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.
Information on Essential Oils

Essential Oil Spotlight – Basil

Basil:

(Ocimum basilicum)

The spicy, yet herbal nature of Basil makes it a versatile oil that can be used to promote focus and alertness, or to add a little extra flavor while cooking.

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to reduce anxious feelings. Basil provides great benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application to help reduce feelings of tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. The aroma of Basil helps promote a sense of focus and a stress-relieving experience.  Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes.

Primary Benefits:

  • Helps to keep the skin looking clean, clear, and healthy

  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused

  • Supports cardiovascular and nervous system health when consumed internally

Uses

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading.

  • Combine with Geranium and Wild Orange essential oils for an uplifting aromatic massage.

  • Add to your favorite dishes for a refreshing taste.

Aromatic Description

Warm, spicy, herbal

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Essential Oil – ARBORVITAE

Arborvitae (Thuja plicata)

Known as the “tree of life,” Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in unique benefits. With natural preservation properties, the essential oil from the native Canadian Arborvitae tree acts as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent.

Uses

  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands for a quick DIY cleaner.
  • Apply to wrists and ankles while hiking. (acts as a natural repellent)
  • Diffuse to purify the air and to repel insects inside the home.
  • Mix 4 drops of Arborvitae essential oil and 2 drops of Lemon essential oil for a natural wood preservative and polish.
  • Use during meditation for a sense of peace and calm.

Primary Benefits:

  • May help promote clear, healthy looking skin when applied topically
  • Powerful cleansing and purifying agent
  • Natural insect repellent and wood preservative

Aromatic Description:

Woody, warm, earthy

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Diffuser Blends & Recipes, Uncategorized

How To Clean Your Diffuser

Cleaning is a necessary step to ensure that oil residue doesn’t build up in your diffuser preventing it from working properly. Periodically, it is a good idea to run your diffuser through a cleaning cycle. If you use your unit every day, then running a cleaning cycle monthly is a good idea.

To do so, do the following:

  1. Fill your diffuser half way with clean water.
  2. Add 10 drops of white vinegar.
  3. Let the diffuser run for about 5 minutes to allow the water-vinegar mixture to disperse throughout the unit and clean it.
  4. Drain the diffuser completely.
  5. Using a cotton swab dipped in vinegar, clean the tight spots and corners of the diffuser.
  6. Rinse with clean water.
  7. Use a dry cloth to wipe the diffuser and dry it thoroughly.

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Cooking with Essential Oils, DIY Recipes

🌿 DIY: Tea Time 🌿

Some of our favorite teas have amazing benefits!

Did you know ….

🌿 Black tea supports the immune system and balances hormone levels…plus fights stress by reducing cortisol levels!

🌿 Rooibos Tea! This is one awesome RED Tea! It comes with No Caffeine, boosts immune system, eases stomach cramps and even helps with blood circulation.

🌿 Green Tea helps with WEIGHT LOSS? If you feel hungry between meals, make a cup of tea. Boosts metabolism the warmth of the tea is so satisfying.

🌿 Honeybush tea- another African tea – is absolutely delicious! Add some honey and nut milk to this tea and it’s like dessert in a cup! This tea is known to help with regulating sugar levels.

Let’s make a goal to integrate 2 of the tea recipes below for the rest of the week!

You can add these oils to water or even add a Rooibos, Honeybush or a green tea bag to these oils.

Have a great Monday!

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Why DoTerra I am Asked…

I get asked this question a lot…Why Doterra???

Here’s WHY I Use Their Essential Oils:

– chemical free
– filler free
– FILLED WITH JUST THE GOOD STUFF ( lavender is actually lavender, peppermint is actually peppermint, lemon…you guessed it! is only from lemons…you see where I am going with this right?)

WHY Membership with DoTerra?

Let me lay out the details so you can appreciate how amazing a membership is.

Benefits of a Wholesale Membership
All purchases are 25% retail price for a year
Opportunity to earn 10%-30% of purchases back in free product (LRP)
Opportunity to get all shipping costs returned in store credit (LRP)

Enroll with me and get
Initial Education/Training through a Facebook Oil Camp – watch video tutorials, practice DIYs, ask questions and participate in Giveaways

Promises
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There is NO pressure to buy with a Wholesale Membership

You do not have to buy every month
Memberships are FREE with the purchase of an Enrollment Kit. The LRP program gives credit to members who purchase at least once a month. You can sign up for or cancel your LRP at anytime and there is no minimum purchase amount, meaning any purchase counts!

The Doterra culture is all about community. That means finding a place where you can learn, grow and belong.

If you want to get started with essential oils and would like to learn about my current promotions, message me.

All of my oil kits and memberships come with oil education, support, a welcome gift from me, an invite to my VIP members only oil page on Facebook, and an Oil Camp invite!

If you have any questions, or would like to join, feel free to message me, or comment below, or send an email to: coveessentials@gmail.com

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