Essential Oils in a Preppers World.
If you are like Steve and I, you will no doubt have a preppers mentality. What I mean by this, is that we like to 'prep' for tough times. You never know what is around the corner. We have survived natural disasters here and we understand the need to be prepared. I have talked about this before and you will find an article around here if you want to read it. But today I want to talk about another idea. This one is about having essential oils, stocked and ready to use in your stores.
I like Essential Oils because they are natural, potent, small and easy to transport. But the biggest thing I like about them is that they all have multiple uses. For instance, Lemon Essential Oil is a great cleanser for your house, the air and your body. It is able to be used as a detox to help rid yourself of heavy metals etc that don't belong in your body. But Lemon is also great as a degreaser for dishes or even greasy parts of motors. And if it is diffused then it cleans the air. Imagine if you have been through floods and after you have cleaned up there will still be a smell lingering. Diffusing Lemon will literally clean the air in the house.
I am going to list about 10 different Essential Oils and pre made blends and why I feel they are absolute must haves for every prepper. Or even if you aren't a prepper these are the ones that should be in every home if you prefer going the natural road as we do.
Please remember when using Essential oils that you respect their potency. More is not better. You only need a drop or two usually. Did you know that 1 drop of peppermint oil is equal to 28 tea bags? That is to explain how potent they really are. Also remember to dilute them and if you are using them for kids or frail people that dilute them down even more.
I only use and recommend doTERRA Essential Oils because they are the purest on the market. I trust them for me, my family and my pets and I would never suggest that you ingest any other brand. The pre made blends I will mention here are all made by doTERRA. PEPPERMINT
Support Healthy Breathing. Dilute a drop of Peppermint oil combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil and place under your nose to support open airways and help you breathe easily.
A Hot Feet Fix. Add Peppermint to a cold compress and cool down your overworked feet.
Break Away From Summer Heat. Keep a spray bottle of water with a few drops of Peppermint essential oil nearby, especially when you REALLY need to cool down!
Could You Start A Fire With Your Breath? Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse. It freshens breath and builds confidence in your close encounters.
Take A Deep Breath. Inhale deeply to invigorate lungs and increase alertness.
Stressed? Apply to neck and forehead with Lavender to relieve tension and pressure.
A Joint Effort. Peppermint is a great way to cool joints without taking an ice bath. It helps to soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort.
Tummy Calmer. Rub on the stomach or take internally for occasional digestive discomfort.
Shake It Up. Add a drop of Peppermint to your chocolate Trim Shake for a yummy twist.
Zero To Satiety In Seconds. Most people eat until they feel full. Diffusing Peppermint will help reign in the urge to snack on junk food. It’s a good way to control appetite and to feel full faster.
Out On The Open Road. Don’t fall asleep at the wheel! Inhale Peppermint from a handkerchief or straight from the bottle to perk up on long drives.
Awaken Your Senses. Before your next work out, apply a bit of Peppermint to your chest or just take a deep breathe straight from the open bottle. Then, after your workout add to shampoo to stimulate your senses and help with scalp health.
Approaching Deadlines Means Long And Late Hours. Rather than grab a Snickers to revitalize you as you ‘go the extra mile’, deeply inhale Peppermint to feel revitalized and ready to go.
Un-Block Writer’s Block. Peppermint can support blood circulation and leave you feeling rejuvenated to keep those creative juices flowing. Simply spritz peppermint on child’s shirt before study time for improved concentration and alertness.
Savour The Combination. Peppermint makes a delicious addition to all things chocolate. Add a drop into your chocolate beverages and baked goods. Yum!
BUG REPELLENT :: Put 1-2 drops of Peppermint in your shampoo, laundry detergent, or on a dryer sheet carried in your pocket to help repel bugs. You can also put a drop on cotton balls and place around windows or other places in your home where bugs could get in.
MOUTH WASH :: Use a drop of Peppermint with a drop of Lemon or On Guard for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
SUN BURN SPRAY :: Put 2-3 drops Peppermint with 3-5 drops Lavender in a 60ml glass spray bottle and spray down after a day of too much sun.
MID-DAY PICK-ME-UP :: Drop 1 drop of Peppermint with 1 drop of Frankincense, Lemon, or Wild Orange in your palms, rub together, and take a few deep breaths instead of reaching for the Snickers. Also works better than coffee by itself in the morning!
BODY COOLER :: In the summer time, add 2-3 drops of Peppermint in a 60ml glass spray bottle and carry with you to the gym or anywhere you may sweat excessively. Whip it out and spray yourself down when you feel overheated. You can also rub a few drops into the soles of your feet and along your spine when you're not feeling well and your body is overheated.
RELIEVE STOMACH UPSET :: take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.
SMOOTHIE REFRESHER :: add 1-2 drops to your favourite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
HEAD TENSION :: when you feel head tension coming on, drink a full glass of water with a drop of Peppermint and massage Peppermint into your temples (away from the eyes). Put a drop of On Guard on the roof of your mouth, 1-2 drops of Frankincense on the crown of your head, and massage 1-2 drops of Lavender into your ear lobes for added benefit.
OPEN UP YOUR AIRWAYS :: having trouble breathing? Diffuse 2-4 drops of Peppermint or rub 1-2 drops between your palms and take a few deep belly breaths.
**NOTE: Peppermint is very potent, so less is more! A little goes a long way with this oil, so always start with just one drop and move on from there as needed. Also be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after using Peppermint before touching your face or eyes. If you ever happen to get Peppermint (or any other essential oil) in your eyes, wash them out with fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, or any other carrier oil. Water will only make it worse!LEMON
Eradicate Undesirable Smells. The next time you have international potpourri of food simultaneously brewing in your apartment complex at dinnertime, be sure to diffuse Lemon to neutralize odors.
Get Rid Of The Sticky Stuff. Lemon essential oil is excellent for removing sticky tree sap, sticker residue and permanent marker. It even gets gum out of hair!
Pump Life Into Your Water. If you unfortunately don’t have great water taste in your town, add Lemon to that pitcher of water in the fridge. Add ice. Shake well. You will love the flavour!
A Remodelers Friend. It is possible to have fresh paint on the walls and a fresh smell in the air! Diffuse lemon essential oil while you repaint or remodel your home.
Road-Trip Relief. The next time you going ‘over the river and through the woods’ on a family road trip, (with family or pets) a little Lemon on cotton balls (other absorbent material) spread over your air vents or goes a long, long way to create a more pleasurable trip.
Perk Up. First, diffuse lemon essential oil to brighten and energize your mood. Then, pamper yourself by mixing a few drops with Tea Tree and fractionated coconut oil and apply on tired, dry, cracked feet.
Flavour Boost. Add a drop of Lemon essential oil anytime you are cooking with lemon juice (Salmon on the BBQ, Lemon meringue pie, Lemon zest) to give it a deeper, more rich flavour. In soothing winter teas, you can simply add Lemon essential oil to warm water, an herbal tea and honey.
Pick-Me-Up. When you lack motivation or energy, try rubbing a drop of Lemon on your hands, the back of your neck or even through your hair. You’ll be amazed at the power of the Lemony aroma!
Smell Lemons, Not Chemicals. Add a couple drops of Lemon essential oil to your dishwater. Adding Lemon will make it a better experience for you while taking advantage of the cleaning qualities in Lemon essential oil! Your glassware will be crystal clean.
Super Study Powers. Diffuse with Peppermint in the classroom or during homework time to help the kids stay awake and focused.
An Original All-Purpose Cleaner. Mix 5-6 drops Lemon essential oil with water and vinegar in a spray bottle to cleanse and purify surfaces. Use to clean kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances. For stainless steel, mix Lemon essential oil with olive oil for best results.
Preserve What You’ve Got. Use Lemon essential oil in a spray to keep your cut fruit fresh until serving.
Refresh Bad Smelling Washcloths. When your kitchen washcloths smell foul and could use a boost, add Lemon oil to your detergent, soak overnight, wash, dry and your kitchen will smell so much better!
Nourish Your Leathers & Furniture. Preserve and prevent leather from splitting with a Lemon soaked cloth. Also, a few drops of Lemon essential oil combined with a few drops to olive oil makes a great furniture polish.
‘Lemonize’ Your Laundry. Instead of dryer sheets, try adding a few drops to a damp wash cloth in the dryer with the rest of your laundry. Be sure to set the dryer to a low temperature cycle as high heat will lessen the effects of the oil.
DEGREASER :: use a few drops of Lemon on a cloth to get rid of tough spots on your stove or bathtub, or any sticky residue anywhere. It also erases permanent marker on whiteboards
BODY DETOX :: lemon is a powerful detoxifier when taken internally. It helps cleanse and flush toxins from the organs, which gives you more natural energy throughout the day since those toxins aren't taxing your system anymore.
WATER FLAVORER :: add 1-2 drops to your water (in glass, aluminium, or stainless steel containers ONLY, no plastic!) for a healthy, detoxifying boost. It also tastes sweeter than lemon juice and is pH neutral (unlike lemon juice) because it's cold pressed from the rind of the fruit, so it won't affect tooth enamel.
SEASONAL SUPPORT :: Take 1-2 drops of lemon internally and/or diffused to help detox the body of seasonal threats and help you breathe easier.
WOOD POLISHER :: Lemon combined with olive oil makes a great wood and furniture polisher.
DUST WITH LEMON :: add a little bit of olive oil and lemon essential oil to a spray bottle and voila! You have an all natural dust mist that also cleans and deodorizes without the harsh chemicals.
LEATHER PRESERVER :: preserve and prevent leather from splitting with a lemon soaked cloth.
UPLIFT MOOD :: brighten and energize your mood by diffusing lemon essential oil in your favourite diffuser.
POLISH SILVER + METALS :: Lemon is great to use for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
ERADICATE GROSS SMELLS :: Diffuse lemon in your home to help get rid of any unwanted smells.
DECONGEST :: add a drop of Lemon with fractionated coconut oil to your chest if you or your little one is congested. Just be sure to NOT go out in the sun after apply to the skin. Citrus oils (as well as Lavender and a few others) are photosensitive, which means they make your skin for sensitive to sunlight.
SOOTHE SORE THROATS :: gargle with hot salt water, 2 drops of lemon, and 2-3 drops of On Guard to help relieve sore throats.
FRUIT + VEGGIE CLEANER :: use a few drops of lemon in a 60ml spray bottle with water and spray your fruits and veggies from the supermarket to wash away germs and pesticides. LAVENDER
Take A Lavender Bath. Drop a bit of lavender essential oil along with Epsom salts to your bath water for an ultra-relaxing experience.
Head To Toe Rest! After a hard work out or a long day on your feet, rub Lavender along with Lemongrass on your legs and feet.
Take The Acid Out Of Vinegar. Add 4-5 drops of Lavender to your vinegar cleaning mixture for a more bearable scent.
Quick Fix. Mix three parts Fractionated Coconut Oil with one part Lavender essential oil in a small spray bottle or roll on to help clear up skin irritation associated with chafing. Great for little ones!
Bring on the ZZZ’s. Rub on the bottoms of the feet for a more restful sleep.
Enjoy A Fresh And Clean Mattress. Sprinkle a mixture of 1 cup baking soda and 10 drops of lavender essential oil over your mattress. Allow the mixture to sit for at least one hour then use the vacuum hose to clean it up. You can combine with drops of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, or Rosemary as well.
Ouch! That’s Hot! The next time someone doesn’t realize the iron or pan is still hot; apply Lavender oil to the affected area to soothe skin irritation, reduce redness and ease swelling.
The Oatmeal Secret. Fill a baby food jar with oatmeal, and add 5-8 drops of Lavender oil. When it’s time to wash your face, add water and it becomes an excellent natural scrub! A little goes a long way.
A Sleepy Time Trick. A few drops of Lavender placed on a pillow will help a restless toddler (or adult) fall asleep and stay asleep.
Flavour Twist. Lavender adds a unique and delicious flavour to marinades, custards, breads, cookies, icings, and even honey and syrup.
Homemade Aftershave. Use after shaving to soothe and soften skin and to lessen the redness and burning caused by razor burn.
Take The “Ouch” Out. One drop of Lavender will help relieve the sensitivity of gums, dry or chapped lips, occasional scrapes and abrasions, or after too much sun.
Clear The Mind. Apply Lavender to the temples and back of neck to ease anxious feelings and stress and promote mental clarity.
Care For Your Baby Belly. Rub Lavender essential oil onto an itchy tummy while pregnant.
Therapeutic Dish & Laundry Soap. If your liquid soap smells a bit flat, you can add Lavender for additional aromatherapy benefits. It transforms your cleaning experience!
EASE SEASONAL THREATS :: Lavender is a natural antihistamine and helps calm your respiratory system during season changes.
SUN BURNS :: Add a few drops of lavender + peppermint to a 60ml spray bottle with water and spray your skin after a day in the sun without SPF.
SLEEP SUPPORT :: Massage a few drops of Lavender into the soles of your feet and diffuse in a diffuser by your bed for a restful night's sleep.
CHILL PILL :: Lavender helps calm the nervous system and ease stress. Put a few drops on your wrists to help ease feelings of nervousness.
MUSCLE ACHES :: 3-5 drops of Lavender can be taken internally in a veggie capsule to ease muscle + joint aches and pains naturally. Rub Lavender into your ear lobes when you feel head tension coming on.
BATH TIME :: add a few drops of Lavender to your Epsom salt bath for added relaxation.
CALM SKIN :: Soothe skin irritations with a couple drops of lavender oil + fractionated coconut oil.
BODY SCRUB :: Mix up your own lavender sea salt scrub with fractionated coconut oil (or grapeseed oil) to exfoliate your skin in the shower.
AFTERSHAVE :: use on your skin after shaving to soothe skin irritations.
THERAPEUTIC DISH + LAUNDRY SOAP :: add a few drops of lavender to your natural dish or laundry soap for added aromatherapy benefit and to make doing the chores a little more relaxing.EASY AIR
:: this blend helps open airways any time of the year.
The ‘On Ramp’ to Sleep. For a more restful sleep during seasonal respiratory discomfort, diffuse EASY AIR blend at bedtime or keep in a roll-on bottle by the bedside, in the car or your purse. Roll it on the chest, bottom of feet or upper lip as needed!
Feel Clear and Free. Put a drop of the EASY AIR blend and a drop of Wintergreen essential oil in a sink of hot water. Then, place a damp towel over your head and inhale deeply. It’s surprising how much this helps!
Working Out in a Building? Forced heating and cooling, sweaty bodies, dust and your lungs…bad combo. Apply EASY AIR blend before exercising to invigorate and enhance breathing during your workout.
It’s Like a Rain Maker. Hiking in nature right after an air cleansing rain is an absolute dream. The next time you can’t control the rain, try applying EASY AIR blend. It’s the next best thing!
Leavin’ on a Jet Plane, Bus or Train? Confined spaces can sometimes have stagnant air, which can be claustrophobic. While in these spaces, free yourself mentally and emotionally by applying EASY AIR blend.
Stuck in a Desk, Small Office or Cube? It’s easy and convenient to just place a drop of EASY AIR in your palm, rub the palms together and take a deep breath from your cupped hands. Supporting healthy airways will improve your concentration. It may help everyone around you relax too!
It’s a Zoo in Here! Staying at someone else’s home, with someone else’s pets (with their aroma, dander or musty smell) doesn’t need to be a problem. Try rubbing EASY AIR on your chest and under your nose before entering a pet filled house. Great for musty campers and RVs as well.
Boost Brain Power. EASY AIR contains Eucalyptus essential oil which is known to help stimulate mental activity and wake up your mind. The powerfully beneficial oils of Peppermint, Lemon, and Melaleuca are all included in the Respiratory blend and are perfect if you are feeling under the weather.
One Of Mum’s Bag Of Tricks. Place a couple drops on the pillow of any child who needs the EASY AIR but refuses to apply the oil. The oil helps to distract them from whatever reason she can’t sleep, and helps maintain breathing. Oh, and the added benefit is that mum and dad get to rest as well!
Another Tool In Your Habit Breaking Arsenal. Overcoming nagging habits is tricky to say the least. Occasionally lingering side effects affect breathing. EASY AIR will help you kick bad habits by promoting easier breathing while maintaining lung and throat health.
A Dynamic Duo. Put a drop of EASY AIR on the filter of the CPAP machine for even more support during the night. Even without a CPAP machine it’s good to keep a roller bottle of EASY AIR nearby to swipe on the chest and under the nose of whoever is keeping you awake by snoring gone ballistic.
Help For Your Airways When You Have Cold Feet in the Winter. A popular way to warm your tootsies in the winter is to warm a cloth bag (filled with rice or feed corn kernels) in the microwave and place it at the foot of your bed at night. Add a few drops of EASY AIR in the bag to make it an aromatically soothing experience as well, promoting open airways.
No Gadgetry Required. Diffusing is great, but when you don’t have a diffuser handy, simply add a drop of both EASY AIR and Frankincense into the palm of your hand. Then, make a fist with a small opening over the oils and breathe in through your fist. This simple technique does wonders!
An Invigorated Senior Citizen’s Home. Let’s face it, as we citizens become senior, our energy and passion to make things fresh and invigorating may wane. A senior care centre or rest home does not have to smell like one. By simply diffusing EASY AIR you can change the whole feeling of the place—and make it a more pleasant experience for residents as well as visitors.
START YOUR YOGA PRACTICE :: EASY AIR is a favourite blend for yoga students at the very beginning of class. Put one drop of EASY AIR in palms and rub them together and take deep belly breaths with palms cupped over their noses.
SLEEP BETTER :: this blend combined with Lavender in your diffuser makes for a great night's sleep.
GO FOR THAT PR! :: When swiped right under the nostrils, EASY AIR helps open the airways right before a run, helping you to breathe better and go for that PR!
A TRAVEL MUST :: Anytime you know you'll be confined to an airplane or any other tight spaces where the air is stagnate, take a few inhales of EASY AIR to calm nerves and get fresh oxygen to your lungs.
A MUM/DAD NECESSITY :: Put one drop of EASY AIR on the pillow of any child who is having trouble breathing or feels congested. You can also rub a drop of EASY AIR on the soles of your child's feet to help open airways.
BOOST YOUR BRAIN :: EASY AIR contains Eucalyptus, which is known to help boost brain power. Rub a drop in your palms and take a few deep breaths in the middle of your work day or while working long hours on the computer to help stay focused and alert.
STOP SNORING :: If you or your sleeping partner have issues snoring, swipe a drop of EASY AIR under the nostrils and diffuse 3-6 drops in your diffuser by your bed to help deter snoring.
TRAVEL TOOL :: You never know what may come up when you're traveling, so be sure to take EASY AIR along with you in case you get a case of the sniffles while on the road!TEA TREE OIL (MELALEUCA)
Say Goodbye To Razor Burn! Apply after shaving to prevent any skin irritation. You can also mix Melaleuca with a bottle of fractionated coconut oil for a great facial moisturizer. Consider also mixing with Lavender or Frankincense for added benefit.
Add “Oomph” To Your Lotion. Help soothe your skin by placing 1 drop of TEA TREE essential oil in your moisturizer during your morning and night skin routine. You can also apply to skin blemishes as part of a daily cleansing program.
Bathroom Cleaner. Combine 10 drops of TEA TREE with ½ cup baking soda and ¼ cup vinegar to clean the toilet.
Refresh Your Wash. Add a couple drops of TEA TREE to laundry detergent to get rid of any musty smells caused by poor ventilation.
Homemade Baby Wipes. Cut a paper towel roll in half and place it in a storage container with 2 cups warm water, 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil and 3 drops each of TEA TREE and Lavender. When the liquid is absorbed, remove the cardboard roll and pull wipes from the centre.
For When Soap Won’t Do It. TEA TREE is great for removing permanent marker from skin.
Baby Bottom Remedy. Mix with Fractionated Coconut Oil, Lavender, and Frankincense to make a diaper paste for baby’s irritated skin.
Too Much Fun In The Sun? Apply to the skin during your family vacation or after a long day in the sun.
Sleep Feeling Clean. Spray TEA TREE on your mattress pad when you change the sheets.
Handy For Hikers. Take TEA TREE essential oil in your pack next time to take the off beaten trail. TEA TREE is a great cleansing agent for occasional scrapes and other skin irritations.
Learn From The Past. Historically, TEA TREE oil was used as a cleanser for the face and to deal with periodic skin and toenail challenges.
Boost Your Immune Function. Diffuse TEA TREE or rub it on the bottom of your feet. Combine with the On Guard blend for even more immune support.
Chemical-Free Cleaning. Dilute 8-10 drops with water in a spray bottle to clean around the house. It is great to use in damp places and in the bathroom!
A Young Athlete’s Best Friend. Apply directly to the feet and toenails after practice each night and especially if you are also showering, swimming or exercising in public, high traffic areas.
Healthy, Happy You. Massage onto the bottoms of feet and the chest area to promote overall health, especially during the winter. For occasional skin irritations, apply TEA TREE directly to the skin or dilute with a drop of fractionated coconut oil.
ZIT ZAPPER :: Dap a drop of TEA TREE on any skin blemishes to help kill bacteria and clear your complexion. Works great on problematic teenage skin without stripping the skin of necessary natural oils.
TOILET CLEANER :: Use with 1/2 Cup distilled white vinegar and 1/2 Cup baking soda to clean your toilet bowl. Flush the toilet, sprinkle the baking soda around the inside rim of the bowl so it sticks. Pour the vinegar over the baking soda and watch it foam up. Add 5-7 drops of TEA TREE and scrub the inside of your bowl. Flush and voila! Clean toilet!
DANDRUFF BE GONE! :: Put 2-3 drops of TEA TREE in your shampoo or massage into your scalp to help prevent scalp itch.
FUNGUS KILLER :: Massage 2 drops of TEA TREE and fractionated coconut oil into your toenail beds to help with toe fungus.
YOGA MAT CLEANER :: Add 5-10 drops of TEA TREE and 5-10 drops of Lavender to a spray bottle with water and use to clean your yoga mat after practice.
BYE BYE RAZOR BURN :: Apply after shaving to prevent skin irritation. Consider adding Lavender and Frankincense for added benefit.
SMELLY CLOTHES REFRESHER :: Add TEA TREE to your laundry detergent or soak smelly clothes in water with 3-5 drops of TEA TREE to get rid of unwanted smells in your clothes.
DIAPER RASH REMEDY :: Mix a tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil with 2 drops of TEA TREE , Frankincense, and Lavender to help with baby bottom rash.
FIRST AID OIL :: Take TEA TREE with you on any hiking or adventure trips to apply to any cuts or scrapes. Tea Tree Oil acts as a "first aid oil" to help prevent infection.
BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY :: Apply TEA TREE to the bottoms of your feet as a morning routine to boost your immune system.
CHEMICAL-FREE CLEANING :: Add 10-20 drops of TEA TREE to a spray bottle with 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water and use as a multipurpose cleaner. Add On Guard for added cleaning strength and benefit.
YEAST INFECTION HELP :: Ladies can soak a tampon in fractionated coconut oil with 3-4 drops of Melaleuca and insert to help kill yeast.FRANKINCENSE
Calm Down. Inhale with Lavender and Peppermint and apply to neck to help calm stress and relieve tension.
Nourish Your Skin. Use a drop of Frankincense with 3 drops of carrier oil or in unscented lotion for beautiful, radiant looking skin.
Spread The Love. Frankincense smells wonderful and uplifts the mood. Wear it as a perfume to lift your mood and feelings of alertness.
Overworked Hands? Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening or working to promote a normal inflammatory response.
Time To Focus. Apply 1-2 drops to your temples and the back of your neck to help improve your concentration.
Nails Of Steel. Dry weather can take a toll on your nails. Try applying a drop of Frankincense to strengthen weak fingernails.
Goodness In A Cup. Dilute a drop of Frankincense in 1 teaspoon of honey or in a small herbal tea and take daily to maintain good health.
A Calming Mood Lifter. Frankincense can be applied to the bottoms of feet to relax and calm mood swings minor to major. In fact, it has been used to calm expectant mothers during pregnancy and labour. Diffuse in the room or massage a drop onto the chest or back of the neck.
Cellular Vigor. Frankincense is a component of the Cellular Complex blend because it promotes healthy cellular proliferation. So, take Frankincense in a Veggie Capsule to support healthy cells in your body!
No More Nerves. Use Frankincense to help relieve anxious feelings and create a positive mood! Try combining Frankincense, Peppermint and Wild Orange essential oil in your hand, rub hands together, and inhale deeply. This mix will also help with the most severe need for a three o’ clock pick-me-up!
Be Youthful. Frankincense can help promote youthful, radiant looking skin and slow the signs of aging by reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. Dab with 1 drop of a carrier oil to trouble areas.
Relax And Revitalize. Soak in a warm Frankincense bath to calm the nerves or diffuse Frankincense in the bathroom while you relax in the tub.
Frank To The Rescue. Frankincense has been used for centuries for challenged skin, skin problems and nearly everything related to skin. It’s wonderful for aging skin too! Apply directly to the skin and dab the excess with a cotton ball.
Muscle Discomfort Relief. Use Frankincense with a cold compress after working out or on a hot day to cool down and relax. Or, use with a hot compress to soothe tired muscles or occasional cramps.
Personal Sauna. After showering, add a few drops to a warm, wet washcloth for a final rinse. Enjoy the earthy smell as the steam creates your own personal sauna.
CALM NERVOUS SYSTEM :: Frankincense is a favourite oil for calming the nervous system. In our fast paced world, we are constantly in a state of "fight or flight" and very rarely "rest + digest", which causes unnecessary stress on our systems. Simply inhale Frankincense to calm the nerves.
SKIN BEAUTIFIER :: Frankincense has been used for centuries to help combat the aging process. Add a few drops to your moisturizer, preferably a natural fatty oil like argon oil, and rub on your skin each night.
MEDITATION FAVORITE :: Frankincense is a favourite of the yogis to diffuse during meditation or when one would like to connect deeper spiritually.
CALMING MOOD LIFTER :: Although Frankincense comes from a tree and has wonderful grounding effects on the mood, it is also a calming uplifter for the spirit. Diffuse or rub a few drops in your palms and inhale.
NAIL STRENGTHENER :: Apply 2-3 drops of Frankincense to your nail beds to help strengthen and moisturize your nails, especially during the winter months.
OVERALL HEALTH :: When you're unsure about which oil to use, try Frankincense! It is a gentle oil that has been used for many centuries to help boost overall health and wellbeing. Add a drop to herbal tea with honey to help calm stress and boost health before bed.
HEALTHY CELLS :: Frankincense is an important component of the Cellular Complex for a reason! It helps promote cellular proliferation and turnover. Take a few drops in a veggie capsule for healthy, happy cells.
MUSCLE + JOINT DISCOMFORT :: Rub Frankincense and fractionated coconut oil into sore muscles and joints for soothing comfort. Add Lemongrass, Deep Blue, or Lavender for added benefits.
BATH SOAK :: Add a few drops of Frankincense to your bath for a powerful calming effect on the mood.
FOCUS :: Rub a couple drops of Frankincense into your temples and at the base of your head when you're working on a deadline or need focused support.
HEAD TENSION :: Put 2-3 drops of Frankincense on the crown of your head, a drop of On Guard on the roof of your mouth, drink a full glass of water with one drop of Peppermint, and rub Peppermint on your temples (away from your eyes) for head tension relief.OREGANO
An Immune System Boost. Take 1-2 drops in a Veggie Capsule, with olive oil, for periodic immune support.
Keep Calm And Oregano On. Concerned about the sanitary conditions of a public place you or the kids have just walked on with bare feet? Your feet absorb more than you think. Follow up by applying one drop of Oregano and Thyme, diluted with 6-7 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Happy feet.
Savour The Flavour. Put a drop of Oregano essential oil in your spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, on a roast, or any other entrée for delicious flavour. Because Oregano is so strong, you may want to put the drop first on a spoon and then use a toothpick to slowly add oil to the recipe.
The Best Defence Is A Good Offence. To help keep your home clean, mix 3 drops of Oregano with water in a spray bottle and spray it in corners of the shower, sink and other damp and darkened areas.
Little Italy At Home. Put a drop of Oregano and a drop of Basil in your veggie dip! Or, mix them both with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a savoury bread dip!
Bring On Sandal Season! Apply one drop of Oregano to 6 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil to soften cuticles and rough spots that many be encroaching on your toenail real estate. Oregano keeps impurities out!
Digestive Dilemmas Abated. Oregano helps create a peaceful environment that is unfriendly to ‘the unmentionables’ that tax our digestive systems.
It’s About Natural Effectiveness. Essential oils quickly go to work in your system. This year, when a change of seasons may have you down, make your own wellness blend by combining 3 drops Oregano, 5 drops On Guard Blend, 5 drops Tea Tree and 5 drops Lemon into a Veggie Capsule. By putting the properties of these oils to work, you will feel better naturally!
Warming Wonder. Dilute just 1 drop in several drops of fractionated coconut oil and massage quickly into hands and feet to help warm the body.
Chase Away Whatever Is Blocking Your Lower Registers. When it comes to effortless breathing, having oregano in your system (taken with a Veggie Capsule) has the ability to clear respiratory gunk.
Comfortable Exit Ramps. When your body’s waste liquid elimination systems are unhappy, it’s uncomfortable. Cranberry juice is great, but Oregano in your system can work to clear this out, clean it up and help you be well.
Target The Source of Unsightly Skin Woes. Anyone’s skin can have imperfections, bumps or feel irritated. The same properties that make oregano great for internal use are also effective as a topical ointment. Use sparingly! Oregano is potent. Dilute 1 drop to 4 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Tea Time Boost. On a cold winter day, Oregano added to an earthy, hot tea can do wonders to the body and soul!
Foodborne Problems Beware. Oregano has properties that can counteract the effects of improper food handling practices, preparation or food storage. Combined with regular hand washing, Oregano has been known to be effective in contributing to the healthiness of foods.
Less Is More. In nearly all applications, more Oregano is not the answer. Oregano is one of the most potent essential oils—one drop is usually all you need. When used improperly, be sure to have Fractionated Coconut Oil on hand to dilute its potency if needed.
I will repeat LESS IS MORE! :: Oregano is a super potent oil and a little goes a long way. Always be sure to dilute this oil when using on the skin and wash your hands thoroughly immediately after touching it.
FLAVOR :: Use Oregano in your favourite Italian dishes to add flavour. Be aware though! A little goes a long way! You usually don't even need a full drop of Oregano. TIP: Dip a toothpick in the bottle and stir it around in the olive oil or dressing you use to cook with. You can always add more, but you can't take away!
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST :: When you start to feel crappy and just know there's a sickness coming on, rub Oregano into the bottoms of your feet and take 3-4 drops internally in a veggie capsule. It is not recommended to drink Oregano in your water because it has a very spicy, hot effect.
OPEN SINUSES :: When your sinus cavities are clogged and Easy Air just isn't doing the trick, boil water and add 1-2 drops of Oregano oil. Breathe in the steam and allow the Oregano to do its job of clearing your respiratory system.
DIGESTIVE + URINARY TRACT ISSUES :: Cranberry juice can help, but when you need help with cleansing the urinary tract or digestive system, Oregano taken internally in a veggie capsule works really well. Add 3-4 drops to a veggie capsule and take 3x/day for no more than 10 days.
TOPICAL OINTMENT :: For unsightly skin bumps on your hands, put a drop of Oregano on it a few times per day and watch it begin to fade away.
CLEAR TOES :: Get ready for sandal season by rubbing a drop of Oregano into your toe nail beds to help clear away any unwanted fungus or impurities.ONGUARD PROTECTIVE BLEND
NATURAL HOME CLEANING :: On Guard is your go-to oil for all things cleaning! Simply add 10-20 drops in a spray bottle with one part vinegar to 3 parts water and you have a natural, safe all-purpose cleaning spray for every surface of your house. The oils in On Guard also help fight off environmental threats while keeping your home clean. Win-win!
ORAL CARE :: Clove is a key component of this blend and has been used for centuries as a natural numbing agent and in oral health. The On Guard toothpaste and/or swishing OnGuard with a shot glass of water makes for healthier gums and teeth. On Guard can also help aid in tooth pain.
SCRATCHY THROAT :: Feel a sore throat coming on? Gargle with warm water, sea salt, and 3-4 drops of On Guard. Add 1-3 drops of Lemon for added benefit.
CLEAN THE AIR :: Diffuse On Guard in your home or work environment to clean and purify the air. The Clove in this blend makes it a diffuser favourite in the fall and during the holidays.
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST :: Massage a few drops of On Guard into the soles of your feet, along the spine, or take 5 drops internally in a veggie capsule everyday for immune system support.
HEAD TENSION RELIEF :: Put a drop of On Guard on the roof of your mouth when you feel head tension coming on. For added relief, drink a full glass of water with 1 drop of Peppermint, massage Peppermint into your temples, and massage a few drops of Frankincense into the crown of your head. Rub Lavender into your ear lobes.
BATH TUB CLEANER :: Add 5-10 drops of On Guard and Lemon to a Cup of baking soda and water until it makes a paste. Use a bathtub brush to dip into the mixture and use to scrub your bathtub. This is a wonderful alternative to chemical tub cleaners because who wants to take a bath in chemicals?
PROTECTIVE MOUTH RINSE :: Add 1-2 drops of On Guard to a shot glass of water and use as an all natural mouth rinse without the harsh ingredients that can leave a chemical burn on your gums.
CLEAN GYM EQUIPMENT :: Instead of using harmful cleaning wipes to wipe down gym equipment, use an On Guard spray or soak a roll of paper towels in water with 10-20 drops of On Guard. Store the soaked paper towels in an empty wet type container.
TRAVEL MUST :: On Guard is a travel MUST. Rub On Guard into the soles of your feet and take 3-5 drops internally in a veggie capsule (or try the On Guard Beadlets) when flying or travelling.
Seasonal Relief. Diffuse On Guard (Protective blend) anytime you are concerned about ‘what’s going around’ schools, sports arenas, churches and other crowded venues.
Get Turbo Charged. Mix a few drops of On Guard with 2 drops Lemon essential oil and honey or agave nectar in a teaspoon to soothe your throat during the winter.
Primp Your Carpets. Add 15 drops of On Guard to a cup of corn starch or baking soda. Mix, sprinkle and rake on carpet then allow it to sit for up to an hour. Then, vacuum it clean!
Rub-A-Tub Tub…In a Pleasing Way. Mix 5-6 drops with a half cup of baking soda to clean your bath tub and skip all of the harsh, bleaching chemicals.
Be Naturally Protected, All Day. Let On Guard with Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary assist in the work of immune support and maintenance. One of the most popular ways to use On Guard is to add a few drops to a Veggie Capsule and swallow. It does wonders!
Augment Your Air Filters. Diffusing is awesome, but you can also put a few drops of On Guard on your car’s cabin air filter or home air filters to obliterate dank, stale filtered air…right from the duct!
Boost your Immune System Some people amp up their Zinc or Vitamin C intake (via orange juice) every autumn. If this is you, add a few drops of On Guard to your juice for added protection.
Help For Your Speaking Docket. If you’re a ‘close talker’ or public speaker, create a protective mouth rinse by adding a drop on On Guard to a large glass of water, gargle and pep up to your delivery.
Your Mouth Will Thank You. Try swishing On Guard with a bit of water after dental work. You can also apply On Guard directly to your teeth and gums (or add a drop to your toothpaste) to soothe irritated gums. For a clean toothbrush, store it overnight in a small glass of water with 3-5 drops of the On Guard.
Got a Pull-Out Kitchen Cabinet Garbage Bin? Garbage inside a dark cabinet is an ideal breeding ground for horrific odours. When you take out the garbage, spray down your cabinet with On Guard and water. On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is also excellent for this purpose.
Eradicate That Oven Cleaner Smell. Caked on black oven gunk does not easily come off. After your oven’s self-clean cycle, spray a mix of purified water, On Guard and Lemon essential oil onto the oven interior. This will clear up all of the greasy smells as well as the smell of the oven cleaner!
Gym Machines Will Thank You. Before climbing on to that sweaty vinyl at the gym, spray it with On Guard and water. Wipe down like you mean it. Your sweaty comrades will thank you.
Be Protected On-The-Go. Travelling to the wide open corners of the world often leaves you without hand cleaning spray handy. Make your own by mixing 5 Tablespoons aloe vera gel, 4 Tablespoons water, 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil and 8-10 drops of On Guard in a small squeeze bottle. Violá!
Sharing Is Caring…But Not Always! A few drops of On Guard in spray bottle with water works wonders on grimy doorknobs, hand railings and countertops.
Smelly Pipes Got Your Rinse Down? Add On Guard to your wash during the rinse cycle for all of the benefits of On Guard Blend in your laundry! It will leave your laundry extra clean and smelling great.
DIGESTZEN DIGESTIVE BLEND
Tame a Tummy. Rub on your child’s tummy when they have an occasional tummy ache. Apply before bedtime and it will help them sleep soundly too! Dilute 1 drop of the Digestive blend with fractionated coconut oil and massage onto baby’s tummy when upset.
Moo Moo…Boo Boo. Try taking a Veggie Capsule filled with the Digestive blend when you have too much dairy in the belly.
A Sailor’s Little Buddy. For a happy cruise ship experience, be sure to bring along the Digestive blend. Those all-you-can eat buffets are hard to turn down and the Digestive blend will help bring some balance to your tummy!
Over the River and Through the Woods. Long road trips are good for family bonding. Don’t let those winding roads ruin the experience! Try diffusing the Digestive blend in the car from time to time to keep everyone’s stomachs calm. A great thing to have on a sailing or fishing boat too!
A Holiday Helper. After a big holiday feast, massage the Digestive blend on your stomach after big meals to help digest all holiday fare with ease.
Turbulence is on the Horizon. Flying to new destinations is fun but turbulence is often a problem for the stomach. When travelling by plane, make sure the Digestive blend goes with you.
Kick Tension & Pressure. The Digestive blend certainly helps calm an upset stomach but can also be applied to the temples to help relieve tension and sinus pressure.
A Buy Person’s Pal. When we get too busy, often our diet suffers. We opt for late night eating, faster than fast food, skipped meals, over indulgences and more. If your hectic schedule turns into hectic digestion, try the Digestive blend.
Greasy Foods, Angry Belly. Cafeteria foods are usually packed with grease that can cause discomfort. Be preventative by taking a Veggie Capsule full of several drops of the Digestive blend before you set foot in a cafeteria.
Kids Won’t Take a Capsule of the Digestive blend? To get things moving, put a drop of the Digestive blend in your child’s bath water and support healthy digestion.
A Regularity Ranger. The next time you feel stomach churn or feelings of indigestion, help yourself stay comfortable and regular by adding a drop to your water or rice or soy milk daily.
A Great Neutralizer. Use 1-2 drops in a glass of water as a mouth rinse at night if you’ve eaten a meal with strong smells, like garlic, onion, curries and more. If you like the taste of black liquorice, you will love the taste of the Digestive blend because it contains Fennel essential oil.
Carefree at the carnival. First a funnel cake and then the teacup ride. Make sure you bring the Digestive blend along so you can have fun with the rest of the family!
Take-out? Take the Digestive blend. This digestive blend will soothe even the strongest kick that your favourite local take-out can deliver.
Unfamiliar Restaurant Relief. When you travel or venture out to an unfamiliar restaurant, it’s easy to have digestive distress. Prevent discomfort by taking the Digestive blend in a Veggie Capsule to prevent or lessen the effects of certain foods.
SOOTHE STOMACH UPSET :: DigestZen is made up of a blend of oils that help naturally calm any type of stomach upset, including Ginger, Fennel, and Peppermint.
COMFORT AFTER A BIG MEAL :: Take 10 drops of DigestZen in a veggie capsule after a heavy meal to help digest your food and prevent any side effects from greasy, heavy food.
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE :: Eat too much dairy? Lactose, the sugar found in dairy, can be hard on many peoples' digestive systems. Take 10-12 drops of DigestZen in a veggie capsule after you feel you've had a little too much dairy for your system.
HOLIDAY HELP :: The holidays are hectic and can cause us to get out of our normal eating routine and good habits. If the heavier holiday treats are upsetting your tummy, rub a few drops on your belly or take 10-12 drops in a veggie capsule internally.
CALM BUTTERFLIES :: Taking 5-10 drops of DigestZen in a veggie capsule can help calm nerves and butterflies.
FOOD POISONING :: Did you order the wrong dish at that fancy (or not so fancy) restaurant and now regretting it BIG TIME? Take 12 drops of DigestZen and drink plenty of water with a drop of Peppermint in it to flush it out of your system.
MOTION SICKNESS :: If you know you're going to be travelling by boat, bus, or train and don't want to risk getting motion or sea sickness, be sure to take your bottle of DigestZen with you. Rub a few drops on your belly or take 10-12 drops internally in an empty veggie capsule.ICE BLUE SOOTHING BLEND
Enhance Your Work Out. Rub on muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort.
Pains Of A Desk Job. After long hours on the computer, try rubbing ICE BLUE essential oil blend on the shoulders and neck to recover and ease muscle tension.
For Fast Fingers. ICE BLUE is great for those who spend long hours typing on a computer. Just massage into the hands, fingers and wrists when needed.
Growing Like Weeds. Massage ICE BLUE with a few drops of carrier oil onto the growing kids’ legs before bedtime to help with occasional aches associated with growth spurts.
Where’s The Forklift? If you’ve been doing some heavy lifting at work or during a move, ICE BLUE will support those strained lower back muscles.
For Better Or For Worse. Your better half will thank you after you treat them to a massage using the ICE BLUE. Use several drops with carrier oil for a therapeutic deep-tissue massage.
Live Long And Prosper. ICE BLUE contains blue tansy and Helichrysum which when used regularly, can help promote long term muscle, joint and bone health.
The Post-Game Check-Up. When the kids come home with a few bumps from their sports activities, apply ICE BLUE to effected areas to help support localized blood flow.
Keep It Under Control. Use ICE BLUE to promote and maintain normal inflammatory response in cells.
Tennis Elbow. Keep ICE BLUE on hand at your next tennis match so you can be on top of your game and keep those elbows fresh!
Muscle Miracle. Occasionally, muscles will cramp if they have been worked hard or are lacking the vitamins they need. For these muscle cramps, try massaging ICE BLUE into the area.
Get The Best Of Both Worlds. ICE BLUE provides a cooling and warming sensation that cools joints yet warms muscles and soothes occasional joint or bone pain.
Be A Well “Oiled” Machine. Keep your runner’s knee in tip top condition with ICE BLUE. Application after a long run will help soothe the joint and promote strong, healthy muscles.
When you Realize You’re Not 18 Anymore. You’ve over-exerted yourself playing basketball like the good ‘ole days, and it happens! Apply ICE BLUE followed by a warm compress to support healthy blood flow and promote a healthy inflammatory response.
THE ATHLETE'S OIL :: This blend is a MUST for all active people. Massage ICE BLUE into sore muscles and joints to help ease the discomfort away and recover faster.
THE MASSAGE THERAPIST'S OIL :: Also a MUST for massage therapists. Use topically on your clients during massage and put a drop in the head rest so they can inhale the Peppermint from the ICE BLUE to keep their airways open while they have their head down.
SORE/STIFF MUSCLES + JOINTS :: If you suffer from any type of muscle or joint discomfort related to an injury, surgery, or illness, ICE BLUE will help ease some of the discomfort for you. Massage the oil into any painful areas to help melt tension.
HEAD TENSION :: Massage a few drops of ICE BLUE into your temples, scalp, and the back of your neck when you've had a long day or feel tension building in your head, neck, or shoulders.
SOOTHING BATH TIME :: Put 5 drops of ICE BLUE in your bath to help calm the senses and ease muscle tension. Add 5 - 10 drops of Lavender and Epsom salts to your bath for added benefit.
TENNIS ELBOW :: Rub 3-5 drops of ICE BLUE into your sore elbows after playing tennis to help with tennis elbow discomfort.
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