Archive for Essential Oils

Essential Oil Spotlight: Cilantro

It seems that most people have a black and white relationship with cilantro; they either love it, or they hate it. Me? I LOVE IT. I use it in cooking quite often, but the down side is that some of the bunch I buy often goes bad before I have a chance to use it. One easy solution: Cilantro Essential Oil!

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Essential Oil Spotlight: Helichrysum

Did you know Helichrysum Essential Oil is often used to prevent signs of aging? It is referred to as “The Everlasting Flower” because of its rejuvenating benefits for the skin and ability to improve the complexion. Its use in herbal health practices dates back to ancient Greece, and Helichrysum Essential Oils is still highly valued and sought after for its benefits. It is a POWERHOUSE, when it comes to its restorative properties to the skin. Read on for three easy ways to use this remarkable oil!

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Everyday Essentials: DIY Razor Relief Potion

Summer is still in full swing, and that means a lot of things – including sun, sand, surf, swimwear…and SHAVING. It’s no fun, but we have to do it (or risk being ridiculed at the beach, lol). Razors may be inevitable, but razor burn is not. This easy Razor Relief Potion will soothe even the most sensitive skin and make razor burn a thing of the past.

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Everyday Essentials: DIY Body Scrub

Making your own body scrub at home with quality essential oils is easy as pie…easier, really. (I’m SO not a baker.) Just three simple ingredients + an airtight container, and voila! Simple sugar scrub. Here’s a tip, though – using a scrub like this this can make the tub or shower especially slippery. Take Sheldon’s advice and don’t break a leg – or dislocate a shoulder – due to lack of adhesive ducks.

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Everyday Essentials: My Favorite Perfume Oils

Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? As such, it’s important to consider what you put ON your body, as well as what you put IN it. I’m not a fan of commercial perfumes – in part because they often get their scents from synthetic ingredients rather than natural ones. And the scents are so strong – overwhelming to the olfactory system! (Think about it…do you really want to put that chemical shitstorm on your skin?) I prefer soft scents and natural ingredients, so I use certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils + unscented lotion instead of perfume. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Everyday Essentials: My Favorite Laundry Day Oils

With my sensitive skin and sensitivity to chemical smells, I quit using chemical laden, scented laundry detergents and dryer sheets ages ago. Instead, I use doTERRA’s On Guard Laundry Detergent to wash my clothes, and I use unscented dryer sheets with a couple of drops of essential oil for a light, natural scent when I dry them. (And I’m on the hunt for reusable dryer balls that are NOT made of wool or plastic! If you know of any good ones, please let me know.)

I keep three bottles of oil on the laundry shelf and decide which one to use on the dryer sheets, depending on my mood. You can use others, of course – but these are my three favorites!

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Essential Oil Spotlight: Peppermint

Did you know the peppermint plant is a natural hybrid of watermint and spearmint? It is believed that peppermint was first cultivated in England in the late 17th century, and the ancient Greeks and Roman valued it for its stomach soothing properties. Peppermint Essential Oil is steam distilled from the whole plant and has a high menthol content. It is a “cool” oil – meaning it can be applied topically to the skin for a refreshing sensation. Read on for five of my favorite ways to use this remarkable oil!

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Essential Oil Spotlight: Wild Orange

Cold pressed from the peel of the orange, Wild Orange Essential Oil (citrus sinensis) is one of my absolute favorites. And yes, I realize I say that about a lot of oils…but it’s always true! I have many favorites, and Wild Orange is a must-have in any essential oil collection. It has an invigorating and energizing aroma, and it is a powerful cleanser. It’s incredibly versatile – and inexpensive! Read on for a few ways to use this remarkable essential oil.

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Five Ways to Use Basil Essential Oil

Did you know that the essential oils of common kitchen herbs are 50-70 percent more concentrated than the raw herbs? I recently received a bottle of basil essential oil in my monthly order, and it is AMAZING! Most of us have used basil, an aromatic annual herb of the mint family, in our cooking, but the oil from this plant can be used for more than just a great red sauce. Read on for five ways to use this remarkable essential oil.

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Ten Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

As my essential oils mentor said, lavender is the “Swiss army knife” of essential oils. If you’re interested in implementing essential oils in your daily health and wellness routine, lavender is a good place to start. Read on for 10 of the many uses of lavender essential oil!

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