4 Easy Essential Oil Sprays

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Below are 4 of my favorite Essential Oils Spray Mixes. You can mix these essential oils with 2 oz. distilled water or a combination of 1 oz. distilled water and 1 oz. unscented witch hazel to make them into sprays. 

I prefer just water for my Allergy Trio and the Sleepytime Spray.  I always add witch hazel to the Tea Tree Oil Spray.


Allergy Trio Mix

Provides relief from seasonal allergies or stuffiness due to colds. (Avoid eye area)

Safe to use up to 3 times daily.  Rather than a spray, you can also place 1 drop each in the palm of your hand, mix together, then rub down bridge of nose and along base of the back of your neck and lymph nodes. When I really need a boost, I do this method.

  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Lavender

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Use before nighttime. Can be sprayed on pillow cases (spot test first) or in room 5 minutes prior to bedtime. Open up a good book, inhale, relax, and get sleepy!

Or meditate on the here and now: Lay down, feel each breathe you take, tense each major muscle group in your body for 5 seconds each, release, repeat a few times. Then, while breathing deeply say a thank you for today. (Click this link to learn about diaphragmatic or ‘belly’ breathing) Appreciate the day. Appreciate your body. Appreciate yourself.


Room Refresher Spray

Banish unwanted odors (post-cooking) or for a pick me up midday. I love the light fresh scent of lemon in the afternoon!


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Tea Tree Oil Spray

Banish germies on shopping carts, highchairs, refrigerator door handles, room door handles, toilet seats. I use 2 oz witch hazel only in this spray. If not using on a delicate or stainable surfaces (ie shopping cart spray) you can add a tsp. of rubbing alcohol.

 

These are just a few of my favorite combinations for sprays.

I often have these combinations with me  in an 8 ml rollerball mixed with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond or coconut oil to apply topically up to 3 times per day. When used topically reduce amounts to 2 drops each. Keep in mind clove is a “hot” oil and many may not prefer the tingling sensation.

These combinations can also be diffused. When diffused, reduce drops to only 2-3 drops per essential oil.

Of course, always spot test if you are spraying surfaces or fabrics. I’ve never had any problems personally!

To learn more about choosing high quality therapeutic grade essential oils, click here.


To order supplies click on the Amazon links below:


All 4 You Cobalt Blue Boston Round Glass Bottle 2 oz with Black Atomizer – Perfect for Essential Oil Formulas (4 Pieces)


Aromatherapy Glass Roll On Bottles, 10ml (1/3oz) Cobalt Blue Glass – Set of 6


Thayer Unscented Witch Hazel, 12 Fluid Ounce(Pack of 2)


These statements are not approved by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases. Consult with your doctor before use, if on any medications, and if pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use if irritation develops.

Always refer to dilution guides for proper dilution ratios, especially when using on pets or children.

 

 

Upcycled Apothecary Shelf

imageI had been needing a one stop shop for my jars and packages of herbs, beeswax, salves, powders,  oils, and essential oils.  The kitchen cabinets were becoming cluttered and I had been itching to try a wood reclamation project; an apothecary shelf seemed like a simple project.

I visited my favorite local flea market to find a sturdy wood shelf. When searching for a shelf to use, look past any details that you do not like.  The heart on this shelf reminded me of country craft écor my mom had in our home in the 1980’s so that detail had to go. I also cut off the rounded edges at the bottom. Blunt edges seem more modern.

A circular saw will come in handy, but if needed a small hand held saw may work if you want to remove unattractive or out of date details on the perimeter of the wood piece that you find.

The ‘before’ picture is the shelf that I found for just $4 at a flea market. I find flea markets and garage sales tend to be much cheaper than antique malls.  You may also be able to raid your mom or grandma’s garage for something like this below…

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You will need:

  • Sturdy wood shelf
  • Craft wood for doors (or reclaimed wood pieces/plywood would also work)
  • Two hinges with screws
  • Two door knobs
  • Paint- White or antique White
  • Clear enamel spray paint to ‘seal and finish’

Tools:

  • Circular saw, Jig Saw, and/or small hand saw
  • Power drill with small drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Screwdriver (for screws for hinges)
  • Optional: Instead of spray paint can user clear antique wax to ‘seal and finish’
  • Optional: Decorative nails, brads, or tacks for adornment

For the doors on the bottom shelves I used cheap craft wood I found at  Meijer store for a few dollars each but you can also use plywood or reclaimed wood. I did have to cut them a little to fit.

Step 1: Saw off any details you do not like, sand well, and remove dust. (Wear a mask and do not inhale dust)!

Step 2: Paint shelf with an antique white or off-white craft paint. I used one base coat of spray paint and a second layer of craft paint.

Step 3: Paint the doors (same off white or an alternative color to make the doors ‘pop’ with a color).

Step 4:  Anchor hinge to inside of wood shelf opening with screws provided in hinge packaging. This is the tricky part, you want it anchored in a spot so that once you attach the ‘door’ it will still open and shut.  You just have to experiment, place and hold the hinge and door and ‘pretend’ to open and shut it to determine where to drill your holes. Another set of hands is very helpful here!

Mark where you want to drill holes. Pre-drill holes with the small drill bit so your screws will go in easier (and straighter).

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Inside

Step 5: Attach hinge to inside of wood shelf with screws provided in hinge packaging.

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Outside

Step 6: Attach door to the other side (outside) of the hinge. I used two copper brad/nails to anchor my door to the hinge and bent them around the inside and sealed with strong adhesive glue.

You could also just use screws, but they will show on the front of your finished product. A fitted washer can help anchor the screw if you go that route.

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Final Door Attached

Step 7: Drill holes in each door: Attach door knobs. (You could do this step earlier in process).

Step 8: Using sandpaper, sand shelves down in certain spots to ‘expose’ the brown wood.  This gives the antique look. Corners and edges are key.

Step 9: Spray with clear coat of spray paint (avoid hinges) or antique wax to ‘seal and finish.’

Step 10:  In order to mount on the wall, I attached two saw-tooth hanging hardware pieces to the back of the shelf. You can also pick up heavy duty hanging kits at the hardware or from one of the links below.

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Add Unique Adornments

This is the fun part! Add adornments, decorative tacks, brads, or pushpins.  You can pick up items like this at a hardware store for just a few dollars. At the bottom of this article are some links to order items like this from Amazon.

Copper, dark brass, or antique silver all look nice and give a modern touch.  You can attach measuring or mixing spoons to the sides of the shelves, for example.

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I used door knobs but you could use door handles instead. You could cut a ‘window’ in the middle of the door so you can see the items inside the doors. The door knob screw is too long for the craft wood I used, but it would work perfectly if you used plywood for your doors.

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I added a few eyelet screws to the bottom of the shelf, so I could hang decorative chalkboards.  I picked these chalkboards up in a dollar bin at a retail store: 6 for $1. It will be fun to customize these with different words or sayings.

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Before and After!

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This was a truly fun project. I worked on it in steps so it was not too overwhelming and because of limited time in the evenings. It took me about 4 sessions of 30 minutes each to complete.  I also have to thank my dad for the circular saw tutorial and assistance! (Ahem, he did most of the sawing, I practiced).

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  I now have the perfect storage area for all of my Young Living Essential Oils!

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DIY cabinet door art

You don’t have to use antique white. This is some wall art I made out of an old bathroom cabinet door. I layered white paint, then teal, then sanded down to the brown for a multi-colored antique look.


Links to Recommended Products for this Project. Click to order.

  15 pieces SPRINGTIME Push Pins – Antique Silver


Black & Decker JS660 Jig Saw with Smart Select Dial, Orange


National Hardware V2508 Push Pin Hangers in Brass


The Hillman Group 122686 Upholstery Nail, Bronze

 

(I may receive compensation if you order from an Amazon affiliate link above. This helps me keep my site running and does not affect your final cost, nor do I have access to your personal information).

 

Lip balm and lip softening sugar scrub recipes

Lip Balm4The recipes below can be made with items you already have in your pantry.

Needless to say you want to source for ingredients that are pure and organic since these items go on and absorb into  your skin. I typically order my herbs and spices from Mountain Rose Herbs due to their organic and non -GMO practices.

The beet root powder is the added bonus ingredient. I have not personally found beet root powder (Beta vulgaris) to be very effective as a lip stain but it makes the balm appear prettier and it does contain vitamins and minerals. I still enjoy using it, even if it doesn’t make this balm into a ‘lipstick’ per say. It makes for a nice item in gift basket.

Beet root powder contains the following:

‘Betaine (the same as the nutritional supplement trimethylglycine, not the same as betaine hydrochloride), and also alanine, alantoin, arginine, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber (about 10% by weight), GABA, glycine, histidine, magnesium, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), phosphorous, potassium, selenium, thiamine (vitamin B1), tryptophan, tyrosine, vitamin C, zinc…’ [1]

Beet root powder is a perfect ingredient to keep around the house! You can use it to color cupcake or cake icing (to avoid using dyes or artificial food coloring) or add to a smoothie or yogurt for a nutritional boost. 1 tsp of powder contains the nutrition of 1 beet.

My daughter had an allergic reaction on her first birthday to the red coloring in her ‘smash’ cake, so we take measures now to avoid dyes. If you want to learn more about the dangers of artificial coloring and dyes in our foods click here for a report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Beet juice contains nitrates which help improve blood flow and may have benefits in lowering blood pressure.  It also contains ‘high levels of iron that binds oxygen to red blood cells, and supplies the body with oxygen.’  Basically, this oxygenating of our cells helps our bodies perform better for a workout. It is also beneficial in treating anemia. [2]

Enough about beets and dyes…how about these recipes Genbumom?


Simple Sugar Scrub for soft lips

 Lip Softening Sugar Scrub

  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1-2 tsp organic cane sugar or turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp beet root powder
  • 2-3 drops Orange or Lemon essential oils  (optional)

This recipe is so easy and does not require any heating. Just mixing!

Simply mix ingredients together and add as much sugar as desired for texture.  Spoon into a metal tin or a reused container (smaller sized spice bottles work well). After use follow up with the lip balm recipe from above. I also really enjoy using this Calendula Salve on my lips before bedtime.

The essential oils are optional. However, the citrus oils helps to further exfoliate and add a pleasant and fresh scent. If no essential oils are added this should smell like honey and beet root powder.


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Satiny and Smooth Lip Balm

  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1TBSP pure Shea butter
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 tsp beeswax
  • 1 tsp beet root powder (optional for coloring)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional for scent and anti-inflammatory for chapped lips)
  • 2-3 drops healing essential oils such as Lavender, Rosemary, or Geranium

In a double boiler on medium-high heat, melt until all ingredients are incorporated. Stir often.  After a few minutes of cooling, pour into a metal lip balm tins or reuse an empty lip balm container. Try to source for an item around your house to reuse.

When giving in gift baskets, I like to purchase the Metal Tins. This recipe will make 3 tins of balm. If you want the lighter colored balm in the picture above (pinkish coloring); add the cinnamon and beet root powder. If not, your balm will be the color of your beeswax or Shea butter (a creamy, subtle yellow).

Note: I make a double boiler by filling a pan with 2 inches of water and a small, glass Pyrex-style dish.

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A few simple ingredients …


A side note about the Beet Root Powder. I originally ordered it to make a DIY blush.  All 4 attempts at powder blush and creme blush failed {sad face}. However, I got a few pretty pictures and wanted to share one.  I also wanted to reiterate that I will never share a recipe that does not work.  Mamas do not have time for all of that!

If you have had any success with using beet root powder as a blush- more power to you and I would love to try your recipe. It settled in my pores and made my face look like I had red strawberry seeds on my cheeks and it did not leave any lasting color. I grinded it into a fine powder also. Heating it into a crème or salve didn’t work either.

Beet root blush fail

Pretty picture but the blush did not work…next time I will perfect the recipe first.


Sources:

  1. Mountain Rose Herbs. Beet Root Powder. www.mountainroseherbs.com
  2. Carson, Tara. ‘Beet Juice Health Benefits.’ www.livestrong.com

This information has not been evaluated by the FDA.  As always, check with your doctor if you are under treatment for any disease or disorder, are pregnant, or nursing.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Links below to recommended products:

Calendula flower and Lavender {perfume balm and salve}

imageWhat is Calendula flower? It’s a neighbor of your common garden marigold but you want to use Calendula flower for these recipes. I use it for it’s healing and soothing properties and light honey-fresh scent.

‘This lovely marigold like flower (although called pot marigold, it is not a true marigold) is considered a vulnerary agent, a substance that promotes healing. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory and weak antimicrobial activity.’ [1]

You can purchase Calendula flower online from bulk herb stores (use organic herbs) or local specialty shops.

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To make a Calendula flower infusion oil:

Soak 1 cup dried calendula flower in 2 cups olive oil or coconut oil to infuse calendula properties into the oil for at least 48 hours or up to 5 days. I prefer coconut oil. Strain well so only oil remains. You can use the remaining flowers for a second, lighter batch of infusion oil.

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Calendula flower in mason jar {infused- oil}

Calendula has a flowery honey-like smell. It inspired me to add some honey directly  into the salve. The honey’s antibacterial properties will add some preservative and healing power. The Vitamin E oil also serves as natural preservative.


Calendula, Honey, and Lavender Salve

  • 4 oz strained calendula-infused coconut oil
  • 1 oz organic beeswax
  •  2 TBSP raw Shea butter
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1-2 TBSPs organic honey
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil

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Repurposed blush container

Calendula and Lavender Scented Perfume-Balm

This is a thicker perfume-balm. Perfect for on the go (won’t melt) in your purse. I would not leave it in your car on a summer day and expect it not to soften, but for the most part this is a harder balm.

  • 2 oz strained calendula-infused oil
  • 2 oz organic beeswax
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil

Directions for making Salve or Balm:

In a double burner on medium (to medium-high) heat all ingredients slowly (except lavender essential oil and vitamin E oil), stirring often. Melt until all beeswax pellets are dissolved and it’s a complete liquid.  Allow to cool for 2-3 few minutes, then add 10 drops lavender essential oil and vitamin E oil and stir.

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You can make a double boiler from a 2-3 inch deep pan, a washcloth, plenty of water and a small glass dish.  Just make sure you use  PLENTY of water since the towel is in the pan! Do NOT leave this unattended.

Pour into glass baby food jars, reuse an old tin or blush container or purchase lip balm pots from an online bulk store. I have always had good experiences ordering form Bulk Apothecary.

Store in fridge for up to 3 months or fresh for up to 2 months.  Apply with clean hands to avoid contaminating.

The salve is great for healing minor cuts and burns, as a lip balm, hand and cuticle cream, foot cream, baby diaper rash cream, or light hair pomade. Tie with burlap or twine string, label and give as gifts.

The perfume balm contains more lavender for a stronger lavender scent. You can add more or less lavender as desired.

Hint to remove labels from baby food jars: Peel off label, spray with a water, vinegar and castile soap mixture. Let soak for 5 minutes, then rinse. Apply a few drops lemon essential oil and rub to remove any sticky residue.

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Salve in reused baby food jar.

I am currently obsessed with the salve! I love it as a cuticle cream and lip balm. The fresh honey scent is perfect for Fall. I have also used it as a diaper cream on my daughter and to soften up dry skin on my son’s back.


Note: Do not use on broken or blistered skin.

As always, check with your doctor before use or if you are on any medications. Calendula flower has moderate interactions with sedative or CNS depression medications according to WebMD. If you are pregnant or nursing, avoid Calendula flower.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, nor are they intended to cure, prevent, or treat any disease.


Sources:

  1. Brett, Jennifer N.D., ‘Calendula Herbal Remedies.’  Accessed September 28, 2015. http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/calendula-herbal-remedies.htm

PMS and period relief {with 3 essential oils}

imageLadies, rather than dread our monthly cycle, let’s embrace it as a time to take care of ourselves. Forgive yourself for being tired and rather go to sleep early. Put off that project, don’t clean for a few days (trust me, it can wait), and sip a cup of warm Chai tea with cinnamon instead.

Rather than using OTC drugs or medications that have side effects, try treating the days leading up to and during with special care and consideration. You may find immense relief using essential oils for PMS and period symptoms.

You may notice a witch theme going on with my images. It is, after all, October and we decorated for Halloween today. It seemed to fit the topic at hand…

There are a few essential oils every lady needs: Clary Sage, Lavender, and Cedarwood. You may also consider Juniper Berry or Dragon Time.  Dragon time (contains Clary Sage) by Young Living is:

‘a blend of calming and soothing essential oils, including clary sage, which contains natural phytoestrogens – the perfect choice for women’s emotions…’

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Clary Sage Young Living Essential Oil. Seed to Seal promise of quality. 

  • Clary Sage is the best base essential oil for all PMS and period symptoms such as bloating, moodiness, and cramps.

Added to a massage oil or used in a compress, clary sage eases muscle and nervous tension and pain. Its relaxing action can reduce muscle spasms and asthma attacks and lower blood pressure. Especially good for female ailments, it helps one cope better with menstrual cramps or PMS and has established itself as a premier remedy for menopausal hot flashes. It may be a gentle hormonal stimulant. Improve your complexion by adding it to creams, especially if you have acne or thin, wrinkled, or inflamed skin. [1]

To order Clary Sage from Young Living Essential oils go to http://www.youngliving.com/genbumom

  • Lavender is a go-to stress reliever, but did you also know it may ease bloating symptoms? It is relaxing when in aromatherapy and blends well with Clary Sage for topical use. Juniper may also ease bloating symptoms and can aid in de-toxifyng your system. [2]
  • Cedarwood is a grounding and connecting oil. I use it in aromatherapy to connect with my feelings and keep a ‘level head.’  Cedarwood is also an oil that is relatively inexpensive.

PMS Relief

  • I keep track of my cycle with a smartphone application but many rely on a calendar. I prefer to wait until symptoms start but you can start a few days prior.

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Clary Sage and Lavender Oil 

  • 10 drops Clary Sage and 4 drops Lavender essential oil. Mix with 1 oz. carrier oil (such as coconut or sweet almond) and carry with you in a roller ball.
  • Rub on lower abdomen and lower back up to 3 times per day. Will help with cramps, backaches, and mood. I have found much cramp relief with Clary Sage and Lavender use.

Lavender and Cedarwood Aromatherapy

  • Diffuse 5-7 drops Cedarwood and 4-6 drops Lavender essential oil to relax before bedtime or boost mood if feeling anxious, moody, or unstable.

Hormonal Headache and Nausea Relief

  • Add 1 drop peppermint oil (use glass bottle or mug) to glass of water for digestion and bloating. Could also use 1 drop lemon essential oil or squeeze 1/2 fresh lemon juice in water for detoxifying and diuretic use.
  • Massage 1 drop peppermint oil into temples and along jawline.
  • Massage 1 drop peppermint oil with 1/2 tsp. carrier oil and massage into shoulders to ease tension.
  • Take several deep, cleansing breaths (in and out, pay attention to your posture and the rise and fall of your stomach and lungs). Get some fresh air if possible. Take a light walk.
  • Chew on ice if nausea persists. Chewing ice helped me greatly with pregnancy related nausea as did inhaling fresh lemon juice. I’ve continued to use this for period related nausea.

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More MonthlyTips

  1. Eat a healthy diet and exercise. Both will help with mood, hormone regulation, and rid your body of excess water.
  2. Studies have shown that B vitamins, especially B6 and B12, may relieve PMS symptoms but it’s best to get them from diet as they are water soluble (eliminated in urine).  [3]  B6 may help fight depression and increase energy levels. It’s found in beef, salmon, eggs, poultry, avocados, bananas, whole grains, walnuts and sunflower seeds.
  3. Magnesium may help with PMS. Did you know that dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher) contains magnesium? So do Epsom Salts. You can draw up an Epsom salt bath to absorb some magnesium and relieve sore muscles. This www.pubmed.gov study indicates that magnesium may help symptoms. [4]
  4. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.  I personally cannot avoid a morning coffee (talk about ‘dragon time,’ but I do stay hydrated and skip the urge for a mid-day caffeine fix and opt for caffeine free or lightly caffeinated green tea instead.
  5. Avoid sugar. Sugar is inflammatory and causes spikes in blood glucose levels.  It’s best to avoid it. If you have a sweet craving, try dark chocolate in coconut or vanilla Greek yogurt.
  6. Drink tea. I like Chai tea in the evening with organic cinnamon. Cinnamon ‘may’ help reduce inflammation according to some studies. [5]  Drink lemon water daily, decaffeinated green tea, or water with 1 drop peppermint essential oil to ease with digestion leading up to your period.
  7. Add probiotics. If you have excess bloating or digestive woes consider adding a quality probiotic supplement to your diet or eat yogurt daily. It will contribute to a healthy gut bacteria balance.

As always, love yourself. Love your body and the amazing things it can do. Take some time to pamper yourself each month.

If interested in Young Living essential oils, you may email me at genbumom@gmail.com or order via http://www.youngliving.com/genbumom.

Do not use Clary Sage or Juniper Berry if you have high blood pressure or are pregnant or nursing. Consult your physician prior to using any essential oils  or dietary supplement if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, nursing, or are on any medications for any illness. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to cure or diagnose any diseases.


Sources:

  1. Kaville, Kathy. ‘Aromatherapy Clary Sage.’ Accessed October 3, 2015. Www.Howstuffworks.com
  2. Axe, Josh Dr. ‘Juniper Berry Essential Oil.’ Accessed October 1, 2015. www.draxe.com
  3. FYI Living. ‘6 Foods to Ease PMS.’ September 25, 2011. www.huffingtonpost.com
  4. Facchinetti F1, Borella P, Sances G, Fioroni L, Nappi RE, Genazzani AR., ‘Oral Magnesium successfully relieves premestrual mood changes.’ August 1991. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  5. Web MD Article. ‘Cinnamon Health Benefits.’  Accessed October 3, 2015. www.webmd.com

Beard conditioning spray {the winter beard is upon us…}

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The winter beard is upon us; it’s mid-September and we have experienced our first cool down of the late summer season. With this temperature plummet cravings begin for Pumpkin and Chai tea latte’s, seasonal craft beers, bonfires in sweatshirts, and of course, our men start dabbling with the idea of developing a luscious winter beard.

Yes, it’s winter beard pre-season.

Men do care about their beard health; regardless of what they may admit. They do not want it scraggly or to have dry skin underneath. The essential oils used in this spray will assist with hair stimulation, blemishes, and moisturizing. It’s dual function is you can spray up near his hairline also.

If your man is not the type to get into ‘beauty rituals’ tell him these few simple words: oil and massage. You have just convinced him. This works. Every. Single. Time.

Ingredients for Beard Conditioning spray:

  • 1 oz. distilled water
  • 1/2 oz. hemp seed oil
  • 5 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil

Shake well before use. Apply about 4-5 spritzes and comb through with a quality beard comb to loosen up any dry skin underneath. Massage the oil into his skin underneath his beard.  Massage near his jawline, then up to his temples to soothe any tension areas.

This must be refrigerated because of the hemp seed oil.  It has a nice cooling effect according to my husband. Of course, always store in a dark colored glass bottle. I tend to be conservative when using essential oils, if you want a stronger spray, consult your dilution charts.

This can be used every day or a few times a week.  It will help his beard remain soft, full, and problem free during the colder seasons.


Why use these particular essential oils?

Cedarwood adds a woodsy aroma. It also promotes clear skin. [1]

Lavender is our super oil. Men love the scent, it’s relaxing and reduces stress and what prevents breakouts more than eliminating stress? It also soothes itchy and dry skin.

Frankincense promotes cellular health and ‘applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin.’ [2] [3]

Tea tree is good for fighting blemishes. It can be drying, but the hemp seed oil provides plenty of moisture to counteract any drying effects. Recall, hemp seed oil has a 0 non-comedogenic factor (it will not clog pores). Tea tree oil cleanses and wards off infection from any nicks or cuts if he shaves his neck area.

imageimageOf course, always spot test a small area before application.

To learn more about essential oils click here: www.youngliving.com/genbumom


Sources:

[1] www.YoungLiving.com Cedarwood EssentialOil

[2] https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/essential-oils/singles/frankincense-essential-oil

[3] http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/frankincense-essential-oil.html

These comments have not been evaluated by the FDA. I am not a licensed physician. Always seek out high quality therapeutic grade oils and check for allergic reactions before full application.