Monday, November 30, 2015

Cranberry & Lime Spritzer


Specialty drinks are an easy and delicious way to get into the holiday spirit. This non-alcoholic Cranberry & Lime Spritzer is a festive, fun, and  delicious addition to complement any meal during the holidays.

What You Need:
Cranberry juice
Sparkling water or lemon-lime soda
Ice cubes
Lime essential oil
Garnish: cranberries and limes

Directions:
1. Fill glass with ice and pour sparking water or lemon-lime soda half way
2. Fill additional half of glass with cranberry juice
3. Add 1 drop Lime essential oil and stir
4. For a garnish, add sliced limes and cranberries and enjoy


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Douglas Fir Essential Oil Spotlight


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Douglas Fir is a conifer that grows natively throughout North America. This tall, evergreen fir tree is frequently used in the Christmas tree industry and has a lemon scented note that’s sweet and refreshing. Douglas Fir essential oil is sustainably sourced from young trees in New Zealand, where it is a highly invasive species threatening the country’s ecosystem. Douglas Fir has a unique chemical composition that’s particularly rich in beta-pinene, contributing to its ability to promote feelings of clear airways. Douglas Fir can also be used to purify the skin and promote a positive mood. Blending Douglas Fir with citrus oils will create an uplifting environment while freshening the air.

Application:
Aromatic, Topical, Neat

Plant Part:
Branch/Leaf

Extraction Method:
Steam distillation

Aromatic Description:
Clean, Fresh, Woody, Airy

Main Chemical Components:
B-pinene, a-pinene, 3-carvene, sabinene

PRIMARY BENEFITS
•  Promotes feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
•  Cleansing and purifying to the skin
•   Promotes a positive mood and sense of focus

USES
Combine Douglas Fir with Wild Orange, Lemon, or Bergamot in a diffuser to freshen the air, uplift mood, and promote a sense of focus
Add 1 drop to facial cleanser, bar soap, or body wash for added cleansing benefits and an invigorating aroma

Diffuse 2–3 drops Douglas Fir with 2–3 drops Eucalyptus, or rub into hands and inhale deeply to promote feelings of clear airways and easy breathing

Combine with 1-2 drops of Wintergreen for a relaxing massage experience

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Douglas Fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii 5 mL
Part Number: 31590001
Wholesale: $22.50
Retail: $30.00

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

F-Bomb Blend | Essential Oil Blend to Protect Against Seasonal Threats


F-Bomb Blend

Tis the season….yes…Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s…winter! The season where everyone gets some sort of bug and everyone is sick. Combat it this year with the F Bomb blend which is an effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support

F Bomb Blend
10 drops oregano
18 drops lemon
15 drops melaleuca
15 drops protective blend
Place all oils in a 10ml rollerball and fill the remaining space with fractioned coconut oil.
Roll on lymph nodes, neck, spine and bottom of feet 2-4 times a day.

Benefits:
Support for a healthy immune system
Protection against environmental and seasonal threats
Excellent source of antioxidants
Healthy respiratory function support
Assistance with seasonal respiratory discomfort
Assistance with naturally cleansing the body
Aid with digestion


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Cooling Aloe Lotion

Cooling Aloe Lotion (with Spearmint, Douglas Fir and Peppermint Essential Oils)

At one point or another, we all have accidentally spent too much time in the sun!  This lotion is great for your skin after such an event. When your skin is red or hot the cooling sensation will feel amazing on your sunburned skin while providing much needed moisture.

You will feel
Soothing coolness of the aloe
Tingle from the Peppermint
Fresh minty breeze of Spearmint
Rich balancing aroma of Douglas Fir

Ingredients:
1/4 cup of Beeswax grated
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon of Vitamin E Oil
1/2 cup Aloe Vera gel
5 drops of Peppermint
10 drops of Spearmint
10 drops of Douglas Fir

Directions:
  • Mix the Beeswax in a double boiler; you can put a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water
  • Add the coconut oil and vitamin E oil when the beeswax is almost melted
  • Once completely melted and combined, remove from heat.
  • Let sit at room temperature for an hour until cool (or put it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  • The mixture will turn white and harden slightly
  • In a separate glass bowl, mix the aloe and the essential oils
  • Add to the other mixture and beat with a hand mixer until you have reached your desired consistency

Spearmint & Peppermint may support your ability to focus
Douglas Fir is calming and comforting


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Please note: Products mentioned in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This website is not a substitute for professional care.  Always consult your medical doctor regarding your medical care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Dinner Menu Ideas


Looking for that special something to add to your Thanksgiving or Christmas menus? Try incorporating essential oils for heightened palette pleasure. Less is more when cooking with essential oils so we recommend starting with one drop and adding more if needed.


Below are some essential oils to have in your spice cabinet! Also, here are some recipes to help you on your way!

Sweet Potatoes = Cinnamon

Sugar Cookies = Lemon

Cilantro Lime Dressing = Cilantro & Lime

Candied Walnuts = Protective Blend

Basted Turkey = Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon

Pumpkin Pie = Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger

Cranberry & Lime Spritzer = Lime

Cinnamon Apple Chips – Cinnamon

Orange Cranberry Chutney = Wild Orange

Gingerbread Cookies = Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove







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Please note: Products mentioned in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This website is not a substitute for professional care.  Always consult your medical doctor regarding your medical care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Essential Oils 101


What Are Essential Oils?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:

Aromatic: Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.

Topical: Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

Internal: Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

That’s why you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity.


Place your essential oils order here

Please note: Products mentioned in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This website is not a substitute for professional care.  Always consult your medical doctor regarding your medical care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

5 Ways to Use Essential Oils Aromatically


5 Ways to Use Essential Oils Aromatically


  1. Diffuse a few drops in the morning, throughout the day or right before going to bed.
  2. Place a drop in your palm, run the palms together and inhale.
  3. Drip 2-3 drops onto the floor of the hot shower, away from the water path, and breathe in.
  4. Add to household surface cleaners or to a load of laundry.
  5. Add a couple drops to pillows and bed linens. 


Place your essential oils order here

Please note: Products mentioned in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This website is not a substitute for professional care.  Always consult your medical doctor regarding your medical care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Essential Oil Blends – Inspired by Songs!


My love of music is even more intense than my love for essential oils! I drew some inspiration from song titles to create some blends! Enjoy!

MENTAL CLARITY BLENDS

HEADACHE Blend*
2 drops Marjoram
2 drops Thyme
2 drops Rosemary
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Lavender
For head & neck tension relief diffuse by your head
*Inspiration: Weezer

FOCUS Blend
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Vetiver
4 drops of Grounding Blend
Clear your mind and stay focused while at work
*Inspiration: Ariana Grande


ENERGIZING BLENDS

WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO GO Blend
2 or 4 drops each
Peppermint
Wild Orange
Increase energy & alertness - quick pick me up
*Inspiration: Wham!

DON’T STOP ME NOW Blend

2 drops each
Peppermint
Grapefruit
Metabolic Blend
Increase vigor & performance - great for workouts
*Inspiration: Queen

MORE THAN A FEELING Blend

8 drops Grapefruit
4 drops Lavender
4 drops Lemon
2 drops Basil
Get excited! Boost overall energy in your environment - Stimulate your living room!
*Inspiration: Boston


SENSUALITY BLENDS

SEXUAL HEALING Blend
7 – 10 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Vanilla
1 drop Jasmine or Ylang Ylang
Set the perfect mood for a romantic encounter
*Inspiration: Marvin Gaye (or Tim Mahoney)

I’M YOURS Blend
2 drops Black Pepper
2 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Jasmine
Set the mood for what lies ahead!
*Inspiration: Jason Mraz


HOLIDAY CELEBRATION BLENDS

CINNAMON GIRL Blend
4 – 6 drops Patchouli
2 – 4 drops Cinnamon
3 – 5 drops Sweet Orange
1 – 2 drops Clove
1 drop Ylang Ylang
Warm up the atmosphere of your home for the holidays
*Inspiration: Neil Young

AUTUMN LEAVES Blend

4 drops Wild Orange
4 drops Cassia
Fall in love with fall and ease the thought that winter is ahead
*Inspiration: Ed Sheeran

DECK THE HALLS Blend

2 drops White Fir
2 drops Cassia
2 drops Wild Orange
Enjoy the holiday and your Christmas tree
*Inspiration: King’s Singers

INSECT REPELLENT BLENDS

THE BUG Blend
1 drop Lemongrass
1 drop Melaleuca
1 drop Thyme
1 drop Eucalyptus
1 drop Rosemary
Diffuse around you to keep the creepy crawlies away
*Inspiration: Dire Straits

MOSQUITO Blend
4 – 6 drops Spearmint
3 – 5 drops Peppermint
3 – 5 drops Citronella
1 drop Lemongrass
Repel the annoying insects by diffusing around you and it will also help to cool you down on a hot summer day
*Inspiration: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

STRESS RELIEF BLENDS


PEACEFUL EASY FEELING Blend
4 drops Roman Chamomile,
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Clary Sage
2 drops Geranium
1 drop Ylang Ylang
Take the edge off by diffusing this blend
*Inspiration: The Eagles

LOST CAUSE Blend
4 drops Lavender
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Orange or Petitgrain
1 drop Palmarosa or Ylang Ylang
1 drop of Vetiver
Wind down with this nice aromatherapy diffuser blend for men because it is not too girly. Vetiver gives it a smoky undertone.
*Inspiration: Beck

LET IT BE Blend
4 drops Lavender
3 drops Clary Sage
2 drops Ylang Ylang
1 drop Marjoram
Relieve your stress with this calming and positive effect blend that helps balance hormones
*Inspiration: The Beatles


MOOD LIFTING BLENDS

GOOD TIME Blend
3 drops Bergamot
2 drops Geranium
3 drops Lavender
Create a wonderful atmosphere when friends and family are gathered together
*Inspiration: Alan Jackson

DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Blend
2-3 drops Invigorating blend
2-3 drops Joyful blend
Quick pick me up
*Inspiration: Bobby McFarrin

BEAUTIFUL DAY Blend
2 drops Wild Orange
2 drops Bergamot
2 drops Cypress
2 drops Frankincense
Emotional healing: Helps reduce sad & anxious feelings
*Inspiration: U2


IMMUNITY SUPPORT BLENDS

SICK AGAIN Blend
10 drops of Lemon
10 drops Oregano
20 drops Protective blend
Make the sniffles go away with Heather Marquez’s blend. Put in roller with coconut oil and roll on feet 2-3 times a day
*Inspiration: Led Zeppelin

MR. BLUE SKY Blend
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Peppermint
Maintain clear breathing and a healthy immune response
*Inspiration: ELO

UNWELL Blend
1 drop Lemon
1 drop Lime
1 drop Peppermint
1 drop Rosemary
1 drop Eucalyptus
Strengthen respiratory function during cold and flu season
*Inspiration: Matchbox 20

DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS Blend
20 drops Orange
10 drops Eucalyptus
10 drops Juniper Berry
10 drops Pine
6 drops Basil
6 drops Rosewood
4 drops Ginger
Combat colds with this cold bomb! When you feel a bug coming on, add a few drops to your diffuser to help your body fight it fast
*Inspiration: Disturbed

ALLERGIES Blend*
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Lavender
Calm seasonal threats by cleansing your nasal passageway to help aid your breathing
*Inspiration: Barenaked Ladies

CLEAN Blend
3 drops Invigorating blend
3 drops Cleansing blend
Purify the air with this blend and protect yourself against environmental contaminates
*Inspiration: Taylor Swift

JUST BREATH Blend
4 drops Respiratory blend
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Peppermint
Use during cold and flu season to help support the immune system
*Inspiration: Anna Nalick


RELAXATION & SLEEP BLENDS

MELLOW MOOD Blend
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Marjoram
2 drops Orange
1 drop German Chamomile
1 drop Roman Chamomile
Basic relaxation blend that creates a relaxing atmosphere
*Inspiration: Bob Marley

GO TO SLEEP Blend
6 drops Grapefruit
6 drops Bergamot
6 drops Lime
4 drops Ginger
2 drops Sandalwood
Relaxing and soothing to help ease you off to sleep
*Inspiration: Radiohead

FREE FALLIN’ Blend

8 – 10 drops Lavender
2 – 3 drops Palmarosa
2 – 3 drops Rose Geranium
Help wind down at the end of the day
*Inspiration: Tom Petty

MR. SANDMAN Blend
1 drop Bergamot
1 drop Lavender
1 drop Patchouli
1 drop Ylang Ylang
Helps you fall asleep by calming, balancing and grounding your body and emotions
*Inspiration: The Chordettes

DAYSLEEPER Blend
1 drop Roman Chamomile
1 drop Clary Sage
1 drop Bergamot
Helps you relax and stay calm for better sleep. Good for graveyard shifters
*Inspiration: REM

DREAM ON Blend
2 drops Roman Chamomile
2 drops Wild Orange
4 drops of Calming blend
Relax your mind and fall asleep. Supports restful sleep and helps to turn down the noise at the end of the day
*Inspiration: Aerosmith

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*Blend names are titles of songs.

Please note: Products mentioned in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This website is not a substitute for professional care.  Always consult your medical doctor regarding your medical care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Winter Immune Support

Yes. Winter is almost here! It is the season of colds, the flu, stomach bugs, runny noses, and stuffy noses. Already there has been an abundance of coughs, colds, sniffles and sore throats spreading through homes, schools and daycares centers.

Besides eating well, getting enough sleep, washing your hands and coughing into your arm (not your hand), there are essential oils that can help support the immune system and improve wellness around the winter season.

There are several essential oils that help boost the immune system:
  1. Protective Blend: Supports healthy immune function. Blend of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary for a fragrant, natural and effective option to over-the-counter medications. Great to use on countertops to clean and diffuse to purify the atmosphere because of its superb ability to eliminate and control pathogens.
  2. Melaleuca: It is recognized at the “tea tree” oil and used to promote healthy immune function and protect against environmental and season threats.
  3. Frankincense: The most precious of ancient oils. Promotes relaxation, immune support, cellular health and mood enhancement.
  4. Oregano: One of the most powerful and potent oils and has been used for centuries in traditional health practices for its cleaning and immune-boosting properties. Because of its high phenol content, it possess cleansing and antioxidant properties.
  5. Lemon: A powerful antioxidant that helps ward off free radicals. Provides cleansing and digestive health when taken internally and can sooth an irritated throat.
  6. Cardamom: Great for the digestive and respiratory systems. Promotes clear breathing and can calm stomach upset and motion sickness while promoting a positive mood.
  7. Melissa: The rarest oil. It has a sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance and has a wide range of health benefits and uses. Helps calm stomach discomfort, seasonal bugs and mood support. Also initiates a restful sleep environment and boost immunity when diffused.

Here are some ways you can support your immune system through the season!

BOMB IT!

Bomb your system when seasonal threats are very high! Place your oils in a Veggie Cap

Immune System Bomb
5 drops protective blend
5 drops melaleuca
3 drops oregano
Place in an empty capsule and swallow. Repeat every 3-4 hours while symptoms last.

DRINK IT!
Flush out that seasonal threat by making this immune system drink:

Immune System Flush Drink
2 drops lavender
2 drops lemon
2 drops peppermint
2 drops melaleuca
Mix oils in ½ cup water. Add another ½ cup water, stir, and drink.

WEAR IT!
Place these oil blends directly on the skin to fight the winter threats:

Winter Season Blend
2 drops oregano
2 drops black pepper
4 drops grapefruit
Rub on the bottoms of feel 5 consecutive nights. Help protect against seasonal and environmental elements.

Children’s Winter Sickness Blend
2 drops melaleuca
1 drop lemon
1 drop protective blend
2 tablespoons of carrier oil (Fractioned coconut oil)
Place in roller bottle and massage a little of the blend on neck and chest.

Sick Again Blend
10 drops lemon
10 drops oregano
20 drops protective blend
Place in roller bottle with carrier oil (fractioned coconut oil) and roll on feet 2-3 times a day.

SNIFF IT!
Make your home smell wonderful and improve your immune system by diffusing this blend:

Protection Blend
2 drops protective blend
1 drop frankincense
1 drop lemon
1 drop oregano
1 drop melaleuca

Please note: Products mentioned in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This website is not a substitute for professional care.  Always consult your medical doctor regarding your medical care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.