Posts Tagged ‘Essential Oils’

21 Ways to Pay It Forward

April 30th, 2015

In honor of National Pay It Forward Day, we’ve put together a list of 21 ways to spread smiles and positivity today and every day.

 

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1. Treat a friend to lunch.

2. Open the door for the person behind you.

3. Carry someone’s groceries to their car.

4. Write a positive review for a local restaurant on Yelp or another review site.

5. Donate blood.

6. Share your umbrella with a stranger.

7. Volunteer in your community garden.

8. Recycle.

9. Put some change in an expired parking meter.

10. Offer someone your seat on the bus/train/waiting room.

11. Pick up trash on the sidewalk.

12. Donate dog or cat food to your local animal shelter.

13. Give a random stranger a nice compliment.

14. During heavy traffic hours, let someone merge in front of you to get on the road.

15. Hug a friend, and tell them how much you appreciate them.

16. Give words of encouragement to your coworkers.

17. Send someone flowers.

18. Let someone with only a few items in their cart in front of you in the checkout line.

19. Let someone take your parking spot if the lot is crowded.

20. Share a 21 drops blend with a friend.

21. If someone pays it forward to you, spread the love and pay it forward to another!

4 Affordable Natural Cleaning Product Brands that We Love!

April 28th, 2015

Using natural cleaning products helps keep you and your family safe, but undertaking an organic lifestyle is not always affordable. Here are some great, natural cleaning brands that won’t hurt your wallet!

 

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1. Mrs. Meyer*s Clean Day– This naturally-scented collection of household cleaners contains naturally-derived ingredients to keep your home clean and fresh. This brand doesn’t test on animals, and the bottles are made from about 25% post-consumer plastic.

 

2. Honest– This kid-friendly and mom-approved brand provides an all natural, non-toxic way to clean and disinfect. These cleaning products are made in the USA without animal testing or by-products.

 

3. 7th GenerationCaring today for seven generations of tomorrows™.  This brand produces USDA Certified Biobased Products, fragranced with essential oils and botanical extracts. Their packaging is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, as well as being cruelty-free.

 

4. Green Works strives to create naturally-derived cleaners that are affordable, accessible and effective for everyone. This line of cleaning products is made of plant-based ingredients that deliver powerful cleaning results.

6 Ways Ho Wood Essential Oil Can Help With Headaches!

April 2nd, 2015

Cinnamomun Camphora ct linalol, more commonly known as Ho Wood, is very similar to Rosewood essential oil, however Ho Wood is considered to be more renewable and sustainable.

 

 

Here are 6 ways Ho Wood EO can help you avoid or ease headaches: 

1. It’s emotionally uplifting and calming to the mind.

2. Ho Wood contains a high percent of linalool, which supports the immune system. This can help avoid allergies that can cause pesky headaches.

3. This essential oil helps to fight infections in the body, such as colds and flu that are often a cause of headaches.

4. It works as a sedative, which supports sleep. We all know a lack of sleep can cause some serious headaches.

5. It is known to reduce inflammation, spasms, muscle and joint pain.

6. Ho Wood essential oil is a mood booster, so it can help you avoid tension headaches.

 

For a quick easy solution try our Headache Blend, and if you have any additional questions on how to use Ho Wood essential oil, ask our founder.

5 Benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil

March 31st, 2015

Myrrh is not only one of the oldest essential oils, but for centuries it was literally worth its weight in gold. The ancient Egyptians used it in the embalming of mummies, while the ancient Greeks burned it as incense to cure virtually every known illness.

Essential oils are great tools for improving our health and overall well-being. Let’s explore some ways Myrrh essential oil can help you both physically and emotionally.

 

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Here are 5 benefits of Myrrh essential oil:

1. It has the ability to calm the mind and promote tranquility and peace, which is why it is commonly used in meditation.

2 It helps support respiratory health by suppressing coughs, relieving congestion and fighting against colds and flu.

3. It is great for certain skin issues such as prevention of wrinkles, fungus, eczema and athlete’s foot.

4. It has antibacterial, pain relieving, sterilizing and disinfecting properties.

5. It works effectively for bedsores, slow-healing wounds and hemorrhoids.

 

For additional questions on how to use Myrhh essential oil, ask our founder.

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

3 Essential Oils to Use in the Bath

December 16th, 2014

Taking a bath is a great way to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of our hectic lives. Enhance your bathing experience by using these 3 essential oils to transform your alone time into an aromatic sanctuary, leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed!

 

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Roman Chamomile Essential Oil has a melon-apple aroma. It has a calming, cooling effect that is gentle on the skin. Due to its soothing properties, it’s perfect to add to a warm bath before bed to help induce sleep.

Tangerine Essential Oil has a refreshing citrus aroma, as well as antibacterial and brightening properties. It’s been shown to help reduce stretch marks and cellulitis.

Laurel Leaf Essential Oil has a lively, spicy, sweet aroma. Laurel has antimicrobial properties and can help reduce swelling of the lymph glands. It’s also known for  supporting digestive and respiratory health.

 

How to use:
We recommend using about 10 drops of any of the above essential oils to a 1/2 cup of almond milk to dilute before adding to your bath, otherwise oils will float to the surface. Feel free to blend multiple essential oils to customize for your needs.

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.

Simple Endive Salad for Fall

November 6th, 2014

Buying vegetables that are in-season are great for your dress size and your budget. Endive, which is closely related to the chicory family, is a tasty fall vegetable that you can prepare raw or cooked. These leafy greens are packed with vitamins A, C, and beta-carotene. Endive has a crisp, clean taste that complements both savory and sweet dishes.

Going into the holiday season, we are always seeking healthy snacks to satisfy that persistent sweet tooth. This simple endive salad is the perfect, light sweet treat that promises to be forgiving on that dress size you’ve worked so hard to maintain.

 

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Ingredients:

1 Belgium Endive
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Goat Cheese or Blue Cheese Crumbles
1/3 cup Unsalted Walnuts

 

Directions:

Clean endive, separate the leaves and place on plate. Crumble the unsalted walnuts into the leafy cups. Then crumble the blue cheese or goat cheese over the walnuts. Finally sprinkle each individual leaf with your desired amount of honey, and enjoy!

 

 

4 Essential Oils that Help You Digest

November 4th, 2014

It’s that time of year again… too much Halloween candy, too much turkey, too much dessert.  We’ve put together a list of 4 essential oils that may help you ease the negative symptoms of digestion during the holiday season.

 
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Whether you’re in need nausea relief or just simply want to get rid of tummy ache, these essential oils will help you ease many of the common digestive issues associated with holiday food. They help reduce stomach distress while calming the agitations that are associated with digestion.

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

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.

 

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Try our Calm blend on your dog.