I love using essential oils and I use them frequently. They come in handy for all kinds of things around the house and for many ailments both physical and emotional.
For example, I have used Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca), lemon and clove for over 10 years in my cleaner recipes. Essential oils promote healthy immune function, protect against environmental and seasonal
threats, help with skin irritations, and the list goes on and on. Essential oils smell great, they are SAFE, and they get the job done!
I use essential oils in my healing salve. Again for cleansing, and for healing. Everyone needs to have a jar of Lavender Oil handy. It is great for:
- Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities.
- Soothes occasional skin irritations.
- Reduces appearance of skin imperfections.
- Helps to ease feelings of tension.
- Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet for a restful night’s sleep.
- Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air with a light mist of Lavender combined with water in a spray bottle.
- Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck.
Peppermint oil is not just for freshening your breath. Here are a few other things it is good for.
- Diffuse when feeling fatigued or low on energy.
- Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
- Promotes digestive health.*
- Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
- Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
- Helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*
- Add to cold water compress or foot bath to cool off when overheated.
- Inhale for a non-stimulant, invigorating pick-me-up on long drives.
- Add to shampoo or conditioner for a stimulating hair massage.
- Repels bugs naturally. Spritz around windows and doors.
- Diffuse during study-time.
- Apply topically to relieve feelings of tension.
Anyway, I could go on and on about essential oils, and I will in future blog posts. But for now, I just wanted to share with you a fun little purse you can make, that will allow you to keep your essential oils handy when you travel.
This charming, functional and easy to make kit allows you to have access to your favorite oils
without taking up all the room in your purse. I love traveling with mine. The oils I keep with me are:
|You can buy these cute little bottles quite cheap HERE. I recommend getting the little pipettes at this same store to assist in filling your bottles.|
You can fit up to TEN 5/8 dram bottles of essential oils. You can also fit the taller bottles in the wallet as well.
I have to quickly tell you about an experience I had on the plane. I was flying to California and a lady sitting next to me was sneezing and wiping her nose constantly. “GREAT, just what I need a cold”. First of all, I quickly changed that fear of getting a cold, and then I reached in my purse and pulled out my little mini essential oil purse. I got my essential oil blend and put a few drops in my mouth, and didn’t worry any more about it. NO COLD!
I am going to make up a kit for each one of my kids to keep in their car, for Christmas. An excellent little emergency kit and GIFT!
Finished purse measures approximately 3 ¾ inches x 4 inches, and 1 inch thick with bottles enclosed.
easy to follow tutorial and pattern is available at my CRAFTSY STORE and ETSY shop. Only basic sewing skills and sewing supplies are needed.
I used felted wool for the inside fabric. It turned out quite nice!
If you have questions or comments, please reply in the comment box below.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.