DIY – FREE Breeze


Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients in Febreze? The list is massive!

Here is a simple safe alternative to the chemically filled Febreze. It is Free of chemicals and will leave its fresh natural scent behind!

All you need is;

Spray bottle 500ml

Witch hazel

Filtered water

Your favourite doTERRA essential oils
I personally prefer Thayers Witch Hazel ! They have been around for 140years, get more info here.  I also prefer getting the unscented one however the last time I went to the store they only had the lavender in stock which was fine for me.
Fill your bottle about 1/3 of the way with witch hazel. Top off with filtered water and add your 20-30 drop of essential oils. Before use make sure that you shake your bottle to break up the molecules of essential oils as they are not water soluble.  Then spray in the room of choice! The witch hazel is great for a quick evaporation of the spray. Leaving only the minuscule beads of essential oils. The frangeance will be refreshing and safe for your family and pets.
My top essential oils for this type of DIY are;

Lavender
Wild Orange
Lemon
Lemongrass
Citrus Bliss

Feel free to experiment as well and make your own blends!

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Cannabinoid

The human body has many different types of nerve receptors. Nerve receptors can be thought of as groups of nerve endings. One type of nerve receptor naturally found throughout the human body is the cannabinoid receptor. It is so named because molecules found in cannabis interact with it. However, other natural components have been found to interact with cannabinoid receptors in a non-psychoactive manner.

Caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene found in high amounts in black pepper, ylang ylang, and Melissa essential oil. It activates a specific type of cannabinoid receptors that is being studied for many benefits, but has no psychoactive activity, called cannabinoid receptors type two, or CB2.

Activating CB2 with caryophyllene is being studied from any benefits, including that of supporting the body’s normal immune response to inflammatory stressors such as intense exercise. These receptors are present immune cells as well as some regions of the brain and brain stem. Caryophyllene’s support of healthy cell growth may also be tied activating CB2 receptors.

I personally have been using this to support my left brain function. I have been very open in sharing my story. And due to my history, my body was placed in a constant state of fight or flight for years. This suppressed my left brain function. Your left brain is the analytical side that has great attention to detail, mathematics, art self-expression beauty and joy. It has taken a long time for me to have the space in my life to begin healing. And the farther my research takes me the more I feel driven to share. We all have a story and I believe He gives it to us for a very specific reason. And I intend to tell mine over and over and give all the glory to HIM. He alone has brought me to where I am today. Has given me the support and space in my life to explore natural holistic approaches to health that has absolutely changed our families life. He put everything in front of me that I needed as well as the individuals to help me learn with and grow.

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Pick me up – cheer & motivate

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Well the other day I was having a rough start. I think some people can relate to that. When you just want to stay in your pyjamas and not want to get anything done. Enter Cheer and Motivate! These are great (prediluted) roller bottles with doTERRA’s essential oil blends.

CHEER  – This blend promotes a feeling of optimism, cheerfulness and happiness. Great for when your feeling down, blue or in a low. This was exactly how I was feeling…  The aromatic description is; Fresh, spicy, warm.

MOTIVATE – This blend promotes a feeling of confidence, courage and belief. If there is any sense of doubt, pessimism, or cynicism, this would be the blend for you. The aromatic description is; Fresh, clean, minty.

I applied cheer to the base of my skull and behind the ears. Motivate was applied at my radial pulse points. Roughly a half hour later, I felt like I had a little pick me up. This was exactly what I needed!

Elise

Let’s just face it….

Let’s just face it… we tend to neglect our face. I don’t know about you but for me its one of the first things that I tend to let go. Self care when you are a busy tends to be the last thing you want to do… We typically say that we do not have the time for it. But as a busy mom, I need to understand that it’s extremely important to take care of myself. If I can not take care of myself, then how can I take care of others.

Today’s self care;

Detoxifying Face Mask

Clay face masks are a great way to rid your skin of toxins and increase the blood flow. Here is my DIY secret;

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  • Clay Powder
  • Vitamin E
  • HD Clear, Essential Oil Blend
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Geranium Essential Oil
  • Frankincense Essential Oil

(description of each at the bottom of this page)

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Wash your face thoroughly. You can use any cleanser that you like or
you can use the mild face scrub recipe (link to come) that I use!

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In a bowl, mix in 1.5 tbsp of clay powder, 2 droppers of Vitamin E,
1 drops of Lavender Essential Oil, 1 drop of Geranium Essential oil,
and 1 drops of Frankincense.

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Add just enough filtered water to create a nice paste.

 

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Apply to your face and neck. Be careful around the eyes, nose
and mouth. Leave it on for roughly 10 minutes. After that time wash off with a lukewarm water and a clean washcloth.

Note: your face may be red, this is caused by the increase blood flow.
Not to worry unless your face is burning. In that case wash off
and contact your doctor.You may have a sensitivity to one of the
ingredients.

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Once the mask is washed off, pat dry. Finally, apply some HD Clear to your face.

Enjoy!

Clay – Removes toxins, increase circulation, decreases inflammation, exfoliates, tightens pores, absorbs excess oil.

Bentonite Clay (green)- good generic clay, and for oily skin.

Blue Clay – most potent and highest in detoxification effect.

Kaolin Clay (white) – least absorbent, great for sensitive, irritated, dry, aged skin.

Yellow Clay – for oily sensitive skin.

Red Clay – for normal, dry and dull skin.

Pink Clay – for sensitive skin.

Lavender Essential Oil – great for soothing skin irritations, and reduces the appearance of skin imperfections.

Geranium Essential Oil – great smoothing effect, and beautifies skin.

Frankincense Essential Oil – reduces the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenates skin.

Vitamin E – blocks free radicals to help reduce wrinkles and keep skin young-looking.

HD Clear smooths out imperfections on your face.  This essential oil Blend helps keep skin clear, clean and hydrated.

Elise