I received the Balance blend for free in my order last month. I can’t really explain how it made me feel after I used it, but I did feel better. I was having some back pain, so I first applied 6 drops along my spine and massaged it in. It felt great. The suggested use for the blend is to apply to the bottoms of the feet so I tried that also. I really liked the smell. The blend is made up of spruce, rosewood, blue tansy and frankincense. This is a blend of essentials oils that is good to use daily. I now like to use this blend daily. For more information about this blend, click here.
Back to school ads and promotions are in full swing. I am ready for my little guy to get back to school and stop being bored all day! I think this combo would be great in the back to school essentials.
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Lemons always make me think of something clean. Here is an easy recipe for your own homemade essential oil air freshener.
In desired amount of water (however much you want to dilute) add 1-2 tablespoons of white vinegar with 10 drops Lemon essential oil and 6 drops Lavender essential oil. Spritz with a spray bottle. Great for a kitchen or bathroom!
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When you are drained of energy you are exhausted physically and emotionally at times. You lack a capacity for vigorous activity. Well, of course there is an oil for that! Three good ones to be exact.
Lemon- Lemon oil is invigorating and energizing. It may assist you when you feel drained or lethargic. Lemon also perks up the mind. Try applying a few drops of lemon over the liver/stomach or put a few drops in a glass of water.
Peppermint- Offers a quick “pick-me-up” when you are feeling sleepy or drowsy. Peppermint is restorative to the body. Try a drop of peppermint oil under your tongue or place a drop in your hand and inhale the aroma deeply.
Wouldn’t it be great to remove those harsh toxic cleaning chemicals from our home? Especially if you have young kids around. Here are a couple of tips and recipes for simple, safe cleaning solutions in your home.
A list of good all around natural cleaners to keep on hand:
- Essential Oils
- White Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Epsom Salts
- Fels-Naptha Soap
Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
Add 1/2 cup baking soda, 10 drops Melaleuca essential oil and then 1/2 cup White Vinegar. Do not premix the baking soda and vinegar. Think 7th grade volcano science project. You want the reaction to happen while it is still in the bowl. When the solution is reacting, that is when you start scrubbing. Melaleuca offers awesome antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties! You could even make it a fun chore for those little boys in the house who would think it cool to see baking soda and vinegar reaction.
House dust mites are not visible with the unaided eye. House dust mites can cause allergies. Bedding is the optimal for dust mites. In a small spray bottle dilute 5 drops Citrus Bliss essential oil blend with a little water. Mist on bedding. Many oils in the Citrus Bliss blend have been studied for their ability to cleanse and to disinfect. The aroma itself would also be a welcome for house guests.
Spray Peppermint essential oil around and chase those bugs away!
Use 2 cups water, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 10 drops of Lemon or Wild Orange essential oil in a spray bottle for a streak free and smell good clean!
Use a spray bottle filled with water and 15 drops of essential oil. Add vinegar and 1/2 tsp Borax with a pinch of Epsom salts to keep the essential oils suspended and not clinging to the side of the container. Good essential oils to use would be Purify Blend, OnGuard or Lemon.
When painting, put a whole bottle of 5ml Wild Orange essential oil into the bucket of paint. No fumes! Instead, you’ll have a lovely aroma.
Hard Wood Floors:
Mix a little Olive or Coconut oil with a little water and add lemon or another citrus oil. Do not use OnGuard on hard wood floors or stone.
Rub the Fels-Naptha soap directly onto the stain.
Mix hydrogen peroxide with 1 part OnGuard foaming hand wash. May even help get rid of rust!
Cleaning a Glass Top Stove:
Use Lemon or Lime essential oil. No streaks, no grime.
Baking soda with lemon.
Lemon essential oil
Natural Laundry Detergent Recipe:
- 4lb box of Borax
- 4 lb Baking Soda
- 1 box of Arm and Hammer Washing Soap
- 3 graded bars of Fels-Naptha
- 2 containers to equal 3.15lbs of OxyClean
Add 2 tablespoons to your laundry. For HE washers, put the two tablespoons directly on the clothing.
Deodorize your bathroom:
Drop a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the toilet paper roll and then every time you unroll you’ll get a whiff.
Some have found this recipe to be helpful for leg cramps. Give it a try!
5 drops Geranium
10 drops Lavender
3 drops Cypress
Apply topically with fractionated coconut oil.
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If essential oils can help you, they can probably help your garden. I love that they are so versatile! Also, you are protecting yourself and your family by not using harsh chemicals. This is great if you have kids that always seem to find what they aren’t supposed to get into!
Dilute 18 drops of Peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of White Fir in an 8oz spray bottle.
1. Spray before you plant – After digging your hole for your plant, spray a little bit of the essential oil solution into the hole. This helps the soil.
2. Spray wherever bugs attack.
3. Mist the plant.
The solution is also good for spraying ants around the home. Or even use it to spray your fruit trees!
If Peppermint isn’t working, try using Thyme in place of the Peppermint. Do not mix the two oils.
For squash bugs try using Clove or Cinnamon. A good rule of thumb is 1 drop of essential oil per 1 oz of water.
Most easily recognized as a seasoning to put in your food, Thyme produces an essential oil that has valuable cleansing and clarifying properties. It is also notable for its broad spectrum activity for winter health. It is highly antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic.
Some common primary uses would be to topically or aromatically apply to help asthma, bacterial infections or colds. Apply topically to help bites or stings.
Thyme was used by the Egyptians for embalming and by the ancient Greeks to fight against infectious illnesses.
This oil is a general tonic for the nerves and stomach.
Thyme is also 10% off this month! Learn how to get this essential oil here.
For more information about Thyme click here.
This advice has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease or replace proper medical help.