Posts Tagged ‘Essential Oils’

How to Use Essential Oils Mindfully

March 31st, 2016

Although essential oils smell pleasant to most, some people may have some sensitivity to particular scents or smells. Our essential oil expert and 21 drops founder, Cary Caster, explains how people can become sensitized to different scents.

 

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• Overusing essential oils can cause people to develop a sensitivity or irritation to that particular scent over time. Therefore, you should use essential oils only as needed for therapeutic or curative use and moderately as a perfume.

 

• Essential oils are extremely concentrated and powerful in their actions and thus need to be diluted for safe application. If you aren’t diluting your essential oils at all or to a safe concentration in a carrier oil (coconut or jojoba) before applying it to your body, you can develop a sensitivity to that oil with repeated use and over exposure.

 

• Using essential oils too early (infants) is not recommended for the first 1-2 years of life. If absolutely necessary for a child 1-2 years of age you may dilute to a 0.5%  concentration in a carrier oil (coconut or jojoba) and only use gentle oils such as Roman Chamomile or Lavender for their concerns. Place the diluted oil in a place on the child’s body away from their eyes and mouth. Furthermore, it’s suggested that new mothers be mindful to not over scent themselves when handling their newborns.

Spring Diffuser Recipe

March 25th, 2016

Throughout the Springtime, it’s nice to enjoy fresh, clean scents that help to promote clarity and cleanliness. Here is an awesome DIY essential oil recipe to diffuse around the house this month!

 

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Use a combination of Pine, Lemon and Sweet Orange essential oils measured out to around 15 ml. There doesn’t have to be an exact measurement for diffusing oils, so we recommend using your own scent preferences to determine which essential oil you would like to stand out most in the blend.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

 

Essential Oil Breakdown:

Lemon– This fresh citrus oil is great for detoxifying the liver and promoting immune support while enhancing clarity and uplifting the spirit. It’s also great for its excellent germ-fighting and antibacterial properties.

Sweet Orange– This tangy, sweet fruity oil is known for combating pessimism and perfectionism by calming agitation and unblocking stagnated ability. This oil also helps to cleanse the air of germs and works great in a diffuser.

Pine– Embodying a fresh woody smell, this oil is known to be used for its antibacterial and grounding properties.

How to Properly Store Your Essential Oils

March 22nd, 2016

Purchasing essential oils can be rather expensive, especially if you’re buying high-quality GC-MS tested oils. It’s important to properly store your oils to ensure their longevity and shelf-life. Here are a few tips on how to properly store your essential oils:

 

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Store in a cool, dark place out of the light or in dark glass bottles. Essential oils react to sunlight, so it’s best to keep them in a drawer or medicine cabinet.

It’s important to note that different essential oils have different shelf lives due to their chemical makeup.

For Example:

Essential Oils with shortest shelf life: 

Citrus/Pines oxidize quickly and only last about a year.

Lavender and Eucalyptus 2-3 years

Essential Oils with a medium shelf life:

Rosemary and Ravintsara 3-4 years

Peppermint and Rose Absolute 4-5 years

Essential Oils with the longest shelf life:

Vetiver, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Myrrh and Frankincense 6-8 years

The Emotional Benefits of Rose Absolute

February 16th, 2016

Despite the time and effort that goes into distilling this sensual oil, it is still one of the most widely-used essential oils in perfumery and aromatherapy, and with good reason.

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Rose Absolute is known to be an excellent aphrodisiac as well as a highly-effective antidepressant. It is also said to balance hormones and act as a wonderful tonic for the nervous system. It even eases shock and grief, soothes anger, and heals despair. Here are a few of the other emotional benefits of this amazing essential oil.download movie The Fate of the Furious 2017 now

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· Heals and opens the heart, especially during tough times when it’s difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel

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· Assists in lessening the burden of self-judgement by creating calm and balance within the mind

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· Heals emotional wounds and lightens feelings of grief

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· Helps to let go of negativity

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· Aids us on our journey of developing unconditional love for ourselves by lifting our emotional blinders to help us see the light

DIY Holiday Essential Oil Blends to Diffuse

December 15th, 2015

We all love our homes to smell like the holidays during this time of year. Why not give your health a boost while enjoying all the scents of the season through diffusing essential oils. Our founder and clinically certified aromatherapist, Cary Caster, has put together 2 amazing holiday blends that are super easy to make at home!

 

 

Essential Oil Holiday Blends (for diffuser use only):

Directions:

These blends are NOT for topical use. When using essential oils to put in a diffuser, only the pure oils are blended without diluting them in a carrier. You can mix blends to your preference of smell in a 1oz glass bottle that has a secure cap. Store in room temperature and keep out of reach from children or pets.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

 

Pine, Fur & Spruce

This blend can help to ground and strengthen emotions through the holiday season. It emulates the smell of a freshly-cut Christmas tree and is guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit.

Ginger, Allspice & Cinnamon

This blend has antibacterial properties and creates a warming & spicy aroma, which is inviting and nourishing to the spirit.

 

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5 Ways to Disinfect Your House Without Chemicals

September 17th, 2015

Keeping your home clean and germ-free is always a daunting task, especially during cold & flu season. Here are a few simple suggestions that will help you disinfect your house without using any chemical-based cleaning products.

 

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1. Using All-Natural Cleaning Products:

Instead of using Lysol or other chemical 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. If you don’t have time for DIY there are a few amazing store-bought brands that we love: Click here.

 

2. Diffusing Antibacterial Essential Oils:

Many essential oils have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Diffusing them in the home is a great way to ward off pesky germs without chemical products. Ho Wood, Eucalyptus and Ravintsara are great essential oils to diffuse.download Shape of a Surface movie

 

3. Opening Windows:

Airing out your home will help clear the dust and bring better air circulation into those musty spaces.

 

4. Take Your Shoes Off at the Door:

Shoes track in tons of dirt. Making it a habit to take them off at the door will help keep your home cleaner and healthier.

 

5. Clean your Air Ducts/Filters:

Dirty air ducts and filters can fester and spread germs throughout your home. Keeping them clean will help prevent everything from illness to allergies and help you breath easier. Try sprinkling a few drops of Orange essential oil on your filters the next time you change them. This will help purify the air while circulated a nice, citrus scent throughout the house.

5 Essential Oils for Back to School

August 11th, 2015

Essential oils are a great natural way to keep your body and mind in tip-top shape so you can stay focused, healthy and excel at your studies.

 

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Here are 5 essential oils to help you be your best self, naturally:

 

1. Rosemary

Keep your memory sharp and alert during an exam, class or study session with this stimulating and clarifying essential oil.

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2. Lavender

This essential oil is an overall cure for many types of issues due to its complete and diverse chemical profile. Lavender is a great stress reliever. Along with being emotionally supportive, it calms, soothes and nurtures, encouraging balance in all of the bodily systems.

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3. Eucalyptus

This germ-fighting essential oil has strong antibacterial properties. It’s a great preventative oil for colds and flus that are spreading around campus.

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4. Sweet Orange

One of the best choices for treating digestive disorders, Sweet Orange is a brilliant stimulant and has strong gastric properties as well as having the ability to suppress muscle spasms. This essential oil also has antidepressant penis enlargement qualities, along with emotional and energetic uses that include combating pessimism and perfectionism, calming agitation and unblocking stagnated ability. Sweet Orange is great to use for those pre-exam jitters or stressful study cram sessions.

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5. Peppermint

This essential oil is well-known for relaxing the intestinal tract, making it highly effective in combating nausea, digestive problems and heartburn. Its cooling properties help ease headaches and migraines. Emotionally, it awakens, energizes and uplifts, stimulating the mind and increasing focus.

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7 Items to Help you Sleep on an Airplane

July 13th, 2015

The Pan Am era of flying has long passed. Today, traveling on an airplane is always a bit stressful. We’ve all been on one of those 6-hour flights crammed in the center seat in coach. Let us help you prepare for your flight with this list of airplane travel essentials!

 

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List of airplane sleep essentials:

1. Neck pillow– This is a necessity when it comes to getting some shut-eye on a plane, not to mention it will save you from a very sore neck.

2. Eye mask– This comes in handy when you’re next to the late-night reader or on an early morning flight with lots of sun beaming into the cabin.

3. Noise-canceling headphones/ ear plugs– Noise-canceling headphones will allow you to enjoy your nighttime calming playlist without any interruptions.

4. Comfy socks– Planes can get chilly, having a warm pair of socks will help combat any discomfort that might prevent you from catching a few z’s.

5. Comfortable clothing/layers– It’s alright to look trendy and fashionable, but remember to dress for comfort with layers. Make sure to bring your favorite sweater or a scarf in case you get chilly.

6. Essential oils– Remember to have some sleep-promoting essential oils in your carry on to calm your nerves and clear your mind for a few hours of sleep.

7. Reusable water bottle (hot/cold)– Ask your flight attendant for hot water and lemon to help warm and hydrate your body.

 

21 drops Nighttime Playlist

June 29th, 2015

Music is a great way to relax and unwind from the craziness of the day before bedtime. We’ve made it easy for you to kick back and get sleepy with our Before Bed Playlist!Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 live streaming movie

 

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Check out our sleep music playlist:

1. “Big Jet Plane”- Angus & Julia Stone

2. “For you”- Angus & Julia Stone

3. “If I Ain’t Got You”- Alicia Keys

4. “Zebra”- Beach House

5. “All”- Blackbird Blackbird

6. “Holocene”- Bon Iver

7. “Skinny Love”- Bon Iver

8. “Don’t Panic”- Coldplay

9. “Yellow”- Coldplay

10. “Cannonball”- Damien Rice

11. “We Float”- Dustin O’Halloran

12. “You’ve Got the Love”- Florence and the Machine

13. “Let Go”- Frou Frou

14. “Threnobuy”- Goldmund

15. “Just For Now”- Imogen Heap

16. “Such Great Heights”- Iron & Wine

17. “The Wilhelm Scream”- James Blake

18. “Blue Jeans”- Lana Del Ray

19. “Shadows Fall”- Random Forest

20. “Fair”- Remy Zero

21. “Sandrevan Lullaby, Lifestyle”- Rodriguez

22. “Real Love”- Tom Odell

23. “Come Away with Me”-  Tracy Chattaway

 

 

Check out this playlist on Spotify: 21 drops Before Bed Playlist