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My journey in life as a stay at home mom building a career and being a caregiver to my mother and husband. Balancing life, family, and the unexpected. Contact me on the Weekly Essential face book page or feel free to email me if you would like to know more about essential oils or a business opportunity kollette@weeklyessential.com. Essential oils not only changed my life but helped me be prepared for the unexpected in life and how to deal with it.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fly Relief for Horses - Insect Repellant

It is a beautiful day, we just got home from soccer games and started working around the house. My husband came in and said to me, get your oils on the horses the flies are horrible. So I made my mixture of Peppermint and Lavender. I filled a 4oz bottle with water and placed 7-10 drops of each. Shake well and went out and sprayed the horses. Some horses don't like to be sprayed so I spray on my hands and then rub them down. This blend also works great to keep other insects away so we spray it in the barn.



I also put  Lavender on my hands and let my horses smell and I spray on the fly mask before applying. Peppermint is also very cooling and horses love it, avoid around the eyes and dilute the peppermint if putting directly on the nose. Do not spray mixture in the eye, ears or nose. You may place on hand and rub on but not in. If you do not have all these oils, that is okay. Make a mixture with water and oils of choice. Use 10-15 drops with 4oz. water if using a single oil. Apply every 3-4 hours or as needed. Every horse is different and my like different oils. The TerraSheild Blend works great as well.  My horse loves Lavender and my other horse likes Peppermint.

Horses are sensitive so you can rub on hands first then let them smell your hands.
My horses are so happy. The flies were covering there fly masks. I felt so bad for them and was so happy I could provide them with some relief. I did not use Rosemary but it is suggested to use that one too, if you do make sure you dilute it.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Back to School Routine with Lavender and Wild Orange

Every year my children are so excited to go back to school. Which means emotions are wild, new schedules and the excitement of it all. I am so grateful for Essential Oils. It is hard as a parent to send your kids off to school. I remember the knot in my stomach. I wish I would have had something to calm my nerves. Lavender Essential Oil is very calming. If you place a drop of Lavender on the back of neck or on a cottonball so the child can have in pocket and with them to smell throughout the day as needed. 

The Routine. The first few days we started with Lavender. We begin each day by Diffusing, then it is time for foot massages with Wild Orange and before we head out the door a drop of Lavender on the back of the neck. The kids carry a small bottle of Both Wild Orange and Lavender in there back packs just in case they have stomach issues or need calming or hurt themselves while at school. Now they are good for the day.
When I return home, I difusse Wild Orange as it is uplifting to the body. When I pick the kids up I have a spray bottle with water, peppermint and Lavender that I spray on there hands as they get into the car before we leave so nothing from school come home with us. When we get home, for a little pick me up, we diffuse peppermint and wild orange and at homework time it is Peppermint and Rosemary, which helps reduce nervous tension and fatigue. When it is time to calm down for the evening we diffuse Lavender with Lemon (kids favorite). Then another foot massage with Wild Orange which protects against seasonal and environmental threat.

Recipes
For Extra Defense during the school year, fill a roll on bottle with Fractionated Coconut oil or any vegetable oil of choice and put 6-8 drops of Wild Orange, Rosemary, peppermint Essential oil. Rub on children's feet at bedtime and in the morning before they head off to school. It is a very special bonding moment for parent and Child. My children love the foot massage and being touched and having that time with me.

For Hand Sanitizer fill a 4oz. Aluminum Spray bottle then put 10 drops of Lavender and 10 drops of Peppermint. Spray on hands for hand sanitizer. Also works great for headaches, sunburns and air freshener.

Kollette






Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fifteen Ways to Use Frankincense Essential Oil

Thank you all for letting me share Essential Oils with you. The Weekly Essential has been a weekly email newsletter for two years now. I have decided it was time for a change and to start a blog.  I will be sharing about oils, ailments, experiences, ideas and more. This weeks feature is Frankincense which comes from Oman. Enjoy!

Fifteen Ways to Use Frankincense Essential Oil


1. Beautiful Skin (use neat or mix with lavender and apply to face morning and night)
2. Caring for Cuts (apply a few drops on cuts and scars)
3. Immune Support (take a few drops in a gelatin capsule)
4. Jaw Comfort (mix with Deep Blue Soothing Blend to provide relief)
5. Bedtime Lullabies (mix with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to children’s feet at night)
6. Back Relief (apply neat on lower back for soothing comfort)
7. Pick-Me-Up (mix with Peppermint and apply to bottom of feet)
8. Stress Relief (apply to temples for soothing comfort)
8. Cough Comfort (apply on neck and throat to soothe irritations in throat or with coughs)
10. Forget Frustrations (apply behind the ears and on wrists to erase frustrations)
11. Home Sweet Home (diffuse in the home for a pleasant aroma) love it with Lemon oil
12. Bug Bites Beware (apply on itchy, scratchy skin to soothe irritations)
13. Walk With Me (apply and follow with heat on knees to ease discomfort)
14. Anxiety Anyone? (apply a few drops to cupped hands and breathe deeply)
15. Mood Balancer (diffuse or apply to neck to find harmony and clarity)


I use Frankincense everyday, a drop on my tongue and I also make a gel capsule for my mother with Frankincense, Rosemary and Peppermint for her memory. My father uses it on thumb for arthritis pain. Frankincense is a very diverse oil and blends well with other oils. When in doubt use Frankincense.

For an introduction to Essential Oils email me at kollette@weeklyessential.com and I will email you a link. 

Kollette