Scentsable Living

Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.


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Never Have I Ever…

This is such a fun game and so I thought I’d play too! Here are my answers and then let’s see what yours are in the comments below. Did you get a chuckle playing this?

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  1. Run out of Lavender – I sure did! I remember running out of my lavender during the WRONG season of the year and calling a friend to see if she had an extra bottle I could buy off of her.
  2. Gotten Oil in my Eye: Whew! Yes! It was on our road trip, as we were driving back to Ohio from Tennessee. I accidentally put a drop of Lemon EO in my eye and WOWZA did it sting! We made an emergency stop at the nearest gas station for a small bottle of whole milk. I had remembered learning that something fatty like milk or oil could help move it out of the eye. I am soooooo thankful to have learned that little handy tip prior to my own incident, lol.
  3. Used Oils on my Pets: Oh yes! My boys had turtles for a while. Our youngest’s turtle came home from the pet store with a cracked shell. As parents, we go to great lengths for our kiddoes because we love them so much. He noticed the crack and felt so bad for his turtle and we just had to save her. I read online that Tea Tree essential oil can clean the area and super glue would seal the crack, so that’s what we did. Oh, and in case you’re wondering….it worked! Mom win!
  4. Used Oils in the Bedroom: Let’s just say romantic nights with my hubby have been taken to a whole new level (wink). But there are others uses in the bedroom as well. How about diffusing an aroma for a peaceful sleep, or mixing up a linen spray, or scented sachets for your dresser drawer. The possibilities are endless!
  5. Dropped a Bottle and Broken It: Oh the devastation! I watched my essential oil slowly going down the drain and I couldn’t save it. Can you relate?
  6. Added Oils to My Food: Yep, yep! This is so much fun. I’ve used them in homemade pasta sauce, lemon coconut truffles, peppermint patties, cocoa, coffee, water (well I guess technically that isn’t food, whoops!), scones, on fish, in ice cream, and more!
  7. Forgotten to Dilute a Hot Oil: Let me just say, you’ll only do this once, lol!
  8. Used Oils on a Plane: Oh yes! I use Valor before boarding the plane, Stress Away as I prepare for take-off and landing, and Thieves while on the plane.
  9. Diffused in my Car: We sure do. We have a travel car diffuser that goes where we go. Who doesn’t like a nice smelling car? Car fresheners give me headaches, essential oils don’t. And I love that we can change the scent whenever we’d like. If it’s a long road trip, Peppermint helps to keep us awake and alert.
  10. Grabbed the Wrong Bottle in the Middle of the Night:  Tired is real, lol!
  11. Offered an Oil to a Stranger: I’m pretty good at this, lol!
  12. Used Oils for Cleaning: Most definitely. See #4 above. I also use them in freshening trash cans, while vacuuming, in my homemade furniture polish and more.
  13. Made DIY Recipes with Oils: Hmmmm, see #4 and #12 for this one. I also use in homemade lotions, facial washes, moisturizers, toners, bath bombs, the list is endless. I love DIY Recipes!
  14. Diffused Oils in a Hotel Room: Yep, yep! Our travel diffuser comes into the hotel rooms with us. Purification is a favorite for insects, they do NOT like this essential oil blend. Also Thieves to help support our immune systems along with some calming essential oils for a good night’s sleep. If I forget to bring the travel diffuser up, we’ll place a couple of drops of essential oils onto a tissue and tuck into the air vents. It works great too!
  15. Added Oils to a Bath: Of course! 🙂 Essential oils for relaxation, or essential oils to help soothe tired and sore muscles after a long day or tough workout.
  16. Used Oils for My Feelings: Oh my goodness, I’m pretty sure my family is thankful for this. Because….women, hormones, all the emotions…need I say more!
  17. Reorganized My Collection: Many times! I’ll never forget being so excited to have rearranged my collection according to how we use each oil only to find that my youngest wanted to color coordinate them instead and surprise mommy!
  18. Shared Oils with a Neighbor: If you know me, you know I share oils with everybody, lol!
  19. Given an Oily Gift: Oh how I love to make gifts! Bath bombs, body scrubs, perfumes, roll-on’s, sachets, foot soaks, and more!
  20. Used Too Many Drops of Peppermint: I guess my question is, who hasn’t? Lol!

Okay, it’s your turn to play. Let’s see your answers in the comments below. Have fun!


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Roll-On Romance: Massage Blend

Looking to get in the mood with a romantic massage? Try making your own DIY massage blend with essential oils:

1. Simply add the essential oils below into an empty roller ball or essential oil bottle with a roller ball attachment.
2. Fill the rest of the bottle with Young Living V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex until the bottle is around ¾ full.
3. Roll on desired areas and enjoy a wonderful essential oil-infused massage.

• Sensation™: The aroma inspires feelings of love and affection.
• Idaho Blue Spruce: The aroma helps create a grounded and balanced environment.
• Black Pepper: The aroma is stimulating, energizing, and empowering.
• Sandalwood: The aroma is positive, stabilizing, and grounding.

 

 

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“Aromantics:” Where aroma and romance come together in this incredible bedroom blend.

To add a little “spice” to the bedroom, create this romantic blend to have on hand at all times.

The Romantic Bedroom Blend

  • 8 drops Palma Rosa
  • 4 drops Lime
  • 2 drops Clary sage
  • 2 drops Nutmeg
  • 1-2 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 1 drop Ylang ylang

Mix in these proportions together in a darkly colored glass bottle, and fill the rest of the way with vodka (helps the oils remain suspended), witch hazel, or distilled water with a pinch of salt. Spritz around the room and enjoy.

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Love is in the Air

It’s February which means everywhere you turn, Love is in the Air.

Here are a few fun recipes that combine wonderful essential oils together into “lovely” diffuser blends.

In need of a diffuser? You may find something you like here. My favorites are the Desert Mist with its candle flicker option and the Aria for its intrigue, elegance,  music options and remote control.

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And here are some romantic inspired roll-on blends using some of our favorite “love” combinations.

This is a fantastic Make ‘n Take idea!

You can purchase roller bottles for essential oils through amazon.  Buy them in bulk, invite some friends over and have fun!

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Order your essential oils here.


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A Healthy Colon

Yesterday I shared about the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse for a gentle and effective cleanse to improve overall health and wellness. Today, let’s begin with targeted cleanses beginning with the colon. But first, let’s talk about the colon for a moment. I know it isn’t much of a “table talk” discussion but it’s definitely important to understand the function and role that our colon has in regards to our health.

The colon is considered the large intestine which plays a part in the final role of digestion. It is a large tube averaging about 6 feet in length of dense muscle tissue that escorts waste from the body. Before it escorts waste from the body, it removes liquids and salts from the waste as it passes through the body. From here, the body prepares to excrete it through the means of bowel movements. It is important to keep this part of the body healthy to do its job.

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Cleansing the Colon

One of the important things about cleansing that I have learned over the years, is understanding that the “back door” needs to be open and clear before the garbage can escape. Meaning, a colon cleanse is usually the first system of cleansing to take place before any other body systems get cleaned out (unless doing a total body cleanse). It doesn’t make sense to release toxins from the body only to have it reabsorbed because there was a faulty exit strategy, so it’s important to have a healthy colon ready to do its job.

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ComforTone® (capsules) are an effective combination of herbs and essential oils that support the health of the digestive system by eliminating residues from the colon and enhancing its natural ability to function optimally.* Because it supports normal peristalsis (the wave-like contractions that move food through the intestines), ComforTone is ideal for strengthening the system that delivers nutrients to the rest of the body.* It also contains ingredients that are beneficial to liver, gall bladder, and stomach health.*

 

 

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Companion Oils

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This essential oil blend consists of tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise and patchouli, and may be useful for improving digestive function.

It can be applied topically, breathed in aromatically, or both. One method of applying topically is to apply to the abdomen followed with a hot compress.

 

Here’s to your health and to a new year. Here’s to a fresh new start, a clean slate, and an optimal functioning body. Here’s to your wellness, purpose and abundance!

 

Franklin


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Essential Oil-Infused Wine

Did you know that you could enhance the experience and flavor of a good glass of wine simply by adding essential oil to the moment? Have I peaked your interest? Well then let me share with you what I have learned…

When selecting a wine, I learned that there are a few categories and terms to choose from. Terms such as woodsy, warm, crisp, fruity, floral, etc… You can do the same with essential oils and pair them accordingly. Let me show you how:

Riesling, for example, would pair well with a fruity essential oil such as mandarine, tangerine, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, jade lemon, or a fruity blend such as Citrus Fresh.

A woodsy wine would pair well with cedarwood, juniper, spruce, or fir.

A more floral based wine could pair lavender, rose, geranium, etc…

When talking about pairing essential oils with wine, there are two ways to enjoy this combination. One is simply inhaling the paired essential oil by running a diffuser in the desired room. The other would be to add to your glass, bottle, or recipe of the chosen drink of choice. Here are a few fun recipes to try.

 

 

The wonderful thing about adding essential oils to the evening is that they don’t interfere with the wine, they enhance it. May you take delight in trying something new with your next glass of wine.


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Young Living Halloween Roundup

Well, it’s right around the corner! Next week actually. I began looking into some healthier alternatives to the traditional treats and thought to share them with you.

Here we have a fun drink and snack with Witch’s Brew and Fruit Spiders.

 

Sink your teeth into this nutritious treat called Ogre’s Overbite.

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Also take time to enjoy these festive treats of Thieves-Infused Pumpkin Seeds and Halloween Popcorn!

 

Annnnnnd then there’s the trips to the bathroom after all of the fruit and healthy eating, lol. So how about some Halloween Poo Brew and a Trick or Treat diffuser blend to keep the house (ahem, and bathroom) smelling ummmmmm, not so scary, HA!!!

 

Finish the night with this Monster Repellent. Talk about cute! The kids will love them! Use the Monster Repellent for little ones who think there’s a monster in the closet, or under the bed. Or for the overactive imaginations that will soon follow Trick or Treat.

Happy Halloween from Scentsable Living!

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