Focusing Roller Bottle Blend With Essential Oils

When it comes to staying focused, I struggle.  It’s not that I don’t want to pay attention, rather,  I have no power over thoughts that drift into my head as I’m trying to pay attention.   Luckily, I have a terrific Focusing Roller Bottle Blend that keeps my mental energy from straying.

DIY FOCUSING Roller Bottle Blend

Why Meadowfoam Seed Oil?

Meadowfoam Seed Oil is a highly stable odorless and almost colorless carrier oil.  I love Meadowfoam Seed Oil’s ‘glide’ too.  Plus, it penetrates well and doesn’t leave you feeling oily.  It is excellent for all skin types.

Focusing Roller Bottle Blend Ingredients

Organic Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Tiny Funnel  (This will make your life sooo much easier.)  Also, this funnel also comes with key tool!

Glass Essential Oil Roller Bottle With Gold Cap


Focusing Roller Bottle Blend Method

Add  the following Young Living Essential Oils to your 10ml roller bottle.

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2 Drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

2 Drops Young Living Orange Essential Oil

2 Drops Lime Essential Oil

3 Drops Frankincense  Essential Oil

Next, top off with your Meadowfoam Seed Carrier Oil using a tiny funnel.  There’s less cussing whey you use a funnel, trust me on this one.

Finally, replace the roller ball and cap and you are done!

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How To Use Your Focusing Roller Ball Blend

In conclusion,  my favorite place to roll this blend in on the back of my neck. Because the pores there contain sebum, it’s a great place for the essential oils to be able to absorb. Also, I  get the olfactory benefits of this focusing roller ball blend there too!

Where do you use your roller ball blends at?

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Homemade Beeswax and Honey Lip Balm

My Homemade Beeswax and Honey Lip Balm is the perfect blend of beeswax and honey.  In addition, I toss  in some organic Coconut Oil, and Kokum Butter for a sweet tasting winner.  This is a harder lip balm that will melt from the warmth of your finger to glide on and moisturize all year long.

 Bees Wax and Honey Lip Balm

Essential Oils For Beeswax and Honey Lip Balm

Ultimately, you can’t have a killer lip balm recipe without essential oils. This beeswax and honey lip balm is no exception. Due to being impatient for Summer, I added in both Peppermint and Rosemary essential oils.

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Beeswax and Honey Lip Balm

Pro Tip: I change up the essential oils in this beeswax and honey lip balm all the time. Peppermint and Lavender is another fun blend to use!

What Is Kokum Butter?

*this post contains affiliate links Raw Kokum butter is a hard, crumbly butter that melts well.  Unlike Cocoa Butter, Kokum has no scent.  Because many people find Coconut Oil to be drying, I use Kokum butter in this recipe.  Furthermore, I like Kokum’s moisturizing abilities even better than Shea Butter or Coco Butter.

Ingredients For Beeswax and Honey Lip Balm

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2 Tablespoons Beeswax

1 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil

1 Tablespoon Organic Raw Kokum Butter

1 Teaspoon Honey   I like to jazz mine up with some DIY   Manuka  Honey!

6 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

3 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil

8-10  Lip Balm Tubes

* I doubled this recipe to fill my large 2 ounce  tin and three 5.5 ml  lip balm tubes.

The Method

1. First, measure your beeswax, coconut oil, and mango butter into a glass or metal container.  I LOVE this melting pot that allowing me to pour right from it.

2. Heat the water until simmering, stirring until everything is melted.  Don’t allow any water to get into the oil and butter mixture.

Melting pot for beeswax and honey lip balm

3. Next, remove the pan and add in the essential oils and honey.  Stir.

4. Finally, add the  liquid lip balm mixture into your containers.  To help keep the honey incorporated evenly throughout the mixture, you’ll need to stir and pour,  stir and pour.

Beeswax and Honey Lip Balm

Pro Tip: To prevent the ‘divots’ in the top of your tubes and metal containers, don’t pour until your mixture has cooled down some.   The cooler the mixture the less divots, or indentations at the top of your containers.

Also, you can  fill the  mixture above the line for the container, until it forms a rounded top without pouring over.

So, there you have it, once your Honey and Beeswax Lip Balms cool to room temperature, they are ready to us!

melted lip balm ingredients

Pro Tip:  Sometimes when I use this combination of oils and butters, I get these little dots that look like they won’t melt all the way.  Since they wind up incorporating into the lip balm as it cools, there’s nothing to worry about.

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Homemade Garden Bug Spray With Essential Oils

I have a medically complex son, with special needs.  My garden is full of plants that will go to make his blenderized diet.  Because of this, I don’t want to have to use chemical sprays to control the bug population in my garden.  As a result, I’ve tried pretty much everything, and finally have found a winner with my Homemade Garden Bug Spray.

What Didn’t Work In My Garden

I started out using a simple diluted blue dish soap recipe. It didn’t do much of anything. Scratch that one off the list.

Next, I went to Neem oil. What nobody tells you about Neem oil is that it stinks to high heavens. I’m talking a stomach turning stench that stinks to the inside of your nostrils even after you’ve taken a shower. Blech. While Neem does indeed work, even on squash bugs, I just couldn’t handle the smell.

Homemade Garden Bug Spray

A New Take On An Old Recipe

I have found variations of this recipe all over the internet, using fresh mint leaves and peppers.   Unfortunately,  I don’t always have fresh mint leaves and pepper on hand. However, I do ALWAYS have peppermint essential oil on hand.   While the actual ingredients used are important, the amounts of those ingredients can be increased or decreased depending on your garden’s needs.

How This Recipe Works

This natural bug spray works because of it’s spicy scent. It deters bugs by making the plant leaves something they don’t want to eat. Also, if they rub up against it, it can kill them.

Homemade Garden Bug Spray With Essential Oils Ingredients For LARGE Gardens

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Separate the cloves and peel 2 LARGE HEADS of Garlic.   Not those little measly things.

1 Tablespoon Dried Cayenne Pepper

16 Cups Water (1 Gallon)

2 Squirts Biodegradable Dish Soap *this post contain affiliate links

Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil  *To Be Added Just Before You Use The Homemade Garden Bug Spray With Essential Oils

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The Method

Mince the garlic. Add garlic and red pepper to water and simmer. Remove from heat and allow to sit over night. Strain out the dried cayenne pepper and garlic, and add 2 squirts of dish soap. Pour into 1 Gallon Container.

I wait to add the peppermint essential oil until right before I go to use the spray. You can put this mixture into a clean *this post contains affiliate links gallon sprayer if you’ll be using it all in the same day or so.

Adding The Peppermint Essential Oil

I use 1 drop of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil for every 2 ounces of the garlic/dish soap/pepper liquid. So, for a gallon of the liquid, that would be 64 drops.

However, my garden isn’t big enough to need an entire gallon of homemade garden bug spray. So I usually only make about 1/4 of this recipe at a time. Here’s what that looks like.

Backyard Garden

Recipe For Homemade Garden Bug Spray With Essential Oils For Smaller Gardens

1/2 of a LARGE head of garlic, pealed and crushed.
1.5  Teaspoons Dried Cayenne Pepper
4 Cups Water
1 Squirt Dish Soap
16 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil added right before you use this bug spray.

Pour mixture into a *this post contains affiliate links glass spray bottle, which is what I use,  or another hand sprayer.

As you can see this isn’t a recipe that depends on exact measurements.  You will need to shake the bottle well, and several times in between use.

A Few Cautions

TEST THIS SPRAY OUT ON A FEW PLANT LEAVES BEFORE YOU SPRAY IT ON YOUR ENTIRE GARDEN.  While this is a perfectly safe recipe, it’s always a good idea to do a bit of a spot check.  Spray a few plant leaves, wait a day, and check those leaves out before you spray your entire garden.

This is actually a pepper spray. Don’t get it in your eyes or on your skin. Wearing protective gear is a good thing.

Don’t spray right before a rain storm or during windy weather. Don’t overhead water right after you spray, either. This spray WILL wash off and you’ll need to reapply it.

Make sure you spray the underside and tops of the leaves. Most bugs, and their eggs, hang out under the leaves. Don’t spray the flowers. You don’t want the bees getting into this stuff.

So, what do you use to keep garden pests from devouring your garden?  Let me know in the comments!

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Homemade DIY Gardener’s Soap With Essential Oils

It’s almost that time of the year again!  Time to play in the dirt and get planting!  When it comes to cleaning grimy gardener hands, this Homemade DIY Gardener’s Soap with essential oils the perfect solution!

What Makes A Great Gardener’s Soap?

You want a bar that exfoliates and soothes as it cleans.  And the scent. The scent must be one that keeps you coming back over and over again because while it does only smell good, it makes you feel good too.

Yup, it’s a tall order for a soap recipe, but I’ve nailed it for you!

Homemade DIY Gardener's Soap

Gardener’s Soap Ingredients

This Garderner’s soap recipe is poured in two easy layers. The first layer is a melt and pour goat milk layer with cornmeal for the exfoliation and coco butter for it’s skin softening properties……and it’s utterly delicious aroma.

What? Not a cocoa butter fan? Well, I guess we can still be friends. You can replace the cocoa butter with another hard butter such as kokum. You won’t get the great scent with this butter, but kokum butter will still give you a hard bar of soap, which is what we are going for.

Now, in this first soap bar layer, you want the corn meal to be disbursed throughout the entire layer. The secret to this is in the temperature of your soap base when you pour. Don’t worry. I’ll walk you through it.

The second layer is your soothing layer that starts out with a goat milk and pour soap base.  You know how after playing in the dirt for a few hours you can often wind up with a few scrapes or patches of irritation?  The healthy dose of Bentonite Clay, along with more cocoa butter,  takes care of all that.

The killer finish comes in the form of Young Living’s Fresh Citrus Essential Oil. Mercy. Fresh Citrus Essential oil and the cocoa butter work together to create a bar of soap you’ll want to eat. And for those of you who sell your soaps, you know that a signature scent means repeat customers.

You’re Welcome.

Pro Tip: One great thing about adding clay to your soap is that the clay helps to ‘anchor’ the scent!

DIY Handmade Gardener's Soap Melt and Pour Recipe Ingredients.

Homemade DIY Gardener’s Soap List of Supplies

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2 pounds goat milk melt and pour soap, separated into two 1 pound portions.  1 pound per layer.

2 ounces corn meal
2 ounces bentonite clay
4 T cocoa butter
4 ounce soap molds
Alcohol Spritzer
Microwave Safe Measuring Cup or Bowl
Measuring Spoons
Infrared Thermometer
Young Living’s Citrus Fresh Essential Oil

This is the ingredient list for eight 4 ounce bars of finished soap.

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Homemade DIY Gardener’s Soap Layer 1

Start by cutting your goat milk melt and pour base into small cubes. This makes the soap easier to melt.

Place into your microwave safe cup or bowl and cook on high for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, stir then cook for another 30 seconds. Repeat process until all the soap is melted (about 1.5 minutes).

Remember, you never want your soap base to go above 130 degrees.  Scorched soap stinks.  This is where the Infrared Thermometer comes in so handy!

Homemade DIY Gardener's Soap

Add in 2 Tablespoons cocoa butter and stir until it is melted and well mixed.

Add 2 ounces of cornmeal. Stir. And stir some more. Did I mention that you’ll need to stir? You want the cornmeal to be evenly distributed throughout this first layer of soap. So. Stir.

When your based has cooled down a bit, add your Young Living Citrus Fresh Essential oil. I used about 20 drops per layer of soap.

The more you stir the more the soap will cool down allowing the cornmeal to be evenly disbursed throughout the soap. You want this to cool down to below 100 degrees F before pouring it onto the first layer. You can use your infrared thermometer to check the temperature.

No infrared thermometer? Okay.. This first layer of soap will look thick when it is ready to pour. You will be able to put your finger smack dab in the mist of your cornmeal, cocoa butter and essential oil infused goodness and not yell because it’s so hot.

Homemade DIY Gardener's Soap

Pour two ounces of your cornmeal base into your 4 ounce molds. So, two ounces of base per mold cavity. Spritz with alcohol to remove bubbles. Allow to set up.

Homemade DIY Gardener’s Soap Layer 2

Take your 1.5 Tablespoons of cocoa butter and put it into a microwave safe bowl, and microwave until melted.  Because adding the clay directly to your soap base will leave clumps in your soap, you need to create a ‘slurry’ with the clay and the cocoa butter.  Stir the melted cocoa butter and the clay until smooth, and set aside.

Bentonite clay and cocoa butter slurry

Cut your goat milk melt and pour soap base into chucks and microwave as above. Remember. You do NOT want to soap to go above 130 degrees. The smell of scorched soap is forever.

Spoon your slurry into your melted hemp soap base and stir until there are no lumps.

Add 20 drops of Citrus Fresh Essential Oil and stir again.

Spritz the layers of now set up soap in your molds.  This will help the new layer ‘stick’ to the corn meal layer.

Finally, pour your melted soap over the layers of your cornmeal base soap. Don’t be skimpy. Fill the mold up to the top, as it will shrink down as it cures. Remember, nobody likes a skinny bar of homemade DIY gardener’s soap.
Homemade DIY Gardener's Soap With Essential Oils

Pro Tip:  This bar is excellent for mechanics, artists, and anyone who works a lot with their hands and needs to get them really clean.

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