Monday, July 24, 2017

Natural Remedy Massage Lotions

Available in the shop {here}

Finally!  Last week I finally had the chance to mix and bottle some lotion blends to list in the shop. These blends are a natural, effective way to support 4 common concerns using an alternative to OTC medications.  Essential oils were chosen for their therapeutic properties and synergistic relationship to one another to create these wonderful blends.  The lotion base contains 89% organic ingredients and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth.  I have personally used these blends as well as clients and family members and everyone reports excellent results.

~~Happy Belly Lotion~~
When you've over-indulged at the dinner table, Happy Belly Massage Lotion can help ease the discomforts of digestion.  Simply massage the lotion onto the abdomen and low back after eating or as needed.
Available in 2 oz bottle {here}

~~Sleepy Legs Lotion~~
For calming muscle spasms and helping to relax the body overall. It offers sleep support as well as relief from the aches and spasms associated with Restless Leg Syndrome.
Simply massage Sleepy Legs Lotion onto legs and feet at bedtime.
Available in 2 oz bottle {here} and 4 oz bottle {here}

~~Sore Muscles Massage Lotion~~
For easing muscle aches from overuse and minor injury. Whether you had a tough workout at the gym or strained a little too hard moving heavy furniture, Sore Muscles Massage Lotion can help ease the discomfort.  Simply massage the lotion onto the area of concern several times daily as needed.
Available in 2 oz bottle {here}

~~Women's PMS Belly Lotion~~
For calming muscle spasms and helping to relax the body overall and reduce aches and pains. As an added benefit, it offers sleep support as well.
Simply massage Women's PMS Belly Lotion onto abdomen and low back several times daily as needed.
Available in 2 oz bottle {here} and 4 oz bottle {here}

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Weekly Essential Oil~ Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobilis)

Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobilis) is steam distilled from the flowers.  Its aroma is deep and intense, yet warm, fruity and sweet.  Just a few drops go a long way when blending.  Roman Chamomile is energetically calming and soothing.  Because it is calming to the central nervous system, it inspires relaxation both physically and emotionally. Roman Chamomile is a wonderful antispasmodic oil to use in belly blends for digestion and menstrual cramps as it promotes relaxation in the smooth muscles. It is also useful for aches and pains related to stress and muscle spasms of the legs.  Diluted in an unscented cream or lotion, Roman Chamomile is even gentle enough to use on babies who experience colic.

Tense Muscle Massage Lotion
1 ounce Unscented Lotion
2 drops Cardamom (Elletaria cardamomum) 
8 drops Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobilis)
8 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

Sleepy Legs Lotion is an all natural organic lotion base combined with essential oils known for calming muscle spasms and helping to calm the body overall. It offers sleep support as well as relief from the aches and spasms associated with Restless Leg Syndrome.
It is available {here} in 2 oz & 4 oz sizes

2 oz {here}
4 oz {here}

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weekly Essential Oil~ German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is steam distilled from the flowers.  Its aroma is sweet and fruity, yet herbal and strong.  When blending, a little goes a long way.  Try adding just a couple drops to your blend to keep it from overpowering other oils. German Chamomile is energetically calming and grounding.  It is helpful in calming feelings of anger and frustration related to stressful conditions.  It is a cooling oil and is excellent for reducing inflammation and pain especially in injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments.  German Chamomile is also a wonderful skin healing oil.  It is helpful in treating burns, insect bites and rashes.

Try blending German Chamomile in these 2 recipes.  The first recipe is a 1% dilution in Aloe Vera Gel and is safe to use on adults and children over 1 year.  
The second recipe is a 4% dilution and is suitable for use on adults and children ages 12 years and older.
I've used the same essential oils in both recipes, however the intention of each blend is different.  By using a different carrier (Aloe Vera Gel & Jojoba Wax) and adjusting the amount of essential oils used, the strength and therefore the use of the blend is different.

Calming & Healing for Minor Bruises & Scrapes
1 ounce Aloe Vera Gel
1 drop German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) 
2 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Apply to clean wound several times daily.

Minor Injury Massage Oil
(ie: swollen muscles, joints & tendons)
1 ounce jojoba wax
8 drops German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
4 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
12 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Massage onto area of concern several times daily.

Anyone who is on their feet all day will appreciate the
nourishing and calming properties of this foot butter.
Start with a pea size amount-add more if needed-
and massage onto bottoms of feet at bedtime.
The soothing effects can be felt almost immediately!
Available {here}

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}