3 Ingredient Lip Moisturizer (All-Natural)
Have you ever looked at the ingredients in store-bought lip moisturizers? I will cringe at them, which is why I came up with my own recipe.
Heal and protect your lips with this easy recipe. Melt all 3 ingredients and place in glass jars. Add your essential oil drops and place in fridge to set. Once set, put one in your purse and the rest you can give as gifts.
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After the gym, get pampered without having to leave your bathroom.
Need a little pick-me-up?
This body spray recipe (originally featured in Body + Soul magazine) is sure to chase the blahs away and help balance your mood.
1 drop Eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
To Make the Spray:
1. Fill a clean, dry mini spray bottle with 4 ounces of pure distilled water.
2. Using a dropper, carefully put the selected blend of essential oils directly into the spray bottle.
3. Tightly close the bottle and shake vigorously to combine. Be sure to shake it before each use, as the water and essential oils tend to separate.
Geranium Soothing Body Scrub
The sweet, pungent scent of Geranium essential oil is ideal for relieving tension and anxiety. Try this soothing body scrub with Geranium essential oil, and let us know if Geranium is now your favorite oil for relaxation!
2 cups Bath Salts
3 Tbsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
Mix all ingredients together in a cute bowl and stir together
This is a FABULOUS, rejuvenating body polish that relieves tension, exfoliates, softens the skin, and helps speed up the reproduction of skin cells.
These recipes are from the doTERRA blog and you can shop for oils here.
Relax & Rejuvenate,
Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care providers. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed in this blog.
Coconut oil can be used for a lot of things.
You can cook with it and not only does it taste delicious, the health benefits are astounding!
Coconut oil is great in showers. It is a great cleanser as well as a moisturizer. You can also keep it on your nightstand as a moisturizer. There is a lot to be said for anything that is chemical free that we can use on our bodies. There are some people who use coconut oil on their faces.
Coconut oil is great to massage into your scalp. It is nice for the hair and the skin.
My favorite thing to do is mixing in the wonderful scents of essential oils.
Coconut oil is great in raw food recipes:
- You can use 1 tsp of coconut oil daily in your morning smoothie. It gives it such a nice texture and it is so good for you.
- You can use coconut oil in raw protein bars. It gives them a lovely texture, flavor and holds them together nicely.
- You can use coconut oil in chocolate, mushroom recipes, chia pudding (for immunity and strength). Add a teaspoon of coconut oil for added smoothy creaminess.
- You can add coconut oil in hot tea with a pinch of raw cacao for a special treat as well.
- You can even use coconut oil with cashews and stevia to make a delicious frosting.
There are a lot of ways to use coconut oil and there are even more reasons why you should.
Coconut oil has lauric acid, caprylic acid, capric acid. These acids give it antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial and antioxidant abilities. It is mostly saturated fat, 92% with a small percentage being mono unsaturated and poly unsaturated. Coconut oil is a healthy fat.
Some of the benefits that are attributed to coconut oil include (but not limited to):
- Weight loss
- Heart disease
- Healing and infections
- Kidney stones
- Liver disease
- Bone loss
- Tooth decay
- Hormone regulation
“Coconut oil has fewer calories than any other fat source. Unlike the high-calorie, cholesterol-soaked, long-chain, saturated animal fats found in meat and dairy products, coconut cream and coconut oil are made of raw saturated fats containing mostly medium-chain fatty acids that the body can metabolize efficiently and convert to energy quickly.”(Wolfe, 2009)
Coconut oil also helps to regulate blood sugar. It is one fat that diabetics can eat without fear.
Coconut oil is useful for bone and dental health because it improves calcium and magnesium absorption. This is good for dental health. It is especially beneficial to women who are at the age to develop osteoporosis.
When you go to order or purchase your coconut oil this is what you should look for:
organic-raw-extra virgin-cold pressed, like this one here.