DIY Recipes, health & wellness

5 Essential Oils For Cold / Flu Season

5 favorite essential oils for cold and flu prevention + why they work:

  • Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    Contains terpinen-4-ol, a potent natural component for reducing germs
  • Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
    Rich in nourishing linalyl acetate, shown to calm stress and inflammation
  • Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus radiata)
    Famous for high quantities of 1,8-cineole, which can help clear congestion
  • Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii)
    High in ɑ-pinene, known to reduce germs and soothe inflammation
  • Green Mandarin Oil (Citrus reticulata)
    Full of d-limonene, proven to support immunity and reduce germs

While these aren’t the only oils you can use to support your immune system / overall health during cold & flu season, but they are a great place to start.

Diffuse Blend 1:

Diffuse the following oils to help purify the air and reduce germs. 

  • 5 drops of frankincense oil
  • 5 drops of green mandarin oil  

Diffuser Blend 2: 

  • 6 drops Green Mandarin Oil (Citrus reticulata)
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus radiata)
  • 5 drops Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Directions

Diffuse this blend periodically throughout the day to keep your energy and immunity strong.

DIY Recipes

Rainy Day Bath Soak Recipe – DIY

It’s been a rainy start to the week, so I thought I would share with you this relaxing bath salt blend….

Ingredients
  • 10 drops of Lavender Oil.
  • 8 drops of Bergamot Oil.
  • 5 drops of Clary Sage Oil.
  • 2 cups of Epsom Salt.
  • ¼ cup of Baking Soda.
  • ¼ cup of Sea Salt.
  • Dried Lavender (optional)

Directions:

  • Give the jar a good shake to mix all ingredients. Add 1/4 cup to running warm bath water in a tub and enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub.
  • Enjoy!

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DIY Recipes, Summertime & Essential Oils

DIY Sun Spray Recipe (too much sun)

It’s summer time!!! and sometimes that means we get a bit too much sun.

Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritation. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with essential oils.

Ingredients
1 cup aloe vera juice
¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil (or a carrier oil of your choice)
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender oil
8 drops Melaleuca oil
8 drops Peppermint oil
Note: You can find aloe vera juice at your local health food store.
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed.

DIY Recipes, Summertime & Essential Oils

Easy to Make – After Sun / Sunburn Spray

We are having a bit of a mini-heat wave in Vancouver these past couple of days and with the sun’s rays becoming stronger, I thought I would share this easy to make After Sun / Sunburn spray recipe with you.

Ingredients
1 cup aloe vera juice
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender oil
8 drops Melaleuca oil
Note: You can find aloe vera juice at your local health food store.
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.
Lavender Benefits:
– soothing for the skin
– analgesic (pain relief)
– antihistamine
– antiseptic
– regenerative
Tea Tree / Melaluca Benefits:
– analgesic (pain relief)
– antibacterial
– anti-infectious
– anti-inflammatory
– antiseptic
– stimulant
– regenerative
Peppermint Benefits:
– helps cool
– analgesic (pain relief)
– antiseptic
– anti-inflammatory
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