Diffuser, Yoga Sunday

Yoga?

I want to try a new thing with my blog. YOGA Sunday! I will post one pose and one complimenting diffuser blend! We are working on the art of strength and flexibility in our home both literally and figuratively. I am going to start with my all time favorite yoga pose! To go with it a grounding blend to keep us grounded in the here and now! Happy Sunday everyone!

Tree Pose:

Photo by Marion Michele on Unsplash

Diffuser Blend

Aromatic Profile: Coniferous 37.5%, Woody 37.5%, Citrus 25.0%
Emotion: Slightly Calming—with score of 44

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What is in your hot water?!

Bath time is the best time in our house! We play an awesome game with foam letters where you pick a letter and have to say words that are 5 letters or more starting with that letter. We have a rain cloud to learn about precipitation and we have bath crayons for our budding artist of course.

Sadly baths and bath toys are disgusting breeding ground for bacteria. So are hot tubs and swimming pools. I don’t like using chlorine or bleach and now finally there is an essential oil solution.

According to this study “The juniper EO significantly reduced the cell viability of M. intracellulare and M. gordonae at MEC, and of M. avium at 2xMEC. Microscopic analysis confirmed its inhibitory effect by revealing significant morphological changes in the cell membrane and cytoplasm of all three bacteria”

What does that mean you ask?

“Juniper EO has a great practical potential as a complementary or alternative water disinfectant in hot water systems such as baths, swimming pools, spa pools, hot tubs, or even foot baths/whirlpools.”

Those aren’t my words friends, that is good ol’ science from our dear friends and researchers found here:   Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. 2018 Mar 1;69(1):46-54. doi: 10.2478/aiht-2018-69-3085.

There needs to be more research for practical use outside the lab with measurements of bacterial growth in the real world but for now you better believe i will be cleaning my tub and bath toys with the following recipe:

  1. start with 8 oz (or larger) spray bottle
  2. add 1 cup vinegar
  3. add 20 drops Juniper Berry essential oil and 40 drops tea tree essential oil
  4. Fill remainder with water
  5. put on spray top and shake well to mix
  6. Spray in bath, on toys, slip and slide or outdoor pool for a good cleaning.
  7. Beware of potential plastic break down. 🙂
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Kid blends

Have you wanted to start using oils but are not quite sure about where to start or how to safely use them with your kiddos? This kids roller ball kit is a great place to start. You will have what you need on hand for most of your daily challenges.

COOL KIDDO- Patchouli + Peppermint
Patchouli acts as an anti inflammatory which may help with pains related to fever. Peppermint contains menthol which will help open airways and give cooling sensation to help decrease fever.
HAPPY BELLY- Cardamom, Wild Orange + Peppermint
Cardamom is related to ginger and helps improve the entire digestive system along with peppermint. This article shows that peppermint oil is an effective treatment for IBS which is really awesome! Orange oil acts as an anti-inflammatory, relaxant and circulation-enhancer. In turn this helps promote digestion and ease tummy cramps and constipation. (according to Dr Axe)
HAPPY EARS- Basil, Lavender + Melaleuca
There are mass amounts of testimonials for this blend in regards to ear pain for babies and children.
HAPPY NOSE- Lavender, Lemon + Peppermint
This article supports the use of peppermint oil to decrease sinus inflammation which is really awesome. These three power house oils make a great combo to tackle allergies. It is a great blend for the diffuser as well. Just remember that when using topically to place on the bottom of the feet as Lemon oil can make your skin more sensitive to light! No sunburns allowed!
HEALTHY KIDDO- Cinnamon, Clove, Wild Orange + Thyme

This blend is very similar to the DoTerra On guard which has been studied and shown to kill bacteria and boost kiddos immune systems!

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*
  • Protects against environmental threats*
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
  • Promotes healthy circulation*
  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

HOMEWORK HELPER- Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Lime, Peppermint + Rosemary

This blend helps our kiddos focus
SOOTHE & EASE- Lavender, Melaleuca + White Fir
This blend is great for owies and growing pains! Check out this post for more info!
SWEET DREAMS- Juniper Berry, Lavender + Vetiver
A calming blend to help those kiddos relax for a better nights sleep. Please see this awesome post for more info!
HAPPY KIDDO- Custom blend of your child’s favorite oils ( I recommend Citrus oils + Peppermint)
If you know me you know I LOVE BALANCE!!! We use this for our Toddler ALL THE TIME! This is an awesome blend too.
Want the whole set? I am selling 10ML rollers as a set for 30 dollars. If you would like one roller I can make you one for 6 dollars. Want multiple but not the whole set 4 for 12 dollars!
There is also a BONUS Bug repellent spray when you order the whole set! Check out this post for more info on bug spray!
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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!

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We all have Emotions

Do you ever feel like you are on an unstable roller coaster with too many feels?! I have been a hormonal imbalanced wreck after baby number two, or questionably for my entire pubescent life…

This week has been especially frustrating but I now, after 29 years, finally have some backup. Clary Calm is the women’s blend that is made to balance hormones. I don’t have any science behind this blend yet specifically but I can tell you first hand that it takes me from an ugly cry to an embarrassed reasonable human in minutes.

Clary sage is the first ingredient and it is a hormone powerhouse.    It has natural phytoestrogens which help regulate estrogen. It also was found in this study to be an effective anti depressant and decrease cortisol levels which block hormone production.

I like to rub Clary calm on my forearms and I like to diffuse Clary sage with bergamot, grapefruit and juniper berry. It is slightly calming and gives me that extra uplifting support I need to negotiate with a toddler.

Have questions? Lets set up a time to talk about the best blend to bring you some inner peace.