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DIY Beard Oil

For the MEN! I am making these up for my fellas for their stockings 🙂
 
BEARD OIL
 
The blend below is both woodsy and spicy. For a more earthy aroma, use vetiver, patchouli and spikenard. Or mix and match, you can’t go wrong.
 
4oz glass bottle
 
10 drops melaleuca
5 drops white fir or Siberian fir
3 drops black pepper (or other spicy oil like clove)
4 drops peppermint
4 drops cypress or cedarwood
Top off with fractionated coconut oil. 
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Day 1 DIY–Lotion Bars

Day 1 DIY:

LOTION BARS
Ingredients:
⅔ cup beeswax
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup cocoa butter
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
15 drops of doTERRA essential oil

Recommended essential oils: Citrus Bliss, Peppermint, Lavender

Directions:
Measure all ingredients, except for essential oils, in large glass jar.
Place jar in saucepan with one to one and a half inches of boiling water.
Stir ingredients until combined.
Once melted, remove from heat. Let rest three minutes.
Add essential oils and stir.
Pour mixture into silicone mold.
Massage lotion bar on skin for moisture.

Wrap in a fun paper and tie with twine for a cute gift.

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DIY laundry soap 

Following a lifestyle overhaul of my mind and body the last ten years, I went on a mission this last year to reduce my toxic load in my home. Besides using essential oils to clean the surfaces of my home–like countertops, tubs and tile–I started making my own dish soap and laundry soap. It’s so easy and so incredibly economical. 
Diy laundry soap: 

In large container combine: 

1 cup of On Guard Cleaning Concentrate*

1 cup baking soda
1/3 cup coarse salt

20 drops of Essential oils ( I love lemon*) 

7 quarts of hot water
Mix until combined
Use 1/4 cup per load

*purchase concentrate and essential oils here


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Fall Soup 

Yummmmm Butternut squash soup! I love making and EATING soup! Super creamy and warm, this soup is perfect for a cold winter day. 

Ingredients:

¼ cup medium diced onion

¼ cup medium diced celery

¼ cup small diced carrot

3 cups medium diced butternut squash

2–3 cups chicken stock

½ cup heavy cream or evaporated skim milk

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 drops Cardamom essential oil

2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil 

Directions:

 Roast first 4 ingredients in 350 degree Fahrenheit oven; when nicely browned put in sauce pan.

Add 2 cups chicken stock, heavy cream, salt and pepper.

Simmer until just boiling, place in food processor.

Puree until smooth, add more stock if needed for smooth, soupy texture.

Add essential oils.

Add more seasoning if needed. Serve hot.


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Peppermint Foot Rub

Gift giving season is around the corner.  Why not give your people the gift of natural and made with love? If you want to use the highest quality of oils and learn from me, just click here.

PEPPERMINT FOOT RUB

Ingredients

1 teaspoon beeswax

2 tablespoons cocoa butter

4 tablespoons shea butter

1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil

2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil

5 drops Peppermint oil

5 drops Melaleuca oil

Instructions

  1. In small glass container, combine all ingredients, except essential oils.
  2. Place in saucepan with 1–1 ½ inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until combined (around 5–10 minutes).
  4. Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Let mixture come to a solid. To quicken process, place in refrigerator.
  7. Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip lotion.
  8. Gradually come to high speed and whip for 3–4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  9. Place in container. To use, rub on heels.

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Why a Carrier Oil?

When using essential oils topically, I prefer to blend with fractionated coconut oil. FCO is odorless, non-greasy, absorbs easily and doesn’t go rancid quickly. I use roller bottles for essential oils I use often; this gives me oils with a carrier and helps to stretch out my oils over time.

Why use a carrier?

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body. Also, use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil. Giving the essential oil a carrier to “grab” onto will also prevent the molecules of the EO to evaporate before going deep into the skin for benefit.

To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to use a carrier oil to dilute more potent oils and when trying an oil for the first time. The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose. Start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed. Because every individual is unique, the dose will vary for each individual based on size, age, and overall health status.

Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils:

•Neck
•Forehead and temples
•Chest and abdomen
•Arms, legs, bottom of feet.

Be cautious and avoid some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes, and broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin.

Interested in learning more? Just message me at staciewyatt@gmail.com

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