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post #41 of 99
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post #42 of 99
I didn't cut and paste the list of discussion questions..

- I use them to clean everything! I put a drop each of lemon, lavender, geranium in green clay w/ water for a mask (I've also used whip egg whites w/ these oils for a face mask too)

- 1/2 c baking soda, enough castille soap to make it consistancy of frosting, 5 or so drops of e/o of my choice (lemon, sweet orange, basil, lavender whatever I'm cleaning) and rub on sinks, tubs, counters, etc and rinse, it cleans up like the soft scrubbers in the store only better! It shines up the faucets so pretty!!

- Lavender & Tea Tree Spray Cleaner
1 t. borax
2 T. white vinegar
2 c. hot water
1/4 t. Lavender essential oil
3 drops Tea Tree essential oil

- fart buster room spray (ok lol ds named this one)
5 drops Orange
2 drops Cinnamon
2 drops clove
4 oz. distilled water
splash of vodka

- Rose Geranium, Palma Rosa, Bergamot, fennel & Clary Sage to relieve pms.

- peppermint and pink grapefruit in a car diffuser to ward off nausea


- 1 drop of Myrrh in half a glass of water, makes an excellent mouthwash (or applied neet on a canker sore)

- lavender oil is a super duper aniseptic for owies

I use lavender on one boy and the other one likes red manderin (OMG smells like candy! he smells so sweet I could eat him up LOL)

vetiver is another scent I just LOVE!

- I use old chapstick tubes to put in epsom salts and add drops of oils for a "smelling salts" thing I keep in my bag. for myself I use blue tansy - it works like a charm in stressful situations. I've done other oils like that too.

as far as finding recipes and such all I did was a google seach and a bazillion sites come up. I searched "essential oil recipe"

theives blend (Clove, lemon, cinnamon, Eucalyptus radiata and rosemary) I rub on our feet every night in a carrier of jojoba. If we are going in a public place I put some drops on a tissue

I've purchased oils from several places. I like this site for thier oils and the info on what it can be good for and what scent it is, etc.
new directions
post #43 of 99
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post #44 of 99

need EO advice

Anybody compare the brands Young Living versus Wyndmere? Let's not endorse one company but prices vary so widely it's hard to know what's reliable. Young Living says their oils are "Therapuetic Grade" Is that just a marketing gimmick so they can charge higher prices?

Help for a newbie please!
post #45 of 99
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I use eos in our baths and in acv hair rinse, but want to experiment with mixing for particular uses, too.

Going to check out links here now.
post #46 of 99
I have been using Lavender, TTO, & Sweet Orange neat on my face for about a month. What a difference it has made!!! Clean smooth skin that I haven't had in years (not since, beauty school and twice daily facials).
I use TTO or Sweet Orange in the morning to get me going and Lavender at night to help me sleep. I use 3 drops for my whole face. It might seem like a lot but it works great. Next I want to try Bergamont. I haven't found a carrier oil I like yet (hate the feeling of oil on me) soI hope I can use Bergamont neat also.
I am looking for a Lotus EO if anyone know of a great one. I used to get it from a local place that went out of business. It was called Fuke's, if anyone knows of their supplier I would be so HAPPY to get in touch with them.
post #47 of 99
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Originally Posted by Momof3inMI
I have been using Lavender, TTO, & Sweet Orange neat on my face for about a month. What a difference it has made!!! Clean smooth skin that I haven't had in years (not since, beauty school and twice daily facials).
I use TTO or Sweet Orange in the morning to get me going and Lavender at night to help me sleep. I use 3 drops for my whole face. It might seem like a lot but it works great. Next I want to try Bergamont. I haven't found a carrier oil I like yet (hate the feeling of oil on me) soI hope I can use Bergamont neat also.
I am looking for a Lotus EO if anyone know of a great one. I used to get it from a local place that went out of business. It was called Fuke's, if anyone knows of their supplier I would be so HAPPY to get in touch with them.
I'm really new to EOs. In fact, I've never even used any. We bought a bottle of TTO but threw it away after I read some information that stated a few drops could kill a pet We tried to figure out if that was true or not but no one got back to me so we threw it out to be safe.

So if you use 3 drops of neat oil, do you just rub it into your skin? Do you have to wash your face first or does this take care of cleaning? I've stopped washing my face and all I do now is wipe with a warm or cool washrag depending on my mood.

Thanks
~Nay
~Nay
post #48 of 99
I wash my face in warm water (to open up the pores) and than place one drop on my forehead (rub in) one on each check (rub in). For the most part this will take place of cleaning the skin. I don still use Aveeno, in the shower, on my face. My skin has really started to clear.
post #49 of 99
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Originally Posted by Momof3inMI
I wash my face in warm water (to open up the pores) and than place one drop on my forehead (rub in) one on each check (rub in). For the most part this will take place of cleaning the skin. I don still use Aveeno, in the shower, on my face. My skin has really started to clear.
Thanks!

~Nay
post #50 of 99
here you all are! I tried to post an aromatherapy thread in FYT awhile back, but didn't get any responses.

my fav recipe to put in my aromatherapy burner is;

5 drops lemon
3 drops cinnamon
2 drops basil

sooo relaxing yet rejuvinating at the same times.
post #51 of 99
EO for kids I am intrested in them, also wondering if you use them on the feet or externaly how that works.
post #52 of 99
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Originally Posted by JoyJoy1975
EO for kids I am intrested in them, also wondering if you use them on the feet or externaly how that works.
Do you mean for sweaty feet? Cypress oil is supposed to be good for that. http://www.dreamingearth.com/essentialoils.html I'm very new to EOs so I've only read this, never tried it.

The one, and only book, I've yet read recommended diluting the oil in a carrier oil. There are several that are okay to use that won't change the benefits of the oil. If you want, I can go get the book and give you the list of okay oils.

ETA:

And then you would rub the oil directly on the problem area.

~Nay
post #53 of 99
Great thread! I use lavender on a pillow of herbs at night (warmed in the microwave), tea tree on pimples. I put a cotton ball of lavender & eucalyptus in our vacuum cleaner, so the room smells good everytime the boys vacuum.

I am really interested in adding some oils to my vinegar/water spray. I work at a residential home for boys and have 10 of them, about age 12. I am determined to cut the number of chemicals we use, especially since so many of them struggle with emotional disorders. I have several that complain about the vinegar smell . . . anything I can add to it? I have read some of the posts that include lavender & tea tree oil. Do these make it smell better? Any idea where I can find some good "recipes?" TIA!
post #54 of 99
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Originally Posted by AntoninBeGonin
Do you mean for sweaty feet? Cypress oil is supposed to be good for that. http://www.dreamingearth.com/essentialoils.html I'm very new to EOs so I've only read this, never tried it.

The one, and only book, I've yet read recommended diluting the oil in a carrier oil. There are several that are okay to use that won't change the benefits of the oil. If you want, I can go get the book and give you the list of okay oils.

ETA:

And then you would rub the oil directly on the problem area.

~Nay
No not really some sites recommend when giving kids some EO to mix it with olive oil and rub on feet. For kids under 7 and babies. I guess some are too harsh for a baby or small child to take by mouth. I guess that way it gets in their system and feet are a bit less sensative then other areas to rub and have many blood vessels. Does that make sense. I know it sounds whacked out but so true.
post #55 of 99
Most aromatherapy oils cannot be ingested, unless it is labeled food grade.
post #56 of 99
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Originally Posted by eloise24
I am really interested in adding some oils to my vinegar/water spray. I work at a residential home for boys and have 10 of them, about age 12. I am determined to cut the number of chemicals we use, especially since so many of them struggle with emotional disorders. I have several that complain about the vinegar smell . . . anything I can add to it? I have read some of the posts that include lavender & tea tree oil. Do these make it smell better? Any idea where I can find some good "recipes?" TIA!
No "recipe" but yes, adding EOs to the vinegar/water spray will help to mask the vinegar spray. Lavender & TTO are great because they're also antibacterial so they help clean AND smell better. I tend to add a little TTO for it's antibacterial properties & then some sweet orange because it's relatively inexpensive & smells YUMMY. I'd just play around to figure out how much to add. I get my EOs in bigger bottles & use a pipette to add it to things so I can't tell you in drops how much I use.
post #57 of 99
I'm in love with citrus fragrances too - grapefruit makes me happy
post #58 of 99
post #59 of 99

Clove EO?

I'm new to EOs, too! Thanks, I really enjoy this!

I bought some organic clove EO and put it on my babe's gums where he had teething inflammation and he HATED it! But then seemed like he wasn't in pain anymore... It IS strong. I tried it on myself, first.

Any other uses for clove oil? I have the sense that I'll be trying to use up the bottle in other ways... Maybe in a massage oil designed for sore muscles (it burns!)?
post #60 of 99
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