I’ve been reflecting this week on my own tendency to put my energy into external things, and forget about nurturing the beautiful Soul on the inside.
That’s why this week’s theme hits so close to my heart!!!
If you are yearning for some pampering, here are 6 fantastic aromatic recipes to help you increase your TLC quotient with yourself.
Rose oil spray
Trish Burrows writes: About 10 years ago I was given Rose Essential Oil in a Young Living promotion. It was so precious that I didn’t want to waste it, so it sat there for a year doing nothing!!!
I decided that was a waste, so I made Rose water, by putting about 8 drops of Rose oil into a 120ml spray bottle of distilled water.
I know, that was a lot of drops! So when the bottle became half full, I topped it up with more water, and have done so ever since.
Last month when I topped up the spray bottle, I noticed it had lost some of its fragrance. “That’s fair enough”, I thought. After all, 9 years is a long time.
That’s right…it hasn’t needed any more drops of Rose oil in all that time!!!
But after putting the water in, 4 days later the aroma was back as beautiful as ever!
Those 8 drops are still working to this day!!! I absolutely LOVE my Rose Essential Oil. The spray bottle looks well-used – it’s a lovely reminder to me
Patchouli and Lavender shower gel
Holly van Vliet writes: Self care, self love and self compassion are essential to living a happy healthy life.This combination is an absolute dream at bath time! And, boy, have I had some serious bath time revelations! May your bath time be bliss.
Artemis adds: Give a generous squirt of Lavender Bath and Shower Gel into your bathwater. Then add 5 to 10 drops of Young Living Patchouli oil , and rrrreeeeeeeellllllllaaaaaaxxxxxxxx!!!! Patchouli is such a soothing oil. In his book “Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit”, Gabriel Mojay describes Patchouli oil as follows:
“Quelling an overactive intellect and gently stimulating the senses, [Patchouli] oil is able to uplift the Mind….[It] is ideally suited to the mentally active and tense individual who easily feels divorced from both sensual pleasure and creative expression. It may be used, therefore, not only to arouse and uplift, but to facilitate the activity of the fertile imagination, reawakening the urge to “conceive”.
Deluxe face serum
Belinda Forsyth writes: In a 20ml dropper bottle, add the following essential oils and swirl to combine. Then top up with a carrier oil like Jojoba or Rosehip oil.
- 3 – 4 drops Lavender oil
- 3 – 4 drops Patchouli oil
- 3 – 4 drops Geranium oil
- 3 – 4 drops Sacred Frankincense oil
Use 4 to 5 drops of this mix on your face after cleansing – you’ll love the results!
Tired Joints and Panaway
Trish Burrows writes: I’m always looking for different ways to benefit from my oils, and on these cold winter nights I’ve been trialling a simple recipe of Coconut Oil and Young Living’s PanAway oil blend.
I put 15 drops of Panaway oil into a 120ml jar of melted coconut oil.
Before bed, I massage this mixture into any joints that are tired from a busy day of activity and therefore hard to get moving the next morning.
I’m loving the benefits. Staying above the wellness line is made easy with Young Living!
Seedlings diaper cream
Kelly de Neve writes: When I’ve not slept well (or not long enough), it’s Seedlings Diaper Cream to the rescue!
I apply a little bit under my eyes before I put on my make up to lighten the appearance of those dark circles!!!
Make your own deodorant
Raine Blomfield writes: I made this deodorant and it is amazing!!! It has absolutely
no odour at all.
I joined a great facebook group called “YL Make & Take”, which is for Young Living members who do “Make and Take” classes or want to share tips, advice and recipes, ask questions and receive support. This recipe was shared there by Jackie Clark, and I absolutely love it!!!! Thanks so much Jackie for this stroke of inspiration!!!
- 3 Tablespoons of shea butter
- 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil
- 7 Tablespoons of arrowroot powder
- 3 Tablespoons of baking soda (Bicarb of Soda)
- 2 Tablespoons of bentonite clay
- 2 Tablespoons of beeswax
- 20 drops of Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil
- 10 drops of Lemongrass oil
Although you can substitute Lime or Lavender oil instead of the Lemongrass and Tea Tree, I find the Lemongrass and Tea Tree work the best in this recipe. Enjoy!!!