Cold weather calls for some extra love for your skin. Typically, in the winter my skin is really dry and it isn’t any fun. Lotions give some relief, but sometimes I need a little more. Body scrubs are the answer. They make my skin SO soft and feeling great. The best part? You can make them at home for a fraction of the price of those fancy store scrubs. Also, this scrub has only 3 ingredients. Sugar, almond oil, and essential oil. Perfect!!
Today I got a bunch of oranges and grapefruits for free from work. I was pretty excited about it because, helloooo, free!!! So I came home and squeezed them all down to get myself some delicious orange/grapefruit juice. I didn’t know how the 2 would be mixed together, but let me tell you, it is AWESOME! So now that I am full of vitamin C I am all ready to rock and roll with February’s essential oil of the month… you guessed it, ORANGE! This is really an awesome oil all around. It has a lot of similar qualities as lemon and is just a rockstar for a lot of different applications around the house.
Happy January my friends! Sorry this post is slightly later in the month than usual. I have been cooking up the storm and have a lot of delicious food posts in the works for y’all! But, I didn’t forget about one of my favorite hobbies … essential oils. For January, I decided to go with an oil that everyone is familiar with…lavender. It is such a popular and versatile oil that I needed to get it featured. Lavender goes hand-in-hand with relaxation and sleep related products but it has some other hidden qualities that you may not know about. Let’s get started!
Matt and I both woke up the other morning feeling like we got run over by the allergy bus. Sinus headaches, congestion, stuffy nose, sore throat. It was terrible and totally out of no where. It was also strange that we both seemed to catch the same exact cold. Overnight. Matt asked me to mix up a blend in the diffuser to get us feeling back to normal and I thought I would share it with you. Matt’s brother and dad came to town later in the day and said before they even came inside they smelled the diffuser. They thought the whole house smelled like a cough drop lol. I took that as a compliment haha. Since we weren’t sure what the heck was the issue I wanted a blend for our current symptoms (congested, stuffy nose, sinus headache) as well as preventing anything bigger that might be lurking (cold or flu).
Ho Ho Ho! It is December and I am celebrating with my favorite essential oil … EVER! Peppermint! If you already have lemon (November’s essential oil of the month) you are well on your way to your new favorite blend. Lemon, peppermint, and orange. I could diffuse peppermint every day of the year. It smells so fresh and energizing. It clears congestion, it eases nausea, it is a super star! Peppermint is an extremely versatile and useful essential oil to have on hand.