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Achy Joints Camphor Roll-On DIY

Achy Joints Camphor Roll-On DIY

Next time you’re struggling with achy and painful joints, reach for essential oils! They can help ease the feelings of pain and give you some much-needed relief. Camphor White is a fantastic choice for this. Not only will it help with the discomfort, but it also has a fresh, intense aroma that can help clear breathing. Rosemary provides a warming sensation that will help soothe your muscles. And lastly, Copaiba is well known for its ability to help alleviate joint and muscle pain. Combine all three oils in your favorite carrier oil to create this Achy Joints Camphor Roll-On!

Achy Joints Camphor Roll-On DIY

Achy Joints Camphor Roll-On

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Add essential oils to the carrier oil in a roller bottle. Apply to areas of concern to support joint health.

KidSafe: No

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Top 4 Ways to Use Camphor: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Top 4 Ways to Use Camphor: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Camphor White

Latin name: Cinnamomum camphora

Aroma Description: Strong, intense and woody

 

Therapeutic benefits

  • Encourages clear and easy breathing.
  • Helps boost circulation.
  • Eases aches and pains due to regular wear and tear of the joints.
  • Helps relieve sore and aching muscles.

 

Kidsafe?

No! Camphor is NOT KidSafe. 

Top 4 Ways to Use Camphor: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Dilution instructions:

Dilute to 3-5% in your favorite carrier oil and apply to sore joints and muscles.

 

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your diffuser to help encourage clear breathing.

 

Oils to blend with:

Basil Linalool, Cajeput, Chamomile Roman, Lavender, and Rosemary 1,8-Cineole.

 

Additional reading

 

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For those who have studied essential oils, you might know that there is a chemical constituent also called camphor. While you might expect it to be the main constituent, Camphor contains only a very small percentage of this constituent! Instead, it is actually high in 1,8 Cineole while other oils like  Sage Dalmatian are high in camphor. Now let’s look at some of the best ways to get the most out of this oil.

 

Sore Muscles

One of Camphor’s most popular benefits is its ability to help relieve pain associated with sore muscles. That’s why this oil is one of the main ingredients in our Muscle Aid synergy blend and our Muscle Aloe Jelly. So if you like to work out or maybe just slept wrong, this is an oil you want in your collection. Dilute to 3% in your favorite carrier oil and massage into the area of concern.

 

Achy Joints

Like many other oils that help ease muscle pain, Camphor can also help with stiff and achy joints. Whenever you experience discomfort because of the normal wear and tear your joints go through, apply this oil for some relief.

 

Trouble Breathing

plant therapy chakra essential oil blends joyful creation

Due to its high 1,8 Cineole content, Camphor is excellent for helping support a healthy respiratory system. This makes it perfect for diffusion! If you’re suffering from one of those dreaded winter colds or seasonal allergies, use this oil to help clear up congestion and get breathing again. Try adding it to a DIY chest rub. You can even use it to support clear and healthy lungs all year long.

 

Skin Concerns

Woman looking at her reflection

And lastly, this oil can help with a variety of skin concerns. You can use it as a spot treatment for everything from acne to bumps and bruises!

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Celebrate the Downton Abbey Movie Premiere with New Diffuser Blends

downton abbey diffuser blend

The Crawley saga continues and we couldn’t be more excited! The costumes, the sets, the beloved characters have all made Downton Abbey something special for its many fans. To celebrate the new movie, sure to contain twists, turns and even the King and Queen, we’ve created some fun diffuser blends. While you catch up on past seasons, a cup of tea in hand, enjoy the scents of the English Countryside or your favorite room in Downton Abbey.

 

The Wit and Wisdom of the Dowager Countess

With some of the most memorable lines in the show, the Dowager Countess is full of witty quips, sharp insults, and some of the best advice you could ever hope to hear.

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Add all these essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser.

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Old books in a library

Cigars and Port with Lord Grantham

When the ladies head to the drawing-room, stay behind after dinner to sip port, enjoy cigars, and have a nice chat with Lord Grantham.

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Add all these essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser.

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Mrs. Patmore’s Kitchen

Savory or sweet, Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen is always full of the delightful smells of whatever extraordinary dish she’s making. Fill your home with the warmth and spiciness of Mrs. Patmore’s delectable dishes.

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Add all these essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser.

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Fancy tea set

Tea Time in the Library

Surrounded by old books and regal furniture, take time to enjoy a spot of tea in the afternoon.

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Add all these essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser.

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English Garden

carrier oil infusionsWhether you’re having tea, going for a stroll, or picking your favorite blooms for the flower show, enjoy the delightfully floral aromas of an English garden.

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Add all these essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser.

*If you don’t have Rose on hand, you can substitute Geranium Bourbon instead.

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Hunting with hounds

Hunting on the Grounds

Ready the hounds and the horses, it’s time to embark on an early morning outing on the grounds of Downton.

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What you’ll do:

Add all these essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser.

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Essentials Video: Lavender Fine Relaxing Bath Sachets

What could be better than a relaxing bath at the end of a long day? How about a soothing soak with lavender! These Lavender Fine Relaxing Bath Sachets will do just that. It starts with Himalayan Salt, Castile Soap and Lavender Fine to create fragrant bath salts. Adding lavender buds gives it that extra special touch. Plus the muslin sachets not only make for easy cleanup but are fun, decorative and make for easy gifting!

Essentials Video: Lavender Fine Relaxing Bath Sachets

Lavender Fine Relaxing Bath Sachets

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What you’ll do:

In a metal or glass bowl combine the Himalayan Salt and Lavender Buds. In a separate bowl combine the castile soap and Lavender Fine, stirring well. Combine the salt and flower mixture with the liquids and mix well.

Cut two 8×8 squares of cotton muslin, laying out flat. Divide the bath salt mixture between the two squares. Gather the edges together and tie off with your ribbon or yarn sealing tightly.

Your Relaxing Bath Sachets are now ready to drop into your next bath and enjoy, keeping the lavender contained, making clean up a breeze.

KidSafe: Yes

Top 4 Ways to Use Lavender Fine: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Lavender Fine Essential Oil

Lavender Fine

Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia

Aroma Description: Refined, complex, more herbaceous-floral scent than other Lavenders.

 

Therapeutic benefits

  • Promotes calm and relaxation.
  • Helps relieve nervous tension and worry.
  • Prized for its ability to help smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
  • Soothes skin after sun exposure or minor burns.
  • Has a more intense, refined aroma, making it ideal for aromatic blending.

 

Kidsafe?

Yes! Lavender Fine IS KidSafe. 

Lavender Fine Essential OIl

Dilution instructions:

Dilute to 2-10% in your favorite carrier oil. Keep in mind, only use a higher dilution for spot treatments on a temporary basis.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your diffuser 30-60 minutes before bedtime to help with relaxation.

Oils to blend with:

Black Pepper, Bergamot, Cedarwood Virginian, Clove Bud, Clary Sage, Geranium Egyptian, Helichrysum Italicum, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose Absolute, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Sandalwood Australian and Vetiver.

 

Additional reading

For those who are wondering what the difference is between Lavender and Lavender Fine, you can read more about the difference between the varieties in this article. But the main thing that sets Lavender Fine apart is its aroma. It’s more refined and complex and perfect for anyone who loves the smell of Lavender.

 

Calm and Relaxation

Woman waking up well rested

While the aroma of Lavender Fine may differ a little, it carries with it the same amazing therapeutic benefits of regular Lavender. And Lavender is most well known for it’s calming and relaxing properties. It is a great essential oil to diffuse before bedtime to help with sleep. Or it can also be added to a bath to help you relax after a long day.

 

Worry and Tension

Woman relaxing at home

Going hand in hand with being a calming oil, Lavender Fine can also help relieve worry and nervous tension. So if you find yourself worked up or tense, try adding it to your diffuser. Take a few minutes to practice deep breathing and enjoy the calming effects of this oil.

 

Smoothing and Soothing

Mature woman looking at her face in the mirror

Lavender is renowned for its ability to help smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections. Lavender Fine is no exception! It’s an excellent oil to add to your skincare routine to help give you a smooth, glowing complexion. It’s also useful for helping soothe sunburns and minor cooking burns.

 

Complex Aroma

Essential oil bottles next to lavender flowers

The main thing that sets this oil apart from other Lavenders is its aroma. The refined, complex nature of its scent is due to the fact that Lavandula angustifolia, the variety that is used to make this oil, grows at a higher altitude and for a shorter season. This makes Lavender Fine an asset to anyone who wants to use it in aromatic blending or just appreciates that lovely herbaceous aroma. Use it in your DIY perfumes and lotions or to enhance your favorite diffuser blends.

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All the DIYs You Need to Get Ready for Fall

Aromatherapy for fall

Okay, so it’s not fall yet. But if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait for the day when you can order your first pumpkin spice latte of the season, even if it is still 80 degrees outside. No matter the temperature or the “official” date of fall, you can get in the festive mood and embrace the coming season with these fall-tastic DIYs!

Tip: many of these DIYs use Fall Blends from previous years. Feel free to substitute for your favorite blend you have on hand or create an entirely new concoction!

Festive Fall Candle

Festive Fall Candle

Time to get crafty! These candles are a fun way to enjoy your essential oils and decorate your space.

 

Scented Hot Pad DIY

scented hot pad diy

Fill your kitchen with the delightfully warm scent of cinnamon while you bake.

 

Spiced Orange Pine Cones

Spiced Orange Pine Cones

Festive passive diffusion? Yes, please!

 

Cozy Autumn Days Diffuser Blend

cozy autumn days diffuser blend

This blend of Orange, Vanilla, and Cinnamon will cozy up your home.

 

Fall Reed Diffuser DIY

DIY Reed Diffuser

A reed diffuser is a great way to fill your home with your favorite fall scents.

 

Comforting Spice Diffuser Blend

Comforting Spice Diffuser Blend

The surprising blend of Cardamom, Clove, and Myrhh will help create a comforting and spicy atmosphere.

 

Fall Blend Tea Cup Candle

Fall Blend Teacup Candle

What could be cuter than a teacup candle?!

DIY Wooden Diffuser Blocks

DIY Wooden Diffuser Blocks

Add that extra special fall touch to your decor with these Wooden Diffuser Blocks.

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Diffuser Blend

Pumpkin Spice Latte Diffuser Blend

Nothing says fall like a Pumpkin Spice Latte!

 

Fall Paper Pumpkins 

Paper Pumpkins DIY

Looking for a DIY the whole family can do together? Try these Paper Pumpkins!

 

Apple Orchard Wax Melts

Apple Orchard Wax Melts

Stroll through an Apple Orchard on a crisp fall day with these lovely wax melts.

 

Monster Mash Diffuser Blends

Monster Mash Diffuser Blends

Say hello to some fabulous Halloween themed diffuser blends!

 

Orchard Stroll Diffuser Blend

Orchard Stroll Diffuser Blend

This fruity and woodsy diffuser blend is just what you need if you’re not quite ready for Pumpkin Spice everything.

 

Fall Comfort Lotion

Fall Comfort Lotion DIY

Keep your skin soft and smooth the aromas of fall!

 

Pumpkin Pie Body Butter

Plant therapy pumpkin pie body butter DIY recipe

Perfect for those early fall days, this rich and moisturizing body butter is reminiscent of your favorite festive dessert.

For more incredible DIYs and a fun community of essential oil lovers, make sure to check out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group.

Palo Santo Calm & Cleanse Blend DIY

Palo Santo Calm & Cleanse Blend DIY Spray

There are so many incredible ways to enjoy essential oils. You can use them in your diffuser, take them on the road in a personal inhaler or use them in your favorite lotions. Another fun and easy way to take advantage of the many benefits of essential oils is in a room spray! This Palo Santo Calm & Cleanse Blend will be just what you need to cleanse the air of negative thoughts and encourage a calm environment. Palo Santo is well known for its ability to ward off negativity and provide a grounding and calm atmosphere. Amyris, with a woody, peppery balsamic aroma, is wonderful for relaxation. Sandalwood Australian helps relieve tension and Vetiver calms the mind. The result is a delightfully woodsy aroma that can be used on your linens or just as a room spray.

Palo Santo Calm & Cleanse Blend DIY

Palo Santo Calm & Cleanse Blend

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Mix essential oils and Everclear in your spray bottle. Add the Distilled Water and shake well. Use as a linen or room spray to cleanse the air of negative thoughts and encourage a calm environment.

KidSafe: No

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Top 4 Ways to Use Palo Santo: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Top 4 Ways to Use Palo Santo: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Palo Santo

Latin name: Bursera graveolens

Aroma Description: A medium, woody aroma with a hint of citrus and licorice

Therapeutic benefits

  • Excellent for meditation, it can help banish negative thoughts and be very grounding.
  • Promotes a calming atmosphere and helps alleviate worry.
  • Eases muscle and joint discomfort.
  • Helps promote a healthy respiratory system while stimulating the immune system.

Kidsafe?

No! Palo Santo is NOT KidSafe. 

Plant Therapy Palo Santo Essential Oil

Dilution instructions:

Dilute to a maximum of 3% for topical application.

Diffusion instructions:

Add 2 drops with 2 drops of Lavender, and 1 drop of Mandarin to help ease worry and promote relaxation.

Oils to blend with:

Amyris, Bergamot, Blood OrangeClove Bud, Cardamom, Atlas Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Sweet Orange, and Vanilla Oleoresin.

Additional reading

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Palo Santo, also known as Holy Wood, originates in South America in the tropical dry forests of Ecuador, Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula in Peru. The oil itself is collected from only old dead wood that has died a natural death. It has a rich history that is traceable back to the time of the Incan Empire.

Meditation

One of the most widely-known benefits of this oil is meditation. It believed to help banish negativity and promote a calm and peaceful atmosphere. This makes it a favorite for many who regularly practice meditation and yoga! Next time you stop to meditate and center yourself, don’t forget to use Palo Santo to help make it a positive, grounding experience.

Breathing

In addition to being a grounding oil, Palo Santo can also help support the respiratory system. If your respiratory system is suffering or you’re dealing with seasonal allergy symptoms, try diffusing or using in a personal inhaler to bring relief.

Calm

The same reasons that make this oil good for meditation also make it good when you need a little bit of calm. By helping ward off negativity and alleviating worry, this oil can help get you to that calm state of mind so you can tackle whatever problems head your way.

Pain

The Palo Santo tree is rich in terpenes such as limonene and α-terpineol; making this a cousin to Frankincense and Myrrh. It’s these chemicals that make it such a powerful essential oil when it comes to helping ease discomfort and tenderness. Dilute to 3% in your favorite carrier oil and apply to swollen and tender areas.

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Sniffle Season: Which Oils Do You Need in Your Medicine Cabinet?

With the changing of the seasons on the way, it ushers in an entirely different season: Sniffle Season. Runny nose, stuffy nose, rattling cough, trouble breathing… all these symptoms can make a passing cold seem so much worse. But a few well-chosen essential oils in your medicine cabinet can help ease the symptoms so you can back to enjoying life.

 

The Blends to Help Keep Sniffles Away

Sick woman asleep at work

Sniffle Season calls for Sniffle Stopper! This KidSafe blend is designed to help keep the head and respiratory tract clear. The combination of Fir Needle, Rosalina, Cypress, Spearmint and more not only have a cool, crisp and clean frosty winter forest aroma but will help you breathe better in no time.

If you don’t have to worry about young kids, Respir Aid is another fantastic synergy to help with the sniffles. It perfectly blends Eucalyptus, Pine, Peppermint and more to help clear congestion and breathe easier. Both these blends work well when diffused or even diluted in a carrier oil and used in a chest rub. And for those times when things feel worse than usual, try using 1-2 in a steam inhalation.

 

The Singles that Help Support Immune Health

Couple on the couch during Sniffle Season

Synergies are indeed great. They take the guesswork out of everything. Just a few drops to your diffuser and you’re good to go. But having a good selection of singles on hand can be just as important. It allows you to craft blends based on your specific needs and preferences. Maybe Cypress clears you up every time so you decide to make a blend with that as the heart of it. And if Peppermint is overpowering for you, you can leave it out altogether. If you need a boost of spirits to go with your clearer airways, then you can always add some Orange Sweet or Saro. Here are a few of the best oils to help with the sniffles.

Rosalina has many of the same amazing respiratory benefits of Eucalyptus but is a much gentler option. It’s especially good for helping clear congestion and ease breathing. You can even make your own DIY Vapor Rub for this very purpose! Another benefit of Rosalina is that it helps boost your immune system, which is much needed if you’re out with a cold.

Plant Therapy Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil

Another great oil to have in your arsenal is Balm Mint Bush. It has a minty, almost Eucalyptus like aroma that makes it perfect for respiratory support. It can help clear congestion and ease respiratory agitation. An added benefit is that this oil can be quite energizing!

Hailing from Australia, Eucalyptus is well known for its ability to help with respiratory problems. The best part is that all three varieties can help. Use Dives if you need something KidSafe, Radiata for a softer aroma, or the classic Globulus for your respiratory needs.

Plant Therapy Saro Essential Oil

Both Cypress and Fir Needle are great additions to your medicine cabinet. They both have fresh, clean aromas and support respiratory health. You can add one (or both!)to your diffuser to help clear congestion and get you breathing again. Or use steam inhalation to ease symptoms even more.

And last but not least, we have the lesser-known, but no less valuable, Saro. Like the other oils on this list, it can help with breathing when you’re stuck with the sniffles. But this useful oil can also help ward off germs, boost your immune system and stave off worry when the cold gets you down.

End of Summer Sale: What You Need Going Into Fall

The kids are back in school, the temperature is starting to drop and before long the leaves will turn. But while we enjoy the last little bit of summer, it doesn’t hurt to get prepared with everything you need to be ready for fall.

Save $10 off $50 or $20 off $75 during our End of Summer Sale!

 

Boost That Immune System

It seems like every fall, those pesky colds make the rounds. You can help boost your immune system and protect yourself during the coming season with two of our favorite synergies. Immune Aid combines Frankincense Serrata, Rosemary, Tea Tree to help give your mind and body the support it needs. For those with young children, our KidSafe Immune Boom is just as effective.

 

Fight Those Germs

While you’re taking care of your immune system, it’s important to protect your family from germs. Each oil in Germ Fighter and KidSafe Germ Destroyer helps keep your family healthy and recover faster if they do catch seasonal illnesses. Plus they make fantastic additions to DIY hand sanitizers and household cleaners.

 

Make Some DIYs

Speaking of DIY hand sanitizer, it’s easier than you think! All you need is your favorite germ-fighting synergy and some Aloe Jelly. Just combine 18 drops of Germ Fighter, Germ Destroyer or Defender to 4oz of Aloe Jelly. You can have a natural hand sanitizer nearby any time you need it.

 

Cozy Up Your Home

What would fall be without those familiar, warm scents? It’s the perfect time to add some spice to your diffuser blends. Cinnamon Leaf smells just like grandma’s kitchen and helps protect from seasonal illnesses when diffused. Nutmeg, Allspice and Clove are also great options for adding a bit of warmth to your home.

 

Soften the Skin

Woman applying white cream to leg

The changing temperature after the end of summer often leads to dryer skin. Our Olive Lotion not only makes a great base for your favorite essential oils but also has a rich, silky texture that is good for all skin types. You can also get the same lotion prediluted with Lavender, Peppermint or Tea Tree essential oils.

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