DIY, Individual Oil

DIY Essential Oil Body Butter

Tis the season for DRY CRACKED SKIN!!!! It is the WORST! I am in the pool for the majority of my work day which already dries out my skin and then it is followed by the cold dry air of winter as a double whammy.  Thank goodness for this wonderful Essential Oil DIY recipe that has been able to moisturize and sooth my skin. I used Lavender which has been shown to help with wound healing in Rats and Frankincense is shown to help with tissue remodeling which makes them great oils for healthy skin.
DIY Whipped Body Butter
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Shea butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa butter
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil (not FCO)
  • ¼ cup grape seed oil (or other light oil on hand)
  • 10-20 drops of essential oil (Lavender and frankincense really helped my skin)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except the essential oils, in a small pot or double boiler.
  2. Gently melt and stir over medium-low heat until the mixture is liquid.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to partially set up. (you can place in the fridge or freezer to speed this process) We put it in the cold garage as to not take up precious refrigerator space!
  4. Once the mixture is partially set, add the essential oils of your choice, and whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer until the body butter is fluffy and stiff peaks have formed.
  5. Spoon into a jar and apply anywhere on the body. Or, gift as a gift!

Let me know how it turns out in the comments below!

Diffuser, Yoga Sunday

Arrow

The Pose of the day is the ARROW pose! To illicit Balance in all areas of life. Straight, Strong and Focused.

As you start the pose follow the mantra and Finish with “I dare to be strong”.

1. I am straight as an arrow

2. I am long and focused

3. I fly through the air

4. I dare to be strong

I have worked through some Out with/In with statements and focusing on positive energy this week. My favorite for this pose, “Out with the stress, In with the peace”.

The oils I was drawn to before this pose were Passion and Peace. I rolled them on my pulse points on my wrist and neck and rubbed them in to increase blood flow.

 

Passion is also known as the inspiring blend. It contains individual oils that blend to increase passion and confidence and decrease fear, rejection and defeat.

Cardamom: is uplifting, refreshing, and invigorating and may help with feelings of confusion.

Cinnamon: has warming, stimulating properties and is often used to help with low libido.

Ginger: is often used for its stimulating, warming influence. The aroma may help influence physical energy and love. Shown in this study to potentially increase physical activity as well as serve as an anti oxidant and anti inflammatory! Very cool.

Clove: helps create a feeling of protection and courage and is often used to help with hormonal balance.

Sandalwood: helps calm, harmonize, and balance the emotions and can help relieve nervous tension. As seen in this study.

Jasmine: has a beautiful, uplifting fragrance that symbolizes hope, happiness, and love. It is often used to help uplift and open the emotions and to help promote powerful, inspirational relationships.

Vanilla: is calming and balancing and may help ease tension.

Damiana: was used traditionally by the ancient Mayan and Aztec people to promote stronger feelings of affection. It is often used to help reduce feelings of anxiety and promote relaxation.

Peace is an emotions blend also called the Reassuring blend. It helps fight emotions of anger, depression and grief as well has illicit happiness and is uplifting.

Single Oils in This Blend:

Vetiver: has calming, balancing properties and is often used to help sedate the nerves. It may also help with anxious, stressful, worried feelings and promote restful sleep. Also good with decreasing anxiety according to this study.

Lavender: is well known for its calming, soothing properties. It helps promote consciousness, health, love, peace, and a general sense of well-being.

Ylang Ylang: has antidepressant and sedative properties. It is often used to help calm and relax. This study shows a decrease in anxiety and improvement in self esteem!

Frankincense: is often used to help promote feelings of balance, to help with focus and meditation, and to help ease impatience and restlessness.

Clary Sage: has sedative and soothing properties and is often used to help with hormonal balance.

Marjoram: is often used to help relieve physical stress and helps promote feelings of peace and restfulness.

Labdanum: or cistus, was one of the first aromatic substances used anciently. It is stimulating to the senses and is often used to help elevate the emotions and soothe the nerves.

Spearmint: is often used to help open and release emotional blocks and to bring about a feeling of balance. It is also known to help with feelings of depression by relieving mental strain and fatigue and lifting one’s spirit.

 

Diffuser, DIY

Feel the Burn

Burn DIY spray

Thank the lordy for my awesome parents!! My dad made me and the boys dinner tonight while husband was at work because 1) he loves me and 2) they have AC and ours is currently out of commission while we wait for a part!

He made pulled pork tacos which were AMAZING!! Filled a corn tortilla folded it in half and deep fried it…. Sadly he burned his finger while cooking! 😢

Luckily we got his finger directly into some ice water. Followed by lavender to sooth the skin and finished off with some frankincense to prevent blistering and a scar.

To follow up he will need this great after burn spray!

2oz spray bottle

5 Drops helicrysum

5 Drops peppermint

10 drops lavender

Fill to the top with vitamin E oil

Put on lid, shake and spray on burn area!

Feel better dad! We love you!

DIY

Sugar Scrub DIY

Time to spoil yourself with some very easy DIY sugar scrub to use in the shower or bath. Your skin will feel amazing and these specific oils have great properties to prevent those aging skin lines and make your body smooth as a baby bottom! I made some today with my friend, took less than 10 minutes dishes included! I use mason jars for storage, just be careful not to break it in the shower and slice your toes  eek!!! Have fun! Post a comment below if you have any questions!

Sugar Scrub

with Youthful Skin

Supplies

  • Glass container
  • ½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 8 drops of Frankincense
  • 8 drops of YlangYlang
  • 8 drops of Helichrysum
  • 8 drops of Sandalwood
  • ¾ cup White or Brown Sugar

Instructions

Combine essential oils and Fractionated Coconut Oil in a bowl. Add essential oils and stir. Add sugar. Put in glass container. Use on hands, feet, and any rough patches of skin a few times a week.

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Not Always

I like to remember from time to time that the oils don’t always have to serve a purpose! Sometimes we use our diffuser just because IT SMELLS GOOD!!! The best part is there are always side benefits as my friend likes to say! Today we are diffusing wild orange and tea tree oil. I love the mix and the side benefits are keeping my air clean and fresh and keeping my family emotionally balanced! WIN WIN!

So my treat for you all today is some smells for our men (and women)!  They all smell amazing and you don’t need any other reason!

So get to diffusing something YOU enjoy! Happy Thursday!

Diffuser

Calm, cool, and collected

Have you ever tried to keep a 2.5 year old male calm? For a week? I tell you, for me, it is not easy!

My sweet boy had a medical procedure that requires him to not straddle or climb or jump and there is only so much TV one can watch before you get bored.

In my research about keeping little ones calm I found that the In Tune blend was a great option but I did not have it on hand. I did however have the oils to make it.

The Focus blend may help with hyperactivity, ADD/ADHD, calmness, focus,  and stress.

The blend contains: Amyris Bark, Patchouli Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Lime Peel, Ylang Ylang Flower, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Roman Chamomile Flower essential oils

According to this article  the oil ylang ylang has shown to decrease heart rate and improve calmness.

I did not have Amyris, but I was able to mix the other oils in a roller with FCO and applied it to the bottom of little guys feet and to his heart and spine. I rubbed it in with a gentle loving massage and started up the TV. We both have been reasonably calm after each application. We have to re apply every couple hours but it has helped us a lot.

One small note is I added 1 drop of vetiver as it is also known for calming and it is one of my favorites!!

Stay calm my friends and have a great evening!!

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Memorial day

It is memorial day weekend!!! I love barbecues and good sales, but it is so important to remember why we get to enjoy this three day weekend.

I have been talking to my endless question asking 2 year old about memorial day and where it stems from. We talked about how we take the day to remember all of the men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedom, allow us to live in peace, play with our toys, eat good food and sleep in our warm beds.

He then told me “momma are they sad?” I explained that they are now resting in peace but their loved ones may be sad. He then asked “can we make them happy”? He too wise for his years and I have no answer.

However there is an awesome oil called Console that is a blend to help process feelings of grief and sadness.

Using console to help with teething while mommy works!

doTERRA says “Console Comforting Blend of floral and tree essential oils will help you close the door on sadness and take your first steps on a hopeful path toward emotional healing.”

I use this blend for balance and calming anxiety and also grieving the loss of my personal space and free time haha 😂

The main oils in the comforting blend are:

Frankincense: an amazing oil often used to promote feelings of balance, focus and meditation. As well as  ease impatience and restlessness.

Patchouli: surprisingly part of the mint family which can be  sedating, calming, and relaxing which often  help reduce anxious feelings.

Ylang Ylang: a floral scent that has antidepressant and sedative properties. It is often used to help calm and relax.

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Sweet cheeks

#mom life

There are a few things in life I dislike more than changing poopy diapers. One of those things is my sweet boys being in discomfort so I continue to change those foul smelling creations in return for happy healthy boys.

My sweet baby has had a rough battle with diaper rash and no matter What store bought creams or prescriptions we used it always came back with a vengeance.

Enter essential oils: We mixed up 10 drops each of lavender tea tree and frankincense mixed with FCO into a  3 oz spray bottle. Spray it on during diaper change and notice the difference within hours.

Frankincense is safe for use on babies and works wonders for all skin-related ailments including diaper rashes. It has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve pain and swelling in the affected region. It also contains potent antioxidants, which help promote faster healing.

Also known as melaleuca, tea tree is one of the most commonly used oils in the world and is well-known for being a powerful disinfectant. It is a potent antiseptic and contains antimicrobial, antivirus, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Tea tree oil is particularly good for diaper rashes caused by yeast infection, compared to other essential oils. This is a must-have essential oil for all.

A calming and relaxing oil, lavender does wonders to soothe the red, itchy skin around the rash. It helps disinfect the skin, relieves pain and enhances blood circulation, promoting faster healing and quick relief.

It took about 7 diaper changes of consistent care to get rid of his rash and we have not had a recurrence unless I am not spraying!

If you don’t have all the ingredients I am happy to make it for you for 15.00. If you want to be able to make as much as you need here is the link to purchase the ingredients.

 

Hope you all have a Wonderful Weekend!

Diaper Rash Spray