Living With Essential Oils: January Picks

Living With Essential Oils: January Picks ~ Oils to help with your New Year's Resolutions ~ Healthy You!

 

Oh my! New month, new year and, for a lot of folks that means, new resolutions for healthy living. What better place to start than with introducing some essential oils to your routine! My oils crew, Shauna & Jan, suggested we share inspiration for how you can use essential oils to help achieve some of the common New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re looking for short-term help to get you motivated or ways to include oils in the long-term, you’ve got some ideas! Plus a downloadable recipe for two wellness roll-ons!

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Living With Essential Oils: Cold & Flu Season

Living With Essential Oils: Cold & Flu ~ Natural Remedies and DIYs

 

Oh yes, it’s fully that time of year. In our house, we’ve already battled a few rounds of illness {do any other mamas go a little nutty with how many colds the kiddos bring home from school?!}. Since discovering & playing around with essential oils, I’ve come up with some routines for the cold & flu season; both in preventative ways and soothing symptoms.

I’ve teamed up with Shauna to give you a glimpse at how we each use essential oils for this time of year! We’re each mamas, and we all understand the challenges with keeping healthy, keeping our homes germ-free, and loved ones comforted through illness. Don’t miss out on our FREE downloadable recipes at the end of this post to help do just that!

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Living With Essential Oils: November Picks

Living With Essential Oils: November Picks ~ Cedarwood & Rosemary Young Living Diffuser Blends

 

Last week, we welcomed winter to Calgary. Lots of snow & cold wind, which means we also had to embrace sleds, shoveling, snowsuits, and all the layers. November typically brings snow to the city and marks the beginning of the long haul to get to spring.

With this in mind, we have put together some monthly essential oil picks and diffuser recipes to fit the various moods of November. You might have noticed I said “we”. That’s because this month is the first time I’ve joined forces with my oils crew to bring you inspiration! We’re hoping to make it a regular thing.

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Living With Essential Oils: Summer Sprays

Living With Essential Oils: Summer Sprays ~ DIY Bug Spray, Face Toner, and After Sun spray

In an attempt to get us organized {and comfortable} out at the farm this summer, I made up a few essential oil sprays to keep on hand. An After Sun Spray to soothe skin, Face Refresher toner, and Natural Bug Spray. They have been really lovely to have out there, especially the After Sun spray and Face Refresher. Those two spritzed on a cotton pad, are sooo soothing to the face at the end of a day spent in the hot sun & wind.

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Living With Essential Oils: Boosting Immunity

Living with Essential Oils: Boosting Immunity ~ Young Living Oils Tip by Bubblegum Sass

When I first started this oils journey, just over a year ago, I was mainly interested in using my diffuser. Slowly I started getting into topical applications for various remedies, in particular hormone balancing & sore muscles. A little citrus oils in my cooking. Then it was roll-ons and all sorts of DIY bath & beauty items. And now… I’ve dived into the world of veggie capsules for ingestion..
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Living With Essential Oils: Clean Your Empty Bottles

Living With Essential Oils: How to Clean Your Empty Bottles ~ DIY Blog post by Bubblegum Sass

 

If you start down the path of enjoying essential oils {which I highly recommend}, you will find yourself with little empty oils bottles around the house. At first it’s just one or two because you’re new to oils and don’t go through any of them too quickly. A year later, you realize that you might need to do something with that bottle stash. That was my experience, anyway. Turns out cleaning your bottles is pretty straightforward. It’s also pretty helpful when you get into making all sorts of roll-on remedies for yourself & friends, and saves you from having to buy new bottles.

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Living With Essential Oils: Self Care Love

Living with Essential Oils: Self Care Love ~ Clary Sage, Dragon Time, Dreamcatcher ~ Diffuser recipe by Bubblegum Sass

Sometimes I diffuse certain essential oils because I want to enjoy a particular smell in the house. Other times I diffuse oils to serve a particular purpose. Much of the diffuser time at the beginning of January was spent on Thieves and Purification Oils, to help clear the house of all the icky germs that had taken up residence (hello, stomach flu & sneezy colds).

But one day, I realized I needed to get back to diffusing oils for self care (not just germ care). This is the recipe I came up with to help calm my mama anger & impatience and increase overall optimism. Let’s face it, we can get dragged down listening the the news reports, grow weary trying to see the good side to things, and then our patience gets tested over & over by those little ones who are trying to feel out boundaries. So ya, self care love in the diffuser is helpful to have going.

Self Care Love

  • 3 drops Dragon Time
  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 1 drop Dream Catcher

*That adorable essential oils pouch is from fellow maker Lesley of The Ellebee Tree. It’s perfect for packing some of your favourite oils for travel, weekends away or if you’re a hardcore oils mama, goes into your purse daily.

Happy diffusing!

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Santa’s Workshop: DIY Natural Foot Powder

Santa's Workshop: DIY Natural Foot Powder ~ Essential Oils ~ by Bubblegum Sass

{Excuse the pun} This is a great stocking stuffer gift: DIY Natural Foot Powder! In previous years, I’ve purchased my husband some natural foot powders. It was always nice to have a container of it by the front door to sprinkle into shoes after arriving home. Keeps the entry way stinky-shoe free and helps with general foot odor. It’s been a while since I purchased any, and decided it was time to try my hand {not foot} at making our own. After all, with so many wonderful essential oils in the house, I figured we’d be set.

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