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Kitchen Witch | Natural Remedies

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?

Get OILY with me!

Renea Lynch | Young Living #1171826


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Concentration | Essential Oils

Concentration…. no, not a game.  A little dab’ll do ya!  Have you ever wondered just how concentrated Young Living oils are?  How potent they are?  I hear other people say I’ve got oils from such in such place and they didn’t cost as much as YL.  Have you ever heard the saying ‘you get what you pay for’?   Do you desire to have quality over quantity?  Because let’s face it, when it comes to our health, we want the best.  For ourselves, for our families, for our children.  Am I right?  You don’t choose your family physician by which one is the cheapest.  You choose your doctor based on their credentials, their reputation, their bedside manner, their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure you get the best possible care they can give you.  Trust me.  I know.  Our family doctor for the past 15+ years (heck I’m not even sure how long she’s been in our lives…) does just that.  When you can call her on a Friday night because your kid has just filled a stool full of blood and she talks you through it and meets you in her office the next day (yes, it was a non-emergency) in her coveralls and muck boots you know you’ve got a keeper.  😉  I don’t care how much it costs to see her (if we need her!) I’m there.

You should consider the same principles with your essential oils.  Using therapeutic grade oils means you are using medicinal quality products.  Would you trust your health to a perfume grade oil?  That makes absolutely no sense.  You want something that will work.  Plus, you want something that is not only safe for you, but for your kids as well.  You wouldn’t give a toddler an adult Claritin D allergy pill would you?  Why it even says on the package to consult your doctor for children 12 and under.  Know that I’m using allergies as an example here, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to treat your child’s allergies as effectively as your adult ones?  With the same products?  Naturally.  Take for instance an ‘Allergy Bomb’ recipe.  You use Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon essential oils in a veggie capsule and you’re good to go.  You can use those same exact oils for your kids….just less drops.  🙂

Another example?  Someone ask me about teething babies this morning.  I use clove oil when I have a toothache.  Thieves is great too!  (because it contains CLOVE! and other germ killing greatness) When I need it, simply put a drop on a q-tip and get to swabbing my mouth around my tooth and gums.  Anbesol’s got nothing on clove oil.  But would I use it this way on a baby?  NO!  I’d use the same oil, but simply dilute it with a carrier oil such as coconut!

So, stop and think about all the medicines (just stick to simple over the counter for now) that you’ve purchased over the years.  One for you, then a separate one for your kid.  Adult anbesol, baby anbesol.  Adult Claritin, children’s benadryl.  Aspirin, baby aspirin.  Ibuprofen, children’s Tylenol.  Almost every product you can think of for everyday ailments have an adult version and a children’s version.

The even better part about therapeutic grade Young Living essential oils…. they are so concentrated it takes just a drop or two for an adult!  You are actually SAVING money!  Why don’t more people take time to do the math?  Not only for your wallet, but for your health.  I’m sorry, you just can’t convince me that synthetically produced chemicals that have a wrap sheet of side effects will ever be a better option for my body than a natural plant the good Lord placed on this earth.  He knew exactly what He was doing with the utmost intricate details.

Consider these cost comparisons of Young Living’s everyday essential oils, compared to the cost of over-the-counter drugs. Not only are the essential oils significantly cheaper, but they build your immune system while solely aiding in healing ALL health ailments that each one of these drugs is designed to individually target/suppress—AND they’re side-effect free! Are you ready to switch?

First we’ll start with the overall complete Premium Kit:

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Okay, if that didn’t blow your mind…..  Let’s break it down.  Let’s cover each individual oil in the kit and a little comparison.   Remember, this isn’t ALL these oils can do!  They are so versatile it would take forever to compare all the uses they have.  But let’s start here:

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So what in the world are you waiting for?!  Let’s get oily! (aka: HEALTHY!)

Get OILY with me!

Renea Lynch | Young Living #1171826