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, Individual Oil

Feeling Gross!

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
mixing spoon

 

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.

 

Diffuser, DIY, Individual Oil

Citrus Mint?!

Today I am using a bunch of content from my team because they did such an amazing job and I don’t feel My witty banter could beat it! So thank you #HeavenlyEssentials and #PurleyAlive

Bogo day 2 is really a BOGT, Buy spearmint get Tangerine and Lime Free for a total of 29 dollars! Pretty neat! But how do we use these oils? Well according to DoTerra they are MADE for each other!

” The mint oils and citrus oils both have similar uplifting and cleansing properties that make a beautiful partnership. To utilize both the citrus and mint scent for your kitchen, try your hand at making these easy Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers. You will enjoy the fresh smell of this classic combination every time you use them. Or, for a cleansing and refreshing drink, add a drop of Lime and a drop of Spearmint to your water with some cucumber slices.* Finally, add this combination to any diffuser to set the tone for a bright and happy day: one drop Spearmint, two drops Tangerine, and two drops Lime.”

🌿SPEARMINT: You will use spearmint in water as a homemade mouth rinse or just dab your finger on the top then suck off the oil for a quick breath freshener. You can put it in your Diffuser to uplift mood, add it to your cooking, baking, desserts, drinks or salads for flavoring but also to help the digestive system. For occasional stomach upset you can also take 1-2 drops in water or put in an empty veggie capsule.

🍈LIME: Lime is one you can Diffuse for a fun fresh citrusy smell. It also helps purify the air and uplift the mood. It’s a great one to mix with other oils in the diffuser. Lime is also one you could put on the bridge of your nose when it’s stuffy to help clear your sinuses. Put some lime on a cotton ball and scrub to remove sticky residue or grease. Place a drop in your water for a yummy flavorful drink that will be good for your body, as it’s often used for an internal cleanse. Lime also has so many uses in the kitchen! You can use it  in  salsa, guacamole, Mexican dishes, in dips, salads, marinades and more! It’s probably the one I use most often in cooking and flavoring!

🍊TANGERINE: Flavor ice cream, yogurt, dips, sauces, salads and more with this oil. Add 1-2 drops to your water, tea, smoothies or lemonade for flavor boost. To energize or uplift your mood you can smell it right from the bottle, use topically or diffuse it and encourage feelings of happiness. Tangerine is a great antioxidant support and also supportive of a healthy immune system!

 Garbage Disposal Deodorizers

Don’t live with stinky garbage disposals any more. These Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers clean and deodorize your garbage disposal in one easy use.

Ingredients:
2 cups baking soda
1 cup salt
½ cup water
¼ cup liquid castile soap (any scent)
15 drops Tangerine or Wild Orange oil
15 drops Spearmint oil


Instructions:

  1. Combine baking soda and salt into bowl.
  2. Add castile soap and essential oil into mixture.
  3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time while stirring with hands until it forms into the consistency of “damp sand.” It should stay together when you press it together. If you add too much water just add some more baking soda and salt until the consistency is right.
  4. Pack mixture tightly into a small silicone mold. If you don’t have a silicone mold, just grab a tablespoon measurement device and scoop packed spoonfuls onto parchment paper.
  5. Let mixture dry for 24 hours or until hard.
  6. Put into glass jar and use the next time you do dishes! Just place 1–2 refreshers into the garbage disposal and turn it on. You will immediately smell the refreshing and cleansing aroma.