Vetiver

Vetiver is used to stabilize emotions and offers a number of health benefits to support the body and mind. The oil possesses natural grounding properties that help protect against emotional issues.

Vetiver can calm the mind, while stimulating healthy blood circulation in the body. The oil strengthens immune system function, thereby supporting the body in protecting against harmful environmental elements and seasonal threats.

The oil’s strong stabilizing properties, along with its natural ability to promote immune system function, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you’re dragging through the winter.

Uses
To strengthen the immune system, add 1-2 drops to your hot tea and ingest. Diffuse the oil with lavender to promote healthy emotional balance.
For relaxation, put 1-2 drops in your bathwater and soak. You can also use vetiver to promote healthy circulation by using it in a massage. You only need a tiny amount of vetiver to get the full effect of its health benefits, so consider applying with a toothpick.

General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Internally. Topically.

Precautions
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.

Blend Recipe: Vetiver Body Butter

Ingredients

½ cup Shea Butter ¼ cup Almond Oil ¼ cup Coconut Oil (solid) 8 drops Vetiver Essential Oil 8 drops Jasmine Essential Oil

Directions
For a smooth, skin supportive body butter, melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a pan over medium low heat. Stir until smooth and well combined. Remove the mixture from the stove and stir in the remaining oils. Scoop the body butter into a glass container with a tight lid. Use a small amount over the elbows, feet, cuticles, and other dry areas of the body.

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Thyme

Does your immune system barely put up a fight? Are you always the first one with a sniffling nose and the last one barely breathing from stuffiness? Thyme will put your defensive line at attention.

Regularly used by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, thyme oil offers a number of health benefits. Thyme oil possesses natural purifying and cleansing properties that, when applied in small amounts, help promote healthy and clear skin.

The oil utilizes similar properties when it comes to bodily health by combatting harmful environmental elements and seasonal threats. The oil’s strong purifying and cleansing properties, along with its natural ability to fortify the immune system, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when your body’s in need of a pick-me-up.

Uses
To support the immune system, add 1-2 drops thyme to a veggie capsule and take internally.

For recipes, put 1 drop in meat or entrees if the herb is called for. Lastly, you can apply thyme topically to support skin health. Simply dilute 1-2 drops and apply gently over the affected area.

General Methods of Application
Apply diluted. Aromatically. Topically. Internally.

Precautions
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.

Blend Recipe: Poison Ivy Relief

Ingredients
4 Tbsps Carrier Oil
2 drops Thyme Essential Oil
2 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
13 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
15 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Directions

To calm the irritation of poison ivy rash, blend all ingredients together in a small container. Apply over area concern to protect against itching.

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Sandalwood

Sandalwood oil offers a number of health benefits for your body and mind. For instance, the oil possesses natural grounding properties that help protect against negative emotions.

It is frequently used in meditation to uplift the mind and stimulate the mood. The oil supplies similar properties to skin, making it more radiant, smoother, and healthier than ever.

The oil’s strong and calming properties, along with its natural ability to support skin health, make it one powerful agent to have on hand if you have an unwieldy teenager under your roof.

Uses
To support emotional health and relieve tension, add 3-4 drops to your diffuser and inhale deeply.

For hair health, massage 1-2 drops into your wet hair and scalp. You can also use sandalwood in a facial steam. Add a few drops to a bowl of steaming water, place a towel over it and you, and breathe in the pleasant aroma while the steam goes to work on your pores. Lastly, you can apply sandalwood topically to support skin health. Simply rub 1-2 drops softly over the affected area.

General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Internally. Topically.

Precautions
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.

Blend Recipe: Sultry-scented Body Wash

Ingredients
2/3 cup Liquid Castile Soap
1/4 cup Honey
2 tsps Sweet Almond Oil
1 tsp Vitamin E
30 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
20 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

Directions
For a sultry-smelling bath wash, melt the coconut oil over low heat until smooth. Remove the oil from heat and blend in the honey, vitamin E, and essential oils. Whisk until well combined. Slowly add in the castile soap (warning: will suds up, so stir slowly). Once well blended, pour the liquid soap into a glass bottle and shake well. Use as normal. Always shake before use.

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Rosemary

Does your stomach make humiliating noises as it turns over in upset? Rosemary supports healthy digestion. Frequently used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, rosemary offers a number of health benefits.

The oil possesses natural digestive properties that help protect against issues like upset stomach or indigestion. In fact, rosemary can sooth aches and soreness, which makes it an effective oil for muscle and joint health as well.

Moreover, rosemary is a reliever of nervous tension and so can help relieve fatigue. The oil’s strong digestive properties, along with its natural ability to flavor, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you’re firing up the summer grill.

Uses

To strengthen digestion, apply a topical application of rosemary to the abdomen and the reflex points of the feet or add 1-2 drops rosemary to a meat dish or entrÇe. Not much oil is needed for big flavor.

For emotional support, diffuse the oil throughout the home.

General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Internally. Topically.

Precautions
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.

Blend Recipe: Re-energizing Bath Scrub

Ingredients
¼ cup Avocado Oil ½ cup Grapeseed Oil ½ cup Epsom Salt ½ cup Fine Grain Sea Salt 1 Tbsp Vitamin E 10 drops Spearmint Essential Oil 20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Directions
For an energizing bath scrub, blend the oils in a jar or other airtight container. Blend the salts in a separate container until well combined, then slowly stir them into the oil mixture. Store in a cool, dry place in order to extend the scrub’s shelf life. Use as needed.

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