Archive for the ‘Blends’ Category

Here You Go, Dog Lovers!

October 23rd, 2014

We all know how important it is to keep our canine counterparts healthy. We want to share with you a few natural ways essential oils can help keep your dog happy and healthy!

 

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Dogs’ sense of smell is stronger and more developed than that of humans. Therefore, when using essential oils on your dog, we always recommend letting them smell the essential oils prior to putting them directly on their fur or skin.

 

Remember to always dilute oils before applying them directly to your dog’s fur or skin. The area between their shoulder blades is a great place to apply the diluted oil to ensure it is out of licking reach. Other recommended application areas are the top of the forehead, ear pinna, behind ears, and chest.

 

Here are great ways to use essential oils:

•  Neem, Chamomile, and Sage oil for flea and tick repellent. Also Cedarwood and Citronella can be mixed into a shampoo to keep off fleas and ticks.

•  Tea Tree oil for skin infections.

•  Our 21 Drops Calm Blend fuses the 100% natural essential oils of Jasmine Flower Oil, Sweet Orange Fruit Rind Oil, and Vetiver Root Oil, in organic Jojoba Oil, and can be used during thunderstorms or nervousness.

 

Remember to start slowly introducing your dog to the blends to ensure they like the smell. Always allow them plenty of space to move away if they don’t like the scent.

 

For more information: avma.org

 

Try our Calm blend on your dog.

3 Essential Oils that Help with Menopause

October 9th, 2014

All women reach a point in their lives when they may struggle with the symptoms commonly associated with menopause, such as, hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and heightened anxiousness. Before you reach into your medicine cabinet or embark on pricey “miracle” therapies, we want to share another option with you: essential oils. We’ve put together a list of three essential oils that help you ease through life’s transformations, naturally.

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Whether you’re in need of a renewed sense of self or you simply want to feel revitalized, these essential oils will help you combat the symptoms resulting from menopause and restore balance in your life.

Looking for a simple, portable solution? Try our Transform blend.

4 Essential Oils that Detoxify Your Body

September 29th, 2014

Juicing, cleansing, diets and workouts. It seems like everyone these days is looking for new ways to detox. We want to share another method with you: essential oils. We’ve put together a list of four essential oils that help rid your body of toxins.

 

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Whether you’re in need of a morning-after remedy or you simply want to feel better, these essential oils will help get you back on track. They help to purify, soothe and revive.

 

Not into DIY and looking for a simple, portable solution? Try our Detox blend.

Ask Cary: Ingestion + Migraines

September 5th, 2014

We get all kinds of questions about essential oil therapy, and Cary makes sure to answer each and every one of them. Recently, we realized that those answers were only going to the person who asked the question. You know that at 21 Drops we believe that sharing is caring, so we decided to do a weekly roundup of some of the Q’s & A’s to help you be your best self!

 

This week’s topics: Ingestion + Migraines

 

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Question: Some of my friends drink their essential oils. Can I ingest 21 Drops?

Answer: The ingestion of essential oils is a controversial subject. Because of that, we, at 21 Drops, support both the inhalation and topical application of essential oils, not ingestion. Learn more on how to apply here.

 

Question: I suffer from chronic migraines. I’d love to avoid taking pills every day. Can you recommend anything to keep my head pain at bay?

Answer: Lavender oil, peppermint oil and rosewood oil can work wonders on migraines. I created the Headache blend to help ease this kind of pain. Apply it to the temples and back of neck for the best results.

 

Do you have a question for Cary? Ask here.

cary

 

4 Essential Oils to Ease Stomach Pain

August 28th, 2014

Whether it’s from bad food, overindulgence or emotional stress, dealing with an upset stomach can really put a damper on your day. From stomach aches to nausea, these four essential oils will help to ease your stomach pain.

 

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These four essential oils will settle your stomach, stimulate digestion and enhance your metabolism. Apply throughout the day, especially directly before and after eating.

 

Not into DIY and looking for a simple, portable solution? Try our Digest blend.

 

3 Essential Oils that Keep You Focused

August 26th, 2014

After a lengthy, relaxing summer, it can be difficult to get back into the groove of things. Studying, homework and long days at the office seem so much more daunting now than they did back in May. Essential oils can provide you with a natural way to stimulate your mind and stay sharp. We’ve put together a list of three essential oils that help keep you focused.

 

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These three essential oils will help to jump-start your brain and promote concentration. Apply them when you are feeling distracted or drained.

 

Not into DIY and looking for a simple, portable solution? Try our Focus blend.

 

Essential Oils for Back-to-School

August 20th, 2014

It’s time to say goodbye to the relaxing days of summer and go back to school! While we tend to dread the onslaught of “full on” days, there are essential oils that you can incorporate into your family’s daily routine to help make each stage of the day a tad bit easier! Below is a list of different essential oils you can diffuse during different times of the day.

 

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Essential oils for the morning:

When my children were smaller, they did not have to be told 1oo times to get out of bed. Instead, they were woken up by the stimulating scents of peppermint and rosemary wafting under their noses. These essential oils will help to perk the whole family up and start the day with alertness and energy.

 

Essential oils for the afternoon:

Waiting in the pick-up line can be a drag, but by spraying calming and uplifting oils into the car (such as grapefruit, sweet orange and jasmine), both you and your children will be in a great mood on the way home from school. This allows for a well-deserved decompression before plowing into the rest of your afternoon schedules.

If your children participate in after-school sports, try some revitalizing oils, such as juniper, cedarwood and cardamom.

To help them focus on homework, diffuse stimulating blends, such as peppermint or rosemary.

 

Essential oils for bedtime:

Long school days, dinner and the homework blitz can leave kids wired at the end of the day. Incorporating relaxing oils, such as vetiver, sandalwood, palmarosa and lavender, into their evening regime will help them unwind and have a restful sleep.

 

Essential oils to build up immunity during the night:

With “back-to-school” comes a breeding of new germs that can assault the healthiest of children. At the slightest sign of a sniffle, or even just as a precaution, I suggest loading up your children with immune-building essential oils, such as eucalyptus, rosewood, ravintsara and tea tree. These will help keep your children from missing important time in the classroom– helping them to be their best self!

 

Need some additional information or have a specific question about essential oils? Ask Cary here.

Ask Cary: Conflicting Blends + Depression

August 15th, 2014

We get all kinds of questions about essential oil therapy, and Cary makes sure to answer each and every one of them. Recently, we realized that those answers were only going to the person who asked the question. You know that at 21 Drops we believe that sharing is caring, so we decided to do a weekly roundup of some of the Q’s & A’s to help you be your best self!

 

This week’s topics: Conflicting Blends + Depression

 

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Question: I love the Invigorate blend and use it every day! Can I use stimulating blends (like Invigorate) and the Sleep blend without any conflicts?

Answer: I encourage people to layer our blends! You can absolutely use conflicting blends in the same day, I just suggest waiting a few hours in between. To be safe, I would avoid using any stimulating blends at least two hours before bedtime.

 

Question: Lately I’ve been feeling depressed. Can essential oils help?

Answer: Essential oils can be an amazing, natural way to fight depression. I would recommend our Uplift, Carry On and Will Power blends. Uplift manages the blues, buoys your down spirit and brightens your outlook. Carry On soothes heartbreak, eases shock and grief and allows you to move on. Will Power increases your determination and drive while motivating you into action. These three blends will help get your mind to a better place.

 

Do you have a question for Cary? Ask here.

cary

 

Ask Cary: Cold Sores + Invigorate vs. Focus

August 8th, 2014

We get all kinds of questions about essential oil therapy, and Cary makes sure to answer each and every one of them. Recently, we realized that those answers were only going to the person who asked the question. You know that at 21 Drops we believe that sharing is caring, so we decided to do a weekly roundup of some of the Q’s & A’s to help you be your best self!

 

This week’s topics: Cold Sores + Invigorate vs. Focus

 

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Question: Can you recommend any essential oils for getting rid of a cold sore? One of my friends suggested Melissa oil. What do you think?

Answer: You would never want to put Melissa oil directly on a cold sore. It would burn like crazy! I’ve seen a few recipes that use one drop (of Melissa oil) per teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel, but you wouldn’t want to get it on the surrounding skin– which is hard to do. Instead, I would recommend Sandalwood oil. It can be safely used by applying it directly onto a cold sore. Tea Tree oil also works, but use sparingly. And be sure to use a q-tip, as you never want to touch the cold sore to the bottle directly.

 

Question: What is the difference between Invigorate and Focus? They both seem like energizing blends.

Answer: Both of these blends definitely have energizing qualities. When choosing between Invigorate and Focus, I explain that Invigorate was created for the body to stimulate movement and blood flow, whereas Focus is meant more for the mind and mental focus. I would use Invigorate in the morning or before a workout and Focus while at work or before a yoga class.

 

Do you have a question for Cary? Ask here.

cary

4 Essential Oils that Boost Your Immune System

August 5th, 2014

With just a few weeks left of summer, the last thing you need is to get sick. But with all of the traveling and late nights, it can be hard to keep your body healthy. We’ve put together a list of four essential oils to fend off that run-down feeling.

 

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These four essential oils are restorative, preventative and fortifying. Apply them frequently– especially when the first signs of any symptoms occur!

 

Not into DIY and looking for a simple, portable solution? Try our 21 Drops Immunity blend.