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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For Fun, Uncategorized

🌸 Pick Your Flower 🌸

Power to the Flowers! Floral essential oils offer a bouquet of health and beauty benefits from balancing moods to improving the appearance of your skin. Floral essential oils are often used in perfumes to create a calming and uplifting atmosphere. Pick your flowers and create a beautiful experience.

CLARY SAGE – nicknamed “clear eyes” perfect for vision and clarity. Clary sage is known for balancing feminine support and has a musky, pungent scent. Clary Sage encourages individuals to remain open to new ideas and new perspectives. Try applying 1-2 drops across your forehead before creating your vision board or apply 2-3 drops over your abdomen during your menstrual cycle.

GERANIUM – with a similar scent to rose this essential oil is gentle, soothing and uplifting and promotes calm feelings. Geranium emotionally supports the heart, instills unconditional love and fosters trust. Combine 3-4 drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a sensual massage with your partner.

JASMINE – has an intoxicating, erotic scent. Jasime also is known as “Yasmin”, which means “gift from the god” and can be used as an aphrodisiac which inspires confidence and self-acceptance. Add 3-4 drops to a nice hot soak.

LAVENDER – is a well-loved floral oil that is commonly used to promote a sense of balance, relaxation, sleep, and calm feelings of anxiousness. Emotionally, Lavender aids verbal expression, calming the mind and encourages emotional honesty for speaking one’s truth. Add a few drops of lavender to your pillows, bedding or diffuser for a restful nights sleep

MAGNOLIA – has a beautiful, sweet scent but don’t let the sweet smell fool you. While seeming innocent, Magnolia offers courage and strength when you need it. Emotionally, Magnolia offers compassion for life’s lessons while reminding us to live in harmony and love.

NEROLI – sweet, crisp floral that provides a calming, uplifting scent. Emotionally, Neroli is a stabilizing oil especially in calming troubled hearts in relationship with conflict. Apply over your heart when you feel confused about a relationship.

ROSE – a potent, calming floral oil that literally fills a room with love. Rose oil holds a higher vibration than any other essential oil. Rose is a healer of the heart and invites us to embrace unconditional love and acceptance. Place 1-2 drops over your heart when you’re feeling sad or lonely.

YLANG YLANG – a sweet, fruity floral essential oil that is uplifting, calming and can also be used as an aphrodisiac. Emotionally, Ylang Ylang reminds us to be playful and young at heart. It assists us in accessing our intuition or “heart knowing” and reminds to release emotional trauma from the past. Diffuse 2-4 drops for a positive outlook.

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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Diffuser Blends & Recipes

Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint Diffuser Blend (combat poor air quality)

So in Vancouver, Canada we have had some not so great air quality due to the many fires around the Province.

I have been diffusing the following blend in our home to help combat the poor air quality. Try the following at home/work and see if it helps you. This blend is also great for seasonal allergies as well.

Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops of lavender
  • 2 drops of lemon
  • 2 drops of peppermint

 

 

DIY Recipes

Recipe: Lavender Cupcakes

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I love that I can incorporate Essential Oils into my daily life, via baking, adding a few drops to a glass of water, cooking dinners and so much more.

Today, I am sharing with you a favourite recipe, Lavender Cupcakes with Lavender Icing.

If you try it out, I would LOVE to hear back from you if you liked the recipe or not.

Happy Baking!

Ingredients
Cupcakes
2 ¾ cups cake flour
1 ⅔ cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon sea salt
¾ cup butter, softened
4 large egg whites, plus 1 whole large egg
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1–2 drops Lavender oil

Lavender Cream Cheese Icing
1 cup butter, room temperature
16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar
1 pod’s worth of vanilla beans
1 toothpick Lavender oil

Instructions
Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Put cupcake liners into muffin tins.
  3. Mix dry ingredients on slow speed for two minutes to blend.
  4. Add the soft butter and mix until evenly crumbly.
  5. Add egg whites one at a time, then add the whole egg, beating well after each addition to begin building the structure of the cake. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with each egg addition.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk milk with vanilla and Lavender oil. Add to the batter ⅓ cup at a time. Beat one to two minutes after each addition, until fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25–30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

Lavender Cream Cheese Icing

  1. With an electric mixer, and using the paddle attachment, not the whisk, mix the butter and cream cheese together, about three minutes on medium speed until very smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
  2. Add vanilla extract and toothpick of Lavender oil and mix. Slowly add powdered sugar. Keep adding until you get desired sweetness and thickness. Taste for flavor and add more Lavender oil a toothpick full at a time to get the desired taste.
  3. Spread icing on the cooled cupcakes and refrigerate until serving.