Essential Oils

Cocoa Mint Lip Balm DIY

Cocoa Mint Lip Balm

1 tablespoon Beeswax Pearls

1/8 cup fractionated coconut oil

1 tablespoon unrefrined cocoa butter

1/2 teaspoon raw honey

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil

10 drops peppermint essential oil

 

 

 

Directions:
Combine  coconut oil and cocoa butter in a double boiler and heat on low heat for 20 minutes.  Add beeswax and stir well.  Once all is melted, remove mixture from heat and add honey, vitamin E, cocoa powder, and essential oil, stirring continuously.  Once mixed and smooth, fill lip balm tubers.  let cool for 3 hours. Enjoy

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Vetiver

Did you ever have one of those days when your brain was going a hundred miles an hour? On those days, we know we need to slow down, but we just keep going and our brain keeps firing thoughts. By the end of the day, we are frazzled and tired, but when we go to bed, our brain is still full of the day’s chatter, and we can’t sleep, even though we are fatigued.

At these times, I especially like to use vetiver essential oil. Vetiver is calming and soothing.

Here are some of the ways to use Vetiver:

  • Apply to feet as part of a soothing massage
  • Apply to your neck and feet to promote a calm feeling
  • Vetiver is rich in sesquiterpenes, which gives it a grounding effect
  • Vetiver has a calming, grounding effect on emotions

According to David Stewart, PhD in The Chemistry of Essential Oils that sesquiterpenes delete bad information in cellular memory and are present in almost all essential oils. Dr. Stewart further states that they are the largest group of terpenes known naturally in the plant and animal kingdom.

Sesquiterpenes are larger than monoterpenes and are very viscous (less volatile) so they are often used as fixatives in the perfume industry. Viscous oils have a longer half-life and blend well with lighter, more volatile oils.  Vetiver is a thicker essential oil.  I generally mix about ¼ part carrier oil such as avocado oil or coconut oil with ¾ parts vetiver essential oil.  This mixture is easier to drop out of the top of the bottle.  If using a roller bottle, the oil is easier to flow.

Vetiver essential oil has a woodsy smell.  For the first couple of years when I used it, I added at least 8-10 drops of orange essential oil to a 5 ml bottle of vetiver essential oil, along with the carrier oil.  You can add additional drops of orange essential oil if you wish.  The orange gives the vetiver a more floral scent.

Orange essential oil is also calming and soothing, so the two work beautifully together.  The two oils combined make a prefect blend. At nighttime, apply 1-4 drops of the vetiver mixture on the bottle of each foot prior to retiring.  I never use vetiver essential oil in the daytime, but I do use it most nights.

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Are You Getting Enough Greens?

A lot of people are growing greens in pots on patios and in backyard gardens.

 Do you grow greens in your garden?  Do you dehydrate them as I do or freeze them, as I do?  I love my greens because they are just simply good for us, and there are some ways I really enjoy them.  One way is by mixing in a blender the following:  1 small green apple, about 5 frozen green grapes, and a small handful of spinach with my favorite water.  Sometimes I add a drop of pure therapeutic essential oil (one that says for internal use on the bottle).  Otherwise, I wouldn’t add it.  I love this drink.  When I am not getting greens from my garden or making a smoothie, I like to supplement my diet with MultiGreen capsules-a quick and easy way to ensure I am getting the greens I really need.  MultiGreens™ is a nutritious chlorophyll formula designed to boost vitality by working with the glandular, nervous, and circulatory systems.* MultiGreens is made with spirulina, alfalfa sprouts, barley grass, bee pollen, eleuthero, Pacific kelp, and therapeutic-grade essential oils.

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Love My Lavender

What is your favorite way to use lavender essential oil?

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of our most popular products, Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.

Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite of mine because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. I use it in my DIY skin care products and find it relaxing to rub on my temples prior to going to bed.  Many times I diffuse this wonderful oil since I love the smell, and it relaxes my mind and body.  Do you know the many uses for lavender? Continue reading

This spray is lovely and warm.  It makes me relax just smelling it.  

 

 

Warm Vanilla Room Spray

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DIY Recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract

6 drops Orange Essential Oil

5 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

5 drops Clove Essential Oil

Distilled Water

Directions:  Add vanilla extract and essential oils to a glass spray bottle.  Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water.

Seal with sprayer top and shake well.  Enjoy.

Note: Be sure to use a glass spray bottle since essential oils eat up plastics and you will breath harmful chemicals.

Always use glass for storing essential oils.

 

 

 

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Spiced Autumn Sugar Scrub

SPICED AUTUMN SUGAR SCRUB

If you are like me, you  love sugar scrubs, especially for hands and feet.  I like to mix up the way I make sugar scrubs.  When I need to relax, I use lavender essential with the Sweet Almond Oil and/or Avocado oil or whatever carrier oil I wish to use at the time.  Some people are allergic to nuts, so be sure to avoid carrier oils that are nut based, which includes many of them.  If you are allergic to nuts, read all labels on essential oil blends carefully. Some blends use almond or coconut oils.  Those allergic to tree nuts must avoid those as well as other carriers.  Just stick to essential oils that are NOT blends and are not nut based.

Spiced Autumn Sugar Scrub

2.5 cups of Turbinado sugar

8 oz. carrier oil of your choice

15 drops of Citrus Fresh® or lemon essential oil

15 drops of Christmas Spirit® (A Young Living blend)

Directions: Combine oil and sugar in a bowl.  Add essential oils.  Divide sugar scrub into wide-mount glass jars (small ones).  Top with carrier oil.

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Autumn Diffuser Blends

Lift Up Your Room with Essentials Oils.

Autumn is the perfect time to bring spices into your life.  Use these diffuser blends in your home or office.Printffice to warm up the smell of things.  Who doesn’t love the smell of cardamon, orange, cinnamon, clove, ginger, or orange wafting through the room.   Try one of these today.  My favorites are Pumpkin Pie, Spiced Cider, and Snickerdoodle.  You can pick your favorite, but honestly, if you are like me, you will love all of them.  Warm up your room today.

You might always want to check out my roller ball blend recipes.  Click on this link: http://essentialoiltalk.com/uncategorized/home/essential-oil-roller-ball

Give them a try today!

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Why NingXia?

ningxia-kit-june15The answer to why NingXia is an easy one.  The reason I enjoy drinking NingXia Red is because of the amazing superfruits this little drink has in it.  I quickly get a bounty of nutrients from fruits that are difficult to get any other way.

My favorite way to drink NingXia is to pour a pouch in a glass and add 1 drop of Young Living’s 100% therapeutic lemon essential oil.  The taste is amazing. It gives me energy.  I feel better all day long.  It just works.

NingXia Red is one of Young Living’s most popular wellness supplements. It’s a nutrient-rich drink infused with antioxidant-providing superfruits and powerful essential oils. NingXia Red contains vital nutrients that may be missing or low in many modern diets and that could be the key to experiencing abundant wellness and energy. It is the perfect way to start the day.  Please watch the video and see what you think.  Sign up for my free newsletter and get started with healthy living.

 

 

 

Blessings, Shirleen Sando, Biblical Health Educator

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