Deals Saturday 4/07/18

 Saturday Deals

 

On Saturdays, we post deals we find on Essential Oils and other related products!

Essential Oils and all the trimmings can be expensive. That is part of the reason we find deals to share. Because Deals and saving money is GOOD! ūüôā

Some of the Amazon deals are current Lightning Deals so be sure and check them out before they are gone!

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And now for the:

SATURDAY DEALS!

AMAZON

Amazon has several diffusers on sale!

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And a few more deals!

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Some of these are Prime Early Access Deals and/or upcoming deals so be sure and check them out!

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Spring Cleaning – Sage Essential Oil

Spring Cleaning

 

In March we are featuring oils to use in Spring cleaning, or anytime cleaning ūüôā This article features Sage Essential Oil!

Sage

Sage Spring cleaning

Salvia officinalis –¬†belongs to a genus of some 448 species which are hardy evergreen sub-shrubs which are native to southern Europe.

The oil is extracted from sage leaves through the process of steam distillation.

There are many benefits associated with this Essential Oil. However, there are also quite a few warnings, PLEASE pay attention to them as they are listed later in this article.

One of the better-known benefits¬† –¬† Sage oil is often found in cosmetics, due to its ability to lighten scars and¬†age spots.¬†Mixed with a carrier oil you can use sage oil on your skin to help lighten unwanted scars and other marks.

For Spring Cleaning

This essential oil works as a natural disinfectant, thanks to its anti-fungal, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. So, you can use this oil around your home in your natural cleaning solutions.

Health benefits:                                                Sage Essential Oil                             
  • antifungal
  • antimicrobial
  • antioxidant
  • antiseptic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-spasmodic
  • antibacterial
  • digestive
  • disinfectant
  • expectorant
  • laxative
  • stimulating substance

The herb gets its name from the Latin word “salvere” which means “to save” and is known for its therapeutic properties.

Ancient Romans and Greeks considered it sacred. According to historical accounts, sage oil was considered good for both the mind and the body.

It is mentally stimulating, so it can help with feelings of despair and mental fatigue.

Sage essential oil has been used for many different applications from aromatherapy, to bathing, to cooking, to medicine, to spiritual practices!
Some of the better know uses are:
    • PMS
    • asthma
    • bronchitis
    • digestion
    • arthritis
    • hair loss
    • depression
    • acne
    • respiratory issues
    • low blood pressure
    • dandruff
    • eczema
    • metabolism

Companion Oils:

Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Peppermint, Bergamot, Lavender, Orange, Vetiver, Neroli, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lemon, and Pine.

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One of my favorite ways to use Sage essential oil is to add it to the soap and shampoo that I make along with Lavender and Lemon.
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS ABOUT THIS OIL.

NOT SAFE for use by people with sensitivities, children, or people that are drinking alcohol (it can heighten intoxication).

DO NOT USE if you are pregnant or nursing!

  1. Dangerous when used in high concentrations.
  2. Can elevate blood pressure – so don’t use if you have high blood pressure or are on medications for high blood pressure.
  3. Do not use if you have a history of epilepsy or hysteria.
  4. Can cause skin irritation, do not use topically undiluted.

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Spring Cleaning – Tea Tree Essential Oil

Spring Cleaning

In March we are featuring oils to use in Spring cleaning, or anytime cleaning ūüôā This article features Tea Tree Essential Oil!

Tea Tree

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

There are roughly 250 species of Tea Tree,

Tea Tree for Spring

which is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.

It is steam distilled from leaves.

Application:

Use topically with a carrier oil or diffuse.  Safe for use on children diluted for topical use.

Influence: 

Promotes cleansing and purity

Actions:                                                                      

  • Anti-infectious
  • anti-bacterial
  • anti-fungal
  • antiviral
  • antiparasitic
  • antiseptic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • immunostimulant

Some traditional uses:

This oil is highly regarded as an antimicrobial and antiseptic essential oil. IT HAS HIGH LEVELS OF TERPINEOL, which is the key active constituent.

Tea tree essential oil has been known to help Athletes foot, fungal infections, bronchitis, respiratory infections, sunburn, Candida, Cold sores, and promotes wound healing, just to mention a few.

Companion oils are:
  • All citrus oils, see our posts on Lemon and Orange
  • Cypress
  • Eucalyptus¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Tea Tree Spring Cleaning
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Peppermint

Caution:

There is the possibility of skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your doctor before using. Avoid using with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

FUN FACT:  

Bungwalbin creek in Australia is surrounded by Tea Trees and is held sacred by the Aborigines.¬† As the sticky tea tree oil leaves fell into the creek, they created waters that the natives still consider¬†“magical waters” today.


When using Tea Tree Essential Oil I always dilute with coconut oil or jojoba oil for topical use.

Personally, I have used tea tree essential oil in a variety of items for myself, my family and my home!

I use it in:

    • shampoo
    • creme rinse
    • facial wash
    • homemade soap
    • spray counter cleaner
    • floor cleaner
    • hand sanitizer
    • lotion
    • foot care
    • diffused in a blend
    • makeup brush blend cleaner
    • head lice blend

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One of my most used oils!

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Spring Cleaning – Lemon Essential Oil

Spring Cleaning

 

In March we are featuring oils to use in Spring cleaning, or anytime cleaning ūüôā This article features Lemon Essential Oil!

Lemon

(Citrus x limon)

One of the MOST recognized essentials oils in the world!

It is kid safe!

Hailing from Italy, it has been used for centuries!

Lemon essential oil is refreshing, energizing and uplifting.  It is also invigorating to the senses and wonderful to smell.

And, great for the immune system!Spring Cleaning Lemon Essential Oil

This oil is also widely used in household cleaning blends.

Lemon essential oil is said to be:

  • anti-infectious
  • disinfectant
  • antibacterial
  • antiseptic
  • antiviral

It also promotes clarity of thought and purpose.

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