Oily Life March

Oily Life | March

Essential Oils

Hi guys, I hope everyone out there is safe and healthy! With all the craziness thats gone on lately it’s been hard to maintain a normal routine and my blog has definitely taken a backseat. I realized today though that in times like these I crave some normalcy and a creative outlet. That’s why I’m back on here to talk about one of my favorite subjects, essential oils. I challenged myself this year to share more about my favorite oils, DIY recipes and basically just talk about what works for me on a daily basis. Never in a million years did I think I would fall in love with oils this much, but here we are and I wouldn’t change it one bit!

One of my favorite new DIY’s is making bath salts! I love taking baths and traditional store bought bath products can be really pricey so I decided to experiment at home a little bit. The thing I’ve enjoyed most about making my own bath salts is it’s incredibly easy and the customization options are endless. I love eucalyptus so I started by making a large container of eucalyptus bath salts. I went through that in a month and whipped up another batch of eucalyptus as well as two more batches featuring ylang ylang and bergamot. Here’s how you make it:

Bath Salts 

  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 25 drops of essential oil
  • Mix well and add to a cute container
Bath Salt Recipe

Next up is another new favorite, Seascape Linen Spray. I found this linen spray recipe through Young Living and I didn’t have the exact oils I needed so I switched it up a bit, and I love it! I’ll give you the original recipe as well as what is substituted. I spray this on my sheets every night before bed and it makes my linens feel fresh and have a beachy scent to them.

  • 8 Drops of Bergamot
  • 8 Drops of Eucalyptus Globulus (I subbed Eucalyptus Radiata)
  • 8 Drops of Lavender
  • 8 Drops of Rosemary
  • 5 Drops of Spearmint (I subbed Wintergreen)
  • 2 oz Witch Hazel
  • Distilled Water
  • Glass Spray Bottle
Seascape Linen Spray

In December I went on a trip to Mexico and wasn’t as diligent at applying my bug spray so I ended up with some mosquito bites.  I looked up a recipe for something like an after bite roller and I found a blend that works incredibly well!  This took the sting right out of the bites and works way better than any store bought itch sticks. I actually keep this roller in my purse all the time because you never know when you might get a bug bite or have an itchy skin irritation. Anti Itch Roller:

  • 15 drops of lavender oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil
  • fractionated coconut oil
  • glass roller bottle

Another favorite is the upset tummy roller. This is another one I keep on hand at all times because you just don’t know when you might need it. If I have an upset stomach I find that rolling this on my stomach helps to ease the pain a bit. (Of course this should only be used for mild discomfort, if you have strong pain or a medical condition, you need to talk to your doctor).

  • 20 drops of peppermint
  • 20 drops of digize
  • fractionated coconut oil
  • glass roller bottle

Those are some of my favorite and most used recipes at the moment. As always, if you have any questions about essential oils or are interested in becoming a member of Young Living, don’t hesitate to reach out!

xoxo

Amanda

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