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Easy and Effective Massage Oil Recipes

Easy and Effective Massage Oil Recipes 

Massage oils can be luxurious comfort items that can be used for a variety of purposes such as relaxation or pain relief. Unfortunately, these oils can be pricey and can be filled with unnatural ingredients. But there is another option, you can create your own organic recipes with completely organic ingredients right at home. Below is a list of natural massage oil recipes you can try.  

Easy and Effective Massage Oil Recipes 

Relaxation Rub Recipe 

Ingredients 

¼ Cup Olive Oil  

5 drops lavender essential oil 

5 drops chamomile essential oil 

1 empty bottle (glass is recommended)  

Instructions 

Pour olive oil into empty bottle. 

Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil. 

Add 5 drops chamomile essential oil. 

Shake well until ingredients are fully blended. 

Label and store in a cool place away from kids and pets. 

To Use: Apply to wrists, chest, neck and along collarbone to induce relaxation. 

Sore Muscle Relief Recipe 

Ingredients 

¼  Cup Jojoba Carrier Oil 

10 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 

5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil 

5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil 

1 Empty Bottle (glass is recommended) 

Instructions  

Pour Jojoba carrier oil into empty bottle. 

Add 10 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil. 

Add 5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil. 

Add 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil. 

Shake well until ingredients are fully blended. 

Label and store in a cool place away from kids and pets. 

To Use: Apply to sore muscles and joints, careful to avoid eyes and mouth.  

Romance Recipe 

Ingredients 

¼  Cup Sweet Almond Carrier Oil 

10 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil 

5 Drops Jasmine Essential Oil 

1 Empty Bottle (glass is recommended) 

Instructions  

Pour carrier oil into empty bottle. 

Add 10 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. 

Add 5 Drops Jasmine Essential Oil. 

Shake well until ingredients are fully blended. 

Label and store in a cool place away from kids and pets. 

To Use: Apply to chest, arms, wrists and nape of neck to induce a romantic mood.  

Focus and Concentration Blend  

Ingredients 

¼  Cup Carrier Oil of choice 

10 Drops Orange Essential Oil 

5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil 

1 Empty Bottle (glass is recommended) 

Instructions  

Pour carrier oil into empty bottle. 

10 Drops Orange Essential Oil 

5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil 

Shake well until ingredients are fully blended. 

Label and store in a cool place away from kids and pets. 

To Use: Apply small amount to temples (careful to avoid eyes) to induce focus and concentration.  

When choosing product bases for your recipes, be sure you are using pure 100% organic ingredients.  

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What is Dry Brushing

What is Dry Brushing

The lymphatic system is one of the most important parts of your immune system that you’ve probably never heard of. This system is a network of tissues and organs that filter toxins. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport a fluid called lymph that contains infection fighting white blood cells through the body. 

Dry brushing is one way you can help keep your lymphatic system running effectively. Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like; it is where you take a dry brush with natural bristles and rub it across your skin to stimulate blood flow, break up lymphatic build up and also exfoliate the skin.   

It is recommended that you dry brush daily before you shower.  Doing this every day will help you prevent lymphatic build up and can even promote elasticity and a youthful look for your skin!  

For added skincare benefits, applying a body butter such as shea or cocoa butter after you dry brush can help you promote better health!  

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Make your own Natural Air Gel Freshener

Aromatherapy with essential oils is a much safer option to freshen your home without exposing you and your family to toxic air freshener products. Below is a recipe to create your own DIY gel air freshener you can safely use in your home, office or even your car.  

Natural Gel Air Freshener 

Ingredients 

Water  

2 packs unflavored gelatin 

1 tablespoons table salt 

1-2 teaspoons essential oil of choice 

Glass container (Mason jars work well) 

Seed sprouter lid 

Food coloring (Optional)  

Instructions 

1-Heat 3/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon of salt in a small saucepan 

2-Slowly add the gelatin and stir until completely dissolved   

3- Remove from heat   

4-Add 1/4 cup water 
5- Carefully pour into the mason jar

6- Add up to 1 teaspoon of essential oil of choice into jar

(Optional- Add food coloring of choice)  

7- Add seed starter lid to jar lid.  

8- Allow to cool for 12 hours.   

Keep the air freshener in a safe place away from kids and pets. 

Also be sure you are using only high-quality essential oils that do not contain other fillers.  

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Holistic Uses for Olive Oil

Olive Oil as a Carrier Oil?

Carrier oils are widely used to dilute essential oils and other organic compounds before they are applied to the skin or used in alternative therapy modalities. They are named carrier oils because they “carry” the essential oil or other organic item into the skin. Using carrier oils is a common safety practice when using essential oils for holistic health purposes. 

Olive oil is the most commonly used vegetable oil and is cultivated from olives from the Olea europaea, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean. Olive oil is a favored choice for carrier oils because it is very easy to find, as most grocery stores carry it. It is also inexpensive and can be used in cooking and also used as a base for many cosmetic and holistic products. It is a great base for beginners who want to start trying to create more alternative products without spending a great deal of money.  

One popular recipe that utilizes olive oil as a base is natural furniture polish and anti-dust spray.  

All-Natural Dusting Spray Recipe 

Materials 

1/2 Cup Olive Oil 

20 Drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil 

15 Drops Lemon Essential Oil 

1 Empty Spray Bottle (Glass Preferred to prevent erosion of plastic) 

Method 

Pour 1/2 Cup Olive Oil into bottle. 

Add 25 drops of sweet orange essential oil into bottle. 

Add 15 drops of lemon essential oil into bottle. 

Shake well to mix all ingredients. 

Label the bottle and place in a cool place away from kids and pets. 

To Use: Apply to dry cloth and wipe furniture down to polish and dust naturally. 

When choosing an olive oil for your holistic base, be sure you are purchasing a pure product that does not contain other oils or fillers. You want to use a 100% pure Olive Oil base for your alternative needs!  The same goes for the essential oils you choose.

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What are the Elements and How Connecting with them can Benefit You!

The Elements are defined as:

Nature, Water, Fire, Earth, Light, Darkness, and Spirit.

Humans are automatically drawn to the elements because we require them to survive.  We are organic creatures and nature is a part of us. Our bodies require sunlight, water and air to sustain themselves. We are attracted to the elements of fire, earth and light because they are a part of us and connect to our physical and spiritual being.

In the current age, we have gotten away from exposure to the elements thanks to modern conveniences. We no longer use candles as primary sources of light or spend as much time in soil gardening due to the conveniences of grocery stores. Spending time in the elements is a wonderful way to connect to your inner being and find better health.

Ways to Connect to the Elements

Earth:

Connect to earth’s element by practicing “grounding” which means to walk around in grass/soil with bare feet.

Fire:

Connect to the fire element by sitting by a fire or by candlelight.

Water:

Connect to the water element by visiting natural lakes, oceans, and streams. You can further connect to this element by swimming in a natural body of water.

Air:

Connect to the air element by sitting in fresh air and feeling the wind. You can also open a window or drive with your windows down.

Light:

To connect to the light element, try to utilize natural light as much as possible. Open the shades in your home or office instead of using artificial lights and get at least 30 minutes of safe sun exposure daily.   

Darkness:

Connecting to the dark element is essential to circadian rhythm. Being exposed to dimmer lights and nighttime signals your pituitary gland to release the appropriate amounts of hormones to induce sleep and restfulness. Dim your lights 2 hours before bed and make it a habit to go look at the stars at night, even for just a moment.

Spirit:

To connect to your spiritual element, meditation is essential. Spending a few moments each day in a peaceful, calming mindset will help you center your spirit.

We hope you find balance in your spirit and are here to help you find, hope, healing and happiness.