Essential oils not only have an effect through inhaling, but they also have a systemic effect when they are absorbed through your skin.
Listen as I talk about my own experience with using essential oils on my skin and the surprising effect it had on my sleep.
Here are the take aways from this episode:
Essential oils are powerful plant medicine. They are the concentrated life blood of plant, trees and shrubs. Because they are so concentrated, they should not be applied directly to the skin.
Here are some suggested ways to dilute them in a carrier oil.
1% dilution = 5-6 drops of essential oil for every 1 oz of carrier oil
2% dilution = 10-12 drops of essential oil for every 1 oz of carrier oil
3% dilution = 15-18 drops of essential oil for every 1 oz of carrier oil
Carrier oils are usually extracted from fruits,vegetables or nuts like avocado, coconut, sweet almond, grapeseed, etc.
I made reference to a green cleaning solution courtesy of Liz Fulcher and her ebook on green cleaning.
The drain cleaning recipe was 1 cup of baking soda + 5 drops of lemon essential oil.
Sprinkle this down the drain, then follow it up with 1 cup of distilled vinegar.
Wait an hour, then rinse with 4 cups of boiling water.
In the last part of the podcast, I talk about drinking Kombucha as a source of probiotic. Kombucha is a fermented tea and an excellent source of probiotic especially for those can not tolerate dairy (as in yogurt and kefir).
I tasted it for the first time with the support of family and we all loved it. It’s carbonated and tastes similar to a hard cider.