So my mother came over to the house today and we did a little cookin’ in the kitchen. Not the old fashioned kind. Well, maybe this is the old fashioned kind nobody remembered to pass it down! We’d found some ‘recipes’ online for some sleepy cream, and some pain relief cream among other things. When mother called to ask how to make them, it’s just easier to show her. So she brought her everyday oil kit, a jug of coconut oil and, now…..she never leaves home without her water bottle either.
So we looked up the recipe for the sleepy cream first. Mother has been overwhelmed by the power of peace and calming in her diffuer at night for bed and has been sleeping better than she has in YEARS. So why she felt the need to add this sleep cream to her nightly routine I have no idea. We made such a mess and rubbed it all over our bodies to clean up that I’m just glad she wasn’t dozing off on her drive home. lol
So here’s a helpful little chart with a few good recipes. Most of which can be made using the essential oils from the Everyday Oils that can be purchased as a part of the Premium Starter Kit.
So the sleepy cream was a breeze to make. My only substitution is adding a bit of mango butter to the mix. You see, where I live coconut oil doesn’t stay solid except in the winter. 😉 So I always use a double boiler and add a more stiff carrier to my goodies. Melt down the coconut oil and mango in a double boiler just to the point it’s liquid. Then I transfer it to a room temp glass bowl and put it in the fridge just long enough for it to start to set up again. Like when you start to see a solid edge around the bowl. Take it out, stir just a bit to make it like jelly, then I add my necessary essential oils and take my electric hand mixer with the whisk attachment and whip it up until it’s nice and creamy. If you’ve ever made meringue it’s sorta’ the same principle. Then we put her creams into metal tins and put labels on the lids.
We made the pain cream on this recipe chart too, just like above adding some mango butter and preparing the same way. Only lemongrass doesn’t come in the premium kit and that’s what my mother has been working with. So we substituted Thieves oil. Which I’m sure works GREAT too!! 🙂
She was so happy when she went home I wonder how long it took her to get them out at home and lather my dad up! Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils aren’t cheap (nothing that’s good for you ever is!), so it’s nice to be a bit stingy (for lack of a better word) with them at times. Just administering a drop or two neat on your skin is definitely awesome and gets right down to business. But if you have something chronic or just a daily habit you’ve gotten into then making things like these creams makes your oils go a long way! Remember a little dab’ll do ya so when you are making a 1/4 to 1/2 cup mixture you’re going to get a lot more mileage out of your precious drops of oil than you realize.
I hope you take the time to make some of the things on this sheet and let me know how they worked for you! Even if you just use the one carrier oil of coconut rather than a combination it’s still gonna work out great for you!
Oh! I almost forgot! She told me she had been studying what to use for my dad’s blood sugar too and apparently she’s been applying Thieves oil to his feet at night too. So we took an empty oil bottle and added a carrier oil (olive oil) to the bottle and put in some thieves so she already has a bottle of mixed to use like a massage oil. He’s still getting the benefit of the thieves and it’s going to last a lot longer for her this way.
There’s seriously soooo many ways to use essential oils that this is just the tip of the iceberg. (please note that I’m watching Deadliest Catch while updating my blog so I’m literally seeing icebergs. lol Yeah, I’m a dork like that.) Please comment below if you have made any of these or if you have recipes of your own you’d like to share!
What are you waiting for?