Essential Oil Rockstar: Wild Orange

Some essential oils are polarizing, like Vetiver, or Patchouli, or Geranium. People either love them or hate them! But one essential oil everyone loves is Wild Orange. Diffusing it instantly brings a smile to my face (and so does it’s low price tag). It’s a favorite of my daughter’s, too.

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When I want a bunch of citrus happiness all at once, I put 2 drops of Wild Orange with 2 drops of Grapefruit in my diffuser (sometimes with a drop of Peppermint) and it smells like I’m walking through a citrus orchard!

Wild Orange is my favorite oil to cook with, because it’s so versatile – it can enhance anything from chocolate treats (think cacao oat bites, chocolate ice cream shell, chocolate hearts, mmm!) to meats or savory dishes, to smoothies, to lattes (just add a drop to your favorite latte and stir well).

Here are a few of Wild Orange’s health benefits:

    • Contains powerful antioxidants.
    • Add a drop to your water for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.
    • During colder temperatures, take one to two drops of Wild Orange in a capsule to support a healthy immune system.
    • During clean up, use Wild Orange to cleanse and purify countertops, tables and other surfaces.
    • To improve your home’s scent and to purify the air, place a few drops on your air filter.
    • Place one drop Wild Orange, Peppermint, and Frankincense in your hand. Rub hands together and inhale deeply for an energizing aroma (I keep these three in a roller bottle for easy application, any time of the day).
    • Powerful cleanser and purifying agent.
    • Before a stress filled day, diffuse for an energizing and revitalizing aroma.

I’ve found it blends nicely with some of those “heartier” oils I mentioned above, like Vetiver and Patchouli, to lighten them up and make them smell better.

How do you like to use Wild Orange?

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Essential Oil Rockstar: Arborvitae


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Hi friends! Today’s eo rockstar is Arborvitae (Thuja plicata), a beautiful tree found in Canada. Native Americans used its wood to build all kinds of things including vessels, totem poles, and baskets. Interestingly, when an Arborvitae tree dies, it can remain on the forest floor for many years without decaying (hence its nickname!). Seedlings even begin to sprout on its trunk, which helps them get off to a good start.

Arborvitae has a strong, distinct aroma – woodsy, warm, and rich. It is a natural insect repellant, and helps preserve wood surfaces.

During prayer, meditation, or other quiet times, I like to diffuse it for a sense of peace and calm. Only use 1-2 drops to start, it is really strong!

It also helps protect against environmental and seasonal threats, making it a favorite during all year long.

Here are some more benefits and usage ideas:

-Powerful cleansing and purifying agent

-Apply to wrists and ankles while hiking.

-Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands for a protecting solution.

-Diffuse to purify the air.

-Diffuse for a grounding aroma.

-Mix four drops of Arborvitae essential oil and two drops of Lemon essential oil with a carrier oil for a effective wood preservative and polish.

-Mix in with mulch while gardening.

-Create your own cologne with Cedarwood, Arborvitae, and Frankincense.

To get started with essential oils, email me at fitoilsmomma@gmail dot com. Ask me your Q’s and definitely ask about special offers – I’ve got a big one going on now for Christmas!

Essential Oil Rockstar: Ginger

Hello! Happy Thursday 🙂

Who else loves the pickled ginger that comes with sushi? Yeah, it’s pretty much the bee’s knees 😉 I ration it so I get a little piece with every bite of sushi!

The essential oil is just as spicy and sweet with that ginger “zing”!

  
(Some freshly picked ginger from the container garden)

It’s favorite add-in of mine for raw juices, because it supports digestion, and one of the reasons I juice is to promote healthy digestion. Because essential oils last for so long (years!) and it only takes a drop, it’s a cost-effective way to never run out of fresh ginger to juice. Also, I wouldn’t go cruising without it! Say bye-bye to occasional nausea after a whiff of ginger (diffuser jewelry comes in handy here, or just sniff from the bottle).

It’s hot, spicy, earthy, and sweet – and a great way to enhance your gingerbread cookies this time of year! (Remember to add it to the liquid part of the batter, not the dry.)

  
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It’s not hard at all to grow your own ginger, either (and it loves humidity, so Flordia peeps, this is something you can actually grow!). I’ve been doing it for months from a little piece I purchased at the grocery store, soaked overnight in water, and stuck under a little dirt in a container on the porch.

Here a few more of the essential oil’s benefits:

*dilute for young or sensitive skin with a 1:2 ratio of essential oil to carrier oil

  • During a long car ride along windy roads, di use or place a drop of Ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale.
  • May help to reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.
  • Apply over lower abdomen for a soothing massage.
  • Great to add to your dinner for enhanced flavor.
  • Use one to two drops in place of whole ginger in favorite recipes.
  • Use to help create a sense of equilibrium.
  • Use for added energy in late afternoons.
  • Delivers anti-oxidant protection.
  • Use with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a stimulating massage.

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