DIY - After Sun Balm

Spent a little too much time in the sun? We've all been there. If you find yourself a little red and tingly, this balm is the perfect salve. 

For those of us located in the Southern Hemisphere, I think this would be a lovely DIY Christmas gift. Find a beautiful jar, obtain only the best essential oils (doTERRA all the way for me) and a sun bunny recipient.

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Ingredients

·      1 tablespoon of beeswax

·      100ml jojoba oil

·      100ml Aloe Vera Gel

·      1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin

·      ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice (acts as a preservative)

·      18 drops of Lavender essential oil

·      18 drops of Frankincense essential oil

·      8 drops of Peppermint essential oil

·      Glass jar/s or tins

To Make

·      Using a double boiler, over low heat, melt the beeswax until liquid.

·      Over another double boiler heat the jojoba oil and vegetable glycerin. Be careful not to overheat this mixture.

·      When the beeswax is melted add it to the jojoba and vegetable glycerin. Once combined, remove from heat. Keep stirring will the mixture cools.

·      In another bowl (double boiler method again) heat the aloe and lemon juice very gently, only to about 45 degrees.

·      Once the jojoba, beeswax and vegetable glycerin starts to become milky, add the warm aloe and lemon juice.

·      Using a stick blender, blend until the mixture has emulsified.

·      When you are happy with the consistency, add the essential oils and stir again.

·      Immediately pop into small jars.

Shelf life 1 month – keep refrigerated

Jojoba oil is rich in Vitamin E, has wound –healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe Vera is cooling, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and hydrating. Vegetable glycerin is hydrating, beeswax is moisturising. Frankincense and Lavender essential oils assist in healing damaged skin and aid cell regeneration.  Peppermint is cooling and stimulates blood flow.

 

If you would like to know more about how essential oils can benefit your overall emotional and physical wellness, please let me know. I am incredibly passionate about these oils and firmly believe every household needs them. Please check the ‘essential oil’ and ‘workshop’ page of this website. I have two workshops scheduled for November and would love to spend a few hours with you talking all things oils! Alternatively, drop me an email and I will be happy to chat xx

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Ice Blue Essential Oil Blend

Ice blue (also known as Deep Blue in the US) is a doTERRA blend of oils that have been specifically combined to nourish muscles and joints. Ice blue is comprised of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus. These oils work together to soothe and cool tired and aching joints and muscles. 

Mix a few drops with a carrier oil of your choice (fractionated coconut, sweet almond oil etc) and apply to sore muscles pre or post exercise. After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Ice Blue on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck. It is a WONDERFUL companion to a deep tissue massage. Ice Blue is a potent blend so it is important to always dilute this oil well. Personally, I would only use it on children over the age of thirteen, again - dilute well.

Ice Blue Muscle Bath

  • 1 cup of magnesium flakes
  • 10 drops of Ice Blue
  • Mix together and store in a airtight jar. Use 1/4 cup of flakes per bath.

You can find Ice Blue in the doTERRA Home Essentials Kit or alternatively it is available to purchase individually. If you would like to find out how you can obtain doTERRA essential oils at wholesale prices, please check the ‘essential oil’ and ‘workshop’ page of this website. Alternatively, drop me an email and I will be happy to chat xx

Important note. This site pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health, wellness and related sub­jects. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice. If you have an illness, disease, chronic health condition or any med­ical con­cern, please con­sult with your health care practitioner. The author disclaims any liability or responsibility for any loss or damage incurred directly or indirectly by use of or reliance on the information provided on this site

Digestzen Essential Oil Blend

Digestzen is known as doTERRA’s tummy tamer and after using it when I have over indulged, I can see why! This blend contains contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. 

It has a wonderful aroma. A little bit of spice, just the right amount of sweetness that is rounded out with mint and liquorice notes. This blend can be used aromatically, topically and internally. I always have a premade rollerball on hand for whenever I feel bloated - I just roll and rub onto my tummy. For adults, use 10 drops in a 10ml rollerball and top with fractionated coconut oil. After a particularly heavy meal, I will have a glass of warm water with one drop of Digestzen.

You can find Digestzen in the doTERRA Home Essentials Kit or alternatively it is available to purchase individually. If you would like to find out how you can obtain doTERRA essential oils at wholesale prices, please check the ‘essential oil’ and ‘workshop’ page of this website. Alternatively, drop me an email and I will be happy to chat xx

Important note. This site pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health, wellness and related sub­jects. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice. If you have an illness, disease, chronic health condition or any med­ical con­cern, please con­sult with your health care practitioner. The author disclaims any liability or responsibility for any loss or damage incurred directly or indirectly by use of or reliance on the information provided on this site