Saturday, December 14, 2013

Essential Oils For The Holiday Season

Don't be so busy this holiday season that you forget about
using essential oils.

Essential oils can do much to help turn this 
hectic time of year
into a more enjoyable experience.

Here are 5 tips I like applying these days... and you may want
to consider applying them, too.

Use Essential Oils to Enhance the Smell of Your Home Good smells and holidays go together. Lately, I've enjoyed diffusing a blend of orange, cinnamon and spruce.  
Other good choices this time of year are 
individual tree oils  like pine and balsam fir.  You can even swab the tips of the lights on your artificial Christmas tree with one of these oils to give it that real tree aroma.

Make Your Food and Drinks Special with Peppermint Oil 
What would the holidays be without some special foods 
drinks? With essential oils, it can be as easy as adding a couple
drops of peppermint oil to a cookie 
recipe or making some
peppermint tea for yourself and your guests.

For peppermint tea: add few drops of peppermint oil to a
1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil in the bottom of a tea cup, pour in
hot water, and stir in a little honey 
to taste.

Another quick food tip:  adding some nutmeg oil to your eggnog
makes it extra delicious.

Use Essential Oils to Help You Stay Well  
No one wants 
to get sick anytime, but especially during the

Essential oils can help protect you from illness.  The 
Thieves rubbed on the feet and diffused while 
sleeping is easy
and effective in this regard.

Use Essential Oils to Manage Stress 
Holiday stress 
can take away the joy of the season and can
lead to some self-destructive behavior.  Essentialoils can provide a great way to keep stress under control.

I like diffusing the blend Peace and Calming 
and rubbing
the blend Valor on my chest and shoulders 
as a way to manage
my stress in a healthy, effective way.

Take Essential Oils with You While Traveling  
Whether you are running across town for a holiday party or 
traveling out of state to visit family, it's a great idea to take
your most basic essential oils with you.

That way you'll be equipped for a whole variety of problems
that could arise while you're away. It's no fun having a headache
or stomachache spoil a time away  when either could easily
be addressed with essential oils.

There are many other ideas I could mention, but these are some
basic ones I don't want you to miss. 

~from Laura Bostrom

Be blessed and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Some of the many uses for Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to herbal tea to help aid normal digestion.
  • Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale to soothe the minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.
  • Rub one drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure.
  • Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
  • Apply peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.
  • Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine.
  • Diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning to curb the desire to snack.
  • Inhale peppermint essential oil or rub a drop on to your abdomen to soothe minor stomach discomfort.
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Peace & Calming

Peace and Calming is  a gentle, fragrant blend. When diffused, it helps calm tensions and uplift the spirit, promoting relaxation and a deep sense of peace. When massaged on the bottoms of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night's rest. Peace & Calming may be especially calming and comforting to young children after an overactive and stressful day.

Ingredients: Tangerine (Citrus nobilis), orange (Citrus aurantium), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum).

Here are a several great uses for Peace & Calming:
  •  Rubbing 1-2 drops of  Peace & Calming oil on the bottom of the feet, chest or on the shoulders before bedtime may help you get quality sleep.
  • Diffusing Peace & Calming oil in the room may calm overactive or hard to manage children.
  • Mixing Peace & Calming oil mixed with Bath Gel Base in warm water for a relaxing bath.
  • Diffusing Peace & Calming oil while sleeping may help in stopping nocturnal teeth grinding.
  • Rubbing Peace & Calming on the stomach maybe be soothing when upset or under stress.
  • Diffusing Peace & Calming may be calming to animals.
  • Rubbing Peace & Calming on the paws of animal may help them to remain calm when traveling.
Peace and Calming is one of my favorite oils. I love to diffuse it! I also like to dab it on my wrists and behind my ears.
I have used small amounts on our dogs and it does help bring a calmness. 

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Thieves Tea & More


Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves blend, the essential oils in Thieves is well-known for enhancing health and well-being. Each of the single essential oils in this blend makes Thieves is a very popular essential oil due to its variety of uses. The single oils in the blend Thieves are: Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), Lemon (Citrus limon), Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum),
Eucalyptus radiata, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol).

A few uses
  • Apply 1-2 drops Thieves to cuts or open wounds to help prevent infection and promote healing.
  •  Mix 1 drop Thieves in a TBSP water, gargle for a sore throat.
  •  Morning and evening, apply 2-3 drops Thieves on the soles of feet to protect from colds and flu.
  • Apply 1 drop Thieves to a bee or wasp sting to neutralize the toxin and relieve pain and swelling.
  •  Once or twice a week, add enough drops (3-4) to a Q-Tip and rub on gums and teeth to help kill oral pathogens, and promote healthy gums and teeth.
  •  Diffuse Thieves at home or office to kill airborne germs related to colds and flu.
  • Put 3-5 drops Thieves on a dampened washcloth, toss in the dryer in place of toxic dryer sheets.
  •  Mix 3-4 drops Thieves with 1/2 cup Baking Soda for an effective tub and tile cleaner.
  • Mix 1 drop Thieves with a teaspoon of honey for cough relief.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Friday, September 6, 2013


 Joy essential oil blend can help you find joy in the journey. It's designed to be worn as a perfume/cologne or diffused in hourly increments. Use it for emotional balance, uplifting.

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 How to Use
Directions: Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour three times daily.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practioner prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 24 hours after applying product.

Storage: Keep in a cool dark place.

Ingredients: Bergamot, ylang ylang, geranium, rosewood, lemon, mandarin, jasmine. Roman chamomile, palmarosa and rose.