These recipes came from my friend Astrid, a certified aromatherapist and talented eo-mixologist. As you will see, Bergamot is one of her favorites and is an ingredient in all but one of the diffuser blends. You can adjust essential oils or quantities for therapeutic use or personal aromatic preferences.
Astrid didn't name these blends, so try them and come up with your own descriptive name!
Astrid offers insight into her process of selecting the essential oils and also talks about diffuser cleaning.
Whether we are inhaling, applying topically, or taking essential oils internally, they enter the body and have the potential to affect every cell in the body within about 20 minutes and then are metabolized like other nutrients. Pure, therapeutic grade essential oils offer health benefits that most retail store brands do not.
The brand we at santadotfe.com recommend comes from doTERRA. Every batch, every bottle is third-party tested for purity, potency, and therapeutic efficacy. Learn more about essential oils and how to buy doTERRA essential oils at Wholesale prices!
During our December 14th Essential Oils 30/30 program, we shared some of our favorite gift ideas for the holidays or any day. In our "men" category, we featured three DIY recipes including: a cleansing, purifying Shaving Gel, a Woodsy Beard Oil, and an Invigorating Aftershave. Listen to this program from our audio archives and enjoy the recipes below.
Get creative and design your own unique label or click here for one that is ready to print on your 8 x 11.5 label paper. Ideally, use the removable labels for up-cycling purposes.
Be sure to visit our friend Jason's Wise Beards website; check out this blog post: "7 Do It Yourself Beard Oil Recipes--the Ultimate DIY Guide" by Jason Hall.
½ c liquid castile soap (baby, unscented)
¼ c warm distilled or purified water
¼ c aloe vera gel (not juice)
½ t sea salt
2 T vegetable glycerine
1 T olive oil or fractionated coconut oil
8 drop Melaleuca essential oil
5 - 10 drops of your favorite essential oil for skin
Combine all ingredients in an essential oil safe foaming hand soap bottle; use glass or a plastic that has been designed for use with essential oils (doTERRA's OnGuard foaming hand soap bottles are perfect).
Melaleuca essential oil--supports healthy skin and aromatically, it promotes cleansing and purifying, and the scent blends well with citrus like Bergamot and Wild orange or other essential oils such as Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, and Thyme.
woodsy beard oil
Makes 2 - 3 ounces
Small glass eyedropper or cap bottle
1 ounce fractionated coconut oil or ½ ounce jojoba oil plus ½ ounce sweet almond oil
1 T fractionated coconut oil
3 to 4 drops Cedarwood oil
3 to 4 drops Sandalwood oil
Add fractionated coconut oil and other oils to the bottle. Next, add the essential oils, place the cap on tightly and shake well (before each use). Using your hands or eyedropper, apply a few drops and massage into the beard and onto the cheeks. Brush the beard for the finishing touch.
Cedarwood essential oil--offers natural properties that can help to reduces skin irritations. Aromatically and even has aromatherapy benefits for balancing emotions and feelings of self doubt. Did you know that cedarwood symbolizes a source of protection, wisdom and abundance?
Sandalwood essential oil--can help with dry skin and hair when applied topically; also soothing to any skin irritation. It is also a natural astringent, and some say an aphrodisiac. Aromatically, it can help balance emotions, is calming, mood enhancing, and may help with mental clarity. It’s aroma is woodsy, sweet, earthy.
1 c fractionated coconut oil
5 to 10 drops of each: Melaleuca, Eucalyptus, and Juniper Berry essential oil
Top with distilled or purified water to thin
Combine all ingredients in a small glass bottle (optionally, a bottle with a spray top). After shaving, spray on affected areas or splash on and enjoy the invigorating qualities and aroma. Shake before each use.
Juniper berry essential oil--offers astringent and cleansing properties, and can help with reducing inflammation of the skin. By the way, make an excellent toner by adding to alcohol free witch hazel.
Eucalyptus essential oil--may help reduce inflammation of the skin and it naturally helps clear the airways (helpful during this time of year when seasonal threats are high and we are dealing with congestion). Eucalyptus blends well with Bergamot.
quality matters-use pure, therapeutic grade essential oils
Yes, quality matters. Essential oil and their constituents (and whatever products we apply to our skin) have the potential to affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes. Bargain brands, even when labeled 100% pure, often contain synthetic fillers, additives, and toxins.
We at santadotfe.com only use doTERRA essential oils because we trust their safety, purity, potency, and therapeutic efficacy--and here's why:
doTERRA is committed to sourcing the best essential oils in the world, direct from artisan growers. They are also committed to ethical sourcing practices (that's important to me) through their Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative.
doTERRA essential oils surpass USDA organic standards and each batch, every bottle, undergoes seven different testing procedures by a third-party laboratory. Many experts say they can "smell the difference" right when they take off the lid.
doTERRA is a humanitarian-minded company with many ongoing projects--including earthquake relief in Nepal and Mentors International Micro-Lending--and committed to giving back to the communities that grow and harvest their essential oils.
Ask the person who shared this blog post how to buy doTERRA essential oils at retail or, better yet, at Wholesale prices! If you don't have a source, please complete the brief form below to begin your essential oil journey today.
Not an official doTERRA press release -- today's news brief reports on Emily Wright's December 11, 2017 FB Live presentation.
Emily Wright, doTERRA founding executive sales and marketing, today announced that a fourth Boswellia species will now join the formula for the company's pure, therapeutic grade Frankincense essential oil. The dynamic quad of resins from Boswellia carterii, frereana, sacra, and papyrifera (new) work synergistically offering powerful benefits to support healthy cellular function and help protect us against environmental threats ~ just in time for the cold winter season ahead.
Find out how to get this 15mL bottle of pure, therapeutic grade Frankincense essential oil for free with a 200 PV doTERRA order (retail or wholesale) during the month of December 2017. Complete the brief form below or go to my online doTERRA store: my.doterra.com/joanlucci.
Thanks to Astrid for bringing this article to our attention! Join us for next Thursday's Essential Oils 30/30 (dial in to our teleclass at 6 PM MT, 505-570-5809 or via internet uberconference.com/joanlucci) where we will be sharing more ideas for essential oils gifts for the holidays and any occasion.
Click here to download a high resolution version of this DIY recipe for gift-giving.
Soy wax or beeswax
Cinnamon bark, Clove, Wild orange essential oils (or make your own blend)
String for dipping into wax
Colored crayons and salt (optional)
Cut the string long enough to use for dipping the pinecone into the wax and tie a knot at
the top of the pinecone.*
In a double boiler or a metal bowl resting in pot of water, melt enough wax and 2-3 crayons (if you want to add color) to coat your pinecones. Add essential oils
(more drops will make for a stronger the scent ).
Holding the string, dip the pinecones and set them on wax paper to dry. Keep dipping and drying to create a thick layer of wax on the pinecones. If desired, coat with salt immediately after the last wax coat for a natural glitter.
Depending on the salt, the flames of the starters will burn a certain color (Epsom salts,
white flame; table salt, yellow flame; salt substitute, violet flame). *Note: After you are donedipping you pinecone into the wax, leave one inch of wax-covered string to serve as a wick
for easier lighting.