Welcome to Riches to Rags by Dori. This is a place where I share a little bit of everything. My experiences, the good the bad and the ugly. Life isn't easy but worth living and my hope is that we can get through it together.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NEW Jeddy's Blend Testimonials - A Natural Alternative for ADHD, ADD, Anxiety and more...

NEW Jeddy's Blend Testimonials 

We have been so incredibly blessed with the success of Jeddy's Blend and how it is helping children and adults all over the world. The testimonials keep coming in and it is so wonderful to see the changes each family is receiving. Thank you so much to all of you who continue to share your stories. They really do help others who might be in the same situation have hope.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Design your own EO Lotions

Design your own EO Lotions

It doesn't get much easier than this. One of Riches to Rags by Dori's readers and a friend Sandy gave me this wonderful idea. I had always done it with Jeddy's Blend but was thrilled at the endless possibilities with all the different oils out there. 

I made three different lotions that I use the most. The Wake-up with Wild Orange and Peppermint, Pain Relief and Jeddy's Blend

Saturday, October 5, 2013

ADHD - A Natural Alternative vs Medication

ADHD - Natural Alternative vs. Medication

October is ADHD Awareness Month so I decided to do another post on ADHD because I want others to know our story and how we have dealt with ADHD in our home. 

My sister Rebecca (Camp Wander) sent me this documentary on The Drugging of Our Children from Healthy Holistic Living that I hope you will take the time to watch. There is some very eye opening information on the video and the page regarding the drugs that so many children are taking and how it is affecting them. 

Documentary - The Drugging of Our Children

The statistics are staggering for the amount of children who are on medication for ADHD. Many of them having terrible side effects from these medications as young as 3 years old. 

ADHD is real, I don't believe anyone can say it is not and have a child of their own that has it. It is so hard for a parent to sit and watch a child struggle daily and not know what to do to help.   I am not a doctor or therapist, just an average mother who needed help and I was getting pressured to put my son on medication in 1st grade! I couldn't stand the thought of it. I have ADD and as a blogger it is really hard to sit down and concentrate long enough to write a post like this. I tried medication several years ago, it made me sick, my body would get run down, I would get sick easily,  broke out in cold sores, I was angry, irritable, couldn't sleep, it was awful. I couldn't imagine doing that to my 6 year old. 

Does putting your child on medication make you a bad parent?  NO! Absolutely not. A parent knows what is best for their child and what they need.  There are some children that medication works wonderful for and is just right for their situation but in my opinion all other avenues of natural alternatives should be exhausted and medication should be the last resort. 

Teachers have such an important role in a child life. We have been so fortunate to have had some wonderful teachers the last couple of  years. His 1st grade teacher treated him like he was the worst child and it really affected Jeddy. He always had recess taken away, we were getting calls every day from the teacher, some days from the principle. His confidence spiraled downward and as a mother I was desperate to find something that would help him. That is when I created Jeddy's Blend

I have received hundreds of emails and comments from parents who are desperate to find something, anything to help their child because the medication is affecting their child so badly. Weight loss, mood swings, insomnia, crying, depressed, etc. It is heartbreaking. Some children are begging the parents not to make them take the medication because they feel so bad. I have such respect for these parents and know how difficult it must be to be in that position. 

Knowledge is Power!

Knowledge is power! If you have a child with ADHD research all you can. There is so much information out there on the internet on natural alternatives, diet and exercise. 

Diet is so important with children with ADHD as with all children. If Jeddy has a cupcake he is completely out of control the rest of the day. Something so simple as a cute little cupcake can ruin his whole day. I have had to teach him that he has to learn what things will make him feel bad and feel out of control. It is a learning process that we have to work together on. I am trying to teach him to take responsibility in what he eats because I can't be with him all the time. There are times when he chooses the cupcake and that's ok, he is a kid but he learns that he can't do that all the time. 

I don't claim to be a doctor, therapist or someone with all the answers with a cure. I just want others to know that for our family trying the natural alternative first was what worked for us and that I am so glad I didn't jump into medication first. 

You are the parent and no one can force you to do anything you don't want to for your child. Don't let anyone pressure you into doing something you don't want to do. You have the right to take them time to research and do what is best for your situation.

Get involved

Get involved! Find support and groups where you can interact with others who are going through the same struggles as you are. Facebook has so many support groups. It really is helpful and comforting to have someone to talk to especially on those rough days. Additude magazine is a great source of information.

Jeddy's Blend - A Natural Alternative for ADHD

Jeddy's Blend is a blend of Essential Oils that I created for my son several months ago. He has had and continues to have amazing results with it and so have many others around the world. Please give natural alternatives a try if you are faced with the decision to medicate and learn as much as you can.

If you haven't had a chance to read Jeddy's story you can read about it HERE along with many testimonials of this blend for others as well.

How to purchase Jeddy's Blend
Jeddy's Blend

Don't forget to check out Jeddy's Blend Salve as well.

Remember as well to give yourself a break. You are doing much better than you think you are and so many people out there are in the same position as you are as parents. We do the very best we can and we love our children. Please stay involved and continue to be your child's advocate. Thanks you for everything you do.

For more information on Spark Naturals Essential Oils and how they are a big part of our family and Jeddy's Blend please visit my Facebook pages. I love to hear your Jeddy's Blend stories so please share!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Game Day Spinach Dip

Game Day Spinach Dip

College Football has always been a big deal in our house. I was born and raised a loyal BYU fan. I planned my wedding date on a weekend that they weren't playing. Today is the BIG rivalry game between BYU and UTAH. While I am sporting my BYU jersey and cheering on my Cougars I wanted to share this delicious recipe. 

Big games, great food and time with family have created great memories and now I get to created new ones with my own kids. Today I wanted to make Spinach Dip. This is by far the best Spinach Dip recipe that I have found, it is easy to make, packed with flavor and a great appetizer. 

If you are ever asked to bring an appetizer or want to bring something to work to share, try this. People love it, they will want the recipe and it is always gone. 

You can use crackers or broken bread from a bread bowl.

Fall weather is here and I am in the mood to get in the kitchen again and start cooking. This will be one of many new recipes to come!  Enjoy. 

 Game Day Spinach Dip


1 packet of Knorr Vegetable Soup
1 pint of sour cream (16 oz)
1 cup of mayo
3 green onions sliced
1 small can of water chestnuts chopped
1 box of frozen chopped, cooked and drained spinach


Thaw out the frozen spinach, drain all the water and squeeze any liquid out of it. I use a paper towel after to get any excess left.  Chop up the onions and the water chestnuts. In a medium size bowl combine all the ingredients and let sit in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours.  Make sure it is mixed together really well. Mix up before serving. 

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Triple Threat - Three MUST HAVE Essential Oil Blends

The Triple Threat 

 Essential Oil Blends I can't live without!

These are three Essential Oil Blends that I keep with me AT ALL TIMES! I have one set by my desk and a set in my purse of all three. By having these blends with me I basically have a traveling FIRST AID KIT with Essential Oils to treat many different things.  

 Christmas is coming up, one or all three would be a great gift to give someone.*

*The Triple Threat is now available for purchase. You will receive a 5ml roller bottle with a steel roller ball for each blend. The Triple Threat includes: Jeddy's Blend, The Heachache Buster and The Healing Stick. This would be a wonderful gift and for $2 extra you can have it in a gift box.  Shipping is included in the price. Please add $6 for international shipping. 

                                                           The Triple Threat


The Headache Buster Blend

We all know that moment when we feel that pressure in our head and the beginning of a miserable headache is about to begin. Use this blend at the first sign of it. 

This blend works great for a headache, migraine, neck pain, knee pain, tendinitis, arthritis and more pain. This is a must have blend if you are a headache sufferer.

Roll it on your temples, top of forehead and behind the neck and brain stem depending on where the headache is and enjoy the relief. 

 My husband uses it for his neck and shoulder pain. It has given him lots of relief after his neck surgery on some very bad days. 

*Wintergreen and Birch should not be used if you are allergic to aspirin. *Caution: People with epilepsy should avoid Birch Essential Oil because it has high concentration of methyl salicylic. This oil should also be avoided by during pregnancy. Test a small sample on your skin before using this oil topically.

Spark Naturals now has BIRCH which is very hard to find. You can purchase the oils from Spark Naturals and make your own. Use the code JEDDY and get an additional 10% off or your order. If you don't want to make it you can purchase it pre-made HERE.

All Purpose Healing Stick

If someone got a bee sting, cut, bruise, scrape, burn or skin irritation I always have The Healing Stick whether we are at the park or at home. 

This All Purpose Healing Stick was created by Camp Wander. I can't tell you how many times I have used this! Camp Wander also has a great Healing Salve.

Cuts, Scrapes, Bites, Stings, Burns, Canker Sores or any small skin irritations. 

My daughter gets cancer sores in her mouth periodically and they are painful. The first one that appeared yesterday I applied a tiny amount of The Healing Stick and the pain was gone. I applied it once more in the evening. No pain all day and night. She had a burn on hand from the trampoline which I applied the Healing Stick to and it took the burn away. This stuff is awesome!
This is an All Purpose Healing Stick that is worth every penny to make and have on hand. You will not be disappointed!

Jeddy's Blend

A Natural Alternative for ADHD, ADD, Anxiety and more.

Saving the best for last because this one is my favorite. Jeddy is my son who has ADHD and this has been a huge blessing in our lives and many others who deal with ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, PTSD and Autism. I created this blend which has done so well for him that we have not had to medicate him. Please take the time to read the testimonials and share with those that you know who might be struggling so they know there is another option out there. 

I use Jeddy's Blend to keep the kids calm in the car, keep Jeddy focused at school and home, I use it for stress, anxiety attacks and my daughters Asperger's. 

You can read Jeddy's Story HERE

Testimonial from Jeddy's Teacher

I have had the privilege of working with the young man who is the
inspiration for Jeddy¹s blend for the past seven months.  I have observed
this young man closely in a 2nd grade classroom spanning across all subject
areas.  For the first six months or more this young man was very hard to
focus. He was easily distracted, he interrupted frequently, had a hard time
keeping his hands to himself, struggled to stay focused on his work and
struggled to focus during instruction times.  However the week before parent
teacher conferences I noticed a dramatic change in this individual. He was
focused, attentive, calm, respectful and the quality of work he submitted
was a vast improvement from the previous six months!  I was eager to find
out the reason for this transformation and was flabbergasted to discover
essential oils were the answer!  In my opinion the proof is in this young
man¹s remarkable change in the matter of a week after using Jeddy¹s blend.
Truthfully I wish I could share this with more hyperactive children who have
difficulty focusing attention to their task.  Thank you for giving this
young man a chance to demonstrate how successful he can be!  It¹s such a joy
to be able to interact with this young man and speak to him about how
intelligent, capable and amazing he is instead of focusing our conversations
on his disruptions.  - Jeddy's Second Grade Teacher 2013 Ms. Hough. 

Why I choose Spark Naturals Essential Oils 

I am a firm believer in Essential Oils and how we can use them to take care of our families. I have been using EO's for a while and before now I wasn't able to afford many of them. Spark Naturals has made it affordable to purchase PURE Essential Oils, they can do this because they are not a MLM Company and there are no down lines to pay so they can offer lower prices.  I can now purchase oils that I was unable to get before. Give them a try!  

Use the Coupon JEDDY to get 10% off your order. 

Thanks for stopping by!