I am continuing to share my Oil Love journey with you with Chapter 3: DIY & Recipes. If you would like catch up with my previous Oil Love blogs, click on the links:
Here are some recent concoctions I have been playing around with:
After 2 days of pains in my stomach, I reluctantly resorted to DiGize. I cannot stand the smell of it. I decided to mix it with Peppermint and applied to directly to stomach. To my surprise, it worked within minutes. It creates this magical cooling, yet hot feeling. The best way I can describe it is that it feels like Icy Hot on my belly. Oddly, my cat also seemed to love the smell. I was laying with a blanket on me and she kept trying to lick though the blanket. But besides my cat going bananas, I am pleasantly surprised of how well this actually works. I’m glad my DiGize bottle won’t be neglected now.
RC Blend is a god-send when it comes to any sort sinus problems. My poor husband (and all his ailments) suffers from horrible allergies, clogging up his sinuses and making him all stuffy. He’s miserable and I am annoyed by the constant sniffling and groaning. I suggested that he massage RC diluted with a tad bit of Fractionated Coconut Oil for more slip. He applied ample pressure while massaging his sinuses. Within minutes, he felt his sinuses opening up. About 10-15 minutes later, he could breathe again. I would also suggest inhaling some Peppermint Oil to take healing your clogged up nose to the next level.
I have had 2 stubborn warts on my the bottom of my big toe for years. I called a Podiatrist once and they told me that depending on how deep they were I may need to take a good bit of time off work. Who can afford that for a few darn warts? Not me. Essential Oils to the rescue. Oregano Oil diluted with Coconut Oil or Olive Oil twice a day, dramatically shrunk the warts. It’s taking a bit of time to fully get rid of them, but it is better than getting them removed with a knife and having to be off work. They don’t bother me, so I will be patient. Oregano Oil isn’t the best smelling oil, but I can get past it. Make sure you dilute Oregeno Oil accordingly. It is a “hot” oil. You don’t want to cause a bigger issue than a wart.
TOE NAIL FUNGUS
I am sure there are many of you who have a significant other has or you yourself have to wear boots to work. This is a breeding ground for fungus. It thrives in the dark, moist, warm environment. My husband’s poor toes suffer greatly. I made a mixture of Thyme & Tea Tree Essential Oils. Buff the the nail first with a cheap file you can throw away immediately then apply one drop on the big toe nail. While wearing gloves, massage it into nail bed. Add one drop more and distribute it to the other affected toe nails. Warning: This stinks to high heaven. I make my husband immediately put on socks, one to mask the smell a bit, and two, to stop any oil getting on my carpets. It seems to be working. Again, it is taking some time, but we have hope.
Headaches are the worst. I hate taking medicine. I always end up feeling worse or my stomach then becomes upset. When my head is pounding, I have my husband massage PanAway & Copaiba Essential Oils mixed with Fractionated Coconut Oil up and down my neck, especially at the brain stem. I have him go a little hard with the massage and have him do it longer than I am sure he wants to. This calms my headache enough that I can function. It’s better than feeling crappy with medicine and I am obsessed with the root beer-like smell of the PanAway. I am looking forward to trying M-grain Essential Oil. I will be on an order very soon.
MENASTRATION, CRAMPS, FERILITY, & MORE
My go-to oil for any Female and/ or Male Specific Condition is Clary Sage. When I have cramps, I rub Clary Sage on my pelvis. I also apply it daily to my pelvis and small of back to help with fertility. My husband uses a blend of Clary Sage and Idaho Blue Spruce Essential Oils on the small of his back to help regulate Testosterone Levels and aid in fertility. I plan to mix this with Bergamot Essential Oil with the my next order for both me and my husband. We also just started taking Sclar Essence in Gel Caps. I put about 4 drops in a Gel Cap and we take one each everyday. Sclar Essence helps both the Hormonal and Digestive Systems so it’s a win-win for both me and my husband.
I’m listing this first in the Beauty part because it also blends well with the Healing segement of this blog as well. If you can get past the initial shock of this routine, it is amazing! I try to do this once a week. I have Lumineers (which cost me a butt load) and I am always nervous a cavity is going to sneak behind them or that the teeth around them will discolor and not match so beautifully. Mix an Tbsp of Non-Hydrogenated, Organic Coconut Oil with a drop of an appropriate essential oil such as the following:
- Sweet Orange (my fave): Used as a brightening agent.
- Thieves: Used as a deep cleaner to rid your mouth and teeth of bacteria that causes cavities and other problems.
- Tea Tree: Used to soothe pain.
Coconut Oil is the jack of all trades. It kills everything to help with the overall health of your mouth and teeth as well as freshen breath and aid in saliva production. Swoosh through mouth for atleast 5 minutes. Getting past the chunk of oil going in your mouth is the hardest part. My gag reflexes have definately kicked in a few times. Try doing this when the oil is soft to help keep the gagging to a minimum. You and your dentist will be amazed at the difference this makes in your mouth.
NIGHTLY FACE OIL
I saw nightly only because it is my personal preference to put oil on my face at night because I don’t care for oil under my makeup. I blend Frankincense & Cedarwood in Coconut Oil and massage a small amount into my skin. I also like the idea of doing this at night because it gives it time to soak in before putting sometime else on top of it. My face has never looked better. I hardly ever get a breakout and it helps with those awful wrinkles and fine lines. It helps that Cedarwood smells nice too.
CUCUMBER & MINT FACE SCRUB (WITH PEPPERMINT, LAVENDER, & FRANKINCENSE)
My husband’s face gets red and flaky when his allergies flare up. His asked if we had a face scrub handy at home. Unfortunately,we did not. But what we did have was an abundance of ingredients to make our own. I found a recipe on Pinterest for a Cooling Cucumber & Mint Face Scrub. I thankfully have my own garden complete with Cumcumbers. The original recipe called for: 1/4 of a Cucumber puréed, 2/3 cups White Sugar, 2 tbsp Coconut Oil, 8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil. I doctored up the recipe by cutting the Peppermint a tad and adding in Lavender & Frankincense Essential Oils. It smells so fresh and feels so cooling on the skin. My husband is quite happy with it. He noticed his face already felt better after 1 use. He hasn’t healed fully, but he is continuing to use it once a day.
HOMEMADE SOAP (THE LAZY WAY)
So, I am one of those crazy people that start preparing for Christmas in July. You can hate me. I am all about frugality and DIY, so what is better than homemade gifts. Since I fell in love with Essential Oils, I already created a plan for fantastic gifts to give for the holiday. We all know DIY takes time, so might as well start now. The first gift I decided to start with was Homemade Soap. The more I started looking into it, the more I thought I was in over my head with the Lye and all the processes involved. Thankfully for Pinterest (again) and I found a cheater recipe. I took 4 bars of a 100% All Natural Coconut Oil Soap and grated them. I lined my Crock Pot with a liner and put the soap in there. Next, I added 4 Tbsp of liquid. I chose to use Green Tea. I let this melt thoroughly into a creamy, gel-like consistency. I turned off the heat and added sprigs of Lavender and about 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil. I mixed this and then added it to a parchment-paper-lined, square cake pan. (You can also use molds.) I let cool in pan for 24 hours and then cut it into 9 even pieces. I took them out of tray and placed them on a plate to then air dry for another 4 days. After that, I wrapped each one in pretty paper and placed a label sticker on them. My Lavender Green Tea Soaps turned out adorable. I will be sure to share my next chosen flavors of soap.
LIVE YOUR PASSION PERFUME LOTION
Live Your Passion is one of Young Living’s newest additions to their Essential Oil Blends. I add 3-4 drops of Live Your Passion Essential Oil to either unscented lotion or Evening Primrose Oil and rub up and down my arms and over my chest. This oil smells amazing. But not only that, it’s extremely uplifting and allows me to have my game face on at work. Since I work so closely to my guests, I hope the smells allows them to become more present and ready to reach their own dreams.
MULTIPURPOSE SKIN SOOTHER
Roman Chamomile & Lavender Essential Oils diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil or other Carrier Oil is the do-all of skin soothers. Itchy dry skin or eczema, check. Psoriasis, check. Hives, check. Even feline skin issues, check. Just because, check. Forget those thick, chemical filled cortisone creams. This is an amazing blend for just about every skin issue.
My husband has an obsession with pickles. Every year, our garden produces a plethera of cucumbers. I make jars upon jars of pickles. I have tried everything from bread and butter to no-dill, but what I hadn’t tried was Pickles with Essential Oil! Holy hell are the delicious! In 3 Pint Mason Jars, I add 4-5 Cucumbers, sliced. I also evenly distributed 1/2 Onion, chopped small. In each mason jar, add 1 Drop Dill Vitality and a half to full clove of Garlic. On stove, Boil 2 Cups Water and 2 Cups Vinegar with 2 Tbsp Salt. Pour evenly between jars. Tighten lids and leave on counter to cool then place in fridge. These delicious things are ready in about 48 hours. I swirled a toothpick of Black Pepper Essential Oil and added red pepper flakes in one mason jar for some heat. It was also beyond tasty. Do not use any more than 1 drop of Dill per pint jar. These are pickley enough. You must make these for your fellow pickle lovers. These for sure beat the store bought ones!
CITRUS FRESH or PEPPERMINT WATER
If you hate plain water like me. Adding 1-2 drops of either of these oils is a must. Not only do you get great tasting water and actually drinking it, but you aren’t adding artificial any things. And to top it off, you adding in so many health benefits. “A drop a day will keep the doctor away.”
Sounds funny right? It’s insanely refreshing! I swear this is the best cool, summer beverage.
CINNAMON BARK BROWNIES
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is known to help with diabetes, but so doubt it’s helping when you add it to fudge brownies. I added 1 drop of oil to the batter.(Remember: A little goes along way!) I also love adding raisins to my brownies. I took a container to work with me and my coworkers raved about them. (Also try Peppermint or Orange Essential Oils in your brownies.)
Again, Lavender is the jack of all oils. I personally diffuse this everyday in my back room where my 3 kitties hang out. Not only does this calm them and helps with my one cat’s skin ailments, but it also helps mask the litter smell. I can’t get enough to of Lavender.
I love diffusing this at night right beside my bed. It is so relaxing and allows me to let go of the day’s cares and settle in for a good night’s sleep so I can conquer the next day.
This is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I wear mine every day. Amazon has an abundance of adorable necklaces to choose from. I chose a pretty standard design in a 2-pack. I add pretty charms every once in awhile to add some pizazz to the piece. So far, my favorite oils to place in my necklace are:
- Live Your Passion
Sensation has been by far my favorite. It’s scent is so alluring and beautiful. It helps with both emotional and sexual feelings. It’s uplifting, allowing me to balance my female energy and become more self aware.
Plain and simple. Stinky home. Purification. Sick home. Purification. I love it. Period.
I never would have those that little vials of oil would make such an impact in my life. It’s amazing to me now that our society has been trained to think we need medicine after medicine and that every ailment needs a doctor. I’m not saying that we still don’t, however, Essential Oils can save us from so much. If you still don’t believe me, please take a look at Young Living’s Website.
If you want to become a Young Living Member and purchase a starter kit featuring their Top Basic Oils, you may do so by purchasing through the website by using my Distributor Number (3904250) in the Enroller and Sponsor ID Section.
You may still purchase oils without becoming a member by choosing the Retail Customer option. But believe you me, becoming a member is worth it.
Now I’m done sounding like a used car salesman. You will believe it when you see it, smell it, and feel it.
I will keep you up-to-date on all my Oil Love endeavors, recipes, and other trials and successes. Please feel free to leave any questions and comments.