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Essential Oil for Carpal Tunnel

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Since I mentioned yesterday about using essential oil on my sore wrists (likely carpal tunnel syndrome), I thought I would post what I use to ease that pain.

Carpal Tunnel Essential Oil

  • .5 oz. bottle

  • olive oil (or coconut oil or any whatever you desire)

  • 4 drops marjoram

  • 3 drops lavender

  • 2 drops eucalyptus

  • 2 drops lemongrass

  • 2 drops peppermint

Rub on wrists in a circular direction.

Homemade Dove Body Wash

Dove Body Wash
2 cups water per bar
Grate bar with a cheese grater into what looks like fine grated cheese, put in a pan, add water and heat on medium heat till soap is dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. It will get thicker as it cools. Once cool put into bottles or any container.

**Must use dove moisturizing cream bars or olay moisture bars for this recipe. These are not considered bar soap, but a moisture bar. Any other type of bar soap you end up with either mucus or a hard gelled up glob!!!

You can add more water to make it a little thinner, once it cools. If it is too thick for what you like, add a little cool water at a time and stir to get the thickness you prefer. 

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Homemade Whipped Body Butter

Whipped Body Butter

  • 1/4 c. shea butter
  • 2 Tbsp carrier oil (I used sweet almond and avocado)
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil (optional)
  • 25 drops essential oil (optional)
On a double boiler (I just used a Pyrex bowl placed in a bowl of really hot water), melt the shea butter together with the carrier oils, stirring well.
Once the shea butter is completely melted (remember – do NOT heat shea butter on high heat, or it becomes gritty), place the bowl containing the butter/oils into an ice water bath and cool slightly.
Stir in your vitamin E and essential oils (if you’re using them).
With a hand mixer, begin whipping the melted shea and oils together. It may take 5-10 minutes before you start seeing a whipped consistency, but it will happen.
Once you have a consistency you like, transfer to a lidded container. Should keep 6 months (especially if you use the vitamin E to help preserve).
Whipped Coconut Body Butter
I scooped out about half a jar of coconut oil, put it into my kitchen aid mixer and whipped it up for about 7 minutes and there you have it!!  You can add a few drops of scent, if desired.
Recommended to use it is after bath or shower when skin is still wet.  Scoop out some and rub all over, let it soak in for a minute, then lightly towel off.
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Honey Facial Cleanser

Honey Cleanser
2 t. liquid soap
¼ c. honey
¼ c. water

Stir the ingredients. Be sure you don’t beat them because doing so will cause it to foam. Pour into a clean container. I used an old Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial soap bottle with a pump on it.

Use as you would any other facial cleanser. Yield: 4 ounces.
I have also used this cleanser. It is also a very nice, but I prefer the first recipe. If you try these, I would love to hear what you think of them! This recipe is probably good for all skin types, but would likely work best on normal to dry skin.

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Homemade hand sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer
10 drops of lavender essential oil
20 drops tea tree essential oil
1 tablespoon witch hazel
8 ounces of aloe vera gel

In a small glass place your essential oils then add witch hazel, swirl them around so they mix up.  Add aloe vera gel and mix well.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe
  • 1/4 c. aloe vera gel (as pure as you can get)
  • 3/4 c. rubbing alcohol (at least 91%)
  • 1/8 c. vegetable glycerin (optional) (if omitted, use an extra 1/8 c. aloe vera gel)
  • 10 drops essential oil (cinnamon and sweet orange were my choices, but there’s a list of other ideas below) (optional)
Pour everything into your food processor or blender and let it go on high for a minute or two. Bottle and use as you would any hand sanitizer. Keeps for 6 months or more.

 

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Homemade deodorant

Basic Deodorant Powder
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
A few drops essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon.
Place the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Sprinkle a light covering of the powder on a damp washcloth. Pat on. Don’t rinse.
Basic Liquid Deodorant
1/4 cup each witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, and mineral water
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
A few drops antibacterial essential oils such as lavender (optional)
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend.
Makes 3/4 cup.

Natural Deodorant Cream
¼ c. vegetable shortening
1 T. cornstarch
1/8 t. tincture of benzoin (found this at one local pharmacy – Walgreens and it costs about $7.50 for a small bottle, but it will last you many years.)
1 t. fragrance, optional

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Place in a clean jar with a lid. To use: Rub a small amount of the cream under your arms.
Yield: 3 ounces

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