Here’s another of my orphaned articles from Yahoo Contributor Network / Associated Content, hope you enjoy!
The best natural treatments for skin blemishes and acne aren’t necessarily the most expensive. Everyone wants a clean, clear face; free of pimples, spots, and uneven skin tone. Here are some products and recipes that have worked for me in the past, are all natural, and are dependable:
Tea tree oil
Tea Tree essential oil (also called Melaleuca oil) is an absolute MUST for acne or problem skin. Tea Tree oil has powerful antibacterial (and even antifungal and antiviral!) properties and is effective against MRSA, which is a strain of bacteria that has developed resistance to some man-made antibiotics. So it’s a natural product that can fight the spread of nasty germs. Its properties also make it crucial in fighting acne.
Best Burt’s Bees ProductsTreatment for Skin Blemishes:
Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick!!! – worked wonders for me! (and I love the ingredients: SD Alcohol 40-B (from Yellow Corn), Calendula Flower Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Yarrow Oil, Parsley Seed Extract, Willowbark Extract, Lemon Oil, Fennel Oil, Water, Tea Tree Oil, Juniper Oil, and Eucalyptus Oil.)
Essential Oils Best for Treatment for Skin Blemishes & Acne:
Tea Tree essential oil – may be used directly on the skin without carrier oil, but you may like to add coconut oil for its antibacterial properties, or jojoba oil (healing and nourishing) for added benefits. An absolute must-have in your acne arsenal! Some people have cleared their skin with just this ingredient alone.
Bergamot essential oil (BF or begaptene free) – best to use a carrier such as grapeseed or coconut oil as it is very light and the scent is lovely for both men and women.
Lavender essential oil – lavendula angustifolia – maybe used undiluted directly on skin, as Lavender is a universal essential oil with a multitude of properties, always great for any skin type.
Rosewood essential oil – nice mixed with tea tree for those less sensitive, it also adds a nice moisturizing quality, make sure to mix with coconut, jojoba, grapeseed or similar carrier.
Clove essential oil (only for intense overnight spot treatments)- always use diluted in a carrier such as grapeseed, jojoba, coconut, etc.
Other essential oils that are useful for oily/acne/combination skin:
Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Juniper, and lemon.
Essential oils are some of my favorite ingredients to use as not only are they all natural, but have many amazing properties to heal all types of skin maladies. The best things you could use in treatment for skin blemishes are natural products. Just make sure to do a patch test to be sure you don’t have allergies.
Also note that essential oils are very potent and less is always more when it comes to using them on the skin. Make sure to dilute them with a carrier oil. One of the lightest carriers is grapeseed oil, but coconut is also a great choice, because of its antibacterial properties, and the jojoba is perfect for when you need extra healing.
My old stand-by remedy for getting rid of blemishes overnight when I was out of all my other treatments, was dabbing a bit of toothpaste mixed with tea tree oil on the pimple, and going to sleep. Most often, it was ready to go by morning. I’d steam my face to open the pores and be rid of it. And follow up with my easy to make Blemish remover toner.
The popping yourself idea probably isn’t thebest advice for everyone, but for me it always worked. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that to anyone, but just had to throw it in there. But the toner is a MUST!! 😀
Recipe for Blemish remover toner:
Use this after cleansing and patting dry lightly.
In a 4 oz bottle add:
Witch hazel 3 oz
Calendula oil mixed with fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil 12 to 20 drops
Tea tree oil 5 drops
Bergamot (bf) 2 drops
Lemon 2 drops
Eucalyptus 3 drops
Juniper 2 drops
*Optional- Frankincense or Sandalwood (either is fine) 2 drops
Shake well before each use, apply to cotton pad and swab skin lightly.
if you just don’t feel like making your own. I highly recommend BURTS BEES (Amazon sale)
This is for you daliajojo, and of course you too – if you’re one of those that love DIY natural beauty, or just want to make sure what you’re using on your skin is totally good for you, read on for a gorgeous natural skincare recipe for all types of skin.
She was wondering about another product from Darphin called: 8 Flower Nectar Elixir.
Here’s their product info for a little background:
A precious youth elixir
Rejuvenating elixir, in the pure tradition of aromatherapy, blends rare and radiance boosting aromatic essences from 8 precious flowers. Opulent formula with anti-oxidants, nourishes and helps smooth the look of lines and wrinkles, firm skin and renew skin suppleness, resilience and youthful radiance, key evidence of truly, younger-looking skin. With an exquisitely feminine, sensual fragrance that could double as a perfume, it is the quintessential holistic beauty care that creates a feeling of overall beauty and well-being while rejuvenating skin’s appearance.
Relieves discomfort due to dryness
Nourished, firmer skin
Renewed softness and suppleness
Youthful-looking and radiant complexion
Reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles
99% of the total ingredients from natural origin. Formulated without parabens. Non-comedogenic. Clinically-proven efficiency.
PM. Apply 5 drops to face and neck. Massage 8 Flower Nectar gently in upward motions from the inner to the outer part of the face.
That’s what they claim, and to be honest, I’ve never used it, but I can tell by the ingredients what this is, and what it can/can’t do.
Funny that they mentioned it could double as a perfume, because it totally is. In fact, I’ve got a natural perfume recipe that is almost the exact thing..except for the Everlasting otherwise known as Immortelle or Helichrysum Italicum essential oil.
And here’s an ingredient that I’ve not mentioned before; Iris essential oil, which might also be called Orris Root Absolute or Concrete. This beautiful rarity is a special addition mostly because of it’s wonderful skin care toning properties. It’s also great as a base note in natural perfumes because of its fixative qualities.
Iris Absolute is beautiful material, the aroma is slightly sweet, earthy, green and violet.
Iris oil is a deeply fascinating and time consuming material to produce. The main producers today are located in China, France and Morocco.
To get the essential oil, the rhizomes/roots (orris root) are collected, washed, surface layer removed, cured and stored for as long as 4 years.
The length of time the orris root is stored is largely responsible for the percentage of the prized constituent – IRONE, the aroma of Irone is a lush green violet accord with excellent tenacity. Most material commercially offered will have a 1%, 8% and 15% Irone content.
To get the Iris essential oil, or orris root , the rhizomes (roots) are taken out of storage, blitzed, until material resembles a starchy pulp. This is then steam distilled to produce essential oil and due to the chemistry containing myristic acid, so the material hardens up very quickly – resembling a waxy concrete and this is the reason so many people refer to the essential oil as Iris Essential Oil, or Iris Butter.
Then to get Iris Absolute the Iris Butter/Essential oil is alcohol washed to remove the myristic acid and the oil left is vacuum distilled to get the absolute oil. Although now quite rare, Iris Absolute with a content of 80% Irone or more is still produced, but the current starting price is 70’000GBP/105’000USD per kilo.!!
Click here at Oshadhi to get an understanding of how they price their essential oils. This is how a good company should price their essential oils.
Places I’ve found to buy pure Iris essential oil or orris root concrete butter:
And making this at home is so much easier than you might think.
The hardest part is getting all the ingredients. They are quite expensive, but you’ll be able to make them go a very long way, and include your close friends and family too. so it’s totally worth it.
But one thing they don’t mention in their ingredients list is the carrier oil. Most likely they have used essential oils diluted in jojoba since this carrier is closest to the natural oils in our skin.
that’s it….well, almost. Just make sure that you’re using jojoba diluted essential oils. You never want to use straight (or undiluted) essential oils on your skin. With the exception of lavender or tea tree.
Treat Essential Oils With Respect
Treat essential oils with the same care that you treat medicines. You don’t need to be afraid or avoid essential oils and I’m certainly not trying to scare anyone out of enjoying all the benefits that aromatherapy offers. They can be an amazing blessing within a holistic lifestyle. Do remember, however, that when working with essential oils, less is more.
Dilute your essential oils prior to use on the skin and avoid the oils that are more likely to cause irritation and sensitization. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. You can learn how to do a skin patch test by reading AromaWeb’s Aromatherapy Safety article.
Add all drops to a pretty glass bottle and use in the evenings before bed and after cleansing your face. I use a 1 oz (30ml) serum bottle, but if you want it filled to the very top, use a 1/2 oz (0.5 oz) or 15 ml bottle with glass eye dropper.
How to get Radiant Skin
Now for those that are concerned about wrinkles or want an anti-aging serum the recipe’s essential oils are wonderful, but I would add the following for extra benefits:
GREAT ADDITIONS for anti-aging effects: Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh, and Carrot seed oil,
for sensitive skin use Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile, you may want to use Neroli too in a 2% dilution (or about 12 drops pure e.o. to 1 oz carrier).
Excellent carriers like Rosehip seed oil, jojoba, argan, tamanu (aka; inophyllum calophyllum), evening primrose, avocado, olive, sesame, sunflower, centella (gotu kola) and kukui nut oils are perfect for mature skin.
Always get enough water, sleep, and good nutrition for a glow that starts on the inside!
Start with a base of jojoba oil and add the oils suited to your skin type. For example, dry skin likes jojoba + Argan , Evening Primrose, and Rose Hip Seed oils. I love to add a couple Vitamin E capsules (use a needle to make a hole in the capsule and squeeze to empty the liquid inside) to every recipe. If you have acne-prone skin, you could create a combination of jojoba and tamanu oil. Got combination skin? Try jojoba, grapeseed and argan with Vitamin E. It’s all about finding what works for your skin.
It may take a bit of experimentation to find just the right combination for your personal skin type.
Start with an 80% ratio of jojoba and 20% of another oil specific for your skin type. You can adjust this ratio as needed. Several carrier oils can be combined to get the perfect combination.
And quality does matter. I recommend buying the best quality oils that you can find. Your skin is your biggest organ, and everything you put on it absorbs directly into your bloodstream. The best oils are cold-pressed, pure, and unrefined oil with no additives.
If you’re interested in making your own essential oil blends, or just wondered what might go into specific recipes for energy work, read on, I have a real treat for you. This was originally written for YahooContributor back in ’09, but since they’ve shut down the site, it needed a home.
Primer, “Rose Base” Recipe (used in many of the following recipes), Clearing Room Spray, Positive Energy Spray, Setting Up Boundaries or for Protection Blend, Asking for Spiritual Guidance Blend, Clearing the Aura After Energy Healing Work Blend, and a beautiful Facial Winter Spritzer.
None of the links in this article work, they are no longer linked to Yahoo as the site has been taken down.So here’s another of my orphaned articles I’ll share it with you here… I’m working on finding homes for the rest of them. 🙂
First, a primer, or a little refresher course-
About Dilution of Essential Oils:
Almost all pure essential oils should be used diluted (mixed with a carrier such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, etc.), especially if you will be using them on the skin. Remember that essential oils are extremely concentrated, as they include the whole spirit or “life blood” of the plant, flower, resin or root they originated from. Did you know that it takes 30 large roses to make 1 drop of rose oil, and 60,000 roses (about 180 lbs. of rose petals) to make 1 ounce of Rose oil? Now you know why it is so expensive!
Really, none of the essential oils should be applied neat (undiluted) with the exception of lavender or tea tree essential oils. And remember too, that they come from natural plants so some may be allergic to their properties. Please try a patch test before using any essential oil blend on your skin by applying 1 drop of diluted essential oil to the inside of your elbow, cover it with a band-aid and leave for 24 hours to check for allergic reaction.
Dilution Ratios for Blends and Essential Oil Recipes
Using the following ratios for your essential oil blends and recipes should keep you within the safe zone.
60 drops e.o. / 1 oz. carrier = 10% dilution ( for room sprays, aromatic spritzers, + inhalers)
30 drops of e.o. (like rose, jasmine, neroli, sandalwood, etc.) to 1 oz carrier such as Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba makes 5% dilution.
20 drops e.o. / 1 oz = 3% dilution.
15 drops essential oils / 1 oz of carrier is called a 2.5% “normal” dilution.
9 drops essential oils / 1 oz of carrier would constitute a “light dilution”, also called a 1.5% dilution.
6 drops e.o. / 1 oz carrier is 1% dilution
FOR INFANTS or SMALL CHILDREN, ELDERLY or PREGNANT use 3-6 drops e.o. / 1 oz of carrier for a 0.5-1% dilution
There’s about 600 total drops in 1 fluid ounce if you want to figure out a different dilution percentage.
Body sprays can handle up to 60 drops of e.o. per every 4 ounces of carrier, and for room sprays, up to 100 drops per every 4 ounces of water (or carrier) is the normal range .
ON to the good stuff!!
Extending Expensive Essential Oils and “Rose Base” Recipe:
Creating a 5% or 10% dilution is also a great way to extend the life of the more expensive oils (like rose, sandalwood, jasmine or neroli). For example, to make a “rose base” add 30 drops of rose otto to 1 ounce of fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil –because of their little to no scent and long lasting properties – use this as your “scented base” for the recipes calling for rose.
If you have a really nice rose otto or rose absolute use this method to really open up the scent, as right out of the bottle rose absolute is quite overpowering and bombards the senses. With most essential oils it seems the more they are diluted, the more delicate the aroma, allowing the scent to fully open and be appreciated for all its attributes. Essential oils like lemon or lavender do not need to be stored this way, as they are light enough to begin with, so just keep them in the dark bottles they came in, and store in a cool and dark place.
For Energy Work use this Cleansing and Clearing Blend:
25 drops of Lavender,
20 drops of Rosemary,
20 drops of Lemon,
15 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas),
5 drops of Eucalyptus,
5 drops of Juniper,
5 drops of Pine, and
5 drops of “rose base”
in 4 ounces of purified water
Makes a lovely room or “space-clearing” spray, or use a few drops of the undiluted blend in a diffuser.
Use a “normal” or “light” dilution if using as a body spray. Make sure to always shake well before each use.
Positive Energy Spray:
4 ounces of purified (or distilled) water
10 drops of “Rose base”,
10 drops of cedarwood (Atlas),
7 drops of vetiver,
7 drops rosewood ,
9 drops of lavender,
6 drops “neroli base”,
12 drops pink grapefruit,
12 drops of orange,
12 drops of tangerine,
8 drops of lemon,
8 drops of bergamot (BF–bergaptene free)
Shake well and use as a room spray. For a body spray, use about 45-60 drops of this blend and add it to 4 ounces of distilled or purified water, shake well each time before use.
Cleansing and Positive Energy Combination Spray:
To cleanse the space and bring positive energy at the same time, you might want to try one of these combinations:
30 drops Pink Grapefruit,
25 drops Lemon,
25 drops Tangerine, and
20 drops Lavender
with 4 ounces purified water.
35 drops Cedarwood (Atlas),
35 drops Grapefruit,
20 drops of Orange, and
10 drops “rose base”
added to 4 ounces of purified water.
Always shake well before using.
Setting up Boundaries or Protection blend:
You might want to use this blend to aid in protecting your space from negativity or bad energy:
1 drop fennel,
3 drops of rosemary,
3 drops of juniper,
8 drops of lemon,
2 drops of hyssop and
3 drops of vetiver
diluted into 1-4 ounces of carrier
You can use a few drops of this blend for an anointing oil, or use a few drops of the blend diluted in 4 ounces of purified water as a spray.
Asking for Spiritual Guidance blend:
Add 1 drop of the following blend placed on the “third eye” chakra before meditation or asking for spiritual guidance:
7 drops of cedarwood (Atlas),
3 drops “neroli base”,
3 drops of “rose base”,
2 drops of jasmine,
1 tiny drop of angelica (pre-diluted at in a carrier as angelica is VERY strong),
1 drop of both German and Roman chamomiles,
7 drops of lavender,
4 drops of geranium,
1 drop of cistus (pre-diluted in a carrier) and
4 drops of frankincense (pre-diluted in a carrier)
blended into 1 ounce of jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed, or unscented coconut oil,
this may also be added to 2 ounces of purified water to make a spray if you’d rather not place anointing blend directly on skin.
To clear the Aura after Energy Healing work;
It is best to use a drop of rose base diluted in purified water sprayed around you, or one drop of rose base diluted in a carrier oil as an anointing oil to clear the aura, though, the clearing spray works fine too.
Facial Spritzer Winter Recipe:
A nice winter facial spritzer for almost all skin types
3 drops of the “rose base”
and 3 drops of the “neroli base”
( no more than 10 drops total maximum)
added to 4 ounces of one of the following;
rose,lavender or neroli hydrosols,
or even distilled water.
My favorite facial spritzer in the winter is;
4 oz. of neroli hydrosol,
4 drops of “neroli base” (you can also use a 3% dilution for any of the “base” recipes such as “rose base” or “neroli base” ),
2 drops of geranium,
2 drops of sandalwood and
2 drops of bergamot; but make sure the bergamot is bergaptene free (or bf). Bergaptene content in regular bergamot causes photosensitivity and since the bergaptene has been removed in this type, it allows it to be used in skin and hair care formulations without worrying about sun exposure after use.
Mix together the essential oils and hydrosols in a dark glass or PET plastic (PET is a type of plastic that can withstand essential oils) spray bottle, shake well before each use, and spray over face anytime for a nice moisturizing spritz.
My favorite month, and not just because it’s my birthday month, or because of Valentine’s Day, but because it’s all about my favorite subject….LOVE!!
I thought I’d share with you another one of my orphaned articles from Yahoo. This one’s all about aromatherapy and it’s effects and uses for aphrodisiacs and special libido recipes for you and your favorite person.
About aromatherapy and the libido
Aromatherapy has, over the centuries, been used for countless purposes, including aiding the mind, body and spirit to heal, as well as having calming effects, and even help with beauty, and even love. But for many ancient cultures almost every one has well documented effects of flowers and their distilled oils on the human libido, and aphrodisiac aromatherapy is part of their makeup. From the ancient Egyptians, Romans, Aztecs and Sumerians come the passed down romantic helpers of jasmine, peppermint, lilies, neroli, sunflowers, and of course, roses. Logan Pearsall Smith pointed out in the late 1800s that flowers are the sex organ of the plant and flowers are actually the sexual representation of the plant. Hmmmm, no sexual innuendos there.
Most aphrodisiac oils send messages to relax peripheral nervous energy and instead concentrate that energy for stimulation of the sexual centers. Certain odors provoke strong desires by increasing sex hormones within us. Aromas can also calm the nervous system, thus reducing stress and tension and releasing more energy for enjoyable pursuits such as sex. Below are listed of some of the better known aphrodisiac essential oils that can be diffused for a sexy atmosphere, or added to a bath for the ultimate luxury spa experience. Also, a perfect way to get things going in the bedroom is by Massaging your partner with these oils (in a carrier oil) is also an incredibly sensual way of creating a loving space with guaranteed results, always!
“In order to raise our libido, we have to first raise our body temperature. The aphrodisiac essential oils are mostly warm, rich aromas, such as those that come from spices and certain flowers. Aphrodisiac aromatherapy can be tricky. It may take calculation. What one person loves, another might find ghastly, but on a very basic level aromatherapy is a natural aphrodisiac that works to calm, soothe, stimulate and reduce stress, or negative energy. Because impotence and frigidity is most often associated with stress, emotion and psychology, plants that work to calm and soothe while actively stimulating hormonal production and reducing stress and anxiety are key elements in an active and healthy sex life. Flower aromas can have strong psychedelic effect if not used appropriately but in moderation it is mild and aids in sexual health by improving the mental and physical aspect of the one smelling it. Some flowers though can have both an aphrodisiac effect through its aroma and/or via its connotation with lust, beauty, and pleasure.”
Aphrodisiac Aromatherapy Recipe Blends:
4 drops Jasmine Absolute,
4 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
3 drops Rose Otto,
4 drops Sandalwood,
3 drops neroli
2 drops Ginger,
2 drops Nutmeg
Add to 4 ounces of jojoba oil, or sunflower seed oil for a sexy massage oil. Your lover won’t know what hit them when you rub this tantalizing oil all over them.
Sexy For Her:
4 drops Jasmine
3 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Patchouli
4 drops of Ylang Ylang extra
3 drops of Rose otto or absolute
3 drops neroli
3 drops vanilla absolute
Add this to 4 ounces of carrier oil, such as jojoba, fractionated coconut oil, or sunflower oil, or even a mixture of each. This can be used as a perfume or massage oil.
Or you can make a solid perfume. This recipe for a beautiful solid perfume is made of beeswax and jojoba wax. Once you learn to make the base, you can add any essential oils you like to create your own blends. Have fun!
Check out the youtube video from Andrea Butje https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMrDNnqTVu0
Sexy For Him;
7 drops of Atlas Cedarwood essential oil
6 drops of Sandalwood essential oil
2 drops of Patchouli essential oil
3 drops of peppermint essential oil
4 drops of Lavender essential oil
3 drops ginger essential oil
Add this to 4 ounces of carrier oil, such as jojoba, fractionated coconut oil, or sunflower oil, or even a mixture of each. Makes a gorgeous massage oil just for him.
Hot & Sexy Rub
3-4 drops cinnamon essential oil
1 drop clove essential oil *optional
2 drops peppermint essential oil
1 drop ginger
1-2 drops jasmine or rose essential oil
3-4 drops vanilla absolute
This blend is absolutely lick-able! Add this to 2-4 ounces of organic coconut oil and massage the body. Be very careful as cinnamon essential oil is VERY hot, so you may want to try adding more carrier ( coconut oil ) to the blend to tone it down if it’s too hot for you. Also, please note that if you are going to ingest any of these oils make sure to use only pure, high grade essential oils as others may be harmful and very dangerous! And if this blend doesn’t work to spice things up in the bedroom, then I’m sorry to say your lover must be dead. Maybe invest in some electro-shock therapy, or if all else fails try Viagra! 😛
2 drops Vanilla, Benzoin or Sandalwood essential oil
2 drops Ginger essential oil
4 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
Add these 8 drops of essential oils directly to a warm (or hot if you prefer) bath and disperse well – or blend with 1 TBLS sunflower, jojoba, grapeseed oil and/or 1-2 TBLS unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapors. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting. This spa treatment is especially excellent for winter time or when you have been suffering from a sickness, cold or chills.
Or start out with a Valentine’s cocktail: I found this one at 365 cocktails
Here is the recipe for a Chocolate Whipped Cherry:
1 ounce chocolate whipped vodka1 ounce cherry vodka1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Liqueur1/2 ounce cherry juice (from the jar of maraschino cherries)
If you wanted to get a little creative, take chocolate syrup and create a design in a martini glass (mine was a heart and you can see the longer it took me to take the photos, the more it started to drip to the bottom, lol). Stick your glass in the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden enough so that it won’t run as soon as you pour the cocktail in (10ish minutes).
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above. Shake and strain into your chilled martini glass.
I’m sure you’ve heard that there is a difference in essential oils, and yes there is. Usually the higher price, the better the oil, but that’s not always the case. Do your own research about the company you want to purchase from and make sure they offer some kind of data sheet on each individual oil they sell. Many will try to fool you by diluting them and calling them ‘pure’, but as I mentioned, please do your own detective work, and you’ll be happier with your purchases. Here are a few I trust:
Mountain Rose Herbs : Mountain Rose has tons of great organic ingredients, and are a well respected company in the organic and natural products arena.
Bella Mira ; If you love Young Living Oils or are a Young Living Distributor try Bella Mira therapeutic grade essential oils .. test for yourself the difference…you will receive a discounted price if you are already a distributor w/YL.
Young Living Oils – Young Living is a world renown company that sells very high quality therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. Tho’ they are expensive, they are worth it. If you would like to receive a discount on therapeutic grade essential oils try checking out my friends’ Young Living oils page. I hope you find many uses for these aromatherapy aphrodisiac blends, and I hope you love with all your heart, and in return have someone to share all your heart with.
It’s amazing what winter’s cold dry air can do to your skin. During this time of year it’s always a good idea to use a heavier skin treatment than you would during the summer months.
Here’s a great little DIY recipe that is not only beautifully scented and all natural, but really great for winter skin. I use this cream/serum type mixture all over my face as well as an eye makeup remover….it’s fabulous!
Winter Anti-Aging Rose Facial Cream:
1/2 oz + Rosewater or Rose Hydrosol
1 oz. witchhazel
3/4 oz. glycerin
3 TBL orange blossom honey
3 TBL Rosehip seed oil (and/or argan or wheatgerm oil)
Combine everything in a glass bowl and gently mix w/ whisk until thouroughly combined. Store in airtight glass jar at room temp.. (around 67 degrees). This will last you through the winter in most cases. You can use only one of the essential oils listed, or a combination of these, or any mixture thereof. I tweak this recipe everytime I use it and sometimes use more or less of these ingredients, so whatever consistency you like feel free to ammend this however you choose. Happy blending! 🙂
The best moisturizers aren’t necessarily the most expensive, and if you love knowing exactly what you’re using on your skin, and don’t mind messing up your kitchen a bit, then this DIY body cream recipe is for you
If you are looking to connect with Archangel Michael, or just need the protection or help of this powerful angel, look to your heart, and ask Michael specifically for what you need.
Thankfulness and Gratitude are two sure-fire ways to open the communication pathways between humans and angels, and it doesn’t hurt to have the scents and energies they like around while asking. Creating your own all natural essential oil blend to aid the process.
This is the original Yellowstar Essentials Archangel Michael Blend made with undiluted essential oils only.
Carriers (as in carrier oils such as; Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Cocoanut, etc.) are added after your blend has a little time to meld together. This anointing blend will connect you to the energy of Archangel Michael. Diluted in fractionated coconut oil or other carriers, it will be safe for use on the skin.
Archangel Michael Blend
TOP NOTES (drops)
Lemon Blossom 7
MIDDLE NOTES (drops)
Jasmine 3 full drops
Rose 2 full drops
Neroli 3 full drops
BASE NOTES (drops)
Sacred Frankincense 3
Myrrh 2 full drops
Galbanum 2 full drops
Atlas Cedarwood 7
Star Anise 1
If you want to use this blend for an anointing oil, perfume oil, or the like, add beeswax and carrier oils to the consistency you like. (wax must be melted and stirred into warm carriers, then cooled to see the thickness and consistency of your final product… it can always be remelted and more wax added).
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL (Beshter, Mikail, Sabbathiel, Saint Michael)
Archangel Michael’s name means ‘he who is like God’.
Archangel Michael’s functions are to oversee Lightworker’s life purpose and to rid all toxins associated with fear. He also assists with bravery and heroic deeds.
Archangel Michael guides and directs people who feel unsure of their life purpose or soul mission, and provides guidance in regards to which positive steps to take.
Archangel Michael inspires leaders, bolsters courage, gives direction, energy and vitality, offers protection and motivation, and increases self-worth and self-esteem.
The essential oils to use for protection, security, safety, empowerment, releasing fears and overcoming obstacles with Archangel Michael are:
Anise Star – Aniseed – Black Pepper – Cajeput – Carnation – Clary Sage – Clove – Cumin – Elemi – Frankincense – Galbanum – Geranium – Ginger – Hyssop – Juniper – Lavender – Lime – Melissa – Mimosa – Myrrh – Niaouli – Oak moss – Palmarosa – Pimento Berry – Pine – Rosemary – Sage – Sweet Fennel – Tea-tree – Thyme – Valerian – Violet – Yarrow
To banish negativity and dispel phobias, apprehension and anxiety with the help of Archangel Michael, use one of the following essential oils:
When doing research for the best essential oils to use that will benefit the organ systems of the body, I came across a wonderful site Dr. Fosters Essentials, who, in my humble opinion, is one of the best out there. I wanted to share some important and very helpful information with those of you who may be interested in learning about the awesome powers of flowers, plants, resins, roots, berries, barks, and the amazing miracles essential oils can perform when used correctly.
From all the work, trials and experimentation I’ve done with essential oils, I have also found these to be true, Read on for some great information:
Essential Oils that benefit many organs & organ systems :from Dr. Fosters Essentials
Brain: Frankincense, Migra-Stop (Ingredients: Peppermint, Marjoram, Cajeput, Basil and other essential oils for enhancement.), Grounding oil blend (Cedarwood, Vetiver, Lavender and other supportive herbs) Rosemary, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Lavender, Cedar, Vetiver, Brain Regain Formula
Sinuses: Germ Shield (Eucalyptus globulus, Peppermint, Melaleuca alternifolia and other essential oils in Jojoba oil) , Myrtle, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Fir, Clove, Cedarwood, Breathe Again Formula
Essential oils were used in ancient Egypt, Sumeria and in earlier times. In this truly holistic therapy the mind and body are inseparable. Plato is to have said that the source of most illness has its roots in the soul. There may be no better way to influence the mind and spirit, than through a physical medium that includes nature’s essences; essential oils provide this.
Scent has a special impact on living organisms. Scientific research into the human sense of smell finds it to be10,000 times more powerful than taste. Scent travels rapidly to the brain, and is shown to have a direct effect on the limbic system. The limbic system communicates with the autonomic nervous system. This is the known connection in the brain to the hypothalamus, emotion, memory, and some visceral (gut) reactions. Since the 1980’s olfactory research has promoted the psychological benefit of essential oils used in aromatherapy.
“The profound and complete therapeutic effects of essential oils derive from more than their pleasant fragrance. They have vital electromagnetic properties and vibrational energies that invigorate the mind, the soul, the body’s energy, and thus their functioning.” Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D.
The most common treatment applications using pure essential oils are inhalation and application through the skin.
Certain essential oils, for example, offer different psychological effects:
Citrus, ylang ylang, geranium, jasmine, orange, sandalwood, lemon, lemon verbena, mandarin, and many more
basil, peppermint, rosemary (rosemary shows a positive effect in Alzheimer’s) as well as other essential oils
neroli, petigrain, cedarwood, chamomile, melissa, valerian, just to name a few
Studies dating from the 1920s report the following benefits of selected essential oils:
relaxing, circulation, meditative along with hundreds of other attributes
Strengthening, stabilizing and much more
anorexia, relieving hopelessness, just to name two
fatigue, general nerve tonic, anti-depressant, soporific, confusion, melancholy, mental clarity and concentration, reduces anxiety. (careful use prevents over-stimulation), along with many other things
anti-hysteric, sedative, hypotensive, and more
sedative for anxiety and antidepressant, stimulates appetite, and alot more
calming, hyperactivity, good for use with children, as well as a list of other attributes
sedative and nervine for insomnia, paranoia, panic, and hysteria, along with pms, and much more
anxiety, confusion, cellulite, and many more properties
grounding increases dream activity, heals quickly, this oils has tons of properties for healing and more
apathy, paranoia, confusion, anxiety, nervous trembling and paralysis, diuretic, allergies, etc.
grief, insomnia, alert, and much more
grounding, meditative and so much more
To be truly effective, essential oils must be absolutely pure. Synthetic or adulterated oils, although less expensive, will not give you the effects you desire and may even have adverse effects. To in sure quality, you may want to choose only oils that are guaranteed to be organic or ethically wild crafted, properly distilled or extracted, originating from a reliable source and priced accordingly. It is essential that the oils are species specific.
Caution: certain essential oils are not recommend for use during pregnancy, and may be skin irritants if not properly administered.
8 -10 drops.
10-20 drops in 1 ounce of oil.
2-5 drops on a tissue or cotton ball.
use pure oils only.
15-20 drops in 1 ounce of lotion.
4 ounces of distilled water with 40-60 drops of pure essential oil, shake before using
Note: glass or PET bottles are essential oil safe.
Two blends that have worked well are as follows:
This blend will relax the nervous system, ease tension, and bring emotional equilibrium.
· 10 drops Lavender
· 10 drops Petitgrain
· 4 drops Roman Chamomile
This blend will profoundly relax the individual, induce sleep, and bring calm to an active mind that is preventing the correct emotional balance and total relaxation.
· 10 drops Lavender
· 10 drops Basil
· 3 drops Neroli
The precious oils of plants enable us to use the art of aromatherapy to enhance well being and open a new door to healing the spirit.
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