Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Weekly Essential Oil~ Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)


Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil is steam distilled from the flower buds and leaves.  Its aroma is a light, sweet, herbal, grassy scent.  Clary Sage is energetically uplifting. It is excellent for mental clarity and focus and can offer support for emotional distress.  Try creating a diffuser blend with a few drops of Clary Sage and a drop of Lavender.  Because it has anti-inflammatory properties, it is also a wonderful oil for helping to clear your skin when used in a daily face wash.  Clary Sage can also ease tension making it useful in massage blends for sore, tight muscles.  Try the sore muscle massage blend below.  

Sore Muscle Massage Oil
1 ounce Jojoba Wax
6 drops Clary Sage (Slavia sclarea)
4 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
4 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct camphor) 
2 drops Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Blend in a one ounce bottle and massage a small amount onto sore muscles.



Feeling emotional and out-of-sorts?  Experiencing PMS symptoms?
This blend of  Clary Sage, Lavender, Juniper Berry, and Ylang Ylang essential oils offers support when experiencing PMS symptoms or during times of situational imbalance.

It's available {here}



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

~*~*~*~*BIRTHDAY SALE*~*~*~*~

Visit the shop {HERE} and enter coupon code 2017BDAY15 at check out to receive 
15% off your minimum $10 purchase.  Coupon code expires June 17th, 2017.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Weekly Essential Oil~ Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)



Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the tea tree.  It is a shrubby tree that is native to Australia and South Africa.  Its aroma is herbal and medicinal.  Tea Tree is an excellent antimicrobial and anti-fungal essential oil.  It's perfect for diffusing to cleanse the air as well as for blending into natural cleaners for kitchens and bathrooms.  Tea tree pairs well with Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil to help treat small cuts and scrapes on the skin.

Natural Soft Scrub for Sinks and Bathtubs
   1 cup Baking Soda
3 Tbsp Castile Soap
1 Tbsp White Vinegar
15 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
15 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
10 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
Small container with lid (I like to use a plastic Gladware container)

Mix all ingredients in small container.  Use approximately a Tablespoon on a damp scrubby sponge to clean kitchen and bathroom sinks, bathtubs and showers.  Rinse well. 


Need a little help healing some bumps and bruises?  My Bumps & Bruises roll-on can help with that!
It contains skin healing essential oils including Tea Tree blended into Tamanu Oil.  Want to know a little secret?  It's great for acne too, but I recommend only applying a little dab at night, especially if you have sensitive.
It's available {here} 



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Weekly Essential Oil~ Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)


Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil is cold pressed from the fruit rind.  It has a bright, sweet citrus aroma.  It smells just like a fresh-cut orange.  Sweet Orange essential oil is useful in cleaning products from kitchen and bathroom surfaces to floors and even for purifying the air in a room spray or diffuser blend.  It is also a perfect essential oil for relieving digestive issues and nausea.  Sweet Orange essential oil is uplifting and energizing and is also great for blending into a massage oil for sore muscles.


Energizing Diffuser Blend
4 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
2 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)



Want to try a light, silky lip balm for the summer?  My Orange Dream Lip Balm combines Sweet Orange essential oil with vanilla jojoba.  Yummy!  You can find it {here}


Monday, June 5, 2017

Weekly Essential Oil~ Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)


Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) essential oil is steam distilled from peppermint leaves.  It has a lively, refreshing minty aroma and is a middle-top note.  Peppermint clears energy and uplifts the mind.  It has many uses from relieving nausea and vomiting, offering pain relief for muscles and headaches to stimulating and awakening the mind.  Due to peppermint essential oil's menthol content, it is an excellent pain reliever.

Aching Foot Bath
1 drop Peppermint essential oil
1 Tablespoon Jojoba wax (or carrier oil of your choice)
2 Tablespoons Epsom Salts
Small tub of water to place your feet in
Soak feet for at least 10-15 minutes



Want to try my Minty Foot Bath and Soothing Foot Rub?  They are available {here}

Monday, May 29, 2017

Weekly Essential Oil~ Lavender



Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the Lavender plant.  It has a sweet herbal, floral scent and is a middle-top note.  Lavender is a gentle oil with many uses and is safe to use with children.  It is a calming oil and can help reduce anxiety and panic attacks.  It is very calming to the mind and is a wonderful oil for sleep support.  Lavender is also very useful in blends for the skin, whether for treating skin irritations, burns, bee stings or part of your daily skin care routine.  Due to Lavender's linalol and linalyl acetate content, it is an effective pain reliever for tension headaches as well as pain due to injury.


Night Time Diffuser Blend
3 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
1 drop Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuina)



Do you like to take calming baths before bed?  My Evening Calm Bath Salts blend Lavender and Neroli essential oils into Pink Himalayan & Epsom salts for a relaxing bath.  Available {here}

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Weekly Essential Oil~ Cedarwood


Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the tree.  It has a warm, woody aroma and a rich, sweet base note.  Cedarwood has many uses and is gentle enough to use with children.  It is an emotionally calming and grounding oil.  It can help to reduce stress as well as offer respiratory support for sinus congestion due to allergies, colds and flu.  Cedarwood is also useful in body care blends for the skin.  Due to its cedrol content, it can help protect minor skin irritations and scrapes from infection.



Diffuser Blend
3 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
2 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
3 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)




Do you suffer from seasonal allergies?  Aromatherapy inhalers are excellent for reducing an itchy nose and sneezing.  This inhaler is available in my shop. {here}