DIY Lip Gloss

DIY Lip Gloss
Do you remember those roll-on lip gloss bottles from when we are kids? I have fond memories of applying all of the different fun flavors. Of course I knew nothing about the safety of ingredients in beauty products back then.

While the initial purchase of natural beauty ingredients may seem a bit steep, they go a long way, can be used in many DIY recipes, and the cost of each roll-on lip gloss bottle is very inexpensive.

Some great flavors for your lip gloss are:
    •    Ylang Ylang and Geranium 
    •    Bergamot and grapefruit
    •    Peppermint and lavender
    •    Cinnamon orange (cinnamon is great for lip plumping)
    •    Spearmint

Supplies (for each roller bottle)
    •    1 roller bottle
    •    2 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil
    •    2-3 drops vitamin E oil
    •    3-4 drops essential oil

  1. Most roller bottles come with the top plastic piece/roller ball separate from the bottle, but if it doesn't, carefully pull yours off by sliding you thumb nail between the plastic and the glass
  2.  Add essential oil and vitamin E drops to the roller bottle 
  3. Add fractionated coconut oil (or your favorite carrier oil) until roller bottle is almost full. Leave some room for the cap. 
  4. Replace the top of the roller bottle securely, then apply the cap
These roller bottles can be cleaned, sanitized and reused, and they are super simple to fill!

Dear Lemongrass: 9 reasons I adore you

My Dearest Lemongrass Essential Oil,

I’ve been holding back my feelings for some time, but I can’t stay silent any longer. I must tell you…I love you! Your enticing aroma, your exotic origins, and your relaxing presence all make me fall for you more deeply each day.

Elizabeth Barret Browning once penned, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” She gave Robert Browning eight beautiful and endearing reasons why she loved him, but I adore you so much, I’ll give you nine.

How to use and benefits of Lemongrass essential oil

1. Your heritage

You thrive in warm, humid, and exciting places, and so do I. That’s why we make such a great pair. You remind me of my college trip to Thailand, where the sights, smells, and sounds gave me a sense of wonder every day. You allow me to experience those same feelings no matter where I am.

2. Your scent

I can’t get enough of your exhilarating aroma. When I put you in my diffuser or spritz you over my linens, you linger long after. Your unique scent is like nothing else—sweet and citrusy with a subtle hint of earthy undertones.

3.Your presence

Even after the most hectic day, you have an astonishing ability to help me calm down. When I catch a trace of your inspiring aroma during my deep breathing exercises, I feel more relaxed than I have in hours. Your companionship during my daily meditation helps bring me calm and clarity.

How to use and benefits of Lemongrass essential oil and EN-R-GEE essential oil

4.Your teamwork

Not only do I love you, but so many others do too! En-R-Gee™, Ortho Ease® Massage Oil, and Ortho Sport® Massage Oil just wouldn’t be the same without you.

5. Your never-ending support

You help me remember my goals to use fewer harsh chemicals in my cleaning products and look for more plant-based solutions. Here’s my favorite way you help freshen up the house:
  • Add 10 drops to a glass spray bottle.
  • Combine with water.
  • Spritz to freshen carpets and furniture.

6. Your cleanliness

With your bright and refreshing scent, you really inspire a positive outlook, and I finally enjoy cleaning! After turning on some catchy music, you and I get so much done when I add 3–4 drops to a sink full of dishes, a load of laundry, or my all-purpose cleaner.

How to use and benefits of Lemongrass essential oil V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

7. Your charisma

I hate when I’m keyed up after a workout. A personal post-sweat session massage is my favorite thing, but it’s only because of your relaxing smell. When I add you to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex, your crisp citrus and earthy notes are the best after a grueling hour at the gym.

8. Your glow

I have to say—I might love you most for your skin-cleansing benefits. I feel more confident than ever since I started adding you to my nightly skin care regimen. I get more compliments now than ever, and I don’t know if it’s because of my appearance or the happiness you bring into my life. Probably both!

9. Your taste

Not only do you smell amazing, but when I use Lemongrass Vitality™ in my tea, life can’t get much better. You add a light, complex flavor that makes for a perfect way to end the night while I unwind with a book.

With all my love and admiration,  A devoted Lemongrass user

Outdoor Spray

Outdoor Spray
Let the kids (and puppies!) play outside with this easy DIY spray that helps you stay annoyance-free. Combine 1½ ounces witch hazel, 2 ounces water, 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin, 15 drops Citronella, 5 drops Cedarwood, 5 drops Eucalyptus Globulus  in a 4-ounce spray bottle. Evenly spray onto exposed skin, rubbing in as needed. 

Essential Oils 101

Essential Oils 101

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