Hello, Darlings! Today I am continuing my series on Essential Oils and talking about more fun things to do with my favorite brand- Natures Own Essence.
As I have mentioned, my cleanliness of my home and the purity of what is in it is important to me. If you walk into my house (please do come for some tea!) you will likely notice and comment on how awesome it smells. Thanks, essential oils! :D
Peppermint is a must have for every household. It is a super energizing scent and can be used topically(on the skin). I have calmed bad stomach aches by simply rubbing some Pure Peppermint Oil onto the skin on my stomach area. I like Nature's Own Essence because their oils are pure and undiluted, woo hoo! More power!
If you are wanting to do work on your chakras, Peppermint Essential Oil is wonderful for your Throat Chakra(communication) and your Solar Plexus Chakra(Confidence, Courage, Self Control).
I have an extra bonus for you regarding Peppermint Oil-Spiders, Ants, and other household pests LOATHE it. They also can not stand White Vinegar, so I combine the two and use it as a Super Powered Household Cleaner. I use it for EVERYTHING. My counter tops, my flooring, my bathroom, my mirrors. It works like dream, smells fantastic, and keeps your home creepy crawly free. Just keep in mind to only use White Vinegar, which repels pests, while ACV(Apple Cider Vinegar) attracts them. ;) Crank some killer tunes on your Bluetooth Speaker (can I recommend the Riverdale Soundtrack?!?) Diffuse some Peppermint Oil in your diffuser while you work and you are utilizing the 'Pep' in Peppermint! Your House, The House with Pep! That is a Riverdale reference for my fellow fans and not yet fans.
All you need is a large jug of White Vinegar, which is only a couple of dollars at your local big box store, a clean empty spray bottle, and some Peppermint Essential Oil. Natures Own has two sizes you can order-2oz or 1oz. Pour your White Vinegar into your spray bottle, add 5-15 drops of Peppermint Oil, depending on the size of your bottle and your personal preference. Your cleaner is now Ready to use!
This is the only cleaner I use. I also have an issue with Migraines, and it is really nice to be able to clean my house and not only not be completely ill from the scent of my cleaner like I would with anything store bought and (toxic) ingredient based, but it is helpful. I also use Peppermint Oil topically on my forehead and neck because the numbing power from the Menthol in Peppermint is super relieving!
If you have more Oil questions, love Peppermint, Loathe Spiders, or Fan out over Riverdale, please comment below! Also, there is more information about Peppermint on the Natures Own Essence website and they have a handy chat feature!
I LOVE Essential Oils. Do you, too?
I have been using them since I was a teenager in the 90's. (That was just ten years ago, right? The 90's?) ;)
I get asked a lot "Well how do you use them?!"
There is not a short answer to that and I do not think there are many wrong answers(short of using them with caution-please do not ingest especially if you are a newbie, be certain to avoid some oils if you are pregnant((Rosemary Oil is not safe for pregnancies)), be careful using some oils directly onto your skin or going into sunlight as they may be caustic or photo sensitive, and avoid your eyes.) Other than that, go nuts. Clean air in my home is very important to me, so I keep things clean by cleaning with vinegar with a few drops of essential oil, I diffuse oils in an essential oil diffuser, and I run a good quality air purifier in my home. Boom. You can put a few drops of any oil into a spray bottle mixed with some water or witch hazel and you have an air freshener. I also love to make bath products and other things and I am happy to share some recipes with you, and other tips in this and other blogs this week for a fun series.
I use Nature's Own Essence Essential Oils, and that is what you'll be seeing in these posts. They were kind enough to send me some to review, but know this.....you can trust your friend Rachel's opinions. I only post about things that I absolutely truly love and love using for myself. Nature's Own did ask me privately what my thoughts on their oils were and I told them that they are among the best and purest that I have used. (My olfactory sense is crazy good.) They get Bonus points for having a nicely informative website with lots of good info about each oil, the region it is from, and it's uses, along with having labels on their bottles that state extraction methods and uses.
If you are looking to work on your Third Eye Chakra (used for Spiritual Insight, Wisdom, the Gift of Sight) or your Throat Chakra (Communication, Decision Making, Self Expression) Rosemary is a Great oil to work with! You can dab a small bit of the oil directly on those Chakras, though just having it diffused or using it in something such as a scrub or lotion is wonderful.
Rosemary Essential Oil in a body scrub is fantastic. Not only does it have a heavenly, spa like aroma, Rosemary is anitbacterial, is wonderful for your respiratory system, great for stress relief, and can enhance your memory. I think it really adds something to the hydrotherapy aspect of a bath or shower ;)
To make a scrub, all you need is:
Mix together in a bowl and then place in the pretty jar or container of your choice! That is it! When you are in the shower or bath, take a small handful at a time and rub in circular motions on your body, and then rinse off with cool water and pat yourself dry with a towel. If you want to make a large enough batch, these make lovely gifts.
You can purchase this Rosemary Essential Oil or any of their other amazing Essential Oils directly from their website, you can also check out their Facebook page.
Happy Sugar Scrub making!
Who else has tried virtually every brand of deodorant out there, show of hands? I have been on the quest for an excellent natural deodorant for a crazy amount of time. Several years. Everything I tried either offered zero in the way of keeping me nice smelling, or made my skin incredibly irritated, or both.
When I decided to try BeeBomber Skincare's Probiotic Spearmint Deodorant, I was cautiously optimistic. I love owner Leann's background, which you can read about on the BeeBomber About Us page.
As soon as it arrived, I opened it up joyfully and oh my gosh it smells heavenly!!!! I applied it right away, following the suggestion on the website to apply lightly (I am used to slathering on deodorant) and loved the feel and yummy smell. Fast forward to today, I have been using this a few weeks now and will likely not ever use another brand. This deodorant has treated my skin beautifully, I smell terrific, and I feel so much better now that I have been able to ditch the chemicals.
This probiotic deodorant also comes in Lemongrass and Lavender scents!
I am so pleased to be teaming up with BeeBomber to host a Giveaway on Instagram! The Winner will win one BeeBomber Probiotic Deodorant in their choice of scent! Head over to my Instagram, check out the post and rules, and enter! Good Luck! I know the winner will be very happy!
Darlings! I have a new product alert for you! This is something that I like so much that it is not only getting a spot on my Rose Tinted Holiday Gift Guide (get it for the Ladies in your Squad!) but will also be on my January Rose Tinted Healthy You Guide.
Peach Life is a fantastic Woman owned company! I have been speaking with the owner and she told me that Female Empowerment is one of the driving forces behind her company! How much do you love that!?!? The Peach Body Probiotic Vaginal Vitamins are the main product offered, though you can also find some other goodies, Reusable Menstrual Cups among them. (SO much better for your body than tampons!)
This cute video has an excellent break down about the Peach Body Vaginal Vitamins!
This innovative probiotic comes in bottles that can serve you in one of two ways. You can use it as part of your monthly regime(each bottle is a one month supply that you use every 4-5 days) or, if you have a yeast infection or feel a slight imbalance, you can use your supply 6 days in a row to restore your balance. Easy, Fun, Toxin Free, and Vegan!
You can find yours on the Peach Life website, or on Amazon!
If you are an Instagram lover like I am, you can follow the Peach Life Inc on Instagram, and you can follow the Instagram page of the utterly fabulous owner, Luisa!