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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

one size fits all feel-good essential oil blend


Hello, my lovelies. I have been far more absent this year than I would generally prefer, and I would like to share why with you at another time. For now, suffice to say there is stress in my life.

Who doesn't have stress??! There is good stress, bad stress, middling muddled stress, blah blah blah, but all stress is still stress. It alters brain chemistry, and if you are not perfectly superb at managing your stress levels at all times, chances are you will find some days your brain is producing too much cortisol. The stress hormone.

Enter:

One Size Fits All Feel-good Essential Oil Blend


As the pic above so usefully says, this blend contains

15 drops basil

60 drops rosemary
60 drops lavender
25 drops Roman chamomile
15 drops peppermint

I would like to point out here that I currently do not have a neat Roman chamomile essential oil. Mine is a 10% dilution in jojoba oil, as it was quite a bit cheaper and I hardly ever use it neat anyway. If you do have pure chamomile, Roman or German, go with 3-5 drops instead of 25 and test it out a few times. Chamomile can be quite overwhelming at times so best not to overdo it.

Mix up the number of drops of essential oil together in a clean glass bottle with reduction dropper. Label it. Always label it! I use unpretty but oh-so-easy masking tape and permanent marker, as it doesn't bleed or run, stays put, and peels off without a gigantic gluey mess if I need to wash and re-purpose the glass bottle.

Let your new blend sit and synergize for an hour or so before use -- this is not so much about energy levels or some mystical essential oil magic, but just allowing the densities of the oils to properly blend together so that they distribute evenly. You can shake the bottle hard to mix the oils, I suppose, but a gentle swirl and rest is less oxidizing, at the very least. Anyway. Do make sure your oils are properly melded together before use.

Use your One Size Fits All Feel-good Essential Oil Blend in a humidifier, vaporizing diffuser, candle lit diffuser, or diluted for pulse point application in a roller ball or reduction dropper. I don't promise that this essential oil blend will magically reduce the cortisol levels in your brain, but the formula is composed of oils traditionally turned to for supporting brain and emotional stability. Test it out a bit and change it up if this particular blend doesn't quite work for you. And let me know how it goes! I love to hear from you.

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