Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Great Gifts to make with Garden Essence Oils

DIY hand sanitizerDIY Hand Sanitizer
    I love when a do-it-yourself project is so easy to do and so much better than what you can buy! This is the case with home-made hand sanitizer!  We have Hollie to thank for this little recipe that is so quick and easy to make, and so much nicer on your hands than store bought sanitizer.  We have empty bottles and other do-it-yourself items at Herbs First.

Hand Sanitizer - in a spray bottle fill half way with Aloe Vera Gel then fill with distilled water and add 25-30 drops of X-Plague oil blend per ounce of liquid.  My husband and I love this, and the aloe is so nice on the hands.

Air Freshener Spray  - fill bottle with distilled water and add oil of choice.  1 oz. spray bottle, use up to 5 drops of essential oil, 4 oz size use up to 20 drops of oil of choice.  I love the Citrus Blend, Christmas Joy, Alpine, South Seas, Pine, Spruce, etc.  Purchase oil blends or single oils.

Poo Spray
    5 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
    5 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
    5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
    4 ounces of water
    4 oz. glass spray bottle

Fill the spray bottle with distilled water, add Essential Oils, and shake.  Before “nature calls”, shake the bottle and spray Poo Spray into the toilet bowl. Approximately 3 or 4 sprays should do it. Then do your “business”. The oils disperse over the water creating a barrier which traps stinky odors!

roller bottlesRoller bottles make a nice little gift.  Fill with a blend of your favorites.  15 ml. size - fill bottle with a carrier oil, I like to use the Nature's Way liquid coconut oil.  Add 10 drops of blend of choice. 

1 oz. size, fill bottle with carrier oil and add 20 to 30 drops of essential oil of choice.

X-Plague – great to have on hand this time of year with so many germs around. 

Strength – this is the ADD blend, helps with energy

No-Mo-Pain – for headaches and pain

Nite Cap – great little sleep aid, so easy to use from the roller bottle

Digestion – this is such a lifesaver! Love this blend, people will thank you!

Blue – use the 1 oz. size, fill with carrier oil and 30 drops of Blue Blend, great muscle relaxant and for muscle pain relief. 

Bath Salt Crystals

    1 cup epson salt 
    1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine
    20 drops - essential oil of choice mixed into the glycerine

Slowly add the liquids to the salt and shake well until thoroughly absorbed – package in pretty bottle or cute bag. Use the entire contents in one bath.

Suggested oils:

Before Bed Blend
  - 5 drops Ylang Ylang, 15 drop Lavender

Energizing Blend – 12 drops Peppermint, 8 drops Lemongrass

Joggers Foot Bath Blend – 10 drops Rosemary, 6 drops Peppermint, 8 drops Lavender - use a few spoonfuls in a foot tub of water.

Order empty bottles, liquid coconut oilAloe Vera Gel, Garden Essence Oils from Herbs First. I hope you enjoy making these great gifts as much as I do!

Have a great month!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cayenne to warm you up!

Dr. Christopher Cayenne capsules    When the cold weather hit a few weeks ago I was amazed at how cold I was. My husband mentioned that he was feeling cold too and we both are chalking it up to getting older.  I started trying a few things, like wearing thermal underwear under my clothes and putting the flannel sheets on the bed, but it just wasn’t enough, I felt chilled to the bone.  I have taken Cayenne off and on but have never been consistent with it, so decided that I would see if it would make a difference.  I tried 1 capsule twice a day for a week and that didn’t help, so then I bumped it up to 2 capsules twice a day and that flipped the switch in my body.  I am astounded at the difference that something so small can do to change your body temperature.

Maintaining Healthy body Systems    A few weeks ago I was listening to the Maintaining Healthy Body System’s CD’s and David Christopher told a story about his daughter being on a trip to the beach with a group of friends.  One of the girls got so cold swimming in the ocean that she was going into hyperthermia.  David’s daughter wanted to give the girl some cayenne but everyone freaked out and they headed to the hospital.  The girl insisted that she wanted to take the cayenne, so they let her. She heated up and was just fine after that. That was cheaper and quicker than a trip to the Emergency Room.

    Cayenne will stop a stroke, a heart attack, and bleeding from gunshot wounds.  People have used cayenne when they had gangrene and the doctors wanted to amputate and it was able to bring back the circulation and save limbs.  The list goes on and on.  Read more about cayenne here.

Dr Christophers Hot Cayenne    Cayenne is available in Dr. Christopher’s extract in both 40,000 hu and 180,000 hu and Western Botanicals extract in 200,000 hu either alcohol or alcohol free.  We also have cayenne in bulk powder 4, 8 and 16 oz sizes in 40,000 hu, 90,000 hu and 160,000 hu.  Dr. Christopher taught that 40,000 hu was just right for medicinal use but many people enjoy using the hotter cayenne.  Cayenne is also avaiable in Dr. Christopher capsules and Western Botanicals capsules.

Feel free to call me with any questions or to place an order. 801-228-1901.