ESSENTIAL OILS ARE A GIFT FROM OUR CREATOR!
Essential Oils are healthy, deliciously fragrant, romantic, calming, exciting... They just ARE! I'm planning to list several site links where I obtain EOs and also a few helpful places to obtain great teachings on these heavenly jewels. Please note that I do not guarantee the quality of the oils nor do I give full credence to those teaching about them. These are reommendations. Your job...do the homework. Please share your findings with me under "Contact me."
Please consider which EOs you wish to purchase. There are many grades and uses. It would definitely be wise to do some study on each of these oils and their purposes. There are videos, books, DVDs, courses, etc to help you make wise decisions.
Please do NOT take any EO orally without full knowledge of the product.
Using a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil, jojoba, etc is sometimes recommended due to the strength of the oil.
If you have any type of adverse reaction to an essential oil, please contact your health practitioner.
WHERE TO PURCHASE:
Aura Cacia (A Frontiercoop
product, www.auracacia.com - online, health food stores)
Bulk Apothecary (www.bulkapothecary.com, sells by the ounce or in bulk)
Plant Therapy (www.planttherapy.com)
Eden's Garden (www.edensgarden.com)
NOW EO Products (online, health food stores)
Swanson's Brand (www.swansonsvitamins.com, they carry other brands)
Vitacost Brand (www.vitacost.com, they carry other brands)
Nature's Oil (Natures-Oil.com)
Dr. Josh Axe (www.draxe.com)
Young Living (MLM, find representative online)
DoTERRA (MLM, find representative online)
EDUCATION ON ESSENTIAL OILS:
Dr. Josh Axe (www.draxe.com or https://draxe.com/section/natural-remedies/essential-oils/)
Books, videos online, DVDs, etc.
ESSENTIAL OIL BOTTLES, SPRAYERS, EYE DROPPERS, ETC
Most equipment you will need for making special items with EOs is available at many health food stores, some department stores that carry EOs, online at EO suppliers such as Bulk Apothecary (bulkapothecary.com) and Aura Cacia (auracacia.com and frontiercoop.com), to name a few.
NOTE: Don't forget to save used cosmetic containers. They can be washed, labels removed and re-used.
TOP 12 ESSENTIAL OILS OF THE BIBLE
SEVEN USES FOR 50 ESSENTIAL OILS!
This is a great quick-reference book that is small enough to fit inside a purse, backpack, etc. It can be purchased used from companies like Abebooks.com and thriftbooks.com...
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A GREAT BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL OILS
Like the first book, it is small in size and packed with information. It can also be purchased used. Click on photo to enlarge.
ESSENTIAL OIL INFORMATION YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR HOME LIBRARY
This is a much larger book chock full of great how tos and more extensive information regarding essential oils. It can also be purchased used. Click on photo to enlarge.
IT'S THIS SIMPLE...
Here is a great page that gives you A to Z on essential oils from Dr. Josh Axe. I know you will find these helpful.
One of my favorite essential oils. It makes my home smell wonderful. I love to place this in my diffuser in the evening. So calming.
Sweet and romantic. I just love this essential oil. It mixes well with many other essential oils to make perfumes, lotions, etc.
Lovely and citrusy. Yum! Such a clean fragrance. It mixes well with clove essential oil and vodka for a great aftershave splash for men.
RECIPE: Homemade Soap For Dishes, Hands, Bath
If you use the type of soap base suggested in this recipe, you should be able to use it for many things like baths, dishes and handwashing.
This recipe is easy to do and I bet you can add your own creative touch...just use different EOs!
Here is Marjorie Wildcraft's natural toothpaste.
As an herbalist friend once told me, to copy an ingredient list to make your own mixture/recipe, as long as you are not making something dangerous LOL, you start with the first ingredient, then cut each new ingredient in half from the one before. Since this list is basically simple and the items are safe, you can check this out and see how it goes. If you need more of one item, try it. There is nothing harmful in any of these that I am aware of. I wonder if a pinch of sea salt might be helpful? : )
BEST EOs FOR ANXIETY & PANIC ATTACKS
I know most of you ladies have an aversion to spiders. I can tell you that I have finally worked through my fear of these little creatures by talking to a giant wolf spider while milking my goats, but they can sure be creepy when you find one sleeping on your pillow.
The spider at the right is called a HOUSEKEEPER SPIDER. They are about the size of a saucer and love to lie flat up against whatever they are crawling on. If they become annoyed, they will curl up in the shape of a bow and lurch at their enemy. After cutting down a lot of trees and bushes on our property, my house became infested with these critters. That was creepy!
Here is an EO recipe to repel spiders. It sounded interesting, so I wanted to share it with you folks.
HERE IS THE LINK:
Please let me know how it works for you.
BYE BYE BUGS!
Here is a wonderfully effective recipe that I picked up at a gathering of ladies from Young Living Essential Oils while visiting in Hayesville, NC.
You need a 4 oz spray bottle
Add the following:
2 ounces witch hazel
6 drops Purification EO (Young Living Oil containing: Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree)
6 drops Citronella EO
6 drops Patchouli EO
4 drops Peppermint EO
4 drops Lavender EO
4 drops Thieves or NOW Nature's Shield EO
Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water.
Shake before each use.
Good for all sorts of pesky bugs!
YUK! YOU ARE NOT ALONE
I found this recipe or a variation of same on several sites and videos online. However, instead of taking up all your time with "details," I am going to list the basic recipe and a short description of what I did to get rid of cockroaches in my home. Apparently when I bought the house, which had been sitting vacant for several years, the little critters had moved in and made themselves at home. Not good! So, here is my recommendation and it worked. Sorry, no EOs involved in this, but it's still easy to do.
You will need:
1 fat diameter plastic straw cut to 1-1/2 inch pieces (approximate)
1 small mixing bowl
1 hard-boiled egg yoke (no white)
1 Tbls white sugar
3 Tbls BORIC ACID powder (please read safety instructions)
1. Mix the egg yoke and sugar until thoroughly combined.
2. In a safe area, preferably outside out of the wind, add the Boric Acid and mix thoroughly.
3. Carefully fill each piece of straw.
4. Place these straws in dark locations, everywhere roaches might be hiding, out of the reach of children and pets.
It takes about 72 hours for it to work. Within 72+ hours, I found 5 full grown roaches.
Well, my puppy found them. They were belly up.
Hey, did you check out the picture of the giant roach? Imagine that crawling across you in the night...let's not.
Photo from BobVila.com