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Citronella

CitronellaCitronella essential oil is steam distilled from aerial parts and leaves.

Cymbopogan nardus

 

Historically, this plant has been used to help keep surface areas clean and to keep insects at bay along with many topical and aromatic uses.

Aromatic Benefits

An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. Citronella essential oil is refreshing, uplifting, stimulating and equally calming.

Topical Benefits

Combined with a carrier oil, Citronella can be applied topically to help benefit the skin. It also makes a good companion in massage oil for an overall massage including the abdomen. Citronella is also know as a skin-penetrating enhancer when layering with other complimentary essential oil.

Applications

Citronella can be used both topically and aromatically by following the instructions on the label. Diffuse for an uplifting refreshing environment, or use topically to benefit the skin and muscles.

Companion Oils

Citronella pairs well with bergamot, cedarwood, geranium, lemon, orange, and pine.

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For more information and a printable .pdf, click here.

 

Interesting fact: This oil belongs to the same family of aromatic, oil-rich tropical grasses as lemongrass and palmarosa.


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Guilt-Free Peppermint Delights

I don’t know what it’s like in your part of the world, but it’s been very hot where we live. Humidity is around 91%, temps are near 100 degrees…this means a cool, refreshing treat is in order and these Guilt-Free Peppermint Delights are just what we need!

They whip up very quickly!  Take them out of the freezer and enjoy!

What a wonderful treat when we feel like we are roasting in this heat, (hey, that totally rhymed! lol).

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Feel free to switch out the agave nectar for a sweetener of your choice.

Peppermint Vitality essential oil is approved for internal consumption making it the perfect addition for this recipe.

Get your bottle of Peppermint Vitality here.

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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?