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DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

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DIY Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe:

Aloe Vera – This is our base. It is known for its immune enhancing, anti-fungal activity.
Tea Tree – Effective against staph infections, antiseptic, and antiviral.
Lemongrass – Antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Lavender – Lavender’s name originates from the Latin word lavare, which means “to wash.” Lavender not only smells clean but has antiseptic properties as well.

Directions: Blend the following ingredients
25-30 drops of tea tree oil
8 drops of Lemongrass
10 drops of lavender oil
1 tablespoon of witch hazel
8 ounces Aloe Vera Gel

Pour in a spray bottle and plop it in your purse for an organic way to cleanse your hands after shopping, diaper changing, sneezing, or visiting a friend with a cold.

Enjoy!

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Neck Tension Massage Oil Recipe

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Do you ever wake up with a stiff neck? Does your neck feel tired and tense thought the day? Well, you are not alone. One the primary complaints is tension and pain around the neck. According to a recent survey by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), close to one in two Americans say pain is part of life, while another 41% believe pain is a standard part of the aging process. It also mentions that neck pain is the number three cause of chronic pain; more than a quarter of Americans report being affected from pain in this area of their body.

Although many are suffering from tension and discomfort in the neck, it does not have to be that way.

Here are 3 self care techniques that may bring your relief.

  1. Stretch- Try some gentle stretches. Start by gently tilting your head from left to right, hold for 20 seconds on each side. Next, place your hand on top of your head and stretch your neck towards your shoulder on each side. Be sure to perform these stretches with slow, smooth movements. Make sure that you are doing it gradually as any quick stretch is more likely to tear a muscle or ligament. If you feel increased pain or numbness, stop that motion. The goal is to feel relief, not pain.
  2. Warm or Cool- Another neck pain-relieving strategy for chronic neck pain involves warming or cooling the areas in your neck and shoulders where you feel the tension. You can apply a heating pad at a comfortable setting or an ice pack or cool compress to relieve your neck pain for about 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Be careful to use a towel or cloth between the heating pad in order to avoid direct contact with the skin.
  3. Massage – Ease your stiff neck while relieving muscle pain and tension with our Neck Tension Massage Oil. It is great to apply after the neck is warm, but not necessary. This recipe below is in the proportions to make in a convenient 1oz bottle to take with you anywhere you go or leave by your bedside to apply as needed.

Neck Tension Massage Oil
4 Therapeutic Ingredients:

  1. Whole Chamomile Essential Oil The carrier oils is Chamomile Infused Carrier oil. It is relaxing and soothing. Commonly used to relieve nervous tension.
  2. Lavender Essential Oil Calming, relieves tension and inflammation.
  3. Peppermint Essential Oil Cools inflammation, relieves pain and spasms.
  4. Rosemary Essential Oil Calms the muscles, aids with circulation and relieves aches and pains.

Recipe
In a 1oz Amber Glass bottle mix to following.
Massage around the back of your neck and shoulders to soothe and relax tension in the neck.

10 drops Essential Chamomile Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
1 oz Grapeseed Oil

Enjoy!

The Ultimate Essential Oil Recipe to Boost Metabolism and Detox Cellulite

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Did you know that there are essentials oils to increase metabolism? There are a few.

Please note: Be cautious when using essential oils internally. There is a lot of money being fueled behind the internal use of essential oils. Personally, I refrain. Using one drop of essential oil is like drinking 50 cups of tea from the plant you are ingesting. That calls for caution. Internal use of essential oils can cause what is called a healing crisis. They can cause your body to detox too quickly, and spur flu like symptoms and blood toxicity. (Think Amy Winehouse. Her death was caused from detoxing too quickly without medical help.) This can can happen to anyone, not just drug users.

However, the external use of essential oils, with a carrier oil, like grapeseed, castor, or olive oil can offer all the healing properties the plant without the danger zone of internal use. To use, add a few drops to your carrier oil and apply where needed. Grapeseed and castor oil in particular will carry the essential oil deep into the tissues without any effect to the digestive tract where most toxicity lies.

Boost Your Metabolism with Essential Oils:

Grapefruit: I’m sure you’ve heard of the grapefruit juice detox? Using the essential oil in a carrier oil can help decrease cellulite and stubborn far. If I were going to use grapefruit internally, I’d use fresh juice only, not an essential oil.

Peppermint: Peppermint will increase circulation and bring a gentle detox to arms, especially. Internally, peppermint tea infusion is a great way to gently stimulate metabolism.

Orange: Sweet orange is one of my favorite essential oils to use. I add sweet orange to my castile soap and use it daily. It is refreshing and a gently stimulates the metabolism. Internal use of orange should only be done with fresh juice or a sweet orange leaf tea.

Rosemary: Rosemary will brighten up your shower! Use rosemary in your carrier oils for external application and you’ll feel your energy change. Rosemary is known to bring mental clarity and help concentration.

Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is very stimulating and will bring your metabolism up as well as your detoxification. Only a couple drops will make a huge difference in your metabolism boosting carrier oil application.

My Metabolism Boosting Moisture Blend Recipe:

2 oz of castor oil

2 oz of grapeseed oil

2 drops of grapefruit essential oil

2 drops of peppermint essential oil

3 drops of orange essential oil

1 drop of rosemary essential oil

1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil

Shake and apply. The blend of oils will absorb wonderfully into the skin, leaving no residue.

Caution: When using orange essential oil externally, do not go into the sun after. For some people, it will cause burning.

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