Sunday, May 29, 2016

Essential Oils for Virgo

Aug 22-Sept 21

Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, ruled by Mercury and a mutable Earth sign. 

Practical and down to Earth Virgos are quick to assess what is needed in any situation and put a plan into action. They have a quick, analytical mind mind. Oils to help support mental acuity are lemon, rosemary and peppermint.

Virgos are famous for their neatness and organization to the point of obsessiveness. They will work doggedly at any task before them to see it to completion. These traits can lead to much stress. Essential oils to help calm and balance these traits are lavender, lemon balm/melissa, patchouli and cedarwood.

High energy can slip into nervousness without balance. Some calming oils are frankincense, rose geranium and chamomile.

Virgos have a need to help their fellow man, are extremely hard workers, practical and most organized. So, the next time you need help with a task enlist the help of your favorite Virgo. They will get the job done in the most efficient and organized way. In return you can offer them a little aromatherapy for peace and balance.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Insect Repelling Essential Oils

Now that the warm weather is upon us so are the bugs! There is no need to turn to harsh chemicals such as DEET to keep from getting bit. Mother Nature has provided us with a large selection of natural insect repellents that are safe and smell good.

~Ants - peppermint

~Spiders - lemon, peppermint

Make a spray to address your particular buggy needs by mixing 40 drops of the desired oils with 3 ounces of distilled water in a spray bottle. Shake well before use and avoid getting in your eyes and mouth.

If you prefer to have it all made for you I have Sure Fire Bug Be Gone for sale here

 🌿 Essential oil safety
If pregnant, consult with your midwife before using essential oils. Always consult a good reference manual on essential oils for safe practice guidelines. One of my favorites is The Complete Book Of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood. Do your research before using an oil you are unfamiliar with, and stop using it if it causes an unwanted reaction, (everyone is different!) and please seek medical attention for any allergic reaction. Information offered in my listings is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and none of the statements has been evaluated by the FDA.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Essential Oils for Leos

July 22-Aug 21


Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac, is ruled by the Sun. Their element is fire making them passionate and dedicated people. They are a fixed sign and not easy to change.
Those born under the lion are powerful, natural leaders who tend to be self assured, creative, faithful and entertaining. These dominant traits can sometimes lead to bossiness and arrogance so the trick is nurturing and balancing all that energy.

Oils to promote Leos' warm hearted and romantic nature are those with a higher vibration such as rose, neroli, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh and melissa/lemon balm.

To nature an innate generosity of spirit use lavender, rose geranium, cinnamon and/or chamomile.

Terra cotta diffuser pendants are an easy affordable way to enjoy the oils that nurture and balance your Sun sign. You simply apply one or two drops to the clay, let it absorb into the pores of the terra cotta and take your aromatherapy with you where ever you go. The ones pictured below can be found here.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Essential Oils for Cancer Zodiac Sign

June 22- July 21



 Cancer, the forth sign of the zodiac is a water sign ruled by the moon. Cancerians are greatly influenced by the ocean tides as well as their own internal rhythms. They are homebodies that are in touch with their emotions and not afraid to express them.

They have excellent memories are often the storytellers due to their love of tradition and tend to be nostalgic and sentimental. Some oils to nurture this aspect of the personality are rosemary, lemon, melissa and peppermint

One of their greatest strengths is tenacity which can also be one of their greatest weaknesses. While it is great for keeping family traditions alive it also can make it hard for them to let go of things from their past. Some oils to help facilitate letting go are frankincense, rose and patchouli. 

Cancerians can also be moody, defensive and unpredictable. Juniper, rose and bergamot can help counter these traits and bring a sense of balance.

 Being homebodies, it is important for those born under the sign of Cancer to have a peaceful home environment to help balance the chaos of the world. Oils to help achieve a tranquil home environment are lavender, melissa, chamomile, neroli and geranium. These oils in addition to surrounding themselves with things they love will make for a happy Cancer!

I have essential oil kits that you customize to your needs available in my shop. An assortment of 5mL bottles with dropper tops can be found here. If you are just starting with oils and want small quantities to see what works best for you can can find a very affordable assortment of four 5/8 dram oils of your choice  here.



Sunday, May 8, 2016

Essential Oils for Gemini
May 21- June 20

Geminis are an air sign ruled by Mercury. They tend to be lively, quick witted, questioning, and talkative which makes them great communicators and party guests. They are excellent problem solvers and very adept at adapting to any situation. Being the sign of the twins, Geminis are able to see both sides of an argument and can change their minds in an instant.
On the negative side the twins can be quick to lose their temper often with a sharp tongue and are prone to inconsistent moods. They are not necessarily reliable. If not kept entertained our Gemini friends tend to become bored and restless. Because they are governed by their mind rather than their emotions, they can be self-serving and self-centered at times.

As with all of the Zodiac signs achieving balance is the goal - Accentuating positive traits and refocusing the negative.
 Essential oils that support a quick mind and help to focus thoughts are grapefruit, bergamot, rosemary, cedarwood, eucalyptus, ginger, and cinnamon.
Essential oils that help balance and center the twins are lavender, juniper, myrrh and neroli.
Oils to help bothe twins live in harmony are rose, orange, jasmine, chamomile and melissa/lemon balm.
Check back next week to learn about essential oils for the zodiac sign of Cancer.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Essential Oils for Taurus

April 20-May 20

 The second sign of the zodiac, Taurus is ruled by sensuous, beauty loving Venus and is a fixed Earth sign.  Among their positive traits are they are grounded, patient, creative, practical, kind hearted and serene.
Some of the more challenging traits are a well known tendency to be stubborn, predictable, and self indulgent. Taurians tend to find change difficult. Essential oils can be used to enhance the positive, smooth out the negative and find a happy balance. 

Essential oils that support Taurians' sensual natures are the aphrodisiacs – jasmine, neroli, patchouli, rose, clary sage and ylang ylang

Oils that can help the bull easy back from their intractable, headstrong ways are  lemon, peppermint, pine, chamomile, neroli, lavender

If you are just getting started with essential oils and want an affordable way to try them out you can find tiny 5/8 dram bottle kits here and larger 5 mL dropper topped bottles here. Friends and family members are sure to appreciate a blend created by you just for them!