Archive for the ‘Cary Speaks’ Category

Natural Migraine Treatment: A Peek Inside Cary’s Medicine Cabinet

June 19th, 2013


June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month.


In lieu of popping a pill, try a natural headache remedy to combat that pounding, incessant ache. Our anti-oxidant rich 05 Headache fuses the 100% natural essential oils of Rosewood Wood Oil, Lavender Flower Oil, and Peppermint Leaf Oil to help relieve that dull ache or throbbing pain and stimulate proper blood flow.

Keep this natural treatment in your medicine cabinet, first aid kit, or desk drawer, alongside your remedies. Roll onto temples, inside of wrists, and the sides of your neck at first sign of headache or migraine.


Shop 05 Headache now.

“The transformative and healing powers of essential oils will empower you to Feel Better. Be Better.”

– Cary Caster, founder of 21 Drops

Cary’s Commencement: “Following our dreams is not always easy…”

June 1st, 2013

I’ve always been a nature lover. Growing up, I had an insatiable appetite for the outdoors and a burning curiosity about everything I saw in the natural world. I made it my personal quest to discover how plants can help us live better lives.

But following our dreams is not always easy.

The “green” lifestyle was not trendy like it is now, and I encountered many setbacks. But I always knew I was born for this, soldiered on and followed my calling. Until this day, I never stop pursuing my life’s mission — to bring the healing powers of essential oils to create healthier and more beautiful lives, naturally.

For those of you who have a passion, let it guide you to where you are meant to be.

There will always be those who doubt us. The important thing is to hold on to what captivates you; immerse yourself in what you love. Look into your heart and answer this question – “What gives my life meaning?”. Never stop following that internal compass. It’s what you are here for.

Graduation is a time to rediscover your true calling. Your journey to an inspired life begins now.

I’m so proud of my son, Barron, who graduated this month due to a great amount of diligence, persistence and lots of 09 Focus! My heartiest congratulations to all the season’s graduates and their families. Well done!

-Cary Caster, 21 Drops founder

What Would you Do With an Extra Dose of “Will Power”?

March 28th, 2013

“What Would you Do With an Extra Dose of Will Power?”

Our Facebook fans shared some powerful responses as to how they would incorporate a boost of Will Power into their daily lives.

Just a few of the creative ways you would use 19 Will Power blend: (+ the lucky winner of a mini Will Power rollerball!)

Sabrina –  I would exercise every day, no excuses!!

Maria – I would hike across the united states with my daughter and husband. Shore to shore!

Alaina – I need to lay off the cupcakes! Will Power could help me with my self control…

Shauna – I could use a extra dose on those days when I need to push through the pain of having a spine fusion, so that I can continue to be supermom to my lovely daughter.

Julie – I would start running! I used to run in high school and it made me feel so good. I’ve quit years ago, and now I need the will power to start again! For my health and mood. The first steps are the hardest ones.

Virginia – A little extra will power would come in handy testing for my black belt!!

Carrie – I would be certain that I could beat this cancer 110%!!

Congratulations, Ali! We hope you glean strength and fortitude from your new source of Will Power.

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Drop of the Day: 19 Will Power

March 27th, 2013

Sometimes we need a little help staying on track…

In today’s Drop of the Day, Cary Caster, 21 Drops founder, fortifies herself against the threat of fast food on the go.


“This week the pressure is on. Numerous conferences, business meetings and round-the-clock travel are bringing me more stress than I’m equipped to handle! I’m tempted to stop for fast food to sub for a healthy dinner, but I remind myself of all the reasons I strive to stay healthy. I reach for my 19 Will Power blend to help stave off my cravings for junk food. A fusion of 100% natural cedarwood, ginger and geranium essential oils, Will Power is my go-to blend when I need to stay true to my inner granola goddess. Here’s to another win for the will!”



What would you do with an extra boost of Will Power?



A Lifelong Passion: Cary Shares

February 14th, 2013
What’s your dream passion?


We asked this question to our fans on Facebook and discovered that everyone has their own unique passion that drives them. Cary Caster, 21 Drops founder, has a lifelong passion for the wonders of nature – and channeling the power of plants to help us feel better. Be better.

As a child, I was fascinated by nature. I had an insatiable appetite for the outdoors and a burning curiosity about everything I saw in the natural world. I discovered that the foundation of who we are as human beings, what binds us together, what wholly connects us – is our collective relationship with nature.

Throughout my years of studying botany, I’ve learned what makes plants so effective and life-giving. I have made it my goal to use the intrinsic power of plants to help us live better, more whole lives. I founded 21 Drops to harness the potency of plants through the blending of active essential oils and make them easily accessible so that everyone can benefit from their special properties.

Being in nature instills a peaceful feeling within us. Whether it’s from a beautiful fragrant garden or a verdant green field, we all see the world from a better, more compassionate place when we connect with the natural world. My lifelong passion is to bring that natural experience into all of our lives in a beautiful little vial of the best nature has to offer.



What’s your own lifelong passion?

Our 06 Passion blend sparks that inner flame – the passion for love, passion for life, the passion for whatever it is that makes us unique.

(p.s. From now through February 14, get a free mini-roller of our 18 Sleep blend with a purchase of 06 Passion on our website! Shop now.)

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!

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?

Raising Children Naturally in Today’s Toxic World: Part II – Healthy Eating Habits

January 9th, 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 II is about instilling a healthy attitude towards food in our kids.

Diet is one of the most vital defenses we have against disease. It is imperative to teach our children healthy eating habits now – so it will stay with them for life. Here are a few tips I’ve learned when raising my three kids to appreciate wholesome foods while staying away from the junk food which dominates in our fast-paced society.

– The best kind of produce is fresh, organic, unsprayed and non-genetically modified. Introduce it to your children young and they’ll develop a taste for it always.

– The best option for hydration: Water. The worst: Soda. Not only are soft drinks filled with extra sugar and caffeine, they actually dehydrate the body!

– Keep plastic and canned items to a minimum; they contain synthetic coatings and PET that leach into food and drinks and have shown to be carcinogenic.

-Having a small veggie garden or potted herbs on the windowsill teaches kids that the best kind of nutrition comes from the ground!

We can’t prevent every possible toxic material from entering our bodies. What we can do is use essential oils to help keep us healthy. Natural essential oils are anti-oxidizing by nature and combat the harmful free radicals that develop in our cells. You can read more about using my 21 Drops blends to achieve health naturally here.


In the next go-around on “Raising Children Naturally”, I will be sharing more of my tried-and-true tips for growing healthy children. Do you have any you would like to share with us?


Drop of the Day: 10 Calm

January 7th, 2013

We’re all too familiar with Manic Mondays…

In today’s Drop of the Day, Cary Caster, 21 Drops founder, preps for a busy week ahead with her #10 Calm blend.




“It’s Monday morning. The day before me is daunting and I’m overwhelmed, to say the least. My first order of business is to roll #10 Calm onto my wrists and pulse points, encouraging me to stop and take a deep breath. The vetiver immediately settles my nerves, while the heady jasmine uplifts my spirit. The sweet orange then takes over and brightens my outlook. I dive into the day – cool, calm and collected.”


How do you keep your calm on Manic Mondays?

Drop of the Day: 04 Hangover

January 1st, 2013

We all love to party…until the morning after.

In today’s Drop of the Day, Cary Caster, 21 Drops founder, lets us in on the perfect antidote.





“This weekend, I had much to celebrate! With the holidays, 2 family birthdays and my daughter’s graduation, alcohol was abundant. The next morning, I reached for my #04 Hangover blend: I created this as a perfect antidote for these good times. Juniper flushes out toxins, cardamom refreshes and lavender eases my pounding headache. I’m myself again!”




Do you have any natural hangover remedies?