Vetiver Essential Oil

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Description

Vetiver oil is distilled from the roots of the vetiver grass which has long been used to prevent soil erosion due to it’s impressive root system. Vetiver essential oil has long been used as a fixative in the perfume industry.  It has an aroma that is very earthy, sweet, and woody. (You can learn more about the Vetiver Plant Here)

The plant is harvested for it’s roots which are stream distilled for the oil.  This oil is very viscous (thick like honey) although it does thin out when mixed with other oil and can actually be added to almost any blend.

 

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dōTERRA Vetiver has a unique, exotic aroma that’s sweet, woody, caramel, and smoky making it ideal for calming emotions and focusing your thoughts.  These properties make Vetiver Oil ideal for use in massage therapy.  It can also be rubbed on the feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep. When taken internally, Vetiver can support a healthy immune system.*

  • Add 1–2 drops to tea or hot drinks during winter time to promote immune-supporting properties*.
  • Use as a massage oil to calm emotions.
  • Take a warm bath with a few drops of Vetiver essential oil for deep relaxation.
  • Diffuse with Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, or doTERRA Balance® to calm emotions and lessen stress.
  • Use a toothpick to help get the desired amount out of container if Vetiver is too thick to get out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.

Directions for Use

Aromatic use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice or apply to a personal inhaler or the felt pad of a charm or leather strap for the aromatic use.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Always safer to dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Click HERE For more information on the safe use and application of essential oils.

**These statements has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

How do we use it? 

The earthy aroma of this oil aromatically blends well with black pepper, geranium, orange, ylang ylang, bergamot, lavender, mandarin, rose, grapefruit, clary sage, jasmine, sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood, lemon, ginger, and lemongrass.

Vetiver oil may be used to treat most skin problems and is also know to naturally help reduce swelling and could be recommended to those managing aches and pains, sprains, muscle or joint stiffness, and similar problems. Widely used to scent household products including but not limited to detergents, soaps, cleaners, window coverings, baskets, and table or floor matts.

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doTERRA CPTG quality means we are confident in using this internally and topically for use in soaps, toiletries, diffuser and aromatherapy, massage oil, balms, tonics, homeopathic products, air fresheners, lotions, face lotions, inhalants, deodorants, skin care products, hair products, shampoos, conditioners, beard and hair oils, household cleaning products, detergents, candles, body sprays, body creams, ointments, bath salts, perfumes, and colognes.  For a relaxing and stress free evening at home, we use Vetiver as a massage oil for the body, a beard oil for my husband, in a rollerball blended with Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, or doTERRA Balance® and rolled on our feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep*.

You can also add a few drops of Vetiver essential oil to a warm bath for a deeper relaxation.

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Slim and Sassy Body Wrap

Body wraps are a big trend right now. Remember, what you put ON your skin, goes right in your body. It’s a great way to super charge results especially just before a big event. Worried about the dreaded “back fat” in your strapless bridesmaid gown? Want a little less thigh giggle for a big beach date? A wrap is a great short term solution! Now, as a health coach, I want to remind you that a body wrap is no substitute for good nutrition and exercise but a body wrap is great way to pamper yourself and see quick results. Here’s my favorite slimming body wrapSlim & Sassy Wrap How to  - @hayleyhobson

What you need:

  • 40 drops Slim & Sassy

  • 15 drops Eucalyptus

  • 15 drops Wintergreen

  • 10 drops Peppermint

  • 10 drops Lavender

  • 10 drops Grapefruit

  • 5 drops Cypress

  • 4 oz. of fractionated coconut oil

  • 4 oz. glass spray bottle

  • Plastic wrap

 

What you do: Take your measurements before wrapping!

  1. Add the required drops to a glass spay bottle.
  2. Fill to the top with fractionated coconut oil.
  3. Spray the Slim & Sassy Wrap Solution on to your target area (tummy, thighs, butt).
  4. Cover area with a layer of muslin directly on the skin and then 3 to 4 layers of plastic wrap. Don’t wrap too tightly! Get comfy!
  5. Leave the wrap on for 1 to 2 hours. …You can go overnight, but it might be uncomfortable and slippery. Be sure you’re not sleeping in your expansive silk sheets!
  6. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water infused with lemon, especially after removing the wrap.
  7. Remove the wrap and cleanse the area.
  8. Take your measurements again.

Many people have reported losing 1- 6 inches with the Slim & Sassy Wrap.doTerra slim and sassy oils - @HayleyHobson - health coach, essential oil expert Interested in learning more about the Slim and Sassy oil collection?

Cypress is on sale in March 2018 and Grapefruit is the FREE Product of the Month with your qualifying LRP order! 

DIY: Beard Balm

Remember our Beard oil post.  Pretty simple huh? Just combine carrier oils with desired essential oils shake and go!  Well beard balm is almost as easy but we are adding some bee wax to solidify the end result and contribute to some styling hold.

What’s beard balm and what’s it all about?
Beard balm is another beard care product that is perfect for both making your beard softer and styling it.

So, what do I choose? Beard oil or beard balm?

Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that beard balm replaces beard oil but it’s more like a great addition to your beard care kit if you want to soften your mane and shape it while keeping it naturally soft.

Yes, naturally soft as opposed to using beard wax.

More specifically, beard wax is mainly used for styling and some waxes give a bit of unnatural hold -depending always on the actual product. Therefore, the beard balm falls right in between beard oil and beard wax both in terms of softening your beard and styling it.

But let’s talk about what beard balm consists of.

Most all natural beard balm recipes are made of four types of ingredients.

Beeswax
Butters
Carrier oils
Essential oils
If you remember from the beard oil recipes that we discussed in a previous article, a beard oil is a mix of carrier and essentials oil. Now, with the beard balm recipe, you need to add two more ingredients.

If you or the man in your life is the proud owner of a beard, you may already know that beard hair can be coarse, bushy, dry and tough to tame.

This beeswax-based balm helps maintain the luster of coarse facial hair, making beard grooming more manageable. Beard balm makes a wonderful gift and is also fabulous for unruly eyebrows and mustaches.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tbsp. beeswax
  • 4 Tbsp. apricot kernel oil
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 2-3 drops clary sage essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Melt beeswax in a double boiler, or in a small glass jar set inside a pot of warm water.
  2. Once wax has cooled, but is still liquid, stir in oils.
  3. Pour mixture into a jar or tin and cool completely.
  4. Rub balm onto hair at the roots and work through to ends with a comb.

Why would you want to make your own beard balm?
That’s a very good question…

I think that there are essentially four reasons why you would want to make your own beard balm recipe.

Save money
Most beard balms that are available on the market cost between $10 and $30 for 1oz to 4oz.

Making a beard balm at home will surely save you some money. But this was something you already thought about.

Let’s get to the calculations then and understand what I’m saying.

Say that you want to make the most basic beard balm recipe which requires only a few ingredients. For the sake of argument, we assume that these are beeswax, shea butter, argan oil, sweet almond oil and tea tree oil.

Another simple recipe could be the following:

1 tablespoon of beeswax
1.5 teaspoon of shea butter
1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon of argan oil
4 drops of tea tree oil
This beard balm recipe gives you approx. 3oz worth of product.

All these ingredients would cost you a total of around $35.38.

Have you thought how much beard balm can these ingredients make?

If you use the entire volume of all the ingredients, you can easily end up with 30oz of beard balm!

$35.38 for 30oz beard balm…

Cost of 30oz – DIY beard balm recipe Vs retail beard balm
, even if you buy the cheapest beard balm that is available on amazon, for 30oz worth of product you’ll end up paying a bit below than $195.00…!!!

Now, comparing it again with the Honest Amish beard balm in a 2oz can, the cost of making your own beard balm with beeswax -and put in a 2oz can, would a bit above $2.

Cost per oz – DIY beard balm recipe Vs retail beard balm
How does a homemade beard balm sound to you now?

 

Additional Recipes

Manly Recipe

2 tbsp Beeswax
3 tbsp Shea butter
3 tsp Jojoba oil
2 tsp Sunflower oil
3 drops tea tree oil
2 drops of Bergamot essential oil

O.R.E.O Woodland Balm

2 Tbsp beeswax, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp shea butter
1 Tbsp cocoa butter
3 tsp jojoba oil
2 tsp rosehip oil
4 drops Siberian Fir
4-8 drops cedar essential oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil

Basic Beard balm recipe

2 tbsp of beeswax
4 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp of shea butter
5 tbsp of almond oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Spiky Frank balm recipe

1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons cacao butter
2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
20 drops Spikenard
14 drops Frankincense
5 drops Clove

OREO balm recipe

Woodsy Yet Sweet
2 tbsp of beeswax
2 tbsp of jojoba oil
1 tbsp of shea butter
1 tbsp of rosehip oil
4-5 drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
8 drops of Siberian Fir essential oil
6 drops of Balance blend essential oil
4 drops of Frankincense essential oil
2 drops of Rosemary essential oil
2 drops of Bergamot essential oil

 

Rosemary

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Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

While it is frequently used for cooking, Rosemary has long been revered by many cultures for its internal benefits and energizing scent.

 

 

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion*
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*
  • Helps reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue*

 

Aromatic Description

Camphoraceous, Herbaceous

Collection Method

Steam Distilation

Plant Part

Flower, Leaf

Main Constituents

1, 8-Cineole, α-pinene, camphor

Description

Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffings, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many benefits. Rosemary supports healthy digestion* and internal organ function.* Long revered by experts, Rosemary was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. Rosemary’s herbaceous and energizing scent is frequently used in aromatherapy. Taken internally, it helps to reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*

Uses

  • Diffuse while studying to maintain concentration.
  • Take internally to help reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*
  • Add 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and favorite entrées for flavoring and to support healthy digestion.*
  • may support healthy hair growth

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Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional cautions below.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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Additional Resources and Articles:

Medically Reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, APRN on September 7, 2017 — Written by Adrian White  https://www.healthline.com/health/rosemary-oil-for-hair

 

How to use rosemary oil for hair growth Last reviewed

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319444.php
Quick and Simple Recipe for Dry Shampoo:   Combine 1/4 cup arrowroot powder and 2 drops Lavender, Rosemary, and Peppermint essential oil for a simple dry shampoo.  For a simple recipe, visit:  http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-dry-shampoo

DIY Sugar Scrub for the Fall Season

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and soften your skin and can easily be customized using different types of sugar, salt, and essential oils.

This festive fall sugar scrub is gentle on your skin and has a delicious spicy fall aroma. (This scrub is naturally white in color but can be changed with natural, skin-safe, food coloring.)

Ingredients

-¾ cup white sugar

-½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

-4 drops Cassia oil

-4 drops Clove oil

-2–4 drops Ginger oil

Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar and almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Instructions

-Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.

-Add essential oils.

-Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or -Fractionated Coconut Oil for desired consistency.

-For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls separate bowls and add color then carefully pour each layer.

Let me know how I can help you!  – Jen & Joe

 

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Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind while lemon juice comes from the pulp, resulting in two very dissimilar substances with unrelated properties. Chemically, Lemon essential oil is very high in limonene, much more so than lemon juice. In particular, the high concentration of limonene is why Lemon essential oils is so cleansing and can aid in digestive and respiratory function when consumed.

Essential oils are also highly concentrated; even if  the substances were identical in makeup, it would take a large amount of fresh lemon juice to match the potency of two drops of Lemon essential oil in water. Finally, Lemon essential oil may also be easier to ingest for those with sensitive stomachs because it does not contain citric acid, the component of lemon juice that makes it sour. Perfectly said by Dr. David K. Hill, DC.

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Benefits of Lemon essential oil:

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces.
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion.
  • Supports healthy respiratory function.
  • It may help with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
  • Diffuse to promote a positive mood.
  • Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort (add Peppermint and Lavender along with Lemon in a gel capsule, 1 drop each).
  • Add Lemon oil to a glass spray bottle of water to clean tables, counter tops, and other surfaces.
  • Lemon oil makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes. (add a few drops of Arborvitae).
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
  • Put on a rag to help remove stubborn, sticky residue on surfaces.
  • Wash hands in Lemon oil to remove grease from your hands after changing your oil.
  • Add Lemon to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes.
  • It promotes healthy functioning of the GI tract.*
  • Use Lemon essential oil in an oral rinse to soothe the mouth and throat.

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This is one of our favorite oils and I have several bottles around the house.

We hope you enjoy the lemon oil from doTERRA as much as we do, is just so amazing.

 

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