Posts Tagged ‘Essential Oil Blends’

Why We Use Jojoba Oil for Our Essential Oil Blends

June 3rd, 2014

Essential oils are very powerful! So powerful, that they should always be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. All of our essential oil blends are diluted in 100% organic jojoba carrier oil to ensure utmost purity, safety and effectiveness.

 

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We chose to use jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) as our carrier oil because:

 

–  Jojoba oil is the natural liquid produced in the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojob) plant. Its natural composition is nearly identical in chemical structure to the natural oils in human skin and hair, making it easily absorbed by our bodies without any greasy residue!

 

– This very stable oil also contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and hair: vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium.

 

– It’s very gentle and can be used on sensitive skin without causing allergic reactions.

– Jojoba oil’s many organic and mineral ingredients give a wonderful sheen to the skin. It helps nourish the skin’s elasticity, reducing the onset of facial fine lines and repairs skin scarring.

 

– It is also efficient on challenging skin conditions like acne and skin psoriasis and improves the natural development of collagen. It is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and non-toxic, which makes it incredibly useful for moisturizing the hair, face and whole body.

 

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Because of all these wonderful properties, Jojoba oil has become one of the most commonly used organic components in many beauty products, especially in skin nourishing lotions.

 

Mint-Infused Cucumber Margarita

May 5th, 2014

In honor of Cinco de Mayo and our love for herbal-infused cocktails, we introduce you to the

Mint-Infused Cucumber Margarita:

 

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It’s super simple to make. Mobdro Just follow this easy recipe:

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1 cup of fresh mint leaves
1 cucumber
3 ounces of tequila, reposado (we recommend Partida or Don Julio)
½ lime, juiced
Ice

 

Directions:

 

In a saucepan over medium heat combine water and sugar. Allow the sugar to melt, making simple syrup. Add the mint leaves. Remove from heat and let cool. Leave the leaves inside the syrup. Reserve.

Peel and muddle the cucumber, then strain to remove the pulp.

In a cocktail shaker add cucumber juice, tequila, 3 ounces of mint-infused simple syrup, lime juice, and ice. Shake and pour into a salt-rimmed rocks glass. Mobdro APK Download Garnish with a slice of lime and a few fresh mint leaves.

 

Recommended Blend Pairing:

 

Just as cocktails can be paired with food, they can also be paired with essential oils. We recommend our Detox blend after one or two or three (we won’t judge) of these babies. Detox fuses the 100% natural essential oils of cardamom seed oil, geranium leaf oil, juniper fruit oil, and lavender flower oil to purify, soothe and revive AKA hangover relief.

More about Detox essential oil blend here.

 

 

The Science and Benefits of Essential Oil Therapy in a Healthy Lifestyle

September 18th, 2013

998925_10151794847774241_1678692622_nHow can we live healthy, balanced lives in the midst of a toxic environment of sprayed foods, chlorinated water, polluted air and our busy modern lifestyle? Using essential oils can play an enormous role in enhancing a healthier, more balanced way of living.

When you understand that everything that happens on earth is a chemical reaction, it becomes very clear that we need to do everything we can, from having the purest food, water and air, to sustain a disease free and wholesome body.

Incorporating essential oils – the fragrant and highly concentrated molecules extracted from a plant’s leaves, fruits, woods, seeds and flowers – in our daily life can dramatically affect one’s health and wellness on a physical, emotional and mental level.

This science of understanding each unique essential oil’s specific effects on different body systems is how we begin to select which essential oils will compliment our individual needs.

Aromatherapy works most directly through the olfactory sense, but these active molecules can also be absorbed through the lung and the skin. When inhaled, the volatile aromatic compounds exert direct-to-brain actions through the limbic and autonomic nervous systems.

923434_10151574147179241_1134560570_nThis science of essential oil therapy is being validated more and more each day, with new statistical research data to validate the more holistic approach of using these plant-based remedies. It’s important to also note that more than 70% of our modern medicines come from having studied the use of plants by indigenous cultures around the globe.

Essential oils also provide the body with the necessary phytonutrients that our body utilizes through our endocrine system to monitor and regulate bodily systems. Not only do the oils help the physical ailments, but they work on our mental and emotional selves as well.

Whether one suffers from daily stress, sleepless nights, aches and pains, digestive problems, headaches or just about any ailment, there’s an essential oil or a combination of oils that can help counter and even alleviate one’s symptoms.

Summer’s Over! Time for Natural Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment

September 13th, 2013

It’s that time of year when we put our bathing suits away and start bringing out the scarfs and jackets. These seasonal changes bring greater variations in the weather that cause the body’s natural defenses to be in flux. Thus it’s time to build up the immune system before the super bugs start to develop and take hold of us.

The natural way to avoid colds and flu starts with eating healthy, exercising, getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of water to keep the body functioning optimally. Try to stay on a schedule, keep healthy snacks handy and nourish all aspects of yourself. It turns out, prevention can go a long way to avoiding ever getting sick.

However, as the Fall “back to school” season and holiday mode starts to kick in, the obvious is not always as practical as we’d like. Of theses daily habits, rest is paramount because when we are tired and run down is when these opportunistic germs take hold! (#18 Sleep will aid a restful nights sleep) It’s also very important to schedule your day to incorporate “downtime” allowing the body and nerves to unwind. This keeps stress levels at bay will help adrenal glands from working overtime, which depletes the immune system’s ability to defend against germs.   (#11 De-Stress helps keep anxiety at bay!)

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So what do you do at the first sign of a sniffle?

I immediately apply 21 Drops  #14 Immunity, a blend of Eucalyptus, Ravintsara, Rosewood and Lavender that are proven to defend against microbes and stimulate the white blood cells. Reducing dairy and sugar intake is also a must, as these effect the blood chemistry and actually aid mucus build up where microbial growth thrives. Eat lots of foods that are high in zinc and vitamin C. Another favorite is to begin the morning with fresh squeezed lemons, warm water and a dab of honey to sooth a dry scratchy throat.

So it’s time to boost up your defenses and face those microbes head on, so you win the battle and stay top of your game!

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