It’s that time again! My favorite turn of season: Summer into Fall. I just love the crisp cool air, cozy sweaters and smells of fall. Fall essential oil blends are some of my favorites. I used to go all out on the fall scented candles this time of year, but you know what’s WAY better than candles in the home? Diffusing essential oils. Here’s why.
Essential oils are extracted from plants and seeds, capturing all the nutrients that have amazing health benefits. Many of them actually have anti-bacterial properties and even mood enhancing properties. Diffusing essential oils in your home literally cleans the air you breathe and breathing that air gives you all the health benefits.
My fall essential oil blend uses 3 oils to create that cozy warm scent. Each of them have wonderful health benefits:
Are you new to essential oils or need a diffuser?
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- Fill your diffuser to the line with distilled water.
- Add the essential oils and put the top on.
- Turn it on!
Essential oils are the best for all kinds of DIY home and personal products. You just need a few simple ingredients + containers that you can get on amazon and you can start creating cleaning sprays, lip balms, creams, bug spray, massage oil blends and the list goes on!
I use this bedtime linen spray just about every night for multiple purposes. First, the lavender and ylang ylang essential oils help with sleep and relaxation. I don’t know about you but I find that my mind is racing at bedtime with thoughts from the day or to-do lists and I love having something that helps me wind down for bed. Second, essential oils have anti-microbial properties so it helps keep your pillow and sheets clean! And last but not least, it smells lovely 🙂
If you’re new to essential oils and want to learn about how they’re made and how they can be used, click here. I’ve created a page with all the info, my favorite, most versatile oils and where to get the best, pure and therapeutic grade essential oils. Make sure you’re getting high quality oils that can be inhaled, ingested and used directly on the skin so that you can get all the amazing health benefits!
Essential Oils Containers
Essential oils should not be stored in plastic containers since the properties can break down the plastic, destroy the oil and cause leakage. You should always use glass when making your own home products to be on the safe side. I get mine here.
How To Use
Spray a spritz or two on your pillow or sheets as you’re getting into bed. Slow down your breathing with long and deep inhales and exhales as you breathe in the oils. Goodnight!
- Combine ingredients into glass spray bottle. Shake before using.
- Spray once or twice on your pillow and/or sheets as you’re getting into bed and enjoy a restful sleep!
Lip balms and chapsticks from the store can have tons of unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals in them. That’s why I’ve decided to make my own! I love DIY recipes that are super simple (who doesn’t?) and save you money! It’s so nice to know exactly what’s in your personal products. Did you know that there are very little regulations on what chemicals can be used in our personal care products? The numbers are mind-blowing. They also don’t even have to disclose what’s in them! Which is why a lot of people are using these simple diy recipes.
If you use essential oils already, then you probably know about their amazing health benefits. If not, let me enlighten you!
Benefits of Essential Oils
-Strong antimicrobial properties
-Reduce anxiety and elevate mood
A couple drops of pure therapeutic grade essential oils is plenty and powerful! I use Young Living essential oils because the quality is unbeatable. How the oils are extracted and processed is extremely important in keeping their healing properties intact. YL has a seed to seal promise and they are the only company I trust when it comes to oils.
Essential Oils have SO MANY uses around the house, in personal care and cleaning. I offer resources that can help you learn how to use them in your life daily. To get started with 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils click here!
I called these Bri’s Wax (hehe) and Trav made me these adorable little labels! I gave these out as Christmas gifts for friends and coworkers the last couple years and people loved them! The coconut oil gives it a little shine so it can wear almost like a clear lip gloss. It soothes your lips and keeps them moisturized.
What you’ll need to make these lip balms:
1/2 oz tin containers – where to get
Beeswax – where to get
Coconut Oil – where to get
Essential Oils of your choice – where to get
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 5 Tablespoons beeswax, melted
- 12 drops essential oils
- Microwave coconut oil and beeswax in a glass bowl. Stir every 30 seconds or so.
- Add essential oils
- Stir gently and pour into containers.
- Let set (10 min or so).
- Screw on tops.
- I made little labels on the computer and cut them out to glue on tops.