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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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Acne No More

I spent most of my teenage years acne free and lived through three pregnancies without the dreaded the hormonal zits.  I even somehow survived having my ovaries removed at age 30 without the after effects to my face.

And then I turned 40.

I had already eliminated so much “stuff” from my diet; grains, sugar and limited caffeine, but I had yet to fully remove dairy.  It isn’t like I am a milk drinker, because I am not, but I did rely on full-fat greek yogurt, or cottage cheese to help sustain my protein requirements.  What I have come to connect though is that dairy means acne for me.

About a year ago, I tossed out the yogurt and cottage cheese with the intent of doing a trial to see what happened skin wise.  Within a month, my face was clear! I learned to live without diary and made adjustments to my protein needs.

The first cool fall day brought an intense need for homemade soup.  I have come to learn that most men perceive soup to be an appetizer, so the man in my life asked for a hearty chowder….a New England Chowder.

As good as it was, within  24 hours my face was speckled with small and determined zits.  Gahhhhhh.

Besides making him eat the leftovers, I was affirmed that I shall never take in large amounts of dairy again.

Want to know what I use when the acne shows up?

1. Wash my face two times a day with charcoal soap

2. Apply Essential Oils like juniper berry, cedarwood, Melaleuca and lavender.

3. Drink tons of water

4. Take charcoal capsules

My face is on its way to returning to a clear one! If you would like to learn how you can get your hands on quality essential oils, or learn how I can help mentor YOU on cleaning up your diet, just shoot me a message!

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Sink Scrub 

Over the last year or so I have revamped most of my toxic load in and out of my body. This includes cleaning products. 

I use essential oils and good ol’ vinegar for so many cleaning jobs but I recently made this sink scrub and  I love it! 

For sparkling clean sinks, tubs and counters, mix drops of Lemon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, or Wild Orange essential oils with baking soda and enough water to make a paste. I used 2 cups baking soda and 10 drops lemon and 10 drops peppermint. I filled the paste into a wide mouth mason jar for wash scooping. 

Scoop out cleanser with your hand as needed, and scrub and wipe down as usual—a soft scrubbing brush works great!

If you want to know more about essential oils and how to use them in everyday wellness, just shoot me a message! 


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Whipped Body Butter

I have been making my own homemade body butter for about two years and cannot imagine using store bought lotion ever again.  It is super easy, cheap and all natural which makes it amazing for the skin!  Check it out:

  • 1 cup organic shea butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1/2 cup almond or grapeseed oil
  • vegetable glycerin (optional and only need 2 tsp or so)
  • 20 drops your favorite essential oils (I love frankincense, cypress, geranium, myrrh, lavender, patchouli,–all great for skin and cypress helps with pain!)

Place shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in a pint size mason jar with a lid and submerge the jar into a simmering pot of water.  Once it is melted pour the contents into a medium size mixing bowl (handle the jar carefully as it will be very hot). Add the almond oil and vegetable glycerin.  Once it is hard, add the essential oils and use a basic kitchen hadn’t mixed to whip into an amazing fluffy butter.  Scoop into glass jars and enjoy!

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