Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Homemade Stress Roll-on using Essential Oils

So you're stressed out, eh? Yeah. Me too. Especially lately. {sigh} My firefighter boyfriend fell from a two story window in full gear and broke three bones last week. Thankfully, he will heal and be fine, but he does need surgery tomorrow. I won't lie. I'm freaking out a little bit (or a lot).

I just made a fresh batch of my Daily Normal Stress Perfume to take with me to the hospital tomorrow and I thought this would be a great time to share my recipe! This works for me to help support my emotional health and Lord knows I need it!

Years ago when I started looking for ways to manage my feelings of stress naturally, my friend suggested lavender and I knew I had to try it! It was AMAZING, but I noticed that I was loving other oils too and that blending the oils were really helping to support my mood and emotions.

Daily Stress roll on for work or play #DIYrecipes #essentialoils

I ended up making my own roll-on perfume which has a blend of essential oils that help support me and bring a sense of serenity to my day.
"I Have Moments" Roll-on for daily, normal stress
Essential oil #DIY for #stress from work or other every day activities
This formula is adapted from Homemade Mommy's stress roll-on to be a little different for my needs, but be sure to check her's out, too! It's pretty wonderful.
  • 30 drops Lavender
  • 20 drops of Valor
  • 10 drops of Orange
  • 10 drops of Release
  • 8 drops of Idaho Blue Spruce
  • 5 drops of Copaiba 
  • 5 drops of Frankincense
  • 3 drops of Vitamin E 
  • 7 ml of a carrier oil such as jojoba or sweet almond oil (just over 1 tsp)
I put all the drops into a roll on bottle, add the carrier oil and give it a gentle roll between my palms to mix it. Then it's ready to go!

It really is a very simple recipe to make and it smells amazing too! What more can you want than to have a perfume that makes you feel better?

Storing and Using the Calming Blend
It's always best to store essential oils in a tinted bottle to protect it from light. Always try to keep essential oils out of direct sunlight and away from heat. I always recommend glass when using essential oils because they can degrade plastic over time (especially citrus).

For this recipe, my favorite application is with a roll-on style perfume bottle because with this blend the carrier oil is not diluted and it could clog a traditional perfume bottle's spray nozzle.

If you interested in spray perfumes, please see my DIY perfume recipe.

I apply this to my wrists, behind my ears, and on my chest. It's perfect for carrying in your purse.

I also have a diffuser necklace that I wear daily which helps support my mood. It's simples-- it's a locket which opens and there is a terra cotta center. You simple add 2-3 drops of whatever essential oil you want onto the terra cotta, close it and you're ready to go. You have your own personal diffuser hanging from your neck! It works great for using essential oils for mood.

Get a diffuser necklace here: Etsy Store

This diffuser necklace is amazing! I wear it every day #essentialoils #diffuser #necklace Find one here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GypsiesOil?ref=pr_faveshops

Sometimes I know that I look like a crazy person because I'm just sniffing the container or huffing my diffuser necklace (in public), but that's okay! You should have seen me in the ER waiting room after I got the phone call about my boyfriend's accident!! OMG! It was bad!! The necklaces was practically inside of my nose! But it really did help soooo much. This blend is my go-to for all emotional moments! It's somehow calming, yet energizing at the same time.

What Kind of Essential Oils Do I Use?
You can get more information about which essential oils I use and why by reading this article.

So that's my essential oil calming blend! I hope you like it and if you try it I would LOVE to know how it works for you. Do you have any natural tricks that you use? If so, please leave a comment! I'm always looking for new ideas!

And remember… Are You Choosing To Be Happy?
 
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