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Essential Oil Recipe for Ostara/Spring Equinox

Essential Oil Recipe for Ostara/Spring Equinox

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Add the following essential oils to 1 oz. of carrier oil:

15 drops – Chamomile

15 drops – Geranium

15 drops – Myrrh

Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Place 8 to 10 drops in a bath; Use 3 to 5 drops to anoint candles; Wear 4 to 6 drops as a body perfume; Place 3 to 5 drops into water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.

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Spring Equinox/Ostara Oil Recipe

Essential Oil Recipe to use during the Spring Equinox or Ostara

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Essential Oil Recipe for Ostara/Spring Equinox

Add the following essential oils to 1 oz. of carrier oil:

15 drops – Chamomile

15 drops – Geranium

15 drops – Myrrh

Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Place 8 to 10 drops in a bath; Use 3 to 5 drops to anoint candles; Wear 4 to 6 drops as a body perfume; Place 3 to 5 drops into water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.

Purchase all of your Aromatherapy Needs at:

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/index.php?AID=138229

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

Contact: mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

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Happy Leap Year Day!

Happy-Leap-Day 2016

Leap Day
comes in quiet like some ordinary day
the rising tide of light
washes up on the shores of morning
now indigo . . . now easter blue
spirit returns from the adventures of night
and leaps into—rock, deer, tree, you, me.
Our fiery star leaps
up onto the ridge
throwing the glow of life
all over everything
giving us one more chance
to leap
from everyday mind into
the wonder of being!
Rub the sleep
out of your eyes
leap into your body,
your life
into this very day
where there are
a thousand ways
to know love
and Spring is a promise
that will be kept.
© Cathy Casper 2008
Essential Oil Recipe for Leap Day
Add the following essential oils to 1 oz. carrier oil:
15 drops – Geranium
15 drops – Jasmine
15 drops – Rose
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly blended.
Use to draw love to yourself!
Place 8 to 10 drops in your bath; Wear 2 to 4 drops as a body perfume; Add 2 – 4 drops to water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.

Purchase all of your Aromatherapy Needs at:

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/index.php?AID=138229

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

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New Moon in Sagittarius Essential Oil Recipe

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New Moon in Sagittarius Essential Oil Recipe

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of carrier oil:

15 drops Cedarwood to support Self-Worth and Self-Esteem

15 drops Geranium to encourage Adventure and Freedom

15 drops Rosemary for Clear Communications

Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Place 8 to 10 drops in bath, Wear 4 to 8 drops as a body perfume, Add 3 to 5 drops, added to water, in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.

Purchase all of your Aromatherapy Needs at:

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/index.php?AID=138229

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

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How To Make Natural Wax Candles

Make Your Own Candles: Beeswax and Carnauba WaxCandles are wonderful tools and delightful additions to any space, especially as fall and winter bring chilly darkness to our days. This flickering source of light adds natural ambience to a cozy room, or a comforting feeling of warmth while you read a good book. They can be used to heat essential oils in a diffuser, or be lit to set the mood during a special dinner with your sweetie.

Homemade candles are easy, fun, and affordable. Not only are they the perfect project for craft night, candles also make the sweetest holiday or birthday gifts for just about anyone. Plus, you can be really creative! While making candles is mostly just melt and pour, you can also formulate a blend of essential oils to create a special scent.

Here are some things to consider before making your candles…

Make Your Own Candles: Beeswax and Carnauba Wax

Beeswax:

Beeswax candles are a favorite among many folks for the naturally sweet, honey-like smell that beeswax produces when burned. It also burns slowly, which is something to take into consideration when purchasing wicks and containers. If using 100% beeswax (without fats like coconut oil, palm oil, or cocoa butter) it is necessary to either buy wicks that are one size larger than recommended or purchase high temperature wicks in the correct size range. I recommend a mix of roughly 75% beeswax to 25% coconut oil.

Beeswax alone will tend to cave in at the top as it solidifies, due to the outside wax cooling faster than the inside. Mixing the beeswax with coconut oil helps the candle solidify at a more even temperature and reduces the likelihood of center collapse, although it can still happen. For this reason, it’s good practice to leave space at the top of your jar, so you can cover up any caving in after the initial pour has cooled with a little more melted wax.

Vegan Option:

For those of us who prefer not to use beeswax, carnauba wax is an option. Carnauba wax is the hardest natural wax available. Because this wax is so hard and has such a high melting point, it is not a good idea to make a candle out of 100% carnauba wax. I experimented with diluting the carnauba wax with coconut oil and found the best solution is a 50/50 combination. This will lower the overall melting temperature, making it easier to get a nice looking – and well-burning – candle out of your hard work. Crafting with carnauba wax does require a bit of patience, with a melting temperature above 180 degrees. I recommend using a wick size up or high temperature wicks on all carnauba based candles.

Making Scented Candles with Organic Essential Oils:

From refreshing citrus or peppermint, to evergreen cheer and floral geranium, naturally scented candles are such a lovely way to incorporate aromatherapy into your space. If you’d like to use essential oils to scent your homemade candles, you’ll need to add more essential oil than you would for a typical body care recipe ratio or even natural cleaning recipes. The amount you’ll want to use is similar to what you’d find in soap recipes, since much of the essential oil dissipates when mixed into the hot wax. I recommend 1/2 oz to 1 oz essential oil per 8 oz of melted candle wax. I used roughly 200 drops of essential oil per 4 oz of wax, and found this to be a good ratio for strong aromas like lavender. However, for lighter smelling essential oils, you can go higher.

Containers and Wicks: 

You can use any container you like, but the size will determine the wick size. Colleen, our QA/QC Office Lead, loves these Clear Glass Salve Jars for making beeswax candles. The 1 oz size lasts 4 to 5 hours. Our Pantry Jars would be an excellent choice for gifts!

I recommend buying your wicks in bulk through an online supplier, for the most cost effective and sustainable method. You can buy 25 yards at a time for under $10 through several e-retailers. You’ll need to use their catalog or sizing chart to find out which wick to use for your container size, since the wick size is determined by the diameter of the container. If you are using 100% beeswax with no fat added (such as coconut oil), you’ll want to use either a High Temperature Wick or buy a size larger than recommended to ensure an even burn. If you are using carnauba wax, you’ll want to use a high temperature wick or buy a size up, even when mixing with coconut oil. Buying the wrong size wick could result in an uneven burn that will create a pit down the center of your candle, rather than burning from the top down evenly, and burning ‘out’ before making it through all of your precious wax.

Make Your Own Candles: Beeswax and Carnauba WaxMaterials Needed:

Directions:

  • In a double boiler, heat the wax/fat blend until melted together. Insert a candy thermometer in the center of the mixture. If you are working with an open flame, you do not want to heat your wax too close to the flash point. For beeswax this is 200 degrees F. This is the lowest flash point of most of the materials you will work with (coconut oil is near 350 degrees F). It’s important to look up flash points for materials you are working with if you are working with an open flame heat source!
  • Once melted, dip the wick end into the melted wax (only works for beeswax) and place in the center of your container. Press into the bottom of the container. The beeswax will solidify and hold your wick in place. This unfortunately does not work for carnauba wax. You can secure the wick end with a piece of tape, or pour a bottom layer of wax to cover the wick end and allow to cool while you hold the wick in place.
  • Next, suspend the wick in the middle of the container with a pencil or skewer by wrapping the excess length of wick around a pencil/skewer and balancing it horizontally across the jar opening.
  • Add essential oils while the melted wax blend is still on the heat source, right before you pour into your candle containers. Do one quick stir after all essential oils have been added.
  • Pour wax into containers, leaving roughly ½ inch of room at the top.
  • Leave Pyrex measuring cup in the heated water while your candles solidify.
  • Once they appear to be solid (this can take thirty to sixty minutes) you may notice that some have caved in slightly on the top. You can now top them off with the remaining wax, leaving ¼ inch of room at the top.
  • Once completely cooled (overnight is fine) remove wick holders and snip wicks to ½ inch.
  • Light and enjoy!

PRO TIP:

For easy clean up, cover a pan with aluminum foil or wax paper and place on the bottom rack of your oven. Put that wax coated Pyrex jar upside down on the top rack. Turn oven on to 180 degrees and allow to sit for an hour or so. All of the wax will melt down onto your pan – mess free. This is also a good method for prepping your used candle containers for reuse once you’ve burned them through and are ready to make more!

Article written by: Alieta

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Purchase all of your Aromatherapy Candle Making Needs at:

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/index.php?AID=138229

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

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W is for Warts, Withdrawal, and Wrinkles

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W is for Warts, Withdrawal, and Wrinkles

Most all of us get warts at some point in our life. To treat a wart, the essential oil must be placed directly to the wart, while trying to avoid the healthy skin surrounding the wart. The essential oil should be neat, (Undiluted, No carrier oil needed, Straight from the bottle). I use a clean q-tip dipped into the essential oil. Essential oils to try for getting rid of warts include: Lemon or Tea Tree. Use one essential oil, four times a day, for one week. If you do not get results, try the other essential oil. One of them should do the trick.
For very stubborn warts try the following recipe:
Mix together the following essential Oils (No carrier oil is needed):
6 drops Lemon
6 drops Tea Tree
3 drops Thyme
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Do you, or a person you know, often become withdrawn emotionally from social activities and/or life? Try the following recipes:
Treatment is by bath, (8 to 10 drops), Wear as a body perfume, and add, (3 to 5 drops), to a dish of water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner. Use the above methods every day, until you are released from withdrawal.
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce carrier oil of your choice:
15 drops Bergamot
15 drops Marjoram
15 drops Ylang-Ylang
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce carrier oil of your choice:
15 drops Anise
15 drops Basil
15 drops Geranium
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

For wrinkles, try the following recipes:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce carrier oil of your choice:
18 drops Carrot Seed
18 drops Frankincense
9 drops Neroli
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by face and neck massage. Using 12 to 20 drops of this blend, begin with the lower neck and massage using upward strokes, until you reach the hairline above your forehead. Don’t forget to dab a bit on the ears, as well.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce carrier oil of your choice:
18 drops Carrot Seed
18 drops Frankincense
9 drops Neroli
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by face and neck massage. Using 12 to 20 drops of this blend, begin with the lower neck and massage using upward strokes, until you reach the hairline above your forehead. Don’t forget to dab a bit on the ears, as well. Use twice a day.

The following recipes for wrinkles, can be use on the face and neck, as well as, other wrinkled areas of the body; hands, arms, legs, and feet.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce carrier oil of your choice:
10 drops Carrot
25 drops Neroli
10 drops Rose
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by face and neck massage. Using 12 to 20 drops of this blend, begin with the lower neck and massage using upward strokes, until you reach the hairline above your forehead. Don’t forget to dab a bit on the ears, as well. Massage hands and arms with upward strokes and massage feet and legs with upward strokes. Use this method, twice a day.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce carrier oil of your choice:
18 drops Frankincense
18 drops Jasmine
9 drops Vetivert
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by face and neck massage. Using 12 to 20 drops of this blend, begin with the lower neck and massage using upward strokes, until you reach the hairline above your forehead. Don’t forget to dab a bit on the ears, as well. Massage hands and arms with upward strokes and massage feet and legs with upward strokes. Use this method, twice a day.

More interesting websites, I visited from April 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge:

http://dlonelystoner.wordpress.com/about/

http://caronessauthor.wordpress.com/

http://bish-randomthoughts.blogspot.com/

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V is for Varicose Veins, Viscosity, and Vomiting

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April 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge

V is for Varicose Veins, Viscosity, and Vomiting

Treatment for Varicose Veins is by bath, (8 to 10 drops of blend), and/or by massage, (12 to 25 drops). When using massage for varicose veins, do not massage the vein directly, instead, massage the area around the varicose vein. This will help drain the blood from the varicose areas.
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oils:
25 drops Cypress
20 drops Geranium
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oils:
16 drops Cypress
13 drops Geranium
16 drops Lemon
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Today, we are going to discuss a little about the Viscosity of Essential Oils. I’m going to repeat a bit from another post: When purchasing essential oils, it is preferable to purchase from a supplier that specializes in aromatherapy. Many brands of essential oils are flooding the USA, some of which are adulterated. Remember, only pure essential oils will give you the desired health benefits. Synthetics will give you a nice scent, but no health benefits.
Various essential oils have different viscosities: some are very light, almost like water, (Peppermint and Rosemary), while others are thick like syrup, (Myrrh and Patchouli). Be careful with the lighter, watery essential oils, as some may pour out of the dropper very quickly, and some of the heavier oils take a longer time to come out of the dropper.
Another note on droppers: when using droppers for your essential oils, be sure to use a different dropper for each oil, so that you don’t contaminate them.
Make sure you store your essential oils in a cool, dry, and dark place. Never pour your essential oils, or the blends that you make, into a clear container. Essential oils and your blended oils should always be in an amber, or other dark, bottles, (blue, black, etc…).

To help cure vomiting, try one of the following recipes:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oils:
25 drops Basil
10 drops Chamomile (Roman)
10 drops Cinnamon
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by bath, (8 to 10 drops), and/or stomach massage, (12 to 20 drops). Massage can be used once every four hours. Bath can be used up to three times a day.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oils:
25 drops Ginger
10 drops Nutmeg
10 drops Peppermint
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by bath, (8 to 10 drops), and/or stomach massage, (12 to 20 drops). Massage can be used once every four hours. Bath can be used up to three times a day.

Some intriguing sites I came across on April 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge:

http://www.mystic-dlights.com/

http://eliseabram.com/

http://inkwellandpaper.wordpress.com/

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