Monday, January 2, 2017

BOOKS, INHALERS, SALVES, OH MY!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  2017 is upon us, whether we are ready or not, and it is "out with the old and in with the new!"  Whatever this year throws at me, I'm going to be ready....well, maybe not ready, but as prepared as I can be, essential oil-wise, that is.  :)  Look what book I got for Christmas and am SO EXCITED!! It is the 2nd edition of Robert Tisserand's "Essential Oil Safety" book.  I have started reading this and it is fantastic.  It might take me all year to get through it, but WoW! What an informative year I am going to have! 






Aso, I am going to be receiving Andrea Butje's NEW BOOK, "The HEART of AROMATHERAPY" which is set to be released this month on the 17th.  I was SO HAPPY to get these amazing books for Christmas!!  My family knows me so well!







I found this adorable little plastic carrying case at a dollar store.  It is the perfect size to carry my personal inhalers that I like to make, as well as my roller bottles.  I am going to make a few inhalers today and thought I would share a recipe that you can also make!  


No Time For The Pain:

5 drops Spike Lavender
5 drops Peppermint
5 drops Roman Chamomile

Add drops directly to the blank cotton part of the inhaler.  Attach lid. It is recommended to use inhaler for 3 months at which time either discard or recycle the plastic part of the inhaler and make a fresh inhaler to use.  This is due to possible leaching of the plastic.  Better to be safe than sorry.  :)








Two Salves and an Oil Plantain Salve: 

 1 Cup Plantain-Infused Olive Oil
 1 Cup Coconut Oil
 2.5 ounces beeswax pastilles *I measure this out on a scale so it is exact

Measure out the oils into a quart-size canning jar and set the jar into a saucepan that is roughly 1/4th-to-1/2 full of water. This way, the water will heat the contents of your canning jar gently and safely.

Once the oils are warm, add the beeswax and stir until melted. At this point, I like to add vitamin E oil and grapefruit seed extract…just a few drops per cup of oil…to my salve.  This aids as a natural preservative to prolong the shelf life of your salve. 

I then lift the jar out of the water, carefully wiping off the jar. Pour into containers of your choice. 


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