Great ways to pamper yourself

15 Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Everyday Life

  1. Cooking: I love to cook with coconut oil. You can easily use it as substitute for vegetable oil, olive oil, or butter.
  2. Moisturizer: Put coconut oil on your body after showering or bathing for silky, smooth skin.
  3. Hair Conditioner: Coconut oil helps repair damaged hair. Apply 1 tsp. of coconut oil to your hair and the leave it there for around about 15 minutes before shampooing it out again.
  4. Dandruff Treatment: All you need to do is simply mix 1 tsp. coconut oil with 3 drops of tea tree E.O., and then massage it in, wait a few minutes, say about 5 minutes and the shampoo it out.
  5. Bath Melts: Make some dead easy bath melts by mixing 1 cup coconut oil with 15–20 drops of your favorite E.O.'s.. Freeze in silicone mold. Then the next time you have a bath, drop in one of these silky bath melts and WOW!
  6. Shaving Cream: You can really use this as a wonderful shaving cream! Simply apply coconut oil over legs before shaving. It's not only a shaving cream but it also will act as an after-shave moisturizer as well. 2 in 1!
  7. Massage Oil: You can use coconut oil alone but I personally think that it is better to combine it with another carrier oil (50/50)
  8. Sugar Scrub: Mix coconut oil, brown sugar, and peppermint oil for a refreshing lip or skin scrub.
  9. Acne: Apply a small amount of coconut oil after washing your face with soap and water. At first, your complexion may get worse as toxins are expelled from the skin but then it should be much better after some time.
  10. Chafe Protection: Use a little coconut oil to soothe chafing.
  11. Surface Polisher: Use coconut oil to polish stainless steel, bronze, leather, furniture, wood, fake plants, etc.
  12. Wood Conditioner: Rub coconut oil on wooden utensils to help condition them. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to help sanitize wood cutting boards and utensils.
  13. Bruises and Minor Burns: Apply something cold (ice for bruises; cold, wet cloth for burns) for 10–15 minutes. Then gently apply a layer of coconut oil with lavender EO. Re-apply oil 4–8 times a day, or every couple of hours, until the pain is gone or until healed.
  14. Indigestion: For acute cases of indigestion, take 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil internally. If needed, take 1 Tbsp. again 6 hours later.
  15. Itchy Skin/Psoriasis/Eczema: Massage warm coconut oil into affected area. I have seen great results from this treatment! Do it every couple of days.

All Natural Body Wash

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml)Water
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) Liquid Castile Soap
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml)Carrier Oil of your choice
  • 1 tsp. Epsom Salt
  • 20 drops Essential Oils(use your favorite or make a blend)
  • 8 oz. bottle

Instructions:
Simply put all of the ingredients into the bottle and shake it before each use. You can use a loofah or washcloth to apply it.

This is a fabulous body wash. The E.O.'s that you use all depends on what you prefer. Lavender is great for this!

Spritzers

1 8oz spray bottle
10-30 drops E.O.
Fill with water

Shake before each use.

You can keep this in the fridge so that you can have a beautiful cooling spray on a hot day. Perfect!

Spritzer blends

Sunburn

15 drops Lavender
5 drops Peppermint
5 drops Chamomile

(You could use just Lavender instead of this blend and keep it in the fridge so that it has a lovely cooling feel as well.)

Bites/stings

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Tea tree
5 drops Peppermint

Hot Flashes(put in fridge if you want)

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Geranium
5 drops Chamomile

Body Odor

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Bergamot
5 drops Clary sage

Refreshing/Mood lifting

20 drops Orange
5 drops Spearmint

Alert/Concentration

15 drops Rosemary
10 drops Geranium

Energizing\

15 drops Orange
10 drops Ylang Ylang

Rose or Jasmine Perfume

5 to 8 drops of either.

Citrus

20 drops Orange
5 drops Sandalwood


Woodsy/Sandalwood

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Sandalwood
5 drops Frankincense

Herbal/Spring Flowers

20 drops Lavender
5 drops Clary sage
5 drops Geranium

Body Scrubs

There are 3 main types of scrubs

  •  Sugar
  • Salt
  • Oatmeal

Chamomile Oatmeal scrub

45 gms Cornmeal
30gms rolled oats
30 gms finely ground almonds
1 Tbs Jojoba oil
6 drops chamomile EO
4 drops Geranium

Grind oats, cornmeal and almonds in a coffee grinder to a fine texture. Put them in a glass container with the EO’s. When you are ready to use it add the jojoba oil to the mixture.

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

½ cup brown sugar
2 Tbs jojoba oil
1 Tbs Glycerine(optional)
4 drops sandalwood EO
8 drops Lavender EO

Mix and use.

Honey and Yoghurt Scrub

¼ cup finely ground rolled oats
¼ cup wheat bran
1 Tbs jojoba oil
1 Tbs Raw Honey
½ cup natural yoghurt
8 drops lavender EO
2 drops Rose EO
2 drops Chamomile EO

Mix oats and wheat bran and EO’s. You can then store these until you are
ready to use them. When you want to use them you add the other
ingredients. (This is great for people with sensitive skin)

Lemon sugar scrub

250 gms sugar
100mls jojoba oil
15 drops lemon EO

Combine and use.

Minty Salt Scrub

500 gms sea salt
200 mls favorite carrier oil( look at carrier oil section to see qualities of
each)
8 drops peppermint EO
8 drops Spearmint EO
8 drops Lemon EO

Combine and use

Roller ball blends

Here are some blends but you could also use the blends above from the spritzers. Just make sure that you put less drops in.

Of course, you could simply put single oils in such as lavender, peppermint or whatever is your favorite.

Keep away from eyes, inside ears and mucous membranes to prevent irritation.

Relaxation Blend

9ml of Carrier Oil
3 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Mandarin

Romance

9ml Carrier Oil
2 drops Rose
3 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Orange

Congestion Relief

9ml Carrier Oil
3 drops Eucalyptus radiata
4 drops Rosemary
3 drops Laurel

Hayfever relief

9ml Carrier Oil
4 drops Lavender
3 drops Lemon
4 drops Chamomile

Energizing blend

9ml Carrier Oil
5 drops Orange
5 drops Geranium
3 drops Lemon

Muscle pain relief

9ml Carrier Oil
6 drops Peppermint
3 drops Clove
4 drops Wintergreen

Cough relief

9ml Carrier Oil
5 drops Eucalyptus
5 drops Frankincense
3 drops Peppermint

Headache relief

9ml Carrier Oil
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Peppermint
3 drops Chamomile

Ideas for Aromatherapy Inhalers

Calming Blend

  • 15 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops of Chamomile

Allergy Relief 1

  • 10 drops Eucalyptus radiata
  • 10 drops Rosemary
  • 8 drops Bay Laurel

Allergy Relief 2

  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 10 drops Rosemary
  • 10 drops Tea tree

Colds and Flus

  • 8 drops Rosemary
  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus radiata

Lavender Bath Salts

3 cups of Epsom salts
1 cup baking soda
30 drops Lavender EO

Combine and use.

Acne treatments

Acne Essential Oil facial Cleanser

250 mls Castile Soap
60 mls Aloe Vera Gel
60 mls Jojoba Oil
20 drops Tea Tree EO
15 drops Lemon EO
15 drops Lavender EO

Combine and use as a cleanser every 2-3 days

Tea Tree Aloe Vera Gel

95 mls Pure Aloe Vera Gel
5 mls Tea Tree EO

Combine and use

Facial Toner

100 mls Water
10 drops Tea Tree EO
5 drops Lavender EO
5 drops Frankincense EO
1 Spray Bottle

Combine and use

Acne Clay Face Mask

5 mls Bentonite Clay
1 tsp Raw Honey
1 tsp Water
1 drop Lavender EO
1 drop Tea Tree EO
1 drop Lemon EO

Combine and use

Peppermint and Lavender Foot Scrub

1 cup Granulated Sugar
¼ cup FCO
5 drops Lavender EO
5 drops Peppermint EO

Combine and use

Balms and Glosses

Sweet Almond Lip Gloss
2 tsp Beeswax
1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
½ tsp Raw Honey
1 ½ tsp Cocoa Butter
3 drops Vitamin E Oil
6 drops Vanilla EO
5 drops Neroli EO

Put all ingredients(except the Essential Oils) into your double boiler on low heat to gently melt the ingredients. Then remove, let cool gently but don’t let it harden, add the EO’s and fill your tubes or small dish that you are going to use for your lip gloss.

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

1 Tbsp Beeswax
⅛ cup Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Shea Butter
½ tsp Raw Honey
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
6 drop Vitamin E Oil
3 drops Peppermint EO

Put all ingredients(except the Essential Oils) into your double boiler on low heat to gently melt the ingredients. Then remove, let cool gently but don’t let it harden, add the EO’s and fill your tubes or small dish that you are going to use for your lip gloss.

Thieves Oil Recipes

40 drops of Clove EO
35 drops of Lemon EO
20 drops of Cinnamon EO
15 drops of Eucalyptus EO
10 drops of Rosemary EO

Combine and use.

Thieves Liquid hand Soap

5 Tbsp Castile Soap
2 Cups of Water
Essential Oils

Combine and use.

Hydrating Liquid Body Soap

½ cup Castile Soap
¼ cup Apricot Oil
¼ cup Raw Honey
20 drops Lavender EO
5 drops Tea Tree EO
1 Squeeze or Pump Top Bottle

Combine and use.

Anti-Cellulite Body Wrap

30 mls Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops Grapefruit EO
3 drops Ginger EO
3 drops Peppermint EO
3 drops Rosemary EO

Combine and use.

Body Lotions

Simple Wonderful Body Lotion

1 cup Shea Butter
1 cup Pure Coconut Oil
2 tsp Beeswax
50 drops Lavender EO

Put all ingredients(except the Essential Oils) into your double boiler on low heat to gently melt the ingredients. Then remove, let cool gently but don’t let it harden, add the EO’s. PLace into a jar or bottle.

All Natural Body Lotion

2 Tbsp Emulsifying Wax
½ cup Stearic Acid
⅓ cup Carrier Oil
½ cup Water
1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
10 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract
1 Tbs Vegetable Glycerine
10-20 drops Favorite EO.

Stir together the oil, stearic acid, wax and glycerine in a double boiler until they are melted. Remove from the heat and add the vitamin E oil. Warm the water in a separate dish and slowly pour the water into the mixture whilst using a whisk to get it thoroughly combined. Add EO’s and grapeseed

Avocado Oil Cuticle Care

2 tsp Avocado Oil
5 drops Lavender EO
5 drops Tea Tree Oil
1 10 ml Roll On Bottle( optional)

Combine and use.

Easy Lavender and Rosemary Shampoo

1 cup coconut milk
1 cup liquid castile soap
15 drops lavender EO
15 drops Rosemary EO (or you could use whatever EO’s you like)

Mix together in a bowl and put it into a shampoo bottle. Replace the shampoo after 30 days.
You can also add a spoonful of Vitamin E or Jojoba oil (or both) to this for dry hair.

The ‘say no to Coco’ Shampoo

If you are not a fan of coconut then here is another version without it.

  • ¼ cup distilled Water
  • ¼ cup liquid Castile soap
  • 2 teaspoons Jojoba or Vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 8 drops Tea tree essential oil

(again it is up to you which EO’s you prefer)

Easy All Natural Conditioner

2 cups distilled water
4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
15 drops E.O.( of your choice)

Put ingredients into a spray bottle, spray on and leave for 5-10 minutes then rinse off.

Jojoba Oil

You can simply use jojoba oil( which is great for hair) and add a few drops of essential oil and then massage into your scalp.
Leave it in for 10 minutes and then rinse out.

Essential Oils for hair types

  • Grapefruit – oily hair
  • Patchouli – dandruff/oily hair
  • Tea tree – dandruff/dry scalp
  • Peppermint – for all hair types/promotes growth
  • Chamomile – calms scalp irritation
  • Lavender – promotes hair growth/treats itchiness/dandruff/dry hair
  • Rosemary – good for hair growth/dandruff/oily hair
  • Patchouli– oily hair/dandruff.
  • Sage -all types of hair
  • Lemon-oily hair
  • Bergamot - oily hair
  • Sandalwood- dry hair/dandruff
  • Geranium - dry hair/dandruff

Massage Oil Blends

Add these blends to 60 ml of carrier oil. Remember that you can also warm the massage oil blend in a bottle warmer if you like for cold climates( or just for something special for your client/person you are going to massage

Citrus Heaven Blend

15 drops Bergamot EO
15 drops Orange EO
5 drops Ylang Ylang EO

Lavender Bliss Blend

15 drops Lavender EO
15 drops Orange EO
5 drops Clary Sage EO

Stress Relief Blend

15 drops Frankincense EO
5 drops Orange EO
5 drops Lavender EO

Sensual Blend

8 drops Sandalwood EO
3 drops Orange EO
2 drops Patchouli EO
1 drop Ylang Ylang EO

Pain Relief Blend

4 drops Rosemary EO
4 drops Eucalyptus EO
2 drops Thyme EO
1 drop Geranium EO

Colds/Flus Blend

4 drops Rosemary EO
4 drops Eucalyptus EO
2 drops Lemon EO

Colds/Flus Blend 2

4 drops Tea Tree EO
4 drops Eucalyptus EO
2 drops Thyme EO

Hayfever/Allergies Blend

4 drops Chamomile EO
4 drops Geranium EO
2 drops Lemon EO