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Sharing Another Passion: Essential Oils

Roller Bottles

 

Most of my regular blog readers know that in addition to my crafting, I also work as a Doctor of Chiropractic.  Therefore, I am always interested in anything that can help my family, friends, and patients.  We have used essential oils in our practice sporadically for over 10 years.  However, I’ve decided within the past year to really learn more about using oils and implementing them into our everyday lives.

So yesterday, I posted the picture above to show some of the roller bottles that I have made to get us ready for back-to-school.  Let’s just say there was a good response to the post and a lot of questions that were difficult to answer with just a comment.  I promised to share the instructions for making the roller bottles and the exact “recipes” that I used for each formula.

I personally use Young Living Essential Oils, so you’ll find that some of the blended oils may be different if you use another brand. The best way to get started with Young Living is to sign up as a member to receive discounts and rewards. You can sign up by clicking HERE and my member number is 10892376. A starter kit will provide you with many of the oils I use in my roller balls, as well as many other fabulous products to try.
In addition to the oils, you will need glass roller bottles and a carrier oil to dilute the essential oils.
Here are direct links to the products I use (affiliate links):
Roller bottles: http://amzn.to/2vxqlMR

Fractionated Organic Coconut Oil: http://amzn.to/2fFyj0U

 
Directions: Place labels on bottles first. Fill the bottles about 2/3 full with Coconut Oil. Add drops of essential oils as indicated. If needed, add more coconut oil to fill bottle, allowing space for roller ball top. Place top and shake before use.

And here are the essential oil blends I am using:

FOCUS: 5 Drops Orange, 5 drops Peppermint. I use this for homework time, placing it on her wrists and allowing her to breathe it in.  I may also diffuse this blend while we do homework.
MUSCLE RUB: 10 Drops Peppermint, 10 Drops Wintergreen, 5 Black Pepper, and 5 Clove. Perfect for minor muscle aches. Rub directly on sore muscles.
HEALTHY SKIN: 10 Drops Lavender, 10 Drops Cedarwood, and 10 drops Tea Tree. I apply this directly to my skin in the morning before my moisturizer. There is a noticeable difference in my skin’s appearance when I use this versus when I forget.
HEADACHE HELPER: 6 Drops Lavender, 10 Drops Peppermint, and 5 Drops Frankincense. I rub this on my wrist, neck, and temples if I have a headache or neck pain.
ALLERGY RELIEF: 10 Drops Eucalyptus, 10 Drops Lavender, and 10 Drops Frankincense. Roll on bottom of feet, wrists, and near nostrils. Use consistently several times a day for best results. (Alternative: 10 drops Lavender, 10 Drops Lemon, and 10 Drops Peppermint–be careful using peppermint near the nose and eyes as it can be irritating to the delicate tissues)
ITCH STICK: 5 Drops Lavender, 5 Drops Purification, and 3 Drops Peppermint. I’m still recovering from a few mosquito bites and this really helps stop the itch.
Let me know if you try any of these blends and how they have worked for you.   Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Oiling!

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BOGO Stamp Sale

BOGO Stamp Sale

Over 100 Retired Stamps Available!

Please Read: You’re Guide To Shopping

  • VISIT (and LIKE) my FACEBOOK Page to view the BOGO album.
  • To secure a stamp set, comment SOLD. If someone has already commented SOLD, you may comment NEXT to be placed in line if the sale falls through.
  • Once you have marked an item as SOLD, you will have 24 hours to shop my online store. You will select and purchase NEW stamps and accessories for an amount equal to or slightly greater than the retired items you have secured.
  • I will ship your retired stamps within 7 days of purchase.

A few more things…….

  • Most of these stamps are used and you will notice some staining at times.
  • If you do not complete your purchase within 24 hours, I will remove your SOLD comment and offer it to the next person in line.
  • US customers only
  • Email me at melissa@thestampdoc.com or private message me on Facebook with any questions
  • I will be adding bundles to the sale next month
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Saturday Crafternoon

Saturday Crafternoon

 

I have fallen head over heels for the Oh Happy Day All-inclusive card kit!  It includes EVERYTHING you need to create 20 adorable cards for all occasions.
 
Join me on April 22nd at Stout Chiropractic in Kokomo, Indiana to assemble your cards from 2pm–5pm.  I'll be ordering kits on Monday, April 17th so get your payments in by then.
 
 
And if you're not local or can't attend?
You can order this kit in my online store and assemble the cards at your leisure.  The only supplies that I suggest you have are SNAIL Adhesive, Tombow Multi-Adhesive and Paper Snips.
 
Here's a video to entice you a bit more…..
 


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Monday Montage 91

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring projects.  Be sure to visit all the stops….you don't want to miss anything!

As some of you already know, I went to Florida 2 weeks ago to be with my son after his tonsillectomy.  We spent 5 days in a hotel room, the only entertainment being cable television.  I knew that I would get bored quickly and that I would want to do something creative.  However, packing my craft supplies was not an option with traveling light and flying.  I decided to take the Oh Happy Day card kit, along with some paper snips and adhesive.

  Oh Happy Day Card Kit

What a pleasant surprise!  This kit has EVERYTHING you need to make 20 super adorable cards.  You get the stamp set, an acrylic block, a Basic Black ink spot, pre-scored cards, gold foil accents, and some beautiful floral die-cuts.

Click on the photo below if you'd like more info on the kit.

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There are full color instructions for each card.  I thought this 3-1/2" x 4" tri-fold card with a heart flap was super adorable.  I love the way all of the elements are layered together and the combination of the bright colors.  Who wouldn't want to receive this cutie?

 

Party Time Tri-Fold Heart Card

The card below features many of the bold die-cuts and a foil heart accent.  Again, you get everything in the kit to make this card.  You'll just need scissors to cut the Baker's Twine and some adhesive.  I recommend SNAIL and the Tombow Multi-adhesive.  You get some dimensionals in the kit and I even had a few left over.

Oh Happy Day Card

This kit makes 20 different cards and I've only shown you 2 of them.  If you are a beginner or experienced stamper, this kit is perfect for all levels.  It would also be a great project kit to take to a crop or scrapbooking retreat.  You can learn more about this kit in my online store or from your demonstrator.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Be sure to visit all the stops on the hop.  Click next to see what the Wonderful Wendy has created or click back to check out Kreative Kaitlyn's fabulous project.

 

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Paper Weaving

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 The March Technique Challenge for Stylin' Stampin' INKSpiration is paper weaving.  It's been years since I've done this technique, so I decided to try it out with a slightly different spin.  I found several different weaving patterns on this website, and went with a diagonal pattern for my background.

 

Best Guy Ever

  I used strips of the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper to weave together.  The simple greeting is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set and I added a few of the Urban Underground Embellishments.

 

Best Guy Every Close Up

 If you'd like to check out what the other designers created with this technique, just click HERE.

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