Thursday, July 31, 2014

Using Essential Oils with Kids

Using Essential Oils with Kids 


Using essential oils is a great way to naturally help support the body. Essential oils support the body on many levels and in many systems, including a cellular level, the immune system, the lymph system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, and more.

Each essential oil has different properties which influence and support different systems. And each essential oil will interact differently with each individual. Using essential oils with kids can be tricky, because their bodies are still developing and their bodies are small, so how the essential oils interact with them is important.

Because of the potency of essential oils it is always necessary to dilute essential oils when you use them on children and babies. We recommend diluting with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, etc.) as this is not only what mixes the best with the essential oil but it is also what tones down the potency the best.

Some of the easiest ways to use essential oils with kids is with roll-on bottles which make pre-mixing the essential oils with the carrier oils much easier, and it is easy to use for application to the feet, stomach, and neck of a child. Another great way to use essential oils with kids is to make sprays that are diluted and ready to use.

There are also some essential oils that are very potent and must be heavily diluted before use with children, these include but are not limited too: Oregano, Thyme, OnGuard, Cassia, Cinnamon, and Clove. 

The best dilution to start with is 1-2 drops of essential oil with 1 TBSP of a carrier oil.

Essential oils are safe to use with children and it can be challenging to use them because children's bodies are always growing and changing. The good news is that it is never to early to start teaching children how essential oils can help their lives be focused on natural health and preventative care.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Deeper Look at Skin Care with dōTERRA

Skin care is important for many reasons, not only is the skin the largest organ in the body, but skin acts like a sponge and it really absorbs everything around it. Whether it be toxins in the air, your laundry detergent that is on your clothes, the additives in the lotion you use, your skin absorbs all of these. Taking care of you skin is an important step for overall health and wellness.
I have very sensitive skin and I have tried many things when it comes to keeping my skin healthy. I have not had a lot of good luck when it comes to face wash, and moisturizer that does not make my skin react badly.
I was very hesitant to try the dōTERRA skin care line. I had come to the conclusion, that washing my face with warm water every night was better for my sensitive skin. The cleansers and moisturizers made my skin itchy, I would break out, and my skin would still feel very dry.
My experience with the skin care line has actually been a very good experience, and the healthiness of my skin has definitely improved. I still only wash my face a couple times a week because I am still sensitive but my skin doesn’t get dry, and best of all I don’t get itchy or break out with ache as often.
Some of the Products I Use Regularly from dōTERRA:  
  • Facial Cleanser (Melaleuca & Peppermint)
  • Pore Reducing Toner (Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and German Chamomile)
  • Hydrating Cream (Lavender & Geranium)
  • Clear Skin Essential Oil Blend (Eucalyptus, Globus, and Geranium)
I think what makes these products different is truly the natural ingredients in each of them, and the essential oils that are used together to really bring the best benefits to my skin.
Natural Ingredients in dōTERRA Skin Care: 
  • Vitamins A, C, D, and E – Promotes healthy skin, and balanced levels of moisture in the skin.
  • Black Cumin Seed -Great for moisturizing, cleansing and protecting the skin (anti-aging).
  • Milk Peptide Complex – Specifically helpful for anti-aging because of its properties.
  • Biomimetic Peptides – These allow the different parts of the skin to communicate better, increasing collagen, which is a protein that influences growth of new skin cells.
  • Hyaluronic Acid – Increases cell migration which is helpful for tissue healing.
Other dōTERRA Skin Care Items: 
  • Immortelle (Frankincense, Helichrysum and Rose)
  • Tightening Serum (Sandalwood & Myrrh)
  • Anti-Aging Moisturizer (Frankincense & Jasmine)
  • Clear Skin Fomaing Face Wash (Roswood & Melaleuca)
  • Invigorating Scrub (Grapefruit & Peppermint)
Overall, skin health is important because our skin is very absorbent of the things we put on it, the things in the air, and what is on our clothes. This skin care line is different, it is all natural and it uses the best essential oils to bring you healthier skin.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Homemade Sunscreen

This summer use all natural sunscreen without the extra add ins and toxins that can be found in typical sunscreen. This recipe is not only great for protecting your skin from the sun but also at giving your skin moisture that the sun takes out of it.
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbs. Shea Butter
  • 3-5 drops Jojoba Oil
  • 3-5 drops Vitamin E Oil
  • 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1 Tbs. Zinc Oxide Powder
First, Add coconut oil, Shea butter and jojoba oil to a double boiler. (If you don’t have a double boiler put a pan with water in it on the stove, turn the stove onto medium or medium low heat and then put a metal bowl on top of the pan with the water in it.) Heat gently until Shea Butter is just melted.
Second, remove from double boiler and allow to cool a little. Then add Zinc Oxide Powder, Vitamin E Oil (which can be taken from capsules), Jojoba Oil, and Essential Oils.
Third, Stir well to combine. Store in a dark jar in the fridge. Lasts 6 months.
When using this sunscreen apply liberally to skin exposed to the sun. Reapply every few hours or more often if swimming or sweating.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Laundry Detergent

4 lbs Borax
4 lbs Baking Soda
1 Box Arm & Hammer Washing Soap
3 Grated Bars of Fels-Naptha (use a cheese grater with the small grating size/side)
2 Containers of OxiClean 3.5 lbs each
Use 2 tsp. of soap detergent per load (good for HE washers and drum washers) 
For a specific scent add 10 to 15 drops of Essential Oil on a damp rag toss in and wash and dry with clothes.
I used to have a lot of problems with my laundry detergent making my skin itchy and dry. I decided about a year and a half ago to switch to making my own laundry detergent and this is the recipe that one of my friends moms sent my way. I have been using it ever since. I have only needed to make two batches, it has been less expensive my clothes are clean, and most importantly they don’t make me itchy and dry all of the time.
I always use Purify to help clean my clothes but you could also try Lavender, Lemon or any other Essential Oils that you love the smell of.
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