Aromatic · Essential Oils

Essential Oil Recipe of the Week – Reed Diffuser

I found this recipe on the doTERRA blog.

If you are looking for a fun and decorative way to diffuse essential oils, then you will love this DIY reed diffuser. This easy diffuser is great to have at home, in the office, at school, or anywhere you would like the aroma and benefits of essential oils.


Ingredients

¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
15 drops favorite essential oils
Reed diffuser sticks


Note:
You can purchase reed diffuser sticks at most craft and candle stores.


Instructions

  1. Put Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils into glass container.
  2. Add reed diffuser sticks.
  3. It may take up to a day for the essential oil blend to make it’s way up the diffuser for you to smell.

Tip: Flip each reed every two to three days for a stronger aroma.

Some of my favorite oils to use are:

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Essential Oils

Why Essential Oils? Why doTERRA Essential Oils?

Why did I choose essential oils?

My body does not absorb pills very well. I also experience every side effect and sometimes even some that aren’t documented yet (some side effects have a permanent and lasting effect-death). Essential oils seemed to make sense. Mother Nature gave us a beautiful self-healing planet to live on. That’s not to say we don’t need doctors or that I don’t use doctors, please don’t misunderstand me. Plants have been used as medicine for thousands of years (because they work)! The medicinal use of plants is mentioned in the Bible. Because essential oils are natural it’s easier for our bodies to use them, our bodies know what to do with the oils. Essential oils are also more potent, so we only need 1-2 drops.

Why I Choose doTERRA Essential Oils?

I have been using essential oils for many years, but it wasn’t until 3 years ago that I found and fell in love with doTERRA. doTERRA oils can be taken internally (look for the Supplement Facts information on the side of the bottle).  If an oil is safe for internal use the bottle will have Supplement Facts like the bottle of Cassia in the first picture.  The second picture has a bottle of Cypress which is not safe for internal use.

With Supplement Facts
Without Supplement Facts

With doTERRA, you can be sure that you are getting 100% pure essential oil. Try rubbing a drop of doTERRA oil and a drop of another’s brand essential oil between your fingers (different fingers for each oil). If the other oil leaves an oily feel on your fingers you know it’s been cut with a carrier oil. doTERRA doesn’t add a carrier oil, you know you have 100% essential oil with doTERRA. If you do a sniff test you can smell the difference also.  Some other brands smell perfume-y or chemical-y.  doTERRA oils come with an expiration date so you can keep track of the shelf life of your oils. doTERRA is committed to sourcing the best oils in the world, direct from the grower, through ethical sourcing practices and places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers. Our oils are unique and unrivaled.  Each batch of doTERRA essential oil undergoes seven different testing procedures by a third-party laboratory and surpasses USDA organic standards. You can even see the GC/MS reports for your bottle by typing in the code from the bottom here. doTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to doTERRA’s oil production and making sure they are treated ethically. I really could go on all day about doTERRA but I’ll let you read direct from doTERRA at your leisure.

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Essential Oils

Oil of the Week – Deep Blue

Deep Blue® Soothing Blend

Formulated to soothe and cool, doTERRA Deep Blue is an enriched blend of oils perfect for a massage after a long day or an intense workout.

Description

doTERRA Deep Blue is perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of work. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus work together to soothe and cool. After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue proprietary blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck. A few drops of Deep Blue Soothing Blend diluted in doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil can be part of a cooling and comforting massage.

 

Uses

  • Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.
  • Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.
  • Rub Deep Blue on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.

 

Primary Benefits

  • Soothing and cooling oil blend
  • Comforting part of a massage

 

Ingredients

Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus

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Essential Oils

Oil of the Week – Slim & Sassy

Slim & Sassy® Metabolic Blend

Designed to help boost your metabolism and manage hunger cravings, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend can be used as part of a weight management plan when combined with exercise and healthy eating.

 

Description

Slim & Sassy, our proprietary metabolic blend, combines powerful essential oils known to promote a healthy metabolism when ingested. The flavorful blend of Slim & Sassy helps manage hunger throughout the day while supporting healthy metabolism and promoting a positive mood. Slim & Sassy contains Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon. When taken with a healthy eating and exercise plan, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend can help you reach your weight management goals.

 

Uses

  • Add to water or tea and drink before working out for a revitalizing energy boost.
  • Consume before meals to help control appetite and overeating.
  • Take internally as a part of a healthy weight management program.
  • Add a few drops to Slim & Sassy TrimShake or V Shake.
  • Place 4–5 drops under your tongue and drink water.
  • Apply to trouble spots; if you have sensitive skin, dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
  • Softgels: Take 1 Softgel 3–5 times daily.
  • Diffuse for an energy boost.
  • Add to entrée dishes.
  • To yield the hunger management benefits of the Slim & Sassy blend, try adding eight drops of the oil to 16 ounces of water.

 

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes healthy metabolism
  • Helps manage hunger cravings when taken with water
  • Diuretic-, stimulant-, and calorie-free

 

Ingredients

Grapefruit Peel, Lemon Peel, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils.

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Essential Oils · Food Recipes

Essential Oil Recipe of the Week – Flavored Toothpicks

I found this recipe on the doTERRA blog.
Everyone enjoys a flavored toothpick! They are great for freshening breath, cleaning teeth, and fighting off sweet tooth cravings.
Items Needed
Toothpicks
Glass jar with lid
10–20 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
Tin to hold toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Take glass jar and fill bottom with Fractionated Coconut Oil, about ¼ inch.
  2. For mild cinnamon flavor add 10 drops Cinnamon Bark oil to jar. Add more drops for stronger flavor.
  3. Place toothpicks in jar. Let toothpicks sit in oil mixture for 8 hours or until oil is absorbed.
  4. After toothpicks have absorbed oil mixture, lay toothpicks on plate and let dry 24 hours.
  5. Place flavored toothpicks in small tin or glass jar to use when needed.

Note: Try different flavors such as Peppermint, Slim & Sassy®, doTERRA On Guard®, or Wild Orange. Get creative and try to make your own flavor combination such as Cinnamon Bark and Peppermint, or Peppermint and Grapefruit. The options are endless.

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Essential Oils · Water Difuser Recipes

Essential Oil Recipe of the Week – Christmas Candy

We LOVE this blend at my house, hope you enjoy it too.

 

Christmas Candy

2 drops Wintergreen

2 drops Peppermint

4 drops Holiday Joy

Diffuse in your favorite diffiuser.

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