Scentsable Living

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


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Lavender

lavpot2Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from its flowering tops.

Lavandula augustifolia

 

Lavender has been used for centuries and is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body, working wherever there is a need. It is said that “if in doubt, use lavender.” It is one of the few essential oils to still be listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.

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An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. Lavender is a popular essential oil long loved for its calming, soothing fragrance and is very similar to that of the fresh herb —clean, fresh, relaxing, and floral—which is why Lavender has always been such a favorite of gardeners and perfume makers. When diffused, Lavender adds a clean and fresh scent to any room. Many know about Lavender for it’s relaxing benefits but do not realize that it can be used aromatically to help improve cognitive performance as well.

Try this: Want to get away? Create your own relaxing retreat by diffusing Lavender. Not only is its aroma soothing, but it also fills any space with a fresh, clean smell that eliminates odors. You can even freshen the bedroom with a DIY Linen Spray

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Topical Benefits

Lavender offers many benefits when applied topically. It is soothing, relieving, regenerating and relaxing to the skin.

Try this: Unwind at the end of a long day by adding a cup of Epsom salt and few drops of Lavender to a hot bath. Add a few drops to your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products to give your hair and skin extra radiance and for a beautiful smell that lasts all day.

Companion Oils

Lavender pairs well with most citrus oils, also chamomile, clary sage, geranium and ylang ylang.

Lavender EO

 

For more information and a .pdf, click here.

 

Interesting fact: It takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15-ml bottle of lavender oil. 

 

 


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Ring in the Holiday Season with Easy Make-n-Take Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season! I LOVE this time of the year! And I LOVE homemade gifts to give and receive! They are special, they are heartfelt and they are one-of-a-kind.

May you enjoy these fun recipes as you create memories together in the kitchen this year.

And let’s not forget our diffusers while we’re in the holiday spirit! Spruce up the atmosphere and add a little holiday cheer with these Scents of the Season diffuser recipes.

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Last but not least, here is a wonderful gift that keeps on giving. It’s where the learning and fun begin. Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit is a gift of health, of wellness, it says “I Care.” Not only that, it’s a wonderful kit equipped with all the right necessities for the DIY person who loves making their own home remedies, spa products, and more.

You can learn more about this incredible kit here.

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May you peak around every corner of this season, taking in all the wonder and excitement. May you spread the holiday cheer, uplift someone’s spirit, and share the the joy! May you be a blessing to those around you.

Merry Christmas!


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Stress Away

Stress Away essential oil is a Mama’s best friend. Let me paint the scenarios….

Sitting in traffic with agitated kids….Stress Away! Nothing is going right, everything is going wrong…Stress Away! “Calgon, take me away!”….Stress Away! Need I say more?

Stress Away EO

Stress Away is like a mental trip to the beach for me. The smells of lime and vanilla paired together with copaiba, cedarwood, ocotea, and lavender are like a little match-made-in-heaven. This portable blend is specially formulated to help relieve the little everyday stressors and tensors that can sometimes overwhelm us so that we can calm down, make it through our day, and sleep better at night. This helps us to live healthier and happier lives. And when Mama’s happy, everybody is happy, right?

Get some Stress Away so you aren’t like this person below (wink).

 


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Lavender Lemonade

What a wonderful twist on a summertime favorite! Lavender lemonade

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Ingredients

  • 6 lemons, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil
  • Ice water, about 10 cups
  • Lavender sprigs, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine lemon juice, lime juice, honey, and Lavender Vitality in a large glass pitcher.
  2. Add water to taste.
  3. Stir until well mixed.
  4. Garnish with sprigs of lavender.

What’s your favorite treat to make when it gets hot outside?