Diffuse Peace, Calm & Joy into your atmosphere for the holidays.
2 drops white fir
1 drop grapefruit
1 drops frankincense
2 drops clove
3 drops wild orange
3 drops bergamot
1 drop ginger
1 drop cassia
1 drop white fir
3 drops wild orange
2 drops cassia
2 drops cypress
2 drops frankincense
2 drops wild orange
1 drop peppermint
1 drop arborvitae
2 drops cardamom
Essential oils are a wonderful addition to your tea collection. Below are a few of my favorite essential oil tea recipes. Please add oils after water has boiled and use oils sparingly you can adjust as needed for personal taste.
Cup of hot water
Squeeze 1/2 fresh lemon
1 drop ginger, 2 drops choose 1 (grapefruit, wild orange or lemon) & 2 drops frankincense
honey to taste
Blend in a 5ml bottle: 15 drops cardamom, 10 drops cinnamon, 10 drops cassia, 10 drops black pepper, 10 drops ginger, 8 drops clove
Steep your choice of black tea or caffeine free rooibos, add milk of your choice.
Sweeten with honey or maple syrup. ENJOY!
Cup of hot water
Chamomile Tea bag
1 drop lavender, 1 drop roman chamomile & 2 drops bergamot
Essential Oils are a natural and effective way to support the body to get the rest that it needs. There are 3 ways you can use the oils to promote peaceful sleep:
Aromatically~diffuse in your sleeping area or rub a few drops on your hands and take 5-10 long deep breaths before bed allowing your body to rest and relax.
Topically~Rub a few drops on the bottoms of your feet, back of your neck and across your forehead or take a warm bath and add the oil blend with 1 cup of epsom salts to your tub for a long relaxing soak!
Internally~Put a few drops under your tongue, in water ( please drink your oils and water out of glass ) or in a gel cap.
Below are some recommended oils and blends to try!
Suggested Single Oils
You can mix and match as you like however, they are all very effective on their own!
Lavender~Balancing and calming a good general use oil for everyone (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)
Vetiver~Grounding (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)
Roman Chamomile~Calming (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)
Marjoram~Relaxing for tension release (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)Geranium
Clary Sage~Hormone Balance (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)
Sandalwood~Grounding and Restorative (Use Aromatically, Topically or Internally)
Calming Blend~Calming ( Aromatically or Topically )
Metabolic Blend ~Metabolic Balance, 3-5 drops in water or under your tongue 3-5x per day do not take past 6pm
Make your own blend~
Restful Sleep Blend ( This is my favorite sleep blend I suggest diffusing it by your bed while you sleep )
15 drops Lavender
10 drops Vetiver
10 drops Clary Sage
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Ylang Ylang
8 drops Roman Chamomile
5 drops Wild Orange
Mix oils in a 15 ml bottle and fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil.
Application/location: Place a few drops in a diffuser to help sleep, rub a few drops on the bottoms of your feet, back of your neck and forehead before bed.
Sleep Blend 1
20 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Clary Sage
Sleep Blend 2
6 drops Sandalwood
2 drops lemon
2 drops ylang ylang
1 drop coriander
1 drop vetiver
mix in 1 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil
Application/locations: pour a few drops into hands , rub together, and inhale then rub on bottoms of feet, behind neck and on the forehead.
4 drops Marjoram
3 drops lavender
3 drops Roman Chamomile
3 drops White Fir
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Thyme
4 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil
Applications/locations: massage blend into the upper chest, back of neck, shoulders, and along the back before going to bed
References: The Fragrant Mind by Valerie Ann Wormwood and Living Healthy & Happily Ever After by Rebecca Linder Hintze and Dr. Susan Lawton
Natural and Safe Pest Control
Essential Oils can help protect plants from insect, mildew, and other plant diseases. Below are some tips to keep your garden healthy and beautiful!
For your natural pest control, mix 8 ounces of water in a spray bottle with 1/2 teaspoon natural soap and 12 drops of essential oil from the guide below, remembering to shake the bottle frequently to keep the oil mixed with the water
Repellent Blend All-Around Insect Blend
THYME and LAVENDER are great for protecting all vegetables in the garden
PEPPERMINT: Ants, aphids, bean beetle, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, black flee beetle, flies, lice, gnats, moths
LEMONGRASS: Black flea beetle, fleas, mosquito’s, and ticks
THYME: Bean beetle, cabbage root fly, cutworm, ticks
CLARY SAGE: Cabbage root fly,cutworm, nematodes, ticks, white fly
ROSEMARY: Cabbage root fly and carrot fly
WHITE FIR: Slugs, snails, wooly aphids
SANDALWOOD: Weevils, wooly aphids
A Little Goes A Long Way~
Essential Oils are powerful, so apply to plants sparingly. Begin by spraying the solution on the plants, making sure to spray underneath the leaves as well as on top. You can also apply the solution wi a brush if you want to be more precise in your application to a specific area. Several applications, every few days may be necessary.
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.