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|Autumn is a season for
reflecting, refining, and selecting
|What activities do you want
to keep in your life, and which need to go?
How is life working for you at the moment?
What needs to change? What do you want to create
next? Spend an hour reflecting on your
life as it is now – and selecting a few simple
changes to make before the hectic holiday season
It’s autumn. It’s chilly and dry.
I can feel winter right around the
corner, even through these last lingering days
During these ‘transition’ seasons of spring
and fall, I think more about self care.
Especially this time of year, when I
know the stress and busyness of the winter
holidays is right around the corner, along
with shorter, darker days, cold temperatures
and lots of cold and flu germs. So I always
have on hand to sanitize the home;
Essential oils - they
have potent antimicrobial effects along with
their clean, pleasant natural aromas.
Especially good are: lemon
(clean, sweet, uplifting scent; deodorizing),
(minty, fresh; air purifier; mild pest
tree (air and surface sanitizers;
fresh, therapeutic aromas).
Essential Oil Cleaning Blends: Clean
So rather than stumbling into winter
unprepared, this year I decided to spend a
little time easing myself into the colder
weather. Here are some of my favorite
some echinacea tincture or elderberry syrup
|Both are brilliant immune system
boosters and help fight cold & flu.
Echinacea tincture is an immune system
booster and should be used frequently at the
first sign of a cold. Tinctures, or highly
concentrated herbal extracts, are a simple and
natural way of boosting your body’s strengths
and abilities, and sometimes can help keep those
winter blues in check.
Echinacea - 1
oz Glycerine Liquid by Nature's Way
Or make your
In a glass bottle add:
About eight rounded tablespoons of dried
Now, add your alcohol. My rule is to fill the
jar three fingers higher than the dried herb 80-
to 100-proof grain alcohol
Make sure to label your jar with the name of the
herb and the date you filled the jar.
Close the jar tightly and allow it to sit in the
sunlight for a week to steep. Let it extract for
about six weeks.
When the herb is done extracting, strain it
through a cheesecloth or strainer and compost
the remaining plant parts. Fill an amber bottle
with your finished tincture and label it.
Alcohol tinctures have a shelf life of many
years, so use at your leisure.
Vegetable glycerin tinctures are made in
precisely the same way but have some different
applications. They are ideal for children—or for
you, if alcohol makes you cringe—since glycerin
tastes sweet and syrupy. They do have a
significantly shorter shelf life of about one
year, so they should be made in slightly smaller
winter immunity booster for my
family’s health, a Hot Echinacea Tincture:
-2 parts dried Echinacea Angustifolia
-1 part dried Echinacea
-1 part fresh Garlic, chopped
-1 part dried Eleuthero
(Siberian Ginseng) Root
-1/2 part Cayenne
-100 proof Vodka
Using a quart-sized glass mason jar, begin
filling it with the herbs and dried plant
material until it is 1/4 full.
-1 quart-sized glass mason jar
Add enough 100 proof Vodka to the herbs to
cover them, filling the jar, leaving a 1/2
Allow the mixture to steep at least 2 weeks
better if you steep 4 weeks.
Strain the mixture. Pour the prepared
tincture into a dark glass.
is more supportive of the immune system and can
be taken throughout the winter as a
preventative. Plus elderberry syrup is
For centuries the dark berries of European black
elder (Sambucus nigra L.) have been
traditionally used as a winter remedy.
Immune syrup 4 oz.
Or Make your own:
Fill a jar with berries to just below the
shoulders. Fresh or Dried
Muddle: With a wooden spoon or
kraut pounder break the berries open a bit. You
don't need to pulverze them, but muddle them up
Cover to in inch or two above the berries with
good brandy. Lid, label, and tuck away in a dark
quiet corner for 4 to 6 weeks. Tip the jar over
and gently shake every time you think of it.
Strain through a stainless steel colander lined
with a thin cloth. Store in amber dropper
bottles or glass jars in your medicine cabinet.
|Add more warming foods to
|To counteract the dry, windy,
cold climate of autumn, start adding more
warming, comforting foods to your daily diet.
Try vegetable soups for lunch or a bowl of
oatmeal for breakfast.
|Add some oil to your
|Switch up your skin care routine
to counteract dryness. And I’m not just
talking about your face. Using a soothing
body oil after your bath or shower will help
nourish your skin and relieve dryness. I
like to make my own by just adding essential
oils to some almond oil.
1 oz. Rosehip
1 oz. Calendula
2 oz. Jojoba
5 drops Carrot
Seed Essential Oil
3 drops Chamomile
7 drops Vitamin
E Oil (7500 IU)
Place all ingredients into a small bottle and
shake well. Use a few drops and massage into
clean skin. Use twice daily.
Internal Organ Detox Blend
This blend is a fantastic aid in detoxifying
the skin and internal organs. Best used as a
massage or body scrub blend.
4 drops Fennel
7 drops Juniper
berry Essential oil
7 drops Lemon
7 drops Bergamot
Add to 2 ounces of carriers such as Hazelnut
oil and grape
seed oils which are great to use as
carriers because they are slightly astringent,
fast absorbing and almost odorless. With regular
use will help to eliminate toxins from the skin
and create a healthy fresh start.
|Chilli's, mustard and pepper are
heating ingredients, almost to the point of
being skin irritants. The theory behind
this oil is that it irritates and heats the skin
to increase circulation to wherever you apply
it. For that same reason, you want to
avoid putting this near your eyes or any other
sensitive area! Like all products, test it
on a small patch of skin first before using it
2 cups olive
4 fresh chilli's (cayenne), chopped
3 Tablespoons ginger root, chopped
3 Tablespoons whole black
3 Tablespoons mustard
ingredients in a clean glass jar. Let it sit
in a sunny windowsill for at least 1 month.
Shake the bottle whenever you think of
it, maybe every couple days. Strain through a
cheesecloth and pour into a dark glass bottle.
To use: rub a bit of oil into your feet at
night before bed, cover with socks (to protect
your feet). Wash your hands afterward
and be careful not to get it in your eyes –
|The harsh months of winter can
wreak havoc on our skin, and especially
cause major problems for our feet. Well…love
your feet instead! With this easy to make
recipe – created from rich and
– you’re sure to tackle even your
worst dry, cracked, and callused feet. Feel free
to also try it on achy, tired legs!
With the addition of tea tree oil, this
Handmade Peppermint Foot Cream will
also disinfect your feet and leave them
feeling and smelling vibrant and
fresh. The peppermint will help
to stimulate circulation,
while lavender reduces
the aches and pains of the day.
Peppermint Foot Cream
Gather the Ingredients
-0.5 ounces cocoa
-2 ounces Shea
-1 ounce coconut
-0.25 ounces avocado
-1 teaspoon vitamin
-1/4 teaspoon tea
tree essential oil
-1/4 teaspoon essential oils of peppermint
-10 drops essential oils of lavender
Melt the butter and the oils together over low
heat on the stove, or in a double boiler,
until just melted.
Mix well, remove from heat (allow to cool a
bit), and stir in the remaining ingredients.
Whip by using a stick blender or hand mixer.
Then pour into storage container (i.e.
recycled lotion jar or glass mason jar).
|Several studies support the use
of peppermint for indigestion and irritable
bowel syndrome. In fact, three double-blind
trials found that enteric-coated
peppermint oil reduced the pain
associated with intestinal spasms, commonly
experienced in IBS, since peppermint has a
relaxing effect on the muscles of the digestive
and urinary system.
It is useful for treating spasm problems in the
urinary tract. It also has strong antibacterial
and anti-fungal properties, which help rid the
kidneys of bacteria.
|It may also relax the muscles of
your intestines, allowing gas to pass and easing
abdominal pain. Try peppermint oil or peppermint
leaves added to tea for gas relief.
Supplementing with essential oil of peppermint,
along with caraway
oil, "much or very much improved" symptoms
of functional dyspepsia in 67 percent of
patients. If you have an upset stomach, try
drinking a small glass of water with a few drops
essential oil added.
|Peppermint possesses astringent,
antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial
properties. Peppermint is great for cleaning
abrasions, cuts, burns and wounds. It’s even
good for treating acne. - best when tea of
dried leaves are steeped with hot water and left
to cool, then applied as an external rinse.
oil of the peppermint is also commonly used
as a pain reliever.
|This is due to the menthol, which
comes from peppermint. Menthol is an organic
compound with the chemical formula C10H20O that
occurs naturally in mint. Menthol is known
to increase blood circulation and cools painful
afflicted areas. As such it's a common herbal
oil and ointment remedy for headaches, chest
congestion and other symptoms of the common
contains menthol, which may inhibit the growth
of prostate cancer.
A topical treatment of peppermint
oil resulted in near-immediate improvement
in shingles-associated pain, with the results
lasting for two months of follow-up treatment.
|Because it has a calming and numbing
effect, it has been used to treat
headaches, skin irritations, anxiety associated
with depression, nausea, diarrhea, menstrual
cramps, and flatulence.
For headache pain, try dabbing a few drops of peppermint
essential oil on your wrist or sprinkling a few
drops on a cloth, then inhaling the aroma. Peppermint
essential oil can be used externally on the head
and back of neck (avoid eyes) for natural
headache relief or diluted in coconut oil for
|Peppermint is also a decongestant
and has expectorant and antiviral properties. Peppermint
tea isn’t just a great stress reliever, it’s
good for clearing respiratory issues, treating
colds and helping to open up nasal and chest
passages aided by its mentholated aroma.
Homemade Chest Rub
Place the oil in a small container.
Add essential oil to desired strength.
Start with 5-7 drops and add until the mixture
is the strength that you desire.
oil acts as an expectorant and
decongestant, and may help clear your
respiratory tract. Use peppermint
essential oil as a cold rub on your chest
in olive oil or coconut oil, like the recipe
above, or inhale it through a vaporizer to help
clear nasal congestion and relieve cough and
oil of peppermint helped to rapidly
regress tuberculosis inflammation, with
researchers suggesting it may help prevent
recurrences and exacerbation of the disease.
|Extracts from peppermint leaves
may inhibit histamine release, which suggests it
may help alleviate hay fever symptoms.
|Peppermint Shower Fizzies
(This makes around 8, half-dome bath fizzies
– you can cut the recipe in half to make less)
You will need:
- 2 cups Baking soda
- 1 cup Citric
- 20 Essential oils (for this recipe I used
- 2 tablespoons water
- 4-6 drops food coloring (I used green food
coloring for peppermint) * optional
- Eye dropper and mixing bottle
- Mixing bowl
- Foil if you’d like to wrap them
Mix baking soda and citric
Shake together (in a mixing bottle of some
kind,) water, food coloring and essential oil
or oils if you want to add two mixed together
(total should be around 20 drops for this
recipe). Add the mixture to dry
ingredients very slowly. Add a few drops
and stir. Then add a few more drops and
stir. I cannot stress this
enough. Do not pour, drip a little
at a time. Some people
use a spray bottle, this works as well.
If you add too fast the reaction starts
and it will start to fizz and your batch is
ruined. If you see a bit of fizzing,
immediately cover the fizzing with the rest of
the dry ingredients. Stir like crazy as
you go. You can also use a mixer like a
Kitchen Aid to do the mixing if this is
easier, it’s just quite messy. Patience
and adding the wet mixture very slowly will
get you there. This is where the eye
dropper comes in if you feel it is going in
too fast – you can add a few drops at a time,
stir, add more, stir and so on.
Once your mixture is damp all the way
through, not wet,
damp, stop adding any of the water mixture.
The consistency you are looking for is
such that it holds together when you squeeze
it together in your fist.
Use your mold to scoop out the mixture.
I used a plastic Christmas ornament ball
you can find from a craft store or the dollar
store. Something like a plastic Easter
egg would also work. Pack the mixture
into one half of the ball as tightly as you
Wait a minute or so and gently release the
formed half-ball. You can generally tap
it out or squeeze the sides a tiny bit to
release it. Release it onto a paper
towel or plate to dry, somewhere it can’t get
wet. To be safe, let them dry overnight in a
dry place where they can’t get damp. Once they
are damp the reaction with start.
You don’t need to do this, but I like to keep
mine in a jar in the bathroom, wrapped in
candy foil. You can find colored foil
online at candy supply stores or at Michael’s
in the wedding section. They make a great gift
|When anyone in our family is
sick, I boil a large pot of water on the stove
herbs (about 1/2 cup of each) and keep it
simmering on low all day. It smells great, is
soothing to the ill person and helps cleanse the
also good for relaxing nerves and improving
|Insomnia can be a frustrating
condition. Just when you think you are finally
falling asleep after hours of tossing and
turning, your mind joggles you back into
tea is calming and stress reducing.
essential oil is included in most
liniments, where it warms by increasing blood
flow, relieving muscle spasms and arthritis. Peppermint
relieves the itching of ringworm, herpes
simplex, scabies, and poison oak.
|Bring down a fever
without medicine and
without interfering with the body’s ability
to fight illness
|A few drops of peppermint
essential oil add to a teaspoon olive
oil, rubbed down the spine and the bottom
of the feet.
A mild peppermint
tea consumed internally or added to a bath
can help bring down a fever gently without
medicine and without interfering with the body’s
ability to fight illness.
|Peppermint contains astringent
compounds which shrink inflamed
tissues. Peppermint has been used to
treat indigestion, flatulence, mouth sores, loss
of appetite, muscle cramps, nausea, morning
sickness and dysmenorrhea.
|For Hygiene Care
essential oil has been shown to be
superior to the mouthwash chemical chlorhexidine
in inhibiting the formation of biofilm
formations linked to dental cavities. Powdered peppermint
leaves have also been used historically to
freshen breath and whiten teeth; you can even
add a drop or of peppermint
essential oil two directly to your
|Try blending Peppermint
essential oil into your massage oil,
shampoo, bodywash or body lotion. It has
antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can
help cool your skin and remove dandruff (and
lice) from your scalp.
essential oil is cooling and energizing.
Add a few drops to your bath, or dap a few drops
directly on your body then get into the tub, for
near-instant stress relief. You can also put the
oil into a burner for a stress-relieving aroma.
Best of all is
adding the Shower Fizzies recipe above to your
bath! Believe me that was nice after a stressful
day! The fizzing of the bath water, and release
of the aroma . . . pure bliss.
clean is your bathroom
|There’s the showerhead,
which can harbor Mycobacterium avium,
a pathogen linked to pulmonary disease. Gerba
says that turning on a neglected shower can
send millions of germs straight into your
What to do: Take it from the top:
Pour an ample amount of white vinegar into a
plastic grocery bag (enough to fully submerge
the showerhead nozzle) and tie it in place for
an overnight soaking. Remove it in the morning
and run the water to rinse. Give plastic shower
curtains and liners a spin in the washing
machine with your regular detergent, Clean
Laundry and a few old towels, which act as
scrubbers to help get rid of soap scum and
mildew. Rehang to dry. For shower doors, make a
paste by adding a few drops of distilled white
vinegar to a cup of baking soda; apply it
directly to the door (it’s nice and thick, so it
will stick). Let sit for an hour, then rub with
a microfiber cloth. Rinse and buff dry with a
fresh, dry microfiber cloth.
Natural baking soda and essential oils
combine to create a simple yet powerful
cleansing and disinfecting scrub for your
1 cup baking
24 drops tea
tree essential oil
24 drops grapefruit
mix baking soda and essential oils. Rinse tub,
sprinkle on powder, and scrub with brush.
What to do: Dip a grout brush
in straight bleach and scrub any discolored
areas; rinse well. Be sure to ventilate the
Why: Grout is porous and highly
susceptible to bacteria growth.
What to do: Start by pouring a
cup of baking soda into the bowl. Let sit for a
few minutes; brush and flush. Still seeing
spots? A damp pumice stone is abrasive enough to
remove stains caused by mineral deposits and
lime scale but gentle enough not to damage
surfaces. Then tackle the toilet brush itself,
which you should be cleaning after every use.
Here’s how: Secure the brush handle between the
already-cleaned seat and the basin so that it
hovers over the bowl; pour bleach over the
bristles. Let stand for a few minutes, then
douse with a pitcher of clean water. Next, fill
the brush canister with warm, soapy water and
let sit; dump the dirty water into the toilet.
Why: Gerba says that a flushing
toilet, when viewed in slow motion, resembles a
fireworks display. And since germs linger in the
bowl even after flushing, bacteria such as E.
coli and salmonella can fly into the air and
land on the seat, the handle, and other surfaces
at any time.
Best practices: Always close
the lid when you flush, and use the vent fan (it
sucks up bacteria before they can settle). If
you’re not already storing toothbrushes and
contact lenses inside the medicine cabinet, you
may want to start now.
What to do: Pour white vinegar
or baking soda down the drain and flush with hot
water. For the faucet, Gerba recommends
disposable disinfecting wipes, which
significantly reduce bacteria. (In contrast,
cloths may just move germs from one spot to
another; Gerba has even found bacteria from the
toilet bowl living in the kitchen sink.) If you
must use cloths, be fastidious about where each
one is employed and stored. When the handles are
done, floss the faucet (yes, you read that
right). The stringy stuff is perfect for
tackling that narrow, grimy space where the base
of the faucet and the taps meet the sink.
Why: Prepare to shudder: The
sink drain wins for highest bathroom bacteria
count—topping even the toilet seat. In his
research, Gerba has detected as many bacteria
down there as you would find on a cutting board
used to slice raw meat. And faucet handles? You
touch them after using the toilet and before
washing your hands. Eww.
What to do: Use the
sanitizing setting if your washing machine has
one, add Clean
Laundry. Essential Oils are naturally
antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial, they
naturally energize, deodorize, clean and
refresh. Replace with clean towels every three
to four days.
Why: They’re shared by many,
and they trap moisture—that’s a recipe for
Best practices: Spread out
wet towels on a bar, where air can circulate,
rather than hanging them from a hook, where
folds form. Don’t forget to clean the towel
bar; it too collects bacteria. And avoid
hanging wet towels near the toilet. (Remember
that slo-mo spray we talked about?)
Just choose the
beginning letter of an ailment to find a remedy that
| 17 Ways to Benefit
From Essential Oils
immune system: The
essential oils work on the cellular level
to stimulate the body to respond to
infectious agents. It impacts the body by
increasing the lymphocytes and improves
the immune system response. - X-Plague,
Essential oils have been found to be more
effective than some conventional
antibiotics in eliminating infectious
agents. The range of effectiveness
includes viruses, bacteria, parasites, and
in 1, Clove,
pain: Many essential oils
relieve pain and can be used with a warm
moist compress. The addition of moisture
enhances the oils effectiveness. They are
useful for bone ,muscle, tendon, and
ligament pain. Use with other modes of
pain relief it provides another option.
The oils can be used more often than
conventional medication and spans the gap.
The oils stimulate endorphin release
activating pain relieving
Chronic disease is the result of
inflammation in the body originating from
injury, diet, infection, or toxins.
Anti-inflammatory effects of the oils
provide the body a chance to heal from
these insults. Pain
- Anti-inflammatory, Thyme,
improving mood or overall health, a
winning strategy begins with stress
reduction. And for the physical body that
interprets stress as pain, these essential
oils know just where it hurts. Tranquility,
|Loss of sleep
habits: Essential oils
can provide an alternative to sleep aids,
so quality sleep can be maintained for a
good nights sleep. Lavender,
Cap w/ Valerian, B-Power,
Skin: As with other cells of
the body, the antioxidant effects of the
oils can restore health to the skin. The
oils provide a healthy environment for
regeneration of the skin. The overgrowth
of yeast or bacteria, or various skin
metabolism issues. All of these benefit
with the essential oils. Lavender,
tree , patchouli,
Lower Respiratory infection:
The use of essential oils in this
circumstance is effective since bacteria,
viruses, and parasites are sensitive. The
anti-inflammatory effect is helpful
in Decreasing inflammation and
infection in the respiratory tract as soon
as possible decreases the severity. The
oils are helpful in an early treatment
issues: the oils improves
digestion overall. They relieve nausea,
diarrhea, indigestion, and gas. Peppermint,
Idaho tansy, clary
health: Essential oils have
the ability to improve circulation by
increasing oxygen and nutrient delivery to
the cells. The body is healthy and
system: the body needs to be
aligned in order to function. The oils
keep the body centered to prevent hormonal
imbalance and fine tune imbalance. clary
healthy urinary system:
Essential oils are helpful in restoring
bladder health, increasing renal function
through improved circulation and
antioxidant activity. tea
muscles and bones:
Osteoarthritis and to help give quality of
life, the essential oils can be used.
There are many blends and individual oils
that improve movement, help repair injury,
and provide pain relief. No
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dental care: X-Plague,
a blend of antimicrobial oils, is very
effective for this purpose. As a
preventative , it will decrease dental
disease return, and after extraction, it
is an excellent pain reliever. X-Plague,
alertness: The oils
have profound effect on Brain Power. B-Power,
against cancer: Essential
oils have been studied and have shown
promising results in being a part of the
cancer treatment plan. Frankincense,
bleeding: Essential oils can
be used to stop bleeding. They are very
effective and work quickly. Helichrysum,
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