DIY Tips and Tricks: Throat Spray
There are so many quick and easy DIY’s and hacks you can make or use for yourself around your home. The upcoming posts will share some of our favorites. First up, our Throat Spray hack!
Thieves Mouthwash hack! Instead of using Thieves Spray in the back of your throat, try filling a small glass spray bottle with Thieves Mouthwash and add a few drops of Peppermint, Lemon, or Thieves Vitality. Spray in the back of your throat as needed. Thieves Mouthwash can help freshen your breath and you will enjoy the immune supporting benefits of Thieves and Lemon Vitality essential oil!
Elderberry Syrup DIY
Try making this elderberry syrup at home! This will make a large batch to fill a 16oz mason jar.
1 C dried elderberries (you can get these at some health food stores or online through private sellers)
4 cups of water
½ – ¾ C honey (raw and unfiltered, preferably local to your area), add more if needed.
Cinnamon Stick or herbs of your choice (echinacea and rosehip are great options)
Vitality essential oils (some of our favorites: Frankincense Vitality, Thieves Vitality, Cinnamon Bark Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Grapefruit vitality, Ginger Vitality)
Add the elderberries and water to a large saucepan. Bring to boil. Once boiling, turn down the heat and allow the berries to simmer for about an hour (the goal is to have the amount of liquid in the pan half in size, this can take 60+ minutes). Add your choice of herbs. Once liquid has halved in sized, remove from heat and let cool. Separate the berries into a strainer and mash them while collecting the juice. You can do this with a spoon or a spatula, but the key is to catch the elderberry juice that comes from the berry. Once mashed, discard remaining berries. Let the liquid cool and gently stir in the honey and essential oils. Keep stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
1 tsp daily for children
1 tbsp daily for adults
Try this DIY Thieves Vitality tea to support your immune system!
Shower Steamers & Shower Tips
Feeling “stuffy”? One of the best ways to relieve congestion is a steamy shower. As you breathe in the steam, the moisture helps to clear your nasal passages and loosen the congestion in your chest. Make your shower even more relaxing and invigorating by adding essential oils. Some oils that create a refreshing respiratory experience are Raven, Eucalyptus Radiata, and R.C. Add a few drops and breathe in deeply. Another easy option is adding Young Living shower steamer. Choose from Energizing Citrus Fresh, infused with bright citrus aromas, or Easy Breeze Awakening, infused with effervescent scents of Eucalyptus and Peppermint.
Want to make your own shower bombs? Try these Raven shower bombs for a rejuvenating spa-like experience!
DIY Frozen Eucalyptus Towel
If you are looking to soothe tired muscles, keep cool on a hot day, or simply unwind and relax, try using this Eucalyptus frozen towel DIY. Eucalyptus is cool, refreshing, and has an invigorating aroma, making it perfect for a refreshing cold compress. Try using these frozen towels on your forehead, on the back of your neck, on sore muscles after exercise, or as a refreshing mid-day wipe down on a hot day.
What are some ways you will use Eucalyptus frozen towels? Share with us in the comments section below!
Here’s what you’ll need:
•4–6 washcloths (trust us, you’re going to want more than one!)
•Bowl or tub
•4–6 cups warm water
•1 tablespoon Epsom salt
•10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
1. Put Epsom salt into a bowl.
2. Mix Epsom salt and essential oil together. The Epsom salt helps the essential oil mix with the water, so the oils will be better distributed throughout all the washcloths, rather than only absorbed into the first towel.
3. Pour warm water into the bowl and stir until the salt dissolves.
4. Saturate the wash cloths with the mixture.
5. Squeeze out the excess liquid.
6. Fold the towel in half and roll.
7. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze for at least 2 hours.
I hope you have enjoyed the class. If you have any questions. Let’s connect!