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Monday, January 03, 2022

Ten (10) essential oil blends for better sleep 💤

January 03, 2022 0 Comments

 Hello everyone!


Are you struggling with getting the sleep you need every night? Like many people, I also have suffered from insomnia.


In this post, I'm sharing a list of essential oil diffuser blends that will have you relaxed and drifting off to sleep in no time at all! These blends will help relax your mind and body, and you will drift right off to sleep and stay asleep through the night!


Blend #1
  • 5 drops Lavender 
  • 3 drops Cedarwood

Blend #2
  • 2 drops Patchouli 
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 2 drops Frankincense 
  • 2 drops Bergamot


Blend #3

  • 3 drops Orange 
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 3 drops Chamomile


Blend #4

  • 3 drops Cedarwood 
  • 3 drops Marjoram 
  • 2 drops Lavender


Blend #5

  • 4 drops Lemon 
  • 3 drops Orange 
  • 1 drop Cedarwood
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Blend #6

  • 5 drops Sweet Orange 
  • 3 drops Frankincense


Blend #7

  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang 
  • 3 drops Lavender 
  • 1 drop Cedarwood 
  • 2 drops Sweet Marjoram


Blend #8

  • 1 drop Cedarwood 
  • 2 drops Chamomile 
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 2 drops Vetiver 
  • 1 drop Bergamont


Blend #9

  • 4 drops Patchouli 
  • 2 drops Vetiver 
  • 2 drops Orange


Blend #10

  • 5 drops Frankincense 
  • 3 drops Vetiver


Diffuse 15-20 minutes before you go to sleep and, these scents will have you dozing off in no time.

 


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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Essential oil blends for cold and flu

November 27, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


In most cases, having the flu means increasing self-care and waiting for the infection to run its course. The go-to solution for many people is to reach for over-the-counter medicines. However, another effective method is using essential oils as a topical rub or for aromatherapy. I already shared my recipe for a homemade vapour rub in a previous post. In this post, I will focus on aromatherapy!


Certain essential oils can help alleviate flu symptoms by clearing your nasal passage and reducing headaches. Some oils may even have antiviral benefits to help treat infections and reduce fever. Essential oils can be a great ally in keeping viruses, bacteria and germs at bay. As we are currently facing a pandemic, these oils can come in handy to help you keep your home a safe place for you and your loved ones. That is why today, I'm sharing the best antiviral essential oils to diffuse in your home.


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Inhalation is the most beneficial way to use essential oils for the flu. A diffuser can be an easy way to get the benefits of aromatherapy, any time of day or night. Purifying your indoor air is very easy to do. Using pure essential oils is a natural and safe way to do so. 


Add essential oils blends below to your diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank!


There are some blends for cleaning the air:

  • Eucalyptus/Lavender 
  • Eucalyptus/Geranium
  • Eucalyptus/Lemon
  • Eucalyptus/Lemon/Thyme
  • Lavender/Geranium/Lemon
  • Clove/Cinnamon/Thyme
  • Tea Tree/Lemon


These are blends to help relieve common cold and flu symptoms like sneezing, coughing, congestion and sore throat:


Blend #1

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Tea Tree
  • 1 drop Peppermint


Blend #2

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Siberian Fir
  • 2 drops Rosalina


 Blend #3

  • 3 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 1 drop Sandalwood
  • 1 drop Copaiba


Blend #4

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Marjoram
  • 3 drops White Fir (aka Silver Fir or Fir Needle)


 Blend #5

  • 4 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Wintergreen
  • 1 drop Frankincense
  • 1 drop Rosemary
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I hope you find this helpful. Stay safe and healthy!




Wednesday, November 10, 2021

DIY: Dog calming spray

November 10, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


Today, I want to share a simple, all-natural dog calming spray recipe! This DIY is inspired by Rascal, my Maltipoo! Puppies and young adult dogs are known for having too much energy. Some breeds are also known to be more high energy


This spray is ideal for dogs with anxiety. This all-natural, homemade dog calming spray works to calm dogs with mild anxiety. However, for more severe cases, you'll need to consult your vet.


Supplies:

  • Lavender essential oil 
  • Chamomile essential oil
  • Spray bottle


I use lavender and chamomile because they are natural calming agents, and my dog and I like the scent. However, you can use other oils, with calming properties, such as; cedarwood, frankincense, orange, lemon, sandalwood, rose, and bergamot.


Method:

  • Fill the spray bottle with water (I use a 75ml bottle). 
  • Add 6 drops of lavender essential oil and 6 drops of chamomile essential oil into the bottle.
  • Shake the mixture well before every use.


If you are reusing an old spray bottle, clean and dry it before mixing the solution.


How to use:


two dogs sleeping on a bed

You can either: spray the solution on your hands and then massage your dog's coat, or you can apply it directly. If you are spraying directly onto the pet's coat, spray from a distance of 15cm (6 inches). Apply the solution from the neck down to the tail only, never near your dog's face, eyes and nose. 


Directly applying essential oils to the dog's skin or coat may irritate their skin and cause side effects. For more information, read this post: Aromatherapy for animals.


You can also spray this calming spray around your home or in your car. If you have a particularly anxious or hyper dog, try spraying it on the dog's bedding or his favourite blanket. You can even spray it on your dog's favourite plush toy.


If you don't want to use commercial products, this homemade calming spray for dogs is natural and safe to use on dogs. Rascal and I recommend you give it a try!




 

Monday, November 08, 2021

Seven (7) autumn essential oil blends for your home

November 08, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


I love having a home that smells good all year round. When the weather starts getting a bit chilly, I use essential oil blends to get my home feeling warm and cosy. If you are looking for some autumn essential oil blends for your diffuser (or burner), you will enjoy this post!


These are my favourite autumn (fall) essential oil blends! 


Cinnamon Spice
2 drops orange + 1 drop cinnamon + 1 drop clove
Benefits of this blend: uplifting, immune-boosting, balances energy and emotions, lessens anxious feelings.

Pumpkin Pie
4 drops cinnamon + 1 drop nutmeg + 1 drop clove
Benefits of this blend: immune-boosting, decongestant.


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Mulled Cider 
3 drops orange + 1 drop nutmeg + 2 drops cinnamon + 1 drop clove
Benefits of this blend: uplifting, immune-boosting, energising.

Apple Pie 
2 drops clove + 2 drops cinnamon + 2 drops ginger + 1 drop nutmeg 
Benefits of this blend: immune boosting, energising, emotional balance.

Vanilla Spice 
4 drops vanilla oleoresin + 2 drops orange + 2 drops cinnamon
Benefits of this blend: relaxing, comforting, uplifting.


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Spiced Chai 
3 drops cardamom + 1 drop clove + 1 drop cassia + 1 drop ginger
Benefits of this blend: helps clear mind, decongestant.

Fall Hike
4 drops cypress + 2 drops white fir + 2 drops sandalwood
Benefits of this blend: emotional balance.



I hope you enjoy these autumn scents as much as I do! What are your favourite autumn scents?






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Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The health benefits of lighting candles

November 03, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


Candles have been used for centuries in homes all over the world. Of course, before electricity, they were necessary to light homes in the evenings. Today, a candle is not just a piece of decor or a source of light. Candles can instantly add a beautiful fragrance and a soothing vibe.


So what are the benefits of lighting candles in your home? Here are some of them:


candle in the living room

Creates ambience - Lighting a candle for prayer (or meditation), a bath, or dinner is a common practice for setting the right mood. 


Create a warm glow -The flickering of candlelight produces an ambience that simply cannot be replicated. Adding candles will instantly make a home feel warm and welcoming.


Calms the mind - Lighting candles can provide the perfect atmosphere to induce calm and a sense of well-being. Burning candles can help with anxiety


Stimulates memory - Our sense of smell is strongly tied with memory, so we often associate a specific scent with a moment or a memory.


candles at dusk


Supports a restful sleep - The blue light admitted from the screens can make you feel less tired and more anxious. Switching your light off earlier and lighting candles can help you feel calmer earlier in the evening and reset your natural sleep rhythms. 


Alleviates stress - Aromatherapy candles release a calming fragrance that will help you feel rested and peaceful. They are also a way to subtly add fragrance to your home.  


Candles are great finishing touches to any room of the house. 


candlesticks

Note:


Safety first!

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Burn candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Do not light candles on or near anything that may catch fire.
  • Protect surfaces, which may be damaged by heat.
  • Burn candles away from any draughts.

Candles made from soy wax are soot free, non-toxic, burn clean, and last much longer than traditional paraffin. Due to the lack of soot and toxins released into the air, soy wax candles have a stronger scent profile than paraffin wax candles. 


Have an awesome day!