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ESSENTIAL OILS

Exam Time Essential Oils

It’s exam time and we have started getting calls from parents and children about anxiety and panic attacks..
the first tip usually is to ask the caller to relax and take a deep breath 🙂

There are plenty of examples around us where parents push the kids beyond their capacity to vicariously fulfil some unfinished dream. It never works out this way so don’t do it.

The other thing is to remember that nobody will remember these grades 10 years from now so why sweat? How many of us remember grade 6 marks from 20 years ago? None , Im sure.
Focus instead on the child absorbing and retaining what is taught in class..and then creatively presenting it again

Here’s a little tip to improve focus and relax during exam days..you could prepare it in advance and burn around the study room(for the kids) and the living space (for the tiger moms and dragon dads)😤

Smooth Sailing Focus Blend

Ingredients:
8 drops grapefruit EO5 drops basil EO
5 drops bergamot EO
2 drops lavender EO

Directions:
Mix together in a small dropper bottle (5 ml)

Applications:

6 drops to a bath 3 drops on a wet washcloth, rub all over your body while showeringDeep inhalations from a tissue/cloth or pocket squareAdded to an essential oil diffuser to fill your room

Calm and Concentrated Blend

Ingredients:

1 tsp lavender EO1/2 tsp bergamot EO1/2 tsp geranium EO40 drops sandalwood orcedarwood EO10 drops chamomile EO

Directions:

Combine oils in a small dropper bottle (15 ml, 30 ml)

Applications:

Massage

In a small non-reactive bowl add 2 oz of your favorite massage oil (argan, coconut,sesame, sweet almond, jojoba,grapeseed,macadamia)Next add 4-6 drops of your calm and concentrated blendMix well.Massage all over your body

In the bath: Add 4-6 drops to your bath

Inhalation: Add 4-6 drops to a cloth, tissue or fill a pocket EO inhaler with mixture, inhale deeply

Diffusion: Fill your aromatherapy diffuser with as much of the mixture as you’d like

Alert and Aware Blends

These blends are recommended for diffusion.

Alert and Aware blend #1

14 drops Juniper EO8 Drops Pine EO8 Drops Rosemary EO

Alert and Aware blend #2

10 drops grapefruit10 drops lime5 drops black pepper5 drops peppermint

For blend #1 and #2 either apply to a diffuser or dilute with a base oil and add to a 1 oz glass dropper bottle. It can then be used as a stimulating massage oil.

Alert and Aware blend #3

This blend is meant to only be used in a diffuser

15 drops eucalyptus5 drops peppermint5 drops basil

Essential oils for PMS

Chamomile, rose and Jasmine essential oils are great for combating pms ..rub a blend on the small of your back and lower pelvic region.

Here’s a stronger remedy

PMS Bath Blend. I add 3 drops of clary sage, 2 drops of chamomile, 2 drops of geranium and 2 drops of lavender to a warm bath. Mixing these oils with 1/4 cup bath salt before adding to the bath will help keep the oils from floating on top of the water and will include the benefits of magnesium.
Dip the feet twice daily in this water to ease pain in joints and water retention

The Art & Science Of Steam Distillation

So, you have tried and loved the facial mists and have swooned over the silky goodness it brings to your skin. Oilcraft Naturals does three divine versions in retail which are the Rose, Mogra and the Panchpushp.

Most of you write and tell us how therapeutic and fresh these mists feel on your face. They relax inflammation, soothe zits and restore the youthful glow that you once had. These benefits are derived solely due to the process of steam distillation, which is one of the purest and most refined methods of oil and distillate extraction.

Although there are references to distillation in ancient Persia and Greece, distillation is still the most common process of extracting essential oils from plants. The advantage of distillation is that the volatile components can be distilled at temperatures lower than the boiling points of their individual constituents and are easily separated from the condensed water.

In simple words, jets of steam are made to pass through flowers/fruit/bark. These powerful jets prod the essential oils out from these substances into large receiving vats . The vapours are cooled by a larger chamber of ice cold water. Condensation causes the flower laden vapours to collect in a separate chamber and voila your fragrant potion is ready and waiting!

The biggest advantage of the facial mist undergoing steam distillation is that , having undergone the same process as the essential oil, they contain all the primary healing properties of the parent oil.

No wonder , they help you look the way you do.