Whether you’re preparing for a holiday party or enjoying a cozy night in bed, this Winter Wassail recipe will fill your home with the lovely scents of Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, and Wild Orange. Not only will this concoction produce an inviting aroma, but it’s also the perfect way to warm up.
I have so many tips and uses for essential oils, but in this post I wanted to share a list of Hints and Tips that I have been collecting throughout the years.
Yes, many of our everyday cleaning, spa and health needs can include essential oils. They are always my first go to. But some of these are just great ideas that I've always wanted to share. Let me know if you have some to add.
1. Take one capful and hold in your mouth for 3 minutes daily, then spit it out. No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter. Same technique works for lessening toothaches.
2. Soak toothbrushes to keep them free of germs.
3. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Do not swallow.)
4. Kill germs on counters & table tops.
5. Kill bacteria on wooden cutting boards.
6. Spray 50/50 solution of peroxide and water…
8. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
9. Add a cup instead of bleach to whiten whites. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
10. Mix 1 tsp. with some cream of tartar or a toothpaste that doesn't contain gel. Apply to stains. Use clean cloth to rub in, then rinse.
11. Remove pesticides from fruits and veggies. Pour ¼ cup into a sink of cold water. Place fruits and veggies in the solution and wash them off well. Rinse each piece off with tap water and dry.
12. Generously dab straight hydrogen peroxide onto skin acne two or three time a day.
13. Tilt your head and use an eye dropper to put three or four drops into an ear that has the waxy build up. Let it set for several minutes. Then let hot shower water run into ear for 1 minute.
14. Mix up 1 ounce into a cup of water and spray your houseplants. It will help your houseplants grow greener and lusher.
15. Use in Foot Bath for athlete’s foot.
16. Use as spray-on Deodorant.
17. Use on insect bites.
18. Routine hand-washing.
19. Spoon at least 2 oz. into the detergent compartment of your dishwasher along with your regular detergent. Run your dishwasher as usual to clean and disinfect your dishes.
20. Soak cuts for 5-10 minutes several times a day. Discontinue when healing begins.
21. Clean mirrors & windows.
22. Dampen cotton ball & run along keyboard of your computer to disinfect and clean keys.
23. Put two capfuls into a douche to prevent yeast infections. Some people use vinegar for this, but vinegar is toxic for Blood Type O people.
24. Keep pets healthy by adding 1 ounce per quart of non-chlorinated water.
Are you wondering how you can use Rosemary oil? While some think Rosemary is only useful for cooking, this herbal, energizing oil has uses that extend far beyond the kitchen. Keep reading to learn five easy ways to use Rosemary essential oil.
1. Use Rosemary oil for hair. If your hair is feeling lackluster, give it some shine with a little help from Rosemary oil. Known to promote a healthy-looking scalp and an abundant-looking head of hair, Rosemary oil might be what’s missing from your current hair care routine.
So, how do you use Rosemary oil for hair? Consider adding a drop of Rosemary oil to your favorite everyday hair products to promote hair that looks full and shiny. Need more ideas? Try making this Scalp Buildup Cleanser with Rosemary essential oil to refresh the scalp without stripping your hair of its natural oils.
Scalp Buildup Cleanser
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
8 tablespoons water
8 drops Rosemary oil
6 drops Lemon oil
4 drops Grapefruit oil
Combine all ingredients in a small glass bowl and stir. Comb the mix through dry hair. The acids in the mix help to remove oil, dirt, or sulfate buildup naturally. Allow the mix to sit on your hair for about 20 minutes, then rinse the hair in the shower and continue with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.
2. Cook with Rosemary oil. Because it has such a rich, herbal flavor, people often use dry rosemary and rosemary seasoning when cooking meat, stuffing, baked goods, and so on. Rosemary oil can easily be substituted for dry rosemary to give any recipe a punch of refreshing herbal flavor.
Ready to cook with Rosemary oil? Start with this easy Herb Bread recipe!
Herb Bread with Rosemary Oil
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup milk
1 cup butter, melted
2 drops Rosemary oil
Dried thyme herbs
Preheat the oven to 450 °F and grease a baking sheet. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, milk, melted butter, dried herbs, and Rosemary essential oil to create the dough. Knead the dough until smooth. Roll out the dough and cut it into six-inch triangles. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with an Italian dish, use as a snack or appetizer on game night, or simply enjoy it as a side dish!
3. Diffuse Rosemary oil for an energizing midday pick-me-up. Looking for a super simple way to enjoy the benefits of Rosemary oil? Simply place a few drops of this herbaceous, energizing oil into your essential oil diffuser any time you could use a break from the craziness of everyday life. When you put a few drops of Rosemary in your diffuser, you can immediately revitalize the atmosphere of your kitchen, living room, desk, office, or bedroom.
If you want to add some variety to your diffusing experience, combine Rosemary oil with Wild Orange or Lemon oil in your diffuser to create an uplifting atmosphere.
4. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate. Whether you’re at the end of a long workday, needing to feel refreshed in the afternoon, or just wanting to create a more desirable environment at home, Rosemary oil can help. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate by adding a few drops to a warm bath, along with a soothing essential oil like Frankincense. The warm, essential oil–infused water will leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated.
Want another way to take advantage of the rejuvenating benefits of Rosemary? Use it in a massage. Combine Rosemary oil with a carrier oil and massage the neck, shoulders, and back, or legs and feet. If you want an especially soothing massage, blend Rosemary oil with Wintergreen oil to help cool and refresh the skin. To reduce stress, combine Rosemary oil with Lavender oil and massage into the skin for a relaxed, refreshed feeling.*
5. Take Rosemary oil for internal benefits.* Not only is Rosemary oil useful for cooking due to its potent, delicious flavor, but many people add Rosemary oil to their food to take advantage of the internal benefits of this oil. Whether you incorporate Rosemary oil into your favorite recipes or simply add the oil to a glass of water or a Veggie Cap, there are plenty of reasons to take Rosemary oil internally.
For example, did you know that Rosemary oil may help reduce nervous tension and fatigue when taken internally? Using Rosemary internally can also help support healthy digestion and internal organ function.*
Want to learn more about how to use Rosemary oil, the benefits of Rosemary oil, and where Rosemary oil comes from? Click Here.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The heat has been at an all-time high in many areas this summer. It can cause a lot of damage and breakage to hair. The method I have been using to shield my hair from the heat is dōTERRA’s DIY Heat Protectant Spray. While it keeps my hair safe from the heat, it also leaves it smelling delightful all day.
Benefit from the natural properties of essential oils by incorporating them into your hair care routine. dōTERRA offers many DIYs for your hair. These recipes are moisturizing, detangling, repairing, cleansing, and wonderfully scented. They hold your hair in place, offer texture, and are protecting. If you are looking for natural alternatives to your hair products, essential oils are the perfect option.
For the full list of essential oil hair DIYs read here.https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-roundup-essential-oils-for-hair
With the change of seasons, I always feel nervous about seasonal threats. dōTERRA’s Cinnamon Bark oil has many beneficial compounds that can strengthen your immune system.
You can put two drops in an empty veggie capsule to maintain a healthy immune system.
Among the many benefits of Cinnamon Bark oil is the powerful cleansing properties. For this reason, dōTERRA recently formulated a mouthwash that includes Cinnamon Bark oil.
Combine a few drops of dōTERRA Cinnamon Bark oil with water in a spray bottle to tackle your little one’s sticky mess.
Due to its spicy and sweet flavor, you can substitute it for the powdered spice in baking.
Learn more about the benefits of dōTERRA’s Cinnamon bark by reading the product spotlight here.
Try the Mini Cinnamon Roll recipe that includes Cinnamon Bark oil here.
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I just got these and am very anxious to use them.
What gemstone would you use?
Hematite – Absorbs negative energy, protects and helps to stay grounded.
Carnelian - restores vitality and motivation, stimulates creativity, and gives courage.
Tiger's Eye – Focuses the mind, helps dispel fear and anxiety, stabilizes mood swings.
Rose Quartz - Restores trust and harmony in relationships and encourages unconditional love.
Blue Lace Agate – Soothes and nurtures. Brings calmness and peace of mind.
Amethyst – Balances and helps with confidence.
Sodalite – Fosters logic, rationality, and efficiency. Helpful for working in groups and stimulates thought.
Green Aventurine - Attracts prosperity and success, helps with empathy and cooperation.
Leopard Jasper – Encourages physical healing and detoxification.
Red Aventurine – Renews excitement and confidence in bringing one’s projects, goals, and desires into reality.
Rainbow Fluorite - highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy.
Brecciated Jasper - Provides mental clarity, may increase organization and decrease stress.
Clear Quartz - Amplifies energy and thought.
To Dilute or Not Dilute... that is the question.
Is neat (undiluted) application more effective?
Carrier oils, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, help trap volatile compounds which minimizes evaporation and enhances penetration through the skin.
Large molecule carrier oils (argan oil, rose-hip oil, jojoba oil, ...) are greasy and do not absorb well. They are used to provide a layer of protection on your skin.
Small molecules, like water, absorb too quickly and do not protect/trap essential oil volatiles.
Medium-chain triglycerides of Fractionated Coconut Oil absorb well and protect essential oil volatiles from evaporating.
Topical application is great, especially using massage. It stimulates the dilution of blood vessels resulting in improved skin absorption of volatile compounds.
Here's a short article from doTERRA with even more information.
Do you think that holiday joy is synonymous with holiday stress?? Then you need to get started with dōTERRA. Boosting holiday spirit has never been easier with essential oils helping you along every step of the way. Can’t plan anything because you’re too overwhelmed? Relax with AromaTouch or a nice essential oil infused bath. Need your house smelling nice while your extended family is in town? Brighten any room with a diffuser blend or create an inviting holiday room spray to uplift the mood. Are you at a loss for what gifts to give? Follow dōTERRA’s Holiday Gift Giving Guide to find the perfect present for everyone. Feeling less than inspired in the holiday dessert department? Use these amazing recipes to create a Cookie Extravaganza table that everyone will enjoy. So thankful that I have dōTERRA to help me through this season!
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