15 Essential Oils Under $10! (Part Two)

Some essential oils can be a bit pricey but there are also quite a few that do amazing things and cost less than $10!
These oils help with everything from calming to cooking!
Rosemary, Wild Orange and Peppermint essential oils are my favorite in cooking and they are all under $10!
LAVENDER (6.99)
Lavender is great for so  many issues. It is good for use on acne; sunburns, insect bites and can also act as a insect repellent.
Lavender is very calming and is wonderful added to your childs stuffed animal.
 
LEMON (5.99)
Use aromatically to cleanse the air, and provide a great mood-enhancing environment.
Use topically to clear congested or oily skin and help treat cuts or minor wounds.
Place a few drops on a wet sponge and wipe down counters or surfaces in your home.
Gargle with warm water to clean mouth and aid with cold sores
 
LEMONGRASS (5.99)
Use in diffuser or aromatherapy as an insect repellant or to energize as well as relieve fatigue or lethargic feelings.
Use topically to help clear cellulite, as well as opening blocked pores or treat acne.
Dilute in water to help with colitis, indigestion and gastroenteritis.
 
LIME (5.99)
Diffuse to create a citrus smelling atmosphere that will help the immune system fight off colds and other respiratory ailments.
Use topically to increase circulation and to clear oily skin and acne.
Lime will also be delicious in water, used to make ice cubes and added to salsa
 
MARJORAM (5.99)
Marjoram has been used to help relax muscles and balance the mind; it has a warming action and pain killing properties that calm emotions.
MELALEUCA (6.99)
Diffuse to help the body fight colds, sinus infections, respiratory ailments and bronchitis. 
Use topically to help fight any fungal, bacterial or viral infections. 
Take orally to aid the body with throat infections and to stimulate the immune system.
OREGANO (7.56)
Rub Oregano into gums to fight infections. 
Mix with carrier oil and use for diaper rash. 
Place under nostril to relieve sinus infections. 
Use as an antiseptic for cleaning supplies.
PATCHOULI (9.29)
Diffuse to fight anxiety and depression along with fight off insects
Apply topically mixed with creams, lotions and shampoos to rejuvenate and heal the skin or fight infections such as slow healing wounds, fungal infections or athletes foot.
 
Place a few drops in capsule and take internally to help with internal infections or stomachaches.
PEPPERMINT (6.46)
Rub a few drops of peppermint to temples to relieve tension. 
Dilute 2 drops of peppermint in 4 oz of water to aid in digestion. 
Apply (dilute) drops on abdomen to help with stomach discomfort. 
Diffuse to help with decongestant and to improve taste and smell.
ROSEMARY (6.99)
Add a few drops to mouthwash to help with halitosis. 
Apply topically in areas of sore muscles, headaches or arthritis. 
Inhale or use aromatically to aid with congestion, allergies, cold sores, sore throats or flu. 
Place a few drops in your shampoo to stimulate hair cells and re-growth.
TANGERINE (5.99)
Diffuse to create an uplifting citrus aroma. Tangerine can help sooth the nervouse system, reduce stress and boost the digestive system.
Mix a few drops into your body lotions to help prevent stretch marks when pregnant while increasing circulation and reducing water retention.
Blends well With: other citrus oils, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense and lavender.
THYME (8.66)
Use aromatically to help calm nervousness, fight depression, aid in memory and fight off bacteria. 
Use topically to help improve circulation, fight arthritis, and for muscular aches, pains, sprains and injures. 
Use internally as an antioxidant or to help with gum infections or oral irritations.
WHITE FIR (6.99)
Diffuse to fight airborne bacteria, germs and to stimulate the mind while allowing the body to relax. 
Apply topically to reduce aches from cold and flu and exercised muscles
WILD ORANGE (5.99)
Diffuse to help with colds and flu, to help alleviate stress and create a warm happy environment. 
Blend with lotion, creams or carrier oil to help with aging skin and revitalize dry skin. 
Add to water or smoothie for an exotic taste and help with water retention in body.
Wild Orange is delicious added to baked goods and homemade chocolate treats.
WINTERGREEN (5.99)
The best and safest way to use wintergreen is to mix or dilute with other essential oils, bases, carriers or creams. Wintergreen should never be taken internally and should always be kept out of the reach of children
Remember that ALL citrus essential oils are photosensitive, wait 24 hours after application to go out in the sun!
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12 Essential Oils Under $10! (Part One)

Some essential oils can be a bit pricey but there are also quite a few that do amazing things and cost less than $10!
This week I will be posting 27 essential oils that are under $10..here are the first twelve!
BASIL(6.30)

Apply to temples to clear the mind, relieve mental fatigue and improve mental state
Apply to bath or compress to relieve muscular or menstrual pains
Basil is delicious added to water, it gives the water a sweet licory taste
Basil can also be added to Italian dishes, we add it to meatballs and homemade spaghetti sauce

BERGAMOT(8.66)
Diffuse to create an uplifting citrus aroma. The flavanoids in Bergamot oil are known for their relaxing effects. They may help relieve anxiety, depression, sadness, stress and tension. 
Mix a few drops into your body lotions to help relieve muscle tension, oily skin, cold sores as well as chicken pox. 
Dilute in a bath to enhance mood. 
CASSIA(6.99)
Cassia is a physical and emotional stimulant that gets the blood and mind going.
Diffuse to reduce drowsiness and support the digestive system.
CILANTRO(8.66)
Diffuse to stimulate mind and ease tension. 
Apply topically (diluted) to help with digestive issues, arthritis & sore muscles 
Add to recipes such as guacamole and salsa
CLOVE BUD(5.99)
Clove can be used for acne, bruises, burns, cuts and as a pain reliever
Gargle with diluted clove to ease throat pain and irritations
Diffuse to help lift depression.
Place a few drops on a cotton swab and touch tooth to alleviate gum or tooth pain.
Add a drop to mouthwash to help with toothaches.
CORIANDER
Dilute in liquid for stomach ailments. Coriander has a warming effect on the stomach which helps with gas, muscle spasms and menstrual cramps. 
Diffuse to stimulate the mind and ease fatigue. 
Mix with massage oil or dilute in bath to help ease digestive issues, muscle spasms, headaches and assist in detoxifying the body.
CYPRESS
Use aromatically to calm anger and irritability, stress or asthma. 
Use topically to clear oily skin and to help broken or varicose veins
EUCALYPTUS(5.99)
Use aromatically to improve concentration, relieve respiratory problems and assist with hay fever and headaches. (This oil also may be diffused as an insect repellant) 
Dilute and gargle to help with sore throat. 
Use topically to help with muscle aches and congestion.
 
FENNEL(5.99)
In aromatherapy Fennel is used as an appetite stimulant. Topically Fennel may be used for excess gas, bloated stomach or other digestive issues such as decreasing excess water and breaking down cellulite.
 
GERANIUM(8.51)
Diffuse to help relieve stress, depression, PMS, anxiety and tension along with help balance the mind and emotions.
Add to shampoo to help combat head lice.
 
GINGER(9.14)
Dilute in liquid or a gelatin capsule and ingest for digestive problems such as nausea and morning sickness. 
Rub on stomach and temples to help with motion sickness. 
Diffuse into a room to bring energy and help relieve nausea, colds and flu.
 
GRAPEFRUIT(5.99)
Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content, which can be valuable to the immune system. Try diluting in liquid or placing a few drops in a gelatin capsules and consume to help fight off cold and flu. 
Grapefruit has a diuretic property, which may help relieve excess water from the body and may also help in treating cellulite. 
Diffuse to assist with hangovers, headaches and mental exhaustion. 
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Grapefruit can be photosensitive so avoid sunlight for 24hours!

DIY cologne for Dad

Looking for a Father’s Day gift idea?

How about this DIY cologne!

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 Many essential oils can smell a bit “flowery” and men don’t care to use them.  This is a custom blend using woodsy oils with a hint of citrus.  Combine the oils in a roller bottle with fractioned coconut oil for easy application.  Vetiver is a very thick oil, so combining it this way makes it thinner and easier to apply.  Use a glass dropper to get the exact amount of vetiver in your blend.

 Apply your blend to your wrists..

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or the back of your neck…

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Cologne Blend

10 drops Vetiver   (reduces tension)

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10 drops Cypress   (calming)

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10 drops Eucalyptus   (relieves stress)

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15 drops grapefruit   (anti-depressant)

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Top off your roller bottle with Fractioned Coconut Oil

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Here is the link for the glass dropper:

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-Use caution when applying this blend at night the citrus oil may be stimulating-

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Check out the link below for making DIY hair wax!

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Her first lost tooth….

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Sunday morning my daughters first tooth was lose enough to pull!

This made me think about all of the other firsts..starting with the day she was born!

First smile, First words, First time she rolled over, First time she sat up by herself etc. 

You get the idea!

She was hesistant to let me pull her tooth but yet brave at the same time.

I never let anyone pull mine when they were lose!

As soon as the tooth was out the Tooth Fairy was on her mind! She asked me if the Tooth Fairy would be coming tonight, OF COURSE!!!

I had already created a little box for her to put her tooth in, a special place for the Tooth Fairy to leave her surprises in!

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Monday morning she went to her box to see what the Tooth Fairy had left her..

1 small bag of Fairy Dust

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3 sparkly coins

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and a note congratulating her on the loss of her first tooth, and telling her to put the fairy dust in the fairy garden we will soon be creating!

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She loved all of her surprises!

Its great seeing new memories added to her life..

I have to admit every time I see the little missing spot in her smile..

I wonder…what will be her next first?

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Tame that Duck Dynasty Beard!

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Does your husband, boyfriend, brother or grown son have a crazy untamed beard!?

You can make them this easy DIY hair wax!

So they don’t have to tame their beard with hair bows!

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It’s also a PERFECT Father’s Day gift!

DIY HAIR WAX WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

.75 ounces beeswax

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.5 ounces shea butter

.75 ounces fractioned coconut oil

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10 drops peppermint essential oil

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10 drops rosemary essential oil (or melaleuca)

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Directions

*Combine all ingredients, except essential oils, into a glass container.

*Place container in a saucepan with 1-1.5 inches boiling water.

*Stir ingredients until melted and thoroughly combined.  Remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes.

*Add essential oils and stir well.

*Pour mixture into an empty tin or glass jar with lid.

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*Let wax cool 1-2 hours.

To use, apply a small amount to fingertips and style.  A little bit of wax goes a long way.

Suggestion: For harder wax, use 1 ounce of beeswax and .5 ounces of fractioned coconut oil.

For softer hair wax use .75 ounces of shea butter and 1 ounce of fractioned coconut oil.

To use, apply a small amount to fingertips and style.  A little bit of wax goes a long way.

Suggestion: For harder wax, use 1 ounce of beeswax and .5 ounces of fractioned coconut oil.

For softer hair wax use .75 ounces of shea butter and 1 ounce of fractioned coconut oil.

Let us know how the wax turns out if you make it!

You can also use it to spike your hair!

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Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cake

Am I the only one that loves eating cake for breakfast? 

I doubt it!

This is a delicious and nutritious breakfast cake!

 

Cake Ingredients:

2 cups almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

4 oz. applesauce

1/4 cup raw honey

2 large eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil

1  1/4 cup cranberries

Spark Naturals Wild Orange Essential Oil: 6 drops

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Crumble Topping Ingredients:

1 cup chopped walnuts

1/8 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp coconut oil (melted)

1 tsp water

Combine wet ingredients in a small mixing bowl and set aside

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl

Combine wet and dry ingredients and fold in the cranberries

In a separate small bowl combine crumble topping ingredients with a fork

Add the wet and dry combined ingredients into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper

Top the cake with the crumble topping

Bake for 25-28 minutes (depending on how hot your oven is!)

AFTER 14 MINUTES COVER THE CAKE WITH FOIL IF THE WALNUTS ARE GETTING TOO BROWN

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Don’t Forget The Sunscreen!

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Its getting to be that time of year when people start dusting off their suitcases and begin to think about their summer vacation. Don’t let bug bites, motion sickness, sunburns, swimmers ear, stomach distress, and road rage ruin your trip! Make sure you have the ESSENTIALS!

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CAR TRIPS

Did you know that certain smells can have an effect on anxiety and road rage? PEPPERMINT not only helps drivers stay alert it can help curb drivers frustration. GRAPEFRUIT can help with mental fatigue which can be a problem on long road trips. When dealing with motion sickness, PEPPERMINT is going to be your first choice. Before heading out on your road trip add 1-3 drops behind the ears, on the navel, and on your wrists. Repeat this hourly and start several hours before your trip! When applying this to children dilute PEPPERMINT with fractioned coconut oil. If you experience nausea during the trip use GINGER. Inhale it from the bottle or roll on the bottom of your feet.

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SEASICKNESS

If you’ve experienced sea sickness in the past then you’ll want to always be prepared with GINGER. A couple drops of ginger inhaled from the palms of your hand or inhaled from a handkerchief can be very beneficial. 

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CAMPING 

Camping can be a fun and economical way to spend time with your family over the summer.

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Enjoy fishing, late night campfires, and hiking trips without the annoyance of insects. Spark Naturals has a NATURE-OUTDOOR blend that is a great bug repellent. BASIL and LEMONGRASS are also great insect repellents. If you experience a bug bite or sting apply LAVENDAR directly to the affected area. Got a sunburn from that long hike? LAVENDAR with fractioned coconut oil will take the sting out of the sunburn! Have you brought home an unwanted souvenir? Apply 1-2 drops of THYME directly on a tick AND the surrounding area. Do NOT use this protocol on animals!

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PORTA-POTTIES

Just the thought of them makes me queasy! You are going to want SHIELD blend! Have your blend pre-mixed in a 2 oz. spray bottle (10 drops SHIELD and fill the remainder with witch hazel). Spray EVERYTHING from door handle and beyond! Be prepared especially with kiddos that ALWAYS need to go to the bathroom! 

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STAYCATION

So you decided to skip the sea sickness, road trip road rage, and porta-potties? Maybe you decided to spend the weekend at a local resort.. If you spend too much time in the pool and you develop swimmers ear add 1 drop each MELALEUCA and LAVENDAR to a cotton ball and wipe the inside of the ear back of ear and jawline. NEVER put oils directly into the ear! In your room use your pre-made SHIELD spray to spray surfaces, faucets, remotes etc. The spray will not only sanitize surfaces, it will repel bed bugs! Spray the inside inside of your luggage before packing also!

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HAVE A FUN AND HEALTHY SUMMER VACATION!

DON’T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN!

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Lavendar Cloud Dough

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Recently my mom and daughter made Lavendar Cloud Dough..

Lavendar is one of the most calming scents so this is GREAT to make with a rowdy preschooler!

Depending on your sanity you may just want to let your preschooler play with it because

the process of making it can be messy!

Here is the recipe:
Lavender Cloud Dough Recipe

8 cups of flour
1 cup of vegetable oil
5-7 drops of lavender essential oil 
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Optional: 1/2 cup of powdered tempera paint or crushed chalk to color the cloud dough 
(we did not!)
Mix all ingredients in a sensory bin or container.  If you desire the cloud dough to be colored you can use powdered tempera paint.  If you don’t have any on hand you can easily make your own using sidewalk chalk. Cloud dough is an amazing sensory material in that it is super soft, fluffy, and mold-able.  It also lasts indefinitely as long as it is stored in an airtight container.

Handling sensory materials like cloud dough is therapeutic and helps relax little ones.  Adding a lavender scent provides another calming attribute.  The aroma of lavender is known to soothe and lull.
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When my daughter plays with her Lavendar Cloud Dough I have her play with it one a picnic blanket..
That way you can just go outside and shake the mess off!
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Have a blessed week and happy creating!
-Lindsie
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To you Momma…

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A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth

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Momma, you are SO much more than that! 

You are the most amazing STRONGEST person I know..

Always ALWAYS there for me, even when at times I definitely did not deserve it.

You and I have been through a lot together.

You are always standing by me, praying for me, helping me, lifting me up when i’m down.

You are the most amazing Mama to Charlotte.. I am SO blessed by your relationship with her..

I love you SO much Momma

Happy Mother’s Day

-Lindsie

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