I know oils can feel a LOT overwhelming at first. Don't stress about remembering all of this. Ask all the questions, anytime. Even if you swear it's already been covered.
No need to stress yourself out, just ask! You'll be a pro in no time. If you haven't grabbed your carrier oil yet or roller bottles you may want to 2-day Amazon prime those puppies today. I'll be giving you #alltherollerbottlerecipes in 2 days. Perfect right?!?
LAVENDER - "the Swiss Army knife of essential oils."
+ We use it for enjoying the springtime outdoors. There's that oily lingo again, trying to be suuuper careful not to make any "claims" ... try reading between the lines = great for allergies!
+ Great for relaxation = sleep. Try making a sleepy cream
+ Dry/chapped/irritated skin
+ Use generously if burned
+ Make my favorite sleepy spray! 2oz spray bottle + 15 drops each of Lavender and Vetiver.... vetiver is super thick, try sticking it in your bra for a few minutes before trying to get it out to warm it up.
+ Add 1-2 drops into your mascara for a boost in growth! For an extra kick, add cedarwood too!
+ Use lavender along with moisturizer after a day in the sun or when experiencing a sunburn.
+ For kiddos: diffuse for a calm environment, or for naps & bedtime.
+ Calming Lavender play dough
2 tsp cream of tartar, 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup salt, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 cup water, I put 3 drops of lavender in the play dough (You mix the ingredients in a saucepan until the form together then let cool and add your oil :)
+ For Mom & Dad: When the pollen count is too high (read allergy season), add 3 drops of lavender, lemon, and peppermint to the diffuser, or pop in a capsule and enjoy the outdoors again!
+ For pets: Calming Mist: 1 oz glass spray bottle + 10 drops lavender, 5 drops magnesium oils, fill with water. Shake and spritz on favorite blanket or bed.
FRANKINCENSE -when in doubt, Frank
+ Immune system champ
+ Eases occasional and minor tension/anxiety
+ Promotes feelings of calmness and balance
+ Relieves the pain of a scorpion sting (take kids to the ER or anti-vac)
+ Apply to cuts (that are mostly healed) and scars to reduce the appearance.
+ Apply to itchy skin to soothe
Health Tip: When I start to feel like I may be coming down with something, I drop 1 drop under my tongue It tastes a bit like perfume...but I am always SO GLAD I did it the next day
Beauty Tip: It helps reduce fine lines. You can apply it neat (no carrier oil) under your moisturizer, or add it to a DIY serum!
+ For kiddos: Roll diluted on the back of the neck when hyper, add to immunity roller during winter months, diffuse while studying.
+ For pets: Hotspots, 5ml dropper bottle, 6 drops each lavender & frankincense, top with a carrier oil. apply for about a week once a day until it clears up. (this is for a larger dog, please dilute according to the weight chart)
“FRANKINCENSE - EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. on my face for glowing skin...on my spine & feet to get into my pores as a wellness aid for relieving stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity.” - Fellow Happy Oiler
+ Helps me in the allergy trio: Lavender, Lemon, & Peppermint. Diffused: 3 drops of each, capsule: 3 drops of each, 10ml roller bottle 10 drops of each + carrier oil.
+ Soothes occasional head discomfort, rubbed on back of neck, or temples (avoid eyes, use a milk bath if you accidental touch), apply a drop neat on your thumb then press it to the roof of your mouth
+ Supports digestive system, too much to eat? 1 drop of peppermint in your water.
+ Promotes proper nasal and respiratory function in kiddos 6+ yrs old.
+ For Pregnant mamas: avoid use in the 3rd trimester as it can cause the baby to flip.
+ For Nursing mama: avoid internal use while nursing as it may reduce your milk.
+ For kiddos: This one is tricky, as it's not advised for kids under 6 years old. Other Mama's I know and trust and I totally use this around their kids. I personally use it around my 2-year-old, diffused in an open area and haven't had an issue. It's also in SniffleEase (kids line) and I use that liberally.
For Pets: apply to a diffuser charm and add it to your pup's collar before going into obedience school or learning new tricks, peppermint calms the mind and lessens the fear of the unknown.
Lemon - the happy oil!
+ Maintains energy levels, add a drop or 2 to your afternoon water.
+ Helps with oily skin
+ Works wonders on calluses
+ Detoxing your body
+ Removes stickers in a flash #byegoogone
+ Add to dishwasher or cleaning spray (in a glass bottle) for hard water spots
+ Beauty tip: wonderful in your nightly moisturizer for skin brightening.
+ For Kiddos: add to lavender when the pollen count is high in a roller bottle.
* Avoid direct sunlight and UV rays after application to skin.
“Lemon is my #1 for getting permanent marker off of my furniture.” - fellow happy oiler
“Thieves and lemon tea! Each time I feel a scratchy throat or stuffy nose, I put a few drops of lemon and a drop of thieves with honey and hot water. It's so yummy with a little kick.” - fellow happy oiler
*I'm a mama, not your doctor. Just like I would try a steam shower for congestion as the first line of defense, I turn to oils. Any statements made on these emails are my own, unless noted. This email is not meant to treat, diagnose, or cure. If you need a health care professional, please seek one out immediately.