It is Diffuser Blend day! What do you have in your diffuser today?! Drop your favorite blend in the comments! I have a few blends for you today to try out! Let me know what you think!
Why don’t we just run through all of the emotions blends! I LOVE motivate. I have the roller and I mix it with Jasmine Absolute which is one of my top 5 favorite oils. I have been obsessed with Jasmine since college. I love to drink Jasmine Tea, Smell like jasmine, and I have even attempted growing it. If you know me at all you know I have the super power to kill ANY plant no matter how hard I try to keep them alive.
I use this blend in the form of a roller, but be cautious as motivate contains citrus oils that may cause skin sensitivity in the sun.
This blend mixed with elevation is a great blend for the diffuser to keep things uplifted and stimulating! This article shows that peppermint significantly increases walking speed and distance in mice suggesting increased behavioral activity when diffused. Also as a fun side note this article shows Peppermint oil targets headache pathophysiology in multiple ways and now is LICENSED for treatment at a 10% dilution for people with tension headaches. Motivate contains peppermint and the extra dash just sends it over the edge for a great way to decrease tension and increase activity!
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
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.