Get to Know the Tropical Treat, Guava Leaf - Everyday Essentials

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Get to Know the Tropical Treat, Guava Leaf

Straight from the leaves of the beloved tropical fruit, Guava Leaf Essential Oil’s beautiful aroma is a complex mixture of sweet fruitiness that unfolds to reveal layers of spicy and woody notes. Its tropical scent has captured the attention of high-end perfumeries, but it is so much more than just another pretty smell. Guava Leaf is known to provide gastrointestinal support, meaning it can help get things moving when your stomach is in knots. By encouraging the natural flow of digestion, this is a great go-to for tummies in distress. Bring it along when traveling or trying new cuisine to help with feelings of cramps, nausea, bloating, and other issues.      

Guava is part of the Myrtaceae family, which contains thousands of species of trees and shrubs. Popular botanicals, such as Tea Tree, Rosalina, Manuka, and Niaouli, are also part of this family, so it is no surprise that Guava Leaf shares some similar qualities to those essential oils. It is thought to be an excellent air purifier and makes a great addition to DIY cleaning products or to diffuse during times of illness. It may also support healthy skin by helping it stay free of unwanted redness! Dilute up to 1% in a carrier oil and apply topically to areas of concern.

Guava Leaf Essential Oil is an Oil of the Month offering throughout the month of February. Check back with us soon to see if we have added it to our collection.

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Some Things to Know

Botanical Name: Psidium guajava 

Primary Constituents: 

  • B-Caryophyllene
  • Limonene
  • a-Pinene

Aromatic Scent: Sweet fruity top notes with musky and creamy undertones

Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 3-4 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 0.5-1% in a carrier. 

Shelf Life: 2 Years

Cautions: Not to be used undiluted directly on skin. Not recommended for use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Discontinue use if skin irritation/sensitivity occurs. External use only.

Try Guava Leaf to help spruce up around the house or to provide relief to upset tummies with these DIYs:

Bathroom/Kitchen Soft Scrub DIY

Woman cleaning her kitchen cupboards

Directions: 

Mix baking soda and castile or unscented soap in a bowl to form a paste. Add all of the essential oils to the paste and mix in well. Now it’s time to clean! Apply the paste using a rag or sponge to clean surfaces that need an abrasive scrub. Rinse away thoroughly with clean water and ta-da! All natural cleaning perfection. Make sure to store this in an airtight container and please use gloves when using this scrub.

Tummy Salve DIY

Vanilla Oleoresin can support stomach discomfort

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do

Add the beeswax to a heat-safe measuring glass and melt using a double-boiler method. Stir from time to time with a wooden stick for about 10 to 15 minutes. Add the cocoa butter to the measuring glass with the melted beeswax. Once melted, add the shea butter. Once melted, add jojoba oil and continue to stir over medium heat until combined and fully melted. Remove the glass from heat and allow the mixture to cool down slightly (not long enough for it to solidify). Once fairly cool but still liquid, add essential oils to the mix, stirring with a stick to combine. Pour salve into a 4 ounce container jar (without lid) and allow to cool to room temperature before putting in the fridge to solidify. Lid may be put on after solidifying in fridge for an hour or two.

Use the Tummy Salve by applying to the stomach area and rub in. Can be used for upset stomach, cramping, and nausea. 

Let us know what you think about Guava Leaf! Don’t have yours yet? Make sure to head over to our Oil of the Month Club.

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6 thoughts on “Get to Know the Tropical Treat, Guava Leaf”

  • Michelle, it is so condensation doesn’t get trapped. One tiny drop of water could destroy this lovely anhydrous formulation since it is preservative free 😉

  • What’s the significance of not putting the lid on while going through the cooling process for the Tummy Salve recipe?

    1. Hi Michelle! Putting the lid on is just to help prevent anything in the fridge from getting on the balm and to help prevent the aroma of the balm from spreading throughout the fridge. However, if you would prefer not to put the lid on, that is okay too!

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