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10 Eco-Friendly Festival Essentials

April 9th, 2015

With festival season already underway, it’s time to gear up with some amazing eco-friendly sustainable products!

 

 

 

1. Waterproof Electronic PouchUO Custom Waterproof Iphone Pouch will help keep your smartphone dry and safe from the outdoor elements. It can be submersed in up to 9 inches of water and comes with an awesome external aux.

 

2. Toilet Paper: Stall Mates Wipes are convenient, portable and completely biodegradable. This company not only takes great pride in the quality of their products, but works diligently to give back to organizations like Trees, Water & People (TWP).

 

3. Sneakers/Closed-Toed ShoesBucketfeet is an amazing art-focused shoe company on a mission to connect people through art by tapping into the creativity and diversity of the world. Every time you purchase from Bucketfeet, you share an artist’s story with the world. We love the Peacock Canvas Slip-Ons by Inkheart designed in London, England.

 

4. Bug Spray: Honest Bug Spray is a safe, all-natural way to keep those pesky bugs away. This certified organic bug repellent will protect you for up to 4 hours against mosquitoes and stable flies. It’s hypoallergenic, non-irritating, vegan and biodegradable.

 

5. Backpack: STATE- Henry Micro Backpack can be easily attached to your belt loop and is great for holding your phone and other small essentials without weighing you down. For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand delivers a backpack full of essential supplies for success to an American child in need. This company’s commitment goes above and beyond material donations. To read more about their inspiring story click here.

 

6. Sunglasses: Panda is on a journey to change the environmental and social impact of sunglasses. These super cute, high-end, sustainable sunglasses are made entirely out of bamboo. What’s amazing is that each purchase gives the gift of vision to someone in need! We love the Hepburn- Natural Collection for stellar eye protection during this festival season.

 

7. Protein Bar: Fro Pro is a healthy and affordable protein bar that’s great to eat on-the-go with their resealable packaging! These bite-sized protein bars packed with plant protein, peanut butter, oats, honey and cinnamon are guaranteed to satisfy your hunger. They will help provide the energy you need to party all day/night long.

 

8. Water Bottle: Vapur Eclipse 0.7 Liter Water Anti-Bottle is made in the USA out of BPA-free plastic. It’s light, portable and can roll up to fit easily into your bag or pocket.

 

9. Sunscreen: Raw Elements scores a top safety and efficiency rating from The Environmental Working Group. It’s 100% all-natural and certified organic, not to mention it’s hypoallergenic and safe for all ages! This product is very water resistant and sweat resistant, so you won’t get fried while dancing under the hot sun.

 

10. Essential Oils: 21 Drops Essential Oil BlendsDetox, Invigorate and Headache are a great combination of our portable essential oil blends to keep you going during those hot and hazy festival days and nights.

 

DIY Antibacterial Home Spray

March 26th, 2015

Instead of using Lysol or other disinfectants, try making your own natural antimicrobial mist with essential oils. It’s a simple, easy and effective all-natural solution that will help keep your home germ-free and clean.

 

 

Supplies:

· 2 oz spray bottle

· Distilled water or vinegar

· Black Pine, White Pine or Ponderosa Pine essential oil (20-25 drops)

· Lemon essential oil (20-25 drops)

 

How To: 

1. Fill a 2 oz spray bottle with distilled water or vinegar.

2. Add about 20-25 drops of lemon essential oil and 20-25 drops of pine essential oil to your water or vinegar. You want the essential oils to make up about 5-10 percent of your spray.

3. Shake well and mist the air when needed.

 

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Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil:

· Disinfectant for cleaning

· Helps defend against infection

· Helpful for flu, bronchitis and colds

 

Benefits of Pine Essential Oil:

· Has powerful cleaning properties

· Immune system support

· Anti-fungal/Antibacterial

Why We Love Ravintsara for Allergy Relief!

March 24th, 2015

Essential oils are a great, natural way to combat seasonal allergies. Cinnamomun Camphora, more commonly known as Ravintsara, is recognized for its curative, strengthening and clarifying properties.

 

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Here are 5 reasons why this essential oil is great for allergies.

1. It gives your immune system a boost to fight against allergy build up and sinus infections.

2. Ravintsara helps to remove excess mucus from the respiratory system.

3. This oil is both antibacterial and anti-infectious. These attributes make it great to use in a diffuser because it will help kill and prevent the spread of germs in the air.

4. It is a decongestant that has anti-inflammatory properties also making it effective in clearing the sinuses.

5. Many claim it’s one of the best essential oils for healing chronic long-term allergies.

 

Immunity-Boosting Body Scrub

January 20th, 2015

 

Instead of spending a fortune on store-bought body scrubs, let us show you how to make one yourself for a fraction of the cost. It’s fun, simple and easy!

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Essential Oil Breakdown:

Ho Wood is a great immune booster.

Geranium has wonderful toning benefits for your skin.

Patchouli helps heal damaged skin and improves elasticity.

Carrot Seed promotes skin repair and rejuvenation.

 

Ingredients:

5 drops Carrot Seed essential oil

10 drops Patchouli essential oil

10 drops Geranium essential oil

15-20 drops Ho Wood essential oil

1 oz  Jojoba Oil

4 oz Himalayan Pink Salt Course/Fine

 

Steps:

 

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1. Use a 4oz glass jar with a secure lid to properly store your salt scrub.

 

 

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2. Add 4 oz of Himalayan Pink Salt into your jar.

 

 

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3. Add 1 oz of organic Jojoba oil into the jar. Be sure to let the Jojoba fully absorb into the salt before proceeding to your next step.

 

 

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4. Add 15-20 drops of Ho Wood, 10 drops Geranium, 10 drops Patchouli and 5 drops Carrot Seed essential oil into the mixture of salt and Jojoba oil.

 

 

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5. Mix the salt and oils thoroughly before securing the lid on the jar.

 

 

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6. Voilà, enjoy your wonderfully crafted organic essential oil salt scrub!

 

 

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Color Therapy

January 13th, 2015

We are all organic beings. Every molecule in our body is a vibration. When we see color, it’s a vibration on our retina. The same is true with olfaction. When we inhale things, such as essential oils, they create a whole vibration, which, in turn, sends a cascade of emotional responses through our bodies.

Here at 21 Drops, sight and scent are fused together to create a healthier mind and body. Even the colors of our pure essential oil combinations are a direct reflection of the emotional or physical effect of the blend.  

 

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Our Featured Blends & Their Colors:

Detox

 Color:

Blue calms, cools and sedates. 

• Essential Oils:

Cardamom refreshes and settles the stomach.
Geranium helps purify and support.
Juniper helps flush out toxins.
Lavender soothes nerves.

The color blue and these essential oils are linked to the throat chakra, which is known for communication and self expression. 

 

Equalize

• Color: 

– Orange stimulates an appetite for life and encourages socialization and activity. 

• Essential Oils:

Frankincense balances emotions.
Palmarosa promotes stability.
Rose invites feelings of love, soothes the heart and eases despair.
Sandalwood encourages self-acceptance and creates inner peace and harmony.

The color orange and these essential oils are associated with the sacral chakra, which is connected to sexuality. 

 

Pain Relief

 Color: 

– Yellow stimulates the nervous system and is linked to the stomach, liver, skin, large intestine, and muscular system. 

• Essential Oils:

Ginger helps with circulation.
German Chamomile reduces tension.
Juniper helps ease discomfort.
Myrrh helps soothe muscles.

The color yellow and these essential oils are connected to the solar plexus chakra, which is our power center.

 

De-Stress

 Color:

– Green soothes and relaxes mentally and physically, alleviating depression and anxiety. 

• Essential Oils:

Frankincense quiets the mind.
German Chamomile reduces tension.
Lavender reduces anxiety.
Ylang Ylang helps ease panic attacks.

The color green and these essential oils are fused to the heart chakra, which is linked to warmth, love compassion and joy.

 

If you have any questions: Ask Our Expert

Achieve Your New Year’s Goals With Essential Oils

January 9th, 2015

Out of the millions of people who make New Year’s resolutions each year, only about 8% of people succeed. We’ve put together a list of popular New Year’s resolutions and essential oils that may help you achieve your goals for this year!

 

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1. Quit Smoking 

For all the smokers out there struggling to quit, aromatherapy may help ease the intensity of tobacco withdrawal. Fight the urge with these 4 essential oils:

Black Pepper Essential Oil may help decrease intensity of cravings
Cedarwood Essential Oil maximizes endurance
Juniper Essential Oil energizes and invigorates
Rosemary Essential Oil stimulates the mind

Looking for a portable simple solution? Try our Invigorate Blend

 

2. Lose Weight

One of the most popular resolutions is to be healthier and more active. With proper exercise and diet, essential oils can help you curb your craving and boost your physical activity level. Kick-start your weight loss goals with these 3 essential oils:

Cardamom Essential Oil eases the stomach
Grapefruit Essential Oil acts as an appetite suppressant
Juniper Essential Oil cleanses, stimulates, invigorates

Looking for a simple portable solution? Try our Abstain Blend

 

3. Improve Personal Relationships 

Spend more time with loved ones this year. Take time to smell the roses… no pun intended. Open your heart with these 4 essential oils:

Cardamom Essential Oil enlivens and refreshes
Jasmine Essential Oil helps to diminish fears and inhibitions
Rose Essential Oil invites the feeling of love
Sandalwood Essential Oil encourages self-acceptance

Looking for a simple portable solution? Try our Passion Blend

 

4. Be More Positive 

Life is too short, it’s time to develop a more positive outlook on life this year. Boost your mood with these 4 essential oils:

German Chamomile Essential Oil aids emotional healing
Helichrysum Essential Oil buoys the spirit
Rose Essential Oil soothes the heart and eases despair
Lavender Essential Oil nurtures and balances emotions

Looking for a simple portable solution? Try our Uplift Blend

 

5. Get Focused 

Let’s stay focused this year and complete what we have set out to accomplish. Stay on track with these 3 essential oils:

Frankincense Essential Oil promotes clarity
Peppermint Essential Oil stimulates the mind
Rosemary Essential Oil reduces fogginess

Looking for a simple portable solution? Try our Focus Blend

 

6. Get More Sleep

Let’s make an effort to get that well-deserved rest this year. Studies show getting a full 8 hours of sleep every night helps boost memory and learning retention.  Aim to get a full night of sleep with the help of these 4 essential oils:

Palmarosa Essential Oil helps diminish anxiety
Sandalwood Essential Oil quiets the mind
Vetiver Essential Oil soothes and helps with relaxation
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil encourages peace

Looking for a simple portable solution? Try our Sleep Blend

 

7. Be Creative

Embrace your creative flow this year and tap into your right-brain for inspiration. Open your mind to a world of possibility with these 3 essential oils:

Black Pepper Essential Oil releases blocked energy
Cedarwood Essential Oil grounds and supports confidence
Sandalwood Essential Oil quiets mental activity

Looking for a simple portable solution? Try our Inspire Blend

 

8. Meditate 

The practice of meditation is great for your mental and physical health! Achieve inner peace this year with these 3 essential oils:

Jasmine Essential Oil helps relieve depression
Sweet Orange Essential Oil alleviates fear and frustration
Vetiver Essential Oil nurtures and restores nerves

Looking for a simple portable solution? Try our Calm Blend

Natural Ways to Prevent and Cure Hangovers

December 30th, 2014

We subscribe to the work hard, play hard mentality, and believe that everyone’s earned a free pass to play a little harder when ringing in the New Year. We’ve put together some easy ways to enjoy the 31st without regretting it on the 1st.

 

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The Prevention:

1. HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE! Remember to throw back as much water as you are Champagne throughout the evening.

2. Don’t drink on an empty stomach! Start the evening off right with a complete meal before your night of celebrations and drinking ensues.

3. Grab a vodka soda with a twist of lime instead of that sugary Cosmo. It’s a smart choice for your head and your waistline!

The Cure:

1. Essential Oils have wonderful regenerative properties to help purify and rejuvenate the body after a night of heavy drinking.

Use Lemon Essential Oil to detoxify and nourish the liver, it’s known for its uplifting, refreshing and energetic qualities.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil has rejuvenating properties that benefit the liver and purify the blood.

Juniper Essential Oil is a great detoxifier, which aids upset stomachs and eases nausea. It’s a great helper with morning-after fogginess caused by alcohol.

Rosemary Essential Oil will refresh and awaken the mind with its balancing and neutralizing properties. It’s a great tonic for the liver and gallbladder.

2. Detoxify in the sauna to open up your pores and sweat out the bad toxins. Remember to take a cold shower or immerse yourself in cold water immediately after, which helps boost your circulation and keeps your vital organs refreshed and functioning.

3. Green Tea is packed with antioxidants, add fresh lemon slices and a sprig of fresh rosemary to help refresh the mind and combat any nasty hangover symptoms.

 

If you’re looking for an easy quick hangover fix try our Detox Essential Oil Blend.

4 Essential Oils that Can Replace Your Coffee

December 18th, 2014

Did you know that the average American spends approximately $1,100 a year on coffee? Essential oils are a great way to naturally boost your energy level without hurting your wallet.

 

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Here are 4 essential oils that can help you kick-start your day:

Black Pepper Dried Fruit Oil has motivating and energizing properties.

Cedarwood Wood Oil works to increase strength and endurance and promotes confidence and perseverance. It works great before a work-out or run!

Juniper Fruit Oil energizes and invigorates to give a healthy boost of energy.

Rosemary Leaf Oil stimulates and strengthens mental activity and helps to formulate clear thoughts and encourages clarity.

 

Essential oils may not be as satisfying as your daily pumpkin spice latte, but they sure are more forgiving on your waistline!

 

Looking for a simple portable solution? Try our Invigorate blend.

Holiday Gift Guide for Yoga Lovers

December 2nd, 2014

Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift for someone who loves yoga? Here are our top 10 picks for everything yoga, active, happy and healthy. Enjoy!

 

 

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10. This super cute All-Over Lace Basic Raglan Pullover by Hard Tail is great to throw on after a class.
$145.00

 

 

 

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9.  The Classy Mala necklace by Tiny Devotions is perfect to wear from day-to-night!
$127.00

 

 

 

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8. Vibe with DJ Taz Rashid this holiday season to his new album Silk Road to Nirvana.
By Donation

 

 

 


7. Protect your yoga mat from the winter chill with this GO Light 2.0 mat carrier by Manduka.
$44.00

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 2.12.11 PM 6. Step up your spandex game this holiday season with Teeki’s Northern Lights Retro Hot Pant.
$72.00

 

 

 

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5. Looking for a healthy way to kickstart a new years resolution? Try 21 Drops Wake-Up Call Gift Set.
$50.00

 

 

 

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4. Wear your inspiration with this Let The Beauty We Love Muscle Tee by Spiritual Gangster.
$48.00

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 6.41.06 PM3. Smart is sexy with a subscription to Yoga Digest.

 

 

 

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2. For Yogis on-the-go, practice Relax Strala from the comfort of your own sacred space.
$15.00

 

 

 

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1. Give the ultimate gift to your dedicated yogi this holiday with a Gift Certificate to a Yoga Journal Live Conference.
$220.00- $780.00

 

 

 

4 Essential Oils to Help Manage Stress

November 25th, 2014

With the holidays in full swing, our stress levels tend to become elevated due to crowded shopping malls, in-laws, end-of-the-year deadlines and more. We’ve put together a list of 4 essential oils that can help you make it through the season.

 

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Whether you’re in need of tranquility or just simply want to calm your nerves, these essential oils will help you ease many of the common issues associated with stress during the holidays. They help combat nervous tension, while restoring balance to the body during times when you need to relax and slow down.

Looking for a simple, portable solution? Try our De-Stress blend.