Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

YlangYlangEOThis oil is created by steam distilling from flowers.  It contains antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, and tonic properties.  This oil has been known for its uses as an

  1. Aphrodisiac
  2. Balancing Equilibrium
  3. Calming
  4. Colic
  5. Constipation
  6. Crying
  7. Diabetes
  8. Indigestion
  9. Exhaustion
  10. Fear
  11. Frigidity
  12. Frustration
  13. Hair loss
  14. High blood pressure
  15. Hormonal balance
  16. Impotence
  17. Infection
  18. Low libido
  19. Palpitations
  20. Relaxation
  21. Regulate heartbeat
  22. Regulate respiration
  23. Sedative
  24. Sex drive
  25. Skin treatments
  26. Sooth insect bites
  27. Stress reliever
  28. Stomachaches
  29. Support thick, shiny, lustrous hair and reported to help control split ends)
  30. Tension reliever

It was once used on the bed of newlywed couples on their wedding night due to the aphrodisiac properties! It’s made to enhance/influence sexual energy and relationships by stimulating the adrenal glands.

You can apply this directly to your reflex points, diffuse, or over your thymus to help stimulate the immune system.

You may use this as a Dietary Supplement.  This has been deemed safe by the FDA for consumption, but NOT for children under the age of 6 and must be diluted even more for children over the age of 6.  You can add 1 drop of oil in 1 tsp of honey or in 4 oz of a liquid beverage.

This blends well with Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Marjoram, Sandalwood, and Vetiver.

Its smell is Middle to Base note and is sweet, heavy, narcotic, cloying, tropical floral, with spicy-balsamic undertones. And was rated a 5 on the scale for intensity.

White Fir Essential Oil

White Fir EO

White Fir Essential Oil is made by steam distillation from needles.  Makes tons of sense as to the strong Christmas tree-like scent it has.  It’s noted to have an intensity of around 3, and has a woodsy, fresh, earthy, sweet smell.

It has analgesic, antiarthritic, anticatarrhal, antiseptic, expectorant, and stimulant properties.

Uses for this oil include

  1. Arthritis
  2. Asthma
  3. Bronchitis
  4. Bronchial obstructions
  5. Bursitis
  6. Cartilage Inflammation
  7. Coughs
  8. Energizing
  9. Fevers
  10. Fighting airborne germs/bacteria
  11. Furniture Polish
  12. Muscle Fatigue
  13. Muscle Pain
  14. Oxygenating the cells
  15. Overexercised Muscles
  16. Sprains
  17. Sinitus
  18. Rheumatism
  19. Reducing Aches and Pains related to colds and the flu
  20. Respiratory congestion
  21. Urinary Tract Infection

You can apply this oil neat (meaning no dilution required) to your reflex points and/or area of concern; and of course you can diffuse… especially during the Winter holidays!  Aromatically it creates a feeling of grounding, anchoring, and empowerment while it can stimulate the mind and relax the body.  Want to add more to your diffuser?  It blends well with Lavender and Frankincense.

So just be careful because this is an FDA approved oil to be used as a Food Additive and Flavoring Agent, but it’s not recommended for ingestion by children under the age of 6.  This can also create skin sensitivity… so PLEASE if you see that you are having a reaction to the oil, STOP using and consult your medical professional.

Info obtained by the book, Modern Essentials; A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, Fourth Edition.

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Essential Oil of Lime

Benefits of Lime EO

Put the Lime in the coconut and call me in the moooooorning, yes you call me in the morning!

This Essential Oil, like many, smells amazing.  If you close your eyes and take in a deep breath of Lime EO, it takes you right back to the beaches of Florida.

To extract this oil, it is cold expressed from the peel.

It has antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, restorative, and tonic properties.

Back in the day it was used as a remedy for dyspepsia with glycerin of pepsin.  It was often used in place of lemon for fevers, infections, sore throats, and colds.

Common Primary Uses have been for
Bacterial Infections
Fever
Gum/Grease Removal
Revitalizing Skin

Beneficial for:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Blood Pressure
  3. Soothing broken capillaries
  4. Dissolving cellulite
  5. Depression
  6. Improving clarity of thought
  7. Energy
  8. Exhaustion
  9. Gallstones
  10. Cleansing hair
  11. Promoting leukocyte formation
  12. Liver deficiencies in children
  13. Listlessness
  14. Lymphatic system cleansing
  15. Memory improvement
  16. Nervous conditions
  17. Cleansing children’s skin
  18. Cleansing Sore throats
  19. Cleansing Water
  20. Air purification
  21. Promoting a sense of well being
  22. Removing gum
  23. Removing wood stain
  24. Removing oil spots
  25. Removing grease spots
  26. Remove dead skin cells
  27. Skin tightening and connective tissue

This oil can be applied to the Vita Flex Points and/or directly on your area of concern.  You can diffuse it to receive the aromatic influences and benefits.  You can find this in a few of our Scrubs in Sweet + Salty and in Simple Sugar, Bath Salts, and Lip Balms.

With that being said, if you apply this oil directly, you want to avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours due to the oil being a photo-toxic and can cause photo-sensitivity.  It has been regarded safe for human consumption by the FDA.  You can actually dilute one drop of oil in 1 tsp honey OR 1 drop of oil in 4 oz of a beverage to use as a Dietary Supplement.

If you want to blend with other oils, they have recommended Citronella, clary sage, lavender, rosemary, and all other citrus oils (like lemon in our Limeonade scrub)!

Info obtained from the Modern Essential book, 4th Editions, A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils.

 

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Put your fresh face forward for 2014

FreshFaceChoose from our variety of Clay masks to cleanse and rejuvenate your face.. or body!  After you wash/rinse your face, top it off with our Wake Your Face solution; made with chamomile tea and essential oils of lavender and melaleuca.

Say hello to my little friends…

Oct15 Launch PinShea Whaaat?! Shea Butter Body Mousse

This succulent mousse is made with Purified Water, Shea Butter, EVOO, Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Organic Honey, Magnesium flakes, and Stearic Acid (an emulsifier derived from animal + veggie fat).   We then pump them up with teas and/or Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

Loco Coconut Lotion

This amazing lotion is made with Purified Water, Coconut Oil, EVOO, Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Organic Honey, Magnesium flakes, and Stearic Acid (an emulsifier derived from animal + veggie fat).   We then pump them up with teas and/or Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

Pillow Spray and Specialty scents

These sprays are made with a base of Purified Water (no tap in our products!) and a blend of Essential Oils.

Our various sprays will contain one or more of the following dust mite fighters… Melaleuca, Lavender, Rosemary, Lemon, and Peppermint.

No Agua Body Wash

No agua, no problemo! Our No Agua Body Wash is made with a base of Purified Water (No tap in our products), Coconut Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil and then taken up another notch with either Green Tea or Chamomile Tea and then we pump it up even more with adding various Essential Oils.

Pumpkin Pie Scrub

This scrub can be purchased in Simple Sugar or even Sweet + Salty.  This Scrub is made with ALL of the base ingredients of the Simple Sugar/Sweet + Salty, PLUS Pure Vanilla Extract, Spices of Nutmeg + Cinnamon + Allspice, and Essential Oils of Cinnamon + Clove.

Loco Coconut Lotion

Coconut Lotion

Coconut Lotion has a base of Purified Water, EVOO, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Organic Honey, Magnesium Flakes, Stearic Acid (an emulsifier derived from animal+veggie fats), and a blend of Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

Water is a great and natural base for any solution and we use purified water (no tap water in our products)!  Extra Virgin Olive Oil is loaded with nutrition and antioxidants like vitamins A and E and these can help repair skin damage from sun exposure, cigarette smoke and pollutants and helps to promote your skin’s elasticity.  Sweet Almond Oil is a great emollient because it softens skin, rather than just hydrating it.  It has been known to relieve dry, flaking, and itchy skin due to eczema, psoriasis and rashes and is suitable for all skin types.  Grapeseed Oil contains the fatty acid, linoleic acid, this makes it a good solution to improve/cure various skin conditions, such as acne.  It an also assist in preventing the pores from clogging and even contains anti-inflammatory properties.  This oil has been known to stimulate biological tissues to contract and draw together, thus helping reduce swelling and helping with reducing signs of aging.  It is very light and can easily be absorbed by the skin and not leave any oily residue, which also makes this great for sensitive skin.  Coconut Oil has many uses and properties that make it such a versatile and amazing oil.  It’s great for replenishing and moisturizing skin with it’s natural component Vitamin E, which is why it’s great to help with eczema and cracked, dry skin.  It has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties, but let’s not forget how awesome it smells!  Magnesium can increase energy and stamina by encouraging the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy packets made in the cells and that’s why they say that good magnesium levels can help you look better, feel better, and gain more energy.  According to Dr. RH Waring*, Magnesium regulates the activity of over 325 enzymes, reduces inflammation, helps muscles and nerve functions, and helps to prevent artery hardening.  Beeswax naturally comes from bees and is extracted, then melted, and then purified by the beekeeper; this process does not include chemical processing.  It’s great for dry, rough, skin because it is good for locking in moisture, fostering cells, and protecting the skin from damage, but also offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral benefits.  Organic Honey is a humectant, which makes it a great moisturizer.  It also has High osmolality which means that the sugars interact with water in such a way that microorganisms cannot develop. In addition, when it comes in contact with wound exudates–fluids that weep from sores or ulcers–hydrogen peroxide is produced. The creation of the hydrogen peroxide can provide antibacterial benefits to ulcerated areas, which speeds healing.  Essential Oil are added not only to be aromatically pleasing, but we choose blends that will have properties and qualities to help your body inside and out!  Stearic Acid is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in various plants and animals.  You’ll find it in animal tallow, cocoa butter, and even veggies.  We use it because it’s a powerful cleanser and a natural emulsifier (which means that it helps blend the oils and water) and it will thicken the products and act as a preservative to give it a longer shelf life!

This products is sold in a 4 oz pump and the price varies on the scent.

Scents that we currently carry:

Natural: This does not have any Essential Oils.

Caramel Almond:  This is the base recipe, but we pumped it up with Coco Caramel and Caramel Almond Tea.

Pillow Spray- Fight the dust mite!

Pillow SprayOur Pillow Spray is made with a base of Purified Water, which is a great and natural base for any solution and we use purified water (no tap water in our products) and a blend of Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

You can use these sprays on your sheets, pillows, mattress, couch, or even as perfume.  There is no stopping you!

These can be purchased in a 4 oz spritzer.

Below are the scents that we currently carry:

Quite Calming is made with a blend of Lavender + Frankincense.  Both are very calming aromatically and also topically.  Lavender EO is not only a calming scent, it has analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties.  Although it’s great for balancing the mind and body, it also can help with anxiety, headaches, and it’s a dust mite fighter!

Rosemary + Mint is a blend of Rosemary and Peppermint Essential Oil.  Rosemary is a dust mite fighter while Peppermint can be very invigorating..also Peppermint EO has analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and most of all invigorating properties. It’s been used on everything from alertness, chronic fatigue, nausea, headaches, depression and many many more.

Rosemary is just a single blend Rosemary Essential Oil.  It has antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, and anti-infectious properties.  This oil has been used for cellulite, detoxification, fatigue, and even headaches and is a dust mite fighter!

Lavish Lavender is a single blend of Lavender EO.  It’s not only a calming scent, it has analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties.  Although it’s great for balancing the mind and body, it also can help with anxiety, headaches, and it’s a dust mite fighter!

Peppermint is a single blend of Peppermint EO.  It has analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and most of all invigorating properties. It’s been used on everything from alertness, chronic fatigue, nausea, headaches, depression and many many more.

Eucalypmint is made with a blend of Eucalpytus and Peppermint.  Peppermint EO has analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and most of all invigorating properties. It’s been used on everything from alertness, chronic fatigue, nausea, headaches, depression and many many more.  Eucalyptus is a dust mite fighter and has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, and antiviral properties.  It’s great for bronchitis, asthma, congestion, cooling the body, coughs, jet lag, lice, respiratory viruses, and rhinitis.

Wild Orange is made with a blend of Melaleuca + Wild Orange.  Melaleuca EO is the dust mite fighter and Wild Orange is for scent.  Wild Orange EO has been used for anxiety, nervousness, and concentration.

Grapefruit Special is made with a blend of Melaleuca + Grapefruit.  Melaleuca EO is the dust mite fighter and Grapefruit has disinfectant properties and has been used for hangovers, stress, depression, and fatigue.

Lime is made with a blend of Melaleuca + Lime.  Melaleuca EO is the dust mite fighter and the Lime EO is for scent.  It also has antiseptic, tonic, antibacterial, antiviral, and restorative properties and has been used for anxiety, energy, memory improvement, and promoting a sense of well-being.

Lemony Fresh is made with a single oil of Lemon EO.  Lemon EO is not only a dust mite fighter, but it has properties of anti-fungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, and refreshing properties.  It’s been used for anxiety, a disinfectant, postpartum depression, and stress.

Sexy Time is made with a blend of Lavender + Ylang Ylang + Frankincense + Ginger.  Lavender EO is a dust mite fighter, but the true nature of this spray is to help you feel more at ease.  This blend of oils helps fight rigidity!

Don’t Toss Your Cookies is made with a blend of Peppermint + Ginger.  Peppermint EO is a dust mite fighter, but also helps fight nausea.  Ginger, too, helps fight nausea and has properties of antiseptic, stimulant, and tonic.  It’s used for low libido, coughs, memory, motion sickness, sinusitis, colds, impotence and more.

Sunshine In A Bottle is made with a blend of Lemon + Grapefruit + Wild Orange.  Lemon EO is the dust mite fighter in this group!  Lemon, Grapefruit, and Wild Orange are amazing essential oils that have tons of qualities.. but it’s best, is that it’s a known anti-depressant.  All three essential oils have antiseptic and tonic properties as well.  Lemon also has anti-fungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, and refreshing properties.  It’s been used for anxiety, a disinfectant, postpartum depression, and stress.  Grapefruit also has disinfectant properties and has been used for hangovers, stress, depression, and fatigue.  Wild Orange has been used for anxiety and nervousness

Benefits of Clove Essential Oil

Benefits of Clove EO

Clove is a great scent and Essential Oil.  Aromatically it is spicy, warming, slightly bitter, and woody.  It’s something we use in our ingredients while making Pumpkin Pie and what we now use in our brand new seasonal scrub, Pumpkin Pie! (Which is being released on Oct 4th at our Meet The Owls Event) The wonderful Essential Oil is created by steam distillation from the bud and stem.

It has so many uses and is great for drawing out, so it’s great for infections and more, just read below!

All properties include

  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-infectious
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiparasitic
  • Strong antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Disinfectant
  • Antioxidant
  • Immune Stimulant

Uses for this oil

  1. Help with Tobacco Addictions
  2. Acne
  3. Antioxidant
  4. Arthritis
  5. Bad breath
  6. Blood clots
  7. Bronchitis
  8. Candida
  9. Corns
  10. Diarrhea
  11. Dietary supplement
  12. Digestive Upsets
  13. Disinfectant
  14. Fatigue
  15. Fever
  16. Fungal Infections
  17. Herpes Simplex
  18. Hormonal Balance
  19. Hypothyroidism
  20. Hypertension
  21. Impotence
  22. Insect bites
  23. Insect stings
  24. Insect control (insecticidal)
  25. Liver Cleansing
  26. Memory
  27. Metabolism Balance
  28. Mold
  29. Muscle Aches
  30. Muscle Pain
  31. Osteoporosis
  32. Plague
  33. Sinitus
  34. Skin infections
  35. Tension headaches
  36. Thyroid Dysfunction
  37. Toothache pain
  38. Viral infections
  39. Vomiting
  40. Warts
  41. Wounds

As a regular application, you can dilute 1:1 ratio and apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern.

For gums and infected teeth issues, rub directly on the gums surrounding the area.

For the removal of the desire to smoke or to fight a tickling cough, rub on tongue with your finger and you can diffuse.

For a dietary supplement, place 1 drop with 1 tsp of honey and take OR you can do 1 drop of EO with 4 oz of beverage (soy/rice milk).

This oil is great to blend with other EO’s such as Basil, bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rose, rosemary, and ylang ylang.

SAFETY DATA: Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization.  Use with caution during pregnancy.  Can irritate sensitive skin.  As we say with everything… if you notice that you have any abnormal skin sensitivity or more, please stop use immediately and contact a professional medical adviser (i.e. your Doctor!)

All info we obtained from the Modern Essentials book, Fourth Edition.

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Benefits of PeppermintPeppermint Essential Oil is not only aromatically amazing, but has great benefits!

It’s created by being steam distilled from the leaves.

It has Analgesic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, and invigorating properties.

Uses and benefits include:

  1. Alertness
  2. Antioxidant
  3. Asthma
  4. Bacterial Infections
  5. Chronic Fatigue
  6. Cold Sores
  7. Colon Polyps
  8. Congestion
  9. Constipation
  10. Cooling of the body
  11. Cramps
  12. Charlie Horses
  13. Diarrhea
  14. Dysmenorrhea
  15. Endurance
  16. Fainting
  17. Fever
  18. Flu
  19. Halitosis
  20. Headaches
  21. Heartburn
  22. Heatstroke
  23. Herpes Simplex
  24. Hot flashes
  25. Indigestion
  26. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  27. Itching
  28. Jet Lag
  29. Lactation (Decrease in milk supply)
  30. Menstrual irregularity
  31. Migraines
  32. Motion Sickness
  33. MRSA
  34. Muscle Fatigue
  35. Nausea
  36. Rhinitis
  37. Relieve colic
  38. Sciatica
  39. Shock
  40. Sinusitis
  41. Surgical wounds
  42. Swollen Eyes
  43. Tennis Elbow
  44. Throat Infection
  45. Varicose Veins
  46. Vomiting
  47. May also help anger

Aromatically this oil is great for purifying and stimulating the conscious mind and may aid with memory and mental performance.

You can apply this oil directly or dilute 1:1 with a carrier oil.  It is recommended to dilute  with children and people with sensitive skin.

This oil is in a variety of Scrubs (in Simple Sugar and Sweet + Salty), Bath Salts, Lip balms, some Bath time products, and some body cooling spray!

Info obtained from the Modern Essentials Book, 4th Edition, A Contemporary Guide to Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils

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Frankincense Essential Oil

Benefits of FrankincenseFrankincense is created by steam distillation of the gum/resin of the tree.  It has anticatarrhal, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, immune stimulant, and sedative properties!!

Now are you ready for all of these benefits + uses?!

  1. Arthritis
  2. Asthma
  3. Allergies
  4. Balance
  5. Breathing
  6. Concussion
  7. Confusion
  8. Colds
  9. Coughs
  10. Diarrhea
  11. Depression
  12. Ease hyperactivity
  13. Ease impatience
  14. Ease irritability
  15. Ease restlessness
  16. Focus energy
  17. Genital Warts
  18. Hepatitis
  19. Herpes
  20. Headaches
  21. Hemorrhaging
  22. High blood pressure
  23. Immune system support
  24. Improve concentration
  25. Improve vision
  26. Infected wounds
  27. Insect bites
  28. Inflammation
  29. Jaundice
  30. Laryngitis
  31. Memory
  32. Mental fatigue
  33. Meningitis
  34. After miscarriage
  35. MRSA
  36. Minimize distractions
  37. Nasal Polyp
  38. Postpartum Depression
  39. Prostate problems
  40. Respiratory problems
  41. Scaring prevention
  42. Sciatic pain
  43. Snake bites
  44. Tension
  45. Ulcers
  46. Warts
  47. Wrinkles

This is great to have diffused or to apply directly on the reflex points or area of concern.  It blends well with all oils and we have them in our Simple Sugar and Sweet + Salty Scrubs,  The Bath Salts, and The Sleeping with the Fish Bath Fizzies.

Info obtained from the Modern Essentials Book, 4th Edition, A Contemporary Guide to Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils

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