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A Natural “Sunscreen” Recipe

Okay, so I’ve been wanting to make my very own natural sunscreen. So I made it using these ingredients:

10 drops of lavendar

I also used a glass jar

1 tablespoon of pomegranate oil

3/4 cup of coconut oil-fractionated

2 tablespoons of shea butter

2 tablespoons of Zinc oxide

The steps I took:

Combined 

all ingredients except zinc oxide in the jar. I then placed a saucepan with a couple inches of water on the stove over medium/low heat. Next, I placed the jar in the saucepan and stirred the contents until everything starts to melt. When the ingredients are combined, I then added the zinc oxide and stirred it really well. Fina

lly, I put the jar in a cool area. This is what I use to prevent sunburns for myself and my kiddo. 🙂

Just recently I’ve started using this diaper rash cream they just came out with because it has the ingredients that can help suppor

t against sun burns too.

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DIY Dry Shampoo Spray with EOS

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DIY Wet Spray Shampoo for Light or Dark Hair

  • 1/2 cup warm water (depending on size of container.. you could double this whole recipe).
  • Slightly less than 1/4 cup organic arrowroot powder.
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder (if you have dark hair). This smells delicious with Peppermint essential oil!
  • 3 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol depending on how big the container is.
  • Some essential oils 3-4 drops depending on if you are doubling the recipe or not. You can get some wonderful essential oils here!

What to do to use this spray: Mix all ingredients in a small spray bottle and shake well. Shake before each use and spray on roots or oily parts of hair. Let dry and style as you usually would.

When I do shampoo my hair once or twice per week I use this shampoo.

I only apply the shampoo to the roots and right by scalp… it will already get on the rest of the hair on it’s own. Then, I condition my hair once per week with this conditioner. I only apply it to the ends.

🙂 I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me. It is so wonderful to find more natural ways of taking care of our bodies! Click below for my DIY Dry Shampoo Spray Video!

DIY Dry Shampoo Spray Video

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DIY Shaving Cream

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Oh, yes! Shaving Cream is another great way to use your essential oils! This is perfect for men and women.

This DIY shaving cream uses some of the best oils for our skin which are Peppermint eo, Sandalwood eo, and Tea Tree oil/Melaleuca eo. Combining these amazing oils with shea butter and coconut oil will leave your skin smooth and moisturized. This is super easy to make by the way.

Okay so what ingredients?
⅓ cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
5 drops Sandalwood oil
6 drops Peppermint oil
5 drops Melaleuca oil
How did I do it?
    • I put each of the ingredients except for essential oils in double boiler.
    • When the ingredients had melted, then I removed this from heat and let it just sit for 5 minutes.
    • I then added essential oils and stirred until it was all combined.
    • Then, I let is sit until it hardened.

I also put it in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.

I then used a hand mixer and whipped shaving cream until it was light.

Then I put this in a container… you can pick one. I did use this one though—click here to see!

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Sandalwood EO and How to Use It

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Knowing how to use the oils we have is helpful and necessary. Why get something we won’t use?
Here are some Sandalwood Oil uses and benefits:
 
  • A major benefit of Sandalwood eo the way it promotes healthy and smooth skin. Putting Sandalwood eo on the skin will not only promote a smooth complexion, but it supports in reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. Additionally, there are benefits to making Sandalwood essential oil part of your skincare routine.
  • You can also fill a large bowl with hot water, apply one to two drops of Sandalwood essential oil to your face, and cover your head with a towel. Next, place your face over the steaming water. This at-home spa treatment will leave your skin feeling nourished and rejuvenated. (Be careful; do not put your face in the water if it is hot enough to burn you)! 😉
  • Sandalwood essential oil can support in enhancing your mood. The aroma of Sandalwood will help settle and balance emotions. Try applying two drops of Sandalwood essential oil to your hands. Then, put your hands around your nose and inhale for 30 seconds. This can help in lessening tension and balancing our emotions.
  • Sandalwood has been found to be quite helpful to gardeners. In addition, studies have shown that Sandalwood eo can have positive effects on plants. In one case, researchers sprayed several types of plants with Sandalwood essential oil. After spraying the plants, it showed that the essential oil helped the plants deal with environmental stress. So, try using a Sandalwood essential oil solution to save the day in your gardening endeavors.
  • Sandalwood essential oil can benefit your hair. If you want to use Sandalwood essential oil on your hair, simply apply one or two drops of the oil to wet hair. This can help provide a natural shine. You could even add 2 drops to your current hair care products!
  • Try this eo during yoga!
  • Not only is Sandalwood essential oil good for the skin and look of it, but it can promote a smooth and comfortable shave.
  • Add two drops of Sandalwood essential oil to a hot bath to reduce feelings of stress and promote relaxation.
  • Diffuse Sandalwood next to your bed as you are going to sleep to help promote a relaxing environment for a restful night’s sleep. Additionally, you can also apply a few drops of Sandalwood essential oil to the back of your neck before going to sleep to promote restful sleep.

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Intro to Essential Oils…

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You might be looking for support for emotions, more energy, physical needs, skin care, how to clean with essential oils, or support in some other area of your life. There is an oil that can benefit you in your life. 🙂

In addition, I will explain what essential oils are and go over several oils with you. This will be a great chance to ask any questions you might have about essential oils at the end of the presentation.

I’ve been asked numerous times to provide an educational intro class to the people who are not local to me! I would love to. Now I am offering that to anyone that is interested in knowing more about essential oils.

Oh and there’s no fee! Totally free class.. just show up with a water bottle, pen, paper, and yourself!

Super easy!

Hope to see you soon.

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Challenge Yourself to Naturally Spring Clean Your Home!

 

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Ahhh! Isn’t that what you want to be saying when you step into your house. Thinking to yourself… it is so good to be home. 🙂 A great way to brighten your home and get fresh air and healthy smells in it is to do a couple tasks each day or even just one. This makes it less overwhelming!

Having a helpful chart or list of natural ways we can implement spring cleaning is sooo beneficial. This helps us to know what is next and to know what and how to mix up cleaning supplies… cleaning supplies without chemicals that is.

Knowing which oils and supplies to get is necessary to successfully completing the outline cleanings tasks.

Here are just a few of my favorite cleaning supplies that are mentioned in the ebook I will be send you once you subscribe to our newsletter! Grapefruit essential oillemon eo, and sponges.

There are others, but these are a few you will definitely need on-hand! 🙂

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What will I use some of the common essential oils for anyway?

Actually, there are so many uses for these awesome oils! I once wondered the same thing. I wasn’t sure where to start. Here are many ideas on how you can begin to incorporate these oils into your daily life or throughout life.
Uses for Lemon essential oil:

 Get rid of bad smells. Anytime you are wanting to have a fabulous smelling house/apartment be sure to diffuse Lemon to neutralize odors!
Lemon essential oil is excellent for dealing with anything sticky. Want to remove something sticky like gum try this natural solution before you panic! I have also utilized this for removing permanent marker off of a dry erase board.
Add several drops of Lemon your water bottle! I have a water bottle with me at all times. 🙂 I recommend this kind of water bottle. I have had a lot in the past that have leaked.
Need a pick me up? First, diffuse lemon essential oil to energize your mood. Then, treat yourself by mixing a couple of drops with Tea tree oil/Melaleuca and fractionated coconut oil and put on tired or dry feet.
Adding a bit of Lemon EO while cooking salmon or other meals can be delicious. You can even add it to your tea!
Do you get low on energy throughout the day? You should rub a drop of Lemon on your hands, the back of your neck and through your hair. AHH-mazing!
Lemon EO is amazing for cleaning. You can add this to a DIY cleaning spray, your dishwater, or to clean your glassware. This smells so much better plus has added benefits.
When the kiddos have homework to do after school, diffuse Lemon and Peppermint EOs. This supports focus and motivation to accomplish tasks.
I love to make my own all purpose cleaner. I mix 6 drops of Lemon eo with water and vinegar in a spray bottle to cleanse surfaces throughout the house. In addition, I use this spray to clean stainless steel appliances. For stainless steel, mix Lemon essential oil and olive oil (that’s what I love to do).

 

Sick of having horrible smelling kitchen washcloths? When your kitchen washcloths smell horrible, then add Lemon eo to your detergent. You can then soak these washcloths overnight, wash, dry and your kitchen will smell wonderful.

Instead of dryer sheets (they are awful for you), try adding a few drops to a damp wash cloth and put it in the dryer with your laundry. Then, set the dryer to a low temperature cycle.

Lavendar EO:
Lavendar is lovely in a bath! Drop about 3 drops of lavender essential oil along with 1 cup of unscented Epsom salts to your bath water for an amazingly relaxing experience.
After a long day, rub Lavender along with Lemongrass on your legs and feet. This is soooo relaxing! Love it.
To promote a restful night’s sleep you can put a couple drops on the bottoms of the feet.
Want to clean your mattress? Sprinkle a mixture of 1 cup baking soda and 5 drops of lavender essential oil on your mattress. Let this mixture sit for approximately one hour then use the vacuum hose to clean it up. You can combine with drops of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, or Rosemary as well. Excellent way to use several of your oils!
When I have accidentally burnt myself I have applied Lavender eo to the affected area to support soothing skin irritation, support reduced redness, promote less swelling.
You can even use small jar to add oatmeal and add 5 drops of Lavender oil. When it’s time to wash your face, add water and it becomes an excellent natural scrub! A little goes a long way.
Night-time tip: A few drops of Lavender placed on a pillow will help promote a restful night’s sleep.
Homemade Aftershave: Use after shaving to soothe and soften skin and to reduce the redness and burning caused by razor burn (great gift idea for hubby).
One drop of Lavender will help relieve the sensitivity of gums, dry or chapped lips, occasional scrapes and abrasions, or after too much sun. This oil is so supportive.
You can apply Lavender to the temples and back of neck to support reducing anxious feelings and stress and promote mental clarity.
Rub Lavender essential oil onto an itchy tummy while pregnant to support less itchyness (Amazing).
Therapeutic Dish & Laundry Soap. If your liquid soap smells a bit flat, you can add Lavender to make it smell so much better.

Uses for Peppermint EO:

 

Support healthier breathing by diluting a drop of Peppermint oil combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil and put under your nose to support open airways and help you breathe easily.

 

You can add Peppermint eo to a cold compress and cool down your feet after a long day.

 

Keep a spray bottle of water with a few drops of Peppermint eo around to use when you need to cool down.

Use a drop of Peppermint eo with Lemon eo with a bit of water for a healthy and refreshing mouth rinse. It can freshen breath. I also love to add 1 drop of peppermint to my lip gloss. 🙂 Heard great things about this and have loved it.

 

Put a drop or two of peppermint eo on hands and then inhale deeply to increase alertness.

Apply to neck and forehead with Lavender to relieve tension and pressure.

Peppermint is a great way to cool joints. It helps to soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort.

 

You can even rub this eo on your stomach or take it internally for supporting a decrease in occasional digestive discomfort.

 

You could add a drop of Peppermint eo to your chocolate Trim Shake for a delicious flavor!

 

You can diffuse Peppermint eo which can support decreasing any urges to snack on junk food. It’s a good way to control appetite.

On long drives Peppermint eo could be your best friend… for staying awake that is.

 

Prior to exercising, apply a bit of Peppermint eo onto your chest or just take a deep breath straight from the bottle. Then, after you exercise add to shampoo to stimulate your senses.

Peppermint makes a delicious addition to all things chocolate. Add a drop into your brownies. Delicious!!

Uses for Oregano

Take 2 drops in a Veggie Capsule, with olive oil, for immune support.

Put a drop of Oregano essential oil in your spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, on a roast, or any other foods for great flavor. Oregano is quite strong so put the drop first on a spoon and then use a toothpick to slowly add oil to the food.

Mix 4 drops of Oregano with water in a spray bottle and spray it in corners of the shower, sink and other damp places in your home.

Add a drop of Oregano and a drop of Basil into a veggie dip! You can add them both with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a wonderful bread dip!

Oregano helps create a peaceful environment that is helpful in supporting our digestive systems.

When a change of seasons may have you feeling down, make your own wellness blend by combining 4 drops Oregano, 4 drops Protective Blend, 5 drops Tea Tree Oil and 4 drops Lemon into a Veggie Capsule.

Anyone’s skin can have  bumps or feel irritated. Oregano is effective as a topical ointment. Oregano is strong. Use 1-3 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil with the oregano.

 

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