Six Common Questions about Essential Oils

As I was shopping yesterday in a local health food store, I saw two women looking over the three different brands of “essential oils” offered.
I wanted to walk right up to them and tell them the truth about those bottles and all we’ve learned in the last four years about oils, our bodies, government regulations, wellness, and more. The oils offered are directly behind the front desk and I didn’t feel it would go over well if I began to sell something to someone in another person’s retail space. I wish I could have caught them in the parking lot.

While it may seem impossible, I find that there are still so many people who have nobody they trust trying to educate them and help them with natural wellness. With so many people trying to sell anything these days, how can we know what is right for us individually? How will we know what to do?

There have been a lot of these types of questions over the last four years, and naturally, some more than others.

In today’s VLOG, I’ll go over the 6 most common questions I am asked.

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DIY – Essential Oil Foot Spray

Foot Spray
I don’t know about you, but we have five kids and that means a lot of feet.
And not just any feet…
Feet that love to forget the shoes, play in splash pads, jump on trampolines, jump into crocs, wear the same sweaty socks for way too long, etc.

I’ll never ever forget the year the oldest two both got athletes foot at the same time from a splash pad visit. * Insert all of the stressed-out mommy tears.
And then there is that one time that our five-year-old son came to us with a toenail issue so bad that two of his nails were seemingly grown into his skin. Poor little guy. It was winter. He loves socks. Who knew?

I’m a sucker for a good money-saving, useful DIY project and I don’t like feet so much that when I was younger my “friends” thought it was fun to chase me down and put their bare feet on me. Total gross me out!

That is why I love this foot spray! It’s easy, inexpensive, and empowering for my kids. They can spray their feet each morning and night. Done and done.

RECIPE:
+ Glass Spray Bottle
+ Witch Hazel
+ Purification Essential Oil
+ Oregano Essential Oil
+ Tea Tree Essential Oil

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DIY Skin Toner

After our 4th child was born with chronic skin issues, we began to learn how important it is to be aware of what is going onto our skin and into our bodies.

By the time our 5th baby was on the way, I had pretty well emptied out all of my personal care items in favor of cleaner ones and many of those were DIY items, including my toner, that I’d learned to make and infuse with my favorite essential oils.

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The benefits of oils on the skin are amazing. In this recipe, I’m choosing Tea Tree to promote a healthy surface on my skin where it’s easy to collect bacteria and debris in our pores.
I’m also using Frankincense which is regarded for being excellent for whole-body health on the cellular level. When I’m thinking of glowing, healthy skin with an overall even tone, I’m thinking about frankincense. Anti-aging starts at the cellular level.

RECIPE:
+ Glass Jar with a tight light
+ Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
+ Water
(We have a whole house filter that removes fluoride, chlorine, and other toxins. If I were making some without that, I’d consider high PH water such as Fiji Water or Smart Water.)
+ Organic Cotton Rounds

HOW TO:
Mix ACV + Water + Oils
Apply lid and shake to evenly mix ingredients.
Add cotton rounds to jar slowly until full.

I use this on my face + on any areas of our skin that need a little extra attention.

Let me know what you think of this recipe.