Tag Archives: Aromatherapy

Essential Oils

God is good! He provides…everything!

I’ve been looking up information about essential oils since I started using them almost a year ago. Do they really work? What does each one do? Which company is better? Does it really matter where they’re grown? I try to include the benefits of whatever I’m using in each post, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten.

Here is a great series that was mentioned on Facebook this morning about just this topic.

I hope it helps you make informed decisions.

Whole New MomThe Great Essential Oils Showdown

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Lavender Salt

I’m not a soaking in the tub kind of person, so I don’t use bath salts. However, I do like to soak my feet. My feet get dirty, sore and dry all the time. I wear flip flops most of the time, pretty much year round. My feet are always exposed to the elements, but I don’t want them to look like they are.

First of all just let me say, to combat dry skin anywhere takes more than just external skin care. It takes hydrating your body from the inside with plenty of water, eating healthy, exercise to keep everything circulating and then adding nutrients to the outside.

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I like a simple Lavender Salt soak. It’s easy to make and does wonders for my feet. I follow up with a little scrub or pumice rub and some foot cream massaged in  and topped off with a pair of white cotton socks. Ah… It doesn’t get much better than that…unless chocolate is involved.

This jar contains:

Epsom Salt-4 cups. (Magnesium Sulfate) Draws out toxins, regulates enzymes, heals skin, releases magnesium into your body (which most people are lacking), helps reduce pain, swelling and improves absorption of nutrients. *Having adequate amounts of calcium helps absorb magnesium, which helps prevent tooth decay. To name a few.

Dried Lavender- 1/2 cup and Lavender Essential Oil (get it here)- 10 drops- Calming, anti-asthmatic, relieves itchiness, rejuvenating, anti-depressant and antiseptic…and so much more.

Other Options:

Using any of the follow essential oils can add to your soak accordingly.

Tea Tree Oil– Antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, helps with acne, congestion and sunburn.

Peppermint Oil- Anesthetic, antiviral, antibacterial, helps with congestion and headaches, improves energy and mental clarity.

HERE is a more comprehensive list of properties of essential oils.

What do you think about the new label?

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Making Natural Glass Cleaner

Streak-free, Clean smelling, all natural glass cleaner.

You’ll Need:

3 cups water

1 cup vinegar

essential oils – I use about 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of citrus scented.

Spray bottle

Process:

Pour all ingredients into bottle and give a little swirl.

To Use:

Spray and wipe with a paper towel or glass cloth.

Making Carpet & Upholstery Flea Powder

You’ll need:

1 cup either powdered salt, Borax or Diatomaceous Earth

20 drops of essential oils

bowl

airtight container

Process:

Pour powder into a bowl being careful not to inhale. If using salt, you’ll have to grind it first. I use a  coffee grinder.

Add 20 drops off various essential oils. The best oils for flea treatments are lemon, rosemary, citronella, cedar, peppermint and geranium.

Mix well

Pour into an airtight container. Something with a shaker top would work well.

To use:

Sprinkle lightly all over carpet ,on and under furniture and cushions, in areas where pets lay and in pet beds.

Leave overnight.

Vacuum.

You can leave it longer in places like behind furniture and under cushions that are not accessible to people, kids and small pets.

*As with all powders, be careful not to inhale while mixing and pouring.

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Making All Natural Carpet Deodorizer

All Natural Carpet Deodorizer is one of the easiest cleaners to  make. The hardest part is finding a shaker container to keep it in.

You’ll need:

1 cup of baking soda

20 drops of essential oils

bowl

airtight container

Process:

Pour 1 cup baking soda into a bowl.

Add 20 drops off various essential oils. I like to use Tea Tree oil for a disinfectant and then something that I’m in the mood to smell. I usually go with a citrus, but you could also use lavender for calming, vanilla or peppermint during the holidays…

Mix well

Pour into an airtight container. Something with a shaker top would work well.

To use:

Sprinkle lightly all over carpet, in certain areas or in smelly shoes or dog beds.

Leave it for  a few minutes.

Vacuum.

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