Archive for January, 2013

3 Simple Steps to a Total Bedroom Makeover!

January 31st, 2013

Colin Cowie, wedding and event planner for the celebrity crowd, featured 21 Drops on The Today Show as a sophisticated and affordable idea to make a big impact in your home.

When it comes to your home, there’s no place like your bedroom where you can feel totally relaxed and at ease. Transform your sleeping quarters into your ultimate sanctuary with these 3 simple tips:

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1. Find a focal point. Find an item you love and make it a showcase in your bedroom. Whether it’s a vintage dressing table or a patterned chaise lounge, one standout piece will define the spirit of your bedroom as exclusively your own. Visit thrift shops, stores like Marshalls or Home Goods, or just rummage around your grandma’s basement to find your special signature piece.
2. Personalize, personalize, personalize. Make your bedroom your own by filling it with things that make you feel happy. Find creative ways to display family photos, your collection of perfume bottles or random knick knacks from your childhood you can’t bear to live without. Decorate with an eye towards beautiful form rather than pure function.
3. Add a punch of color. A splash of color makes a world of a difference. For the price of a few throw pillows or a bright wall hanging, you can overhaul your bedroom and give it a completely new feel. To add depth without overwhelming a small space, paint just one of your walls a dark shade or wallpaper one wall with a funky, coordinating pattern.

21 Drops aromatherapy blends are a great restorative, as well as decorative, element for your bedroom. We recommend our # 07 Equalize and #18 Sleep blends to restore balance in your life and help you sleep like a baby. (bonus: choose a bundle of 21 Drops blends to coordinate with the decor in your room and create a fun, whimsical, and totally functional rainbow display!)

Want to De-Stress your Bedroom?

From now through January 31, we are giving away our #11 De-Stress prestige vial with any purchase made on our website! Shop our abode-friendly blends now!

Easy In-SPA-ration for Your Home Bathroom!

January 28th, 2013

Colin Cowie, renowned lifestyle expert, touted 21 Drops on The Today Show as a way to bring your bathroom alive and engage your senses!

Make your bathroom your personal spa with these 3 simple tips:

 

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1. Make Scents. The right fragrance can do wonders for your mood and attitude. Fill your bathroom with a fragrance you love. Whether it’s floral, fruity or foodie (chocolate chip cookie bubble bath, anyone?) an intoxicating scent will instantly uplift the ambience in your bathroom. You can try room sprays, oil diffusers, candles soaps or all-natural essential oils to transport you into total relaxation mode.
2. Break out the color. Make your bathroom your own with a color that matches your decorative style. Earthy shades, neutrals, jewel tones or pastels – pick a palette that suits your style. Forget about trends or the current “in” color palette – fill your bathroom with a color that makes you feel at home.
3. Sweat the small stuff. It’s the little details that make you feel pampered. Don’t be afraid to splurge on luxury bath salts or a plush, designer towel. You’ll feel über-pampered, plus you can forgo visits to the real spa when you have one right at home!

To enhance your bathroom, we recommend our  #10 Calm and  #12 Uplift blends to help you unwind and recharge following a tough day (bonus: they’ll look marvelous displayed on your counter!)

“Aromatherapy 101” with our Very Own Cary Caster at University of Miami

January 25th, 2013

Our very own Cary Caster, 21 Drops founder, will be teaching an “Introduction to Aromatherapy” course at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.

In this hands-on “Aromatherapy 101”  course, you’ll be learning from an Advanced Clinical Aromatherapist. Cary has extensive knowledge of essential oils and years of experience using them to help and heal – her clients, her friends and her family.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to expand your mind, better your health and learn something new!

 

Raising Children Naturally in Today’s Toxic World: Part III – Natural Cleaning

January 23rd, 2013

Last month, creator of 21 Drops and veteran mom, Cary Caster, gave a lecture to the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (the AIA) entitled “Raising your Children Naturally”. We’ll present Cary’s advice for growing healthy children in today’s toxic world in a 3-part series. Part III is about going all-natural with cleaning products.

As the founder of 21 Drops pure essential oil blends, I am an advocate of using aromatherapeutic essential oils in everyday life – they work wonders in so many ways! You can use them to feel better, and be better. And as a mom of three, I always wanted my house to be a safe, clean and healthy refuge for my kids. But most commercial household cleansers are actually chemical factories, loaded with harmful chemicals that replace germs with synthetic chemical hazards.

For disinfecting throughout your house, simple “green” homemade solutions are effective and safe for your children, yourself and your home.

– Use equal parts of white vinegar and water to create a fast, inexpensive and nontoxic cleanser. Vinegar is a natural deodorizer, a perfect substitute for noxious store-bought glass cleanser and can even be used as a fabric softener.

– Baking soda is the most miraculous multipurpose cleanser; it’s both environmentally friendly and economical. The abrasive power of baking soda can cut through grime and grease, and it is a powerful deodorizer, too.

–  You can use essential oils for medicinal purposes, but their natural properties make them incredible cleansing agents, too. Many essential oils have inherently natural anti-microbial, anti-septic and anti-viral properties – not to mention the wonderful scent they leave behind! Some of my favorite oils for cleaning are sweet orange, thyme, eucalyptus, lavender, and tea tree.

Do you have any recipes for natural cleansers you’d like to share?

Want to sample our blends?

From now through January 31, you’ll get a De-Stress prestige vial  free with any purchase made on our website! Shop our blends now!

21 Days + 21 Drops = A Better You!

January 21st, 2013

It’s 21 days after New Year’s… how’s your resolution going?

Conventional wisdom maintains that it takes 21 days to change a habit. We gotta admit, we love this.

Our 21 essential oil blends are the perfect partners to get you through the first challenging 3 weeks of altering your negative habits – and can help you start to form new, positive ones. Whether you want to start an workout routine, banish the blues, or get that job you were born for, we have a unique blend to help with every resolution. Get fit with #01 Invigorate, lose weight with #20 Abstain… 21 Drops offers enough possibilities for you to experience a new blend each day!

p.s. If you’re thinking “It’s only January 21st and I’ve already fallen off the bandwagon!”, no biggie. It’s never too late to start living better. Make up your mind to start today and in 21 days you’ll have made a big step towards a better life. Feel better. Be better.

Have you ever made a permanent change to better your life? Share your willpower secrets with us by leaving a comment!

Need some De-Stress to help with your new resolution?

From now through January 31, we are giving away our #11 De-Stress prestige vial with any purchase made on our website! Shop our blends now!

Java in a Vial: #09 Focus

January 18th, 2013

Are you easily distracted? Do you find yourself watching videos of puppies on Youtube when you should be writing your dissertation? Does being tagged in a photo on Facebook seem infinitely more exciting than anything work-related?

Good. We’re not the only ones.

 

Whether you’re starting a new semester of school after winter break, taking on new responsibilities at work, or just trying to keep up with a monstrous load of meetings – we’ve got the stuff to keep you alert, naturally. (That’s right, say goodbye to those shady supplements and caffeinated concoctions. Our product is perfectly pure.)

21 Drops #09 Focus blend, is made of 100% natural essential oils of rosemary leaf , peppermint leaf and frankincense to help you gain clarity. #09 Focus is formulated to help jump-start your mind, get you back on your game and reduce the dreaded “brain drain”.

 

Tell Us: What important thing are you pushing off today due to lack of focus?

 

 

 

 

Make Your Home Your Haven with Aromatherapy Blends: Living Room Edition

January 16th, 2013

Our homes are our sanctuaries; where we go to revive, regroup, refresh…

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Colin Cowie, wedding and event planner for the stars, recommended 21 Drops on the Today Show as a beautiful way to enhance your home in 2013.

After a hard day out, come home to our essential oil blends. Fun, colorful and artfully crafted, 21 Drops will help transform your home into the perfect haven.

The living room is a communal space; the place for family, warmth and a steaming mug of hot cocoa. Make your home and hearth ultra-cozy this winter with 21 Drops.

Our recommendations: #07 Equalize to relax your mind and keep you grounded and #11 De-stress to take the edge off your day.

Want to try some De-Stress?

From now through January 31, we are giving away our #11 De-Stress prestige vial with any purchase made on our website! Shop our abode-friendly blends now!

 

Colin Cowie Features 21 Drops on the Today Show

January 15th, 2013

Did you see Colin Cowie‘s segment on the Today Show this morning? 21 Drops was featured as the first of Colin’s sophisticated and affordable ideas for enhancing the home. If you missed it, check out the video:

Try our 21 Drops blends to keep your own home your haven. Our #12 Uplift blend cheers your mood and brightens your outlook. We call it our “honey for the mind”. Or our #7 Equalize blend, which helps relax the mind, steady your frazzled nerves and keep you grounded.

Plus, you will receive a free prestige vial of our popular #11 De-Stress blend, which allows you to stay cool under fire. So take a deep breath, and let De-Stress take the edge off your day!

Your Questions, Expert Answers… Introducing “Ask Cary”!

January 14th, 2013

21 Drops. 21 Solutions. From Headache to Heartache.

All of these all-natural essential oil blends can help you live a happier, healthier life.

Cary Caster, 21 Drops founder, wants to help you feel better. Be better. Cary is a certified aromatherapist who is committed to empowering us all  to live a happier, more beautiful life through the use of pure and effective essential oil blends.

We’re proud to announce “Ask Cary” – a new way to connect with Cary on the 21 Drops website! Now you have the exclusive opportunity to speak directly with Cary regarding any questions you have, or stories you’d like to share. Ask Cary: What’s on your mind?

Colicky Baby? Time to “De-Stress”

January 12th, 2013

Nothing’s more calming than a baby in sweet slumber.

But when your little bundle hasn’t had a decent sleep in days, the experience can be quite harrowing.

 

It’s 2 AM – do you know where your child is? If the answer is, “yes, waking for the umpteenth time in a fit of tears”, we have a little something for you. Our 21 Drops #11 De-Stress blend is for those times when you’re feeling helpless, anxious and overwhelmed. When your baby refuses to settle down and you haven’t had some decent shuteye in 24 hours, take a break. Simply roll our #11 De-Stress onto your temples and wrists. A fusion of 100% natural essential oils of frankincense resin, lavender flower, ylang ylang and German chamomile, #11 De-Stress was designed to help you unwind when you need it most.  Stop. Inhale. Transform.

 

 

Share your experience of late-night baby anxieties and tell us how you cope.

Want to try some De-Stress?

From now through January 31, you’ll get a De-Stress prestige sampler free with any purchase made on our website! Shop our blends now!