DIY

Natural wax warmer wax!?

So, who else has multiple wax warmers around their house?

Most of the fragrance/perfume smells would make me queasy, but there were a few that I loved and before I found diffusers I would have my warmers going to kill that musty wet dog smell!

So, now that I know that the word fragrance can have millions of cancer causing toxins I have not been using my warmers and they are sitting there begging for some love!

My solution: Another Essential Stiles DIY!

Christmas Joy  SCENTED WAX MELTS


Time: 5–10 minutes active; 2–3 hours inactive

Difficulty: Easy

INGREDIENTS AND MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • 2 oz. beeswax pellets
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • Cupcake tin or silicone ice cube tray

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Melt together the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler on the stove, stirring frequently. Once completely liquid, remove from heat.
  2. Stir in the essential oil using a bamboo skewer.
  3. Pour mixture into molds (I use cupcake tins), and then set aside to cool.
  4. Once cooled and solidified, you can remove the wax melts from the molds and use them in your candle warmers.
Diffuser, Individual Oil

Wild Orange and Fall Evenings

It Is Saturday Night at the end of September. The kids and I played outside, chased leaves, baked cookies and are settling down for the evening. This diffuser blend hits the spot while helping us all calm down for the night as well as boost our immune systems, purify the air and balance our emotions.

One study found a direct connection between frankincense oil’s ability to eradicate bodily inflammation and enhanced immune system function.

This Study results indicate that inhalation of orange essential oil effectively induces relaxation in humans.

And then there is Lavender oil, The Swiss army knife of oils: Lavender is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need. If in doubt, use lavender.  See my other Lavender posts for more information!

 

Enjoy your cozy night!

 

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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.