Essential Oils: a Solution for Getting Rid of Bed Bugs?

Bed Bugs Be Gone! That's what many say when using certain essential oils. I have no personal experience in getting rid of bed bugs but I think that's because I use and diffuse my essential oils often.  Unlike chemical sprays, unadulterated and undiluted essential oils are not toxic to us and the environment, and are safe when used correctly. Essential oils do not necessarily get rid of insect pests through smell alone but rather by the essential oil disrupting the waxy coating found on many species of insects bodies. The essential oils work by coating the insects waxy exoskeleton which then...
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Evelyn’s Delicious and Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Tangerine Essential Oil

Evelyn’s Delicious and Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Tangerine Essential Oil
If you have never made your own cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving or Christmas you will enjoy this super easy, nutritious, absolutely delicious recipe. You and your dinner guests will love the simplicity and beauty of the 'real' thing. In 1992, I learned this cranberry sauce recipe at a cooking class I was taking - I have since adapted it by simply including a touch of Tangerine essential oil, which takes the flavor to a whole new dimension! You can substitute the Tangerine oil with Orange... but do be extremely mindful as not all essential oils are edible, Young Living is the brand I recomm...
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Lavender Lemonade

Making your own Lavender Lemonade is easy, nutritious, and oh so delicious. Lavender has adaptogenic properties, meaning it's balancing to the system. Kick back, relax and enjoy a soothing glass of Lavender Lemonade! 7 Lemons, squeezed 2 Limes, squeezed 14 cups water 1 1/2 cups Agave syrup 1 drop Young  Living Lavender essential oil Mix all ingredients together and chill. Serve over ice cubes in a tall glass, garnish with a fresh strawberry or sprig of fresh peppermint. Learn more about cooking with food-grade essential oils at my Young Living website.
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DIY: Essential Oil Aphid Spray Recipe

Use this simple essential oil spray mixture recipe to control aphids on house or garden plants. You will need: 14oz. spray bottle 6 drops Black Pepper essential oil 6 drops Clove essential oil 6 drops Cinnamon essential oil water Instructions: Fill spray bottle with water. Add essential oils. Shake and spray, be sure to get underneath leaves too. It works like a charm. (the aphids are the small green colored insects in this image) These are the essential oils I use and recommend.
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Cranberry Sugar Facial Scrub

This easy facial scrub recipe is luxurious and livens up dry, dull indoor wintertime skin. As a facial scrub I think it's important to use a fine sugar as the larger granule sugars could be too harsh for more delicate facial skin. Cranberry Sugar Facial Scrub You will need: 1 cup fresh cranberries 1 1/2 cups organic sugar 1/2 cup sweet almond oil 1 scraped and finely chopped vanilla bean 5-6 drops jasmine essential oil 3 drops rose essential oil Directions: Crush cranberries in food processor until fine; add sweet almond oil, vanilla infusion and pour into large bowl and ad...
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Essential Oil Body Powder Recipe

This essential oil body powder recipe has a sweet exotic scent. When therapeutic-grade essential oils are used it can be quite beneficial for the skin too. I use and recommend Young Living Essential Oils, they're pure and unadulterated; find them at my aromatherapy website. You will need: 1oz. cornstarch or rice flour 5 drops orange essential oil 3 drops sandalwood essential oil 3 drops coriander essential oil 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil 1 drop patchouli essential oil Directions: Put the cornstarch or rice flour into a glass jar, then add the essential oils, stir well. T...
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