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Ways to use Oils in your daily life



So many ways to add healthy choices into your daily life!

Now how about a few more??

sleep– lavender, peace & calming, vetiver  (staying asleep),clary sage (REM sleep), rutavala + bergamont+valerian+lavender+roman chamomile (Insomnia).

congestion– inhale peppermint, rub over sinuses

headaches- peppermint, frankincense, panaway, valor, deep relief, rc, mgrain   (determine if yours are tension, cluster, sinus or migraine and there is a specific way to tackle)

allergies– lemon, peppermint and lavender. inhale, diffuse, capsule

scars (and winkles) vanish- frankincense (seriously works!!)

blemishes– Frank, Mel A, purification, lavender

sore muscles– panaway, copaiba, idaho balsam fir

snoring– valor, thyme

metabolism– grapefruit

bruises, goose eggs (bumps)- valor

tummy /digestive issues- DiGize, peppermint

eczema, ear infections/aches, ADD, temper tantrums,sore throat, sunburn, warts, sugar cravings, balancing blood sugars, TMJ, PMS, depression, pink eye, anxiety, asthma, acid reflux, anti inflammatory, anger,concentration, focus, alertness, cough, diaper rash, fever…   the list is soooo long! And you can use on your pets too!




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  1. great ideas – thanks!

  2. Jennifer Randall

    March 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Did you use fractionated coconut oil for the sweet dreams foot rub or the solid stuff and did you just blend until it was fluffy?

    • spboehmig@gmail.com

      March 27, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      I used the solid stuff. In the dead of winter it is a little harder, but the whipping helps a lot. and of course when it is over 90 degrees it is a LOT softer! I avoid the fractionated because it is less pure…more steps and ingredients to keep it in a liquid state. I hope that this helps!

  3. How long do you whip the coconut oil? Do the oils go in before or after you whip?

    • spboehmig@gmail.com

      April 18, 2017 at 11:18 am

      I just whip it with a fork, and just long enough to get some air mixed in. The reason for this is to keep it soft, especially in the colder winter months because coconut oil gets hard when it gets to about 69-70 degrees (making it harder to scoop out with your fingers)
      You can apply oils any time 🙂 it doesn’t matter.

      • What size jar did you use

        • spboehmig@gmail.com

          May 25, 2017 at 7:53 pm

          I usually use a jar that I have or that fits where I need it to and put any extra in a separate jar and store it under the counter. I know that sort of goes about it backwards, but it puts me in a great space to fit things as I need them to.
          For this recipe, the essentials oils don’t add volume, neither does the “whipping”- not much anyway. My go to size (because I use them so often in the kitchen) is the ball jar that is either 6 or 8 oz. but I do love some pretty jars as well, so sometimes I refill something that is pretty.

  4. How many drops of the oils for the foot rub?

    • spboehmig@gmail.com

      May 9, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      it is totally up to you! that is the great thing about using essential oils, there is not really a right and wrong. But I know that doesn’t help you out very much, so let me explain a little more.
      If you are just adding the oils as a fragrance, just use a few drops (1-3d/ 1/2 c).
      If you are making this for your little ones, 2-5 drops
      If this is for an adult, the sky is the limit! But at the same time, you don’t want to be wasteful, so I would start with 8-10 drops. Then if i felt like I wanted to add a little more, then I would.
      What you want to think about is: what is the purpose? If you are making the rub for sleep, or for pain…. make it a little stronger. If you are making a combo for skin care, you can go a little lighter on the number of drops. Essentials oils that are as pure and potent as the Young Living oils are the ones that “a few drops go a LONG way”!
      Enjoy making up some at home combos that you love 🙂

  5. Denise Robinson

    May 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Could you use an electric mixer to blend it better?

    • spboehmig@gmail.com

      May 22, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      You certainly can!! I don’t, mainly because I am not making that big of a “batch”. I have used an electric mixer when I was making lots for Christmas gifts.

  6. So for the miracle night face cream you just used solid coconut oil and whipped with fork till it became soft and that was it? How did you keep it from hardening back up?

    • spboehmig@gmail.com

      May 24, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Yes, that is what I did. The “whipping” gave it some air that allowed it to stay soft and not to harden in the winter. In the summer, it naturally stayed soft enough to easily use. I hope that you enjoy it. another idea is to add another more liquid oil to it to help it to stay soft. For example, olive or castor oil. I use both of these oils in the mix that I make for my husband. He is one of the few that Coconut oil dries his skin out!

  7. Can you use any of the carrier oils in with the coconut oil? And how my h do you add to it ?

    • spboehmig@gmail.com

      January 28, 2018 at 3:05 am

      yes, any carrier oils are great. I encourage you to find what works best for your skin. avocado oil or almond oil is terrific for many skin types. I think that you meant was “can you use any of the essential oils with the carrier oil?” and Yes!! How much do i use….? well it depends. If i am making a pain cream, i use more drops, say 20 total in a 1/2 cup of carrier oil because I want a lot of concentration. If I am using something for skin care, and I know a little goes a long way, I might use somewhere between 6-12 drops per 1/2 cup. there is no exact science….i focus more on making sure that I use enough to get the job done, but too much that i am wasting oils (& money)

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