Essential Oils “Make & Take” Workshop

We had our first Make & Take Workshop this weekend.  We’re blessed to have found this great location and host two classes at the same time.  We did our regular Intro to Essential Oils and the Make & Take Workshop to teach the group how to blend oils.  We have a few customers who purchased oils (in the past) and they wanted to learn how to use them, to help with sleep, with a cold, allergies, fever, etc.  We provided many options for the group to make and take several rollerball blends.  We provided several recipes for wellness, mothers, babies and kids.  The Make & Take and was planned as follows:

CURRENT MEMBERS:

  • Bring your oils (BYO) – pick one from the “Free Bar”
  • You brought a friend or came with a friend – pick one from the “Free Bar”
  • Do an LRP of 100+ for the following month – pick one from the “Free Bar”
  • Host a Class – pick one from the “Free Bar” – Must schedule class today

NEW MEMBERS:

  • Enroll today – pick one from the “Free Bar”
  • You brought a friend or came with a friend – pick one from the “Free Bar”
  • Do an LRP of 100+ for the following month – pick one from the “Free Bar”
  • Host a Class – pick one from the “Free Bar” – Must schedule class today
  • If you don’t choose from above, it’s $5.00 per roller-bottle recipe

ADDITIONAL PROMOS – Host a Class next month & choose one free gift:

  • Essential Life Book
  • Diffuser or Travel Diffuser
  • Key Chain with oils

Feel free to message me if you have any questions on how we put these classes together. Enjoy the pics …

Aromatherapy Shower Melts – DIY

These shower melts are fun and super easy to make (also known as Shower Bombs or Shower Steamers).  These are great for ‘shower people’ (like me) or for those who don’t have a tub to enjoy a hot bath with essential oils. They can also be used to relieve your airways if you have a congestion from seasonal threats. You can blend any essential oils, for your aromatherapy.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
1/2 Cup of Corn Starch
3 Teaspoon of Water (may need to add more)
Food Coloring (optional)
Essential oils – approx 20 to 40 drops
– I used an Invigorating Blend which included the following essential oils: Bergamot, Wild Orange, Lemon and Douglas Fir

Instructions:

  • Combine Baking Soda, Epsom salt and Corn Starch and mix well until combined
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of water (only 1 teaspoon at at time) into the mix and stir until you get the consistency of slightly wet sand
  • Mixture should hold together when squeezed (like making a snowball) but should not appear wet at all. You may need to add slightly more water if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet
  • Add one or two drops of any food coloring of your choice (this is optional, only if you want to add color)
  • Once you get this texture, add the essential oils and stir to combine
  • Push mixture into silicon molds, press in firmly (packed them in tightly) and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened
  • When dry, remove and store in air tight container
  • This recipe made 19 steamers but it all depends the size silicon molds are used

 

When you’re ready to shower, place one in the bottom of the shower.  Relax and enjoy your blend of aromatherapy 🙂

*All the information listed in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Essential Oil Silicon Sleeves covers (my new favorite!!)

I love these silicon sleeves I found in Amazon (the link to purchase these is listed below). They come in several colors and sizes for 10 ml roll-on bottles, 5ml and 15 ml.  There easy to carry around while protecting your bottles too. Lately I’ve been using the roll-on bottles more since they’re so convenient to apply the oils when needed, especially when I get a rash due to allergies.

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I’m using the silicon sleeves for doTERRA’s “In Tune, Lavender, Passion and Deep Blue”. My son uses InTune and Motivate and sometimes Passion to help him focus and stay on top of (or motivated) in school. I frequently use Lavender for my allergies and Deep Blue for any neck tension and after my workouts.  My husband uses Lavender to maintain his stress levels at work. These oils are from the “Touch” collection meaning that they’re already diluted with fractionated coconut oil and safe to use on children and/or those with sensitive skin.

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Looks super cute on my purse…

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WHERE TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES: 

  • Essential Oil Carry Sleeve Holder  click here
  • Roll-on Essential Oils – Contact me

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Hair Growth Essential Oil Treatment – DIY

My mother’s side of the family has really thin hair, especially the woman, and over the years my hair has thinned out more and more.  More so during and after my pregnancy (approx. 10 years ago).  Since then, I’ve always purchased expensive shampoos, conditioners and products trying to maintain the integrity of my hair.  Now that I’m in my early 40s, I can see another changes in my hair texture and its thinned-out more but I hide it well (at least I try to).  Last year I had some stressful moments (like losing my job twice) and I saw big chunks of hair strands that had fallen out in the shower – I was modified. I even used Rogaine for several months! I had to apply it every night, it was sticky, it wasn’t fun and I would forget to apply it.  I did see some new hair growth but I was told that once I stopped using Rogaine, it would fall out again. Also, Rogaine is a drug and with any drug, you may experience side-effects (i.e. scalp irritation, unwanted growth of facial hair, swelling, headache, dizziness, etc.) – totally not worth it!

In one of my monthly classes on Essential Oils, I met a girl who told me about the types of oils that can help hair grow.  She showed me her before & after pictures and I was really impressed. She gave me the recipe and I added one other additional essential oil (Ylang-Ylang) to the mix. Ylang-Ylang is known to strengthen, moisturize, and reduce hair loss.

Here’s the Recipe:

Hair Growth Oil Mix

1.5 oz – Fractionated Coconut Oil
1.5 oz – Jojoba Oil
2.5 oz – Avocado Oil
1 oz – Almond Oil
.5 oz – Castor Oil
30 drops – Argan Oil
30 drops – Rosemary Essential Oil
30 drops – Peppermint Essential Oils
15 drops – Ylang Ylang Essential Oils
5 drops – Horsetail Extract

Put all the oils in an applicator bottle with slant tip and apply once a week

For those who are interested, below are some of my other daily hair routine:

  • I’ve been using Nioxin System 3 (shampoo & conditioner) for the past 3 years, I buy it from Amazon (way cheaper) and I wash my hair every other day.
  • For my gray hair, I use medium brown “demi-permanent” hair color, I buy my color at Sally’s Beauty Supply but when I see my hairstylist he uses the brand Redken.
    • Demi-permanent contains no ammonia but has a small amount of peroxide and will color the hair better than Semi-permanent.
    • Demi-permanent turns my grays into a golden brown color, they look like natural highlights (its super cool!).
  • Once a week I use my DIY Hair Growth Oil Treatment (I just started this week) and below are my “before pics” … stay tuned for the after pics!

WHERE TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES:

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Happy Fall Diffusing

I use to love candles but since I started my oil journey, I’ve been diffusing more lately.  I love the fact that I can customize my scents at home by mixing different oils.  Most diffusers have a light (like a night light) and I’m planning to use a nice orange, warm glow for the Fall.

Diffusing can provide health benefits too! When diffusing, always use a cold-air diffusers since anything that requires heating the oils, can damage some of the beneficial properties.  It can be somewhat toxic to inhale burning oils (doesn’t sound pleasant at all).

Since October is here, I started researching what type of oils I can blend to welcome the Fall season.  I hope you enjoy these blends as much as I do and please do share your favorites with me 🙂

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WHERE TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES:

  • Essential Oils & diffusers – contact me

Diffuse with you wherever you go!

I’m loving my new pendant and wanted to share how we can have a diffuser on the go and stay in fashion at the same time!  The cotton disc comes in all sorts of color to match any outfit.  The two oils I use the most is Elevation to help increase my energy throughout the work day or Balance to help ease my anxiety.

How it works – apply 1 – 3 drops of any essential oils to a cotton disc and place in the locket.  You may layer the oil or wait until the scent is gone to use a different oil on the same cotton.

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Where to Purchase:

  • Essential Oils and/or Pendant – contact me 🙂

 

The Beard Oil Blend

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The Beard Oil – is my new recent oil blend.  I used my husband as a test subject and last week I made one for his co-worker. After doing some research on what essential oils I should use (and what they can do for the beard) – I used Jojoba carrier oil, Rosemary and Cederwood.  Keep in mind, that each oil has it’s own unique qualities and what might be great for someone, might not be for the next guy….. so please read on!

Carrier Oils for Beard Oil

Carrier oils are the most important part of any oil blend and it’s used to dilute since pure essential oils are potent and highly concentrated.  Fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, Jojoba oil (and more) can be used as a carrier oil.  For this blend, I decided to use Jojoba oil since it’s widely known to strengthen your skin and hair.

Jojoba

Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) has vitamins A, D, and E and since it matches your own natural oils, it is absorbed by your face and beard. Jojoba oil is an emollient, which means it moisturizes your skin and prevents irritation, scaly or rough patches – great for any beard!

Rosemary

Rosemary essential oil is great to stimulate hair follicles making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that Rosemary slows premature hair loss and gray hair.   It may also improve memory, mental fatigue and forgetfulness.

Cedarwood

Cedarwood essential oil can stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation, it has the greatest concentration of Sesquiterpenes, which is a terpene that actually helps release toxins from the body. It can help reduce dry or flaky scalp. It’s been used as a mosquito and insect repellent. In aromatherapy, cedarwood is said to have a calming effect and a great woodsy smell!

Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil gives the beard a nice cooling sensation.  It has an antiseptic, regenerative, and stimulating effects which can relieve the skin from irritation and dry skin.  It can stimulate hair growth and give your hair a nice shine.

WHERE TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES:

  • Cobalt Blue Glass Bottle with Eye Dropper (1 oz) at Amazon (click here)
  • Jojoba Oil at Amazon (click here)
  • Essential Oils – contact me
  • Beard Oil Blend – contact me

Reclaimed Wooden Shelves

My amazing husband worked on adding barnwood reclaimed shelves for me over the weekend and they came out great! I needed a place to store my essential oil products and clear the clutter from my vanity. We recently added barnwood doors in our bathroom and with the shelves rustic look, they compliment the room very nice – adds character! Every time I walk into my bathroom, I smile 🙂 My oils look so pretty, plus the shelves were priced just right $21. plus shipping.

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WHERE TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES:

  • Wooden Shelves at Amazon (click here)
  • Any oils or products (seen in the pic) you’re interested in – contact me🙂

25 Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil

  1. Add to drinking water to help cleanse the body of toxins
  2. Add to iced tea for flavor
  3. Clean counter tops& cabinet doors (in a spray bottle with water)
  4. Clean wood floors (in a spray bottle or bucket with water)
  5. Clean gunk from stove top
  6. Remove sticker goo
  7. Add to unscented lotion
  8. Soothe occasionally sore muscles
  9. Add to chocolate brownies
  10. Add to meal replacement shakes or smoothies
  11. Use with Peppermint to increase concentration
  12. Use with soap or a vegetable oil (like olive or coconut) to remove sap from hands
  13. Add to dish detergent for grease cutting power
  14. Add to vanilla ice cream
  15. Add to plain yogurt
  16. Add to hot tea with honey
  17. Quicker picker upper in the afternoon
  18. Use with Eucalyptus on the chest to support clear breathing
  19. Inhale to lessen tension
  20. Apply topically to abdomen to promote proper digestion
  21. Layer with Peppermint and Frankincense on the back of the neck to fight stress and fatigue
  22. Make a room spray with about 5 drops of oil with water in a 2 oz. glass spray bottle
  23. Diffuse with Frankincense and Lavender for restful sleep
  24. Mix with coconut oil and swish in the mouth for oil pulling
  25. Diffuse in the car on long trips