Diffuser, DIY, Individual Oil

Feeling Gross!

IT HAPPENED! My 9 month old was crawling around on the floor at the doctor and the next day he was sick! We used his open airways blend (Cardamom, Frankincense and FCO) and diffused breathe, but on Sunday he secured my fate by sneezing his green snot all over my eyes and mouth! I really hate calling in sick because in my line of work there are more people affected then just me.

Menthol containing Essential oils are starting to have some supporting research showing they have a positive effect with inhalation on “mucus clearance in chronic airways obstruction.”

Menthol containing Essential oils are : Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Breathe, Deep blue and spearmint!

So for today’s post I will outline what I did to make myself functional and feeling better in 3 days!

Breathe Vapor rub stick on the chest and feet to open my airways!

On guard throat drops: AMAZING!

On Guard beadlets

Diffuse on Guard and breathe with serenity

Apply motivate and cheer in the morning and as needed through the day

Drink Starbucks citrus defenders and Lime water with raspberries

Use Elderberry drops (Thanks to my colleague Becky!)

And Lastly the use of my home made eucalyptus shower melts!

Here is the recipe!

To make your own shower melts you will need:

1 1/2 cups cornstarch
20 drops Breathe essential oil
20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel (optional)
Food Coloring (optional)- DID NOT USE!
Water – 3 to 4 tablespoons to start, more will likely be needed
ice cube tray or silicone molds
medium size bowl
mixing spoon

 

Step #1 – Add your cornstarch, essential oils, witch hazel and food coloring to medium sized mixing bowl. Stir. It will be very powdery and clumpy.

Step #2 – Add water, starting with 3 Tablespoons. Mix well… it will start as a dry, crumbly mixture. Add water a few drops at a time and mix well. Then a few more drops and mix some more. Repeat until you get JUST past the crumbly point and the color is mixed in. If the mixture gets too wet, add a little more cornstarch.

Step #3 – Spoon the paste into the ice cube tray or silicone mold. Gently tap / shake to work out the bubbles. Freeze for at least 1 hour.

 

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Diffuser, DIY, Individual Oil

Blended

So the focus of this week is the blends that DoTERRA has pre-made.

Who has an adorable husband during the day and then at night he turns into the loudest chainsaw you have ever heard with his obnoxious snoring?

Before oils I would give husband a not so gentle nudge every time he was bothering me. Maybe not the most loving, but a girl has gotta sleep!

Who out there loves a double blind study more than I do? Probably not, but I am sure there are others who get excited about good science. There is a study that shows the effectiveness of essential oil spray in decreased reports of snoring by bed partners!!!Yay!!

Serenity is the DoTERRA restful blend and breathe is the respiratory blend. Combined plus added thyme makes a pretty close copycat of the no more snore spray used for the research. I put them to the test.

I tossed a mix of serenity, breath and thyme in our diffuser and we are good to go! No snoring until the night I forgot to diffuse it, the snoring was back! Using my stealthy ninja skills I filled the diffuser and within 5 minutes the snoring was gone. I would call that a huge success!

Serenity:

Key Ingredients

  • Lavender Flower
  • Sweet Marjoram Leaf
  • Roman Chamomile Flower
  • Ylang Ylang Flower
  • Hawaiian Sandalwood
  • Vanilla Bean Absolute

Breathe:

Ingredients

  • Laurel Leaf
  • Eucalyptus Leaf
  • Peppermint Plant
  • Melaleuca Leaf
  • Lemon Peel
  • Ravensara Leaf
  • Cardamom Seed