Be in control of your chemical load….
Most of us are using products that are questionable in safety…. You can test your products by using the app Think Dirty or enter ingredients into the Environmental Working Group’s site to see how your products line up. Note: Think Dirty sells products and the EWG won’t give great numbers if it’s un-tested, but they can be great at opening awareness of products… Young Living has a lot of healthier products you can switch out for your un-healthy ones…. It doesn’t have to be all at once and it doesn’t have to be Young Living! But creating less of a chemical toxin load is ideal for better health…
Press the Easy Button by trading out for YL products…
Rosemary, lemon, cinnamon, and eucalyptus
Or trade out your personal care items, like shampoo, deodorant, lotions, skincare
The easiest way to do this is to replace an un-healthy item with a less-toxic one, as you run out. Remember, toxic load is over time. If you LOVE a less healthy product, then keep it and clean up your health in other areas….
DIY Body Care with YL Essential Oils
Cedarwood oil is contains the highest amount of sesquiterpenes. They stimulate the limbic system of the brain which helps to elevate our mood and helps us relax (overcome stress). This explains why Cedarwood is relaxing and may help with focus. It also easily crosses the blood brain so a little goes a long way. Rosemary oil is stimulating and lavender is relaxing. The mixture is fabulous for a hair tonic!
Mermaid Hair Tonic:
In a 4oz. glass spray bottle combine 30 drops each of lavender, cedarwood and rosemary with a 50/50 blend of pure witch hazel and distilled h2o. Mist onto the hair at the scalp nightly. This is AMAZING for helping hair grow. Note: hair grows from the roots. This is designed to nourish the scalp…
Panaway, Peppermint, and Copiaiba are three oils I love to help with pain, inflammation, and after-exercise stress.
Panaway is a blend of oils created to help with ligaments and tendons. Peppermint is one of the oils in panaway, and has a cooling sensation. (That’s one of the reasons you know its a good oil.) And copiabiba is very like CBD oil, and even BETTER when added with others….
Roller-ball after exercise: your favorite carrier oil at a 3-5% ratio. The above three oils are great- adding lavender, orange (helps with swelling), ravintsara, or others can be good as well!
Hand ready cream for gym hands… video of this
Note: you can make the cream by hand or press the easy button by melting a salve in microwave and stirring in the oils when starting to cool….
You’ll need a sauce pan, a glass bowl (or a double boiler), a glass container for the hand treatment and essential oils that are good for your skin.
Put into the glass bowl:
- 1 part beeswax
- 4 parts (solid) coconut oil
- 8 parts shea butter
Fill the bottom of the sauce pan with enough water that when you set the glass bowl into the pan it covers the bottom of the bowl but doesn’t spill over.
Set the sauce pan with glass bowl onto a stove burner and bring the sauce pan to a low heat. The water should not be boiling. You want only enough heat to gently melt the contents of the bowl.
Next, pick a glass container that you’ll keep your hand treatment in. Add the essential oils to your glass container (15-16 drops per 1oz of volume)
My essential oils of choice are:
- Panaway (soothes your skin and helps your muscles)
- Wintergreen (soothes your skin)
- Frankincense (great for skin healing and overall skin health)
- Peppermint (provides a great cooling sensation and helps with circulation)
- For a 2oz jar, I would add 15-16 total drops of oils. For a 4 oz jar, I would use about 30 drops of oils.
Then, pour the liquefied contents (be careful, it’s hot!!) into your glass container and stir with a knife or a chopstick.
Place the glass jar in your refrigerator to let it cool and firm up. Now your hand treatment is ready for use!
Swiss Army knives of Oils…. These oils work for almost anything…
Valor: Balances energy- nicknamed the chiropractor- helps when you need a dose of “braveness” or are being bullied….
Aloe Hand cleanser recipe: Video here
• 20 drops total. You can create your own blend, or use one of the recipe suggestions
• 1 oz. (30 ml) aloe vera gel
• 1 oz. (30 ml) flip-top bottle
1. Pour the aloe vera into the bottle.
2. Add the essential oils to the aloe vera and
Different oils to use: or pick your own!
- Tea Tree
- Lemon/Lime/Grapefruit (remember phototoxic so keep numbers low)
There are a lot of recipes out there for amazing, homemade creams, lotions, potions, etc. The amazing benefits of the ingredients alone can be a huge added bonus, but with it comes the possibility that it won’t be the desired consistency, or that it’s too greasy, it can be a benefit to buy pre-made.
Please see these additional DIY recipes…
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Feel free to contact Rachel Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-364-2380 with questions….