Refreshing Potpourri with Essential Oils

Refreshing Potpourri with Essential OilsPotpourri has been around for a long time. The history of potpourri goes back to the 12th century, where the aromatic scents were used for the purpose of freshening the rooms in castles.

It’s understandable that those who lived in castles would want to get rid of damp, moldy, and stale odors!

Although people made potpourri at that time, they didn’t have the amazing essential oils that we do now to make this refreshing potpourri with essential oils.

The following DIY refreshing potpourri with essential oils recipe would have been perfect to transform the stale scent of a castle!

Refreshing Potpourri with Essential Oils

To make your own potpourri using essential oils, collect dried leaves, flowers and small wood shavings. Next, crush these plant materials to the desired size. Then, place 1/2 cup of plant material in a wide-mouthed glass jar and add the following essential oils:

Stir the contents well and tighten the lid on the jar. Let the potpourri sit for several days to allow the aroma molecules to be absorbed by the plant material.

Finally, pour the contents into a decorative bowl or other open container and place it strategically where everyone can visually and aromatically enjoy its beauty!

Making your own potpourri is a terrific way to reconnect with nature because you’re collecting the materials yourself. You’re also creating something that’s one-of-a-kind that gives a glimpse of the inner you.

Furthermore, Refreshing Potpourri with essential oils makes a thoughtful gift to brighten someone’s day. Package it in a clear bag and adorn with a bright-colored bow to help someone welcome Spring!

You may also want to try our recipe for Forest Scent Holiday Potpourri located on this site.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.




 

Spicy Scent Potpourri with Essential Oils

Spicy Scent Potpourri with Essential Oils

The history of potpourri goes back to the 12th century, for the purpose of freshening the rooms in castles.

It’s understandable that those who lived in a castle would want to get rid of damp, moldy, and stale odors!

Although people made potpourri at that time, they didn’t have the amazingly aromatic essential oils that we do now to make this warm and spicy scent potpourri with essential oils!

The following DIY recipe would have been perfect to transform the stale scent of a castle!

Spicy Scent Potpourri with Essential Oils

To make your own Spicy Scent Potpourri with Essential Oils, collect dried leaves, flowers and small wood shavings.

Then, crush the plant materials to the desired size and place 1/2 cup in a wide-mouthed glass jar and add the following essential oils:

Stir the contents well. Tighten the lid on the jar. Let the potpourri sit for several days to allow the aroma molecules to be absorbed by the plant material.

Potpourri makes such a great gift! Use your imagination and creativity to package your homemade potpourri in a clear bag to let its natural beauty show through.

Then tie the bag with a gold or silver cord and add a personalized gift tag for a thoughtful and functional gift that looks and smells heavenly!

Try our DIY recipe for Refreshing Potpourri with Essential Oils for an aroma that’s perfect for the Spring and Summer seasons! Or, try our DIY recipe for Citrus Scent Potpourri with Essential Oils, a happy, rejuvenating scent.

For more information and to purchase therapuetic quality essential oils, visit Bio Source Naturals.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.





Essential Oil Sprays to Calm Overactive Children

Essential Oil Sprays to Calm Overactive ChildrenADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is quite common in children today. Many studies of ADHD have shown that nutrition may play an important role in reducing the incidence and severity of ADHD.

Additionally, even without an ADHD diagnosis, some children are overactive at inappropriate times and cause disruptions in the classroom or other places, such as at the grocery store.

Probably the most significant change you can make nutritionally to help calm overactive children and those with ADHD is to reduce their intake of refined sugar and processed foods (they contain many chemical additives and preservatives).

You can also use essential oils in conjunction with feeding your child healthier, more nutritious foods.

Essential Oil Sprays to Calm Overactive Children

Calming your overactive child using essential oils can be very effective.* Different oils have specific benefits when inhaled. For example, Cedarwood is calming; Vetiver is beneficial for emotional insecurity and stress; Sweet Marjoram encourages sleep; Lavender inspires relaxation; Tangerine has a slightly hypnotic effect on the mind; and Allspice combats stress and depression.*

Try these two DIY essential oil sprays to calm overactive children:

Recipe #1

Recipe #2

Pets can be a handful, too, and often need to be calmed down, so check out our DIY Calming Sprays for Overactive Pets!

Read more in our blog article about ADD and ADHD in children at our sister site,           Bio Source Naturals.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.




                                                                                     


 

Release Fear of the Dark Using EFT with Peace Blend

Release Fear of the Dark Using EFT with Peace Blend

 

Fear of the dark is one of the most common fears. It can be frightening as a child, and hamper life in many ways as an adult.

Fear of the Dark for 60 Years

A client came to see me with complaints of fear of the dark, and death. She told me she had been in counseling for years off and on. Her fear of the dark started when she was 10 years old after a traumatic surgery.

When she was 10, she was put under an ether mask. She was frightened by the mask as no one had told her what was going to happen or why they were going to cover her face. The ether smell made her dizzy and sick, and she tried to rip the mask off. The attendants then held her down, and she began to feel that she was going to die.

After the surgery, she woke up, physically recovered, and went home to find that her mother had changed her bedroom to an upstairs attic while she was in the hospital. The attic was musty, dark and isolated.

She was afraid of her new surroundings at night, but she was not allowed a night light. She spent weeks crying during the night because she was afraid of the dark. That trauma then caused her to spend the next 60 years afraid of the dark.

Release Fear of the Dark Using EFT with Peace Blend

My client and I discussed the surgery trauma, along with the weeks she spent sleeping in the attic. She had vivid, detailed memories that bothered her, and she discussed them for 20 minutes, uninterrupted. Finally, I told her that underlying her fear of the dark and general anxiety were fears of abandonment which we would need to address in another session.

To get her body and mind prepared for releasing abandonment, she used Lavender essential oil roll on, applied two inches above the navel and across the stomach.* Lavender is an effective oil that helps release abandonment fears.*

To prepare her to release her fear of the dark, she applied Peace Essential Oil Blend one inch below her breasts and across her stomach.* (See the Peace Essential Oil Blend page for a chart on other areas of application to release fear of the dark, other fears, and general anxiety.)

Once my client was calm and ready, I muscle-tested her and found she was “reversed” and unwilling to release this fear. Her arm was floppy and weak–indicating she was not in energetic alignment with the release.

Therefore, we began with an “EFT Psychological Reversal” tapping process as a prerequisite to the subsequent rounds that would release her fear.

I began tapping with her, and had her repeat out loud, after me.

Tapping Script for Releasing Fear of the Dark

Karate Chop Point:  “Even though I am afraid of the dark, and I don’t want to give up this fear, I accept all my feelings and I love myself, deeply and completely.”  3x

Top of the Head:  This fear of the dark feels like protection.

Eyebrow Point:  This fear of the dark makes sense to me.

Side of the Eye:  This fear seems to serve a purpose.

Under the Eye:  I don’t want to let the fear go.

Under the Nose:  I don’t want to release my fear of the dark.

Under the Chin:  This fear feels like protection.

Collarbone:  But, this fear does not give me what I want.

Side of Breast:  I may be willing to release this fear.

Under the Breast:  This fear does not help me.

Then (as everyone should do after a round of tapping), I had her take a deep cleansing breath through the mouth, and I muscle-tested her again on the statement, “I want to release my fear of the dark.”  She was very solid and strong. Memory of the surgery and the attic: Her SUDS level was an 8 (0-10).

Tapping Rounds 2 & 3 

We repeated the EFT in the release statements, and at the end of the tapping, I integrated a bit of abandonment for her brain to make the connection.

Karate Chop Point:  “Even though I am afraid of the dark, and I remember the ether mask covering my face and the dark musty attic, I accept all my feelings and I love myself, deeply and completely.”  3x

Top of the Head:  This fear of the dark under the ether mask.

Eyebrow Point:  This fear of the dark in the musty attic.

Side of the Eye:  Crying in the dark in the musty attic.

Under the Eye:  This fear of the dark under the sickening smell of the ether mask.

Under the Nose:  Feeling abandoned in the dark under the ether mask.

Under the Chin:  Feeling abandoned and afraid in the dark in the attic.

Collarbone: Thinking, “Where is my mother?” in the operating room.

Side of Breast: Feeling, “Why won’t my father come for me when I’m crying in the attic?”

Under the Breast: Feeling abandoned by my mother in the dark attic.

Then I did a third round, and reframed it into statements such as, “I am safe now”, “God is protecting me”, “His angels surround me.”

End of Session

I asked for her SUDS level (0-10), and she paused and looked confused. She told me, “I don’t know if I can give it a number. It is strange, as I can barely remember the surgery. The attic is fuzzy. It is like it was wiped out of my memory.”

This client example shows the beauty of combining essential oils and EFT to release trauma.*

In another article, I’ll discuss abandonment issues which are, In my experience, one of the biggest “stinkers” to release. However, it IS possible!

Visit Bio Source Naturals for lots of essential oil products and blog articles. Try our convenient Peace Essential Oil Blend roll on, Peace lotion, or Peace concentrate, which all help ease general anxiety, fears and fear of the dark.*

Get all of our EFT tapping scripts, available to you as FREE downloads at Bio Source Naturals.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.




 

Seven Essential Oils for Migraines

Seven Essential Oils for Migraines

 

Anyone who has experienced a migraine knows they are not “simply” a headache: once a migraine starts, it can be difficult to stop the debilitating symptoms.

Seven Essential Oils for Migraines

Fortunately, essential oils can be very helpful to stop the onset of a migraine.* We’ve collected a special list of essential oil methods for migraines: cold compress, massage, muscle rub, steam, bath, inhalation, or our special Bio Source Naturals’ roll on blends.

These seven essential oils for migraines are wonderful solutions for those who can’t use over-the-counter medicine, or simply prefer to avoid commercial medications.

If you feel a migraine starting, you may be able to stop it by using these essential oils for migraines:

  • Peppermint helps with nausea
  • Lavender balances energy, with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties
  • Geranium helps with menstrual related headaches
  • Marjoram and Rosemary are used to dilate the capillaries, allowing blood to flow
  • Grapefruit or Lemon oil – helps with stress and depressed moods

Peppermint Oil for Migraines

Try 2-3 drops of Peppermint essential oil on the temples, a well documented cure for migraine headaches.*

Or, avoid the sudden onset of a migraine by using a cold compress with peppermint essential oil on the neck and shoulder, or apply to the forehead and temple. Use 2-3 drops per compress.

When the compress becomes warm, change to a cool compress (this helps to constrict capillaries).

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