DIY Dusting Spray- A Natural Pledge 

So I am starting to experiment making my own everyday products. A few days ago I was cleaning and remembered that certain essential oils are good for cleaning. So I decided to make an all natural duster spray/pledge. Here is what you need:

  1. Olive Oil – 1/4 cup

  2. Water – 1 cup

  3. Lemon Essential Oil – 20 drops

Combine all ingredients into a spray bottle, make sure to use glass so that the essential oils don’t leach out the plastic. I used a plastic bottle because that was all I had available, but I only made a small amount. Once all ingredients are poured into the bottle, shake and use.

 

Lemon essential oil is good for cleaning because of it’s disinfectant qualities along with it being antiseptic and antifungal. And it also smells great!

 

Some before and after pictures of my coffee table after using the spray. To give it more shine you can use more oil or less water.

To order yours, or any other essential oil/blend you can go on our Essential Oil Shop.

A Refreshing Hair Mask For Growing & Strengthening Your Hair 

With Summer being right around the corner, I started the process of lightening my hair. Anyone who has ever colored their hair knows that it will damage your hair, especially if you are going lighter! To help repair and lengthen my hair, I started using a hair masks out of Coconut oil and castor oil once a week. This helped with keeping my hair soft and healthy after my color treatment. Recently, I started using essential oils in my everyday life, and so I decided to use essential oils in my hair masks as well.

This last week has been a very emotional week for Kat & me and I have been feeling very fatigued and with low spirits. Because of this, I wanted to give myself a small spa feeling that would leave me refreshed and rejuvenated. For making this hair mask, I combined three carrier oils: the Trader Joe’s coconut oil, doTERRA’s fractionated coconut oil and Castor oil (to help with hair growth) and two essential oils: Wild Orange to lift up my mood and energy & Peppermint to awaken and give me a refreshing feeling. I combined all the oils and rubbed it all over my scalp going down to my hair ends. Once I felt like I spread it evenly across my hair, I combed out my hair to spend it even more evenly.

This is how my hair looks once I am done. I then just leave my hair like this for the rest of the day and wash my hair the following morning.

To order yours, or any other essential oil/blend you can go on our Essential Oil Shop.

A Little Bubble Bath & Essential Oils – With A Small Meditation

Every once in a while a girl needs to settle down at night with a good hot bubble bath. Let’s be honest not just girls but also guys. This is exactly what I needed last night. After a very stressful day at work, I needed a calming moment to be able to sleep comfortably and to release me of any crazy hectic energy I had been around earlier. Now believe me when I say, that this bath was the best bath I have ever had to date! I don’t know if it was because I really needed the bath or because this time I used some awesome essential oils!

I used a few drops of Balance, Deep Blue, Lavender & Basil (not photographed). I do not know if it was the combination of the oils with my Epsom salt and lavender bath salts but I had a very relaxing bath. Kat always makes fun of me, in a jokingly way, when I set up a bath, she says that I don’t do it right because I don’t light candles or play relaxing music, so this time I did, and I have to admit that she was right! I lit a candle (one of those tea light candles) and put on my Spotify on Rokia Traore, an amazing artist I was just introduced to by my dear friend Janie. If you guys haven’t checked her out I suggest you do so quickly! Once I was settled in the bath, I decided to ground myself. I follow bits of different meditations that work for me.

I envisioned a cord from my root chakra all the way to the Earth’s core and with every breath in I inhale the essence of the Earth, and with every breath out I exhale any blockages or negative energy in my body. After a few moments breathing, I envision a bright yellow sun above my head and slowly it wraps itself around me, as a protective bubble of light and heat. As it goes around me it comes back over my heart chakra and then I envision the yellow light go into my heart chakra to follow, guide and ground me throughout the rest of the week.  

MAN, doing this small meditation, with the amazing music in the background, helped me relax so much!

Ah, just looking at this picture makes me want to live in the bath! This is what I used for the bubbles!

To order yours, or any other essential oil/blend you can go on our Essential Oil Shop.

My First Essential Oils Kit

Kat and I have been using essential oils for a few years now. We’ll use a few drops of Lavender in our bath along with epsom salt or use Tea Tree (Melaleuca) for cold sores- which by the way works like magic! Since Kat and I love using essential oils in our lives we decided to team up with our friend, Janie, and doTERRA, and become Wellness Advocates.

The great thing about essential oils is that you can use them and create many different uses for them. To begin our essential oil journey we bought the Emotional Aromatherapy kit. It includes 6 essential oil blends: Peace, Motivate, Cheer, Passion, Forgive, Console. These blends resonated with us most to start with. As mentioned on doTERRA’s website,

Just a few drops of these naturally complex, fragrant blends can elicit profound emotional responses to help you let go of burdens, find comfort and encouragement, or inspire you to dream with passion again“.

Because of this, using essential oils as an aromatherapy technique compliments the energy healing work that Kat does.

The six blends that come in the kit are: Peace a reassuring blend, Motivate an encouraging blend, Cheer– an uplifting blend, Passion an inspiring blend, Forgive a renewing blend, & Console a comforting blend.

To order yours, or any other essential oil/blend you can go on our Essential Oil Shop.