I’m playing around with Facebook Live ( Honest Guide to Essential Oils) and did my first video today.
It went pretty well. I didn’t give a heads up to anyone as I was a little shy and unsure how it would all unfold. Please, go take a look, leave a comment and a question PLUS some real feedback ( be gentle though!). Let me know what you would like to talk about and the times that are great for you. I would like to do them weekly.
This is what we talked about.
Essential Oil Highlight: Eucalyptus
History: It was first distilled in Australia after a local pharmacist, in the mid 1850s, was experimenting with the oil.
The Scent: Piney and minty with a touch of sweetness.
- Open up the airways: Place a few drops at the bottom of your shower before adding the hot water. Once the heat hits the oil, you’ll have a nice eucalyptus steam.
- Hair nourishment: Add a few drops to coconut oil and apply to either dry or wet hair. You can leave it on as long as you need/want. I like to head down to the beach and let the sun really help soak the oils into my hair.
- Hand cleanser: Place a few drops into your unscented ( try dr. bronners castle soap) liquid soap and keep by the kitchen and/bathroom sink.
Essential Oil Highlight: Lavender
History: The name lavender was derived from the latin word meaning, to wash. Lavender was originally used, by the Romans, to scent their baths, beds, clothes, and hair. It was later discover to help medicinally for burns.
The Scent: Sweet floral, and light.
- Know as the gentle oil and used primarily for calming effects to help promote relaxation and sleep.
- Apply to the skin with a carrier oil, like fractionated coconut oil, to soothe skin irritations.
- May help repel small insects: place a few drops on a cotton ball and put close to where you see them.
I like to blend these two oils together. Eucalyptus helps quiet the mind, which is great after a long exciting summer day, plus may help open the airways to some optimal night breathing, and lavender helps promote relaxation. One of my favorite ways to blend them is in a diffuser after dinner and before bed to help promote a great restful sleep.
Eucalyptus can be a little strong for some, so I suggest a 1:2 ratio or even more ( lavender).
Jump over to Facebook, join our Honest Guide to Essential Oils group and watch the video!