want.  Man, life is good!

I have had 2 book signings for Essential Oils for Healing since I last blogged.  One was at the Bookworm Box in Sulphur Springs and the other was at Star Dragonfly Herb Co. in Winnsboro.  Both of them were so much fun and we had a great time.  Thanks to everyone who came to support us.  Any other bookstores or herb shops need an author?  I'm free!  Call me... I find I LOVE doing this.

Lots o' Links

I would also like to take the time out here to thank the magazines and the bloggers who have featured our book.  Without you, us new authors would never get anyone to notice us or to buy our books.  Thank you so much for all your hard work and your reviews, questions, patience and love.  A special thank you to Maryse and Vilma.  I love you both so much!  So happy you do what you love to do.
So thank you people everywhere for featuring Essential Oils for Healing.

If you would like a signed copy of our book, click on this link:

Check out my earlier blogs for a chance of a give-a-way for 3 of our books.
Everybody, have a happy, healthy and safe Sunday.

Thyme to cook,

Thursday, July 14, 2016



We do what we can to keep happy and positive 

No one wants it, or needs it, so depression, be gone from my life!  If only it was that easy to rid yourself of depression.  Well, it can be!  Depression has been a huge factor in many of my family member's lives.  Some practically live for their medications and pharmaceuticals.  Others take a more active and holistic approach by incorporating herbal teas, yoga, essential oils and home remedies into their lives.  It's easy looking in from the outside and to tell the person to just "get happy!"  But when you are yourself suffering from a bout of depression (and we all have...) you understand that it's just not that easy.  In fact, it's almost impossible.  


Essential oils have been helping people change the thought processes in their brains for thousands of years.  It seems we in the West are just now catching up.  Here is a recipe that uses some of the essential oils that work on ending depression.  Put some of these essential oils in the bath.  Mix some with olive oil and rub it on your feet.  Mix some essential oils with cornstarch and make a powder for your sheets and pillow cases.  Add a few drops to your laundry.  Tons of recipes are available that show you how to use the following antidepressant containing oils:

vetiver, neroli, petitgrain, sandalwood, yang-ylang, bergamot, orange, clary sage, cypress, cedar wood, geranium, rose (I wish I could afford this one!!!), lemon, marjoram, frankincense, lime, melissa (this one too!!!!), tea tree, patchouli, wild orange, rosemary, basil, cinnamon and all spice essential oils.

I will show you how easy it is to incorporate any of these oils you want into a spray to be used for depression, sadness, grief or sorrow.  These uplifting oils have the properties you need to GET HAPPY!

2 of nature's depression lifters: bergamot and basil


It may not seem possible that a spray can take away your depression, but this recipe has helped many people move on to a fuller and happier lifestyle.  This blend has also made aromatherapy believers out of quite a few skeptics.  This spray is chock full of nervine, antidepressant, euphoric and sedative therapeutic properties.  Spray this on your body, in your office, car, home, etc.  Use it around Mr. Negativity and watch his mood turn around!  It's easy and keeps for months.

Yield: 2 Ounces

2 drops neroli oil
2 drops patchouli oil
2 drops basil oil
2 drops bergamot oil
2 drops vitamin E oil
1 teaspoon witch hazel
2 ounces water

Combine ingredients into a spray bottle (or a roll-on bottle for personal usage), shake well before each use.  Spray area desired, or spray on self, laundry, bed or a multitude of areas where you or others can come into contact with the aromas.  Store remainder in a spray bottle with a tight fitting lid in a cool, dark area for up to 3 months.

The Book With All the Recipes

Hundreds of recipes that are easy to follow, and the book is in alphabetical order, so it's easy to look up an illness or a complaint.  Get yours now on Amazon for 41% off the original price.  

Signing Saturday
This Saturday we will have a signing on Main Street in Sulphur Springs, Tx at the Bookworm Box.  Books will be available for sell there if you haven't already ordered yours.  Come see me, lin and chele and eat cake and look at all the cool stuff in the store.  I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!

If you can't come to the signing, but you want a signed book, go here:

Going to cook for lots of people now,
Much healing to you,

Monday, July 11, 2016

What's Your Secret Weapon Giveaway

Secret Weapon: Lemongrass

This is my secret weapon: Lemongrass.  I an in love with this essential oil.  I would eat it and wear it as clothing if I could.  I would marry lemongrass if it would have me.

Lemongrass grows easily in Texas, if watered enough.  Just walking up to my lemongrass, pulling a leaf, inhaling its scent and rubbing it on my body is a surreal experience.  Lemongrass not only smells heavenly, but it has so many therapeutic properties:
Antioxidant, stomachic, sedative, fever reducer, anti-inflammatory, nervine and immune booster, as well as many other properties.

Knowing my personality, as a flighty, ADHD, type A personality, it would only be natural that someone like me loves the smell of lemongrass.  But I doused myself in it for 2 years before realizing that the nervine and sedative properties in lemongrass are exactly what my body needed to calm down and focus.  I always felt like I couldn't concentrate enough to write, until I put on my little roll-on bottle of lemongrass and grape seed oil.

It is so funny how when using essential oils, we are drawn to the properties that we need.  It's almost like when you are pregnant and you start craving a certain food, it's because those are the nutritional needs your body instinctually knows it needs.  So when you find yourself using an essential oil almost exclusively, look up those properties.  You will probably find something in that particular oil that is helping you without you even knowing it!

Nature's Gift Lemongrass

Lemongrass oil not only makes me feel great, it has a tummy soother component that quickly can dispel feelings of nausea. This rub recipe, directly from my book, Essential Oils for Healing, is an easy remedy and can be made ahead of time and stored for when needed.  This is a sure bet for an item in your medicine cabinet or to include in your first aid kit.

Tummy Rub

2 drops peppermint oil
2 drops clary sage oil
2 drops lemongrass oil
1 ounce carrier oil

In a small container, drip the essential oils.  Pour in the carrier oil and swirl to mix the oils.  Rub the abdomen area lightly with your fingertips or a soft cloth to ensure that the essential oils are distributed over the skin.  You can also pour it into a roll-on bottle and roll onto the desired area.  Be sure not to get any into the eyes, mucus membranes or sensitive areas.  Store unused portion in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, in a cool, dark area, for up to 3 months.

So the next time you can't focus, have a fever, feel nauseas or just plain need a great smelling oil to diffuse, use lemongrass.  I equate lemongrass with the word "peace."  Peaceful soul, peaceful health, and peaceful energy.


So what's your secret weapon?  I will give away one Essential Oils for Healing book to someone out of the comments below.  The drawing will be held next Monday on 7/18/16 and I will post the winners on my Facebook author page.  What do you have to do to get your name into this amazing drawing?  Comment below with your favorite essential oil and use one word to describe what that oil means to you!

Good Luck!
Much healing to you,

Essential Oils for Healing was released this week.  The book is now 41% off on Amazon, and you can order yours right here:

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To order a signed book for those of you unable to make it to the signing, go here:

Facebook: @Vannoy Fite, author

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Winners Announced!

I have 3 winners to my blog post.

1st Winner of our book:  Edie Watts

2nd Winner of the Peppermint essential oil: Adrienne Nelson

3rd Winner of the roll-on bottle: Laura Green

Please pm me your addresses and I will mail your goodies to you!
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered out contest!
much healing to you,

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Give-A-Way! 3 WINNERS and a pepper

In honor of almost completing my next 2 books, I'm having a massive give-a-way! For the past YEAR AND A HALF I have been working on 2 more books.  Alternative Remedies and Essential Oils for emotions.  They are awesome and contain almost 1000 recipes for new conditions.  It has been days of bliss followed by days of pure torture.  Sometimes I just quit, and other times I couldn't stop.  The emotions when trying to complete projects of this magnitude are pure joy followed by emotions of everything sucks!  But in the end, it's all worth it to me.  Whether I ever sell a copy or not, I have these books.  I did it!  And I love them with all of my heart.

Yay!  It was a lot of hard work, but fun (okay, and agonizing as well!) and I learned so much about various medical treatments from around the world.  Some of the stuff I read was crazy!  Maybe that's what my next book should be about..."Insane treatments from all cultures...Don't try this at home!"

 Crap! My husband is hungry.  I gotta go cook something half way edible.  Hey, if you live in Saltillo, and you ever need eggs...just come on by.  I have 18 chickens and almost all of them lay every day.  I am drowning in eggs.  And my friends and family are tired of me giving them eggs every time they come over.  So come and get some.  They're FREE!

Give Aways

I'm going to have a few give-a-ways to celebrate so much in my life (not this pepper, it's my supper!): My first book will be released by St. Martin's Press in a few weeks, Essential Oils for Healing (Over 400 All-Natural Recipes for Everyday Ailments),  I have a book signing coming up (July 16th @ Bookworm Box, Sulphur Springs, Tx.) , the almost completion of my next 2 books and the fact that I am getting a LOT of vegetables out of my garden:

These are my favorite peppers in the world.  I planted them, but have no idea what they are called.  

 They are not hot, but they are so tender.  I eat about 3 of them every night.  Sometimes I pick them way too young because I can't wait till they are grown enough.  Ugh!



First name drawn will win a copy of my new book "Essential Oils for Healing."  It comes out in a few weeks, but one lucky winner will get an early copy.  I hope its YOU!

2nd place prize

2nd place winner will get a bottle of peppermint essential oil.  Peppermint is so healing and has a million uses.  Did you know peppermint is in the top 5 essential oils that have the most amazing therapeutic properties?  Peppermint contains analgesic, anesthetic, anti fungal, anti infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-galactogogue, anti-phlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, digestive, and tons of other agents to provide you with all sorts of healing components.  Win this bottle!

3rd Place Prize

I just got these little roll-on bottles the other day.  They are really beautiful and come with metal roller balls.  I'm giving one of these to a lucky winner!

So there it is.  3 prizes up for grabs.  Just follow this blog and like this post.  Comment with which one you hope to win!  Drawing will be next week and I hope you get lucky!  My grandchildren will draw the names.  Good Luck!

And remember to pre-order this great book that has hundreds of easy essential oil recipes for everyday ailments.  

Much Healing to You,

Sunday, June 5, 2016



So this is kind of a sad month for us at Earth's Healing Boxes.  We had to close our doors due to some unexpected family news and an unexpected future.  Shit surely does happen.  But the good news is that we have several boxes left from the last few months.  So we are having a Give-A-Way featuring 3 of our boxes, and the winners will be chosen June 6th at 9pm (tomorrow!).  All you have to do to be eligible to win is tag a friend in the comments below and follow or subscribe to this blog.  

And here is the GREAT news!  Your friend will get a box too!  So we are giving away 6 of our past Earth's Healing Boxes.  They include 3 full sized essential oils, recipes, an essential oil blend, and aromatherapy tools or jewelry!  We love all of you who subscribed to our boxes, and will miss you greatly.  Here is your chance to win one for a friend!


I've been in the kitchen today making up 17 jars of vap-o-rub to give away at my book signing on July 16th.  Can you believe that all of our mothers used essential oils on everyone of us and they didn't know it?  We were all slathered with vap-o-rub at one time or another in our childhoods.  Well, I found the recipe today and made a bunch.  And you guessed it!  Almond oil, beeswax and a ton of essential oils.  So the next time your relatives tell you that essential oils are hog wash, remind them that they are the ones who used it and wholeheartedly believed in the healing powers of essential oils by using vap-o-rub on you as a child.

17 cute little jars!
1 cup olive or almond oil
25 drops eucalyptus oil
25 drops peppermint oil
15 drops rosemary oil
15 drops clove oil
10 drops vitamin E oil
2 tablespoons beeswax pellets

Heat the 1 cup of oil in the microwave along with the beeswax.  When almost melted, remove from heat and stir until beeswax is completely melted.  Drop a drop of the mixture onto the counter and blow for 30 seconds.  Run your finger through the drop and if it is too thin, add more beeswax and stir.  If it is too thick, add more oil and stir.  
When it cools slightly, before the mixture begins to harden add the essential oils and the beeswax.  Pour into glass or metal jars and leave open for several hours.  When completely cool, tighten the lid on and label.  Store in a cool, dark area for up to one year.


YES, it's only one month away until the best day EVER!  The release of our book, Essential Oils for Healing, Over 400 All-Natural Recipes for Everyday Ailments is just about to happen on July 5th.  And I'm so stoked I'm about to explode.  One month!  This has been a very, long and slow process.  I'm so thankful for all of you who pre-ordered.  I'm so happy and grateful and hope you're as excited as I am about this easy to follow, recipe book for healing.


Make sure to mark your calendars for July 16th @ 2:00 for this book signing event at 204 Main St. Sulphur Springs Tx @ The Bookworm Box.  We will have lots of free goodies, and books to purchase if you don't order one from Amazon before then.  If you do order a book, bring it and we will all sign it for you.  I'm so excited to see everyone there.

Remember to tag a friend and subscribe to this blog for your chance to win some free essential oils and stuff.
Much healing to you,

We can't wait to see you all <3