Thursday, August 8, 2019

Scented pencils

Just in time for back to school, did you know you can make scented pencils and erasers using essential oils? It works great! How fun to send off the kids with pencils smelling like their favorite calming, uplifting, grounding, or focus boosting blend.

These and super easy. First, use non-toxic, natural wood, or recycled paper pencils, and non-toxic erasers.

Next add 20-30 drops of essential oil to a cotton pad and put it and your pencils and erasers in a plastic zipper bag.  Wait for a couple days and open the bag and your pencils and erasers will smell like whatever oil you placed on the cotton pad. The longer you keep it in the bag, the stronger the scent. You can add more drops after a day or so for maximum effect.

French cucumber salad recipe

This French Cucumber Salad with Marjoram essential oil is healthy, refreshing, and bursting with wholesome, delicious flavors.

1 avocado, diced
1 tomato, diced
½ red onion, sliced
½ cucumber, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 toothpick Marjoram oil

  1. Combine avocado, tomato, red onion, and cucumber in bowl. Set aside.
  2. Pour olive oil into small bowl and mix in toothpick dipped in Marjoram essential oil.
  3. Combine olive oil mixture and vegetables.
  4. Add lemon juice and stir.
  5. Top off with salt and serve immediately.

Back to school

It is almost back to school time. 

Let's welcome the new school year with some new or renewed healthy oil habits.

Did you know that essential oils can be used to help your system avoid illness? They can also be used to calm symptoms such as coughs and aches, if you are sick. Essential oils can help with those seasonal threats that are coming in the fall! 

How about focus during school and for homework? YES, essential oils to the rescue! 

Then there is the sleep, getting back to a good bedtime routine, grab those oils and start the year out great! 

Here is a guide to help you stock up and be prepared.