I have boldly copied this recipe from NourishingTreasures.com, and I hope she will not mind (please go visit this wonderful site – there are so many interesting and useful things there!)
- Fill a 2 ounce spray bottle to the shoulder with witch hazel.
- Add the following essential oils (not fragrance oils!):
- 5 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 3 drops Tea Tree
In my real life, I did not have any witch hazel, so I doubled the amounts and put them in a little bottle I could carry with me.
I have had a really bad rash for about a week. I have tried lots of things that have worked a little (doctor medicine, my own ideas, what other people have told me), but this EO recipe has worked really well for me. I am thinking about trying it with the witch hazel, but right now I am very very happy to use the oil only. It helps for contact dermatitis, as well as this strange rash (I don’t think it is shingles again, but it does look strangely like that – too bad there’s no money to go to the dermatologist) This oil blend takes the sting/itch away so I don’t have to scratch my skin bloody.
Nourishing Traditions says it is also good for bug bites and heat rash.
Many thanks to Nourishing TraditionsT
On my way to see a client, I noticed a store with all sorts of bottles in the window. Since I make up lots of different oil blends, I am always looking for a good source of little bottles.
When I went in, I saw that this store, Gold Star Fragrances, carries all sorts of fragrance oils. Most of these are of the famous fragrance brand names (you can get Thierry Mugler Alien, or Philosophie Amazing Grace, for instance), but there are others to use for making up one’s own blends. They do have a few essential oils, but most of their oils seem to be of the synthetic variety.
I had planned to buy two bottles to make a calming blend and a gem elixir for a client. I thought the price for the bottles was a little steep, but I was stunned to find out, when the clerk plopped two large plastic bags of bottles on the counter, that the quoted price was for a dozen glass bottles!
Armed with so many bottles, I came home and started to think about how to make cologne for me and mine.
There are recipes on-line, of course!
Pioneer Thinking website has a lot of information as well as recipes.
How to Make Perfume with Essential Oils contains tips on types of fragrances as well as a basic recipe (all of this at the end of the article).
4 Ways to Make Your Own Perfume is just that – from essential oil-based to how to use herbs and flowers.
How to Make a Natural Perfume has more thoughts.
Silly me! I mean, I am a nutritionist, but… I just never thought about it. There are nutritional steps you can take if you have shingles.
I got this from National Nutrition
* Avoid coffee, cola, and black tea – caffeine depletes nutrients needed to deal with stress
* Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
* Take a Vitamin B complex, ase well a Vitamin C, Oregano Oil, and lysine to boost your immune system
* Use capsaicin cream or Four Thieves oil to relieve discomfort
I’ve just discovered a couple of very nice spots for natural beauty and health care.
Humblebee and Me is a compendium of various DIY ideas, with a number of DIY beauty and hair care projects. Definitely worth saving and revisiting often. I was drawn to this site for its argan beauty serum, but stayed for all the other good things.
Everyday Roots has a lots of natural health and wellness DIY recipes. They also have a Facebook page
I’ll bookmark these sites and visit often.