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Lavender Calming Paw Protector

Thank goodness for Paw protector. Our sweet Little Hugo cut his paw on some Icy snow today leaving crime scene looking blood prints all over the deck! Luckily I have some paw wax to slather on his paw and he was good to go.

Snow Dog: Hugo The Leonberger

Not only do we need to protect our babies from the chapped cold, Many common deicers are dangerous for dogs, and can irritate their paws and even cause serious illness if ingested. This wax prevents the dogs from absorbing deicer into their bodies and you can wipe and re apply when heading in and out of the house. It is also safe for them to lick. Scared of essential oils or just do not have them on hand? It is not required to make this recipe and you can still keep your doggies paws safe. Lavender Essential oil helps heal their paws and keep the skin soft and smooth as well as calms those puppies down making it an added benefit.

Let me know if you give it a try!

Calming Paw Protector:

Essential Stiles Paw Protector

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. (approx. 2 tbsp.) olive , sunflower, or sweet almond oil
  • 2 oz. (approx. 2 tbsp.) Coconut Oil
  • 1 oz. (approx. 1 tbsp.) Shea Butter
  • 4 tsp. Beeswax Pellets
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2oz tins or Mason Jar lids (Baby Food lids work too!)

Paw Wax Instructions

  1. In a small pot – or double boiler – over low heat melt the oils, Shea butter, and beeswax. Stir continuously until all is melted and well blended.
  2. Pour the mixture into tins.
  3. Let them cool on the counter until hard.
  4. Cap and label.
  5. Keep away from extreme heat.
  6. Use within 1-2 years.
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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!

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Trunk or Treat DIY Body Scrub, Slime, Calming Balloons

We had a blast hosting our first Vendor table at our local Macaroni Kids Trunk or Treat! We had “What is that Smell” Slime, pumpkin spice body scrub, Monster repellent spray and calming stress balloons!

If you weren’t able to make it to our booth no worries! I am willing to share all our recipes! Drop a comment below (Facebook Comment, Instagram Comment, Re Tweet or Blog Comments) IF and WHEN you make one of these awesome recipes OR if you met us yesterday at our Trunk or Treat for an opportunity to WIN a Follow up GIVEAWAY!

One Winner Will Get A Free bottle of Lemon and a 5 dollar Starbucks Card! 

Monster Slime 6 dollars or DIY :

1 Cup School Glue (Clear or White)

1 Cup Water

10 Drops of oil of choice ( we used Lavender, lemon and Peppermint)

Food coloring, glitter or confetti (any decoration of choice)

Mix together well

Then Add

1 Cup Liquid Starch (STA-Flo)

Stir until one Blob and then Kneed until the texture you desire.

Fix its : Too sticky, add more liquid starch

Breaking: Add hand lotion (Doterra lotion works great!)

Too Runny? Pour out excess water and add some glue!

HAVE FUN!

Body Scrub 6 dollars or DIY: Pumpkin Spice

1 cup Sugar

1 cup FCO or Coconut oil

5 drops of Clove

5 drops Cassia

5 drops Orange

3 drops cardamom

Whisk or stir until well blended and store in air tight container!

Get skin damp and rub in a circular motion over arms, legs and body avoiding sensitive areas let sit for 30 seconds before rinsing with water!

 

Calming Stress Balloons 3 dollars or DIY:

Find empty balloons

Fill with 2/3 C rice with funnel

Add 3 drops Lavender

Tie off and squeeze!

Monster Repellent Spray 10 dollars or DIY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Monster Repellent Blog post Here!

 

Diffuser Blend and DIY Reed Diffuser:

See Reed Diffuser Recipe HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

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Monsters Be Gone

The season is finally here, FALL! The days get shorter and those sweet children afraid of the dark are back to square one trying to fight off the monsters of the night.  I have to admit, I am still terrified to take the garbage out at night ever since my brother pretended to be a zombie, jumping out of the bushes to chase me, without breaking character.

I cannot prevent my children from playing tricks on each other, but I can use all the tools around my house to help bedtime be smooth and easy! So, new nighttime routine. Check the closets, drawers, behind the curtains. Spray the monster repellent around the room and finish off with a prayer. You can decorate the bottle as a fun craft and as a way to get your child involved and take ownership of their fears!

The recipe for today is a Monster Repellent Spray!

2oz bottle (glass preferred)

5 drops Lavender

5 drops Cedarwood

5 drops Bergamot

1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol

Top off with water.

Spray as needed around room or house to ward off monsters*

You can Also just diffuse this blend to help children calm down and sleep at night. According to this study “lavender serves as a mild sedative and has practical applications as a novel, nonphotic method for promoting deep sleep in young men and women and for producing gender-dependent sleep effects”.

As Well as this study supporting the use of Bergamot and lavender ” 94% of patients reported that they did use their aromastick to help them sleep and 92% reported that they would continue to do so. An improvement of at least one point on a Likert scale measuring sleep quality was shown by 64% of patients following the use of an aromastick.”

And this Study supports the use of Cedarwood as a sedative “he above findings indicate that cedrol inhalation had marked sedative effects regardless of the animal species”

Make sure you stop by the Gig Harbor Trunk or Treat if you want to get your hands on a bottle of Monster repellent with a special edition Custom Label made by Sarah at Simple Scripts Co. 

 

*does not actually repel real life monsters 😜

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Alone Time

Today has been a long day. I have been “momming” non stop for both my needy boys. I would not change anything. I may complain but I love that the still need my snuggles to feel better!

Bedtime has arrived, we read some of our favorite books, brushed our teeth and now it is my alone time!

I will be using this awesome blend with 1/4c epsom salt and 1 tablespoon of FCO in my bath water while reading my book.  See you on the flip side! Don’t forget that your self-care is important too!

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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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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.

 

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Calming Pillow Spray and Bath Oil DIY

Today’s BOGO! First up Buy Serenity get Lavender Free! Want in on this deal, comment below and I will help you get your account set up to order! 30 Dollars for Both!

Serenity – (Restful Blend) – Sleep, calm, De-stress. Great to diffuse at night, spray on your pillow, to soothe crying little ones or add to a bath. Gentle enough for babies. This oil smells heavenly!

Lavender – The Swiss army knife of oils…calming, sleep, anxious feelings, skincare, burns, pain, clear breathing, and more! No home should be without Lavender.

**Calming Pillow Spray**

Ingredients

Small Spray Bottle (4 0z)
Distilled Water
1 1/2 Tbl Witch Hazel or vodka
6-10 Drops Serenity Essential Oil

Directions:

Fill the bottle with water and the witch hazel into the spray bottle and shake. The witch hazel will help the essential oils to disperse evenly and not settle at the bottom.
Add your Essential Oils and shake gently.
Shake before each use.
Spray the air, bed, pillow, sheets, windows, favorite stuffed animal…

Bath Oil Blend

**Moisturizing Bath Oil**

with Sleep Peacefully

Supplies

  • Glass bowl or container
  • 2–3 tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 7 drops of Lavender
  • 4 drops of Serenity
  • 4 drops of Peace

Instructions

Pour Fractionated Coconut Oil in a glass bowl or container. Add essential oils and stir.

Pour in running bath water to distribute throughout bath. This bath oil will leave your skin silky smooth.

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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!

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