8 oz of vegetable oil or nut butters (almond oil, avocado, coco butter, sunflower oil, shea butter, coconut oil)
1 oz of local beeswax (make sure the beekeepers do not use anitbiotics or fungacides on their bees)
1 cup of distilled or purified water (you can substitute some of this for aloe vera gel, herbal tea, or floral waters)
4 drops vitamin e oil
10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (we used an awesome combo of ylang ylang, patchouli, and lime). *For sun protection use helichrysum, myrrh, patchouli, rose, lavender, sandalwood or event better just use d Immortelle blend as it has almost all of those oils in it!
Vitamix or blender
Pot to create double boiler (to create a double boiler fill pot with about an inch of water and then place pyrex on top of water)
Melt beeswax and oils/butters in double boiler on low heat. Do not let the mixture boil
Warm water/aloe mixture up a bit
Once beeswax has melted complete, take it off the stove and allow to cool to a temp close to the water temp. Or Warm the water to the oil temp.
Place oil in blender and add 1 vitamin e capsule
Turn blender on med-high and when the liquid turns cloudy add essential oils and half the water, it will begin to solidify and you must quickly add the rest of the water before it fully congeals.
Use clan spatula to pour into to glass jars with air tight lids
Label and store in fridge until you are ready to use
Wait until lotion is cool before placing lid on jar so as not to grow mold
Lotion should be used soon after making to ensure freshness
Make your own minty fresh toothpaste!
makes 1/4 cup
Mix all the ingredients together into a smooth paste. Store in a covered container like a small mason jar. Make is 30 day batches for freshness.
Too much stress can wreak havoc on our bodies. Reducing stress is an important – yet sometimes difficult – step in moving towards wellness. Using tools like meditation, yoga, exercise, balanced diet, and aromatherapy have all proven effective at reducing stress.
Here is a list of a few oils to reach for when you are feeling stress, or better yet, to bring into your daily routine which in turn will balance your mood and your Autonomic Nervous system before it gets out of balance.
For the best results when using essential oils, reach for the purest oil you can find. A Pure Therapeutic Grade oils are the safest and most effective.
When dealing with the emotions it is best to inhale the aroma of the oils. You can wear them and emanate the fragrance, just inhale the aroma straight from the bottle, diffuse the aroma using diffuser, place a few drops on a cotton ball and stage the cotton ball at your desk , or add the essential oil to water and put it in a glass spray bottle for an atomizing effect.
Take a few deep inhales and allow yourself to swept away to serenity…
Emotional Stress: clary sage, bergamont, gernaium, roman chamomile, and sandalwood
Environmental Stress: bergamot, cypress, and geranium
Mental Stress: lavender, grapefruit, bergamot, sandalwood, and geranium
Performance Stress: grapefruit, bergamot, ginger, and rosemary
Physical Stress: lavender, bergamot, geranium, marjoram, roman chamomile, rosemary, and thyme
Stress due to lack of sleep: 15 drops clary sage, 10 drops lemon, 5 drops lavender and place in glass container. Let it sit for 24 hours. Now you have a blend. You can add a few drops to your diffuser and diffuse, add 5-10 drops to a carrier oil and massage into skin, apply 1-2 drops to the bottom of the feet throughout the day, and/or add 5-10 drops to epsom salts for a relaxing bath.
Oregon skeeters are bad! I have been experimenting with oils and bug repelling. Conclusion: best combo is lemongrass and eucalyptus! You can make it at home!
1 glass or aluminum (aluminum is ok if bottle is lined) spray bottle
Fill with filtered water or mineral water
10 drops Eucalyptus
10 drops Lemongrass
So delicious and good for you too…
2 cups coconut water, hemp milk, or homemade nut milk
1/2 a frozen bananna
1/2 a cup of chopped kale
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon Green powder
1 teaspoon bee pollen
1 teaspoon of fresh ground flax seeds
10 drops of Wild Orange essential oils