Recipe: Easter Egg Soap!

Easter is coming up, so why not get festive with some Easter Egg Soap? These are pretty easy to make, and they look wonderful! Have them by the bathroom or kitchen sink for an extra special holiday touch!

 

Ingredients:

Melt and Pour Soap Base— I recommend the clear glycerine as it will give your final product a see-through look.

Soap Color Bars— For lighter pastels, add just a bit to the melted base

Plastic Easter Eggs– These are those plastic eggs you can buy at the grocery or drug store. The crack open and are usually filled with candy.

Empty Egg Carton

Pipette Dropper

Drill/Dremmel

Electrical Tape

Fragrance Oil/Essential Oil (Optional)– Lavender Essential Oil makes a great spring scent.

 

Steps:

First, put together the plastic eggs. Where they would normally separate, wrap with electrical tape. This will ensure none of the product leaks. Use your drill or dremmel to put a small hole in the top of the plastic egg. The hole should be big enough for the end of the pipette to fit inside. Put the plastic eggs into the empty egg crate.

 

Melt the soap base, and put melted soap into various small bowls (each egg requires approximately 1/2 cup of mixture). This is the point where you would add melted color blocks. You can certainly make uncolored egg soap, but the colors make it more festive! The color blocks work best if melted WITH the soap base. You can also melt the colorants separately and add/mix a little at a time. A little color goes a long way, so this method is great if you want lighter colors and aren’t sure how much to mix in. This is also the step where you would add any essential oil or fragrance oils to the melted mix. Again, a little goes a long way. I recommend about 1-2 drops of oil per egg.

Next, use your pipette dropper to fill up the plastic eggs. Be sure to over-fill as the mixture will contact when cooling.

Put the eggs in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Then you can take them out of the plastic and your soap is ready to go! You can smooth out the markings or blemishes with a pairing knife.

Enjoy! 🙂

Gardening with Essential Oils

Gardening with Essential Oils

It’s springtime here in Ohio and my green thumb is ready to start planting. My garden bed is ready for some tasty got tomatoes, cucumbers, and broccoli! My flowerbed is getting some lilac, tulip, and hydrangea plants 🙂 So to prepare you, we are here with some tips! Essential oils are fantastic, blah, blah, blah…you know the drill. They work for SO many different things. Below you will find some tips on mixing essential oils together to help fight off fungus and those bugs that come around and eat all your plants!

Mildew/Fungus Protection:

Mix 10 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil OR Tea Tree Oil with 1 gallon of water into a container with a sprayer.

Insect Protection:

If you are having trouble with bugs eating your crops, just use 4-7 drops of essential oil with 1 gallon of water in a spray container. Match the problematic bug with the oil.

*Alternatively, you can soak a string in the essential oil solution and string among the garden to get rid of flying insects.

Ants– Peppermint Essential Oil

Beetles– Peppermint Essential Oil

Chiggers– Lavender Essential Oil

Flies– Basil Essential Oil OR Rosemary Essential Oil

Mosquitos– Lavender Essential Oil OR Lemongrass Essential Oil

Moths– Lavender Essential Oil

Slugs– Cedarwood Essentail Oil

Spiders– Peppermint Essential Oil

Ticks– Lavender Essential Oil OR Thyme Essential Oil

Weevils– Patchouli Essential Oil

Fire Ants– Mix 1 teaspoon of liquid hand soap with 6 oz. of Sweet Orange Essential Oil and 1 gallon of water. Pour on the ground where the ants have built their mound.

Gardening with Essential Oils

And simple as that you have a rejuvenated garden of fresh flowers, ripe vegetables, and delicious fruit. I know I’m ready to use these in my gardens and I’ll be passing this to all my friends and family!

Gardening with Essential Oils

Fighting Seasonal Allergies with Essential Oils

Fighting Seasonal Allergies with Essential Oils

You may think those of us at Bulk Apothecary use essential oils for everything, and you’re right. We do. It’s because they provide relief for so many things, naturally. We always say, if you can avoid drugs, chemicals and preservatives you should. Some people definitely need assistance from our synthetic friends, but why not try some natural essential oils before turning to over the counter medicines? It’s allergy season, so here are some tips to relieve those symptoms using only essential oils!

How to Use:

Dab your forehead, chest and behind the ears with the oils.

Add a couple of drops to your hanky or tissues, inhale as needed.

Drop a couple drops into your shower/bath before bathing.

Combine into hot water, inhale with a towel covering your head and the steam.

Put a drop of oil on your pillow at night to open up your sinuses during your sleep.

Mix with water, swish in your mouth and spit out for throat soreness/itching.

Which Oils to Use:

Peppermint oil is great for sinuses. That’s the one to add to the pillow at night. You can also mix the Peppermint Essential Oil with Lemon Essential Oil and Eucalyptus Essential Oil for an all-around allergy mix that will help take care of sinuses, congestions and breathing. The mixture will work to protect immunity, relieve soreness and as an anti-inflammatory.

Lavender oil mixed with the lemon oil and peppermint oils is also great for the throat. Lavender essential oil is anti-inflammatory, so it’s fantastic as an antihistamine. If you are also having trouble with breathing, and coughing a lot, try Ginger Essential Oil. It’s perfect for wheezing and also great for any digestive issues.

 

In short, work with Peppermint oil, Eucalyptus oil, Lemon oil and Ginger Oil for all your allergy relief. You can mix as you like and apply in one of the methods listed above.

**Tip: There is a Eucalyptus Lemon Essential Oil that is available that is a wonderful mixture of the two for allergy relief!

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Fighting Seasonal Allergies with Essential Oils

Fighting Seasonal Allergies with Essential Oils

Reed Diffusers Recipe

Reed Diffusers Recipe

Lately, Bulk Apothecary has been getting quite a bit of inquiries about Reed Diffusers. These are great alternatives to chemically-based air fresheners and can be custom made to your aroma preferences. They are inexpensive, and it’s easy to make small amounts every time you need some more. With spring coming up, you can have these on-hand so that you have a wonderful, fresh-smelling home when it comes time to open up those windows. Here is a very simple, chemical-free recipe.

Reed Diffusers Recipe

Ingredients:

Glass Diffuser Jar

4-6 Diffuser Reeds

1/4 Cup Mineral Oil

2-3 Tablespoons Vodka

Essential Oil

Pipette Dropper

Steps:

Pour 1/4 cup mineral oil into a measuring cup or glass bowl. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of vodka (non-flavored). Mix well. The mineral oil and vodka won’t easily mix, so it is important to stir to thin the combination.

Next, add essential oil with the pipette dropper. You can use any essential oil you like. During the spring, find a floral scent like Lavender Essential Oil. You can even mix a few different oils. This is the creative part. Regardless, you will need to mix a base of 25% essential oil to the 75% mineral oil/vodka mixture. You can adjust based on how much scent you want, but try to stay around 25% essential oil. Mix well. Once fully mixed, just pour into your diffuser bottle* and put 4-6 reeds into the top. You can flip the reeds every few days for maximum aroma.

**A perfect diffuser bottle will be glass with a wide base and small opening. You do not want to pour the mixture into a container with a wide opening because to much of the scent will evaporate.

 

If you have any reed diffuser combinations please comment below! We’ll be sure to keep trying new things 🙂

 

The Bulk Apothecary Team

 

Reed Diffusers Recipe

Coloring Your Candles

Coloring Your Candles

We’ve posted recipes for making candles in the past, but not how to color. Fact is, coloring is easy. Just follow the below recipe and add a color block. The color blocks for candles are sold in various colors in tiny little cubes. To color a 16 ounce candle, you don’t even need 1 whole cube. You can cut the cube into fours. Obviously, more color bar will give you a darker color, so some testing may have to be done to find the color you are looking for. Otherwise, just follow the recipe below. When you fill the jar with the beeswax, just place the 1/4 of a color block onto the top of the beeswax pellets. When the candle goes into the over, the product will melt together and mix on its own. Coloring your candles is a super simple way to get what you’re looking for without the store bought price.

RECIPE

This is the absolute easiest and quickest candle-making recipe we have. This recipe is for the beeswax pearls (yellow and white available) with one essential oil. We did our best to break it down in the simplest way possible. Once you get the hang of this recipe, it’s pretty easy to start adding other ingredients like mixtures of essential oils mixed, and finishing the candles with some fancy packaging. This will get you started.

*Please not you can make this recipe even easier by omitting the essential oil. The beeswax pearls have a very slight honey scent, so if you are sensitive to smells, you can leave out the oil.

Ingredients:

Color Block— You choice of color.

Yellow Beeswax for Candles (I prefer the yellow as it gives a little natural coloring to the final product, but you can also use white)

1/2 oz. Eucalyptus Essential Oil (I used this oil because it gives the candle a honey-mint-type fragrance. I tend to think this scent is great for anyone that is sick as the mint/honey properties can help clear the nasal passages AND it smells delicious/clean!)

Pipette Dropper

Low Smoke Zinc 21 Candle Wick (6′ length for 3-4′ diameter candle)

16 oz. Country Kitchen Jar w/ Matching Cover

Super Glue (You can use a hot glue gun if you have one)

Steps:

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Glue the bottom of the wick to the bottom of the candle jar. Hold the wick up while you fill the surrounding jar with the beeswax pearls and put 1/4 color block on top of the pearls. Once filled, put in the oven for approximately 40 minutes or until the beeswax has completely melted. Once melted, fill with desired amount of oil (the candles are pretty large, so you can add the full 1/2 ounce if you want a strong scent).

The wax will harden quickly. Cut wick down to size, top with jar lid and your candle is ready to go! Enjoy! These really are so simple to make and are wonderful gifts. You can make various sizes and save so much money creating your own candles instead of buying the expensive ones at your nearest retailer! Plus, once you?re comfortable enough making them, you can experiment and get more creative!

Coloring Your Candles

Coloring Your Candles

 

Honey Coconut Oil Syrup for Sore Throat

Honey Coconut Oil Syrup for Sore Throat

I don’t know about all of you but for us the flu was bad this season. My entire family had it at one point or another (and sometimes twice!) While many may consider flu season over, there are still quite a few people catching the bug or dealing with ongoing symptoms – I swear I’ve had a cough for months now. Below is a super simple recipe for anyone dealing with a sore throat or pesky cough. It’s all natural and probably uses ingredients you already have in your home!

I’ve had to use this recipe several times this season and even passed it along to all my mom friends! In addition, you can keep the recipe on hand for allergy season as it will help you deal with itchy throat AND help boost your immune system. It really works wonders 🙂

So let’s get started on this great syrup recipe for any season!

Ingredients:

1- 4 oz. Plastic Jar

2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (Organic, Extra Virgin)

1/4 Cup Raw Honey

3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Steps:

Mix Honey, Lemon Juice and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil into jar. The clear plastic jars are great so you can ensure the product mixes properly. This is a food-safe product, so you can ingest. Some people prefer to gargle it a bit before swallowing. It’s a fantastic alternative to cough syrup with lots of chemicals and unnatural ingredients in it.

***Pair this syrup with plenty of rest, water and vitamin C (any maybe soup if you have the energy)!

As with all of our recipes, feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

We all hope you feel better 🙂

Honey Coconut Oil Syrup for Sore Throat

The Bulk Apothecary Team (who will hopefully be flu free this year – YAY!)

 

Honey Coconut Oil Syrup for Sore Throat

 

Pet Shampoo Scenting and Adding Ingredients

Pet Shampoo Scenting and Adding Ingredients

When bathing your pooch, you want to make sure to find a formula that is safe, tear-free and not too strong of an aroma. The balance is tricky. You want your pet to smell nice, but you don’t want to attract fleas or have an irritating scent.

Here are a few tips for using our Unscented Pet Shampoo Base.

1) Don’t be afraid of vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has a strong scent, but it can be useful if you add a teaspoon or so to a large gallon of shampoo (or just a drop or two to a smaller container). Vinegar will detract fleas, brighten the coat of fur AND make the rinse a bit easier. The trick is mixing vinegar into the shampoo a while before using the shampoo. You want the vinegar to set. The smell will be strong at first, but after it mixed, you won’t notice much.

2) Scenting– Our favorite mix of fragrance is Rosemary Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil. 1-2 drops of each mixed into the shampoo will give it a slight, fresh scent. It will leave your pet smelling clean, but not too human-like. Like the vinegar, mix the Rosemary Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil into the unscented pet shampoo base and let sit overnight. The aroma may be strong at first, but it weakens over time. The 1-2 drops may not seem like enough, so feel free to add more if you are working directly with one of the larger gallons of base.

When giving your pet a bath, be careful not to rub the formula into their eyes. If you are worried about working with oils and afraid you may get some of the formula into their eyes and irritate, just skip scenting the shampoo and create a spritzer with the oils. Just mix a few drops into a spray bottle with some water. When you are done washing and drying, you can spray a few times and get the same effect!

 

Pet Shampoo Scenting and Adding Ingredients

Pet Shampoo Scenting and Adding Ingredients

No Curl Hair Spritzer With Argan Oil Recipe

No Curl Hair Spritzer With Argan Oil Recipe

It seems like we always wish we had a different type of hair than we actually have (heard of “the grass is always greener” saying). Well… do you suffer from unruly curly hair? There are so many methods of straightening and relaxing. We’ve found one of the best ways is with the use of Argan Oil. Argan oil is high in Vitamin E and fatty acids, but it’s also a thin oil that is easy to use with your hair. While many people apply the argan oil directly to the scalp (use about a dime-size amount before or after you shower), we’ve put together a recipe for a spritzer that is great for untangling unruly hair for post-shower. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 Spray Bottle— Any size will do, we recommend an 8 oz. so you will have some space to mix and shake!

Argan Oil

1 Tablespoon of Conditioner (use your favorite brand, or if you want something more simple, substitute with a teaspoon of shea butter or cocoa butter)

Water
Steps:

Fill the spray bottle 1/4 of the way full with Argan Oil. Mix in conditioner and enough water to fill the bottle. You may find that the mixture is too thick to spray (if you have a thick conditioner or are working with a butter). If so, just add less conditioner and more water.

Apply to you hair to help straighten in the morning!

***If you have naturally curly hair, you can add the argan oil to just about any of your haircare products. Add a few tablespoons to your conditioner and use in the shower, or as noted above, just apply directly to the scalp!

 

I’ve never had so many compliments since using this product, I’ve even had to give out my secret recipe to friends and family!

No Curl Hair Spritzer With Argan Oil Recipe

 

No Curl Hair Spritzer With Argan Oil Recipe

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is coming quickly. If you are in the unfortunate few that haven’t picked up something special for your sweetheart, your window of opportunity is closing quickly. Although the holiday has earned its reputation of extravagant gifts, and bold romantic gestures, most women prefer something thoughtful and simple. Check out this micrographic for a few last minute, heart-felt gift ideas.

One idea for your darling is the gift of massage lotion. Although minimal, accompanied with a spa night in, this can make for a memorable Valentine’s Day.

Another great idea is the gift of relaxation in the form of aromatherapy oils. These little presents range from lavender to peppermint to sandalwood and everything in between. Your Valentine will feel like a royalty as they enjoy their favorite scent, and let go of their stress.

Last, but not least is the oldest trick in the book– a bouquet of flowers. Go above by picking up their favorite flowers to go together with a fun night out on the town.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Torn Workout Hand Cream Recipe

Torn Workout Hand Cream Recipe

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Okay, so today we have a recipe for those of us suffering from torn up hands due to working out. Anyone that has tried the popular Crossfit workout will notice that their palms begin to dry up and callouses form. Anytime we lift or even just do pull-ups from a traditional pull-up bar, we are putting a strain on the skin in our palms. Fortunately, there are some treatments that work a bit better than basic moisturizer. The problem can be prevented by wearing gloves, but many Crossfit-certified facilities recommend building up the strength of your skin and staying away from gloves. For those people, we have a simple moisturizing recipe. Just apply a small amount to your hands after your workout and/or before bed (apply up to 3 times a day). It will feel a bit sticky, but after a few applications you will be used to it. Even if you aren’t suffering from callous hands, you can use this recipe to soften the skin–just think of it as a more intense moisturizer for tough hands!

This recipe is a great gift for anyone you know that appreciates a good workout!

 

 

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons Lanolin

1 teaspoon of Tincture of Benzoin (this product can be found at your nearest drug store/healthy supply store under the name Friar’s Balsam)

1- 4 oz. plastic jar with lid

Just mix the lanolin with the tincture of benzoin in a small jar. Add more lanolin to make the product less sticky. You only need about a small-dime size amount per use. Mix in a drop or 2 of essential oil for scenting and added moisture. I recommend Eucalyptus Essential Oil as it has added healing benefits.

 

*Store in a cool/dry place for re-use.

 

Torn Workout Hand Cream Recipe

Aromatherapy Stretch Mark Removal Using Cocoa Butter Recipe

Aromatherapy Stretch Mark Removal Using Cocoa Butter Recipe

Most of us have had to deal with stretch marks at one point or another in our lives. If you’ve had kids, chances are you’ve had the marks around your abdomen and hips. There are countless ways to treat these marks, and while nothing may get rid of them completely, you can reduce visibility significantly. Below is a recipe for getting rid of those marks using aromatherapy and cocoa butter.

If you prefer to work with shea butter, you can certainly substitute or use one of the butters alone. Furthermore, if you are pregnant and cautious of using essential oils, just use without. It is always good for pregnant women to check with a doctor before direct contact with essential oils. The below mixture is the best recipe we’ve found for dealing with stretch marks.

 

Stretch Mark Recipe

Ingredients:

4 ounces of Cocoa Butter (I prefer the pure/natural, but choose the deodorized if you want to scent the product in another way)

2 ounces of Avocado Oil

4 drops of Neroli Essential Oil (optional for pregnant women)

oz. or larger jar with lid (the plastic jars are perfect for this product, and the 4 oz. size will work if you scale the ingredients)

Steps:

Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler. Stir in neroli essential oil and avocado oil. Put the mixture into a separate bowl, off the heat, for 2-4 minutes. Pour into jar and let further cool.

*Note: Adding more oil will make the product softer, adding less will make it a harder consistency. Adjust accordingly.

**You can mix in 2-3 drops of your other favorite essential oils for scent or other aromatherapy benefits. For instance, add some Eucalyptus Essential Oil and you will have a mint-scented product that is great for calming nerves as well as the stretch mark benefits of the rest of the product.

 

Enjoy!

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Aromatherapy Stretch Mark Removal Using Cocoa Butter Recipe

Creating Your Own Knock-Offs Using Fragrance Oils

I don’t know about everyone else, but every time I go into a Bath & Body Works or Victoria’s Secret, I bee-line straight to the lotions, perfumes and skincare products. The scent is practically dragging me to the table. However, I don’t always have the cash to burn when it comes to getting my favorite things. Rather than getting sad, why not create your own knock-offs? Not only can you replicate the products fairly easily, you can customize to your liking. If the scent is too strong in the retail version, you can add less. If you want something strong, add a little more fragrance oil. Perhaps you want a soap instead of a lotion, just mix the fragrance oil into your melt and pour soap base. Plus, you can make gifts for friends and family. Package them up in some red bags with pink ribbon and you have the perfect Valentine for your loved ones or friends who may be celebrating the holiday solo.

Below is a basic recipe for knockoff Bombshell lotion (the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell). Bulk Apothecary has tons of other fragrance oils available that are pure, super-concentrated oils. You can add them to any base you like. You can also mix into your candle-making or soap making. As always, get creative!

Victoria’s Secret Imitation Bombshell Hand & Body Lotion

1 Gallon Premium Hand & Body Lotion Base (Mix the fragrance oil with any of the unscented bases for similar effect)

1/2 ounce Bombshell Fragrance Oil (If you prefer a different scent, check out the selection of other fragrance oils)

Empty Bottles/Dispensing Caps

Mix 1/2 ounce Bombshell fragrance oil into 1 gallon of Premium Hand & Body Lotion Base. Let sit for 20 minutes, stir. Fill into bottles with black or white dispensing caps. You can also use the pumps if you prefer. Finish with a homemade label or ribbon and you have the perfect gift! Enjoy!

homemade lotion

Jasmine Hand and Nail Balm

Jasmine Hand and Nail Balm

Now that the stress from the holidays has ended, it’s time to make this year about taking care of yourself. Pampering yourself at home is an inexpensive way to indulge in life’s little pleasures. Today, I have a simple recipe for those dry winter hands. There’s nothing worse than dry cracked knuckles during the cold winter months.
Taking care of your hands will make you feel younger, and it’s a huge plus for your cuticles and nail beds. This recipe will moisturize your hands while keeping them nice and soft. It will also help with extremely dry skin and restore your natural oils.  This balm is such as huge hit at my house that I’ve given it as a gift to everyone in my family… I mean who doesn’t deserve a little self love!
Jasmine Hand and Nail BalmJasmine Hand and Nail Balm
Ingredients:
The ingredients above will work wonders on our dry winter skin 🙂
Steps:
1. Using a kitchen mixer, mix the Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter together for 4-5 minutes.
2. Melt the beeswax granules in the microwave for 15 seconds. Slowly pour into mixture.
3. Add the Jasmine Essential Oil and Jasmine Fragrance Oil.
4. Once mixture is well blended, transfer into a container or jar of your choice. Mixture will harden within a few hours.
Using this terrific smelling balm throughout the day will make your hands feel luxurious. The smell alone is intoxicating!
To gift, I place this balm and other lotions in a clear plastic bag, tie with a bow and add an adorable name tag. It makes it so personal and thoughtful!
If you have any other suggestions feel free to comment below 🙂

Recipe: Beeswax Candles

We’ve included some recipes for candle-making in the blog before, but today we want to spotlight the absolute easiest and quickest candle-making recipe we have. This recipe is for the beeswax pearls (yellow and white available) with one essential oil. We did our best to break it down in the simplest way possible. Once you get the hang of this recipe, it’s pretty easy to start adding other ingredients like colorants, essential oil mixed and finishing the candles with some fancy packaging. This will get you started.

*Please not you can make this recipe even easier by omitting the essential oil. The beeswax pearls have a very slight honey scent, so if you are sensitive to smells, you can leave out the oil.

Ingredients:

Yellow Beeswax for Candles (I prefer the yellow as it gives a little natural coloring to the final product, but you can also use white)

1/2 oz. Eucalyptus Essential Oil (I used this oil because it gives the candle a honey-mint-type fragrance. I tend to think this scent is great for anyone that is sick as the mint/honey properties can help clear the nasal passages AND it smells delicious/clean!)

Pipette Dropper

1?Low Smoke Zinc 21 Candle Wick (6″ length for 3-4″ diameter candle)

16 oz. Country Kitchen Jar w/ Matching Cover

Super Glue (You can use a hot glue gun if you have one)

Steps:

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Glue the bottom of the wick to the bottom of the candle jar. Hold the wick up while you fill the surrounding jar with the beeswax pearls. Once filled, put in the over for approximately 40 minutes or until the beeswax has completely melted. Once melted, fill with desired amount of oil (the candles are pretty large, so you can add the full 1/2 ounce if you want a strong scent).

The wax will harden quickly. Cut wick down to size, top with jar lid and your candle is ready to go! Enjoy! These really are so simple to make and are wonderful gifts. You can make various sizes and save so much money creating your own candles instead of buying the expensive ones at your nearest retailer! Plus, once you’re comfortable enough making them, you can experiment and get more creative!

Aromatherapy For Cold or Flu

Aromatherapy For Cold or Flu

Today we are going to tell you how to mix some of your essential oils to ensure you don’t spread viruses during the cold/flu season or to make you feel better if you’re already caught that awful cold. Make sure you diffuser is dusted off, cleaned up, and ready to go! Don’t worry you don’t need a diffuser but it’s always nice to have 🙂

Aromatherapy For Cold or Flu 1

Recipe #1: These oils should be mixed in a diffuser for steam inhalation.

1 Part Eucalyptus Essential Oil

1 Part Lemon Essential Oil

1 Part Rosewood Essential Oil

1 Part Lavender Essential Oil

 

This blend can be used in your diffuser (electric diffuser pictured below), or you can put a few drops around the house, on the radiator to evaporate and fill the room, or use in a spray bottle.

Aromatherapy For Cold or Flu 2

If you don’t have a diffuser, drop the mixture into boiled water. Put a towel over your head and breath in the steam. Be careful as the mixture will be hot. The oils and steam will help loosen mucus (and you will feel like you’re getting a pretty great facial at the same time).

Recipe #2: This recipe will help protect your throat from airborne viruses.

Mix 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil with 1 drop of Lemon Essential Oil in a glass of warm water. Gargle. DO NOT swallow.

 

Recipe #3: This is to help get rid of the chills once you already have the flu.

Run a bath. Add 3-4 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil and 3-4 drops of Black Pepper Essential Oil. You can alter this by adding this mixture to the end of the shower. Breath in. Relax. Enjoy.

Again, we recommend getting plenty of rest and fluids when you are sick!

 

 

 

 

Aromatherapy For Cold or Flu

Natural Throat Spray for Sore Throat Recipe

Natural Throat Spray for Sore Throat Recipe

Today’s blog will be continuing with our cold and flu recipes, we have an all-natural remedy for that pesky sore throat. If you’re like my hubby, being sick is the end of the world! Anything I can do to ease his pain will help. So I’ve come up with this recipe just for him but it’s great for me too! As always, you can adjust depending on your sensitivity to the ingredients. Also, use with caution as essential oils are quite strong. You will want to check with your physician before taking any pure oils internally. With that out of the way, on to the recipe!

Natural Throat Spray for Sore Throat Recipe New

Ingredients:

Plastic Bottle with Sprayer (Bulk Apothecary has various sprayers available to fit the bottles)

15 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

1/4 Cup of Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup of Water

Steps:

Just mix the essential oils, other liquids and fill into spray bottle. Spray into back of throat as needed. Store the mixture in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.

This is a great alternative method to the over-the-counter sprays that are sold during cold/flu season. Lemon essential oil is a known throat soother, and the peppermint essential oil will help counter-balance the scent, as well as help sooth any redness and inflammation.

*Be sure to use a brand new bottle/sprayer. If you use an old sprayer or bottle, the previous product will still have some debris left and may not mix well with the oils. In addition, it will ensure you aren’t ingesting anything dangerous.

It’s just that easy and you’re on your way to feeling better and getting back to your everyday life 🙂 Be sure to drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest!!

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Natural Throat Spray for Sore Throat Recipe