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.

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.

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

Hosting a party?.. here are some cute ideas on Raffle Gifts!

Searching the internet and googling, I found these affordable gift ideas for a raffle, for your hosting party.  I added my personal touch here and there 🙂

Essential Oil Tip: when adding drops of essential oils (i.e. lemon or slim & sassy) to your water, always use a “glass bottle” instead of a plastic water bottle.  The oils (especially a citrus one like lemon) can dissolve the plastic and the water may become toxic.

Hosting Gifts

Glass water bottle with a sample of Lemon essential oil.  A drop or two of lemon in your water provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day!

Raffle Gifts

Luxurious Lavender bath – Epsom Salt with a sample of Lavender essential oil.  Adding Lavender oil to bath water can soak away stress.

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Where to purchase supplies:

  • Crystal Jars at Amazon (click here)
  • Twine Spool at Amazon (click here)
  • I found these adorable Lemon Labels in this blog (click here)
  • Glass water bottles at your local Target but I actually found them at Amazon but without the cute sleeves (click here)
  • Epsom Salt at your local Target store
  • Oils – contact me 🙂

Essential Oils Spray & Roller Recipes

I want to share some cool blends I made this weekend.  I was especially interested in the “I’m Car Sick” spray since my son gets car sick often – we haven’t tried them yet but stay tuned.

Recipe Blends as follows:

I’m Car Sick (perfect for road trips, amusement parks or upset stomach)
10 drops Lavender essential oils, 10 Peppermint drops essential oils and top with distilled or purified water – in a 2 oz spray bottle.
To Use: Shake and mist into air or onto stomach.  Inhale deeply and avoid eyes!

Buzz Off Bugs (keeps biting bugs away)
10 drops Lemongrass essential oils, 10 drops Peppermint essential oil and top with distilled or purified water – in a 2 oz spray bottle.
To Use: Shake and spray onto skin or clothing. Allow to air dry and avoid eyes!

Immune + Roller  (supports immune response)
5 drops Melaleuca essential oils, 5 drops Lemon essential oil and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
To Use: Apply to bottoms of feet.

Sleepy Time Roller (encourages peaceful sleep) – and my son’s favorite bedtime routine!
10 drops Lavender essential oils, 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
To Use: Apply to chest and bottoms of feet at bedtime.

 

Where to purchase supplies:

  • 2 oz Spray Bottles – Amazon (Click here)
  • 10 ml Roller Bottles – Amazon (Click here)
  • Cute Labels from Shareoils.com – (Click here)
  • Oils – Contract 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.