Today I turn the big 3-0! I wanted to celebrate some self care and keep it simple today! I am going to post my favorite oils! Each One of these plays a vital role in my day! I love all the oils, But these are my FAVORITES! What Questions can I answer for you!?
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
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!
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!
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.
Today is my day off from work and I am stuck at home waiting for the longest time slot appointment ever from the septic company for our inspection. So, I am cleaning. I guess I will be productive if I a hostage at home!
I used our On Guard cleaner for the counters, I added lemon and peppermint into our steam mop (Smells good but oils are damaged when exposed to heat so no cleaning properties), and I vacuumed the floors ( I add peppermint and orange oil to cotton balls and suck them up first to make the vacuum clean and fresh).
The focus of my post however is the new blend I create today! I am so excited about it, it smells amazing, purifies the air and keeps everyone in the house nice and balance, 2-year-old included.
I think I have made it pretty obvious how much I love DoTerra’s Grounding Blend. We use it daily diluted for our 2-year-old to balance his emotions, for me to be more patient and we even diffuse it to make our little dog less anxious ( the jury is still out on this last one).
Balance can promote a whole-body sense of relaxation, may help ease anxious feelings and evoke feelings of tranquility and balance.
Purify is a blend we like to diffuse for its refreshing aroma, the fact that it can replaces unpleasant odors and clear the air and how it may protects against environmental threats.
We use purify for our toilet bombs, fabric spray and our air deodorizer (can you say stinky diapers?)
According to DoTerra Eucalyptus oil has purifying properties that can be beneficial for the skin and for cleansing surfaces and the air. Studies have shown that Eucalyptus is effective in helping lessen tension.
Lastly we have an oil that is quickly becoming a new favorite (let’s be honest I love almost all of them) Copaiba.
This is a newer oil that DoTerra released last year. The primary make up is 60% beta-Caryophyllene or BCP which binds to CB2 receptors which are found mostly in the immune system. According to this study Copaiba does not have toxic effects and may be useful in treating pain disorders. Copaiba can be comparable to CBD but 100% drug free with zero risk of containing THC and 100% legal.
I added this to our diffuser today to help me with my back pain while cleaning and I have no pain! I will do a very detailed post on Copaiba but I wanted to give you a little sneak peek on the research I am doing and how amazing it is!
Have a wonderful clean and pain-free day!